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.
"Hi, Anita. I'm no expert, and have only been in a few contests myself. Plus, I think this can really vary with the individual. For instance, the "pretend-the-audience-isn't-there" thing didn't work for me. I'm better…"
"yeah, or what. we all get butterflies, accept the fact that you might stumble, smile and forge ahead. if you don't have great control of your tunes,it will show. the happy place is knowing that you know the tune, cold. hope this helps."
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"