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October 2008 Blog Posts (8)

New FGM Nov/Dec 2008 Issue and New Catalog

The November/December 2008 issue (Vol. 13, No. 1) of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is available as a hard copy, or for digital download.



Volume 13, Number 1 of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine features bluegrass singer, songwriter, and performer Chris Jones on the cover. Additionally, this issue features John and Jason Shaw, brothers from Nebraska who have both won the National Flatpicking Guitar Championship in years past. Also, we feature Dave Nachmanoff, a talented multi-instrumentalist… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on October 31, 2008 at 11:37am — No Comments

Is this tune original?

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Added by david lieberman on October 30, 2008 at 4:44pm — No Comments

My first blog...

Hello, really don't know where to begin...

I started to strum the guitar around 5/6 yrs old...

My dear old dad picks the guitar, the banjo, and played a mean accordian..

He doesn't seam interested in it any more, so I have now his guitar, the banjo and the accordian...

I can strum the banjo, and do pretty good on the guitar, I have no clue about the accordian...save for

making enough noise to make the animals run and hide...LOL

I have a Mandolin as well, strum a… Continue

Added by Lisa Flowers on October 18, 2008 at 6:27pm — No Comments

New "Flatpicking Styles" Books

Due to the popularity of our "Best of the First Ten Years" series, available on both CD-Rom and digital download, we have produced another great series of compilation articles from the archives of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine (first 12 years). This series, also available on CD-Rom and digital download, focuses on flatpicking styles as follows:



Volume One: Pioneers and Legends

Volume Two: Irish, English, Scottish, British Isles, and Canadian Tunes

Volume Three: Gospel,… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on October 18, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

At The PGA



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{all spoken very quietly}



Frank: Well, if you are just joining us we are stage-side at the US Open Guitar Tourney. The leaderboard shows Grier up by a tremolo but in the last four songs, Sutton has been closing the gap. Sutton has taken the stage.



Roger: It looks as though Sutton has chosen his Bourgeios strung with, of all… Continue

Added by John Bauman on October 14, 2008 at 6:46pm — No Comments

The Dave Nachmanoff Flatpicking Dance Mix

Dave Nachmanoff (who will be featured in the November/December issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine) has just released an instrumental dance single (no not 'Joe The Georgian') on iTunes! It's a cover of a very well known song but we'll let you discover for yourself which one. The producer (Jeff McCullough) did a fantastic job, and for less than a buck you can download it, carry it around in your iPod, and play it at your next

party. Let us know what you think. It has plenty of hot… Continue

Added by Dave Nachmanoff on October 10, 2008 at 10:33am — No Comments

Fred, meet Ginger...



It’s that wire that no one sees but draws us to the magician’s hand.



It’s the true north that mysteriously keeps our needle pointing one way.



One day we hear the jangle, the strum of an E chord, the tip-of-a-hat in a G run, or the one-man-band of a fingerstyle song and we’re never the same. We wander through life with a different song in our mind. We notice everything guitar—of course in sound on the radio and in… Continue

Added by John Bauman on October 9, 2008 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Freja met the man - Tony Rice

Here is an update on my daughter at ETSU. She went with friends from school down to IBMA in Nashville. She gets to do all the fun things I would have wanted to do. Way back since Freja was small, we have been listening to Tony Rice in the car. My two other daughters usually complain, but once in a while I and Freja can listen to what we want to. I have never had the chance to see Tony Rice, but always whished that I may have the chance some day. I told Freja before she left for IBMA that she… Continue

Added by Thorsten Jakobsson on October 8, 2008 at 3:08am — 2 Comments

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