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Chasing Frets

Bryan Sutton on Building Bluegrass Chops

July 3, 2020
In this episode of Chasing Frets, the award-winning guitarist reveals his secrets for developing speed, tone, and clarity on an acoustic, and poses the question "What are we doing to get in our own way?"
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Rig Rundown: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die’s Chris Teti

July 1, 2020
The guitarist/producer reveals how an EHX Pitch Fork downsized his touring guitar boat and admits the difficulties of cherry-picking stomps for the band’s spiraling, atmospherically moody, indie odysseys.
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Wong Notes

Wong Notes Episode 5: Rob Harris of Jamiroquai

July 1, 2020
In this episode, Rob shares the secrets that have kept him in demand as a session musician for 20 years, how to "read a room," and what it feels like to step out for a solo in front of a packed stadium.
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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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Hooked: Baroness' Gina Gleason on Pantera's "Domination"

June 30, 2020
The shredder fires through the Dimebag Darrell solo from Cowboys from Hell that first sunk its teeth into her guitar-playing heart.
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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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Rig Rundown Best Ofs: Most Iconic Basses

June 26, 2020
Verdine, Flea, Sheehan, Josephine and six other legends show us their favorite earth-rumblers!
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Chasing Frets

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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Sweetwater

Sweetwater Finalizes Lineup for GearFest 2020

June 25, 2020
The online-only event will feature Alan Parsons, Nile Rodgers, Nathan East, Slash, Billy Gibbons, and more.
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Jack Broadbent: More Than Whiskey-Flask Flash

June 25, 2020
The British busker extraordinaire isn’t opening for the likes of Skynyrd, Frampton, and Ron Wood just because he rips fiery solos with a booze decanter.
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Rig Rundown: Jim Ward

June 24, 2020
The former At the Drive-In renegade talks about using a Jazzmaster for his “humble workhorse” rhythm role, growing as singer-songwriter within Sparta, and making "solos" with three digital delays.
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Wong Notes

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

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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Hooked: Mark Lettieri on Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe"

June 23, 2020
The Snarky Puppy guitarist remembers learning the power of the riff and the bliss of figuring out tab to wrangle the Experience's first single.
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Riff Rundown: Howling Giant's "Comet Rider"

June 21, 2020
Guitarist Tom Polzine uses various BPMs to walk you through the major and minor tendencies that unravel during the lead single off The Space Between Worlds.
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Tommy Emmanuel

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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Rig Rundown: Mt. Joy's Sam Cooper

June 17, 2020
“Astrovan” took him from lawyer to soulful indie-pop headliner on the back of his rewired, ragged ’69 Jag and a bed of shimmering ’verbs and reversed delays.
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Spotify

Listen to the July 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

June 17, 2020
This month's tracks include Willie Nelson, Kinga Głyck, Lamb of God, Jack Broadbent, and more.
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Wong Notes

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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Tommy Emmanuel

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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