March 1999 (Issue No. 75)

AG 075 March 1999
 

Issue Highlights

All about alternate tunings. Luthier and guitarist Wayne Henderson. Jennifer Kimball interview. Profiles of Christine Collister and Hart-Rouge. Music Maker Relief Foundation. Breedlove Ed Gerhard model reviewed. Lessons on rock rhythm and odd meters. Music from El McMeen. Lowden Guitars. Jazz chord books reviewed.

Featured Songs

Star of the County Down - Traditional, arranged by El McMeen

Back Up and Push - Traditional, arranged by Wayne Henderson

It's a Long Way Home - Jennifer Kimball

In This Issue

TURN ON, TUNE DOWN, DROP OUT
A player's guide to exploring alternate tunings. By Gary Joyner.

STRINGS, SETUP, AND GIZMOS FOR ALTERNATE TUNINGS
By Teja Gerken.

MADE BY HAND
A visit with award-winning luthier and guitarist Wayne Henderson.  By Carol Mallett Rifkin.

CHAPTER TWO
Emerging from the shadow of the Story, Jennifer Kimball shines as a solo artist.  By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

JUMP STREET
Collister's Calling. Profile of folk-pop singer Christine Collister. By Scott Nygaard.
Keeping the Blues Alive. Profile of Music Maker Relief Foundation. By Bryan Powell.
Famille et Harmonie. Profile of Canadian folk-pop group Hart-Rouge. By Steve Givens.

REVIEWS
HIT LIST
Balfa Toujours, La Pointe. By Sue Thompson.
Cosy Sheridan, Grand Design. By Steve Givens.
Don Jones, My Back Yard. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
John Miller and Ruthie Dornfeld, Noches de Fiesta. By Sue Thompson.
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, L.A.G.Q.. By Mark L. Small.
The Mysteries of Life, Come Clean. By Scott Nygaard.
California Guitar Trio, Pathways. By Gary Joyner.
Ken Hatfield and Hans Glawischnig, Music for Guitar and Bass. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Paul Bourdeau, The Guitar Style of Lenny Breau. By Charles H. Chapman.
Phil Johnson, Slide Guitar as a Second Language. By Dale Miller.

Jazz Chord Lessons. Four new books will expand your chordal vocabulary. By Gary Joyner.
The Flamenco Family. Paco de LucĂ­a's emotional new recording, Luzia, pays tribute to his roots. By Stephen Dick.

AG LETTER
From Ireland. By Julie Bergman.

GEARBOX
Review. Breedlove Ed Gerhard Model. By Teja Gerken.
Profile. Lowden Guitars. By Kenny Berkowitz.

PRIVATE LESSONS
For Beginners. Rock Rhythm. By David Hamburger.
Beyond 4/4 Time. Lesson on time signatures. By Paul Kotapish.

SOLO
Star of the County Down. Traditional, arranged by El McMeen.

DEAR AG
Painting a Guitar. By Rick Turner.
Steel versus Nylon. Steel-strings versus nylon-strings. By Gary Joyner.
Fingerstyle Bluegrass. By Scott Nygaard.
Jim Croce Tab. Finding Jim Croce tab. By Teja Gerken.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
May-Bell Recording Master. By Ben Elder.

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