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Episode 39 – Justin Dolezy of Neck Diagrams

Ged Brockie Of GMI Discusses The Incredible Piece Of Guitar Software That No Guitarist Should Be Without Called "Neck Diagrams" With It's Creator Justin Dolezy. The three packages available from Neck Diagrams We've all done it. Grabbed and scribbled down a bunch of lines and created our own chord boxes to then remember the latest and best chord, scale or arpeggio. Perhaps it was a bunch of chords for a song. You would think that there would be a plethora of quality software out there that...


Episode 38 – Jamie Akers Renaissance Man

Jamie Akers Has Realised A Dazzling Career As A Multi-Instrumentalist Of Historical Stringed Instruments Including Early 19th Century Guitars, Lutes and The Amazing Theorbo. Ged Brockie Of GMI Find Out More About This Fascinating Musician & His Instruments. Jamie in action with the Theorbo. Note, the instruments goes higher than the top of the image! Once the instrument of choice for those with plucked string leaning, the Lute is now a distant second to the guitar in terms of popularity....


Episode 37 – Haftor Medboe of Copperfly Records

Haftor Medboe is a highly regarded Scottish based composer, guitarist and educator. In this podcast interview, Ged Brockie of GMI discusses these areas of his work but also finds out about his new music label, Copperfly. Wonderfully evocative image of Haftor in performance Anyone who has had any dealings with the Scottish jazz scene will no doubt have come across Haftor Medboe. Haftor has been at the forefront of many new musical ventures over the years, not least his work with Napier...


Episode 36 – Jazz Guitarist Tom Lippincott

Tom Lippincott is a highly respected professional guitarist based in Florida, USA. This interview was meant to be broad ranging, however, Tom's eight string guitar (yes you read that correctly) took up almost the entire show! One thing that non-musicians should understand is that the world is full of great musicians, however, very few can actually claim to make a living from predominantly playing music. This podcast interview is with one such musician Tom Lippincott. Tom is an incredibly...


Episode 35 – Interview with Nate Savage of Guitareo

It's a fast changing world out there and the effects of the digital revolution are all around. In the world of guitar there are many new success stories, one of which is Guitareo led by guitarist Nate Savage. There is a lot of choice out there when it comes to learning to play guitar, however, some website and offerings stand out from the crowd and Guitareo is definitely one online guitar resource worth looking at. More than just a bunch of videos, it crucially, offers a community learning...


Episode 34 – Interview Rewind & Update With Andy Squires

Download the Tercelvoice Skate video Teaser - just 6.2 MegDownload In September 2017, Andy Squires was interviewed for GMI's "Musician's Moving Online" series (episode 20) as Andy planned the release of his first album under the name TercelVoice. Fifteen months later, we hear how his first release has fared and what advice he has for other singer songwriters. If you are a singer/songwriter, or indeed any kind of musician who is thinking about releasing a recording and well, you're just not...


Episode 33 – Interview With LEAP Inventor Paul Holcomb

Paul Holcomb and his new concept for guitar pick players - LEAP the Ergonomic Guitar Pick. When Paul Holcomb decided to revisit guitar playing he was frustrated in part by using a plectrum. With a background in design, Paul decided it was time to do something about it and the LEAP concept was born. Almost space aged in design, Paul talks about the development of this new concept and developing it for a new generation of guitar players. GET 15% OF ALL GMI PRODUCTS AT OUR ONLINE STORE As a...


Episode 32 – Interview With Drooble Founder Melina Krumova

It's hard to get noticed as a musician these days, so if there is anything out there that can help, you should grab it with both hands. Drooble is a powerful new website for musicians. Ged Brockie talks with founder Melina Krumova about this new force in online music. Melina Krumova is a musician based in Bulgaria. She is the force behind the music networking site "Drooble". If you've never heard of the website and you create music then you really need to get over there and start being part...


Episode 31 – Interview With Guitarist Ant Law

Ant Law is without doubt one of the most creative and expressive guitarists on the music scene today. In this interview with Ged Brockie, Ant discusses music, creativity, working in London and life as a musician. Ant Law is one of a small band of musicians who not only play other people's music, but works hard exploring his own creativity and expression. This wide ranging interview finds Ant discussing his life before and then moving to London. Breaking into the scene and carving out a...


Episode 30 – Tim Clarke of Pitch Pilot

Pitch Pilot - Inventor Tim Clarke Discusses New Invention For Guitar Pitch Pilot, Niagara Falls and Log Cabins. Tim Clarke's Log Cabin, inventor of Pitch PilotAbove you can see the log cabin that Tim Clarke, inventor of Pitch Pilot lives in. Tim is a musician who has a long line of inventions and ideas. In this episode, Ged Brockie from GMI discusses Pitch Pilot, Tim's latest invention that helps guitarists bend individual strings on guitars. It's hard bringing new ideas to the market and...


Episode 29 – Richard Kaiser of Wikiloops

Wikiloops - Richard Kaiser on Creating an online community of shared compositions and friendships. Wikiloops was created by Richard Kaiser and is now seven years old. In that time Wikiloops has built up a huge online community of musicians from around the world. Creating new music in a "ping pong" fashion where creativity is shared. In this GMI podcast episode, Ged Brockie speaks to Richard about Wikiloops, why he created it and the trials and tribulations of running a burgeoning website (as...


Episode 28 – Adam Klosowiak of KLOS Guitars

KLOS Guitars Is Run By Adam Klosowiak and His Brother Ian. Find Out How They Have Redefined The Travel Guitar Market. There was a time when guitars were only made from wood, but those days have long gone. Now there are many materials used, but when it comes to dealing with extremes carbon fibre has to be one of the most durable materials yet. Adam Klosowiak of KLOS Guitars tells all in this incredible journey of two young brothers and their bid to dominate the travel guitar market. Podcast...


Episode 27 – Terry Wollman – Guitarist, Composer, Musical Director

Terry Wollman Has Worked With Some Of The Biggest Names In The Music Industry - Here He Talks Music, Career, And His Latest Release Terry Wollman with Tom-Jones How many people get the opportunity to work with musicians of the stature of Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, Billy Preston, The 5th Dimension, Wilson Phillips, Al Jarreau, Joan Baez, Joe Walsh, Keb’ Mo’, Gerald Albright and Eartha Kitt and that's just a small selection by the way! The answer is not many, but Terry Wallman has and in...


Episode 26 – Claudio Pagelli of Pagelli Guitars

Claudio Pagelli One Half Of The Team That Creates Some Of The Finest Handmade Guitars In The World Claudio Pagelli and his wife Claudia create beautiful guitars that can be seen as works of art in their own right. Although Pagelli Guitars will need no introduction for the majority of archtop and guitar enthusiasts/players, for the few people out there who have not come across Pagelli Guitars stunning designs, you are in for a treat. GMI - Guitar & Music Institute leader Ged Brockie in...


Episode 25 – Musician’s Moving Online 3 – Interview With Thomas Berglund

Musician's Moving Online 3 - Jazz Fusion Guitarist Thomas Berglund Keeping It Real! Thomas is one of Sweden's best known guitar players and in the interview that follows, he talks about balancing working online with playing live. He also discusses how he came to be online, the challenges inherent in creating content for guitar players around the world and the many benefits gained by doing so. Podcast Ep 25 – Table Of Contents 1.50 Introduction to Thomas. 3.27 Working as a musician and guitar...


Episode 24 – Interview With Gianluca La Boria of GLB Sound

GLB Sound - Creators Of Jazz Guitar Amplification If you are interested in guitar amplifiers or amplification in general then you are in for a treat! Italian guitar amp builder Gianluca La Boria gives an in depth interview about his company, the amplifiers he builds and exactly how he goes about creating his sumptuous amplifiers. Are you tired of just getting the cheapest mass produced amplification on the market? If not then you are missing out. Hopefully this interview with an artist of...


Episode 23 – Interview With Sam Tharp Of Fretish

Looking To Make Some Money From Your Instrument? Fretish May Be The Answer! That's right guys, if you have a bunch of gear or perhaps a guitar or two that is not doing anything, then this is the podcast for you. We will be talking to Sam Tharp who runs a bustling new business out of Boston, USA titled Fretish. Come on in to find out more in this twenty third podcast from GMI. It sounds outlandish in a way, but Sam Tharp is making a business out of helping musicians hire out their own gear...


Episode 22 – (Part 2 of 2) Interview With Guitarist Graeme Duffin of Wet Wet Wet

Graeme Duffin - Keeping Songwriting In The Family With Ashton Lane In this second part of the two part Graeme Duffin interview, Graeme discusses the challenges he faced with stuttering and how he has worked with the McGuire programme to overcome it. Also he is very proud and keen to discuss his daughter and son in law's band "Ashton Lane". Check out this post for the podcast, video images and links. As mentioned in the intro, this podcast discusses Ashton Lane which comprises his daughter...


Episode 21 – (Part 1 of 2) Interview With Guitarist Graeme Duffin of Wet Wet Wet

Graeme Duffin - Pop Group Wet Wet Wet Guitarist for Over Three Decades! Graeme Duffin is a bit of a legend when it comes to being a guitarist who's actually lived the dream! Played at the most prestigious venues around the world?...check! Done the private jet with the rock band?...check! Taken part in world tours?...check! Played on lots of hit records and album?...check! Still a great guy after all this?...check! Listen to the first of two podcasts about life on the road, recording and much...


Episode 20 – Musician’s Moving Online 2 – Interview With Andy Squires

Musician's Moving Online 2 - Singer Songwriter Andy Squires Album Launch Andy Squires is not unlike many other musicians out there. He is a singer/songwriter; which is a very crowded market. Perhaps the difference between Andy and all the millions of other singer/songwriters out there is that he has a plan for the on and off-line promotion of his soon to be released album. He's done the research and now he's putting the plan into action. A fascinating interview ensues in which he not only...