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The Guitar Hour Podcast

This is the audio podcast version of the live streaming 6-string web show extravaganza - 'The Guitar Hour', with Tom Quayle, Dan Smith, Dave Brons and David Beebee. Each season the guys chat about what it's like on the front line learning, teaching, loving and occasionally despairing at all things axe related. Featuring tons of news, playing, jamming, philosophical chat and audience Q&A. Watch along live at www.twitch.tv/tomquayle.
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Jul 12, 2018

This week the boys are joined by super talented Sam Bell to discuss his life as a session guitarist, solo artist, educator and work in the tech metal band Mask of Judas. They wade deeper into the imposter syndrome from last week and Sam talks about some of the issues around his musical identity. Things then circle back to guitar in higher education and the start of an intriguing new commercial music institution called WaterBear.

This all pales in comparison however to the mid-episode discovery that Dan was in a myspace era technical punk band!

 

EPISODE LINKS

www.sambellguitar.com

youtube.com/sambellguitar

instagram.com/sambellguitar

20 Fresh Legato Licks

Contemporary Tapping Arpeggios

Original Solo Artist Music On Bandcamp

Mask Of Judas - Sam’s Metal Band

Waterbear

 

SHOW LINKS

www.youtube.com/tq105 - the live stream show on Tom’s channel

www.theguitarhour.libsyn.com - the podcast feed

www.facebook.com/theguitarhour 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1951269681550337/ - TGH Facebook Discussion Group

BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com 

Instagram

Youtube 

Fibenare Guitars

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk 

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Jul 5, 2018

This week Dan pulls Beebee out of the theory thunderdome to talk about the 'new' John Coltrane lost album: Both Directions At Once, Beebs' big Fibenare travel news and dealing with imposter synrome as a shy Englishman. They also answer some questions pulled from the discussion group whlist fending off those #evilbronsybants

Thanks for the questions guys: Richard Allen, Christopher Bedward, Matt Birstwistle, James Abraham and others, we will put the lofty ones to full episode discussions!

Episode Links

The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony - Mulholland & Hojnacki

Chord Scale Theory & Jazz Harmony - Nettles & Graff

Old faithful - Mark Levine

Jazzology - Rawlins & Bahha

John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once

 

Show Links

 

www.youtube.com/tq105 - the live stream show on Tom’s channel

www.theguitarhour.libsyn.com - the podcast feed

www.facebook.com/theguitarhour 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1951269681550337/ - TGH Facebook Discussion Group

 

BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com 

Instagram

Youtube 

Fibenare Guitars

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk 

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Jun 28, 2018

This week Smith n Beebs get meta sharing how they create online guitar content and how they record and produce the podcast. Apologies for the lack of chapters and show notes this week guys. Back to normal next week!

Jun 21, 2018

Dan returns this week bringing our good friend Jake Willson with him. Topics on the table: Can you be an ‘authentic’ or ‘legit’ guitarist in many or all styles? Setting up guitars, Updates on Jake's album progress.

Beebs and Jake also reflect on their recent trip to Budapest Hungary visiting the Fibenare guys in the workshop of dreams.

Finally Jake takes everyone to school with a new term: genre synecdoche!

 

Episode Links

Fibenare Guitars

Genre Synecdoche

 

THE SHOW

www.youtube.com/tq105 - the live stream show on Tom’s channel

www.theguitarhour.libsyn.com - the podcast feed

www.facebook.com/theguitarhour 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1951269681550337/ - TGH Facebook Discussion Group

 

BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com 

Instagram

Youtube 

 

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk 

Instagram

Youtube

 

JAKE WILLSON

www.jakewillson.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Jun 14, 2018

Beebs sits down with Tom Quayle to chat about his upcoming European tour with Martin Miller, the core minimal skillset required for any given job/gig, and the potential difficulties of living between the cracks of rock and jazz as a modern guitarist - and appealing to both audiences.

Big thanks to Tom stepping in for this emergency episode. Dan, Brons and Beebs recorded 12a the night before and due to 'technical difficulties' ahem..lost it!

Show Notes

Tom Quayle Martin Miller European Tour 2018 - Leg 1

Tom Quayle Martin Miller Euro Tour 2018

Hard Tunes Referenced During the Show!

Very Early - Bill Evans

Ambleside - John Taylor

Giant Steps - John Coltrane

26-2 - John Coltrane

Everybody's Song But My Own - Norma Winstone John Taylor

 

Amedeus & The Salieri Effect

 

THE SHOW

www.youtube.com/tq105 - the live stream show on Tom’s channel

www.theguitarhour.libsyn.com - the podcast feed

www.facebook.com/theguitarhour 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1951269681550337/ - TGH Facebook Discussion Group

 

QUAYLE

www.tomquayle.co.uk

BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com 

Instagram

Youtube 

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk 

Instagram

Youtube

Jun 7, 2018

Beebs is away in Budapest at the Fibenare workshop designing dream guitars and drinking far too much Palinka. So this week we have an audio rip from a recent TGH Live Stream. The guys follow up on the epic modal discussion of Ep 25 and get Tom's thoughts on where the source of the confusion might be coming from. Plus lots of playing and the usual bants. 

 

THE SHOW

www.youtube.com/tq105 - the live stream show on Tom’s channel

www.theguitarhour.libsyn.com - the podcast feed

www.facebook.com/theguitarhour 

www.twitter.com/theguitarhour

 

QUAYLE

www.tomquayle.co.uk

Instagram

 

BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com 

Instagram

Youtube 

 

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk 

Instagram

Youtube

May 31, 2018

Together in person @ the Cat Cave the guys discuss Beebs' newfound love for Hobbycraft, Ikea blackout blinds and filming a new guitar tutorial.

More on the Facebook discussion group and some Satriani follow up.

Dan then posits a somewhat controversial, and not at all click-baity topic...."Are guitarists inherently less musical than other instrumentalists'.

Apologies, the audio might be not as up to scratch this week, the edit was rushed to meet Beebs' birthday curry deadline! Soz.

May 24, 2018

After sharing the obligatory weekly gig woes, Beebs and Smith follow up on Bruce Forman's mother tunes list and reacc to jam sesssion horror stories.

We're also celebrating 10 shows with a giveaway next week to all those of you that join our Facebook discussion group.

Main topic this week is AXE FIGHTS! So an old Ritchie Blackmore interview surfaced giving his not entirley complimentary thoughts on Joe Satriani. As ever, the boys give their worthless mumbles and try to get to the nugget of what might be meant.

 

THE SHOW

www.youtube.com/tq105 - the live stream show on Tom’s channel

www.theguitarhour.libsyn.com - the podcast feed

www.facebook.com/theguitarhour - facebook stuff

www.twitter.com/theguitarhour

 

BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com 

Instagram

Youtube 

 

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk 

Instagram

Youtube

May 17, 2018

We're back to duo format! The boys catch up on recent gigs, hangs and jams before pre-announcing (is that a thing?) a giveaway competition to help build a TGH community.

The big topic this week is Bruce Foreman's top 10 tunes for jazz beginers, and their thoughts and experiences. Finally Dan talks about listening in on a foreign jam sesh and the fear they can induce!

NOTES & LINKS

Guitar Wank 99v - Brucey's Top 10 Standards

Stella By Starlight History - Mike Moreno

Peter Bernstein on Stella by Starlight

Beebs' Spotify Standards Playlist

Beebs' iReal Masterlist

ForScore

Mark Levine - The Jazz Theory Book

 

THE SHOW

TGH Livestream

http://www.theguitarhour.com

 

BEEBEE

http://www.davidbeebee.com

http://www.instagram.com/davidbeebee

http://www.youtube.com/davidbeebee

 

SMITH

http://www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/danguitarsmith

http://www.instagram.com/danguitarsmith

May 10, 2018

Ever expanding, the boys bring back Bronsy and add special guest Jake Willson for an in-depth discussion on the compositional process. They also wax sentimental over Gibson and chapter 11, Bronsy delivers some sick burns, before chatting about crowdfunding a guitar album and Nita Strauss' recent and ridiculously successful kickstarter campaign.

The Latest Guitar Hour Live Stream

Books Jake cites

The Curve - Turning Followers into Superfans

The Inner Game of Tennis - Timothy Gallwey

Jake Willson

http://www.jakewillson.co.uk

Instagram

Dave Brons

http://www.davebrons.com

Dan Smith

http://www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Beebs

http://www.davidbeebee.com

Instagram

Youtube

 

May 3, 2018

Smith n Beebs go deeper down the shred hole and catch up with Dave Brons. They ask him about his experience learning at the Guitar Institute in London. The guys also discuss flying with guitars, and Beebee's upcoming trip to the magical Fibenare factory in Hungary.

Apr 26, 2018

Beebs and Dan follow up on their experiences this week with different amp modellers. Yes it's MORE gear chat, what on earth is going on here?

However all that pales in comparisson to the following epic modes rant. After weeks of threatening this topic, they finally discuss why so many guitarists get wrapped up in knots over modes. Strap in, we run a bit long on this one.

Apr 19, 2018

Yet again NOT waking up at the crack of noon, Beebs and Smith talk guitar gear, GAS, and Dan's desire to get great recorded guitar tone.

We also discover why David was playing gigs in surgical gloves and follow up with more guitar eduction thoughts after Dan (momentarily) goes back to Uni.

Today we're brimming with your favourite 2009 internet memes, so grab your juggalo juice, coffee or beverage of choice and get another 60 minutes of guitar chat in your ear holes. x

Apr 12, 2018

Good morning guitar geeks. We’re coming at you bright and early this week!

Smith and Beebs follow up on the creativity discussion from last week.

They also find peace with questioning their love for the instrument, before pondering the potential differences between the UK jazz guitar colleges and modern/contemporary guitar colleges.

Other things concluded in today’s episode: Beebs is falling apart, Tom is the Bebop Spielberg, Dan is the Ross and Rachael of guitar relationships and Bronsy just wants to get naked and shred.

Apr 5, 2018

Dan and Beebs are joined by a familiar voice and recount their tehcnical woes of starting a podcast.

More TGHQ updates before the big discussions on...

Content creation and quality vs quantity; compositional ponderings, and how do you get into the mental space of actually putting ass to seat to get guitar work done.

Most importantly if TGH were the Fantastic 4, who’s who?!

Mar 29, 2018

Beebs and Smith attempt there first double-ender from across the Pennines. They ask who are the guitar heroes of today? Debate the pros and cons of the UK grade exam system and how to balance teaching to them Vs musical life skills. The famous bassist Dave Gilmour and the Millenial Whoop come up too.

Mar 22, 2018

Long time no speak! Beebs and Smith sit down to catch you up with TGH in this new, off the cuff Extra Minutes podcast.

They briefly argue the merits of cats before going behind TGH scenes in the Thread of Doom, cruise ship work and ponder sight reading for guitar.

Dan compares Beebs' educational output to the literary greats and they also ask the question, 'just when is a thing you gone dun good enuff?'

Finally, what's up with the PRS Silver Sky and Beeb's Batman Forever nipples.

Mar 23, 2017

Another bonus episode. Here, Dan and Beebee interview the truly amazing modern Jazz guitarist Gilad Hekselman.

Mar 23, 2017

Season 4 episode 2. This week Tom tapes up our fingers and set the challenge. We discuss our desert island rigs and gear we can't get passed the look of. Moar jamming and Q&A. It's The Guitar Hour! 

 

Links

patreon.com/theguitarhour

giladhekselman.com

theguitarhour.com

tomquayle.co.uk

dansmithguitarist.co.uk

davebrons.com

davidbeebee.com

Mar 16, 2017

TGH guys got to interview the phenomenal guitar player Allen Hinds whilst on a recent trip to winter NAMM 17.

If you'd like to help support the show you can donate to our patreon or buy some swag over at our web store.

Hope you enjoy, if you have any feedback for us send an email to hello@theguitarhour.com or send a message to our Facebook page.

Thanks for listening!

Beebee

Links

allenhinds.com

theguitarhour.com

tomquayle.co.uk

dansmithguitarist.co.uk

davebrons.com

davidbeebee.com

 

 

Mar 16, 2017

The boys are back for season 4 with upgraded voice and guitar audio!

  • Namm updates
  • Jonathan Kreisberg gig/masterclass
  • Tom's Challenge (broke his elbow so takes over from Dan)
  • Main Discussion we talk about time management for musicians
  • Poll Jam
  • Q&A

Links

www.theguitarhour.com

www.tomquayle.co.uk

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

www.davebrons.com

www.davidbeebee.com

Sep 16, 2016

We're back! We kick season 3 off with a summer catchup and discussion on our earliest influences. Dan challenges us as ever, and we do lot's of jamming and answer Q&A.

Please support us on Patreon if you can! 

Beers : jamtlands hell Swedish Brew!

Dan's Challenge Backing Track - Minor Blues

Hands On Links:

Main Jam Backing Track - Funky Blues in A

Poll Jam Backing Track - Fast Country Blues in C

Quick Picks Links:

Ownhammer IR

Apollo Twin

Bebop: The Music and it's Players

Laney IRTX

The Guys

www.tomquayle.co.uk

www.swingcommanders.com

www.davebrons.com

www.davidbeebee.com

Sep 8, 2016

(Audio starts at 3m28s - sorry about that!) For the season 2 finale we interview Daniel Steinheardt and Mick Taylor, the awesome duo from the hit youtube channel 'That Pedal Show'. Not much time for the usual tricks as we run long with a really cool interview, tons to learn from this loveable, talented pair :)

Sep 7, 2016

(Audio starts at 5m52s sorry about the error!) This week we talk about what we get up to in a typical week as a working guitar player, plus all the usual news, beers, jams and QnA. 

Sep 6, 2016

In this week's episode we continue the discussion on practising, plus the news, beers, jams and QnA.

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