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April 2009 Blog Posts (4)

FGM Fiddle Tune Issue!

The May/June 2009 Issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is "The Fiddle Tune Issue"!



This issue includes 2 versions each of 20 standard fiddle tunes (one beginner's version, one intermediate/advanced version). Not a lot of text in this issue and I stripped out many of the ads. This is nearly all music and they are the tunes that we love to play the most!



And all of the contributors to this issue, save one, are guest… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on April 25, 2009 at 4:30am — 11 Comments

Tim May Workshop/House Concert on 04/09/2009

Thanks to Tim May for the successful flatpicking workshop held at Walker Guitar Company. I have been contacted by several people who told me how much they learned and enjoyed Tim's teaching style. The concert that evening was also well received! I had a blast picking tunes with Tim and hope to do it again soon.

Those of you who missed this event, really missed out! Anyone in the Nashville area October 22-24 can attend The Nashville Guitar Academy which will feature Tim May and Pat Flynn as… Continue

Added by Jim Cornwell on April 24, 2009 at 9:05am — No Comments

any suggestions for big sand river...

cant seem to get the speed up at the beginning of the song.....any suggestions as to how to pick this tune at the beginning and get it up to speed?

Added by Pick Punch on April 20, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Flatpicking Bluegrass CD



New From FGM Records: Flatpicking Bluegrass CD




If you enjoyed Flatpicking Favorites: Hot & Spicy, you will love our new Flatpicking Bluegrass CD!



Hard core traditional bluegrass songs combined with the best singers and guitar players in the business! An awesome combination! Flatpicking Bluegrass highlights lead guitar work on traditional bluegrass vocal tunes. Each song on the CD features a full bluegrass band.… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on April 8, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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