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Taking It To The Next Level

A companion forum to my column in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. Discussion will include fingerboard harmony, practice techniques, swing and jazz styles, all with a goal of achieving constant improvement.

Website: http://www.johncarlini.com
Location: New Jersey
Members: 86
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2013

Discussion Forum

Metronome or Drum Machine 9 Replies

Started by Jim Samuel. Last reply by Jim Samuel Mar 10, 2012.

Scales Reference 3 Replies

Started by Jim Samuel. Last reply by Jim Samuel Jul 27, 2009.

Practice Routine 1 Reply

Started by Jim Samuel. Last reply by Steve Alexander Apr 16, 2009.

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Comment by Dan Miller on January 21, 2009 at 6:20pm
John,
I'm looking forward to reading the discussions in this forum!
Dan
Comment by Adam Schlenker on January 21, 2009 at 6:21pm
This is a great chance for discussion. It's the stuff that wakes me up in the middle of the night!
Comment by Dale Desmuke on January 21, 2009 at 8:50pm
Hi John

Love your music

Dale
Comment by Curt Fields on January 21, 2009 at 10:08pm
John,

I've always wanted to thank you for your column in FGM and the companion CD, as the information you have shared with us there has been very beneficial to me.

I'll be eagerly checking this discussion group frequently.

Thanks very much and all the best,

Curt Fields
Comment by Larry Brish on January 22, 2009 at 4:49am
Thanks for startin the site, and your column. Look forward to checking in.
Comment by John Meehan on January 22, 2009 at 5:16am
Hi John,
Thanks for all your help and I'm interested to see what your planning.
Good Luck
John Meehan
Comment by scott on January 22, 2009 at 5:29am
John,Looking forward to your instruction. I've had the pleasure of sitting in a small session with you at Acutab in Roanoke(several years ago). I've also sat through your excellent video! Just need to practice more!
Comment by Tim Pulley on January 22, 2009 at 7:07am
Well Let's get started. How do you play Stairway to Heaven? Just kiddin'
I enjoy your articles in FGM and look forward to this new forum.
Thanks,
Tim
Comment by Bob Holmes on January 22, 2009 at 8:30am
Thank you for your efforts on this forum and everything else you do to promote flat picking guitar. I'm looking forward to improvement. -Bob
Comment by John Cadley on January 22, 2009 at 10:39am
Hi John, looking forward to learning with you. Thanks for taking the time.

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