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Taking It To The Next Level


Taking It To The Next Level

A companion forum to my column in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. Discussion will include fingerboard harmony, practice techniques, swing and jazz styles, all with a goal of achieving constant improvement.

Website: http://www.johncarlini.com
Location: New Jersey
Members: 86
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2013

Discussion Forum

Metronome or Drum Machine 9 Replies

Started by Jim Samuel. Last reply by Jim Samuel Mar 10, 2012.

Scales Reference 3 Replies

Started by Jim Samuel. Last reply by Jim Samuel Jul 27, 2009.

Practice Routine 1 Reply

Started by Jim Samuel. Last reply by Steve Alexander Apr 16, 2009.

Comment Wall

Comment by John Carlini on January 22, 2009 at 1:49pm
I am overwhelmed at the response to this new group and look forward to us all becoming better and better guitar players together!
John Carlini
Comment by John Carlini on January 22, 2009 at 2:17pm
btw: sorry about that weird logo!
I'll be working on it!
Comment by John Bauman on January 22, 2009 at 6:12pm
Weird logo?

Doesn't look weir....

....oh. That thing. That's a tulip, right? Oh. A headstock? No?

Okay. It's weird.
Comment by Ed Fortuna on January 23, 2009 at 12:38pm
John,Thanks for the invite and thanks for your effort.
Comment by Paul Allopenna on January 23, 2009 at 6:42pm

Just my two cents...NEED is maybe a little strong, but besides John's column, there's a lot of information and a lot of music to play in each issue. You won't regret subscribing that's for sure. Dan Miller has put together a very good publication that maintains very high standards.

Comment by John Carlini on January 24, 2009 at 8:04am
Regarding non-subscribers to Flatpicking Guitar Mag; while it is not required to be a subscriber, it is highly recommended, as you will be able to read all the columnists and articles.
Regardless, you are all welcome here!
John C
Comment by Tim Pulley on January 24, 2009 at 2:50pm
As a proud subscriber, I would highly recommend become one. There are great articles, tabs and lessons in each issue that I have received. FGM has helped me understand more about the guitar as well as helped my playing.
I might have to miss a meal or two one day, but I will remain a subscriber.
Great stuff, thanks Dan.
Comment by John Reilly on January 27, 2009 at 7:50pm
Hey, John, thanks for getting this up and running. I'm looking forward to participating, as much as I can, anyway, and learning more by following the threads....
Comment by John Carlini on January 28, 2009 at 5:19am
Great, John,
Welcome aboard!
John C
Comment by GhostPicker on March 1, 2009 at 8:36am

I'm looking forward to being part of your discussion group. I've enjoyed your column in FGM for years. Thanks for the opportunity to tag along.



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