For the third episode of the podcast, I interview Ben Heffernan from his home basement studio. Ben is an accomplished guitarist, composer, and performer, at the tender age of 17.
After talking to him and listening to some of his music, I realize I’m lucky to have caught him now. In due time Ben will be too popular to talk to me 🙂
Ben shares with me how he got started, his process for learning and practicing, and his tips for us so we too can be better guitarists.
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For this second episode of the podcast, I spoke with the incredibly talented and generous Steve Stine.
Steve is a YouTube celebrity, known worldwide for his instructional videos. He’s also an amazing guitar player and tours the world playing with different bands. Continue reading “The one with Steve Stine: What is your jam?” →
Today I visited my friend Larry Smith in his beautiful home in London, Ontario, Canada. Press the ‘play’ button above to listen to today’s episode.
Larry is an old friend whom I met during my years as a swing dancer. He led a group called The Jitterbugz and played lots of swing-era jazz that was just perfect for dancers. Over the years we kept in touch and it was great to spend this time with him. Continue reading “The one with Larry Smith: What is Music?” →
Welcome to episode ‘zero’ of Hey, Let’s Learn! (Press ‘play’ above to listen)
The premise for this project is simple:
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I’ve been a beginner guitar player for 25 years now, and I want to take my playing to the next level.
I’ve decided to document here my journey to being a great electric guitar player.
Join me as I learn, and maybe you’ll learn something too.