GTR-010 - Practice Versus Playing

March 22, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 010

Practice Versus Playing - In this episode I discuss how we learn, the difference between practice and playing, and why some people advance and others lag behind. What would you think if your teacher said "I can't teach you how to play!" What would you think? Enjoy!

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The show notes for this episode are listed here: www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-10-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-009 - A Partner In Crime

March 15, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 009

A Partner In Crime - In this episode I talk about how important it is to latch on to a "partner in crime." You need somebody to knock around with, talk bluegrass with, pick with, and go to shows and festivals! Enjoy!

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The show notes for this episode are listed here: www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-9-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-008 - Documenting Your Progress

March 8, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 008

Documenting Your Progress - In this episode I discuss the value of documenting your progress. It is one of the best ways to see that you have in fact been making real progress. Enjoy!

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The show notes for this episode are listed here: www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-8-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-007 - Supercharge Your Playing With The Chip

March 1, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 007

Supercharge Your Playing With "The Chip" - In this episode I describe my new invention "The Chip". It takes all the work out of learning to play an instrument. I also discuss how old-timey player pianos and other new-fangled gizmos relate to the learning process. It's a fun mind excursion. Come along!

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The show notes for this episode are here: www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-7-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-006 - Looking for Shortcuts

February 22, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 006

Looking For Shortcuts - In this episode I talk about the merits of seeking shortcuts versus meandering along the path. Enjoy!

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The show notes for this episode are listed here: www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-6-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-005 - Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

February 15, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 005

Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks? - In this episode I respond to a question I got from listener. I compare learning at different stages of the process and offer food for thought on this topic that often stops people dead in their tracks. I  examine how we learn, how we train our subconscious mind through repetition, and discuss how (or if) it is possible to make changes at various stages of our musical lives. It's pretty eye opening to consider how many notes you'll play in your life!

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The show notes for this episode are here: www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-5-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-004 - How to Fail

February 8, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 004

How to Fail - In this episode I discuss two guys I call Bob and Dave (You could call them Jane and Mary if you like.) who both set out to learn to play an instrument. Bob and Dave are compared in detail. They are doing things differently and, surprise surprise, they are getting different results. Enjoy!

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The show notes for this episode are listed here: www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-4-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-003 - Looking in the Mirror

February 1, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 003

Looking in the Mirror - In this episode I talk self-analysis. I'll give you the questionnaire I use with my own students. Considering these 25 things can help you know your own strengths and weaknesses and that will keep you on the path to becoming a better musician.

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The show notes for this episode, and the free PDF download of the questionnaire, are here: www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-3-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-002 - The Ugly Truth

January 28, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 002

The Ugly Truth - In this episode I talk about the two choices you have when you embark on the journey of learning to play an instrument. I call it the ugly truth because hardly anyone is willing to discuss it. It's reality and it's the truth and knowing about it will help keep you motivated.

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The show notes for this episode are listed here: www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-2-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-001 - Dealing with Discouragement

January 28, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 001

Dealing With Discouragement - In this episode I discuss ways to evaluate your progress in learning to play and I hope to lift your spirits a bit if you are becoming discouraged with your progress.

The show notes for this episode are listed here: http://www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-1-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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