Top 7 Best Guitar Podcasts

Top 7 Best Guitar Podcasts [Expanded]

Podcasts are a great way to stay informed on the guitar world, learn some new skills, and get inspired.  There are quite a few folks out there working hard every week to put together quality material.  Podcasts are convenient format for getting this material for several reasons:

 

  1. They’re available on your phone, so they’re easily accessible during ‘downtime’ on flights, long drives, etc.
  2. They’re typically short  programs that don’t suck up a lot of time.
  3. Using the “radio station” feature in the new iO7 Podcasts app (or the similar feature in other apps like Downcast, Instacast, etc.), you can create a guitar channel that automatically updates with the latest episodes.

 

So, the big questions is:  Where to get started?  With so many podcasts, which are the best guitar podcasts to begin listening to?  We’ve listed the Top 7 Best Guitar Podcasts below that are worth taking a look at.  Several factors went into consideration when recommending these:  Frequency of updates,  Recency of updates, Quality of recording, Follower Reviews, and last, but certainly not least, Quality of Content.

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And The Winners Are…

The Guitar Podcast: A great general guitar podcast with fundamental episodes on the basics of guitars, amps, effects pedals, accessories and more.

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Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Podcast: A great new podcast by Brockton Gates at www.modernfingerstyleguitar.com focused on the new generation of fingerstyle acoustic players like Andy McKee and Mike Dawes.

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Flatpicking Guitar Podcast:  Put out by Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, this Podcast focuses on flatpicking through features celebrity interviews, music, and flatpicking news and information.
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Fretboard Journal:  Produced by Fretboard Journal Magazine, this is a weekly podcast highlighting interviews with legendary guitarists, luthiers and more.
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60Cycle Hum: The Guitar Podcast!:  A fun podcast from two guys just chatting guitars and other stuff.  With great reviews from their listeners, they’ve been going strong since Jan 2014.
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At Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt:  Put out by Guitar Center, this is a video-oriented podcast (or a ‘vodcast’) covering the gamut of guitars, amps, pedals, accessories, etc.
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 The Guitar Channel:  Pierre Journel began this podcast with the mission to “help discover all the facets of the guitar via encounters with musicians, luthiers, amp or effect builder and also via soundseeings of instruments, effects as well as any equipment having a role in creating a sound.”

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 The Double-Stop Podcast:  This rock-focused podcast by Brian Sword focuses on a lot of player interviews, bringing out some good real world playing experience for the listener.

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Learning Guitar Now:  John W. Tuggle produces this podcast focusing on blues and slide guitar lessons in the style of BB King, Eric Clapton, and Duane Allman.
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There are certainly many other great guitar-oriented podcasts out there. But this is a good list to get started.

EDIT:  I’d like to update the post with more complete list of guitar podcasts.  If you have any that you can recommend, please let me know in the comments below.  Thanks!