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No. 215, November 2010

Andrés Segovia
How the legendary classical guitarist elevated the guitar to the status of concert instrument in the 20th century. By Mark Small.

Classical Guitar Education Today
Acoustic Guitar talks with Sérgio Assad, Michael Chapdelaine, Brian Head, Stephen Mattingly, and David Tanenbaum. By Teja Gerken.

Darrell Scott
On his ambitious double album A Crooked Road, Nashville songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott reflects on three decades of love and romance. By Derk Richardson.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
The Weary Kind. Written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett. By Ruth Parry.
Don't Get Me Wrong. Words and music by Chrissie Hynde. By Dan Apczynski.

PRIVATE LESSON
Carlos Oliveira. The Brazilian guitarist talks about blending musical styles and finding a unique voice. By Brian Moran.
Equipment Picks: Carlos Oliveira's Guitars and Gear

NEW GEAR 1
Hill Performance Series Review. Acoustic Guitar checks out a punchy-sounding double-top classical. By Michael Millham.

NEW GEAR 2
RainSong Hybrid H-DR1100N2 Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews mid-price version of the pioneering composite-guitar company's dreadnought, which combines carbon and glass fiber. By Adam Perlmutter.

NEW GEAR 3
Notion 3 Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews intuitive music notation software geared toward guitarists that produces realistic and nuanced sounds. By Dan Apczynski.

IN THE STORES

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Beijing Guitar Duo. Mentored by Manuel Barrueco, Meng Su and Yameng Wang have built a classical repertoire rich in modern compositions as well as traditional Chinese folk music. By Patrick Francis.

30-MINUTE LESSON
Control Your Sustain. Learn to manage the amount of sustain behind your acoustic guitar technique. By Dan Apczynski.

THE BASICS
Play Leads with Major Scales. Western music's most popular scale provides a foundation for all your lead lines and solos.
Excerpted from the full Acoustic Rock Basics instructional guide "Play Leads with Major and Minor Scales."By Andrew DuBrock.

LUTHIER'S WORKBENCH
Franklin Guitar Company Profile. A pioneer in the 1970s individual luthier revolution returns with the designs that put him on the map. By Charles Saufley.

PLAYLIST
Cadillac Sky, Letters in the Deep. By Kenny Berkowitz.
John Hartford Stringband, Memories of John. By David McCarty.
Keller and the Keels, Thief. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Kevin Welch, A Patch of Blue Sky. By Phil Catalfo.

WOODSHED
Giuliani Studies Lesson. Explore classical guitar master Mauro Giuliani's legendary picking-hand exercises. By Adam Perlmutter.

SONGBOOK
Prelude for Lute BWV 999. Learn to play this classic Bach composition, arranged for guitar by Patrick Francis. By Patrick Francis.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1929 Francisco Simplicio. By Alan Perlman.

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