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No. 320, January/February 2020

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On the Cover: Molly Tuttle

The bluegrass guitarist and singer-songwriter gives an exclusive lesson on the techniques behind her picking prowess.

 

Special Focus: Top Gear of 2019

A look back on the year in gear, focusing on trends and technology. 

                                                                                                 

Features and Lessons:

 

  • Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux discusses his approach to the instrument and its repertoire
  • A historical survey of British Fingerstyle
  • Fylde Guitars’ Roger Bucknall
  • Michael Chapdelaine on how playing classical guitar can improve your steel-string playing
  • How to photograph guitars
  • Martin Keith gives a primer on nylon strings
  • A visit with luthier Stephan Connor

Songs:

“Fire and Rain” by James Taylor

 “The Earle of Salisbury” arranged by John Renbourn

“The Pearls” arranged by Dave Van Ronk

“Super Moon” by Molly Tuttle

“Prelude 1” from Carulli’s 24 Preludes, Opus 114

Gear Reviews:

Yamaha CG-TA TransAcoustic

AER MM200 and Compact 60

B&G Guitars Caletta

L.R. Baggs Align Series pedals

 

On the Cover: Molly Tuttle

The bluegrass guitarist and singer-songwriter gives an exclusive lesson on the techniques behind her picking prowess.

 

Special Focus: Top Gear of 2019

A look back on the year in gear, focusing on trends and technology. 

                                                                                                 

Features and Lessons:

 

  • Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux discusses his approach to the instrument and its repertoire
  • A historical survey of British Fingerstyle
  • Fylde Guitars’ Roger Bucknall
  • Michael Chapdelaine on how playing classical guitar can improve your steel-string playing
  • How to photograph guitars
  • Martin Keith gives a primer on nylon strings
  • A visit with luthier Stephan Connor

Songs:

“Fire and Rain” by James Taylor

 “The Earle of Salisbury” arranged by John Renbourn

“The Pearls” arranged by Dave Van Ronk

“Super Moon” by Molly Tuttle

“Prelude 1” from Carulli’s 24 Preludes, Opus 114

Gear Reviews:

Yamaha CG-TA TransAcoustic

AER MM200 and Compact 60

B&G Guitars Caletta

L.R. Baggs Align Series pedals