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Carter Cole


Roanoke, IN
Post  Posted 25 May 2023 2:52 pm    
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i’ve been playing for a short while now but i’m wanting to take it more seriously. i believe that the structure of lessons would help me a great deal, but i’m unsure of where to start. remote lessons would be fine, but if anyone is/knows someone in the fort wayne indiana area that could give me lessons, i would appreciate any leads. if not, give me some recommendations for someone who could give me remote lessons.

many thanks,
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Richard Sinkler

aka: Rusty Strings -- Missoula, Montana
Post  Posted 26 May 2023 3:41 am    
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John McClung in Washington does Skype and maybe Zoom lessons. I've known John since the 1970's, and he is a great player, and has a great reputation as a teacher.

Then, there are the online courses from Paul Franklin and Travis Toy.

All these players are forum members.
Carter D10 8p/8k, Dekley S10 3p/4k C6 setup,Regal RD40 Dobro, NV400, NV112 . Playing for 53 years and still counting.

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Lary Marshall


Green Oak Township, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 29 May 2023 4:04 am     Paul Franklin Method
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I am currently signed up for the full Paul Franklin Method. I started out with his introductory class, then the tool box class and finally went for the full Method. For me, this has been an outstanding class. As I work through the course material, I can take as much or as little time in each session as I need. I find that as I progress, many times I return to previous lessons to actually learn what I thought I knew until a later lesson makes it clear that more time was needed on previous material.
You can stop the lesson and practice a part or technique, back it up to listen again, and you can slow down the video when you really want a close look at what he is doing. Additionally, there is a private Facebook group that you can (and should) join where you can ask Paul directly for advice/help on specific areas. At 70+, I had refused to set up a Facebook account, but I finally did for this course. I highly recommend this course.
MSA Legend XL U12, Collings SoCo, PRS Custom 24, Taylor 810, p2p Bad-Dawg, Victoria Silver Sonic
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