GTR-051 - Tuning Talk

January 12, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 051

Tuning Talk - This episode goes down the rabbit hole of this thing called tuning. The discussion twists and turns more than Earl's D-tuners. I examine the A440 standard, talk tuning gizmos, introduce you to the concept of equal temperament and the false notion of perfection. Have fun!

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GTR-050 - Timeless Advice

January 5, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 050

Timeless Advice - This episode discusses a bit of wisdom which I found lurking in the preface to a 1909 music book stashed in my mother's organ bench. I read it and thought "I've said the same thing to every student I ever had!" Have fun!

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GTR-049 - Magic and Music

December 31, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 049

Magic and Music - There are striking similarities between the art of pulling a rabbit out of a hat and performing a great bluegrass show. In this episode I share what I learned as a magician before I was bitten by the bluegrass bug. Part illusion, part sleight of hand, smoke and mirrors, and a lot of work behind the scenes. Have fun!

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GTR-048 - Finding The One

December 19, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 048

Finding The One - Finding that perfect instrument for you is a lot like finding a mate in life. Every sort of instrument, be it a mandolin, guitar, banjo, upright bass or slide trombone, will present itself in 5 quality categories. Learn the difference between "barely playable junk" and the coveted "working musician's axe".

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GTR-047 - The Beaver Effect

December 11, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 047

The Beaver Effect - In this episode I explain The Beaver Effect and give examples of the amazing things it can do for you as a musician or in nearly any endeavor in life. I also talk a little about my early experiences as a bluegrass bass player and how it led to my Bluegrass Bass Instruction Course.

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GTR-046 - Band Marketing Basics

December 1, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 046

Band Marketing Basics - In this episode I blast through the list of things you need to think about to get your band some gigs. The basics are pretty simple but a lot of folks miss out because they overlook crucial items. Have fun and happy gigging!

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GTR-045 - Crafting a Good Set List

November 20, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 045

Crafting a Good Set List - The set list is the script for your performance. Poorly thought out set lists, or just wingin' it, may lead to less than great performances. In this episode I share my thoughts on putting together good sets.

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GTR-044 - Who You Hang Around With Counts

November 14, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 044

Who You Hang Around With Counts - In this episode I discuss how other people rub off on you, musically and otherwise. The reverse is also true. Think about who you hang out with. Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GTR-043 - P.A. System Basics

November 7, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 043

P.A. System Basics - This episode picks up where I left off in #42 and will walk you through the entire signal chain of a typical bluegrass P.A. setup. It concludes with a short course in microphones. You may not need this today but you will some day–with any luck at all! Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GTR-042 - Playing Over P.A. Systems

November 1, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 042

Playing Over P.A. Systems - This episode discusses the mindset and skills you need to play over other people's P.A. systems. When you are starting out that will be most of your gigs. Or if you do a lot of festivals. This episode will help you deal with the reality of that situation. A future episode will talk about running your own sound. Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who play or are learning to play bluegrass--the greatest music in the world!

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