December 1996 (Issue No. 48)
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.
Roamin' and Ramblin' Blues
- Honeyboy Edwards
Good King Wenceslas
Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
Away in a Manger
- Charles H. Chapman
In This Issue
SO MUCH TO SAY
Dave Matthews Band pushes the envelope of acoustic rock. By Andy Markham.
Meet Honeyboy Edwards, a living link to the original Delta blues. By George Hansen.
The healing power of the guitar, and how you can share it with others. By Jessica Baron.
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.
Alternate Tunings Books. By Todd Ellison.
Christmas CD Package. Review of Greg Miner's "A Christmas Collection". By Rick Turner.
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.
Playing with Expectations. How to spice up your songs with fresh chord progressions. By Stephen Dick.
Check 1 2 3. The fundamentals of a good sound check. By Mark Frink.
Equipment picks from Honeyboy Edwards, Tim Stafford, and Dave Matthews.
Review. Thomastik Strings. By Rick Turner.
Warm-Ups and Stretching. By Charles H. Chapman.
Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar. By Scott Nygaard.
Winning Christmas Arrangements. "Good King Wenceslas," "Bring a Touch, Jeanette Isabella," and "Away in a Manger." By Dylan Schorer.
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.
1933 Vivitone. By Rick Turner.