Tony Plays Big Sciota with Chad Fadely

Chad Fadely is the new guitar advisor over at The Acoustic Letter. I’ve never played with him before so I thought it would be fun to pick a few tunes!

The ULTIMATE Guitar Practice Routine

Just show up every day, and I'll tell you what to play!


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    Ed M

    Amazing!! Thanks for posting this, Tony! Please post similar jam sessions like this in the future. Pure motivation.

  2. Lonnie

    I don’t dance much but I couldn’t keep my feet still listening to you guy’s. Made want to get up and do a jig like my Grandpa did. I’m 67. Great stuff Tony and Chad.

  3. Joe

    Chad did great work on my Weber Beartooth mandolin that I bought from Greg Boyd’s..great player and very knowledgable.

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      Tony P


      I couldn’t agree more, chad is a wealth of knowledge and just an all around nice guy!!! And I must mention he is an absolute blast to play music with too 🙂


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    Tony P

    Hey all,

    I just wanted to hop in here and say thank you for all of the kind comments!!! It was a treat to play with Chad and really fun to be able to share this with you all!!! In fact the response was so great I think this may be something we start doing more of with different players 🙂 and Chad again of course, what a true honor to play with such a fantastic musician.


  5. John Balas

    Great Pickn’!! Beautiful sound. I’m goin’ t get my guitar right now. Thanx

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    Chuck Peifer

    As Joe Rogan would say, “POWERFUL!” Tony ‘n Chad… But seriously, I’m turning 61 years old in a couple weeks. So, why is it, I want to be like Tony when I grow up?…

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    Jack M

    Whoa! Nice. I don’t know whether I feel like I should chop off my fingers and burn my guitar, or just continue to double down on my efforts. Inspirational. Love this. More, please.

  8. John Bell

    You guys sound great playing together!!!!! Bravo!!!

  9. Mike S

    Great and happy sound! Thanks. 🙂

  10. Jim Horst

    Great job on that fellas.Really enjoyed the exchange of leads and I really like the way Tony plays the rhythm parts as well.Very inspiring and a great way to start the day!!

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    leslie c

    Kelly your right it would be fun to learn Mandolin, but right now guitar is taking up a lot of time to learn
    lovely piece of playing Tony thank you for the encouraging message too

  12. Roger Lore

    Totally enjoyable. Outstanding. Thanks for posting

  13. Charlie Thomas

    That ain’t “seriousness”. That right there is One-pointed Attention my friends!!!
    Total Absorption and Flow!

    Excellent stuff!

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    You guys looked so serious! But it was fun to listen to, and really inspiring. Like seeing Tony cut loose and let it hang out a bit! More like this, please!

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      Tony P


      Thanks for the request, while both Chad and I do mandolin lessons in person, it’s not something we have on the site 🙂


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