GTR-054 - Just Go

February 1, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 054

Just Go - In this episode I give an "after action report" on a recent trip to see the Del McCoury Band perform in Athens, Georgia. I explore why you absolutely cannot "do bluegrass" from the comfort of your couch. I also get into the financial realities of the music world and a lot of other thoughts that crossed my mind on the way home. Have fun!

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GTR-053 - You Can Write a Tune

January 25, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 053

You Can Write a Tune - In this episode I do my best to encourage you to try writing your own tunes. I divide my time between technical tips and philosophical considerations of devising new tunes. Have fun!

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GTR-052 - Trivia Night

January 18, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 052

Trivia Night - The worlds oldest profession and performing music have a lot in common. Sell it and you still have it. I yak about that for a bit and then, for the meat of the show, I test your bluegrass knowledge and we play trivia. Have fun!

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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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