Read the February 2016 issue online now!

Walking the Wires

Walking the Wires: Love Your Fingers

November 29, 2010
Appreciating the magic phalanges that make the music
Read More

Walking the Wires: Listening Outside Your Comfort Zone

November 4, 2010
Get inspired by listening to way different music than you''re used to.
Read More

Love Your Local Luthier

October 8, 2010
Visiting a local luthier and sampling the flavors of fresh-off-the-workbench acoustics
Read More

Handmade or Factory Made Acoustics?

August 30, 2010
Things to consider when choosing between a factory-built acoustic and a handmade one
Read More

Save Your Voice by Altering Your Playing

August 6, 2010
How you can adjust guitar parts of cover songs to bring the vocals within reach
Read More

Don't Play Hurt, Play Healthy

June 3, 2010
Instrument choices you can make to keep yourself in the best playing shape possible for as long as possible
Read More

Letting the Fields of Inspiration Lie Fallow

April 29, 2010
Beating the blocks by turning your attention elsewhere
Read More

Acoustic EQ for Stage, Part 5: EQing, at Last!

March 23, 2010
How to use your EQ to your advantage in a number of difficult gigging situations.
Read More

Acoustic EQ for Stage, Part 4: Pickups

February 26, 2010
Continue your journey to live acoustic bliss with this comprehensive look at acoustic pickup types.
Read More

Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 3

January 22, 2010
Moving along in her quest to help optimize your acoustic tone on stage, Gayla Drake Paul delves into sounding balanced, and how compression factors into that.
Read More

Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 2

January 1, 2010
The next step in optimizing acoustic sound is explored: strings.
Read More

Acoustic EQ for Stage: Part 1

December 3, 2009
Things to consider when optimizing your acoustic sound on stage, beginning with your tonal space, your style of music and how you pick
Read More

Back to the Woodshed

November 5, 2009
Winter''s on its way. Hunker down and learn to play guitar - again!
Read More

A-muse-ment Park

October 2, 2009
Looking for inspiration in the world around you
Read More


September 9, 2009
Switching up DADGAD with some DADGAE shapes
Read More