Friday, 11 December 2009

George Elmes: crazy string skipping

Madness incredibly well executed!

Six String String Skipping

George Elmes: crazy whole tone licks

This guys has a boat load of crazy chops... don't forget to subscribe!

Whole Tone Lick

News: win a gibson reverse flying V

WIN A Gibson Reverse Flying V

This week we have a Gibson Reverse Flying V to give away.

Back by popular demand, Gibson have handcrafted a small number of the cult classic guitars for a very limited run, and what's more Planet Rock has managed to get their hands on one.


In order to win this unique guitar, you need to identify the THREE BANDS featured in the audio clip below.

You'll notice the guitarists from each band are renowned for playing the Flying V, so to add a twist each audio clip has been reversed. (See what we've done here?)


News: win six string heroes book from Neil Zlozower

Do You Know Your Six String Heroes?

This month, you can win one of five autographed copies of the new book from legendary rock photographer, and frequent Premier Guitar contributor, Neil Zlozower.

Six String Heroes: Photographs of Great Guitarists chronicles Zlozower’s 40 year career shooting live, candid and studio photos of the greatest guitarists in the world. The book contains shots of more than 150 players. The photos are augmented with unpublished interviews with the guitarists.

Want one? You’ve got to show off your knowledge by identifying the guitarists in the following four shots from the book. We’ll choose five winners from the entries that correctly identify all four. ENTER

Gary Hoey: live rock show

Catch Gary and the band performing a special holiday show live on Rockline with host Bob Coburn, this Monday Dec 14th at 8:30PM PT/11:30PM ET. Gary would love to hear from you so be sure to call in during the live show!! 818-843-ROCK (7625). If you can’t get enough of Ho Ho Hoey, listen to it again when it’s rebroadcasted on Wed Dec 16th. Go to ROCKLINERADIO.COM to listen online.

Ho Ho Hoey Webcast!!
Can't make it to a show in person? No problem!!
Watch Gary Hoey's Rockin' Holiday Show online!

Available from Monday Dec. 7 for $9.99
Go to and create an account. After purchase this video will be available anytime in your iclips archive.

News: design your pedal board

Thansk to Ed DeGenaro for spotting this one: Use a Flash program to design your own pedal board. Add pedals, download in text or picture format.

You can read more about it here:

Daniele Gottardo: Blue In Green

Daniele Gottardo - Blue in Green

The new CD is available in Download format:

Frenzy of Ecstasy is avialable now:

Pop Woravit: tribute to yngwie malmsteen

Pop Woravit Guitar Workshop on tour 2009 live in thailand playing far beyond the sun

John Petrucci: Dream Theater _1


Richie Kotzen: Kotchen _ Demo


Jonas Tamas: weekend roundup

Hi, I've collected a great bunch of news and links - if you like guitarists like John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai, then it is worth checking these links out!

Jonas Tamas: Sharp Guitars From a Flat Planet
Instrumental melodic progressive rock guitar album out now!

You can listen to 3 full songs from the album (along with songs from other projects) here on Facebook:

Some of my newest free guitar exercises:

YouTube video exercise: Satriani-style quick legato run

B7 tapped arpeggio with string skipping

Polyrhythms - Five notes that whirl the beat

12 inch wide chords? No problem!

More lessons here (scroll down):

And some of the newest reviews of Sharp Guitars From a Flat Planet:

French review on MusicWaves

German review on Stringworks

Italian review on Tempi Duri

English review on Guitar Noize

Other pages of interest:

Official homepage - lots of info & trivia


CDBaby - Preview all the 12 songs of the album here!


YouTube channel - new video exercises!


The Jonas Tamas Group & Street Team - exclusive content for group members

Thiago Trinsi: Iceland clinics

Lucky people in Iceland will get to see Thiago Trinsi playing through his guitar trick bag!

Thiago Trinsi says:
2 guitar clinics in the same day one starts at 17:30 and another at 19:30 in Dalvik , north of Iceland... the Clinics will be on 14th of December!

Ewan Dobson: blood and ice

original song from Ewan Dobson debut CD & TABS available at

also available on itunes,, emusic, rhapsody

Visit Ewan Dobson at

Special Thanks to Nitorami (Martin) for permission to use his killer Milkdrop presets in this video.

Ewan Dobson - Blood and Ice - Solo Guitar

Ewan Dobson Paganini Caprice 5 5th

Ewan Dobson - Level 5 - Solo Guitar

Ewan Dobson - I Know Your Pain - Solo Guitar

Charles Shaughnessy: new fusion clip posted

Charles provides another new clip from upcoming material... sounding good to me.

Charles Shaughnessy says:
Uploaded a new version with a complete solo (might change a lot of the solo though) and a different transition.

Just to explain what happens after the intro: The chords in the 2nd part are all harmonized from the original melody played by the cellos and violas in the beginning of the song (and the really loud heavy part). That's also why the section is made up for 9-chord phrases...

Michael Romeo: symphony x Shanghai

Symphony X - Paradise Lost(Live In Shanghai)