A Podcast Dedicated to Improving Your Guitar Skills


  • Hybrid Picking an Introduction

    Hybrid Picking an Introduction

    08/10/2020 Duração: 21min

    Dylan lays down the basics of hybrid picking and where to go to get more out of your technique

  • Lets Talk Some Blues

    Let's Talk Some Blues

    10/09/2020 Duração: 47min

    Blues! There's a lot to talk about and so in this episode we just scratch the surface. What are some key ideas, forms and players to listen for? Where to start in terms of technique and solos and more. All the socials Patreon: Instagram: FB:

  • Picking Part 2

    Picking Part 2

    18/08/2020 Duração: 22min

    In this mini episode Jon and Dylan break down the difference between economy and alternate picking. Be sure to check out the Patreon page for our quick hits guide to picking. Patreon: Instagram: FB:

  • Rohan Stevenson Interview

    Rohan Stevenson Interview

    04/08/2020 Duração: 49min

    Jon and Dylan are joined by the mastermind behind I Built The Sky, Rohan Stevenson! Also a classic lick of the week that brings us back to the basics and the importance of slowing down. All the socials Patreon: Instagram: FB: Twitter:

  • Intro To Picking

    Intro To Picking

    17/07/2020 Duração: 24min

    Jon and Dylan break down the basics of picking: the different techniques and the specifics behind each idea. Check out our Patreon (link below) page where you can get part 1 of our free guide to picking with exercises. Be sure check out our socials: Patreon: Instagram: FB: Twitter:

  • Breaking Down A Song

    Breaking Down A Song

    08/07/2020 Duração: 32min

    Sometimes it can be a task to learn a song or even a bunch of songs. In this episode Jon and Dylan share some thoughts on how to go through and break songs down to make them easier to learn. Jon shares a little guitar history for the Lick of the Week and more! All the Socials: Patreon: FB: Twitter: email: [email protected]

  • Connor McGouran Interview

    Connor McGouran Interview

    19/06/2020 Duração: 44min

    This week Jon and Dylan sit down with (virtually) Irish Guitar Virtuoso Conor McGouran of the Enigma Division - an Ireland Based Progressive/Cinematic Metal band that is doing some exciting things. Be sure to check out the project in the links below. Enigma Division: Neon Mirage - After Glow - Facebook: STA Socials: Patreon: FB: Ista:

  • Where to Start with Ear Training

    Where to Start with Ear Training

    09/06/2020 Duração: 22min

    Where to Start with Ear Training by A Podcast Dedicated to Sharpening Your Skills as a Guitar Player

  • Make The Most Of Your Time

    Make The Most Of Your Time

    20/05/2020 Duração: 46min

    Make The Most Of Your Time by A Podcast Dedicated to Sharpening Your Skills as a Guitar Player

  • Isolation Motivation

    Isolation Motivation

    12/05/2020 Duração: 20min

    Feeling stuck? While in quarantine you might find yourself rehashing the same old licks or maybe working so much you don't seem to have the energy. Well you're not alone. Jon and Dylan discuss staying motivated, finding new ways to do things and building a routine. All the socials Patreon: FB:…779600132187413/ Twitter: Insta:

  • Eric Haugen Interview

    Eric Haugen Interview

    05/05/2020 Duração: 59min

    This week Eric Haugen joins us for a chat. We cover being original, thinking about what you're playing before you play it and of course how quarantine is affecting us all. Dylan inflicts a late 90s lick on Jon and we have our Patreon up and running. Check us out on all the shoals below, and if you like what you hear toss a couple of buck and help us build more quality content. All the socials Patreon: FB: Twitter: Insta:

  • Quarantine Episode: Improve Your Guitar Skills Under Lockdown

    Quarantine Episode: Improve Your Guitar Skills Under Lockdown

    23/04/2020 Duração: 33min

    Jon and Dylan take some time to talk ideas strategies and more while under lockdown

  • Dani Rabin Interview

    Dani Rabin Interview

    14/04/2020 Duração: 01h07min

    This week we have to shred masters featured check out the Lick of the Episode and our exclusive interview with the talented, charming and brilliant Dani Rabin. This was one of our favorites to do! Huge shout out to Dani and Marbin check them out below: IF you like the show feel free to jump on our Patreon, we've got new tiers and some cool stuff coming your way! Patreon: FB:

  • Toxic Guitarists

    Toxic Guitarists

    31/03/2020 Duração: 18min

    Dylan and Jon discuss a recent article about toxic guitarists and the nature of the guitar community. Check out the original article below: All the socials Patreon: FB: Twitter: Soundcloud:

  • Leon Todd Interview

    Leon Todd Interview

    09/03/2020 Duração: 01h04min

    Australian Guitarist Leon Todd joins us to talk power trios, gear and learning from gigging. Jon agonizes over the Lick of the Week (which isn't really a lick..but hey), transcription talk and more! We have a Patreon (link below) and just opened a RedBubble store as well for STA merch. Patreon: FB: email: [email protected]

  • Levi Clay Interview

    Levi Clay Interview

    17/02/2020 Duração: 48min

    This week we have Levi Clay joining us to talk transcription, training, practice and fake shredders. This was such a fun and informative interview you'll get some great info out of it. Also, a lick of the week from one of the most iconic records of the 70s and the usual banter from Dylan and Jon.

  • NAMM 2020

    NAMM 2020

    11/02/2020 Duração: 24min

    Jon and Dylan finally review some of their favorite things from Winter NAMM 2020

  • Jens Is Back!

    Jens Is Back!

    03/02/2020 Duração: 49min

    Jens Larsen returns for some details on Jazz, and to correct all of our errors on Jazz and to tell us about his new book. Plus our lick of the week comes with a crazy history dive into recording one of the most iconic albums of the 70s. Be sure to check us out on FB and Insta and leave a message about what you would like to see in our Patreon tiers.

  • The Slipknot Episode

    The Slipknot Episode

    11/01/2020 Duração: 45min

    And so it comes to this. In one of our new segments, Dylan will attempt to extol the virtues of a certain nu-metal band from Iowa to a dubious Jon. Aside from this we talk what we've been listening to and working and big plans for the new year! FB: Twitter: email: [email protected]

  • Fake Shredders And The Guitars Of 2019

    Fake Shredders And The Guitars Of 2019

    06/12/2019 Duração: 30min

    It's all over the interwebs so we need to talk about it too. Fake Shredders. We distill the controversy as well as give some thoughts. We mention: Levi Clay: Leon Todd: Jack Gardiner: Be sure to check these guys out! They have some killer content besides. Music Radar Guitar List:

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