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Making Sawdust replied to Jim Samuel's discussion Starting Over - With Essentials in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"Trust and believe,,,you must,,,,must....find a group to jam with......somewhere around you is a jam group...bluegrass, Oldtime, folk,,,and all, yes,,,all of the jams I go to whether they are called bluegrass or Oldtime, play just about everything…"
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Jim Wing replied to Jim Samuel's discussion Starting Over - With Essentials in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"Bruce Cockburn's Speechless album would be a good starting place, particularly the song "Train in the Rain." But saying Cockburn inspires my fingerstyle playing is like saying David Grier inspires my flatpicking. Both comparisons are…"
Dec 3, 2014
Chris replied to Jim Samuel's discussion Starting Over - With Essentials in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"I like finger style too, all sorts from Pierre Bensusan, Bert Jansch, Townz Van Zandt. Can you give me a song/ artist that inspires your fingerpicking, just so I know what artists and style you are talking about?"
Dec 2, 2014
Jim Wing replied to Jim Samuel's discussion Starting Over - With Essentials in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"Beginning Fingerstyle Guitar, by Lou Manzi Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar, by Arne Berle and Mark Garbo I also have dozens of fingerstyle and flatpicking instructional books and DVDs. I've explored all of them and when the going got tough,…"
Dec 2, 2014
Tony replied to Jim Samuel's discussion Starting Over - With Essentials in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"It should say "I also have fingerpicking...""
Dec 1, 2014
Tony replied to Jim Samuel's discussion Starting Over - With Essentials in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"Hi Jim, I'm curious what the two instructional books you are using now. I leo have fingerpicking resources...jeje!!! Focus, focus, focus!!!!"
Dec 1, 2014
Jim Wing replied to Jim Samuel's discussion Starting Over - With Essentials in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"I totally agree that focus is key. When I was flatpicking, I found that having at least one weekly session with other musicians kept me focused and gave me the drive to keep improving. If you can find a buddy or two or three that will practice…"
Dec 1, 2014

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Bryan Sutton, John Carlini, David Grier
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Favorite Guitars
Martin OM-35

Jim Samuel's Blog

Complete FGM On DVD - On The Way

I've been bothering Dan periodically for a few months now asking when the DVD with every issue of FGM would be ready. I already had them all in print form but they were taking up so much space that I was really looking forward to having everything on a single DVD.



When I got the email yesterday that it was finally ready, I ordered immediately. I now have my print collection up on ebay, in groups of two volumes. I've been watching prior sales and if all works out, it should be about a… Continue

Posted on November 30, 2008 at 7:58pm

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 5:01am on November 23, 2008, Dan Forney said…
Welcome! This is a great site.
Dan
At 6:38pm on November 30, 2008, John Carlini said…
Thanks so much, JW!
I appreciate your comment and am happy that you are enjoying Further Adv's.
John Carlini
At 2:04am on December 11, 2008, Yiannis Gougourelas said…
Hey there,Jim!
I became guitar-holic...G.A.S....
Just take a look at my photos.Will try to update them.
I've just received a Blazer&Henkes 000-42.It's a guitar from another planet;no bluegrass guitar of course,but a very sweet and resonant guitar,crystal clear sounding one.
At 8:36am on January 29, 2009, Marty Henrickson said…
Jim, I think I remember chatting with you on the Larrivee(?) board a few years back. I hope it's not too cold in PA, my wife has relatives up there. Marty
At 10:53am on July 27, 2009, Michael Gurzi said…
Hey Jim,

I saw your post on wanting to learn scales. I have some info up on the Theory Group : http://flatpick.ning.com/group/theorybeyondthesound/forum/topic/show?id=2091238%3ATopic%3A41877

In additional there are lots of books and Internet references for scales. Take a look at my link and if you want, send me a line. In the meantime, I see if I can find a good reference for you when I get home.

Mike

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