December 2020

Articles by Jason Shadrick

Chasing Frets

Bryan Sutton on Session Life in Nashville

July 1, 2020
Ever wonder what it's like being a session ace in the hyper-competitive Nashville studio scene? It's a world Sutton knows intimately, and in this episode he tells us how he became a first-call player and what it takes to pick with the best.
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Bryan Sutton on the Art of Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

June 29, 2020
In this week's first episode, the champion flatpicker (he has won the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year award a staggering 10 times) explains how bluegrass rhythm guitar has developed over the years and describes specific techniques for developing your flatpick rhythm skills. As a bonus, he names a handful of classic albums that are required listening for anyone who loves flattop guitar.
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Blake Mills on Fingerstyle Playing

June 26, 2020
Blake discusses the evolution of his unique fingerstyle technique, which draws on sources ranging from Michael Hedges, West Africa, and Bob Brozman, Blake’s onetime teacher. 

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Wong Notes Episode 4: Eric Johnson

June 24, 2020
The Texas tone guru discusses finding your voice and shares advice handed down from the legendary B.B. King.
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Blake Mills: The Guitarist Producer

June 24, 2020
Besides being a thrilling sideman and solo artist, Blake has been nominated twice for the Producer of Year Grammy. In this episode, he discusses playing guitar with a producer’s ear.
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JHS PG-14: The Premier Guitar Review

June 22, 2020
Paul Gilbert’s signature stomp offers impressive midrange control and surprisingly blown-out tones at its extremes.
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Blake Mills Talks Slide Guitar

June 22, 2020
Blake is one of today’s most compelling slide players, with an expansive style that encompasses everything from Americana to microtonal music from Africa and the Middle East. Hear how he embraces the spaces between the frets in the latest episode of Chasing Frets.
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Tommy Emmanuel on Longevity as a Solo Guitarist

June 19, 2020
The charismatic fingerpicker tours relentlessly and draws large, enthusiastic crowds to his solo concerts in the U.S., his native Australia, and around the world. Listen as he shares how he built his career and why naps are so important.
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Wong Notes Episode 3: Molly Tuttle

June 17, 2020
The fiery flatpicker meets up with Cory to discuss her unique clawhammer style, developing a repertoire, and playing rhythm guitar in bluegrass and old-time music.
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How Tommy Emmanuel Met Chet Atkins

June 17, 2020
One of the most engaging and entertaining guitarists on the planet recalls the enduring creative relationship he shared with his mentor, Chet Atkins.
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Tommy Emmanuel on the Art of Solo Guitar

June 15, 2020
The debut episode of the Chasing Frets podcast features Emmanuel sharing his process and approach to solo guitar—while demonstrating his trickiest tunes.
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Wong Notes Episode 2: John Scofield

June 10, 2020
The jazz-funk guru sits down to talk about his approach to rhythm, playing with Miles, and working in both the jazz and jam scenes.
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Wong Notes Episode 1: Joe Satriani

May 27, 2020
The debut episode features Cory and Satch discussing the mental side of performing, what it takes to be a successful teacher, how to break through the noise of the music business, and more!
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Don't Miss Our Wong Notes Podcast Hosted by Cory Wong

May 20, 2020
Subscribe today for the celebrated guitarist's May 27 podcast debut with legendary guests like Joe Satriani, Molly Tuttle, George Benson, and more!
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This Overdrive Has an Identity Crisis—In a Good Way

March 27, 2020
A top-notch driver built around a powerful parametric EQ. The PG Cole Music Co. Paradrive review.
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Electro-Harmonix 5MM: The Premier Guitar Review

March 4, 2020
It’s only 2.5 watts, but this pedal-sized amp could save the day.
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Looking for Skindred Guitar Tones in a Box? This Pedal Might Be for You

February 5, 2020
Reggae-metal guitarist Mikey Demus and ThorpyFx's Adrian Thorpe help create a dirt pedal dripping with tonal possibilities. The PG Redbeard Effects Red Mist MkIV review.
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Electro-Harmonix Mod 11 Modulator & 5MM Power Amp Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Check out the company's immeasurably deep modulation machine and a handy pedal-sized power amp.
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Orange Bass Butler & Little Bass Thing Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Want the flexibility of a dual-amp bass rig without the doctor bills? Here's an oversized stomp that gives you a wealth of different routing options.
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Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V, Space Charged V2 & Splash Update Demos | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
Listen to a hip take on a Magnatone-style circuit, plus the company's most popular pedals get updated with new features and tones.
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