"Gibson is a great guitar and there is absolutely no reason not to flatpick on one. Playability, I mean how the guitar "feels", is important but I think at the end of the day it is the sound that determines your preference. Martin may be…"
"Excellent playing John! I love this tune ever since I heard a fellow FGN singing it. I haven't heard Steve Kaufman's version but I can learn a lot from yours. I like the interesting little runs/riffs that develop the tune further.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Under the double eagle
St. Anne's Reel
Martin, Bourgeois, Collings
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I am originally from southern Ohio, Portsmouth that is, a little river town a couple of hours south of Cincinnati. I currently live in Wichita KS which is just north of Winfield. I look forward to going to the festival next year.
I have been flatpicking now since December of 2010. I am learning through Steve Kaufman's PLP series and the essential series offered by flatpicking guitar mag. My straight job is teaching high school math, and I find that flatpicking gives me a chance to totally focus on something other than work. I truly do love flatpicking and I practice every day. I also dabble with home recording which I find time consuming and somewhat frustrating, but it is quite rewarding when you get it right. I consider myself a beginner flatpicker but some have told me that they thought I am more of an intermediate. Not sure if the labels matter, it's all about having fun and making music and that's what I do. My goal for the next year is to learn at least 30 more beginner tunes, at least 25 intermediate arrangements, practice my banjo more, and begin learning the mando. That's right, I love bluegrass and the more I can learn the happier I will be!
"Let me know when you're in or around Central VA. I'm pretty close to Charlottesville. We can play some John Denver and Croce for old time sake, and I'd be happy to provide some back-up rhythm or 5 string on some of the…"
This group is for members who are working with the 8-Volume Flatpicking Essentials course written by Dan Miller and Tim May. This is the place to meet others who are working with the course and share your arrangements.See More
My first Carbon was an Adamas.I currently play a Rainsong Dred.I discovered carbon Guitars 2 years ago in a local Guitar store and purchased one within a month. I played my first RainSong Dred about a year later and bought that one.I watched Scott Nygards reviews on you tube and that kinda got me searching.Anyone else play the fakes?See More