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Favorite Flatpickers
Josh Williams
Bryan Sutton
Tony Rice
Kenny Smith
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Freeborn Man
Clinch Mountain Backstep
Favorite Guitars
Eastman, Martin

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Daniel Stolte replied to David Wayne Martin's discussion Up strums
"Hi! I'lm in a similar position as I recently started taking Bryan Sutton's online video lessons. So far, the experience has been transforming, but also difficult as I realized I had to unlearn a few bad habits. I, as well, used to rest my…"
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David Wayne Martin posted a discussion

Up strums

Hey FPers!Could use some advice, or just start a discussion, on the merits of strum patterns that go both up and down, versus Boom-Chuck with straight down strokes.I bring this up as I have recently broken the habit of resting my wrist on the bridge after many years of struggle.  The result is that I am faster, cleaner, and am now able to play with a heavier pick.  I now imitate the Brian Sutton model with a pinky posted to the pick guard.While this has made my speed on fiddle tunes and…See More
Jul 18
David Wayne Martin replied to William Gray's discussion Heavy Picks Anyone?
"I got my Wegen Bluegrass Picks and started using them - and I can really see the difference - very happy I made the switch!.  With the beveled edge, this forces me to maintain the correct grip rather than the way the medium pick was moving in…"
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David Wayne Martin replied to matthew's discussion What is the best right hand position for flatpicking
"I have noticed that others have shared what I have experienced - when it is a fiddle tune or lots of single string runs, I drop the pinky - but when its straight rhythm with strums - I go free hand.  I really like the way my D-28 rings out when…"
Jul 14
William Gray replied to William Gray's discussion Heavy Picks Anyone?
"I'm still using the Wegen TF-120.  I have yet to find anything that produces a better tone on my Martin acoustics, and the last so much longer than standard picks do, they're worth the price.   I started playing electric guitars…"
Jul 14
David Wayne Martin replied to William Gray's discussion Heavy Picks Anyone?
"When I first got started, I got one of the Steve Kauffman Homespun tapes where he recommended a medium pick, so that's what I've always used.  However, now that I am reading these posts and trying to really improve rather than just…"
Jul 14
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"Yes It is worth it.  I will be back and I live in Hawaii. I wish I only had a six hour drive.  Great venue of music and venders.  I really enjoyed the flat picking contest.  "
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