"Hi Phil, seems to be a popular topic on the web. On one forum, it was mentioned it was not quite as thick as a dime. On Acoustic Guitar an article read: He shapes his own tortoiseshell picks from blanks and keeps two on hand at all times in case he…"
"If I were to recommend a beginners material, like several in this thread I would have to say, hands down, it'd be FP Essentials series. Does an excellent job of explaining the theory as well as "why?". Plus it explores and…"
"There must have been a full moon last night, I was on this very same lessons this morning and couldn't hit the broadside of the barn from 3 ft away. I simply walked away for a few minutes, slowed down and things started to click. Ganon…"
"Hi Mary, I concur, Om-1's do sound nice, I've never owned one, but if it's the guitar that fits you, and you can't wait to play some more, then it's obviously going to suit you just fine. Beware of crowd mentality, there are…"
"Steve, John makes a good point, I'm going through the pick routine myself, and as a personal preference, I find the Dunlop Big Stuby 2.0mm providing the best crisp sound, but takes some getting used to due to thickness. I also tried Dunlop…"
"Steve, unfortunately buckeyes are bad news these days, but I'm sure one day they'll return to their glory days. Have a brother inlaw and family living in Toronto, they'll be here tomorrow. Beautiful city, never been to Sooner country,…"
"Dan, just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the Flatpicking Essentials. I've worked on Vol 1 for a couple weeks now, and am just about ready to move into Vol II. At this rate I may just complete the entire set before its all over. Thanks…"
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
"Hello everyone, I've wanted a D-28 for what seems forever. Ever since Andy Griffith accompanied the Darlings when I was knee high to a grasshopper. Well in 2003 I strummed the first one after a career in the Navy, and latched onto that D-28…"
"Good evening to everyone from Ohio. @ Steve I share your pain. I previously subscribed to FGM 2001-06, built up quite a collection, but found I just couldn't focus on the one thing that was missing. By reading the tabs I knew the…"
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"