Classical Guitar Insider

Hawaiian Guitarist Makana comes on to talk about the tradition of his instrument and the theoretical implications of the harmonies produced by the people of his home state. I went to Medieval Times for my 41st birthday. So I’m pretty cool too.

Direct download: makana_Final.mp3
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100 episodes and four years of complaining! Let’s cap it off with one featuring the world’s whiniest classical guitarist, educator, and over eater: Mike Gentile and Simon Powis interview me. Here’s to 100 episodes and thank you for your support. Become a member today at BretWilliamsMusic.com to receive exclusive content. This episode is sponsored by SavageClassical.com and ClassicalGuitarCorner.com

Direct download: 100th_Ep_final_final_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Scott Schwartz, director of the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, and Paul Warnik, a steel-guitar historian/collector tell us the little known story of the rare Grand Letar and it’s mysterious but prolific creator Letritia Kandle.

Direct download: Scott_and_Paul_FInal.mp3
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Chris and Julian team up and give one of the best acoustic performances any of us have ever seen. Afterwards I immediately started submitting applications to marketing firms. I got the chance to speak with them at the 2017 Ellnora Guitar Festival. 

Direct download: CHris_and_Julian_Edit_2.mp3
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Costa Rican guitarist Guido Sanchez Portuguez joins me at the 2017 Ellnora Guitar festival after becoming the first Professor of Guitar in the history of the University of Illinois. 

Direct download: Guido_geedo_Sanchez_Final_.mp3
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He's got the blues. I have the interviews. Together we team up to form BLINTERBLUE, a podcasting robot-pizza-monster who feels unloved and has the need to express his frustration in melancholy verse over a pentatonic melody. Jontavious Willis delivers the best blues performance I've ever seen and joins me at the 2017 Ellnora Guitar Festival. 

Direct download: Jonatavius_Willis_Edit_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

Matt told John that Brenda cheated on him with Bill. But really, it was Scott. Scott said he was at the Peach Pit all night and to ask Nat. Nat wouldn't say anything, but he glanced at Dillon. Dillon was too busy combing his armpits to care. Playing guitar in L.A. is hard. I open the Ellnora Guitar Festival series of episodes with an interview of LAGQ. 

Direct download: LAGQ_Final__1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

I sit down at the Mannes Guitar Seminar with Roman guitarist Roberto Fabbri. Also, It's our annual fundraiser and bake sale!!! Donate at BretWilliamsMusic.com today and receive a free bar of Irish Spring Soap! 

Direct download: Roberto_Final.mp3
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Koren Guitarist Yenne Lee stops by and we talk about her new album, Beautiful. I talk about my landlord's new shirt, Ugly. 

Direct download: Yenne_Lee_Final_.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Lubos is a guitar builder with a fascinating story about leaving soviet controlled Prague for Vienna, eventually making his way to the United States. I come back from a long break and explain where I was.

Direct download: Lubos_final.mp3
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