Thursday, 8 July 2010

News: google chrome game... how quick are you

We recently released a new version of our Google Chrome browser with Adobe Flash Player built in, automatically bringing you the latest and greatest updates. To celebrate, we teamed up with a few creative folks to make Chrome FastBall, a Flash-based game built for YouTube. Want to race?

Artak Martin: two hands in classical mode

artak,guitar shredder, two handed guitar player

incredible guitar playing with closed eyes,8 finger tapping

News: YouTubes new TV interface

YouTube released a preview of the Google TV interface: it's called YouTube Leanback. "YouTube Leanback is all about letting you sit back, relax and be entertained. Videos tailored to your interests play as soon as you visit the site and they play in full screen and high definition, continuously. There's no need to click, search, or browse, unless you want to, of course. Watching YouTube becomes as easy as watching TV," suggests YouTube's blog.
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Francesco De Gregorio: Rob Chappers FXpansion competition

FXpansion competition - Fruja - "Scary , Funky Teeth"

Warr138: Rob Chappers Fxpansion Competition

Fxpansion Competition entry. I am playing my WARR guitar live. All the parts you here, guitar, bass , synth 1 and synth 2 are all being played live. No overdubs. Hope you enjoy!

Fxpansion Competition Entry by WARR138


Tool-Schism on WARR Guitar

Orianthi: plays $120,000 guitar! Don't drop it!

Orianthi plays vintage geetar

Elliot Noble: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - classy solo and tone!

Tough for me to believe that Elliot Noble is just 16 years old... a top solo for the competition... enjoy!

Shred This III with Brett Garsed and DiMarzio Entry by Elliot Noble (Boss ME 25)

Get your improvisation boots on and ah ave a go!

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Alex Hutchings: Roland VG 99/Boss GT-10 Demo

I put Alex on the spot a bit with this one. I must say, he did more than well at explaining all the functions on these gadgets and applying them musically.


Video by Chris Geden
Audio and Video editing by Lawrence Makin

Alex Hutchings Roland VG 99/Boss GT-10 Demo - Part 1

Alex Hutchings Roland VG 99/Boss GT-10 Demo - Part 2

Jess Lewis: a little jazz

I'm really impressed with Jess Lewis, lot of talent, check out this jazz playing.

Jazz solo

COMPETITION: Win A Line 6 GuitarPort from shadowface!

The track starts in E minor at 0:13. Shifts to D minor at 0:34. Goes atonal at 0:40. Goes to E minor again at 0:45, Returns to Atonality at 0:50. Goes to F minor at 0:55. Atonal again at 1:00. Goes to G Minor at 1:05. And back to atonality at 1:10.

Hope this helps...:)
Track Download:

To attempt to win this Line Six GuitarPort, you must do one of two things...
You must Subscribe to me, so hit that subscribe button right now, so you don't forget.
You must upload a video of you soloing over the solo section of my track, "The Law Of Love."

The MP3 download link will be in the information section.

You must post your entry as a Video Response.
All of the entries will be judged by me and a few friends. I will give you all words of criticism.
My number 1 pick will get this Line 6 guitar port.

5 others will get miscellaneous items that I find around my house.

I will be accepting entries from July 10th to August 10th.

After that, my friends and I will judge all of them.
I send all my fans love and I will respond to all questions asked.
All of this info is in the description.
Thank you all for watching, I appreciate it.

Contest-Win A Line 6 GuitarPort from shadowface

Nicolas WaldoL new vocal band


News: guitar idol new web site to go live soon!

Guitar Idol

Welcome to the brand new Guitar Idol Competition page. The 2010 competition and website will be going live very soon....

Chris Brooks,Steve Paoli: thanks to you the fans!

Chris Brooks Thank you so much to somewhere between 120-150 people for getting off their couches to come see a guitar show. To everyone who cheered, bought a CD, asked me for a photo or autograph - you guys made my night. To my little guitar bro Steve Paoli, well done. I think we're onto something with nights like this!

Rich Brymer: mixing walk this way!


Chris Impellitteri: countdown to the revolution Live at Japan HD 2004

Chris Impellitteri - countdown to the revolution Live at Japan HD

Richard James: Breaking Point CD Preview #2

Richard's new all-instrumental CD has officially been released and is ready to order from In this preview video, you can hear samples from several songs.

Richard James - Breaking Point CD Preview

Bob Katsionis: firewinds key star wants your input for the new solo CD!

Bob Katsionis
I'm in the middle of the composing process of my next solo album.
Actually..there's no process,since I'm composing music only when I have something really good in mind. being in Firewind,Outloud and Revolution Rennaissance doesnt leave me any time to concentrate on my own music,so thats why,every time I compose something it HAS TO BE SOMETHING REALLY important for me.'s a questions for my die-hard fans only:
What would you expect from a new Bob Katsionis album.
More Speed?
More Solos?
More Guitar?
Less Speed?
Less Guitar?
Less Solos? (no way!)

Dont hesitate to tell me all your thoughts!

BOB KATSIONIS "The Nightrager" 2009

BOB KATSIONIS - "Scary Groovie" (2002)

Ioannis Anastassakis: 60 of the best tapping ideas, concepts book

A collection of 60 of the best tapping ideas, concepts and licks from the BEST Contemporary guitar players

Gary Hoey, Rob Balducci: live at BB Kings NYC July 21st 2010

Gary Hoey Band and Rob Balducci Band Live BB Kings NYC
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
19:00 - 23:00
BB Kings Times Square
237 West 42nd Street
New York, NY

The Rob Balducci Band and The Gary Hoey Band live at BB Kings NYC July 21st. Doors open at 6:00 PM, Rob goes on at 7:30 PM sharp! so come down early! Then Gary hits the stage!! Tickets on sale now:

Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Glen Hughes Black Country CD cover

UK Album Release: September 20th
US Album Release: September 21st
Black Country Communion the Anglo/American rock supergroup comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, today confirmed the release date and track listing for their highly anticipated debut album “Black Country”.

The album will be released by Mascot Records in the UK and the rest of Europe on Monday September 20th, followed by a North American release through J&R Adventures on Tuesday September 21st.

Antonio Ruiz: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Puerto Rico style

Entries coming in from all over the world, really appreciate you guys adding your entries. Antonio Ruiz is from Puerto Rico!

Shred This III Competition

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Bill Palmer: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Aussie jamming!

Having a crack at the "Shred This 3" competition!
Going for more of a melodic vibe on this one, hope you like it.
For anyone interested, the chord progression moves in minor 3rds and starts on Em7. So it goes Em7, Gm7, Bbm7, C#m7 and then plays through the progression again.

Comments, suggestions and ratings welcome...

For more of Bill Palmer, please visit:

Check out Truth in Shredding for more information or point your browser here to enter yourself:

Gear used:

Fender Squier Bullet Stratocaster = stock with Roland GK pickup fitted
VOX Pathfinder combo
Boss OD-3 overdrive pedal
Danelectro PB&J Delay pedal
Jim Dunlop 3mm stubby picks
Rotosound yellows (10-46)

Shred this 3 competition

Carlos Osnaya,Alan Hernandez: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - the Mexico connection

Two guitar players from Mexico enjoying the Shred This III backing track.

Carlos Osnaya:
Cool backingtrack..saw the message today on the shred this 3, so i downloaded the track .. tried a couple of takes ,, to get kinda into the feel of it .. and then recorded this version here, t's just an interpretation for the love of music nothing perfect..thank you Mr. Garsed for the cool backingtrack here

and thanx to all members of the shred this team..


and Alan Hernandez:

Shred This III - Alan Hernandez

Lou Villanova: shred this too - a competition track revisited!

Can't keep a good backing track down... Lou Villanova revisits shred this too!

Shred this too again edited video and audio