Guitar, Life, Whatever Podcast
Guitar, Life, Whatever, explores how musicians relate to the modern world with in-depth conversations between jazz guitarist Matt Warnock and videographer Zaskia Villa. Special guests will stop by from time to time.
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Comp & Sing in Quarantine - Starring Holly & Matt - Episode 15
Holly & Matt play duo jazz blues as they demonstrate different ways to comp behind a vocalist, both good and bad...They also talk about their experience with each approach to comping and how that effects their playing and interaction in a duo setting.
Trio Conversation - Holly Joins the Gang - Episode 14
Holly Holmes, Matt's better half, joins the conversation as she's stuck working from home right now. The trio talks about how to fit in on stage, how singers tune to guitarists, how to support a singer, and more.
Memory, Habits, and Pushups - Episode 13
Matt and Zaskia talk about memory in regards to life and music. They also dig into build habits for learning guitar based on a pushup story Zaskia read about. And the normal hilarity ensues...
Zaskia Makes a Music Video and Matt's Horror Stories - Episode 12
Zaskia talks about her experience directing, producing, and editing her first music video. Matt talks about 3 times in his life/career where he ran into a situation that caused him to rethink his future in music. The fun ensues!
Transformation in Music, Life, and Whatever - Episode 11
Zaskia and Matt talk about transformations in music and life. How challenging ourselves leads to positive change, and why Matt started Play Jazz Guitar in 2016.
Journey - From the Band to Our Musical Adventures - Episode 10
Matt and Zaskia discuss their musical journey's, the band Journey, Matt's desire to be free with his performances and Zaskia's life and music connection.
New Year New Goals for 2020 - Episode 9
Matt and Zaskia discuss setting musical goals, how goals are effective learning tools, what we're listening to and more.
Meet the Team - The Gang's in Town! - Episode 8
The gang is all in Tucson and so Matt, Zaskia, Steph, and Ben sit down to talk about guitar, creativity, how you the listener drive everything we do and more!
The Art of Guitar Building - Episode 7
Matt sits down with luthier Dan Koentopp as they discuss guitar making, life, and whatever. http://koentoppguitars.com/
Ask Matt - Q & A With Matt Warnock - Episode 6
How tall is Matt? What's Matt's favorite sports team? Is Matt a 300 year old vampire masquerading as a guitar teacher? Get these answers and much more in this week's episode of Guitar, Life, Whatever...
Learning How to Learn - Matt and Marc in Conversation - Episode 5
In this special guest episode, Matt and Marc Talk Guitar, Learning, Johnny Smith, life with the guitar as a non-career musician, and more.
Behind the Camera - Getting to Know Zaskia - Episode 4
Who is Zaskia? Matt and Zaskia talk about who she is, where she comes from, and he she fits into the MWG and GFL family. This week's topic comes from a listener question who wanted to know more about the person behind the camera. Instagram link here.
What is a Professional Musician? - Episode 3
Matt and Zaskia talk about the meaning of the word professional in the artistic world, why Matt prefers professional vs. unprofessional instead of professional vs. amateur, and more!
Failure and Learning - Episode 2
Matt and Zaskia talk about the role of failure in learning and how to use failure as a motivational experience when learning to play guitar, and in life and general.
A Life in Guitar - Episode 1
In this episode we discuss how one relates to the guitar in their first months of playing vs. their 25th year of playing. Matt and Zaskia delve into creativity, who we play for, playing with the beginner's mind, and more.