Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Regi Wooten: new guitar instructional DVD

New instructional DVD available at $29.95
The new instructional DVD released July 1st, 2010 shows the secrets to his guitar playing that have contributed to his legendary status. From his slap technique to his raking style,Regi shows in a methodic and easy to understand the techniques he invented. Check out his two-hand piano technique, his bass and guitar slapping method, his blowing through the pick-ups, his sweeping and raking chapter, playing monster drum solos on guitar and his 6 note tapping technique invented by the Teacha".

Regi Wooten Instructional DVD promo


Luke Machin: concrete lake live

Concrete Lake first made alliance in 2007 at Brighton Institute of Modern Music. The band was created to fulfill missing pieces for many souls that reach and delve a little further than others. Not only do the band explore the depths of melody, rhythms and ambiguity they also aim there visions of classic well written hard foot tapping head banging rock to the millions of people who seek fun and enjoyment in their music. 2010 will be a turn in a fresh positive direction for where this band heads in the future! So watch out mothers!
Luke Machin - (Composer, Lead Vocalist & Guitarist) owned his first guitar at the age of 2 and hasn't put it down since! Up to this date Luke is in his final year studying a BA Hons Degree at Brighton Institute of Modern Music, and just received an award for BIMM Student of the year! Most recently Luke has been honored to play with the guitar legend JEFF BECK and has been a part of Francis Dunnery's "New Progressive's" Project where he played alongside his guitar hero Francis Dunnery and other very special guests such as, Steve Rothery, Theo Travis, Bernie Marsden and ROBERT PLANT. Luke is also guitarist for the new up and coming Progressive Metal band TERRAFORM. Luke has just also been asked to join "Andy Tillisons" amazing Prog Rock band "The Tangent" who are now playing concerts and venues in and out of the country.

Concrete Lake - Bad Asteroid (Live)

João Neto: Melodic Solo Contest

Melodic Solo Contest - João Neto JNT

David Wallimann: melodic solo competition 30th June 2010

Richie Kotzen: UK tour comes off the rails!


Malcom Dome posted this

Richie Kotzen has had his UK shows cancelled – and he’s not happy about it!In a statement, the clearly stunned guitarist says: “I am confused, shocked and embarrassed to have learned less than 24 hours ago via e mail that the UK agency known as Fablusis Promotions has cancelled my three UK shows roughly one week prior to my departure for the United Kingdom. I had absolutely no say in this decision whatsoever.

“I learned about this late last night while making a connection in Houston. Based on the jovial relationship my band and the partners had on the last tour I was convinced their e mail was a joke and responded accordingly. Clearly now today I learned it is no joke.

“At this point my manager and I are collecting as much info as possible in an effort to comprehend why the partners at Fablusis came to this careless decision without first discussing it with us. My number one concern is that all purchasers are refunded 100 percent.

The notion of cancelling a show has never crossed my mind as I am packed and ready to go perform. I have been playing live in front of paid audiences since 1985 (Jesus I’m old!) and actually remember doing a gig in 87 where I was throwing up in a bucket at the side of the stage (living up to my German last name). I would need to be in a hospital bed or god forbid a loved one in one for me to consider a cancellation.

“Again, I am deeply sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. I can only assure you that this was completely out of my control and that we are already trying to figure out a way to make this up to you all.”

And the winner is.... (Richie Kotzen Competition)

Maximilian Bauer: melodic solo competition

'Melodic' Guitar Contest (Maximilian Bauer)

David Wallimann: melodic solo competition 30th June 2010

Adam Moore: melodic solo competition

Melodic Guitar Solo Competition Entry

David Wallimann: melodic solo competition 30th June 2010

Dhalif: melodic solo competition

Dhalif once again proving that he's an all round player. Enjoy!

dhalif - WallimanMelodicSoloContest.wmv

David Wallimann: melodic solo competition 30th June 2010

Fran Alonso: melodic solo competition

Another great solo from Fran Alonso... no surprise that is super melodic!

Fran Alonso - Melodic Guitar Solo Contest Entry.mpg

David Wallimann: melodic solo competition 30th June 2010

Dweezil Zappa: win one of a pair of 25th Anniversary SE Custom 24 guitars

Two 25th Anniversary SE Custom 24 guitars

Color: Vintage Yellow, Royal Blue and Scarlet Red

Description: Maple top & quilt maple veneer, mahogany back, 25” scale length, 24 fret maple “wide thin” neck, rosewood fretboard, pearloid bird inlays, PRS designed tremolo, humbucking pickups, volume & tone control, 3-way toggle. Includes gig bag.

Retail Value: $1023

Have you ever wanted to drastically improve your musical skills in a short period of time? Or wanted to learn to improvise like a professional? DWEEZILLA is the opportunity for you and Guitar Player is offering five very special prizes to people who sign up now!

DWEEZILLA is a unique 4-day, 5-night music boot camp where both amateur and professional musicians will be personally trained by Dweezil Zappa and members of his core band including Joe Travers, Pete Griffin, Scheila Gonzales, Jamie Klime and Billy Hulting. From June 21-24 in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve in Big Indian, New York, DWEEZILLA offers aspiring musicians a full range of master classes, private performances, intimate jam sessions, campfires, film screenings, and of course, the study of Frank Zappa's brilliant approach to music, his career, and legacy.

Ignazio Di Salvo: two handed rainbow tapping

Ignazio Di Salvo - Somewhere over the rainbow Tapping

Katalina Gonzalez: kata acid jazz

More great guitar playing from Katalina Gonzalez.

KATALINA GONZALEZ GUITAR solo guitar acid jazz

Maranhão: Double Vision 3

Cultural Competition Double Vision DVD Sydnei Carvalho e Alex Martinho
A performance more rock n roll with a touch of fusion in impoviso

That's it folks, hope you enjoy!


Sydnei Carvalho, Alex Martinho: double vision competition ends August 31, 2010

Charles Altura: Virgil Donati Band Highlights from the Baked Potato 2

Part 2 of highlights from the Baked Potato on May 29th, 2010 featuring Charles Altura on guitar, Dennis Hamm on keys and Doug Shreeve on Bass.

Virgil Donati Band Highlights from the Baked Potato - May 2010 [2/2]

Vinnie Moore: licks and tab

Vinnie Moore talks about what modes he likes to use and plays a few licks in each one, in different styles.


Ex 1 -

Ex 2 -

Ex 3 -

Ex 4 -

Ex 5 -

Ex 6 -

Ex 7 -

tabs 1-6 courtesy of

Vinnie Moore shows some licks & talks (with tab!)

Cedric Dupont: Melodrama new CD release date

Cédric Dupont will release an instrumental solo album, "Melodrama", on June 21, 2010.

"Melodrama" track listing:

01. Melodrama
02. Atmosfear
03. Tandoori Symphony
04. The Magic Dragon
05. Mysterious
06. Southern BBQ Style
07. Rockumental
08. A Bongo and a Tree
09. One Planet is Not Enough
10. The Magic Dragon
11. Tandoori Symphony

Adrian English: s u p e r - 7 - s h r e d d e r ... grabs a spot in Guitar World

Adrian English has been added to the July 2010 issue of Guitar World with Stevie Ray Vaughn on the cover. Check our page 149 to catch up with the cyclone. Also Adrian Englis is working on Inner Planetarium his new CD the follow up to G Theory. The project is currently in the middle of production. It should be released on Shred Guy records in due course.

Sloth Chubsteen: Double Vision... Brazil bound?

Thank you Sydnei Carvalho, Alex Martinho, Landscape audio and everyone else involved in this great contest! This is my entry into the contest =)

I have been playing for 3 years and am self taught. I have been working alot this past month and haven't had much time to play guitar. This backing track is sooo goood i thought i would give it a shot =) The name of the track is Sophia. Thanks for watching =)

Gear used: Ibanez prestige 2550e, mesa boogie express 5:50 2x12, boss me 70 for effects, and a sony handycam for the mediocre sound quality, lol.


Sydnei Carvalho, Alex Martinho: double vision competition ends August 31, 2010

Stanislaw Bogacki: Marco Sfogli shred this too... still going strong!

An improvised solo over the excellent Shred This Too! backing track...

Stanislaw Bogacki - Shred This Too! Jam

Want to have a go? Backing track is in the description:

t-cophony: CM-1 tapping acoustic guitars

"CM-1" sound sample by T-cophony

John Wheatcroft: Red Baron (Solo) with Billy Cobham

Thanks to Jess Lewis for spotting this one. :
John Wheatcroft with Billy Cobham, London 2006. Andrew McKinney (Bass) & Simon Carter (Keys).

John Wheatcroft with Billy Cobham- Red Baron (Solo)

Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Glen Hughes new videos added on line.

New interviews added to

John Petrucci,Paul Gilbert,Mick Thomson: Rock at the National Guitar Workshop

New Milford, CT Rock Summits
Featuring Mick Thomson and John Petrucci
Just Announced: Paul Gilbert will also be appearing in CT July 18-23.
For intermediate to advanced players, our New Milford Rock Summits offer players the opportunity to work with a rhythm section in performance class, attend faculty Master Classes, and attend a Master Artist Workshop with Mick Thomson or John Petrucci. In addition to their chosen class, students can experience the other playing styles and courses offered within the summit.

John Petrucci
New Milford, CT
July 25-30 2010: Better Off Shred
July 25-30 2010: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
July 25-30 2010: Southern Rock Guitar

Mick Thomson
Chicago, IL
July 11-16 2010: Rock Guitar Madness

New Milford, CT
July 11-16 2010: 21st Century Rock Guitar
July 11-16 2010: Are You Experienced?
July 11-16 2010: Essential Rock Solos
July 11-16 2010: Shred is Not Dead

Paul Gilbert
Los Angeles, CA
July 11-16 2010: Rock Guitar Crash Course
July 11-16 2010: The Shred Zone
July 11-16 2010: Journey to the Extreme

McLean, VA
June 26-July 1 2010: Classic Rock Gods
June 26-July 1 2010: Lord of The Strings
June 26-July 1 2010: Rock Fusion
June 26-July 1 2010: Shred Boot Camp

New Milford, CT
July 18-23 2010: Mojo Room

Emil Werstler: Breaking Down an I7 Arpeggio

Emil Werstler Video Lesson: Breaking Down an I7 Arpeggio

By Emil Werstler

Emil Werstler Lesson Tab
Daath guitarists Eyal Levi and Emil Werstler have just unleashed their new all-instrumental collaboration, Levi/Werstler Avalanche of Worms on Magna Carta Records. For this release, the duo has teamed with legendary drummer Sean Reinert (Cynic, ex-Death).

Listen to the album.

Cehck out the lesson:

Carl Roa: Bach Solo Violin Sonata Number 2 in B Minor

Elf Riffs - Progressive Rock Lessons: Shredding with Bach

This month Carl Roa takes you a through a terrifying excerpt from "Bach Solo Violin Sonata Number 2 in B Minor." Aside from a great technical study for picking across the strings, this piece includes challenging arpeggio patterns and string skipping. Carl also does some improvising over Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" to start things off.

Russ Parrish: steel panther guitar lesson

Mock-rocker Satchel teaches you how to play the hilarious hit "Death to All But Metal" in this exclusive Guitar World lesson.

This is only the beginning... this lesson continues only at

Steel Panther: "Death to All But Metal" Guitar Lesson

Vinnie Moore: Workshop Brusque

Vinnie Moore Workshop Clinic Tour To the Core in Brusque on 06/03/2010.

Organized by VKings, gives you a piece of music Meltdown.

Vinnie Moore Workshop Brusque 03/06/2010

Zack Kim: Lovin' You

Lovin' You (Minnie Riperton)