October 2020

 

Podcasts

ARTICLES

Adam Miller

How to Play Like You Speak

October 19, 2020
Fingerstyle wizard Adam Miller shares his secrets for mastering your own voice on the guitar.
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Kirk Fletcher

The Allan Holdsworth of Blues Guitar

October 16, 2020
Kirk Fletcher may not spin off a lot of 7-fret legato runs, but his outlook does owe a lot to the fusion master.
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Kirk Fletcher

Is There Such a Thing as Free Blues?

October 15, 2020
Kirk Fletcher weighs in on the influence of some of the genre’s most experimental practitioners.
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Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi on Why Last-Minute Jams Are the Best

October 14, 2020
The Tedeschi Trucks Band frontwoman shares her approach to sitting-in and how the band “family” is working through the pandemic.
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Kirk Fletcher

Should Bends Be Pushed or Pulled?

October 12, 2020
Extraordinary bluesman Kirk Fletcher devised an approach inspired by a lineage of string-wrangling legends.
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Eddie Van Halen

Lifetime Super Fans Remember Brushes with EVH

October 9, 2020
Way Huge founder Jeorge Tripps and journalist Matt Blackett share stories of hanging, laughing with, and getting schooled by the late guitar god.
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Ben Harper

How the Chicks’ Natalie Maines Made Ben Harper a Better Lap-Steel Player

October 9, 2020
Some of the slide veteran’s most important lessons happen when he’s on the other side of the glass.
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Jake Shimabukuro

How (& Why) Jake Shimabukuro Considers Us All Part of His “Band”

October 7, 2020
The world’s leading ukulele ambassador on exploiting the instrument’s inherent limitations.
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Ben Harper

Ben Harper’s Mom Is Not Easily Amused

October 7, 2020
Coming up on his career’s 30-year mark, the guitar vet shares a heart-tugging recent text message that ranks right up there with his three Grammy awards.
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Ben Harper

Ben Harper's Lap-Steel Reboot

October 5, 2020
The longtime Weissenborn devotee reveals how a new Monteleone lap steel forced him to scrap an entire album and start anew.
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Daniel Donato

"There's Only Two Kinds of Songs"

October 2, 2020
Daniel Donato shows us why—and how—you should get complete control of the major and minor “domains.”
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Wong Notes

John Petrucci On Fighting Ego & Reuniting with Mike Portnoy

September 30, 2020
In this season two premiere, Cory Wong connects with Dream Theater legend John Petrucci about his fiery new solo album featuring founding DT drummer Mike Portnoy.
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Daniel Donato

CBD Gloves, Vitamins & Daily Recording

September 30, 2020
To stay on top of his game, jam/country virtuoso Daniel Donato has a regimen inspired by pro athletes.
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Daniel Donato

Johnny Cash + Grateful Dead = Cosmic Country

September 28, 2020
How Daniel Donato’s ethos continues to be shaped by the jam gods—and not just Garcia’s solos.
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Matt Smith

Wait—You’re Still Not Recording?

September 25, 2020
It’s not just a pandemic fad. Matt Smith on why you’re losing out if you don’t take the plunge.
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Matt Smith

The Fine Art of Layering Guitars

September 23, 2020
Matt Smith has a deep understanding of how to stack and mix guitars, and in this episode he explains both what to do and what to avoid when overdubbing.
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Matt Smith

The Secret to Becoming a Multi-instrumentalist

September 21, 2020
Matt Smith plays nearly anything with frets—and a few without. In this episode, he explains how to explore the world of stringed instruments without getting lost along the way.
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Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter Plays Drums—And You Should Too

September 18, 2020
Drumming has much to do with Charlie's signature polyphonic sound. Listen in as he makes the case that all guitarists should devote time to practicing percussion instruments.
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Charlie Hunter

When Jazz Meets Pop

September 16, 2020
While Charlie Hunter is best known for his jazz work, he’s also contributed to pop and R&B recordings by such artists as John Mayer, D’Angelo, and Norah Jones. Listen as he recounts his experiences as a featured guest artist.
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Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter's Guide to Freeing Up Your Technique

September 14, 2020
Charlie Hunter explains how he developed his astonishing contrapuntal technique—and how you too can improvise simultaneous guitar parts and bass lines.
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