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Rick Hagen replied to Tom Truby's discussion How does he do it in the group Norman Blake Fans
"Hi Tom, I'm also in the DC area. Just yesterday at my lesson with Orrin Star we were working on Norman and Tony's solos from the D18 Song. We had the audio playing on my Mac and Orrin was helping me figure out the solos. I can sort of…"
Nov 18, 2010
Dave Caouette replied to Tom Truby's discussion How does he do it in the group Norman Blake Fans
"Tom, Just came across your query into playing like Norman Blake. It's been my experience that there are few who can play just like him, but some who can emmulate what he does to a pretty good degree. I agree with Steve that you are more than…"
Nov 17, 2010
Steve Blanchard replied to Tom Truby's discussion How does he do it in the group Norman Blake Fans
"Tom, You need to get flatpicking lessons with someone in your area who can show you what you want to learn. You are probably a visual learner verses an audio learner. If you don't trust your ears at this juncture, you definitely need…"
Mar 11, 2010
Tom Truby and Chris Wayne Petry are now friends
Mar 28, 2009
Tom Truby replied to Tom Truby's discussion How does he do it in the group Norman Blake Fans
"Mike, Thanks for getting back. My basic response is up above to capt' vic. Thanks again TT"
Mar 26, 2009
Tom Truby replied to Tom Truby's discussion How does he do it in the group Norman Blake Fans
"capt' Vic Thanks for the come back. I do have a slow down software called Transcribe, that is really great. It shows the whole song in anlalog sign wave. Any section can be isloated right down to one note. Also you can slow the piece down or…"
Mar 26, 2009
Mike Mancini replied to Tom Truby's discussion How does he do it in the group Norman Blake Fans
"There's a free download called Audacity available at http://audacity.sourceforge.net that also lets you slowdown a tune and loop it. That's how I learn many of my tunes. From there it's just trial and error to try to figure out how…"
Mar 26, 2009
Capt' Vic replied to Tom Truby's discussion How does he do it in the group Norman Blake Fans
"hi tom, as i mentioned to eric, i use the software called "amazing slowdowner" by www.ronimusic.com it's not too expensive , downloadable and just a wonderful tool for learning tunes. as you can both slow down tune and also form loops…"
Mar 25, 2009
Tom Truby added a discussion to the group Norman Blake Fans
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How does he do it

Hello everyone. I just found this site and of course immediately signed up. I'm another fan of Norman Blake. I live around the Washington, DC area and over the years have seen him in small venues a couple times.I have been flailing away on my Martin box on and off for some years, all totaled I don't see a lot of improvement. The point is I love it so much it offsets the talent part.I was wondering if you trade how he does it licks and such.For instance, I love his version of under the double…See More
Mar 25, 2009
Tom Truby joined Chad Fette's group
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Norman Blake Fans

This is the place for those of us who love Norman Blake! Feel free to comment on Norman's technique, albums, instruments, philosophy, concert performances, or anything else that is Norman related.
Mar 25, 2009
Tom Truby is now a member of Flatpicking Guitar Network
Mar 25, 2009

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Favorite Flatpickers
Norman Blake, Tony Rice, Doc Warson
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Under the Double Eagle, Miller's Reel, Garfield's Hornpipe
Favorite Guitars
Martin D35, Taylor 910

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