Chasing Frets

Premier Guitar

Hosted by Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick, along with famed guitar journalists Andy Ellis and Joe Gore, Chasing Frets is a weekly look at the craft of guitar playing.

All Episodes

“You’re not writing until you’re rewriting.” Presented by Taylor Guitars (http://taylorguitars.com (http://taylorguitars.com)) Visit Jeff Daniels: https://www.jeffdaniels.com (https://www.jeffdaniels.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Jan 8

24 min 19 sec

Is that really an F#m7, or are they just faking it? Presented by Taylor Guitars (http://taylorguitars.com (http://taylorguitars.com)) Visit Jeff Daniels: https://www.jeffdaniels.com (https://www.jeffdaniels.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Jan 6

18 min 58 sec

Actor and talented acoustic picker Jeff Daniels talks about his influences: Arlo Gurthie, Steve Goodman, Doc Watson, Son House, and more. Sponsored by Taylor Guitars (http://taylorguitars.com (http://taylorguitars.com)) Visit Jeff Daniels: https://www.jeffdaniels.com (https://www.jeffdaniels.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Jan 4

23 min 41 sec

Regardless of style, It’s a long, winding road to guitar mastery. Julian Lage describes his journey and who has helped him along the way. Visit Julian Lage: https://julianlage.com (https://julianlage.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Jan 1

21 min 50 sec

How virtuoso Julian Lage went from transcribing jazz maestro Jim Hall’s solos as a youth to playing alongside the late legend in adulthood. Visit Julian Lage: https://julianlage.com (https://julianlage.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

28 min 38 sec

The jazz phenom elaborates on his most prized playing epiphanies. Presented by http://collingsguitars.com (Collings Guitars) Visit Julian Lage: https://julianlage.com (https://julianlage.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

27 min 25 sec

Lyle Workman employs orchestra in many of his film and TV scores. Hear him discuss how he writes for a really big band, while bringing an orchestral sensibility to his own guitar work. Visit Lyle Workman: https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html (https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

18 min 34 sec

Lyle Workman talks about his prog-inspired love of odd meter, and working the Vinnie Colaiuta, Matt Chamberlain, Abe Laboriel Jr., and Toss Panos on his new album, Uncommon Measures. Visit Lyle Workman: https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html (https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

17 min 48 sec

What does it take to be a successful film and TV composer? Lyle Workman breaks down the process and talks about his new guitar album featuring the Abbey Road Orchestra. Visit Lyle Workman: https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html (https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

25 min

Mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull explains what she’s learned from Bela Fleck, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Krause, and others. Visit Sierra Hull: https://www.sierrahull.com (https://www.sierrahull.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

22 min 37 sec

As a touring prodigy who’d played the Grand Ole Opry, Sierra Hull accepted a once-in-a-lifetime offer. What happened next? Visit Sierra Hull: https://www.sierrahull.com (https://www.sierrahull.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

25 min 46 sec

Mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull offers essential mando tips for guitarists and shares the story of her early years. Visit Sierra Hull: https://www.sierrahull.com (https://www.sierrahull.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

31 min 37 sec

The country-jazz virtuoso is constantly absorbing new influences and exploring new techniques, even after 50 years of playing. Visit Jim Campilongo: https://www.jimcampilongo.com (https://www.jimcampilongo.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

28 min 22 sec

Jim Campilongo’s playing is informed by both styles, yet also shatters their conventions. Visit Jim Campilongo: https://www.jimcampilongo.com Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

26 min 7 sec

Country-jazz master Jim Campilongo talks about the 3D-chess level challenges—and resulting clarity—of recording the sparse-but-dynamic Two Guitars, with Luca Benedetti. Visit Jim Campilongo: https://www.jimcampilongo.com (https://www.jimcampilongo.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

29 min 46 sec

Guitar in hand, John Pizzarelli unlocks the secrets of the distinctive fingerstyle rhythms of Brazil’s coolest import. Visit John Pizzarelli: https://www.johnpizzarelli.com (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

19 min 32 sec

When it comes to swinging standards, few guitarists can match 7-string virtuoso John Pizzarelli. Visit John Pizzarelli: https://www.johnpizzarelli.com (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Dec 2020

26 min

John Pizzarelli describes how his dad, Bucky Pizzarelli, showed him the way to 7-string bliss. Visit John Pizzarelli: https://www.johnpizzarelli.com (https://www.johnpizzarelli.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

27 min 45 sec

Hear how Ariel Posen communicates a 12-bar blues harmony through smart note choices. Visit Ariel Posen: https://www.arielposen.com (https://www.arielposen.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

24 min 15 sec

Ariel Posen highlights the subtleties of phrasing, dynamics, and timing—the details that truly define your style. Visit Ariel Posen: https://www.arielposen.com (https://www.arielposen.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

23 min 56 sec

Ariel Posen dissects his unique approach to slide, which omits some things you’d expect and adds things you probably don’t expect.  Visit Ariel Posen: https://www.arielposen.com (https://www.arielposen.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

26 min 42 sec

he’s adept at bold, free-form improvisations and playing over standards. How does Halvorson balance these seemingly contradictory approaches? Visit Mary Halvorson: http://www.maryhalvorson.com (http://www.maryhalvorson.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

20 min 22 sec

For Mary Halvorson, it’s all about embracing the “mistakes” and connecting with the sound inside your head. Visit Mary Halvorson: http://www.maryhalvorson.com (http://www.maryhalvorson.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

18 min 28 sec

Mary Halvorson recounts how she arrived at her own mix of structure and spontaneity. And yes—free playing is something you can practice. Visit Mary Halvorson: http://www.maryhalvorson.com (http://www.maryhalvorson.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

22 min 18 sec

Berklee's Dr. Kim Perlak poses the question "Are you comfortable with who you are on the guitar?" This episode is sponsored by Atlanta Institute of Music & Media (https://www.aimm.edu (https://www.aimm.edu)). Visit Kim Perlak: https://www.kimperlak.com (https://www.kimperlak.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

18 min 6 sec

Dr. Kim Perlak outlines the tools every guitarist needs to develop their tone and it has nothing to do with gear. This episode is sponsored by Atlanta Institute of Music & Media (https://www.aimm.edu (https://www.aimm.edu)). Visit Kim Perlak: https://www.kimperlak.com (https://www.kimperlak.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

18 min 24 sec

Berklee’s Dr. Kim Perlak tells you how to become a better student of guitar, and why fundamentals are forever. This episode is sponsored by Atlanta Institute of Music & Media (https://www.aimm.edu (https://www.aimm.edu)). Visit Kim Perlak: https://www.kimperlak.com (https://www.kimperlak.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

41 min 37 sec

Why Larkin Poe took control of their sound and recorded their latest album in isolation—twice. This episode is sponsored by http://vegatrem.com (VegaTrem). Visit Larkin Poe: https://www.larkinpoe.com (https://www.larkinpoe.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

14 min 32 sec

Larkin Poe describe how (and why) they cover cherished songs from their childhood. This episode is sponsored by http://vegatrem.com (VegaTrem). Visit Larkin Poe: https://www.larkinpoe.com (https://www.larkinpoe.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

17 min 39 sec

Deep in the trad trenches, Larkin Poe forged a family band while learning to fail without fear. This episode is sponsored by https://vegatrem.com (VegaTrem). Visit Larkin Poe: https://www.larkinpoe.com (https://www.larkinpoe.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Nov 2020

21 min 12 sec

Molly Miller unloads a truckload of tips for playing more melodically. Visit Molly Miller: https://www.mollymillermusic.com (https://www.mollymillermusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

17 min 4 sec

Playing in a guitar trio sets a bar. Miller explains how she leaps over it, and interprets a Waits classic. Visit Molly Miller: https://www.mollymillermusic.com (https://www.mollymillermusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

22 min 30 sec

The badass blues woman combined burning double-stops, raunchy lyrics, and gospel flair to forge the fire of early rock 'n' roll. Visit Molly Miller: https://www.mollymillermusic.com (https://www.mollymillermusic.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

29 min 28 sec

Adam Miller delves into how his early training on the organ gives him special insights to the fretboard. Visit Adam Miller: https://www.adammiller.com.au (https://www.adammiller.com.au) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

25 min 40 sec

Acoustic wizard Adam Miller goes in-depth on how he feels safe playing solo electric guitar and plays an impromptu sleepy-time arrangement of “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Visit Adam Miller: https://www.adammiller.com.au (https://www.adammiller.com.au) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

24 min 38 sec

Fingerstyle wizard Adam Miller shares his secrets for mastering your own voice on the guitar. Visit Adam Miller: https://www.adammiller.com.au (https://www.adammiller.com.au) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

24 min 46 sec

Kirk Fletcher may not spin off a lot of 7-fret legato runs, but his outlook does owe a lot to the fusion master. Visit Kirk Fletcher: http://kirkfletcherband.com (http://kirkfletcherband.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

21 min 18 sec

Kirk Fletcher weighs in on the influence of some of the genre’s most experimental practitioners. Visit Kirk Fletcher: http://kirkfletcherband.com (http://kirkfletcherband.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

16 min 53 sec

Extraordinary bluesman Kirk Fletcher devised an approach inspired by a lineage of string-wrangling legends. Visit Kirk Fletcher: http://kirkfletcherband.com (http://kirkfletcherband.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

21 min 50 sec

Way Huge founder Jeorge Tripps and journalist Matt Blackett share stories of hanging, laughing with, and getting schooled by the late guitar god. https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/30909-Dweezil-Zappa-on-Edward-Van-Halen-obituary (Dweezil Zappa: “Edward Van Halen Himself Was Lightning in a Bottle”)https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/30904-in-memoriam-edward-lodewijk-van-halen (In Memoriam: Edward Lodewijk Van Halen)

Oct 2020

37 min 23 sec

Some of the slide veteran’s most important lessons happen when he’s on the other side of the glass. Visit Ben Harper: https://www.benharper.com (https://www.benharper.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

19 min 8 sec

Coming up on his career’s 30-year mark, the guitar vet shares a heart-tugging recent text message that ranks right up there with his three Grammy awards. Visit Ben Harper: https://www.benharper.com (https://www.benharper.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

20 min 29 sec

The longtime Weissenborn devotee reveals how a new Monteleone lap steel forced him to scrap an entire album and start anew. Visit Ben Harper: https://www.benharper.com (https://www.benharper.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

22 min 12 sec

Daniel Donato shows us why—and how—you should get complete control of the major and minor “domains.” Visit Daniel Donato: https://danieldonato.com (https://danieldonato.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Oct 2020

23 min 36 sec

To stay on top of his game, jam/country virtuoso Daniel Donato has a regimen inspired by pro athletes. Visit Daniel Donato: https://danieldonato.com (https://danieldonato.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Sep 2020

21 min 30 sec

How Daniel Donato’s ethos continues to be shaped by the jam gods—and not just Garcia’s solos. Visit Daniel Donato: https://danieldonato.com (https://danieldonato.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Sep 2020

29 min 47 sec

It’s not just a pandemic fad. Matt Smith on why you’re losing out if you don’t take the plunge.  Visit Matt Smith: https://6stringranch.com (https://6stringranch.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Sep 2020

22 min 44 sec

Years of playing sessions, producing bands, and engineering and mastering studio tracks have given Matt Smith a deep understanding of how to stack and mix guitars, and in this episode he explains both what to do and what to avoid when overdubbing. By following his tips, you’ll bring more clarity and focus to your acoustic and electric guitar parts.  Visit Matt Smith: https://6stringranch.com (https://6stringranch.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Sep 2020

23 min 52 sec

Matt Smith plays acoustic, electric, and baritone guitar, steel guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, Dobro, sitar, ukulele, saz, cumbus, charango, and tiple. In this episode, he explains how to explore the world of stringed instruments without getting lost along the way. If you want to expand your sonic palette, you’ll appreciate his simple, yet profound technique for mastering seemingly disparate tunings. Visit Matt Smith: https://6stringranch.com (https://6stringranch.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Sep 2020

26 min 16 sec

Charlie Hunter spends much of his time behind a drum set. In fact, drumming has much to do with his signature polyphonic sound. Listen in as he makes the case that all guitarists should devote time to practicing percussion instruments.  Visit Charlie Hunter: https://charliehunter.com (https://charliehunter.com) Visit Premier Guitar: http://premierguitar.com (http://premierguitar.com) Hit us up: chasingfrets@premierguitar.com Special thanks to Rode and Audio-Technica

Sep 2020

20 min 35 sec