Steve Baughman – Clawhammer Banjo DVD

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My friend Steve Baughman recently released a new DVD entitled Zen Banjo, Music and Mindfulness. It is a clawhammer banjo instructional DVD aimed at beginners with plenty of material for more advanced folks as well. Steve walks the viewer through all the techniques needed for clawhammer banjo like the bum ditty, drop thumbing, and double thumbing. Throughout the DVD Steve … Read More

Peluso CEMC6 – Fingerstyle Guitar

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Well I couldn’t resist and picked up a pair of Peluso CEMC 6 small diaphram condensors on Ebay. The last thing I probably need is more mics, but I wanted something a little different from my medium diaphram ADK A6’s. The Peluso’s are not a matched pair, but from what i read that quality control is good enough that i … Read More

Recording Fingerstyle Guitar with the ADK A6

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I have been doing more experimenting with my home recording setup, working on ironing out the little details and striving to get a better sound. My main setup has been: Pair of ADK A6 mics Presonus Studio Mobile Interface iMac and Logic Pro All affordable gear but I think it gives good bang for the buck. My main goal is … Read More

Feature in Fingerstyle 360 Magazine

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Bill Piburn, formerly of the physical magazine Fingerstyle Guitar has started a new digital magazine called Fingerstyle 360  It focuses on various styles of fingerstyle guitar around the globe and includes video and audio content as well as sheet music. The great thing about this digital format is that readers can just click on an audio or video link within … Read More

New Steve Baughman Videos

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My friend and teacher Steve Baughman recently put up a few new Youtube videos, and I wanted to post them here. They are truly some beautiful arrangements, and I think the second one really showcases the great touch and tone Steve gets with his right hand. Be sure to watch the whole thing of Nearer My God to Thee. It … Read More

Fingerstyle Guitar Duets – Doug Young and Teja Gerken

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My friend Doug Young, along with Teja Gerken, recently wrote a really cool article for Acoustic Guitar Magazine on fingerstyle guitar duets. They look at various ways to arrange for two guitars, and present a tasty version St Anne’s Reel for two guitars. Fingerstyle guitar duets are one of my favorite configurations. With two players who both have the ability … Read More

Fingerstyle Guitar – Nail Shape

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I came across this great video of classical guitarist Scott Tennant talking about nail shape. I think it applies equally as well to steel string fingerpickers. There are alot of picking hand approaches to fingerstyle guitar. Folks pick with no nail, natural nails, artificial nails, or fingerpicks and all sound great. I think it comes down to personal preference and … Read More

Tunes in the Gorge

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Here I am having a few quick tunes with my friend David McPike during a hike in the Columbia River Gorge. I am fortunate that we have some spectacular trails only half an hour outside of town. Two flutes are alot of fun and we don’t get to play together as much as I would like, so we brought our … Read More

Musical Activities

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I have been spending some time lately on other musical activities and wanted to write about them a bit here. While arranging celtic music for solo guitar will always be my main thing, it is a relatively lonely pursuit and I enjoy playing music with others too. There is just a bigger energy and sound that comes with three or … Read More

Flatpicking in CFCGCD Tuning

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Lately I have been spending some of my practice time exploring the CFCGCD tuning. Steve Baughman uses it for a few tunes on his Celtic Guitar DVD, and John Doyle talks about it some in a recent issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine. I am amazed at how quickly some folks can pick up tunings and seem to map out the … Read More