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An Event You Do Not Want to Miss!

Added by Mondy Herndon on July 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Flatpicking Guitar Tab Index

At the request of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine readers, we've updated our FGM Tab Index and have formated it as an easy-to-navigate PDF file (all tunes listed in alphabetical order with alphabet links from the first page).

You can download it from the main page of the Flatpicking Network (click on the "FGM Tab Index" image in the right… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on August 11, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Nashville Guitar Academy: May, Flynn, and Papasoff

The Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee is pleased to announce that The Nashville Guitar Academy's first workshop will be held October 23 - 25, 2008 at The Fiddle & Pick building in Pegram, TN. The instructors for the first event are Tim May, Pat Flynn, and Stefan Papasoff. Tuition is $295; registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.thenashvilleguitaracademy.com .



The Nashville Guitar Academy is a new… Continue

Added by Tim May on August 6, 2008 at 12:19am — 3 Comments

New at Flatpickdigital.com!

We have just added a few PDF instructional books, and the audio files to Brad Davis' popular Flatpick Jam accompaniment series, to the list of downloadable items at flatpickdigital.com. Two of the downloadable books are FGM compilations and provide the best Flatpicking instruction you'll find for the money (a ton of great material). You can check out the new additions here:… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on July 31, 2008 at 7:41am — No Comments

Flat pick on the Eastern Shore of VA

Sure would like to play more fiddle tunes and less Bluegrass with other folk. I'm curious to see if I might hear from anyone in this area. I do manage to leave home and get a good dose going to Allegheny Echoes, Augusta, etc. But. Playing closer to home would be handy - not to mention the savings in gas. Call if you're in the area. 757-442-6008. Tom W.

Added by Tom Wescott on July 20, 2008 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Flatpicking Guitar Magazines and CDs

I exchanged e-mails with Dan Miller on this matter and he suggested I blog it, so here goes.



I have recently moved and find myself downsizing a number of things.



I have every Flatpicking Guitar magazine ever printed plus all the accompanying issue CDs (when they started) and I find myself needing to find a new home for this material. It is all in great shape having been kept in a climate controlled and smoke-free environment.



I don't know what this material… Continue

Added by Phil Connor on July 24, 2008 at 8:16am — No Comments

Music Festival

I have just returned July11,12,13 from the Big Horn Mountain Music Festival, in Buffalo Wy. What a great time, spending time in guitar seminars with Jeff Troxel and Kenny Smith. The great musicians were very inspirational and gave lots of great advise. Seeing friends and spending time listening to new musicians and making new friends is what I love about festivals. thanks to all who participated and I am looking forward to more in the future.
Orrin

Added by Orrin Joy on July 17, 2008 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival Winners

The 31st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival was held July 11 - 13, 2008 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.



In the Guitar category, flatpicker Robert Bowlin (Bill Monroe, Osbourne Brothers, Kathy Mattea bands) of Illinois took first place. His current CD is "Six String Soliloquy", and it was released on FGM Records in 2007. He was also profiled in Volume 11, Issue 4 of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and is featured on the Flatpicking 2007 sampler. In second place was 21 year old Josh… Continue

Added by Jared Ingersol on July 13, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Announcing Flatpickdigital.com! The new digital download site from FGM

Flatpickdigital.com is our new digital download site where you can sign up for a digital subscription to both the magazine and the audio CD, and you can also download all back issues and back issue audio CDs. While we will continue to print the hardcopy versions of both the magazine and audio, at flatpickdigital.com you can save money on the subscription price and back issues while helping save the environment by saving the paper the… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on June 25, 2008 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Flatpicking Instructors

We are continually compiling a list of flatpicking instructors for our instructor's page. If you are an instructor and would like to be on our list, please email your name and contact information (address, phone and/or email) to dan@flatpick.com (please put "Flatpicking Instructor" in the subject line). If you are a student taking lessons, please let your instructor know about our list and have him or her send us their information. Thanks!

Added by Dan Miller on June 20, 2008 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

Tab Index Updated

The Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Tab Index has been updated. This index list all tunes that have been printed in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine over the past twelve years. The songs are listed in alphabetical order and include information about who arranged the song and what issue the song appeared. Click here to browse the index.

Added by Dan Miller on June 18, 2008 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Tim May offering free Flatpicking Guitar clinics in Chicago, Milwaukee areas

Breedlove Guitars clinician Tim May, one of the most talented acoustic guitar players on the planet, will be conducting two FREE flatpicking guitar clinics in the greater Chicago, Illinois (Northfield) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield) areas on Thursday, July 10th and Friday, July 11th, 2008.



Tim is an engaging speaker and a magnificent flatpicker... and he loves Breedlove instruments. Tim is warm and approachable, with a powerful delivery of both intelligent content and… Continue

Added by Jared Ingersol on June 18, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Free Flatpicking Lessons

For the past several years Flatpicking Gutiar Magazine has sent out a monthly email newsletter to our email list. This newsletter has usually included a free flatpick lesson, as well as flatpick news, and sale events at flatpickingmercantile.com. In the past our monthly flatpicking lessons have been from a variety of sources and were quite haphazard. Starting in May 2008 Mickey Abraham, who was featured in our May/June 2008 issue, joins our staff as the regular email newsletter… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on June 11, 2008 at 7:32am — 1 Comment

Lanham Guitars new from NGC

After making guitars under the Nashville Guitar Company label for the past 25 years I have decided to also build the Lanham brand . Lanham number 1 has just been delivered I am starting a batch of 6 Mahogany
D size guitars next.

Marty Lanham

Added by Marty Lanham on June 6, 2008 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

Flatpicking

I have been reading FGM for several years and it is the best musicial venture of my life. Learning to play fiddle tunes has made my guitar playing so much more flavorable and interesting. The articles in the magazine are so informative and provide a lifetime of musicial material for studying. I am so glad I found this magazine and thanks to you Dan for the work you are doing.

Added by David on May 19, 2008 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Robert Bowlin's "Six String Soliloquy" now Available on iTunes

Robert Bowlin's phenomenal solo guitar CD, Six String Soliloquy, is now available for download on iTunes. Simply go to iTunes and search on Robert's name to find the CD.

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine reviewed a pre-release copy of this CD in Volume 11, Number 4. Since then Robert has gone back in the studio to re-record and add… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 10, 2008 at 12:23am — 1 Comment

Tim May Teaching at Summer Camps

Flatpicker, and multi-instrumentalist, Tim May will be teaching a several summer camps this year. Those who would like to study flatpicking guitar with Tim can take classes from him at the Colorado Roots Music Camp in 1-7 June, at Camp Bluegrass, and at South Plains College in Levelland, TX, 20-28 July. Tim will also be teaching mandolin at the… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 9, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

New DVD: Get To Know Your Acoustic Guitar with Marty Lanham

AcuTab Publications has released Get To Know Your Acoustic Guitar by noted guitar builder and repair specialist Marty Lanham of The Nashville Guitar Company. In this DVD Marty gives an inside look at the flattop, steel string guitar. Learn how the guitar creates its sound, and what each component contributes to the tone - plus what you need to know about common repair and maintenance of your guitar. 2 hour… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 9, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Primal Twang hosted by Dan Crary

In September 2006 San Diego hosted the world premiere of Primal Twang: The Legacy of the Guitar — the first definitive theatrical journey through the guitar’s colorful and surprisingly controversial 3500-year history.

The story of the “instrument of the gods” was told through a combination of onstage narration, video projections of rare historical footage and electrifying live performances by world music legend, Dan Crary and… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 9, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

1 3/4 vs. 1 11/16.....or anything else....

I'm just thinking, I have 3 guitars that are 1 and 7/8 or bigger, some that 1 3/4...and some 1 11/16...It's a bit difficult to go from one extreme to the other in a short period of time, but I haven't had a real problem. Seems like some folks are selling guitars because they want the 1 3/4 and have the 1 11/16....I just can't really tell the difference after I get a few minutes of playing in. My 1925 0018's neck is a bit like a club...bigger than my GE....but it sure feels good after a few… Continue

Added by Jim Turpin on May 8, 2008 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

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