August 1996 (Issue No. 44)

AG 044 August 1996 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Joni Mitchell's unique guitar style. 12-fret guitars. Jazz masters Bucky and John Pizzarelli. Alvin Younglbood Hart profile. Madagascar guitar makers. Essential gear for your next gig. Lesson on using the G-run. Play a 1913 guitar rag. Lester Flatt. Mark Eitzel interview. Guitar history books reviewed. Jazz rhythm workshop. Hot endings from Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, and others.

Featured Songs

Just Like This Train - Joni Mitchell

Mama Don't 'Low - Traditional, arranged by Happy Traum

Me Melican man - A.J. Weidt

In This Issue

MY SECRET PLACE
The guitar odyssey of Joni Mitchell. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

AMERICAN CLASSICS
The life and times of the original 12-fret guitar. By Richard Johnston.

THEY GOT RHYTHM
A roundtable with father and son jazz masters Bucky and John Pizzarelli--with workshop on "Playing the Critical Notes". By Hal Glatzer.

JUMP STREET
A New Voice for Old Blues. Profile of Alvin Youngblood Hart. By Dale Miller.
High Lonesome Guitar. Lester Flatt. By Steve James.
Merry Christmas?. Christmas tune contest. By Dylan Schorer.

REVIEWS
Alison Brown, Alison Brown Quartet. By David McCarty.
Doug MacLeod, You Can't Take My Blues. By James Jensen.
Eliot Fisk, Fur Eliot. By Scott Cmiel.
John Rossbach, Never Was Plugged!. By Ben Elder.
John Sebastian and the J-Band, I Want My Roots. By Ben Elder.
Ralph Towner, Lost and Found. By Mark L. Small.
Richard Thompson, You? Me? Us?. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Guitar Shareware. By Art Edelstein.
Guitar Histories. By Russell Letson.

SONG CRAFT
Freewheelin' Mark Eitzel. Profile of Mark Eitzel. By Dan Ouellette.

AG LETTER
Letter from Madagascar. Mark Apel.

SHOPTALK
The Guitarist's Tool Kit. Essential gear for your next gig. By Mark Frink.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Alvin Youngblood Hart, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Joni Mitchell, and Mark Eitzel.
The Enhancr. Review of the Enhancr. By Rick Turner.

BEGINNERS
The G-Run Boogie. By Happy Traum.

WOOD CHOPS
Hot End Tags. By Stefan Grossman.

SOLO
Me Melican Man. Ragtime guitar piece, "Me Melican Man". By Kent Murdick.

DEAR AG
Bolivian builders. By William R. Cumpiano.
In search of Luiz Bonfa music in tab. By Michael John Simmons.
Lackluster lacquer. By Richard Johnston.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1856 Schmidt and Maul. By George Gruhn and Paul D. Johnson.

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