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Flatpicking Essentials: Freshman Class 2010

This group is for those that have recently started working with Dan Miller's Flatpicking Essentials Series, and want to share their thoughts and support each others development. General idea is, as a group, to actively work through F.E. together.

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Band in a Box for Metronome Practice 5 Replies

I was wondering about the groups opinion of using Band in a Box for metronome practice. I purchased a copy about 6 months ago along with all the bluegrass realtracks. I had been using it as backup…Continue

Started by Bob Hansen. Last reply by Chris Downing Nov 22, 2010.

Gerneral comment on posts I've read. 4 Replies

I recently purchased FE #1 and am very pleased with Dan's approach to building fundamental skills in rhythm.   I found FGM's website when the first issue was published and still have them all. …Continue

Started by Ken Julkowski. Last reply by Ken Julkowski Oct 16, 2010.

Volume 2 13 Replies

August 1: I still have remaining work on the last 5 or so tunes in vol. 1, but I am on to volume 2. I think I will start working the songs in parallel with the ear training material at the beginning…Continue

Started by ganon. Last reply by ganon Oct 11, 2010.

Apathy - Picking up the pace. 35 Replies

From recent comments, it seems that even those still active in the group are fading. I propose we speed things up a bit - take the rest of May to finish the exercises in the first half of FE#1, and…Continue

Started by ganon. Last reply by ganon Aug 13, 2010.

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Comment by ganon on February 5, 2010 at 9:16pm
So, how to proceed as a group? This will be a second time through for me for a while (but hopefully more regular and structured), so I don't want to dictate pace. But, maybe start slow and work up through example 7 over the next two weeks. I think you'll find that 1-5 are very introductory, and will all be encompassed in example 6. Once you do 6 you probably won't want (or need) to go back to practicing 1-5. If this seems too slow, maybe just get really good and smooth at 6 in the keys of G, C, and D. Please add discussions as you see fit.
Comment by Chris on February 6, 2010 at 5:16am
That sounds like a good pace for me that way i can get it really embedded. I'll aim for getting it really fluent and at a decent pace for 2 weeks today.
Comment by ganon on February 6, 2010 at 5:37am
Remember that there is supplemental material available at

http://www.flatpick.com/essentials/

particularly, detailed answers/discussions for the 'homework' related to examples 1-16 of Vol. 1
Comment by Bluesy1 on February 6, 2010 at 2:24pm
I'm in! I started Vol. 1 and then slacked off. This group will keep me going. I think up to example 7 in the next couple weeks sounds manageable.
Comment by ganon on February 7, 2010 at 5:43am
All- I hope we have reached a critical mass that will keep this thing going, and that others will join over next couple of weeks. I also hope the structure I have setup is to your liking, and that you will contribute to it and refine it. In looking at it, I already think the discussions I have set up are probably too 'granulated,' and will add one more with a bit wider scope for those who can't wait to move beyond the first 7 examples of FE-1.
Comment by Chris on February 7, 2010 at 3:03pm
i worked through to example 7 over the weekend and will now turn more attention to the homework section which i looked at in more detail this evening. There is more to this than i first thought, but it's all good! I also want to be able to find the leading tones by myself by working it out, i did a bit this evening and feel i now have enough to work on for the remainder of the week ahead and get it all embedded then the following week can be practice. I could cover more examples but im in no hurry and want to get everything spot on . Ganon, the structure you have provided is good, thanks for the effort, it's much appreciated!!
Comment by ganon on February 7, 2010 at 3:41pm
Chris, Stephen - you're welcome! I'm glad to do it - I have ulterior motives; by organizing this, I learn the material much better than I would in my usual haphazard approach. Chris, since you are working out the leading tones on you own, that's best and I won't give you a quick rule. However, if you are not familiar with the structure of major scales, it might be a good time to look at Appendix 3 - they will play an important role in examples 8-15 (and beyond). Cheers.
Comment by Chris on February 8, 2010 at 12:27am
Thanks Ganon, I need to brush up on the major scale, i had learned them in the past but it was so long ago. I want to work the leading notes out to help me when im working other stuff out later on by ear instead of looking up a tab site. Thanks.
Comment by ganon on February 8, 2010 at 10:05am
Chris, I've opened a new discussion to address scales: I'll try to post my take on it there later today.
Comment by David Cornelius on February 9, 2010 at 5:19am
Ah, lucky member No 13!

Hi guys thought I'd join the party!

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