Explore crosspicking technique with flatpicking wizard David Grier!
With the Cracking the Code David Grier Bundle, get two complete interviews with the bluegrass master, complete with 80 musical examples.
David Grier Interview
In our continuing quest to understand more about crosspicking technique, we hooked up with flatpicking wizard David Grier, who was gracious enough to don the Magnet for an exploration of his lauded right hand technique.
David’s instantly identifiable blend of modern and traditional elements is a sound that any fan of great writing and playing will appreciate. In our talk, he beguiled us with over an hour of his stunning crosspicking inventions and innovative harmonic twists and turns. This interview includes 49 musical examples with tablature.
David Grier 2019
The Amazing David Grier is a storyteller with a pick.
With an immediately recognizable voice that resounds through his signature arrangements of traditional tunes and original compositions alike, you always know when you’re listening to David. And this is true even as that voice changes with different arrangements of the same song.
In our latest meeting, we talk songwriting and speed, as David plays four versions of the Monroe standard “Wheel Hoss” at various tempos, from a leisurely 180bpm eighth notes all the way to a blazing 300bpm. We also touch on topics in songwriting, practice, improvisation, and cap it off by playing through a pair of stunning new compositions from his latest album. The one-hour interview includes 31 examples with tablature.