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The Guitar Hour Podcast

The Guitar Hour Podcast is a weekly, long-form discussion hosted by David Beebee, Tom Quayle, Dan Smith & Jake Willson. Together, and in conversation with today’s top players, they explore different approaches for improvising, theory, technique, practising, teaching and share the humorous ups and downs of being professional guitarists in the modern age.

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122: Bonus - Chord Scale Theory With Quayle & Beebs

Cheeky extra bonus episode for you this week! In addition, those of you supporting us on Patreon will get access to the pdf materials and the video version (‘extra minutes’ + above). Tom and Beebee broadly chat chord scale theory, and then zoom in on some questions and points raised by previous episodes and on the facebook discussion group. Stay safe everybody! TGHP crew. If you enjoy the show please consider supporting the podcast over on Patreon, where you can get some fantastic extra TGHP content! Thanks for listening and all your continued support, and a special shout out to our Patrons at the Producer and Practise Posse Levels who are: Allen De La Cruz Andy French Dave Cookson Jiri Popek Jonathan Murrell Mark Lee Matt Birtwistle Martin Mason Norman Taylor Sam Whiting Tim Bennett Tim Daley Ulf Schwuarak Zack Loss Show Links TGHP Facebook discussion group TGHP on Instagram www.theguitarhour.com Old Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Instagram YouTube Fibenare Guitars Quayle www.tomquayle.co.uk Tom - Instagram Tom's Signature Ibanez Guitar Wampler Pedals Jake Willson www.jakewillson.co.uk Instagram Fibenare Guitars Dan Smith www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram YouTube

52mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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44: Andy Wood Interview - Crafting A Musical Story And The Internet GuitCoin Arms Race

Strap in guys, this might be the longest, deepest and best show yet! Beebs & Smith sit down with the face and heart melting Andy Wood to discuss his musical journey, mandolin vs guitar fretboard visualization, telling stories with your art, philosophy of improvisation, integrity, and a million other inspirational things. Everyone had a blast recording this episode, huge thanks to Andy for coming on! Links Mentioned Sam Bush - mandolin pioneer Bill Munroe - bluegrass pinoeer Matteo Mancuso/SNIPS Joey Landreth/Kirk Fletcher TPS Rory Hoffman Andy’s Wares & Soshulz A Disconcerting Amalgam Caught Between The Truth And The Lie Live At The Bijou Jamtrack Central Packages Cracking The Code Feature On Andy www.andywoodmusic.com Andy’s Instagram Andy’s YouTube Show Links Live stream on Tom’s YT channel www.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group TGHP on Twitter TGHP on Instagram The Rogues BEEBEE www.davidbeebee.com Instagram Youtube Fibenare Guitars Hawk Picks SMITH www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube Fibenare Guitars QUAYLE www.tomquayle.co.uk Instagram Ibanez Guitars Wampler Pedals

1hr 56mins

6 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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66: Wayne Krantz Interview - An Improviser's OS update, 55 Bar Home, New Record and More - New York Part 2

Beebee & Smith sit down in an empty (yet noisy!) NY coffee shop with the legendary Wayne Krantz to dig into practise, improvisation, artistry, ears and more. They discuss the background to Wayne's book 'An Improviser's OS', it's legacy and the upcoming 2nd edition/revision. Apologies for some background noise and a few jump cuts, the location based recording wasn't quite as clean as hoped! Hope you enjoy :) Wayne's Links www.waynekrantz.com Wayne On Bandcamp Show Links www.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group Old Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Instagram YouTube Smith www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube

45mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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TGHP 6: Lots and Lots of Playing - s01e06

So we made to the end of season 1. 6 shows seems to have flownby! The finale is all about playing. We diverge from the regularformat and blow over some of our favourite backing tracks fromseason 1 that were not chosen in previous poll jams.  Beers Drunk In This Episode: Brewdog IPA Tom’s new pedalboard - That Pedal ShowFeatureBacking Tracks UsedQuistJamSmooth Jazz Am Blues JoeSatriani Style Backing Track Jam in Bm - My Darn Jam Tracks GattonCountry Jamtrack Play along Backing - Jam Along Tracks Sorry I can't find the track for the ethereal e minor jam!Ooops Thanks so much for watching and listening, we love puttingthis show together. Stay tuned for season 2, coming very soon,bigger and better than ever! Tom Quayle - Website Youtube Twitch Dan Smith - The SwingCommanders Youtube Twitter Dave Brons - Website Bandcamp Youtube David Beebee - Website Youtube Facebook Twitter

1hr 32mins

30 Apr 2016

Rank #4

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52: Mental Health and Guitar Identity, Beebee's Journey, Dan Boss Katana Convert

This week the guys get deep and personal, discussing some of the mental health issues that can affect musicians and their guitar playing identities. Beebs candidly shares his experience of the last several years dealing with depression and anxiety and how it relates to his musical history and guitar playing. He also reflects on how he met and got involved with TGH boys, falling back in love with guitar and how after strongly resisting for 13 years, he finally caught the jazz bug. They also talk about confidence, ego, the importance of community, musical friendships and seeing people IRL, not just online. Other stuff: Dan has joined the Boss Katana club, and they also tweak the show format rounding off answering listener questions from Instagram. Show Links Live stream on Tom’s YT channel www.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group TGHP on Twitter TGHP on Instagram Rogue Links Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Beebee - Instagram Beebee - YouTube Fibenare Guitars Hawk Picks Smith www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube Fibenare Guitars

2hr 39mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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37: Fretboard Visualisation, Jens Larsen Interview (w/Tom Quayle) - Extra Minutes e17

Up this week: Beebs, Smith and Quayle are joined by YouTube educator and jazz guitarist Jens Larsen to talk about the success of his channel and.his musical background. They then delve into a huge fretboard visualisation discussion that, shock-horror, is not 3nps vs caged...AND stays civil haha!   EPISODE LINKS Jens Larsen http://www.youtube.com/jenslarsen https://www.patreon.com/jenslarsen/overview http://www.jenslarsen.nl   Books & Videos Referenced In The Episode Joe Pass Guitar Style Book C7 Bebop Ideas Jens' Video On Fretboard Visualisation Jens' Video On Scale Systems Favourite Chord In C Major ;)    SHOW LINKS www.youtube.com/tq105 - the live stream show on Tom’s channel www.theguitarhour.libsyn.com - the podcast feed www.facebook.com/theguitarhour TGH - Facebook Discussion Group BEEBEE www.davidbeebee.com Instagram Youtube Fibenare Guitars SMITH www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube Fibenare Guitars QUAYLE www.tomquayle.co.uk www.instagram.com/tomquayleguitar www.ibanez.com

59mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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107: 1hr A Day, What Should I Practise? + Other Q&A

This week the guys take questions and threads sent in and discuss what to do with a 1 hour window of practise per day. Other things: Tom teases news about his upcoming new master legato product, Dan tells a story about a puma, Beebs announces Pathways To Jazz Vol 2 release date and in the patreon aftershow Jake gets a scale and polish. Check your app artwork for the picture, it’s spesh. If you enjoy the show please consider supporting the podcast over on Patreon, where you can get some fantastic extra TGHP content! Thanks for listening and all your continued support, especially to our Patrons at the Producer and Practise Posse Levels who are: Andy French Dave Cookson James Abraham  Jiri Popek Jonathan Murrell Matt Birtwistle Norman Taylor Patrick Prellwitz Rodaidh Mackay Sam Whiting Tim Bennett Tim Daley Ulf Scwhurach Zach Loss Show Links www.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group TGHP on Twitter TGHP on Instagram Old Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Instagram YouTube Fibenare Guitars Hawk Picks Quayle www.tomquayle.co.uk Tom - Instagram Tom's Signature Ibanez Guitar Wampler Pedal Jake Willson www.jakewillson.co.uk Instagram Fibenare Guitars Hawk Picks

57mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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TGHP 9: Jonathan Kreisberg and Practising (Part 1) - s02e03

In this episode we get deep on practising, and play out some clips from out interview with jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg on the subject. Plus all the usual news, beers, jamming, Q&A.

1hr 31mins

5 Sep 2016

Rank #8

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78: Ear Training Practise & Playing What Your Hear

The boys answer listener email - and in the process, start a new run of episodes exploring ear training, connecting the ear to the fretboard, improvisation and playing what you hear. They share their history and frustrations (mostly Beebs’ ranting) with formal ear training, ponder the nature behind vague instruction, the difficulty teaching ear training and start exploring what can be done. Evil Beebs then springs a surprise listening test on Smith! Mwuhaha. Definitely follow along in your podcast app artwork to see images of what is being talked about. Strap in! Episode Links Dan’s Beyond The Lick SeriesNorthern Guitar Show HaydockA Bag Of Strymons - The Worship Twofer Functional Ear Trainer Links Jeff Schneider’s Video Recommending Functional Ear TrainerFunctional Ear Trainer Desktop (Software by Alain Benbassat)Functional Ear Trainer (iOS) Functional Ear Trainer (Android) Jeff Schneider Video On Ear Training (Part 1) Articles Referenced Re: Perfect Pitch Prevalence In Tonal Language Speakers Absolute Pitch, Speech, and Tone Language: Some Experiments and a Proposed Framework Absolute pitch among American and Chinese conservatory students: Prevalence differences, and evidence for a speech-related critical period (L)a) Show Links www.theguitarhour.comTGHP Facebook discussion groupOld live stream on Tom’s YT channel Beebs www.davidbeebee.comInstagramYouTube Smith www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk InstagramYoutube

1hr 41mins

16 May 2019

Rank #9

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38: Core Minimal Skill Set - Jazz, Jamming, Session Work, Gigging (w/ Tom Quayle)

Dan, Beebs and TQ sit down to discuss the idea of a core minimal skill set that's been floated briefly on previous episodes. What it is, why it might be important to be aware of, and then go on to talk about the various contexts of their own work and the skills required to pull it all of - musical or otherwise. SHOW LINKS www.youtube.com/tq105 - the live stream show on Tom’s channel www.theguitarhour.libsyn.com - the podcast feed www.facebook.com/theguitarhour https://www.facebook.com/groups/1951269681550337/ - TGH Facebook Discussion Group BEEBEE www.davidbeebee.com Instagram Youtube Fibenare Guitars SMITH www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube Fibenare Guitars QUAYLE www.tomquayle.co.uk www.instagram.com/tomquayleguitar www.ibanez.com

1hr 4mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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72: Inside Tracks w/ Andy Wood And Ben Eller On Junktown

With the boys still trying to put their mind holes back together after the last inspiring visit from Andy Wood, he returns and this time brings with his his good buddy and partner in crime 'Uncle' Ben Eller. After a rowdy catch up and a thorough southern hazing from both barrels of the wily Knoxvillians the two git slingers take us through Andy's most recent guitar instrumental album 'Junktown'. Strap in for a track by track walkthrough including insights into the writing, recording and production process as well as some deep chat on the creative journey as a whole. Links Andy Wood www.andywoodmusic.com Junktown: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/junktown/1450417109 IG: https://www.instagram.com/andywoodmusic/?hl=en YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/andywoodmusic FB: https://www.facebook.com/awoodshreds/ Andy's Suhrs : https://www.suhr.com/instruments/andy-wood/ Ben Eller IG: https://www.instagram.com/benellerguitars/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenEllerGuitars FB: https://www.facebook.com/unclebeneller/ Dead And Lovely Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dead-and-lovely-horror-movie-podcast/id1225725051?mt=2 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BenEllerGuitars Show Links www.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Rogue Links Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Instagram YouTube Smith www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube

2hr 11mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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95: Practise Strategies - One Thing Intensively Or Many Things Moderately

Please consider supporting us over on Patreon! The podigal son returns! After several months away from the mic, Dan Smith rejoins the lads to talk about practise strategies. Inspired by Jake’s recent deep dive into ‘Miss Jones’ they weigh up the pro’s and cons of working intensely on one thing vs. many different things in moderation. They also reflect on their own experiences and break through periods of guitar development, follow up on last weeks legato madness and Beebs has the verdict on the Laney FRFR amp modelling cab experience. Thanks to all the wonderful patrons helping us make the show this week! Producer level or Podcast Practise Posse level gets your name read out on the show and down below in the notes. The first Practise Posse live stream is set for September 29th 8pm UK time, bonus episode should drop earlier that week and there’s a lot more special content to come in the meantime. Cheers guys! Producer Level & Practise Posse Patrons Andrew FrenchJiri PopeckNorman TaylorRodaidh MackayTim BennettZach Loss Episode Links & Pictures: Quayle Boller Guitar Battle Swing Commander - In Transit Sim1 Pedal Joe Diorio - Gesture Playing Tom’s Dawsons Practise Video  TGHP Show Links Support Us On Patreon www.theguitarhour.com Facebook discussion group YouTube Twitter Instagram Old Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Instagram YouTube Quayle www.tomquayle.co.uk YouTube Instagram Jake Willson www.jakewillson.co.uk Instagram YouTube Dan Smith www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram YouTube

1hr 18mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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TGHP 3: Kick starting your guitar career - s01e03

Can you believe We’re halfway through season one already!? Well we are really getting the hang of it now and have an awesome episode for you this week. We cover the news, Dan challenges us to phrase with 3 notes and a bend, we jam to some cool backing tracks, and Tom plays live, ‘The Funky Chicken’, a world exclusive preview of a track from his upcoming solo album! We also share some ideas to help get your career as a guitar player moving forward before taking QnA and Beebee solos over the outro theme. Don't forget you can watch us live at Twitch or catch up with older videos on Youtube Links: Beers drunk in this episode - Iron Maiden The Trooper EHX Pedals - Mel 9 Melotron Pedal My Music Masterclass - Jonathan Kreisberg Tutorials Dan’s Challenge backing track - QuistJa, Slow Funk (G) Poll jam backing track. QuistJam Bb New Orleans Scofield Groove - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4KZ0Prl8s4 Tom Quayle - Website Youtube Twitch Dan Smith - The Swing Commanders Youtube Twitter Dave Brons - Website Bandcamp Youtube David Beebee - Website Youtube Facebook Twitter

1hr 44mins

19 Apr 2016

Rank #13

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49: Martin Miller Interview, CAGED Epic Finale, Improvisation and Audiation

While Dan is away gigging Beebee catches up with Tom Quayle and Martin Miller in the midst of their UK run of Ibanez Clinics. They discuss the touring life and Martin’s upcoming projects before delving into the differences and similarities between their visualisation methods, in what is the epic conclusion to the recent run of episodes on CAGED and fretboard visualisation. Episode Links 5 Out Of 7 Martin’s Improvisational Masterclass Tom Quayle’s Visualising the Fretboard Tutorial Beebee’s - Pathways to Jazz - Tools For (re)Learning the Fretboard Martin’s Warez www.martinmillerguitar.com Jamtrack Central Products Youtube Live Band Session Videos Ibanez Martin Miller MM1 Signature Guitar Show Links Live stream on Tom’s YT channel www.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group TGHP on Twitter TGHP on Instagram Rogue Links Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Beebee - Instagram Beebee - YouTube Fibenare Guitars Hawk Picks Tom www.tomquayle.co.uk Tom - Instagram Tom's Signature Ibanez Guitar Wampler Pedals Smith www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube Fibenare Guitars

1hr 23mins

11 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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31: Massive Modes Follow Up With Tom Quayle (Live Stream Episode)

Beebs is away in Budapest at the Fibenare workshop designing dream guitars and drinking far too much Palinka. So this week we have an audio rip from a recent TGH Live Stream. The guys follow up on the epic modal discussion of Ep 25 and get Tom's thoughts on where the source of the confusion might be coming from. Plus lots of playing and the usual bants.  THE SHOW www.youtube.com/tq105 - the live stream show on Tom’s channel www.theguitarhour.libsyn.com - the podcast feed www.facebook.com/theguitarhour www.twitter.com/theguitarhour QUAYLE www.tomquayle.co.uk Instagram BEEBEE www.davidbeebee.com Instagram Youtube SMITH www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube

1hr 32mins

7 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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105: Rhett Shull - Guitars, YouTube & Bourbon In The Age Of The Algorithm

This week the guys chat with the awesome Rhett Shull. Rhett is a hired gun session player with a successful and rapidly growing YT channel documenting his guitar life. Rhett also works closely with Rick Beato and on this episode shares some valuable insight into making guitar content online, juggling touring and making a living as a musician in the age of the algorithm. There are two ‘after shows’ today - and in the patreon edit TGH boys get a little lesson in Bourbon from Rhett! If you enjoy the show please consider supporting the podcast over on Patreon, where you can get some fantastic extra TGHP content! Thanks for listening and all your continued support, especially to our Patrons at the Producer and Practise Posse Levels who are: Andy FrenchDave CooksonJames Abraham - NEWJiri PopekJonathan MurrellMatt BirtwistleNorman TaylorPatrick PrellwitzRodaidh MackaySam Whiting - NEWTim BennettTim DaleyUlf ScwhurachZach Loss Episode Links & Pictures: Rhettshull.com The Greenroom - Rhett's Community Rhett's YouTube Channel The Backstage Journal Podcast Instagram Show Links www.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group TGHP on Twitter TGHP on Instagram Old Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Instagram YouTube Fibenare Guitars Hawk Picks Quayle www.tomquayle.co.uk Tom - Instagram Tom's Signature Ibanez Guitar Wampler Pedal

1hr 30mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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63: Practising Habits, Pre-NAMM, New York Fibenare Clinic, Hamilton, Music Films (w/Jake Willson)

Friend of the show Jake Willson returns for a reet banga! Smith and Beebs have nothing planned so they call in the big guns: Jake ‘2 L’s in Hell’ Willson. They talk about the hit musical he’s depping on ‘Hamilton’ before embarking on what is the longest intro detour the podcast has ever had. A passing comment about a movie trailer sends everyone tumbling down a discussion on ‘music films’, and how harmony and chord progressions, whilst toxic and uncool in the Top 40, routinely set the box office alight with recent chord-stuffed hits like The Greatest Showman, La La Land and A Star Is Born. The guys ponder the philosophy of art and its historical context, and Beebs can’t stop banging on about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. When things get back on track discussion turns to the upcoming NAMM show travels and prep the guys are doing for the Fibenare clinic all 3 are giving at Rudy’s Music in NY. Jake and Beebs also reveal details of their incoming signature Fibenare models. The guys will be travelling for the new few weeks, so the usual schedule might be a bit skewed, but the intention is to keep the wheels on the podcast with new episodes. Fibenare Clinic Rudy’s Music New York TGHP Spotify Playlist Of Mentioned Music Hamilton - Soundtrack A Star Is Born - Soundtrack Plini - Electric Sunrise Will We Ever Run Out Of New Music - A Finite number of CDs Show Linkswww.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Rogue LinksBeebswww.davidbeebee.com Instagram YouTube Fibenare Guitars Hawk Picks Smithwww.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube Jake Willsonwww.jakewillson.co.uk Instagram

1hr 47mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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104: Absorbing Licks & Starting A Guitar YouTube Channel In 2019

Tom Quayle looks back on over 10 years being on YouTube and how the landscape of online guitar has changed. With Jake putting more time into his channel and Beebs contemplating doing the same, the team discuss what it means to start a guitar based YouTube channel in 2019, the possibilities, prospects and potential pitfalls. They also finally get round to some discussion group comments and tackle the idea of learning, absorbing and utilising licks in solos. If you're enjoying TGHP please consider supporting the show over on Patreon! Thanks for listening and all your continued support, especially to our Patrons at the Producer and Practise Posse Levels who are: Andy French Dave Cookson Jiri Popek Jonathan Murrell Matt Birtwistle Norman Taylor Patrick Prellwitz Rodaidh Mackay Tim Bennett Tim Daley Ulf Scwhurach Zach Loss Episode Links Mtbexams.com Toms Very First YT Video Kreisberg New Album - Capturing Spirits Jake’s YT Channel Show Links www.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group TGHP on Twitter TGHP on Instagram Old Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Instagram YouTube Fibenare Guitars Quayle www.tomquayle.co.uk Tom - Instagram Tom's Signature Ibanez Guitar Wampler Pedal

1hr 6mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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83: Overcoming Practise Slumps & Guitar Setups

Beebs returns from Budapest and talks to Jake Willson about getting out of practise slumps. They discuss some of the positive and negative mindsets that can set in when working through practise problems before getting onto guitar setups and their new axes that are in the works. Episode Notes Jake's Practising Toolkit Masterclass on JTC Show Links www.theguitarhour.com TGHP Facebook discussion group Old Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Beebs www.davidbeebee.com Instagram YouTube Smith www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk Instagram Youtube Jake Willson www.jakewillson.co.uk Instagram

1hr 22mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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98: Lightbulb Moments & Personal Breakthroughs

TGHP follows up on the big tone episode before picking up on a discussion group thread re: lightbulb ‘aha’ moments. The guys recall and probe their paradigm shifts in musical understanding, playing ability and diagnostic skills. Ahhaa! Please consider supporting us over on Patreon! Podcast Executive Producer Level/Practise Posse LevelAndy French Jiri Popek Norman Taylor Rodaidh Mackay Tim Bennett ULF (Please let us know your full name if you want dude!) Zach Loss Episode Links Jake's Andy Timmons Overdrive Demo Satch Playing Surfin' With Cheap Gear Tom's Modern Legato Practise Session Show LinksSupport Us On Patreon www.theguitarhour.comFacebook discussion groupYouTube TwitterInstagramOld Live stream on Tom’s YT channel Beebs www.davidbeebee.com InstagramYouTube Quayle www.tomquayle.co.uk YouTubeInstagram Willson www.jakewillson.co.ukInstagramYouTube Smith www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk InstagramYouTube

1hr 3mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #20