This group is for those that have recently started working with Dan Miller's Flatpicking Essentials Series, and want to share their thoughts and support each others development. General idea is, as a group, to actively work through F.E. together.
A companion forum to my column in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. Discussion will include fingerboard harmony, practice techniques, swing and jazz styles, all with a goal of achieving constant improvement.
Norman Blake (just to name a Few)
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Blackberry Blossom, Salt Creek, Long Black Veil, East Tennesee Rag, Nine Pound Hammer (many others that roll around in my old head.)
DN3 Taylor, D28 Martin
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry on WSM out of Nashville as a youngster. Through the years, I kept a guitar close by and never forgot those old tunes that made me tap a foot and grin from ear to ear.
I play those tunes whenever I get the chance. I hope I get a chance to pick with as many of the folks here on the Flatpicking Network as I can. Thanks to all of you for inspiring me to continue "Picking."
GREETINGS, WB4YAL, SORRY TO TAKE SO LONG IN ANSWERING THE CALL. WELCOME, BY THE WAY MY BROTHER LIVES IN OVIEDO... NOT FAR FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL. I FREQUENTLY TRAVEL THERE TO SEE MY AUDIOLOGIST. HOPE TO MEET SOME DA WHEN I'M THERE. TRAVELING TO HOBOKEN, GA FOR THE BLUEGRASS CONVENTION AND A LOT OF TAILGATING, WHICH NOW IS BEING HELD THERE AT TWIN OAKS, IN THE FLORIDA ROOM, PLUS IT'S AIR CONDITIONED WHICH WITH THE CURRENT WEATHER IS A WELCOMED FEELING AND EASIER ON MY MARTIN D-28. TAKE CARE AND STAY IN TOUCH. I CHECK THIS SITE 1-2 TIMES A WEEK WHEN I'M HOME.
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