Test Your Metal…Part Two (with Guest Host, Taylor Nordberg) Ep014

This week, renowned metal guitarist and bassist Taylor Nordberg reunites with his Blacknote Studios mentors, Aaron and Tony, to join the Fret Buzz team as a guest host as the fearsome foursome angle their picks, lock their wrists, and perfect their Dio hand gestures to discuss all things metal. Topics include: working as a metal […]

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Pages by Tony Scaltz Dear Fret Buzzards, As many of you are aware, I have been absent from our latest episodes. Let me say that while those closest to me know that I am one of the most private and guarded individuals on earth, I will share with you all that I have been away […]

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Test Your Metal…Part One Ep013

Like the Gods of Valhalla, the Fret Buzz warriors attack with power, speed, and precision in their first two-part episode on Metal music. Today’s topics include elements of classic and contemporary genres of metal, approaches to learning metal guitar, influential bands and albums within metal genres, and the sheer physical force of Death metal.

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Let Me Drive, Man! (with Guest Host, Brian Quinn of Candlebox) Ep012

In this week’s episode, Tony’s childhood friend, Candlebox’s own, guitarist Brian Quinn, takes a guest chair and joins the guys to discuss those ever elusive ingredients for professional musical success: drive, motivation, and perseverance. Topics include: the importance of reinventing your musicianship, studying new techniques on the road, the science and art of networking, developing […]

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All The World’s a Stage Ep011

This week, Aaron, Joe, and Tony circumnavigate the globe and discuss how World Music has made an impact on their personal playing and writing styles. They examine the connections between various ethnic rhythms and melodies and their applications by musicians in modern Western music. They guys also explore the importance of maintaining a global awareness […]

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