"On another note any of you pickers try out the Red Bear picks? I just ordered one as well as a tuff tone or true tone (cheaper one they sell) Still hasn't arrived but all the talk about picks ive read seem to think there is a big…"
"Thats a good lookin guitar. A friend i knew had a cedar top and the sound is nice on them cedar tops for sure. I think next year will probably buy one. I will definetly do some research on them prior to buying. I'm…"
"Well I'm not much of a connosieur of guitars however I think its sounds pretty good. I like having the port on the side as you can hear it quite well as the sound is projected towards to the ear. There is also a small port in…"
"Required? No. Crucial? Maybe, depends on you. Helpful? Probably. Recommended? Absolutely.
You can get online metronomes for free. You can get metronome apps for yoursmart phone for free. You can buy metronome devices for cheap. I recommend…"
Just wondering if it that crucial/required to start with a metronome right off the bat when starting the "flatpicking essentials" course. Also can anyone recommend a brand or a dollar amount to spend or is there different types? Thanks for any guidance.
"Well my story (the short version) is I've strummed and very little picking for the last 20 years self taught. I've always liked bluegrass and older country. I recently just purchased a "Boulder Creek Solitaire" jumbo…"
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
"Hey Mike thanks for the welcome. I have just ordered a flatpicking essentials volume 1 by Tim May and hoping this will help my progress as I am brand new to flatpicking but am very anxious to learn. Have printed of lots of scales so far…"
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…"