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No. 318, September/October 2019

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On the Cover: Bruce Cockburn. An exclusive lesson with the legendary songwriter and fingerstyle guitar master Bruce Cockburn.

Special Focus: Peace, Love & Guitars. 50 years after the historic festival, AG’s Blair Jackson catalogs the acoustic guitars at Woodstock and the artist who played them.

Songs:

  • Bruce Cockburn – “If I Had a Rocket Launcher”
  • Arlo Guthrie  “Amazing Grace”
  • Diego Garcia  “Spanish Rag” 
  • Traditional – “Tom Dooley” 
  • David Grier  “Sometime Next Summer”
  • Kinloch Nelson – “Solitudes” 

Features: Longtime Martin Guitar archivist Dick Boak looks at the Kingston Trio’s lasting impact on American music and culture—and the guitar industry; Nashville picker David Grier talks guitars, bluegrass, and beyond.

Lessons:

  • How to intelligently warm up your hands, arms, and mind
  • Dress up the 12-bar blues using the CAGED system
  • Putting triplets to work                                                                    

 

Gear Reviews:          

  • Waterloo WL-AT acoustic archtop
  • National M-14T Thunderbox resonator
  • G7th Performance 3 Capo
  • Ernie Ball Guitar Straps

    On the Cover: Bruce Cockburn. An exclusive lesson with the legendary songwriter and fingerstyle guitar master Bruce Cockburn.

    Special Focus: Peace, Love & Guitars. 50 years after the historic festival, AG’s Blair Jackson catalogs the acoustic guitars at Woodstock and the artist who played them.

    Songs:

    • Bruce Cockburn – “If I Had a Rocket Launcher”
    • Arlo Guthrie  “Amazing Grace”
    • Diego Garcia  “Spanish Rag” 
    • Traditional – “Tom Dooley” 
    • David Grier  “Sometime Next Summer”
    • Kinloch Nelson – “Solitudes” 

    Features: Longtime Martin Guitar archivist Dick Boak looks at the Kingston Trio’s lasting impact on American music and culture—and the guitar industry; Nashville picker David Grier talks guitars, bluegrass, and beyond.

    Lessons:

    • How to intelligently warm up your hands, arms, and mind
    • Dress up the 12-bar blues using the CAGED system
    • Putting triplets to work                                                                    

     

    Gear Reviews:          

    • Waterloo WL-AT acoustic archtop
    • National M-14T Thunderbox resonator
    • G7th Performance 3 Capo
    • Ernie Ball Guitar Straps