Play Guitar, No. 11, Winter 2006

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Too Big, Too Small, Just Right?
What body size and shape of steel-string acoustic guitar is right for you?. By Michael John Simmons.

Give a Gift CD
With a little preparation and planning, you can record your very own demo CD to give to your friends and family. By Michael Millham.

 

EDITOR'S NOTE
Play Guitar! editor Nicole Solis reflects on the accessibility of country music.

INBOX
PG! readers write about the learning experience.

30-MINUTE LESSON
Sus It Out. Add excitement to your strumming with sus chords. By David Hodge.

GEAR UP
All-Around Acoustic Jam Rigs. An acoustic-electric and an acoustic amp in three categories.

I DID IT!
Work at Playing. Young award-winner Patrick Droney owes his early success to determination. By Michael John Simmons.

PRACTICING
Right in Time. Get a better sense of rhythm in nine notes. By Josh Workman.

THEY DID IT!
Go Your Own Way. Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen owes his success to relying on himself. By Kenny Berkowitz.

LESSONS
Beginner's Bag of Tricks. Pick up three essential techniques--single notes, full chords, and a basic rhythm, even a complete song--in your first lesson. By David Hodge.
Finger Freedom. Use the fingers of your picking hand to easily create complex-sounding accompaniments to your favorite songs. By Tom Serb.
Twang Tech. Put on your cowboy boots and start playing some classic country licks. By Scott Nygaard.

SONGBOOK
Peaceful Easy Feeling. From the Eagles' The Very Best Of Words and music by Jack Tempchin. By Hemme Luttjeboer.
Swinging Doors. Words and music by Merle Haggard. By Graham Pellettieri.
A Horse with No Name. Words and music by Dewey Bunnell. From America's The Complete Greatest Hits. By David Hodge.
Joy to the World. Words and music by Isaac Watts and Lowell Mason. By Graham Pellettieri.

WHAT GUITAR SHOULD I BUY?
Classical Crossover. Todd Haydon wants a steel-string electric that plays like a classical. By Teja Gerken.

WHAT'S THAT FOR?
Recording Devices. Keep track of lessons with an easy-to-use recorder. By Jack Tuttle.

TEACH YOURSELF
Merry Songbooks. Liven up your holidays with new songs.

I PLAY GUITAR
Merle Haggard. "I live the life most men only dream of. I make my living writing songs and singing them."

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