"Hi, Yooper. I find I've come to put fiddle tunes and such in one of four groups:
1) Those I can easily play a basic version of at a jam, and then play different versions or improvise variations on.
2) Those I can at least play a…"
"Hi, Jim. I am indeed still using my TPR35 pick. It eventually wore down just a hair, giving it a sharper-edged, "scratchier" feel, but I just used a light gauge finishing sandpaper on the edge and it was good as new. I use different picks…"
"Hey, Bill. Marilyn and I are glad to hear that you're back at it. We were thinking of you, and hope all is going well. Glad to hear that a Peaceful Bend Fest is still in the works, but even happier that you're feeling up to doing this.…"
"Ganon: I still prefer my Blue Chip TPR for most things. Funny, though, for spares and just for picks lying around the house, I do exactly what you do with Clayton Ultems, and I agree they are a pretty good substitute. I tend to play them with the…"
"These are great picks, and the company offers great service too. I found that I liked the thinner "35" material, but that they only offered that in the teardrop "TD" shape. I asked Matthew if he had any plans to ever use it in…"
Old Martins, Eastman archtops, Telecasters. Lotsa others...
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A blues-er and fingerpicker when younger, I got back into guitar playing by taking up flatpicking when I turned fifty, seven years ago. It's been a great ride, and has kept me out of trouble, more or less.
Hey, Bob....Sure good to see you at Peaceful Bend and, yes, I know exactly where that book is!!! Sure hope you guys can make it down to Winfield in September -- not sure yet about our play schedule but it's always a good time to get together w/friends.....Dan
"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…"