Flatpicking Guitar Network

For Fans of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine

February 2010 Blog Posts (10)

New Issue: March/April 2010

The March/April 2010 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is the Volume 14, Number 3 issue of the magazine and represents the first time we have featured a trio of flatpickers on our cover. What is unique about our cover story artists -- Bryan McDowell, Eric Hardin, and Brandon Davis -- is that they are all good friends, they all play in the same band, and they place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the 2009 National Flatpicking Championship. We also feature Avril Smith, a talented female flatpicker from… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on February 26, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

New Podcast with Scott Fore

In this podcast Dan Miller talks with the National Flatpicking Guitar Champion from 2002, Scott Fore of Radford, Virginia. In addition winning just about every major flatpicking contest up and down the east coast, Scott has also written instructional books, has various recording project in the works and tours as solo act, with a Gypsy Jazz band, and with a contra dance band. Dan talks with Scott about all of those things, and well as Scott's ideas on flatpicking practice and technique, and… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on February 26, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Synthetic "feel" vs Genuine TS pick "feel"

I recently acquired a real TS pick. In comparing it with a bluechip pick, same style, same beveling, I noted that the TS seems to "drag or scrape" along the wound strings where the bluechip feels smooth on all strings. The TS is fine on the non-wound types.
Since this is my first experience with TS, is this a normal feel with a TS pick. I love the tone. Just wondering about the difference I felt.
Thanks for any input

Added by John R. Mann on February 25, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments

How to get your music on a computer game?

This is cool. Since I was 6 i have wanted to be in a video game and only 28 years laters I'm there! This is Jam Legend a guitar hero type game you can play online. On the full site you can even plug in a Guitar Hero or Rock Band Controller - how cool is that? Finally I can play my own songs on a plastic guitar, YES!!!!



This is a brilliant tool for musicians to connect with listeners - you have to apply to be an artist, they are only taking a few people a week… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on February 16, 2010 at 8:15am — No Comments

Saturday at Shenk Guitars

I had a terrific Saturday.

One of my favorite places in the world to hang out is in "Wooden Music" -- Jim Shenk's guitar shop in Goshen Indiana.…

Continue

Added by John Bauman on February 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle Week 2

Well its week 2 of the Sunday Free Noodle and this week’s is a bit good. Its a remix of Dolls House by the mighty @pseudoambient (Gaetano Fontanazza)- Italian ambient genius. Its called the - Its Working Right Pseudo Remix. The fact that that he put this Remix together before I’d even posted the stems is even more impressive. I’m really pleased with this one and I think hes done a blinding job. I really enjoyed hearing the track and it does feature… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on February 14, 2010 at 5:56am — No Comments

Deluge

We have a saying here that you wait for ages for one bus and then three come along at the same time!

This morning while watching with interest but growing frustration at the developing discussions on the new Flatpicking Essentials Group not able to understand what the hell they were talking about (because I didn't have and couldn't get the first volume for myself due to computer problems - FG Mercantile wouldn't process my order because I didn't have…

Continue

Added by David Cornelius on February 9, 2010 at 5:17am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle week 1

This is the first Sunday Free Noodle



The Sunday Free Noodle project is a free MP3 every week - remixes, collaborations, live stuff, spoken word stuff and other odd things - for the next year. 52 MP3’s, (thats a lot).



This project has only really come about because i have injured my back and have had a chance to go through my hard drives whilst lying on the floor with the laptop on my chest. Odd how things happen.



I really want to be a collaborative process. Let me… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on February 7, 2010 at 4:15am — No Comments

Scottish Bluegrass Association

It was with great pleasure that I recieved a call yesterday from the president of the Scottish Bluegrass Association, John Sheldon, in response to my application to become a member. We chatted for half-an-hour or so on the state of Bluegrass in Scotland, instruments (banjo's, mandolins, and guitars), and "jamming" sessions or the lack of around these pairts. I was asking how a person without any family upbringing in playing music…

Continue

Added by David Cornelius on February 5, 2010 at 3:04am — 3 Comments

Well, Hello Fretboard!

A very good place to start learning to flatpick it would seem is to get to know where everything is, don't yer think? So with that in mind I set off searching the web for assistance in the matter and lo and behold it was right in front of me all the time:



Opening up the Fretboard” by Dan Miller



July_Lesson



An excellent set of instructions although, as ever in life, there is… Continue

Added by David Cornelius on February 3, 2010 at 2:02am — 2 Comments

Monthly Archives

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Don't Miss These!

Badge

Loading…

Latest Activity

Profile IconMary Stewart and Steven Bocon joined Flatpicking Guitar Network
Feb 20
Arthur Knowler replied to William Gray's discussion Heavy Picks Anyone?
"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…"
Feb 18
Dale Galgozy updated their profile
Feb 12
Ramon Candido updated their profile
Jan 23
Profile IconDaniele Baldari, Kim Andrus, Peter Collins and 2 more joined Flatpicking Guitar Network
Jan 19
Joe A updated their profile
Jan 11
Joe A updated their profile photo
Jan 11
Thomas Wakefield shared their event on Facebook
Dec 27, 2016
Thomas Wakefield commented on Thomas Wakefield's event 8th Annual Djangoary Music Soiree
"For the eighth year in a row, Thomas Wakefield curates his Djangoary celebration!!! Guest artists this year is John Jorgenson and Dallas Vietty!!!  "
Dec 27, 2016
Thomas Wakefield posted an event

8th Annual Djangoary Music Soiree at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

January 14, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
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
Dec 27, 2016
ETHAN DEUTSCH left a comment for timothy allred
"Hi, Timothy.  I was contacted by a Timothy Allred about the guitars I make and I wasn't able to send an email back to him because his email program didn't know my email address.  Are you he?  Thanks."
Dec 23, 2016
ETHAN DEUTSCH posted a discussion

Tim Allred contact

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
Dec 23, 2016
Profile IconLarry Sanders, MosleyRandall and ETHAN DEUTSCH joined Flatpicking Guitar Network
Dec 23, 2016
Profile IconSol lindsay, Robert L. Way, Paul Turner and 8 more joined Flatpicking Guitar Network
Dec 3, 2016
Tim Hedrix updated their profile
Nov 28, 2016
Bertil Flink updated their profile
Nov 19, 2016

© 2017   Created by Dan Miller.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service