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Featured Blog Posts – May 2008 Archive (12)

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I have been reading FGM for several years and it is the best musicial venture of my life. Learning to play fiddle tunes has made my guitar playing so much more flavorable and interesting. The articles in the magazine are so informative and provide a lifetime of musicial material for studying. I am so glad I found this magazine and thanks to you Dan for the work you are doing.

Added by David on May 19, 2008 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Robert Bowlin's "Six String Soliloquy" now Available on iTunes

Robert Bowlin's phenomenal solo guitar CD, Six String Soliloquy, is now available for download on iTunes. Simply go to iTunes and search on Robert's name to find the CD.

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine reviewed a pre-release copy of this CD in Volume 11, Number 4. Since then Robert has gone back in the studio to re-record and add… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 10, 2008 at 12:23am — 1 Comment

Primal Twang hosted by Dan Crary

In September 2006 San Diego hosted the world premiere of Primal Twang: The Legacy of the Guitar — the first definitive theatrical journey through the guitar’s colorful and surprisingly controversial 3500-year history.

The story of the “instrument of the gods” was told through a combination of onstage narration, video projections of rare historical footage and electrifying live performances by world music legend, Dan Crary and… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 9, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

New DVD: Get To Know Your Acoustic Guitar with Marty Lanham

AcuTab Publications has released Get To Know Your Acoustic Guitar by noted guitar builder and repair specialist Marty Lanham of The Nashville Guitar Company. In this DVD Marty gives an inside look at the flattop, steel string guitar. Learn how the guitar creates its sound, and what each component contributes to the tone - plus what you need to know about common repair and maintenance of your guitar. 2 hour… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 9, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Tim May Teaching at Summer Camps

Flatpicker, and multi-instrumentalist, Tim May will be teaching a several summer camps this year. Those who would like to study flatpicking guitar with Tim can take classes from him at the Colorado Roots Music Camp in 1-7 June, at Camp Bluegrass, and at South Plains College in Levelland, TX, 20-28 July. Tim will also be teaching mandolin at the… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 9, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

1 3/4 vs. 1 11/16.....or anything else....

I'm just thinking, I have 3 guitars that are 1 and 7/8 or bigger, some that 1 3/4...and some 1 11/16...It's a bit difficult to go from one extreme to the other in a short period of time, but I haven't had a real problem. Seems like some folks are selling guitars because they want the 1 3/4 and have the 1 11/16....I just can't really tell the difference after I get a few minutes of playing in. My 1925 0018's neck is a bit like a club...bigger than my GE....but it sure feels good after a few… Continue

Added by Jim Turpin on May 8, 2008 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

Need help

I'm looking for a really great player to push me beyond my current limits as a guitar player. I live in South Carolina but I'll be in Oklahoma for six weeks this summer. If anyone knows a great player/teacher in SC or OK I'd appreciate a heads up.

Love this forum idea. Love this site. Can't wait until it grows into everyone in our community.

Cheers.
-sk

Added by sk on May 8, 2008 at 8:42am — 2 Comments

New Performance & Teaching Venue near Nashville

Flatpicker Tim May and his fiddle-playing wife Gretchen Priest-May have recently opened a very nice instruction and performance venue in Pegram, Tennessee called the Fiddle & Pick. This venue, at 456 Highway 70 in Pegram, is located in a 100+ year-old newly-restored building, and is also the home of the Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee . Founded by music educator and Pegram resident Gretchen Priest-May, it is a place where people old… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 7, 2008 at 11:39am — No Comments

New Cody Kilby CD

Cody Kilby, lead guitar player for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, has just released a new solo CD titled "Many Roads Traveled". "Many Roads Traveled" is an incredible musical journey featuring many Grammy-winning artists and musicians such as Bruce Hornsby, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Darin Vincent & Jamie Daily, Andy Leftwhich, Barry Bales, Stuart Duncan, Adam Steffey, Rhonda Vincent, Sally Jones, Sharon White &… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 5, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Flatpicking Contests???

I'm trying to find some flatpicking contests near AR, OK, MO, TX area. I live in Fayetteville, AR. I don't know of any contests in AR, but there's one in Grove, OK. That's the only one I know of currently. If you know of other contests around PLEASE lemme know!!! Thanks!
jt

Added by Jonathan Trawick on May 5, 2008 at 1:20pm — 4 Comments

Jim Nunally Releases New Rhythm DVD

Our good friend Jim Nunally, is one of the finest bluegrass guitar players in the business (currently performing with John Reischman and the Jaybirds, the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, and Due West). Jim has just released a new rhythm guitar instructional DVD titled Jim Nunally: The Art of Rhythm Guitar Strums.

Added by Dan Miller on May 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Falco, Williams, and Eldridge Release Concert DVD

On February 19th, 2007, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, in partnership with Simple Folk Productions, presented Chris Eldridge, Andy Falco, and Josh Williams performing at the World Famous Station Inn in Nashville, Tennessee. The show was part of an ongoing series of flatpicking concert performances that Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has filmed and presented on DVD.

Andy, Chris, and Josh performed as a trio, in different duo configurations, and each of them also performed solo. For the last three…

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Added by Jared Ingersol on May 2, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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