Tuesday, 18 May 2010

João Neto: formidable!

This song is part of my first CD, recorded in 2006. To using a Les Paul guitar LEDUR, pickups CABRERA (Pro and Classic Rock 2), FUHRMANN pedals (Power Drive, Delay and Phaser), and I count on the support of Basso Straps (accessories). Hope you enjoy the sound! ;)

João Neto JNT - Formiguinhas

Gianluca Russo: star mangled banner


Warren DeMartini: iheart guitar interview

To paraphrase Elton John, remember when rock was fun? When you could crank up the car stereo, hang out the window and scream the lyrics to ‘Loving You Is A Dirty Job’ with a smile on your face? Then the 90s happened and music got kinda depressing. Then the 00s happened and music got kinda homogenised and computerised and just, y’know, boring. Well the 21st century is in its teens now and has started sneakin’ out to parties, kissin’ girls, fighting boys and rockin’ out. Hard. And that can only mean one thing: Ratt’s back, baby. This classic Sunset Strip band is kicking all sorts of ass with their new CD Infestation, and I had a chat to guitarist Warren DeMartini about it.

The response to the new CD has been huge!

It’s really, really exciting, Peter. It really reminds me of the feeling we had when we started. It’s just been great.

Why the long wait?

That’s a good question, and I don’t have an answer for it. It’s a really weird art form that just kinda falls together when the planets line up, I guess. It’s not something we really could have done any sooner or any other way.

It also seems like a really good time because, well, for me I was a teenager in the 90s and I loved 80s rock and you were not allowed to love 80s rock in the 90s! And now nobody cares about stuff like that any more, now you can like what you like.

Yeah, I absolutely know what you’re talking about. It’s like someone’s switched the light on.

I understand you recorded Infestation in a mansion?

We did, we’re really big fans of records that have the stories behind them, like the band will rent a villa in the south of France, live there for six months and cut some timeless piece. We always talked about doing it but it really didn’t merge with opportunity until this record. read more

George Lynch: i heart guitar interview

George Lynch is one busy dude. Souls of We, Lynch Mob, his new album Orchestra Mayhem, not to mention various gear-designing and art projects. Lynch is heading to Australia soon for an Allans Music clinic tour, and I caught up with him via email for this quick chat:

You’re coming back to Australia soon for Allans Music. You’re quite a regular visitor here now! What can we expect to see and hear at the Allans clinics?
A little bit of everything. Plying along to tracks, improvising with other live musicians, meeting fans and signing my name a lot! lol

What can you tell us about Orchestral Mayhem (CLICK HERE to buy Orchestral Mayhem from Amazon.com)? How did you approach it?
Very casually. I didnt have to write the material and that takes a lot of pressure off. This record is basically just me blowing over a bunch of tracks over a two-day period

Can you tell us about the Morley Dragon 2 Wah? What do you look for in a wah pedal? The wah lock function is a great idea.
I always liked the idea of having a notched wah selector incorporated into a wah pedal. You can get that Schenker throaty EQ by hitting the switch every time. You don’t have to search around for the sweet spot.

A few questions about Lynch Mob’s Smoke & Mirrors: The album sounds so powerful and earthy, and it seems to me that there’s a lot of blues or blues-rock influence. Is that what you set out to do, or did it evolve naturally?
Thats just the natural chemistry between Oni and I. I know where he lives melodically and I just naturally gravitate to that place when I’m writing the music.read more

Toni Lloret: ideas, exercises and phrases for the modern guitarist

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Toni Lloret - Ideas, Phrases and Exercises for the modern guitarrists

Raphael Fraser: docs got it bad... he's hot for teacher!

Hot for Teacher (Van Halen cover)

Greg Howe: Italian date and guitar lessons

Greg will be performing with his band on August 6th at the Eddie Lang Festival in Monteroduni, Italy. Band members include Greg Howe (guitar), Jon Reshard (Bass), Dennis Hamm (Keyboards), and Gianluca Palmieri (Drums).

Greg will also be conducting three different Masterclasses/Clinics at the festival on August 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

Venues To Be Announced and for more information please visit: 

Don't forget to sign up for a 1 hour webcam lesson with Greg Howe. His schedule is quite full and has limited room for bookings.
For lesson information and registration visit:  

Pilho: Dorian Jam

A nice spot of Dorian jamming.

Pilho - Jam Dórico

Sebastian Salinas: tribute to Shawn Lane

Sebastian Salinas:
My humble version of this great song. Shawn Lane is an inspiration and my favorite musician.

Get you back - Shawn Lane - by Sebastian Salinas

Christian Castro: Anti Shred competition

the anti shred continues... one ponders if shred and anti shred meet in a room will there be an implosion? The slowness and heart felt meaning continues with Christian Castro digging deep in the guitar well of emotion.

Anti-shred Competition - Guitar Noize - Christian Castro

Dare yo exceed the speed limit?

Guitar Noize: Anti Shred competition. Ends on the 3 June 2010

Greg Howe: Russian dates and follow up to Gentle Hearts announced.

Rich Murray over at guitar channel get s a double scoop.

Rich Murray says:
September 24th & 25th, Greg Howe will be performing at the Primorye Regional Philharmonic Hall in Vladivostok, Russia with drummer Marco Minnemann and Bassist Bryan Beller...

Greg Howe has also confirmed that he will be recording a new follow-up album to "Gentle Hearts" with amazing bassist Tetsuo Sakurai and extraordinaire drummer Dennis Chambers. Recording will begin this June and the album is due to be released later in the year.

Bamboo: 10 string shredding on new CD

Track listing
01: TTX (Eastern Yongye copy: Bamboo fly ~ Lunatic Princess)
02: moonlight Maniacs (Eastern Imperishable Night: Reach for the Moon, Immortal Smoke)
03: Black Rain (Scarlet Devil: Mon - Luna Dial Watch)
04: Chemical Love Story (Eastern Area 霊殿: Hartmann's Youkai Girl)
05: Zodiac (destroyer Akishimo ball: Ball witches ~ Magus)
06: Ghost in the brain (the East Wind and records: The Princess Inada Is Scolding Me)
07: SwanSong (Scarlet Devil: UN Owen was her I?)
08: BLEVE (Eastern Area 霊殿: Last Remote)

Title: Zodiac
Artist: Bamboo
Album: Final Exit
Circle: XOTIC
Original: Ball witches ~ Magus

Someone said I play Warr Guitar
but NOT true.
This 10strin guitar made by Japanese Hand made Fatory
named under "Combat guitars"

"Zodiac" Playing on 10string guitar.

Stu Box: fusion from the Box 12 string headless

Stu Box plays along to Stratus by Billy Cobham featuring Tommy Bolin. Stu uses a Box 12 string headless guitar.

Stratus: Stu Box, Guitar Tapping 2010

Stu Box plays along to Red Baron by Billy Cobham featuring Tommy Bolin. Stu uses a Box 12 string headless guitar.

Red Baron: Stu Box, Guitar Tapping 2010

Sam Vallen: tribute to Paul Gilbert Scarified then and now

Check out the difference in four years... two great covers, one great player.

Sam Vallen - Scarified 2010

Sam Vallen - Scarified (Paul Gilbert/Racer X) 2006

Jeff Loomis: extreme lead guitar DVD

If you play six or seven string guitar this special 2 DVD set will get you to the next level. Jeff shares his secrets for creating lead guitar masterpieces that have him mentioned in the same breath as Satriani, Gilbert and Malmsteen. Learn Jeff's unique way to create and apply exotic and dissonant leads with harmonic minor, diminished, Lydian dominant b2 and whole tone scales, runs and patterns across the neck. Jeff goes through advanced arpeggios. string skipping, sweeping, arpeggio progressions and two part compositions. He shares techniques for speed picking and his personal workout routine. Learn Jeff's signature leads complete with full band backing tracks. Not for the faint of heart, prepare to be challenged! Each Rock House video Includes an E- tab booklet, iPod-ready video, and free lifetime membership to Rock House's online lesson support. Enhance your learning experience to links with instructors, download backing tracks, access message boards, and much more. DVD Features:
56 E-Tab Book that you print right from the DVD
Free lifetime web membership for online support
iPod-ready video, plus bonus lessons
Language: English
Length: 120 minutes
Zones: The DVD is zoned to play anywhere in the world

Dan Mumm: Lunar Rain

I want to say thank you to Doug Marks of Metal Method for featuring my video "The Point Of No Return" on his channel. If you haven't had the opportunity to see his amazing videos yet, check out his channel!
Here's the link:

Also thanks to my brother Jeff for helping me record this video. He is a very talented cartoonist. Check out his comic at:

If you enjoyed this video, be sure to check out my other videos and subscribe! I try to post a new video at least twice a month, but sometimes as often as once a week. Thanks for watching!


Lunar Rain - Dan Mumm

Marty Friedman: back to studio

According to Blabbermouth:
Marty Friedman has commenced recording his tenth solo album, this time to be done completely at Los Angeles, California's most legendary recording studio, The Village Recorder.

An in-depth "making-of" documentary will be filmed of the entire process.

Chris Broderick: super tapping guitar lesson

Chris Broderick (Megadeth) - June 2010 Lesson

Joe Satriani: euro tour dates extended

Joe Satriani's scheduled dates currently include:

16 - Vicar St. - Dublin, Ireland
17 - Manchester Apollo - Manchester, England
18 - Bristol Colston Hall - Bristol, England
19 - Hammersmith Apollo - London, England
21 - Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle, England
22 - Clyde Auditorium - Glasgow, Scotland
23 - Birmingham Symphony Hall - Birmingham, England
25 - La Cigale - Paris, France
26 - La Cigale - Paris, France
27 - Le Colisee - Roubaix, France
28 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
29 - Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam, Netherlands
30 - Cirque Royal - Brussels, Belgium

November '10
1 - Dommelsch Zaal - Tilburg, Netherlands
9 - Gasometer - Vienna, Austria
11 - Alcatraz - Milano, Italy
12 - Gran Teatro - Padova, Italy
14 - Atlantico - Rome, Italy
21 - Pavilhao Rosa Mota - Oporto, Portugal
22 - Campo Pequeno - Lisbon, Portugal

Jeff Beck: Guitar player interview

A flash from the past, Originally appeared in the October, 1968 issue of Guitar Player Magazine.:
Will you give us a little background on your early years?

I was born in 1944, and educated in a private school in England until I was 11 years old. Then, I went on to a junior art school.

It seems that a lot of English guitarists started in art school. Is this the thing to do now?

It wasn’t normal to go to art school when I went, but since Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton went, everyone is becoming an instant art student. I used to go there because they had good meals, and then I dropped out at 18, and took up the guitar, earning about $9 a night.

Did you have any musical training?

Yes, I did have some. My mother used to force me to play piano about two hours a day, but that was good, because it made me realize that I was musically sound, and that I was playing material not my own. My other training consisted of stretching rubber bands over tobacco cans and making horrible noises.

Who do you think influenced your guitar playing the most?

I think the biggest influence was rock and roll records.

How did you happen to join up with the Yardbirds?
full interview

News: let there be rock program

1 - Accept - Fast as a shark (Restless & Wild)
2 - Annihilator - 25 seconds (Annihilator)
3 - Scorpions - Sting in the tail (Sting in the tail)
4 - Pretty Maids - Cielo Drive (Pandemonium)
5 - Extreme - Medley Kid Ego - Little girls - teacher's pet (Boston 2009)
6 - Slash - Mother Maria (Slash)
7 - Freak Kitchen - One last dance (Land of the freaks)
8 - Michael Schenker - Captain Nemo (Instrumental intensity)
9 - Incite - Army of Darkness (The slaughter)
10 - Armored Saint - Left Hook from right field (La Raza)
11 - Tesla - The way it is (Live over Europe)
12 - Détente - In God we trust (Decline)
13 - Rhapsody of Fire - Reign of terror (The frozen tears of angels)
14 - Triumph - Rock 'n roll machine (Greatest hits)

Interview with ANGELA GOSSOW (Arch Enemy)
15 - Arch Enemy - Blood on your hands (Tyrants of the rising sun)
16 - Arch Enemy - Ravenous (Wages of sin)
17 - Arch Enemy - Diva Satanica (The root of all evil)
18 - Arch Enemy - Silent Wars (Anthems of rebellion)

19 - Slayer - Psychopathy Red (World Painted blood)
20 - Solution.45 - Into shadow (For aeons Past)

The interview with Angela Gossow is online available for (free) download from the following URL: http://www.last.fm/music/LetThereBeRock/Interview+Angela+Gossow+%28Arch+Enemy%29

Next on Let there be Rock:
- June 8: Interview with Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema)
- June 15: Interview with Andrew Elt (Sleeze Beez) + Win tickets to see Aerosmith, Stone Temple Pilots, Steel Panther & Sleeze Beez

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Ricardo Walls, Karl Bourdin: We're Stars... Spain versus France!

Ricardo Walls posted this one for Guitarristas.info the Spanish speakers includes Fran Alonso
WE_ARE_STARS_2_ Guitarristas info.

This one posted in 2005 by KB aka Karl Bourdin the French speakers

Hear 'n' Aid (feat KB) - (We're) Stars (2005)

Joop Wolters: Shades


Andy Mclaughlan: Anti Shred Competition

Guitar Noize Anti Shred Competition Improv by Andy Mclaughlan

Come on guys... lets have at least one over the top entry, Jon can't have it all his own way!

Guitar Noize: Anti Shred competition. Ends on the 3 June 2010

Chris Brooks: spaces for guitar lessons

Chris Brooks
Guitar lesson spots in Sydney's west still available: Monday morning, Tuesday night, Wednesday night. Semi regular or casual available. Let me open up some doors whether it be chops, soloing concepts, or developing your own style.

Mark Varney: Fusion guitar maven spotted on Facebook

Mark Varney, the man behind MVP, Guitar on the Edge series and brother of Mike Varney has a facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1258623420

CD's from the Mark Varney Label include:
Truth In Shredding: Allan Holdsworth and Frank Gambale http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_in_Shredding
Centrifugal_Funk: Frank Gambale, Brett Garsed, Shawn Lane

TJ Helmerich, Brett Garsed
Quid Pro Quo

Scott Mishoe

Jon Finn
Don't Look So Serious

Richard Hallebeek, Antti Kotikoski
Generator - CD - Richie & Antti

Jeff Kollman
Into the Unknown by Jeff Kollman

Frank Gambale
Brave New Guitar
Present for the Future

Rick Graham: previews of awesome upcoming new CD

3.Just A Dream
3.Just A Dream by Rick Graham

6.Freefall by Rick Graham

Ronnie James Dio: the guitar players

Ronnie James Dio, as well as having an amazing voice, ability to write great rock songs... he had an uncanny ability to sing with some of the great guitar players.

Former members of Dio
Ronnie James Dio – vocals (1982–1991, 1993–2010)
Vivian Campbell – guitar (1982–1986)
Vinny Appice – drums (1982–1989, 1993–1999)
Jimmy Bain – bass (1982–1989, 1999–2004)
Claude Schnell – keyboards (1984–1989)
Craig Goldy – guitar (1986–1989, 1999–2001, 2004–2005, 2006–2010)
Rowan Robertson – guitar (1989–1991)
Teddy Cook – bass (1989–1991)
Simon Wright – drums (1989–1991, 1999–2010)
Jens Johansson – keyboards (1989–1991)
Tracy G – guitar (1993–1999)
Jeff Pilson – bass (1993–1997, 2004–2005)
Scott Warren – keyboards (1993–2010)
Larry Dennison – bass (1997–1999)
Doug Aldrich – guitar (2001–2004, 2005–2006)
Rudy Sarzo – bass (2005–2010)

Ronnie James Dio also played with Yngwie Malmsteen, Richie Blackmore, Tony Iommi.

Sometimes it didn't work out well with the guitar players, Ronnie made his feelings very plain about Vivian
Campbell, who left to whore his guitar slinging with Whitesnake and Def Leppard.

Ronnie James Dio Slams Vivian Campbell as he signs autograph

More famously his collaboration for the charity single Hear N' Aid "We're Stars" which featured a whole host of cool guitar players.

Hear N' Aid- "Stars

Hear 'n Aid: The Guitarists

Andy Timmons: Mogar Rock Cafè - Music Italy Show 2010

Andy Timmons live at Mogar Rock Cafè - Music Italy Show 2010

Andy Timmons plays Super 70's at Mogar Rock Cafè - Music Italy Show 2010

Jennifer Batten: Music Italy Show - Stand Master Music

Jennifer Batten at Music Italy Show - Stand Master Music

James Root,Mick Thomson: Slipknot riffs from hell

Mick and James (Slipknot) The Blister Exists Riff.flv

Mick and James (Slipknot) Three Nil Riff.flv

Mick and James (Slipknot) The Nameless Riff.flv

Marcos De Ros: Anti Shred Competition

Anti-Shred competition - Guitar Noize. Marcos De Ros entry

Guitar Noize: Anti Shred competition. Ends on the 3 June 2010

Mika Tyyskä: Crossroads Demon Incredible Hyper Speed

Mr. Fastfinger is on a journey to Raisio, the place for all guitar heroes. But the road is difficult and hard. Many temptations leading to wrong directions. This 4 episode animation was created to celebrate the finnish guitar competition: Kitarasankari. The finals of the competition will be in Raisio 21. - 22.5. 2010

Mr. Fastfinger matkalla kitarasankarien mekkaan Raisioon. Mutta tie on pitkä ja kivinen. Matkan varrella on paljon houkutuksia väärille poluille. Neliosainen animaatio juhlistaa suomalaista Kitarasankari -kilpailua. Kisan finaali Raisiossa 21. - 22.5. 2010.


Mr. Fastfinger and the Crossroads Demon : Part 2/4 - Incredible Hyper Speed

John Huldt: T-Rex at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2010

John Huldt & T-Rex at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2010.mov

T Rex Tonebug demo. Reverb and Overdrive - Blues

T Rex Tonebug demo. Reverb and Overdrive NeoClassical Rock

T Rex Tonebug demo. Reverb and Overdrive - Eastern folk

Hara Lemes: tribute to Vinnie Moore

Harã Lemes.
The music is TIME TRAVELER of VINNIE MOORE (My guitar idol).

Backing Track
Rhythm Guitar - Tagima T-635
Lead Guitar - Ibanez S-270
Bass - Tagima Special
Drums - Addictive Drums

Time Traveler - Hara Lemes

Kosta Vreto: Paul Dianno tour starts today

Kosta Vreto says: The Greek tour of Paul Dianno starts today!!!


18/5 Thessaloniki -Mylos
19/5 Volos -Vox
20/5 Patra -Stones
21/5 Athens -Rodeo
23/5 Chania -Notos

News: myguitarspace.com under new management

New Management
As many of you are aware, MyGuitarSpace.com was recently sold, and is under new management. The first thing you might notice, is that no drastic changes have been implemented. This is for a very good reason: if something ain't broke, don't fix it!

I will be rolling out design changes, a little bit at a time, but I have no intention, or desire, to change the overall community that you have built. That being said, if you have suggestions for features or events you would like to see, please don't hesitate to contact me! My username on the site is Elric911 (Elric is my nickname, and September 11 my birthday).

I'm looking forward to getting to know everybody here, and helping take MyGuitarSpace.com to the next level!

New Sponsors
In order to improve the features and benefits to you, we're going to be aggressively working on bringing new sponsors to MyGuitarSpace.com! The first of these new advertisers is Dean Markley Strings, and Dean's other company, high end acoustic amp manufacturers, Ultra Sound Amplifiers! They see the community that you've built up here, and recoginize that MGS is something very special.

One thing we don't want to do, is clutter the site up with advertising in every square pixel of the site, so we're going to look a creative placement of the ads. Once again, if you have suggestions, we'd love to hear it!

New Contests
We are going to be bringing back the monthly contests, with bigger and better prizes! We're working with our new sponsors to put together really cool stuff to make the contests that much more exciting! Stay tuned, fun stuff is around the corner!

Jon Bloomer: Tribute to Ronnie James Dio Holy Diver. RIP

A tribute to Ronnie James Dio - Holy Diver instrumental cover

Plus this message from Lars Ulrich:

Lars Ulrich posted this on Metallica's website:
"Dear Ronnie,
I just got off stage in Zagreb. I was met with the news that you've passed on. I'm kind of in shock, but I wanted you to know that you were one of the main reasons I made it onto that stage to begin with. When I first saw you in Elf, opening for Deep Purple in 1975, I was completely blown away by the power in your voice, your presence on stage, your confidence, and the ease with which you seemed to connect to 6000 Danish people and one starry-eyed 11 year old, most of whom were not familiar with Elf's music. The following year, I was so psyched when I heard the results of you joining forces with my favorite guitar player. You guys sounded so right for each other and I instantly became Rainbow's #1 fan in Denmark. In the fall of 1976, when you played your first show in Copenhagen, I was literally in the front row and the couple of times we made eye contact you made me feel like the most important person in the world. The news that you guys were staying in town on your day off somehow embedded itself in my brain and I made the pilgrimage to the Plaza Hotel to see if I could somehow grab a picture, an autograph, a moment, anything. A few hours later you came out and were so kind and caring... pictures, autographs and a couple minutes of casual banter. I was on top of the world, inspired and ready for anything. Rainbow came to Copenhagen a couple more times over the next few years and each time you guys blew my mind, and for a good three years were my absolute favorite band on this planet. Over the years I've been fortunate enough to run into you a half dozen times or so and each time you were as kind, caring and gracious as you were in 1976 outside the hotel. When we finally got a chance to play together in Austria in 2007, even though I may not have let on, I was literally transformed back to that little snot nosed kid who you met and inspired 31 years earlier and it was such a fucking honor and a dream come true to share a stage with you and the rest of the legends in Heaven and Hell. A couple of weeks ago when I heard that you were not going to be able to make it to the Sonisphere shows that we would be sharing this June, I wanted to call you and let you know that I was thinking of you and wish you well, but I kind of pussied out, thinking the last thing you needed in your recovery was feeling obligated to take a phone call from a Danish drummer/fan boy. I wish I'd made that call. We will miss you immensely on the dates, and we will be thinking of you with great admiration and affection during that run. It seemed so right to have you out on tour with the so-called “Big Four” since you obviously were one of the main reasons that the four bands even exist. Your ears will definitely be burning during those two weeks because all of us will be talking, reminiscing and sharing stories about how knowing you has made our lives that much better.

Ronnie, your voice impacted and empowered me, your music inspired and influenced me, and your kindness touched and moved me. Thank you.

Much love,