Thursday, 5 August 2010

Andreas Oberg: Demonstrates Django's Chromatic Run

Andreas Oberg Demonstrates Django's Chromatic Run

Benjamin Hansen: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Shred This III Entry

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

Paco Hernandez: returns in a blaze of glory!

This guys is an ultimate shredder, I've been listening to mp3 demo's while he's been studying like crazy. So for me it is a real joy to see a new video and what a cracker it is too... top notch playing through out!

Paco Hernandez:
Holy crap...a new video in more than a year. I´ll be brief: After two years of continued and restless study, I´ve had more than enough of them for now; it´s time to kick some shreddin´ ass!!!

This is my latest composition, and this one goes dedicated to (and inspired by) Tony Macalpine, one of my favourite musicians and main influences. Thanks Tony, you are the best!! :-)

"Out of your Misery" - Paco Hernández

Nigel Tufnel, Joe Satriani: satch was scared that I played on infinity!

Nigel Tufnel on Satch Tapes

Devin Townsend: Unleashed

Thanks to the guys of at Petrucci forum

Devin Townsend Unleashed

Great video... if you want to cut to the chase:

Devin Townsend On Heavy Sounds

Devin Townsend On Playing In Open B Tuning

News: Gibson top 50 guitar albums of all time... uum?

1. Van Halen, Van Halen (1978)
2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced (1967)
3. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
4. Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
5. Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction (1987)
6. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II (1969)
7. The Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East (1971)
8. Cream, Disraeli Gears (1967)
9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland (1968)
10. AC/DC, Back in Black (1980)
11. Television, Marquee Moon (1977)
12. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
13. The Who, Live at Leeds (1970)
14. Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
15. The Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
16. Jeff Beck, Blow by Blow (1975)
17. Ozzy Osbourne, Blizzard of Ozz (1980)
18. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St. (1972)
19. The Who, Who’s Next (1971)
20. Black Sabbath, Paranoid (1970)
21. Ozzy Osbourne, Diary of a Madman (1981)
22. The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (1971)
23. Van Halen, Van Halen II (1979)
24. Chuck Berry, The Great Twenty-Eight (1982)
25. The Stooges, Fun House (1970)
26. AC/DC, Highway to Hell (1979)
27. The Beatles, Revolver (1966)
28. Aerosmith, Rocks (1976)
29. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (1969)
30. Oasis, Definitely Maybe (1994)
31. Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Sky is Crying (1991)
32. Lynyrd Skynyrd, One More from the Road (1976)
33. The Beatles, Rubber Soul (1965)
34. The Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
35. Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Live (1978)
36. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (1966)
37. Thin Lizzy, Jailbreak (1976)
38. Def Leppard, High ’n’ Dry (1981)
39. Roy Buchanan, Roy Buchanan (1972)
40. The Shadows, Dance with the Shadows (1964)
41. Deep Purple, Machine Head (1972)
42. Jeff Beck, Truth (1968)
43. The White Stripes, Elephant (2003)
44. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas Flood (1983)
45. Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry in London (1965)
46. Danny Gatton, 88 Elmira St. (1991)
47. The Wildhearts, Earth vs. The Wildhearts (1993)
48. Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti (1975)
49. Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here (1975)
50. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)

Trevor from dofret says:
Looks more like a middle-aged blokes list of favourite rock albums to me...

I'm guessing I don't need to say anything here... join the debate

Bill Lubera, George Bellas: Global Warning CD release date announced

Global Warning" set to release August 20th 2010. It is a classical flavored progressive rock instrumental album featuring 10 songs named after 10 weather events captures the essensce of the title with soaring leads, complex rhythms, several time signature changes and a flow that keeps the listener awaiting what's next. The album was Produced and engineered and recorded by Guitar Virtuoso George Bellas.
01. Blizzard
02. Earthquake
03. Evacuation
04. Heatwave
05. Tsunami
06. Firestorm
07. Hurricane
08. Icebergs
09. Tornado
10. Silver Lining

News: Aeon Zen's new album features super vocal support!

Aeon Zen will be releasing a second album (as a follow up to the critically acclaimed debut "A Mind's Portrait") entitled "The Face of the Unknown" on October 12th 2010. You can pre-order the album now at a discounted price at

The Aeon Zen website has now had a complete overhaul with a brand new design and you can also listen to a brand new sample of all of the tracks from this upcoming album at

Rich Hinks, who wrote music and lyrics, also recorded and played the guitars, bass, keyboards and drums as well as singing vocals for three tracks on the "The Face of the Unknown" album, is pleased to announce that this second Aeon Zen album features guest vocals from:
Andi Kravljaca (Silent Call), Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus), Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard), Jem Godfrey (Frost*) and Jonny Tatum (Eumeria). The album also features a guest guitar solo from Matt Shepherd and a guest keyboard solo from Cristian Van Schuerbeck.

The artwork for the album is created by Mattias Norén and the album is produced, mixed and mastered by Rich Hinks.

The Face of the Unknown tracklisting:
1. Salvation (Vocals: Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus))
2. Visions (Vocals: Andi Kravljaca (Silent Call))
3. The Heart of the Sun (Vocals: Michael Eriksen)
4. Crystal Skies (Vocals: Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard))
5. Natural Selection (Vocals: Jem Godfrey (Frost*))
6. The Face of the Unknown (Vocals: Andi Kravljaca)
7. You're Not Alone (Vocals: Rich Hinks (Aeon Zen))
8. My Sacrifice (Vocals: Rich Hinks & Jonny Tatum (Eumeria))
9. Start Over (Vocals: Rich Hinks)
10. Redemption's Shadow (Vocals: Jonny Tatum)

We believe this album is a fantastic follow up to an already acclaimed debut album and feel that this will make for an amazing listening experience, so order your copy now at

Slimer: something special for Shred This III

Chilling out at the burger drive through... time to get out that guitar out and jam over the Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III soundtrack! Yes sir... Sloth Chubsteen really know how to make a video! "would you like fries with that sir!"

Shred This lll- 10 year old Slimer at In-N-Out Burger drive thru

This competition is open to all... fancy a burger?... then get that guitar out and enter!!!

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

Pedro Molina: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Shred this three Brett Garsed.-Pedro Molina

Soon will be just 9 days left! You know what to do!

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

David Garrett: shows you that you can get a big following with your dexterous skills

David appears to get approval from males and females: Fans have the chance to get the brand new album, Rock Symphonies, along with exclusive new merchandise and an autographed photo by visiting:

DAVID GARRETT - LIVE - PAGANINI (Carnevale di Venezia) with orchestra - funny introduction!

Pedro Molina: blue noize competition

Guitar Noize Competition Pedro Molina

Blue Noize solo contest Enter Now!

Jamie Robinson: guitar idol 2010

Jamie Robinson DiMarzio D Activator Pickups

News: Enter ZC3 now! more cool prizes!

Get you entry in Now!! This is chance in a life time stuff!!

More prize details have been announced for the competition. The Prize winner will be able to create their own professional guitar tuition video.

Not only that but all finalists will be able to have a song added to the first compilation CD release by Ziua Chitarelor.

The details:

Ziua Chitarelor: A super cool opportunity to get you noticed. A brilliant competition from Ziua Chitarelor to be part of ZC3 feature the top players from around the world.   The competition will enable you to play in front of these amazing players and a full audience.

This is what you have to do:
All entrants should send a video entry to Ziua Chitarelor on facebook where you will be short listed:

Add your entry to Ziua Chitarelor

The best entries will play live at Ziua Chitarelor 3, at Bucarest on September the 18 2010.

At the final  you will play your solo on a stage and be judged by an incredible guitar panel of judges from top line guitar players, industry insiders and commentators from the blogosphere.

These are the judges in A to Z order:

1. Andreas Oberg
2. Corrado Sgandurra
3. Damjan Pejcinoski ( Winner of the Ziua Chitarelor 2)
4. Dave Martone
5. Dragianni ( 2nd place Ziua Chitarelor 2)
6. Fabrizio Dadò ( Axe Magazine)
7. Guglielmo Malusardi ( Axe Magazine)
8. Jennifer Batten
9. Laurie Monk (
10. Michael Lee Firkins
11. Stuart Hamm
12. TJ Helmerich

The winner of the contest will also be a guest at Ziua Chitarelor - ZC4 - plus will get features in Axe magazine and other guitar prizes.

Remember: Ziua Chitarelor 3
Location:Bucuresti - Romania
Time:Saturday, 18 September 2010 10:30

László Bogdán: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Hungary

belaci73 coaxing the strat into a frenzy over the Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III backing track!

shred this three competition- belai73's entry

Federico De Bettin:Technoshock - Original

Great to see people testing out their compositional skills in a live environment. This really is the next step. Original songs and material that not only display your soloing prowess, but also your compositional ability. It won't surprise me when we start seeing more and more hi production value material delivered in this way, particularly if the concept of google TV takes off.

Technoshock - Original - Federico De Bettin

Will Kriski: blue noize competition

Blues Guitar Solo - Blue Noize Contest Entry

Blue Noize solo contest Enter Now!

David Locke: code is locked and loaded

Code - David Locke

Au Jaraspong: guitar idol 2010

Au Jaraspong is another player from Thailand.. these guys love their guitar!

GUITAR IDOL 2010 - Au Jaraspong

Mark McGuigan: blue noize competition

Mark stroking his Suhr into life

Mark McGuigan - Blue Noize Solo Contest

Blue Noize solo contest Enter Now!

News: Guitar Idol 2010 entrants PLEASE READ

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

Guitar Idol 2010 - the world's biggest and best guitar competition is here!!

Could you be 2010's Guitar Idol?

Please once you've filled in your application and submit your guitar idol entry 2010 on please post your guitar idol entry 2010 as a responce to this video!!

How do you enter??
Entering Guitar Idol is extremely simple - please follow the instructions within this video!

1. Head to
2. Hit 'Enter' or 'Submit Entry'
3. Fill in your details
4. Either upload your video via YouTube (copy the url across) or Upload directly to GuitarIdol.


Guitar Idol 2010 - Entry Details For Guitar Idol -


Once you have done all the entries... post your video as a response to this video:

Marius Pop: guitar idol 2010

Marius Pop - Groove Hunter (Guitar Idol 2010 version)

If you love his playing, spread the love and get a copy of this superb album!

Rock Fusion at it's best... Marius Pop: First Step Buy the CD

Igor Paspalj: blue noize competition

Blue Noise solo Igor Paspalj

Blue Noize solo contest Enter Now!

Rigil Borromeo: guitar idol 2010

Super acoustic tapping.

MINDSCAPES - Rigil Borromeo

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

News: guitar humour spotted

Trev from DoFret posts:
Q: What's the difference between a jazz guitarist and a large cheese pizza?
A: A large cheese pizza can feed a family of 4!

Dave10 responds:
C, E-flat and G go into a bar. The bartender says, "sorry,
but we don't serve minors." So E-flat leaves, and C and G
have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the
fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries
to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.

D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, "Excuse me.
I'll just be a second." Then A comes in, but the bartender
is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor.
Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the
bar and says, "Get out! You're the seventh minor I've found
in this bar tonight."

E-Flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with
nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, "you're looking
sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major
development." Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit
and everything else, and is au natural.

Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he's
under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of
contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced
to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional

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Roy Fulton: DoFret Blue interview

Q: What's the secret to playing blues with conviction?

A: All of the great players that I grew up listening to and continue to admire have one thing in common. FEEL!! When they play, they touch the heart, body and soul in some way. They make you feel good, happy, exhilarated and it’s definitely more than just the notes. It’s a feeling! It’s the tone, intensity and the belief in the music and the 100% delivery of ‘the note’ at that very moment. I try to play with feeling and connect with the music. It’s not so much as: think of the notes and try to play clever licks – it’s more like: let your emotions come through in the playing. You just have to listen to Roy Buchanan’s ‘Rescue Me’ to hear what I mean. When that searing, biting Telecaster of his kicks in, it just gets me every time!

Dhalif:My Summer Guitar Solo Contest 2010


News: My Summer Guitar Solo Contest 2010

Hi friends from all over the world. I like to play guitar, but I like to listen good playing too so, if you want to be part of this Summer Guitar Contest use our backing track (, add you guitar solo, record it , make video and post it here as video response. Me and some of my friends from one of the biggest audio forum ( will try to decide who will be the winner.
The lucky (and good and the best) one will get from me and my firm (AS Computer Software, ABLETON LIVE INTRO, registered under his (or her) name. This is nice software as you know.
Best regards.

Backing track is made using loops from

To download backing track, just click on link, and go to my site, there you will find it.

My Summer Guitar Solo Contest 2010.

Simon Goldsmith: Blue Noize... slightly naughty... a winner too?

Esgi Misbehaving (Improvised) - Blue Noize Solo Contest Entry

Artur Tadevosyan: Blue Noize competition

Blue Noize solo contest Artur Tadevosyan

Francesco Congiu: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - great fusion

The killer videos keep coming in. Francesco Congiu played excellently in the previous competitions... so no surprise that this is another excellent solo!

shred this 3-Francesco Congiu.mpg

just 10 days left!

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

Bryan Aspey: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III Steinberger ZT3!!!

Bryan Aspey needs no introduction from me... the inaugural winner of the Shred This competition returns with another super solo on his sexy TransTrem equipped Steinberger ZT3!

Bryan Aspey - Shred This III

Tony MacAlpine: on the 8

No video yet... keeping my fingers crossed.

News: London Music Show tickets

Tickets selling fast - have you got yours?
Things are moving on at pace here at the London Music Show. We’ve booked yet more top names to entertain you and even more jaw-droppingly talented tutors to boost your skill-level with their pro playing secrets.

Whatever you play – or even if you’ve never picked up an instrument – you can expect an array of sessions and seminars to tap into your creative talents and inspire you.

This is also the only place you can experience the latest in music gear and technology as our army of top exhibitors give you the chance to test their latest products. There’s a lot of fun to be had!

But no one gets in without a ticket and they’re selling like hotcakes! There’s still a whopping 25% off so book now to be sure you can get into the music event of the year!

Don't delay - book tickets online or call 0871 620 7059

Artur Tadevosyan: XOX Audio Tools - Eleven Electrix

XOX Audio Tools - Eleven Electrix - Jam by Artur Tadevosyan

James Plasencia: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III #2

Shred This III Competition

Eugene Berger: Olympic Love Games Award - the drum session

Eugene Berger-"Olympic Love Games Award",Nir Nakav Playing Drums Session

Jimmy Pel: jam over sunny

MrJimmy impro over Sunny - Greg Howe backing track

Ayman Mokdad: guitar idol 2010

AYMAN - 6:00 (Issued from the album From 6:00 to 7:00)

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

Carlo Losavio: guitar idol 2010


Conrad Harpham: crazy tapped arpeggio sequences lesson!

Tapping Applications 3 - Arpeggios and sequences Lesson
Progressive rock Guitar Video Lesson by Conrad Harpham. This lesson covers the application of the tapping technique to playing arpeggios in the style of Jennifer Batten and up and coming UK shredder Andy James.

Ed DeGenaro: the tall guy announces Baked Potato gig

Ed DeGenaro Group Live At The Baked Potato

28 September · 21:30 - 23:30
Location The Baked Potato, Studio City, CA
Created by:
Ed DeGenaro
More info Chris Buck-bs.
Anton Pukshansky-keys
Michael Leasure-dr.
Lee Wertman-gtr
Ed DeGenaro-gtr

Christophe Godin, Andy James: facebook homes!

Christophe Godin:

Andy James: