April 1996 (Issue No. 40)

AG 040 April 1996 Cover
 

Summer Special

12 travel guitars reviewed. 25 great music festivals. Summer workshop guide. Lisa Loeb interview. Letter from the National Guitar Summer Workshop. Kristina Olsen interview. Acoustic bass guitars, with review of new Taylor acoustic bass. Boogie-woogie bass line lesson. Jazz videos reviewed. Open-D tuning lesson.

Featured Songs

Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi, arranged by Steven King

Amazing Grace - Traditional, arranged by Mark Hanson

Uh Huh - Kristina Olsen

In This Issue

ROAD WARRIORS
A review of 12 travel guitars--the lightest, toughest, fastest developing six-strings around. By Dale Miller.

25 GREAT FESTIVALS
Where to go this summer for the best performances, jam sessions, and camping. 

SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Where to play, study, build, and repair acoustic guitars in 1996. 

JUMP STREET
Staying Power. Lisa Loeb profile. By Dan Ouellette.

REVIEWS
Indian Guitar Recordings. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Debashish Bhattacharya, and Brubushan Kabra. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Jazz Guitar Videos. Legends of the Jazz Guitar, vols. 1, 2, 3: Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Jim Hall. By Josef Woodard.

HIT LIST
Mike Scott, Bring 'Em All In. By James Jensen.
Leon Redbone, Red to Blue. By Steve James.
Hilary Field, Ballad Stories. By Mark L. Small.
Good Ol' Persons, Good 'n' Live--20th Anniversary Collection. By David McCarty.
Dusan Bogdanovic, Mysterious Habitats. By Scott Cmiel.
The Music of Kentucky: Early American Rural Classics 1927-37. By Steve James.
Doc Watson, The Vanguard Years. By James Jensen.
Julian Bream, Sonata. By Scott Cmiel.

AG LETTER
Letter from Guitar Camp. National Guitar Summer Workshop. By Russell Letson.

SONG CRAFT
Acute Angles. Kristina Olsen takes a new slant on love, politics, and the blues. By Todd Ellison.

SHOPTALK
Bass Instincts. New design trends in acoustic bass guitars. By Harry Fleishman.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Kristina Olsen, Steven King, and Lisa Loeb.
Taylor Acoustic Bass reviewed.  By Michael Wilcox.

DEAR AG
Leo Kottke's tunings for 12-string. By Dale Miller.
Lefty Conversions. Converting a right-handed to a left-handed guitar. By Rick Turner.
Mark Whitebook guitars. By Rick Turner.
Woody Harris. By Dale Miller.

BEGINNERS
Boogie-Woogie Bass Lines. By Dylan Schorer.

WOOD CHOPS
Open-D Tuning. By Mark Hanson.

SOLO
Linus and Lucy. Steven King's arrangement of "Linus and Lucy". By Dylan Schorer.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
J. Redgate. By Rick Turner.

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