Monday, 7 June 2010

Carlos Vamos: little wing in ethereal

Improvisation on Little Wing by Carlos Vamos.

Ethereal -- LITTLE WING -- Carlos Vamos -- Improvising

Steve Vai: Riffing on "The Moon and I."

Here's a rare glimpse of Steve in his home working on some riffs from his latest track, "The moon and I" in his studio. The song features an amazing solo with unique techniques and melodies & Steve takes a minute to show us how to do it. Check it out @ and download the PDF booklet that details how "The Moon and I" came about. I hope you enjoy this video. -Andy

"HeYaaaandy!" - Steve Vai Riffing on "The Moon and I."

Richie Kotzen: What Can Men Do Against Such Reckless Hate?

It seems that Adam Gold from Nashville Scene has a complete downer on Richie Kotzen and has taken to bad mouthing the prodigious talent in order to drive up view rates to his blog.

I am all for well reasoned and thought out articles, but his tirades and mocking are nowhere near the mark.  They are in fact inaccurate, spiteful and pointless, and appear to have the sole aim of affecting ticket sales for Richie Kotzen's live shows. What drives people to be so negative and hurtful? It's just beyond me...

What Can Men Do Against Such Reckless Hate?
Your supportive answers in response here please

Lewis Cannon: New Fusion tune improvisation

Lewis Cannon:
Improvising on a new tune i've made, Tom Quayle style. HARD!!!!!!! can't bloody play on it at all but i'll keep trying!

Thats my "silent" guitar i got from my dad on my 18th, its pretty lame as in very uncomfortable, but has a cool tone and was handy when I practiced a lot and had to go on holidays with the girlfriend!

Any advice on how to play over the changes appreciated!

New Fusion tune improvisation

Masahiro Aoki: mystic 11 solo

3rd album serenade "moonshine" I played from the mystic 11.
Album Info is here

I place the cardboard behind like atmosphere before moving to issue.
Puyo Puyo this time I had the usual red, packed in a cardboard box is closed already.
1:50-2:15it becomes almost still around,

serenade「mystic 11」を弾いてみた

Guthrie Govan: live in India

A sequence of videos from a recent appearance in India

Guthrie Govan: live in India

News: Techniques With Todd now in one bite size chunk

Todd has been delivering technique videos over a number of years... now you can get them in an easy to read list or via an embedded player.

Techniques With Todd (Guitar Instruction), Guitar Instructional Video. Explore various lead guitar techniques with your host, Todd.

Techniques With Todd

Full list... er as a list ;)

Juliano Delphino: shred this too... better late than never

Shred This Too Sfogli BT Jam (Juliano Delphino)

Looking for the backing track, check out the competition video and the link is in the description:

Raphael De Stefano: future fusions

Raphael De Stefano:
Here's a fusion impro by Raphael De Stefano, hope you like it. Comments are welcome!

Fusion Impro - Raphael De Stefano

Beppe Chiolerio: now that's what I call picking

Beppe Chiolerio' s guitar solo

Alessio Forlani: demos Marvit SBF signature guitar

Alessio Forlani presenta la Marvit SBF signature


News: Roland ships handheld, easy-to-use, and affordable compact digital recorder

Affordable Pocket Recorder with Advanced Features

Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 2010 — Roland is pleased to announce that the R-05 WAV/MP3 Recorder is now shipping. This handheld, easy-to-use, and affordable compact digital recorder provides crystal-clear audio quality, enhanced recording and editing features, and an extended battery life of over 16 hours of recording time.

Whether onstage, in rehearsal, at school, on the street, or in the boardroom, the R-05 provides pristine, uncompressed stereo recording directly to SD cards with up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Record directly with the built-in stereo microphone, or capture sounds from an externally connected microphone. For stereo field recording, the new Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphone/Earphones are a perfect companion. Simply wear the microphone-equipped earphones to capture or monitor the surroundings.

A variety of practice and performance features make the R-05 ideal for the recording musician. Specified regions of audio can be looped, and the playback speed can be adjusted without causing a change in pitch. Rehearsal mode automatically sets the optimum recording level, and the R-05 can also simultaneously record WAV and MP3 files of the same performance.

The R-05 allows for easy file transfer with computers via USB 2.0, and also enables users to conveniently trim, divide, and combine audio files within the recorder itself. For those who desire a high-gloss finish to their recordings, the R-05 is equipped with built-in reverb.

Musicians will naturally gravitate to the R-05, but this pocket recorder is great for many non-musical applications as well. Record lectures, speeches, and meetings, for example. The high-sensitivity, built-in microphone will clearly capture all of the voices in a room. The included windscreen and tripod mount also enhance optimal placement and help produce better recordings.

The R-05 is now available with a suggested retail price of $299.00.

Tom Hess: Improve Your Lead Guitar Playing: Lesson And Video

Improve Your Lead Guitar Playing: Lesson And Video - By Tom Hess

How many of your guitar skills can you use ‘fluently’ when creating, improvising or playing a guitar solo? I’m not asking about ‘how good you are’, ‘how much you know’, or ‘what you can play’. I’m asking you to think about how well you can ‘use’ the skills you already have to your fullest expressive potential. For most guitar players there is a huge gap between what they can play and what they can play fluently, creatively and expressively.

Unfortunately, most guitar players struggle with this for years because they don’t understand (or aren’t willing to do) the things that would really enable them to create consistently great music with the skills and knowledge they already have. Instead, most simply try to acquire new skills and do not seek to go deeper by learning more about the skills they already have but have not yet refined.

In the video below, we will focus on how to ‘use’ what you know and how to get a lot of cool sounds and emotion out of playing very few notes on the guitar. The more you learn how to get a lot from little, the easier it is for you to get a lot from a lot.

When creating or improvising guitar solos, most guitar players rely on ‘playing new notes’ (or more notes) in order to express themselves. This rarely works well.
he key to creating, improvising and playing great guitar solos is not ‘what’ you play, it’s ‘how you play it’.  Having great guitar phrasing is infinitely more valuable than having other great guitar skills. There are many ways to learn guitar phrasing, but the most important is to be able to play one note extremely well. Another great thing to practice is to make many small variations on a small single phrase. You want to focus not on what to play, or what the note options are, but instead on what you can do with a small phrase. How much emotion and interest you can squeeze out of something small.

Fact is, it is harder to be expressive with 2 or 3 notes than it is with lots of notes. However, after you master expression with a few pitches, your lead guitar playing will improve a lot when playing lots of notes.

Train your lead guitar skills by working with ‘less’ notes, so that you can master the ability to become fully expressive using all the notes, techniques and skills that you can already play, instead of working on ‘new skills’.

You can sometimes grow faster as a guitar player by learning more about your ‘existing’ skills instead of learning new ones. Training with a very small group of notes is one of the key methods you can use to do this.

Watch this lead guitar lesson video below to see exactly what I’m talking about and learn how to improve your lead guitar playing.

Download your FREE guitar practicing eBooK.

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About the author: Tom Hess is a professional guitarist and teaches online rock guitar lessons

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Paul Gilbert: Fuzz Universe release pushed back

Not pushed back too far... in this case just one week.

We have just received an update from the distributor.
The release date of the following item(s) has
been changed from 2010/06/23 to 2010/06/30.
Paul Gilbert / Fuzz Universe
CDA 2500yen Released : 2010/06/30
Details are available on the following page.