20 Best Guitar Playing Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about guitar playing ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best guitar playing podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Guitar Playing Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Acoustic Tuesday Show with Tony Polecastro

  • Publisher: Tony Polecastro
  • Total Episodes: 199

A weekly show where Tony Polecastro gives you his list of 5 acoustic guitar geek finds that will help your guitar playing or turn you on to new guitar gear or music.

Guitar Music Theory

  • Publisher: Desi Serna
  • Total Episodes: 96

This podcast features free audio guitar lessons taught by Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. Hear how to best get your playing skills in order. Begin to improvise and compose. Understand why your favorite songs sound so good. ➝ What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website to get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Discover how to progressively play and sound better—today, in as little as 33 minutes!

Play Guitar Podcast

  • Publisher: Lee Anderson
  • Total Episodes: 181

Have you been struggling with the guitar? You are not alone! For the past 30 years I have been helping beginner, intermediate, and advanced guitarists get out of the guitar rut and find their voice on the guitar. These FREE, FUN, and EASY guitar lessons give you the right mindset for guitar success, and keep you moving forward on the guitar. No matter if you are just starting out or have been playing for years, this is the show that will help you become the guitarist that you always wanted to be! For more lessons, or to just stop by and say hi, come on over to www.playguitarpodcast.com.

Steve Stine Guitar Podcast

  • Publisher: Steve Stine
  • Total Episodes: 240

You don’t have to practice hours per day to become a better guitar player. Every Monday and Thursday, join Steve Stine, as he shares guitar lessons to help guitarists play more songs, understand music theory, and create solos from scratch. Whether you’ve been playing guitar a while or you’re just getting started on your journey, this podcast is for you.

Tips For Guitar Playing Success

  • Publisher: tipsforguitarplayingsuccess Marlene Hutchinson
  • Total Episodes: 69

Learn how to quickly boost your guitar playing skills with these easy tips, tricks and helpful hints from successful guitarist, instructor, author and producer, Marlene Hutchinson. Known for her popular Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! program, as seen by millions on PBS, and featured on NPR and CBS, Marlene has a wonderfully simple way of helping you move through your challenges and advance your guitar playing skills.

Chasing Frets

  • Publisher: Premier Guitar
  • Total Episodes: 92

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.

The Guitar Podcast

  • Publisher: Loren Hunt
  • Total Episodes: 310

Loren Hunt talks guitars, amps, pedals, accessories and more. Discussions include choosing gear, artists, maintenance, improving sound, tone, playing, vintage gear, new gear, bargains, boutique gear, web resources and more. The Guitar Podcast

Back Porch Bluegrass

  • Publisher: Free FM
  • Total Episodes: 245

Host Paul Trenwith is a founder member of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, playing banjo and occasionally singing harmony parts. From the mid-70’s to the mid-90’s, Paul and his fiddle-playing wife Colleen played as mostly gospel music, bluegrass-style, with a group of friends, and often featuring songs that Paul had written. He has become something of a musical ‘jack-of-all-trades’, playing banjo, dobro, pedal steel and rhythm guitar. He also plays double bass in the Hamilton-based Irish band. Paul has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music, and the show includes tracks from the classic bands, the traditional stylists and contemporary groups as well as some ‘roots’ bluegrass and new-grass. NZ and Australian bluegrass gets an airing, and every show includes some of his personal favourites.

FretDojo Jazz Guitar Tips With Greg O’Rourke

  • Publisher: Greg O’Rourke: Professional Jazz Guitarist and Founder of Fret Dojo
  • Total Episodes: 27

Welcome to the Fret Dojo podcast with Greg O’Rourke – where we interview master jazz guitar players from all around the world. Get the insider secrets for the mindsets, practice approaches and tools that have taken master jazz guitarists to the top of their field. Make sure you check out our website FretDojo.com for more awesome resources, free jazz guitar lessons, and practical tips on how to take your jazz guitar playing to the next level!

The Cultured Guitarist

  • Publisher: Al Peterson, Kasper Townes
  • Total Episodes: 83

The Cultured Guitarist is dedicated to exploring the cultural zeitgeist surrounding the instrument that has been the most moving instrument of the last 100 years. Join us for the ongoing conversation of what it is to be a guitarist. We tackle everything from new gear, old gear, songwriting, playing, gigging, practicing, collecting, modding, building, etc. If it’s related to the guitar, we’re gonna explore it. With a lot of humour and some stellar guests, Al & Kasper tackle the topics in the unending quest to be six string gurus.

The Talkingbass Podcast

  • Publisher: Talkingbass
  • Total Episodes: 14

Conversations about everything Bass Guitar! Hosts Mark J Smith and Ellen O’Reilly interview bass players from every walk of life, from rock stars to session musicians to general working pros. Mark J Smith is a professional bass player and creator of the Talkingbass website and Youtube channel. Ellen O’Reilly is a professional bass player and columnist for Bass Player magazine. The Talkingbass website features bass lessons and courses on all areas of bass playing from beginner bass guitar through to music reading, harmony, ear training, technique and much, much more.


  • Publisher: Move Sounds
  • Total Episodes: 6

Welcome to the Wirelessin’ podcast. For true music fan.Barry Douglas is a classical pianist with years of experiences travelling around the world, performing with the Halle, the London Symphony and many more. He and his son Liam Douglas, a rock star in his own right – doing studio session and playing lead guitar in Becky and The Keys , chat about life as a musician, sharing stories of the ups and downs of being a performer, from life on the road, bad gigs and even a few good stories. They also reflect on life in a musical family and share times they have worked together. Join Liam and Barry every fortnight for a dose of musical nostalgia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Marshall Podcast

  • Publisher: The Marshall Amps Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 5

Ever heard of Slash? Lzzy Hale? While She Sleeps? Of course you have. The Marshall Podcast is hosted by Dan P. Carter and features exclusive interviews with the greatest names in guitar music. We’ve got tales from on tour, album anecdotes, rig setups and playing tips from people who have rocked stages all around the globe. Catch us on all good podcast platforms and on Marshall.com/podcast.

Love Songs the Podcast

  • Publisher: FineFineWhatever
  • Total Episodes: 32

La Quarantena is our new show. It’ll start with Yoni playing something on guitar for a few minutes, then Laura will talk to him about what it made her think about. And this is happening during a pandemic. Love Songs is a podcast from FineFineWhatever, a married couple with two kids. We are an English teacher/musician and a therapist/all-around genius. On each episode, we choose two love songs we can’t stop listening to and unpack what makes them so awesome.

The Cigar Box Guitar Builder

  • Publisher: Adam Harrison
  • Total Episodes: 66

This podcast is all about building, playing, enjoying and appreciating handcrafted cigar box guitars and other blues and roots inspired instruments. The podcast will endeavour to provide building tips, product reviews and interviews with builders and players.

Grimm-Tech 24/7

  • Publisher: Grimmaldika Tunes
  • Total Episodes: 86

LABELS: – Sonaxx Records – Construct Techno – Ithica Records – Alienator Records – Ushuaia Music – Beats HD Records – Affluenza Records – Lets Techno Records – Techno Never Dies – Oxytech Records – SMR Underground – TriBox Records – MTZ Noir Records – Pure Dope Digital – Dead Groovy Music – Strohm Records Bookings: [email protected] Since a very young age already fascinated by music & entertainment. Growing up with classical music, jazz & blues as well as groups of the 60 ‘s/70 ‘s, there was always one or another association with mostly any genre! Music is a feeling and that became reflected at age 14 when i fell in love with soundsscaping and mostly guitar playing. It was an overwhelming unloading valve for my feelings to create sounds and soon after i could buy my first guitar and i began my first band! My biggest inspiration in that time was Nirvana and grunge/rock in General. My older brother (TrixX K) and still my soulmate always came by with new groups for me to discover and took me to rock parties and festivals etc. In the meantime, the interest in electronic music came up. Defenitly at the moment that my greatest hero ‘ Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman ‘ played in the boiler room at pukkelpop i was completely sold to techno! It was a time of experimentation with instruments of all kind, samples and Groovebox, mixing tables and effects, go to many clubs and to be inspired by sounds and people. Fascinated by soundscaping i began a series of LSD-soundscapes (soundscapes created for the spiritual traveler!) At that time i also had the privelige learning experience to go to the city of ‘Brussels – Belgium’ to the ‘ piano factory ‘ to be able to go to school in mixing music. Both analog and digital mixing desks came to the bidding but especially the pro tools studio that was absolutely a favorite. After several groups to have worn it was time for something else! The years that came then were filled with the project ‘ Nox Solus ‘, piano and guitar with electronic drums etc. A very nice time on the field of play together with someone who was classically trained but also here came to an abrupt end! After so many disappointments in forming bands and projects there came a period of very long silence …., the calm before the storm that followed years after! After a spiritual journey to make the realisation that music is always a part of my life and it started to itch to produce quality! With the years of experience with bands and many different genres to play, it was not difficult to do production work and put tracks on soundcloud in the hope of a release! A few weeks later followed the miracle, a record label had interest in a track to release! In the meantime i have more than 30 + techno/Tech house tracks released on various domestic and foreign record labels and i have since been unstoppable!

Making It! with Terry Wollman

  • Publisher: EnterTalk
  • Total Episodes: 152

Welcome to “Making It With Terry Wollman”, the show that explores the secrets, successes and strategies for making it in the music biz.In the studio, the classroom, and in my travels, I so often get questions about the creative process, so I created this show to focus on what it takes to have a lasting career in the ever-changing landscape of the music business. You’re really in for a treat, as I have invited my friends, some of the best and brightest in music, to share their stories. I guarantee you’re going to love it.Time passes quickly, and I’ve learned that we should do what’s in our hearts, and do it well without apologies or excuses. I encourage you to create music in your own unique way and express your artistry with joy and abandon. Be willing to work uncompromisingly for what you believe in. Success will have a better chance of finding you when you live your life with integrity, focus, and passion. Be selfish with your discipline and selfless in your performance. And have fun. Remember, it’s called playing.Terry Wollman moved from Miami to Los Angeles after graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a degree in Arranging. He quickly built a solid reputation as an in-demand Producer, Guitarist, Music Director and Composer. Terry has worked with an array of artists including Melissa Manchester, Billy Preston, The Crusaders, Little Richard, Wilson Phillips, Joan Baez, Joe Walsh, Keb’ Mo’, and Eartha Kitt, to name just a few. Terry has produced artists including Tony Bennett, Dick Van Dyke, Dave Grusin with Alan Bergman, and Melissa Manchester’s 20th album “You Gotta Love The Life” with special guests artists Stevie Wonder, Joe Sample, Dave Koz, Dionne Warwick and Al Jarreau. Wollman’s debut album “Bimini” (1988) received worldwide critical acclaim. He recently released his 7th CD, a 25 year retrospective entitled “Silver Collection”. His first single “Welcome To Paradise” (featuring Terry with Dave Koz on alto sax) debuted at #1 Most Added on Billboard.

Learning Guitar Now: Learn blues guitar and slide guitar with these easy to follow guitar lessons from John W. Tuggle.

  • Publisher: John W. Tuggle
  • Total Episodes: 72

Learning the guitar can be very frustrating foo many. In this podcast, I want to help you improve your guitar skills by giving you these FREE blues and slide guitar lessons. You’ll learn how much easier learning blues guitar can be, with lessons and tips geared toward your success as a blues guitarist. These are lessons I have taught to my private students for the last 20 years. Whether you’re looking to improve you’re existing skills, or maybe start learning slide guitar, I want to keep you focused and interested in improving your guitar skills. These lessons are in the style of BB King, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and more. For complete courses on taking your blues and slide guitar playing to the next level, please visit www.learningguitarnow.com. Start learning the guitar now!

Learn Guitar

  • Publisher: National Guitar Academy
  • Total Episodes: 4

The Learn Guitar podcast from the National Guitar Academy will make you a better guitarist by teaching you our best guitar tips and secrets for rapid progress. We SIMPLIFY the guitar world so you can make music and have fun as quickly as possible. We discuss chords and chord technique, we share lead guitar secrets, we tell you how to sound more rhythmic and musical and we also teach you music theory. ‘Lead Lines’ is the part of the show when we discuss lead guitar techniques, scales, riffs, solos and secondary guitar techniques. ‘Quick Chords’ is the part of the show when we discuss chords & chord technique. ‘Tips & Advice’ is the part of the show when we answer your questions about guitar & music culture. If you’ve got a question for us please email us at “[email protected]” and we’ll try our best to help you out. ‘Rhythm Section’ is the part of the show when we discuss how to boost your rhythmic ability to make your guitar playing sound more musical. ‘Theory Tips’ is the part of the show when we share some bite-sized music theory tips. ‘One Last Thing’ is the part of the show when we leave you with a parting gift; something randomly cool or interesting about music or guitar culture. Bonus Packs For each podcast we create a ‘bonus pack’ that expands on what we’ve discussed in the episode. Each bonus pack includes video lessons, diagrams, chordboxes and practice materials, that build on the things we’ve discussed in the podcast. (There’s only so much we can explain through audio. Sometimes it’s easier to SHOW you stuff and that’s when the bonus packs come in handy.)

The Flamenco Guitar Podcast

  • Publisher: Ben Stubbs
  • Total Episodes: 15

Flamenco guitar teacher and founder of Flamenco4U.com guitar lessons, Ben Stubbs, explores the flamenco guitar, discusses playing techniques, and teaches you how to become a flamenco guitarist.

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