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New Podcast: David Butler - Make it a Musical Summer


In this week’s episode of the ArtistWorks Music Series podcast, ArtistWorks CEO Patricia Butler sits down with David Butler, Chairman and co-founder of ArtistWorks, creator of Video Exchange Learning, and our Beginner’s Guide to Acoustic Guitar instructor, to discuss the best ways to make your summer season musical. Together, they explore the benefits of playing music outdoors, getting together with friends to perform, and discovering new outlets to infuse your summer with more music. The show is available wherever you listen to podcasts, or you can listen here at ArtistWorks.


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The freedom of the summer months often feels infinite—no limits, no boundaries, no restrictions. As children, we’re untethered from the confines of the classroom and, as adults, we feel an equal need to escape from the office, explore the outdoors, and enjoy a vacation away. Fortunately, like the summertime, music is also liberating, and one of the great beauties of playing an instrument is the ability to take it with you wherever you go.


“I learned a lot of guitar in the summertime as a kid. It was a great time to get together with my friends who also had guitars to share ideas and play together,” David explains. “We’d go camping, gather around the campfire, pass around different instruments, and just play. It was wonderful fun!”


David goes on to emphasize that, not only were these summer campfire jam sessions great fun, but they were also a perfect catalyst for collaboration, exchanging ideas (both musical and otherwise), and teaching.


“Whenever you get musicians together, whether they’re professionals or amateurs, there’s always this beginning point where you have to find musical common denominators,” David explains. “So, invariably, there’s some teaching that happens. If someone wants to play a Grateful Dead song, for example, and you don’t know it, you’ve got to learn it from your fellow players really fast. But, then you walk away from the jam session having learned something new.”


To learn more ways you can make your summer season musical, listen to the full podcast with David Butler here:




If you’re interested in studying the acoustic guitar and learning even more about David’s approaches to teaching and growing as a musician, check out his online acoustic guitar lessons right here at ArtistWorks!



On the ArtistWorks Music Series, CEO Patricia Butler speaks with master musicians across all genres who teach at ArtistWorks. Join them as they dive deep into topics like becoming a musician, playing at all skill levels, and the journey of learning music.


Looking to dive into more music podcasts? You’ve come to the right place. Investigate previous episodes where plenty of topics are explored with fantastic, hand-selected, and knowledgeable guests.


Tune in for new episodes released every other Wednesday on all platforms, and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show!


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