Adam Perlmutter

Adam Perlmutter

Adam Perlmutter holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a master's degree in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory. He is the editor of Acoustic Guitar.

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How Do Guitarists Practice?

Practicing is one of the most important things you can do as a guitarist, whether you’re an absolute beginner or seasoned professional. Yet, to the detriment of their musicianship, many players have poor practicing habits—for instance, running through things that…

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Tell Us About Your Musical Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Acoustic Guitar editors are preparing a special feature on readers’ experiences during COVID-19. We’d love to hear about how you’ve been dealing with the pandemic from a musical perspective. Select responses will appear in the November/December 2020 issue (and online), and…

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Tom Prasada-Rao

World Premiere: “$20 Bill (for George Floyd)”

Shortly after the May 2020 killing of George Floyd, Tom Prasada-Rao, a singer-songwriter based in Silver Spring, Maryland, was watching CNN footage of protests when in a fit of inspiration he penned a new song. In its aching and deeply felt contemplation, “$20 Bill (for George Floyd)” brilliantly captures the grief and rage coursing through the veins of so many in the wake of Floyd’s senseless murder, over cigarettes said to have been purchased with counterfeit currency.

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Acoustic Classic: ‘Georgia on My Mind’

To make things easier to play on the guitar, I placed the first two bars an octave lower than the strings on the original recording, with the second two bars in the original octave. Play this part kind of languorously, taking advantage of the breathing room afforded by the open strings.  
Happy Traum, Stefan Grossman, Rory Block, and Steve James

Out of the Blues: Reflections on the 1960s Folk Revival

In the late 1950s and early ’60s, prewar acoustic blues guitarists such as Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, and Reverend Gary Davis earned late-in-life fame as new audiences eagerly devoured their music through performances at events like the Newport Folk…

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World Premiere: Learn a Tune by Chris Eldridge

Chris Eldridge, the Punch Brothers member and house guitarist on NPR’s Live From Here, has in recent years been having conversations with Collings Guitars about making the ultimate dreadnought. “One of my main goals was to come up with something…

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The Official Jim D’Addario Reverb Store Opens

Not long ago, Jim D’Addario, Chairman of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer of D’Addario & Company, Inc., began to feel guilty that most of the guitars in his 50-instrument collection were being neglected. D’Addario decided to pair with Reverb to sell an initial batch of 14 of these guitars.

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