NO GUITAR IS SAFE
The Guitar Show where Guitar Heroes Plug In.
Hosted by Jude Gold.
141 - Doug Rappoport
Soulful hard rock guitar ace DOUG RAPPOPORT plugs in and shares what it's like playing with rock legend Edgar Winter and also how he tracked what just might be the most blazing guitar moment in TV commercial history. Doug also reveals some the tracking approaches he employed on his solo song "Bionic Warz." This episode is brought to you FOCUSRITE and their great line of Focusrite audio interfaces. Learn more at https://focusrite.com/en/guitarists.
Gretchen Menn and Angela Petrilli share the magical tunings of Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin
The secret to many a great Led Zeppelin song is knowing which tuning Jimmy Page used when writing and recording it. Today, I am thrilled be in the Bay Area, where GRETCHEN MENN and ANGELA PETRILLI are on hand with acoustic and electric guitars to demonstrate for you many of Page’s most magical tunings, including:
“Kashmir” (DADGAD tuning: D, A, D, G, A, D, low to high)
“Going to California” (Double-Dropped-D tuning: D, A, D, G, B, D, low to high)
“The Rain Song” (D, G, C, G, C, D, low to high. AKA “Open-Page tuning”)
“When the Levee Breaks” (E, A, C, F, A, C, low to high)
“Bron-Yr-Aur” (C, A, C, G, C, E, low to high)
“Friends” (Same as “Bron-Yr-Aur”)
“In My Time of Dying” (Open-A tuning: E, A, E, A, C#, E, low to high)
“Ten Years Gone” (Dropped-D tuning, which is standard tuning, but with the low string tuned down a whole-step to D)
— JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.
This episode is presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine.
139 - Jeff Tamelier
This episode presents a one-on-one IN-PERSON funk throwdown with guitarist/producer JEFF TAMELIER (Tower of Power, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Starship feat. Mickey Thomas). That’s right — live jams are back! Sure, during the pandemic, guests on No Guitar Is Safe played a ton of guitar for you and showed you a lot of playing approaches over Zoom, etc., but the latency and other restrictions of internet audio meant there could be no real jamming between guests and me, your humble host. But when I started No Guitar Is Safe back in 2015, live jamming was one of the cornerstones on which the show was built. Now that the world is opening up again, we can do in-person episodes more and more often, and the jams can resume. And what a perfect guest JEFF TAMELIER is to kick off the return of the jams with. Super tasty and soulful, Jeff will teach you to “turn off your brain and just go for it” as a soloist, and also remind you of ways you can elevate your band’s sound by playing great rhythm guitar.
— JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.
This episode is presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine. Guitar Player: Play better, sound better.
138 - Julian Lage
Whether he's sharing cool improvisation tactics, ways to use "illegal" tempo shifts, ways to heal from playing injuries by using the Alexander Technique, or his thoughts on playing learned riffs and phrases versus purely spontaneous ones, jazz guitar prodigy JULIAN LAGE explores much in this episode. And throughout the interview he's got his beautiful new signature model Collings guitar in his hands, which he uses to demonstrate songs from his new album SQUINT — which comes out on Blue Note Records June 11 — as well as the compositional tactics and playing approaches behind them. Hosted by Jude Gold. Presented by Guitar Player magazine.
137 - Misha Mansoor
Focusrite brings you a deep guitar hang with MISHA MANSOOR, who plugs two of his favorite signature-model Jackson guitars, deconstructs some of his great riffs for you, and shares how he created PERIPHERY, one of the most influential prog-metal bands in history. (Some would even say Mansoor is one of the chief architects of the genre known as “djent” — we’ll see if the ever-humble guitarist/producer agrees.) Misha also shares everything from his deep Allan Holdsworth influence to how he creates Hendrix-style echo-before-distortion psychedelic feedback loops. Additionally, Mansoor details how he and his other guitar hero friend, Tosin Abasi, like to go hot-doggin’ down canyon roads behind the wheels of exotic supercars. Thanks again to FOCUSRITE, makers of great audio interfaces and more, for making this episode happen.
136 - Joe Robinson
It's not easy to establish yourself in Nashville well before you've turned 30, but guitarist/singer JOE ROBINSON — with a heap of musical talent, a ton of great songs, and a tireless work ethic — seems to have done just that. Today, the Aussie-turned-Tennesseean six-string wunderkind demonstrates many of his amazing riffs, songs, and approaches (including material from his new album, Borders). Joe also introduces you to his signature Maton guitar, teaches you how to Travis pick, and passes on great career lessons he received personally from Tommy Emmanuel and Robben Ford. Presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine. HOSTED BY JUDE GOLD.
Listening since the first episode
I’ve been loving the show since the beginning. Jude has brought on nearly every guitar hero of mine. He’s introduced me to so many great players. If I could only have one podcast. This would be it.
A standout from the crowd
A thoroughly enjoyable program from start to finish. Jude journalistic chops are as spot on as his guitar’s as the conversations and questions come across relaxed and asked by someone with knowledge of his subject matter.
As the title says…this podcast is a standout from the legion out there.
Favorite podcast! If you like guitar this is the podcast!
I tried a lot of different guitar podcast and never found one that was very interesting until this one! Jude Gold is awesome and the behind-the-scenes stories along with a lot of discussion about guitars, gear, and playing techniques are so interesting and inspiring. I have discovered so many great guitar players that I had never heard of before and learned a ton about music theory and guitar techniques to try myself. Hopefully Jude will keep this going until he is 95!