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Hi, my name is Cory Wong. This is my podcast. I'm going to talk to your favorite artists as they discuss their personal tricks of the trade, never-before-heard stories, and the proper response when Sinatra wants to peep your master tapes.

Hi, my name is Cory Wong. This is my podcast. I'm going to talk to your favorite artists as they discuss their personal tricks of the trade, never-before-heard stories, and the proper response when Sinatra wants to peep your master tapes.

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United States

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Hi, my name is Cory Wong. This is my podcast. I'm going to talk to your favorite artists as they discuss their personal tricks of the trade, never-before-heard stories, and the proper response when Sinatra wants to peep your master tapes.

Language:

English


Episodes

"Captain" Kirk Douglas: From "Wheels on the Bus" to the Tonight Show

11/10/2022
Roots guitarist “Captain” Kirk Douglas talks about his background as a pre-school teacher, the role of the guitar in hip-hop, and gives the definitive take on his Prince story. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Kirk Douglas: https://hundredwattheart.com/ Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Twitter:...

Duration:01:13:32

Chris Thile’s Exercise in Joy

10/27/2022
The Punch Brother and MacArthur Genius talks about why he chose the mandolin and how it relates to Roger Federer. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Chris Thile: http://christhile.com Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod IG: https://www.instagram.com/wongnotespod Produced by Jason Shadrick and...

Duration:01:30:23

Chris Shiflett is Over the “Shame of the ’80s”

10/12/2022
The Foo Fighter talks about his influences from the guitar-hero era, and shares all the details of his gear, from his signature model Fender to why “you gotta have a Phase 90 on your board.” Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Chris Shiflett: http://www.chrisshiflettmusic.com/ Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Twitter:...

Duration:01:05:21

What Scares Julian Lage?

8/18/2022
The jazz phenom chats about flying with his guitar, how he approaches fluidity on his instrument, overcoming injury, and his take on pedals and tunings. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Julian Lage: http://julianlage.com Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod IG:...

Duration:00:56:13

Derek Trucks: “There’s a Lot of Music Out There”

8/3/2022
The slide master talks about amalgamating influences, keeping it fresh, how he approaches tone, and the best amp ever made. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course - https://imp.i114863.net/5bQRGb Visit Derek Trucks: https://www.tedeschitrucksband.com/ Hit us up:...

Duration:01:09:21

Cory Wong On How To Get Your Groove On

7/20/2022
The master rhythmist answers questions from fans, sharing wisdom on picking technique, practicing, balancing 24/7/365 work with family, show prep, killing bad habits, rehearsals, and how to be a good hang on the disc golf course. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course -...

Duration:00:33:00

Bruce Hornsby: “Trying to Keep the Self-Loathing at Bay”

6/23/2022
How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster -...

Duration:01:04:04

Yngwie J. Malmsteen: “I Never Felt That Art Is a Sport”

6/8/2022
SHRED!! The tennis-playing, art-enthusiast, Ferrari-collecting shredder talks about his passion, his practice, his love for the Strat, and who he thinks is the greatest guitar player who’s ever lived. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course -...

Duration:00:43:37

Eric Gales: “It’s My Walk”

5/25/2022
From channeling life experiences through his playing to his gospel influences and learning from right-handed players, Gales digs deep. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course - https://imp.i114863.net/5bQRGb Visit Eric Gales: https://www.ericgales.com Hit us up:...

Duration:00:52:15

Victor Wooten: "Music Needs Us."

5/11/2022
Listen in as Victor shares essential wisdom for any creative person. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course - https://imp.i114863.net/5bQRGb Visit Victor: http://victorwooten.com Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit...

Duration:00:51:28

Ariel Posen: “Dynamics are the most important thing.”

4/27/2022
The roots-guitar innovator talks about controlling his sound, when to play large or small amps, using overdrive and compression, mastering slide, building community on social media, and the overall role gear plays in defining his distinctive tone. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong...

Duration:01:13:51

Mike Campbell Likes the “Real Stuff”

4/13/2022
The Heartbreakers’ guitarist and Dirty Knobs frontman answers deep questions about songwriting, producing, and hitmaking. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course - https://imp.i114863.net/5bQRGb Visit Mike Campbell: https://www.thedirtyknobs.com/ Hit us up:...

Duration:00:48:40

Vai on Vai: “That’s Me—Obtuse and Quirky.”

3/30/2022
The legend talks gear, almost jamming with Prince, guitar heroes, melody, fear, swapping technique for passion, his hydra guitar, why he chose the players on his latest album, and his true superpower. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course -...

Duration:01:17:08

John Mayer Pt. 2—A Song Too Perfect To Record?

3/16/2022
The dynamic duo compares signature Strats and talk about songwriting, collecting Dumbles —including SRV’s Texas Food amp, exploiting digital media, influences, and why you should buy at least one album every two years. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course -...

Duration:00:55:22

Mayer Is King

3/9/2022
Cory and John Mayer sit down with their guitars to jam and discuss how they approach playing, songwriting, record-making, and the music business. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course - https://imp.i114863.net/5bQRGb Visit John Mayer: http://johnmayer.com Hit us up:...

Duration:01:47:34

Nile Rodgers: The Ambassador of Rhythm Guitar

12/1/2021
From production to writing to tone, the guitarist/producer extraordinaire breaks down his creative strategies and talks about his guitar collection, including the Hitmaker. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster - https://imp.i114863.net/LPqJyV Jackson Audio Optimist - https://imp.i114863.net/rn3Vqj Fourth Position Academy Cory Wong Guitar Course - https://imp.i114863.net/5bQRGb Visit Nile Rodgers:...

Duration:00:51:14

Carlos Santana: Don’t Play Music, Play Life!

11/17/2021
The legend shares insights on the guitar as a lead voice, the power of a single note, the instrument’s role in society, creating musical Mona Lisas, shooting for a higher goal, and his long, loving history with Miles Davis, B.B. King, Jerry Garcia, Pharoah Sanders, John McLaughlin and other all-time-greats. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Carlos Santana: http://santana.com Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory:...

Duration:00:47:32

John McLaughlin Is Full of Wonder

11/10/2021
The guitar legend reminisces about his time as a session player, playing with Miles Davis and Jaco, leading Shakti, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the 4th Dimension, and shares how he stays creatively charged. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit John McLaughlin: http://johnmclaughlin.com Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:58:30

Tora Dahle Aagård's Weaponized Guitar

11/3/2021
The Norwegian blues artist on crafting tones via Logic, writing songs in English, the stresses and rewards of Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, choosing her collaborators, and fighting male bullying in the music industry. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Tora: https://thisistora.com/ Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:57:54

Linda Perry Stays True to What She Knows

10/27/2021
The producer/songwriter on keeping it simple, staying hungry, and creating inspiration. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong Visit Linda Perry: https://twitter.com/reallindaperry Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod IG: https://www.instagram.com/wongnotespod Produced by Jason Shadrick and Cory...

Duration:00:58:24