Sunday, 1 August 2010

Simone Caputo: jam over Davide Pagano backing track

Simone Caputo Atzori guitar solo

Elliot Noble: tribute to Tosin Abasi

Just got this album a few weeks ago and it is amazing! Kinda like Chimp Spanner but with a bit more variety. Found this quite hard to get right with the clean sound and annoying slides and position shifts! Thanks for watching :)

Point to Point: Animals as Leaders by Elliot Noble (Boss ME 25)

Rob Chappers: Tom Anderson Drop Top in light tiger eye burst at World Guitars

Tom Anderson Drop Top in light tiger eye burst at World Guitars

Rick Graham, Tom Quayle, Andy Wood: Blue Noize competition from Guitar Noize!

Today Jon at Guitar Noize is launching a very exciting competition, the follow up to the
Guitar Noize Anti-Shred solo contest called "Blue Noize". This
contest is a blues solo competition as I explain in the video above
and all styles of blues are going to be accepted, in the end the
judges will choose what they believe to be the best solos. Guitar
Noize's Paul and myself Jon will whittle down the entries to a top 20
and then hand them over to the international panel of judges, Suhr
Artists Andy Wood
(Andy is also the guitarist in the band Down From Up), Rick Graham and Tom Quayle who will then
choose a top 3.

To enter first download the backing track by heading over to the
contest page at Jamtrackcentral -,
you will also find a preview of the track with a sample solo on this
page too to give you some ideas.

Once you have the backing track, record your solo and upload your
video to YouTube as a video response to the video above. To do this
first upload your video as per usual, then go to my competition video
click in the post comment textarea and a "attach a video" link will
appear to the right, click on that and select your video it will be
automatically added. CLOSES 23:59 Monday 13 September 2010

The amazing prize pool is as follows:

1st Prize: A PRS 25th
Anniversary SE Custom 24
, Dunlop
Max Grip Picks
and a BMF
Leather Strap

2nd Prize: An Electro-harmonix POG2, an
Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker
, Dunlop
Max Grip Picks
and a BMF
Leather Strap

3rd Prize: Suhr Riot
, Dunlop
Max Grip Picks
and a BMF
Leather Strap

All of the top 20 will also receive 3 sets of strings from Rotosound.

Constantine, Bob Katsionis: Shredcore (CD)

Constantine Shredcore (CD)
Constantine is a new breed of guitar hero that has forged this epic nine-piece with his best guitar work ever, including massive opening riffs, spectacular interludes and soaring solos while effortlessly coating the whole thing in a never-ending matrix of blazing shredding. "The crystal-clear, but nonetheless massive production of R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Firewind, Suicidal Angels), the precision drumming of Frank Huber (ex-Valley's Eve), the lightning fast keyboard solos of Bob Katsionis (Firewind) and Constantine’s eclectic style and influences combine for a truly unique guitar-oriented record. In addition, Greek keyboard master Bob Katsionis provides all keyboards and keyboard solos. Shredcore is a must-have for all the fans of modern metal/rock guitar shredding that can't be missed. BUY

Riccardo Vernaccini:Attracted To The Moon (CD)

Riccardo Vernaccini - Attracted To The Moon (CD)

Italian guitarist Riccardo Vernaccini comments on his work and his 2010 CD Attracted To The Moon, "I’ve spent most of my life studying, playing gigs, teaching guitar, composing and recording. In 2005 I released my first instrumental work entititled "…At last!” which received a lot of kind feedback from various webzines and magazines all around the world. I love and will always love music, it’s extraordinary how much emotion can be transmitted through it; truly magical! Receiving a compliment, and know that there are people who appreciate my music and the way I play my guitar, fills me with joy and makes me proud of what I have created, helping me to go on. I’m so happy that my music has been able to touch someone!" Attracted To The Moon is a blend of hard rock, shred and fusion reminiscent of Greg Howe, and here, Vernaccini has channeled all of his influences and a great deal of hard work into his compositions. Tight, intricate arrangements, which still allow for plenty of solo space, are a Vernaccini trademark. Sweep picking, legato assaults, shred-lead choruses - all delivered with gut-felt conviction - are additional appealing qualities you'll hear a lot of in his guitar playing. BUY

Theodore Ziras: Over the Sky Official Promo

This is the official promotional video of the song "Over the Sky"
Track taken from the Theodore Ziras CD Release "Territory 4" (2009)
Label: Sleaszy Rider Records

The track (mp3) and CD are available at :
CD Baby:

Track Credits
Music, Guitars:Theodore Ziras
Drums: Marco Minnemann
Bass: Kyle Honea

Video Director: Agis Aggelomatis
Camera: Konstantinos Polixroniou

Guitars used:
Verve Guitars (Theodore Ziras Signature Model)
Palm Bay Guitars

Theodore Ziras- Over the Sky (Official Promo Videoclip)

Joe Stump: hard rock knights interview

HRN interviews Joe Stump (part 1)

HRN interviews Joe Stump (part 2)

Greg Harrison: 8 string shred licks

Greg Harrison - Shred Guitar Licks

Greg Harrison Guitar Lesson: Hybrid Shred

Andre Tonelli: Diminished Seventh Chords

GSWS Guitar Lesson 48 - Diminished Seventh Chords

Keith Whalen: wailing, no nonsense riffage!

Keith - Nonsense

Mattias IA Eklundh: Vintage Guitar Show in Svendborg 2009.

From Vintage Guitar Show in Svendborg Sept. 27 2009.

Mattias IA Eklundh

Steve Hackett: UK tour dates update

Around The World In 80 Trains tour dates:

November 16 - Southampton Brook
November 18 - Glasgow Ferry
November 19 - Manchester Academy
November 20 - Pontardawe Arts Centre
November 21 - Leamington Spa Assembly
November 23 - Brighton Komedia
November 25 - Bath Komedia
November 26 - Holmfirth Picturedrome
November 27 - Birkenhead Pacific Road Arts
November 28 - Gateshead Sage
November 29 - Bilston Robin 2
November 30 - London Shepherds Bush Empire

December 2 - Cambridge Junction
December 3 - Milton Keynes Stables

Tristan Klein: 5150 CH3 + Møller

5150 CH3 + Møller

Kris Barras: Shred Academy Lick of the Week

Cool Arpeggio-Based Lick of the Week #24, with Kris Barras / Shred Academy

Richard Lundmark: The March - great playing!

Richard Lundmark performs original song "The March" on guitar

Jad Nasr: Guitar Idol 2010

Guitar Idol 2010 - Alien Love Dance

Joop Wolters: Robots on waves super tapping lesson!


Carmelo Serrano: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Shred this III Competition by Brett Garsed & DiMarzio

Less than 15 days left!

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

Jim Ross: Shred This... warming it up

A couple of takes warming up for the solo competition.

shredthis3 practice

Remember just 15 days left

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

Daniel Realpe: tribute to Alexi Laiho

All COB solos - Hatecrew deathroll

Oseito Jurado: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - tattoo'd solo!

SHRED THIS III by OSEITO JURADO. Bret Garsed n Dimarzio contest

Remember just 15 days left

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

Michael Angelo Batio: solo Live In Detroit 1989

Michael Angelo Solo Live In Detroit 1989

Nitro Fighting Mad Live In Detroit 1989

Rob Chappers: Monkeylord Rob Chappers test how loud is a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier is!!

How loud is a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier

Ryan Daily: top rippage of a metallic order!

Gibson Les Paul Classic

Ibanez RG550 Desert Yellow

Ibanez RG MetalCore

David Stockden: new CD reviewed

A great review by DoFret:
Reflections of Themes is the 2009 solo CD by UK Guitarist David Stockden.

Having first been turned onto guitar by seeing Def Leppard at the age of 12, David delved into the instrument and later, became influenced by players like Vai, Satriani, Paul Gilbert and Nuno Bettencourt.

Featuring none other than bass legend Stu Hamm on a couple of tracks, Reflections of Themes is a 10 track instrumental CD with some blistering fretboard work, cool melodies and memorable tunes!

Do Fret takes a look at David's 2nd solo CD. Read more

Mark Gibson: 36 frets - 7 strings... need a guitar lesson, this ones for you!

Mark Gibson Guitar Lesson