"Thanks Mark. Yep the right hand just has to be efficient...a smooth clean follow through without any waisted effort is crucial. If you are having to start and stop your pick, put on the brakes so to speak, things will always be clunky,…"
"Watching this makes me see how the "Timing Exercises and Right Hand Workout" from your 5thfretproductions.com page could come in handy. Having a feel for the string spacing and a smooth, efficient right hand (as demonstrated in the video)…"
Norman Blake, David Grier, Clarence White, Tony Rice, Doc Watson
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
beaumont rag, black mountain rag, Big Sciota...
Merrill C-18, Marty Lanham D28 (Nashville Guitar Company), 1961 Martin D28, 1951 Martin 000-21
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I am an instructor & performer based in Columbus Ohio who is devoted to acoustic music. There are several projects keeping me busy these days: RU Bound (HillBilly Chamber Music), Fox N Hounds (Original Bluegrass & beyond). I'm developing instructional resources for acoustic musicians @ 5th Fret Productions, some of which are also found on YouTube.
"Let me know when you're in or around Central VA. I'm pretty close to Charlottesville. We can play some John Denver and Croce for old time sake, and I'd be happy to provide some back-up rhythm or 5 string on some of the…"
This group is for members who are working with the 8-Volume Flatpicking Essentials course written by Dan Miller and Tim May. This is the place to meet others who are working with the course and share your arrangements.See More
My first Carbon was an Adamas.I currently play a Rainsong Dred.I discovered carbon Guitars 2 years ago in a local Guitar store and purchased one within a month. I played my first RainSong Dred about a year later and bought that one.I watched Scott Nygards reviews on you tube and that kinda got me searching.Anyone else play the fakes?See More