On the Cover: Learning and Technology

Fingerstyle and recording master and writer Doug Young surveys the latest online tools and digital apps for learning acoustic guitar and musicianship at all levels.

Special Focus:

Online learning resources and digital tools for acoustic guitar and more.

Features, Lessons & Departments

  • Guitar Talk: A conversation with the singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett
  • Will Ackerman: Editor at Large Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers checks in with the fingerstyle force
  • Los Angeles Guitar Quartet: Profile on one of the classical guitar’s finest modern ensembles
  • Pickin’: Working up the traditional jam tune “Bill Cheatham”
  • Woodshed: Brooklyn-based guitarist Charlie Rauh teaches how to create compelling narratives on guitar
  • Weekly Workout: Augmented arpeggios
  • Here’s How: Making the most of your capo
  • The Basics: New series on foundational strumming approaches by roots musician Cathy Fink
  • Makers & Shakers: Mark Keith remembers the late Rick Turner
  • Mixed Media: New albums by Abbie Gardner, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and others


  • “Harvest Moon”– Neil Young classic
  • “Just Like That”– New Bonnie Raitt song

And more! 

Gear Reviews

  • Eastman E20SS/v
  • Fender Paramount Series PR-180E Resonator
  • Nux Stageman II amp

Key Dates:

  • Advertising Reservations due by June 3, 2022
  • Advertising Materials due by June 10, 2022
  • Issue on sale August 2, 2022

*subject to change