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You don’t have to practice hours per day to become a better guitar player. Join Steve Stine as he talks with fellow musicians and educators and shares guitar lessons to help guitarists play more songs, understand music theory, and create solos from scratch. Whether you’ve been playing guitar a while or you’re just getting started on your journey, this podcast is for you.

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You don’t have to practice hours per day to become a better guitar player. Join Steve Stine as he talks with fellow musicians and educators and shares guitar lessons to help guitarists play more songs, understand music theory, and create solos from scratch. Whether you’ve been playing guitar a while or you’re just getting started on your journey, this podcast is for you.

    Playing Onstage for the First Time with Steve Stine

    Playing Onstage for the First Time with Steve Stine

    We all get to experience a lot of FIRSTS in our lives and one of the most awkward situations we may encounter is standing on stage with uncertainty. Most performers encounter this on their first time performing on stage. And even Steve who is an expert experienced this quandary on his debut as an onstage performer. 
    In today's episode, Steve will answer one of the most frequently asked topics which is all about the first time performing on stage. He will share his experience around this, as well as some tips on overcoming this awkward situation.
    Check out this episode now and learn some tips that may help you perform better on stage!
     
    Highlights:
    (00:26) Steve's experience of playing on stage for the first time(04:05) What are the benefits of playing on stage a lot  (07:44) The Impact of stage presence on performing(09:53) Tips for preparing to play in a band(12:58) The Significance of Being Comfortable in PerformingLinks: 
    GuitarZoom.com - Official Home of Steve Stinehttps://guitarzoom.com/membership-signup/  https://guitarzoom.com/products/ear-training-2-0 https://masterclass.guitarzoom.com/

    • 14 min
    Behind the Creative Process of Music Production with Jim Hustwit

    Behind the Creative Process of Music Production with Jim Hustwit

    “The pressure that we put on ourselves to create a masterpiece actually in itself, stifles creativity. If you're putting yourself under pressure, it's really hard to just be creative and let it flow.” - Jim Hustwit
    In today’s episode of  Steve Stein's Podcast, we are joined by Jim Hustwit. He's a music producer, composer, and songwriter, scoring and producing music for singers, songwriters, television, film, and theater. He has written and produced music for Rehearsal Production Music, Sony ATV, and many others. He's also a member of the marketing team that helped "Crazy Frog" become the #1 hit on the Billboard charts.
    As of the moment, he runs LARP Music, which we're going to be talking a lot about today, which way he works on music for sync placements for film, TV shows, trailers, commercials, all sites, all sorts of different things. 


    Highlights:
    (03:40)Jim’s first dalliance with music(10:42)The Dichotomy between Musicians and Composers  (16:44)The Difference Between Creating Intellectually vs. from the Heart(19:40)How does the creative process begin?(24:18)The Importance of Sound Layering in Music Production(28:41)Jim’s battle between creation and production(33:21)Jim’s contribution to Crazy Frog's success(49:51)Who was the artist that inspired Jim?Links:
    Website:Larpmusic.comLinkedIn:Jim HustwitFacebook:Jim Hustwit - Larp MusicInstagram:​​jimhustwitTwitter:Jim HustwitYoutube:LarpMusic

    • 54 min
    Fretboard Shortcuts for String Bends with Steve Stine

    Fretboard Shortcuts for String Bends with Steve Stine

    In today's episode, Steve's going to show this one idea in the first position of pentatonic (any scale) and learning to visualize and then being able to move that wherever you want to go.
    Tune in to this episode and play your guitar the best you can!


    Highlights:
    (03:42)Key ‘A’: Chord Bending shortcut (07:15)The nice thing about visualizing the fretboard(07:51)Horizontal Motion in Guitar Soloing(08:45)Braking All or Nothing when playing(10:10)Moving the idea into the realm of the bends(14:04)It depends on how you look at your fretboard(15:18)The Confidence and Attitude in Bending Links:
    Steve’s Channel → https://www.youtube.com/user/stinemus... GuitarZoom Channel → https://www.youtube.com/user/guitarz0...  Songs Channel → https://www.youtube.com/user/GuitarSo... . Check out Steve's Guitar Membership and Courses: https://bit.ly/3rbZ3He

    • 18 min
    How To Do String Bending the Right Way with Steve Stine

    How To Do String Bending the Right Way with Steve Stine

    In today’s episode, Steve is going to show you the right way to do string bending because you’re not just guitar playing, but you are actually trying to make music sound like music!


    Highlights:
    [02:13]Vibrato versus Bending[05:05]Dealing with a whole step or two fret band[08:53]Two ways to deal with strings [11:50]Tips on String Bending [19:40]The Three Best Notes to Bend[11:50]The problem with bending toward the floorLinks:
    Steve’s Channel → https://www.youtube.com/user/stinemus... GuitarZoom Channel → https://www.youtube.com/user/guitarz0...  Songs Channel → https://www.youtube.com/user/GuitarSo... . 

    • 21 min
    Learning to Groove and Create Better Rhythm with Steve Stine

    Learning to Groove and Create Better Rhythm with Steve Stine

    In today’s episode, Steve's going to show you easy ways to create rhythm and groove when you play guitar so you can sound great when you play your favorite songs and have more fun with your guitar!


    Highlight:
    [00:24] Why You Should Focus on Chords and Rhythm [01:00] Cro-Magnons Strumming and Strumming Down and Up Alternately[03:38] Scratching Technique [04:24] First Element of Strumming: Dynamics Loud and Soft Strumming[06:58] Second Element of Strumming: Strumming Variants[14:55] Different song samples that use more of a Cro-Magnon style[16:56] Examples of Half Groove and Cro-Magnon[22:55] Why should groove and rhythm be harnessed?[23:27] How do you mute the lower strings when you are playing in higher strings?

    Links:
    Get Instant Access to 50+ of Steve’s Guitar Courses ► https://guitarzoom.com/membership-sig... Play Any Song By Ear ► https://guitarzoom.com/products/ear-t... Instant Access to Steve’s Masterclasses ► https://masterclass.guitarzoom.com/ Steve’s Channel → https://www.youtube.com/user/stinemus... GuitarZoom Channel → https://www.youtube.com/user/guitarz0...  Songs Channel → https://www.youtube.com/user/GuitarSo... 

    • 30 min
    Simple Pain-Free Way to Play More Chords with Steve Stine

    Simple Pain-Free Way to Play More Chords with Steve Stine

    In today’s episode,  Steve will break Shell Voicing down for you to know exactly why they're important and how to use them. Shell Voicing is commonly seen in jazz, but it can be used in a variety of settings and he'll teach you how to do it.
    This episode will help you discover, learn, and play true simplistic shell voicing for dominant, major, and minor seventh chords!


    Highlights:
    [00:19]What is Shell Voicing?[01:27] Great Reasons on Why  You Need to Do Shell Voicing[02:46]How to create a true simplistic shell voicing[04:24]Dominant Seventh Sound [10:34]Major Seventh Chord[16:16]Minor Seventh Chord[20:03]Do you want to play across the entire fretboard?[21:40]Why learning Triads is so helpful[22:25]Fretboard Framework CourseLinks:
    Fretboard Framework CourseEar Training 2.0Essential Guitar Scales

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

bdudlick ,

I wish

I wish Steve Stine had been my guitar teacher when I was 14.

Deathryder2006 ,

Great content, but one issue

Hey Steve, love the podcast. Now I’m listening to the podcast, not watching. I think it’s great that you acknowledge the people who watch your show live, but could you not stop your teaching to answer questions in the chat that have nothing to do with the content? Just seems to stop the flow, just a suggestion.

carelitz ,

Clear, knowledgeable teacher!

I bought several course from Guitar Zoom and they were incredibly useful and easy to navigate! Steve is really a fantastic teacher for all styles. i okay acoustic mostly finger style classical and some classic rock and he’s been incredibly helpful on my journey.

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