December 1995 (Issue No. 36)

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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.

Featured Songs

Blue Mountain - Fred Keller, arranged by Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin

Good King Wenceslas - Traditional, arranged by Pete Seeger

Robert Johnson in Open G - Dale Miller

Never Enough - Jacques Stotzem

In This Issue

THE BIRTH OF OVATION
The evolution of the roundbacked fiberglass guitar. By Michael Wright.

SWEET HARMONY
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.

DELTA BOUND
The high-octane blues of Rory Block. By Elijah Wald.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET

No Stairway. 10 most played songs in a music store. By Michael John Simmons.

HAPPENINGS
The Delmore Brothers; reviews of albums by Brooks Williams, Sharon Isbin, Beppe Gambetta, Pat Donohue, Chris Hackett, Language. Chris Haskett, and BĂ©la Fleck. 

WOOD CHOPS
Slide in Open G. Part two of a workshop for beginning slide players. By Dale Miller.

SHOPTALK
Virtual Perfection. An introduction to computer-based editing systems for home recording. By Donn DuBois.

REVIEWS
Dan Crary, Mark O'Connor, and Brother Oswald rereleases on Rounder; MIDI Classics guitar library.

BEGINNERS
Arranging a Folk Song. First steps in arranging songs. By Happy Traum.

SOLO
Jacques Stotzem's "Never Enough."

DEAR AG
Jazz resonators; theory and playing; Heritage guitars.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Ovation No. 6. By Michael Wright.