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1. Banjo Newsletter
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2. Guitar One Magazine
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3. Guitar Player
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4. Bass Player
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5. Acoustic Guitar
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6. Clavier
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7. Strings
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8. Keyboard
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9. Fingerstyle Guitar
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10. Folk Harp Journal
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11. Saxophone Journal
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12. Fiddler Magazine
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13. Drum Corps World

1. Banjo Newsletter
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Asin: B00006K58C
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Banjo Newsletter
Sales Rank: 280
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Banjo Newsletter
As a newcomer to playing the banjo (< 1 year), I find the Banjo Newletter to be a wealth of information about the 5 string banjo and the various styles. They also review banjo teaching aids (books, CD's, DVD's etc.) as well as recent releases of CD's of interest to the banjo world. Each issue has a large range of articles for all interests, including interviews with musical celebrities, and lots of songs in tablature format. The paper newletter is supplemented with a very robust web site with MP3's that can be downloaded. This is very helpful to hear the timing of various licks. You can also order older newsletters with interviews or songs of interest.
All in all, the money for the subscription is money very well spent. The banjo newsletter authors really love their work and it shows! Keep up the excellent newsletter!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best
This has to be the best on-going publication for five string banjo players in the world. If you have a question, it will probably be answered in Banjo Newsletter. Songs, tabs, licks, interviews, tips, tricks, you name it. If it has anything to do with the five string banjo it will be in Banjo Newsletter. Truly a labor of love presented by people who want to see this wonderful part of Americana remain alive and not flushed down the toilet. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE magazine for 5-stringers
I really don't have much to say except that if you love playing the 5-string banjo then you will find something of interest and amusement in every issue of BNL. It is a real bargain and clearly a labor of love of its editors and writers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource!
I love this magazine! Interesting articles, great bits of tab for advanced and beginner alike. A terrific magazine for the dedicated banjo player. ... Read more


2. Guitar One Magazine
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Asin: B00005N7QK
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Future Network USA
Sales Rank: 88
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars I love guitar one
i love the lessons in the book on soloing and other stuff.I also perfer it over Guitar World because it has more sheet music. It includes articals about what equpment, FX, Guitars, Ect. famous guitarist use, top ten list. And all this for 5 bux (an issue). Last it has about 6 peices of sheet music but if you go to a store or something sheet musics like ten bucks but in this you get a magazine and 6 peices of sheet music.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great source of guitar tab
The main reason I subscribe to Guitar One over Guitar World is the number of songs in each issue. I found myself rarely reading the instructional articles in GW, but always turning to the guitar tab in the middle. Guitar One has all the good parts of GW, plus at least 6 songs per issue. Its always full of good interviews with top bands and guitarists, plus lots of sneak previews of the bands that are going to be hitting it big soon. I've subscribed for several years now, and I have kept every single issue.

4-0 out of 5 stars An OK mag, useful web site too
There's about five billion guitar (bass, drums, stereo [insert your own]) magazines on the market, all of them are vendor-hype infested with very little useful information otherwise. This one isn't different, no worse no better. It's got a useful web site, btw, if you're looking for some gear info, that is. There's some music in the mag too, but as is always the case with mags like that, it's way too primitive to be of much interest. In general, I find British magazines of the same sort (Guitarist, Guitar Techniques, Computer Music, etc.) better, even if not by much -- better written, more informative, more pleasing graphically, with a CD attached (better hear once than read 1000 times, at least in this area... plus you get for free the presenters on the CD speaking with the nasty British accent that you can then rip, rearrange as needed, and use for your answering machine.)

OK, that said, all these mags are little different from a vendors' digest delivered to your door at your cost.

4-0 out of 5 stars Guitar Enthusias of the century !!!
I like this magazine cause it let me get tips on how to play guitar in a different way. A great magazine for folks who want to learn. I recommend this to folks cause it helps you to see what other folk are doing in term of technique of playing guitar. Great magazine !!!! ... Read more


3. Guitar Player
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Asin: B00005N7QL
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Music Player Network
Sales Rank: 318
Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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Published for amateur, semi-pro, and professional guitar players in the rock, blues, classical, flamenco, jazz, pop, fusion, country and new age fields.
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3-0 out of 5 stars Still good, mostly
When GP started publication there wasn't anything else to compete with it. Now the aspiring youg guitarist has his or her pick of guitar mags, full of tab transcriptions of the latest hits and fawning interviews with pretentious guitar heros.

GP has tried to stand out form these magazine by being more about music and equipment, and to have a broader view of guitar playing, and to an extent is has succeeded. You're far more likely to find a profile of an intersting Flamenco or Brazilian guitarist in GP than in one of the other mags, and while you won't find fully tabbed out songs, GP is far more likely to deliver an article that goes into some depth on theory and application. In that sense, GP is more for musicians, and the other guitar magazines are mostly for teens looking to cover their favorite bands.

GP isn't always great. Some issues are completely devoid of anything that interests me, and there's far too much punk and shred guitar for my tastes. But a subscription is ridiculously cheap; I don't mind if I only find something of use in as few as half the issues I receive.

4-0 out of 5 stars Some Diverse Guitar Coverage
I've been subscribing for a couple of years now. The quick laundry list:
1. My favorite bit is there tends to be a diverse selection of guitar players and lessons. One month may be jazz heavy, another may be blues heavy, and sometimes there is even some punk/metal stuff thrown in. As a player I enjoy blues and metal, but I enjoy the diversity as it spawns ideas. Also note that while there are main stream guitarists covered there are also a lot of more obscure folks covered as well.

2. Yes there are a lot of ads. Show me a magazine that isn't loaded with ads these days tho'.

3. Yes there are a lot of gear reviews. Great if you're a gear head - not so good if you could care less. Usually at least 50% reviews 50% lessons, sometimes more on the review side.

4. I've been playing for a few years now and find most of the lessons are generally intermediate to advanced and assume you are fairly well versed in music theory. I don't count myself as an extraordinary guitar player though. I ended up buying a few music theory books to help me understand the lessons after a few issues. Frustrating but a great challenge!

5. No there are no tabs of the latest or oldest hits out there. Everything in this magazine revolves around learning to make music, not copy somebody else note for note.

All in all a decent enough magazine. I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 just because I'm a bit against all the gear reviews and the lessons are sometimes too brief or vague to be useful for me.

3-0 out of 5 stars So-So
This is a good magazine not the best. I like transcriptions but doesnt have them. The gear reviews are good it helped me buy an effect station. Overall I give it a three.

P.S. I think Brandon was talking about guitar one. I know that has a riff box.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great tip
Interviews, tips on playing and gear, lessons. all around great.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't subscribe unless you like junk mail and telemarkets
I subscribed in 2001 through amazon.com and choose not to re-subscribe. I have received at least 2 phone calls a month from telemarketers and numerous mail solicitations for guitar player magazine to re-subscribe since my subscription ended. Even worse I have received three invoices from Ebsco Enterprises (I just received my third invoice today which is why I am posting this message) stating that I had contacted them by phone to subscribe even though I did no such thing. I have asked repeatedly by phone and certified mail to have my name removed from the telemarketer's list and guitar players as well only to have the cycle start over again in three months.

Bottom line is this magazine is just out to get your money, if you're serious about playing guitar your better off hanging out with other guitar players or taking lessons rather than wasting your money on advertisements, gear porn, one or two interesting articles each month, and the trill of junk mail and late night telemarketer phone calls. ... Read more


4. Bass Player
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Asin: B00005N7OU
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Music Player Group
Sales Rank: 207
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Bass Player's Resource
Bass Player features successful bass players every month. The subject matter is wide ranging. Towards the front of the magazine, there is a new gear section that gives a short description and thumbnail picture of new products such as effects pedals, speaker cabinets, strings, and what have you. Usually the magazine cover shot will be the main story where the magazine will give background information on a bass player and then interview him/her. One month you might find Paul McCartney, the next, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In the interview, the reader gets insight into the mind of working successful musicians and how they shape musical bass standards with their vision. Towards the back of the magazine, there are in-depth reviews of three or four pieces of musical equipment; always included are a bass guitar, often a bass amp, and speakers, strings, and pedals.

As you get further to the back, there are many lessons geared towards teaching the aspiring bass player how to do certain techniques they might have heard on a recording, as well as technical exercises to improve technique. One month, you may have a guest columnist teaching you about how to hold your hand over the fretboard on an upright, and the next, you may get lessons on how to keep better tempo with the drummer. This section is very valuable and pertinent to anyone aspiring to improve their playing style. Peppered throughout the magazine are ads from all the industry manufacturers and retailers advertising a broad spectrum of supplies available, as well as internet links to those products. These ads themselves are educational as they give the musician a chance to compare product specifications and pricing. If I had any requests from this magazine, it would be--how about a small humor section or a cartoon?

This magazine is a must-have for both the seasoned professional and the aspiring newbie. I never miss an issue and I learn something every time I read a new Bass Player. I always look forward to the next issue with great enthusiasm. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to this one today! :-)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous magazine for bass players
While many music rags limit there coverage to new and hip artists, while providing lots of song transcriptions, Bass Player is focused on teaching. The artists surveyed are always eclectic and exciting, and the lessons challenging and intriguing. In all, the focus of the magazine seems to me to be the philosophy of music, and is consistently intelligent and articulate. Every serious bass player would benefit from a couple of copies of this magazine.

1-0 out of 5 stars Where's My Mag?
We have been waiting since August....OF LAST YEAR!!!
The check has cleared...you have all of our information....what are you waiting for?
Let's see...it has now been 5 MONTHS!!!!!!!
Did you rip us off?

4-0 out of 5 stars For Metalheads and Punks
While BP does do the occasional article on a straight-ahead jazz player or upright player, most of the editorial content (and what seesm like 90% of the cover photos) are deoted to the tattooed, pierced and punked up shredder of the month. Sure, there's actually a colum devoted to upright playing- sort of- but overall this is a magazine for young rockers. For them, it's great. For me... I'm still looking.

5-0 out of 5 stars the ULTIMATE bass magazine!!!
The best bass magazine out there!
You `ll find anything you need every month...famous artists,gear reviews,lessons...everything!!!
I `ve been reading this mag` from age 14 (10 years of bass playing)and it helped me in my playing in many ways.
It`s simply the ultumate magazine of bass guitar.
Nuff said! ... Read more


5. Acoustic Guitar
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Asin: B00005N7OC
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: String Letter Publishers
Sales Rank: 183
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Alone in the field
Most guitar magazines are about mainly equipment and to a lesser extent, the thrash/metal/punk/whatever hero of the moment. "Acoustic Guitar" is different. It does talk about equipment, sure, but the primary focus has always been the music and the artists.

I have a couple years' worth of "Acoustic Guitar" on my bookshelves, unlike another popular magazine that gets read and tossed or given away. I don't save every issue, but I save a lot, as there's so much timeless information and good music to be found. In the few issues withing arm's reach I see a story on the music of "O Brother Where Are Thou?" with an arrangment of "Man of Constant Sorrow". Here's an article on Jazz Manouche and Django Reinhardt, with a tutorial written by John Jorgenson. Another issue spotlights the then-new MTV Unplugged phenomenon, and has a transcription of Clapton's unplugged "Layla".

Issues have covered contemporary singer-songwriters, Cuban "Son" music, African music, 1920s American Jazz guitarists... just about anything that can be played on a guitar. Evry issue is a surprise, and even if it doesn't have one of your favorites it'll have something you'll find interesting and useful.

2-0 out of 5 stars Subscription Problems
While I love the magazine, I have had problems getting the issues delivered. This has also happened when I tried to subscribe by phone and over the Internet. They can't seem to get it right.

When a customer WANTS to pay, why make it difficult for him? And since I DID pay a subscription..., why am I still having trouble getting all the issues? Customer service is NOT a phrase in their vocabulary.

4-0 out of 5 stars A must for serious acoustic guitar players
If you love to pull out that acoustic and knock off a few songs when the world seems to be going crazy and your soul needs the healing energy of music, then you should read this magazine. It provides good product reviews, playing tips, and song tabs. Also helpful are tips for tuning up and maintaining your guitar so it stays in the best playing condition. Although I am not a fan of magazine ads, the ads in this magazine are cool because they provide useful information about new products and services that would otherwise be difficult to discover. The interviews with top acoustic players like James Taylor, Neil Young & Bert Jansch are also a big plus. In all honesty, I do not read every issue--I grab issues when they have something I am interested in. In sum, if you are serious about playing that Martin or Gibson sitting in the corner, then read Acoutic Guitar every now and then--you will learn something! ... Read more


6. Clavier

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Asin: B00007AW8E
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Instrumentalist Co
Sales Rank: 1588
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Articles on the artistic as well as the practical aspects of teaching, news and music reviews for teachers of keyboard instruments and their advanced students.
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7. Strings
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Asin: B00005N7SZ
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: String Letter Publishers
Sales Rank: 975
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Appeals to many types of music lovers
I have been subscribing to "Strings" for several years and enjoy the magazine. This last issue had a section on cajun music as well as an article featuring Joshua Bell, a world-class violinist who is teaming up with MIT to develop a series of high-tech instruments and musical toys designed to stiumlate children's interest in music.

There are usually a few pages of music (for violin) and reviews of books, music, bows, violins, etc.

There have been a few issues that did not appeal to my interests. That is the reason for 4 stars. ... Read more


8. Keyboard
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Asin: B00005N7R2
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Music Player Network
Sales Rank: 1089
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars on point
i often read this Magazine at my Local Book Store&it truly hits home.I Play Keyboards myself&always read on what they have to say on the latest technology also Interviews with different Artists&the Sounds they are Vibing On.you can't miss with this Magazine.very detailed on the subject matter.

5-0 out of 5 stars Keyboards and more
If you are a keyboard player, you probably already know about this publication. You are aware that there is no other magazine that fills this niche quite as well (although Electronic Musician comes close). You likely are a subscriber already, or you pick up an issue at the newstand every month. But anyone, keyboard player or not, who is interested in making music with technology, would be served well by checking out this magazine. "Keyboard" is almost a misnomer, actually, because, while keyboards are emphasized, there is much here regarding recording and using computers for creating music. Strange as it may sound, sometimes keyboards get short shrift in favor of coverage of software and technology. The crux of this magazine, to me, is the product review section. If an item wins a "Key Buy" designation, you know it is worth adding to your musical arsenal. It's worth saving the back issues for reference. All in all a splendid magazine for musicians. ... Read more


9. Fingerstyle Guitar
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Asin: B00006LC3P
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Mi Media Llc
Sales Rank: 2276
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great for people serious about fingerstyle
A music teacher of mine suggested this magazine when I got interested in some more advanced fingerstyle method. The music selections in each issue are from some of the best known fingerstyle guitarists on the planet. Selections range for Irish/celtic jigs to flamenco to classical to jazz. If you really want to expand your skill and knowledge of the guitar invest in this magazine.

The only downside is that most of the music is pretty difficult to play. Some of the more difficult selections have taken me several months of daily practice to be able to play them correctly and I've been playing for over ten years. But overall Fingerstyle Guitar is an excellent addition to a serious guitar player's collection.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not for every guitarist
I've just gotten my last issue of my 6-issue subscription, and I think I'll let it run out without renewal. Not because I didn't enjoy the magazine, but because I now have enough music to learn for the next year, and I don't need anymore.

The articles aren't that interesting, what sets this magazine apart is the wide range of music and genres that are included, and the accompanying recordings, which are really nice, since it gives you a "feel" for the subject matter that you can't get otherwise.

Most of it is fairly advanced though, and certainly not a magazine for the beginner. On average, there's about one song per issue that I can play. Beginners should look elsewhere.

I have noticed a few errors in their transcriptions. Sometimes it's a number on the wrong line of tab, sometimes it's a whole measure that's erroneously duplicated. Sometimes it's written a little odd, and can be difficult to read quickly (eg. sometimes the strong beat isn't made to stand out from the others).

It's expensive, but it's worth the price. It will probably cost you the same to buy a fingerstyle book with the same amount of music, but without the recordings.

In conclusion, it's worth a try. Pick up an issue at the stand and try it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for intermediate to advanced, not for begginner
The best part of this magazine is the wonderful music that comes with the CD. Its actually worth the subscription to just get the CD. It is first-class fingerpicking music.

However, the music that they transcribe is quite advanced, I would find it hard to believe that anyone but a professional could play most of the transcriptions in the magazine. They have been making a move towards some more intermediate music, there is maybe a song every other issue that is within my grasp.
However, there is some value in learning parts of songs that you can struggle to get.

I have been a subscriber for about 4 years.

Doug ... Read more


10. Folk Harp Journal
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Asin: B00006KENI
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Intl Soc Folk Harpers Crafts
Sales Rank: 4336
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11. Saxophone Journal
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Asin: B00006KW87
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Dorn Publications Inc
Sales Rank: 2350
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12. Fiddler Magazine
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Asin: B00007AXB8
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Fiddler Magazine
Sales Rank: 2541
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13. Drum Corps World
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Asin: B00007J75V
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Drum Corps World
Sales Rank: 3229
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The premier source for fans of drum & bugle corps.
Drum Corps World (DCW) is without a doubt the single greatest publication dedicated to the drum & bugle corps activity. I have been a drum corps fan and participant for 20 years and DCW has always been there as the leading source of news, performance reviews, scores, photos and more. They also have an excellent web site that is searchable online. (web addresses aren't allowed in these reviews) ... Read more


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