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We interview guitarist Derek Trucks & take a look at how to play Derek Trucks style slide guitar.
In our acoustic magazine section - The Quiet Room - we talk with canadian acoustic guitarist Don Alder, with an extensive amount of Live footage he performed whilst he at the Guitar Interactive Studio. Don Alder also provides Guitar Interactive readers with a free guitar lesson on vibrato!
Issue 13 of Guitar Interactive is packed FULL of free guitar lessons! This month learn how to play hybrid picking with Andy James, expand your chord vocabulary with Tom Quayle, learn guitar vibrato with Rick Graham, Michael Casswell shows you how to play Melodic guitar runs.
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THE QUIET ROOM_GUITAR REVIEW
After over 100 years out of the limelight, parlour sized guitars have recently
become best sellers again. But does Parlor size automatically mean tone at the
expensive of audibility? Not in the case of the Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro says
Any brand that stems from the passion and
musical vision of Canadian luthier Robert
Godin is a brand to take note of and Simon
and Patrick is certainly no exception. These
guitars are built by artisans who share the
same passion as the man who put the wheels
in motion and created what the company is
today. Based in the small village of LaPatrie
Quebec, in the Eastern Townships just
several hours outside of Montreal, Canada,
the emphasis of the brand is to create
instruments in the mid to high range price
bracket that have the utmost focus on sound
and build quality. One particulary intriguing
aspect of their design is Simon and Patrick’s
unique approach to pressure testing the tops
on all of its guitars to make sure that they
meet the company’s exacting standards.
According to S&P: “pressure testing the
tops benefits the overall tone, projection and
resonance of our instruments. So, not only
do these select solid tops possess aesthetic
beauty and appeal but they are graded and
pressure tested for their excellence and
structural integrity, which in the end benefits
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the player and increases the lifespan of the
guitar”. In addition, all Simon and Patrick
models also feature compound curve tops, to
further heighten the structural integrity and
overall projection. These select solid tops are
further enhanced by the support of the very
strong, yet very light, Adirondack spruce
The subject of this review, the Woodland Pro
Parlor, forms part of the Simon and Patrick
Woodland Pro series. As the name would
suggest, this instrument veers towards the
tiny, but, as I soon found out, a small guitar
doesn’t always equate to a small sound!
Specification wise, this guitar has a select,
pressure tested, solid spruce top with
mahogany back and sides and also comes
with a hand sanded and finished mahogany
neck bearing a rosewood fingerboard. The
rather cute looking bridge is also made of
rosewood, while the nut and bridge pins are