January 1999 (Issue No. 73)

AG 073 January 2000 Cover
 

Slide Guitar Special

Roy Rogers lesson and interview. Profile of Tampa Red. Setting up a guitar for slide. John Williams interview. Profiles of Ben Harper, Chris Newman, and Eric Lugosch. Custom resonator guitars. Mini-PA systems. Lessons on writing your first song and embellishing a fingerstyle blues. Music from David Grier. Villa-Lobos solo guitar music reviewed.

Featured Songs

Gertie Ruth - Roy Rogers

Have You Ever Been to England? - David Grier

Fill 'Em Up - Kenny Sultan

In This Issue

HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET
On the slide frontier with Roy Rogers.  By Dan Ouellette.

TIGHT LIKE THAT
The slide wizardry of Tampa Red.  By Jas Obrecht.

NUTS AND BOLTS
Choosing and setting up a guitar for slide.  By Dale Miller.

INTO THE NEW WORLD
John Williams travels beyond the classical guitar's European roots.  By Mark L. Small.

JUMP STREET
Leading the HORDE. Profile of Ben Harper. By Claudia Miles.
Good Humor Man. Profile of Eric Lugosch. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Celtic Swing. Profile of Chris Newman. By Chris Mosey.

REVIEWS
HIT LIST
Eagle-Eye Cherry, Desireless. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Harvey Reid, Fruit on the Vine.  By Teja Gerken.
Kate MacLeod, Constant Emotion. By Steve Givens.
Michael Sagmeister, Here and Now.  By Teja Gerken.
Richard Bryant, The Waltz of the Blue Devils. By David Gold.
Sam Bush, Howlin' at the Moon. By Marc Greilsamer.
Ronn McFarlane, The Scottish Lute. By Danny Carnahan.
Steve Baughman's Celtic Guitar Method. By Danny Carnahan.
The Gillette Brothers, Lone Star Trail.  By John Herndon.

Viva Brazil. Fabio Zanon recording of complete Villa-Lobos solo guitar music. By Stephen Dick.
The Joy of Uke. Jim Beloff, For the Love of Uke; The Joy of Uke: A Hands-on Guide to Playing Ukulele; Legends of the Ukulele. By Michael John Simmons.

SHOPTALK
The Dobro Revisited. Custom luthiers build a new breed of square-neck resonator guitars. By David Hamburger.

GEARBOX
Review. Mini PA Systems. By Teja Gerken.

PRIVATE LESSONS
For Beginners. Writing Your First Song. By Elizabeth Papapetrou.
Fingerstyle Basics. Embellishing a Blues. By Kenny Sultan.
Slide Lesson with Roy Rogers.  By Dylan Schorer.

SOLO
Have You Ever Been to England. Music by David Grier. By Marc Greilsamer.

DEAR AG
Practice Tips. By Gary Joyner.
Yellowed Binding. By Rick Turner.
Tip Sheet. The travel file. By Scott Fitzgerrell.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1970 Martin 0-16 New Yorker. By Teja Gerken.

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