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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

Ed Robertson Is a Pinball Wizard

10/20/2021
The pinball-obsessed Barenaked Ladies’ songwriter reflects on his band’s grassroots beginnings, pop culture and social media’s influence on songwriting, and the similarities between country and hip-hop production. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Barenaked Ladies: http://barenakedladies.com (http://barenakedladies.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory:...

Duration:01:08:07

Robben Ford: “The Guitar Is a Rhythm Instrument”

10/13/2021
The blues-jazz giant talks solo building, his frustrations with drummers, playing with Miles, how to accompany other artists, what it takes to lead a trio, and his beloved Dumble. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Robben Ford: http://robbenford.com (http://robbenford.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/ (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit...

Duration:00:49:14

Michael League: The Walter White of Jazz-Funk

10/6/2021
Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) The Snarky Puppy bassist and bandleader gets deep on improvisation, composition, religion, success, and much more. Visit Michael League: http://snarkypuppy.com (http://snarkypuppy.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/ (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com/...

Duration:01:12:46

Sierra Hull Decodes the Business and “the Chop”

9/29/2021
The virtuoso mandolinist takes Cory Wong inside the world of bluegrass—the core approach to rhythm, how to map improvisations, “twin” fiddles, the Grand Ole Opry, publishing, record labels, and hanging with Bela Fleck and other heavies. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Sierra Hull: http://sierrahull.com (http://sierrahull.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory:...

Duration:01:34:09

Jimmie Vaughan

9/22/2021
The legendary Texas blues slinger professes his love for the blues, the Stratocaster, flatwound strings, Nile Rodgers, and the “wild guys.” Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Jimmie Vaughan: http://jimmievaughan.com (http://jimmievaughan.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/ (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar:...

Duration:00:57:22

Henrik Linder (Dirty Loops) On The Power of Stupid Luck

9/15/2021
Cory Wong talks with Dirty Loops bassist Henrik Linder about their blistering, new collaboration, Turbo, how the band became an accidental YouTube sensation, playing with tempered frets, the changing role of bass in pop, and tips for increasing speed and improving technique. Plus … Flea! Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Dirty Loops: http://dirty-loops.com (http://dirty-loops.com) Hit us up:...

Duration:01:00:33

The Tao of Pat Metheny

9/8/2021
The master on what makes an icon, why devotion to music pays dividends, and why the drummer is top dog, plus choosing the best collaborators, owning Wes Montgomery’s guitar, and why his entire life’s work is “all one tune.” Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Pat Metheny: http://patmetheny.com (http://patmetheny.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/...

Duration:01:32:58

Joe Walsh Can Tell You What Not to Do

6/23/2021
The HOF-er regales Cory with legendary classic rock guitar tales, gives his simple recipe for a good tone, and shares his reasons for trying to make a difference in the world. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Joe Walsh: https://www.joewalsh.com (https://www.joewalsh.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/ (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit...

Duration:00:53:45

Nathan East on Filling Every Note with Love

6/16/2021
The legendary bassist shares wisdom and reflects on a long and storied career playing with just about everyone from Eric Clapton to Daft Punk and tells Cory how he keeps his gigs. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Nathan East: https://nathaneast.com/ (https://nathaneast.com/) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/ (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit...

Duration:01:09:47

Mark Lettieri Likes Solos You Can Dance To

6/9/2021
The Snarky Puppy guitarist and session ace talks about playing in the pocket, approaching new music, crafting the perfect take, and his new PRS signature guitar. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Mark Lettieri: http://marklettieri.com (http://marklettieri.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/ (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar:...

Duration:01:01:48

Larry Carlton’s Favorite Guitar Solos From Bebop to “Sleepwalk”

6/2/2021
The studio legend also talks about developing a personal style, playing 500 sessions a year at age 22, tips for practicing blended chord voicings, and why he loves his ES-style guitars. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Larry Carlton: https://www.larrycarlton335.com/ (https://www.larrycarlton335.com/) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/...

Duration:00:49:41

Why You Should Prep (& Maintain) Like an Athlete

5/26/2021
Nashville physician Dr. Charlie Kautz on everyday practices that can help keep aches and pains away and facilitate better playing. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Dr. Charlie: https://drcharliekautz.com/ (https://drcharliekautz.com/) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/ (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com/...

Duration:01:11:03

Lindsay Ell: “A Guitar Solo Should be the Extra Lyrics of a Song.”

5/19/2021
The country-guitar trailblazer on when to burn and when to lay back, the secret to touring band chemistry, “lunchbox” songwriting in Nashville, and lessons from her guitar coach, 6-string legend Dann Huff. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Lindsay Ell: http://lindsayell.com (http://lindsayell.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/...

Duration:01:14:03

Christian McBride: Legends, Labels, and the Guts of Genius

5/12/2021
The bass great talks about gigging with legends like Chick Corea and James Brown, why he thinks labels are BS, the need to take chances, and how he became music director for the historic Newport Jazz Festival. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Christian McBride: https://www.christianmcbride.com/ (https://www.christianmcbride.com/) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory:...

Duration:00:54:40

Heart’s Nancy Wilson: “I Think Artistic Integrity Is Fleeting at Best.”

5/5/2021
Plus, the rock-guitar legend recalls the Seattle grunge scene, talks 6- and 12-string acoustics in big arrangements, how she wrote the iconic introduction to “Crazy on You,” and playing “Stairway to Heaven” for Led Zeppelin. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Nancy Wilson: https://www.heart-music.com (https://www.heart-music.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory:...

Duration:00:52:21

Danny Elfman Goes Psycho!

4/28/2021
After 105 films, the scorer/rocker talks about the mercurial relationship between composers and directors—including Tim Burton, cultivating inspiration, and revisiting the music of Oingo Boingo. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Danny Elfman: http://dannyelfman.com (http://dannyelfman.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/...

Duration:01:20:17

Peter Frampton: "Management's Greed Was My Downfall"

4/21/2021
The guitar legend talks about his rise, fall, and rise again—plus the importance of constant reinvention and embracing the notion of always paying your dues. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Peter Frampton: http://frampton.com (http://frampton.com) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/ (https://www.corywongmusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar:...

Duration:00:48:39

Ani Di Franco on the “Larger Purpose of Artistry”

4/14/2021
For 30 years, new tunings and sounds, collaborations, and staying in the moment have been the acoustic guitar slayer’s bedrock, but making music to “amplify truths” is what really keeps her inspired. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Ani Di Franco: https://www.righteousbabe.com/ (https://www.righteousbabe.com/) Hit us up: wongnotes@premierguitar.com Visit Cory: https://www.corywongmusic.com/...

Duration:00:52:28

Joe Bonamassa: “People Don’t Think I’m Self-Aware”

4/7/2021
Blues-rock’s most fervent gear collector discusses live at home and the future of his massive collection. Get 30% off your first year of DistroKid by going here: http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong (http://distrokid.com/vip/corywong) Visit Joe Bonamasa: https://jbonamassa.com/ (https://jbonamassa.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:01:12:00

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