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Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, Volume 20, Number 1
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, Volume 20, Number 1

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Welcome to the November/December 2015 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. This is the first issue of our 20th year (Volume 20, Number 1). This is going to be a special year for us as we will be featuring a lot of the flatpicking guitar heroes who we featured back during out first few years of publication . So, in this issue our cover story article features Jim Hurst, who first appeared on the cover of Volume 3, Number 2 of the magazine. Also, in this issue we catch up with Tim May and we also feature Ivas John, a flat picker, singer, and songwriter from Illinois. We hope you enjoy this issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.



  • Jim Hurst — “Atlantic Crossing” & “Young Mr. Clark”
  • Tim May: “Moving From Bluegrass to Swing”
  • Ivas John and “Roll Mississippi”
  • Winfield 2015
  • Store Visit: Artisan Guitars


  • Beginner’s Page: “Dixie Breakdown” By Dan Huckabee
  • Kaufman’s Corner: “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” By Steve Kaufman
  • Never Stop Learning By John Carlini
  • Nashville Flattop: Double-Down-Up Revisited By Brad Davis
  • “Shuffle About” By Orrin Star
  • Creating Solos: “Temperance Reel” By Dan Miller
  • "You’ve Been A Friend to Me" By Kathy Barwick
  • “The Wedding Waltz” By Dix Bruce
  • Sharpening the Axe: Aeolian Mode: “Jerusalem Ridge” By Jeff Troxel
  • Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes: “Soldier’s Joy” By Adam Granger
  • Classic Bluegrass: Using the F-Shape G chord, Part II By Steve Pottier
  • “Whiskey Before Breakfast” By Nick DiSebastian
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