Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Martyn Stone: shred solo on Kramer Pacer,ADA MP1,Marshall JMP-1

Martyn Stone Shred Guitar Solo, betcha can't play this, Kramer Pacer,ADA MP1,Marshall JMP-1,tc

Damjan Pejcinoski: ZC 2 photos continued

Damjan Pejcinoski,Andy Timmons

Damjan Pejcinoski,William Stravato

Damjan Pejcinoski, Dragianni

The Good Fellas

Claudio Mariola: Ziua Chitarelor photos... full of guitar stars!

Claudio Mariola and Brett Garsed

Claudio Mariola and Andy Timmons

Claudio Mariola and Michael Angelo Batio

Claudio Mariola, Greg Howe,Damjan Pejcinoski,William Stravato

Michael Angelo Batio, Claudio Mariola, Greg Howe

Marius Pop,Claudio Mariola and Damjan Pejcinoski

Claudio plays his live solo song.

Marius Pop: ziua chitarelor 3rd place jam

The song is called "Groove del sol" , a composition from the first album called "First Step"
Marius has won 3rd place in the Ziua CHitarelor Guitar Contest final, that took place last night in Bucharest. The jury that voted the results included Andy Timmons, Brett Garsed, Corrado Sgandurra, Fabrizio Dado, Greg Howe, Michael Angelo Batio, Richard Hallebeek and William Stravato

Marius Pop 3-rd place in the ziua chitarelor (day of the guitars) contest

Fusion guitar "outside" phrasing

Richard Hallebeek: Ziua Chitarelor II Bucharest

Richard Hallebeek doing his masterclass about breaking up scales and generating new ideas at Ziua Chitarelor II in Bucharest with Greg Howe, Andy Timmons, Michael Angelo Batio, Brett Garsed and William Stravato

Richard Hallebeek at Ziua Chitarelor II Bucharest

in case you missed it... some cool fusion playing at the Conservatory Zwolle clinic Febr. 18th 2010

Richard Hallebeek playing 'Done' from the cd One Spirit

and a snippet from Enigma that describes Shawn Lane... this time played live by Richard Hallebeek and Lalle Larsson.

Richard Hallebeek - Enigma

and more live fusion soloing

Richard Hallebeek & Lalle Larsson solos - RHP

Jonas Tamas: 7/8 guitar improvisation

The track title is Shred Club 7. Feel free to post video responses. Free backing track available at Bluesjamtracks:
Jonas Tamas: Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet - Melodic progressive metal guitar for fans of John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Check out and get all the 12 songs on and on iTunes, Amazon, or Rhapsody

Jonas Tamas: 7/8 guitar improvisation - Bluesjamtracks backing track(original solo:Paul Gilbert)

Richie Kotzen, Lucas Yaksic,Claudio Cordero, Gonzalo Sanhueza,Fernando Soto: Chilian guitar festival 2010

Capsule audiovisual alluding to Guitar Fest 2010. Which emphasizes the participation of national musicians Lucas Yaksic, Claudio Cordero, Gonzalo Sanhueza and Fernando Soto.

Guitar Fest 2010!

Lyle Watt: Andy James shredding competition!

Lyle Watt says:
Here's my entry for the Andy James guitar solo contest. Used my Ibanez JS1000 straight into my Blackstar HT-5 with the matching 1x10 cab, miced with a Shure SM-57, and a bit of delay added afterwards in Reaper. Apologies for the poor video quality - lighting in here is pathetic!

Lyle Watt - Andy James Competition

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

Eric Gales, Mike Varney: at Prairie Sun Recording

Blues-rock ripper Eric Gales is at Prairie Sun recording his new full-length album which runs the gamut from down-home country blues to heavy, driving rock. The album, which draws inspiration from Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Black Sabbath, and Jimi Hendrix showcases Gales uncompromising musical talent, sheer mastery of the guitar and his reverence for blues and the roots of rock.

Not his first album at Prairie Sun, Gales is working with a familiar team. Being signed to Shrapnel Label Group under the imprint Blues Bureau, Eric has recorded numerous albums with Shrapnel president Mike Varney as active producer and Prairie Suns Jason DOttavio working as head engineer and additional engineering by Prairie Sun owner Mark Mooka Rennick. The rhythm section formed by Eric Gales Band veteran bassist Steve Evans and Cotati, CA native drummer Aaron Haggerty provides a robust, yet dynamic backbone for Erics searing leads.

In This Video:
Watch Eric Gales, chief engineer Jason DOttavio, Prairie Sun owner Mooka Rennick, and Two-Rock Amps / K&M Designs Bill Krinard test prototype Two-Rock heads, and dial-in the killer tones that will appear on Eric Gales new record, scheduled for release in late August 2010.

Eric Gales Tests Amps at Prairie Sun Recording

Eric Gales Solo at Prairie Sun Recording

News: let there be rock program

1 - Extreme - Decadence Dance (Boston 2009)
2 - Airbourne - Devil's child (No guts no Glory)
3 - Ratt - Don't let go (Infestation)
4 - Raven - Space Station #5 (Walk through fire)
5 - Saraya - Love has taken its toll (Saraya)
6 - Slash - Starlight (Slash)
7 - Slash - Beautiful Dangerous (Slash)
8 - Threat Signal - To remember (Vigilance)
9 - Taking Dawn - Time to burn (Time to burn)
10 - Foreigner - Angel Tonight (Can't slow down)
11 - Anvil Chorus - Deadly weapons (The killing sun)
12 - Jon Oliva's Pain - Afterglow (Festival)
13 - Blackwood Creek - Dead Stung (Blackwood Creek)
14 - Treat - Heaven can wait (Coup de Grace)
15 - Mennen - Whicked white   Freakalive

Interview with Rhino (Angels of Babylon)
16 - Angels of Babylon - The Remnant (Kingdom of Evil)
17 - Angels of Babylon - Night Magic (Kingdom of Evil)
18 - Angels of Babylon - Conspiracy Theory (Kingdom of Evil)
19 - Angels of Babylon - Kingdom Evil (Kingdom of Evil)

20 - Firewind - Kill to live (Forged by fire)
21 - Marty Friedman - Polyrhythm (Tokyo Jukebox)
22 - Horizon - Primitive (33 - The blood from the shadow)
23 - Rob Zombie - Jesus Frankenstein (Hellbilly Deluxe 2)

Next on Let there be Rock:
- April 20: Interview with Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind)
- April 27: Interview with Hank Shermann (Demonica, ex-Mercyful Fate)
- May 11: Interview with Christopher Amott (Arch Enemy)
- May 18: Interview with Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)

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News: YouTube: Houston... we have a problem

Looks like I have a lot of comments... but in reality I only have one...

Vicki Genfan, Jennifer Batten,Ian Melrose,Cristina Lux: live in Berlin

Vicki and Ian Melrose (Ian co-produced Vicki's 'Up Close & Personal' CD) in Berlin in April 2010.

Vicki Genfan & Cristina Lux "Improv Jam"

Long Train Running - Jennifer Batten/Vicki Genfan

Christian Andersen: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2

Lots of new guys have a go at this cool backing track... just 11 days left... check out the awesome prizes!

"Strings On Fire 2" with Milan Polak - Christian Andersen

Milan Polak: T Rex Strings On Fire 2 ends 23:59 CET 25th of April 2010

Ramon Luis Galang: Paul Gilbert tribute from 9 year old wunderkind

Ramon Luis Galang says:
Wanted to get this down on video before my 10th birthday tomorrow... Proof that I learned and could play the song while I am still 9.... :) But its still not good enough... check me back in a few weeks... Here's a guide in making 'advice' and 'criticisms' comments:
1. If it is truly something you feel I should benefit from send it as a private message. That way you won't cause conflict and arguments on the comments board. And you'd be more sincere
2. It would help if you have videos of your own that show where your advice and criticisms are coming from. To give advice you should be in a position to. You can't teach me how to ride a bike if you yourself can't ride a bike.
3. I mean no disrespect whatsoever, and I try to do my videos in the most polite way I know. Please show at least the same amount of respect and courtesy on the comments board.
4. I do not claim to be good or to be the best, I am just having fun here. There are a lot of other good videos on YouTube you can watch if you don't like mine.
5. You don't have to make rude comments about the video/audio quality and/or my playing, simply click away from this page. I won't go to your house and shout loud 'you suck!' so that your neighbours can hear me, please don't do that to me too.

Scarified by Paul Gilbert by 9 Year Old LuisMetalKid

Veerapat Tarapipattanakun: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2, just14 and shredding!

Strings on fire with Milan Polak By Boss

Milan Polak: T Rex Strings On Fire 2 ends 23:59 CET 25th of April 2010

Ramon Luis Galang: Jack Thammarat tribute from 9 year old wunderkind

On The Way by Jack Thammarat cover by 9 Year Old LuisMetaKid

Jean-Dominique Leonelli: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2

Just 10 days away guys... time to get your solo in gear! Jean Do can sit back and relax clear in the knowledge that his solo is sitting there with the potential to win a cool prize... so where is yours?

Strings on Fire 2:Jean-Do Leonelli Entry

Milan Polak: T Rex Strings On Fire 2 ends 23:59 CET 25th of April 2010

Robbert Hanenberg: dazzling 4

More super melodic playign from Mr Hanenberg.

Robbert Hanenberg_Melodic stuff (take 1)

Robbert Hanenberg - Melodic stuff (take 2)

Gele Van Vaso: the biker on the rocky road

Macedonia can come up with guitar heroes of their own, and this hard rock guitarist's name is Gele Van Vaso. He is a guitar player and recording artist, playing in the style/genre of instrumental rock guitar music. During his career, he did a lot of session studio work, gigs and concerts. His recent CD project is called The Biker On The Rocky Road, and features eight rockin' instrumentals.

Mirror Gele Van Vaso Trio

If you be my baby.mpg

William Stravato: Ziua Chitarelor 2 Reloaded

Ziua Chitarelor 2 Reloaded with William Stravato
Music/arts -
Saturday, 17 April 2010
15:00 - 18:55
Jukebox Club Str.Turturelelor nr 11, sect 3 (fost Why Not) -Bucuresti

See you all on April 17th at 15:00 at Club Juke box, turtle doves street, nr11 guitars Day 2 Reloaded, William Stravato. 3 hours, we have master classes and concerts! As you already know, entry is free! 

In 1997, William is transferred in the United States to attend the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, where he had the opportunity to study and play with musicians such as Scott Henderson, Joe Diorio, Brett Garsed, TJ Helmerich, Steve Trovato, or Joey Tafolla . 
After the experience of America has recorded his first album as a singer, titled "Survivor." The CD, distributed worldwide, was attended by BaTiO Michael Angelo, Brett Garsed and Prashant Aswani. In 2000, William Stravato record "CYBERTONES" and it is again as guests Brett Garsed. In 2004 public disc "Contact", recorded in collaboration with Salvatore Russo. 

Over the years, William has played live with Bret Garsed, Joey Tafolla, Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan or. 

On the other hand, says guitarist for the most important niche in the Italian magazine, magazine AXE "and teaching at one of the most prestigious schools of modern music in Rome.

News: Mayones Regius PRO 6 now at custom guitar boutique

Custom Guitar Boutique contacted me to bring you some news for Meyones fans in the USA.

For those of you who have expressed interest in Mayones (especially those here in NYC) we have just received a Regius PRO 6, in case you wanted to test drive one before ordering your very own.

We work by appointment only so if anyone would like to test drive this tone machine and come down to NYC, please contact us.

The Mayones Regius Pro 6 is a luxurious neck-thru body instrument, designed with the perfect combination of woods to ensure the perfect balance of low, mid and high tonal response. The contoured Ash body defines its character, the 11-ply Maple-Mahogany_Wenge-Amazaque neck adds great stability and sustain while a radiused Flamed Maple top completes the design. This particular instrument also has an upgraded big leaf flame maple top.

A Schaller Floyd Rose PRO for dive-bombing, fluttering, vibratoing and whatever else you like is included, with the reliability of 11-pieces neck-thru construction. The Regius PRO has a standard 25.4" scale. Equipped with Schaller mini tuners and Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups, this is the ultimate shredding or fusion instrument. Hardcase included.

Join the growing number of artists worldwide who have chosen Mayones as their professional instrument of choice. Check out for more information.

Retail Price for the Regius PRO 6 with upgraded top is $4098.



Neck Thru

11-ply Maple-Mahogany_Wenge-Amazaque

Width at nut 43mm
Width 12th fret 53.5mm
Thickness 1st fret 21mm
Thickness 12th fret 23mm


645mm (25.4")

24 medium jumbo Ferd Wagner

Markers & inlays
Plain, no markers + side dots

Schaller M6 Mini

Schaller Floyd Rose PRO

Pickups & Electronics
H-H / Seymour Duncan Blackouts

1xVolume (push-pull for coil splitting), 1xTone ; 3-way or 5-way slide switch

Body finish (front)
Transparent Graphite / Gloss finish

Body finish (back)
Natural wood / Gloss finish

Neck finish
Natural wood / Gloss finish

Hardware colour
BLK (black)

Additional equipment
Locking nut
Switchcraft jack
Schaller Security Straplocks

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Daniele Gottardo: new CD, DVD and Jam tracks on the way.

Daniele Gottardo is busy working on a number of projects that are due for release shortly. His first album should soon be available in CD format. This version has been remastered and features the now classic tracks of the original download version of Frenzy of Ecstasy on Digital Nations.

Coincident with that release will be some more guitar instructional lessons for blues jam tracks covering some of the favourites from his first release, including associated tab and the high quality video that we have come to expect in this format. Tracks likely to be covered are the CD version of Scarecrowe Dance, Guitar Sbrego, Ziprexalake and the super fabulous Piccions, a super difficult track to play live. The format of these packages is normally:

Large format (640x480) mp4 video
mp3 audio file
mp3 backing track
Accurate tab (Powertab and PDF)

Also in the pipeline a series of instructional DVD's, the first going under the working title "Super Fingering". As I get more details and release information on these products I will be posting them here for you.

Plus don't forget the Yngwie Malmsteen is at MMI... here's is a reminder!

May 18, 2010 !!!!!!! Email:
MMi presents Yngwie Malmsteen clinic !!!!