Sunday, 6 September 2009

Janet Marlow: 10 string wonder

weet Sensations performed and composed by Janet Marlow

Janet Marlow Ten String Guitar

Michael Angelo Batio: dean owners club interview

Michael Angelo Batio Interview at Dean Guitars owners Party London 2009

Carljohan Grimmark: rob rock dvd appearence

Rob will promote "The Voice Of Melodic Metal" with an appearance at the ProgPower USA IX festival on September 11-12, 2009 in Atlanta. He will take part in a signing session on Friday, September 11 at 7:45 p.m. and will also perform as a guest singer with CRIMSON GLORY later that night.

Rob Rock Live DVD Promo "TheVoice of Melodic Metal" ProgpowerUSA IX

Rob's first official DVD release since the "voice of melodic metal" began his 20-year singing career, "The Voice Of Melodic Metal - Live In Atlanta" includes bonus interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and selections from current and past bands, tours, rehearsals and concert footage that has been previously unreleased. This is also Rob's first-ever live CD and features song performances from his four acclaimed solo albums and other selections from his past studio recordings.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Garden Of Chaos
02. First Winds Of The End Of Time
03. Rock The Earth
04. In The Night
05. Slayer Of Souls
06. Judgment Day
07. Only A Matter Of Time
08. This Time Is The Last Time
09. Savior's Call
10. Metal Breed
11. I'm A Warrior

Check out the cover artwork below.

Rob's band for the ProgPower concert consisted of the following musicians:

Tracy Shell - Drums
CJ Grimmark (NARNIA) - Guitar
Andreas Olsson Passmark (DIVINEFIRE, NARNIA) - Bass
Peter Halgren - Guitar
Rob Rock - Vocals

Gavin Coulson: shreddin' the sponge bob!

Gavin Coulson plays "Brian's Boogie" on the spongebob 7/8 size electric guitar at Frankfurt Music Messe 2009

SpongeBob Shredding

Andy Wood: guitarmonkee interview

Its weird, I think we are in an age of the most technically proficient players in the history of guitar, and that’s great! I love to search the web to steal some licks from a guy that lives thousands of miles away. But at the same time I see what your saying and I agree to an extent, we should all be aware of what the main goal is and that is to make good music, not just play mind numbing licks over backing tracks. I also feel that some of the more traditional techniques are getting overlooked more and more. Its all too often you see a player who can sweep and tap all over the place but whose bends sound forced and has an unnatural vibrato. But hey we all have what we excel at and what we don’t and that leads us to work on those things to improve our playing.

Full interview

Tom Hess: more shredding Guitar shredding rock guitar solo with fast shred llicks and cool guitar techniques.

Rock Guitar Shredding Solo

Steve Vai: dvd promos continue and photo gallery spotted

Steve Vai performs "Building The Church" from his new DVD "Live In Minneapolis - Where The WIld Things Are".

"Building The Church" - Steve Vai New DVD Clip

Photo gallery posted from Romanian dates

Chris Broderick: megadeth japan dates announed

MEGADETH has added two headlining shows in Japan in October. The band will perform in Osaka on October 19 and Nagoya on October 20.

MEGADETH's Japanese tour dates are as follows:

Oct. 17 - Chiba, Japan - Makuhari Messe (Loud Park 09)
Oct. 19 - Osaka, Japan - Namba Hatch
Oct. 20 - Nagoya, Japan - Diamond Hall

Tickets for the new dates go on sale on September 19.

Mike Kerr: dark gift

Mike Kerr says:
Its a honor for me to try my best to play this amazing master piece Dark Gift!! This song is on Supersonic Shred Machine one of the best albums of Solo guitar!! the Genius who wrote this song is Joe Stump!! thank you Joe for all you have done to me my friend and always teacher!! keep shredding!!!

Dark Gift - Mike Kerr

Steve Hubbard: new youtube on the way

Steve Hubbard has set up a new YouTube. This will focus on high quality demos, lesson and tracks from up coming material... it's just set up but you can subscribe:

Joop Wolters: tribute to joe satriani

Joop Wolters says:
made a satriani cover this sundaymorning on sept 6 2009..always loved the 5/4 beat and the melancholic harmony of this piece... made new drums,and video's of the bass clean and lead guitar-parts..the lead is improvised in the style of satriani


Rob Chappers: clinic order tickets online

Rob Chappers is teaching a "Rock guitar clinic" on Sat 26th Sept - Email
For further details and to book a place, tickets are £25 Link here: I'll be going along to learn the tricks of the trade and not apply them ;)

Guitar Tuition Clinic - Sat 26th Sept

Robert Conti: labor day sale

Happy Labor Day 2009:
Our Labor Day Weekend Sale is happening now

All orders placed through September 9th will be discounted 25% upon checkout *

Simply place your order on the website and the discount will be reflected during the LAST step of the checkout process (on the page where payment info is entered)

*Conti Guitar purchases are not included in this sale event.

The Comping Expo

We're pleased to announce that the newest addition to the Source Code DVD series, The Comping Expo, will become available later this month. Thank you for your patience and as always, it will be worth the wait.

The Conti Guitar

If you haven't looked in a while, be sure to visit the Conti Guitar page on the website for new photos, videos and customer comments!

Have a relaxing and safe Labor Day weekend,
Mike, Robert & the staff of the Pinnacle Production Group

No Modes No Scales® Is A Registered Trademark Of Robert Conti

Beto Kobayashi: live shows

"Beto Kobayashi banda"

Beto Kobayashi - Sentimento

Beto Kobayashi - A quem se ama

Raphael Fraser: tribute to eric clapton

Raphael Fraser says:
Here's a quick and dirty cover of Layla, by Eric Clapton - well, Derek and the Dominos, but you know ...

Layla - Eric Clapton cover by Raphael Fraser

Charles Shaughnessy: chopstix jam session IV

More improv fusion from the man who would be Xaem!

Charlie Shaughnessy August 26 Jam at CHOPSTIX (Funky)

Kara Gordon: bass and guitar shredly!

Kara Gordon says:
Heres me and Ross L Arson [burning licks...] the bass player in my band doing a bit of a medley of a couple of my original compositions, Van Zeppelin and Technical blast

Guitar and bass shred over Van Zep/Technical blast shredly

Fredrik Pihl: mixolydian arpeggio sequence

Lesson with Tab posted on shred knowledge: full lesson

Fredrik Pihl says:
I made this video when I tried the webcam on my new laptop computer. I used the built in microphone on the webcam as well, so take the sound quallity for what it is.

It's an arpeggio sequence in A mixolydian tonality. It involves some various techniques as sweeping, tapping, sliding and some legato as well. I figured it would work well as an exercise so I transcribed the whole thing.

A - mixolydian arpeggio sequence

Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan: photos and tour dates galore!

Jenn says:
The re-united American hard rockers Mr. Big (Paul Gilbert, Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey) kicked off their 20th Anniversary Reunion European tour on September 4 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Just in case you missed the show, a concert review with full set list is located here:

Plus, a gallery of high-quality photos is found here:

Finally, a fast loading PDF, 2-interview set with Pat Torpey about the tour and Mr. Big can be found here and here:

Remaining chances to check out the band live, and watch them play their stringed instruments with drills and teeth in-person, are listed below.

2009/9/6 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
2009/9/7 Berns Stockholm, Sweden
2009/9/9 Train Aarhus, Denmark
2009/9/10 Essigfabrik Koln, Germany
2009/9/12 Shepherds Bush Empire London, UK
2009/9/13 Hof Ter Lo Antwerp, Belgium
2009/9/15 013 Tilburg, The Netherlands
2009/9/16 Le Bataclan Paris, France
2009/9/18 Sala Riviera Madrid, Spain
2009/9/19 Rockstar Live Bilbao, Spain
2009/9/21 Bikini Barcelona, Spain
2009/9/22 Alcatraz Milan, Italy
2009/9/24 Z-7 Pratteln, Switzerland
2009/9/25 Tonhalle Munich, Germany
2009/9/27 Diesel Club/Petfi Hall Budapest, Hungary
2009/9/28 Planet Music/Gasometer Vienna, Austria
2009/9/30 Roxy Prague, Czech Republic
2009/10/1 Universiada Hall Sofia, Bulgaria

COMPETITION: Shred this! 15 Work In Progress

We are almost there...Tom has listed his Top 15 Rick and Myself still have one too many... we are down to 19 at the moment, but there are many common names. The top 15 will all win a prize the type of prize will depend if you make it into the top 3. The details of the special prize for making the top 15 will be posted with that final 15 list. In addition Shred Junior pointed out that "I want you to shred for me..." means him! So Shred Junior will also pick his own prize winners with their special prizes too which will be announced when the final top 3 names are selected. Let the flaming and hate mail begin!