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Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, Volume 13, Numnber 4 May / June 2009
The May/June 2009 issue of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine includes:
We have a 68-minute Audio CD to accompany this issue!
Our Special Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes Issue!
Welcome to the May/June 2009 edition of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. This edition is Volume 13, Number 4 of the magazine and is our special Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes edition. If you have been a long-time subscriber you will notice that our format in this issue is quite different. First of all, out of our regular group of columnists only Adam Granger has an article in this issue. Everyone else who contributed to this issue is a guest columnist. I invited these guest columnists to contribute to this issue so that readers could get a fresh perspective on the old standards. Secondly, we absolutely packed this issue with music. There are far less ads and there is not much writing. Other than the cover story, this issue is all music. I asked each person who contributed to the magazine to provide two versions of a standard jam session fiddle tune, one that leaned more towards a beginner level arrangement, and another that leaned more towards an intermediate/advanced arrangement. So, no matter what your skill level, there is something for you in this issue.
Fiddle Tune Issue Contributor Bios
Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes by Dan Miller
"Paddy On The Turnpike" (Five Versions)
Granger's Anatomy by Adam Granger
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, Volume 15, Number 3 March / April 2011
The March/April 2011 issue of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine includes:
We have a 68-minute Audio CD to accompany this issue!
Our Second Special Fiddle Tune Issue!
This issue is the 3rd edition of our 15th Volume and here we present our second special fiddle tune issue featuring all guest columnists. We presented the first special fiddle tune issue back a couple of years ago in Volume 13, Number 4 and it was so well received by our readers, we decided to do it again. In this issue our guest columnist present 2 arrangements each of twenty fiddle tune standards. So grab your guitar! It is time to expand your fiddle tune repertoire and learn some new solos for some of your favorite tunes! We hope that you enjoy this issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine!
"An Approach to Fiddle Tunes" by Aaron McCloskey
Old Joe Clark arranged by Aaron McCloskey
"Scale Practice" by Dan Miller
Phat Stats and Fab Facts by Adam Granger
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, Volume 17, Number 4
Welcome to the May/June 2013 edition of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. This issue is Volume 17, Number 4 and, believe it or not, this is our 100th issue! In celebration of our 100th issue, we are presenting a special waltz issue. Similar to our fiddle tunes issues, this issue consists primarily of guest columnists and lots of tunes, and there is not a lot of text or ads. We packed this issue full of great flatpicking waltzes and for most of these you will get two arrangements, one simple melody, the other more complex. So, there should be something for everyone. We hope you enjoy our special waltz issue.
The Waltz Issue by Dan Miller
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine: Best Of 10 Years PDF, CD-ROM - Editor's Picks Tunes
Welcome to the CD-based version of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine the Best of the First Ten Years. This CD is the fourth in the series and contains 147 song transcriptions that were chosen by the Editor from the issues of Flatpicking Guitar that were published from November/December 1996 (Volume 1, Number1) through September/October 2006 (Volume 10, Number 6). All pages from each article are presented in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document File (.PDF) format.
Solo Flatpicking Guitar by Roberto Dalla Vecchia
Solo Flatpicking Guitar: 10 Favorite Fiddle Tunes
Since flatpicking guitar players typically perform and record in the ensemble setting, flatpicking solos are usually arranged in the context of other instruments providing rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment. While those single note linear solos sound great when played in the context of an ensemble, they can sound quite sparse and lacking in texture and dimension if the flatpicking guitar player is playing alone. More and more, flatpickers are exploring solo performance. Well known flatpickers like Dan Crary, Beppe Gambetta, Steve Kaufman, David Grier, Robert Bowlin and Orrin Star, and others, are performing and/or recording as solo acts. These players are adding techniques such as open ringing notes, chordal strums, chord-melody style phrases, floating licks, drone notes, and crosspicking to their linear lines in order to add a full texture and broad dimension to solo performances. But still, written material arranged for the solo player is not so easy to find. Solo Flatpicking Guitar aims to fix that problem.
Study in Flatpicking - Jeff Troxel - Book / Audio CD
A Study In Flatpicking: Twenty Tunes and Variations - Spiral Bound Book with 2 CDs is ideal for anyone who wants to learn tunes, and variations, from the standard flatpicking fiddle tune repertoire. This is the "ideal" book because author Jeff Troxel provides more than just simple tunes and variations here. In the front of the book he talks about how to think about the arrangement and execution of fiddle tunes (through text and example) in a section called "Arranging A Fiddle Tune." He also provides an appendix full of scale and arpeggio fingering exercises, music theory, and slurring exercises that will help any player increase his or her knowledge of the fingerboard and their technical abilities on the guitar. Working through all of the examples and exercises in addition to learning the two arrangements to each tune that Jeff presents in this book will improve your overall flatpicking abilities and knowledge. Even if you already know arrangements for all of these tunes, learning Jeff's well thought out arrangements will greatly expand your ability to create your own variations and improvisations. Jeff also provides audio files for each tune so that you can hear what the arrangements are supposed to sound like.
Flatpicking Essentials - Volume 2: Learning How to Solo - Carter Style and Beyond Book / audio CD by Dan Miller
Learning How to Solo - Carter Style and Beyond This Edition is the Spiral Bound Hardcopy Book with 2 CDs
You CAN learn how to take a guitar solo on ANY vocal tune!! In the 108-pages of Volume 2 of the Flatpicking Essentials series you will be given very detailed instruction designed to teach you how to:
1) Select a Vocal Song
2) Learn the Chord Progression by Ear
3) Learn the Basic Melody by Ear
4) Find the Carter Style Arrangement
5) Learn How to Simplify the Melody
6) Embellish the Carter Style Arrangement using techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, alternate chord strums, tremolo, double stops, crosspicking, neighboring notes, scale runs, drones, and fill licks.
Flatpicking Essentials - Volume 3: Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes Book / 2 CDs by Dan Miller
Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes
Flatpicking and fiddle tunes go hand-in-hand. However, in this day and age too many beginning and intermediate level players rely too heavily on tablature when learning fiddle tunes. This becomes a problem in the long run because the player eventually reaches a plateau in their progress because they don't know how to learn new tunes that are not written out in tablature, they do not know how to create their own variations of tunes that they already know, and it becomes very hard to learn how to improvise. Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 3 helps to solve all of those problems. In this volume of the Flatpicking Essentials series you are going to learn valuable information about the structure of fiddle tunes and then you are going to use that information to learn how to play fiddle tunes by ear, and create your own variations.
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Best of the 1st Ten Years: Editor's Pick Songs - PDF & Audio Set
Welcome to the CD-Rom based version of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine the
Best of the First Ten Years. This CD is the fourth in the series and
contains 147 song transcriptions that were chosen by the Editor from the
issues of Flatpicking Guitar that were published from November/December
1996 (Volume 1, Number1) through September/October 2006 (Volume 10,
Number 6). All pages from each article are presented in Adobe Acrobat
Portable Document File (.PDF) format. Additionally, with the purchase of
this product you receive a second CD-Rom that contains mp3 files of the
majority of the audio tracks that accompany each transcription.
The Flatpicker's Guide to Irish Music by Dan Miller and Tim May
Tim May and Dan Miller's book and audio CD "The Flatpicker's Guide to Irish Music" (116 pages) introduces the flatpicking guitar player to ten common Irish tunes and the theory and technique of Irish rhythm. The first part of the book discusses the theory and technique of Irish guitar rhythm, to include right hand technique, chord substitutions, and bass movement within chords. In a typical Irish session, the lead instruments will all play the melody simultaneously and the rhythm guitar player will improvise the chord changes behind the melody. In the second part of the book each of the ten tunes presented include a study the melody of the tune, variations on the melody, standard chords for the tune, and chord substitution variations. The tunes presented cover 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, and 9/8 time signatures and a variety of typical embellishments that are common to Irish music. The concept of modes is also addressed as the tunes that are presented include tunes played in the Ionian, Aeolian, and Dorian modes. Additional rhythm ideas that include harmonized scale rhythm, Drop D rhythm, and DADGAD chords are also presented.
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