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Starting Over - With Essentials

I have just started picking up my guitar again after not having touched one since April 2013. This time, I am doing things different. Inste…

Started by Jim Samuel

18 Feb 22, 2015
Reply by Making Sawdust

Have Any Questions?

If you have any questions or comments regarding any of the material in the course, please post it here and I will answer it for you. If I d…

Started by Dan Miller

44 Aug 20, 2012
Reply by Michael Johns

Rhythm players to hear

In addition to the Skillet Lickers I have been listening to some other players who in my mind's ear showcase the principles of Dan's Rhythm…

Started by Peter Lucas

11 Jul 26, 2012
Reply by Michael Johns

Volume 7 and 8

Anybody else using these 2 books? I'm really enjoying them, well mostly V7. The chords become easier to play quicker than I expected. I jum…

Started by Dick Hutchings

2 Sep 20, 2011
Reply by Dick Hutchings

Anyone interested in starting a 2011 group to begin this Series?

Hello all, I just received Vol 1 as well as the Speed, Accuracy and Tone book.  Think it would be fun to work through it with feedback and…

Started by Brent Gremillion

4 Mar 23, 2011
Reply by Paul Erbe

Freshman Class of 2010

This is a place for those who have just started working on FE #1 in early 2010. I have closed this discussion in favor of starting a group,…

Started by ganon

10 Feb 5, 2010
Reply by ganon

Flatpicking Essentials Volume 1

Does anyone have Volume 1 that they have completed and would like to sell? Email me at smyrnagc@comcast.net Thanks, Hal

Started by Hal Loflin

0 Nov 25, 2009

Learning by Ear

This may sound stupid to many of you but I have a question about the ability to hear the notes in the tune. I am asking this because I don'…

Started by Bill Beckner

1 Apr 29, 2009
Reply by Dan Miller

Volume III Fiddle Tunes

Dan, When you figure out a fiddle tune by ear do you write it down as you go or just try to remember it? In the few instances when I've tak…

Started by Dan Forney

2 Apr 29, 2009
Reply by Dan Miller

Jumping octaves

I've been playing around with exercises 11 and 12 in the keys of C, D, A and E. Frequently, they offer a choice of either walking up and la…

Started by Joe Dodson

1 Apr 1, 2009
Reply by Dan Miller

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Jessie and Ginny Original Flatpick Solo Louis Ruoti

Progressive take on an old-timey rhythm base. Not much to it, the relationship ended quickly. Instrument; Blueridge BR 140, recorded on Zoom H-6 Handy Recorder
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Wreck of the Costa Concordia

"That is some very impressive songwriting! Fantastic, Gord would love it; you should send it to him."
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Dave Siler commented on Kelley Hatlee's video
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Aura Lee - Hatlee Band - Aura Lee instrumental video with lyrics

"Very nice, clean, rendition of this old civil war song, and the tone of your guitars is great! (You know that Elvis recorded this in the 1950's as "Love Me Tender?")  Wish I had  ason to pick with!"
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Dave Siler commented on Derek's video
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Ragtime Annie

"This has been my favorite flatpicking/fiddle sine I first heard Doc Watson do it 55 years ago! Your rendition is more than excellent! Guess I'll just have to keep practicing until I get it right!"
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Dave Siler commented on Derek's video
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Danny Boy

"Neat! I have 0015M, along with D28HVR, D35, and most recently, DR Centennial. Martin is the very best!:-)"
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Derek commented on Derek's video
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Danny Boy

"Thanks Dave. Yes, a 00015m. Now supplemented by a Stonebridge DM32 :-)"
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Louis Ruoti commented on Louis Ruoti's video
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Tennessee Waltz - Flatpick Guitar - Louis Ruoti

"You're all too kind, Dave, thanks much... Funny how the threads of musician's lives intertwine, as in your reference to King and the subsequent album by Roseann. Small world!"
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Dave Siler commented on Derek's video
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Danny Boy

"Very nice!!!! Is that Martin 0015M?"
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Dave Siler left a comment for Ralph Schut
"Ralph, I learned more from your videos in two hours last night than i have learned in the past 6 months!! Thanks so much for your very excellent efforts. All fabulous stuff, especially the cross-picking.  Sie Sind Hollandisch. Sprechen Sie…"
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"Bill, do you still get out to Sugar Land Tx? Whaqt part of PA do you live in? Jerry Scribner"
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Dave Siler commented on Paige Anderson's group Martin Guitar Owners
"Have owned D28VR, (80's) D35, (70's )  0015 (early 2000's) and recently bought DR Centennial, marking first century of Dreadnaught production. Has Martin VTS artificially aged top and braces. Greatest sound I have ever heard! I…"
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Dave Siler commented on Louis Ruoti's video
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Tennessee Waltz - Flatpick Guitar - Louis Ruoti

"Fabulous, Louis. Pee Wee King's brother,  Gene, Used to run a rare record shop in Louisville some 40 years ago. Johnnie Cash's daughter cut an album entitled "King's Record Store" Magnificent job on a great tune for…"
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