Monday, 14 June 2010

Marty Friedman: new CD release date... but no title!

UNTITLED - Marty Friedman
Format CD
Release Date 2010/08/25
Number of discs 1
Item weight 120g
Label/Distributor avex trax

Original album release from Marty Friedman for the first time in four years. Features Japanese traditional music player and classic musician as guest performers. Main arranger and track maker is CMJK. CD-EXTRA.

(All product details, including availability, images, language(s), special features, and bonus extras, are subject to change without prior notice. Actual item weight may be different from the one indicated above.)

Michael Angelo Batio: hardharderheavy interview

Hello Michael, you are not only a musician, supernatural shredder, you also have your own record label M.A.C.E. Music and your own music studio Monster Mix, you do more than one hundred shows every year all around the world, present Dean Guitars, do guitar workshops and you have a column in Guitar World Magazine (Time to Burn), you must be a very busy man. I almost feel guilty to pester you with my questions. But hey, I really wanted to have an interview with you. Okay let's not waste any time. Here we go.
Michael Angelo - that does remind me of Michelangelo, the genius from Italy. Was one of your parents interested in one of the greatest artists of all time or did they choose the name because it sounds so good?

I think it was both. One of my Uncle's is names Augustus Paul Batio - we are waiting for Julius Caesar Batio. :)
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Chris Poland: live at The House Of Guitars

Chris Poland live at The House Of Guitars

Russ Parrish: steel panther Kerrang! Download Podcast

Steel Panther join Simon Young on their most X-rated Kerrang! Podcast yet! Viewer discretion is advised.

Kerrang! Download Podcast: Steel Panther

Nico Schliemann@ guitar lesson, Kotzen style

me showing some of the richie kotzen style licks i'm practising at the moment. excuse the sloppy playing from time to time. i just did this in one take because some people asked for some kind of lesson on that stuff, so enjoy it;)



Richie Kotzen Style Lesson (Tabs for download) - Nico Schliemann

Garrett Peters: Tribute to Matias Kupiainen - Deep Unknown

Guitarist: Matias Kupiainen
Album: Polaris
Tuning: 1/2 step down (E flat)

This is a great solo. I am definitely influenced by this guy. He is the new guitarist for Stratovarius and man does he gives Timo a run for his money (still love Timo). He has a very interesting take on the guitar and it was really inspiring for me to learn this... and to actually accomplish it. lol.

You may have noticed the "Ex-4,6,7" in the bottom right of the video. I learned this song through a video lesson from Matias himself through a magazine called Young Guitar. The material is kinda hard to find so I made a new channel called GarrettJPeters2 which will feature videos from the magazine. Including the lesson for this song and more!

Also, Matias has his own channel (which is where I first heard him), check out his page for more videos of him shredding.


Stratovarius - Deep Unknown Solo Cover (Garrett Peters)

Scott McGill: on new CD with Percy Jones and Ritchie DeCarlo

Percy Jones, Scott McGill, Ritchie DeCarlo: Jones/McGill/DeCarloPercy Jones (Fretless Bass); Scott McGill (Guitars); Ritchie DeCarlo (Drums, percussion, Theremin); special guest Markus Reuter

This trio produces music like nothing you've heard before! Percy Jones is the most revered fretless player alive and has inspired thousands of bassists with his unique style. He has forged his own path in his approach to the instrument, bewitching the listener with what he brings to the music. Scott McGill, Proclaimed "The Thinking Man's Yngwie Malmsteen" by celebrated jazz and fusion author/critic Bill Milkowski, has been playing guitar for over twenty five years. He studied over a decade with noted composer Dennis Sandole (who also taught John Coltrane, Pat Martino, and James Moody, among others). Scott is also breaking new ground with the fretless guitar and iGuitar synth. Ritchie DeCarlo is the driving force behind this music. His combination of bombastic double bass one minute mixed with subtle world music beats the next keeps you guessing. You never know what is coming around the bend with these "over the top" musicians! buy

Mike Campese: Electric City (CD)

Electric City is the 7th solo release from guitar virtuoso Mike Campese. The 14 song, over 76 minute Cd is filled with some of the most blistering guitar work Mike has ever recorded. The Cd kicks off with a bang with the tune "Eleventh Degree" featuring some intense melodic shredding and jazzy harmonies. Just when you thought you heard some crazy guitar playing, Campese takes it up another notch with "Shred Machine", which is just pure non stop shredding done very tastefully. This is defiantly Mike Campese's most heaviest Cd to date, with the down tuned song "Heavy Thing" and the in your face progressive vocal tune "LandShark". Mike Campese really shows off his versatility with the indian inspired tunes like "Cruisin Across the Mojave" and "Camelryde". Like each Mike Campese Cd there is something for everyone, Campese does some pretty intense over the top guitar work, especially on the demonic arpeggio blistering tune "Over The Top", which Paganini fans would love and the face melting tune "Napali Coast". Mike does sing on a few tracks on this disc like on the epic tune "Kauai Blue", which is loaded with lush harmonies. Mike can really shred but he has a strong sense of melody that he is known for which can be heard on his catchy ballad "Closer To The Sun" that has some beautiful haunting melodies. Campese even gets a little funky on the tunes "Butterfingers" and "Punk Ass", featuring some hip sassy melodies. The Mike Campese fans are going to love this Cd and it should bring him over the top. buy 

Sam Bell: black cat eclipse!

Sam Bell with a a great instrumental fusion track.

"Crazy Days" by Sam Bell

Bub Zulu: Aeolian atmosphere

Atmosphere Aeolian @ Walliman

Chris Johnstone: Aussie Minx

Minx solo

Derek Frigo: remembered in 1993

Derrick Frego Us Beer Co.1993

Dhalif: Ben Flanders jam!

Dhalif says:
thanks for letting me have a jam at this Ben Flanders \m/ its awesome.. kudos to you mate


Gerson Antezana: Bolivian Caprice

PROGRESION - capricho

David Valdes: Chron X live

CHRON.X al COOL de Tortosa el 21-02-09

Mark Knopfler: pure solo competition

Thanks to Cheryl Pyle for the info:

Part 1: The PureSolo community will vote for their favourite entries using the 1-5 'LOVE it' voting system.
Part 2: The top 10% of entrants as voted by the PureSolo community will then be judged by an expert panel including Chris Vinnicombe, Guitar Editor at and Harvey Newquist, author and founder of the National Guitar Museum, plus one other panellist (stay tuned!), to create a Top 5 shortlist of entrants.
Part 3: Mark Knopfler will choose his winner from the Top 5 shortlist, including the order of the 4 runners up.
Competition Songs
Sultans of Swing
Calling Elvis
Speedway At Nazareth
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The competition is run by Pure Solo Limited.
Entrants to the competition must be individuals aged over 16. Proof of age, acceptable to PureSolo (Passport and/or Driving Licence) will be required for the winner or runners up.
In order to enter the competition, individuals must register and be signed in to the PureSolo website.
Entries are by upload using the PureSolo 'Share It' button of the entrants own recording of their guitar playing onto one or more of the 3 eligible tracks. Each eligible track costs £1.99/$2.99.
Audio or audio/visual recordings are eligible for this competition.
Entries will be accepted between June 14th at 12:00 noon GMT and August 31st 2010 at 18:00 GMT based on time of receipt by PureSolo.
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Entrants can submit multiple competition entries of eligible tracks but, in the case of multiple versions of the same song being entered, votes cannot be combined or transferred from one entry to another and in the case of multiple entries the highest scoring entry will be the designated entry. An excessive level of multiple entries may lead to disqualification if the organisers deem it necessary in their sole discretion.
A shortlist of 10% of the entrants (not entries) (up to a maximum of 500) will be determined by votes cast by registered users of the PureSolo website between June 14th, 2010 at 12:00 GMT and August 31st 2010 at 18:00 GMT.
The PureSolo community votes using the PureSolo ‘Love it’ voting system. Choices are 1-5, with 5 being the highest ranking. Voters must be logged in to vote. Voters get to vote for any PureSoloist once and cannot vote for themselves. New or less active users may be required to click on a confirmation email to confirm validity. Voters should vote based upon skill, potential and style. The integrity of voting and participating in Contests is of the utmost importance to Pure Solo and its Users and if we reasonably consider the integrity has been compromised, we may take such action as we consider appropriate in the circumstances.
An expert panel appointed by the organisers will chose the winner and runners from the top 10% of entrants (not entries) (up to a maximum of 500) with the highest 'Love it' rankings as awarded by the community (subject to proof of eligibility). The panel will choose 5 finalists and Mark Knopfler will select the winner and the order of the runners up.
The prize is non-transferrable, changeable, or refundable and no cash alternative will be offered.
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Shortlisted entries will be notified by email and must respond by September 14th 2010 at 12:00 noon GMT.
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The prize mentoring session will be before the end of September 2010 in the UK subject to Mark’s availability.
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* First prize travel:
1 Return economy flight to London plus 2 nights stay at a 5 star Hotel in central London.

Carlos Lichman: Genocide (CD)

Carlos Lichman - Genocide (CD)

Interesting and captivating are two words that best define the work on Genocide, the second instrumental solo album by Brazilian shred metal guitarist Carlos Lichman. Lichman's complex shredding has been a central part of the progressive but powerful thrash edge often attributed to his work's trademark sound since his first band in 1996. He's been responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring riffs modern metal has ever heard. Taking the classic techniques, he learned from listening to legends such as Jason Becker, Marty Friedman and Yngwie Malmsteen as a teen, and, applying his own ingenuity, has carved his own niche and created an instantly recognizable style. A distinctive mix of bone-splintering aggression, supreme melodies and spark flying chops buy from guitar9

Matthew Mills: The Neoclassical Journey (CD)

Matthew Mills - The Neoclassical Journey (CD)
This is the brand new (remastered) 2010 release from Matthew Mills: The Neoclassical Journey. Matthew Mills' The Neoclassical Journey features guest solos from the Shred Lord Joe Stump and the Shred Demon David Shankle! This album features strong melodies and insane arpeggio shredding from one of today's leading neoclassical shred guitarists. This is Matthew's fourth solo album.

buy at guitar9

News: the illegal downloading debate continues apace.

Illegal downloading debate discussed in detail on the Petrucci forum:

In addition some interesting perspectives on the the issues from Gary Willis and the Dutch government

I hink you know where I stand on this... buy the material as one day it could be you.

Tom Quayle, Rick Graham: masterclass/workshop a few places left

Here are the details regarding our masterclass/workshop in association with Suhr guitars and amps:

Date: August 6th - 8th 2010
Place: Saltaire, West Yorkshire (World Heritage Site)
Cost: £200 for the full three days tuition. Accommodation is available to suit all budgets in the area. We will provide help finding accommodation if required.

Classes will run as group sessions with myself and Rick, the focus being on improvisation specific to modern guitar playing. We'll be covering a wide variety of sub-topics including technique, time feel, phrasing, harmony/theory with an emphasis on developing your own sound and becoming proficient in a modern rock fusion context. You can expect a ton of playing opportunities in a fun and informal atmosphere whilst enjoying the historical surroundings of a world heritage site.

Looking forward to seeing some of you guys there!

All enquiries to:

Chris Broderick: keyboard-style arpeggios as fretboard-tapping

Chris Broderick of Megadeth shows us how to adapt keyboard-style arpeggios to fretboard-tapping part one from Guitar World Magazine July 2010

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Chris Broderick presents Chaos Theory

Reb Beach: Betcha Can't Play This

Reb Beach from the band Winger throws down the ultimate challenge for all you shred freaks out there from Guitar World Magazine July 2010

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Betcha Can't Play This with Reb Beach

Greg Harrison: Heavy Metal Hybrid Picking

Greg Harrison gives some very good examples of how to implement hybrid picking into your shred live from the Musician's Institute from Guitar World Magazine July 2010

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Heavy Metal Hybrid Picking with Greg Harrison

Dudley Ross: I'm back!

Dudley Ross performing "I'm back" (wriiten by him) at the mick jagger centre Dartford on 31/10/09

Dudley Ross "I'm back" (HD)