"hey daniel! sorry it's been so long too respond to your comment. i don't believe i'll be able to make fire on the strings this year. i've already commited to something on may 17 :(. i'm going to plan on it one year, though.…"
"If you're goin through MS, you can get the real deal blues in a place called Senatobia. Just ask anyone where Willy Earl is playin that night and go see him. To get a personal aftershow and possible jam session just simply buy a handle of…"
not lookin like it :( turns out, i've got to move into a new place this weekend. can't stand it! hopefully next year. lemme know how it goes! i should be at grove, ok june 5,6,7 though. that's not as big a flatpick contest, but it is one lol!
Nice to meet you too. I live in San Antonio about 3-4 hours from Houston. Hope we can get together to pick sometime. I really enjoyed your picking and love to see young folks of your generation embrace this style of music. I think in a very few years you will be up there playing as well as Carl - wasn't he amazing and inspiring? Wish you the very best!
sounds awesome man! i didn't place at grove, but met a guy named gary tremel and we're hoping to get toghether and jam. he doesn't live too far and apparently knew of me through here (flatpick.ning) before we went. seems like this thing is really pretty neat. i may go up to the kansas state flatpicking championship if i can swing it. maybe i'll see you there?
started working a week ago on the second half of east tennesse blues and tried to come up with something different for whiskey before breakfast. i've been accompanying my dad at fiddle contests for a few years and am just getting into flatpicking. second time i've done a contest lol! it's a great challenge for me and i want to do it lots more. it forces me to get better regardless of how i perform in the contest lol! it's funny to me how nervous i get when i'm going on stage to flatpick, but when i'm accompanying a fiddler, i feel no pressure whatsoever.
ha I know what you mean. It gets easier as you do it more. I thought I would be a wiseguy and play spanish point in the second round. That is a tough tune to play for 3 and a half minutes lol. I've since dropped it and angeline the baker for the next contest.
i'm not familiar with spanish point. why did you drop angeline the baker? too easy or something? i've gotten really frustrated the last couple days. it seems like my playing's actually getting worse. not sure if its cause i've been playing more than usual and my hands are tired or what, but i hope to break out of it soon. i've been doing some pinky excersizes and man i'm feelin it lol! hopefully it'll pay off in the long run
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…"