Monday, 26 April 2010

Alex Lifeson: 'Beyond The Lighted Stage' see this movie!

Do yourselves a favour see this movie!


Being heralded as the FIRST 3-D DOCUMENTARY, NEIL PEART, GEDDY LEE & ALEX LIFESON all collaborated with the Directors and give FULL APPROVAL of this movie.

RUSH 'Beyond The Lighted Stage' TRAILER HD 1080p (1 of 3)

RUSH 'Beyond The Lighted Stage' TRAILER HD 1080p (2 of 3)

RUSH 'Beyond The Lighted Stage' TRAILER HD 1080p (3 of 3)

Daniel Realpe: Scarified by Paul Gilbert lesson

Here's the link for the broken down lesson:

If you want to sign up to GMC, use link bellow to sign up and get 10$ discount:

Scarified by Paul GIlbert - with link to lesson

Joe Satriani: Chickenfoot "My Kinda Girl" Official Music Video

Chickenfoot "My Kinda Girl" Official Music Video

Ioannis Anastassakis: greek guitar festival May 2010

"Greek Guitar Power 1-day Festival at Lamia - May 8" on 08 May at 15:55.

Event: Greek Guitar Power 1-day Festival at Lamia - May 8
What: Workshop
Start Time: 08 May at 15:55
End Time: 08 May at 19:55
Where: Fthiotiko Odeio Karabogias


Sion Shalom: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2 - ALERT time to shred!

Strings On Fire 2 with Milan Polak - sion shalom

Adam Overvig: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2 - ALERT Shred and shred again!

Strings on Fire 2 with Milan Polak--Adam Overvig

Vojin Perisic: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2 - ALERT more shred than you can shake a stick at!

Vojin Perisic-Strings on fire 2 contest entry

João Neto: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2 - ALERT top shred guitar!

Strings on fire II - João Neto JNT Hello everybody, my name is Joao Neto, I play guitar for over 15 years and do instrumental music. Working with music production workshops and works minister and guitar in the south and throughout Brazil.

'm Endorsee of brands:

LEDUR guitars, which just produced a signature guitar for me, the LEDUR WISDOM, cedar body, arm in ivory, rosewood scale, marking in floral custom paint + varnish, hand 4 / 2. The arm's piece, (not screwed or glued to the body) which provides more support the sound (sustain) and a super set tone, and better access to 24 home. Gotoh hardware (tuners and armored bridge floyd Rose), capture CABRERA Rock Custom, two key positions (on / on in place of the traditional push / pull) for the misalignment sensors, positioned just below the neck pickup, to expedite the gap, and a volume pot for pickup.

Pezo amplifiers, in the manufacture of traditional bass guitar amplifiers, is now launching in the market the G-30 (Guitar 30w), an amplifier, "small and nervous," perfect for stage and studio.
And soon the novelty Pezo comes with a amplifier JNT signature, finishing with personalized, powerful and with a tone "killer."

GROOVE STRINGS Strings groove, manufactured by Solez, are made from imported high-tech machinery that allows for automated control voltage of the core wire and coating. These automated machines making each rope rod Groove has its standard recipe, which is stored in the computer control system. This recipe defines voltage winding, core voltage and standardization of the final diameter of each string. The result is a homogeneous string with high ability to pitch and loudness. The wire core has a special format, which prevent the detachment and sliding of the jacket. All raw material used in the manufacture of ropes Groove is imported directly from vendors that specialize in string music. Particularly I use stringing GS2 (guitar 0009), has an extra low voltage, the rods are of Nikel Plated 8% (8% NPS) and materials in ATC, which favors the technique applied to the tool, visit: http: / /

FUHRMANN pedals, owner of an incredible variety of effects and drives, has a vintage look and sound "hot", please visit:

PALETTE FEREZ. The blades are manufactured by FEREZ SOLEZ in Brazil with imported raw materials (delrin pilocarbonato and high impact). Are presented in various models, differentiated by material, thickness and color. Product quality is equated with the best in the world. Particularly, I use the model DLN 0.75mm Jazz, please visit:

CABRERA pickups, high-performance pickups. With bar Alnico 2, 3 and 5, and ceramic. Soft sound with high output and zero noise. Fantastic finish. Has several models, from vintage classics to "high gain", particularly the models I use: Rock Custom, Pro Rock, Classic I and the Free Noise (single coil).

BASSO STRAPS accessories. Belts in leather, polypropylene, synthetic Italian, belts made from seat belts with a coupling bolt and disengage the instrument (the one I use), are beautiful and safe!

Cezanne Jesus: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2

Love the finger pointing at 23 seconds!

"Strings On Fire 2" with Milan Polak entry By Cezanne Jesus is the lord.avi

George Marios: Contemporary Lines for Electric Guitar DVD coming soon!

Essential Guitar Contemporary Lines for Electric Guitar DVD:
Expand and develop your six string theory with George Marios

In this DVD, George Marios goes from fundamental elements of music such as phrasing and timing, to showcasing many intervallic lines involving hybrid picking, sweeping and hammer ons and pull offs. In addition, the DVD features George Marios performing a selection of the tunes from his album.

Every example is explained step by step, so that players of all abilities can get the most out of the video. A guitar jam track which is also included for you to play along with.

George Marios started playing the guitar at the age of 15 in his native Greece, and has now become part of an exciting new breed of guitarists of his generation with his refreshing style, tone and technique
Available from 30 April 10

Elliot Noble: Andy James shredding competition

Elliot Noble:
Here is my entry for this competition finally! Really busy atm, so not much time for guitar but just managed to sneak this one in :) Thanks to Andy for the contest and good luck to everyone!

Andy James Guitar Solo Contest Entry by Elliot Noble

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

Michael Landau, Robbe​n Ford: new CD

Monday, 12 April 2010 at 23:52



1.What's Up
2.Soft In Black Jeans
3. Destiny Over Me
4. God And Rock 'n Roll
5. The Darkness
6. Renegade Destruction
7. Peace Intro
8. Peace
9. Who Do You Think You Are
10. Where The Wind Blows
11. Brother


Renegade Creation is the new record by veteran musical giants, Michael Landau, Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip and Gary Novak. Blending together to create a blues-driven sound that not only will satisfy their individual fans but is fresh enough to attract a legion of new fans as well. Delivering both rootsy, blues/rock vocal tunes and fiery instrumentals, the band draws on the unique guitar interplay between guitar giants Robben Ford and Michael Landau who inspire each other to new personal bests.
“Renegade Creations” is a guitar tour de force riding rhythmic foundation laid down by one of rock's finest rhythm sections, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Gary Novak.

Blues Bureau's mission has been to place highly talented, yet diverse players in the studio, and let the tapes roll. Blues Bureau's first new recording in 2010 continues to follow that tradition of the "Super Session"!. Renegade Creation is a collaboration between renowned guitarists Robben Ford and Michael Landau, drummer Gary Novak and bassist Jimmy Haslip. Renegade Creation brings to mind the essence of classic Blues Rock crossed with the adventurous sophistication of fusion, yet the music leaves room for each player's phenomenal abilities to shine. Although, brimming with fantastic solos, this record is more than a mere vehicle for fantastic soloing, as the compositions are important, well arranged pieces of music that exhibit a synergy rarely heard in today's music. It is apparent that with eight vocal tunes, four sung by Ford and four sung by Landau, and two scorching instrumental tracks, once this CD enters their fan's CD players it won't be coming out for a long time.

Michael Landau is a renowned session guitarist and artist who
has played on albums since the early 1980s, notable artists include:
Miles Davis, Amy Holland, Michael Jackson, Richard Marx, Joni Mitchell, Steve Perry, Seal, James Taylor, legendary singer Laura Branigan and many others.

Legendary guitarist, Robben Ford, began his recording career in the '70's with the Charles Ford Band, a blues band with his brothers. As Robben progressed more as a player he delved deeper into Jazz, joining Tom Scott's in 1974. Through the years Ford has been busy as a sideman and a solo artist and has worked with George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, the Yellowjackets, Miles Davis, Gregg Allman, and Phil Lesh to name a few. As a solo artist, Robben has released many records which include the highly touted “Tiger Walk” record.

Jimmy Haslip is an in demand bassist and record producer, known by many fusion fans as a founding and current member of the pioneering fusion group, “Yellowjackets.” He is known to many as one of the first high profile players to routinely use a 5-string electric bass. Haslip has also worked with many notable artists, including Tommy Bolin, Marty Friedman, Bruce Hornsby, Gino Vannelli, Tommy Bolin, Allan Holdsworth, Chaka Khan, Donald Fagen and Anita Baker. He continues to be one of the most in demand working bassists in the industry.

Gary Novak was born into a musical household and began drumming at age eight. After years of studying and working as a drummer he landed a gig with George Benson and subsequently joined Chick Corea's band. He has also toured with other great musicians, such as Bob Berg and Allan Holdsworth. In 1998 he joined Canadian pop star Alanis Morissette's band, recording and touring with her for over a year.

Selling Points:

< Michael Landau, Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip and Gary Novak each have achieved legendary status in the industry and this is the first collaboration between then. < Each of the four artists on this compilation has their own fanbase and the combined following of these players constitutes a legion that will be very receptive to the Landau/Ford riveting guitar tour de force. < in January of 2010, the band embarked on a small tour including over seven shows in the San Francisco bay area and the response to the band is extremely. Wherever they played audiences were spellbound from the incredible guitar interplay between Robben Ford and Michael Landau. < As most buyers of guitar oriented music are also guitarists, this CD would be a great jam along CD for guitarists wishing to polish up their chops.

Vincenzo Grieco: clinic date

Saturday, June 5 at 16:00 at the dBMusic, there will be an unmissable event: the modern guitar clinic Vincenzo Grieco.

Vincenzo Grieco is a guitarist who has 10 years teaching in various schools including The Roman sonusfactory, the music school and Ciac Neuma.E 'degree in guitar pop at the Conservatory of Frosinone Licinio Refice and collaborated with the Review of Teaching and AXE MAGAZINE has worked with many rock bands, fusion and blues of the capital.

The seminar, called "ROCK & BEYOND", will be as follows:

1 Hour: "The expression"-The roots of Blues in Rock
-Pentatonic phrasing and groove.

2nd Time: "the choice of notes", "The ways in rock
-Arpeggios, altered scales and "outside"
-Playing Agreements

3rd time: "Technology": Alternate-Picking
-Tapping and Legato

The seminar will begin at 16:00 and end at 19:00, the cost is 10 euros per person. It 'must be booked by sending an e-mail
to 'address with your name and phone number. Or you can call num.0641229844

We remind everyone that the reservation is mandatory.
The dBMusic is in Via Antonio Provolo 26 (near San Basilio), Rome.

Tom Hess: Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Trying To Become Professional Musicians

Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Trying To Become Professional Musicians

There many things you need to know and do in order to become successful in the music industry. But even if you learn and do all of those things, you still might prevent yourself from achieving success in the music business by making key mistakes along the way. There are many pitfalls on the path to success, and that is particularly true in the music industry. After mentoring many musicians who are developing their own music careers, I see the same false assumptions, problems and mistakes appear again and again. Here is the list of the top 10 mistakes that can hold you back.

Mistake #10
 - Not having a compelling image that is congruent with your music. Most musicians (and bands) severely underestimate the importance of their image. Yes, music is about 'music', but music business success is about a total package that includes music, image and visual stage show among other things that need to be fully developed and integrated in a congruent way.

Mistake #9 - Trying to 'get your name out there'. Although this seems to be a main goal of most musicians and bands, it is the wrong approach to start with. Before trying to be seen and heard as much as possible, it is often more important to focus on 'converting' the people who hear and see you into becoming actual fans. This 'conversion' is the first key to your promotional success, NOT getting seen or heard as much as possible.

Mistake #8 - Believing that social media websites are the keys to online music promotion for musicians and bands. Social media websites are a tool. They are ONE piece of the online music marketing puzzle. Music industry companies (record labels, artist managers, booking agents, etc.) are far more interested in the popularity of YOUR website, not how many friends you have at MySpace, YouTube, Facebook or any other website that you do not own and control. Want to impress the industry with your band's promotion? Build your website traffic.

Mistake #7 - Not investing enough time into building your music career. Most musicians spend most of their time on music, but put very little effort into the many other critical elements needed to make it in the music business. If you are already a talented musician, you should invest at least 50% of your time into starting or advancing your music career. If you are still developing your musical skills, you should still invest around 25% of your 'music' time into building a future music career.

Mistake #6 - Surrounding yourself with people who are negative, lazy and lack ambition. If you are very serious about becoming a professional musician and building a great career in music, then you absolutely must surround yourself with like-minded musicians.

Mistake #5 - Having merely mediocre live performing skills. Many musicians, who are not yet in a good band, put off developing their live performing and stage presence skills. This is a big reason why talented musicians don't get into really good bands that they audition for. Your music may be good, but a live 'show' requires more than great music. If people only wanted to hear the music, they would listen to you at home. Both fans and record labels want (and expect) to see a REAL show. Neglecting this area results in talented musicians and bands becoming quickly forgotten.

Mistake #4 - Focusing on increasing the 'quantity' of fans instead of the 'intensity' of your fans. The 'number' of fans you have should always be your secondary focus (not your primary one) if you want to become successful in the music industry. The fact is, it is not the number of 'fans' that matters most, it's the number of FANATICS which will contribute more directly to your success (or lack of it). This is particularly true in the beginning of a band's music career. Focus more effort on converting your existing fans into raving fanatics. Learn to do this and the number of your overall fans will increase through powerful word of mouth.  

Mistake #3 - Not enough cash flow to support your music career. Like it or not, it takes money to build a music career. Even if other people/companies are paying for your record, tour support, merchandise, etc. you still need to have the freedom to pursue opportunities as they come. Sadly, many musicians miss opportunities because they can't afford to take advantage of them. In addition to a decent income, you also need the flexibility of being able to take time away from that income source to go into the studio, go on tour, etc. That is why learning how to teach guitar is such a great way to achieve both if you learn how to become a highly successful guitar teacher.

Mistake #2 - Not enough depth in your music relationships. There's an old expression, "It's not what you know, it's who you know." In music this is often modified to, "It's not who you know, it's who knows you." The truth is, it's not about either. The most important aspect of connections within the music industry is how deep are the current relationships you have now and will develop in the future. You don't want to simply know people or be known, you want people who know you to have a real deep connection with you so that you are always on the top of their mind when opportunities present themselves. Ask yourself, "What can I do right now to deepen my existing relationships further on an ongoing basis?"

Mistake #1 - Having a fundamental misunderstanding about what record companies look for - and expect from new bands. This is a huge topic, but in a nutshell it's very useful to think of record companies like a bank that lends money to people or small businesses. Record companies make most of their decisions about whom they will work with and what the terms will be in much the same way that a bank will determine who they will loan money to and what the terms of the loan will be. Both record companies and banks basically want to see 3 things:
  1. How much value do you bring to the deal right now.
  1. How much risk do you bring with you right now.
  1. How much potential value and risk might you bring to them in the future after they invest in you.
If you want to buy a house, the bank wants to know a lot about the specific house you want to buy and EVEN MORE about YOU. Record companies are the exact same, they want to know about your music, your talent and your band, but they also care as much (or more) about YOU (and your band mates) as people. What about YOU makes a record deal a good or bad investment for them.

To learn more about avoiding these big mistakes and building a successful music career, get my free music career tips.
About the author: Tom Hess is a highly successful guitar teacher, professional touring guitarist and recording artist. He mentors musicians online to develop their own professional music careers and provides free music career resources.

Bill Ruppert: Fanfare for the Uncommon Pedal

How to create percussion and horns with your guitar.

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.15 "Fanfare for the Uncommon Pedal"

In this episode I recreate trumpets, French horns and Timpani drums from the Aaron Copland composition " Fanfare for the Common Man".
All using a guitar and effect pedals. Pedal settings and how-to:

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.15 "Fanfare for the Uncommon Pedal" By Bill Ruppert

Steve Howe, Nuno Bettencout: Asia and Extreme CD, DVD coming up on Frontier records

April 2010 Frontiers Records spot

Zozimo Rech: Ignition

Fender American Standard Stratocaster
-Carl Martin Compressor
-Carl Martin Hydra
-Carl Martin Noise Terminator
-Carl Martin Red Repeat
-TubeAmps amplifier 50W with cross channeling
-Marshall 4X12 vintage 300W

Zozimo Rech plays "Ignition" with backing track.

César Luís: Movimento Perpétuo... variax abilities amply demonstrated

César Luís:
This is probably the more difficult song I've ever tried to play. It is originally played by Carlos Paredes on a (12 string) Portuguese Guitar, which has a completly different tuning from an ordinary guitar. So when transposed, this is a true nightmare to play. I also recorded all the rythm.

As you can see (no pickups! :D) I'm playing a Variax. In case you're not familiar with this guitar, it emulates the sound of other guitars, a few of them are acoustic. I didn't use any effects in the guitar besides a slight reverb.

Note that I wanted to play the original version of this song and not the one on electrical guitar performed by Gonçalo Pereira. Although his tab was usefull for me, I didn't play the same way, because he plays some parts slightly different from the original.

I'll probably record this song with a nice distortion in the future :P

Note: watch in the best quality avaiable please, otherwise youtube will mess the sound.

I'm playing a variax in that video. Besides emulating electric guitars this guitar also emulates some acoustic ones and even a banjo and a sitar! :D
I love my guitar ^^

After recording I just added a slight delay.

Movimento Perpétuo - Carlos Paredes (cover)

Marcos De Ros: a touch of Santana

Marcos De Ros on Carlos Santana "Smooth"

Uli Tisch-Rottensteiner: mr alfred revisited

"Mr.Alfred" Uli TiRo *New Version*

Andy James: tonight I'm going to be Bullet For My Valentine!

Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall - Guitar Lesson

Milan Polak: competition closed... thanks for the entries!

Milan Polak, has been blown away by the number of entries for the competition and wants to thank all those who entered and all those viewing the videos.... now the tough part... getting down to that top 3!!

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

Remember to post your top 3 in the comments of this video...I'll be posting your feedback!

Check out all the entries

Paul Gilbert: shred alert DVD ready!

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Paul Gilbert Presents Shred Alert is the only DVD to feature all the columns and video tutorials from the acclaimed Guitar World columnist. Youll learn how to take your lead guitar playing to the next level with position shifting, alternate picking, 16th-note runs, muting techniques and much more! With more than two hours of lessons, Paul Gilbert Presents Shred Alert is the ultimate shredding lesson from one of the worlds most influential guitarists.

Paul Gilbert presents Shred Alert DVD is a Guitar World Online Store exclusive! You wont find this product anywhere else.

Paul Gilbert Presents Shred Alert! DVD

Paul Gilbert Presents Shred Alert DVD contains these lessons:

Alternate Universe: Using alternate picking and note skipping to play interesting arpeggio patterns
Ready to Rumble: Quick, effective pick-hand warm-up exercises
Ready to Rumble, Part 2: More pick-hand warm-up exercises
Assume the Position: Using position shifts to your advantage when soloing
Accentuate the Positive: Alternate picking with accent patterns
Fast and Clean: Alternate-picked 16th notes—the business card of shred guitar
Stick Yer Neck Out: Using neck diagrams to your advantage
Shape Shifting: How to organize patterns on the fretboard
Snake-Charmer Licks: The fifth mode of harmonic minor
United Mutations: Mastering muting techniques
Breakin’ Out: The blessing and benefits of live performance

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