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FGM Podcast 57 with Thomas Sneed

In this edition of our podcast Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller will be talking with Thomas Sneed, the Director of the Grand Targhee Music Camp.  The Grand Targhee Camp is one of the best music camps that you could select this summer because the instruction is superb, the shows are awesome, the jamming is great, the food is top notch, and up at 8000 feet on the western slope of the Grand Teton mountains, you couldn't ask for a better setting.  The man who makes it all possible is Thomas Sneed.  In this podcast Dan and Thomas talk about his year's event.

FGM Podcast 56 with George Shuffler

  In this edition of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine podcast we are remembering bluegrass guitar legend George Shuffler.  George passed away at his home in Valdese, North Carolina, on April 7th, 2014 just shy of his 89th birthday.  In this podcast Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller will share with you pieces of an interview that he conduct with George Shuffler at Merlefest in April of 1997.  You will also hear George cross pick the tune "Will You Miss Me."

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Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is a bi-monthly periodical, and companion audio CD, dedicated to presenting all aspects of the art of flatpicking the acoustic guitar as pioneered by such great guitarists as Doc Watson, Clarence White, Norman Blake, Tony Rice, and Dan Crary. Our goal is to help you increase your own skill level and enjoyment of this fine art as it pertains to the musical genres of bluegrass, old-time, folk, Celtic, Western swing, gypsy jazz, new acoustic music, and acoustic rock. To that end, the magazine primarily focuses on guitar instruction. We also feature articles on rhythm guitar playing, guitar building and maintenance, and we also review flatpicking CDs and instructional books and videos. This network page is a place to share flatpicking news, photos, new music, videos, and more. To subscribe to the print magazine, click HERE To check out the digital version of the magazine, click here

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FGM Back Issue Blow Out Sale

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Interview with Dan Miller about his best-selling series "Flapicking Essentials".

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Posted by Mondy Herndon on June 17, 2014 at 4:35pm

Flatpicking Guitar Tab Index

At the request of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine readers, we've updated our FGM Tab Index and have formated it as an easy-to-navigate PDF file (all tunes listed in alphabetical order with alphabet links from the first page).

You can download it from the main page of the Flatpicking Network (click on the "FGM Tab Index" image in the right… Continue

Posted by Dan Miller on August 11, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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World's Fastest Flatpicker?

Even so in my childhood and now adulthood, I've kept wondering and asking those about me; just who is the world's fastest flatpicker? I've grown up hearing some intricate melodic weaving, yet still…Continue

Started by April Ruth Jordan Aug 13.

"Winfield Warmup" Flatpicking Guitar Workshop September 12-14, 2014 Overland Park, Kansas 3 Replies

Greetings,Mark Fulford (Collings Forum member “Dreaded Picker”) and I (Collings Forum member "GrierRiceFan") are producing a flatpicking guitar workshop weekend to be held September 12-14, 2014 in…Continue

Started by Jim K.. Last reply by Jim K. Jul 23.

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I've been wanting to go for a few years now so back in the spring I decided that this was the year I was going to attend Kaufman Kamp...I'm from East Tennessee originally and love the area....my…Continue

Started by Steve. Last reply by Steve Jun 29.

Instructors in the Bay Area 2 Replies

I would like to buy some flatpicking lessons for my daughter's 30th birthday.  She has a Garrison now which she finger picks/strums as well as my 5-string Mastertone which she also plays reasonably…Continue

Started by Ron Kellison. Last reply by Ron Kellison Jun 12.

new Kbar recording!

Hi everyone! I want to let you know about my new record, just out and available for purchase!It's titled "Braeburn" and you can order it from my website (it's a funky website, but it's all mine!). …Continue

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Started by Kathy Barwick Jun 7.

Guitar straps and end pin jacks 7 Replies

Anyone else have problems fitting the guitar strap over the electric end pin jack on acoustic/electric guitars? I've asked music stores and strap manufacturers and neither seem to think it's a…Continue

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I'm looking for a good pick to get sterted with. Anyone have any thoughts on blue chip verses red bear ?Continue

Started by Daniel J Thomack. Last reply by kenneth Cooke Jun 4.

flatpicking instruction 7 Replies

hi everyone. my name is brian and i've been a chicken picker for quite a few yrs. really into johnny hiland,brad paisley,ect. BUT,i have recently become very interested in all the great flatpickers…Continue

Started by brian rancourt. Last reply by kenneth Cooke Jun 4.

What brand do you play? 208 Replies

Hey everyone, I would like to perform a simple survey of all that will reply to this. I am very curious what brand and model of guitar is the most popular among the flatpickers here.  There are…Continue

Started by Todd McFarland. Last reply by L A Uptegrove May 30.

 
 
 

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