Saturday, 24 April 2010

Silvio Gazquez: summer nights II

Hey guys!
This is a new version with better audio of the song which took me to the Guitar Idol 2009 finals in London. This time I put some real instruments and musicians. Hope you like it!
Line up:
Silvio Gazquez: All guitars and synths
Elias Galletta: Bass
Diego Crippa: Drums

Summer nights - Silvio Gazquez - better quality audio.

The original with 72,000 views

Silvio Gazquez-Summer nights- Guitar Idol 2009 entry VOTE NOW!

Joe Bonamassa,Derek Sherinian: super group about to implode?

Glenn Hughes, LED ZEPPELIN reunion drummer Jason Bonham, DREAM THEATER's former keyboardist Derek Sherinian, and guitarist Joe Bonamassa may have imploded before the release of the band's already completed debut album. The CD's producer, Kevin Shirley, writes on his Facebook page,"We set out as friends and lovers of music, to make something special. Then the managers got involved... and kept changing their wants, ultimately demanding EVERYTHING!"

He adds, "I can't absolve all the musicians — but one I can completely absolve is the one who actually has a career and has just been voted 'Best Guitarist In The World' (Joe Bonamassa) — who was 100% open ALL the way. And he doesn't ride on anyone's coattails...

"Maybe they'll come to their senses.... [But] I'm not holding my breath." full story

I shot this on March 17, 2010 in Riverside, California, at the FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE of this new band! Fresh out of the studio, where they've been recording their first album, they performed two songs on this night. This one, "Mistreated", and also "One Last Soul", which is set to appear on the new album. I have posted that one, as well.

The members of this super group are Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian. As I write this, they have not finalized their band name, but originally they were working under the name 'Black Country', and so, for now, I will refer to them by that name.

Bonamassa, Bonham, Hughes and Sherinian "One Last Soul" 17 March 2010

Black Country - Mistreated - HD - Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian

Black Country - One Last Soul - Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian

Russ Parrish: steel panther.. I just love my job!

steel panther-hollywood

Roger Pedersen: Kernels In A Popcorn Machine release date

Roger Pedersen's new CD Kernels In A Popcorn Machine will get a release date of 3th of May 2010. You can get a copy from:

Roger Pedersen plays instrumental guitar music. February 2009 edition of the American Guitar Player Magazine had coverage of Roger Pedersen in the column "Editor Boys Big Eight". Editor Michael Molenda writes about Roger Pedersen's music and playing: Pedersen s notes seem to bounce off his fingers like kernels in a popcorn machine. His wonderfully off-kilter melodies and slippin and slidin bends add to the illusion thatt youre being pelted by shards of strange yet beguiling music. This is a good lesson on employing formidable technique in a uniquely musical way. Guitar Player Magazine is considered to be the most respected guitar publication in the world!

Roger Pedersen- Lost In Space (AXE FX).wmv

The Norwegian guitarist Roger Pedersen began his guitar career in 1986 and got his breakthrough with the band Heaven in 1989. They hit the charts for years. "Kernels In A Popcorn Machine" consists of 14 instrumental tracks, sometimes referred to as guitar acrobatics, in technical terms called Shredding. Unlike many others in this genre, Pedersen adds elements of jazz and melody. He also has a much "cleaner" guitar sound with less distortion than is usual in this genre. That does not make it easier to play this type of music. Please visit for more information.

Roger Pedersen -Just for fun - funky guitar shred

Roger Pedersen- Warp Speed Monkey- guitar

Steve Vai: win the new $4,000 Ibanez JEM77 Floral Pattern Guitar

THE CONTEST! Have you ever wanted to ask Steve Vai a question but never had the chance? Now's your chance! We will pick the most interesting, most original question and it will be answered on YouTube by Steve and one lucky fan will win the new $4,000 Ibanez JEM77 Floral Pattern Guitar! ONE QUESTION PER FAN!!!!!!!!!!For the official rules, please go to

Jor Kokiat: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2 - ALERT Thai urban camo shredding

Strings On Fire 2 with Milan Polak Entry by Jor Kokiat

Still time to get your video in

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

We're looking forward to them!

Guthrie Govan: India tour dates!

Guthrie Govan India Tour..
Start Time:Saturday, 29 May 2010 at 00:00
End Time:Sunday, 30 May 2010 at 00:00
Location: Mumbai and Chennnai
Description Bhargava's Musik ,In association with Rotosound Strings are proud to Presents


It will be a guitar clinic by Guthrie followed by Guthrie's Playing his Erotic Cakes album songs plus some jazz fusion standards.

This event is through invite only...

So mail me your full name, address and phone number for people who want to attend this. Invites will be send by 3rd week of may.

Please send your detail only if you are attending..
Please dont waste seats and spoil it for other musicians.

As seats are limited.

Also please dont call the store for info. all info is here..
if u need to know anymore details for mumbai leg call me at
91 9930055472

Mumbai People:

Send in your details to

Chennai People:
(Its a ticketed event in Chennai.It will be very minimal.)

send in details to
or call on 91 9940495455

Please mail this event link to all your friends who are keen to see Guthrie in Action.

Thanks in advance for all your support.

Anikina Kate: Diffusion

Composition from album Spring of Madness

Diffusion by Anikina Kate

News: YouTube adds recognition for sourcing videos that your readers love!!

Hopefull this means you might be seeing appearing on a guitar video near you soon ;).

"As seen on" surfaces videos popular elsewhere on the Web, and now it also lives on the video page. In other words, if a blog or site is responsible for driving a significant amount of a video's views, that site will be credited on the page, as so:

What this means is that you can get recognition for sourcing videos that your readers love and helping those clips become popular on YouTube. It's another way all that hard work you put into building your readership can pay off and generate even more traffic for your blog or site. You might even get your site in front of a whole new audience via people who encounter it for the first time on YouTube.

We're currently experimenting with this functionality on a range of popular videos and plan on making it a permanent feature soon.

Daniel Rezende: Herman Li prize unboxing!

Daniel Rezende:
My unpack-prize-video of 1st Place in the Strings on Fire contest with Herman Li of Dragon Force.
In order to keep it like it happen (It was the really first time I touch my prize) I needed to use the fast forward feature in some places to change the video to 10 minutes (limit of youtube upload).
You can notice a sign in the video when it happen.
Hope you enjoy.

Daniel Rezende 1st place Winner Unpack Strings on Fire with Herman Li Ibanez Art-300

Eudaimonia - Bach, Well Tempered Clavier BWV 860 - Like Paul Gilbert by Daniel Rezende

Time to get your video in for the latest competition

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

Milan Polak: Strings On Fire 2... time is running out. Get your video in!

I'm gearing up for judging, but there is still time to get that video in to this amazing competition.

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

Ramon Luis Galang: 10 year old wunderkind at Earth Day Jam 2010

Ramon Luis Galang, aka LuisMetalKid played 2 songs from Eric Johnson... Manhattan and Cliffs of Dover

Live at Earth Day Jam 2010 - 10 yr Old LuisMetalKid and the UOD

Davide Pagano: incoming CD announced!

I have been following Davide Pagano for a couple of years since hearing some demo tracks on the Alessandro Benvenuti forum. I really like Davide Pagano progressive fusion style, chock full of Italian lair, hybrid picking and tapping. So I'm delighted to report that Davide Pagano is nearing the release of his first solo CD.

Davide Pagano:
The full version of my song B.L.O.W. (included in my incoming cd). A lot of time changes you can notice from the text I included in the video.

If you like I will show how to play some licks from the song (most of them are played with hybrid picking technique).

B.L.O.W. full version

A reminder of Davide Pagano's shred this too competition entry, chock full of emotion and technical fusion skills.

Shred This Too - Davide Pagano

Jonas Tamas: Hybrid fast picking blues rock guitar exercise with tablature

A hybrid picking exercise with the G pentatonic scale.
Download the TAB from here:

The music at the end of the video is Streamline, from the album Jonas Tamas: Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet.

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

More info and full songs:

You'll find links to free guitar exercises on all of the above homepages.

If you like this video, then please share it, help to spread the word!

Jonas Tamas: Hybrid fast picking blues rock guitar exercise with tablature

Ciro Antinozzi: guitar player is a session photographer

A photographic session at the Ciro Antinozzi/The Imagemakers Studio. The song "Brush with the blues" is a Jeff Beck guitar cover played by Ciro Antinozzi, the phtotographer who when he doesn't take pictures is used to play electric guitars.


John Jaunese:SECRET TO SPEED Instructional DVD

clips from John Jaunese SECRET TO SPEED Instructional DVD.


JOHN JAUNESE plays 600 notes in a few seconds

Larry Mitchell: ShamRock School Of Music

Grammy Award Winning Guitarist & Producer Larry Mitchell performs Pony Ride at ShamRock School Of Music. Larry held an up close & personal guitar clinic to an audience of 25-30 and gave private lessons just before the clinic began. We are grateful to have had someone of his talent and accomplishments visit our school.

Larry Mitchell-Pony Ride @ ShamRock School Of

Larry Mitchell Temporary Thing @ ShamRock

Gustavo Assis-Brasil: Brazilian live gig

Gustavo Assis-Brasil-guitar Gilson Schachnik-keyboards Fernando Huergo-bass Mauricio Zottarelli-drums "Zelia" composed and arranged by Gilson Schachnik Performed at Ryles Jazz Club- 03/11/2010

Brazilian Fusion Group

Richie Kotzen: Goiania 22/04/2010

Richie Kotzen:Goiania 22/04/2010

Anton Shurygin: from Russia with love - top blues rock

Anton Shurygin, Presentation of Fryette SiG X

Dmitri Maloletov: piano tapping

Dmitri Maloletov. Presenting Egnater Renegade. Tapping guitar like piano

Chris Poland,Gary Hoey,Brian Tarquin: guitar masters volume 3 and 4

BHP Music and Producer/Guitarist Brian Tarquin have announced the release of the Les Paul Dedication - Guitar Masters Vol. 3 & 4. Already, the anticipation for this extraordinary compilation of guitar greats is building. The 2-CD collection of new recordings & rare classic tracks, includes the original 1940s Why Do I Love You from the late six-string trailblazer, Les Paul & His Trio, for whom this Guitar Masters release has been dedicated. Featured artist Howard Hart sums up the albums focus, "I can't imagine the current evolution of guitar without there first being Les Paul.

The GM artists are as varied as they are amazing to listen to. Michael Molenda of Guitar Player Magazine states, Through these one-of-a-kind performances, you intimately hear—and feel—the guitar as an ever-evolving, ever-magical, apparatus of passion, guts, and sensitivity. Among the 25 total tracks is the little known song Gutty Guitar featuring Jeff Beck with Lord Sutch, produced by Jimmy Page in the Lord Sutch & Heavy Friend sessions. The CD also features the spectacular track Funk Me Tender from the Grammy Award winning guitarist Steve Vai. The hits keep coming as Leslie West performs the Led Zeppelin classic Moby Dick and bass extraordinaire Billy Sheehan shreds in his version of the Jeff Becks masterpiece Blue Wind. In addition, Volume 3 features the first new recording in four years by guitar virtuoso Gary Hoey, performing the Jeff Beck classic, El Becko. Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale (Chick Corea), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Alex De Rosso (Dokken) & Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) all grace the guitar on new recordings to celebrate the genius of Les Paul. Many of these new classics were recorded, produced & engineered by Brian Tarquin in his Jungle Room Studios.

Tarquinius Maximus by Chris Poland & Brian

El Becko by Gary Hoey & Brian

Guthrie Govan: supports Andy Frost human Beat box

 A clip from the new Andy Frost Beat box and Beyond DVD from Audio Temple. This clip shows Andy Frost performing a beatbox solo with Jazz fusion group The Fellowship. Featuring Steve Trowell on vocals, Zak Barret on Saxophone, Guthrie Govan on Guitar, Seth Govan on bass.
The song in this clip is called Spain. There are great versions around by Al Jarreau and Chick Corea.

The Beatbox and Beyond tuition DVD is a follow up from the earlier Complete Vocal Percussionist DVD. Now available here: for £15 + P&P

The DVD covers everything you need to know about Beatboxing and Vocal Percussion including Beatbox solos, beatbox with live drummers and bands. Also covered... Microphone techniques such as cupping and open style. Also included are stella live performances with The Magnets and Steve Trowell and the jazz fusion group The Fellowship with Zak Barrett and Guthrie Govan.

Andy Frost can currently be found doing Beatbox workshops around the country and perfroming Vocal Percussion with the accapella group The Magnets.

Beatbox Solo The Fellowship Andy Frost DVD clip

Don Lappin: two handed tapping techniques

Ernie Ball Music Man Artist Don Lappin demonstrates two handed tapping techniques. Don plays Music Man Silhouette Guitars.

Ernie Ball was the first to offer rock strings with the creation of Slinkys, and further revolutionized the market by offering guitarists Custom-Gauge single strings. The Ernie Ball Company also produces Music Man guitars and basses, volume pedals, and other accessories. The company's strings and accessories are available in more than 6,000 music stores throughout the U.S. The company also exports to 82 countries.

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Don Lappin demonstrates two handed tapping techniques on his Music Man Silhouette Guitar

Brett Garsed,TJ Helmerich: Yerba Buena Bells classic revisited

Brett Garsed & T.J. Helmerich, Virgil Donati - Terba Buena Bells