Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Jan Laurenz: earth song demo

A great demo posted by Jan Laurenz, following on from his recent Shred This entry

Earth song by Jan Laurenz

Marco Sfogli: giving guitar lessons on american rock star academy

I just wanna inform you that I'm an instructor at the American Rockstar Academy. If you want online lessons that's the site to check out! http://therockdoctors.net/main/

Welcome to therockdoctors.net, home of The American RockStar Acdemy. While in Beta, we are waiving our sign-up fee and monthly dues. Come join FREE for 90 days and watch the site grow. Get the answers you need on all things music related, and take a lesson with a rockstar to improve your chops. Enjoy the site for 90 days, then if you like, stick around and be one of the gang. We have soooo much in store for you, we hope you are prepared!

Jaime Vendera
Tuesday Aug 4, 2009 10:07 AM
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Ed DeGenaro: mondo guitar sale!

Still some guitars left in Ed's Mondo Guitar Sale! see note...

Steinberger GM1TA
early Suhr Classic Cactus green metalic serial below 400, 3 singles
Tyler SE, hazmat chamered alder/ash body
O'Donnell single cut
O'Donnell Fusion
Eggle Berlin
Valley Arts Brent Mason
Hamer Special
Taylor T-5

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News: tattoo my guitar please

Spotted on ultimate guitar

Planet Waves is renowned for offering innovative and unique new products, and the new Guitar Tattoos are no different. With officially licensed designs from Lethal Threat® to compliment their licensed line of straps, these decals for your guitar are sure to set you apart. Now you can easily customize your instrument without paying for expensive paint jobs!

Guitar Tattoos from Planet Waves are available in 12 high impact Lethal Threat designs featuring everything from classic 40’s pin-up girls to the grim reaper. Lethal Threat designs are seen all over the world including a line of Planet Waves guitar straps. Tattoo art, flames, skulls, and iron cross icons come on peel and stick appliqués that safely adhere to your guitar. Easily removable, guitarists can try a different tattoo design for every gig, every photo shoot, and every video. In addition, dealers are sure to enjoy the free turnstile countertop display which holds the complete Guitar Tattoo collection.

Planet Waves’ Guitar Tattoos will be available as of July 1, 2009 and will retail for $4.99 each.

For more information on Planet Waves products, please visit www.planetwaves.com.

News: guitar questions you were too afraid to ask

Rock House posted a useful post for all those people starting guitar... I'll let them explain:
Guitar terminology, now there's a topic that we all seem to know something about. But, I have found that sometimes people get confused about what a certain part is, or what it does. I've been told that there are 150 different parts that work in harmony to make up the typical guitar. There's no way we could discuss all the little intricacies but, I have found some descriptions of parts that are most common. The next time you are talking "shop" with your buddies or teacher, you will have a grasp on things.
find out all those cool words that you need to know, but were too afraid to ask.

News: comments back on the agenda!

I was talking with the other guitar bloggers about the number of comments people get back from blog posts.... I recalled that I don't get any... cleverly someone noted... not surprising really... your comment button is not available! LOL... well it is now... please feel free to comment or ask questions. NO SPAM!

Juliano Delphino: slapping that shred this up!

Juliano Delphino added a new dimension to the competition with some slap guitar in his solo entry!

Shred This Competition - Juliano Delphino

Nicholas Scott: joins roadrunner band still remains

Nicholas Scott says:
Nick Scott, has joined a new band. Jordan Whelan, and Bone from the band "Still Remains" (Road Runner Records) have been on a desperate search for a great guitarist, and they've asked me to play in this soon to be touring band.

I've decided to do so! This band has and will be having members from such bands as Bullet For My Valentine and Darkest hour performing as well.

This does NOT mean The Nick Scott Band in any way is ending. The album will still be done, and performances will still be held as planned. This is whole situation is a new thing on my plate that I'm ready to CONQUER!

So, the reason I'm posting this is mainly this:

This band is searching for a vocalist!

If you or anybody you know is interested in being part of a TOURING BAND signed to a MAJOR LABEL, let me know. ;)

Anton Tsygankov: flailing the kraken hero 9.0


Model Kraken Hero 9.0 - is a model ruler masthead Hero. The body is made of mahogany with a thin maple topom. Stamp is made of five pieces for greater rigidity, is made of American maple, with two longitudinal strips of walnut. Grif pasted into the body deeply, to bridzhegogo sensor. According to manufacturers, it provides additional rigidity at the junction of neck and body and brings extra sustain to the sound of the instrument. Strap on the fingerboard is made from bird's eye maple, which, combined with active sensors EMG 81-85 gives very clear, legible attack, which is so necessary in severe type styles death, trash, metalcore. The guitar is equipped with pins Grover, clip on the neck, typewriter Floyd Rose Original (yes, it is native FloyRose Usa), 24 wide and high LADA. For the finishing tool used by a large number of nacre, the tool looks stylish and expensive.

Guitar great deal with lower order, it sounds mega-brutally, like a guitarist playing heavy music.

The overview guitar Kraken Hero 9.0

News: roland announce super online product launch in september 2009

Roland Corporation U.S. is pleased to announce an exclusive online launch event, Roland Connect.

On September 1, 2009, all worldwide joint ventures of Roland Corporation will simultaneously announce a new and innovative lineup of musical products via a unique web exhibition at
http://www.RolandConnect.com. This coordinated effort across all branches of Roland Corporation, with headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan, is meant to promote worldwide brand awareness and cohesion across the entire company.

“We are very excited to be part of this global effort to promote Roland’s exciting new lineup of products,” says Dennis Houlihan, President of Roland Corporation U.S. “Customers all over the world will be able to visit one website to learn about all of our new offerings.”

The web exhibition is currently staged at
http://www.RolandConnect.com. On September 1, RolandConnect.com will be transformed into an interactive, engaging experience for musicians seeking to learn about the latest Roland products.

Paul Gilbert: got severe gas!

Paul Gilbert playing at a guitar clinic in Geelong, Australia back in January 2008. Scary player, and a very funny guy.

Paul Gilbert, Geelong 2008 - Scarified

Muris Varajic: legato and picking lesson

Legato and Picking - Muris Varajic - Lesson at GMC

Rusty Cooley, Tony Smotherman, Sean Baker: protone podcast

Dennis Mollan over at protone pedals delivers another cool podcast... this guys is doing a great job with his pedals and podcasting.

Pro Tone Pedals Podcast #14- 7 Degrees Of Rusty Cooley

Here it is gang... Pro Tone Pedals Pod Cast #14!

We listen to The Absence, Tony Smotherman, The Sean Baker Orchestra, and Outworld.

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Don't forget you chance to win a free Rusty Cooley pedal

Andres Ludmer: shred this... no shred this!

At this rate we can take Shred This onto one of the top response music videos page, we are currently on page 2 We need 100 video responses to get to the front page! To that end Andres Ludmer provides another cool improvisation... this guy is amazing... this time more note dense and less fusion orientated. Keep those videos coming!


Dario Lorina: Ozzy's new guitarist?

Take your pick... Gus G or Dario? This according to Iheartguitar review of Dario Lorina is the man... or Gus G ... in his latest post... OK my bet Ozzy is going for a twin guitar attack with two young good looking shredders!

Kostas Karamitroudis: gus g Ozzy's new guitarist?

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received word from a couple of different sources that 28-year-old Greek guitarist Gus G. (FIREWIND) has been tapped to play with OZZY OSBOURNE at the upcoming BlizzCon convention in Anaheim, California. It should be noted, however, that this information has not yet been corroborated by anyone in the Osbourne camp and should be treated as a rumor only.
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Matias Kupiainen: pagans mind support stratovarius

Sounds like an excellent show to me: PAGAN'S MIND has been confirmed as direct support for STRATOVARIUS on their North America tour in September and October.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Centre Stage (ProgPower USA festival) *
Sep. 16 - New York, NY - Nokia Theater
Sep. 18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Sep. 19 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
Sep. 20 - Montreal, QC - Medley
Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Middle East
Sep. 23 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Sep. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Sep. 25 - Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
Sep. 26 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4 *
Sep. 27 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
Sep. 28 - Regina, SK - The Riddell at University
Sep. 29 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
Sep. 30 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Oct. 02 - Vancouver, BC - Plaza Club
Oct. 03 - Victoria, BC - Sugar
Oct. 04 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Oct. 06 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency
Oct. 07 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club

Paul Gilbert: albany 1995

Thanks to Jenn for uploading these

Paul Gilbert: 1995, Albany NY,

Richie Kotzen, Michael Lee Firkins: shrapnel records guitar night live!

Guitar Player LIVE 2009 full details

Three Bankhead Theater Performances

Shrapnel Records Guitar Night

Friday, Sept 11, 2009 at 8pm

Guitar Player Live begins Friday evening rocking out the Bankhead Theater with talent from the Shrapnel Records Label. Shrapnel is at the forefront of the neo-classical electric guitar and shred movements, and the first label to bring renowned guitarists to world attention. Friday night’s performance features internationally known guitarists Richie Kotzen (Poison), Michael Lee Firkins, and Chris Duarte, with band members Stu Hamm (bass sideman to Joe Satriani and Steve Vai), and Jeremy Colson (drummer for Steve Vai).
BUY TICKETS $49/$39/$29

Guitar Player's Superstar Competition Finals

Saturday, Sept 12, 2009 at 8pm

The centerpiece of Guitar Player Live is the magazine’s annual Guitar Superstar Competition. Now in its 5th year, Guitar Superstar pits ten finalists against one another, each vying to impress a group of judges with their technique, tone, melodic sense, and innovation. This year’s judges will include Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson’s Guitarist), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Greg Hampton (Producer for Alice Cooper & The Tubes), and Steve Lukather (Toto).
BUY TICKETS $23 in advance, $29 at the door

Guitar Player Magazine's 2009 Guitar Superstar Competition is open to guitar players of all ages and styles who believe they have what it takes to earn the title of "Guitar Superstar."
Deadline To Submit: Jul 20, 2009 [click here to submit]

Guitar Genius Showcase

Sunday, Sept 13, 2009 at 3pm

GP Live cools things down a bit with a Sunday afternoon matineefeaturing world class guitar virtuosos Laurence Juber (lead guitarist for Wings), Jennifer Batten (guitarist for Michael Jackson) and 2008 Guitar Superstar Winner Vicki Genfan.
BUY TICKETS $49/$39/$29

Jennifer Batten was selected from over one hundred guitarists to play in Michael Jackson's highly skilled band, for his “Bad” world tour, and his second world tour supporting his double album "HIStory". In the spring of '98 Jeff Beck asked Jennifer to join his band. They joined forces for 3 years on the CD’s "Who Else", and “You Had It Coming” which were both supported by world tours. Jennifer was just voted "Best Female Guitarist of the Year" from Guitar Player Magazine.

Laurence Juber got an extraordinary, life-changing break when Paul McCartney picked him to become Wings’ lead guitarist. During that time he won a Best Rock Instrumental GRAMMY for the track "Rockestra" from the Wings album Back To The Egg. Juber is a world-class guitar virtuoso, being voted #1 by Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.

Player Package

Package includes great reserved seats for all three performances, Guitar Player gift bag, Guitar Player Live! Program, and guaranteed admission to 2 clinics.
$99 per person

Player Package with 2-night’s accommodations
$189 per person, double occupancy
Hilton Garden Inn

VIP Package

Package includes a reserved seat in the first 3 rows for all three performances, Friday night Backstage Pre-Show Reception, VIP Passport and lanyard, guaranteed first admission to all Clinics, Guitar Player Gift Bag, Guitar Player Live! Program, and Commemorative Poster.
$299 per person

VIP Package with 2-night’s accommodations
$389 per person, double occupancy
Courtyard by Marriott

Last years promo

Danny Jones: makes it to guitar player superstar final

Danny Jones says:
Hey Ya'll I found out tonight I was selected for Guitar Player Magazine's 2009 Guitar Superstar Competition!!!This is an incredible opportunity for me and such an honor!!!I've read probably every issue of that magazine since I was 12 yrs old!!I'll have more info and updates as I get them!The finals will be held in Livermore Ca on sept 12th!!I've attatched the flyers that are out right now!!Danny

A Weekend Celebration of music, gear and guitars

Join us at the Livermore Valley Performing Art Center’s and Guitar Player Magazine’s first annual Guitar Player LIVE!, bringing players, guitar legends, and manufacturers together for a weekend long celebration of all things guitar—live performances, artist clinics and the latest gear. Take the rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with world-class guitarists as they share their techniques and talents, in Livermore’s historic downtown. Enjoy free live performances on four outdoor stages, three performances in the Bankhead Theater, clinics, exhibits, and great food and wine. To cap off the festival evenings, several local live music taverns will also host local band performances and guitar virtuosos.

Guitar Player's Superstar Competition Finals

Saturday, Sept 12, 2009 at 8pm

The centerpiece of Guitar Player Live is the magazine’s annual Guitar Superstar Competition. Now in its 5th year, Guitar Superstar pits ten finalists against one another, each vying to impress a group of judges with their technique, tone, melodic sense, and innovation. This year’s judges will include Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson’s Guitarist), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Greg Hampton (Producer for Alice Cooper & The Tubes), and Steve Lukather (Toto).
BUY TICKETS $23 in advance, $29 at the door
Guitar Player Magazine's 2009 Guitar Superstar Competition is open to guitar players of all ages and styles who believe they have what it takes to earn the title of "Guitar Superstar."

Tommy Emmanuel: tour updates

General Workshop Information: Tommy's workshops are open to all skill levels. Bring your guitar! Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your place, email Gina Mendello at manager@tommyemmanuel.com specifiying the location of the workshop you're interested in. Workshop cost is $80 General/ $50 Students and Military with ID. **PLEASE NOTE: WORKSHOP TICKETS ARE NOT ON SALE THROUGH THE VENUES WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED** All payments accepted at the door on the day of the workshop. Cash or credit only. Doors open half an hour before the workshop begins.

Aug 27 - Austin, TX at the Cactus Cafe, 6-8pm

Aug 29 - Oklahoma City, OK at The Blue Door, 11am-1:30pm

Sept 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Details TBA. Save the date!

Sept 20 - Norfolk, VA - TOMMYFEST at The NorVa, 10am-3pm


Sat & Sun, Sept 19-20, 2009 - 8pm

Norfolk, VA - The NorVa 317 Monticello Ave.

Concert tickets go on sale Wed, Aug 5th!

via Ticketmaster, www.norvatickets.com or Kelly's Backstage Tavern

TommyFest Virginia

News: using a roland vg 99 in the studio

In the history of guitar modeling, no manufacturer has devoted more time, resources, and passion into this market segment than Roland — from the worlds first guitar modeling processor, the legendary VG-8, to its popular V-Guitar predecessors. Today, Roland proudly announces another milestone in guitar modeling and performance technology: the VG-99. With three powerful new processors at its core, plus expressive performance controls such as Ribbon Controller and D BEAM, this remarkable instrument raises the bar in guitar-modeling and performance technology.

VG-99 in the studio - part 1 - introduction + medley

VG-99 in the studio - part 2 - comparison of real and V-Guitar

VG-99 in the studio - part 3 - song production with the VG-99

VG-99 in the studio - part 4 - comparison of real and V-Amp

VG-99 in the studio - part 5 - very cool sounds + outro

Russ Parrish: steel panther - feel the steel

Steel Panther release their début CD entitle Feel The Steel on October 6th 2009 or as they call it Rocktober 6th!

Vinnie Moore: modern guitars interview

Vinnie Moore:
They always grow during the recording process but I have a studio at home, which is where I record, and I'll record the tunes to loops or drum patterns and with this record I totally finished most of the tracks at home and then the drums and bass were added after. There might have been about three songs where I actually played after the drums.

I'm very meticulous when I demo things. In the past I've laid down demos and they end up sounding just like the record and I'd have to go back and redo the whole thing again in the studio. Now that the technology has gotten better I can lay everything down at home and then just add the other instruments later which saves me from having to do the whole album over again. It's great to be able to capture the initial inspiration and get it down on tape instead of having to go back and redo it when the initial inspiration isn't there anymore.
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Anton Oparin: namm 2009

NAMM 2009 Anton Oparin at the Gary Kramer booth for some bizarre reason embedding is disabled... but check it out anyway!

Andy Wood: burning wood

Thanks to tkharris petrucci forum stalwart!

Andy Woods Solo 31 July 2009 Knoxville