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No. 112, April 2002

The Writing Life
Jewel finds a new groove in songwriting and the studio. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Jewel.

Celtic Journey
Bluegrass and Americana star Tim O'Brien immerses himself in Irish music. By Rani Arbo.

Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Tim O'Brien.

Summer Study 2002
Our annual guide to camps and workshops around the world. By Nicole Solis.

Learning at the Source
An American guitarist travels to Spain to study flamenco. By Stephen Dick.

Black Sheep
How to take advantage of being a guitarist at fiddle camp. By David Surette

LETTERS
Mail. Reader letters.

JUMP STREET
All Things Must Pass. A personal remembrance of the life and career of former Beatle, George Harrison. By Paul Kotapish.
Family Ties. Folk singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III reflects on loss in his latest album, Last Man on Earth. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Loudon Wainwright III.

Return of the Primitive. American primitive guitarist Peter Lang releases Dharma Blues, his first album in 20 years. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Peter Lang.

Happenings
New Releases
News.
Events.
In Memory.

REVIEWS
Follow the Lieder. New CDs by Duo LiveOak and Gunnar Klum and the Stockholm Guitar Trio feature guitar arrangements of songs by classical composer Franz Schubert. By Stephen Dick.
Graceful Picking. Several new books and videos offer a repertoire for gospel fingerstyle guitarists. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

Hit List
Markus James, Nightbird. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Martin Simpson, The Bramble Briar. By Scott Nygaard.
Paul Chasman, I Hope. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Talia Paul, Trails End. By Drew Pearce.
The Be Good Tanyas, Blue Horse. By Karen Iris Tucker.
Circle Game: Folk Music for Kids. By Jessica Baron.
Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Drum Hat Buddha. By Bill Meyer.
Jim White, No Such Place. By Mike Thomas.
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, Cocktail Swing. By Sue Thompson.
Steve Baughman, Frailing the Guitar. By Gary Joyner.
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, History of the Future. By David McCarty.

ON THE WEB
Global Exchange. How to make your music available to on-line listeners around the world. How musicians can put their music on-line using digital audio formats and music-hosting Web sites. By Matt Hayden.

STAGE AND STUDIO
Playing Together. How to arrange and record acoustic guitar duets. By Al Petteway.

GEARBOX
Profile. Profile of luthier Kathy Wingert. By Ben Elder.
Review. Review of the Dell'Arte Leadbelly 12 and Renaissance RS-12-B 12-string guitars. By Teja Gerken.

New Gear
Portastand. Portastand combines durability and portability in a music stand.
The Magpie. The Magpie digitally records and loops up to 12 minutes of music.
Wirething Pick. The Wirething pick has a wire that strikes the guitar's strings, creating a unique tone.

Q&A
Gaining Speed. Suggestions and techniques for playing up to speed. By Andrew DuBrock.
The Zero Fret. The effect of a zero fret on a guitar's intonation. By Rick Turner.
Acrylic Allergies. Nail-strengthening alternatives to acrylic nails for fingerstyle players. By Teja Gerken.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Carter-Style Lead. An introduction to Maybelle Carter's simple, versatile style of accompaniment. By Carol McComb.
Carter-Style Lead. An introduction to Maybelle Carter's simple, versatile style of accompaniment. By Carol McComb.
Classical Techniques. Using classical etudes to develop technique. By Mark Small.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Kel Kroydon Flattops. Gibson's Kel Kroydon KK-1 and KK-2 guitars. By Dakota Dave Hull.