Flatpicking Guitar Essentials Book/CD (String Letter Publishing) (Acoustic Guitar) (Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Private Lessons) Sheet music – December 1. I’ve become intrigued by the Flatpicking Essentials series, but I can at the history of flatpicking and the importance of solid rythym playing. I’ve seen reference to “Flatpicking Essentials, Vol 1” and was wondering if this is still the start of the series that people would recommend, or if.

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I have been spending a lot of time with Jeff Jenkins videos, and have to say that nothing has expanded my understanding of the fingerboard as much as that has. Artistworks academy of bluegrass with Brian Sutton is fantastic in my opinion. You send a video in, about a week later you get a personalized response.

It’s a video submission style course. I spent time with each lesson before moving on. First, I think you’ll enjoy the material and meeting them, and second, because Dan will have all of these materials as well as other merchandise you may be interested in, possibly at a discount.

The time now is So this thread sent me back to FE this evening and what a great series it is! Tim May is a first class player.

When I get it in I may start a thread for those that are working through it to help each other. Originally Posted by innocent75 That is the same route I took.

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If you continue, we will assume that you agree to our privacy policy which includes details of cookie usage. I thought if I started giving lessons again, I might have students buy and follow these as a method. You may, however, essebtials a new topic and refer to this topic with a link: Find all posts by SprintBob. I did almost all of volume 1 and half of volume 2 flatpicling started on Artistworks.


Mostly me, of course! Tim is a phenomenal player and instructor.

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fflatpicking They had a lot of exercises and tunes, but I always felt that there was a bit of a gap between learning folding scales, etc, and actually putting them to use. I joined earlier this year and has renewed until already. Dan and Tim and Brad Davis, who is sort of the unofficial Third Musketeer but is too busy to be involved essentiaks the time are first class all the way.

I can’t speak for the other volumes, but if they are anything like volume 1, flatpicling is well worth the price. Lesson Links More Video Lessons. I find these interesting to read, as well as work through. Of course any slow-downer will work and they provide great exercises for both flat and fingerpickers. The instruction is very detailed and in-depth, and although the material so far is generally stuff I have been doing for many many years I’m still finding many little gems of info that I didn’t know.

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Originally Posted by WonderMonkey. Volume 2 is really excellent too I bought them as a two pack. Originally Posted by WonderMonkey I’ve ordered this 2 pack, thanks for pointing me to it. The other thing, and this is actually my fault is the speed in which they came out. Originally Posted by srick So this thread sent me back to FE this evening and what a great series it is!

I’m looking forward to working my way slowly but surely through the series. Take your playing to the next level with the help of a local or online flatpicked guitar teacher.


I am focusing mostly on my Artistworks lessons but I still visit flatpicking essentials at least weekly. I will read the words between practices and use the exercises to build on the verbal foundation. The only reason I would hesitate to recommend this series is I’m ashamed to say we don’t actually own any of the material. I hope to also be able to get through vol 2, but I’m a hard learning. Helps you find the groove.

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I am in no way affiliated with either course but am happy with both for my personal use. I really couldn’t make a serious study of one lesson before the next was available, and I couldn’t resist getting it and starting with that material. Volume 2 gets into carter style and leads. Last edited by WonderMonkey; at Originally Posted by srick.

Vol 1 is leading me right where I want to go. Flatpicking Essentials vol 1. Walking up or down to a chord, g runs, and then into different styles of rhythm playing. If you dlatpicking any specific questions, let me know. From your description you point it to a song and it Luthier Search Hangout Merchandise. I’ve been to a couple different workshops with he and Dan, and if you are near one of their upcoming workshop locations I’d recommend going.

I have them all, and like them mostly. Stuff about styles, history, technique.