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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 12:14pm. Last updated by Dan Miller Jun 18, 2014.

What Is A "Rest Stroke"?

Answered by Bryan Kimsey…

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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:52am. Last updated by Dan Miller Mar 24, 2010.

What Is Crosspicking?

What is crosspicking?



answered by Bryan…
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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:37am. Last updated by Dan Miller Mar 24, 2010.

Flatpicking Links

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has compiled a list of links that may be useful to… Continue

Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 5:13am. Last updated by Dan Miller Feb 16, 2010.

Tunes You Need To Know

What are some of the tunes I need to know in order to participate in jam sessions at bluegrass events?…

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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:46am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

Learning Lead Breaks After Playing Rhythm For Years

I have been playing rhythm guitar for years and I now want to learn some lead breaks. Where do I begin?…

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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:33am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

FAQ

Here are answers for some of the more frequently asked questions related to flatpicking. If you've got additional…
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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:29am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

Learning to Play Lead Solos in Bluegrass Jams

I am interested in learning to play lead solos in bluegrass jams. Are there any pointers you can give me?…

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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:51am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

Improving Your Rhythm Playing

I would like to improve my rhythm playing. What advice can you give me?…

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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:49am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

Tips on Ear Training

I've tried learning to play by ear and found it very difficult. Do you have any suggestions that might make it easier for me?… Continue

Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:49am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

What Is Floating?

What is "floating?"



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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:47am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

What's All This Talk About Pick Direction?

I've heard flatpickers debate about "pick direction," especially when discussing "crosspicking." What are they talking about?… Continue

Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:35am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

Basic Fundamental Techniques While Practicing Flatpicking

Every beginner is encouraged to learn the fundmentals. What are some of the basic fundamental techniques I need to keep in mind while practicing… Continue

Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:34am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

What Is Flatpicking?

The most frequently asked question we receive from guitar enthusiasts who discover us on the web and are not familiar with the term "flatpicking" is:… Continue

Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 8:30am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

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Created by Dan Miller May 11, 2008 at 4:56am. Last updated by Dan Miller May 11, 2008.

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