Sharing my efforts to attain flatpick guitar competency.
You are too kind, Dave. Thanks for another great post. Please email me when you get a chance:firstname.lastname@example.org
No problem, Nick. Email sent.
Huge thanks for these man! The single biggest practice help in my 5 years of flatpicking!
Glad to hear it, James. Thanks for the nice feedback.
Dude, you are awesome and these tracks that you made are AWESOME. I use them everyday to practice on my mando here in france. Any chance you could add you your already sizable list by recording Fishers Hornpipe or 8th of January?Cheersjonathan
Jonathan, I'm glad you're using the tracks! I have added 8th of January & Nine Pound Hammer (I saw your other comment) to the request queue.
Thank you. Just what I have been looking for. I really appreciate this.
ummm you might want to check your bpm! your 240 is more like 120
I checked it, and it's as I expected. This discussion comes up sometimes. Typically, fiddle tunes and instrumental bluegrass tunes are notated with the bulk of the notes in the tune being eighth notes--see the Fiddler's Companion or Steve Kaufman's Parking Lot Picker book series as popular anthologies of these tunes. Also, check out fiddle tunes at thesession.org, you'll see the same thing.This is not what you would expect at first listen...I know what you mean. It sounds like 120 bpm with lots of 16th notes. But it is notated as 240 bpm with lots of 8th notes. I bow to the convention, and call it 240 bpm.
Thanks - again and again!
Thanks for this. It makes practising SO MUCH MORE FUN!!