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 …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine June 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover ­­­­­­­­­­ Jerry Garcia Focus on “Must-See Guitar Shops & Factory Tours” A guide to US guitar factory tours. Features and Departments In the Afterglow: Singer-songwriter José González’s latest CD explores dream-like imagery and ponders philosophical questions. Keeping It Simple: Caitlin Canty found songs inside a smoky 1930s flattop. Good Things, Small Packages: …

Strings Magazine May 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Calidore String Quartet Special Focus: Salute to the Violin Shop In the Swing of Things: From Long Island to Louisiana, the modern-day violin shop often features a performance space that draws people together. The Art of the Repair: A photo gallery of elegant instrument repairs. The Dream Team: Remembering the Wurlitzer Violin …

Ukulele Magazine Summer 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Sylvie Simmons: Esteemed rock journalist releases a stunning uke-based album. Focus on “Get out and Play!” Summer Camp: How to choose a uke camp that’s right for you. How to Entertain the Old Folks. Kid Friendly: Introducing the uke to your children. Features and Departments Cowboy Sid Hausman: The uke plays Western …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine May 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover ­­­­­­­­­­ Three to Get Ready . . . .Brandi Carlile and the Hanseroth twins self-produce a powerhouse new CD. Focus on “Have Guitar, Will Travel” Traveling Hard: Musicians learn the rules of the road in pursuit of their dreams. Keep Calm & Carry On: New rules for flying with an instrument remove …

Strings Magazine April 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Lisa Batiashvili is set to premiere the Escaich concerto for violin and oboe. Focus on Modern Instruments and Bows Where the Customer Always Comes First: Many of the world’s greatest violinists beat a path to Samuel Zygmuntowicz’s Brooklyn workshop. Great Bows Under $4,000: With a little shopping and research, savvy bow shoppers can …