Monday, 19 July 2010

Jan Laurenz: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - chilling out entry!

Jan plays a full range of guitars, electrics, acoustics, sticks, warr you name it he plays it... If you've not done so already subscribe to his channel and check out the super cool videos!

Shred this 3 Jan Laurenz entry

Edward Box: virtuoso interview

One of the UK best metal guitarists. Edward Box first came to prominence on Lion Music with his solo instrumental releases before forming the traditional metal outfit Vendetta currently terrorising stages in the UK to widespread acclaim. Edward posseses a superb array of techniques and a superb easily identifiable vibrato. A very tasty player indeed.
Full interview

Don't forget you can win free CD's

Win Lion Music CD set(Enter!!!)

Special offers in the Lion Music store (Special Offers)

Marco Sfogli: virtuoso interview

Marco Sfogli is arguably the world’s hottest guitarist of the next generation. With a style equally at home in almost every genre, from full on shred to straight pop tunes to mind blowing fusion songs, its little wonder that Marco is the guitarist of choice for Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie solo albums and live dates.
Full interview

Win Lion Music CD set(Enter!!!)

Special offers in the Lion Music store (Special Offers)

Marcel Coenen: virtuoso interview

Marcel Coenen has risen to prominence since the late 1990's thanks to his solo albums and work with prog metal band Sun Caged. Home to a formidable technique, Marcel shows off flawless execution with taste and wild abandon. Fans that prefer their guitar work on the more extreme side of metal be sure to check out Marcel's brand of 6 and 7 string guitar magic.
full interview

George Bellas: The Dawn Of Time sound sample posted

George Bellas - The Dawn Of Time

In the beginning there was nothing... And then there was light! The Dawn Of Time. Fifteen billion years later George Bellas presents to you an epic collection of instrumental songs inspired by the universe, how it was created, and from where and what it came from.

'The Dawn Of Time' is an instrumental album rich in Romanticism and Futurism with over-the-top performances by Marco Minnemann and George Bellas. The album contains a diverse collection of 19 songs that range from simple and delicate, to complex and ferocious. The production is dynamic, clean, and has an open sound to it allowing the music to breath naturally

George Bellas - "Machine Man"

Don't forget you can win free CD's

Win Lion Music CD set(Enter!!!)

Special offers in the Lion Music store (Special Offers)

Alex Masi: Theory Of Everything interview, sounds and more!

Alex Masi - Theory Of Everything

Alex Masi is a guitarist that is constantly pushing the boundaries and challenging himself as a musician. Never content to stay in one musical climate too long, his career is a smorgasbord of musical styles and directions from all out metal, fusion, straight classical to ethnic world influences.Almost 4 years on from his last solo album Alex returns with his most adventurous and personal album to date – “Theory Of Everything”, an album which has content and an approach quite different to your typical guitar album. 

This 10 track instrumental collection of album sees a first for Masi with him handling all aspects of the albums creation himself. This showcases a brand new approach to making music for Masi, something he is keen on exploring and developing a lot more in the future. Interview

Alex Masi and the Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Guitar

Michael Angelo Batio: Fret12 secret sessions in Chicago, are you in?


FRET12 is throwing it's first ultimate down-to-the-bone Secret Session where guitarists can jam, meet, demo exclusive products, enter raffles for a chance to win $500 in prizes, rock-out with Michael Angelo Batio and audition for a chance to gain real exposure.

Saturday, July 31st

At a Downtown Chicago Secret Location


Every Secret Session event will feature a special guest guitarist, For this Secret Session event Michael Angelo Batio will be the guest

Demo guitar equipment and gear not available at most retail locations. Rock some of the hottest, newest guitars and
gear from the best companies you won't be able to try anywhere else.

Get your name out there. Enter to be one of twelve members chosen to audition at the Secret Session in front of
our guest Michael Angelo Batio, to land a featured spot on FRET12’s site, reaching 350,000 viewers every month.

Enter our raffles to possibly win a Dean guitar worth $500. T-Rex, Morley, and of course FRET12 merchandise prizes will also be available.

Preview and purchase exclusive Fret12 merchandise at discounted prices found only at Secret Session Events.
It’s your one-stop and shop for low prices on DVD’s, apparel, guitar accessories and more.

Rock-out in a raw space for ultimate underground jam sessions.

Receive the Chicago Secret Session location after submitting your RSVP form

*** Fret12 secret sessions are exclusive events with limited availability; by filling out the form you are not guaranteed a spot we will handle submissions on a first come first serve basis. If you are selected you will be notified promptly in advance of the event by email.

Paul Gilbert: new clinic video posted!

Paul Gilbert-Light My Fire

Paul Gilbert-Rock Island Line

Paul Gilbert-Highway Clile'

Paul Gilbert clinic

Richie Kotzen: t Toads Place In New Haven 2010

Richie Kotzen At Toads Place In New Haven On 5-26-10

German Schauss: instant shredding just add water 3

August 2010 Video Exercise Installment of my monthly column "Instant Shredding" for Germany's biggest Guitar Magazine "Gitarre & Bass"

This lick is a fast D major 7 tapping idea played over an D Lydian Chord. Please visit for more infos or subscribe to my YT Channel for more licks! Please feel free to email me for the tabs and don't forget to "friend me" on FB under:

Instant Shredding August 2010 Example #3

Joe Satriani: solo for Tarja Turunen Falling Awake video

A five-minute video clip featuring footage from the recording sessions for Tarja's new album can be viewed below. The audio track featured in the video is an edited version of "Falling Awake" featuring a guest appearance by Joe Satriani

Tarja Falling Awake

Carlos Cavazo: Interviewed on Inside Heavy

RATT: Carlos Cavazo Interviewed on Inside Heavy

News: Guitar Retailer Develops Content Driven Online Resource & Shop

Gear 4 Music
"Guitar Retailer Develops Content Driven Online Resource & Shop, a fast growing online retailer of guitars, amps, effects and other music equipment, based in York, has launched a major, content driven upgrade to its website that it hopes will encourage even more people to learn the guitar.

The company sells leading guitar brands such as Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Vox and Orange, as well as manufacturing its own range of beginner instruments. Other musical products sold include musicians across the UK and Europe, and has grown quickly to a turnover of over £9m last year, having received 5 million unique website visitors that viewed a total of 23 million pages.

The new website makes detailed guitar product and brand information, as well as the latest guitar news, central to the browsing experience. Many articles and product listings include video content, embedded from Gear4music’s YouTube channel. The channel has received over 2.05 million views, making it one of the biggest musical instrument based YouTube channels online. hopes that the site will become just as much of a ‘resource for guitarists’ as it is an online shopping destination. By keeping users informed about their options, Gear4music aim to encourage more people to play the guitar. The site is made up of 15 ‘shops’ tailored to each kind of musician. The guitar shop contains detailed information about the instruments, equipment and accessories, as well as the brands, available.

One of the most prominent features of the new site is the tight integration of real content into the menu system. Users get the latest news from the music industry covering artists and products tailored to the area of interest they are researching, plus articles and press releases about the brand or product group featured. In addition, news is linked directly to Gear4music’s Twitter – with 1,500 followers it is the largest of any musical instrument retailer in the UK.

The development reflects a growing trend for shopping sites to provide more than just a straightforward ‘buy it and give us your money’ experience. It has been designed to engage with users by allowing them to learn much more about the brands and products they are interested in.

Morten Faerestrand: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - double delight from Norway!

Morten Faerestrand decided to post two entries at the same time, tough to pick between them! enjoy!

Morten Faerestrand:
somewhat fierce (I think) improvisation over a 4 chord vamp, hopefully both melodic and shred.

Morten Faerestrand:
my second video for this competition, the first one was with my old trusty Roland guitar, this one with my sporty new Jem!

A more progressive piece from Morten Faerestrand:


Don't forget if you enter and you've got the chops, you can also get a feature on Truth In Shredding and associated republishing, including guitar world news!

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

Ben Wilshire: Roland Micro Cube demo

The Quest For Tone - Roland Micro Cube

Raffaele Cadeddu: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - another Italian enters the competition!

Raffaele Cadeddu:
My entry for Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition. I would thank Lauriemonk for his work for online guitar contests. It is an honour for me partecipate with a such experienced performers from all over the world. Good luck to anyone!

Shred This III entry - Raffaele Cadeddu

Kerb Ohm: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - another Thailand cool fusion dude!

Kerb Ohm follows a long line of great players from Thailand, some really fluid fusion sound, my type of playing!

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition by Kerb Ohm

More guitar players from Thailand welcome... in fact all over the world... it's a global competition!

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

Mr. Leedsman: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - cool tapped outro

A nice tapped outro from MrLeedsman... enjoy... loving these solos... keep them coming!

Shred This 3 MrLeedsman

Nicolas Waldo: Vogel Extreme Guitar


Cindy Rose: Concurso Double Vision DVD

Concurso Double Vision DVD - Two Ways One Path - Cindy Rose

Rokas Jackūnas: Greenality riff contest entry

Hi, today I heard about this competition, grabed my oldie ltd and recorded a riff. Actually, this riff is section from my original song "Dimensions". Hope yo'll like it ;) Thanks for contest organizers, keep this great job

cheers, Rokas p.s. I'm planing to back on youtube with some Sfogli and DT stuff so stay tuned and don't forget to subscribe :)

Rokas Jackūnas - Greenality riff contest entry

Greenality Riff Contest 2010

Curtain up for the Riff Contest Greenality supported by Ibanez Guitars! Presented by Metal Hammer, Guitar and Visions.

Guitar is your passion play? Then grab your ax and show us in 40 seconds what you got! Whether metal, punk or indie - the main thing our ass is moving to the rhythm of your sound.

Grab your cam film, do you play and post your clip as a video response to this strip ( and already you have, and honor, a chance to win one of the following prizes in addition to fame:

1st Ibanez RG350M-BK Guitar with HSB, and Deadlock End Of Green signature + Greenality clothes en mass
2nd Greenality clothing worth 100 €
3rd Century Media Fan package worth € 100 €
4th Deadlock fan package with CDs and shirts from Life Force Records
5th Deadlock fan package with CDs and shirts from Life Force Records
6th Greenality Bio-shirts worth 50 €

Sitting in the jury:
Mathias Voigt & Alexander Dietz of Heaven Shall Burn
Sebastian Reichl & Gert Rymen of deadlock
Michelle Darkness & Hampez of End of Green

Francesco Merante: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Shered This 3 - Brett Garsed and DiMarzio Competition - Francesco Merante..wmv

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

Slimer,Paintballdude: Shadow Face the guitarist contest entry

What with Rob Chappers giving Shadow Face the guitarist his EPIC seal of approval, in comes the first entry to win Line 6 GuitarPort.... get you WIN slot here:

Shadow Face the guitarist contest entry - Slimer and Paintballdude

Steve Vai: Guitarist TV series including Steve Vai

Guitarist TV welcomes the greatest guitarist to have ever walked this planet, there has been no other like him and there will be no other...he is Steve Vai.

News: guitar idol 2010 details coming soon

Guitar Idol Guitar Idol 2010 details coming soon.... plus