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No. 210, June 2010

Steve Wariner Lesson
The country star who paid homage to Mr. Guitar, Chet Atkins, on his latest Grammy-winning album talks about Atkins's influential fingerpicking style. By Andy Ellis.

New Gear 2010
The latest guitars, accessories, and gear from Winter NAMM. By Teja Gerken and Scott Nygaard.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
That's All Right. Words and music by Arthur Crudup. By Andrew DuBrock.
Willow Garden. Traditional, arranged by Scott Nygaard. By Scott Nygaard.

PRIVATE LESSON
Scott Ainslie. The contemporary bluesman discusses slide technique and the art of playing with noise and tension. By Doug Young.

NEW GEAR 1
Collings D1 AV Review. Acoustic Guitar checks out Collings's powerful and refined dreadnought. By Scott Nygaard.

NEW GEAR 2
Hohner EL-SD Plus Dreadnought Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews an affordable dreadnought with a compensated nut and superb build quality. By Charles Saufley.

NEW GEAR 3
L.R. Baggs Anthem Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews a new internal mic and pickup system that produces remarkably natural amplified sound. By Doug Young.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Amber Rubarth. The singer-songwriter talks about writing songs, her approach to the guitar, and the art of working as an independent artist. By Drew Pearce.

HERE'S HOW
How to Make and Play with a Jam Track. Perk up your practice time by playing along with prerecorded jam tracks. By Dan Apczynski.

30-MINUTE LESSON
Alternate Picking Lesson. Learn to mix upstrokes and downstrokes for speedy and articulate melodic lines. By Sean McGowan.

THE BASICS
Slash Chords. Add bass notes to common chord shapes to improve your chord progressions, and capture the classic sounds of Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton, and the Eagles.

SHOPTALK
DIY Fret Dressing. How to level and dress your frets. By Rick Turner.

PLAYLIST
Laurie Lewis, Blossoms. By Mike Thomas.
Martin Sexton, Sugarcoating. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Chris Pureka, How I Learned to See in the Dark. By Mike Thomas.
Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu, Chiaroscuro. By Mark Small.

WOODSHED
Combining Lead and Rhythm. Learn to overcome the barrier between strumming chords and playing melodies. By Dan Apczynski.

SONGBOOK
Lady Ann Montgomery's Reel/Eilish Brogan/Paddy Fahey's. Traditional, arranged by Tony McManus. By Scott Nygaard.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1937 Wilkanowski Archtop. By Baker Rorick.

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