January 1991 (Issue No. 4)
Ralph Towner interview. Guitar maker's roundtable. Dan Crary interview. Bob Brozman and Hawaiian music. Solo guitar recordings. Mance Lipscomb's Texas blues music. Indigo Girls interview. Sharon Isbin master class. Robert Johnson compilation. How to use a capo.
Hammer and a Nail
- Indigo Girls
Big Boss Man
- Mance Lipscomb
- Traditional, arranged by Dan Crary
- Ralph Towner
Bouree I and II
- Nicolas Vallet, arranged by John Renbourn
In This Issue
THE LANGUAGE OF SOUND
From Oregon to the orchestra, Ralph Towner's compositions cross musical and instrumental boundaries. By Dimitri Vandellos.
LUTHIER'S ROUND TABLE
Four top guitar makers discuss the changing state of their art. By Paul Hostetter.
THE LIVING TRADITION
Dan Crary transforms bluegrass fiddle tunes into flatpicking fire. By David McCarty.
A MUSICAL ODYSSEY
A young guitarist meets his hero and rekindles a 60-year legacy of hot, multicultural Hawaiian music. By Bob Brozman.
Ambitious players map out the brave new world of steel-string instrumental music. By Dick Weissman.
A Wake for Windham Hill. Ten-year Windham Hill retrospective. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
The Guitar that Ate Nazareth. Giant Martin guitar. By Richard Johnston.
Compilation Blues. Robert Johnson compilation. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Vince Gill, When I Call Your Name. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Doc Watson, Songs for Little Pickers. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, Guitar Man. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Preston Reed, Blue Vertigo. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Letter from Schwenksville. Philadelphia Folk Festival. By Roger Deitz.
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Which comes first: single notes or chords?/Hazards of gluing fingernails/Reading high notes/Structuring practice time. By Sharon Isbin.
Texas Blue. Mance Lipscomb's funky fingerstyle guitar (w/ music). By Dale Miller.
Instant Mix. How to get good stage sound at the last minute. By Rick Turner.
The Power of Two. A songwriting and arranging workshop with the Indigo Girls (w/ music). By Beth C. Fishkind.
Open Chords and Capos. By Jim Wood.
Archtop vs. Flattop Construction. By Paul Hostetter.
Frederick Noad Instructional Video.
Michael Hedges Instruction.
Joseph Spence's Music of the Bahamas.
Mozart's "Turkish March".
Schneider Long Model, Jini. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.