Sunday, 20 September 2009

Todd Duane: shred o mania

Chops From Hell go YouTube:

Clip from Todd Duane's Chops From Hell Instructional DVD "Shred-O-Mania" available at



SHRAPNEL recording artist Todd Duane's first instructional release at CFH. This DVD / CD ROM set includes the 48 minute "TODD DUANE - SHREDOMANIA" video which includes 48 examples. Either watch the entire 48 minute video or use the "Direct Access" menu to access individual examples. Also featured on the accompanying CD ROM is the 50 page "TD1.pdf" file containing the "TODD DUANE - SHREDOMANIA" lesson tab.

Section features include:


introduction & tuning

alternate picking warmup
alternate picking: 1-5

BEEF: 1-6

combination licks: 1-5

hybrid picking: 1-8

chromatic blues licks: 1-7

partial picking: 1-5

string skipping: 1-5

bonus material:
"jesu, joy of man's desiring"
"für elise"
acoustic shred

Todd Duane's Shred-O-Mania Sampler

Derek Taylor: pyscho from texas , missing

Derek Taylor one of the coolest of the second wave of shredders... last I heard he was recording music. His guitar playing set new standards for shredding, so time to post some.

Derek Taylor


Brent Mason: nashville hero

Brent Mason Country Guitarist Nashville Guitar Hero Rock Guitar Solo Country Guitar Solo
Guitar Lessons Brent Mason @

Brent Mason Rock Country Guitarist Nashville Guitar Hero

Rob Chappers: barnes and mullins and the monkey lord forum help one of their own

The power of friendship... real truth in shredding!

Helping a friend

Brandon Ellis: tribute to joey taffola

Joey Tafolla - Open House

Paul Gilbert: hard rock nights interview

Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big talks about his project with Freddie Nelson, the "United States" CD, and the reunion with Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey, and Eric Martin.

Hard Rock Nights is a weekly syndicated radio program. More information available at

HRN Interviews Paul Gilbert (part 1)

HRN Interviews Paul Gilbert (part 2)

Prashant Aswani: 5AM... so a new release on the way

Kudos to Rich Murray at guitar channel for break the great news.

My new album is complete. I am in the process of mixing and should be sending it to mastering very soon. Here is the scoop. 10 tracks on this one.

Credits are as follows:

Produced and Engineered by Prashant Aswani
All songs written by Prashant Aswani

The musicians are:

Prashant Aswani - Guitars
Rhonda Smith - Bass
Abhijit Banerjee - Tabla
Joey Heredia - Drums

Featured Artists are:

Brett Garsed
Dave Martone
Rob Caggiano

The song "5AM" is up for your enjoyment. Look forward to hearing your feedback.

Check out the track 5AM

Akira Takasaki: loudness 1989

Super Concert In Tokyo Dome 1989.12.31 -- Mike Vescera -- 1989/12/31 Tokyo Dome
Source: Video - Pro Shot DVD
Video Quality/Production Info:
Video Quality: B
Sound Quality: C

Original Audio/Video Specs:
MPEG2 Video 720x480 (4:3) 29.97fps 9800Kbps [Video]
Dolby AC3 48000Hz stereo 192Kbps [Audio]

Encoded Audio/Video Specs:
DivX Video 5.0 960x720 (4:3) 29.97fps 4016 Kbps [Video]
MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) 192 Kbit/s [Audio]


Set List/Chapters:

-- Danger Of Love --
-- Running For Cover --
-- Crazy Doctor --
-- S.D.I. --


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Mike Vescera: Vocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Obsession)
Akira Takasaki: Guitar
Masayoshi Yamashita: Bass
Munetaka Higuchi: Drums

Loudness - Red Light Shooter (Live at Tokyo Dome, Japan, 1989) HD

Loudness - Danger of Love (Live at Tokyo Dome, Japan, 1989) HD

Ed DeGenaro: jams over a new track from the upcoming CD

Jamming over a a new track off my upcoming CD. Marco Minnemann dr., Ric Fierabracci bass. Fibenare Dalmat guitar into the Fractal Axe-Fx into the computer.

Fibenare Jam 1

Fibenare Jam 2

Fibenare Jam 3

News: crazy tribute to James Marshall Hendrix

Thanks to Damjan Pejcinoski for spotting this.

Hendrix on the Gaida

Rob Chappers: Faith guitar visit I

A hint, a clue of a future prize in a future competition... endorsements? Rob Chappers does the business at the world renowned Faith guitars... look out for the competition soon!

Chappers visits the home of Faith Guitars - Part one

I went to Oswestry to Barnes & Mullins - Owners of Faith Guitars, for a meeting about many secret things of which I may not speak \m/

Chappers visits the home of Faith Guitars - Part one

Renat Bikchurin: acoustic bumble bee

A superb acoustic finger picked version of the old classic

Flight of bumblebee

Reece Fullwood: the drum sessions

Reece Fullwood and Kevin Bartlet jamming.

Reece n Kev - Riffs

Reece and Kev Jam 2

Reece n Kev - Song 2

Jan Laurenz: 12 string meditation

Another beautiful piece from Jan Laurenz

Meditation on beartrax guitar by jan laurenz

Old folk song on beartrax guitar by jan laurenz

here comes the sun (not beatles) by jan laurenz on beartrax guitar

Oriental beartrax song by Jan Laurenz

Todor Peev: flexing the tom anderson

Tom Anderson Cobra S lead sound using my Egnater MOD 50 combo and his EG5 module with some FX from my Lexicon MPX G2. This is the single coil bridge pickup (humbucker split) first than the bridge humbucker.

Tom Anderson Cobra S New Lead

Damir Puh: jimi hendrix style jam

Hopefully Damir's video will be up longer than Guthrie's ;)

Damir Puh - Jam on Hendrix style track (

Guthrie Govan: fgc 2008 brilliant quality video

Learn from the master of guitar in these brilliant quality videos.... or not as the case may be... just removed... that was quick.

Guthrie Govan - Bending Accuracy and Vibrato

Guthrie Govan - Fives

Guthrie Govan - Wonderful Slippery Thing

Guthrie Govan - Sevens

Niels Vejlyt: goes seven!

I finally bought a seven string guitar, and here is a example of a nice little major seven chop, the tech is sweeppicking and legato. Get in depth explanation and tablature as usual on

Seven string major 7 sweeppicking legato chop

Seven string legato insanity

Mattias IA Eklundh: fgc 2008

Mattias Eklundh playing a song he uses to teach at his international Freak Guitar Camp in Sweden. Very short but completely awesome. (I think it's so hilarious how at the end you can hear all the students shredding - 'diggidy diggidy diggidy' lmfao.)

Mattias Eklundh FGC 2008 Song

News: guitar girls unite!

A network of female guitar players. Women guitar players of all genres are welcome to share ideas, skills, music and videos. Introduce us to your music and playing style. Girls with guitars:

Welcome to Girls With Guitars, a network of female guitar players that spans all genres, ages and backgrounds.
Some may ask, "Why do the girl guitar players need a website?" I'm happy to tell you why. I'm lucky to have a long and fairly illustrious career as a female guitar player. I've been a professional guitar player/concert performer/session player/recording artist for over 30 years (Yikes! How's that possible?). After all this time people still come up to me and ask, "Why don't more women play the guitar?" I'm still surprised by the question even though I've heard it hundreds of times and I've finally figured out a way to give people an answer. The answer is on the pages of Girls With Guitars.
Look through these pages and you'll see my friends who just happen to be some of the best female guitar players in the world. I'm proud of every one of them. Here you'll find musicians who are concert performers, teachers, community workers, dance musicians, traditional players, songwriters, masters of the fingerboard, rhythm players, session players and more. We're the real definition of "girls who play guitar". We are not represented by the guitar trade magazines but we make our living playing the guitar and we work every day.
If you're thinking of joining, come on in! Tell us about yourself and your music. We look forward to meeting you.
Please feel free to post your gigs on the calendar located below the photos.

Play on gals!
Thank you,
Marcy Marxer

PS - We now have "Chat" located on the right side of the main page. Thanks, Paige!