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61 minutes | 5 hours ago
Episode 50 - Frank Deresti
In this special episode of GLW, Steph talks to her guitar teacher Frank Deresti. Frank was a year ahead of Matt in high school and has built a successful career as a performer, recording artist, and guitar educator. Enjoy this cool conversation! Keep up with all of Frank's musical output on his website, his band's site, and their IG page.
52 minutes | 6 days ago
Steph Eusebi - Episode 49
Matt is joined by MWG designer Steph Eusebi as she talks about getting into jazz, her first year playing guitar, and how she comes up with her creative designs for MWG. This week we also have a brand new course on the site, Tritone Sub Essentials. Get 25% off this new course, and all courses, with the coupon code PODCAST at MWG Courses.
54 minutes | 14 days ago
Harvey Willensky - Episode 48
Matt is joined by guitarist Harvey Willensky to discuss classical vs jazz practicing, his approach to practicing both, and favorite live shows. For all your guitar needs go to MWG Courses.
54 minutes | 18 days ago
Music Trivia Zaskia vs. Matt
In this episode of GLW, Zaskia challenges Matt to a winner takes all music trivia context. Zaskia's topic is her current favorite artist, and Matt's is Wes Montgomery. Tune in to see who wins this week's contest! For all your guitar needs go to MWG Courses.
66 minutes | 19 days ago
Steve Herberman - Episode 47
One of the top jazz guitarists anywhere, Steve Herberman joins Matt for a lively conversation about Ted Greene, practicing, gigging before and after Covid, and much more. Check out Steve's website here.
87 minutes | a month ago
Last Podcast of 2020 - Episode 46
Zaskia and Matt sit down to talk about this day in music history, the importance of being around music at a young age, plans for 2021, and more. There are also 2 special announcements about MWG Scholarships coming up next year. For all your guitar needs, visit MWG Courses.
42 minutes | a month ago
Bree Noble - Episode 45
Multi-talented musician and entrepreneur Bree Noble joins Matt to talk about her journey with podcasting, how the music industry has changed for women in recent years, and her thoughts on how to get started as a musician on today's scene. Check out Bree's FB Page here and the Female Indie Musician Community here.
65 minutes | a month ago
Marc Sabatella - Episode 44
Matt is joined by Marc Sabatella for a fun and engaging conversation about jazz in Denver, Marc's work with Musescore, his work on the Real Book Vol. 2 and Vol 3, and how he chose the chord changes he did for those standards. Very cool conversation. Check out Marc's site here. And, you can find a free copy of Marc's Jazz Improvisation Primer here.
51 minutes | a month ago
Chris Bumgardner - Episode 43
PJG member Chris Bumgardner joins Matt to talk about his first jam session experience, Charlie Parker, and finding time for guitar in 2020. Chris gives poignant advice to anyone thinking about taking the leap into your first jam session. Very cool tips. Check it out, and for all your guitar needs, visit MWG Courses.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
The Best Words 1 - Music Edition
I heard a rumor today that Zaskia's been telling people that she has the best words. So, street rules, I had to challenge her to a duel of the best words musical spelling bee! The tension is palpable, you can taste it in the air in this spelling bee cutting contest based on musical terms. Check it out and for all your guitar needs please visit MWG Courses.
68 minutes | 2 months ago
Brent Vaartstra - Episode 42
In today's episode, Matt welcomes Learn Jazz Standards owner Brent Vaartstra to talk about practicing, their perfect gigs (it's not what you think), their favorite players, gigging in NY, growing up in a multi-national family, and more. Brent was a blast to hang with and you're going to love this episode. Check out Brent's Learn Jazz Live here https://members.learnjazzstandards.com/ljs-live-2021/
57 minutes | 2 months ago
Mar Estupinan Episode 41
Mar Estupinan is a PJG and GMM member and has been in every MWG Camp since they launched. She's a dedicated player, jazz fan, and lover of the guitar. Join Matt and Mar as they talk about learning by ear, how to learn jazz even as a beginner guitarist, Mar's setup, and more. For all your guitar needs go to https://www.mwgcourses.com
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Fly on the Wall Practice Session 2
In this practice session I take you through my approach to learning and experimenting with a Shawn Lane 5-note pentatonic pattern. I discuss my goals for the workout, then let you listen in on my practice session, then finish up discussing my thoughts and future plans for that pattern. For all your guitar needs go to https://www.mwgcourses.com
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Justin Sandercoe in Conversation - Episode 40
In this special 40th episode, I sit down with Justin Sandercoe of Justin Guitar. We talk about practicing, Johnny Smith, what we're listening to right now, and more. Check out Justin's lessons at https://www.justinguitar.com/
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Fly on the Wall Practice Session 1
In the first Fly on the Wall Practice Session you listen in as I talk about my warm up in today's session. I use this warm up to target a very specific part of the fretboard and two sounds in my soloing over All Blues. Come along as I let you into my practice room, make mistakes, adjust, and move forward. For all your guitar needs go to https://www.mwgcourses.com
63 minutes | 2 months ago
Karan Khosla Episode 39
Goa Jazz Academy owner and talented jazz guitarist Karan Khosla joins Matt to talk about the Guitar for Life/Goa Jazz Academy ensemble program. Check out this special edition of the GFL podcast and please visit https://goajazzacademy.com/ for more info on Karan's program.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Rich Petrucci - Episode 38
Matt and Rich discuss learning more about Pennsylvania voting laws than they ever thought possible. These two avid hockey fans also discuss their favorite teams, then get into how to find a local jazz band to jam with when you're ready. For all your guitar needs, visit https://www.mwgcourses.com
70 minutes | 2 months ago
Jack Taylor - Episode 37
UK guitarist and teacher Jack Taylor talks about how covid has changed guitar performances and education, the challenge of when to know good enough is good enough in a recording, and the power of three-note triads on the fretboard. Check out Jack's site at http://jacktaylorguitarist.com/ and for the best guitar lessons online visit https://www.mwgcourses.com/.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
In Conversation with John Shi-Nash
Guitarist and entrepreneur John Shi-Nash joins Matt to talk about his life long guitar journey. How guitar fits into his busy life, his current favorite album, jamming on Summertime and Planet Caravan, and more. Play. Improve. Smile Repeat. https://www.mwgcourses.com/
46 minutes | 2 months ago
David Williams In Conversation
In this special podcast, guest guitarist David Williams joins Matt for a conversation about how guitar fits into your life, Ed Bickert, Drop 2 chords, and much more. David is a Play Jazz Guitar and Guitar Mastery Membership lifetime member, so you may recognize him from is social handle, David Eastman. Pull up a seat and enjoy Matt and David's conversation. To take your playing to the next level, visit https://www.mwgcourses.com.
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