Intermediate Flatpick for Guitar
by Richard Chance
This will focus on how to expand your flatpicking repertoire
and improve both your playing and learning skills. This class will not
venture into advanced level arrangements, and will be built around two
fiddle tunes, provided in tablature as hand-outs for participants. One
of the tunes will be a fairly basic, straight-forward tune for the beginning/intermediate
player, and the other will be more complex and challenging. There will
also be some tablature provided of several tags, endings, and embellishments
to help you bring variety into your tunes. This class is for you if you
h! ave basic rhythm guitar skills, can play simple or complex bass runs,
and already know a few basic fiddle tunes. Even those with rudimentary
flatpicking experience can learn something from the class. If you have
a mini-disc or cassette recorder, bring it with you, and bring your guitar!
This is a hands-on class, not a performance.
Richard is a native of North Carolina and plays both fingerpicked and
flatpicked styles on acoustic guitar including folk, bluegrass, old time
and Irish. He has performed at various bluegrass, Irish and old time
festivals in the Southwest, and has been playing and teaching guitar
for 40 years. His last band, PigAnkle, was an Old Time String Band in
Dallas, TX that played dances and events over the last 17 years. He enjoys
the styles of pickers like Norman Blake, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Leo Kotke,
and many others.