December 2016

ARTICLES

Sam Bush’s Mondo Mando

October 14, 2016
The expressive mandolin pioneer has a lot to say on his new album, Storyman—and he plays a little guitar, too.
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Joe Bonamassa and the Three Kings

October 13, 2015
Remembering B.B., Albert, and Freddie with fiery playing—and an astonishing collection of guitars.
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Deep Cuts: Ry Cooder’s Funky Fingerstyle

August 23, 2014
Open tunings aren’t just for bottleneck licks.
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Deep Cuts: Al Anderson’s “You’re Just Laughin’ Inside”

July 19, 2014
The former NRBQ frontman combines Cornell Dupree double-stops with a dulcet tone and lots of soul.
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Charlie Haden: 1937–2014

July 14, 2014
The legendary bassist’s soul, taste, and tone left an indelible mark on jazz and created a musical legacy for generations to come.
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Deep Cuts: David Hidalgo’s Sophisticated Blues-and-Beyond Moves on “The Town”

June 7, 2014
Dig into the multi-genre style of a little band from East L.A.
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Fretboard Workshop: Connecting Chords

July 19, 2011
As chords move from one to the next in vocal music, the music flows most naturally when each singer sings a smooth melodic line, connecting the notes without awkward leaps.
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