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This podcast features free audio guitar lessons taught by Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. Hear how to best get your playing skills in order. Begin to improvise and compose. Understand why your favorite songs sound so good. ➝ What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website to get FREE custom v ...
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Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar magazine

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Join us for conversations that explore why we play, collect, build, obsess over guitars and how rewarding it is to make music of our own. Each month, your hosts at Acoustic Guitar magazine connect you with great guitarists – from preeminent pickers and fingerstyle sensations to trailblazing songwriters, luthiers, and the acoustic guitar community at large.
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Tips For Guitar Playing Success

tipsforguitarplayingsuccess Marlene Hutchinson

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Learn how to quickly boost your guitar playing skills with these easy tips, tricks and helpful hints from successful guitarist, instructor, author and producer, Marlene Hutchinson. Known for her popular Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! program, as seen by millions on PBS, and featured on NPR and CBS, Marlene has a wonderfully simple way of helping you move through your challenges and advance your guitar playing skills.
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Mandolin Secrets Podcast

Magnus Zetterlund & Hayes Griffin

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This podcast is for every mandolin and guitar player who wants an inspiration boost. Hosts Magnus Zetterlund and Hayes Griffin share professional tips, experiences, and stories that will support every music maker on their journey.
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Learning the guitar can be very frustrating foo many. In this podcast, I want to help you improve your guitar skills by giving you these FREE blues and slide guitar lessons. You'll learn how much easier learning blues guitar can be, with lessons and tips geared toward your success as a blues guitarist. These are lessons I have taught to my private students for the last 20 years. Whether you're looking to improve you're existing skills, or maybe start learning slide guitar, I want to keep you ...
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Welcome to The Blues Guitar Show! Your free audio guitar teacher, focusing on all things blues guitar, records, rocking music theory and gear. Covering all the genres in the Blues world from Delta to Rockabilly. Each Monday I release an episode packed with information, exercises, songs, licks and interviews with some of the best players around to give you Passion, Practice and Perseverance for your guitar playing journey! I'm a born and raised blues guitarist, studio musician and teacher on ...
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Basic Folk

The Bluegrass Situation

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Basic Folk features honest conversations with folk musicians hosted by Cindy Howes, a well-versed public radio DJ, and singer/songwriter Lizzie No. While we’re not gassing up the banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin, Basic Folk approaches interviews with warmth, humor and insightful (invasive?) questions. This podcast fosters the folk community and showcases a genre that is often misunderstood. Our definition of “folk” is extremely broad, so you’ll hear interviews from Molly Tuttle, Ben Harper ...
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This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon’s longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with executives and employees at C. F. Martin & Company, past and present, and the host of this podcast, Maury Rutch of Maury’s Music. Want to support the show? Visit Patreon.com/martinsandmore
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Guitarist, singer and songwriter of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour will be auctioning more than 120 of his guitars for charity in June 2019. Featuring a brand new and exclusive interview with David himself, each episode focuses on a different one of the remarkable instruments from this collection, looking at the music that was recorded on them and detailing the musical history of one of the world's most influential guitarists.
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Guitar playing tips and inspiration to play guitar consistently, have more fun and see more progress with your guitar routine. Every week your host, Tony Polecastro (from tacguitar.com) shows you a new guitar lick and shares new guitar gear and acoustic guitar music he‘s recently found. Tune out the overwhelm of online guitar lesson noise and let Tony be your guide to focus, fun and progress every Tuesday at 10am.
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This podcasts talks about learning acoustic guitar for your personal pursuit and enjoyment. Helping you live the dream of being a guitarist. Guitar learning is a soul refreshing personal pursuit. In the evening, after a depleting daily grind, playing guitar enlivens you again. My wish is that everyone would have such an energizing tool to rejuvenate their spirit.
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Monkey Grip is a band from Long Island featuring Scott Kuchler on guitar and vocals, Steve Cafarelli on drums and vocals, Frank Mascaro on bass, and has at times featured Jim Falacara, Mark Atlschuler, Evan Gold, James Ramos, Billy Langon, and David Rosenblum among others.
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Welcome to the podcast! Do you make things? Let's chat. Every week, host Ben Liggett (owner of Liggett Guitars) interviews a guest who excels at their craft. Most of these guests are from the world of high-end guitars, but Ben will interview anyone who is really good at their job. Jeweler? Stone-mason? Let's get INTO IT.
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No more holding back! Hosts Erik Ulven and Dyer Davis tell you how they really feel about guitar models, gear, companies, the industry and all things guitar! Tune in to find out how wrong you are about guitars (and how wrong they are, too)!
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Sometimes piano, sometimes guitar, sometimes spoken meditation. Thanks for listening. If you have questions, comments, or feedback of any kind, email darkoindex at gmail dot com. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support
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Equipping worship musicians and leaders of all skill levels to answer the call, with passion and confidence. Join Jason Houtsma and Kristina Kislyanka as they talk to worship leaders, pastors, musicians, and industry people about how they answer the call.
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Jamie Grace - A Girl & A Guitar

Harper Sisters Entertainment

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hi! I’m Jamie Grace. I’m a singer/songwriter based in LA, originally from a small town in Georgia. Subscribe to this podcast to hear random acoustic versions of my originals and some covers, mostly from my YouTube channel. K thanks bye!
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The Cultured Guitarist

Al Peterson, Kasper Townes

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The Cultured Guitarist is dedicated to exploring the cultural zeitgeist surrounding the instrument that has been the most moving instrument of the last 100 years. Join us for the ongoing conversation of what it is to be a guitarist. We tackle everything from new gear, old gear, songwriting, playing, gigging, practicing, collecting, modding, building, etc. If it’s related to the guitar, we’re gonna explore it. With a lot of humour and some stellar guests, Al & Kasper tackle the topics in the ...
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This podcast features free audio guitar lessons that teach practical concepts of music theory to modern guitar players. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar music. This material is suitable for intermediate level players on up and can be followed on either an acoustic or electric guitar. It is recommended that you begin with the first episode uploaded on June 6, 2007 (What Is Guitar Theory?), and then follow the lessons in order fr ...
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Petal Motel Podcast

Lara @ Petal Motel

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Talkin' Cosmic American Music straight from the horse's mouth. Visit PetalMotel.com to read news and reviews about California folk, country-rock, psychedelia, and basically anything that sounds good on an acoustic guitar.
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RoughMix

Brian Kelley

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Making Music: Songwriting and Music in progress -see behind the scene, how songs get written and how ideas get developed into songs. It is a site for the roughs of songs before production, usually on a mobile device. Hosted by Brian Kelley . Mobile version here: http://gcuj3b.mofuse.mobi/
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Welcome to "The Observation Station," the ultimate podcast for those who love to delve into the depths of the world with curiosity and critical thinking. Hosted by Tommy Heitz II, this show is your gateway to exploring a myriad of topics, from the latest in current events to the subtleties of human behavior, cultural insights, and beyond. Each week, we embark on a new journey, examining our chosen topic through various lenses to uncover hidden truths and offer unique perspectives. "The Obser ...
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Welcome to The Music Corner! Here you’ll find exciting and informative content on topics such as Music, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Piano, Music Education, and lots more ... Thanks for listening!
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Maker's Mic Podcast

LR Baggs Acoustic Amplification

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Maker’s Mic is a music makers podcast hosted by Mike Luckett and presented by LR Baggs. In each episode, we will explore the world of music by interviewing the people who bring it to life. Musicians, studio engineers, and more will offer up their stories and insights, as we take you backstage, into the studio, and behind the curtain for a glimpse into the life of a music maker.
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Tools of Songwriting is a website and podcast geared towards giving people the tools that they need to express themselves through writing their own music. It's for beginner to advanced musicians and will have simple, understandable, and practical tips for everyone.
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The Art Of Lutherie

Tom Bills: Master Luthier, Author, And Guitar Making Instructor

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Whether you’ve been building guitars for a while or you’re just now planning to start your first one, The Art Of Lutherie is the premier source for guitar making techniques, tips, tricks, instruction, and much more to help you build better guitars. Master luthier Tom Bills shares years of experience building ultra high-end custom acoustic guitars in a laid back and easy to understand way. He takes you beyond step-by-step, focusing on helping you understand not just “HOW” but “WHY”, so you ca ...
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Catch up with folk singer-songwriter Katherine Priddy in this bonus Acoustic Guitar Sessions episode. We talk family, guitars, touring with Richard Thompson, and enjoy a performance of “Father of Two” from her latest album The Pendulum Swing. Support the show: Join our community on Patreon, where you’ll find bonus podcast episodes, exclusive guitar…
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Welcome to episode 179 of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast! Today, we're wrapping up our acoustic April series by spotlighting 10 awesome acoustic guitar players you need to know about. From innovative techniques to viral releases, we've got a diverse lineup for you. We'll dive into the unique styles and musical accomplishments of artists like M…
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Should you play a guitar with nylon strings or steel strings? That depends on both your sound preferences and playing style - and your fingers! In this episode Marlene breaks down each string's uses and playability, as well as the core and winding materials, to help you decide! Marlene's Guitar Courses & Learning Resources Learn to Play Guitar in a…
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In this episode, I take us through the fantastic albums released in 1984. From Steve Vai's debut album to classics by Van Halen, Queen, Prince, and U2, I explore the standout albums and artists of that year. With fascinating tidbits and insights on the music and artists, this episode is a must-listen for any guitar enthusiast. Whether you're a seas…
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How do we deal with doubt? And most importantly, what does it look like for us to worship through it? Sarah Kroger shares about her process. Start your free 21-day trial at worshipartistry.com. Follow Sarah Kroger on Instagram! Follow Worship Artistry and Jason Houtsma on Instagram! For business inquiries or public relations reach us at marketing@w…
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Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. Today we are looking at the intro licks from Chuck Berry's classic - Roll Over Beethoven. This part is steaming with double stops, pull offs, hammers and some scale mixing that just sounds awesome so not one to miss! Check the folder for this weeks TAB. If you're already a subscriber, grab this episod…
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Ever wonder what it's like to hit the road with your trusty six string? Whether you're planning a cross-country road trip or jet-setting to parts unknown, it's good to know the ins and outs of bringing your musical companion along for the ride. In this episode Marlene will take you on a journey through her firsthand experiences of traveling with he…
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Two long-time collaborators, cellist Francesa Ter-Berg and violinist Flora Curazon, Fran & Flora, have bonded over their obsession with ancient music, rooted in Eastern European and Jewish culture, for over a dozen years. Together and separately, the English musicians have been studying with teachers of ethnomusicology in places like Transylvania a…
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In this month’s episode, Magnus and Hayes are discussing: Do you use a tone-guard for your mandolin? Why or why not? Do you know how to learn a song by ear? If so, how did you acquire this skill? Magnus’s new lesson release for the Martin Taylor Jazz lick Guitar Club: Mickey Abraham Chromatic Connecting Lines Here are the weblinks mentioned in the …
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Send us a Text Message. Today we are looking at some awesome country licks. These are based on typical pedal or lap-steel licks using simple triad shapes. to get your hands on THE TRIAD METHOD: https://thebluesguitarshow.com/product/the-triad-method/ Become a Blues Guitar Show Member: https://www.buzzsprout.com/950998/subscribe Head over to www.the…
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In this week's episode, we are taking a trip into the vault and dusting off episode 128; '5 Ways To Become More Confident On Video.' In the episode, we discuss something that can make any beginner guitarist a little nervous - recording yourself on video. But don't worry, I've got you covered with five tips to increase your confidence on camera.…
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Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. In this lesson we cover the major scale - major scale chords - double stops and harmony to create lead lines. We look over part of the solo (and chords) from Chris Stapleton's Tennessee Whiskey Check the folder for this weeks TAB. If you're already a subscriber, grab this episodes TAB here: https://dr…
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Mother's Day is this Sunday and gifts from the heart are the best. So, what better gift for your mom, grandmother, or any mom figure in your life than the gift of your music! In this episode Marlene describes 3 easy to play songs by popular artists Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor & Sugarland - all with a sweet mom themed message. Marlene's Guitar Cour…
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Billy Bragg joins lizzie and Cindy on-board Cayamo to talk about songwriting, social justice, punk rock and, of course, The Little Guy (Bragg's nickname for Woody Guthrie). In our interview we talked about using humor as a way to connect to his audience, so that he can bring up his political activism like fighting for transgender rights, the import…
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When guitarist Dr. Molly Miller isn't teaching music at USC, she's touring the world with Jason Mraz or recording with her own Molly Miller Trio. Or, as we learn today, she might be over at the tennis courts. On this week's Fretboard Journal Podcast, Miller walks us through a week in her life, talks about the gear she uses, and hints at hosting a t…
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In episode 161 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I answer listener questions about Hot For Teacher, multitracks, bass rigs, Funk #49, mastering songs, major and minor pentatonic, CAGED, hand soreness, Knights of Cydonia, and more. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Answer the questions about your playing at https://www.G…
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Aloha! In today's episode we're talking about Hawaiian music & slack key guitar, paired with Maury's interview with Bobby Moderow. Bobby is an award-winning guitarist from Hawaii & he made the pilgrimage to the Martin Factory to pick up a very special instrument. Maury caught up with him in the Martin museum & hey played a song for us, too! Sit bac…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode I am talking you through the MUST know triads for playing lead guitar. Triads are groups of 3 notes we use to make chords, there are four kinds of triad: Major, Minor, Augmented & Diminished. Today were looking at 3 shapes for the major triad. This will allow you to find root notes all over the neck, identify…
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Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. In this lesson we look at simple, movable chord shapes that we can use for creating solos. Using these techniques you can start soloing along with the chord changes and creating some great-sounding lines. Check the folder for this weeks TAB. If you're already a subscriber, grab this episodes TAB here:…
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Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday. It's a great day to celebrate Mexico's victory in the Battle of Puebla - and it's also a great day to play a themed song on your guitar! In this episode Marlene describes how to play the song Tequila on your guitar! Marlene's Guitar Courses & Learning Resources Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! Coaching Sessions Marlene's…
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Singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla and her band (bassist Pete Olynciw, drummer Shawn Meyers and guitarist Nahum Zdybel) join us onboard the Cayamo cruise to go through their incredible, righteous and fun new record Sun Without Heat. It is a Leyla McCalla solo album but no solo artist is an island! Once we saw Leyla perform with her band, with whom she…
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Get all the latest Tips For Guitar Playing Success news and insights including upcoming episodes and other guitar happenings! In this Newsletter Marlene describes May's 5 episodes including Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day songs, plus she talks about a cool acoustic guitar exhibit in Nashville featuring John Lennon's legendary Framus 12 string guitar…
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In episode 160 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I demonstrate a technique for improvisation over jam tracks, drawing inspiration from the iconic song "Refugee" by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Leveraging guitar licks from renowned tracks like this can infuse your improvisations with creativity and flair, elevating your playing to new heights.…
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Ever wondered how swapping out chips for carrots could change not just your waistline, but your mood too? We're fresh out of the kitchen and into the studio, serving a tantalizing exploration of the connection between our diet and the emotional rollercoaster we ride every day. Get ready to feast on knowledge as I spill the beans on how our meals ar…
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Earth Day at Martin Guitar & the NEW DSS Biosphere II. Robert Goetzl hit another one out of the park, with this - the 3rd guitar in his series of earth day instruments. Sit back & relax as Maury & Spoon discuss this exciting new model, and the ever important cause it's inherently attached to - making every day earth day. This podcast features the c…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode I take you through playing chromatically. This is a technique used in Jazz music and when added to a blues scale it gives you a really cool 'jazzy' flavour to your blues playing. to get your hands on THE TRIAD METHOD: https://thebluesguitarshow.com/product/the-triad-method/ Become a Blues Guitar Show Member: …
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Josh Rieck has many arrows in his luthier quiver. He builds and repairs instruments, and also owns a full-service music store in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Josh started out studying double bass in college and then completed the Guitar Repair & Building program at Red Wing College in Minnesota. He does it all: Violin family instruments, acoustics, a…
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In episode 159 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I discuss every type of seventh chord and how to use it. Seventh chords are made when you extend a triad with an additional third. There are five qualities of seventh chords that appear in music. They are Major seven, Minor seven, Dominant seven, Minor seven flat five (a.k.a. Half diminished), and …
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On this week's show, we have a candid chat with Seattle indie rock musician-turned-podcaster (Roderick on the Line, Omnibus) John Roderick. The Long Winters frontman was an early Fretboard Journal subject and guest on our podcast. This time around, we talk about John's break from music-making, the new songs he's been writing, the perils of pedal co…
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Oh hey, we're kinda back. Enjoy this special episode of the podcast, introducing Nick! They divine in and talk about some gear and things. Enjoy! Start your free 21-day trial at worshipartistry.com. Follow Worship Artistry, Jason Houtsma, and Nick Rice on Instagram! For business inquiries or public relations reach us at marketing@worshipartistry.co…
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Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. We are going to build upon last weeks lesson and start looking at chords we can add into our 12-bar sequence to give us some extra 'jazz' and 'spice' to our sound. We look over a few different chords and intervals, where we can add them and why they are useful. Check the folder for this weeks TAB. If …
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Siri Undlin, better known as Humbird, is a talented singer-songwriter from the Twin Cities with deep roots in Minnesota music and the land that surrounds her. Growing up, she was a true cold weather kid who loved hockey during winter In Minnesota, but also loved music and feeding her vivid imagination. Her love of music was nurtured by her parents,…
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You've probably heard the old adage that "tone is in the hands." But what does that really mean? And what makes tone good? We asked 14 prominent acoustic guitarists to weigh in, and got 14 unique responses. You'll want to listen with a notebook in hand, because this episode is a treasure trove of practical advice, musical examples, insights, and ex…
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THE BEST (Our Favorite) Bass Players. This podcast features the conversation and opinions of musician T Spoon Phillips. A writer by trade, Spoon's longtime association with professional musicians, luthiers, and music historians affords him a richly unique perspective on all things acoustic guitar. This includes decades of close friendship with exec…
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Send us a Text Message. Today I'm talking with Ashley Sherlock from the Ashley Sherlock band. Ashley Sherlock is a gritty blues rock guitarist/vocalist from Manchester. Nominated for Young Blues Artist of the Year, his music creates a modern outlook on the sounds of the American deep south with his superb vocal range, catchy melodies and rock/ blue…
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Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. We are going to be looking at taking a deep dive into some chord theory. We'll be looking at how chords are built, where they come from and the essential MUST KNOWS for playing blues. Check the folder for this weeks TAB. If you're already a subscriber, grab this episodes TAB here: https://drive.google…
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For the last several years, Los Angeles-based musician Ryan Richter has served as a touring guitarist for Dijon, Ryan Beatty, Lizzy McAlpine and others. Years ago, he was also one of the Fretboard Journal's earliest employees. Ryan recently released his first solo project - a fascinating one-track, 20-minute long album called "As Good A Place As An…
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In Episode 158 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I discuss the harmonic minor scale and its use in familiar guitar songs. This includes common harmonic minor chord progressions and how to incorporate the scale in your lead lines and guitar solos. For more information, see my book Fretboard Theory Volume 2 or my video course Fretboard Theory Video…
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Here's a great way to celebrate both Earth Day (4/22) and Arbor Day (4/26), you can 'get into the woods' - the guitar woods that is! In this episode Marlene discusses the unique tree species used in acoustic guitar construction for optimal sound and durability. Link to the other episode Marlene mentioned! Marlene's Guitar Courses & Learning Resourc…
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