Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Jeff Loomis: guitar world promo

Buy this DVD on the newsstands wherever Guitar World magazine is sold starting February 17th!

Super Shred Guitar: Master Class is the first instructional DVD with Nevermore's epic shredder Jeff Loomis, covering a variety of topics including warm-up exercises, scale studies, economy picking, sweep picking, diminished / dominant 7th sweeps, writing heavy riffs, "warped" a blues scale, modes & arpeggios, and much more!

Guitar DVD presents: Super Shred Guitar: Master Class

Silvio Gazquez: virtuso guitar secrets

This is a small portion of the 3 DVD set featuring Virtuoso Guitarist Silvio Gazquez.
In this clip Claude Johnson decodes some of Silvio's unique licks and shares the secrets to his guitar skills with you so you can be a Virtuoso too


Silvio's Licks HD

The Virtuoso Guitar System is going to spoon-feed you easy-to-digest, bite size pieces of world-class guitar playing. With this system, the complex becomes simple and the impossible becomes possible.

So, you're going to get:

3 DVDs that are jam-packed with over 4 hours of easy-to-understand instructions.

75 tabbed out detailed examples, so you can follow along with Silvio.

An electronic book that breaks things down into greater detail.

A monster bag of world-class guitar tricks, techniques and methodology that is going to change how you play the guitar forever.

Alberto Carcano:tapping bach prelude

Alberto Carcano, even more impressive playing with inverted electric stringed instrument, in two handed style... Alberto Carcano says:
I play this Violin solo Partita of Bach on my arrangement with tapping guitar. Finally I found the sound of tapping like I want. I've placed in the video the partiture scrolling while the video is playing.

Tapping Bach partita n.3 in E Preludio - Alberto Carcano

Joe Satriani: private concert

Joe Satriani at a private concert, this is an old video posted in 2005.

Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie

Greg Howe: live in athens 4

Greg Howe Band at the "Athina Live" Athens Greece 24/1/09 playing " Bird's Eye View"
Greg Howe: guitar
John Reshard: bass
Dennis Hamm: keys
Jianluka Palmieri: drums

Greg Howe - Bird's Eye View (pt. 2 final) Live in Athens

Al Di Meola: us tour dates


Al Di Meola and his new band, World Sinfonia, kicked off their nationwide tour January 9 in Pittsburgh, PA, to a sold-out crowd. Playing songs from Live in Milano, the romantic album that perfectly captures the new group's tango-influenced sound, which is heavily influenced by the late master of that genre, Astor Piazzolla, critics have fallen in love with the band wherever it stops. Here's some of what we've been reading.


02/03/2009 - SAN DIEGO, CA - ANTHOLOGY
02/06/2009 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - YOSHI'S
02/07/2009 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - YOSHI'S
02/08/2009 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - YOSHI'S

Barrett Tagliarino: transcribing paul gilbert

Jenn posts an interesting letter from Barrett Tagliarino discussing the process of transcription for Paul Gilbert's recent DVD. Barrett Tagliarino says:
He brought over a guitar each time, usually an Ibanez. One day he had a “reverse Iceman” they’d custom-made for him. The neck on this guitar was especially thick. He plugged into an old Mesa Boogie MKIII that I have here and showed me what he wanted. Occasionally I would have to pick up a guitar too when we weren’t sure about a rhythmic subdivision, like the fast stuff and rubato sections on Eudaimonia.

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Dust Commander - Barrett Tagliarino

Greg Howe: live in athens 3


Greg Howe Band at the "Athina Live" Athens Greece 24/1/09 playing " Bird's Eye View"
Greg Howe: guitar
John Reshard: bass
Dennis Hamm: keys
Jianluka Palmieri: drums

Greg Howe - Bird's Eye View (w. extended solo) Live in Athens

Marshall Harrison: guitar clinic, music by numbers?

Marshall Harrison appears at a guitar clinic in Texas... plus it's free!!!! Get on over and pick up some sick (yet cultivated) licks:

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
7 p.m.
Fine Arts Recital Hall, F117
College of the Mainland
Focus will be on modern
electric guitar techniques
hybrid picking, sweep picking, legato phrasing and integration.
Audience members may bring an unplugged guitar or just watch.
Sheet music will be available for purchase.
For more information call,
409-938-1211, ext. 545/348 or
1-888-258-8859, ext. 545/348.

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Rusty Cooley: more namm highlights!

Rusty Cooley Winter NAMM 2009 Dean Artist Performance at WIMBASH playing Dominion

Rusty Cooley Winter NAMM 2009 Wimbash Part2 Rock House

Rusty Cooley Dean Artist Winter NAMM 2009 WIMBASH

Greg Howe: live in athens 2

Greg Howe Band at the "Athina Live" Athens Greece 24/1/09 playing " Morning View" from the new album "Sound Proof"
Greg Howe: guitar
John Reshard: bass
Dennis Hamm: keys
Jianluka Palmieri: drums

Greg Howe - Morning View (live in Athens)

Michael Angelo Batio: news update

PRWeb announces:
Michael Angelo Batio is proud to announce the release of two new Michael Angelo Batio signature guitars from Dean Guitars of Tampa, FL. The MAB2 "Aviator" and the MAB1 "Lazer" debuted at the NAMM's (International Music Products Association's) annual 2009 convention in Anaheim, CA on January 15. The first 150 of each new model will be hand-numbered and autographed by Michael Angelo Batio. The Dean MAB2 Aviator and the MAB1 Lazer will be available for purchase from Dean dealers beginning this spring. Michael's first Dean signature guitar was released in 2008 as the MAB1 "Armorflame."

Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time Dean Guitars has commissioned world-renowned guitar luthier Mike Lipe of Sun Valley, CA to create another Dean "Double-Guitar" which Michael will use while performing live throughout 2009. The Double-Guitar is Michael's invention and trademark. Additionally, a new Dean "Quad-Guitar" is being crafted for Michael's use on tour in 2009. The Quad-Guitar is a four-necked guitar of Michael's invention. This guitar will replace his original Quad-Guitar which was stolen during a subsequent tour.

Looking forward, Michael has set September 2009 for the release of his new solo instrumental CD tentatively dubbed "Hands Without Shadows- Volume II". Also scheduled for release in 2009 will be two new Michael Angelo Batio DVDs: "Speed Lives 3" featuring instruction for the song "The Finish Line" and Michael's taped, sold-out performance at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Simi Valley, CA on July 9, 2008.

In 2009, Michael will introduce eight new clinic tracks during his live performances. Michael continues as Dean Guitar's premiere endorser and clinician having performed over 100 clinics worldwide in 2008.

The Michael Angelo Batio Street Team is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a live online chat with Michael Angelo Batio on Feb. 2, 2009 at 9:00 PM EST. To become a member of the MAB Street Team, please visit:

Fredrik Thordendal: cynic meshuggah tour update

28-01-2009:More kudos for Bravewords:
Cynic and Meshuggah announce today the addition of an extra dimension to their tour.

Indeed, the bands have joined together to launch an online video channel that gives fans a glimpse into what's happening on the road, behind the scenes, with regular updates from tour stops, artist-on-artist interviews, and much more.

In addition to videos uploaded by the bands themselves, Cynic and Meshuggah are opening the channel to their fans, and calling on them to send in footage camera phone or otherwise from the shows, documenting their own experience of the tour.

All concert-goers need to do is send their shots to, and if accepted, the clips will be available for the entire metal world to see. The channel will be available 24 hours a day on both Cynic and Meshuggah's websites and MySpace pages.

1 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
2 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
3 - House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
4 - Slim’s - San Francisco, CA
6 - El Corazón - Seattle, WA
7 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
8 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
9 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
11 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
13 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
15 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
17 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON
18 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
19 - TBA - New York, NY
20 - Recher Theatre - Towson, MD

Steve Vai: master class

Kudos bravewords:

Steve Vai is bringing his Alien Guitar Secrets Master Class to San Diego, CA on February 28th

This 3+ hour unique package gives the student a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Steve discuss music theory, guitar techniques, the music business, and most importantly, techniques on how to discover and unlock your personal musical identity. It also includes a question and answer session, and a few attendees will be chosen to jam with Steve in this intimate environment.

Availability is limited for the San Diego master class to only 70 places - so please be aware that this class will sell quickly.

Class Outline:

When I Was A Little Boy - Introduction
Building the Church - Short and long term musical goals
Essence - Basic guitar playing concepts and music theory
Under it All - Finding and cultivating your own uniqueness on the instrument
Midway Creatures - Discussion about the music business
K’m Pee-Du-Wee - Bathroom Break
Head Cuttin’ Duel - Jamming with Steve
Answers - Q & A With Steve
Here I Am - Meet & Greet, autographs and photos with Steve

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Carvin Showcase
Carvin Corp.
12340 World Trade Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128

Ticket Sales:

Alien Guitar Secrets is only available through the online ticketing store
(please note that this is a different store to the merch store). Ticket sales begin Wednesday, January 28th at 12pm Pacific Standard Time. Tickets are $325.00 each and shall be limited to a maximum of 70 places. Ticket price includes:

One ticket to Alien Guitar Secrets, which includes the aforementioned 3 hour experience.
A limited edition “Naked Tracks” 5 CD box set.
Please note that tickets purchased more than 10 days before the master class will receive personalized laminates featuring the guest's name. Due to production leadtimes, ticket purchases less than 10 days before the event will receive a dated and numbered laminate. The ticket and “Naked Tracks” Box Set will be given to you at check-in upon arrival at the venue. If you purchase the package, you will need to arrive at the venue no later than 60 minutes prior to the beginning of the class.

Visit the special Alien Guitar Secrets page for more information and FAQ.

In addition, Steve is coming to Italy in April to present his Alien Guitar Secrets Master Classes.

The following dates are confirmed so far, but more will be added. Please note that ticketing for each master class in Italy will be handled by the venue hosting the master class. Please contact the venues directly for more information about tickets.

18 - Reggio Emilia - Tempo Rock
19 - Pistoia - Teatro Bolognini
20 - Milano - Accademia Del Suono
22 - Montegranaro - Teatro La Perla
23 - Roccaforzata - Go West Saloon
24 - Caserta - Teatro Comunale

Stay tuned for an announcement about Steve's Master Classes in London, England.

Rob Gux: 11 string guitar alert!

11 string guitar alert! Rob Guz says:
"10.000 tons of steel, shed from a jet in 22.000 feet altitude -- the impacts should be comparable to M.A.N's new album!" In this video you`ll get a little from the crazyness which makes this band something different. Obviously a MUST WATCH for each guitarist and metal fan out there.

Rob Guz - M.A.N. Guitarist

Joe Satriani: john petrucci, paul gilbert g3

From G3 live at Madison Square Garden with Satriani, Petrucci & Gilbert on 4/11/07 180min show complete,

G3 - Satriani, Petrucci & Gilbert 4/11/07 2dvd MSG New York Complete show

Bruce Bouillet: g3 scarified 2007

Bruce and Paul rip it up again on this classic track!


Paul Gilbert: suite berlin

Paul Gilbert plays the captivating Suite Modale live Berlin 8/10/08. This was one of the highlights of the Bristol show... so much so... I turned the camera off to watch...

Paul Gilbert -Suite Modale live Berlin 8/10/08

Giorgio Rovati: centrica fusion guitar and new cd

Great googly moogly more fusion guitar this time from the accomplished hands of Giorgio Rovati!

Fusion Jazz Guitar Improvisation - Giorgio Rovati

Plus the excellent new band Centrica and new CD:

1 - Centrica Experience (8'31)
2 - Secret Vision (7'37)
3 - D.N.A. - Part One (6'21)
4 - D.N.A. - Part Two (8'21)
5 - Reality And Illusion (9'26)
6 - Dulcedo (3'56)
7 - Eternal Dimension (8'20)

CENTRICA is a young new italian band, today releasing its outstanding debut album. This quartet (Guitars, keyboards, bass & drums) plays a lively, dynamic instrumental Progressive heavy-metal with nice jazz-rock hints. These seven dense pieces offer everything a DREAM THEATER or PORCUPINE TREE lover enjoys: powerful guitar riffs, lively and fluid guitar or synthesizers soli, dynamic rhythms. But CENTRICA is also able to experiment new structures, in more peaceful, acoustic or atmospheric sequences. Let's mention nice piano parts, for example. While CENTRICA certainly is a bunch of virtuosos, they always concentrate on melodies, and prefer several short soli to one long. Their very structured music is always pleasant and intense.
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Centrica promo [HD] Progressive Metal

Centrica promo

Gus Drax: guitar idol 2009 heat 2

Gus Drax says:
Heres “Vitality”. Its off of my first solo album coming out in 2009! I also have a video clip for this song that you can see

The song combines some nice melodies and solos in Em! In the middle part the time signature changes to 7/8 and the key to A Harmonic Minor using an open string lick with tapping! Then i have a cool guitar-keyboard duel with Bob Katsionis of Firewind.
After that we are going back to the main melody and key and in the end an outro solo.

As you can hear, the song has a “Dream Theater” influence.I think fans of John Petrucci,Joe Satriani,Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen will like it!

I hope you like it and you will vote me

Gus Drax-Vitality- Guitar Idol 2009 competition Entry

Conrad Harpham: guitar idol 2009 heat 2

Conrad Harpham enters a second track, of rock fusion style... check out the awesome sequenced two handed licks... a cross between Andy James and Michael Angelo Batio! vote

Dr Thompson's Video File

Petr Henych: guitar idol 2009 heat 2

Petr Henych plays a track from his new CD for the second heat of guitar idol 2009. vote

Petr Henych - Pleasure trip(for Guitar Idol competition)