Summary, Episode 18: Jim Nichols has an unusual approach to the guitar – he uses a thumb pick and fingers to play everything from Chet Atkins style to modern jazz. He served as master instructor for the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshops, Stanford Jazz Workshops and held clinics on both jazz and Atkins style for the […]
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Summary, Episode 17: Over the past 25 years, Michael Fix has released fifteen albums, together with several DVD’s, songbooks, singles and EPs, tours internationally each year, and has established himself as one of Australia’s finest guitarists and composers, writing evocative music for television, film and documentaries. He’s won numerous awards for his music, and is […]
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Summary, Episode 16: Andrea Valeri is defined as the “Prince of the Acoustic guitar” and is now a veteran of many of the biggest stages around the globe. He’s toured from Australia to New Zealand, from Russia to Canada, from Europe to the African continent. At eighteen Andrea was awarded the title of “Italian musical […]
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Summary, Episode 15: Stephan Bormann is a guitarist with extreme openness and versatility. With a strong foundation in jazz, he adds creative fun and unique sounds to the music that he plays and helps shape projects with his individual style. His love of the music of America, Scandinavia, Africa and Brazil make him a world […]
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Summary, Episode 14: Petteri Sariola (1984) is a fingerstyle virtuoso and a singer/songwriter from Helsinki, Finland. He’s known for his fierce live performances, beautiful songwriting and percussive approach on the acoustic guitar. Sariola has been awarded with Nokia Young Talent scholarship, Honorary Prize in the Helsinki Funk Awards and been on the cover “Frets” (USA) […]
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Summary, Episode 13: His roots lie in Gypsy Swing music, the style pioneered in the 1930s by the legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Joscho Stephan has not merely absorbed this music, but also interprets it on the highest level and is actively engaged in extending its boundaries. He has toured Australia with top guitarists Martin […]
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Summary, Episode 12: Steeped in the tradition of the folk guitar, but constantly refined by his classical studies, Ulli Bögershausen’s playing continues to leave audiences with the best of both worlds. His playing has been called “breathtaking in its intertwined harmonies and its unfailing timing.” His performances have been considered “as if from a fairy […]
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Summary, Episode 11: FGH-0011: Interview with Emil Ernebro – Country, Jazz, & Fingerstyle Guitar Powerhouse from Sweden Emil Ernebro is one of the leading fingerstyle guitar players today – offering a virtuosic blend of country, jazz and fingerstyle guitar. Show Notes: In this episode of the Fingerstyle Guitar Hangout Podcast, we chat about his early […]
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Summary, Episode 10: Interview with Sönke Meinen – Guitarist, Composer and Winner of the 2016 “Guitar Masters” Competition. Sönke Meinen is one of the new masters of the guitar. His technical prowess and poetic compositions leave listeners spellbound and guitarists asking “how does he do it?” Show Notes: In this episode of the Fingerstyle Guitar […]
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Summary, Episode 9: In this listener Q & A episode, my guitar student Frank asks about how to stay calm and overcome nervousness and panic while performing solo guitar on stage. I share my 15 best tips for staying calm, focused and relaxed. 1 – 7: “Practical” points. These points address preparation as opposed to […]
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Summary, Episode 8: Interview with Robin Bullock – Celtic Guitar, Mandolin, Cittern and More… Hailed as a “Celtic Guitar God” by Baltimore City Paper and “one of the best folk instrumentalists in the business” by Sing Out! Magazine, Robin Bullock is one of the preeminent acoustic music masters of our time. His virtuosity on guitar, […]
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Summary, Episode 7: Interview with Master Guitarist Mike Dowling, Master of American Roots, Bottleneck Blues, Ragtime and More… Mike Dowling plays bottleneck blues guitar, fingerstyle, vintage swing, ragtime, and more with grace wit and dexterity. Mike digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar, favoring the melodic Piedmont style of acoustic blues masters […]
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Summary, Episode 6: Interview with legendary percussive guitar innovator Preston Reed. One of the most influential and innovative guitarists of the past quarter century, Preston Reed invented integrated percussive guitar playing in the late 1980’s, revolutionising the way the acoustic guitar is played and inspiring generations of musicians around the world ever since. Employing multi-voiced […]
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Summary, Episode 5: In this episdode you will hear a personal interview with guitarist and composer Bill Cooley. Bill Cooley has been called “one of Nashville’s most respected sidemen” by Guitar Player Magazine. He has toured and recorded with Kathy Mattea for over 28 years. Bill has also toured with Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, and […]
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Summary, Episode 4: In this episdode you will hear a personal interview with guitarist and composer Al Petteway. Show Notes: FGH-0004: Interview With Al Petteway – Grammy & Indie Award Winning Fingerstyle Guitarist and Composer In this episode of the Fingerstyle Guitar Hangout Podcast, Al Petteway gives his thoughts and insights on: His wide array […]
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Summary, Episode 3: In this episdode you will hear an exclusive interview with Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Master Tony McManus. Show Notes: In this episode Tony tells us what Celtic music is, his influences & background plus he demonstrates techniques on the guitar live for us. 4:53 Tony tells us what Celtic music is, where it’ […]
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Summary, Episode 2: In this episode we have student Q & A. Ben from Virginia asks… “How do you maintain a repertoire of several fingerstyle guitar pieces and also learn new tunes, arrangements and concepts?” I have 8 points that I mention in this episode, so here is a quick review. Show Notes: 8 points […]
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Summary Episode 1: Welcome to the new Fingerstyle Guitar Hangout Podcast, Episode 1. In this very first episode we have student Q & A. Gary from New Zealand asks… “How will practicing triplet based rhythms like 6/8 make my straight 4/4 time better for fingerstyle guitar?” One of the most important aspects of guitar playing […]
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