Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Leo Bissonnette: a tribute from Mike Wilkinson RIP

MIKE WILKINSON: TRIBUTE to my FRIEND and fellow Band Mate LEO BISSONNETTE jazz & blues guitarist.
I played and toured with LEO off and on for many years, always with Awesome Musicians. MISS YOU MY FRIEND !!!
Hope you all enjoyed B & P. 1 to 4..Thank You music lovers
Please Comment and Rate. Music Bud, ... MIKE.

Bits & Pieces #4. LEO BISSONNETTE Jazz Improvising

More Leo Bissonnette tributes: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrSlingerland

Dave Martone: Pigtronix pedal competition.. one for you!

In case you missed it... So many cool competitions... We're working to bring you guys more prizes to set your eyes on, things that'll give you something to focus on... something to help you develop, something that you can check out your progress with your piers...

Here's what to do to participate to this great Dave Martone contest:

1-Download Dave Martone's "The Goodie Squiggee Song" backing track


2-Record your video playing your own version of The Goodie Squiggee Song or create your own tune over the playback

Hereafter a link to the tabs and a video of Dave Martone giving some tips and tricks to play this great song!

Dave Martone "The Goodie Squeegee Song"

Dave Martone Guitar Lesson 10: Hair-Tie harmonics

Remember guitar is tuned in: D G D G B D (G open tuning)

Tab of the song is hereafter:


3-Subscribe to The Musical Contest youtube channel

4-Post your video as a response to this video

Best of luck and remember: Dave Martone's waiting.

Dave Martone contest on TMC -ENDS END OF MAY- (Win a Pigtronix Envelope Phaser pedal )

News: Abstractlogix there for you!

abstractlogix can help you build your fan base and sell product. These guys know what they are talking about and have some of the best players in the business on their books. They now have a facebook profile for you to engage with them in your preferred environment http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000779370925

Abstractlogix MusicMedia Music Promotion, Marketing and PublicityAbout me:Abstract Logix is one of the hottest new music media companies promoting cutting edge music in new ways , connecting musicians to the fans directly. Our clients include John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Chick Corea, L.Shankar, Anthony Jackson, Lenny White, Wayne Krantz, Jimmy Herring, Scott Kinsey, Alex Machacek , Gary Willis, Matthew Garrison, and many many other global musical figures. There are too many of them to be listed here.

Have a record, or tour that needs to be promoted. Get in touch !!

Zack Kim: robot dance

Zack Kim - Robot Dance (Original)

Mike Keneally: Hat medley

Mike Keneally Band - Hat medley

Rusty Cooley: Uberschall up for grabs

My new Dean RC8 signature 8 string has just arrived and man it is awesome attached are a few pictures plus here's a link to a video run down of the guitarhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES3FYt__FwA and here's a link to my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/MrRustyCooley
Also I'm selling my Bogner Uberschall that I used to record all of the leads on Outworld's cd here's the link for Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3D1&_rdc=1
 I still have a few openings for students at the Rusty Cooley School of Rock for both in person in The Woodlands or online.

News: moog guitar wins guitar player award

The Moog Guitar Model E1
Starting at $3495
What makes this guitar so special?

The Model E1 provides an incredibly intimate playing experience that connects musicians directly to the source of the sound; the strings of the guitar. It does this by controlling string vibration. In a very coherent way, the Model E1 gives energy to, and takes energy away from the strings. The resulting timbres do not rely on effects or post-processing. They are created directly from the strings.

The Moog Guitar Electronics add an unparalleled range of expression:

FULL SUSTAIN MODE - infinite sustain on every string, at every fret position and at any volume.

CONTROLLED SUSTAIN MODE - play sustained lead lines without having to manually mute un-played strings.

MUTE MODE - remove energy from the strings for sharp banjo/koto-like timbres.

HARMONIC BLENDS - change the actual harmonic overtones of the vibrating strings by using the included control pedal to shift energy between the bridge and neck pick-ups.

MOOG FILTER - 6 resonant Moog Ladder Filters (one per string). Control the cutoff frequency with the control pedal or control voltage Input.

PIEZO PICKUPS - create incredible acoustic guitar timbres or blend in to color magnetic pickup tone.

Classic Butterscotch, Candy Red and Black finishes - Fixed or Tremolo bridges

Milan Polak: Strings On Fire 2 NEW COMPETITION

Strings On Fire 2 and Milan Polak in collaboration with T-Rex Engineering present an awesome competition with great prizes just for you!

The Prizes:
1) T-Rex SpinDoctor programmable 4 channel tube preamp
2) T-Rex Michael Angelo Signature distortion pedal
3) T-Rex Bloody Mary distortion pedal

The jury:

Milan Polak: http://www.youtube.com/milanpolak
Julian Puttins: http://www.youtube.com/petruccifever
Laurie Monk: http://www.youtube.com/lauriemonk
Ricardo Walls: http://www.youtube.com/ricardowalls
T-Rex Effects: http://www.youtube.com/TRexEffects

How to enter:

1) Subscribe to Milan Polak's channel: http://www.youtube.com/milanpolak
2) Download the backing track http://bit.ly/nogodbt
2) video your response solo
3) and then post your video in response to this video (please make sure to ADD YOUR NAME to the title): [ADD THE RESPONSE URL]
4) promote your video
5) Win!

"Strings On Fire 2" with Milan Polak - Guitar Solo Contest

What we are looking for: great improvisation or composition, great tone, note selection. A one take solo, no harmonies, no double tracking, one guy, one guitar, just you against the backing track.

Please note: we have to approve all video responses - this can take several hours! All entries must be submitted BEFORE 23:59 CET 25th of April 2010!!!

Good Luck

Vivien Lalu,Joop Wolters,Steve Walsh,Marco Sfogli,Alex Argento: NEURASTASIA

This is a pre-production demo from the NEURASTASIA cancelled project. The title of the track is "Painting The Skies".

Song lineup:

Steve Walsh (Kansas) - Vocals
Vivien Lalu - Keyboards, programmed bass, composition
Joop Wolters - Guitars
Simon Phillips (Toto) - Drums

Guest soloing:

Marco Sfogli - Guitar solo at 03:05
Alex Argento - Keyboard solo at 03:17

Vivien Lalu 's Neurastasia - Paint The Skies (pre-production demo)

This was Shadrane'2004


Vivien Lalu - keys
Alex Argento - keys
Joop Wolters - guitar, bass guitar
Daniel Flores - drums
Chris Catena - vocal

Goran Edman - vocal
Mark Boals - vocal
Chris Heaven - vocal
John West - vocal
Damian Wilson - vocal
Gilles Petersen - vocal
Hubi Meisel - vocal
Katia Salemi - vocal
Vitalij Kuprij - keys
Mistheria (Mistheria) - keys
Kelly Simonz - guitar
Tommy Denander - bass guitar
Anders Johansson - drums
Mike Terrana - drums
John Macaluso - drums
Virgil Donati - drums
Matt Bissonette - drums
Simon Phillips - drums

Richie Kotzen: super fan and live footage posted

Richie Kotzen - Don't Wanna Lie from 'Slow'

Richie Kotzen tearin' it up here! Insane solo!
Los Angeles, Ca 2003
with Phil Soussan and Pat Torpey

Richie Kotzen - Scared of You wih INSANE solo

Richie Kotzen live in Rio at the Bar de tom, Rio de Janiro, Brazil
Septmber 29, 2007

Richie Kotzen - You Can't Save Me

Richie Kotzen in Katowice (You Can't Save Me)