Tuesday, 30 June 2009

News: truth in shredding breaks 26,000 visits in a month


Thanks to you, all the guitar players and guitar fans... guitar idol and any guitar blogger who contributed to posts on this blog! 26,416 Visits!

Muris Varajic, Daniele Gottardo: guitar idol makes you mad!

Daniele Gottardo posted some photos from the guitar idol show at LIMS...



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Nick Andrew: rob chappers meyones solo competition

Time is running our... but still time for super Scotsman and all round good man to put a quick solo in:

Nick Andrew says:
Here is my very quick entry for the Mayones competition. It's all a wee bit last minute as I had to rush to a gig. It was jolly fun though.


Mayones Guitar/Rob Chappers competition

Ron Jarzombek: appears on obscura cd

http://www.myspace.com/realmofobscura

After several lineup changes, Kummerer enlisted a new team of virtuoso musicians. Late 2007, OBSCURA added drummer Hannes Grossmann (ex-NECROPHAGIST) and fretless bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-PESTILENCE) as new permanent members. The group's latest addition, guitarist Christian Muenzner (ex-NECROPHAGIST), came into the ranks early 2008.


1. Anticosmic Overload, The
2. Choir of Spirits
3. Universe Momentum
4. Incarnated
5. Orbital Elements
6. Desolate Spheres
7. Infinite Rotation
8. Noospheres
9. Cosmogenesis
10. Centric Flow

Together they create their vision of the future of extreme metal. A symbiosis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements and technical as well as compositional demand. OBSCURA released it’s second full-length album 'COSMOGENESIS' in early 2009 via Relapse Records. The CD features guest appearances from Ron Jarzombek (SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and Tymon Kruidenier (CYNIC). OBSCURA embarked on their first-ever North American tour in April 2009 alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE. :.
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David Wallimann: lydian groove

Lydian Groove

Edu Ardanuy: clinic heaven!

Workshop Edu Ardanuy 01


Workshop Edu Ardanuy 02


Workshop Edu Ardanuy 03

Jennifer Batten: because I can

Great player, Enjoy!


Jennifer Batten - detonando


Jennifer Batten - Guitar Clinic

Alex Berserker: tribute to vinnie moore

Alex Berserker says:
hey,Im Alex,17 years Old From Mexico City,I Was Bored Tonight So Here it is!!


Vinnie Moore With A Twist,Hope You Enjoy

Alex Berserker - Rain

Jennifer Batten: interview tribute highlights michael jacksons role in her stardom.

JENNIFER BATTEN guitar star!

Billy Gibbons: music radar interview

Gibbons received perhaps the highest blessing a musician could receive, when, as a young man fronting his first band, The Moving Sidewalks, he opened shows for the one and only Jimi Hendrix. Not only was Hendrix impressed by the teenaged Texan's command of the six string, but he called him "America's best young guitar player."

"When you've got the man who practically invented or reinvented what the electric guitar can do say such wonderful things about you, you have a responsibility to wear that title with pride and dignity" Billy Gibbons on Jimi Hendrix
"Truly heady stuff," says Gibbons. "And when you've got the man who practically invented or reinvented what the electric guitar can do say such wonderful things about you, you have a responsibility to wear that title with pride and dignity.

"The last thing you want to do is let a guy like Jimi down. I hope he's looking down at me and still feeling good about the mighty honor he bestowed upon me."

full post | audio interview

Sam Bell: like numberwang only better!

A small slice of guitar. Please check out www.myspace.com/mojudas

Sam Bell - Guitarwang

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot london video haul!

June 25, 2009 headlining performance at Shepherd's Bush in London a 13 video haul!

Marc Rizzo: some us solo dates announced

July 2009
23 - Fat Baby - Manhattan, NY
30 - Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
31 - Otto Bar - Baltimore, MD

Randy Ellefson: i got the key...

Randy performs to the mp3 of this song from his 2007 album, "Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid".

"The Key" by Randy Ellefson

Tom Hess: how to play fast and legato guitar

Play Guitar Fast: Guitar Speed Master Class


Shred Guitar Playing: Legato Technique

Mike Philippov: guitar lesson promo

Online shred guitar lessons

Allan Holdsworth: canada tour dates

via the ever reliable guitar channel

Sep 24 2009 JOLIETTE, QC, CANADA Salle Roland-Brunelle Joliette
Sep 25 2009 RIMOUSKI, QC, CANADA Theatre Desjardins-Telus Rimouski
Sep 26 2009 QUEBEC CITY, QC, CANADA Quebec City
Sep 27 2009 ST GEORGES DE BEAUCE, QC Canada QC
Sep 28 2009 GATINEAU, QC, CANADA Salle Odyssée Gatineau
Sep 29 2009 SHERBROOKE, QC, CANADA Vieux Clocher Sherbrooke
Sep 30 2009 MONTREAL, QC, CANADA Salle l’Astral Montreal
Oct 1 2009 MONTREAL, QC, CANADA Salle l’Astral Montreal

Steve Vai, Daniele Gottardo: a new breed of guitar player!


A special ‘Steve Vai’ award category was created, to be judged by none other than Mr Vai himself.

Steve Vai chose Daniel as his winner after watching live footage of the competition broadcast on licklibrary.com, and was' blown away' by Daniele's playing on the track 'Cardiology' which he deemed worthy of the special prize; an Ibanez Jem signed by Steve.

After watching the contestants, Steve said "There is a whole new breed of guitar players emerging. Players that are redefining the parameters of guitar virtuosity. It was a pleasure to judge the Guitar Idol contest and see many of these young innovators in action."


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Vinnie Moore: premier guitar interview



Vinnie Moore says:
I’ve always been hugely influenced by Santana. I’ve been working on this record for a while now. I’ve been so busy touring that I haven’t been able to designate a whole clump of time to do it. I dove in between things and it’s taken a long time to get it finished. I’m happy it’s finally out there.

I’ve always wanted to do solo records. I need that creative outlet. When I started writing for it, my only plan was to be adventurous, let the music flow and go in any direction I wanted. When I did the record, I had no record label--I did it all myself. I presented the label with a finished copy. I think this is important because it made me feel like I was totally free to do anything I wanted musically. I’m into a lot of different styles of music and I wanted all that to come out. I think this is probably the most versatile record I’ve done and shows more of what I do as an artist.
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Greg Howe: tribute to michael jackson

Greg Howe comments on Michael Jackson:
The experience of having been able to work directly with Michael Jackson is certainly among the all time top "Thrillers" for me. I have no doubt that in overstating the following understatement, I speak for many when I say "He will be missed".
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Greg Howe guitar player plays the "Beat It" solo Live with Michael Jackson on the History Tour

Michael Jackson with guitarist Greg Howe "Beat It" solo

Andy Timmons, Steve Vai: michael jackson tribute

performed live at Meinl Guitar Festival on June 27th 2009

Andy Timmons & Steve Vai - Beat it RIP Michael Jackson


Steve Vai & Andy Timmons - Little Wing


Andy Timmons - Electric Gypsy

Al Di Meola: tour dates updated

July

07/01/2009 - MONTREAL, CANADA - MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL - PDA SALLE-DUCEPPE

07/02/2009 - TORONTO, ONT. - TORONTO STAR STAGE @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE

07/03/2009 - ST. IRENEE, QUEBEC - SALLE FRANCOYS BERNIER

07/04/2009 - OTTAWA, CANADA - OTTAWA INTL JAZZ FESTIVAL - CONFEDERATION PARK

07/08/2009 - CORDOBA, SPAIN - GRAN TEATRO DE CORDOBA

07/10/2009 - GALAPAGAR, SPAIN - TEATRO de GALAPAGAR

07/11/2009 - LIMBURGERHOF, GERMANY - BASF LIMBURGER

07/12/2009 - TUNIS, TUNISIA - AMPHITHEATER TABARKA

07/15/2009 - CAIRO, EGYPT - CHEOPS AUDITORIUM

07/17/2009 - KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA

07/22/2009 - GIJON, SPAIN - PLAZA DE TOROS DE GIJON

07/24/2009 - ALICANTE, SPAIN - LUCENTUM

07/25/2009 - LOULE, PORTUGAL - CERCA DO CONVENTO

August

08/13/2009 - LODZ, POLAND - TBA

08/15/2009 - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SZIGET FESTIVAL PECS AMFITEATRUM STAGE

08/16/2009 - ESZTERGOM, HUNGARY - CASTLE THEATER OF ESZTERGOM

Julian Puttins: petrucci fever solo competition last call!

The contest will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st (12 noon, CET/GMT+1)


Petruccifever's Soundtrack of Summer competition is bubbling along nicely with 174 entries to date! Full list of entries Soundtrack of Summer: http://www.youtube.com/video_response_view_all?v=w4UuPSNMHIU.

Here's what you need to do:

Soundtrack of Summer: Guitar Solo Contest (Deadline: July 1st, 2009)


Here's the download link for the backing track: http://rapidshare.com/files/239245427/Soundtrack_of_Summer_- _Backing_Track.mp3

Thanks to all the entrants so far, keep them coming.

Here's a sample of the entries to wet your appetite!

Thiago Trinsi - Soundtrack Of Summer


Alex Berserker - Soundtrack Of Summer


Soundtrack of Summer Guitar Solo Contest joop wolters

Jan Cyrka: discount cd availables

Hello bluesjamtracks fans!

A very quick end of month bulletin. In celebration of the current excellent UK weather we have decided to have a summer sale on some of our most popular bundles. See below for details. There is also a wealth of new material in the pipeline for the coming months - so stay tuned, you will hear it here first.

Sizzling Summer Sale

We've always wanted to say that. Yes, that's right, we're having a sale! Take some time off work, college or school and do some quality guitar practice with our special offer bundles. Here's what you can get for JULY ONLY...

CONTEMPORARY SERIES
(featuring 10 amazing solos by Guthrie Govan)
Was £12.99
JULY PRICE £8.99
£4.00 OFF
30% Discount
JAMBUSTERS 1, 2 and 3
(complete bundles)
Were £7.49
JULY PRICE £5.49
£2.00 OFF
25% Discount
ALL JAN CYRKA ALBUMS
(Beyond the Common Ground, Prickly Pear, Spirit)
Were £7.99
JULY PRICE £5.99
£2.00 OFF
25% Discount
Visit the Bluesjamtracks site for more details
All prices will revert to normal on 1 August, so don't miss this
offer. Fill your shopping cart with lovely tasty guitar goodness!

www.bluesjamtracks.com

Marcos De Ros: tribute to michael fath

Marcos De Ros plays Appalachia. A Michael Fath composition for solo guitar.

Scott Mosher: new cd announced



Scott Mosher says:
Official Oceans of Night CD release date. Tuesday, 30 June 2009Time: 14:00USAmbient progressive metal band, Oceans of Night, release their debut CD, The Shadowheart Mirror, publish the new website and prepare for eventual world domination.Hey Folks... The debut Oceans of Night CD is now available. Surf on over to the site (http://www.oceansofnight.com), check out the song samples, order a few copies for yourself and your entire extended family. You won't regret it (and you'll feel much better about yourself for the rest of the year!) Thanks in advance for your time, attendance and consideration.

Prashant Aswani: guitar jam daily column



Prashant Aswani says:
SERIOUS GUITAR - NEW PRASHANT ASWANI COLUMN FOR GUITAR JAM DAILY
Hi Friends and Fans, I will be starting a new series of articles for http://www.guitarjamdaily.com

Here is the link to the intro for my series entitled SERIOUS GUITAR:

http://www.guitarjamdaily.com/index.php/columnists/120-columnists/2192-prashant-aswani.html

Enjoy, Prashant


tour dates:

Jul 5 2009 8:00P National Guitar Workshop LOS ANGELES, California
Jul 6 2009 9:00A National Guitar Workshop LOS ANGELES, California
Jul 7 2009 9:00A National Guitar Workshop LOS ANGELES, California
Jul 8 2009 9:00A National Guitar Workshop LOS ANGELES, California
Jul 9 2009 9:00A National Guitar Workshop LOS ANGELES, California
Jul 10 2009 9:00A National Guitar Workshop LOS ANGELES, California

Daniele Gottardo: marrakesh market

Live version of one track taken from my forthcoming CD "Frenzy of Ecstasy"

Daniele Gottardo: Marrakesh Market

Rob Chappers: help design the monkey lord signature guitar



The first round of voting is ready now on my forum!
Ok guys,

I have been keeping a spreadsheet with all the requests from my minions, and have made a few changes to concept 1. Firstly It seems not many people liked the reverse tele headstock, so I have reverted back to standard Strat shape... I like both styles so not an issue for me. Secondly it turns out that it cost the same to get a hardtail as a trem, and since I always use a trem and block it off it makes sense to have a trem and provide a magical block Quite a few guys wanted inlays so I have decided to use them on this "Affordable" model, the ebony board will come with black inlays.

I would like you all to vote on your favorite one of these models below, and also could you say if you prefer Zebra or covered pups please. So for example:

"Hi my name is jaffacake I like number 4 best and I would prefer a zebra pup"



This is the penultimate vote (One more round after this) so each one will really help me, please spread this message around and get as many dudes to vote as possible Each guitar will come with a Monkey Lord sticker and a 30 minute tuition video from the Monkey Lord.

Cheer guys, and as always keep the ideas flowing. If you want to pre-order just contact Barnes & Mullins direct through the website http://www.bandm.co.uk/




Vote on my signature guitar now!

Shane Gibson: korn do metallica and korn

Korn live @ Idroscalo Milano 26.06.2009, my neck aches just looking at it!

korn live "one"idroscalo festival(26/6/09 milan)hd video


"Did my time"...

Korn live @ Idroscalo Milano 26.06.2009