Friday, 18 December 2009

Charles Shaughnessy: hat full of improv

Charlie Shaughnessy - Improv over a Prog Fusion Backing Track 12/17/09

Charlie Shaughnessy - Prog Fusion Improv 11/17/09 (ALTERNATE TAKE)

Marco De Cave: matt rach compeititon and Quantum Guitar

Marco De Cave: Quantum Guitar

A complete method, logic, which proposes to exceed the physical limits of the instrument through enforcement techniques of modern design without neglecting the traditional harmonic-melodic and consolidated system, the deepening of permutations arising from interval scales primary and viewing it on your keyboard let you build seeking new solutions and sound, among others with the help of software that, if you wanted, it would also be able to go further ... Highly recommended for guitarists who are unafraid of the modern adventure!
- Nico Stufano

If you are among those who love the research, if you want to bring a high degree the knowledge of your keyboard, if you look for new solutions melody, in short if you are willing to engage seriously on the guitar, this book is for you. Cave De Marco, whose attitude of "scientific" I could appreciate several years ago, has done a great job in these pages, eviscerated the possibility of dislocation of scales and arpeggios, the latter in the form of two to seven sounds, expanding opportunities noise through the inversion of heights. The result is happy and music, supported by impeccable graphics that allows even non-readers to be able to enjoy. And 'that the validity of the project to deserve to be taken into consideration in its musical part, even by non-guitarists. Congratulations to Marco.
- Umberto Fiorentino

Marco De Cave called me to let me have this book and am very happy I agreed to write a comment on his work. First of all I remember Mark, in the years he studied with me, as someone very curious and intelligent with a passion for knowledge, every few years and in front of this impressive work not only confirms my idea but I make big congratulations to Mark for the depth with which he has addressed all the topics and the passion he has put in conceiving this work. A job certainly not for everyone but for guitarists who want to do an advanced search on your instrument, both melodic harmonica in this book are an infinite st
udy materials.
- Fabio Zeppetella

marco de cave matt rach solo contest.wmv

News: ultimate guitar overdubbing.

Guitar: Impossible (stop motion music short by MysteryGuitarMan)

Tom Quayle: shred knowledge interview

Andy james is a guy you've played along side and was battling against in greg howes comp , Andy lives a mile up the road from me Tom, I found out when I bought his old Brian Moore axe, Ive just interviewed a fellow student of Shaun Baxter who said of him , "He could play all of passion and wafare note for note at 16" You and he are completely different in styles but tell us about that experience.
That was an interesting experience. It was weird as I had a strange feeling whilst the competition was running that this was my lucky one and I could actually win. I felt that Greg would identify with my playing as it was close to the style he played himself. I stayed up till about 3.30am on the day the competition results were announced and I must admit coming second after Greg said he deliberated for hours over his choice was quite gutting for me at the time. I was so into Greg’s playing that I really wanted to win his competition. In hindsight and knowing what an incredible monster of a player Andy is, I’m totally happy to come second to the great man! He’s a total shred beast!
It’s a very bizarre feeling knowing that Greg Howe knows my playing and liked it enough to deliberate over it for hours!

Thats exellent advice Tom thanks, sowhat do you have planned for 2010?
This coming year is an exciting one for me with many things happening. I’m playing for Toadworks at NAMM in LA in January and will be jamming on the Suhr booth with a few monster players. If I can find Greg Howe, he’s getting cornered for a play too! I’ll be at Frankfurt Musikmesse again too so I’m looking forward to that.
I aim to have my debut album finished and released in 2010 too. I’m finding the writing process very slow at the moment as I’m swamped with teaching but I’m getting there. There’ll be some monster players on it too with the likes of Adam Nitti on Bass, Alex Argento on Keys and a few guest guitar solos from some well known players.
I’ve also been booked for Rob Chapper’s Monkey Fest due to take place on my birthday of all days! It runs at the end of August and features performances from awesome players and workshops from the likes of Matius Ekhlund and Eddie Kramer. Should be a whole lot of fun!

George Marios and I will be writing and recording the Tea for Two (T42) album this year too.
full interview

Guthrie Govan: 3 from the best

Just talking to Yngtchie Blacksteen... he's just been talking to Ed Yoon and the double GG. GG is at Sandnes, a few miles outside Stavanger in South-West Norway...

Guthrie Govan Suhr Clinic

Guthrie Govan playing live "Erotic Cakes" at Peralta´s Auditorium (Navarra - Spain) 29/03/2009.

Guthrie Govan - Erotic Cakes

Guthrie Govan - Wonderful Slippery Thing (Live)

Chris Poland: Someone Said You Were Dead


Chris Poland - guitars
Robertino Pagliari - bass
Jake Cinninger - guitars
Joel Cummins - keyboards
Kris Myers - drums

OHMphrey, the brainchild of three members of the Chicago-based rock-band Umphrey's McGee along with two members of OHM, unleashes their improv-heavy self-titled debut.

What happens when five great musicians locked themselves in a studio for two days, fueled by nothing but pizza and their shared musical vision?

If youre the super jam band OHMphrey, the result is an electrifying fusion debut flush with so much creative currency that its vibrant music buzzes with musical surprises, intense improvisation and even instrumental virtuosity.

OHMphrey, the brainchild of three members of the Chicago-based jam-band Umphreys McGee (keyboardist Joel Cummins, guitarist Jake Cinninger and drummer Kris Myers) and OHM guitarist Chris Poland, a legendary player whos perhaps best known for work with headbanging pioneers Megadeth, and bassist Robertino Pagliari (a.k.a. Pag), unleashes their improv-heavy self-titled debut a record that assimilates not only disparate musical genres but the individual playing styles of everyone involved.

Buy OHMphrey - Ohmphrey
(about half way down the page):

OHMphrey - Someone Said You Were Dead.wmv

News: Shred Junior moonlighting

Thanks to Lorenzo Venza for the idea!

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Angel Ruiz: music box competition

The Music Box 'Guitar Competition' Ángel Ruiz entry

Richie Kotzen: Busan Festival South Korea

Busan Festival South Korea August 5, 2005

Losin' My Mind

Rusty Cooley: Outworld revisited!

Rusty Cooley I Thanatos Solo Live

Rusty Cooley City of The Dead solo live

Rust Cooley The Never solo Live Outworld

Rusty Cooley performing Riders with Outworld

Maneli Jamal,Marc Playle, Jeroen Groot Beumer: Faith guitars announce winners

Thank you for all the brilliant entries to Acoustic Glory.
It was a pleasure to see the huge wealth of talent on show.

The Winners are:

Maneli Jamal the 1st prize winner has been an inspiration. His music is just beautiful and his technique refreshing, restrained and effortless.

Marc Playle our 2nd placed entrant is clearly a very talented guy who has adapted his playing style to deal with what could initially be viewed as a disadvantage. His entry was simple and wonderfully executed but had a purity we liked.

Jeroen Groot Beumer the 3rd place entrant is a very accomplished guitarist. The piece was more complex and showed a true understanding of when to use certain techniques and how to execute them with style. Were very happy to have a seasoned pro like Jeroen involved.

Andy Baxter the 4th placed entrant again showed what can be achieved with a relatively simple composition. No need to overcomplicate things, but just come straight out and create a supremely enjoyable piece.

We wish all our winners and entrants the very best for their musical futures, and look forward to seeing you all again in future competitions.

Its been an honour.

Rob Chappers - Chapman Guitars/Monkey Lord
Alex Faith Guitars
Dom Shadow

Faith Acoustic Glory Winners

James Plasencia: phrygian jam

Some great playing from James Plasencia. backing track by David Walimann at Always love the phrygian mode

phrygian jam.wmv

Ricardo Walls: music box competition

The music box competition ( ricardo walls )

Steve Vai, Jeff Beck: to slug it out for a grammy prize.

Fender would like to congratulate Jeff Beck for his recent Grammy nominated. Beck’s rendition of the Beatles’ classic “A Day in the Life” was selected to compete for a Grammy in the best rock instrumental performance category.

“I am thrilled to have been nominated for a Grammy for ‘A Day in the Life’, Best Rock Instrumental Performance,” said Beck. “It’s good to know my music is appreciated. This Rocks!”

Beck is competing for the award alongside Brad Paisley (”Playing with Fire”), Brian Setzer Orchestra (”Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin’”), Steve Vai (”Now we Run”) and Booker T. Jones (”Warped Sister”). The winner will be announced on Jan. 31.

Rob Chappers: Marshall and ML1 get hitched... or not!

Recording Breath - Monkey Lord VLOG (Vintage Marshall Amp content)

Mistheria: adagio

Arranged and recorded by Mistheria.
Mistheria's keytar lead sound is powered by OPX-PRO ME, Virtual Analog Synth by Sonic Projects (

Mistheria plays ADAGIO in Gminor

News: Milan Polak TRex competition my top 25!

A to Z order

Silvio Gazquez: music box competition!

The music box competition - Silvio Gazquez

Rafael Nery: say a word new CD... 2010

Video featuring samples from the 2010 upcoming album "Say a Word". For more information please visit:

Rafael Nery - Say a Word - Coming Soon Video!