No. 390, Summer 2018

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On the Cover: A rare interview with the prolific Cuban composer, arranger, and conductor Leo Brouwer.

Special Focus: String & Accessories, including a fascinating history of nylon strings, the use of capos in flamenco and classical guitar, and a roundup of helpful guitar accessories, including apps.

Features: An in-depth look at “Recording Classical Guitar” featuring interviews with engineers John Taylor, Norbert Kraft, and Ricardo Marui; 20 years of New York’s 92nd Street Y “Art of the Guitar” series; a profile of Latin Grammy-winning Spanish guitarist Mabel Millán; a comprehensive look at vintage Japanese classical guitars.

Lessons: Tutorial on playing Napoléon Coste’s Etude No. 23.

Reviews: Albums by Alan Rinehart, Kazu Suwa, Mak Grgic, Syvie Proulx, and more; sheet music of works by Piazzolla (arranged by Roland Dyens), Joaquín Rodrigo, Sérgio Assad, João Luiz, and others.

Gear: La Cañada guitar based on a classic Antonio de Torres model.

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