January 2013 (Issue No. 241)

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Issue Highlights

Old Crow Medicine Show returns with a vibrant new album, Carry Me Back. Jackie Greene and five other working musicians talk about the onstage rigs that they rely on night after night (with video). All about rosewood, mahogany, and other tonewoods. Notation and tab for five songs, including “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles, “Wheels” by the Flying Burrito Brothers, and a fingerstyle arrangement of “Auld Lang Syne.” The new Martin OM-28E Retro reviewed. Explore simple chord substitutions, learn to improvise over a bass line, and expand your minor-pentatonic solos. Includes over 90 minutes of video footage.

Featured Songs

Wheels - The Flying Burrito Brothers

Ain't It Enough - Old Crow Medicine Show

5927 Calfornia Street - Teja Gerken

Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

Auld Lang Syne - Traditional, arr. by Sean McGowan

In This Issue

BACK AND SIDES WOODS
How the choice of rosewood, mahogany, maple, koa, and other hardwoods may affect the tone of your guitar. 
By Richard Johnston.

REAL-WORLD RIGS
Nina Gerber, Jackie Greene, Laurence Juber, and other performing guitarists explain their amplification setups. 
By Teja Gerken.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW
OCMS returns with a vibrant new album, Carry Me Back
By Kenny Berkowitz.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Wheels: Music and lyrics by Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons of the Flying Burrito Brothers. 

NEW GEAR
Martin OM-28E Retro Review: Martin and Fishman collaborate on a vintage-style OM that’s ready for the stage. By Doug Young.
LAG T400J12CE Review: A stylish cutaway 12-string with onboard electronics. By Adam Perlmutter.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Rhett Miller: The Old 97’s front man talks about acoustic guitars and his latest album, The Dreamer
By Derk Richardson.

PRIVATE LESSON
Fingerstyle Improvisation: Australian guitarist Adam Miller talks about improvising over a bass line while keeping a solid groove. 
By Teja Gerken.

SONGCRAFT
Simple Substitutions: How to create alternate chord progressions for your songs by using chord substitutions. 
By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

THE BASICS
Expand Your Minor-Pentatonic Solos: Learn to play and navigate every minor-pentatonic scale position all over the neck. By Andrew DuBrock.

PLAYLIST
Darrell Scott and Tim O'Brien, We're Usually a lot Better Than This. By Phil Catalfo.
Jim Byrnes, I Hear the Wind in the Wires. By Derk Richardson.
Kathy Mattea, Calling Me Home. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Steve Forbert, Over with You. By Mike Thomas.
The Giving Tree Band, Vacilador. By Céline Keating.

WEEKLY WORKOUT
Chord Scales: Learn the function of the individual notes in scales by matching them to the chords in your favorite songs. 
By Scott Nygaard.

WOODSHED
Control Your Fingerstyle Timbre: Change the tone color of your melodies to help separate voices and create expressive sounds. By Alex De Grassi.
Fingerstyle Bass Lines: How and when to use walking and alternating bass lines, pedal tones, and bass riffs in your compositions and arrangements. By Teja Gerken.

SONGBOOK
Auld Lang Syne: Traditional, arranged by Sean McGowan.
Here Comes the Sun: Music and lyrics by George Harrison.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Fred Carlson Taproot. By Teja Gerken.