Guitar Player - May 2017 – 50 Sensational Female Guitarists

Guitar Player - May 2017 – 50 Sensational Female Guitarists

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The May issue of Guitar Player features 50 Sensational Female Guitarists

Part of celebrating GP's 50th anniversary this year involves paying tribute to all of the talented artists who have expanded guitar culture with their gifts - guitarists who have educated, inspired, and challenged a vast community of players. In this issue, we honor 50 women who have made a huge imprint on the history of guitar (Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Maybelle Carter, Elizabeth Cotten, June Millington, Bonnie Raitt), or who have wowed audiences for years (Susan Tedeschi, Ani DiFranco, Sharon Isbin, Leni Stern, Nancy Wilson), or who are helping forge the instrument's future (St. Vincent, Noveller, Gabriela Quintero, Bibi McGill, and Gretchen Menn).

 

Features:  Norman Harris of Norman's Rare Guitars

                  Bob Bain 

                  Matthew Stevens

                  GP50 Guitar Stamps (from October 1973)

Classic Column: Tommy Tedesco toasts GP's 20th Birthday (from January 1987)

Lessons: 

  • Live ArchiveL Los Lobos, "Kiki and the Lavendar Moon" Jesse Gress dives into the seven-minute jam fest that David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, and Louie Perez unleashed live on Dutch television in 1996. Bonus! Learn how to deploy the A melodic minor scale.
  • The Half-Whole Truth Wow! Mike Swickis shows you how to solo over a 7#9 chors with the half-whole diminished scale.
  • Classic Riff "Heartbreaker" by Led Zeppelin
  • GP50 (Arlen Roth on using double-stops from une 1989)
Riffs:
  • Gary Clark Jr. talks about playing live, Steve Hunter recalls the 1977 session for Peter Gabriel's "Waiting for the Big One," Allan Holdsworth's 12-CD box set reviewed, check out a 1979 Pro's Reply with Eric Stewart of 10cc, Jim Campilongo time travels to 1960 for Speedy West's Steel Guitar, and more.

Frets:

Richard Osborn 

Review Taylor Academy Series

GP50 (Mariano Cordoba on flamenco from January 1975)

Gear:

Six Guitars from Fender's New American Professional Series

Product Guide: Signature Gear

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird-I Outfit

PRS Sonzera 20

Carvin VLD1 Steve Vai Legacy Drive

Taylor GS Mini-e Bass

Whack Job 2012 Gibson Moderne


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