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From the July/August 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER How do you get a guitar player to turn down? Put a chart in front of him. This might be a tired old joke, but isn’t there a bit of truth to it? Guitarists—amateurs and professionals alike—often rely solely on their ears or tablature to learn and share […]
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BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS Crosspicking is an essential technique in the bluegrass guitar toolkit. Pioneered by Stanley Brothers guitarist George Shuffler in the 1950s, and carried forward by such players as Doc Watson, Clarence White, and Tony Rice, crosspicking is essentially a guitar version of the fingerpicked banjo roll—you flatpick individual notes across the strings, […]
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From the July/August 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER Virtuoso’s latest is dense with brilliant moments Joe Robinson is among the hottest young exponents of the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins approach to guitar. This is abundantly apparent on “Let the Guitar Do the Talkin’” (see transcription on page 92 of the print/digital edition of the magazine), a […]
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BY DANA BOURGEOIS Q: “I noticed that some guitars have very stiff backs and there is no difference to the sound whether the back is held against your body or away from it. What are the advantages of stiff vs. active backs?”—Seth Brockman, Tulsa, Oklahoma A: To understand how backs function, look first to how […]
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From the July/August 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY GREG CAHILL A quietly adventurous acoustic outing On her first full album of acoustic tunes, seasoned jazz guitarist Mimi Fox largely foregoes flash for stunning lyrical solos that often exude a sense of quietude. That said, this San Francisco Bay Area guitarist deftly navigates a series of stylistic […]
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Let’s all raise a toast to the great singer-songwriter-guitarist John Prine, who is being inducted June 13 into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony in New York City. (Among the other inductees are Yusuf/Cat Stevens and Jack Tempchin, so a strong class!) Here’s the Hall of Fame’s write-up on Prine: “Two-time Grammy-winner John […]
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BY GREG OLWELL While Guild has managed to not only maintain but improve the quality of its guitars through several changes of ownership, one thing remains the same: the company tends to change model names, seemingly for no reason. This fluid identity for a guitar of the same specs is the kind of thing that […]
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From the July/August 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY FRED SOKOLOW THE PROBLEM You know the minor pentatonic, the basic scale used in blues-rock riffs and soloing, but it only works on bluesy tunes—it clashes with those with major-scale melodies. THE SOLUTION Learn how to effectively use the exact same scale on those non-bluesy tunes. One of the first […]
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From the December 2016 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAUL MEHLING THE PROBLEM You’re dissatisfied with the tone and volume of your playing and want to get closer to what you hear from other players.  THE SOLUTION The development of tone begins with your pick hand and how the pick strikes the strings. Additionally, the pick-hand […]
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We recently asked Acoustic Guitar readers to suggest songs you’d like us to publish in the magazine. The good news? You recommended 1,774 songs. The bad news? It will take 49 years to publish all of them. The solution? We’ve put together a list of the 75 most requested songs. Please run through it and […]
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