Strings Magazine August 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover The New Scheherazade: Leila Josefowicz premieres John Adams’ latest violin concerto Focus: Teaching & Learning The New York Philharmonic, the Shanghai Symphony, and the Shanghai Orchestra Academy team up on unique educational program Anthony Arnone: Tony’s Top Ten Practice Tips for String Players Jazz bassist Christian McBride’s music camp Features and Departments […]

Acoustic Guitar Magazine August 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover The Search for Robert Johnson’s Guitar—Yeah, That Guitar! Focus: Build Your Own Guitar How to Buy and Build a Guitar Kit Features and Departments Heart Song: Heir to a guitar-making dynasty, luthier Manuel Delgado adds kindness and care to his instruments. The Quest for Tone: how to pick the right pick. Makers […]

Strings Magazine July 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover 2015 Buyer’s Guide: The String Player’s Essential Directory of Shops, Makers, and Suppliers Focus on Shopping Smart Buying a Baroque Bow. Buying a Step-up Instrument. Philip Kass on What Drives Pricing in the Violin Trade. Features and Departments The Portland Cello Project: It all started with a friendly beer. The never ending […]

Acoustic Guitar Magazine July 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Kaki King Focus on Hoarders, Collectors & G.A.S. Sufferers The Collector: Maple Byrne cares for Emmylou Harris’ guitars . . . and more than a few of his own. If Money Were No Object: readers and industry leaders discuss their dream guitars. Features and Departments Evolutionary Guitar: with the neck as a […]

Classical Guitar Magazine Summer 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Fresh from his Grammy Awards victory, Jason Vieaux discusses his latest project, an album of duets with harpist extraordinaire Yolanda Kondonassis, and more. Focus on “Lutherie & Products” Italian guitar maker Gioachino Giussani turns out magnificent instruments from his workshop in a medieval Tuscan hilltown. For more than five decades, the Pimentel […]

Strings Magazine June 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Lawrence Power Focus on “A Guide to Competitions” Performance Competitions: The Player’s Perspective. Performance Competitions: The Judges’ Perspective. Performance Competitions: The Audience Perspective. Features and Departments It Was 50 Years Ago Today: How the Beatles launched a string-playing revolution. Lawrence Power on the power of the viola. Prison Song: Benning Violins sponsors […]