"I have been playing guitar since the late 60s but really got hooked when I heard Norman Blake on the radio in the early 70s. I started teaching guitar in 2004 as a part time activity but soon I had an overflow of students decided to make it my full…"
I just wanted to say Hi. I'm a Flatpick L member, although mostly just a reader. I really enjoyed your stream on Flatpick L about playing with a softer touch. It has helped me to improve my playing. You always seem to have some good feedback on other issues too. I'm in a Bluegrass band in CA, sponsor a bluegrass jam in my area and of course I'm working hard to raise the level of my pickin. Thanks for the tips.
Thanks for the comment. By the way does the softer approach technique apply to the right hand (flatpicking hand) as well. I saw a comment by someone recently about how the faster they pick the softer they hold the pick. Do you find this to be true?
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"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…"