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Why Playing Progress Stalls: Bryan Sutton



Welcome to the latest episode of the ArtistWorks Music Series podcast! This week, ArtistWorks CEO Patricia Butler sits down with Grammy®  award-winning and nine-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year, flatpick guitar master Bryan Sutton to discuss how to overcome roadblocks in your musical journey. The show is available wherever you listen to podcasts, or you can listen here on ArtistWorks.


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Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting on your musical journey, Sutton maintains that improvement depends on the same basic principles. “Aim for a fundamental level of quality that is defined through these components: Rhythm (meaning groove and timing), tone (meaning the voice of the instrument), how you connect one note to the next, and being able to convey an overarching expressive quality. All these components come together to define quality playing.” 


Find out what other advice Bryan has for you now:




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. Over the coming weeks we'll be spotlighting many of our world-famous teachers such as:


Eric Marienthal -  Wednesday December 3rd 

David Butler - Wednesday December 17th 


Looking to dive into more music podcasts? You’ve come to the right place. Now’s the perfect time to investigate previous episodes. There are plenty of topics to explore with fantastic guests. 


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


Want to get started on overcoming the roadblock on your musical journey with our online music lessons? Try out some free music lessons with any of our master musicians and learn from the best!


Read more: 

New Podcast: The Music that Inspires Bryan Sutton

Watch Bryan Sutton & Andy Hall's Bluegrass Medley

New Bryan Lessons: "Cherokee Shuffle" and "Margaret's Waltz"!




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