Every once in a while you hear a tune that just "speaks to you" and you say to yourself, man I'd love to learn to play that. The problem is, if you're like me, your desire over shadows your talent and you need a little help. While I'm beginning to understand that tabs can be a crutch that can slow down your progress, I find I still need them to get a kick start every once in a while. All that being said, the real question is... Are there tunes that members haven't been able to find or just…See More
I have a BR-160 and a BG-160. The BR is more of a "Martin copy" and the BG is more of a "Gibson copy". They have a little different look and feel from one another but they both have a REAL BIG sound. The BR's neck is…"
"Every year at our family Christmas gatherings, I always manage to have a guitar handy just in case someone asks "hey did you bring your guitar this year?" The family loves singing Christmas songs by candlelight and the additon of the…"
Everytime I go to a new city, one of the things I try to do is visit a local guitar store. After all, every guitar deserves to be seen and played :) We often talk about our favorite guitars, picks, strings, capos, etc. but I haven't seen a lot of discussion about people's favorite "haunts" for "just looking" or purchasing guitars and accessories. I'd like to hear where you all like to shop. I know there are some amazing places where the prices are good, the service is great, and the people are…See More
"Like most everyone else that is "self-taught", I've developed all the bad habits that you could possibly develop. The first two volumes in this series have been a great help in undoing some of the damage. I particularly appreciate…"
"If the average picker is anything like me, it's very hard to stroll through a store and not pick up every guitar in the place, "just to see how it sounds". With every new guitar purchase I make, goes a promise to my wife that…"
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
I feel your pain. I'm in exactly the same situation. I've always felt that being left-handed and playing right has kept me from being a better player. (At least that's the excuse I'm using). I tried a left-handed guitar…"
"Never picked up a Martin guitar that I didn't want to own. Sadly, I only own one. It's a HDC - 28 (Herringbone with a Cedar top) built in 1993. I love the warm tone of the cedar and it smells really good..."
"I recently came across a steel string parlor guitar made by P. Benson, in Minneapolis. It's really a nice little instrument--well built, comfortable, very much like an old Martin 00-18 (mahogany, slotted headstock, pyramid bridge, ladder…"
"My gear is much better than my skill - for straight flatpickin', I play a Martin D-18 Authentic 1937. My go-to guitar for just about everything else (and it flatpicks just fine, thank you) is my Huss & Dalton D-RH with a Red Spruce top.…"
"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…"