December 1995 (Issue No. 36)
A history of Ovation guitars. Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin breathe new life into old-time songs. An interview with blues guitarist Rory Block. Lessons on arranging a folk song and playing slide in open G. Ovation No. 6.
- Fred Keller, arranged by Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin
Good King Wenceslas
- Traditional, arranged by Pete Seeger
Robert Johnson in Open G
- Dale Miller
- Jacques Stotzem
In This Issue
THE BIRTH OF OVATION
The evolution of the roundbacked fiberglass guitar. By Michael Wright.
Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin bring old-time and bluegrass classics to life. By Scott Nygaard.
GOOD KING WENCESLAS
Good King Wenceslas arrangement. By Pete Seeger.
The high-octane blues of Rory Block. By Elijah Wald.
No Stairway. 10 most played songs in a music store. By Michael John Simmons.
The Delmore Brothers; reviews of albums by Brooks Williams, Sharon Isbin, Beppe Gambetta, Pat Donohue, Chris Hackett, Language. Chris Haskett, and BĂ©la Fleck.
Slide in Open G. Part two of a workshop for beginning slide players. By Dale Miller.
Virtual Perfection. An introduction to computer-based editing systems for home recording. By Donn DuBois.
Dan Crary, Mark O'Connor, and Brother Oswald rereleases on Rounder; MIDI Classics guitar library.
Arranging a Folk Song. First steps in arranging songs. By Happy Traum.
Jacques Stotzem's "Never Enough."
Jazz resonators; theory and playing; Heritage guitars.
Ovation No. 6. By Michael Wright.