The November/December 2012 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available! This issue features Carl Miner on the cover. Carl is a former National Flatpicking Champion and is currently touring with the Greencards. In this issue we also feature Mike Cramer, a talented guitar player and teacher from Minnesota, and we highlight Eli West, the guitarist who is now actively touring the country with his musical partner Cahalen Morrison. Our regular columnist are here as always and many of… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on November 2, 2012 at 12:12pm —
Here's a guitar that falls out of the tradition of flatpickers and flatpicking, but by now probably everyone who loves stormin' Norman Blake like I do knows that Norman Blake is doing lots of great playing, and making lots of beautiful music with one of these. If my memory serves me… Continue
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on January 18, 2011 at 5:25pm —
Added by Dan Miller on November 18, 2010 at 5:00pm —
We have a saying here that you wait for ages for one bus and then three come along at the same time!
This morning while watching with interest but growing frustration at the developing discussions on the new Flatpicking Essentials Group not able to understand what the hell they were talking about (because I didn't have and couldn't get the first volume for myself due to computer problems - FG Mercantile wouldn't process my order because I didn't have… Continue
Added by David Cornelius on February 9, 2010 at 5:17am —
Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 7 is a 170 page book, with 67 audio tracks, that will show you how to add texture, variety, and movement to your rhythm accompaniment in the context of playing bluegrass, fiddle tune music, folk music, acoustic rock, Western swing, big band swing, and jazz. The best part of… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on January 28, 2010 at 6:30am —
The May/June 2009 Issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is "The Fiddle Tune Issue"!
This issue includes 2 versions each of 20 standard fiddle tunes (one beginner's version, one intermediate/advanced version). Not a lot of text in this issue and I stripped out many of the ads. This is nearly all music and they are the tunes that we love to play the most!
And all of the contributors to this issue, save one, are guest… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on April 25, 2009 at 4:30am —
New From FGM Records: Flatpicking Bluegrass CD
If you enjoyed Flatpicking Favorites: Hot & Spicy, you will love our new Flatpicking Bluegrass CD!
Hard core traditional bluegrass songs combined with the best singers and guitar players in the business! An awesome combination! Flatpicking Bluegrass highlights lead guitar work on traditional bluegrass vocal tunes. Each song on the CD features a full bluegrass band.… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on April 8, 2009 at 9:30am —
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 —
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 —
I recently bought a DVD produced by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine called "Live In Kansas City-Cody Kilby, Brad Davis and Tim May. I rarely say anything like this but this DVD is a must have for every flatpicker. It's just fantastic! I watched it on an airplane with headphones and this DVD was so good I forgot where I was. I actually started clapping after one of the songs! Luckily the people sitting nearby chuckled.
I'm not kidding, it's that good! Everybody needs to buy… Continue
Added by Marcy Marxer "Iona Martin" on November 15, 2008 at 9:30pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
At the request of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
readers, we've updated our FGM Tab Index
and have formated it as an easy-to-navigate PDF file (all tunes listed in alphabetical order with alphabet links from the first page).
You can download it from the main page of the Flatpicking Network (click on the "FGM Tab Index" image in the right… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on August 11, 2008 at 1:00pm —
We have just added a few PDF instructional books, and the audio files to Brad Davis' popular Flatpick Jam
accompaniment series, to the list of downloadable items at flatpickdigital.com
. Two of the downloadable books are FGM compilations and provide the best Flatpicking instruction you'll find for the money (a ton of great material). You can check out the new additions here:… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on July 31, 2008 at 7:41am —
We are continually compiling a list of flatpicking instructors for our instructor's page. If you are an instructor and would like to be on our list, please email your name and contact information (address, phone and/or email) to email@example.com (please put "Flatpicking Instructor" in the subject line). If you are a student taking lessons, please let your instructor know about our list and have him or her send us their information. Thanks!
Added by Dan Miller on June 20, 2008 at 8:05am —
The Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Tab Index has been updated. This index list all tunes that have been printed in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine over the past twelve years. The songs are listed in alphabetical order and include information about who arranged the song and what issue the song appeared. Click here to browse the index.
Added by Dan Miller on June 18, 2008 at 8:00pm —
For the past several years Flatpicking Gutiar Magazine
has sent out a monthly email newsletter to our email list. This newsletter has usually included a free flatpick lesson, as well as flatpick news, and sale events at flatpickingmercantile.com. In the past our monthly flatpicking lessons have been from a variety of sources and were quite haphazard. Starting in May 2008 Mickey Abraham, who was featured in our May/June 2008 issue, joins our staff as the regular email newsletter… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on June 11, 2008 at 7:32am —
Last night Robin Kessinger, Robert Shafer, and Mark Cosgrove performed at the Peaceful Bend Americana Music Festival. The concert was filmed for an upcoming Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
and FGM Records concert DVD release. The audience was treated to two shows of fabulous flatpicking music. Click Here
to see photos from all performances at Peaceful Bend.
Robin, Robert and Mark are all Winfield National Flatpicking Guitar… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on May 16, 2008 at 9:00am —