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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 19 – Interview With Christopher Sutton – CEO of Musical-U

Musical-u.com podcast with GMI - Guitar & Music Institute
Musical U - Helping To Redress The Balance In Musical Aural Training One of the great benefits of the Internet in these days of constricting budgets in music education establishments and poor musical provision within schools is the advent of courses online. None more so than the provision offered by online company Musical-U.com.Musical-U is an established and highly talked about...

Episode 18 – Inventor Sheldon Lavineway & Mitch Helten of Breeze

Breeze Tri-Stand
The Next Big Kickstarter Guitar Project - Breeze Tri-Stand For GuitarMany people have the idea of inventors as almost mad scientists stuck in the basement working away on some crazy new invention that has no worldly use. Nothing could be further from the truth when GMI interviewed Sheldon Lavineway and his business partner Mitch Helten. Their company "Breeze" has...

Episode 17 – A Cautionary Tale For All Musicians

A Cautionary Tale For All Musicians
Ever Been Ripped Off As A Musician? If Not Then Listen To This Podcast Getting consistent and well paid work can be hard, getting ripped off once you've done it is a whole different matter. Find out how you can prevent this happening to you.Podcast Ep 17 – Table Of Contents 1.03 Introduction. 1.26 The tale in full. 5.47 The sucker punch. 7.38 A...

Episode 16 – Musician’s Moving Online 1 – Interview With David Wallimann

Musicians Moving Online David-Wallimann
Musician's Moving Online 1 - Youtube Guitar Guru David WallimannThis is the first in a series of podcasts (which are not offered in sequential order across the series) which deals with the subject of how to create a successful offering online as a musician and actually make a living doing so. The first interview is with guitarist David Wallimann....

Episode 15 – Interview With Janet Halton Of Nordoff Robbins Scotland

Music Health Healing Nordoff Robbins Scotland
Music, Health & Healing - Changing Peoples LivesMany people around the world are waking up to the fact that music is not just about enjoyment or accompanying a social/entertainment situation. Music is now used as therapy to help people of all ages who suffer from a wide range of illnesses and ailments.Ged Brockie of GMI had the pleasure of...

Episode 14 – Interview With FretDeck Inventor Justin Comstock

FretDeck
Struggling To Remember Your Chords, Scales & Theory? FretDeck Could Be The Answer Let's face it, learning the guitar can be hard and that is where FretDeck comes in. It is a very simple concept, but like most of the best ideas; they are simple. In this podcast we talk to Justin Comstock about how came up with the idea...

Episode 13 – Interview With Edinburgh Guitar Guitar Manager Chris Cunningham.

Guitar Guitar Edinburgh
So You Want To Work In A Guitar Store?Chris Cunningham (second from the right above) is the manager of Guitar Guitar Edinburgh. Opened thirteen years ago, Chris discusses the role of manager, the skills you need to work in stores like Guitar Guitar and his life around guitars (thousands of them!).Podcast Ep 13 – Table Of Contents1.23 Selling dreams...

Episode 12 – (Part 4 of 4) Interview With Hollywood Film Composer Hummie Mann.

Hummie Mann
Moving To Seattle, Creating The PNW Film Scoring Programme, Getting An(other) Education ...Hummie wraps up this four part interview discussing his move to Seattle, the first beginnings of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. He also talks about how he met Barbara Streisand under a huge last minute orchestration gig! His relationship and work with Jerry Goldsmith and finally his current...

Episode 11 – (Part 3 of 4) Interview With Hollywood Film Composer Hummie Mann.

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Working As An Orchestrator Then Composer In Hollywood.Moving to L.A. is quite easy, finding work is quite hard. Hummie discusses how he managed to break into the L.A. scene. The early successes, working as an orchestrator and producer on major movies. Finally he discusses breaking into composing for film, the work, people and personalities within Hollywood.Podcast Ep 11 – Table...

Episode 10 – (Part 2 of 4) Interview With Hollywood Film Composer Hummie Mann

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Hummie Mann At Berklee College & Finding Work ...After discovering he had a talent for music, Hummie tells how he eventually found his way to Berklee College of music. Berklee was an exciting time and prepared Hummie for his eventual movement into finding work as a musician.Podcast Ep 10 – Table Of Contents1.25 Meeting a huge number of...
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