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The Bluegrass Guitar Style of Charles Sawtelle (book)
The Bluegrass Guitar Style of Charles Sawtelle (book)
Price: $10.00

Charles Sawtelle is one of the most innovative guitar players in bluegrass history. His bluesy syncopated solos with the popular bluegrass band Hot Rize proved true the famous saying 'less is more.' Charles is a true master of tone, timing, and taste in bluegrass guitar playing and his exciting and innovative solos have thrilled bluegrass fans around the world. This comprehensive book provides you with a Sawtelle biography, an extensive interview with Charles, a section on Charles' rhythm style, 27 transcriptions of Sawtelle solos in both standard notation and tablature, with notes accompanying each solo transcription and dozens of photographs of Charles and Hot Rize. All fans of Hot Rize will love this book. more info
Acoustic Guitar Fundamentals DVD - Tim Stafford
Acoustic Guitar Fundamentals DVD - Tim Stafford
Price: $19.95

In this 2-hour DVD from bluegrass guitar veteran Tim Stafford you will learn the fundamental skills that will make you a better guitar player no matter what your current ability level.

Tuning, Timing, Tone, Technique, and Taste are all essential skills that guitar players from beginners to professionals need to address on a regular basis. Tim's masterful presentation of these concepts and the practical, time tested methods he teaches you on this video will not only help you understand, improve and maintain these skills, but will advance your overall guitar skills considerably.
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Improving Technique DVD - Tim May & Dan Miller
Improving Technique DVD - Tim May & Dan Miller
Price: $19.95

n this 90-minute DVD video Tim May and Dan Miller teach the details of right and left hand technique and mechanics that will help any pick style acoustic guitar player improve their speed, tone, note accuracy, fluidity, volume, and power. more info
Clinch Mountain Guitar DVD / TAB -  James Alan shelton
Clinch Mountain Guitar DVD / TAB - James Alan shelton
Price: $24.95

In this one-hour instructional DVD James Alan Shelton and George Shuffler demonstrate and teach the guitar techniques that helped change the role of the guitar in bluegrass music. The music of the Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys has featured lead guitar work since Bill Napier and George Shuffler brought the guitar to the forefront of the Stanley's music in the late 1950s. This video begins with James Alan Shelton, the current lead guitar player for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, picking a tune with the legendary George Shuffler. James then interviews George regarding the development of his "crosspicking" guitar technique. George demonstrates the technique and provides a guitar solo to one of the tunes he helped to make a bluegrass standard, "Will You Miss Me." George and James then pick "Katy Dear" together and demonstrate their crosspicking talents. more info
Orrin Star's Flatpicking Guitar Primer DVD
Orrin Star's Flatpicking Guitar Primer DVD
Price: $24.95

Subtitled "What the Tab Won't Tell You," this DVD and its accompanying transcription book are designed for the guitar player who already has some knowledge of guitar chords, rhythm, and perhaps even lead styles outside of the flatpicking realm (fingerstyle, classical, blues, rock, etc.).

If you already know how to play the guitar, but are not familiar with the flatpicking style and repertoire, then this DVD is for you!
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Orrin Star's Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Workshop DVD/tab
Orrin Star's Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Workshop DVD/tab
Price: $24.95

Having created the first day-long workshop devoted exclusively to rhythm playing, renowned flatpicker Orrin Star has helped guitarists around the country improve their rhythm skills. This 95-minute video offers an enhanced version of Orrin's live workshop, featuring additional bass runs and songs, a new section on playing with other guitarists, and a guest appearance by Kenny Smith. more info
Advanced Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar DVD - Wyatt Rice
Advanced Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar DVD - Wyatt Rice
Price: $24.95

In this 90-minute DVD, rhythm guitar master Wyatt Rice teaches you how to greatly expand your rhythm guitar abilities by teaching: crosspicking rhythm; syncopated rhythm; a variety of right hand patterns combined with left hand technique to develop a "groove" rhythm; unique bass runs; passing chords; chord substitutions; and chord inversions. Additionally, Wyatt is shown improvisationally accompanying various instruments (banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin) and then analyzing what he has done to provide the rhythmic foundation behind each instrument. Special guest appearances by Rickie Simpkins, Kenny Smith, Sammy Shelor, and Tony Rice. Wyatt Rice has been one of the top rhythm guitar players in bluegrass and acoustic music for the past 20 years. He has been a member of the Tony Rice Unit since 1984. Of Wyatt's rhythm, Tony Rice has said, "He gave the band a fuller voice and an easily identifiable sound. Things that I did with the guitar I could not otherwise have done if Wyatt's rhythm guitar had not been there."

This item is also available for digital download at Flatpick Digital Academy:  Click Here to Access that Website.
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The Ultimate Flatpicking Tune Package (Direct Download)
The Ultimate Flatpicking Tune Package (Direct Download)
Price: $29.95

The Ultimate Flatpicking Tune Collection - 3 Products in One Package (Direct Download)
This collection combines three of our most popular products and can now be directly downloaded to your computer (this download will probably not work to a phone or tablet).
In this package you will receive the Flatpick Jam: Complete Package by Brad Davis ($34.95 value). This package includes play-along mp3 files for 48 of the most popular flatpicking tunes. For each tune you receive slow, medium, and fast backing tracks and multiple transcribed versions of each tune in both standard notation and guitar tablature (see below for more information). You will also receive the PDF and audio files from our Editor's Pick Song collection ($30.00 value). This collection includes transcriptions of 147 flatpicking tunes and songs presented in both standard music notation and guitar tablature (see below for more information). Lastly, you will receive the PDF and mp3 files from our Fiddle Tune Back Issue Package (a $20 value). The package includes our two special Fiddle Tunes Issues, plus our Waltz Issue and our Old-Time tune issue. Each issue includes two arrangements of 20 different tunes. (see below for more information). This total package provides you with over 275 flatpicking tune arrangements!


1) Flatpick Jam: The Complete Package
On this DVD-Rom disc you will find all of the Flatpick Jam (play-along) tracks for the 49 tunes that appear on all of the Volumes of Brad Davis' Flatpick Jam series. Additionally, in the "Flatpick Jam Tabs" folder on this disc, you will find a folder for each tune that includes transcriptions provided by Brad (the numbered transcriptions), plus any arrangement of that particular tune that has appeared in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine during our first 10 years of publication. This means that you will get anywhere from 4 to 10 different variations of every tune tabbed out.
Additionally, the audio tracks that are companions to those FGM arrangements are also included. This is the ultimate Flatpick Jam package and a must have resource for anyone who wants to build their flatpicking repertoire, learn variations, and study different arrangements of all of the standard jam session tunes. And you are able to practice all of your arrangements at four different tempos by jamming along with Brad Davis! With Brad Davis' Flatpick Jam Series, you are never without a jamming partner.
This DVD-Rom contains 49 flatpick jam favorites (in mp3 format). Brad plays each tune at four different tempos (slow, slow/medium, medium/fast, and fast) so that you can work on your tone, timing, note clarity, and fluidity at the slower tempos and then work to develop your speed at the higher tempos. At each tempo Brad takes a solo and then plays rhythm so you can take your solo. At the three higher tempos Brad swaps solos and rhythm with you twice. This gives you the opportunity to practice your solo and rhythm seven times on every tune. On each tune Brad plays a variety of rhythmic and lead styles. A bass line and mandolin chop accompany every song at every tempo.
Tunes presented from Volume 1 are: 1. Forked Deer 2. Temperance Reel 3. Sally Goodin 4. Soldier's Joy 5. Blackberry Blossom 6. Salt Creek 7. Wildwood Flower 8. Billy in the Lowground 9. St. Anne's Reel 10. John Hardy 11. Paddy on the Turnpike
Tunes presented from Volume 2 are: 1. Turkey in the Straw 2. Sailor's Hornpipe 3. Whiskey Before Breakfast 4. Black Mountain Rag 5. Red Haired Boy 6. Arkansas Traveler 7. Old Joe Clark 8. Nine Pound Hammer 9. Bill Cheathum 10. Angeline the Baker 11. Reuben
Tunes presented from Volume 3 are: 1. Katy Hill 2. Lonesome Road Blues 3. Cherokee Shuffle 4. Cattle in the Cane 5. Over the Waterfall 6. Coo Coo's Nest 7. Fisher's Hornpipe 8. Liberty 9. Texas Gales 10. Ragtime Annie 11. Redwing
Tunes presented from Volume 4 are: 1. Flowers of Edinburgh 2. Shady Grove 3. John Henry 4. Texas Gales 5. Home Sweet Home 6. Crazy Creek 7. Leather Britches 8. Cotton Patch Rag 9. Eigth of January 10. Flop-Eared Mule
The tunes presented from the Special Edition disc are: 1. Alabama Jubliee 2. Beaumont Rag 3. Big Mon 4. Gold Rush 5. Huckleberry Hornpipe 6. Jerusalem Ridge

2) Editor's Pick Song Collection:
This collection contains PDF versions of 147 song transcriptions that were chosen by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine's 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 audio tracks are presented in mp3 format.
Note: Due to the fact that Flatpicking Guitar Magazine did not produce audio CDs for the first 17 issue of the magazine, not all of the audio tracks are available. However, of the 147 transcriptions that are in the "Editor's Picks" PDF book, audio tracks for 126 of those transcriptions are available on this disc in mp3 format. To view the song list, click here.

3) Fiddle Tune Back Issue Package:
This Special Back Issue Package includes 4 of our special Fiddle Tune style issues. This includes our two Fiddle Tune Issues plus our Waltz Issue and our Old-Time Music Issue. Each of these issues are packed with two arrangements each of 20 different tunes. This complete package gives you two arrangements 80 great tunes!
You get:
Volume 13, Number 4: Fiddle Tune Issue 1
Volume 15, Number 3: Fiddle Tune Issue 2
Volume 17, Number 4: Waltz Issue
Volume 18, Number 4: Old-Time Tune Issue
To view the song list from this package,
click here

NOTE: The file download is 1.5 Gigabytes in size. So, depending on your internet connection, it might take some time to download (it usually 3 or 4 minutes, but some people have experienced longer download times). If you get an error message, or have any trouble with the download, email dan@flatpick.com (please put "Ultimate Flatpicking Tune Package" in the subject line), or call 573-823-5582.
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Flatpick Jam: The Complete Package, Volumes 1-4 & Special Edition Tunes DVD-ROM
Flatpick Jam: The Complete Package, Volumes 1-4 & Special Edition Tunes DVD-ROM
Price: $34.95

On this DVD-Rom disc you will find all of the Flatpick Jam (play-along) tracks for the 49 tunes that appear on all of the Volumes of Brad Davis' Flatpick Jam series. Additionally, in the "Flatpick Jam Tabs" folder on this disc, you will find a folder for each tune that includes transcriptions provided by Brad (the numbered transcriptions), plus any arrangement of that particular tune that has appeared in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine during our first 10 years of publication. This means that you will get anywhere from 4 to 10 different variations of every tune tabbed out. Additionally, the audio tracks that are companions to those FGM arrangements are also included. This is the ultimate Flatpick Jam package and a must have resource for anyone who wants to build their flatpicking repertoire, learn variations, and study different arrangements of all of the standard jam session tunes. And you are able to practice all of your arrangements at four different tempos by jamming along with Brad Davis! more info
The Ultimate Flatpicking Tune Package on a Flash Drive
The Ultimate Flatpicking Tune Package on a Flash Drive
Price: $39.95

On this DVD-Rom disc you will find all of the Flatpick Jam (play-along) tracks for the 49 tunes that appear on all of the Volumes of Brad Davis' Flatpick Jam series. Additionally, in the "Flatpick Jam Tabs" folder on this disc, you will find a folder for each tune that includes transcriptions provided by Brad (the numbered transcriptions), plus any arrangement of that particular tune that has appeared in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine during our first 10 years of publication. This means that you will get anywhere from 4 to 10 different variations of every tune tabbed out. Additionally, the audio tracks that are companions to those FGM arrangements are also included. This is the ultimate Flatpick Jam package and a must have resource for anyone who wants to build their flatpicking repertoire, learn variations, and study different arrangements of all of the standard jam session tunes. And you are able to practice all of your arrangements at four different tempos by jamming along with Brad Davis! more info
   
 
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