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'…"
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.
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…"