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  • Billy In The Lowgrounds

    Posted by Kitman on May 21, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Over the last couple of days I have been working through Tony’s Flat Picking Jump Start in the Skill Courses. There is a progression of lessons that teach the beginner fundamentals, skills and techniques of bluegrass flat picking. The lessons all lead up to playing the bluegrass song “Billy In The Lowgrounds”.

    I have been a TAC member for 21 days now. A couple of my 90 day goals include learning the basics of flat picking and learning 2 bluegrass songs. This song is one I will continue to practice and build upon

    When I took this skills course I realized that all of the daily challenges over the past 2 weeks have been providing bite sized learning and practice that is really beginning to lay a solid foundation for me. The guitar routine is really the key. I am loving my guitar journey with the TSC family! 😃


    Kitman replied 1 year, 11 months ago 8 Members · 14 Replies
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  • David_Sonn

    May 21, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Very nicely done!

  • Loraine

    May 22, 2022 at 7:42 am

    This was great @Kitman ! Timing, fluidity and flatpicking all nicely done.

    • Kitman

      May 22, 2022 at 8:08 am

      Thanks so much @Loraine ! I always appreciate your input and encouragement.

  • Bill_Brown

    May 22, 2022 at 7:48 am

    Smooooth @Kitman 😎 you played spot-on at that tempo👏👏 Now that you have it “under your fingers”, another way to challenge yourself is to up the tempo😱 and see if you can still keep it that smooth🤩 just something to work for👍

    • Kitman

      May 22, 2022 at 8:12 am

      Thanks, @Bill_Brown I appreciate your input and encouragement! Great idea. When I see the bluegrass artists play this song it seems they are picking at a tempo that is 3x or more of what I have been able to achieve. I will work at bumping up the tempo little by slow and see what happens! 😅

  • albert_d

    May 22, 2022 at 8:16 am

    @Kitman Great job. You are on your way to a lot of fun. “BILLY” was one of my first flat picking tunes too. You have it. Keep it up.

    • Kitman

      May 22, 2022 at 11:17 am

      Thank you for your encouragement @albert_d !

  • stevieblues

    May 22, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    That was great Kitman! Very nice picking, it was smooth. 👏😎

    • Kitman

      May 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you @stevieblues ! Really appreciate your feedback and encouragement.

  • Philb

    May 23, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Very well done!

  • KevinZ

    May 24, 2022 at 11:53 am

    Way to go @Kitman sounded good getting closer to your goal

    • Kitman

      May 24, 2022 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you @kevinz, I appreciate your encouragement!

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