"Dave: great playing with you this summer - definitely raised the bar!! Have started singing in earnest - much to the chagrin of my family!!
Been playing "The Mountain" a lot...what a monster album. Also, you should get Steve Martin's…"
This group is for members who are working with the 8-Volume Flatpicking Essentials course written by Dan Miller and Tim May. This is the place to meet others who are working with the course and share your arrangements.See More
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.
Some great pickers I've been inspired by include Tony Rice, Doc Watson, David Grier, Andy Falco, Clay Hess, Jim Nunally, James Nash, Bryan Sutton, Charles Sawtelle, Mo Canada, John Jorganson, Norman Blake.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
I really enjoy playing all the traditional fiddle tunes out there and seems like an endless amount of more tunes to learn. Lonseome Fiddle Blues, Forked Deer, and Cold Frosty Morning are some of my current favorites.
Currently alternate among a Martin '98 HD-28LSV, '02 D-18V and '05 HD-35.
Hey Dave: Happy New Year! Do you know when you're going to HMC next year? Also, check out the tune "Brilliance" from FGM 2 issues ago - let me know of you do;t have the music and I'll send you the .mp3. By the way, did you ever get a chance to listen to the "Skip Hop and Wobble" cd?
Dave: great playing with you this summer - definitely raised the bar!! Have started singing in earnest - much to the chagrin of my family!!
Been playing "The Mountain" a lot...what a monster album. Also, you should get Steve Martin's "The Crow"...one of the best bluegrass albums I've heard, really beautiful and distinctive playing.
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…"