November 1991 (Issue No. 9)

AG 009 November/December 1991 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Norman Blake's flatpicking style. Pioneering players and makers explore the new world of acoustic bass guitar. David Doucet of Beausoleil is primed to be the Clarence White of Cajun guitar. A guide to instructional videos for guitarists. A letter about lost instruments. Sharon Isbin answers questions on caring for calluses, stage fright, and rests. How to start playing slide. Taking on the role of both guitarist and engineer. Inside the songwriting world of Shawn Colvin. And more!

Featured Songs

Whiskey Before Breakfast - Traditional, arr. by Norman Blake

T'en As Eu - Traditional, arr. by David Doucet

Delta Dream - Glenn Weiser

The Little Girl from the Andira River - Guadencio Thiago de Mello

Knowing What I Know Now - Shawn Colvin

Worried Man Blues - Words and music by A.P. Carter, arranged by Dix Bruce

In This Issue

BACKROAD BAROQUE
The flatpicking genius of Norman Blake. By J.D. Kleinke.
THE DEEP END
Pioneering players and makers explore the new world of acoustic bass guitar. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
CAJUN SPIRIT
David Doucet of Beausoleil is primed to be the Clarence White of Cajun guitar. By Niles Hokkanen.
PRIVATE LESSONS
A guide to instructional books, tapes, and videos for acoustic guitarists. By Dick Weissman.

JUMP STREET
Thompson and Colvin on Tour. Thompson and Colvin on tour. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Vintage Blues. By Steve James.
Hit List. El McMeen, Of Soul and Spirit. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. Steve Tilston, Swans at Coole. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Hit List. Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Music of the Americas. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. Rory Block, Mama's Blues. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Praying to St. Lentus. Excerpt from W.A. Mathieu book on practicing. By W.A. Mathieu.

AG LETTER
Letter From the Road. Stolen instruments. By Steve James.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Caring for Calluses, Stage Fright, To Rest or not To Rest. Calluses/Stage fright/Rests. By Sharon Isbin.

WOOD CHOPS
Bottlenecking. How to take your first slide into the blues. By Glenn Weiser.

CONNECTIONS
Fingers and Knobs. The pleasures and challenges of playing guitarist/engineer in your home studio. Tips for setting up a home recording studio. By Todd Ellison.

SOLO
The Beloved Green. Thiago de Mello's Amazon chants for guitar and percussion. By Carlos Barbosa-Lima.

SONG CRAFT
Diamond in the Rough. Inside the songwriting world of Shawn Colvin. By Holly Crenshaw.

FOR BEGINNERS
Country Backup, Carter Style. Country backup, Carter style. By Dix Bruce.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Shawn Colvin. By Holly Crenshaw.
Equipment picks of Norman and Nancy Blake. By J.D. Kleinke.
Equipment picks from David Doucet. By Niles Hokkanen.

DEAR AG
Four-String Stringing. By Steve James.
How Often Should I Change Strings?. By Rick Turner.
Rattle in Resophonic. By Steve James.
Is There an Electric/Steel/Nylon-like Guitar? By Rick Turner.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Segovia's 1912 Ramirez. By R.E. Brune.

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