Friday, 16 April 2010

Kiko Loureiro: Laney Musikmesse 2010

As I have mentioned the Musikmesse is one huge music show in many halls with many live stages. So it was no surprise that Shred Medium and I missed a couple of the appearances of Kiko. I was determined to capture the great man, so I spent a little time with the Laney stand crew (thanks guys, great job!), who let me know the time that Kiko was due on stage on the Saturday.


The Laney stand gets pretty packed particularly on the Saturday which is open to the public. Shred medium and I arrived 10 minutes early to get a good spot to capture the action. We got a place near to the stage... Kiko arrived and dived into his instrumental tracks and we weren't disappointed... great playing through out.



Kiko Loureiro: Laney Musikmesse 2010 part 01


Kiko Loureiro: Laney Musikmesse 2010 part 02

News: Orange all-in-one computer amplifier speaker


Orange Amplifiers, the British based pioneering force in guitar amplifiers, are proud to announce the launch of the revolutionary all-in-one computer amplifier speaker – The OPC.

The project has been several years in the making and as a pioneering force in guitar amplifiers, they have used their expertise in sound technology, engineering and electronics to build a new generation of computers that incorporate the best of both worlds: latest computer technology with integrated tools for the modern musician and music lovers.

The revolutionary all-in-one computer amplifier speaker – The OPC is 100% designed and built in the UK. It is a fully integrated computer with internal speaker which delivers playing, recording, editing and computing capabilities to musicians and music aficionados. This is the first computer of its kind that you can connect yourself and your music to the digital world simply by plugging in your instrument.

The OPC will be leading the way with a number of ‘Firsts’:

- The first computer of its kind to have a built-in high powered speaker which delivers superb full range hi-fi quality sounds as well as vintage guitar sounds.

- The first computer to have a universal input jack enabling users to plug in a multitude of musical instruments (guitar, keyboard etc ) and peripherals such as the iPod, MP3 players, microphone’s.

- A unique cooling system to ensure air goes in and exits only after cooling the internal computer

As a fully fledged computer it has 4GB DDR2 RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel chips, Windows 7 x64 home premium, 8 x USB2.0 ports, is Wi-Fi enabled and has a graphics card with optional ATI 5670 512MB card for those who may want to play a few games while they put their guitars down. The first models will include modelling software incorporating computer samples of vintage and current Orange amps and cabinets as well as free branded recording software package. Once plugged in, you can then use the software included to create music or choose your guitar sound and then play, record and hear your guitar through the computer!

The OPC is compact, very portable, sexy and beautifully Orange! It takes many of its design cues from Orange’s, instantly recognisable, brightly coloured Orange Amplifiers and picture-frame cabinets and once again makes Orange stand out from the crowd.

The OPC is due to be released in June 2010 and the price will be announced shortly. For further information news please see the website www.orangeamps.com

Bub Zulu: martonized

Man this is such a cool video!

bub Zulu Martonized .mov


Have a go at the track



Dave Martone: Pigtronix pedal competition. Ends on the 31st May 2010

Michael Schenker, George Lynch: Battle Of The Axes U.S. tour this summer

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (featuring Michael Schenker) and LYNCH MOB (featuring George Lynch) will join forces for the "Battle Of The Axes" U.S. tour this summer. So far the following dates have been released:
Jul. 29 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Jul. 30 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA

More dates will be announced soon.

Professionally filmed video footage of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's (MSG) January 2010 concert in Japan can be viewed below. CLICK HERE to check out the video. The footage, which originally aired this past Saturday (March 27) on the Japanese TV channel NHK-BS2, is expected to surface on a DVD later this year.

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's lineup for the performance was as follows:

Michael Schenker (guitar)
Gary Barden (vocals)
Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards)
Simon Phillips (drums)
Neil Murray (bass)

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's latest album, "In the Midst of Beauty", was released in May 2008 via Inakustic GMBH. The CD featured returning MSG singer Gary Barden, drummer Simon Philips (THE WHO, TOTO), bassist Neil Murray (BLACK SABBATH, WHITESNAKE) and keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, OZZY OSBOURNE).

Drummer Brian Tichy (FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL, OZZY OSBOURNE VELVET REVOLVER) and bassist Michael "Denim" Devin (KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD) have joined LYNCH MOB as the band's new touring rhythm section.

Audio samples of all 13 songs that appear on LYNCH MOB's comeback album, "Smoke And Mirrors", are available for download at HeavyHarmonies.com (scroll down). The CD was released in Europe on September 18 (October 13 in the U.S.) via Frontiers Records.

LYNCH MOB's recording lineup on "Smoke And Mirrors" included Logan and Lynch alongside bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) and drummer Scot Coogan (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, ACE FREHLEY).

Park Kyoung-min: tribute to Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons,

Park Kyoung-min from South Korea says he's been playing the guitar since November.2008!!! http://www.youtube.com/user/magicalstrs

Eric Johnson - Trademark(Cover)


Andy Timmons - Electric Gypsy(Cover)


Vinnie Moore - Meltdown(Cover)

Mattias IA Eklundh: at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010 Agora Stage

Five videos from sarssipius... enjoy

Mattias IA Eklundh: at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010 Agora Stage

Mattias IA Eklundh, Christophe Godin,Kiko Loureiro: Warming-up Jam at Musikmesse 2010

http://www.muzicosphere.com/ This cool morning jam session is the kind of goodies that you can't resist to capture on the camera.

Mattias Eklundh, Christophe Godin & Kiko Loureiro Warming-up Jam at Musikmesse 2010

William Stravato: Ziua Chitarelor live

William Stravato Ziua Chitarelor

Andy James: Learn Shred Guitar in 6 Weeks: Week 1-6 6 DVD set

Andy James Learn Shred Guitar in 6 Weeks: Week 1-6 6 DVD set
This course is designed to focus your practice towards realistic goals achievable in six weeks. Each week provides you with techniques, concepts and licks to help you play and understand metal soloing at a manageable pace. Three licks in the style of a featured artist are taught each week to help you towards playing in real musical situations and develop an ear for the differences between players.

If you have been frustrated or intimidated by other educational material this course is for you. You will see the improvement as you work through each week.

Practice can sometimes be difficult with 'the player’ often being unsure which material to work on. With the Shred Guitar in 6 Weeks course the material is presented to you in easy to absorb sections which progress in a sensible logical order. Each DVD also includes a killer metal guitar jam track 

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Week one includes:

Pentatonic scale in the first position, blues scale in the first position, pentatonic and natural minor sequences, alternate picking, vibrato techniques, three licks in the style of Zakk Wylde.
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Week two includes:
Pentatonic scale in the second position, blues scale in the second position, pentatonic and blues scale sequences, alternate picking, three licks in the style of Paul Gilbert.
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Week three includes:
Pentatonic scale and blues scale in the third position, natural minor scales and sequences, combining pentatonic and natural minor scales with legato and tapping, three licks in the style of Dimebag Darrell.
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Pentatonic scale and blues scale in the fourth position, licks and sequences including two handed tapping, natural minor scales and sequences, sweep picking exercises, four licks in the style of Steve Vai.
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Pentatonic scale and blues scale in the fifth position, licks and sequences in the fifth position, natural minor scales and sequences, extended arpeggios, four licks in the style of Yngwie Malmsteen.
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Connecting the pentatonic positions, use of chromatics within pentatonics, sixth and seventh position natural minor scale licks and sequences, creating licks through octaves, four licks in the style of John Petrucci.
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Antoine Dufour: Cold Day

an original composition from his new CD "Convergences" available April 27th on http://www.candyrat.com amazon.com, and itunes

Visit Antoine Dufour at http://www.myspace.com/antoinedufour

Antoine Dufour - Cold Day

Michel Top: BRMS Guitar Wars 2010

BRMS Guitar Wars 2010 - Michel Top

Alex Milella: improvisation

I posted these video on google video a couple of years back. I have moved them to youtube. Fans of fusion will really appreciate Alex Milella's brilliant playing style.

Alex Milella is an amazingly talented player

You can get his solo CD
http://www.alexmilella.com/English/Li...

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alex...

Alex Milella: Impromptu an improvisation


Alex Milella with Marco Minnemann - Total Improvvisation.mov

News: Dean GT40 and P5?

DEAN USA HOT ROD DEALS!

To coincide with our exciting partnership with Stratus Racing Group, the Dean USA Woodshop has produced a limited run of hot rod inspired, racing stripe themed guitars that are designed to put you at the front of the pack in look, style and sheer performance power. With a street price of just $1399.00 these hot rods will be gone before the end of Saturday's race. Get yours now!

To order your "Hot Rod Inspired" Dean USA, email eric@deanguitars.comand specify Red/White V, Yellow/White V, or Green/White ML.