Thursday, 2 July 2009

Joe Satriani: catalog shoot

New to me... maybe you to: Go behind the scene with guitar legend Joe Satriani and guitar pickup designer/photographer Larry DiMarzio during a photo shoot for the Musician's Friend Catalog, March 08

Joe Satriani Catalog Cover Photo Shoot

Paul Gilbert: mr big 1996 and namm 2008

Paul Gilbert: namm 2008


Paul Gilbert: mr big 1996

Annie Grunwald: tribute to gilbert and romeo and raatikainen

Annie Grunwald says:
I recorded this video last year in December and decided to post it now... It's not perfect like I wanted it to be but it took so much effort to memorize I thought it was worthy enough for youtube bahaha. This was the piece I played for my Berklee audition.


Haydn's Symphony No. 88 - Paul Gilbert Cover


Inferno Intro- Symphony X Cover


Necrophagist - Diminished to B


Ken and Annie - Duel improvisation

Yngwie Malmsteen: cover of young guitar

Yngwie on the cover of Young Guitar


John 5: norway picture gallery.. is that a goatee?

Quart Festival, Norway, June 30, 2009.... full gallery






Hedras Ramos: guitar idol picture gallery!

Jack Thammarat, Hedras Ramos, Silvio Gazquez


Dan Monk, Laurie Monk, Hedras Ramos senior, George Marios and Hedras Ramos

Hedras Ramos, George Marios and Silvio Gazquez

Hedras Ramos, Jack Thammarat, Daniele Gottardo and Silvio Gazquez

Hedras Ramos and Andy James

Hedras RAmos, Alex Hutchings and Jack Gardiner


You thought guitar idol was over for another year... well may be not some more photos being posted. Hedras Ramos posted a great set of photo's, here's just a sample:

Angel Ruiz: guitar solo and free album

This song is from my first solo album. The album called " El bien y el mal ".
You can download the album now:

Desconcierto by Ángel Ruiz GUITAR SOLO

Joe Stump: hollyhell hellfest 2009

Hollyhell


Hollyhell

Steve Lukather: tour dates updated!

Steve Lukather has lined up the following summer tour dates in support of his new solo album, Ever Changing Times:

July
7 - Plaza Calderon de La Barca - Lorca, Spain
9 - Plaza Del Auditorio, Santa Cruz (free concert) - Tenerife, Canary Islands
10 - Plaza De Santa Ana - Las Palmas, Canary Islands
11 - Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain
12 - Rockstar Live - Bilbao, Spain
13 - Luz de Gas - Barcelona, Spain
15 - Spirit 66 - Verviers, Belgium
16 - De Nieuwe Pul - Uden, Holland
17 - Patronaat - Haarlem, Holland
18 - Eisenbahnhalle - Losheim (20 km fromTrier), Germany
20 - Colossaal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
21 - Club A38 - Budapest, Hungary
23 - Becker Brau Live Music - Bucharest, Romania
24 - Sofia Live Club - Sofia, Bulgaria
25 - Free Festival - Zajecar, Serbia
30 - Rockefellers - Oslo, Norway
31 - Prima - Vasteras, Sweden

August
2 - House of Culture - Helsinki, Finland

News: engl special edition E670

In this video Guitar World's gear editor Paul Riario demonstrates the features of the ENGL Amplification Special Edition E670 amp.

ENGL Amplification Special Edition E670

Mateus Starling: intervalic larger scale intervals of 12 tones lesson

Mateus Starling provides a video lesson of intervalic, larger scale, using intervals of 12 tones.

video aula - escala maior usando intervalos, em 12 tons - Mateus Starling

News: dean arch top!

ML Archtop Series
THE EVOLUTION OF THE LEGENDARY DEAN ML

Introducing the Dean ML AT3000 &
ML ATF3000 Series Guitars!

The DEAN ML Arch Tops are here! After great anticipation the Archtop ML is now in stores and receiving an amazing response from those fortunate enough to get their hands on one thus far.

Featuring a carved flame maple top, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, and abalone binding, the Dean ML AT3000 & ML ATF3000 Electric Guitars combine immaculate looks with highly impressive sound and performance.


Add Black hardware, Grover tuners, Original Floyd Rose or Tune-o-matic bridge, a DMT Baker Act bridge pickup and DMT Time Capsule neck pickup and you have the next generation of Dean's flagship instrument, the legendary DEAN ML. These guitars are a real gem. We are proud of them and encourage you to get out to your local Dean dealer and give the Dean Archtop ML Series a test-drive. Let us know what you think!!

http://www.deanguitars.com/dean_winter_09/ML_ATF3000.htm

Milan Polak: virtuosity one interview and review

Milan Polak Murphy's Law teaser


Its difficult to single out tracks for being the highlight of the album as there is much to enjoy on every track, and as a collection of tracks there is a very good feel to this album. Milan Polak may not be a household name, but on the strength of “Murphy’s Law” deserves to be. Great song writing, great guitar, great musicianship and great vocals are the simplest way to sum it all up. “Murphy’s Law” represents a refreshing slice of quality modern rock that should give the market leaders something rather big to worry about. Be sure to check out a.s.a.p.
full review

Plus a meaty interview with the axe meister with a melodic core.

The guitar tones are generally very dry and unaffected, what do you feel this type of “earthier” tone yields in comparison to more heavily effected sounds used by many others in rock genre?
Ooooh, dangerous question. Some guitarists out there are probably going to hate me now… hahaha

Ok, here we go: In many years of playing, recording and teaching I have noticed that most guitarists usually use effects to cover up the flaws in their playing performance. I am not talking about when someone uses e.g. a delay to create a certain lick or riff and the delay is part of the composition but when people use delays, reverb etc. to mask their sloppy playing. I always disliked that. Also for rhythm guitars, I feel that especially in heavier music nothing has more punch than a dry accurately played, tightly performed riff.

In addition, especially the younger generation of players has been polluted with these new, digital amps that sound like crap compared to the original real tube amps they are trying to reproduce. Unfortunately, they do not know any better because their ears have not been trained to cherish a good guitar tone. So to them this digital, sterile shit sounds good because they are used to it. But trust me, nothing has more balls than a good tube amp!
full interview

Gary Moore: uk tour dates announced

The axe-slinging legend announces a UK jaunt for October/November.

Full dates for Gary Moore’s UK tour are:

October 17 - NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
October 18 - ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN
October 20 - REGENT THEATRE, IPSWICH
October 21 - 02 ACADEMY, BIRMINGHAM
October 23 - 02 ACADEMY, LIVERPOOL
October 24 - OPERA HOUSE, BOURNEMOUTH
October 26 - ST DAVIDS HALL, CARDIFF
October 29 - HMV PICTURE HOUSE, EDINBURGH
October 30 - MUSIC HALL, ABERDEEN
November 1 - O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON

full details