"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.
"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…"
Featuring Thomas Wakefield & Gypsy Roots with special guest! Celebrate the creative influence of legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt on today’s music! This popular concert event features live music performances by the genre’s leading artists, including local favorite award-winning guitarist Thomas Wakefield & Gypsy Roots with a very special guest to be announced! Plus, meet the headliners and sharpen your skills with an exclusive hands-on guitar workshop! For more workshop…See More