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Taking It To The Next Level

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.
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Taking It To The Next Level

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.
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Taking It To The Next Level

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.
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Taking It To The Next Level

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.
Apr 16, 2011
Mark Thompson commented on John Carlini's group Taking It To The Next Level
"John, I was in your guitar workshop at Denison University yesterday.  It was very informative and motivating.  Your explanation of the modes made me go back through my FGM copies and review your lessons there.  The real-time live…"
Feb 13, 2011
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"Thought you might be interested in hearing about Princeton Area Pickers, a new Meetup.com group . We hope to establish a regular bluegrass-old time-country jam in the Princeton area. Join us at http://www.meetup.com/Princeton-Area-Pickers/"
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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.
Nov 22, 2010
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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.
Sep 12, 2010

Profile Information

Favorite Flatpickers
Tony Rice
Clarence White
Pat Martino
Many, many more
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
The Entire Bluegrass Song Book
The Entire Great American Songbook
Favorite Guitars
Martins, Gibsons, D'Angelicos, etc.
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Fortunate to have been born into a fantastic musical family. Learned to read music and play piano at very early age. 1st fretted instrument was ukelele, age 7. Began playing guitar at age 10, 5-string banjo at age 15. Began following Wes, Django, Earl Scruggs, and Bach.
Still following them!
Do you have a website?
http://www.johncarlini.com

Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 11:28am on October 9, 2008, Dan Miller said…
Hey John!

Welcome to the network.

Dan
At 2:11pm on October 9, 2008, John Bauman said…
Huge fan here. Your treatment of Moonlight In Vermont is second to none.
At 2:55pm on October 11, 2008, Andrea Tarquini said…
Sure John...
we are open to communication....
I've created the NON USA FLATPICKERS GROUP in order to allow people to share more...and further more if you're touring in Europe, you also have some more connections from this network of pickers....it can be helpful....

My best

ANdrea
At 8:15am on October 12, 2008, Adam Schlenker said…
Its good to have you here & always good to hear you pick!

thanks much

Adam S
At 12:36am on October 18, 2008, VUE Laurent said…
To me YOU ARE A GREAT PICKER, I love your guitar style, mabye one time I could see you and your band in France, It will be great for many people in my country...
At 8:07pm on October 24, 2008, Anthony Fairchild said…
Thanks for the add John. Z
At 10:50am on December 15, 2008, John Bauman said…
Hi Mr Carlini,

I've got a question. Not sure if it'll make any sense because maybe it's something that should be obvoius (but it isn't to me).

I love the way you do "Moonlight in Vermont" with Don Stiernberg (an I've stolen what I can). On the bridge -- "telegraph cables sing down the highway...." part -- you seem to almost randomly decide which beats to let ring (a very few) and which beats are left-hand muted (most of them). It sounds so perfect the way you've done it, but it seems random. So is it? ...or am I just missing the obvious count on which you are damp, damp, ringing the rhythm?

John
At 3:04pm on December 27, 2008, John Meehan said…
Hey John,
Thanks and Happy New Year! I hope to see you in Feb. Good luck with the new forum
John M.
At 9:36am on January 1, 2009, Todd Roberts said…
John,
I hope this finds you well,best wishes for a good '09...Thanks for all the great music.Todd (I'm the guy who killed the bat at Kamp a summer ago,our shared memory)....Peace
At 12:33pm on January 25, 2009, DOMINIC FRINZI said…
unfortunately i moved away from my teacher and was gone for 17 years. by the time i got back he had passed. anyway my problem as i see it is putting together solos, and a sound. i feel that the main problem is just playing more, i got into this rut of just practicing scales cause it's easy mindless stuff and it keeps my chops up but does nothing for the mental side of things. i have a vibe player i mess around with sometimes who is a PLAYER. he comes up with these scale and chord centers and spouts this formula stuff but doesn't seem to be able to explain to me what the actual thought process is (for various reasons that don't need mentioning) anyway i get frustrated cause he just blows by me.

anyway i'd love to find out where i can unlock this formula

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