On the Cover: Shawn Colvin

**Special Advertising Section: Holiday Gift Guide**

Special Focus: Accompaniment Techniques and Next Gen Artists

  • Writing and Playing the Talking Blues
  • Serve the Song: Five rhythm masters share tips on how to create compelling guitar parts
  • Accompaniment Toolbox: How to take one or two basic chord progressions and apply them to a range of styles

Features and Departments

  • Eric Clapton, Running on Faith
  • Fingerstyle Virtuoso Alberto Lombardi on Improv & Interpretation
  • In the Loop: Creating Loops as Accompaniment
  • Woodshed: How to Play the Blues Like Tampa Red
  • Makers & Shakers: Matt Sweeny on Guitar Power, a webseries of informal lessons with pros
  • Ask the Expert: How to smartly shop for a used or vintage guitar
  • Gear Reviews: Boss AD-10 preamp/DI, Mesa Engineering Rosette amp and Rosette DI, Taylor 352ce and 362ce 12-strings

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by October 10, 2017
  • Advertising materials due by October 23, 2017
  • Issue on sale November 24, 2017

*subject to change