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GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 187 Beach Balls & Train Wrecks In this episode I talk a bit about the "Beach Ball Effect", I get interrupted by a friendly sales call, give you a short garden update, and then dig in to the topic of Train Wrecks and how they may be avoided. Have fun! Talk to ya next week. ------------------------------------- If you lik…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 186 Edumacation Are Fun! In this show I respond to a couple of emails I received and discuss education and how we learn. Have fun and I trust you take this "in the spirit in which it is intended." In the episode I referenced this episode with the Self-Analysis Worksheet PDF: http://www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-3…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 185 Cancel This! All I am saying is listen and make up your own minds. Cancel me if you must. Or, stick with me and the bluegrass way. Enough already! I have heard so much sub-par bluegrass singing over the years--not from the pros like IIIrd Tyme Out and Doyle Lawson--but just in general. Some pretty lame singing is of…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 184 The Art of Quitting I have spent much airtime here discussing the starting of things. Jams, bands, lessons, etc. But there comes a time in the natural curve of things that we must give it up and say "I quit!" When and how do you do this? And why? I hope you enjoy this early morning sermon and I hope that when or if …
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 183 First, Tune That Thang! After a wandering diatribe I eventually get to the topic of the day and discuss tuning. Real solid tuning! I talk about how to get an instrument in tune so it will withstand a severe beating and stay in tune. I talk about beats and the importance of clean unisons. I talk about string segments…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 182 That Ain't Bluegrass In today's episode I discuss that most difficult topic of deciding just what is and what is not bluegrass. After a bit about what I think IS bluegrass, I take the easier route and play for you ten samples of what I think IS NOT bluegrass. Enjoy! For all of you bass players or wannabee bass playe…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 181 Bob Knysz Interview This episode will introduce you to one of the movers and shakers in the mandolin world. Bob Knysz is an accomplished bluegrass musician and is also a founder of the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra. We discuss his introduction to the mandolin, his experiences in the Chicago area, taking lessons from th…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 180 Tony Williamson Interview Join me on this wide-ranging conversation with Tony Williamson. We discuss mandolin world addiction, mandolin family instruments, Bill Monroe and the "power pose", Union Grove, overalls, the Bluegrass Alliance, Grisman's porch, Harry Sparks, how a mandolin brought a man back from near death…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 179 Megan Chowning Interview I always enjoy swapping stories and notes with other teachers. But this is no ordinary teacher! In this episode you will meet champion fiddler, professional musician and teacher Megan Chowning. It is a long winding conversation with something for players of all levels and all instruments. A …
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 178 The Bluegrass Way of Life After a bit of talk about starting seeds for the garden and an Amateur Radio event, I bring you Heather's (see episode 177) response to my advice regarding my Personal Feedback Solution. The String Changing Exercise I speak of is available free over on my Patreon page. Here is a link: https…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 177 Personal Feedback Teaching yourself via online lessons, books and videos can be incomplete without the feedback from a teacher. In this episode I demonstrate my Personal Feedback Solution with Heather, a beginning mandolin student. Heather was kind enough to allow us all to be a "fly on the wall" for this session. I…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 176 In The Press Room I am taking a bit of a break from bluegrass in this post-Christmas week. This week I present the second episode of my "other" podcast, never released, just to help you fill your time. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas! The episode also features a big discount on: --------------------------------…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 175 In A Giving Mood In the spirit of Christmas I am in a giving mood. I have a hoard of freebies and discounts that I am tossing from my sleigh. I also discuss a super cool little Pick Pocket sent to me by Steven Mead, a listener to the show. Help me give away $1,000,000 worth of video lessons! I even grew a Santa bear…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 174 Make Something This episode is meant to encourage you to try your hand at making something. Something that can be fun and useful to your bluegrass picking! I present 16 ideas to get your wheels turning. The episode also features a 20% discount on two products if you act before Dec. 17, 2020: ------------------------…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 173 The Mike Bub Interview Mike Bub, familiar to bluegrass fans for his long stint with The Del McCoury Band, sat down for a marathon chat about how he got started, gigging in the Nashville scene, gear talk about the bass, amps, mics, monitors, and before we knew it we had clocked nearly two hours! Mike has a a great se…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 172 The Andy Leftwich Interview I had the honor and pleasure of a nice long conversation with Andy Leftwich and I know you will enjoy hearing it. Andy earned his "creds" by playing for over 15 years with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. That is no small feat and one he should be rightly proud of. Andy is a humble guy …
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 171 Ranger Brad's Crystal Ball The advantage of doing a lot of teaching is that the teacher gets to observe many, many students. I have learned a lot from my students. In this episode I share some of what I have learned and I present you my theory, and an interesting method, to predict just how far you may go in your mu…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 170 The Rob Ickes Interview In this episode I share a recorded chat that I had with the masterful dobro player and musician Rob Ickes. We go from how a kid in California got into the dobro all the way to playing with... well, rather than spoil it for you... you will just have to listen to the episode. Here are links to …
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 169 The Life Blood of Bluegrass This episode is a discussion of a topic near and dear to my heart. I am talking about jam sessions! Not taking anything away from the pros and the heroes; I just want to remind you that there are more of us than there are of them. We need them and they need us. I hope this episode encoura…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 168 Mandolin Super Heroes This episode is an introduction to the great mandolin players. This episode took a while to formulate since, quite frankly, there are so many very good mandolinists. I couldn't possibly include every mandolin player "of note" so I decided to focus on the people who influenced me strongly. I hop…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 167 Report From The Barn In this episode I talk about a recent jam session, two new mandolin video lessons in my store (Stealing Jazz Licks 1 and Stealing Jazz Licks 2), my son Jackson's new 6 song EP "Beacon" which you can get for free, and then I discuss the value of doing the same old thing over and over and over. Th…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 166 Rattles, Buzzes & Twangs It happens to everybody! You are blissfully playing along and suddenly (or slowly) your instrument begins to sound like crap! Buzzing, rattles, twangs, tinny sound! What the H.E. double hockey sticks is going on? Listen to this episode where I walk you through the myriad of possible causes f…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 165 "Jason" Meets The Inquisitor In this episode you will meet "Jason" (boo hiss!) who has been accused of multiple infractions against civil society and, in particular, reckless destruction of the good character of untold numbers of bluegrass musicians. As the self-appointed inquisitor, I brought the guilty, I mean "th…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 164 Western Red Interview Think you don't like country music? Well, considering what I hear on "country" radio today, I tend to agree. But, if you dig back just a bit you will find that bluegrass is country music! Today I present something a little different. It has long been my contention that bluegrass, honky-tonk, we…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Special Episode 2 Special Episode - Jam Tracks 3 This short episode is to announce the release of new material on my site. As promised, I have completed Bluegrass Jam Tracks #3. It is a collection of 68 MP3 tracks covering 10 songs/tunes at multiple tempos. I had a number of requests from folks who have collection #1 and #2 ask…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 163 The Dobro Pioneers Bill Monroe said that a Dobro sounds like an old tin bucket! That's one thing Bill and I disagree on. I think he was just sore because Lester and Earl left him, dropped the mandolin and added Josh Graves. (In later years, Bill and Josh were good friends and I think the tin bucket comment was dropp…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 162 Dog Days of Summer The dog days of summer are upon us. In this episode I catch you up on the bluegrass happenings around the Kingdom of Lairdonia and tell you a little story from my first real job. Then I get to the heart of the episode: "Lessons From The Dawg". Not him. Real dogs! You'd be surprised what you can le…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 161 Lizzy Long Interview Today I had a chance to catch up with Lizzy Long and discuss how she learned to play, what it's like to play with Little Roy Lewis, her new album on Vine Records "Dreaming Again", and her stories of time spent with Earl and Louise Scruggs. Be sure to scope out her new album here: https://117grou…
 
This episode describes the Treasure Hunt. Find a gold coin by digging around on www.bradleylaird.com and get a massive discount off any instructional material in the store. Listen to the episode, find a gold coin on my site, and cash in with an insanely huge discount before July 31, 2020. Happy hunting!…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 160 Make Hay While The Sun Shines Today, for perhaps the first time I really get into grass! Real grass--the kind my donkeys eat-- and talk about hay making, baling and why you will not be able to play your bass fiddle for two days due to sore hands if you spend the day totin' hay bales by the string! This episode also …
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 159 Tab Vs Standard, Et Al Today, after the usual introductory baloney, I discuss the merits of tablature versus standard notation. Then I take the topic further by discussing 3 more ways to learn to play music. I hope you enjoy the episode. Have fun! In today's episode I also talked about a cool page on the internet yo…
 
Today's episode is a mish-mash of thoughts running through my head. First I talk a bit about the garden and the rural roots of bluegrass--and bugs! Then, I tell you about a real life "Little Girl and The Dreadful Snake" tale and how those reptiles which have been attacking my chickens and their eggs. After that I chill out and read you another list…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 157 Chord Progressions In this episode I talk about chords, chord progressions and jam tracks. Having an understanding of the "Chords By The Numbers" idea can be very useful both in backup and lead playing. Ride along as I do my best to explain. Links to the various resources I discuss in the episode are listed on the s…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 156 Survival Strategies In this episode we hear an audio submission from a fellow listener. Then, I share 8 ways I have attempted to stay sane in this time of no picking, no festivals, no shows and very little fun! I also discuss my downloadable book "The Mandolin Song Book". If you listen to the show you will learn how…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 155 The Mail Bag In this episode I catch you up on what's been happening around the Principality of Lairdonia (very little) and then I dive into the mail bag a read a slew of listener emails. Have fun! You will find the garden photos and other show notes for this episode here: http://www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Bonus Episode 10 Mando Workshop This bonus episode is in two sections. The first part talks about "workshops", what they are, how they tend to go down, and my experiences being on both sides--sitting in the audience or presenting the program. The second part is almost like sitting through one of my mandolin workshops. Download …
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 154 The Banjo Masters At the request of a listener and patreon supporter I put together this hour long romp through the albums I consider to be essential listening for all bluegrass banjo players. In the episode I also mention my book The Flint Hill Scrolls. You can read about it and download it here. If you play anothe…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 153 Hunkering Down After the old one-two punch of lockdown followed by storms which knocked out the electricity, I thought the clouds were parting. Then, 45 minutes later the internet went out and stayed out. I am right now at the McDonald's parking lot in Americus, Georgia uploading this for you. In this episode, after…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 152 Ad Lib Thoughts I started this episode three times. Each time I hit record I began wandering off on little rabbit trails and I would hit stop, gather my thoughts, and then begin anew. I have an idea that I am not the only person with that type of thinking processes right now. In this episode, after a quick email fro…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 151 The Underground Tape A little humor is in order. To wit, I present you with what I consider to be the classic underground tape, handed from picker to picker over decades, of Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt burying the hatchet and ending their longstanding feud. Smile folks. This too shall pass. If you enjoy my podcast …
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 150 Tristan Scroggins Interview This episode features a conversation with mandolinist Tristan Scroggins discussing the differences between Old-Time and Bluegrass jam sessions, his new book of fiddle tunes for mandolin, how to get over fear of taking solos and more. Additional show notes and links to Tristan's website an…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 149 Ear Training How can you improve your solos? How can you take breaks on songs you don't know? How can you express yourself better through your instrument and with your voice? Get started with "ear training!" Grab your instrument (it doesn't matter what you play!) and try playing along with the sample ear training ex…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Bonus Episode 09 Do Me a Favor "Breaker breaker one nine. How 'bout a radio check? Come back." After over 150 episodes I am doing a radio check, so to speak. I want to hear from you. Send me an email if you are listening to this show. It will only take a few minutes and I would really appreciate it. If you like this podcast I h…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 148 Dynamics Often skimmed over with beginning students, and sorely needed by many long-time players, the art of employing dynamics can add a great deal to your musicianship and sound. As a prelude to this discussion I update you a bit on keeping "the farm" operational, report from a recent gig, and a job I did running …
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 147 Jamplification Are you satisfied with the sound you experience at your local jam session? Has someone suggested setting up a mic or two? Will it help or hurt? After a bit of discussion about what it means to be an "expert" I dish the dirt on the use of PAs at jam sessions. Thank you to Charles Schlaufman for emailin…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 146 Your Bluegrass Bucket List In this episode I challenge you to create your own "bluegrass bucket list" of things you dream of doing, seeing, experiencing, or creating. First, dream it. Then, do it! Get out a pencil and make a list. Start checkin' them off! The show notes for this episode (and some embedded YouTube vi…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 145 Considering Duality It is rare to find anything in this world which is all bad or all good. It's always somewhere in the grey zone. In this episode I discuss the ten things I think are bad in bluegrass and ten things I think are absolutely superlative. You have to keep a balance. I close the podcast with a compariso…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 144 Metro Gnomes Personal practice with a metronome is one of the best ways to improve your playing. I have said that so many times. Unfortunately, a lot of folks just don't do it. Not for long anyway. In this episode I discuss the frustrations of that evil device and how you can turn that nasty little gnome into your p…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 143 20/20 Vision Welcome to the new year and the new decade. In this show I talk about the idea of knocking out unfinished projects and ideas. I also talk about my never-ending tune book and a recent jam session with my pals in Atlanta. Here we go. 2020 is here. Let's pick! The show notes for this episode are located at…
 
GrassTalkRadio.com - Episode 142 Cases and Gig Bags Ah, gig bags! The luthier's best friend! In this episode I run through a list of the 8 major kinds of cases and gig bags. I talk about their purposes and give you my two-cents worth on the available types. The show notes for this episode are located at http://www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-1…
 
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