Thursday, 16 July 2009

Adrian English: ADD top instrumental metal from cd baby

A collective masterpiece of relentless ever changing paranormal guitar solo's and harmonies,laid un-predictably over a steady onslaught of heavy rhythms.Guest appearance by Chris Storey formerly (ALL SHALL PARISH)on"MECHANIZED"-last 3 outro harmonies.

Mathieu Rach: acoustic acrobats

Elle ou L

Carl Mörner Ringström: licks of death

Carl Mörner Ringström:

Carl Mörner's Licks Of Death No.1

Carl Mörner's Suite For Guitar(s) #2 - Intelligent Design

Bits and pieces of new songs

Carl Mörner Ringström - gästgitarrsolo

Mr. Gul: I know how you feel

In my case it was a hard disk failure...
Due to a stupid mistake, I had to re-record all the audio tracks for my song All Hail The Broken Heart. I thought it could be a cool idea to record the process on video as well, so here's the result. Enjoy, if you wish! =)

Guitar: Yamaha Pacifica in C-tuning
Bass: Samick (unknown model) in C-tuning
Drums: Drumkit From Hell for EZdrummer VST
Software: Cubase SX2 for PC

Mr. Gul - All Hail The Broken Heart (re-recording)

Spawn of Possession - Cabinet (cover by Mr. Gul)

Dragianni: shred this competition entry

Dragianni provided some really cool guitar idol music, so it's no surprise that he provides some excellent melodic jamming on his entry. Thanks again to you people for spending the time with your solo interpretations of this backing track! It's starting to look like this one is going to be difficult to call!

Dragianni - Shred This Competition Entry

Ruiz Michèle: first female entry to the shred this competition

The stats for the competition video keep building the tracks keep arriving! Plus the first female entry from Ruiz Michèle, who has previously entered the Meyone competition run by Monkey Lord, Rob Chappers. Come on girls and ladies... I know 8% of people looking at the guitar videos are girls, so it would be great to have some more girls shredding!

601 downloads of the backing track!
48, 5 star ratings
56 , favourited times

Truth In Shredding: Shred This Competition,Michèle,Guitar Girl,Marseille

Tom Hess: 11 damaging mistakes guitar players make and how to avoid them

11 Damaging Mistakes Guitar Players Make and How To Avoid Them
by Tom Hess

Do you know how some guitar players practice most days of the week, work hard, and are passionate about their guitar playing, but they always struggle to be able to play guitar the way they want? They are frustrated because they don’t improve fast enough, begin doubting their guitar playing potential, or even feel discouraged or angry with themselves when thinking about how long it is taking them to become a better guitar player.
Can you relate to that? I sure can, I just described myself 15 years ago.
There are specific reasons why guitar players go through such frustration and disappointment. Here are 11 key mistakes guitar players make and repeat over and over again that you should definitely avoid.

  1. Teaching Yourself To Play Guitar. Many people attempt to teach themselves how to play guitar. Yes, it’s true that some well known players were ‘somewhat’ self taught, but I do not suggest following that strategy even if your favorite player was self taught. If you are 100% sure that you can build powerfully effective learning and training systems on your own, that's great. However, if you are like most of us, doing it alone is the hardest, most time-consuming, stressful, and frustrating way to learn anything. This is a mistake that you should avoid. Some guitar players think it will impress others if they say, "I am a self taught guitar player". That statement might impress a few inexperienced people, but being self taught is not a 'badge of honor'. Would you rather impress others with your guitar playing or with an unimportant statement about your guitar playing? I'm not criticizing self taught guitar players, I'm only saying that there is no advantage to being self taught… and no, it is not true that being 'self taught' makes us more 'original'. In fact, the opposite is usually true.
  1. Taking Guitar Lessons From Ineffective Guitar Teachers. Unfortunately, most electric guitar teachers receiveZERO training on how to teach guitar. What is worse is that the vast majority of teachers do little or nothing to improve their guitar teaching skills. Want some proof? Use google’s keyword tool . Type in this keyword phrase: ‘improve guitar teaching skills’, ‘guitar teaching skills’, or ‘guitar teaching training’ and you will find that less than 10 searches per month are done for these topics at google! Of course there are some highly effective electric guitar teachers around, but there are a whole lot more ineffective teachers. Here is a free resource on how to tell the difference between the good guitar teachers and the mediocre ones, free guide: how to find a guitar teacher
  1. Seeking New Guitar Information (tricks, tips, tab) Without A Proven Strategy To Reach Your Specific Musical Goals. We need information, advice, help and music to play, but without a proven strategic learning and training process that is specific to you, your skill level, your musical style and what you want to be able to do as a guitar player, information won’t get you where you want to go. It is better to first seek help in developing a customized strategy for you to become a better guitar player. After that strategy is in place, then it is time to deal with learning the right information.
  1. Not Knowing Specifically What You Want To Be Able To Play. Most guitar players are not specific enough when they think about (or tell others about) what they want to be able to do with their guitar. To say, "I want to play whatever I wish to play” is too vague. How can you (or your guitar teacher) develop a specific and effective guitar training strategy unless the goals you have are specific? It's like saying you want to be a great athlete, how can you effectively train with such a vague goal? Sure there are things you can do to become faster, stronger, more flexible or whatever, but it's much easier if you first get specific such as, I want to train to be a gymnast, or a long distance runner, or a body builder. Yes you can still improve without a strategy, but it will take a lot longer and be much more frustrating. You can always change your goal later if you discover you want to do something else instead.
  1. Not Enough Focus On Things That Matter Most To Making You A Better Guitar Player. Have you fallen into the trap of practicing guitar without focusing on the specific things that can quickly begin to improve your guitar playing? Many people really do not understand and apply this concept in enough detail…. for example, I have a student named Mark who used to take lessons from another teacher in the past. Mark was studying sweep picking arpeggios with his previous teacher, and was making some progress. However Mark did not understand what ‘specific’ things he needed to focus on first before attempting to master the sweep picking arpeggios he was practicing. This was holding him back and making him feel very frustrated. Mark’s previous teacher only knew how to ‘teach’ arpeggios and general sweep picking concepts. He did not really know how to “train” Mark with the specific things to focus on and how to overcome the challenges Mark was having. If you would like to see a small sample of this check out this short sweep picking video lesson .
  1. Too Much Focus On Things That Are Not Core To Your Goals. In addition to not focusing on specific things, many guitar players focus on the ‘wrong things’. Some enthusiastic guitar players become temporarily obsessed with things which are distractions from other things that could be helping their guitar playing much more. Here is an example: I used to get so frustrated and angry when I could not play something perfectly, I’d lock myself in my guitar practice room and say, “I’m not coming out of this room until I master this damn lick if it takes me the next 19 hours! No breaks! No food! No human contact! I’m gonna nail this!” And I did master it. On the surface, it might seem like I was on the right track and practicing in a good way…. But in reality, I was spending my time only to stop being angry and frustrated. I was not investing my guitar practice time wisely by focusing on the things that mattered most to making a better guitar player. In other words, my perseverance was commendable, but my strategy to master important long-term goals was weak. I allowed myself to be distracted. I don’t make this same mistake anymore, and I urge you to also avoid it! Focus on the things that really matter for your guitar playing right now. If you are not sure how to do this, seek out a proven guitar teacher today.
  1. Focusing On The Right Things, But in The Wrong Order. This is a common mistake that even many advanced guitar players make which causes a lot of wasted time and frustration. Imagine you want to improve your ability to create your own cool guitar solos. Let’s assume that you are advanced enough to truly understand all the primary and secondary elements of composing guitar solos (or you have a guitar teacher to help you). Each of the many elements need to be learned and/or practiced in order to easily create awesome solos that you like. Where should you begin? What should you focus on first, second, third? Which of these things should you practice simultaneously? There is always a specific order in which musical skills should be learned and mastered in order to EXPLODE your musical skills. Unfortunately, that order is totally different for every person, style of music, musical goal, skill set and knowledge, so giving an example here would be pointless. My advice, find the best teacher you can and study with him/her in order to be able to do what you want to do with your guitar much faster and easier.
  1. Not Isolating Problem Areas. Few guitar players are aware of the small things that hold them back in big ways. Because these little imperfections seem insignificant to us, we often ignore them. The truth is, small hinges open big doors. In the video mentioned above I explained how allowing your guitar pick to lose its momentum when you are ‘not picking’ a note on the guitar makes your playing slow and sloppy…. which will make you feel very frustrated. This is why I was sure to make a special point to help you avoid that mistake. Check out the small sample sweep picking video for more details.
  1. Learning And Practicing Guitar In A Step By Step Linear Process. Does following a linear step by step approach to learning, practicing and mastering guitar seem like common sense good to you? Yes it does… And that is why guitar players who follow such a path are NOT great guitar players. I’m going to let you in an insider’s secret… The truth is, following a linear approach to learning guitar, practicing guitar, and mastering guitar is the NUMBER ONE REASON WHY “GOOD GUITAR PLAYERS” STRUGGLE TO BECOME “GREAT GUITAR PLAYERS”… I originally thought I would write an article on this one point alone, but I think you will learn this concept better in another short video I recorded while I was doing a recent guitar instructional clinic tour a few months ago. Check out this free sample from my clinic on how to practice guitar.
  1. Practicing Guitar In The Same Way Your Favorite Guitar Players Practice Guitar. Have you ever read about how your favorite guitar players practice guitar and then tried to repeat the same practice routine? Yes, I’ve made this mistake too! It seems natural to use a similar guitar practice schedule that our favorite guitar players are using. This is a mistake, because your current guitar skill level and knowledge of music is probably very different from your favorite player. His/her challenges and needs are likely not the same as yours.

Professional guitar players practice for different reasons than most amateur players do. For example, before recording a new album I will practice very differently compared to the period before going on tour. Once I’m actually on tour my practice routine changes drastically again. The rest of the year my practicing schedule changes yet again. This happens because in each case my challenges and goals are totally different. When my guitar students ask me, “Tom, how do you practice guitar?” I’m careful not to let my students assume that they should practice the same way that I do. Your practice schedule and strategy needs to be built around YOU and you only! If you need help building your own practice schedule, email me directly.

  1. Learning From Too Many Different Sources Of Information. There will always be many learning opportunities and various paths to take, but it is critical that you do not get distracted into following a piece of advice from one person, then another piece of advice from another person and then follow more resources from somewhere else and so on and so on... while different people may have some good ideas to offer, the fact is, distraction is a big reason why many guitar players who are actively learning, don't really move forward quickly... these people are always busy following totally different resources, teachers, philosophies, instructional videos, free online guitar lessons, but all of this leads them to take one step forward, then 2 steps to the right, then one step forward, then 3 steps to the left, then one step backward, then two to the right, then 1 step forward and then another step to the left...

An illustration of this is shown below. The first path is obviously the most direct way to arrive to your goals. The second path is the inefficient approach filled with many distractions that come from various pieces of advice from many sources:

Once you have an effective strategy to become the guitar player you want to be, ALWAYS stay focused on it (unless your goals radically change)!! The very best way to do this is to have ONE primary guitar teacher who helps you to become the musician you really want to be.
This doesn't mean that you shouldn't take advice from other people too, but you should have one 'primary' source of information, training and coaching, and see the other advice as an additional resource, but do not become distracted by it.

Download this free guide on how to find the best guitar teacher with proven teaching strategies, proven training strategies and proven results so that you become the awesome guitar player you want to be and play the guitar the way you’ve always wanted to play.

Tom Hess is a professional touring guitarist and recording artist. He teaches guitar players around the world via online guitar lessons, Visit to get free guitar playing tips, assessments, surveys, mini courses and more.

Zakk Wylde: a little birdy tweets, ozzy is back on

Zakk Wylde tweets:
“Hey Berserkers, everything is great with Ozzy/Dad. See you at the BlizzCon convention in Anaheim August 22nd or before with [Black Label Society).”

Greg Howe: live tweets this friday!

Live Twitter with Greg Howe this Friday 7/17/09:
This Friday, July 17th Greg will be live on Twitter from 1:00pm PST - 2:00pm PST to answer all of your questions and/or just to chat.

Join Twitter and visit Greg at @greghoweguitar to ask your questions.



United Kingdom: 9:00pm
Italy, France, and Netherlands: 10:00pm
Brazil: 5:00pm
Mexico City: 3:00pm
Australia: Saturday, July 18th at 6:00am
Japan: Saturday, July 18th at 5:00am

If you don't see your time....visit:

Toby Knapp: to release cd on shred guy records

Ex Shrapnel label player Toby Knapp says:
"Right now I am practicing furiously for the solo sections that will end up on my forthcoming album, The Campaign, which will be released by the hot new guitar label Shredguy Records in late 2009.

I am very excited to share this music, so, within a few days I will post one song from the album!

Also I have good news for those who ordered DVDs, they are being packaged and shipped out this week, sorry for the delay!!

News: open source foot pedal

Spotted by guitar monkee... with with Monkey Lord, Laurie Monk and Guitar Monkee, looks like the name is cornering the market!

The Coyote-1 O/S is open source so you can tweak it to behave any way you like, and the hardware is fully documented so that you can take control of the whole pedal, dedicating all available system resources toward the implementation of unique custom solutions.”

full details

Paul Gilbert: warming up!

Sounds like this was recorded at the end of a long tunnel to me!

GuitarList intervista Paul Gilbert - Levizzano - Av Eventi: Warming up Amp

Daniel Realpe: true bypass wah pedal!

Daniel Realpe:
Here´s the contact info to get yours: The true bypass wah pad is £99.99 with free shipping worldwide.


Emir Hot: climax solo...

This is my usual approach when composing a solo - building up the tension slowly and kick in with something unexpected for the listener. That's what I call "climax in a solo".

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Emir Hot - Climax in a solo -

Marco Sfogli: bet you can't play this!

Marcos is right I can't... I looked at my guitar and cried instead...
Marco Sfogli from the James LaBrie Band playing an E Major string skipping lick with hybrid/legato ending. Watch in HD!

Betcha Can't Play This with Marco Sfogli

Emir Hot: yeha... hot country licks boy!

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Emir Hot - Hot country licks in G -