Thanks to everyone for the input, it's nice to see people are enjoying it.
whizdumb81 wrote:Great man... Really good stuff. If you're looking to add anything, I think a little glossary of slang might help a newbie. that and maybe a pick profile section with all the nicknames for picks and such.. But really awesome job on this tutorial/book.
Thanks whizdumb. To be honest, people will pick up everything they need to start with during the course of the book so I decided against the glossary. I didn't wanna overload the poor newbies with information they don't really need yet, so the glossary would only contain stuff which is taught throughout the book. And we don't want people just skipping to the picking section and referencing a glossary every time they get stuck instead of taking the time to actually learn the stuff beforehand. I want people to read this and get a proper understanding of everything before they start picking, cos that's the mistake I made when I first started.
As for pick types, I actually wrote up a section on that but I decided to leave it out in the end. The reason for this is because picks fall into main categories and it really just boils down to trying a bigger hook or a different type of rake. I didn't see the point going into a ton of detail apart from maybe mentioning the ones that really suck, such as snake rakes and various different ball rakes.
I suppose a small bit at the end of the SPP section with a pic of different hooks and offset picks would be good, likewise for the raking section. Although I need to get more rakes to take a good pic!! I'm treating myself to a new set of picks which includes various rakes after christmas is over, so I'll update it then.
Wizer wrote:A great tutorial!!
I will start giving this instead of the MIT guide to all interested in the hobby.
And the FASQ- section was good too, but I would have left the 180 - question un answered. I get a good laugh about once a week reading these posts.
Thanks for writing it!
Thanks wizer, that's a serious compliment as the MIT guide is pretty much the go-to reference at the moment
The 180 question has recently started to make me facepalm every time I see it, so I needed to vent a little. It stays!!