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Guitar Noise Podcast #9 – Adding Fills

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Okay, let’s get going on our ninth Guitar Noise Podcast!

Here, we’re going to take ideas from many of our past GN Podcasts and use them to create fills that will make our basic strumming sound even better. We use one of our earliest strumming patterns, not to mention one of our earliest chord progressions (G to D to Am, G to D to C) and then work out a couple of interesting fills to spice things up a bit.

While we will work with some specific fills, the object is ultimately going to be coming up with your own fills. So you might want to read up on ideas with an old Guitar Noise Guitar Column, called Tricks of the Trade. You might find some very helpful tips there.

As always, I’ll be walking you step by step through the lesson. And, as always, please let us know what you think.



  1. David Hodge
    September 18th, 2008 @ 11:24 am

    You’re welcome!


  2. Derick John
    September 18th, 2008 @ 11:23 am

    lesson 9

  3. David Hodge
    June 13th, 2008 @ 11:10 am

    Hi Andrew (and also to Wendy again)

    Apparently, when we made some little changes to the blog site we inadvertently dropped the “download” icon from the old podcasts. We’re working on getting that restored. If you find you can’t wait that long (and no worry if that’s the case), email me directly at:

    [email protected]

    and I’ll send you a copy of the podcast for your own use.

    Hope this helps and thanks for listening.


  4. Andrew
    June 10th, 2008 @ 8:09 am

    How do I download mp3 of podcast 9?

  5. David Hodge
    June 9th, 2008 @ 7:58 am

    Hi Wendy

    It should be – the latest one is. You don’t need an iPod or iTunes to listen to the lessons. Below the play button is a link that says “Download.” Right-click and “Save as”. You can listen to it on your computer or transfer it to any music player you have.

    If you are an iTunes user check this out: From the “Advanced” menu click “Subscribe to Podcast.” Paste the following link into the box and click “OK”. iTunes should automatically download the latest podcast when it’s published.

    But I don’t see this link on the old Podcasts. So let me check with Paul about that and we’ll see what we can do. I’ll get back to you on this as soon as possible.

    Hope this helps.


  6. Wendy
    June 9th, 2008 @ 5:03 am

    Is this podcast available for downloading?

  7. David Hodge
    May 30th, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

    You’re welcome! Glad you liked it and I hope it inspires you to come up with your own personal arrangement.


  8. Greg
    May 30th, 2008 @ 8:11 am

    Best Podcast yet! – Thanks! Was trying to spice this tune up since I started playing.