News and Specials from Flatpik Central



October E-Blast

Flatpicking Hotline Newsletter

Celebrating 41 Years and Ten Months Teaching and Touring!


 In This Exciting Issue:

  • The Next Trips - River Falls, WI; Frankfort, IL and South Africa
  • Specials - NEW T-Shirt - Melody Rules and Norman Blake Anthology Book - Save Big Bucks!
  • Fall Online Classes -
    Beginner through Advanced Flatpickinger - Week of October 16

What's Happening....

Read All About It - Take Your Time........


Back after a great summer was so nice to get back into the saddle. I started the season with a concert at the Heritage Center in Townsend TN. It is an annual event for me and always brings in the largest crowd for the Center all year.



Here is a picture of Tim and Jodi Harbin doing the opening set. Thanks to all who came out and to the Harbins for helping out in the night. Special thanks to the Heritage Center for having me back and I look forward to next September already.


Last Friday I played a fundraiser show for the Knoxville Culinary. Not a huge show but I got gourmet beans and cornbread. Oh yea! Then Saturday I was incognito at the Appalachian Fall Festival in Norris TN. Our good buddy Phil Leadbetter held the back door open for us. Thanks Phil. Donna and I had a great time along with a Nashvillian friend.


This coming week I head to River Falls, WI to Brickhouse Music for my 3rd Annual All Level Flatpicking Workshop. If you know folks in the area, please let them know there is still time to register. Info below in the Tour Section. Come on out to Brickhouse music. Concert Open to the Public to follow.


That's the past and now for the future. I've got lots of great road trips scheduled for 2017 and 2018. Some into 2019 so check them out fully at Steve's Tour Schedule.


See you all down the road and be safe.



Steve's Live Online Classes

Beginner to Advanced


The Next Sessions Begin Very Soonso Register Today

October 16-17-18-19 Starts the Six-Week Sessions



Six Week Live Classes - Meets Each Week Same Time

One Hour a Week unless you take two classes a week.


Only $175 for the Six Weeks. That's Under $30 a Week.


It's Easy Steve's Way - Try It

Learn from the

World's Flatpicking Teacher

In Your Own Home

All Levels - Beginner Beginners to Advanced




Classes are Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday and Thursday. I am doind two classes a night - Eight Classes a Week. There is a place for you from beginner 101 to Intermediate 203. I always suggest to register for the class lower than you think you are because my classes are deep and highly involved. We go over tons of techniques, songs, topics, chords, fingerboard theory and much much more. 


The cost is less than $30 an hour and each course runs six weeks. 


You get:

The Lesson PDF

The Lesson played on an MP4 Video

The hour long class recorded in a private youtube link

Live lessons with me - the Champ Champ Champ.


I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and register now. Classes begin Monday. 


Click the link above to read all about it and the links below to register for the class securlely through PayPal or go to my site and pay through our secure server HERE


The cost for the six week course is only $175.00. 


October - November Sessions


Register for Rhythm 101

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



Register for Intermediate Guitar Rhythm 102
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


Register for Level 1 Beginner Guitar Lead 101
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

Register for Level 2 Beginner Intermediate Guitar Lead 102
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

Register for Level 1 Intermediate Guitar Lead 201
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

Register for Level 2 Intermediate Guitar Lead 202
Info and Registration HERE
8:15 PM till 9:15PM EST 
Start Date October 18, 25, November 1, 8, (Trip to Africa- Join Us!) November 29, December 6

Register for Upper Intermediate First Class
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!) November 30, December 7

Register for Upper Intermediate Second Class
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

Upcoming Tour Schedule


October 13-14 - River Falls, WI

2-Day All Level Flatpicking Workshop with concert to Follow

18 Students Max. 

Bring a guitar, an audio recorder and lots of questions.


Workshop Location:

Brickhouse Music

216 South Main Street

River Falls, WI 54022


Email or call 715-426-6776 to register.
See you at my ONLY Wisconsin workshop and concert weekend!


Concert Saturday Night at the Best Western River Falls.
7PM Start

Tickets: Cheap!!

November 3-4-5 - Frankfort, IL

2-Day All Level Flatpicking Workshop with

Concert to Follow OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with special guest - Don Stiernberg

Sunday Morning Advanced Flatpicking Class

Sunday Afternoon Beginner Intermediate Mandolin Class

Workshop info:

Contact Steve Haberichter to register or if you have any questions      Phone: 815-469-6321


November 10-20 - South African Jamming Photo Safari - SOLD OUT


Then it's on to:

Tempe, AZ

Burlington, NC

Virginia Beach, VA

Kansas City, MO

Clifton Forge, VA

Buffulo NY

Chesapeake VA


All info found at


Then on to Kamp Time YEA!



The Monthly Special!


A new T-Shirt For You

Melody Rules T-Shirt



Back of Shirt







A new T-Shirt from Flatpik Central - Melody Rules.

This is a dual purpose statement. Melody is the key to music.
A strong melody with embellishments is our goal.

Now it has to be true because it's on a T-Shirt. 

The front states Melody Rules and the back states the Rules of Melody.

Small Upcharge for XX-L and XXX-L.

Order Your's HERE

Steve wrote the book on Norman Blake..


Special of the Week
The Norman Blake Anthology

By Steve Kaufman

Suggested Retail Price: $27.00

ON SALE - You Save $5.00!


Book Only

Level: All Fans of Norman Blake

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine declares Norman Blake a legend, and includes him in the "first name club" on the Internet flatpicking news list. The Norman Blake Anthology offers complete lyrics and melody lines to 40 original songs, written and notated just as Norman sings them. Often, the vocal version is followed by a second flatpicking solo edition in notation and tablature including introductions and solos within a given tune- all authorized by Norman himself! 200 pages, illustrated with photos from a distinguished 30-year career. Intermediate in difficulty.


Contents: Back In Yonder's World, Billy Grey, Blake's Railroad Blues, Charlie Gaither, Chattanooga Rag, Chattanooga Sugar Babe, Church Street Blues, Crossing No. 9, Down At Milo's House, Ginsing Sullivan, Green Light On The Southern, Greycoat Soldiers, In The Spring Of The Year, Jimmy, John And James, Last Train From Poor Valley, Lincoln's Funeral Train, Lonesome Jenny, Macon Rag, My Old Home On The Green Mountain Side, Ol' Bill Miner, Old Ghost's Cry, Old Time Farmer, On And On And On, Paramount Rag, Randall Collins, Ridge Road Gravel, Savannah Rag, Slow Train Through Georgia, Southern Railroad Blues, The Highland Light, The Railroad Days, The Weathered Old Caboose Behind The Train, Tin Foil And Stone, Uncle, Uncle Sam, We're Living In The Future, Whiskey Deaf And Whiskey Blind


Order HERE



Single Song Lesson Downloads

Just Ten Bucks Each - Download and Keep Them


These are 8-10 minute instructional videos of single songs that YOU have asked for. Very popular songs at taught different levels. Each video includes a PDF of written material in Notes and Tab. And the best part is they are only $10 each.

Check them out and get that guitar and mandolin out and learn something new.


Special Note: It's time for me to record new lessons. Send me your "Want List" of songs and I will try to get them done for you. Send requests directly to me at 


Over 100 great lessons on line at


Click HERE for the short video explaining the lessons


Click HERE for the Lessons


Try A Freebie HERE



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Register for a Workshop Weekend near you.

Don't Sleep Through This Opportunity!


All registration info HERE





 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


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


Give a shout to see how you can bring

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





Write me with any questions at

Put "Music Question" in the Subject line.

Stay in touch and we'll see you down the road somewhere.

The Type Tappin' Flat-Pickin' Editor


Steve Kaufman Enterprises, Inc

PO Box 1020

Alcoa TN 37701


865-982-3808 Voice and Fax