July 1991 (Issue No. 7)

AG 007 July/August 1991 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Acoustic Beatles, with three songs to play. Classical guitarist Frederic Hand. Archtop builder John Monteleone. New protest music. Letter from Cordoba, Spain. Fingerstyle accompaniment lesson. How to choose a mic for your guitar. Ragas for guitar. Simple strumming lesson.

Featured Songs

Here, There, and Everywhere - Beatles, arranged by Rick Ruskin

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles, arranged by Eric Schoenberg

Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Beatles, arranged by John Knowles

Lullaby - Frederic Hand

Alhyia Bilawal (Dawn) - Traditional, arranged by Michael Kleniec

Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies - Traditional

In This Issue

THE ACOUSTIC BEATLES
A look at the acoustic nature of the Beatles catalog, with three fingerstyle arrangements of Beatles classics. By Tim Riley.

RENAISSANCE MAN
Frederic Hand follows his muse from the classical repertoire to Jazzantiqua to TV scoring. By Mark L. Small.

TOP OF THE ARCH
Refining and redefining the archtop guitar with luthier John Monteleone. By J.M. Singer and Larry Wexer.

TIME TO RING SOME CHANGES
New recordings spotlight the past masters and new voices of acoustic protest music. By Dan Ouellette.

AG LETTER
Letter From Cordoba. By Jackson Braider.

JUMP STREET
Cheers. Happy first anniversary for AG. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Protest in the Pepsi Generation. Techno protest music. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

HIT LIST
Michael Mehl, Zens of Mehl. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Greg Brown, Down in There. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Bert Jansch, Sketches. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
David Tanenbaum, Acoustic Counterpoint.  By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. String squeaks: the sequel/A complete tune up. By Sharon Isbin.

WOOD CHOPS
Finger Styling. Patterns and possibilities for song accompaniment. By Jim Wood.

CONNECTIONS
On Mike. How to choose and use the right microphone for your guitar. By Bruce Bartlett.

SOLO
Ragas for Guitar. New music from a cultural crossroad (w/ music). By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

DEAR AG
Abraham Wechter/John McLaughlin. Abraham Wechter guitar. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Temperature and Humidity for Storage. By William R. Cumpiano.
Oud tuning and instruction. By Rick Turner.
Violin Prices vs. Guitar Prices. By William R. Cumpiano.

FOR BEGINNERS
A Simple Strum. Glenn Weiser.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Gibson J-200. By George Gruhn and Walter Carter.