You FGM subscribers may remember that back in the "Pioneers" issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
I laid out a step-by-step flatpicking learning method that followed the chronological development of the style. This method started with a solid foundation in the rhythm guitar styles of flatpicking's early pioneers--a style that includes a liberal use of bass runs and rhythm fill licks, combined with rhythmic strums.
I have just released Volume 1 of the Eight Volume Essentials… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on December 31, 2008 at 2:21pm —
I've got two big tours coming up - to Texas in January, and then driving to Florida and back from my
home base here in Maryland the month after that - and I'm looking for a few more places to perform
and teach during my travels. (Itinerary for both trips as they now stand is below.)
If any of you might be interested in hosting a workshop or house concert or such let me know.
Hope to see you at… Continue
Added by Orrin Star on December 23, 2008 at 1:35pm —
Greg Morton has been a star on the bluegrass and jazz guitar scenes since the 70s. He and his twin brother, Randal, are hands down my favorite players, both for the immense talents they've so fully developed, and for their kind and generous natures.
Back in September 2004 Greg recorded a CD in three evenings sitting at his kitchen table. Solo Guitar is as fine a display of musicality by a guitarist as you're likely to find. Lots of standards and most recorded with just a rhythm… Continue
Added by robin jones on December 23, 2008 at 5:30am —
After many years of restoring guitars with famous names and building guitars under the NGC name I have decided to present my own 'Master Series' using the Lanham name.
I am thinking in terms of using my absolute best materials and some of the things I've learned along the way to make a few really great guitars.Thanks to the encouragement of one of my clients I have finished Lanham #1 and it is a Brazilian rosewood/ Eastern Red D size. I have posted pics on my new website ] still under… Continue
Added by Marty Lanham on December 22, 2008 at 7:15am —
Ciao Everyone! I celebrate my 10-year musical journey with a brand new album Unknown Legends
. Raised in a Catholic family, as a kid I was taught that life is a gift - God's greatest gift. I have always admired those who work quietly to make the world a better place: people who dedicate their time, sometimes their entire lives, building bridges of love. These songs celebrate these unknown legends. It is my secret desire to follow their steps… Continue
Added by Roberto Dalla Vecchia on December 18, 2008 at 12:40am —
First time I saw it was through the window of Jim’s shop. I was up in Goshen for one of the first of what has now become 5 years of old-timey jams held in the farmer’s market of Goshen. The guitar hung on a rack between several others – most of those others being repairs that Jim was working on. It didn’t have a pickguard back then, and I mistakenly assumed that it was a Larrivee (Larrivee’s had clear pickguards back then). I let myself into the shop… Continue
Added by John Bauman on December 14, 2008 at 5:30pm —
does somebody, got the precise
chording and melody for lost indian , looks like there are several versions.
Added by Peter J larsen on December 12, 2008 at 11:11am —
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
has released a DVD-Rom PDF version of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
Archive. This DVD-Rom contains the first 73 issues of the magazine, which were published from November/December 1996 (Volume 1, Number 1) through November/December 2008 (Volume 13, Number 1). The magazines are presented just as they appeared in the hardcopy format, cover-to-cover. All pages are presented in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document File (.PDF) format.
Added by Dan Miller on December 9, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Hi fellow flatpickers, Steve Kilby here with my first blog post. I've been posting on Flatpick-L for a number of years now. Just wanted to let everyone here know about my Tune of the Month program. The details are on my website www.kilbymusic.com and we are right now having a Christmas sale on past volumes of Tune of the Month. Hope to be involved in some flatpicking blogs here and make many new friends. Steve Kilby
Added by Steve Kilby on December 8, 2008 at 8:41pm —