Thanks for your advice. We're off up to Northumberland next week so I intend to take your book and my trusty parlour guitar and get to work on some of your arrangements.
I looked for the videos on the playscottishmusic website…"
I have posted bits of my other reply to you re the Scottish Guitar Tutor Book as part of this general discussion.
Re the right hand technique I do tend to play most jigs DUD UDU DUD. I don't stick to it always and it is more…"
"Hi Mike Many thanks for buying the book and the Far from Home cd and I'm glad that you are enjoying them.
Re the right hand technique I do tend to play most jigs DUD UDU DUD. I don't stick to it always and it is more important to feel the…"
I saw your new book when I posted a query on pick directions. I ordered the book and your new CD and I'm currently enjoying both from the comfort of my shed. I really like the range of tunes you've selected and the…"
The Scottish Guitar tutor book is now available. It has a heavy emphasis on flatpicking and is the first ever tutor book of its type to concentrate on Scottish tunes. It includes an instructional CD of the 33 tunes which comprise Scottish jigs, reels and slow airs on Guitar with tab and staff notation. There are links to specially recorded online instructional videos.The Tutor highlights the guitar as a melody instrument for playing traditional Scottish jigs, reels and slow airs and gives…See More
Dick Gaughan, Arty McGlynn, Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Tony McManus, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Donal Clancy, Norman Blake, Bob Dylan (seriously!), Russ Barenburg, Rory Gallagher's acoustic playing.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Blackberry Blossom - Tony Rice
Paint it Black -David Grier
The King of the Pipers - Tony McManus
Donald Blue - Dick Gaughan
Martin D35 & Martin LSV D28
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Hello! - I'm based in Scotland and have played & taught flatpicking Scottish & Irish jigs and reels on the guitar for many years. I also love the jazzier playing of David Grier & Tony Rice and the country blues of Doc Watson and Big Bill Broonzy.
I have just released ( 2008) a CD of all Scottish tunes played flatpicking on the guitar - " Far from Home".
"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…"
Randy Wood Guitars has added the ability to live stream their weekend shows from the Pickin' Parlor. Friday night at 8pm he will have have Town Mountain streaming for FREE. Great young band out of Asheville and a great music venue, if he gets enough viewers watching he will keep these streams going every weekend. Link below if you want to check it out. http://new.livestream.com/saltymoss/townmountainSee More