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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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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

The Nashville Guitar Academy: May, Flynn, and Papasoff

The Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee is pleased to announce that The Nashville Guitar Academy's first workshop will be held October 23 - 25, 2008 at The Fiddle & Pick building in Pegram, TN. The instructors for the first event are Tim May, Pat Flynn, and Stefan Papasoff. Tuition is $295; registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.thenashvilleguitaracademy.com .



The Nashville Guitar Academy is a new… Continue

Posted by Tim May on August 6, 2008 at 12:19am — 3 Comments

New at Flatpickdigital.com!

We have just added a few PDF instructional books, and the audio files to Brad Davis' popular Flatpick Jam accompaniment series, to the list of downloadable items at flatpickdigital.com. Two of the downloadable books are FGM compilations and provide the best Flatpicking instruction you'll find for the money (a ton of great material). You can check out the new additions here:… Continue

Posted by Dan Miller on July 31, 2008 at 7:41am

Flat pick on the Eastern Shore of VA

Sure would like to play more fiddle tunes and less Bluegrass with other folk. I'm curious to see if I might hear from anyone in this area. I do manage to leave home and get a good dose going to Allegheny Echoes, Augusta, etc. But. Playing closer to home would be handy - not to mention the savings in gas. Call if you're in the area. 757-442-6008. Tom W.

Posted by Tom Wescott on July 20, 2008 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

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Easy Solution To a Common Acoustic/Electric String Problem

Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the…Continue

Started by Larry Apr 21.

Heavy Picks Anyone? 39 Replies

When I started playing acoustic guitar about a year ago, I felt most comfortable with medium gauge picks.  Thins were clearly too flimsy and heavys just seemed too stiff.  But as time went by I…Continue

Tags: blanchard, tone, speed, picks

Started by William Gray. Last reply by Arthur Knowler Feb 18.

Tim Allred contact

Howdy.  I'm a guitar maker and I got an inquiry from one Tim Allred on my contact form that I use on my website to try to cut down on spam.  Unfortunately he didn't give a phone number and he gave an…Continue

Started by ETHAN DEUTSCH Dec 23, 2016.

the last issue of Flatpicking Mag.

Just got it -Sept /Oct. 2016 issue- wonderful write-up  by Dan Miller "20 Years of Lessons Learned" A must read ( and learn) for all -IMO.A guide that shows how to go about learning  the Guitar , I…Continue

Started by rich jaeger Sep 1, 2016.

Up strums 1 Reply

Hey FPers!Could use some advice, or just start a discussion, on the merits of strum patterns that go both up and down, versus Boom-Chuck with straight down strokes.I bring this up as I have recently…Continue

Tags: strum, patterns, technique, hand, playing

Started by David Wayne Martin. Last reply by Daniel Stolte Aug 14, 2016.

What is the best right hand position for flatpicking 25 Replies

i rest my hand on the bridge but then its hard to reach different strings

Started by matthew. Last reply by David Wayne Martin Jul 14, 2016.

Winfield 1 Reply

Thinking about making a trip to Winfield for the first time. Anyone have some insider info I need to know? Is it worth the 6 hour drive I'll have to make? Thx for your thoughts.

Started by Tim Sanders. Last reply by Dan Connors Jul 13, 2016.

how do i delete songs and how do i send my videos to other places?

how do i delete songs and how do i send my videos to other places?Continue

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Started by jeff ebbets Mar 5, 2016.

how do i delete songs and how do i send my videos to other places?

how do i delete songs and how do i send my videos to other places?Continue

Tags: help

Started by jeff ebbets Mar 5, 2016.

Flatpick.com store

I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but it is really frustrating me. I purchased the 8 volume set of Flatpicking Essentials from the Flatpicking Guitar website. I got a combination of…Continue

Started by Robert Atcher Jan 7, 2016.

 
 
 

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