Grade 43

A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

About the show

2 cats, 3 dogs, 5 children, and 13 guitars.
Brian and Kalimar are old elementary school buddies who have come back to start Grade 43. Listen in on what they are learning about guitar gear, practice habits, and family life.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Modes: Big Whoop

    Article  |  August 15th, 2022
    By Kalimar
    theory;music

    Kalimar's opinion of modes. Not really important to learn, unless they are.

  • Mean Mr Mode

    Article  |  August 15th, 2022
    By Brian
    guitar, instruction, learning, theory

    Let's get a little meta about talking about Episode 13 - Modes

  • Episode 13: Panic Mode - A Portrait of Dorian Gray Areas

    Episode  |  August 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 24 mins
    comedy, guitar, instruction, learning, lessons, lifestyle, theory

    Brian and Kalimar are old elementary school buddies who have come back to start Grade 43. Listen in on what they are learning about guitar gear, practice habits, and family life.

  • Episode 12: Summer Cleaning

    Episode  |  August 1st, 2022  |  58 mins 15 secs
    comedy, exercises, guitar, lifestyle

    A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

  • Episode 11: Good Cooking - An Interview with Eric Petrus of NOVA Guitars

    Episode  |  July 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    comedy, gear, guitar, interview, lifestyle, maintenance

    A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

  • Episode 10: Hey Joel - An Interview with Chase Bliss Founder Joel Korte

    Episode  |  July 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    comedy, guitar, interview, lifestyle, pedals, star wars

    A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

  • Episode 9: Be Real! A Melange of Hommage and Potpourri

    Episode  |  June 20th, 2022  |  47 mins 9 secs
    comedy, guitar, lifestyle, meta, podcasting

    A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

  • Episode 8: Know Your Self! An Interview with Josh Skaja

    Episode  |  June 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    comedy, guitar, interview, lifestyle

    A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

  • Episode 7: The Wind Cries Jimi

    Episode  |  May 23rd, 2022  |  46 mins 13 secs
    comedy, guitar, lifestyle

    A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

  • Episode 6: Know Your Gear! An Interview with Phil McKnight

    Episode  |  May 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 21 mins
    comedy, gear, guitar, interview, know your gear, kyg, lifestyle, reviews, youtube

    A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

  • Episode 5: Surfy Klaus is Coming to Town

    Episode  |  April 25th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    comedy, guitar, lifestyle, surf

    A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

  • Episode 4: Citi-Zen CAGED

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 25 mins
    comedy, guitar, learning, lessons, lifestyle

    A podcast entailing 5 kids, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1.5 fish, a lizard and 13 guitars

  • Episode 3: Putting Dire Straits On

    Episode  |  March 28th, 2022  |  59 mins 47 secs
    audio, comedy, guitar, lifestyle, recording

    The mayhem of two middle aged men using the internet to talk...about guitars and other vexing topics.

  • Mental health and Guitar

    Article  |  March 27th, 2022
    By Kalimar

    Be sure to keep your guitar hobby fun.

  • Episode 2: Nothing Matters

    Episode  |  March 14th, 2022  |  51 mins 35 secs
    comedy, guitar, lifestyle

    The mayhem of two middle aged men using the internet to talk...about guitars and other vexing topics.

  • Episode 1: Edge of Breakup

    Episode  |  February 27th, 2022  |  55 mins 12 secs
    strings

    Brian and Kalimar are recording episode 1 on the luckiest day of the decade! What could possibly go wrong? Listen in while they discuss guitar strings, edge-of-break up, and family life.