Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Charles Sawtelle, David Grier
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Billy in the Low Ground, Big Sandy River, Angeline the Baker, Forked Deer, Big Sandy River, Black Mountain Rag, East Virginia Blues #2, Blackberry Blossom, too many others
Whipple Creek Dreadnaught, Collings D-1A
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I live just south of Denver. I have two beautiful daughters and one beeeeyootiful wife. I love the guitar and wish I could play more. I also have a mandolin. One of these days I'm going to record myself an album of gospel tunes, and I'll be playing the guitar and the mandolin and singing as best I can.
I can relate to your post. As for how much you practice and how you feel about your playingl. I wish my goals were as high as yours. I'd be very happy if I could memorize 6 new tunes. I can hardly remember yesterday and rely on printed music too much. I too hope to attend at least 1 jam a month this next year.
Those are great goals. My goal for this year is also to learn some flatpicking standards... I have also spent the last few months memorizing songs... I am working toward 60 songs and am about 2/3 there. We have an outside promenade in Santa Monica Calif. where musicians and artists are permitted to perform. To do that, I need to have a fairly good repertoire under my belt. I've tried to find another guitarist locally to jam and perform with, but, can you believe it? they're so scarce in these parts! I stealing from your goal list and adding a "jam" session to my monthly goals. Hope you don't mind!
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