Received your Right Hand Technique book this past Thursday. I'm heading back to the drawing board and back down to 120 bpm. I had already started some bad habits you touched on early in the book. Better now than later.…"
BTW the Right Hand Workout seems to be doing some good things now after 6 weeks or so. I am taking it pretty slow, moving on only when I can do given exercises fairly mindlessly - so I am only now starting in on the 'folded'…"
"Jeff, can you confirm something that I think I have already figured out?
In the audio tracks included with the "A Study in Flatpicking", each track for a tune contains both variations, with the first track being 'up to speed'…"
Fingerings can vary depending on the situation. Four of the five pentatonics can be fingered without moving out of position, and the 5th one can use a stretch to stay in position. Position playing is valuable for sight-reading and was made…"
I know it is a book for the right hand, but can you comment on some of your left hand choices? In particular, with the pentatonic scales I notice that you use shifting around the B-G anomaly, even tho' the whole pattern fits into a 4-fret…"
Thanks - and greetings to a fellow alum. Believe it or not, I just returned from Italy about four days ago. I went for a vacation with my wife, not to gig. But I'd love to go back sometime. It's a beautiful place.
The weather was mostly good, with rain just the past few days. We spent four days in Florence, four days in Rome, three days in Venice and three days in Cinque Terra. The food was amazing and the sights were astounding. Where in Italy do you live?
I live in Milano but outside of town so it's more peaceful and no traffic jam. You saw the best of Italy...did you use Rick Steve's book by any chance....I remember I told you to buy it a year ago when I bought 2 of your cds from you. I'm asking because Cinque Terre is R.S. favorite.
Nice to hear from you. I may try to get back to Winfield in '09 when I can compete again. I'll see if I still feel young enough to do it by then. Y'all watch out for tornadoes down there.
"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…"