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The Guitar Hour Podcast is a weekly, long-form discussion hosted by Dan Smith and David Beebee. Together, and in conversation with some of today’s top players, they explore approaches to playing, practising, teaching and share the humorous ups and downs of being a professional guitarist in the modern age.

The Guitar Hour Podcast David Beebee, Tom Quayle & Jake Willson

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The Guitar Hour Podcast is a weekly, long-form discussion hosted by Dan Smith and David Beebee. Together, and in conversation with some of today’s top players, they explore approaches to playing, practising, teaching and share the humorous ups and downs of being a professional guitarist in the modern age.

    120: How To Build Modal Chords - Nerd Fights! (With Levi Clay)

    120: How To Build Modal Chords - Nerd Fights! (With Levi Clay)

    Tom Quayle & David Beebee are joined by Levi Clay for a robust back-n-forth on building the chordal sound of a mode. Yes we’re back into hardcore harmony territory again, so grab your emotional support animal and favorite whiskey - it’s gonna get nerdy!

    Despite the click baity titles (a subject we discuss in the episode) this is fun, civilised discussion. Thanks to Levi for coming on and playing along!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    119: Tim Miller Interview - Developing A Personal Style

    119: Tim Miller Interview - Developing A Personal Style

    Tom Quayle, Jake Willson & David Beebee sit down for a virtual hang with modern master Tim Miller. They discuss Tim's background and musical histroy, technique, sound, composition, ear training, teaching and fretboard visualisation. This might be the smoothest, most legatoee podcast episode ever!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    118: Developing Confidence In Your Playing: Experience, Pressure & Mind Games

    118: Developing Confidence In Your Playing: Experience, Pressure & Mind Games

    Jake returns with some things on his mind! He looks back on the last 3 years of professionally playing in the high pressure show world of London’s West End and talks to Dan (and half of a Beebee) about what he’s learned and how the experience has shaped his playing, confidence and match-fitness. The guys discuss ways to over prepare for the task at hand and raise your overall game in the process. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    117: Getting Into The Gear Demo Industry With Guest Lee Wrathe

    117: Getting Into The Gear Demo Industry With Guest Lee Wrathe

    Tom Quayle & Beebs are joined by the Lee Wrathe to talk about his unique career in the guitar industry. Lee is currently marketing director and head demonstrator for Ibanez UK and Laney with Headstock distribution, but was working in the UK Police force just 6 short years ago. There's a lot of wisdom in this episode for anyone thinking about changing careers later in life or just getting into the product demonstration world.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    116: Picking Technique, String Gauge & Intonation Issues, Fractal Ships FM3

    116: Picking Technique, String Gauge & Intonation Issues, Fractal Ships FM3

    Modelling! Beebs steps boldly into 2012 getting an Axe FX II - just as Fractal finally starts to ship the FM3! 😹

    Also this week Tom Quayle, David Beebee and Dan Smith dig into picking technique, phrasing, string gauges and their effects on intonation.

    • 45 min
    115: What's Holding Guitar Education Back?

    115: What's Holding Guitar Education Back?

    They boys briefly discuss technique, posture and health problems before pivoting into a difficult discussion on the unique problems of guitar education, and what it takes to be an effective guitar teacher.

    • 1 hr 40 min

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