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Episode 25 – Musician’s Moving Online 3 – Interview With Thomas Berglund - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

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...


Episode 24 – Interview With Gianluca La Boria of GLB Sound - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

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 - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

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 - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

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 - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

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...


Episode 20 – Musician’s Moving Online 2 – Interview With Andy Squires - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

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...


Episode 19 – Interview With Christopher Sutton – CEO of Musical-U - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Musical U - Helping To Redress The Balance In Musical Aural Training One of the great benefits of the Internet in these days of constricting budgets in music education establishments and poor musical provision within schools is the advent of courses online. None more so than the provision offered by online company Musical-U.com. Musical-U is an established and highly talked about website which offers musicians from all walks of life and musical backgrounds courses in musical aural...


Episode 18 – Inventor Sheldon Lavineway & Mitch Helten of Breeze - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

The Next Big Kickstarter Guitar Project - Breeze Tri-Stand For Guitar Many people have the idea of inventors as almost mad scientists stuck in the basement working away on some crazy new invention that has no worldly use. Nothing could be further from the truth when GMI interviewed Sheldon Lavineway and his business partner Mitch Helten. Their company "Breeze" has created a guitar stand that can collapse into your hand. Could the days of lugging around numerous clumsy but necessary guitar...


Episode 17 – A Cautionary Tale For All Musicians - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Podcast Ep 17 – Table Of Contents 1.03 Introduction. 1.26 The tale in full. 5.47 The sucker punch. 7.38 A long list of broken promises. 9.40 What to do next? 10.15 Lessons learned. 12.19 Tricks to watch out for! 13.45 Organisations worth joining. 14.50 Online resources. 15.50 Taking revenge, is it worth it? 17.05 Give us your story. PLEASE SUPPORT GMI THROUGH OUR PATREON PAGE Links Mentioned In The Podcast The UK Musicians Union A really good article from CD BABY The American Federation Of...


Episode 16 – Musicians Moving Online 1 – Interview With David Wallimann - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Musicians Moving Online 1 - Youtube Guitar Guru David Wallimann This is the first in a series of podcasts (which are not offered in sequential order across the series) which deals with the subject of how to create a successful offering online as a musician and actually make a living doing so. The first interview is with guitarist David Wallimann. David has built up a Youtube channel that has at this point in writing amassed an impressive 78k subscribers! David gives the low down on how he...


Episode 15 – Interview With Janet Halton Of Nordoff Robbins Scotland - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Music, Health & Healing - Changing Peoples Lives Many people around the world are waking up to the fact that music is not just about enjoyment or accompanying a social/entertainment situation. Music is now used as therapy to help people of all ages who suffer from a wide range of illnesses and ailments. Ged Brockie of GMI had the pleasure of interviewing one of the executive directors of Nordoff Robbins Scotland Janet Halton in the Edinburgh premises which is one of four Scottish centres....


Episode 14 – Interview With FretDeck Inventor Justin Comstock - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Struggling To Remember Your Chords, Scales & Theory? FretDeck Could Be The Answer Let's face it, learning the guitar can be hard and that is where FretDeck comes in. It is a very simple concept, but like most of the best ideas; they are simple. In this podcast we talk to Justin Comstock about how came up with the idea of FretDeck. Further to this, we discuss his career as a player and how he managed to get through the maze of Kickstarter to see his dream idea become a reality. Podcast Ep...


EP 13 – Interview With Edinburgh Guitar Guitar Manager Chris Cunningham - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

So You Want To Work In A Guitar Store? Chris Cunningham (second from the right above) is the manager of Guitar Guitar Edinburgh. Opened thirteen years ago, Chris discusses the role of manager, the skills you need to work in stores like Guitar Guitar and his life around guitars (thousands of them!). Podcast Ep 13 – Table Of Contents 1.23 Selling dreams - "making your dreams come true". 2.06 Favorite guitar of Chris Cunningham. 3.22 The beginnings of Guitar Guitar. 5.55 What working in a...


EP – 12 – Pt 4 of 4 Interview With Hollywood Film Composer Hummie Mann - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Moving To Seattle, Creating The PNW Film Scoring Programme, Getting An(other) Education Hummie wraps up this four part interview discussing his move to Seattle, the first beginnings of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. He also talks about how he met Barbara Streisand under a huge last minute orchestration gig! His relationship and work with Jerry Goldsmith and finally his current film projects. Podcast Ep 12 – Table Of Contents 1.05 The way in which technology is changing in film...


EP – 11 – Pt 3 of 4 Interview With Hollywood Film Composer Hummie Mann - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Working As An Orchestrator Then Composer In Hollywood Moving to L.A. is quite easy, finding work is quite hard. Hummie discusses how he managed to break into the L.A. scene. The early successes, working as an orchestrator and producer on major movies. Finally he discusses breaking into composing for film, the work, people and personalities within Hollywood. Podcast Ep 11 – Table Of Contents 1.22 Arriving in Hollywood and working with Alf Clausen. 2.43 Orchestating and ghost writing for the...


EP – 10 – Pt 2 Interview With Hollywood Film Composer Hummie Mann - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

This Hummie Mann At Berklee College & Finding Work After discovering he had a talent for music, Hummie tells how he eventually found his way to Berklee College of music. Berklee was an exciting time and prepared his for his eventual movement into find work as a musician. Podcast Ep 10 – Table Of Contents 1.25 Meeting a huge number of world renown musicians. 2.25 Bumping into Pat Methany! 4.34 Leaving Berklee and finding work. 5.57 Teaching at his first school and big band work. 7.00 How...


EP – 9 Pt 1 – Interview With Hollywood Film Composer Hummie Mann - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Hummie Mann - Very Much Alive And Loving it! From his work with Mel Brooks, Marc Shaiman, James Newton Howard double Emmy winning composer Hummie Mann has achieved a huge amount within his musical life and career. In this serialised podcast interview, Hummie discusses everything from early beginnings through to working with some of the biggest names in American film music. Like What We Do? Support GMI Through Patreon Click HERE Podcast Ep 9 – Table Of Contents 1.30 Hot Cross Buns, Three...


EP 8 – Interview With JamStack Creator Chris Prendergast - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Jamstack The Most Amazing New Amplification Product In Years! Chris Prendergast is the inventor of a new portable guitar amplifier that attaches onto the vast majority of electric guitars. Working with your smartphone it's a guitarists dream. Funded via an Indiegogo campaign, it's funding from guitarists around the world has been simply overwhelming. In this podcast GMI talks to Chris about the idea of JamStack, it's development and his hopes for the future. Podcast Ep 8 – Table Of...


EP 7 – We Need To Talk About Improvisation - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

A Talk About Improvisation & How You Can Develop Your Creativity Learning to improvise is the Holy Grail for a most musicians. For some, however, it's a never ending source of frustration. If you work hard on your technique, how can you then transform this into improvisations that you feel are from the heart and not just a bunch of pre-learned lick ideas. In this podcast, GMI founder Ged Brockie discusses improvisation and how you can develop it within your musical life. Podcast Ep 7 –...


EP 6 – INTERVIEW WITH MUSIC PRODUCER CALUM MALCOLM - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

CALUM MALCOLM HAS RECORDED SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC. HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ABOUT MUSIC, TECH., EDUCATION & MORE Calum Malcolm is without doubt one of the finest recording engineers/producers in the world today. From his work with "The Blue Nile", to "Fish", Mark Knopfler, Aly Bain, his numerous orchestral recordings and more, Calum's thoughts on the recording industry, technology, education and the future of recording need to be listened to. Podcast Ep 6 – Table Of Contents...


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