For Fans of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
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
You can check out where I am at on my journey with the Essentials of Flatpicking volume one at
I am starting to actually have fun with the metronome. Go figure! Thanks Dan Miller!
Added by Dave Harper on July 27, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments
I have now completed my initial foray of one week into volume one of the Essentials Flatpicking book. I have worked through pages 13 to 17. My thoughts and ideas can be found at
I would be interested exchanging ideas with anyone else who is on this journey and is looking for a learning buddy, no matter where you are.
The March/April 2012 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available. This is Volume 16, Number 3 of the magazine. This issue features Jake Stargel on the cover. During the past 5 years Jake has toured with The Lovell Sisters, The Greencards, Barefoot, Mountain Heart, and Sierra Hull. Additionally, this issue features Julian Lage, who is not a teacher at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and our CD…Continue
Added by Dan Miller on March 7, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
The January/February 2012 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available. This issue features Jack Pearson on the cover. Jack is well known in the blues and rock worlds, having toured with the Allman Brothers in the 1990s, however,…Continue
Added by Dan Miller on January 15, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
David Bromberg is a guy that we all here on this site should all know well, and he's quite a guitarist. David also happens to be the world's single greatest authority of American Made Violins. I thoroughly enjoyed the issue of Flatpicking Guitar dedicated to him, and if you did as well, then I think that you might also…Continue
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on December 16, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Hard to imagine someone more dedicated to the kind of music that this website is dedicated to than Ricky Skaggs, and it's harder still to imagine a musician with more musical integrity, and power within the…Continue
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on November 18, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments
The November/December 2011 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now availabe! This is a very special issue, one that has the intention and focus of getting you off to a good start if you are new to Flatpicking or bringing you back to an emphasis of the basics of the art if you have been picking for a while. Each of our talented columnists have presented a topic that is fundamental to your development as a flatpicking guitar player. They have each done an amazing job with…Continue
Added by Dan Miller on November 1, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments
Hello any and all, besides trying to break in my new old guitar, which had sat in my grandmother's closet for a decade or more - I'm also forever trying to make a living online. . . .which I tell you, is probably about as easy as would be trying to make a living as a Bluegrass guitarist. VERY HARD!
Anyway, I produced an article as a tribute to my love of Doc Watson, and hopefully you too share that love of Doc for not only his music, but for his CHARACTER as well. I've…Continue
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Here's an example of the fune we had at Mars Hill Bluegrass Week. Jack lawrence (left) is playing his 53' D-28 and Steve Kilby (right) is playing his 54' D-28. Recorded June 22, 2011.
Added by Steve Kilby on June 30, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments
I write about all sorts of things, but one of them is fine acoustic guitars, and another major thing that I enjoy writing about is music in general, and specific musicians in particular. So I wrote an introduction before this called "What is Flatpicking," which was meant to introduce the term to persons who don't know it, and…Continue
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on May 18, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments
I've recently made available all of the lead sheets we used in the Flatpicking class that met at my home in Silver Spring. It's a free download and you can find the link to it on my web site. There are definitely some mistakes to be found, but overall I think you might find these helpful in learning some tunes. there are a few that I haven't found anywhere else that I transcribed so it's worth a look. PDF files, total download is 2MB. There are approximately 70 tunes. Link here: …Continue
The March/April 2011 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available! In this issue we present our second special fiddle tune issue (featuring all guest columnists). We presented the first special fiddle tune issue back a couple of years ago in Volume 13, Number 4 and it was so well received by our readers, we decided to do it again. In this issue our guest columnists present 2 arrangements each of twenty fiddle tune standards. So grab your guitar! It is time to expand your fiddle tune…Continue
Now, I live in Kaufman, Texas; but I doubt Steve has ever been there; but I wish he'd come around sometime. Steve Kaufman, IMO, is the world's leading Contest player and instructor. The only instruction that I know of on the level of…Continue
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