Friday, 23 July 2010

Joao Neto: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - More super playing!

Joao Neto just turned up the heat... another super note soaked solo... just my cup of tea! Really great soloing, lots of feel and speed, accuracy and articulation when Joao Neto applies the gas! Well done! Subscribe to his channel:

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition - João Neto JNT

Mike Casey: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Welsh Dragon shredding!

Some very nice tones coming from Mike's guitar.

Shred This III Brett Garsed & Dimarzio Comp Entry Mike Casey

Jean-Dominique Leonelli: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Suhr sounds sweet!

JeanDo says:
Hello, wow thank you so much Laurie Monk and Brett Garsed!!!What a backing track and what a bunch of amazing judges!!! I 'm really happy to join te competition!Such a great contest! Hope you'll enjoy my solo!Thanks a lot for watching and commenting!

Shred this III:Jean-Do Leonelli's entry.

David Jacobson: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III -

David Jacobson - "Shred This III"

People have asked if they can post more than one video... yes you can. Each video MUST have an entry form to be judged... so these are the steps. Repeat 3 and 4 for each video you post!

The Steps you need to take to enter:

1 Download the backing track
2 video your response solo
3 and then post your video in response to this video
4 Complete the entry form
5 promote your video
6 Win!

Silvio Gazquez: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Argentinian class strikes again!

Silvio Gazquez:
This is my entry for this new contest, hope you guys like it! cheers from Argentina. Silvio G.

You don't need me to introduce this guy... always delivering consistent solos over any type of backing track... Silvio is a real pro and it's an honour for us to have another great solo for the competition!

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition by Silvio Gazquez

Gonzalo Vieira: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - tapping solo

Gonzalo Vieira is new to Shred This but has got the right idea. Some cool licks. Gonzalo Vieira is currently having lessons with super guitarist Derryl Gabel!

Shred This III Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition By Gonzalo Vieira

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

Rob Chappers: see what they are saying about the ML2 design

Chapman Guitars ML2 - Vote 3 - The One Vote To Rule Them All \m/

Your chance to add some video feedback for the new design!

Niko Tsonev: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - top notch Tsonev!

Niko Tsonev is really flying to the edge on his entry... man that is a great original solo improvisation... Great job man!! Don't forget to subscribe to Niko's channel

Niko Tsonev:
It was way too much fun to resist it!

Special thanks to Brett Garsed, Laurie Monk, Rick, Tom, Magnus and Chris, DiMarzio and of course Suhr Guitars amd Brunetti Amps!

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Peace and love!

Niko Tsonev: Brett Garsed's Shred This III

See if you can keep it together and on the edge with your solo!

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

Ridvan Duzey: Short Compositions #3

Ridvan Düzey - Short Compositions #3

Rob Chappers: Chapman Guitars ML2 - Vote 3 - get voting!!!

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Daniel Palmqvist: virtuoso interview

Swedish guitarist Daniel Palmqvist is a super tasty super melodic guitarist who debut solo album won critical acclaim for his melodic vision. That's not to say Daniel is short of technique as he possesses a great phrasing and superb legato style along with a keen ear for the perfect melody. Discover a great new player with our interview.

Read the interview.

News: guitar world went crazy tonight!

I'm doing all I can to keep head of the deluge of guitar news... it might take a little while to get some sanity back. Plus YouTube just changed the video list and responded videos... I'm not sure what this means, but I will endeavour to get to the bottom of it!

Joop Wolters: virtuoso interview

A players to deserves to be massive. Joop is the epitome of the multi skilled guitarist with a flawless technique yet superb sense of melody and songcrraft. This talent has even led to Steve Vai himself favouriting him on YouTube. His three solo albums to date all show a player ever developing his craft.

Read the interview.


Michael Harris: virtuoso interview

A veteran of the instrumental scene. Michael Harris has been wowing audiences for the last two decades across a variety of musical landscapes whether it be the neo-classical waters of his latest album "Orchestrate" to the more metalised leanings of 'Ego Decimation Profile' Michael is a master at many styles and its an artist to watch just as eagerly over the coming years.

Read the interview.

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Marius Pop: First Step new CD - super rock fusion get it!!

The debut album of the virtuoso guitarist Marius Pop.
A pro guitar player for many years, Marius put together the M Theory Project by gathering some of the best musicians he ever worked with. The "First Step" album is the result of their work over the last two years.
Best jazz-rock fusion album of the year, featuring the virtuoso guitarist Marius Pop. Fresh and sophisticated is guaranteed to blow your mind. A must have!

First Step: Marius Pop & The M-Theory

1. First Step
2. Groove del Sol
3. The Way It Is
4. Divide and Conquer
5. The Hacker
6. Hey Dude
7. Marbri
8. Nefertiti
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News: Guitar Player’s 2010 Guitar Superstar extended!


Guitar Player’s 2010 Guitar Superstar
Submission Deadline Extended: July 31, 2010
Guitar Player magazine's 2010 Guitar Superstar competition is open to electric and acoustic guitar players of all styles who believe they have what it takes to earn the title of "Guitar Superstar." enter

Marc Guillermont, Scott Henderson: Usonic new CD

Usonic/Miles Bould/Scott Firth: Evolution/with Scott Kinsey, Scott Henderson, Marc Guillermont and others

Miles Bould (Percussion/Drums), Scott Firth (Bass/Guitar) Scott Kinsey (Keyboards), Scott Henderson (Guitars), Nigel Hitchcock (Saxes), Robert Mitchell (Keyboards), Marc Guillermont (Guitars/Keyboards/ Samples), Spencer Cozens (Keyboards), Luke Smith (Rhodes), Simon Edwards (Sintir), Yolanda Charles (Bass), Tim Stone (Guitar)

Miles Bould and Scott Firth have worked alongside and toured with many diverse talents including Sting, Robert Palmer, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Joan Armatrading, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Melanie C, Morcheeba, Steve Winwood amongst others.

Two earlier albums by Miles and Scott released under the name PEOPLESPEAK have included compositions covered by Mike Mainieri's Steps Ahead appearing on the 1992 album, Ying Yang. Also used for Film and Television both in Europe and The United States with Pat Metheny selecting grooves from a sample CD called Rhythm of Life by Miles Bould & Danny Cummings released 1994. Miles & Scott’s love of Jazz related music and African rhythms have been brought together in this album Evolution. The Album’s sound encompasses many of the influences which helped shape their taste in music. Words from “JOE ZAWINUL: A MUSICAL PORTRAIT” a documentary by Mark Kidel are included on Usonic track Legacy which is what this album is: the Legacy begun by the Greats in Jazz; Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Art Blakely, Tony Williams etc. who influenced artists such as Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Yellow Jackets, Steps Ahead, Michael Breaker, John Scofield and so many others who have contributed so much in keeping Jazz improvisational music alive.

Usonic are part of the current new generation and have called the album Evolution as the genre itself has evolved into a modern expression of influences from around the world that exists in this genre today

An album with it's main focus on strong melody, inspired soloing and most important of all groove, this is an album not to missed and will please the most ardent admirer of Jazz Fusion.

News: Abtract Logix festival has a web site

Since its inception in 2003, Abstract Logix has consistently positioned itself at the cutting edge of every element of music sales, production, and distribution. In addition to traditional record label functions, Abstract Logix has fostered a vital community of musicians and fans via its online portal, constantly taking advantage of the ever-expanding possibilities of the digital revolution. Yet they also understand that nothing can replace the exhilaration of master musicians performing in concert. Thus, Abstract Logix is proud to announce its first-ever festival event, The New Universe Music Festival, to take place at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh North Carolina on November 20th and 21st, 2010.
The lineup for the New Universe Music Festival is a music lovers’ dream, boasting a roster of artists who handily defy genre categorization in favor if unbridled expression – all of whom seamlessly mingle compositional ingenuity and improvisational grace and fervor. Confirmed performers include:
John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension – Iconic fusion guitarist McLaughlin helped to define a movement with his revolutionary work with Miles Davis, Tony Williams Lifetime, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, and his ongoing solo explorations. McLaughlin’s staggering technique is matched by a tireless urge to experiment and refine, expressing himself via complex metrical structures, rich harmonic backdrops, and a willingness to follow his muse to any lengths.
The Lenny White Group (featuring Jimmy Herring) – Master drummer Lenny White emerged in an era when the lines between jazz and rock were not yet clearly drawn, inspiring him to further blur those distinction in a career that included an era-defining stint in Chick Corea’s Return to Forever, sessions with Miles Davis (including Bitches Brew), Gil Evans, Joe Henderson, and many more. His own group, which includes guitarist Jimmy Herring (see below), brings rock muscle to the sensitivity and open-ended improvisational thrust of the best jazz.
Human Element – Featuring keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matt Garrison, percussionist Arto Tunçboyaciyan, and drummer Gary Novak (who wont be available to play) Human Element introduce international rhythmic and harmonic concepts into their fluid, jazz/rock framework. Each member is an accomplished musician and composer in his own right, resulting in a vibrant and ever-changing sound that is at once familiar and refreshingly original. For the Festival they will be joined by Ranjit Barot, India’s best kept secret on drums.
Wayne Krantz – Fearless and ever-resourceful, guitarist Wayne Krantz thrives in high-wire improvisational scenarios ranging from complex chordal structures (he toured and recorded with Steely Dan, for instance) to pure, unbridled freedom. Krantz is that rare musician, capable of performing composed music with seemingly spontaneously abandon, or conversely lending his improvisations the logic and grace of fine composition.
Jimmy Herring – Performing both with Lenny White and with his own ensemble, Jimmy Herring has won vast acclaim for his incisive, probing guitar work with outfits as varied as the Allman Brothers, the Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends, Widespread Panic, and Project Z. His debut solo album on Abstract Logix, Lifeboat, featured him in a range of situations and provided startling testament to his versatility and self-effacing brilliance.
Alex Machacek – A rising star of improvised music, guitarist and composer Alex Machacek has quickly won the endorsement and support of such stalwarts as Terry Bozzio and Jeff Sipe. With the support of Abstract Logix, Machacek has gradually progressed from a well-kept secret – a musician’s musician – to drawing audiences from across a wide spectrum of genres to his rich, unpredictable music. His most recent release, 24 Tales, is a brilliant, intricately-composed suite built around an improvised drum solo by Marco Minneman.
Ranjit Barot – India’s premiere drummer on the drum kit…and if you live outside of India chances are you probably wouldn’t know that. But with the release of Floating Point , John McLaughlin’s studio CD on Abstract Logix, it has changed
Ranjit infuses his western influenced chops with his Indian soul. He creates rhythms that are intricate and unpredictable; yet they groove ferociously and swing effortlessly. He makes odd-time signatures seem as natural as breathing. Ranjit plays with limitless energy, endless imagination, and total abandon. McLaughlin calls him “One of the leading edges of drumming.”
I really love how Ranjit plays the drums because he is a kit drummer and he knows all the classical Indian stuff but isn’t trying to make it sound Indian. He just uses it in kind of jazz or fusion kind of language. So if you just listen to it casually you wouldn’t even know it is Indian stuff, it would just sound like this intricate incredible stuff. But it being Indian, it makes me able to approach it that way or to understand it that way and integrate with it. So what comes out is not all Indian sounding but it elevates the jazz language to a much higher level. – Jonas Hellborg

Duey Moore: a tribute to Marty

Lest we forget... we all have such a short time on this planet... make the most of it please.

Dedicated to my sister who recently passed away tragically. I love you Marty, see you soon...

This is a modified re-upload of the original in which You Tube's file processing cut off the end of the video.

I was in the middle of recording this when I got the phone call and decided to just let it go. Real life... real people... I just want to thank everyone who has stopped by to offer their love and support, bless you all.

And most of all, thank you David Gilmour for writing this song.

Guitar Idol 2010 Entry - On The Turning Away (Passing Away)

News: GUITAR IDOL 2010 - 84 entries already! according to my search on youtube... 84 entries already!

Submit your video:

Tosin Abasi: Animals As Leaders ... it'll be al-right on the night!

Animals as Leaders-SummerSlaughter 2010 Austin,TX. Thoroughley at Home (DRUMMER MESSES UP)

John Kiefer: dies irae (opening)

dies irae (opening)

Karolina Sustova: If The Day Was Any Longer

Music and lyrics: P. Susta/ K. Sustova
Arrangements: K. Sustova
Guitars and vocals: K. Sustova
This is an edited version, the full version of the song´s coming soon

If The Day Was Any Longer (edit, live)

Eric Robillard: acoustic picking technique revealed

picking guitar

Camila Silva: from São Paulo with love!

Jacob do Bandolim - Santa Morena - Camila Silva

Jeff Beck style blues - Beckiana

Willian Tell Overture - Rossini - Camila Silva

Chris Broderick: Chaos Theory #3

Chris Broderick - Chaos Theory #3


The Contest
Guitar Idol is open to any guitarist worldwide. Entries will be voted through to heat 2 and the finals by a combination of public online voting and a panel of official judges.

100 players will go through to compete in Heat 2: these will be the 20 most viewed on the official Guitar Idol website, the 20 with the highest online score, the 20 most voted for in our YouTube channel (more info), the 10 most commonly added as ‘favourites’ on the official site, and 30 chosen by the Guitar Idol panel.

The top 100 players will then compete for 10 finalist places - 5 voted for by the online vote and 5 from the Guitar Idol panel.

The top 10 will battle for the three prizes: the Online Vote GI 2010 Winner, The GI 2010 Pro Panel Winner, and the outright title of Guitar Idol 2010 which will be a combined scoring between the public and panel voting. There will also be a special prize for the celebrity judge’s favourite finalist.

There will also be some manufacturers special prizes so no one in the top 10 is likely to go home empty handed!

Closing date for entries to Guitar Idol 2010 is October 10th 2010

Angelo Lopes: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III -

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and Di marzio competition - Angelo Lopes

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

News: GUITAR IDOL 2010 is OPEN!!!

About Guitar Idol 2010:
Welcome to Guitar Idol 2010! Now in its third year the Guitar Idol competition has become the coolest guitar competition on the planet

The success of Guitar Idol 2008 was unprecedented – more than 250,000 absolute unique visitors witnessed the biggest and best online international guitar competition ever staged. Over 170 countries around the world sent visitors our way, with guitarists entering from all corners of the globe. The online competition ran for just 8 weeks, and culminated in a stunning live final at the London International Music Show 2008

Guitar Idol 2009 was bigger – far bigger! Over 1 million absolute unique visitors watched the heats and 160,000 people registered to vote for the online finalists with the winner of the live finals opening for celebrity judge and headline act Steve Vai.

The truly global reach of the Guitar Idol competition has astounded everyone, culminating in some excellent global TV, Radio and newspaper coverage from countries including the USA, Canada, UK, Pakistan, Chile, Romania, Hungary, Thailand, Australia and Guatemala to name but a few.

Marques Junior: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - jazzy fusion!

Marques Junior plays a nice Les Paul style guitar for this jazzy interlude!

Shred this III - Marques Junior

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