Sunday, 12 April 2009

News: truth in shredding grabs guitarworld number 1 slot

News:
12-04-2009:
OK... back to number 1 again... got a screen grab this time incase I disappear again! The top 10 is littered with the household favourites of guitar blog land... interesting to note TIS has significantly higher blog count, but the technique appears to count quality not quantity. The good news is fans of guitar who did not know about your blog before might know about it now... toodle pip.



1.Truth In Shredding lauriemonk Paul Gilbert 689 127
2.Rock House Blog The Rock House Blog David Gilmour 687 19
3.Modern Guitars Magazine Les Paul 564 0
4.Strat-O-Blogster Guitar Blog Fender 538 14
5.Gibson Lifestyle - Features Gibson 507 10
6.Guitar Noize guitarnoize Chickenfoot 440 7
7.i heart guitar Queensryche 366 18
8.The Guitar Channel dreg691 Alex Lifeson 325 4
9.Guitar Blog Fender 279 5
10.Steve Vai - Official News Updates 279

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Leandro Costa: guitar idol 2009 online final, super smooth fusion

News:
12-04-2009:
A superb bit of playing from Leandro Costa on this track entitled Rain. The guitar idol on line final is going to rock!

Leandro costa - Rain

Al Ridgway: spocktrometer smooth grove

News:
12-04-2009:
Al Ridgway says:
Lots of legato, string skipping , picking and general improvised musings of the moment. played through better by the pound by meshelle ndgeocello

I have an earlier video using the same track and its a nice contrast between the fender used in this and the jackson used in the other.

I will be doing an expo at www.moorblues.co.uk so please come down to check out my set and to support the music.


MoorBlues Music Festival 2009
The Moor Suite, Heaton Moor


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Heaton Moor Road, Stockport, SK4 4PB
12th Sept 2009
Doors open 2.00pm
Artists until 11.00pm
Late Bar

Tickets £15 + Postage.


smooth grooving shred fender stratocaster

Paul Gilbert: bach cello suite mi 1989

News:
12-04-2009:
This is Paul Gilbert playing the Bach Cello Suite No.6 at the 1989 musicians institute clinic.

Paul Gilbert - Bach Cello Suite - 1989 MI Clinic

Gustavo Guerra: new covers youtube

News:
12-04-2009:
Gustavo Guerra set up a new youtube to move his covers, luckily enough he left a nice improvisation track on line too with his Crafter Convoy... enjoy

Improvisation

John Petrucci: LTE box set promo trailer posted!

News:
12-04-2009:

Liquid Tension Experiment Live 2008 Trailer


THIS DELUXE BOX SET IS LIMITED EDITION AND ONLY AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS!!! THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE PRESSING DONE AND ONCE THEY ARE GONE, THEY ARE GONE FOREVER!!! DON'T REGRET MISSING OUT ON THIS GREAT COLLECTOR'S ITEM!.
pre-order.

Box Set Includes:

LTE Live In NYC (2 CD)
LTE Live In NYC (1 DVD)
LTE Live In LA (2 CD)
LTE Live In LA (1 DVD)
LTE Live In LA (1 Blu-ray) Available only in the boxset
LTE Bonus Disc (1 CD) Available only in the boxset
Liquid Trio Experiment - When the Water Breaks: Live In Chicago (1 CD)
24 Page Booklet

Live In NYC
'Acid Rain' (9:25)
'Kindred Spirits' (8:00)
'Biaxident' (7:39)
'Freedom of Speech' (9:00)
'Improv Jam #1' (8:10)
'Another Dimension' (10:51)
'State of Grace' (6:20)
'Universal Mind' (9:36)
'When the Water Breaks' (16:49)
' Improv Jam #2' (11:31)
'Rhapsody in Blue' (13:49)
'Osmosis' (3:43)
'Paradigm Shift' (9:31)

Live In LA
'Acid Rain' (10:43)
'Kindred Spirits' (7:53)
'Biaxident' (7:34)
'Freedom of Speech' (8:54)
'Improv Jam #1' (8:21)
'Another Dimension' (10:31)
'State of Grace' (6:00)
'Universal Mind Part 1' (3:36)
'Keyboard Solo' (5:19)
'Universal Mind part 2' (3:46)
'When the Water Breaks' (17:52)
'Improv Jam #2' (13:03)
'Rhapsody in Blue' (13:34)
'Osmosis' (5:52)
'Paradigm Shift' (9:17)

When The Keyboard Breaks: Live In Chicago
'Universal Mind (When the Keyboard Broke)' (2:21)
'The Chicago Blue & Noodle Factory' (7:03)
'Fade Away or Keep Going?' (5:03)
'The Haunted Keyboard' (9:34)
'Close Encounters of the Liquid Kind' (15:13)
'Ten Minute Warning' (5:55)
'That 'Ol Broken Down Keyboard Blues' (6:34)
'Liquid Anthrax' (4:55)
'That's All Folks!' (2:12)

LTE BONUS DISC
'NYC (Early Show) Improv Jam #1' (6:54)
'NYC (Early Show) Improv Jam #2' (7:41)
'NEARfest Improv Jam #1' (3:42)
'NEARfest Improv Jam #2' (5:43)
'Chicago Improv Jam #1' (7:58)
'San Francisco Improv Jam #1' (10:41)
'San Francisco Improv Jam #2' (13:17)

Rodrigo Zapata: guitar idol 2009 online final

News:
12-04-2009:
Another video just sneaked in, this time from Rodrigo Zapata whose recorded a copy of Anhelando lo verdadero a track from his CD "De Paso".





Anhelando lo verdadero by Rodrigo Zapata - Guitar Idol entry 2009

Maneli Jamal: acoutisc tapper guitar idol 2009 online final

News:
12-04-2009:
Fans of Erik Mongrain will no doubt appreciate this tapped acoustic piece from Maneli Jamal.

Maneli Jamal says:
I decided to upload a new version of Lucid Drawl in HD and I hope ya'll will like it. Feel free to let me know what ya think of it, even the bad.


Maneli Jamal - Lucid Drawl - Guitar Idol Final Heat

Lyle Watt: orange jam or is that marmalade?

News:
12-04-2009:
A nice smooth bit of playing from the talented Mr Lyle Watt get some good expression from his fingers and and awesome guitar tone. Lyle Watt says:
A first take bluesy fusion jam in the key of D. Complete with bizarre guitar faces!


Lyle Watt - Orange Jam

Rich Brymer: jp7 string rosewood fret demo

News:
01-04-2009:
Rich Brymer makes it sing on his new JP7

JP7 w/rosewood BFR neck!

Damjan Pejcinoski: guitar idol 2009 online final

News:
12-04-2009:
Confirmation that Damjan Pejcinoski is entering this track for the online final... with 900 visits and 32 5 star ratings this is sure to be a strong contender.

Damjan Pejcinoski says: T
his is my own composition in a jazz fusion style I hope you like it! Special thanks to Goran Gesovski, Tavitjan Brothers and Sustain Studio.My first album coming soon ! Cheers!


Damjan Pejcinoski - "Give me the groove"

Dragomir Herendić: guitar idol 2009 online final

News:
12-04-2009:
Dragianni...
My new song...it is not a final version,but it works ;)... Vox Satchurator + Whammy + Voxengo Boogex cabinet emulator vst plugin
... Guitar idol 2009 on line final starts on 13th April and the top videos are stacking up... looks like it's going to be a tough task to sort out the final 12!

Dragianni - Battlefield

Stephan Forte: shredding the lag at musikmesse 2009

News:
12-04-2009:
Stephan Forte: musikmesse 2009 on the Lag guitar stand. Stefan had some problem with his gear that cut out whilst playing, in this part I segued the video. Like a true performer he went on and completed the songs.



In and around the stage was Marcel Coenen and Robert Marcello.

Stephan Forte: musikmesse 2009 part 1


Stephan Forte: musikmesse 2009 part 2

Michael Angelo Batio: dean guitars musikmesse 2009

News:
12-04-2009:
Michael Angelo Batio shredding on the double neck. One problem with this video... the stage area was so crowded that you could not see Michael playing. This video is shot with my hand held over my head! Very tiring! Michael Angelo Batio is a real performer and very funny too! He even had time to do a quick rock pose for the camera.



Michael Angelo Batio: dean guitars musikmesse 2009

Benjamin Teacher: guitar idol 2009 online final

News:
12-04-2009:
Benjamin Teacher does a great job with this straight ahead rock track as his entry into the guitar idol 2009 online final...The track is inspired musically by a combination of Ayumi Hamasaki (Japanese Pop Superstar) and Randy Rhoads (God), fusing elements of Eccentric Rock and Heavy Metal... all the more amazing because he's only got one arm!

Benjamin Teacher - Heavy Mettle - Vote Me For Guitar Idol 2009 - One Armed Guitar Player

News: guitar easter eggs

News:
12-04-2009:

Playing the Guitar in Bioshock (Easter Egg)


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Guitar

Marius Pop: the ballad from hell!

News:
12-04-2009:

Marius Pop- Designed to f**k you (balada de dragoste) take 1


Marius Pop- Designed to f**k you (balada de dragoste) take 2

News: shred on buddy... for all guitar players out there!

News:
12-04-2009:
Created by Jordan Bellamy Starring the David Crowder*Band Key Grip- Kelly McTavish Episode 1: "Shred On, Buddy." Jack insists on shredding his guitar on every song.

DC*B Rockumentary Episode 1

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot interview musikmesse 2009

News:
12-04-2009:
A video interview by Italian web site accordo.it

Musikmesse 2009 - Joe Satriani interview

Matias Rengel: our great future

News:
01-04-2009:
Thanks to PetrucciFever for spotting this one, from finalist of the online guitar competition. Matias Rengel, says:
Hey everybody! I promise a more melodic video, well here it is! I composed this song last week, started playing with my dd-20, and then recorded all this! I hope ya'll enjoy it! Didn't upload it yesterday cause it was my birthday! Yes, i'm officially 21! A love the chorus from this song, it makes me imagine our great future :)


Our Great Future - Matias T Rengel

Brett Garsed: live in athens - undoing +

News:
12-04-2009:
Brett Garsed and Yorgos Fakanas Group playing "Undoing" at the "Athina Live" Athens Greece 28/3/2009
www.fakanas.gr
Brett Garsed: Guitar
Yorgos Fakanas: Bass
Marios Toumbas: Keys
Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis: Drums
Takis Paterelis - Sam Marlieri: Saxes.... thanks to Chris Johnstone!

Brett Garsed and YFG - Undoing - live in Athens


Brett Garsed and YFG - Narkissos (pt1) live in Athens


Brett Garsed and YFG - Narkissos (pt2) live in Athens