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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…But How Long Will This Take? (with Altan Aydin) Ep010

This week, guitarist Altan Aydin joins Aaron and Tony to address that plaguing focus of every young player’s mind: how to become good on the guitar. They share their experiences with moving from novice to proficient player, discuss the many struggles along the path, and offer invaluable suggestions to both new and more experienced guitarists […]

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Let’s Band Together Ep008

In this episode, Aaron, Joe, and Tony deliver their hard-earned insights into that crown jewel of musicianship: the band. They dig into best and worst band experiences, effective collaboration, proper preparation of material, best “etiquette”, and so much more. All comments in this episode were voted on and approved in a democratic manner by a […]

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It’s a Musical Life Ep007

This week, the guys share their thoughts on establishing and maintaining a musical lifestyle in a modern world. Topics include: balancing home, work, and performance schedules, balancing family and musical projects, redefining the concept of the modern musician, changing public perception of the working musician, and much more.

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