December 1996 (Issue No. 48)

AG 048 December 1996 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Dave Matthews Band profile. Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards. The healing power of the guitar. Lesson on warming up and stretching. Three instrumental Christmas carol arrangements. Bluegrass rhythm guitar lesson. Sound check fundamentals. How to spice up your songs with fresh chord progressions. Profile of Tim Stafford and Blue Highway.

Featured Songs

Roamin' and Ramblin' Blues - Honeyboy Edwards

Good King Wenceslas - Traditional

Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella - Traditional

Away in a Manger - Traditional

Warm-Up Blues - Charles H. Chapman

In This Issue

SO MUCH TO SAY
Dave Matthews Band pushes the envelope of acoustic rock. By Andy Markham.

BLUE HIGHWAYS
Meet Honeyboy Edwards, a living link to the original Delta blues. By George Hansen.

GOOD VIBRATIONS
The healing power of the guitar, and how you can share it with others. By Jessica Baron.

JUMP STREET
A Gathering of Guitar Makers. Healdsburg Guitar Makers Festival. By Bronwen Morgan.
Green Grass and Highways. Profile of Tim Stafford. By Tom McGhee.
More Essential CDs. AG Readers pick more essential CDs. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

REVIEWS

Alternate Tunings Books. By Todd Ellison.
Christmas CD Package. Review of Greg Miner's "A Christmas Collection". By Rick Turner.

HIT LIST
Acoustic Alchemy, Arcanum. By James Jensen.
Bonnie Rideout, Maggie Sansone, and Al Petteway, A Scottish Christmas. By Danny Carnahan.
Felicia Sorensen, She Believes. By Mark L. Small.
Peter McLaughlin, Cliffs of Vermilion. By David McCarty.
Red House Painters, Songs for a Blue Guitar. James Jensen.
Skip Gorman, Lonesome Prairie Love. By Michael John Simmons.
The History of Slack Key Guitar: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Vol. 7. By Russell Letson.

SONG CRAFT
Playing with Expectations. How to spice up your songs with fresh chord progressions. By Stephen Dick.

SHOPTALK
Check 1 2 3. The fundamentals of a good sound check. By Mark Frink.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Honeyboy Edwards, Tim Stafford, and Dave Matthews.
Review. Thomastik Strings. By Rick Turner.

BEGINNERS
Warm-Ups and Stretching. By Charles H. Chapman.

WOOD CHOPS
Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar. By Scott Nygaard.

SOLO
Winning Christmas Arrangements. "Good King Wenceslas," "Bring a Touch, Jeanette Isabella," and "Away in a Manger." By Dylan Schorer.

DEAR AG
Building a Selmer copy. By Paul Hostetter.
Buying a 12-string. By William R. Cumpiano.
CSN&Y transcriptions. By Michael John Simmons.
Tip Sheet. Anti-theft tip. By Art Edelstein.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1933 Vivitone. By Rick Turner.