Selected Michael Hedges Bibliography
Any listing below which is still available from the publisher is linked to the publishers page. Some articles are also available online and are linked to. There are several magazines which have published transcriptions of Michaels music, but which I have declined to list here either because the transcriptions were lacking or because they are now offered through Stropes Editions, Ltd. If you have any additions to this bibliography, please e-mail Nomad Land's Webmaster.
Michael Hedges/Rhythm, Sonority, Silence. 1995, Stropes Editions, Ltd. Introduction, automusicalbiography and original essays on composition, electronics, and tunings by Michael Hedges. Transcriptions and study notes by John Stropes. Includes The Naked Stalk, Eleven Small Roaches, Bensusan, Layover, Rickovers Dream, and Aerial Boundaries. Also includes tunings database, discography and explication of notational symbols and competencies.
Individual transcriptions of Michaels music are also available from Stropes Editions, Ltd. Currently available titles include Because Its There, Hot Type, Ragamuffin, and The Happy Couple.
June 1999 "Rage in the Box: A new breed of guitarists is bringing a
metal sensibility to folk picking"
An interesting article by John Diliberto, producer and host of Echoes, in which he traces the roots of the current wave of rock-tinged acoustic players back to one pioneering spirit.
Music & Computers, May/June 1997. 8MHz is Enough. An extremely interesting interview in which Michael talks about his approach to recording.
Acoustic Guitar, March 1997. The New Oracle. Interview and transcription to The Second Law with notes by Michael.
Guitar Player, March 1997. Consulting the Oracle: A Lesson with Acoustic Visionary Michael Hedges. Interview with Michaels notes on various transcription excerpts including formative but unreleased compositions, Rickovers Dream, The Second Law, Ready or Not, and Jitterboogie.
Fingerstyle Guitar, January/February 1997 (#19). Little Gremlins: Some additional thoughts on Ragamuffin by John Stropes. This article is available in Adobe Acrobat format from Stropes Editions, Ltd.
Guitar, December 1996. A one-page profile on Michael, including a rather unusual photo of the man with his foot behind his neck while holding his black harp-guitar.
Fingerstyle Guitar, November/December 1996 (#18). Submarine Harmonics: Some additional thoughts on Rickovers Dream by John Stropes. This article is available in Adobe Acrobat format from Stropes Editions, Ltd.
Fingerstyle Guitar, September/October 1996 (#17). A Fun New Way to Play the Guitar: Some additional thoughts on Hot Type by John Stropes. This article is available in Adobe Acrobat format from Stropes Editions, Ltd.
Fingerstyle Guitar, July/August 1996 (#16). Imagine This! Some additional thoughts on Aerial Boundaries by John Stropes. This article is available in Adobe Acrobat format from Stropes Editions, Ltd.
Fingerstyle Guitar, March/April 1996 (#14). Michael Hedges: Music from the Inside Out. Interview with accompanying article, Study Notes for Bensusan, by John Stropes.
Musician, November 1995 (#204). Michael Hedges Goes with the Flow. Interview with transcription excerpt to Aerial Boundaries by John Stropes.
Anthem Monthly, September 1995. Michael Hedges and Rhythmic Guitar. Interview.
Dirty Linen, April/May 1995. Communication: The Michael Hedges Interview.
Acoustic Guitar, March/April 1991. Between Rock and a Soft Place. Interview with sidebar on EQing. Also includes an article by John Stropes on Michaels string-stopping technique called The String Stops Here.
Home & Studio Recording, February 1991. The Savage Myth. Interview with sidebar on equipment.
Guitar World, January 1991. Acoustic Thrash. Interview.
Guitar Player, October 1990. Michael Hedges: Acoustic Overdrive. Interview as well as sidebar on stage and studio equipment. Transcription excerpts of The Naked Stalk and Nomad Land. Please note that The Naked Stalk is included in the book Michael Hedges/Rhythm, Sonority, Silence with notes by John Stropes.
Guitar Extra!, December 1990. The Sound of Three Hands Playing. Interview. This article, along with a transcription of Breakfast in the Field was republished in the Spring 1995 issue of Guitar Classics (#10). I think you can get the latter as a back order through Cherry Lane.
Guitar World, May 1988. Heavy Mental. Interview with sidebar on equipment. Interesting photo of Michael and Leo Kottke on tour together in 88.
Frets, November 1986. Michael Hedges: Windham Hills Man in Motion. Interview, sidebar on equipment, and transcription of Layover. Please note that Layover is included in the book Michael Hedges/Rhythm, Sonority, Silence with notes by John Stropes.
Guitar Player, February 1985. Michael was the featured artist in the article New Directions in Acoustic Steel-String.