"Hey Dale - Guess I'm a little slow, but I just got around to listening to the tunes on your profile. Really nicely done!
Are you going to be at Kamp this year? I'll be at Week 1. Hope to see you there.
I've developed this terrible habit of posting my pinkie while I'm playing rhythm. It leads to a significant thumping on as my pinkie beats against the top when I'm playing. Orrin Starr called me on it during a workshop a few months ago, and I've been trying to sort it out since then.Just curious how folks approach their right hand position while playing rhythm. Closed fist? Posting, but with a looser touch? Nothing feels quite right as I'm trying to change it up.See More
At the Flatpicking Essentials web site I have been working on posting answers to all of the homework problems. You can check out what I've tabbed out for exercises 11 and 12. I have a couple of variations. Check it out here:…"
I've been playing around with exercises 11 and 12 in the keys of C, D, A and E. Frequently, they offer a choice of either walking up and landing on a root played on the treble strings, or walking up, but finally popping back an octave to play the root on the low E string.Just taking Ex. 11 in C as an example, it walks nicely from C to F, but to follow the baseline to G you either wind up on the third string open G (kind of tinny to my ear), or jump down an octave to play the root on the sixth…See More
Little Girl!!! How in the world are you?? I certainly hope this message finds you well. I am bummed that Kamp did not work out for me this year. (Implementing a Dang new computer systems at work.) Anyway, hope you are becoming a master of that little mando. Check out Sierra Hull's new album, if you haven't yet. Great stuff. Still holding out hope I can get down this weekend to see David Grier. All the best! Jimmy
"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…"
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