October 29, 2010

Acoustic Guitar Legends: John Fahey & More!

I just got my December issue of Acoustic Guitar in the mail, it should be hitting the stands any minute now and this month looks to be a hat trick for the Delta-Slider crowd.
Up first is a John Fahey lesson.  You can read it online and watch the video lessons here:
Acoustic Guitar: Acoustic Guitar Legends: John Fahey Lesson

That covers the American Primitive.

Next up is Mississippi John Hurt, that covers the blues!  Who doesn't want to learn to play like John Hurt? Acoustic Guitar: Acoustic Guitar Legends: Mississippi John Hurt Lesson

And rounding out the triple threat is a Paco de Lucía lesson!  Holy flippin' Phrygian scale, Batman!  I love when flamenco gets a little love from a big boy guitar magazine.  Here in the States that is uncommon. Be sure to check out the video lesson for this one just to see the old-school flamenco guitar.  Acoustic Guitar: Acoustic Guitar Legends: Paco de Lucía Lesson    How about that head stock with the friction tuning pegs?  Sweet!

That covers my favorites but AG isn't done, there's also lessons in the style of Norman Blake, Ani DiFranco and Paul Simon.

And look! A review of "Beyond Berkeley Guitar!" Acoustic Guitar: Various Artists, Beyond Berkeley Guitar

It's nice to see an issue of AG with so much Fahey and Fahey-related material in it.

And since the holidays are fast approaching there's a nice arrangement of "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" by Happy Traum with a free TAB download.  Acoustic Guitar: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

By the way, I'm not getting anything to hawk AG magazine.  I just thought this was an exceptional issue that you might be interested in.


  1. Thanks for the Fahey article. always a pleasure to read about him.

  2. sounds like AG's excelled itself, hope mine will hit the doormat soon! I think it does a pretty good job of both reflecting (what I presume to be)the prevailing tastes of acoustic guitarists in the US whilst regularly showcasing other strands of music - classical guitar last issue, blues, before that. A flamenco issue would be awesome, though.