#408 – Tal Wilkenfeld: Music, Guitar, Bass, Jeff Beck, Prince, and Leonard Cohen

Tal Wilkenfeld is a singer-songwriter, bassist, and guitarist. She has performed with legendary artists including Jeff Beck, Prince, Incubus, Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and many more. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/tal-wilkenfeld-transcript

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Big thank you to Crossroads Guitar Festival and Jeff Beck Estate for the footage included in this podcast.
Crossroads Guitar Festival: https://crossroadsguitarfestival.com/
Jeff Beck & Tal Wilkenfeld at Crossroads: https://youtube.com/watch?v=BVgUzUZeTw4
Guitar: Jeff Beck
Bass: Tal Wilkenfield
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
Keyboards: Jason Rebello
“Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” is originally by Stevie Wonder

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(06:51) – Jeff Beck
(15:44) – Confidence on stage
(32:23) – Leonard Cohen
(40:23) – Taxi Driver
(51:43) – Songwriting
(55:23) – How to learn and practice
(1:13:53) – Slap vs Fingerstyle
(1:20:16) – Davie504
(1:24:36) – Prince
(1:30:13) – Jimi Hendrix
(1:32:27) – Mentorship
(1:38:46) – Sad songs
(1:44:43) – Tal performs Under The Sun (live)
(1:50:00) – Tal performs Killing Me (live)