February 1998 (Issue No. 62)
Songwriting and the Guitar. A look at the history of the American mandolin. The blues of Corey Harris. Interviews with Mary Flower, Janis Ian, Julian Dawson, and Oscar Lopez. Lessons on using bass notes wisely and playing up-the-neck chords. Benedetto Il Palissando archtop.
High Fever Blues
- Corey Harris
- Janis Ian
- Traditional, arranged by Larry Sandberg
The Little Stream of Whiskey
- Traditional, arranged by Ken Perlman
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by David Winters
In This Issue
SONGWRITING AND THE GUITAR
How top singer-songwriters use their axes to find their muse. By Paul Zollo.
THE AMERICAN MANDOLIN
How the mandolin--and its partner, the guitar--traveled through the heart of American music. By Richard Johnston.
Corey Harris lights a fire under the tradition. By Kermit Pattison.
Oscar Lopez; Julian Dawson; Mary Flower; in memory of John Denver and Tommy Comeaux.
Albums by Cliff Bruner and His Texas Wanderers, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Ron Sexsmith, the Manhattan Guitar Duo, Joe Pass, and Lenny Breau.
Letter from Baggage Claim. By Carol Mallett Rifkin.
Survival of the Fittest. The ever-evolving guitar playing and songwriting of Janis Ian. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Virtual Guitar. How a D-28 became a 12-string National, and other tales from the brave new world of the Roland VG-8. By Marty Cutler.
Axys reversible slide; BackAxe; SansAmp acoustic DI.
Using bass notes wisely. By Larry Sandberg.
Up-the-neck chords. By Ken Perlman.
Turkish March. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by David Winters.
Snuffy Walden; switching string gauges; preserving the finish of guitars with pinless bridges; measuring humidity.
Benedetto Il Palissandro. By Charles H. Chapman.