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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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Dec 13, 2018

This week Smith and Beebee sit in the virtual arm chairs with UK modern jazz monster Ant Law, for one of the most banterful episodes yet.

They discuss Ant’s career, new album ‘Life I Know’, and his experience studying at Berklee. The guys trade Beat It Solo horror stories and of course, Ant’s unorthodox 4ths tuning (yes different to TQ!) results in Beebs dragging up THE question...

Despite no alcohol being involved, things all get a bit Stella Artois’ By Starlight…Ant takes over the 3 Questions We Ask Everyone turning things into a game of Snog, Marry, Avoid...tune in to find out who Beebee would lock headstocks with.


Episode Links

Ant's Warez

www.antlaw.co.uk

Ant Law Bandcamp

Trio HLK

Ant on YouTube

Ant on Instagram

Ant on Spotify

Ant's Recommended Players

Mary Osborne  

Ben Monder

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

Rogue Links

Beebs

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - YouTube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Dec 6, 2018

This week Dan and Beebs are joined by fellow guitar bro Phil Short. The boys discuss Phil's Guitar Idol 1st place win in 2016 including the process of getting the final and jamming with the Quayle on the night. The chat also turns to the inevitable 'Guthrie' comments online, teachint at BIMM, what is a lick and having that eureka moment when it comes to playing changes. Enjoy!

 

Phil Short

https://philshort.com

https://www.licklibrary.com/store/phil-short/57492/51-modern-jazz-funk-rock-licks

http://www.guitaridol.tv

 

Beebs

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - YouTube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

 

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

https://www.licklibrary.com/tutors/dan-smith 



Nov 29, 2018

TL:DL - Hardcore Harmony Reflections. Dan handles something terrible and has a fancy new purple helmet. Beebee busts his string and stomps on a model. Tom buys a house and also a graphics card lit enough to power Pixar productions.

Together however, the guys combine to reflect on the difficulties of politely & robustly discussing ideas in public.

Tom then takes us even deeper down the theory hole for another massive episode discussing the organisation of jazz harmony both in the mind and on the fretboard.

Have they stumbled across the most compact answer to the "HOW DUZ I JASS?" equation?

Btw. Don't be fooled if things occasionally sound heated, this is an intellectual pleasure playground for all. The real heat starts at TGH curry evenings when politics and religion are the usual debate! 😂

Once more, a big old disclaimer, this is NOT a lesson! Just friends mulling over ideas and differing opinions, but if you want to follow along with the nonsense, check out the charts to the tunes the guys use as examples. 

So strap in and fill your earholes with more TGHP goodness.

Episode Links

Last weeks show with the awesome Jens Larsen

Dan's Purple Helmet

Line 6 HX Stomp

Tom's Harmony & Modal Tutorials

Beebee's Pathways To Jazz Tutorials

Girl From Ipanema

Very Early

Isn't She Lovely

Autumn Leaves

Mark Levine - The Jazz Theory Book

The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony - Joe Mulholland & Tom Hojnacki

Chord Scale Theory - Barry Nettles & Richard Graff

Show Links

TGHP Facebook discussion group

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

Rogue Links

Beebs

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - YouTube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Quayle

www.tomquayle.co.uk

Tom - Instagram

Tom's Signature Ibanez Guitar

Wampler Pedals



Nov 22, 2018

This week Beebs, Smith and Quayle welcome back YouTube jazz educator Jens Larsen to discuss their approaches to harmonic analysis, chord scale theory and tonal centres.

This episode is not a lesson, much more of a discussion of ideas and gets pretty heavy into the weeds with the considerations of jazz harmony - but we know you guys love this deep nerd stuff!

So grab yourselves a massive coffee, a chart for the standard There Will Never Be Another You (if you want to follow along with some of the back and forth) and smash that play button!

Episode Links & Pictures:

Jens’ Warez

www.jenslarsen.nl

Jens - YouTube

YT Jazz Guitar Insiders Facebook Group

Modern Jazz Guitar Concepts - Jens’ New Book

Useful Links

Tom’s Jazz Harmony Tutorial

Beebee’s Pathways To Jazz Tutorial

The Jazz Theory Book - Levine

Berklee book of Jazz Harmony - Mulholland & Hojnacki

Chord Scale Theory - Graf & Nettles

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

Rogue Links

Beebs

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - YouTube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Quayle

www.tomquayle.co.uk

Tom - Instagram

Tom's Signature Ibanez Guitar

Wampler Pedals



Nov 15, 2018

This Week the boys sit down with cheerful Aussie and monster jazz guitarist Ben Eunson. Ben grew up in Melbourne Australia but moved to New York to study jazz and as a result has become a household name in the New York jazz scene. We chat about his move from down under to the US and the educational differences, about his upcoming album and its current kickstarter crowdfunding project as well as discussing how to find your voice in modern jazz versus walking the traditional path to obtaining jazz language.

Ben also answers a few listener questions as well as 'the 3 questions we ask everyone but have only asked Andy Wood'. Big thanks to Ben for coming on and there is still time to contribute to his Kickstarter. The link is below. Lets get his music out there! 

 

Enjoy guys! 

 

Ben Eunson

ACE Album Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beneunson/ben-eunson-ace

Website: http://www.beneunson.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beneunsonmusic

FB Artist Page: https://www.facebook.com/beneunsonmusic

 

 

 

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

 

Rogue Links

Beebs

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - YouTube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

 

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

 

 

 



Nov 8, 2018

This week Beebs and Smith catch up with the incredible Mark Lettieri.

Funk, jazz, rock, (baritone even!) you name it Mark pulls from a diverse range of influences, bringing his own unique voice on the instrument to grammy award winning super group Snarky Puppy, a whole host of session credits and of course his fantastic solo albums.

Mark's also a lovely chap to boot and the guys had a great time chewing the six string fat for an hour or so. They get into the weeds about writing, working out parts, fretboard visualisation, instagram, identity and living in the cracks between rock and jazz.

Enjoy Guys!

 

Episode Links

www.marklettieri.com

www.snarkypuppy.com

Mark's Instagram

Mark's Soundslice Lessons

Spark And Echo

The Fearless Flyers

 

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

 

Rogue Links

Beebs

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - YouTube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

 

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars




Nov 1, 2018

This week the guys get deep and personal, discussing some of the mental health issues that can affect musicians and their guitar playing identities.

Beebs candidly shares his experience of the last several years dealing with depression and anxiety and how it relates to his musical history and guitar playing. He also reflects on how he met and got involved with TGH boys, falling back in love with guitar and how after strongly resisting for 13 years, he finally caught the jazz bug.

They also talk about confidence, ego, the importance of community, musical friendships and seeing people IRL, not just online.

Other stuff: Dan has joined the Boss Katana club, and they also tweak the show format rounding off answering listener questions from Instagram.

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

Rogue Links

Beebs

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - YouTube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Oct 25, 2018

This week Beebs and Dan are joined by recurring characters and good friends of the podcast Dave Brons and Jake Willson. The guys discuss the process of crowdfunding an album and the triumphs and pitfalls along the way. After a 3 week journey down the CAGED rabbit hole Beebs and Dan reflect on what they have learned and put the subject to bed… for now. Jake reveals his brand new self-produced phrasing masterclass for JTC, and talks us through what it’s like taking on the role of cameraman/producer.

 

 

Episode Links

Dave Brons - Album #2 Campaign

Jake Willson - JTC New Release

 

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

 

Rogue Links

Beebs

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - YouTube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

 

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

 

Jake Willson

www.jakewillson.co.uk

Instagram

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

Jake Willson - JTC

 

Bronsy

www.davebrons.com

Indiegogo Crowdfunder



Oct 18, 2018

Beebs is on location in Shanghai at the China Music 2018 show.

After day two, and a night of eating Hairy Shanghai Crab Sperm, Beebs sits down with Smith to record an intercontinental episode.

The guys talk about the guitar/trade show experience and then how gear can inspire creativity.

Excuse the somewhat muffled whisper in Beebs' sound quality. This was recorded in a hotel room at 3am Shanghai time!

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

Rogue Links
BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Oct 11, 2018

While Dan is away gigging Beebee catches up with Tom Quayle and Martin Miller in the midst of their UK run of Ibanez Clinics.

They discuss the touring life and Martin’s upcoming projects before delving into the differences and similarities between their visualisation methods, in what is the epic conclusion to the recent run of episodes on CAGED and fretboard visualisation.

Episode Links

5 Out Of 7

Martin’s Improvisational Masterclass

Tom Quayle’s Visualising the Fretboard Tutorial

Beebee’s - Pathways to Jazz - Tools For (re)Learning the Fretboard

Martin’s Warez

www.martinmillerguitar.com

Jamtrack Central Products

Youtube Live Band Session Videos

Ibanez Martin Miller MM1 Signature Guitar

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

Rogue Links

Beebs

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - YouTube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

Tom

www.tomquayle.co.uk

Tom - Instagram

Tom's Signature Ibanez Guitar

Wampler Pedals

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars







Oct 4, 2018

This week the boys sit down with Levi Clay to chat about his work as a professional transcriber, and also continue the CAGED discussion. They attempt to find the differences and similarities between CAGED and the root note/geometric interval mapping as used by Quayle, Beebs and (for the most part) Smith.

This has unintentionally become part II of an epic trilogy on CAGED and fretboard visualisation. Although Beebs can’t promise this is last time he will utter FV.....it does conclude next week with another super special guest!

It’ll be like Return of the Jedi but less Ewoks and more music theory.

Also they do a news.. Fender are advertising with citywide blockbuster movie billboards?! Whaaa?

Episode Links

Fender Advertising With City Billboards!?

The Guitarsoles Podcast

Levi - Youtube

Levi - Patreon

Levi - Books

Levi - Tuition DVDs

KC Roberts

Buddy Emmons

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

Rogue Links

www.davidbeebee.com

Beebee - Instagram

Beebee - Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Smith - Instagram

Smith - Youtube

Fibenare Guitars





Sep 27, 2018

Another early morning podcast recording the the boys. So much so that we discuss time management and the plate spinning of being a self employed guitarist working in multiple fields. There's a deep dive into the pros and cons of the CAGED system, a brief trip to greggs and some talk of playing mindset and what works for the individual.

Sep 13, 2018

Beebs & Smith break their rule again and briefly talk about gear before Beebs shares a specific legato technique problem accidentally discovered since the Everest break.

This weeks trip down the rabbit hole is all about deciding what to practice and developing those squishy creative skills like aural, phrasing and writing etc and how to nurture them in ourselves and others.

Beebs does not die during this episode!

 

Episode Links

Kreisberg & Veras Duo In Leeds

Dan's New Guitar - Bigsby On A T-Type

Boss Katana 50

 

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

 

Rogue Links

Beebee

www.davidbeebee.com

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

 

Smith

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars



Sep 6, 2018

Strap in guys, this might be the longest, deepest and best show yet!

Beebs & Smith sit down with the face and heart melting Andy Wood to discuss his musical journey, mandolin vs guitar fretboard visualization, telling stories with your art, philosophy of improvisation, integrity, and a million other inspirational things.

Everyone had a blast recording this episode, huge thanks to Andy for coming on!

Links Mentioned

Sam Bush - mandolin pioneer

Bill Munroe - bluegrass pinoeer

Matteo Mancuso/SNIPS

Joey Landreth/Kirk Fletcher TPS

Rory Hoffman

Andy’s Wares & Soshulz

A Disconcerting Amalgam

Caught Between The Truth And The Lie

Live At The Bijou

Jamtrack Central Packages

Cracking The Code Feature On Andy

www.andywoodmusic.com

Andy’s Instagram

Andy’s YouTube

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

The Rogues

BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

QUAYLE

www.tomquayle.co.uk

Instagram

Ibanez Guitars

Wampler Pedals

Aug 30, 2018

This week the guys experiment recording whilst on instagram live. What could possibly go wrong?!

Content wise, they finally make sense of the podcast numbering system, Dan has a new axe on the way whilst Beebs is shaking virtual maracas dressed as Batman.

In other news they talk about how to play with a piano player in a duo/trio situation, re-imagining tunes you've played a million times, old vs new vocab and just what/how should we approach it.

Finally they take some live questions and try to put music theory in some kind of order to learn! Things are a little shorter than usual as Beebs had to nip-n-tuck to save the edit ;O

Episode Links & Pictures:

Dan’s New R56

Batman VR Maracas

Matt Munisteri - The Roots of Jazz Course

Gilad Hekselman - Jazz Heaven Lesson

Ant Law

Ben Eunson

Show Links

Live stream on Tom’s YT channel

www.theguitarhour.com

TGHP Facebook discussion group

TGHP on Twitter

TGHP on Instagram

Rogue Links

BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

Hawk Picks

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars



Aug 23, 2018

With a very hairy Beebs returning from Mt. Everest the guys talk about taking a break from playing guitar. Can it be a useful thing to get space, recharge ideas and rebuild enthusiam?

Things then turn to practising through the basics of a Jazz Standard, before Dan reads out a very strange Facebook 'guitarist wanted' ad that has him all triggered.

Episode Links

Matt Munisteri - The Roots of Jazz Online Course

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

Aug 16, 2018

Hi Guys. Dan here truly wearing the Daddy pants as Beebee is finishing up his mountain retreat but the team will reunited next week. This week however I invited my good friend Mr. Danny Short on the show. I have depped for Danny on a couple of shows recently and wanted to get him on to talk about his work as a reading guitarist in London on the west end as well as other things. Its a really insightful chat about the work ethic and world of a reading guitarist today so I hope you enjoy it.

Aug 9, 2018

After the excitement of the Michael Dolce interview just minutes before, and the looming departure of Beebee’s mountain holiday... Dan and Beebee meander through some loose ends and talk about Beebee’s new guitar, Dan’s experience depping on Dusty Springfield The Musical and how to gain experience for those kind of situations. The boys also discuss whether you should work for free, going professional as a guitarist and the balancing act that comes with it as well Dan overhearing some horn players discussing their stylistic work ethics.

Aug 2, 2018

Dan and Beebs sit down (remotely) with Aussie guitarist Michael Dolce to talk all things guitar. Michael is an incredible tasy and melodic player with various guitar projects in the works. Perhaps most notably playing guitar in the band for The Voice Austrailia. We pick his brains about what it's like working in that high pressure world as wel as maintaining his own original music and improvisational skills. Disclaimer - Beebs is away at the time of editing and the resonsibility has fallen upon the manc shoulders of Dan. He has one job. See podcast intro for full story...

Jul 26, 2018

Dan, Beebs and TQ sit down to discuss the idea of a core minimal skill set that's been floated briefly on previous episodes.

What it is, why it might be important to be aware of, and then go on to talk about the various contexts of their own work and the skills required to pull it all of - musical or otherwise.

 

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

 

QUAYLE

www.tomquayle.co.uk

www.instagram.com/tomquayleguitar

www.ibanez.com

Jul 19, 2018

Up this week: Beebs, Smith and Quayle are joined by YouTube educator and jazz guitarist Jens Larsen to talk about the success of his channel and.his musical background.

They then delve into a huge fretboard visualisation discussion that, shock-horror, is not 3nps vs caged...AND stays civil haha!

 

EPISODE LINKS

Jens Larsen

http://www.youtube.com/jenslarsen

https://www.patreon.com/jenslarsen/overview

http://www.jenslarsen.nl

 

Books & Videos Referenced In The Episode

Joe Pass Guitar Style Book

C7 Bebop Ideas

Jens' Video On Fretboard Visualisation

Jens' Video On Scale Systems

Favourite Chord In C Major ;) 

 

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 

TGH - Facebook Discussion Group

 

BEEBEE

www.davidbeebee.com 

Instagram

Youtube 

Fibenare Guitars

 

SMITH

www.dansmithguitarist.co.uk 

Instagram

Youtube

Fibenare Guitars

 

QUAYLE

www.tomquayle.co.uk

www.instagram.com/tomquayleguitar

www.ibanez.com

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!

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