In this edition of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Podcast, Dan Miller talks with Dix Bruce about his new Christmas book "Christmas Favorites for Solo Guitar." Dix talks about how he selected the songs, the arrangements he presents, and how you might think about making up your own arrangements. He also plays two songs from the book for your Christmas listening pleasure. This book is now available at www.flatpickingmercantile.com, at the… Continue
I'd like to let everyone know that the newest edition in the Flatpicking Essentials series - "Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 6: Improvisation, Part II and Advanced Technique Studies" - is now complete and ready for purchase. This book is 152 pages, with two audio CDs, and is packed full of great information and a ton of absolutely awesome flatpicking arrangements by Tim May. I've been publishing Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for nearly 14 years now and I've never seen such a great collection of… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on November 27, 2009 at 9:10am —
Hey fellow Clarence White fans. Just wanted you to know I've just released a digital edition of my book "Clarence White Guitar" (originally published by Oak Publications in 1978). It's available from the Digital Store on my website as a PDF download. The book contains transcriptions of much of Clarence's best playing from Appalachian Swing and from various other recordings as well:… Continue
Please come by and visit my new blog, Kansas Old Time Music Blog.
I am hoping to be a point of information for those many people who love and play Old Time music in the Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri area around the KC metro.
I would appreciate it if you would link my blog to any of yours as well. If you play Old Time Music in my area, come on by and say hello. Let me know what you think about it too.
Added by Gary Foster on November 20, 2009 at 3:03pm —
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"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…"