Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Jack Gardiner, Tony Martinez: footage from recent guitar jam session

Jamin with Jack at home ! So fun to jam with this dude !!!

Jack Gardiner and Tony Martinez jam

Chris Bieniek: Guitar Solo Pick Study #2

This is a solo/study that focuses on picking. It makes use of alternate and economy/ sweep picking lines using 16ths at 180 BPM.
I often use these studies for students interested in developing their picking further.

If you want a transcription just send $9 AUD to
Just mark it as: 'Guitar Solo Pick Study #2' so I know which one to send
100% of the profit will be donated to Orangutan Conservation (Specifically Orangutan Foundation International). If you don't want this solo but would like to donate, go to: (Which is the Orangutan Official Website)

Other Solos for wildlife conservation:
Solo 1# (The Tassie Devil):
Solo 2# (The Mountain Gorilla):
Solo 4# The Lead Beaters Possum:

You will receive Tab/notation/picking strokes, backing track, audio etc within 24 hours.

The solo: A Blues Rock vibe with an up tempo 'Cold Sweat' feel . Technically theres a focus on Alternate and Economy/Sweep Picking lines.
I have found learning full solos rather then a 'bunch of licks' to be more beneficial in developing my own solo and improvised playing. Playing up and down scales is great practice for playing up and down scales but doesn't improve improvising/ soloing technique.
Learning entire solos is a more whole-istic approach and great way to develop your own playing, understanding of how to use scales, rhythm, phrasing etc. Putting patterns, phrases and lines into context is the key.

This solo was recorded through the amazing Taurus 4.SL Stomp Head. Check out for more info. Awesome amps! Try one!

Both orangutan species are considered to be Endangered, with the Sumatran orangutan being Critically Endangered. Human activities have caused severe declines in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild. I was lucky enough so see Orangutan's in Borneo a few years back so hopefully they will be around for future generations to appreciate.

Guitar Solo Pick Study #2

Kelly Simonz: Sunset from transcendence guitar seminars

July 23, 2016, from holding events in transcendence guitar seminars @ Shimamura instrument ion Mall Tendo shop.

SUNSET (GARY MOORE) performed by Kelly SIMONZ

Vincent Brzezinski: Kufra At Dusk and Totalitarian Sphere - Cover by a little guy

Kufra at Dusk by Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, Alex Webster (bass), Alex Rudinger (drums):
http://conqueringdystopia.comFor more of my musical projects and the rest of the my Conquering Dystopia covers visit:
Special thanks to Seymour Duncan and Keith Merrow for support.
Schecter Demon-7
Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky
Fender Mustang Floor pedal, Fuse editor
Seymour Duncan signature Jeff Loomis Blackouts pickups
Electro-Voice ZLX 12-P

Kufra At Dusk (Full cover) by Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow

Totalitarian Sphere (Full cover) by Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow

Jeff Kollman: Bedbucket - Cosmosquad Live 2016

Shane Gaalaas- Drums
Pete Griffin- Bass
Jeff Kollman- Guitar for more music

Bedbucket - Cosmosquad Live 2016

Bryan Baker: rocking an amazing Ibanez Talman for the latest tour

Bryan Baker

My rig for this tour, with the totally ridiculous and amazing Talman from @officialibanezguitars, the unparalleled SP compressor from @xoticusa, two of the best overdrives in the Looking Glass and Boneshaker from @digitechfx, the DL-3 from @bossfx_us and the amazing Topanga Reverb from @catalinbread! A seriously awesome sounding rig!— at Langnau CITY.Bryan Baker

Adam Ironside: .strandberg* creamily spanked for #JaredDinesShredWars

Adam Ironside: .strandberg* creamily spanked for #JaredDinesShredWars

#JaredDinesShredWars - Adam Ironside

Joe Calderone, Adam Rafowitz: Isometry - djentinstrumental progressive metal from Fort Myers

The immensely talented Joe Calderone, bassist of Sound Struggle, released an album today! Check it out he really hit it out of the park! Also, I have a solo on Aries, so, 😁😁😁

Isometry - by Joe Calderone
1. Aries 05:45
2. Elation 05:23
3. Time Traveller 02:17
4. A False Sense of Connection 06:14
5. Parallel Universe 03:54
6. Isometry 04:25

released July 27, 2016
Joe Calderone: Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
Adam Rafowitz: Guitar solo on "Aries"
Joey Izzo: Keyboard solo on "A False Sense of Connection"
Photography by Taras Kalapun
Album Art by Joe Calderone
Mixed and Mastered by Joe Calderone

Per Nilsson, Mattias IA Eklundh, Kee Marcello, John Norum: Axemen of Sweden - streaming options available

Per Nilsson

Finally, the documentary AXEMEN OF SWEDEN is out and about, and for a minor service charge it will be made available for your viewing and hearing pleasure! Basically it features me and a bunch of my heroes in personal and upclose interviews and off-the-cuff jams, it's pretty sweet really!

Please support this and help the filmmakers earn back a little of their expenses - they funded this out of their own pockets as a labor of love, and word on the street is that if they have some success with this documentary, chances are there will be a follow-up featuring more Swedish axemen!

Axemen of Sweden is a documentary about some of the greatest guitar heroes from Sweden. Featured guitar players: Kee Marcello (Europe, Easy Action, etc.), John Norum (Europe, Dokken, etc.), Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth, Talisman, etc.), Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen, Fate, etc.), Georg "Jojje" Wadenius (Made in Sweden, Blood Sweat & Tears, etc.), Andreas Öberg, Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry, Kaipa, etc.) and Jessica Gardlund.

Axemen of Sweden from Axemen of Sweden on Vimeo.

Ian Lorimer: Blazing Blues Solo with Coffee Break Grooves

Download the backing track Track # 6

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Blazing Blues Solo! Ian Lorimer with Coffee Break Grooves