My apologies if this has been covered here before, but with a guitar style so subtle, unusual and complex doesn't it cry out for a visual representation of the techniques involved?
I find it quite difficult to 'know' for certain if I'm applying the techniques discussed in "Gypsy Picking" correctly, purely from reading the descriptions contained in the various sections. I feel it would be so helpful if Michael could produce a DVD, or downloadable video, that 'shows-what-he-tells', which is surely how the gypsies would pass on this knowledge themselves. (And the way Michael studied it presumably)
Probably the closest visual method I've come across is the instructional video by Mandino Reinhardt; "la Guitare Manouche" Vol 1 Le solo de Minor Swing (1937), produced by l'association Atema Alsace.
By the way, has anyone heard of any subsequent volumes? Of late the Atema website seems to be permanently 'under construction'.
I sincerely hope the forthcoming djangobooks publication covering rhythm playing will include a DVD. When I've read other books seeking to explain the techniques involved, and which then translate what they've said into tab, well......... for me they seem to add very little to unravelling the intricacies of the style.
I feel confident that many purchasers of "Gypsy Picking" would be only too willing to purchase an accompanying DVD as well.
Any chance Michael?