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The Guitar Hour Podcast

David Beebee, Tom Quayle, Dan Smith & Jake Willson

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The Guitar Hour Podcast is a weekly, long-form discussion hosted by David Beebee, Tom Quayle, Dan Smith & Jake Willson. Together, and in conversation with today’s top players, they explore different approaches for improvising, theory, technique, practising, teaching and share the humorous ups and downs of being professional guitarists in the modern age.
 
Hi, my name is Cory Wong. This is my podcast. I'm going to talk to your favorite artists as they discuss their personal tricks of the trade, never-before-heard stories, and the proper response when Sinatra wants to peep your master tapes.
 
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 ...
 
The Blarney Pilgrims Podcast is a weekly journey to the heart of Irish music. We interview players of Irish music about how they first came to the music and the place it occupies in their lives now. We use the word ‘heart’ intentionally, because heart is what this music, and the people who play it, are all about. It’s a funny, warm and often unexpected journey – and the tunes are crackin' too. NOTE: Hey there - it's Darren and Dom here. So...we want to let you know that last week was the las ...
 
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From production to writing to tone, the guitarist/producer extraordinaire breaks down his creative strategies and talks about his guitar collection, including the Hitmaker. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Nile Rodgers: http://nilerodgers.com Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit…
 
Beebs is away in Portland working on Solo and acquiring a new (old) guitar, so this week we dig into the lost episode archive and the lads tackle a listener email: all about strings. Gauge, coatings, tone, feel? Do you change them often, or when they’re growing potatoes? What’s the crack? If you enjoy the show please consider supporting the podcast…
 
In my latest podcast episode, I talk about the *2nd edition* release of my book, Guitar Theory For Dummies. This book covers scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more for guitar and has been a good-enough seller to warrant a second printing. Yay! This episode is supported in part by Hosa Cables. Visit hosatech.com and use code THEORY30 to get 3…
 
The legend shares insights on the guitar as a lead voice, the power of a single note, the instrument’s role in society, creating musical Mona Lisas, shooting for a higher goal, and his long, loving history with Miles Davis, B.B. King, Jerry Garcia, Pharoah Sanders, John McLaughlin and other all-time-greats. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid …
 
In my latest podcast episode, I examine the song "Wonderwall" by Oasis. This popular guitar song features a challenging syncopated strumming pattern plus makes use of pedal tones and a capo. This episode is supported in part by Hosa Cables. Visit hosatech.com and use code THEORY30 to get 30% off your next order. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to d…
 
We finally get the band back together with full catch ups, housekeeping and a refreshed Patreon. The guys discuss hearing and ear hygiene, productive and minimalist practise spaces, headspace and recognising one's guitar progress. Jake also does a wonderful impression of the UK’s own Richard Madley and Beebs apparently has a throbbing hollow body? …
 
The guitar legend reminisces about his time as a session player, playing with Miles Davis and Jaco, leading Shakti, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the 4th Dimension, and shares how he stays creatively charged. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit John McLaughlin: http://johnmclaughlin.com Hit us…
 
The Norwegian blues artist on crafting tones via Logic, writing songs in English, the stresses and rewards of Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, choosing her collaborators, and fighting male bullying in the music industry. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Tora: https://thisistora.com/ Hit …
 
We’re back! Life conspired to send the show into an unplanned hiatus. But Tom, Beebee and Dr Willson return, refreshed and ready to rumble. Brief catch ups give way to a detailed discussion on thinking note names vs intervals when improvising harmony on guitar. Dan will be back next week, as will the regular format and some new stuff. Thanks for st…
 
In this podcast episode I answer listener questions about finding keys, the construction of the pentatonic scale, how to practice major scale patterns, guidelines for teaching, Family Tradition by Hank Williams Jr., Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms, playing and singing at the same time, and more. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to pla…
 
The producer/songwriter on keeping it simple, staying hungry, and creating inspiration. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Linda Perry: https://twitter.com/reallindaperry Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierg…
 
The pinball-obsessed Barenaked Ladies’ songwriter reflects on his band’s grassroots beginnings, pop culture and social media’s influence on songwriting, and the similarities between country and hip-hop production. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Barenaked Ladies: http://barenakedladies…
 
VIEW BEGINNER GUITAR PRIMER HERE: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0941VSZYZ Today, I want to talk about my latest book, Beginner Guitar Primer: Everything You Should Know BEFORE You Begin to Play Guitar. There are a lot of guitar books available to teach you the basics of playing guitar, but there aren’t many to explain what the process is like and how …
 
The blues-jazz giant talks solo building, his frustrations with drummers, playing with Miles, how to accompany other artists, what it takes to lead a trio, and his beloved Dumble. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Robben Ford: http://robbenford.com Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com …
 
Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong The Snarky Puppy bassist and bandleader gets deep on improvisation, composition, religion, success, and much more. Visit Michael League: http://snarkypuppy.com Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guita…
 
In episode 106 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, Fretboard Theory student, Stephen Brutscher, talks about how he used what he learned about music composition to record his own instrumental guitar tracks using GarageBand for Mac. Check out his album, Doomed Paradise by Ghost Knives, here: https://ghostknives.hearnow.com/ 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY…
 
The virtuoso mandolinist takes Cory Wong inside the world of bluegrass—the core approach to rhythm, how to map improvisations, “twin” fiddles, the Grand Ole Opry, publishing, record labels, and hanging with Bela Fleck and other heavies. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Sierra Hull: http…
 
🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. ************************** "Under the Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers features chords that don't seem to fit together in any one …
 
🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Have a question or comment to submit? Go here: https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/contact/ Want to connect for a private online les…
 
Cory Wong talks with Dirty Loops bassist Henrik Linder about their blistering, new collaboration, Turbo, how the band became an accidental YouTube sensation, playing with tempered frets, the changing role of bass in pop, and tips for increasing speed and improving technique. Plus … Flea! Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http:…
 
Can you hear the difference between a single-coil guitar pickup and a humbucker? Test your ear by listening to my blind samples played in the style of familiar songs. You should notice that the lower output single-coil pickups sound thinner, brighter, and with less depth but more clarity. The higher output humbuckers sound thicker with more midrang…
 
The master on what makes an icon, why devotion to music pays dividends, and why the drummer is top dog, plus choosing the best collaborators, owning Wes Montgomery’s guitar, and why his entire life’s work is “all one tune.” Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Pat Metheny: http://patmetheny…
 
In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring "All Right Now" by Free. I examine this song's music theory by taking a look at the key, chords, progression, mode, and the different types of scales used in the guitar solo. You see how this song fits into the A Mixolydian mode and makes use of both the maj…
 
In this podcast episode, you hear Part 2 of my tech talk with sound man, Joel Hilsden. We continue our conversation about things guitar players should know in order to get great live sound, and we get to answering email questions. We talk about running your acoustic guitar direct using a DI box, miking your amplifier, using a digital device such as…
 
The guys chat with Joseph Anidjar and Joshua De La Victoria about their prog-tastic collaboration “Traveller”. They discuss writing grooves of Skype, feeling odd time signatures and metric modulation, mixing modern guitar modern tones and lush videography! The extended Patreon edition of this episode includes a deeper chat on guitar tone crafting, …
 
In this podcast episode, I talk tech with my friend and sound man, Joel Hilsden. Joel has extensive experience running sound in various types of venues and over the course of our conversation, we talk about things guitar players should know in order to get great live sound. We talk about running your acoustic guitar direct using a DI box, miking yo…
 
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