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 —
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
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on August 6, 2011 at 3:52pm —
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 —
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 May/June 2008 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine (Volume 12, Number 4
) is now available. This issue features Dudley Murphy on the cover and also includes articles about Florida native Mickey Abraham and Steve Alexander of Vancouver, Canada. Our regular cast of columnists also all contribute their always informative articles. As always, this… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on May 6, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine columnist Orrin Star will be touring California in May, conducting both mandolin and guitar workshops (both lead and rhythm workshops) and performing. He starts in Sacrmento on the 15th of May and ends the run in Corte Madera on the 24th, hitting Reno, Burlingame, Berkeley, and Palo Alto in-between. To check out all of the dates, visit Orrin's schedule page on Orrin's website
Added by Dan Miller on May 6, 2008 at 12:33pm —
Russ Barenberg will be teaching workshops at several places throughout the summer. He will be a featured instructor at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp
in Maryville, TN in June. He will be teaching in Nashville in early July as part of the National Guitar Workshop
. He will be teaching at the Rocky Grass Academy
in Lyons, CO, later in July. And he will be… Continue
Added by Dan Miller on May 6, 2008 at 12:23pm —
Congratulations to the 2008 Merlefest Contest winners. This year's guitar contest was won by Seth Taylor. Seth, from Bryson City, North Carolina, is one of those youngsters who has been burning up the contest circuit with both the guitar and banjo during the past few years (for more information about Seth, visit www.sethtaylor.net).
In this year's contest Tyler Grant came in second place, and Buddy Dunlap placed third.…
Added by Dan Miller on May 4, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Our good friend Jim Nunally, is one of the finest bluegrass guitar players in the business (currently performing with John Reischman and the Jaybirds, the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, and Due West). Jim has just released a new rhythm guitar instructional DVD titled Jim Nunally: The Art of Rhythm Guitar Strums.
Added by Dan Miller on May 4, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine had the vendor booth set up at the 2008 Merlefest event in Wilkesboro, North Carolina during the 24th through the 27th of April. Check out the photos taken by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth to say "hello"!
Added by Dan Miller on May 3, 2008 at 10:21pm —