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September 2008 Blog Posts (9)

EXP Strings

Has anybody had any experience with the EXP phospr bronze guitar or mandolin strings? Tonal quality?

Added by Bruce Grover on September 29, 2008 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Old Time Tunes

Hi Pickers,

I've added a couple of videos of Old Time Tunes that work beautifully on guitar. I'm playing a 1918 Gibson 4 string Cello Banjo here and Cathy Fink is playing a Tubaphone 5 string. The Cello Banjo is experiencing a well deserved come back in the last year. When I put this clip up on youtube I was the only person playing it as a melody instrument. The only other player I could find was a guy in France who plays his as a bass. I had approached several companies to see if they… Continue

Added by Marcy Marxer "Iona Martin" on September 27, 2008 at 9:27am — No Comments

K & K Mic

I ordered a new K&K Mic the other day. Thought it would be interesting to install it by myself. Instructions were very clear so it was no problem, except enlarging the hole for the endpin. I enlarged it by using larger and larger drillbits. 8 and 10 mm. went fine but the 12 mm was difficult. Turned out that 12 mm was more than my two drills could handle. Had to borrow my neighbours drill. It was a powerful drill that jumped every time I pressed the start button. So I couldn't hold it… Continue

Added by Thorsten Jakobsson on September 27, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

New Volume in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine's "Best Of" Series

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has just released a new PDF book in our "Best of the First Ten Years" series. This one is titled "Technique, Theory, & Guitar Exercises." This PDF book contains 240 articles presented on 581 pages that pertain to many topics relating to guitar technique, theory, and exercises and were chosen by the Editor from the issues of Flatpicking Guitar during out first 12 years of publication. All pages from each article are presented in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on September 23, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

ETSU

Most of the time I jam at night with my oldest daughter. But now she is off. She has started studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. She is studying at their Bluegrass program, so we are very excited about that. It is a great chance for her. I uploaded som pictures of guitarpickers that she has met sofar after she arrived. It is a big step to travel so far away when you are 18, but she has been doing great sofar.

ETSU… Continue

Added by Thorsten Jakobsson on September 23, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Interview on guitarbench.com

http://guitarbench.com/index.php/2008/09/03/yiannis-gougourelas-artist-interview-mp3/

Added by Yiannis Gougourelas on September 11, 2008 at 10:22am — No Comments

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Free Digital Issue

A lot of people, subscribers and non-subscribers, have been asking me if they can check out a sample copy of the new downloadable digital version of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. I'd love to have anyone and everyone check it out, so I'm offering a free sample of the current issue (both the magazine and audio files).



If you'd like to be able to download a free sample copy of the current issue magazine and audio, here is how you can do it:



1) Go to this page:… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on September 11, 2008 at 10:13am — No Comments

147 Flatpick Tunes Tabbed Out

Hi Folks,



I've put together a 287-page downloadable PDF book that has 147 flatpicking tunes that were tabbed out and presented in the magazine during the first 10 years of our publication.



These tunes are all flatpicking and bluegrass standards. If you want to build your repertoire and learn variations to the tunes you already know, this is the most affordable source. You can download the book and print out your favorite tunes on your own printer as you are ready to learn… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on September 8, 2008 at 5:41pm — 3 Comments

First blog

Well, I will try this blog thing out for a bit.

I have been trying to learn to play the guitar for nearly 5 years now. 4 at least. I wasted a couple years with no lessons at all. Chased my tail. Still practiced and played but real ineffective. Chad Fette has me playing now and am I happy with that. On good days, mostly sundays, when I am not completely fatigued, I can have some prettty good sessions where I play pretty well ...for me. I just have to work even harder. It sure is slow going.… Continue

Added by Gary Foster on September 6, 2008 at 11:54am — No Comments

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Tennessee Waltz - Flatpick Guitar - Louis Ruoti

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