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No. 294, June 2017

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On the Cover: Explore a Gypsy-jazz primer that will inspire you to swing like Django Reinhardt. Learn the manouche style in 6 easy steps and what to look for when buying a Gypsy-jazz guitar.

Songs:

  • Stephane Wrembel - “Windmills”
  • Buck Curran - “River unto Sea”
  • Blues classic - “Trouble in Mind”

Features: Aimee Mann gets back to basics with her all-acoustic album Mental Illness; jazz-guitar great Ralph Towner returns with a solo-acoustic album.

Lessons:

  • Start enriching your music now with seventh chords
  • How to use chord grips to generate great soloing ideas
  • Play the blues like R.L. Burnside

Gear:

  • Martin’s D-1 Authentic 1931
  • Bedell Revolution Parlor
  • Seagull Coastline Momentum

Plus: Madeleine Peyroux fantasizes about her dream guitar; 5 strategies for flying with your cherished gear; Canadian luthiers celebrate their nation’s greatest painters with artful guitars.

On the Cover: Explore a Gypsy-jazz primer that will inspire you to swing like Django Reinhardt. Learn the manouche style in 6 easy steps and what to look for when buying a Gypsy-jazz guitar.

Songs:

  • Stephane Wrembel - “Windmills”
  • Buck Curran - “River unto Sea”
  • Blues classic - “Trouble in Mind”

Features: Aimee Mann gets back to basics with her all-acoustic album Mental Illness; jazz-guitar great Ralph Towner returns with a solo-acoustic album.

Lessons:

  • Start enriching your music now with seventh chords
  • How to use chord grips to generate great soloing ideas
  • Play the blues like R.L. Burnside

Gear:

  • Martin’s D-1 Authentic 1931
  • Bedell Revolution Parlor
  • Seagull Coastline Momentum

Plus: Madeleine Peyroux fantasizes about her dream guitar; 5 strategies for flying with your cherished gear; Canadian luthiers celebrate their nation’s greatest painters with artful guitars.