Whether you're aware of it or not, we're in the middle of a fairly sizable retro revival—and it's happening across several genres, including rock, country, jazz and beyond. Maybe the "real country music vs. ridiculous, laughable Nashville country music" phenomenon gets all the ink these days, but let us not forget a rising force in rock named JD McPherson.
The book highlights individual collectibles, including band instruments and equipment, T-shirts, apparel and merchandise, autographs, bookkeeping documents, passes, posters, tickets, programs, promotional items, vintage photographs and more. Duane’s daughter, Galadrielle Allman, wrote the introduction.
After three and a half decades of publication, we're bound to have published thousands of incredibly useful tips for guitarists over the years. This story collects only six of them! Still, we hope you'll get something out of this starter selection—safe in the knowledge that there's so much more coming down the pike in the near future. So grab your guitar and get started!
A while back, I came across a book of traditional bluegrass and old-timey fiddle tunes, which intrigued and inspired me. I had always enjoyed the sound of those upbeat, “honest” folk melodies, with their sprightly contours and swinging eighth-note rhythms, despite their harmonic simplicity—the vast majority of the tunes are based on “one-four-five”-type major-key chord progressions.