Yes, we should get together soon. Don't worry about where your playing is, just worry about where it's going to be. I never let my students set ceilings for themselves. Learning goes in stages and learning how to break things down in digestible forms..just like learning to read. I think I maybe able to help you make some real progress.
Thanks for the kind words about my playing and Prairie Flyer, I hope you make it out to somemore festivals this year. Give a call and lets set up some picking time...(503) 730-0005 Cell. All the best...Steve
Come out to Forest Grove and we could have lunch and pick. Don't worry about your playing...besides I take on beginners if they are ambitious. Most beginners are just too lazy at first and I don't have the patience with them if they are wasting their time and my time. I sit with you and teach ya....just buy lunch.
Thanks William - sounds like a reasonable approach. Turns out I have the video ( on the DVD 'Legends of Flatpicking Guitar') and Dan Miller has a basic version in Flatpicking Essentials Vol. 2, and a more advanced improvisational version with Tim May in Vol. 5 (which really sounds a lot like quintessential Norman). So I'm well armed - just need to find lots of time.
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…"