The March/April 2010 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is the Volume 14, Number 3 issue of the magazine and represents the first time we have featured a trio of flatpickers on our cover. What is unique about our cover story artists -- Bryan McDowell, Eric Hardin, and Brandon Davis -- is that they are all good friends, they all play in the same band, and they place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the 2009 National Flatpicking Championship. We also feature Avril Smith, a talented female flatpicker from the Washington, DC area, and Jake Workman from the Salt Lake City area of Utah. And, as always, our regular staff of talented contributors have offered articles that will help you advance your flatpicking skills. We hope that you will enjoy this issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine!
New Lesson for February 2010:
From Mickey Abraham: This month I present to you a true classic from the archives of the “traditional” new-grass world. In the early seventies mandolinist David Grisman was a pioneer when it came to fusing other styles of music into bluegrass. His unique fusion of jazz, latin, and swing has come to known as Dawg music (after his nickname, the Dawg), and many of his original tunes have, over time, become jam session standards. I’d like to thank Craig Miller of Acoustic Disc for allowing me and FGM permission to use “Dawgwood” in my e-lesson. I hope you have as much fun learning this tune as have had arranging and teaching it!