#1
How the hell do you do it? It looks crazy as hell... and I want to learn.
I've decided that my signature is terrible. I'm open to suggestions.


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#2
Flatpicking as such, is just playing guitar using a pick.
But I'm assuming your not just referring to playing with a pick.
Got an example? maybe a video to show exactly what your talking about?
Or maybe I'm missing something vital here, who knows.
#3
Practice your scales until you can play them as fast or faster than the speed you desire.
#5
Flatpicking is usually referred to as "flat top picking", which basically means high energy bluegrass style picking on a traditional acoustic guitar, using a single pick, and not fingerstyle or thumb picking like with a banjo. It's Tony Rice type of stuff, look him up on youtube.
#6
^ Yep, it's just snappy bluegrass guitar. Learning scales up and down the neck and having good finger mobility is all it is. It's a fun style of playing.
#7
Can't help the OP much on learning to flatpick but would like to share one of my favorite youtube videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMQuuZNvwLU

The second song is an amazing rendition of Soldier's Joy by Clarence White(flatpicking at its finest!) and co. It's a shame Clarence White died so young.