Conversations with world class musicians and experts.

Albert Lee

An unguarded conversation with a country guitar legend


Andy Wood

Going mando and electro with a multi-instrumentalist wizard


Andy Wood Acoustic

A closeup look at multi-instrument mechanics and bluegrass standards


Andy Wood Workshop

A hands-on plectrum practicum on three instruments with a bluegrass and rock master


Ben Givan

Musicology of Django and Gypsy Jazz


Carl Miner 2007

Sitting down with a winner of America's premier bluegrass flat pick competition


Carl Miner 2015

Getting to the bottom of Carl's incredible crosspicking technique


David Grier

The spellbinding artistry of a flatpick wizard


Ellen Winner

Musical Learning and Prodigy


Frank Gambale

Cracking the Code sits down with a technique pioneer


Jimmy Bruno

An economy picking workout with a bop master


Joscho Stephan

A closeup investigation of elite-level Gypsy Jazz technique



A snapshot of guitar greatness in the making


Marshall Harrison

A closeup look at Marshall's blazing swybrid innovations


Martin Miller

Face-melting fusion with a modern master


Martin Miller Through the Changes

"Playing Through The Changes" explores Martin's improvisational chops


Marty Friedman

Up close with one of the most recognizable techniques in metal


Michael Angelo Batio 2007

Two-way pickslanting and swiping with a shred icon


Michael Angelo Batio 2017

The inimitable MAB stops by the Cracking the Code studio


Mika Tyyskä

Exploring songs, sights, and sound with a multimedia pioneer


Mike Stern

A jazz legend shares a wealth of improvisational inspiration


Molly Tuttle

Cracking the Code sits down with the 2017 IBMA Guitarist of the Year


Noa Kageyama

Performance and Practice Strategy


Pietro Mazzoni

Science of Motor Learning


Siv Lie

Gypsy History and Musical Tradition


Steve Morse

A fusion pioneer shares his legendary crosspicking technique


Strunz and Farah

Hypnotic harmonies and blazing leads with the trailblazing world music duo


Teemu Mäntysaari

Battle-tested pickslanting insights for the modern metal lead player


Terry Syrek

An elite guitarist's struggle with focal dystonia