Monday, 8 March 2010

Tosin Abasi: 8 string jam play lesson

In his first lesson with, Tosin discusses the 8 string guitar. He talks playing, setup and stylistic approach to what he considers "a guitar with lots of strings." For Tosin's entire artist series, visit

Tosin Abasi - 8 String Guitar

Joe Satriani: classic rock revisited interview

Joe Satriani has built an entire career on three basic principals: A) Be amazing at your craft; B) Be true to yourself and C) Have fun. All of the these elements show up loud and clear in his latest release I Just Wanna Rock: Live in Paris. Sold separately as a CD and DVD, Joe takes his skills to the next level of mastery, both on an audio and visual level.

In this interview we discuss recording the new album, the visual dynamics of the DVD as well as his recent work with Chickenfoot. Joe also discusses music theory and reveals the list of professional guitar players who have been his students.
Part 1
Part 2

Matias Kupiainen: stratovarius interview

An interview that Valerio Ferrari conducted with guitarist Matias Kupiainen of Finnish band Stratovarius in Milan. This guy has added a new dimension to the Stratovarius sound. Really looking forward to their new release. You should also - Stratovarius Interview [ENG] Part 1 - Stratovarius Interview [ENG] Part 2

Gary Moore: to get all his CD's released in cardboard sleeves

Gary Moore gets a full re-release of all his CD's in Japan:
Complete releases from Gary Moore

Marco De Cave: lee peterson's win a guitar

Another inventive piece from Marco De Cave, this one with a haunting tone... but strangely reminds me of sweet child of mine! Marco De Cave is definitely a guy who produces video I like to watch.

marco de cave lee peterson's win a guitar competition.wmv

News: pro guitar shop free pedal friday - Free Pedal Friday every week in 2010 at This week (3/12/2010) it's the Homebrew Frostbite Flanger! Enter each week for a chance to win.

Free Pedal Friday at PGS - Homebrew Frostbite Flanger

Ricardo de André: sweeper madness

Yes some really fine sweeping on this one, very clean. enjoy.

Ricardo de André

Chris Broderick: happy birthday to me!

Chris Broderick of Megadeth celebrating his 40th Birthday in Calgary with Testament and Exodus. March 6, 2010.

Chris Broderick's Birthday 3-6-10

Kermheat: pacman madness

The crazy Frenchman with phobia to ponies and a philia of glove puppets is back with his mad version of the PacMan classic

Pacman shreds !!!!!!!!!!

Tristan Klein: dark side

A nice bluesy feel to Tristans latest work... highly enjoyable... check it out.

tristan klein dark side

Check out the hot new album on Grooveyard:

Stuart Bull: Free Live Webcast

Don't forget the Free Live Webcast from Lick Library:
Lick Library – Stuart Bull Free Live Webcast
11th March 2010
Lick Library do it again: Following on from the huge global success of the previous live webcast there will be two live broadcasts on the 11th March: 19.00 UK time (GMT) and 1.00 UK time (USA 20.00 Eastern and 17.00 Pacific time) to make it easier for people to participate.

Remember you have to pre-register at to take part in the interactive webcast with Stuart and you will be able to ask anything you like about playing your guitar, setting it up, even ask for techniques to be demonstrated. Stuart has scheduled to play extra tracks during these broadcasts and much much more.

Stuart Bull is co-founder of Lick Library and has taught literally thousands of guitarists worldwide though the Lick Library award winning guitar workshops. His credits range from programming guitar sounds for the Iron Maiden album, The X Factor, to writing a widely followed monthly Blues column for TOTAL GUITAR magazine.

So register for your FREE Access All Areas pass online at now!

Nahuel Schiumarini: getting the funk out!

Nahuel Schiumarini did a great entry for the Shred This Too competition with a real funk feel... this time he's back again with more funk improvisation.

Funk jam

Jas Morris: Rude Tiger

Jas Morris band is now Rude Tiger...
Rude Tiger are a British unique modern rock band from South-Devon, formed mid 2009 and comprising Jas Morris (vocals, guitar), Dan Morris (bass guitar, keys, backing vocals) and D Collings (drums, percussion, samples) The band blends alternative rock, progressive/melodic rock and modern influences to form a very unique and distinguished sound.

Formally the band were called the Morris Brothers Band, who started out back in 2001 but it was not until the summer of 2006 when the line-up was complete. The Morris Brothers Band went onto headlining many of their own shows, selling out to audiences of 400+ aswell as supporting many top bands (such as Wishbone Ash, Johnny Winter, The Troggs, Chicken Shack, Walter Trout, Cliff Moore & Robin Trower to name a few). Not to mention releasing 5 CDs of Albums & EPs.

They have supported & headlined numerous festivals & venues including Worcester's Prestigious HUNTINGDON HALL, Chesterfields WINDING WHEEL THEATRE and AIR FUSION MUSIC FESTIVAL (which they headlined 3 years in a row).

One could say quite an impressive accomplishment for an unsigned band and the perfect lead up to the birth of ...Rude Tiger.

A collection of short clips from concerts & 'behind the scenes' including rehearsals, recording to on the road.


Sam Bell: Andy James shredding competition

Sam Bell grappling with the sound, digs deep to deliver another bucketload of scintillating playing over the Andy James backing track.

Sam Bell:
Here is my entry for the Andy James Guitar Solo Contest. Apologies for the poor sound quality.

I wrote the guitar harmony and intro chordy section. However, everything else is improvised on the fly. Please excuse my face expressions, i really can not help this, i really enjoy playing the guitar!

Thanks for watching. Please rate, comment, and subscribe. Thanks for your time.

and my band

Andy James Guitar Solo Contest entry Sam Bell

Andy James: Shred competition. Ends on the 30th April 2010

Dhalif: Andy James shredding competition

You know I love this planet.. 6 billion people and there's still plenty of room for more hot new guitar players. All power to the Andy James backing track as it's getting those guys who can stack the notes to deliver in bucket loads! Dhalif is one of those guys! Awesome... I tacked on a few recent videos to show this guy has a lot more depth than just shredding... enjoy!

Andy James Guitar Solo Contest Entry - Dhalif

Dhalif - Ballad in A Minor.wmv


Dhalif Pod X3 Live Test Run

Andy James: Shred competition. Ends on the 30th April 2010

Kieran Harvey: Andy James shredding competition

A shredding tapper from Northhants... lives just down the road from the venue... what ever happens this guy will be at the show... makes me want to move to Northants

kieran harvey andy james contest entry

Andy James: Shred competition. Ends on the 30th April 2010

Jonathan Burgos: Andy James shredding competition

This Andy James backing track is attracting the shredders... here's another massively mayhemic solo from Jonathan Burgos

Andy James guitar solo contest by Jonathan Burgos - entry

Andy James: Shred competition. Ends on the 30th April 2010

Carl Roa: Progressive Influences

Guitar World and Carl Roa bring you "Elf Riffs," a guitar lesson series from the Magic Elf guitarist. This month Carl discusses incorporating ideas from your favorite guitar players into your own style. Carl looks at two of his own early influences, Steve Morse and Yngwie Malmsteen. Using heavy riffs from his solo recording "Eternity" and the Magic Elf "Heavy Meddle" record, Carl exemplifies the influence of these two ground breaking musicians in detail. Grab you axe and get ready for a heavy alternate picking workout!

Elf Riffs #6 with Carl Roa - Progressive Influences (Steve Morse and Yngwie Malmsteen

Krisztian Lovrek: tribute to Europe

No not:
Europe (/ˈjʊɹəp/, YOOR-əp) is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia to its east by the water divide of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus Mountains (or the Kuma-Manych Depression),[1] and the Black Sea to the southeast.[2] Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and other bodies of water to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders for Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the term continent can refer to a cultural and political distinction or a physiographic one.
but... parpa parp parp parpa parp parp parp... the final countdown...

Europe - More Than Meets The Eys solo by Krisztian Lovrek

Juan Campos: DirtBox Valvette competition

DirtBox competition - Juan Campos

This backing track is much shorter and requires some emotion to be expressed... so give it a go!

Adam Ironside: Valvette Custom Drive competition. Ends on the 31st March 2010

Jonas Tamas: Golden Sun chromatic

This song is the 2nd track of the album Jonas Tamas: Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet. You can download the backing track and the TAB here:
Feel free to post video responses.

Jonas Tamas: Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet - Melodic progressive metal guitar for fans of John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Listen to all the 12 songs on or on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc.

Jonas Tamas: Golden Sun chromatic neoclassical shred exercise with TAB and backing track

News: MyGuitarSpace up for grabs   The social network for guitar players.

This site was launched in August of 2008, and has grown to over 4,000 avid guitarists.

It is well branded and presents a unique opportunity,  I believe,  for any business related to guitar instruction or equipment.  I believe this network has excellent growth potential.  

We are putting the site, domain and all related aspects up for sale.

The mailing list alone would be valuable, as the site administrator has the ability to email all members instantaneously.

However this site offers the unique ability to interact and build your own brand through groups, videos, chat, contests, and more.

We included a charities area, to promote worthy guitar  charities as well.

The site features integration with Facebook and Twitter for easy web 2.0  promotion.   is  ideal for an online guitar retailer, video instruction-related business, or  magazine.

The site has recently grown organically, so any advertising efforts would have a pronounced positive impact. 
The attrition rate is less than 1%

The software is intuitive and easy to modify, and very well-supported.
This site can be managed by a single individual.

We are open to post-sale support arrangements.

It's been a joy and a challenge to be part of the growth of this.
Please feel free to ask question,  and thank you.
got $10,000?

Russ Parrish, Paul Gilbert: Electric Fence Pictures Of Home

Russ Parrish, Paul Gilbert with the Lead singer of Racer X, playing under the name Electric Fence, all can sing, Russ and Paul playing bass and guitar...


Damjan Pejcinoski,Susan Weinert: Cantaloupe Island

Not sure why... but I did miss this one.

Live from the Kumanovo Jazz Festival together with Susan Weinert trio.We are jammin' on the jazz standard by Herbie Hancock -"Cantaloupe Island".The clip is short sorry about that I hope I will get HD videos from the concert soon! :)

Damjan Pejcinoski Jammin' on "Cantaloupe Island" with Susan Weinert trio

Damjan Pejcinoski jammin' on "All blues" with Susan Weinert trio

Dave Sharman: working on new material and endorsing Hohner G3T headless

I caught up with Dave Sharman, he's been putting together new tracks in his home studio and also hitting the studio with a band to record more material Dave reckons that he should have an album's worth of material ready to go by Q2, the summer 2010.

Dave is also revamping the official website and launching one for the band. The band features Dave Sharman on guitars/vocals, Stelios Fterougas bass & Leon Barker drums.

This is what Dave has to say about his axes of choice:

Hohner G3T headless - ‘'a reliable and solid guitar, especially good for those long trips due to it's compact size and shape, i never go anywhere without my trusted G3T!"

Hohner EGS - ‘' Hohner really are breaking new ground with this baby! The ergonomic design along with this guitar's power, tone and versatility make the EGS a must for the studio and live performances! ''

Hohner Essential Mini-Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic/Electric - ‘' it's got exceptional clarity with beautiful tone, the cutaway is great for reaching up on some of those higher notes''.