Sunday, 15 August 2010

News: Shred This III - We are judging, plus a note for late entries

Can those who have trouble uploading get the video to me by close of play tomorrow. A big thanks to all those who have entered. The next stage is the toughest... check through all those videos and pick the best... this is going to be tough because there are so many great entries. This is going to take a couple of weeks, or more. Once we have our winner we'll be posting a winners video.

In the meantime check out all the great solos, make comments on those you like. Then get some notes together for your top 5, the reason why you like them and then you can win a prize for your top 5, see

Barrett Tagliarino: D Natural Blues Solo

Barrett D Natural Blues Solo1

Damir Puh: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Macedonia

Damir Puh - Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition entry

Paul Gilbert: Euro tour dates 2010

Paul Gilbert: Euro tour dates 2010

This is going to be an awesome tour.

We will be performing the best songs from my new "Fuzz Universe" CD, as well as favorites from my other solo albums, Racer X, Mr. Big, and many other musical surprises. 

Craig Martini and Jeff Bowders are the thunderous rhythm section on my "Fuzz Universe" album, and I'm happy to have them join me on this tour to bring the album to life.

I'm also thrilled to have Tony Spinner join me on this tour. Tony is a stunning guitarist and vocalist. We
'll have some killer guitar jams onstage, and soaring vocal harmonies as well. I'll also be offering a limited number of VIP tickets at every show.

This is LIVE. This is REAL. I'll see you ONSTAGE with my GUITAR plugged into some big AMPS. 

I think the best teaching and the best music happens when musicians play together and listen to each other. 

At these VIP lessons, I can listen to YOU.

A VIP Lesson Inlcudes:

* A 90-minute guitar lesson with me.

* VIP access to watch my band and me soundcheck.

* An exclusive booklet with my newest phrases and techniques.

* A Paul Gilbert Tour t-shirt.

* A set of custom Paul Gilbert guitar picks.

* A VIP Tour Laminate Pass.

* A new "Fuzz Universe" CD.

* Time to take photos and sign autographs.

* Every VIP Lesson is limited to 6 students. This small class size allows me to give personal attention to each student. I listen to each student so I can give advice, techniques, and exercises based on your current level and style. I'll also explain my newest guitar ideas, and of course we will play our guitars together and jam!

What Should You Bring?

Please bring your guitar, a cable, and a tuner. I like everyone to get in tune in advance, so we can have more time for the lesson. (If you have a locking tremolo, please set-up your guitar to standard "E" tuning.)

Is Recording OK?

Audio recording is fine. You are welcome to bring a small audio recorder..

(No video recording is allowed. But if you only have a video recorder, you can cover the lens, and still record the sound. The lesson is about MUSIC, so the sound is the most important thing.)

Are Photos OK?

After the lesson, I'm happy to take photos with you. If you would like a photo together, please bring a camera.

What About Soundcheck? 

My band and I always have a great time jamming at soundcheck. You are welcome to watch the entire soundcheck. (No recording or photos will be allowed during soundcheck.)

When Should I Arrive at the Venue?

Please arrive at the venue at 2:45 pm. The lesson will begin at 3:00 pm.

My band and I are traveling by bus everyday, so please forgive us if we get stuck in traffic and are a few minutes late. We'll try to keep things on time.
COST: US$300 per VIP ticket. For more information about payment and exchange rates please visit:


11/05/10 Koko London, UK
11/06/10 Moho Live Manchester, UK
11/07/10 Spring & Airbrake Belfast, UK
11/08/10 Whelans Dublin, IRL
11/09/10 Mo'Live Southampton, UK
11/11/10 Atak Enschede, NL
11/12/10 De Boerderij Zoetermeer, NL
11/13/10 Kulturfabrik Esch-sur-Alzette, LU
11/15/10 Batschkapp Frankfurt, DE
11/16/10 NCO Club Schwäbisch Hall, DE
11/17/10 Luxor Cologne, DE
11/18/10 Matrix Bochum, DE
11/19/10 Kansas City Odense, DK
11/20/10 Göta Källare Stockholm, SE
11/22/10 Tavastia Helsinki, FI
11/23/10 Tapper Tallin, EST
11/24/10 Club New York Vilnius, LT
11/27/10 Winter Masters Of Rock Zlín, CZ
11/28/10 Szene Vienna, AT
11/29/10 Diesel Budapest, HU
11/30/10 Cvetlicarna Ljubljanam, SVN
12/02/10 Boogaloo Zagreb, HR
12/03/10 Old Friends Sibiu, RO
12/04/10 The Silver Church Bucharest, RO
12/05/10 Sofia Live Club Sofia, BG
12/06/10 Studio Live Istanbul, TR
12/07/10 Mylos Club Thessaloníki, GR
12/08/10 An Club Anthens, GR
12/10/10 Alpheus Rome, IT
12/11/10 Magazzini Generali Milan, IT
12/12/10 La Laiterie Strasbourg, FR
12/13/10 Z7 Pratteln, CH
12/14/10 Marché Gare Lyon, FR
12/15/10 Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona, ES
12/16/10 La Sala Live Madrid, ES
12/17/10 Sala Q Sevilla, ES
12/18/10 Modus Logrono, ES
12/19/10 Trabendo Paris, FR

Damian Chabros: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Poland

Is it me or does Poland just deliver great fusion guitar players? Love the dreamy tone on the guitar. Nice bends/ slurring from Damian Chabros, a great little solo.

shred this damianos entry

Katia Prenholato: My Spanish Star

Katia Prenholato - My Spanish Star

Jens Oddvar Persen: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - top notch from Norway!

I liked this solo too, some nice ideas and a lot of tasteful tapping rippage.

Jens Oddvar Persen:
This is my entry to this competition.
Great backing track from Brett garsed. A big thank you to all involved in this competition.
I think i've learned a lot from this. I've got a blister on my left little finger!:)
There's some mistakes here and there, i know:)
I used Guitar rig 4 to record and my Ibanez Voyager guitar.

Shred this III entry by Jens Oddvar Persen

Laszlo Gabeli: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Hungary!

Laszlo Gabeli is from Hungary!

Shred This Three Competition Entry

Michael J Scott: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - 16 years old

Shred This III - Michael J Scott

Tomo: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Croatia

Another lick packed solo! Enjoy

Shred this III competition-Tomo

Robert Brown: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - very impressive solo!

Robert Brown has put together a really great improvised solo. Enjoyed this one!

ROBERT BROWN: Shred This III.wmv

Zoltán Kalamár: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Hungary!

Shred this III entry

Lewis J: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - 90 degrees!

Shred This III competition entry.

Vanny Tonon: Live 4 guitar competition

Live 4 guitar competition (By Vannylive)

News: Shred This III - Last few hours...

As Shred This III comes to a climax, I know that some of you will be having trouble loading and processing your video. So do not worry, but please message me on youtube if you are having troubles and I will ensure that you have a slot reserved for judging.

Pedro Molina: Frigio Jam, eastern bar job!


Guy Guerra: Conti Jazz Guitar demo

Guy Guerra Smokin' On His Conti Jazz Guitar

Victor de Andres: La Isla Mágica

another tasteful piece!

Victor de Andres "La Isla Mágica"

Matthew McGhee: 8 String Guitar Tapping and Piano - Reflection

this really is a tasteful piece.

8 String Guitar Tapping & Piano - Reflections - Original Song - Matthew McGhee

Ahmad Saad: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - USA

Ahmad - Shred This III

Komkrich Chouylai: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Thailand

Another fusion solo from Thailand.

Shred This III: competition : Chouylai Entry :

Robert Brown: live date announced in Camden, London.

Who: Robert Brown
When: Wednesday, September 29, 20107:00 PM - 1:00 AM BST
Where: Undersolo
20 Inverness Street
London Camden NW1 7HJ Get Directions
Solo fusion set with saxophonist Neil Wood

Age Requirement: 18+

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Please say hello if you get there!

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Marshall Harrison: Incredible Bach Prelude 5 WTC I

My apologies to Marshall Harrison. I've been so wrapped up in sorting out the entries for Shred This III, that I missed this one. But thanks to shadowknight132, I got a quick wake up call. This is one of those "moto perpetuo" pieces that Marshall Harrison is so fond of... what amazes me is that this is sight read! I can recommend Marshall's CD, which is a mix of rock tunes and incredible guitar music.

Marshall Harrison:
This tremendous moto perpetuo makes for a great picking exercise (Hybrid really helps with the string skipping) or legato exercise (hybrid really helps here too). Bach wrote several more of these "Allegro" or moto perpetuo pieces and I will explore them in the near future. The violin prelude in E major is probably next. Enjoy! (if you like my playing please purchase my album "Presto-Digitation!" from either iTunes or

Let me answer a few of your queries:

1. The piece is from Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1. IT's the prelude no5 in D major.

2. I did not memorize this piece.. I cannot memorize extended guitar pieces. Yes I am sight-reading it.

3. My tags were chosen so to expose this music to varying stereotypical audiences. Also I enjoy thinking of ridiculously seemingly unrelated people to my music.

4. The Tag, "Bufferson" is our sorta new family cat.

Marshall Harrison plays Bach Prelude 5 WTC I -

Ino Kang: As the leaves

G3 concert Kang ino As the leaves

Lee Hyun Suk: 'Pomp and Circumstances'

G3 concert Lee Hyun Suk 'Marches 'Pomp and Circumstances' EBS SPACE sympathy

Fabiano Rodriguo: My Summer Guitar Solo contest

My Summer Guitar Solo contest by Fabiano Rodriguo

Vince C: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - USA


Pablo Bailey: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Guatemala

shred this 3 pablo bailey

Alex Bodnar: blue noize

Alex Bodnar - Blue Noize Solo Contest Entry

Armando Baltazar: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Mexico


Teodosii Tzinguilev: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Bulgaria

Brett Garsed & DiMarzio Shred This III - Teodosii Tzinguilev Entry