October 1996 (Issue No. 46)

AG 046 October 1996 Cover
 

Gear Guide

How to find your dream guitar. Glossary of guitar lingo. How to choose the right ampllfication gear. How to get the most out of today's steel and nylon strings. Hard-shell cases vs. gig bags. Patty Griffin interview. John Scofield goes acoustic. How to read rhythms. Lesson on walking-bass lines. Ed Gerhard's music.

Featured Songs

The Water Is Wide - Traditional, arranged by Ed Gerhard

Kitty's Wedding - Traditional, arranged by Dylan Schorer

In This Issue

GUITARS

YOUR DREAM GUITAR
A shopper's guide to the new golden age of the acoustic guitar. By Margie Mirken.

GUITAR TALK
A complete glossary of acoustic guitar lingo. By Richard Johnston.

AMPLIFICATION

PLUGGING IN
How to choose amplification gear that satisfies your ears and your budget. By Chris Proctor.

PICKUP LINES
A complete glossary of amplification lingo. By Rick Turner.

ACCESSORIES

GAUGING STRINGS
How to get the most out of today's steel and nylon strings. By Harry Fleishman.

Q&A

Southpaw guitars, custom options, classical hybrids, kids' guitars, and budget archtops. Acoustic amps, what's the buzz, and using effects. Electronic Tuners, slides, hard cases vs. gig bags.

JUMP STREET
This Puppy Barks!. Glossary of hip technical guitar terms. By John Herndon.
Face the Music. Patty Griffin. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
John Scofield Gets Quiet. John Scofield interview. By Charles H. Chapman.

BEGINNERS
Reading Rhythms. By Dylan Schorer.

WOOD CHOPS
Melodies and Bass Lines. David Hamburger.

SOLO
The Water Is Wide. Traditional, arranged by Ed Gerhard. Performance notes by Dylan Schorer. By Dale Miller.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Matchstick Guitar. By Simone Solondz.