Episode 24 – How to Become a Session Guitarist with Bryan Ewald

Sit down with me and Bryan Ewald as we discuss his career trajectory as a performing musician, in-demand session player, product demonstrator for PRS Guitars, and his many other endeavors. This was an awesome conversation and is absolute gold for anyone looking to build a career in music with dreams to become a gunslinger.

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Episode 23 – Household Items as Slides Challenge

In this week's episode of The Music is Win Podcast, we discuss Axl Rose's cigarette smoking job (3:20), Bethany challenges me to play guitar using random household items as impromptu slides (7:55), we break down the results of this week's Twitter debate (16:20), reveal the history of one of my original songs (21:00), dive into your YouTube comments (23:15), play an exciting round of "Two Truths and a Lie" (29:00), and tease a very special upcoming giveaway (37:30).

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

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Episode 22 – Playing Guitar... Naked?

In this sizzling episode of The Music is Win Podcast, we discuss why smashing guitars is dumb and pig blood ruins shows (6:10), test whether you can turn pop songs into metal songs and vice versa (12:00), respond to your always interesting YouTube comments (17:00), laugh at the funniest song I've ever used in a video (24:50), determine the details and proposed methods of playing guitar naked, (26:20), and reveal a big announcement about Bethany's new endeavor (36:10).

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

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Episode 21 (Q&A) – Is Music College Worth It?

Bethany and I have returned with another special Q&A episode of The Music is Win Podcast!

Are you willing to compromise the looks of a guitar if it plays great? (2:30)

Best way to keep strings from rusting? (4:30)

What mythical creature would you want to be? (6:15)

Opinions on percussive/slap guitar? (8:15)

What should I learn before going to music college? (10:30)

Can Bethany explain the modes? (11:55)

How many times have you said "omelet"? (14:10)

What does Bethany love that I do for her? (15:45)

Who is the next guitar hero? (17:25)

Music college or normal college? (20:10)

The best sponsor ever? (23:35)

Do I sniff my guitars? (25:15)

How do you fix guitar sloppiness? (26:15)

How do you resolve tension from chromatic lines? (27:40)

The video of me in a guitar store is funny (29:35)

How many waffles have I eaten in the past 27 days? (31:00)

How did Tyler pop the question to Bethany? (32:30)

How many times have I been arrested for playing Stairway? (35:45)

Favorite non-guitar musicians? (36:35)

When should you start buying new guitars? (37:45)

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Episode 20 – We Met Zakk Wylde

In this week's episode of The Music is Win Podcast, Bethany and I tell our tale of how we met Zakk Wylde (4:00), discuss the most iconic guitar riff of all time (10:45), attempt an alternate tuning challenge (15:00), head to the beach (20:40), give some advice to a group of young musicians (23:45), settle the debate between some internet lingo (33:30), and much more.

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Episode 19 – Lana Del Rey Sucks and Originality is Dead

In this saucy episode of The Music is Win Podcast, we discuss the fake news story of Lana Del Rey vs. Radiohead that everyone has been duped by (5:00), change "happy" songs into "sad" songs (12:20), stalk a woman running through the woods (19:00), read your most entertaining YouTube comments (21:05), discuss the results of our weekly Twitter poll (28:00), and answer the five most popular questions I receive (32:00).

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

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Episode 18 – Are We Having a Baby?!

In the first Bethany and Tyler edition of The Music is Win Podcast for 2018, we recap what happened last year and discuss new year resolutions (2:00), give you the random fact of the day (8:40), answer a very special batch of questions in the Can You Comment segment (12:00), pump you up by showing you your unlimited potential (17:10), test Bethany's understanding of music genres (19:30), reveal the results of an extremely tight poll we put out on social media (26:10), and play a rousing musical version of Never Have I Ever (29:30).

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

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Episode 17 – Podcast Studio Tour

By popular demand, I'll reveal all the little nuances of The Music is Win Podcast studio you've been asking about! We'll look at the technical setup regarding mics and other equipment that I use to make the podcast happen (1:40), talk about each album cover that line the studio wall (5:00), peel back the curtain on the artwork, random dollar bill, guitar pedals and more along the main studio wall (15:00), and finally circle around to the other wall to show you what's hiding in the nooks of the far wall shelving (20:30).

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

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Episode 16 – Best Segments of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back on the best segments of The Music is Win Podcast. I'd like to thank all of you for subscribing on iTunes and watching on YouTube, because without you, Bethany, the guests and I would just be talking to... well... nobody. And that would be strange. There are big plans for this podcast in 2018, including more guests, more fun segments, and of course, more RANDOM RANDOM RANDOM RANDOM RANDOM RANDOM RANDOM RANDOM FACTS. Happy New Year, friends.

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

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Episode 15 – Wrong Note Challenge, Epic Rock Stances, and Cringey Comments

In this week’s post-holiday please-stop-the-Christmas-music edition of The Music is Win Podcast, we recap if Bethany was naughty or nice this year (2:30), give you a random fact about the first piece of recorded music in space (6:30), find out what you think the most annoying holiday song is (9:30), judge your rock stances for the #FretboardFridayGiveaway (12:30), experience a very vivid Christmas morning (18:00), play the Wrong Note Challenge (20:00), read a podcast review (26:00), check what’s you’ve said in the YouTube comments (27:20), and give you a bit of news (34:00).

Sign up for Guitar Super System Level 3 at a special holiday discount (expires 12/31/17).

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

Go to http://audioblocks.com/musiciswin to to save on millions of studio-quality clips, tracks, and graphics with a special offer on the Triple Bundle annual subscription.

Episode 14 – The YouTube Musician Roundtable (Jared Dines, Stevie T, Adam Neeley, and more)

On this awesome episode of The Music is Win Podcast, I had the pleasure of hanging with some of the top YouTube musicians on the Internet at OIART where we collaborated on videos as well as revealed our secrets of success to the students of the school looking to build a music career online. This recording is of our live Q&A with the OIART students and features a panel of YouTubers, which you can find linked below.

Filmed at OIART
Stevie T
Jared Dines
Sarah Longfield
Adam Neely
Glenn Fricker
Trey Xavier

MiW Mailing List for giveaways through December '17: musiciswin.com/fretboardfriday

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

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Episode 13 – Capo Challenge, Giveaway Updates, and Elvis is Lazy

On this wintery, snow-covered episode of The Music is Win Podcast, Bethany pretends to understand a Megadeth/Metallica joke, I try to play songs with a capo placed very inappropriately on my guitar neck, and we reveal the first winner of the holiday giveaway. Also, we talk about how lacking a certain aspect of musicianship can make even the biggest rock stars seem lazy.

MiW Mailing List for giveaways through December '17: musiciswin.com/fretboardfriday

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

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Episode 12 – Guitar Chat with Stevie T!

In this extremely special episode of The Music is Win Podcast, I have a conversation with the djent-overlord himself, Steve Terreberry, or as most of you know him as, Stevie T. In this jam-packed discussion, I ask Steve about his roots as a guitarist, how he thinks about guitar playing from an improvisation perspective, and much more. We recorded this podcast at OIART in Canada, and you can expect some great content to come your way very soon. Until then, let this be an appetizer to hold you over.

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

Go to http://audioblocks.com/musiciswin to to save on millions of studio-quality clips, tracks, and graphics with a special offer on the Triple Bundle annual subscription.

Episode 11 – The Music is Win Live Guitar Clinic Q&A

In this special episode of The Music is Win Podcast, I've cut together some highlights from the Q&A segments of a recent guitar clinic I did at Musician's Workshop in Asheville, NC. This event was put on to celebrate the guitar store's 50th anniversary, and PRS Guitars sponsored the evening with giveaways, deals, and myself as special guest. The audience was awesome and had some great questions, so I decided to put them into podcast form for your enjoyment.

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube (http://youtube.com/musiciswin).

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Episode 10 – YouTube Guitarist Meet Up, My DMs, Malcolm Young's Odd Job

In this jam-packed episode of The Music is Win Podcast, I reveal a Canadian trip I'll be taking soon to meet up with some of your favorite guitar playing YouTubers. I'll also play some guitar riffs to test Bethany if she can tell me if I wrote the lick or it was someone else's creation. We also dive into your YouTube comments, recap our Thanksgiving experiences, Malcolm Young's employment history, and much more.

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube.

Go to http://audioblocks.com/musiciswin to to save on millions of studio-quality clips, tracks, and graphics with a special offer on the Triple Bundle annual subscription.

Episode 9 – Guitar or Amp for $750, Playing Guitar Lefty, & My Afro

Bethany returns to the podcast studio and gets right back to her signature segments, challenging me to play guitar left-handed, behind my head, and much more. We'll tackle your #MiWFacemail, discuss how to make a proper turkey gobble sound, and discuss Taylor Swift's eight-second "oopsie" that sent Canada into a frenzy, plus much more on this jam packed episode of The Music is Win Podcast.

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube.

Go to http://audioblocks.com/musiciswin to to save on millions of studio-quality clips, tracks, and graphics with a special offer on the Triple Bundle annual subscription.

Episode 8 – The Definitive Paul Reed Smith Interview

In this very special episode of The Music is Win Podcast, I have a great guitar hang with the namesake himself, Paul Reed Smith of Paul Reed Smith Guitars. In this wide-ranging conversation, we cover topics like how Paul learned music theory and applies it to his guitar playing, musical influences, guitar design philosophy, and so much more. We also introduce a couple models from the recent SE release, which you can learn more about at the PRS website. I'd like to thank Jeanne, Hunter, and Andrew from PRS for helping me make this interview a high quality experience for both your viewing and listening pleasure, and thanks to Paul for offering some of his very valuable time. I hope you enjoy!

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube.

I want to thank the sponsor of the show, AudioBlocks, long time friends of mine with over 100,000 studio-quality sound clips, loops, effects and more, many of which I’m actually using in this very podcast and in my YouTube videos. Head over to AudioBlocks.com/musiciswin to sign up for a free 7-day trial and get all the stock audio you can imagine.

Episode 7 – Name That Song Quiz, My LIVE Guitar Clinic, and Exciting Guest Announcements

On this week's episode of The Music is Win Podcast, Bethany asks me about my favorite things, from chords to concerts, and also tests my knowledge of song recognition. We'll also tease a very special guest we have planned for next week's show, as well as respond to your #MiWFacemail, react to your comments, and so much more.

For those of you who prefer video podcasts, you can watch The Music is Win Podcast on YouTube.

I want to thank the sponsor of the show, AudioBlocks, long time friends of mine with over 100,000 studio-quality sound clips, loops, effects and more, many of which I’m actually using in this very podcast and in my YouTube videos. Head over to AudioBlocks.com/musiciswin to sign up for a free 7-day trial and get all the stock audio you can imagine.

Episode 6 – Horrifying Halloween Special

In the first annual Halloween episode of The Music is Win Podcast, Bethany (or should I say Britney?) and I lead you on a spooky adventure examining paranormal stories of musicians passed, terrifying quotes from your favorite horror movies, and a variety of maniacal contributions from you, the listeners. There also exist many scares throughout this podcast, so be sure to keep your lights on and your doors locked.

I want to thank the sponsor of the show, AudioBlocks, long time friends of mine with over 100,000 studio-quality sound clips, loops, effects and more, many of which I’m actually using in this very podcast and in my YouTube videos. Head over to AudioBlocks.com/musiciswin to sign up for a free 7-day trial and get all the stock audio you can imagine.

Be sure to take advantage of my Halloween guitar course sale, where you can grab any or all of my courses below for a terrifying 80% discount. Sale ends at 11:59pm EST on Halloween.

Guitar Super System Level 1
Guitar Super System Level 2
Modern Rock Guitar Techniques
5 Exotic Guitar Scales & How to Use Them
The Best Beginner Guitar Course Ever

Episode 5 – Can my PRS Djent, How Bethany and I Met, and more (Q&A Episode)

On this special monthly bonus Q&A episode, Bethany is the question master as she reads your questions you submitted either via Twitter or Facebook. We talk about our favorite Halloween candy, whether my PRS guitar can djent, the story of how I met Bethany, and a host of music theory and guitar-related questions, which Bethany hardly understands but still, for some reason, enjoys hearing about. For those of you who prefer audio podcasts, you can subscribe to The Music is Win Podcast on iTunes or listen on Soundcloud.

I want to thank the sponsor of the show, AudioBlocks, long time friends of mine with over 100,000 studio-quality sound clips, loops, effects and more, many of which I’m actually using in this very podcast and in my YouTube videos. Head over to AudioBlocks.com/musiciswin to sign up for a free 7-day trial and get all the stock audio you can imagine.

Be sure to take advantage of my Halloween guitar course sale, where you can grab any or all of my courses below for a terrifying 80% discount. Sale ends at 11:59pm EST on Halloween.

Guitar Super System Level 1
Guitar Super System Level 2
Modern Rock Guitar Techniques
5 Exotic Guitar Scales & How to Use Them
The Best Beginner Guitar Course Ever