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If ngerstyle guitar was motor sport then Martin Taylor would de nitely be The Stig! David Mead is our man with the stopwatch …
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We get the inside scoop on the Jethro Tull frontman’s new tour.
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Decades as one of the world’s nest guitarists has given Al some key insights into playing. The Welsh singer-songwriter o ers his advice for aspiring musicians on today’s scene.
36 Cole Stacey And Chris Woods
With their careers set to sky rocket, we catch up with Cole and Chris as they embark on a new tour together.
43 Tom Doughty
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A shining example of the importance of ingenuity and feeling in playing.
46 Maiden United
Iron Maiden songs, reworked acoustically. Madness you say, or is it genius?
Acoustic keeps you up to date with whats hot and whats not in our gear reviews section.
50 Manson Heron
If there ever was a master craftsman of guitar making, Andy Manson’s luthiery skills testify to this accolade with ease.
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David Price has over 30 years experience in many musical styles. In 1993 he was a finalist in “Guitarist of the Year” competition. As well as teaching, he keeps a busy schedule of recording and performing.
Block Chords Part 3
Using block chords to create a latin jazz feel.
Techniques Skill Level
This is suitable for beginners
Duck Baker is one of the most highly regarded fingerstyle guitarists of his generation. Various critics named his album Spinning Song among the best jazz records of 1997 and one of the best guitar albums ever.
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From shown here you will be able to play songs like Girl patterns in latin jazz. With the patterns and rhythms This month we are going to create some popular style a lot of fun can be had by adapting well known feel. Also, once you have mastered the feel for this Ipanema, or create songs of your own with a latin songs to this style. and use a metronome to help with the rhythm. As always, start slowly with these new patterns
Blues Finger Style Legend Skill level: Advanced
Instead of working on a specific tune this month lets think about an “E Blues” tune, where we encounter a figure in the last 2 bars that seems to make a decisive resolution to E before going to B7 at the end of bar 12. These are called “turnarounds”, and are a particularly fascinating aspect of blues playing. Jazz tunes have turnarounds, too, but they are not quite as important a feature of that music. Nor do they jump out the same way as blues turnarounds, which seem to imply a great flurry of harmonic activity right at the culmination of chord
Duck offers some guidance in creating turnarounds that will make the audience sit up and take notice.
Turnarounds in E
Techniques Skill Level
Suitable for advanced players
Example 1 4. Rhythms The chord is then played on the 2nd half of beat 4 the chord is simply held from the previous beat. Bar 2 In bar 1 the rhythm is set up. On the 1st half of beat yourself with the pattern and the rhythmic feel. Spend a good amount of time on bar 1, familiarizing played off the beat in this way are known as syncopated. is the same pattern but with an alternating bass.
progressions that have moved slowly up be going from the I chord to I7 to IV to We want to start with a standard D7 to that point. IV minor, then back to I. In the key of E, shape moved up 2 frets to make an E7. It seems likely that the blues that would be E - E7 - A - A minor - E. After playing the fretted strings over turnaround evolved from ragtime-type Right now, we will examine what must the open 6th-string bass, we move music. Joe Ayers, a Virginia musician at be the absolutely most commonly the shape down by a fret and play the the forefront of the revival of minstrel used blues turnaround with two aims same strings again. The shape moves music who is also a fine blues player, in mind. The main aim is to see if we down by another fret and then there’s performs a pre-ragtime banjo tune from can, with a minimum of analysis, figure a standard E major, again picking the the 1840s called “The Japanese Grand out how to expand from that and find 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th strings. Usually March”, which features what may be the some other ways to voice the same this is all followed by going to B7, but earliest form of a blues turnaround. It turnaround. Secondarily we’ll see if we for now we won’t be concerned with works by going from A to A7 to D to D can understand what is happening in the that. Here’s what this turnaround looks minor, then back to A. For those of you chord progression. Afterwards we’ll look like in music and tab: who braved the theory chapter, it would at some other turnarounds more briefly.
52 McPherson 4.5 XP 12
With its immaculate construction and exquisite nish, does this 12-string beauty have the sounds to match its killer looks?
Example 2 for the between strings 5 & 6 to play the alternating bass chord shapes. In bars 7 & 8 I move my 3rd finger 3rd finger is Here we have a short chord progression using open approach useful for other chords where only the with the 3rd & 4th fingers but I have found this C major7 chord. You could hold down both strings available to play bass notes.
Now let’s add another E bass note on the 4th string, 2nd fret. This will change our chord shapes but not the flavor of what we’re doing. Our shapes look like this:
And the music/tab:
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Check out the in uences of your heroes for inspiration. Using block chords to get a latin-jazz feel.
A luthier-designed jumbo with mammoth potential for great tone – Acoustic’s rogue reporter David Mead scales Tanglewood’s top of range.
Is pop music the new ‘classical’ music?
60 David Antony Reid Real Wood Vault Back
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Bergamasca, by Johann Hieronymous Kapsberger
Don’t fancy a mainstream copy of a CF Martin instrument? Then you should explore this Vault Back compendium of construction techniques.
76 Preventing Injuries In Guitarists - Focal Hand Dystonia
Katherine Butler of London Hand Therapy is back with another article to help you keep your hands in tip top shape.
64 Beneteau OM
Marc Beneteau, arguably, Canada’s most highly regarded luthier has been making guitars for more than 30 years, and a lifetime of craft shows in this gorgeous OM.
66 Woodstock W93 70 Guild D-40 STD
How much stock would you put in this Chinese-made Woodstock W93?
82 Stage Fright
Sweaty palms? Dry throat? Wobbly knees? It’s all part and parcel of live performance. Brooks Williams delves into the realities of stage fright.
Huw Price discovers what ‘STD’ really stands for with a D-40 STD from Guild’s new range of a ordable solid-timber models.
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94 The Workshop: George Stevens
Russell Welton talks to the lute maker, about the theory and methods that go into his creations
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