Fret Buzz The Podcast
By Aaron Sefchick, Tony Scaltz, and Joe McMurray
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An engaging podcast for the modern musician, with topics ranging from effective practicing to studio recording, live performing, understanding musical language, and developing musical skills. Join hosts Aaron Sefchick, Tony Scaltz, and Joe McMurray, as their weekly talks not only entertain but delve into deep aspects of every musicians’ practice.
||CleanBass Guitar and Jam Bands Part 1 of 2 (with Guest Host, Randy Nicklas) Ep024||Today on Fret Buzz Aaron and Joe feature the awesome Randy Nicklas, a touring bassist and music teacher. The guys discuss Randy's musical journey along with stories from the road from his time touring with Broccoli Samurai.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClassical Guitar (with Guest Host, Nick Lee) Ep023||In today's episode we talk about the cross-over of jazz and classical guitar, Andrés Segovia's role in the classical guitar, getting work as a classical guitarist, why classical guitar isn't as popular, what to look for when buying a classical guitar(w||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecording and Mixing Part 2 of 2 (with Guest Host, Tynz Hampton) Ep022||In part 2 of Recording and Mixing, the guys get into topics like where to start with a mix, how to approach mixing drums, an audio engineer vs. a producer, preproduction and communication, laziness and stealing music,||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecording and Mixing Part 1 of 2 (with Guest Host, Tynz Hampton) Ep021||derecording.com - This week Joe and Aaron sit down with guest host Tynz Hampton and talk about taking care of yourself before the studio, releasing your music now, the fear of putting yourself out there, mixing in a sonic space,||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSetup, Maintenance, Repair (with Guest Host, Larry Berwald) Ep020||In this weeks episode Joe and Aaron have Larry Berwald of rosewoodguitarrepair.com in the guests chair. They get into the subject of how to care for your instrument and the things you can do to help extend the life of it.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Recording Studio tips and tricks from the Fret Buzzards Ep019||Aaron and Joe begin the process of familiarising those who may not be as knowledgable in the studio envirornment. Making sure the palyer in in top condition, using the right microphone and experimenting with mic placement, cables,||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnd all that Jazz Ep018||Aaron Sefchick and Joe McMurray discuss the influences that jazz has had on their lives. They talk about the jazz guitarists (and other instrumentalists) that originally made them excited to listen to and/or play jazz, including Kenny Burrell,||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWatch Your Tone of Voice (with Guest Host, Brent Barker) Ep017||This week, guitar virtuoso Brent Barker joins the Buzzards as a guest host to discuss how to develop and maintain an original voice, sound, and style in the face of an ever changing music industry. - Topics include: staying true to your sound and arti..||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Evening at The Big Top Ep016||In this episode, Aaron, Joe, and Tony deliver their top picks for the albums most influential on their playing styles, techniques, and overall musicianship. - Sit back and relax this hour, as the guys run down their favorite riffs, licks, tones,||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDown at The Crossroads Ep015||This week, Aaron and Joe share their stories of reinvention following relocation to various cities and work experiences. They discuss the intersection of their own musical journeys, perspectives on academic music training,||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTest Your Metal…Part Two (with Guest Host, Taylor Nordberg) Ep014||This week, renowned metal guitarist and bassist Taylor Nordberg reunites with his Blacknote Studios mentors, Aaron and Tony, to join the Fret Buzz team as a guest host as the fearsome foursome angle their picks, lock their wrists,||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTest Your Metal…Part One Ep013||Like the Gods of Valhalla, the Fret Buzz warriors attack with power, speed, and precision in their first two-part episode on Metal music. - Today’s topics include elements of classic and contemporary genres of metal,||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet Me Drive, Man! (with Guest Host, Brian Quinn of Candlebox) Ep012||In this week’s episode, Tony’s childhood friend, Candlebox’s own, guitarist Brian Quinn, takes a guest chair and joins the guys to discuss those ever elusive ingredients for professional musical success: drive, motivation, and perseverance.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll The World’s a Stage Ep011||This week, Aaron, Joe, and Tony circumnavigate the globe and discuss how World Music has made an impact on their personal playing and writing styles. They examine the connections between various ethnic rhythms and melodies and their applications by mus.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean…But How Long Will This Take? Ep010||This week, guitarist Altan Aydin joins Aaron and Tony to address that plaguing focus of every young player’s mind: how to become good on the guitar. They share their experiences with moving from novice to proficient player,||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFret Buzz The Podcast, Episode 009: Art is What You Can Get Away With Art is What You Can Get Away With Ep009||On today’s episode of Fret Buzz, Aaron, Joe, and Tony delve into what it means to truly live and work as an artist in a modern world. They compare today’s expectations of artists to those of years past, and share their own experiences with learning||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet’s Band Together Ep008||In this episode, Aaron, Joe, and Tony deliver their hard-earned insights into that crown jewel of musicianship: the band. They dig into best and worst band experiences, effective collaboration, proper preparation of material, best “etiquette”,||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s a Musical Life Ep007||This week, the guys share their thoughts on establishing and maintaining a musical lifestyle in a modern world. Topics include: balancing home, work, and performance schedules, balancing family and musical projects,||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Just listened to 007 It’s a Musical Life. I really enjoyed this one. Well thought out ideas. Interesting to hear the different perspectives from people who have lived through a variety of musical lifestyles. Will definitely check out more episodes!