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FGM DGBE

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…

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Added by Jeffrey Glen West on March 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How can we do something Collectively to keep Flat Picking Magazine in Business?

I got the letter that many of you probably got from Dan Miller stating that this will be his 20th and last year of producing this really quality product. I just started with flatpicking a year ago and quickly renewed yesterday but he needs TONS more subscriptions. There are literally over 4000 members here. Can we spread the word and if you could spare the cost of a subscription could you call right now and subscribe? 

Here is the number 1-573-823-5582

I wish I knew what else I…

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Added by Maria Calfa-DePaul on September 25, 2015 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Jim & Jack's "Giveaway"

Check out my blogspot post for a chance to receive a guitar maintenance / set-up on your favorite guitar!

http://jimhurst.blogspot.com/:

Added by Jim Hurst on June 17, 2015 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Irish trad instrumental

Julia Delanay.pdf : Here is the tab of a nice traditional reel from Frank Kilkelly's "Accompanying Irish Music on Guitar" (book & CD available on the Net..).

Have fun !

Added by J-M SIMON on May 1, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

BUCK69’s New CD "No Medicine Like The Blues"

It's Like Kenny Wayne Sheppard meeting Jonny Lang in a Juke Joint to talk about Eric Clapton.

16 new original songs by the Toledo Ohio based Blues, Roots Rock band WWW.BUCK69.NET 

See The Video Here:…

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Added by BUCK69 on April 4, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Nov/Dec 2013 Issue Now Available

The November/December 2013 edition (Volume 18, Number 1), of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine features Joey McKenzie of The Quebe Sisters Band on the cover and some of Joey's great Western swing back up. Additionally, we highlight Michael Daves who has recorded and toured in a duo with Chris Thile. Michael, originally…

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Added by Dan Miller on November 6, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

Check Out Our Upgraded Website at www.flatpick.com

We haven recently upgraded and updated the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine website at www.flatpick.com.

Please check it out!  We have added a lot of new instructional items for the acoustic guitar player and guitar accessories like cases, capos, strands, straps, strings, picks, and much more.  Please check it out at www.flatpick.com

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Added by Dan Miller on November 6, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

Bluegrass Guitar Blog

Howdy Pickers,

I just wanted to invite everyone to check out this blog I have created for Bluegrass guitar players.  It will involve a 3 part lesson series every month.  A new tune or technique will be explored taking you from easy to advanced.  I really think it will help the intermediate player looking to hone in his/her skills on the guitar.  each lesson (which is free) will have text/tab/video!  So, it should be very helpful and easy to follow.  If you have any questions…

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Added by Ryan Kimm on September 9, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments

Custom Musical Transcriptions

Hey all you pickers!

I am now providing a custom musical transcription service. Music for guitar, bass, dobro, and mandolin family instruments can be transcribed into musical notation and/or TAB. All styles of music are available for transcription. Transcriptions are written using Finale notation software, are presented in the form of a PDF and are usually completed within a week. Pricing starts at $10 and increases based on length and difficulty. Payments can be made with a…

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Added by Nick DiSebastian on July 28, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Flat-Pick Guitar "25 Tunes to Improve Your Playing" instructional E-book released!

Hello,

I just released an instructional E-book to help beginning and intermediate players become a better flat-picking guitarist.  It comes with over 50 pages of music and instruction, over 2 hours of practice tracks, full tabs with right and left hand markings, and licks from Tony Rice, Doc Watson, and Carter Family style songs!  You can take a look inside and purchase the book at …

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Added by Ryan Kimm on July 9, 2013 at 2:03pm — 3 Comments

Keith Kimbell & Joe McColley in concert

Joe McColley & Keith Kimbell will be playing at Hearts' Home Acoustics on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Concert is free but a collection will be taken to support the artists. Jam Session earlier at 3:00 p.m.

http://heartshomeacoustics.com/keith-kimbell-joe-mccolley/

Added by Joe Gonzales on June 29, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

Sue West releases "Words Of a Friend" - traditional folk music

I have just released a new album, "Words Of a Friend." It features myself on guitar and…

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Added by Sue West on March 20, 2013 at 1:06pm — No Comments

What a guitar can do

Evening all.  Can't believe I'm writing instead of playing.  Like I might have something to say that is of interest to anyone else.  Spending time with an old acoustic friend just leads me to think of what all a guitar can accomplish.  Fact (or myth) has it that the first guitar ever in North America landed here in my locale in the late 1500's, arriving with the French Huguenots at nearby Ft. Caroline.  Something between a lute and the early gut-stringed classicals.  Even if the intonation…

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Added by Kevin Ellington on January 4, 2013 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

Flatpick Swing

Any news on this CD as promoted on (I think) Podcast # 46 ? Can't find it listed on the site and that podcast whetted my appetite! Cheers, Derek

Added by Derek on December 8, 2012 at 8:33am — No Comments

November/December 2012 issue now available

The November/December 2012 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available! This issue features Carl Miner on the cover.  Carl is a former National Flatpicking Champion and is currently touring with the Greencards. In this issue we also feature Mike Cramer, a talented guitar player and teacher from Minnesota, and we highlight Eli West, the guitarist who is now actively touring the country with his musical partner Cahalen Morrison. Our regular columnist are here as always and many of…

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Added by Dan Miller on November 2, 2012 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

buffalo ny flatpickers

I've been looking for jammers for a long time on whatever bluegrass instruments. Would like to hear from anyone interested. I have a decent repertoire and skills but need an outlet to make all the "woodshedding" worthwhile. .

Added by joseph ernst on October 16, 2012 at 6:21am — No Comments

Having fun with Volume One

I've been having great fun using the tune list to prepare for my Peter Wernick's Bluegrass jamming workshop at the Coombs Bluegrass festival to work through the homework assingnments Dan Miller has given in Flatpicking Essentials Volume One. I'm still pretty much on page 17. I'm having so much fun working with the metronome that I haven't even really worried about moving on yet. I''ll get there this week, though. You can see my musings about my progress or lack thereof at my blog…

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Added by Dave Harper on July 29, 2012 at 3:56am — 1 Comment

Adam Schlenker

The Adam Schlenker article in the recent Flatpicking Guitar magazine was great! Adam really knows his craft and explains it in a manner that's easy to grasp and apply. I hope to see much more from him in the future as he is the best!

Added by John M. Goble on July 28, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Latest Steps

You can check out where I am at on my journey with the Essentials of Flatpicking volume one at

flatpickdave.wordpress.com.

I am starting to actually have fun with the metronome. Go figure! Thanks Dan Miller!

Added by Dave Harper on July 27, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Essentials of Flatpicking Volume One - The Journey

I have now completed my initial foray of one week into volume one of the Essentials Flatpicking book. I have worked through pages 13 to 17. My thoughts and ideas can be found at

flatpickdave.wordpress.com

I would be interested exchanging ideas with anyone else who is on this journey and is looking for a learning buddy, no matter where you are.

Dave

Added by Dave Harper on July 21, 2012 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

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