The Beatles, Jimmy Page, Norman Blake, Al DiMeola.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Here Comes The Sun, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Mediterranean Sundance.
Alvarez Yari, Eastman, Fender Telecaster.
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
1998- Present - Guitar teacher at Woodsy's Music Kent, Ohio - Traditional, Modern, Classical, & Mandolin.
1992-2000 Youngstown Area Arts Council (Arts In The Schools), The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County (Arts In The Schools) Ohio Arts Council (Artist On Tour).
Past Sponsors: The National Endowment for the Arts (The Big Read), The Kent State Folk Festival (Workshop Presenter), The Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Performer), The Kent Free Library (Workshop Presenter) Glen Oaks High School (Guitar Tutor) Western Reserve Academy 2005-2007 (Guitar Tutor), First Night Akron; First Night Youngstown; First Night Canfield; Opening Night Warren; Cuyahoga Valley Folk Festival; Cabin Fever Folk Festival; Inventors Hall of Fame; City of Upper Arlington; Kent Beatles Fest; 'Round Town Music Festival, Kent, OH; Stow Heritage Festival 2016 (Performer).
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…"