Fingerstyle Guitar, Acoustic Pickups Part 1 of 2 (with Matt Thomas) Ep056

Matt Thomas has won several international fingerstyle guitar competitions (twice in “contemporary thumbpicking” and once in “open style”), is an avid harp-guitar player, and has played with some of the biggest names in the acoustic guitar world (Tommy Emmanuel, Stephen Bennet, and many more).  Aaron Sefchick and Joe McMurray talk to Matt about his personal […]

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Fingerstyle Guitar, Online Success Part 2 of 2 (with Adam Rafferty) Ep055

Adam Rafferty is a jazz guitarist-turned fingerstyle guitarist who has found huge success through YouTube, as an online guitar-coach, and as a touring performer. Check out his awesome fingerstyle arrangements of tunes by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, as well as jazz standards. Joe McMurray and Aaron Sefchick have the opportunity to talk with Adam about […]

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Trademark Law for Musicians (with Marcella Dominguez) Ep051

Musicians are often confused about what a trademark is or if they really need to register their trademark.  Marcella Dominguez, a trademark lawyer, joins Aaron Sefchick and Joe McMurray to discuss the benefits and costs of registering a trademark for your band or music business. As an example, because Metallica trademarked their logo, nobody else […]

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Mastering (w/ Chris Graham) Ep050

Are you confused about what mastering really is?  Are you tempted to skip this important step in the process of preparing your music for distribution?  Aaron Sefchick and Joe McMurray bring in the esteemed Chris Graham of Chris Graham Mastering and the Six Figure Home Studio Podcast to talk about the final polish in the […]

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Guitar Gear (w/ Blake Wyland of The Tone Mob) Ep049

What is your guitar-gear nirvana?  Is it a trip to your local guitar shop, a trip to NAMM, or perusing the internet for video demonstrations?  Maybe for your gear curiosities you should also be looking to podcasts, as there are a few that do a great job of exploring this ever-growing industry.  On episode 49 […]

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Building Acoustic Guitars 2/2 (w/ Marc Beneteau) Ep048

Marc Beneteau has been building custom acoustic guitars out of his workshop in Canada for 43 years.  He builds such high quality instruments that many modern virtuosic acoustic fingerstyle players (including Don Ross, Tony McManus, and Dustin Furlow – our Fret Buzz Episode 28 and 29 guest) choose to play Beneteau guitars.  If you play […]

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Building Acoustic Guitars 1/2 (w/ Marc Beneteau) Ep047

Marc Beneteau has been building custom acoustic guitars out of his workshop in Canada for 43 years.  He builds such high quality instruments that many modern virtuosic acoustic fingerstyle players (including Don Ross, Tony McManus, and Dustin Furlow – our Fret Buzz Episode 28 and 29 guest) choose to play Beneteau guitars.  If you play […]

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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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Fingerstyle Guitar Part 2 of 2 (with Guest Host, Dustin Furlow) Ep029

Welcome back to Fret Buzz The Podcast. Today we’re getting into Part 2 of Fingerstyle with Dustin Furlow. I just want to pop over to iTunes and read you one of the reviews that we got from drifting along. He gave us a five star review and said, “Insightful”. He goes on to say, “I […]

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Fingerstyle Guitar Part 1 of 2 (with Guest Host, Dustin Furlow) Ep028

All right. Good morning, welcome to Fret Buzz The Podcast. My name is Joe McMurray and I’m Aaron Sefchick and today we have a very special guest. A guy who lives in Virginia Beach near where I am. Mr. Dustin Furlow is an incredible fingerstyle guitarist. Welcome Dustin. Thanks for the warm welcome and pleasure […]

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