Welcome to the Flatpicking Essentials website! This site is
designed as a companion to the Eight Volume Flatpicking Essentials course written by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller and flatpicker
extraordinaire, Tim May. If you do not own this wonderful 8-volume
instructional method, you can click <here> to find out more about what is
in each of the volumes and how to purchase each volume. This Flatpicking
Essentials course is brought to you by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.
If you already own any of the Flatpicking Essentials
volumes, you will find a lot of helpful information on this site. Our goal is
to post information here that will help support what you have already learned
and help you continue to learn more about flatpicking the acoustic guitar. In each of the volumes of this course you were assigned a
number of homework problems. We have the answers to those homework problems
We also have posted extra audio tracks that we thought would
be helpful to you, plus we've posted questions that we have received from
students who are working with the course and our answers to those questions
(see the FAQ section). You will also find additional licks, song examples, and
rhythm tracks here. To navigate to these areas of the site, click on the
buttons on the left hand side of this page.
We want to make this site interactive. We also want to keep
it current and fresh. In order to do that we are going to ask that you provide
us with feedback regarding the Flatpicking Essentials course and this site. The
content of this site will be mainly driven by reader input. So send us an email
and let us know what you are thinking, what you are having problems with, or
what you would like to see on this site! Click <here> to contact us. Please
include "Flatpicking Essentials" in the subject line of all
In addition to this site, we also maintain a Flatpicking
Essentials Group on the Flatpicking Network.
This group will allow you to meet, correspond with, discuss flatpicking
concepts, and share your arrangements other flatpickers who are also working
with the course.
If you are not familiar with the Flatpicking Guitar Network,
go to: http://flatpick.ning.com/ and join us! If you are already a member of the network, you can join our
new group here: http://flatpick.ning.com/group/flatpickingessentials
The Eight Volume Set: Click on a volume to purchase