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    Dweezil Zappa

    Dweezil Zappa

    We revisit our 2018 conversation with Dweezil Zappa. This was a great interview!
    Dweezil joined us to speak guitar in the lead up to his Feb 2018 tour of Australia and New Zealand.
    The tour - "Dweezil Zappa - celebrating 50 years of Frank Zappa" - continued the honouring of Frank's musical legacy that commenced when Dweezil started playing shows of his father's music in 2006.
    Dweezil talks us through in depth on the work that goes into choosing repertoire and rehearsing, the impact that Frank's music has had on his guitar playing, running masterclasses, live rigs and upcoming solo projects.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Fretboard Biology - the online guitar college created by Joe Elliott, ex head of guitar at GIT and McNally Smith Music College.
    Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #146 - Joe Elliott - ex guitar head of GIT - launches Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #40 - Joe Elliott
     
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    • 28 min
    Michael Schenker - The Scorpions,UFO,MSG. GSP #150

    Michael Schenker - The Scorpions,UFO,MSG. GSP #150

       
     
    Michael Schenker is one of the most influential rock guitarists on the planet with players such as John Petrucci, Kirk Hammett and Randy Rhoades citing the German born guitarist as an inspiration.
    Schenker rose to fame through his fiery playing in The Scorpions and UFO in the '70s and '80s. And whilst a host of offers from artists such as Aerosmith and Ozzy Ozbourne were extended, Schenker has always been happiest following his own muse.
    Schenker joins us to reflect on 50 years of high octane rock and a new album, Immortal, that celebrates this milestone.
    We also discuss his approach to guitar tracking, working with Jim Marshall on an unfinished project which Schenker believes led to the JCM800 series, the history of the legendary 'cocked-wah' tone and more.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Fretboard Biology - the online guitar college created by Joe Elliott, ex head of guitar at GIT and McNally Smith Music College.
    Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #146 - Joe Elliott - ex guitar head of GIT - launches Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #40 - Joe Elliott
     
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    • 30 min
    Martin Cilia - The Atlantics, Mental As Anything - GSP#149

    Martin Cilia - The Atlantics, Mental As Anything - GSP#149

    Martin Cilia joins us to talk about a career that has seen him play with legendary Australian surf band The Atlantics, the chart topping Mental As Anything, release a number of albums under his own name and a host of other projects.
    Martin also gives us a detailed look into his incredible vintage guitar collection - including a 1954 Fender Stratocaster. 
    A zany meeting with Dick Dale is recalled and Martin gets us up to speed on his latest work with The North Melbourne Surf Club and Joe Matera.
    We also get the scoop on Martin's signature model Entwistle guitar and plans for a new model in that line.
     
    Episode #149 Links
    martincilia.com
    northmelbournesurfclub.com
    1954stratocaster.com
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Mike Campbell - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, The Dirty Knobs - GSP #148

    Mike Campbell - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, The Dirty Knobs - GSP #148

    Mike Campbell is responsible for crafting some of the most memorable guitar parts in popular music. The long time Heartbreaker joins us to talk about a remarkable career working as 'co-captain' with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, filling in for Lindsay Buckingham in Fleetwood Mac and stepping out front and centre in his long term project, The Dirty Knobs.
    This episode is brought to you by Fretboard Biology - the online guitar college created by Joe Elliott, ex head of guitar at GIT and McNally Smith Music College.
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    • 23 min
    Brett Garsed - In Replay

    Brett Garsed - In Replay

     
    We revisit our conversation with the phenomenal Brett Garsed.
    Brett's unique and dynamic legato style has seen him earn tremendous respect in both his homeland of Australia and around the globe.
    Brett describes the development of his guitar voice in rural Victoria, being discovered in Mike Varney's 'Spotlight' column in Guitar Player Magazine and the break that led Brett to work with one of Australia's finest vocalists, John Farnham. 
    Brett also talks us through his move to the US - initially to tour and record with stadium & MTV favorites Nelson - that led him to work with some of the leading US fusion/progressive players like TJ Helmrich, Shawn Lane, Derek Sherinian and fellow Aussie ex-pats Frank Gambale and Virgil Donati.
    Brett's return to Australia - and John Farnham's band - is discussed as well his solo albums, current rig and future plans.
     
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    Guitar Speak Podcast #146 - Joe Elliot - ex guitar head of GIT - launches Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #40 - Joe Elliott
     
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    70 Years of the Telecaster with Brian Wampler, Dr Zane Banks and Shane Diiorio

    70 Years of the Telecaster with Brian Wampler, Dr Zane Banks and Shane Diiorio

    The Fender Telecaster celebrates its 70th birthday this year.
    In 1950 Fender's Broadcaster - quickly renamed the Telecaster after a legal complaint from Gretsch - became the first commercially available solid body electric guitar after a tense arms race with Les Paul and other competitors. Music and popular culture was forever changed.
    Today we are joined by three diverse Tele wranglers to discuss this iconic instrument - its strengths, quirks, longevity and legacy.
    Dr Zane Banks is a Sydney based guitarist who blazes on his '50s reissue Tele in The Banks Brothers. The excerpts heard in this excerpt are Zane playing hot-rodded rockabilly in Cruisin' Deuces.
    Shane Diiorio is a killer guitarist and hosts the hugely popular YouTube channel, In The Blues. As a gear reviewer he has intimately played a legion of guitars, but his go-to axe is always a Tele.
    Brian Wampler creates the world class Wampler Pedals seen on pedalboards around the globe. He is not only a huge Tele fan and player - Brian has worked two of the world's most beloved Tele players in Brad Paisley and Brent Mason to create their signature Wampler pedals.
    Episode 147 Links
    Brian Wampler GSP#61
    Dr Zane Banks & Jy-Perry Banks GSP#142
    In The Blues - YouTube Channel
    Cruisin' Deuces
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