photo of HRHarvey Reid
Articles & Essays

Articles & Essays:

Harvey also has posted some essays on the Song Train web site that pertain to learning music.


  1. Confessions of a Reluctant Autoharp Teacher (1999) (Lula Magazine 2009 "The Magic Music Box)
  2. The Puzzle of the 6-String Banjo (Banjo Newsletter 2000)
  3. An Acoustic Musician's Guide to Digital Recording (Frets Magazine 1988)
  4. Making your own Digital Recording (Acoustic Guitar Magazine 1990)
  5. Plugging in a Bluegrass Band in the Age of Unplugged (Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine 1996)
  6. Overview: Amplifying Your Acoustic Guitar (Acoustic Guitar 1990)
  1. Understanding Pete Seeger's Legacy (2014)
  2. Remembering Doc Watson (2013)
  3. About Re-Mastering of Recordings
  4. On the "Death" of the Compact Disc (2009)
  5. Why Stringed Instruments Are Hard To Tune (2008)
  6. Overview and Users Guide to the Fishman Stage Amplifiers
  7. About the Fishman Aura Amplification System
  8. iProtest: Essay on iTunes, iPods and Legal Music Downloads (2005)
  9. Open letter about Internet Radio and CARP (May 2002)
  10. 6-String Banjo: The Necessary but Evil Capo
  11. Advice For Musicians Making a Recording (2001)
  12. Essay: On Learning to Play Guitar (2000)
  13. Essay on MP3 (2000)
  14. Compression: Powerful Tool or Deadly Sin (1998)
  15. ASCAP & BMI- Protectors of Artists or Shadowy Thieves?
  16. On Copyrights, Music, & Money
  17. An Open Letter to the Alternative media (from Newsletter 1995)
  18. Essay On Live Stereo Recording
  19. Amplification Strategies for the Performing Acoustic Musician
  20. Amplifying your autoharp
  21. Concerning Live Recording
  22. Music as Information
  23. About the Public Domain
  24. Guitar Music
  25. On Music and Mathematics
  26. The Temptation to Overproduce
  27. Neo-Tribalism in Acoustic Music
  28. Why Guitarists Can't Read Music
  29. Advice on Buying a Guitar
  30. Advice on Playing in Bars
  31. Musical Transmogrification

Essays from Harvey's Newsletter:

  1. Practical Religion (from Newsletter 1994)
  2. An Open Letter to the Acoustic Music media (from Newsletter 1995)
  3. A Musician Looks at Sept 11 (from 2001-2002 Newsletter)

Whimsical Essays:

  1. Toward More Efficient Jogging (from Newsletter 1991)
  2. The Mysteries of Laundry (from Newsletter 1992)
  3. A Fresh Look at Ancient Icons (from Newsletter 1993)
  4. The Day the Guitar Invaded Crete
  5. The Woes of Mosquitos
  6. DWE and Other Offenses
  7. Mysteries of Gastronomy Part I

PO Box 815 York Maine 03909  USA
phone (207) 363-1886

About Harvey Reid Concert Schedule Catalog of Recordings
Listen to Audio Video Booking Information
Buy From Us Reviews Interviews
Newest Recording Newsletter Hot News
Harvey's Gear The Song Train About the Partial Capo
Articles & Essays Out of Print Music Books
Downloads Publicity Info Favorite CD's
What's Here Publicity Photos Guitar Tunings
About Joyce Andersen Lyrics History
Say Hello to Us Home  

About this Web Site & What's New Here | Hot News | Woodpecker Home Page | About Harvey Reid |The Song Train | Video | Audio | About Joyce Andersen | Books by Harvey Reid |Say hello to us... |Catalog of CD's and Tapes | Concert & Record Reviews | Interviews with HR | Harvey Reid Concert Schedule | Special Events | HR's Newest Recording | Lyrics to Harvey Reid Songs | Harvey Reid Annual Newsletters | HR's Guitar Tunings | About the Partial Capo | Articles & Essays by HR | HR's Gear | HR's Favorite CD's | HR's Career History | Booking Info | Publicity Info & Download Files |

This web site concerns the music and life of acoustic musician Harvey Reid.

If you don't find what you want, or if you have comments or questions, please email to