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#25 Rebeca Oliveira: Being Honest About Anxiety

#25 Rebeca Oliveira: Being Honest About Anxiety

January 24, 2022

Portuguese guitarist Rebeca Oliveira and I discuss her wonderful Seixas CD, how it has helped her feel like an authentic part of the guitar world and how she is learning to be proud of this huge achievement. We talked briefly but honestly in this episode about how being overwhelmed and anxious can dominate the musical education experience - if you feel you have been or are currently affected by the topics covered in this episode feel free to reach out to me either at www.instagram.com/rosiebennetguitar/ or by writing an email to the podcast email address: fretnotpod@gmail.com

 

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#24 Gohar Vardanyan: Confidence, Striving and Thriving

#24 Gohar Vardanyan: Confidence, Striving and Thriving

January 17, 2022

Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan and I discuss hobbies, passion and hard work, confidence with the guitar and how moving to America changed her life. 

To get 50% off of Augustine Strings use the code FRETNOT50 at the checkout on augustinestrings.com for US listeners and ivormairants.co.uk for UK listeners, my favourites are Imperial Reds and Paragon Reds.

This podcast is also brought to you by altamiraguitars.com - use the code ROSIEBENNET to get 10% off of your purchase. 

Feel free to write me on www.instagram.com/rosiebennetguitar to get some recommendations for which guitar might suit you!

Thanks for listening!

Rosie x

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#23 Rosie Bennet: The Lessons I’ve Learned

#23 Rosie Bennet: The Lessons I’ve Learned

January 10, 2022

In today’s episode I talk about the lessons I’ve learnt in life, guitar and the podcast. As we start the new year and the new season of Fret Not, I want to thank you all for tuning in and for liking, subscribing and being part of this amazing conversation!

 

To get 50% off of Augustine Strings use the code FRETNOT50 at the checkout on augustinestrings.com for US listeners and ivormairants.co.uk for UK listeners, my favourites are the Imperial Reds and Paragon Reds.

 

This podcast is also brought to you by altamiraguitars.com - use the code ROSIEBENNET to get 10% off of your purchase! Feel free to write me on www.instagram.com/rosiebennetguitar to get some recommendations for which guitar might suit your needs, purpose and personality.

 

Winners of the rosiebennetguitar X Augustine Strings giveaway are: Bendiamondguitarist, Stevenmring, Gustavoramosart, Connor_fitzgibbon99 and Say_jose182 - reach out to AugustineStrings on Instagram to claim your prizes!!

 

Resources for injured musicians:

bapam.org.uk 

helpmusicians.org.uk

 

Thanks for listening! 

 

Rosie x

 

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#22 Derek Gripper: Epiphany, Inspiration and Letting Go

#22 Derek Gripper: Epiphany, Inspiration and Letting Go

December 13, 2021

Derek Gripper and I discuss music education and the search for gurus, addiction to epiphany, how to handle inspiration and how to work out what you want through harnessing the power of your inner critic.

Use code "FRETNOT50" at the checkout for a 50% discount off of Augustine Strings on websites:

www.augustinestrings.com for US listeners, and

www.ivormairants.co.uk for UK listeners.

 

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#21 Kasia Smolarek: Can Artistic Objective Truth Exist?

#21 Kasia Smolarek: Can Artistic Objective Truth Exist?

November 30, 2021

Polish guitarist Katarzyna Smolarek and I discuss context, research and validation in classical music performance, sense of self and identity and whether or not artistic objective truth and truths can exist.

Let me know if you enjoyed this debate style interview on www.instagram.com/rosiebennetguitar/ or @fretnotpod, or on the Fret Not Pod email address - fretnotpod@gmail.com

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#20 Chuck Hulihan: ”Flavour of Insanity”

#20 Chuck Hulihan: ”Flavour of Insanity”

November 15, 2021

Director of the GFA guitar summit, guitarist, educator, conductor, narrator and arts administrator Chuck Hulihan and I discuss how a single moment can change your life forever, how to manifest and capitalise on your luck and how to balance a functioning work life with a functioning home life! 

Let me know if you enjoy this longer format on Instagram www.instagram.com/rosiebennetguitar/ or @fretnotpod, or on the Fret Not Pod email address - fretnotpod@gmail.com

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#19 Michael Chapdelaine: Perseverance & Rebuilding a Career

#19 Michael Chapdelaine: Perseverance & Rebuilding a Career

November 1, 2021

Acoustic/fingerstyle/classical guitarist Michael Chapdelaine and I have a heart to heart conversation about his famous masterclass with Andres Segovia and how it has transformed his career, life and relationships ever since. A wonderful, honest and thought provoking conversation with a man I have wanted to talk to on Fret Not for ages, enjoy! 

If you enjoyed this longer format episode, let me know on Instagram @rosiebennetguitar or @fretnotpod
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#18 Evan Taucher: Focus and Vulnerability

#18 Evan Taucher: Focus and Vulnerability

October 18, 2021

Guitarist Evan Taucher and I discuss focus, what it really means to be open and how to be vulnerable in front of a large audience whether that be physical or virtual. 

If you enjoyed this longer format episode, let me know on Instagram @rosiebennetguitar or @fretnotpod

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#17 Jack Hancher: Outside the Practice Room

#17 Jack Hancher: Outside the Practice Room

October 4, 2021

Guitarist Jack Hancher and I discuss the reasons why we shouldn't be compensating for the guitar's quiet nature, why the life outside the practice room is just as important than the one inside and how he learnt to trust his musical instincts. Music - Ão "Covers"

#16 Drew (ThatViolaKid): Estimating and Honouring Your Worth

#16 Drew (ThatViolaKid): Estimating and Honouring Your Worth

September 20, 2021

Grammy award-winning violist, co-host of Faking Notes Podcast, blockchain entrepreneur and content creator Drew Forde and I discuss how lack of information and education about financials is stopping musicians getting the most out of their talent, how to estimate your own worth in a world that is intent on discouraging you and different strategies for inspiring classical music audiences.

 

Follow Drew on Instagram: @thatviolakid

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