November 1991 (Issue No. 8)

AG 008 August 1993 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Paco Pena interview. Alex de Grassi interview. Childrens' music recordings. Martin Simpson interview. Clive Gregson and Christine Collister interview. Open-string chord lesson. Barre chord lesson. Stephen Foster for 12-string guitar.

Featured Songs

Alegrias - Paco Pena

Mirage - Alex de Grassi

How Weak I Am - Clive Gregson and Christine Collister

Valley of Love (No Pain, No Gain) - Jamie Findlay

Swanee River Boogie (Old Folks at Home) - Stephen Foster, arranged by Tracy Moore

Jock O'Hazeldean - Traditional, arranged by Martin Simpson

In This Issue

CANTE FLAMENCO
Searching for the heart of a living tradition. Interview with Paco Pena. By Jackson Braider.

HIDDEN VOICES
As his career comes full circle, Alex de Grassi's subtle compositions shift into a new phase. By Dale Miller.

BIG IDEAS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE
Songwriters address the changing world of childhood. By Jessica Baron.

TRAVELING MAN
From Celtic airs to Delta blues, Martin Simpson's roots dig wide and deep. By Paul Hostetter.

JUMP STREET
Passing On the Tradition. Nashville forum on music education. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Dawgtown, USA. Acoustic Guitar and Strings birthday party. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

HIT LIST
Tuck & Patti, Dream. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Phil Keaggy, Beyond Nature. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Darden Smith, Trouble No More. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Bireli Lagrene, Acoustic Moments.  By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

AG LETTER
Letter from Maryland. By J.D. Kleinke.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. The Great Isbin String Test/Barre Fatigue/Memorizing Tips. By Sharon Isbin.

SONG CRAFT
Double Trouble. Clive Gregson and Christine Collister pare down and power up (w/ music). By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

WOOD CHOPS
Good Vibrations. Exploring the lush sounds of open-string chords (w/ music). By Jamie Findlay.

SOLO
Six-Course Feast. Boogie-woogie Stephen Foster and other 12-string guitar adventures (w/ music). By Tracy Moore and Roxanne Robertson.

FOR BEGINNERS
The Barre Chord. By Arnie Berle.

GEARBOX
Equipment Picks from Alex de Grassi. By Dale Miller.
Equipment Picks from Clive Gregson. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equipment Picks from Martin Simpson.  By Paul Hostetter.

DEAR AG
Compression. By Rick Turner.
Flattop Armrests. By Rick Turner.
Replacing Pickguards. By Dick Boak.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1810 Nicolas Guitar. By R.E. Brune.