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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...

Duration: 00:41:39

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 is an established and highly talked about website which offers musicians from all walks of life and musical backgrounds courses in musical aural...

Duration: 00:40:29

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...

Duration: 00:37:46

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...

Duration: 00:20:48

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...

Duration: 00:52:19

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....

Duration: 00:33:58

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...

Duration: 00:25:24

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...

Duration: 00:46:58

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...

Duration: 00:41:43

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...

Duration: 00:49:08

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...

Duration: 00:28:37

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...

Duration: 00:37:16

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...

Duration: 00:30:13

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 –...

Duration: 00:32:15

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...

Duration: 01:00:16

EP – 5 Interview With Joseph Alexander Founder Of Fundamental Changes - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Joseph Alexander Of Fundamental Changes - The Guitarist Who's Sold 300,000 Guitar Books! Joseph Alexander, the founder of Fundamental Changes is an amazing person and not only because he has sold a million dollars of guitar books. He is amazing because he found a gap in a market using new publishing technology and worked tirelessly to create a new way of reaching guitar players around the world. Joseph is now a regular speaker for Amazon events as he explains and helps others understand...

Duration: 00:45:12

EP – 4 Interview With Classical Guitar Maestro Phillip Thorne MBE - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Phillip Thorne MBE Discusses His Life Of Guitar & Music Phillip Thorne MBE is one of Scotland's most significant guitar players of the last forty years and not just within the realm of classical guitar. His commissioning of new music for guitar and orchestra, his work within the field of performance and education have been a beacon of light for a generation of players to follow, emulate and in Phillip's own works "better". In this candid interview, Phillip discusses his life from his first...

Duration: 00:51:32

EP 3 – Interview With Virtuoso Jazz Guitarist Nigel Clark - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Nigel Clark Jazz Guitarists - A Performing Musician Nigel Clark is one of Scotland's finest jazz guitarists. His incredible musicality and amazing technique have made him one of the most sought after players not only in his native Scotland, but in Europe and beyond. Find out more about his career, view on music education and how to create an individual sound in the interview that follows. Podcast Ep 3 - Table Of Contents 1.02 Which Nigel Clark is this? 2.10 Working as a session musician in...

Duration: 00:50:01

EP 2 – So You Want To Be A Professional Guitarist - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

How Does Someone Become A Professional Guitarist? So if you are starting out, or perhaps you've been playing for some time and you want to make the jump to full time becoming a professional guitarist full time, how do you go about this? What does it entail? More importantly, what is the probable reality compared to the dreams that you have? In this episode, you will hear from guitarist Ged Brockie who has been plying his trade as a professional musician for over thirty years. Pulling from...

Duration: 00:28:13

EP 1 – Guitar Sight Reading – How & Why - GMI - Guitar And Music Institute Guitar Podcasts

Learning Guitar Sight Reading On Guitar Learning to read traditional music notation on the guitar is usually not the first thing that guitarists consider unless they come from a classical guitar background. Due to the fact that guitar players get scales, chords, arpeggios and ultimately songs together quickly, by the time that they get round to thinking about getting their reading together it's often too late; or so they think. Getting used to TAB (tablature) means they don't see the point...

Duration: 00:36:27