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Episode 39 – Justin Dolezy of Neck Diagrams

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Ged Brockie Of GMI Discusses The Incredible Piece Of Guitar Software That No Guitarist Should Be Without Called “Neck Diagrams” With It’s Creator Justin Dolezy.

The three packages available from Neck Diagrams

We’ve all done it. Grabbed and scribbled down a bunch of lines and created our own chord boxes to then remember the latest and best chord, scale or arpeggio. Perhaps it was a bunch of chords for a song. You would think that there would be a plethora of quality software out there that could help you create beautiful images that you could easily share…but you’d be wrong.

Justin Dolezy created the company Neck Diagrams over ten years ago and in that time, his software is the “go too” piece of digital kit that guitarists use to create stunning fret board images.

Hot on the heels of our review of the latest incarnation of the software ND2, Ged Brockie discusses all things music, guitar and delves (lightly) into the world of programming. Justin discusses just what it takes to get a program like this up, running and out there to the guitar public at large.

NECK DIAGRAMS 2 Review

ND2 Neck Diagrams

The History Of Neck Diagrams

If you are a guitar or stringed instrument player and you’ve never come across Neck Diagrams before, then you really have been missing out. This piece of software has been an important addition to the tools available to guitarists and numerous stringed instrument players now since 2009.

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Episode 38 – Jamie Akers Renaissance Man

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Jamie Akers Has Realised A Dazzling Career As A Multi-Instrumentalist Of Historical Stringed Instruments Including Early 19th Century Guitars, Lutes and The Amazing Theorbo. Ged Brockie Of GMI Find Out More About This Fascinating Musician & His Instruments.

Jamie Akers Theorbo
Jamie in action with the Theorbo. Note, the instruments goes higher than the top of the image!

Once the instrument of choice for those with plucked string leaning, the Lute is now a distant second to the guitar in terms of popularity. This is unfortunate as it’s beautiful sound and aesthetic should mean that it gets a lot more attention than it does.

Jamie Akers has worked with just about every major orchestra in the UK, recorded for film, taught across Europe and performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the UK and beyond.

Ged Brockie delves into, or at least talks about medieval instruments and later examples of stringed instrument history with Jamie as well as questioning him about the an instrument that he owns which you can see in the above image which is called the Theorbo.

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Blues Guitar Book – Latest Release

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Fastlines Blues – Intermediate To Advanced Tutor

Here are the facts about this publication released on the 12th of April 2019.

FASTLINES BLUES INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED OFFERS THE FOLLOWING
● 40 Tasty Blues Licks Written In The Styles Of The Blues Guitar Greats From R&B To The Edges Of Jazz
● Each Blues Lick Comes With Instruction & Background To Help You Understand Where The Fastline It Comes From & The Techniques Needed To Play It
● All Licks Played A Second Time Without Backing Chords With Many At Half Speed For Clarity Of Learning
● Two Short Solos Let You Hear Many Of The Lines Within The Context Of An Actual Solo
● TEN Professionally Recorded Backing Tracks In A Variety Of Blues Styles & Tempos Played By Real Musicians – Nearly One Hour Of Backing Tracks To Jam Along With
● All Lines Provided In Music & TAB
● Fifteen Projects To Help You Get The Most From The Lines Offered & Expand Their Possibilities Endlessly
● All Fastlines & Backing Tracks Offered As A MP3 Download

Episode 37 – Haftor Medboe of Copperfly Records

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Haftor Medboe is a highly regarded Scottish based composer, guitarist and educator. In this podcast interview, Ged Brockie of GMI discusses these areas of his work but also finds out about his new music label, Copperfly.

Haftor Medboe
Wonderfully evocative image of Haftor in performance

Anyone who has had any dealings with the Scottish jazz scene will no doubt have come across Haftor Medboe. Haftor has been at the forefront of many new musical ventures over the years, not least his work with Napier universities yearly jazz summer school.

What Haftor is now embarking on is a new music label. Creating a record label in the current digital world may sound fanciful, however, there is a twist.

In this interview, Ged Brockie discusses Haftor’s new plans as well as exploring his musical background, vision and direction.

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Episode 36 – Jazz Guitarist Tom Lippincott

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Tom Lippincott is a highly respected professional guitarist based in Florida, USA. This interview was meant to be broad ranging, however, Tom’s eight string guitar (yes you read that correctly) took up almost the entire show!

Tom Lippincott jazz guitarist

One thing that non-musicians should understand is that the world is full of great musicians, however, very few can actually claim to make a living from predominantly playing music. This podcast interview is with one such musician Tom Lippincott.

Tom is an incredibly accomplished musician who also teaches guitar. Just take a look at one of his many Youtube video lessons (link below) and you’ll immediately be struck by his knowledge and ability to clearly communicate his message.

As the headline notes, this interview didn’t get much past Tom’s eight string guitar but we are hopeful that we can talk with Tom again in the near future as there is a lot more to discuss!

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Episode 35 – Interview with Nate Savage of Guitareo

It’s a fast changing world out there and the effects of the digital revolution are all around. In the world of guitar there are many new success stories, one of which is Guitareo led by guitarist Nate Savage.

Nate Savage from Guitareo

There is a lot of choice out there when it comes to learning to play guitar, however, some website and offerings stand out from the crowd and Guitareo is definitely one online guitar resource worth looking at. More than just a bunch of videos, it crucially, offers a community learning experience far beyond the usual guitar Youtube experience.

Guitareo is part of a larger organisation that also offers tuition in drums and the piano to name just two other elements. Find out what this excellent resource is all about and the person who heads up the guitar tuition side of things in this podcast.

Episode 34 – Interview Rewind & Update With Andy Squires

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In September 2017, Andy Squires was interviewed for GMI’s “Musician’s Moving Online” series (episode 20) as Andy planned the release of his first album under the name TercelVoice. Fifteen months later, we hear how his first release has fared and what advice he has for other singer songwriters.

Andy Squires singer songwriter

If you are a singer/songwriter, or indeed any kind of musician who is thinking about releasing a recording and well, you’re just not sure if you should do it then you need to listen to this podcast from GMI with Andy Squires.

Andy’s positive attitude shines through and his true story of what has happened to him over the course of one year just shines through.

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