January 1991 (Issue No. 4)

AG 004 March 1993 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

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.

Featured Songs

Hammer and a Nail - Indigo Girls

Big Boss Man - Mance Lipscomb

Crazy Creek - Traditional, arranged by Dan Crary

Guitarra Picante - 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.

GOING SOLO
Ambitious players map out the brave new world of steel-string instrumental music. By Dick Weissman.

JUMP STREET
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.

HIT LIST
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.

AG LETTER
Letter from Schwenksville. Philadelphia Folk Festival. By Roger Deitz.

MASTER CLASS
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.

WOOD CHOPS
Texas Blue. Mance Lipscomb's funky fingerstyle guitar (w/ music). By Dale Miller.

CONNECTIONS
Instant Mix. How to get good stage sound at the last minute. By Rick Turner.

SONG CRAFT
The Power of Two. A songwriting and arranging workshop with the Indigo Girls (w/ music). By Beth C. Fishkind.

FOR BEGINNERS
Open Chords and Capos. By Jim Wood.

DEAR AG
Archtop vs. Flattop Construction. By Paul Hostetter.
Frederick Noad Instructional Video.
Michael Hedges Instruction.
Travel Guitars.
Joseph Spence's Music of the Bahamas.
Mozart's "Turkish March".

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Schneider Long Model, Jini. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.