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…"
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…"
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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"