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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

Steve Lukather's Studio Stories

12/16/2020
The loquacious legend talks about what it takes to be a first-call player and why he kept a banjo within arm's reach. Get 30% off by using the code WONG at https://neuraldsp.com (https://neuraldsp.com) Visit Steve Lukather: https://stevelukather.com (https://stevelukather.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter:...

Duration:00:48:35

Tosin Abasi Has Yngwie Amp Envy

12/9/2020
The Animals As Leaders mastermind discusses why all those Marshall heads are warranted and how he finds the prog-metal pocket. Get 30% off by using the code WONG at https://neuraldsp.com (https://neuraldsp.com) Visit Tosin Abasi: https://abasiconcepts.com (https://abasiconcepts.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter:...

Duration:00:53:17

Jacob Collier: "I’ve Got Too Much Creative Potential to be Reasonable.”

12/2/2020
How the Grammy winner and YouTube sensation thinks about rhythm, harmony, and life. Get 30% off by using the code WONG at https://neuraldsp.com (https://neuraldsp.com) Visit Jacob Collier: https://www.jacobcollier.com (https://www.jacobcollier.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod...

Duration:01:20:20

Gavin Rossdale Nearly Died on MTV

11/25/2020
The Bush frontman shares the story behind his famous performance of "Glycerine" and why he's a Jazzmaster guy at heart. Get 30% off by using the code WONG at https://neuraldsp.com (https://neuraldsp.com) Visit Bush: https://bushofficial.com (https://bushofficial.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod...

Duration:00:47:12

Vince Gill: “Authenticity Is Really Important to Me”

11/18/2020
He was the temporary steward of one of Hendrix's Strats, nearly joined Dire Straits, and now plays alongside Joe Walsh in Eagles. Why is Vince still the coolest cat in Nashville? Get 30% off by using the code WONG at https://neuraldsp.com (https://neuraldsp.com) Visit Vince Gill: http://vincegill.com (http://vincegill.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com...

Duration:00:49:23

Steve Jordan’s Ground Rules for Greatness

11/11/2020
The legendary producer and master groovesmith talks about his career in jazz and pop, and what it takes to be a truly accomplished player. Get 30% off by using the code WONG at https://neuraldsp.com (https://neuraldsp.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod (https://twitter.com/wongnotespod) IG:...

Duration:00:56:04

Ron Carter Needs You to Focus

11/4/2020
If you're on a gig or session with a legend, don't even think about checking your cell. Visit Ron Carter: http://roncarter.net (http://roncarter.net) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod (https://twitter.com/wongnotespod) IG: https://www.instagram.com/wongnotespod...

Duration:00:34:15

Madison Cunningham: “Incredible Playing Does Not Compensate For Bad Tone.”

10/28/2020
The LA-based song-obsessive uses beefy strings, low tunings, Jazzmasters, and small combos to “try to let the parts sing.” Visit Madison Cunningham: http://www.madisoncunningham.com (http://www.madisoncunningham.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod (https://twitter.com/wongnotespod) IG:...

Duration:00:52:21

Meet Tom Misch, the Acid-Jazz Virtuoso Hailed by Clapton & Mayer

10/21/2020
The up-and-coming Brit talks about playing Crossroads and his analog/digital/analog gear journey. Visit Tom Misch: https://tommisch.com (https://tommisch.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod (https://twitter.com/wongnotespod) IG: https://www.instagram.com/wongnotespod...

Duration:00:43:39

Susan Tedeschi on Why Last-Minute Jams Are the Best

10/14/2020
The Tedeschi Trucks Band frontwoman shares her approach to sitting-in and how the band “family” is working through the pandemic. Visit Susan Tedeschi: https://www.tedeschitrucksband.com (https://www.tedeschitrucksband.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod (https://twitter.com/wongnotespod) IG:...

Duration:01:03:04

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

10/7/2020
The world’s leading ukulele ambassador on exploiting the instrument’s inherent limitations. Visit Jake Shimabukuro: https://jakeshimabukuro.com (https://jakeshimabukuro.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod (https://twitter.com/wongnotespod) IG: https://www.instagram.com/wongnotespod...

Duration:00:59:54

John Petrucci On Fighting Ego & Reuniting with Mike Portnoy

9/30/2020
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. Visit John Petrucci: https://johnpetrucci.com (https://johnpetrucci.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod...

Duration:00:47:57

Ask Cory!

8/19/2020
Cory turns the spotlight on himself and answers questions from fans about ego, life as a session guitarist, and what to do when you don't nail that audition. Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod (https://twitter.com/wongnotespod) IG: https://www.instagram.com/wongnotespod...

Duration:00:33:28

James Valentine

8/12/2020
Maroon 5's fleet-fingered axeman dishes out the backstory on his signature Ernie Ball Music Man model and what it was like to rock out at the Super Bowl. Visit Maroon 5: https://www.maroon5.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 Cory Wong Presented by Fender

Duration:01:13:30

George Benson

8/5/2020
WE GOT BENSON! Talk about a legend. George Benson has crossed over between pop, jazz, and R&B so many times I've lost count. Listen in as he share stories of collaborations with Gorillaz, Stevie Wonder, and the infamous Sinatra story. Visit George Benson: http://georgebenson.com (http://georgebenson.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com)...

Duration:00:37:13

Béla Fleck

7/29/2020
Bela is a world-class musician and the world's leading ambassador of the banjo. Cory is a card-carrying superfan. Listen in as Bela discusses his approach to improvisation, his high school years with Omar Hakim and Marcus Miller (!), and his love for collaboration. Visit Bela Fleck: https://www.belafleck.com (https://www.belafleck.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar:...

Duration:01:01:16

The Bacon Brothers

7/22/2020
Kevin and Michael Bacon join Cory to talk about their new album, 'The Way We Love,' copping loops from Logic, and how their creative partnerships works. Visit The Bacon Brothers: https://www.baconbros.com (https://www.baconbros.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/wongnotespod (https://twitter.com/wongnotespod)...

Duration:00:44:48

Sean Hurley

7/15/2020
What does it take to be a first-call bassist? Sean Hurley would know. He has graced studios and stages along with John Mayer, Stevie Nicks, Jason Mraz, Vertical Horizon, and many, many more. Listen is as he discusses how he prepares for a gig, gear essentials, and how a good level of confidence can improve your tone. Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com...

Duration:00:48:20

Yvette Young of Covet

7/8/2020
Yvette Young is a future-rock superstar. Her perception of guitar involves inventive open tunings, rhythmic creativity, and an open heart that welcomes outside influences. Her band, Covet, is a math-rock trio that blends graceful melodies and propulsive and engaging harmonies. For more information about Yvette, visit https://yvetteyoung.bandcamp.com Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:57:54

Rob Harris of Jamiroquai

7/1/2020
Over the last 20 years, Rob has been holding down the guitar chair in Jamiroquai. He’s known as a go-to session player with credits on albums by Katy Perry, Kanye West, Robbie Williams, and many more. For more information about Rob, visit http://robharrismusic.co.uk (http://robharrismusic.co.uk) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory:...

Duration:01:04:58