March 1996 (Issue No. 39)

AG 039 March 1996 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Professional recording at home. Melissa Etheridge interview. Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin. Letter from Russia's Grushinski Festival. Ani DiFranco interview. Blues rhythm lesson. Banjo technique for guitar. Scott Joplin ragtime arrangement. New classical folios. Live singer-songwriter recordings reviewed.

Featured Songs

Bring Me Some Water - Melissa Etheridge

Cradle and All - Ani DiFranco

Cleopha - Scott Joplin, arranged by Paul Lolax

In This Issue

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
How today's top acoustic musicians are taking the recording process into their own hands. By Mike Marshall.

UNLEASHED
The explosive solo style of Melissa Etheridge proves that unplugged rock doesn't have to be a pale shadow of its electric cousin.  By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

AMERICAN TUNES
Sharon Isbin and three leading composers breathe new life into the guitar concerto. By John Lehmann-Haupt.

JUMP STREET
Guitars on the Web. By Dylan Schorer.

REVIEWS
Classical Publications. Paulo Bellinati, Jongo; Frederic Hand, Music for Flute and Guitar by Frederic Hand; Justin Holland, The Music of Justin Holland. Review of classical guitar transcription books. By Mark L. Small.
Live Singer-Songwriter CDs. Rickie Lee Jones, Disappear Fear, Shawn Colvin, and Leo Kottke. By James Jensen.

HIT LIST
Jason Eklund, Lost Causeway. By Rob Patterson.
Marc Antoine, Urban Gypsy. By James Jensen.
Lonesome Standard Time, Lonesome As It Gets. By David McCarty.
Sergio Tordini and Joaquin Prats, Dos Guitarras. By Mark L. Small.
Vic Chesnutt, Is the Actor Happy? By Rob Patterson.
Ian Cruickshank, Swingin' Spirits. By Dale Miller.
Nashville Bluegrass Band, Unleashed. By David McCarty.
David Broza, David Broza. By James Jensen.

AG LETTER
Letter from the Zhiguli Hills. The Grushinski Festival. By Barry Slaughter Olsen.

SONG CRAFT
A Room of Her Own. Why Ani DiFranco, singer-songwriter and Righteous Babe CEO, is the grass-roots phenomenon of the '90s. By Bryan Powell.

SHOPTALK
Listening Session. How to get the best guitar sound in your home studio. By James Kaufman.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Ani DiFranco, Melissa Etheridge, and Sharon Isbin.
What You Play. Reader gear survey. By Simone Solondz.

BEGINNERS
Blues Rhythm. By Dylan Schorer.

DEAR AG
Blues pickers on record. Mississippi John Hurt and Reverend Robert Wilkins. By Dale Miller.
Music copyrights. By Dylan Schorer.
Solid tops. By Richard Johnston.

WOOD CHOPS
Banjo Technique for Guitar. By Dick Weissman.

SOLO
Cleopha. Music by Scott Joplin. By Paul Lolax.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Eibert Harp Uke. By Rick Turner.