Friday, 23 April 2010

George Lynch: first instrumental CD announced!

Cleopatra Records has set a May 4 release date for George Lynch's first-ever instrumental album, "Orchestral Mayhem".

"Orchestral Mayhem" track listing:

01. Bittersweet Symphony (THE VERVE)
02. Für Elise (Beethoven)
03. Carmina Burana (Orff)
04. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1st Movement (Mozart)
05. Habanera (Bizet from the opera Carmen)
06. Venetian Boat Song (Mendelssohn from Songs Without Words)
07. Prelude In G Minor (Rachmaninoff)
08. William Tell Overture (Rossini)
09. The Waltz Of The Flowers (Tchaikovsky from The Nutcracker)
10. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 4th Movement (Mozart)
11. Clair De Lune (Debussy)
13. Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24 (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)

Christian Castro: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2

More Brazilian shred!

Strings On Fire 2 - Milan Polak Contest - Christian Castro

less than 24 hours left!

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Marc Playle: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2 - Top notch!

Amazing player!

Marc Playle - Strings on Fire 2 Contest

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Stephan Forte: Adagio Tour Diary

Stephan Forte: Adagio Tour Diary

Ruggero Robin,Tommy Denander: live at Musikmesse 2009

Tommy Denander and Ruggero Robin - Musikmesse 2009

Tommy Denander performing Leonardo Techra - Musikmesse 2009

Musikmesse 2009 Techra - Ruggero Robin and SPARK Special Techra

Techra messe 2009 live - amplification

Techra messe 2009 live

Daniel Rezende: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2 - Last Winner enters a cracking solo!

Strings on Fire II - Daniel Rezende entry

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Raúl Erazo: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2 - Peruvian shredder!

Great to have an entry from Peru!

Strings on Fire 2-Raúl Erazo

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Brian Larkin: TRex Milan Polak Strings In Fire 2 - ALERT fretless mayhem!

Brian Larkin:
Begin longest video description ever: Of the contests I've participated in thus far, the turnaround time between the completely spontaneous decision to participate (2 days ago) and the upload for this one was the shortest. Somehow this one got past me, as I wasn't really seeking out contests for a while, but as soon as I came out from under my rock and heard this AWESOME backing track, I knew I HAD to do something for it. For some reason, I thought this one was just begging for some fretless playing, so I spent a few days improvising, tossing around different ideas, and this is what I came up with. I don't think it's a winning entry by any stretch (and in any case I think using a fretless sort of automatically disqualifies me as I guess it could be seen as gimmicky?), but I genuinely had fun whipping this one together. I hadn't picked up a fretless in months (probably since I did my last fretless video last December), so I was rusty, and that made it extra-challenging. Sorry for the long description, I just felt like this one needed it.

Brian Larkin: Milan Polak's "Strings on Fire 2" contest entry - Fretless!

Guthrie Govan: the Fellowship, The Basement Chelmsford

Had the privilige of going to see the Felloship at the basement in Chelmsford for the 2nd time last month. Here's some footage from it. Sound is great but the light is so poor in there that the picture is not brilliant. There's 3 parts

Guthrie Govan and the Fellowship, 25/3/10 pt1

Guthrie Govan and the Fellowship, 25/3/10, pt2

Guthrie Govan and the Fellowship, The Basement Chelmsford, 25/3/10 pt3.

Ignazio Di Salvo: top jazz, Stella and Mr PC!

Top class playing from the talented Ignazio Di Salvo.

Ignazio Di Salvo Stella by starlight

Ignazio Di Salvo Mr PC

Rob Chappers: designing the ghost fret and did Chappers eat a snowman?

 Vote on the color of the Ghost Fret - And Chappers eats a snowman
Go to my forum - Here and vote:
Or if you are not a member, join up, go to general section and you will see the thread!

Vote on the color of the Ghost Fret - And Chappers eats a snowman

Gustavo Guerra: Wolves do not take water

Great to have Gustavo Guerra back. This one posted on his late fathers youtube channel

Lobos não tomam água ( Test Take 1)

Marcos De Ros: got da blues...

Marcos De Ros plays Waldyr Azevedo. "Hora de Sonhar" (Time to Dream). Choro'n'Roll.

Anikina Kate: lady got that Les Paul singing

Anikin Catherine (guitar) released the album SPRING OF MADNESS -Channel Madness, in which jazz, funk, rock, blues combined with elements of classical music.

Perception by Anikina Kate

Diffusion by Anikina Kate

Rick Graham: accepting private students

Rick Graham I'm now accepting private students at Musicademy Music School in Kings Lynn.

Gustavo Guerra: I'm back!

Great to hear that Gustavo Guerra is back. Find out more

Will Kriski: legato phrasing lesson

Smooth legato phrasing like Satriani (or me!). Here are the shapes you can learn and shift ot key of G. and watch my other vids

Legato Phrasing Rock/Metal Guitar Lesson

Joe Satriani: Win A Chickenfoot DVD

Win A Chickenfoot DVD:
What happens if you get two parts Van Halen, a Chili Pepper and a guitar god together in a room? Well, Chickenfoot happens - one of the most fun, hi-energy supergroups to ever grace the stage.

The band release brand new live film, GET YOUR BUZZ ON LIVE, on 26 April on DVD and Blu Ray and the film captures a performance from the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona from last September and is a superb snapshot of a band at it's peak.

Filmed with 16 state-of-the-art hi-definition cameras over three sold out concerts, Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz On “Live” offers fans an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience four rock’n’roll legends sharing the stage and blowing the roof off with their explosive musicianship and dynamic onstage chemistry.

The DVD and Blu Ray are also packed with bonus features and backstage footage.

To win a copy of Get Your Buzz On Live on DVD simply enter your details into the form
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Brian Tatler: win diamond head guitarists autobiography

Win Brian Tatler's Autobiography:
It's hard to actually overstate the importance of Diamond Head in the world of heavy metal - not only were they early progenitors of thrash but they influenced hundreds of bands in the UK and the US, including the mighty Metallica.

As well as being one of the nicest men in rock, Brian Tatler has a tale or two to tell and, along with his co-writer John Tucker (who also co-wrote Biff Byford's autobiography and was responsible for the awesome Suzie Smiled: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal), the stories are thick and fast.

Forever tipped as the next big thing, Diamond Head have opened for Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Metallica, and toured with Black Sabbath, Megadeth and Thin Lizzy. Yet they were beset by management difficulties, poor decisions, bad deals, nightmare producers, band splits, ego problems… And when they finally signed to a major label it was the wrong one. But amongst all that, their legacy is enormous and their music timeless, with their classic signature tune 'Am I Evil?' appearing on Metallica's 2009 'Guitar Hero' game.

Brian will be appearing on Planet Rock on Tuesday night in Nicky Horne's show to talk about the book (tune in from 6pm), and for this week we are giving you the chance to win a copy

Simply enter your details into the form
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Joe Bonamassa: win a pair of tickets for his show! announces Joe Bonamassa tickets competition: announces Joe Bonamassa tickets competition

Joe Bonamassa is one of the leading guitarists of his generation and is famed for his use of the Gibson Les Paul.
Joe is playing a special headline gig at the Birmingham NIA on Monday 31st May, and is offering you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the gig.
Send an email with the subject line 'Bonamassa Competition' including your account code, to to be entered in the draw for the tickets.
Entries need to reach us by midnight on Thursday 6th May, with the winner to be drawn and contacted on Friday 7th May.
Bonamassa has shared stages with the likes of Eric Clapton, who's band Cream have been cited as one of Bonamassa's earliest influences.
Influences ranging from B.B King to Gary More and even prog rock band Yes are prevalent in Bonamassa's music, something that can be appreciated even more in a live situation.
His last solo album was this year's "Black Rock", but 2010 has also seen Bonamassa announce work with drummer Jason Bonham and bassist Glenn Hughes.
They have released an album under the name Black Country, peaking at 14 in the UK.
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Chris Feener: joins infinite guitar

We are very excited to announce Chris Feener as a new instructor at Infinite Guitar. Chris is a professional guitarist from Canada that will be teaching in the styles of metal, rock, funk, and acoustic.
In 2008, Chris was a finalist in the worldwide Guitar Idol competition. Some of his main guitar influences are Scar Symmetry, Jeff Kollman, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert, and Megadeth.
Get ready to rock!
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Chris Feener Guitar Performance - "Starting Here"

Guthrie Govan: live web cast free to you!

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