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There is space for everyone to enjoy music and to make the music that they like.

Ciyadh Wells

This conversation flows like honey.

Today I’m joined by Ciyadh Wells! Ciyadh is a classical guitarist and host of the super rad Musically Cogitating Podcast, a show about the importance of music and it’s impact on our lives. Rad, right? In this conversation we discuss music and why we love it, podcasting, and why we do it. I had a super fun time with this conversation and I hope you do, too.


Ciyadh on Soundcloud

Musically Cogitating Podcast

Ciyadh on Twitter

In this episode we cover…

  • Ciyadh has a great voice for podcasting (4:00)
  • “I’ve been playing guitar for 14 years” (6:00)
  • “I love creating the things that I consume.” (9:00)
  • Why you need a website (12:00)
  • What makes podcasting so cool? (15:00)
  • “Music is like food: everyone has an opinion.” (19:00)
  • Tips and tools for podcasters (22:00)
  • Doing what you love: it’s not easy. (27:00)
  • “Oh.. you have a podcast?” (31:00)
  • How does music effects us? (34:00)
  • Underrepresented voices in classical music, recommendations (42:00)
  • Music can’t be explained. It just happens (47:00)
  • What is classical guitar and how is it played? (51:00)
  • Music Appreciation Class: A spicy salsa rant (58:00)
  • What music says about us (1:04:00)
  • Creativity and sharing your work (1:15:00)
  • Back on podcasting (1:25:00)
  • I used to make electronic music (and listened to music that scared my mom) (1:29:00)
  • Sendoff (1:33:00)

Musical Mentions

Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon (mentioned a lot)

Boards of Canada

Renoise (like making music on Microsoft Excel)

Venetian Snares

Aphex Twin

The Flashbulb


Mammal Hands

Snarky Puppy

Steve Reich

Philip Glass

Florence Price

Dvorak (the composer not the keyboard)

Heitor Villa-Llobas

Tommy Emmanuel

Charles Mingus

Wes Montgomery

Cortex – A podcast by CGP Grey

Ali Abdaal


Please enjoy!

Cheers, and here’s to your good health.

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