Songwriting and Composition Part 1 of 2 (with Paul Barsom) Ep068

In this episode, Aaron sits down with composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Barsom of The Weed Garden to discuss his project’s latest release, Boy Interrupted. Paul’s career as a composer and teacher of musical composition spans over 30 years and has influenced numbers of composition students and musical educators, including Fret Buzz The Podcast alumnus Tony […]

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Amp Modeling (with Ryan Brown) Ep067

Ryan Brown of “The Great Noise” joins Aaron Sefchick and Joe McMurray to talk about amp modeling (the Line 6 Helix), improving live shows with technology, and social media marketing. Ryan and his band decided to make the jump from tube amps and analogue effects pedals to all digital equipment run direct into the PA […]

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Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar part 2 of 2 (with Don Ross) Ep066

Canadian guitarist Don Ross is a legend in the acoustic fingerstyle world.  With decades of experience, he employs modern techniques, altered tunings, and a strong melodic sense to write memorable songs.  Aaron Sefchick and Joe McMurray have a fun and informative conversation with Don about a wide range of topics including his musical journey, his […]

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Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar part 1 of 2 (with Don Ross) Ep065

Canadian guitarist Don Ross is a legend in the acoustic fingerstyle world.  With decades of experience, he employs modern techniques, altered tunings, and a strong melodic sense to write memorable songs.  Aaron Sefchick and Joe McMurray have a fun and informative conversation with Don about a wide range of topics including his musical journey, his […]

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Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar part 1 of 2 (with Don Ross) Ep065

Canadian guitarist Don Ross is a legend in the acoustic fingerstyle world.  With decades of experience, he employs modern techniques, altered tunings, and a strong melodic sense to write memorable songs.  Aaron Sefchick and Joe McMurray have a fun and informative conversation with Don about a wide range of topics including his musical journey, his […]

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Jazz Vocals, Music School, Vocal Technique Part 2 of 2 (with Darden Purcell) Ep064

Dr. Darden Purcell is a jazz vocalist and the Director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University.  Joe McMurray and Aaron Sefchick have a wonderful time talking with Darden about her musical journey, her duties as a “Director of Jazz Studies,” how to transition to singing jazz music, and specifics on vocal technique and practice. Part […]

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Jazz Vocals, Music School, Vocal Technique Part 2 of 2 (with Darden Purcell) Ep064

Dr. Darden Purcell is a jazz vocalist and the Director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University.  Joe McMurray and Aaron Sefchick have a wonderful time talking with Darden about her musical journey, her duties as a “Director of Jazz Studies,” how to transition to singing jazz music, and specifics on vocal technique and practice. Part […]

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Jazz Vocals, Music School, Vocal Technique Part 1 of 2 (with Darden Purcell) Ep063

Dr. Darden Purcell is a jazz vocalist and the Director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University.  Joe McMurray and Aaron Sefchick have a wonderful time talking with Darden about her musical journey, her duties as a “Director of Jazz Studies,” how to transition to singing jazz music, and specifics on vocal technique and practice. In […]

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Jazz Vocals, Music School, Vocal Technique Part 1 of 2 (with Darden Purcell) Ep063

Dr. Darden Purcell is a jazz vocalist and the Director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University.  Joe McMurray and Aaron Sefchick have a wonderful time talking with Darden about her musical journey, her duties as a “Director of Jazz Studies,” how to transition to singing jazz music, and specifics on vocal technique and practice. In […]

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Jazz Flute, Piano and Voice (with Jennifer Gammill) Ep060

Jennifer Gammill is a jazz vocalist and flautist who won the 2018 VEER award for “Jazz Album of the Year” in southeastern Virginia.  She also performs with co-host Joe McMurray in a jazz duo called “Blue Orpheus.”  Aaron Sefchick and Joe talk with Jennifer about her background in worship music, jazz flute, teaching music to […]

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