June 1996 (Issue No. 42)

AG 042 June 1996 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Mail-order guitars. The Pretenders go acoustic. Classical guitarist David Starobin. Bill Morrisey interview. Advice on flying with your guitar. Lessons on rephrasing the melody and playing bluegrass solos. Dan Crary's arrangement of a classic fiddle tune. Setting up an open mic night. Bluegrass CDs and online guitar lessons reviewed.

Featured Songs

Durang's Hornpipe - Traditional, arranged by Dan Crary

Foggy Mountain Special - Flatt and Scruggs

Birches - Bill Morrisey

Waltz No. 2 for Concertina - Giulio Regondi

In This Issue

BORN IN THE USA
The story of the great American catalogue guitar.  By Michael Wright.

HYNDE SIGHT
The making of the acoustic Pretenders. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

HIDDEN TREASURES
David Starobin's passionate exploration of 19th- and 20th-century music for classical guitar Intro to music by Starobin.  By Scott Cmiel.

JUMP STREET
Dead Man Scores. Soundtrack of Dead Man Walking. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

REVIEWS
Guitar Lessons on PC. By Art Edelstein.
Bluegrass CDs. By David McCarty.

HIT LIST
Old and in the Way, That High Lonesome Sound. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Scott Appel, Nine of Swords. By James Jensen.
D.R. Auten, Acoustic Paintings. By Dylan Schorer.
Shin-ichi Fukuda, Schubertiana. By Mark L. Small.
Harvey Reid, The Artistry of the Six-String Banjo. By Russell Letson.
Merle Haggard, Vintage Collections. By Michael John Simmons.
Craig Chaquico, A Thousand Pictures. By James Jensen.
Joe Val, Diamond Joe. By David McCarty.

AG LETTER
From Savories Restaurant. Setting up an open mic night. By James Markham.

SHOPTALK
The Unfriendly Skies. How to help your guitar survive your next flight. By Kristina Olsen.

SONG CRAFT
Hard Times. Bill Morrissey's poignant stories come to life in music and in print. By Steve Boisson.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Bill Morrissey, the Pretenders, David Starobin, and Dan Crary.

BEGINNERS
Rephrasing the Melody. By Mike Christiansen.

WOOD CHOPS
Return to "Foggy Mountain". Transcribing "Foggy Mountain Special" (part 2). By Dix Bruce.

SOLO
Durang's Hornpipe. Dan Crary's arrangement of Durang's Hornpipe. By Ben Elder.

DEAR AG
Footstool alternatives. By Alison Bert.
Rosewood vs. Mahogany. By Richard Johnston.
Stiles Guitars. By George Gruhn.
Tip Sheet. Tuning to the TV. By Patrick P. Daley.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
'20s Supertone. By Rick Turner.

Get all things acoustic guitar in your inbox with our free newsletters. Your E-mail: