Saturday, 7 August 2010

Shawn Christie: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III Zeroesque style!

Been a fan of Brett's for a long time! Had a blast on this track. Finally a track with changes....sweet!

Shred This III Shawn Christie of Zeroesque

Keith Whalen: randomness

Keith Whalen:
Have fun watching me suffer as I practice Alkan's etude Op. 76 No. 3. There's an abridged part of Le Preux as well.

Keith Whalen - Afternoon randomness

Morten Faerestrand,Frank Gambale: Element - blistering

A blistering bit of fusion from Morten Faerestrand featuring the soloing talents of Frank Gambale too!

Morten Faerestrand:
Metal meets Jazz in 7/4 guitar extravaganca! Insane guest solo by Frank Gambale, the one and only!

Element (feat.Frank Gambale).mov

plus this great solo too!

Morten Faerestrand:
When I first started playing guitar I spent the first five years learning to play fast.
Then I spent the next 15 years learning to play slow.
Just recently I figured it was time to try and do both.

What I like:

1. I love Pat Metheny Group, the dreamy sound and beautiful melodies. But I also like playing with distortion, having the guitar scream and not only be beautiful.

2. I also love the guitarplaying of Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Frank Gambale and Scott Henderson. I thought, If I could put some of that energy into my melodic music that would be a nice combination.

3. I like a lot of hard metal too, the raw energy of it.

4. I like melodies. And soundscapes that are somewhat fresh and original. It can be a rock band, with heavy drums and guitars and all, but I like something else to be in there also. Strings, horns, glockenspiel, flutes... something, just to breathe some air into it.

5. I love Jazz. John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Elvin Jhones... the list is long! This music is with me no matter what I do in Life.

6. Last, but now least, I totally dig virtuosity and unlimited musicality! To listen to a soloist that seems to have no limits in how high he can built intensity. And having a band that can follow, taking a piece of music - ANYWHERE.

Yeah I heard (practicing).mov

Giorgio Rovati: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III #2

Another version of the solo for Shred This III

Giorgio Rovati Shred this III with Fryette/VHT Pittbull amp -Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition

Tom Quayle, Rick Graham: masterclass/workshop photos

Full collection from Paul Hatfield: Tom Quayle, Rick Graham,

Allan Marcus: two year old fusion

Does fusion rippen with age?... well these videos are two years old... one hopes that Allan Marcus will be posting an update so we get a feel for what a Beaujolais "Allan Marcus" fusion tastes like.

improv shred -allan marcus

presto & vivace-Allan Marcus

Alex Fisher: fusion from Kazakhstan!

This is what I like like about the stream of fusion conciousness from the interwebs... you get to hear music from all over the world... this time Kazakhstan!

Alex Fisher - Fusion Improvisation.avi

Alex Fisher - Estate (Practice Improvisation).flv

Nick Kellie: super solo

Nick Kellie says:
this is a solo I did some months ago in Nashville - hope you enjoy it. If you want skype guitar webcam lessons with me, please visit


Alex Hutchings: shred knowledge interview

Alex Hutchings
Alex Hutchings reveals he's a very busy guy and that he's working on a CD. Alex also gives his low down on musical questions including the extraordinary response "BEER= no"... all this and more in questions posed by the guys over at shred knowledge:
SK When I watched your playing you seem to always hold back the shredding just a little and gave me the feeling you were like driving a superbike at 30mph in a 50mph zone, I mean this in a good way. When you did open it up it really registered. What I really mean to say is you don’t shred for shredding sake. It’s not beyond your limitations to rip all over the neck, I mean you could if you wanted but you hold it back where some don't. Is there a philosophy behind holding back and phrasing more or is it just a natural part of your own style?
Alex I think of music from a melodic point of view, you can start a tune with some shredding, but in my opinion you need to have some melodic content. If the melody goes off with shredding parts then that’s cool if it sounds good, so I rather think of it as melodic content. Runs do just that, they run to a note or come from a note as opposed to just lots of shred, it needs to have a purpose. I think of the whole lick as it were, as a tool, to get from one place to the other or from one melodic part to the next and so on. So I don’t think of shredding as something that I would do constantly, I’d get very bored if I did that too long anyway.

SK What advice can you give anyone who finds ‘superlocrian’ like an alien word?
Alex Yeah, you just need to know that superlocrian is a mode of the melodic minor scale and as long as you understand which chords it relates with and experiment with it you'll find a way of using it. The great thing about superlocrian is that it works over all of the relavent modes and it doesn't matter which position you’re in it will sound good . The best thing is to go and get a book on melodic minor and its modes; this will help you clear it up.

SK What advice can you give anyone who knows his or her theory well but find it hard to play fast and clean, or just has a sloppy technique
Alex Practice!! Don’t just think of fast and clean, but think of musical ideas and phrases, practice things you like and don’t just have a perception of fast, think of musical phrases and if they happen to be fast then work at them until you can play them. Licks and phrases should be played at all tempos, some of the licks people use are just fast licks slowed down and vice versa, its important to play things at all tempos. full interview

Marcos De Ros: blue noize competition

Marcos De Ros is the choro kid and so this is a new style for him... but he's added a little choro moments to the solo... great tones too... Please enjoy!

Blue Noize solo contest - Marcos De Ros

Krisztian Lovrek: tribute to Guthrie Govan - fives

Guthrie Govan - Fives by Krisztian Lovrek

Greg Howe,Daniele Gottardo: Greg heaps on the praise for the boy wonder!

Greg Howe says:
Fun gig last night, plus I had a chance to see Daniele Gottardo... truly a fantastic player!!

Richie Kotzen: Fender in conversation

In Conversation with Richie Kotzen Part I

In Conversation with Richie Kotzen Part II

Michael Harris: improv part 2

Michael Harris Improv part 2.mp4

Oziel Zinho: the return

Ozielzinho - Return

Eric Johnson: live cliffs of Dover.

*** Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover - ***

David Locke: more cool solos locked and loaded

These solos are sounding great... as soon as I get the CD details I will post them... mean time enjoy.

David Locke - A Glimpse - Solo

David Locke - Riding Out Youth - End Solo

Plus a tribute to Eric Clapton with an improvised solo

Layla - Solo - David Locke - Eric Clapton

Richie Kotzen,Uli Jon Roth: e Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tour 2008

Much Kudos to Richie Kotzen devotee Michelle Holland for posting these from the Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tour 2008

Richie Kotzen - All Along the Watchtower 2008

Richie Kotzen and Uli Jon Roth - Crosstown Traffic 2008

Rob Chappers: Excalibur Kaos Demo at World Guitars

Vigier Excalibur Kaos Demo at World Guitars:

Vigier Excalibur Kaos Demo at World Guitars

Danny Young: guitar idol 2010

This is a recording of my guitar idol 2010 entry also demonstrating sweep picking. I have a website called selling thigs related to any type of guitar body. I have also started work on for yep, thats right, sweep picking! I will be entering this song into guitar idol 2010 comp and would like peoples opinion. Also you can visit my website and view my guitar idol 2010 entry there.

guitar idol 2010 Sweep picking

Paul Masvidal: ExploreMusic chats with Cynic

ExploreMusic chats with Cynic

Cynic performs Integral at ExploreMusic

Thomas Blug: Strat Kings German Tour dates

Thomas Blug - keeps on growing his reputation by constantly touring and performing at trade shows, upcoming dates include his live trio Dreist and "Blug plays Hendrix" dates - all in Germany at the minute though. Check out this video of

Thomas Blug - Strat King

Niko Tsonev: studio morning session.

Niko Tsonev - currently working on his second solo album and writing music for tv and film.Here's some Sunday morning coffee improvisation

Niko Tsonev studio morning session.

Andy Wood: is there no end to this guys wood tickling talents?

Andy Wood - just finished a big clinic in North Carolina alongside Andy Timmons, writing new material for his band Down From Up, filmed some demo videos for Xotic pedals and joining Guthrie Govan for some shows in South Korea in October.

Andy Wood at the Raleigh Music Academy performing Orange Blossom Special

Andy Wood at the Raleigh Music Academy performing Big Mon

Andy Wood at the Raleigh Music Academy performing Minor Swing

Gonzalo Vieira: Blue Noize competition

Blue Noize solo contest by Gonzalo Vieira

Blue Noize solo contest Enter Now!

Troy Stetina: shred knowledge interview

Troy Stetina is an internationally recognized guitarist and music educator. Guitarist/songwriter/producer for Second Soul - heavy alternative/modern rock band featuring vocalist Scott Yanke, drummer Eddie Shapanski and bassist Ryan Loehe. Guitarist/producer for prog metal side project Dimension X - "Implications of a Genetic Defense" (Unicorn Records, 2007). Solo guitar artist: Exottica - Instrumental Guitar CD (ModRock Records, 2000). Author of over 35 instructional guitar methods and DVDs for Hal Leonard Corporation, which have sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Runs Artist Underground recording studio in the Milwaukee area, where he occasionally produces other bands as well as his own projects. Formerly "Return of the Shred" columnist for GuitarOne magazine. Formerly Director of Rock Guitar Studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Private instructor to high profile artists. Main formative influences: Randy Rhoads, Van Halen, Beethoven, Paganini, and all 70s and 80s guitarists. Current Influences: Modern rock, metal, classical, movie soundtracks...anything that's well done.
Read the interview"

News: Shred This... unexpected thanks!

A big thanks to for their support... check out the image and feedback

Views: 26,435
Comments: 247
Responses: 166
backing track downloaded: 2183

Now just 8 days to go.... Thanks to all of you who looked at the video, downloaded the backing track, those who commented on the main video, those who commented on other players videos, recorded a video, posted a video... Give yourselves a big hand... you make this competition!

There's still time to get that track in and get feedback from your piers, of check out others videos and feedback too. I'll be looking for your top 5 list of solos soon for posting on TruthInshredding.

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

Davide Pagano: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III ideas in Melodic Minor

I always enjoy Davide Pagano's work... no change here. More interesting ideas and skills.

Davide Pagano:
This is my entry for the contest. I widely used the Melodic Minor (I love its sound) and I tried to do a "melodic" solo, paying attention to the dynamics.

Some errors here, expecially at the end but I didn't want to record again since I liked the overall result...I hope you too :)

Shred This 3 - Davide Pagano

Get your playing noticed... get feedback from your piers... join the virtual fusion community! Only 8 days left to this competition.

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

Carlos Osnaya: new web site

Hello there, my name is Carlos Osnaya,

I'm a guitar player and Producer, I have played and still play in important metal band in Mexico and my band is EXOUSIA, CHECK IT OUT I also have produced a lot of christian bands and a lot of records As a side project I have been writing instrumental stuff since quite a while, finally working in my 2 second new c.d will be released soon in Mexico and it will be available world wide over an online store, wait for dates and detalis

Bjössi Klütsch: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - killer fusion

Man these solos are just getting better and better. Bjössi is new to me and to this competition so I'm really pleased to have another exciting soloist to add to the Truth In shredding list. This is Bjössi's bio.

Sveinbjörn "Bjössi" Klütsch was born and raised in a musical family in Bamberg, Germany and is half icelandic. He started to play the violin at the age of 6 and at the age of 15 he switched his instrument to guitar, which soon became his main focus. He was self-taught for the most part, until he received a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He graduated from Berklee with honors in 2005. At Berklee he majored in Guitar Performance and Contemporary Writing/Production and during that time he studied with Jon Finn, Tim Miller, Bruce Bartlett, Joe Stump, Bill Elliott, and many others. After graduating Berklee, he joined the alternative Rock band atris in January 2006 for a five month US national tour and lived in Los Angeles for a while, where he studied with film composer Christopher Young. Bjössi moved to Berlin in 2007 and is now involved in several projects in various styles of music. He is the guitarist for the Funk/Soul band "The Deep", the band Malik Me and has an acoustic project with Sonja Staresina from the band "Klangzeit". 2009 he was selected as the winner of the german guitar competition "Guitar Fight Club" by the audience vote and a jury, feat. Viktor Smolski, Michael Sagmeister, Christian Röver and Jill E Creek. Shortly after he started a collaboration in a jazz/fusion trio with italian bass virtuoso Roberto Badoglio. Since 2010 he also began working as an adjunct faculty member for guitar at the Universität der Künste, UdK in Berlin.

Shred This III Competition - Bjössi

Uros Kovacevic: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Serbia

Another new player for the competition, this time from Serbia!

Uros Kovacevic:
Great competiton and lot of good players are here so,let's have some guitar fun :)

keep on shreddin' !!!
Uros Kovacevic - shred this iii bret garsed competition.wmv

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

Jason Hammer: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III Captain Klown's Killer licks!

Wow Captain Klown delivers some of the most scary licks... love the strap line "Smile!!!" What is it about clowns that freaks me out?!?! Are you the same? Hell, though this shredding mirth giver has some major killer licks and tricks too and a wicked sense of humour.

Captain Klown - Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition

Gary Hoey: Utopia just around the corner

Gary Hoey set to release a new CD on August 24th 2010.


Tyler Reese:Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - The Virginian!

Another new entry into the competition, some tasty licks... enjoy!

Tyler Reese:
17 year old guitarist from Fredericksburg, Virginia. I enjoy playing as many different styles as I can ranging from, rock, metal, jazz, fusion, blues, classical, etc. I'm currently involved in some projects locally and hope to go to the Berklee College of Music.

Shred This III - Tyler Reese

Chris Manarelli: funking fusion improv

One shot improv over a funk/fusion backing track.

Strut Ya Stuff solo.wmv

Jad Nasr: Guitar Idol 2010

Alien Love Dance: Guitar Idol 2010

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

Mark Gibson: two CD's available

Edge Of Nowhere
Multi instrumentalist Mark Gibson has two CD's available on his online store that can be purchased by paypal.
Persistence of Vision
Here are a couple of sample tracks.

'Another Day' from the album 'Edge Of Nowhere'

Another Day by Mark Gibson

'Silver Pearls' from the album 'Persistence Of Vision'

Silver Pearls by Mark Gibson

'Payments can be made via PayPal to . The shop page for more details

Anthimos Manti: time to turn new album 2010

A promo for the upcoming release from Anthimos Manti, entitled time to turn.

ANTHIMOS MANTI time to turn new album 2010