Saturday, 19 June 2010

Pedro Santos: tribute to Andy Timmons

Pedro Santos Impro "Andy Timmons - A night to remenber"

Keith Whalen: extending arpeggio lessons

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Keith Whalen - Extended Arpeggio

Rusty Cooley: Overdrive 2.0 Teaser A quick teaser slide show of the redesigned rusty Cooley Overdrive

Rusty Cooley Overdrive 2.0 Teaser

Dimos Stathoulis: a little light Marcus Miller Power

Me and my friend Villy jamming on a marcus miller track.. dedicated to my baby..
Marcus miller Power by Dimos Stathoulis and Villis Kabas

Damjan Pejcinoski , Muris Varajic, Dragianni: masterlcass date announced

Damjan Pejcinoski , Muris Varajic and Dragomir Herendic-Dragianni live in Skopje at GUITAR HOUSE 8th of July and live in Bitola 9th of July. Masterclass starts after the shows so everyone can ask us some questions...See ya there!

Tatiana Song: classic jazz

Tatiana Song, in Russian Татьяна Песня, delivers some excellent performances over these classic jazz standards.

Татьяна Песня - «Sunny»

Татьяна Песня - "Tenor Madness"

Татьяна Песня - "All The Things You Are"

Татьяна Песня - Импровизация на тему "The Girl From Ipanema"

Yaroshenko Anatoly: Cantaloupe Island

Excellent rendition of this classic track.

Yaroshenko Anatoly - Cantaloupe Island

Greg Howe: Howe II GIT '88

Six videos from Greg Howe with Howe II at GIT 88

Greg Howe: Howe II GIT '88

Gustavo Campos: slap and tap improvisations

Feel It Touch - Gustavo Campos

Gary Petit: gets a lesson to remember from the master

My name is Gary, i am 20 years old and i have been playing guitar for 4 years :) so be nice. On this video I am jamming with one of my heroes!!! By the way i only upload the first take of solos because at this point of my learning process to become a fusion/jazz player, i want to focus on playing a story, something that i really hear in my ears, (100 percent improvising) when i play a tune, rather than play a bunch of sixteen notes, and licks etc etc, and also because i didnt want nobody to listen to my sick crazy and awesome fast lines ah ah ah JK. Anyways the true reason is that when i started playing fast scott really killed me with his Freaking awesome lines. :).
thanks to the person who recorded me and scott, it was unexpected

Falling grace guitar

Rusty Cooley: Music Power guitar lesson

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In this video, Rusty Cooley explains the 6 Tone Extended Minus 7th Technique.

Dean Guitars-Rusy Cooley Guitar Lesson Pt. 1

Dean Guitars-Rusty Cooley Guitar Lesson Pt. 2

Stelios Arnaoutoglou: melodic solo competition

Melodic Guitar Solo Contest - Steve A.

David Wallimann: melodic solo competition 30th June 2010

Vinai Trinateepakdee: doobievibe

I just love this guys playing, super smooth.

Vinai Trinateepakdee use Backing Track from ,Bacchus guitar custom made, Koch Twintone II,BB preamp ,TC G system FX, Palmer PGA04 Speaker Simulator

Jam on doobievibe Jamtrackcentral melodic serie1

Richie Kotzen, Claudio Cordero, Lucas Yaksic: Guitarfest 2010

Guitarfest 2010 (Richie Kotzen, Claudio Cordero, Lucas Yaksic)

Paul Gilbert,Uli Jon Roth: highway chile 2007

Shot August 25th 2007 in Hollywood at The Sky Guitar Academy.

Uli Jon Roth & Paul Gilbert Play Hendrix

Takács József: Perpetual Motion by Jozzy

Some super hyper picking on steroids by Jozzy

Takács József, aka Joseph Weaver aka Jozzy from the band Wendigo:

Yehudi Menuhin_ Perpetual Motion by Paganini - guitar shred.flv

Alex Hutchings: Bensons Cookbook

Man I can't believe it I missed these guys playing today just down the road from me!!

Bensons Cookbook is:
Alex Hutchings - Guitar
John-paul Gard - Organ
Gethin Jones - Drums

Welcome to Bensons Cookbook page, this where we love everything Cookbook.

We first got together in 2008 for the Glastonbury Music Festival to play the music of the the amazing George Benson Quartet.

Alex recalls his first experience of hearing the original cookbook recordings from his music teacher on a cassette tape in a school music lesson, he still has that tape and when he played it to me I was also hooked, and our drummer Gethin drives the music with the soul and commitment that it needs, hes totally musical and is fearless of the improvisation side of music, a real joy to play with.

We have tried to capture some of that magic in our band, we totally respect the music and are honnered to play it.

I am currently endorsed by the KeyB organ company and the organ on the videos is the new KeyB duo a truely amazing sound

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Alex Hutchings: Bensons Cook Book

Alex Hutchings: amazingly live in Perugia!

John-Paul Gard (h), Alex Hutchings (g), Filippo Radicchi (d) Oct 11, 2009 sala dei Notari, Perugia (Italy).
John Paul is playng a KeyBduo organ by Elvio Previati. Special thanks to Angelo Maiuli for the video.



Clockwise - John Paul Gard (hammond), Alex Hutchings (guitar), Filippo Radicchi (Drums

Ivan Mihaljevic: Sandcastle live in Boogaloo

Live in Boogaloo, Zagreb, Croatia
April 22nd 2010

Ivan Mihaljevic - guitar
Majkl Jagunic - bass guitar
Alen Frljak - drums

More videos from this show coming soon!

Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects - Sandcastle (Live In Boogaloo)

John 5: new interview

John 5 Interview:

Tom Hess: Teaching Chords To Beginning Guitar Students

Teaching Chords To Beginning Guitar Students By Tom Hess

A very common and frustrating problem beginning guitar students face is not being able to change chords quickly, fluently and musically. This may be frustrating for you, the guitar teacher, too, when you are not sure about how to solve the problem.

There can be more than one reason why a student may struggle when trying to change chords smoothly. So the first thing to do when dealing with this challenge is to diagnose why the problem exists. You need to determine if your student has one of the following problems:
A. A physical coordination problem
B. He/she has not been practicing
C. A lack of understanding of what needs to be done
D. A mental processing problem

Most guitar teachers ASSUME the reason is either A. (a physical coordination problem) or B. (little or no practice). Fact is, most of the time this is wrong. The majority of students actually DO attempt to practice. And TRUE physical coordination problems are rare.

For most guitar students almost all guitar playing problems are caused by their brains, not by their hands! This is why many efforts to help them may not work well.
As I mentioned before, there can many reasons why a student is struggling with this (or any other issue) so it is not possible to give a one-size-fits-all solution in an article. There are however 3 powerful guitar teaching tips that can help solve this problem with beginning guitar students.

#1. Get your students to keep their strumming hand moving IN TIME no matter how far behind the fretting hand may be in forming the next chord. In other words, tell your students (when practicing this way) to NOT allow the strumming hand to wait on the fretting hand! Practicing in this way will solve a lot of other rhythm and timing problems in the future for this student! The student should practice this way about 1/3 of the time until the problem is resolved.

#2. Get your student to not use the strumming hand at all and simply change chords with the fretting hand quickly (rapid fire, one after another). The student should practice this way about 1/3 of the time until the problem is resolved.

#3. Make your student play a chord he/she needs to master. Tell him/her to grip the strings hard when playing the chord, then to relax totally (WITHOUT taking fingers away from the strings/chord), then tell the student to SQUEEZE again all fingers at the same time! Then relax.

The goal here is to train his/her brain to make all fingers move and relax TOGETHER and not one finger at a time (which is how beginning guitar students make chords on their own – big mistake)… Repeat this exercise until the student can do it well.

Next, have the student move fingers off the strings but maintain the basic chord shape while hovering over the strings…. Then press down on the strings and make the chord… repeat this many times and then gradually move further and further away from the strings before making the chord again. Eventually from an open hand the student should be able to form the chord easily… but in each case you MUST be sure all fingers are moving and relaxing at the same time, NOT one finger at a time! The student should practice this way about 1/3 of the time until the problem is resolved.

Notice that these solutions of the problem are all ‘physical’, but they are designed to overcome the student's “mental processing problem” because the student has not learned to separate and isolate each motion.  The beginning guitar student's brain is overloaded with too much information to apply at the same time, this is why we work on method #1 and #2 above to free the brain from too much processing at once. The last method (#3) is designed in order to break the student’s mental processing habit of sending SEPARATE and LINEAR messages to each finger of the hand. What we want is to train the brain to process and send ONE message to all fingers involved.

To get more help on teaching guitar and building a successful guitar teaching business, check out these 15 free guitar teaching tips.

About the author: Tom Hess is a highly successful guitar teacher, professional touring guitarist and recording artist. He coaches other guitar teachers on how to teach guitar.

Marshall Harrison: "Uhhhh Yeahhhh"^2

Incredible picking display from Marshall Harrison.

Marshall Harrison:
aim for the aorta. Universe in my hand with a yellow shirt on.

"Uhhhh Yeahhhh" by Marshall Harrison

Jad Nasr: melodic solo competition

David Wallimann: melodic solo competition 30th June 2010

Melodic Guitar Solo Contest : Jazzonazz

Carlos Lichman: live workshop instrumental demo

Carlos Lichman lives during a workshop. YM is a song from Carlos Lichman's second album GENOCIDE. Intense and captivating, these are the best definitions of "GENOCIDE", second instrumental solo album of Brazilian Shred Metal guitarist CARLOS LICHMAN.

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Carlos Lichman - YM (Live)

Reece Fullwood: ripping sextuplets lesson

Alternate Picking Sextuplets