"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…"
"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…"
Featuring Thomas Wakefield & Gypsy Roots with special guest! Celebrate the creative influence of legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt on today’s music! This popular concert event features live music performances by the genre’s leading artists, including local favorite award-winning guitarist Thomas Wakefield & Gypsy Roots with a very special guest to be announced! Plus, meet the headliners and sharpen your skills with an exclusive hands-on guitar workshop! For more workshop…See More
Howdy. I'm a guitar maker and I got an inquiry from one Tim Allred on my contact form that I use on my website to try to cut down on spam. Unfortunately he didn't give a phone number and he gave an email address that will accept messages only from addresses that are on his list--which obviously mine is not. So my messages have all been returned to me. There are many Tim Allreds around. I noticed that this site has a member by that name, who is clearly interested in guitars, so I though…See More