Greetings, all!FGM announces a special workshop and concert featuring Casey Cook (guitarist & mandolinist with the Atlanta-based Dappled Grays; the youngest inductee into the Florida Country Music Hall of Fame; and currently Instructor of Bluegrass Guitar and Bluegrass Ensemble at Denison University, Granville, OH) and Andy Carlson (twice former Georgia State Champion fiddler, a former Ohio Grand Champion fiddler, Associate Professor of Violin at Denison University, and author of The Guide…See More
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Have been an editor of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine since 1998, but have played guitar for more than 40 years. A technical writer by trade, I now live in the heartland of America, Iowa, but until moving to Iowa three years ago I lived mostly on the East Coast.
Yup, Chris. We've tapped the next person on the list - it's a young guy who wants to play the banjo as well as Ralph Stanley. Thanks to your contribution as well as others, we're sending six students to kamp this year. Three to flatpicking, one to mandolin, and two to bluegrass banjo.
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"