News from Flatpik Central

  

Learn Flatpicking Guitar from

Steve Kaufman

Three Time National Flatpicking Guitar Champion

 

Live Group Lessons - One Hour Each Week

Beginning October 16-17-18

 


Registration Open for Fall Classes

Register HERE

 

Beginner through Advanced

Lead and Rhythm Guitar

 

Six-Week Course only $175.00

 

Live and in Real Time

Less than $30 an Hour with The Champ

 

 

Join Us and Learn Flatpicking Guitar

Gospel, Bluegrass, Folk, Country and Swing

 

Write steve@flatpik.com with any questions

 

$25.00 Discount for registering for two classes during the same week.

 

Take a Rhythm Class Monday and a Lead Class Tuesday or Wednesday

 


 

Read More HERE

 

Register HERE

October - November Sessions

Mondays

Register for Rhythm 101

Our First Chords, Alternate Bass Strum Patterns, Bass Walks, Bass Runs

Info and Registration HERE 
7PM till 8PM EST 
Start Date October 16, 23, 30, November 6, (Trip to Africa- Join Us!) November 27, December 4

 

Mondays

Register for Intermediate Guitar Rhythm 102

Bass Runs and Walks, New Patterns. New Chords and Progressions and Chord Shapes 
Info and Registration HERE 
8:15 PM till 9:15PM EST 

Start Date October 16, 23, 30, November 6, (Trip to Africa- Join Us!) November 27, December 4

 

Tuesdays
Register for Level 1 Flatpicking Guitar - Lead 101

Right and Left Hand Starting Technique, Timing, Developing style and solos
Info and Registration HERE
7PM till 8PM EST 
Start Date October 17, 24, 31, November 7, (Trip to Africa- Join Us!) November 28, December 5

Tuesdays
Register for Level 2 Beginner Flatpicking Guitar - Lead 102

Double Stops and Harmony, Fiddle Tunes, Fast Picking, Scale Work
Info and Registration HERE 
8:15 PM till 9:15PM EST 
Start Date October 17, 24, 31, November 7, (Trip to Africa- Join Us!) November 28, December 5

Wednesdays
Register for Level 1 Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar - Lead 201

Loads of Runs and Licks through Songs, Transposing, Crosspicking, Ear Training
Info and Registration HERE 
7PM till 8PM EST 
Start Date October 18, 25, November 1, 8, (Trip to Africa- Join Us!) November 29, December 6

Wednesdays
Register for Level 2 Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar - Lead 202

Exploring the Fingerboard, Learning the Neck Positions, Ear Training. All through tunes and songs.
Info and Registration HERE
8:15 PM till 9:15PM EST 
Start Date October 18, 25, November 1, 8, (Trip to Africa- Join Us Next Year!) November 29, December 6

Thursdays
Register for Upper Intermediate Class 1

 For the current or past Lead 203 students.
Info and Registration HERE 

 

Tunes we will Learn:

The Cuckoo's Nest (D)

Alabama Jubilee (C)

New Camptown Races (G Bb Tune)

Cold, Frosty Morn (Am/A)

When I Grow Too Old To Dream (C)

Jerusalem Ridge  (Am)

 

7PM till 8PM EST 

Start Date October 19, 26, November 2, 9, (Trip to Africa- Join Us Next Year!) November 30, December 7


Thursdays
Register for Upper Intermediate Class 2
Info and Registration HERE 
8:15 PM till 9:15PM EST

Start Date October 19, 26, November 2, 9, (Trip to Africa- Join Us!) November 30, December 7

  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

 

Write steve@flatpik.com with any questions

$25.00 Discount for registering for 2 Classes during the same week.

Take a Rhythm Class Monday and a Lead Class Tuesday or Wednesday

 


From the Students

 

Steve, thank you, thank you!! I have learned so much! I have TONS of books that I have accumulated over the years, but haven't even come close to "getting" what you have shown us in 6 weeks! Now I will use the summer to absorb from the videos all the neat things included in them and will be really looking forward to September! J.C. Dallas TX 

 

Hi Steve

I just wanted to tell you that I thought it was exceptional in terms of the material you presented with respect to runs, transposing 

chords, and particularly improvisation.  That lesson alone is worth the price of admission. BB

 

 

 

HI Steve. I just wanted to thank you for going into the detail about diminished chords. Besides practicing the songs you are giving us I am trying to see how I can incorporate them into other music I play. I am excited to learn about these chords and how to use them. I am also keeping up with the tunes from the lead classes. Life is full and rich with so much music to enjoy. Thanks. 

NB from AZ 

 

 

Hi Steve,

Holy Cow, what a lesson I missed with you guys last week. Good thing you gave us a song with a Cow!  I absolutely love that modulation tip! You're right, that is worth it if I don't learn anything else, very powerful.  

For some reason, I always thought that the bass runs were a set structure (always the same run) going to or from chord. Thx for clarifying that it is not set in stone. 

Looking forward to Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beverly

Hi Steve,

Thanks for such a beautiful, melodic arrangement of Dark as a Dungeon!  I was going through it this morning and had to stop and admire the lovely transitions between C and F that you've written.  Measures 8-10 and 28-29 are really extra special.  I'm inspired to get them down pat and play them for my best fan (aka, my wife) as soon as possible.

 

I just wanted to let you know!  You always come up with some great licks, but you really blow them away in your waltz-time tunes and these are really special! 

Greg

 

I'm really enjoying the lessons. I like the way you are using the tunes as vehicles to teach us concepts that we can then use universally in our playing rather than teaching a particular way to play a particular tune.  I have already signed up for the next set.

JM from Bowmanville, Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve- I've really enjoyed the lessons.  I thank you for all of your work! The lessons were well presented, thoughtfully progressive and a great way to learn from the comfort of my own cluttered computer room ! I would and have recommended you guitar series . Thanks  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG from Rome, GA

 

 

Great class tonight.  I really appreciate how you show us where else these substitutions could fit, i.e. E blues, etc.  One of my many challenges is that when I hear a song, especially if I like the break, everything else sounds “wrong”.  You are really helping me break out of that closed-mindedness.  Thanks.

JM from Reno, NV

 

What Folks Say About Steve

 

“As a professional guitar teacher, Kaufman has perfected his teaching skills as much as his picking technique.”  Bluegrass Unlimited

 

“Kaufman patiently teaches and extols the virtues of melodic guitar playing. He also shows that you don’t need an electric guitar and an amp. to be electrifying on the guitar.”  The Music Paper

 

“Kaufman has a low key, friendly way of presenting his material and he is usually clear in stating his ideas.” California Traditional Music Society

 

“Kaufman is a formidable player, and the accomplished flatpicker can use his books for guitar contests, for technical exercises, or to develop picking speed and fingerboard knowledge.”  Acoustic Guitar

 

“Steve Kaufman is great; the boy can pick. He knows what good music is.” Doc Watson

 

“Kaufman is a monster player. Fluid at any speed and in all registers, he also commands a fine sense of melody which imbues his improvising with a lushness that eludes many flashy guitarists.”  The Chicago Tribune

 

“Kaufman’s playing is spectacular. His speed is astounding, more so because he never sacrifices tone, never lets his notes blur together. He makes his acoustic guitar a versatile, expressive lead instrument.” Arkansas Gazette

 

“Steve is one of the best young flatpickers in the country. And along with his flair for the hot and flashy, he has some additional ammunition like power, clarity and musical taste.”  Dan Crary

 

“The tone and phrasing is excellent and most important- the melodic sense is superb. You certainly set some high standards for all of us to aspire to.”  John Hartford

 

Join Us for Web Group Lessons.

 

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See you in class!

 

 Write Steve to see how easy it is to set up a

workshop and concert weekend in your area.

 

Help Bring Steve to Your Area

 

From time to time there is an opening in the schedule and you can help to fill it. Usually about 8-12 months away.

Send me a note and let me know if you or an acoustic music store or association in your area that might want to host our weekend and we'll take it from there.

write Steve directly at    steve@flatpik.com

 

Give steve@flatpik.com a shout to see how you can bring

Steve and his roving award winning workshop and concert to your town.

 

 

 

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