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.
Giant Follow-up & Practise, Listener Email
The guys follow up on last week’s Giant Steps episode with Jake and Beebee discussing practise and progress on the tune. We also get more on the subject of ‘Guitar heroes’ and answer listener email.
In this week's longer Patreon edit, Dan and Beebs ponder the troubadour guitar life and potentially start a TGHP standard/song/jam of the month.
Do You Really Need to Learn Giant Steps?
This week the boys ask the question; “Do we really need to learn Giant Steps?” - They take a closer look at what it is, why it’s so notoriously tricky, how they’ve all tackled it in the past, and what you may or may not gain from attempting this ultimate jazz Tough Mudder. This week in the Patreon edit more on vocab and Tom and Beebee accidentally jam GS over zoom, with the result being 90s dial-up modem nonsense. Plus on the Whiskey Hour, Jake goes shopping for drams and Dan is getting peat curious
Acquiring Blues, Bebop Vocabulary & More Muscle Memory
The guys pick up on the muscle memory thread started in October's bonus episode, they deep dive the subject and Tom weighs in with his thoughts. Conversation then pivots to learning blues vocabulary, bebop language and if remembering changes actually makes us all play better? Dan ponders a question for the ages “What even is vocab bro?”
Plini Interview - The Creative Journey
Jake and Dan welcome Australian guitar visionary Plini onto the podcast to talk about his new music, inspirations and the creative journey.
This week's extended Patreon edit features some extra minutes with Plini and the guys: a behind the podcast sausage curtain, covid catch ups, and all the usual bants.
The Deep Theory & Technique of Time Feel (Milton Mermikides)
This week the boys revisit the ever elusive concept of ‘time feel’, bringing in Jake’s colleague Dr Milton Mermikides for a scholarly deep dive into the technique, theory and analysis of time feel.
This week's extended Patreon edit features the longer chat with Milton, including guilty pleasures, subjectivity, and the snare sound on Metallica's St. Anger.
Guitar Heroes In 2020 & Our Personal Mt. Rockmore
Jack Gardiner returns to the show and the guys pick up on the guitar hero theme Dan laid out last episode. Each rogue shares their own personal ‘mt. rockmore’ before discussing what it even means to be a ‘guitar hero’ in 2020.
This week's longer patreon edit features an additional 30 minute argument about John Mayer, plus all the usual NSFW banter.
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Incredible musicians and content!
I have been following these guys since the beginning and just wanted to give a huge thank you to them. The content is always top notch and whether you are new to the guitar or have been at it forever there’s something to learn for everyone. Even after 40+ years with the guitar my playing has enormously improved so it appears “old dogs” do learn new tricks. So again I must say Thank You!
Insightful, funny, reliably fascinating content.
I’ve listened to The guitar Hour for a while now and it’s become one of my favorite weekly podcasts, not only are Dan Beebs and Tom amazing insightful players but they’re amazing insightful people. Not only will this podcast help you become a better guitarist, but it will help you realize the value that guitar and music bring to your life in any genre and at any experience level. I get tremendous value from this podcast, and the perspectives shared by these monster players will only serve to broaden your musical horizons by opening doors into new ways of thinking about guitars and music in general. Thanks for making the podcast guys!!
I’ve been listening to this podcast since the start and I can tell you it is a great listen! Extremely educational with tons of great guests and interesting discussions you won’t hear else where!