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Interview with fingerstyle virtuoso Daryl Kellie

Welcome to the first episode of The Aspiring Guitarist Podcast in 2014! The Aspiring Guitarist Podcast

I am really glad that I can share with you this interview with a fantastic fingerstyle guitar player Daryl Kellie. It is always a great joy for me to talk with musicians whose playing fascinates me. Daryl is definitely one of them.

His unique approach to guitar playing  combines many different elements: percussive sounds, harmonics, tapping, classical guitar techniques etc. What I really like about his playing is the ability to incorporate lots of technically difficult stuff into a song without loosing the overall musicality.

I think the best example of this is his arrangement of Queen’s Bohemian rhapsody. Check it out, it’s amazing!

Daryl’s debut album Wintersong comes out on February 10th , so if you like this kind of music, definitely go check it out! In our interview Daryl talks about his development as a guitar player, he shares lessons learned from Martin Taylor and also offers some tips to improve your own guitar practice routine. Enjoy! Continue Reading →

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Major keys to developing a successful guitar practice schedule (with Steve Krenz)

The Aspiring Guitarist PodcastCreating a guitar practice schedule that works is for many aspiring guitar players quite an insurmountable task.

We all have a limited amount of time that we can put into guitar practice, but there are far too many things we would like to master.

It is a constant struggle to find the right balance.

I wrote in my past articles about the benefits of having a well-planned guitar practice routine and I still believe that having a consistent routine is a game changer. No matter what is your skill level, you can always benefit from developing effective practice habits.

Few years ago I started to study all the available materials on effective learning and skill acquisition and I quickly realized that there is lot of stuff I need to learn. Beside studying these materials, I started to ask accomplished guitar players what are they thoughts on effective guitar practice. It is probably my favorite topic when it comes to guitar playing (I think you know that, right?) I don’t care so much about gear, but I really do care about learning strategies.

And as I found out, I am not the only one. In my interview with famous jazz educator Les Wise we talked a lot about that and also Nicholas Tozier from songwritten is quite a guitar practice nerd. Continue Reading →

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