Seattle, Lead Guitar, Writing/Recording an Album Part 1/2 (w/ Brent Lyons of Solving Sounds) Ep042

In Part 1 of 2, Joe McMurray and Aaron Sefchick are joined by Brent Lyons of the “Solving Sounds” podcast to discuss his podcast, the Seattle music scene, approaches to lead guitar and music theory, and guitar effects. Brent tells the guys about the different sub-scenes in Seattle, from indie rock to heavy sludge rock […]

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Drums and Public School Music Teachers Part 2 of 2( with Guest Host, Shaun Rodgers) Ep041

In the 2nd half of our interview, we continue our conversation with Shaun Rodgers.  In part 1 we talked a lot about Shauns current projects and teaching music in the Virginia public school system, and in part 2 we talk about the University of Maryland’s music department and about drum kits.  Shaun is a former […]

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Drums and Public School Music Teachers Part 1 of 2 (with Guest Host, Shaun Rodgers) Ep040

Shaun Rodgers joins the show to talk about drumming, teaching music in the Virginia public school system, and the University of Maryland’s music department.  Shaun is a former colleague and bandmate of hosts Aaron Sefchick and Joe McMurray, playing drums in their original band, the Kairos Quintet.  The guys reminisce on the collaborative writing approach […]

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Jazz and Higher Education w/ Dr. Shawn Purcell Ep039

Dr. Shawn Purcell, who teaches jazz guitar and jazz arranging at George Mason University and performs for the U.S. Navy Commodores, provides us with many insights into his story, learning and teaching music at a collegiate level, touring with the Ringling Brothers Circus, and his career as a military musician. Shawn, Joe, and Aaron discuss methodical […]

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Drums and Music for the Under-Resourced w/ Joe Hamm of El Sistema Ep038

Drummer and music educator, Joe Hamm, joins the conversation as we learn about the El Sistema philosophy of providing music programs to under-resourced kids, the social value of music, the role of the drums within the context of a band, and touring. Joe Hamm gives us his musical and educational background, and we talk about […]

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Hosting FM Radio (w/ Guest Host Steve Black) Ep037

Steve Black may have conducted over 1500 interviews of famous musicians and bands over the past 30 years, but Aaron and Joe use the opportunity to get Steve’s story of what it’s like to be a rock radio host. Steve tells us about how his incredible journey started back in 1989 at a radio station […]

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Gigging, Military Bands Part 2 of 2 (with Guest Host, Jason Cale) Ep036

[Music] Hello, and welcome back to another episode of Fret Buzz The Podcast. I am Aaron Sefchick your host along with Joe McMurray. Each week we try to expand our knowledge and the language that we use amongst us musicians. Today we have part two with Jason Cale. In today’s episode we’re gonna get into […]

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Gigging, Military Bands (with Guest Host, Jason Cale) Ep035

Welcome to Fret Buzz The Podcast. My name is Joe McMurray and I’m Aaron Sefchick. And today we have one of the maybe the best guitarists I have seen in the whole Hampton Roads region. Easily the best guitarist I’ve seen the Hampton Roads region Mr. Jason Cale is a guitarist, producer, songwriter, vocalist, I’ve […]

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Synthesizers and Sampling part 2 of 2 (with Guest Host, Paul Gaeta) Ep034

[Music] Welcome back to episode 34 of Fret Buzz The Podcast. Today we’re going to get into part 2 of Synthesizers and Sampling. In today’s conversation we’re gonna get into the music of Stranger Things from the synth oriented electronic band Survive, a little bit about Michael Jackson, the evolution of MTV and VH1, Garage […]

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Synthesizers and Sampling (with Guest Host, Paul Gaeta) Ep033

[Music] Welcome to Fret Buzz! my name is Joe McMurray and I’m Aaron Sefchick and today we have Paul Gaeta is signing on from Asheville North Carolina. Paul is an electronic music producer and Moog store manager and we’re really excited to have him here. Welcome Paul. Hey thanks. Thanks for having me. Yeah so, […]

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