This summer, I attended "Django in June", where I had the chance to take four or five lessons with Michael Horowitz (who gave the best handouts, BTW, of all the teachers there, thanks, Michael!)
Before I left Northampton MA, I purchased a Wegen pick and Michael's excellent book "Gypsy Picking", and I've been working with those two things like a sonofbitch ever since.
In the past three months, I feel that I've made fairly good progress in the GJ style, and most of my musical buddies have commented that I'm sounding way better.
My question: Since I haven't yet fully mastered all the techniques in "Gypsy Picking", is it too soon to buy and start working on "Gypsy Fire"?
Or am I better off waiting until I can do all the exercises in "Gypsy Picking" up to speed first?
I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.
If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.