Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Hedras Ramos: 3000 guitar fans can't be wrong!

This show was a cool experience at the Park of Industry in Guatemala City. A huge crowd of more than 3000 people! Dante Gebel was presenting his show "From invisible to invincible" organized by Verbo Ministries.

Hedras at the Dante Gebel Show 17Jul2009

Paul Gilbert: gc sessions!

In the next installment of the "GC Sessions" series, Guitar Center welcomes guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert for an exclusive in-store event at the Hollywood Guitar Center. Gilbert will be sharing his experiences, discussing his signature Ibanez and showcasing his brand of crunching riffs & flawless techniques as he performs songs from his catalog of music including his newly released album, "United States."

When it comes to edge-of-your- seat speed and seamless technique, Paul Gilbert is in a class by himself. Gilbert exploded onto the guitar scene in 1986 with heavy metal innovators Racer X, charted a #1 hit with super-group Mr. Big, and continues to drop jaws around the world with his adventurous solo albums, tours and numerous instructional columns and videos. Join us as Paul Gilbert demonstrates the techniques and licks that define his unique style, and shares wisdom and insights from his long and influential career.

Developed to promote players with a deep passion for and commitment to the craft, Guitar Center Sessions is a music education-based, artist-centric initiative developed to educate, inspire and conserve the tradition and art of music, Featuring informative, provocative discussions and hands-on tutorials from today’s top artists, GC Sessions serves as an incubator for musicians, providing them with an opportunity to network with their peers and gain insight and knowledge from their heroes in a comfortable and intimate setting.

For more information about this event, please visit www.guitarcenter.com.

Kevin Ferguson: international guitar competititon

Kevin Ferguson In International Guitar Competition

Gentaro Satomura: shred alert!

gentaro satomura

Lori Linstruth: makes it to the cover of aardschok

Aardschok album of the month:
The first reviews of "On This Perfect Day" have been really positive. In fact, we're pleased to report that the album came in on top of the Aardschok magazine soundcheck, thus becoming the album of the month for the August/Sept issue. Photographer Jasper van Tilburgh shot the cover and article photos -- thanks Jasper!
listen to the tunes

George Lynch: souls of we live dates

George Lynch and Souls of We tour dates:

09/20/2009 08:00 PM - HI FI CONCERT CLUB
Description:09/20/09 LAKEWOOD, OH HI FI CONCERT CLUB
09/19/2009 08:00 PM - JAXX
Description:09/19/09 SPRINGFIELD, VA JAXX
09/17/2009 08:00 PM - VOLUME 11 TAVERN
RALEIGH, North Carolina
Description:09/17/09 RALEIGH, NC VOLUME 11 TAVERN
09/10/2009 08:00 PM - The Back Bar
Description:09/10/09 JANESVILLE, WI THE BACK BAR
09/09/2009 08:00 PM - THE RITZ
WARREN, Michigan
Description:09/12/09 WARREN, MI THE RITZ
09/05/2009 08:00 PM - 4TH & B
San Diego, California
Description:09/05/09 SAN DIEGO, CA 4TH & B
09/04/2009 08:00 PM - GALAXY THEATER
SANTA ANA, CA, California
Description:More Dates : 09/05/09 SAN DIEGO , CA 4TH & B
08/29/2009 08:00 PM - Club Vodka
Hollywood, California
Description:08/29/09 HOLLYWOOD, CA CLUB VODKA
08/28/2009 08:00 PM - AVALON NIGHTCLUB
SANTA CLARA , CA, California
Description:More Dates : 09/04/09 SANTA ANA, CA GALAXY THEATER 09/05/09 SAN DIEGO , CA 4TH & B

08/23/2009 08:00 PM - BRIXTON
08/21/2009 08:00 PM - ANGELS ROADHOUSE

Russ Parrish: steele panther give us limeys' a treat!

That’s right people, those goddamn limeys have pulled their fingers out of their asses and built us a whole new website for the UK. It looks pretty rad, check it out at www.steelpantherrocks.co.uk – mind you it’s not that hard to look rad when there’s bitchin’ pictures of us all over it, so nice one guys, good idea!

If you’re from the UK we strongly suggest you go check out www.steelpantherrocks.co.uk as it’s probably the best UK website for a US heavy metal band that you’ll ever see, ever!

Robben Ford: soul on ten new cd

Thanks to alloutjazz!

The new CD from Grammy nominated blues guitarist Robben Ford, Soul On Ten, hits stores today (CD & digital) via Concord Records. The new live album is Ford's 4th Concord release and features three brand-new Robben Ford compositions in “Earthquake” and a pair of studio recordings, “Don’t Worry About Me” and “Thoughtless,” as well as covers of classic Chicago blues numbers in Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful” and Elmore James’ “Please Set a Date.”

Listen to the full album

Track Listing

1. Supernatural (7:50)
2. Indianola (5:16)
3. There’ll Never Be Another You (8:26)
4. Spoonful (6:08)
5. Nothin’ To Nobody (11:09)
6. Please Set A Date (5:50)
7. Earthquake (7:45)
8. How Deep In The Blues (Do You Want To Go) (6:45)
9. Don’t Worry About Me (4:18)
10. Thoughtless (4:35)

Remy Hansen: burning the pgm frm1 fireman

This is a short Video of me playing my Ibanez Fireman!

Ibanez PGM FRM1 Fireman

Joop Wolters: guitar lesson number 1

Joop Wolters says:
first guitar lesson to present here on YT on improvising in style's,for this time it's more a talk and an example of how you can improvise/build music with phrygian/harmonic scales by playing with melodic rythem idea's to build music in to your own improvisation... cheers, joop


News: guitar world november edition

Here's a sneak peak at what's going to be on the upcoming disc that comes with Guitar World magazine's November '09 issue, on sale starting August 25th 2009!

Check out exclusive videos with Slayer, Michael Schenker, DevilDriver, Mark Morton, Michael Angelo Batio, plus gear reviews with Paul Riario and much more!

Guitar World Disc Preview: November 2009

Marcel Coenen: solfeggietto

Solfeggietto on guitar, played by Marcel Coenen (Stormrider, Sun Caged, System Pilot, Time Machine, Solo). Webcam quality, sorry for that.

Marcel Coenen - Solfeggietto on Guitar

Matias T Rengel: shred this from argentina!

No stranger to Truth In Shredding.... Matias T Rengel says:
Hey everyone! I took a time out to make a solo for this contest. Thanks Laurie, I hope you enjoy my work here. Stay Tuned cause there's a great video coming and something else!

Shred This Competition by Matias T Rengel

Osman Cenan Cigil: shred this from izmir, Turkey

Osman Cenan Cigil was in my top 15 players from Petruccifever sound track of summer, so nice to have an entry in my competition!

"Shred This" Entry by Osman Cenan CIGIL

News: guitar player superstar 2009 players announced.

Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar Competition 2009

Jim Fuselli, rock critic of the Wall Street Journal wrote about last year’s competition: “…I admired the contestants. With their reputations on the line in front of Mr. Satriani, Mr. Vai and the other judges, they performed with conviction.”

Vicki Genfan, the reigning Guitar Superstar, will perform at the competition before handing over her crown, and will also play on Sunday, September 13 at 3 pm along with Laurence Juber and Jennifer Batten.

“It’s a dream to launch a weekend-long celebration of guitar with Guitar Player LIVE! and our fifth Guitar Superstar event,” says Guitar Player Editor in Chief Michael Molenda. “If you’re a guitar zealot, it’s like some 6-string Woodstock—total badass madness, from Friday night’s opening Shrapnel Records concern starring Richie Kotzen, Michael Lee Firkins, and Chris Duarte, to bands rockin’ hard all along the Livermore plaza, to Guitar Superstar on Saturday, to Sunday’s Triple Threat Guitar show with GPGS 08 champ Vicki Genfan, Jennifer Batten, and Laurence Juber.”

The ten finalists, representing a wide range of guitar styles ranging from rock to country are:
Dave Benzinger, Brodie Cumming , Brian Davidson, Hercules Castro, Danny Jones, Steve Langemo, Steve Senes, Krisz Simonfalvi, Doug Towle, and Jeff Zampillo.
The contestants will perform with the GPGS house band Thud Factor, music directed by Bass Player Editor Jonathan Herrera.

All ten contestants receive an all-expenses paid trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. The winner, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up of the event will receive custom trophies and complete gear packages. The champion will receive a feature article in Guitar Player magazine and prizes from event sponsors—including Harman International–Digitech, Mesa Boogie, Taylor Guitars, D'Addario, Planet Waves, GBase, Line 6, Sennheiser, Washburn, Randall and Gallien Kruger.

The competition takes place Saturday, September 12, 2009, 8:00 p.m. at the Bankhead Theater, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California. Admission $23.00. Tickets can be ordered online at www.bankheadtheater.org or call 925-373-6800.

Lorenzo Venza, Marco Sfogli: marco sfogli to guest on upcoming utopia CD!

Utopia the Progressive band of Rome, who works on the first project CD

Riccardo Fenaroli-microphone
Lorenzo Antonelli - keyboards
Enrico Sandri - six string bass
Lorenzo Venza - Guitar
Valerio Lucantoni - DrumsCD-Marco

Lorenzo Venza says: Records almost completed, the now legendary Marco [Sfogli]Browse lend us his ax for a presence of honor in our work, as usual, stay tuned!

Edward Box: vendetta heretic nation promo!

A short taster of some of the songs taken from out forthcoming album "Heretic Nation" which is out in November 2009 on Lion Music.

Vendetta Heretic Nation new album sampler

Angel Ruiz: goes disco!

Ángel Ruiz Soloing over Disco Backing track

Rob Chappers: has gas trouble!

Anderson Hollow T classic, PRS SC245 & Vigier Bumblefoot. A closer look at the guitars used in the last video shot at the fantastic World Guitars. www.worldguitars.co.uk

Anderson Hollow T classic, PRS SC245 & Vigier Bumblefoot

Rob Chappers will be demoing the ML1 in about 5 weeks time ;-)... you can order

Zack Kim: aerodynamic


Anton Tsygankov: kraken janus custom

Janus Custom model is a variation on the theme lespola. The tool is made entirely by hand of a dark mahogany with curly maple topom. Stamp is made from mahogany with layers of Paduka and rosewood. Strap on the fingerboard is made of black lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl mermaid. Pickup Seymour Duncan, graphite porozhek, pins Gotoh SG-301, the color of the guitar Janus Fantastic Burl.

Guitar simply amazing in its beauty, many simply lose their speech when they see her alive. At first glance, the guitar looks like a souvenir, to be seen on a wall, but it's not quite true. The sound of this guitar is a powerful low sound in the style of NickelBack, Puddle Of Mudd, Limp Bizkit. It may be no one definition, which has an active Hero 9.0, but the meat валит just over the edge. The sound is very warm, juicy, and at the same time, very aggressive. Tougher than the Gibson LesPol.

This guitar will come either for collectors who want something exclusive to show your friends, or - for the musicians who play heavy alternative music, and want a guitar that looks like the glamor.

The overview guitar Kraken Janus Custom

Vinnie Moore: 8 part guitar lesson posted

Vinnie Moore Video Lesson: http://www.guitarworld.com/article/vinnie_moore_video_lesson

Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster: 73 notes of doom

Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster, jam! Short but sweet posted on Dave Kilminsters web site: http://www.davekilminster.com/A_V/Guthrie_Dave.wmv

Milan Polak: getting rave reviews for the new CD.

What I most enjoy about Milan is his ability to allow his guitar play and songwriting to co-exist without coming off as self-indulgent or excessive. The talk box solo within “Fake” for instance brings me back to my first time hearing Peter Frampton on his “Frampton Comes Alive” extravaganza, while the six minute plus closer “The Mystery of Life” showcases another dimension with it’s slow, quiet epic leaning tendencies. Even the clean sections of the opening title track contain those echo-like guitar chimes that Randy Rhoads made famous on “Diary Of A Madman”. You won’t be faced with a huge synthetic sound on “Murphy’s Law” - the album has that jumpy tone that translates vibrantly for the live shows.

Two winners in a row for Milan- I’d much rather hear this material spilling forth on all rock radio stations than the same 20 song tight play list which has me running for the disc player.
full review

Milan Polak
Murphy`s Law (CD)

After two instrumental releases Milan Polak released his first vocal album "Straight" in 2007. Now two years on, Murphy's Law is the perfect extension of its predecessor with a more modern sound, heavier, less bluesy, more guitar (e.g. the title track), more progressive (e.g. "Sheeple", "The Mystery Of Life"), more choirs and backing vocals (e.g. "Inner Truth") and even some Oriental sounds (e.g. "No God", "Inner Truth") and a great representation of an artist that is delivering music true to his soul and ideals in life. Murphy's Law is an accessible album full of strong vocal hooks, great guitar work and mature song writing from one of Europe's most in demand session musicians who is now forging his own fan base. Lyrically the album deals with social issues, mass media manipulation and other issues of modern day life (e.g. "Wannabes", "Alien Nation", "Sheeple") being the main overriding factor influencing Milan's work. (Electric (Heavy)/Hard Rock), total running time, 46:04

Paul Gilbert: light my fire

Thanks to Jenn... are you still awake? ;)

Performed at Guitar Workshop Plus in Vancouver BC August 10, 2009

Paul Gilbert - Light My Fire

Derryl Gabel: get online lessons from one of the best

Derryl Gabel says:
Hi, just wanted to let you know that I will be doing webcam guitar lessons full time now and have openings available. If you are interested please give me some days and times that are good for you. My rate is $20 a half hour and you can take as often or as little as you like. If you just want to take one lesson that's fine too. You need to have Windows Live Messenger or Skype. Just email derrylgabel@gmail.com
Yes that's right your chance to get one on one lessons with the guy behind these creative lesson series:

http://www.derrylgabel.comCreative Tapping Techniques instructional DVD. In this one hour video I will share with you an exciting and creative approach
to tapping. This approach is fairly easy to master and allows you to use two of your fingers on your picking hand while still holding the pick! I'll also show you 50 of my coolest sounding tapping ideas for you to explore and use in creating your own over the top solos. Each lick can be accessed via the interactive menus and includes the Power Tab and PDF transcription files. The ideas start out at a basic level and go all the way to some of the most extreme and unbelievable sounding licks you have ever heard. So grab your guitar and get ready to tap your way into some exciting new territory!

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Lydian Flight Demo HD

This clip is taken from an improv I call SONAR which is actually Giant Steps changes.

SONAR ( Giant Steps ) Demo HD

News: boss frv1 63 fender reverb demo

1963 Fender Spring Reverb Returns as a Modern Stompbox

FRV-1Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2009 — BOSS® and Fender® USA have collaborated to create the FRV-1, a stunning recreation of the 1963 Fender Reverb®. A staple sound of rockabilly, country, blues, surf rock and even grunge rock, this tube-driven reverb sound is now available in an affordable, rugged compact pedal.

The FRV-1 recreates the classic spring-reverb sound of the 1963 Fender Reverb via patented COSM® technology. Three classic controls for Dwell, Tone, and Mix allow players to refine their tone, adding buttery warmth or sparkling twang.

The FRV-1 is now available with an MSRP of $206.50.


BOSS FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb introduction

Vladimir Maisiuk: shred this belarus style!

Vladimir Maisiuk says:
What a awesome funky backing track!!! Loved to play alon with it...Hope the judges wont mind that I added some little things to the arangment from myself-not much-you can barely notice it...Good luck to all...
... Laurie says great job mate, putting Belarus on the map!!!

"Shred This" By Vladimir Maisiuk