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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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An Event You Do Not Want to Miss!

Posted by Mondy Herndon on July 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

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


World's Fastest Flatpicker? 7 Replies

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. Last reply by Steve Manwarren Aug 25.

You Don't see many of those around? 2 Replies

Levin Guitars that is. My first real guitar was a blonde Levin Goliath. This supposedly is Beth OrtonContinue

Started by kenneth Cooke. Last reply by kenneth Cooke Aug 23.

New Acoustic Guitar group

All American FlatopsContinue

Started by kenneth Cooke Aug 23.

My Music in and around the 60's 9 Replies

Yes, I was there and, yes I remember it. I was playing a few clubs here in the UK and festivals. I also carried a camera and recorded some events, friends also took photos of me. Mainly Cambridge…Continue

Started by kenneth Cooke. Last reply by kenneth Cooke Aug 23.

Guitar straps and end pin jacks 11 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

Started by Downtown Freddy Brown. Last reply by Bob Mesher Jul 6.

picks 21 Replies

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 Marke Richardson Jul 1.

What brand do you play? 213 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 Marke Richardson Jun 29.

Music Software 1 Reply

Can anyone suggest a good audio or music slow downer? I bumped into this software called Song Surgeon but I still want to compare other software…Continue

Started by Dylan Harper. Last reply by Michael Tarnowsky Mar 9.

best way to practice to learn bluegrass solo breaks 7 Replies

I've searched high and low to find the "key" to practice and learning bluegrass brakes.. I've been playing for 35 years and still can't quite put the solos together...Continue

Started by Russ Norton. Last reply by Dylan Harper Feb 24.


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