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The GMI – Guitar & Music Institute podcasts brings interviews from some of the best guitar professionals in the world. We also create podcast guitar lessons and music lessons as well as gear reviews & more.

Learn and find out more from the best in the industry with host Ged Brockie, the creator of GMI – Guitar & Music Institute.

Episode 46 – Wristruments – A New Way To Learn Guitar With Your Watch!

A New App Which Makes Use Of The Apple iWatch To Learn Guitar Is Arriving Soon...   Heard of Wristruments yet? If not, check out this podcast which details the app, work and company set up by Joe Corcoran which helps people learn to play guitar by using your watch! Interested? Thought so, click for more... Joe Corcoran takes part in this...

Episode 45 – Professor Adam Ballif And Private Music Studio 2 App

Adam Ballif
For teachers looking to keep track of student work & assignments a new lightweight Apple App may just fit the bill.   Private Music Studio 2 is for music teachers who want to track the progress of their students taking private lessons. Student information may be organized by semester including weekly lesson assignments, grades, and notes about student performances, accompanists, and...

Episode 44 – Musicians & Live Streaming With Andi Lippi

Andi Lippi
As the pandemic continues to prevent most musicians from performing is live streaming a possible alternative for you? Live streaming expert Andi Lippi, possibly the most outwardly positive man on the planet right now, explains why and how you can reach a huge new audience   Ged Brockie has undertaken several podcast interviews with musicians who are dealing with the effects...

Episode 43 – Musicians Living in Lockdown with Jean Johnson

This podcast interview is with renown classical clarinetist Jean Johnson. Jean discusses everything from odd auditions to lock down to her new ensemble Metamorphoses.   Jean Johnson is in heavy demand as a performer, teacher and as the leader of her own ensemble named Metamorphoses. The pandemic has put the brakes on a huge amount of work as well as the...

Episode 42 – Phil Curran: Breaking Into & Creating A Career As A Composer In Film & TV

Phil Curran Film & TV Composer
Many Are Called....Few Are Chosen! Many Would Love A Career As A Composer In Film & TV But Few Actually Make It. This Podcast Features Composer Phil Curran Who Has Broken Into This Magical Musical World. Have you ever listened to the music at the movies or when watching a TV show and thought "I'd love to do that"...well so...

Episode 41 – Musicians Living In Lockdown with Honza Kourimsky

Guitar podcast
We are just starting to come out of one of the strangest times that any of us will possibly ever face with the Covid 19 pandemic. Ged Brockie of GMI talks with up and coming guitar maestro Honza Kourimsky about being a musician in these lock down days. Most people agree that it is a hard life being a...

Episode 40 – Creating a Community Guitar group with Chris Dixon

Guitar podcast Episode 40
Have you ever considered or even thought about community guitar groups? In this podcast, Chris Dixon explains his journey to creating more than just a one on one teaching practice. Ever felt that one to one tuition, whilst the best way to teach guitar, or indeed any instrument is a bit...well, sort of isolated? Would it not be great...

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. 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...

Episode 38 – Jamie Akers Renaissance Man

Lute player Jamie Akers podcast
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. Once the instrument of choice for those with plucked string leaning, the Lute is now a distant second to the guitar...

Episode 37 – Haftor Medboe of Copperfly Records

Haftor Medboe podcast
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. Anyone who has had any dealings with the Scottish jazz scene will no doubt have come across Haftor Medboe. Haftor has been at...