Friday, 25 September 2009

News: win a dean guitar

Competition closes 30 September


To celebrate September's Roadrunner Records & Planet Rock Nights around the UK, we have a STUNNING prize to give away - a DAVE MUSTAINE SIGNATURE SERIES DEAN GUITAR which has not just been SIGNED by Mustaine himself, but also PLAYED by him.

With classic rock, prog rock and Megadeth themed nights taking place across the UK throughout September you should be preparing yourself for late nights, sore ears and for the hardest rocking month of 2009.

Dean's Dave Mustaine Signature Series not only looks the business, but also possesses more metal power than any other guitar we've seen for a while. To find out more about this stunning axe CLICK HERE

If you want to get your hands on the DEAN Guitar, then simply fill in the form and you will go into a prize draw.

Matias Kupiainen: stratovarius tour dates updated

September 27, 2009: Garrick Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

September 28, 2009:
The Riddell at University, Regina, SK, Canada

September 29, 2009:
Warehouse, Calgary, AB, Canada

September 30, 2009:
Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, Canada

October 2, 2009:
The Venue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

October 3, 2009:
Sugar, Victoria, BC, Canada

October 4, 2009:
El Corazon, Seattle, WA, USA

October 6, 2009:
The Grand Ballroom at the Regency, San Francisco, CA, USA

October 7, 2009:
Key Club, Los Angeles, CA, USA

October 11, 2009: Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico

October 14, 2009: The End, Buenos Aires, Argentina

October 16, 2009: Teatro Teleton, Santiago de Chile, Chile

October 19, 2009: Opiniao, Porto Alegre, Brazil

October 20: 2009: Citibank Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil

October 24, 2009: Maria Angola, Lima, Peru

January 7, 2010: Zeche, Bochum, Germany (Ruhrpott)

January 8, 2010: Hof ter Lo, Antwerp, Belgium

January 9, 2010: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

January 10, 2010: Garage, London, UK

January 12, 2010: Elysee, Paris, France

January 13, 2010: Le Bikini, Toulouse, France

January 15, 2010: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain

January 16, 2010: Rockstar Live, Bilbao, Spain (Euskadi/Basquia)

January 17, 2010: Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona, Spain (Catalunya)

January 19, 2010: Transbordeur, Lyon, France

January 20, 2010: Z 7, Pratteln, Switzerland

January 21, 2010: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

January 23, 2010: SKC, Belgrad, Serbia

January 24, 2010: Hristo Botev Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

January 26, 2010: Petöfi Hall, Budapest, Hungary

January 27, 2010: Szene, Vienna, Austria

January 28, 2010: PKO, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

January 30, 2010: Backstage, München, Germany (Bavaria)

February 1, 2010: Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany (Swabia)

February 2, 2010: Garage, Saarbrücken, Germany (Saarland)

February 3, 2010: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany (Fischkopfia)

February 4, 2010: The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark

February 6, 2010: Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden (Skåne)

February 7, 2010: Trädgårn, Göteborg, Sweden (Bohuslän)

February 8, 2010: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway

February 9, 2010: Tyrol, Stockholm, Sweden

Yngwie Malmsteen: sam ash show

Yngwie Malmsteen will make a appearance for Fender at the Sam Ash Guitar Show in Clearwater, Florida on October 4. He will also perform at the event

Sam Ash
923 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759

Telephone: (727) 725-8062

Marty Friedman: bet you can't play this

Guitar World magazine has uploaded a two-part "Betcha Can't Play This" video lesson featuring former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman.

Betcha Can't Play This with Marty Friedman #1

Betcha Can't Play This with Marty Friedman #2

Rob Chappers,Matt Herbert: Faith guitar Eclipse Venus 12 - competition soon!

Chappers ( and Matt Herbert (

You can learn more about Faith Guitars by visiting

Keep your eyes peeled for an amazing competition from Monkey Lord, Faith Acoustic Guitars and Shadow Electronics!

Faith Guitars - Eclipse Venus 12

Alexandre Therrien: the power of flamenco fusion

Alexandre Therrien really is an awesome player... his video just passed 100,000 views... check it out, plus there is a DVD and CD for sale too.

Alexandre Therrien says:
Please fill this form to inquire for Correspondence Guitar Lessons - - Cours de Guitare à QUÉBEC - Inscrivez vous en remplissant le formulaire d'admission!

Alexandre Therrien - Seville - Flamenco Fusion Guitar

Dimitar Nalbantov: video 9

A cool video from Dimitar Nalbantov, enjoy!

Video 9

Milan Polak: guitar lesson chromatics

The first part of the actual solo of the title track of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).

Milan Polak Guitar Lesson - "Murphy's Law" solo pt.1 (chromatic run, arpeggios)

Song of the CD "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music) released in '09. Purchase your personal copy at:

Raphael Fraser: tribute to shawn lane 2

An excellent tribute to the master! Don't forget to honour Shawn by playing a few tracks!

Gray Pianos Flying (cover of Shawn Lane RIP 26 September 2003)

Lorenzo Frizzera: jazz frizzitalia

Modern jazz guitar video - Lorenzo Frizzera Trio -Everything Can Change (instrumental music)

Jazz guitar solo - Lorenzo Frizzera with Organ Logistics - Sgrunt (instrumental music)

Jazz Music Video - Modern jazz guitar - Lorenzo Frizzera Trio - Blind

Lorenzo Frizzera, Italy, 1972. After studying classical guitar he studies jazz guitar after 1986. In 1989 he graduates from CPM in Milano, the most important school of modern music in Italy. Subsequently he studies in several master classes, among which those of Siena Jazz and Umbria Jazz are worth mentioning. He therefore meets some of the greatest musicians of the world jazz scene: Mike Stern, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland, Frank Gambale, Joe Diorio, Pat Metheny, Marving Smith and Steve Coleman.

Among his many collaborations, these are worth mentioning: Joey DeFrancesco, Jesse Davis, Stefano Bollani, Paolo Dalla Porta, Stefano Battaglia, Ares Tavolazzi, Phil Drummy, Tullio De Piscopo, Enzo Jannacci, Arup Kanti Das, Christian Meyer, Anna Oxa, Paul Reed Smith, Massimo Manzi, Rosario Bonaccorso, Stefano Cerri, Irio De Paula, Bebo Ferra, Sandro Gibellini, Andy Just, Alberto Marsico, Massimo Colombo, Marku Ribas, Stefano Bagnoli, Giampiero Prina, Juarez Moreira, Jimmy Cobb, Stefan Milenkovich.

He has played more than 700 concerts in Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Slovenia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Albania, England, Russia. He's recorded 25 CDs and has participated in radio and tv transmissions in Italy and abroad.

In 2003 he ranked first in the jazz category in the competition Creamusica in Milano. In 2004 he won the Fender Blues Contest in Rimini. In 2006, at the Dresden Conservatory he represented Italy in the international jury of the European Guitar Award, chaired by Ralph Towner.

He has been a teacher since 1991. He teaches jazz guitar at the Centro Arti per lo Spettacolo in Milano, and jazz guitar, harmony and ear training at the Centro Didattico Musicateatrodanza in Rovereto (TN). He's held workshops about jazz improvisation in music schools, conservatories and universities in several European towns Dresden, Zagreb, Cottbus, Kamenz and Bamberg among others.

Since 2006 he's held workshops on the development of so-called lateral thinking theoretically conceived by Edward De Bono, who is considered the biggest world expert in the field of teaching of creativity.

Joe Satriani: coldplay case settled out of court.

Guitarist Joe Satriani's lawsuit against Coldplay, based on his accusation that Chris Marin and co plagiarised his 2004 song 'If I Could Fly' for their 2008 single 'Viva La Vida', has been dismissed from court.

Satriani sued the band last December, seeking a jury trial to award him monetary compensation.

Now, according to, the case was dismissed yesterday (September 14) in California Central District Court "upon stipulation", suggesting that an out-of-court settlement may have been reached.

Judge Dean Pregerson decreed that both the parties bear their own trial costs as the case was closed.

I would have preferred that both parties release the track with Joe's guitar solo mashed up with Coldplay's lyrics and all money go to charity...

Patrick Moreira: dark ice cream

I was intrigued by the title... a tapping exercise.

Guitar Tapping - Patrick Moreira - AMAZING SONG!

An old one posted from 2006.

2 Hands guitar tapping - AMAZING SONG!

Patrick Moreira - Dear Aun

Rafael Flores: tapping bach

Rafael Flores Tapping Bach

plus Rafael Flores Plays "Todo a Pulmón" by Alejandro Lerner, with two hands tapping technique

Rafael Flores Tapping "Todo a Pulmón"

an old one with two guitars


Shu Xin: red stars rising

Some cool guitar from Chinese guitar star Shu Xin

Amazing Guitar by Chinese Guitar Player Shuxin

e guitar 2 by SHU XIN Saint Seiya

Electric Guitar Speaking Chinese--by Shuxin(舒鑫)

The Girl Follows Wind--by shuxin(舒鑫)

Ridvan Duzey: give me a riff!

Ridvan Duzey says:
My entry for the subway bandit's give me a riff competition !

Aight subway bandit give me that crap you were talking about !
... you want to enter?... times running out!

Subway Bandit's "Give me a riff" competition entry !

Xaxa Portilho: give me a riff!

A very cool Give me a Riff solo... plus a nice hat too! Enjoy Currently 135 entries for this awesome competition:

Bandit Riff Competition

Cesar Huesca: skipping tapping licks

Cesar Huesca Lick #3 (String Skipping/Tapping over Minor Pentatonics)