Thursday, 9 September 2010

Rusty Cooley:

Rusty Cooley: Shred Guitar Roundtable

Dave Weiner: Rock Against Cancer

"The Rock School Brampton's Rock Against Cancer will have guitarist Dave Weiner as a special guest at this years event.

Saturday September 18, 2010 5pm to 10pm

Rock Against Cancer is raising money for Wellsprings Chinguacousy.

Admission is FREE (donations are welcomed).

The Rose Theatre (in the Garden Square)
1 Theatre Lane
Brampton, Ontario

This fundraiser is sponsored by:
The Rock School Brampton
18 Automatic Rd. Unit 29
Brampton, Ontario

Anyone interested in donating or being a part of the event please go to The Rock School Brampton's website and use the contact form to get in touch with us

Jonas Hörnqvist: Guitar Clinic Stockholm announced

Guitar clinic with Jonas Hörnqvist:
"Jonas Hörnqvist, author of the two successful books ""Solo technique for electric guitar"" and ""Solo technique for rock and blues"" will be holding a guitar clinic in Musikbörsen Fridhemsplan/Stockholm the 15th of Sep at 5:pm.

Billy Sheehan: UK clinic dates

Rotosound are proud to announce an exclusive workshop tour with the legendary bassist Billy Sheehan, at three PMT shops this October.

Known for his work with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth and Mr. Big, Billy has won many Best Bass Player awards and continues to be one of the most in demand players on the planet. He will demonstrate his jaw dropping technique with the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right hand "three finger picking" technique and controlled feedback as well as giving an incite to the industry and his career.

The dates for Billy’s appearance are as follows:

P:M:T Bristol

Friday 8th Oct  7:30 - 9:30  Questions & Answers- Master class demo- Meet 'n' Greet.

 P:M:T Birmingham

Saturday 9th Oct  2:30pm - 4:30pm  Afternoon Tea with Billy- Questions & Answers- Master class demo- Meet 'n' Greet.

 P:M:T Manchester

Monday 11th Oct  7:30-9:30  Questions & Answers- Master class demo- Meet 'n' Greet.

The events includes a question and answer sessions, an opportunity to meet Billy to get his autograph and will be an amazing opportunity to see up close one the worlds most technically accomplished players in a comfortable and intimate setting.

Billy has been a Rotosound endorsee for over 25 years and his signature stainless steel roundwound strings have helped shaped his unique sound. He will also be playing a further masterclasses in association with Rotosound at the Bass Day UK in Manchester on the 10th October where they will also be exhibiting.

To find out more about the Rotosound Strings visit

Michael Angelo Batio: forum web url moving

I wanted to officially alert you that we are changing the url address for the MAB forum. Next week, on Sunday, September 14th, we will be changing from to mabforum.proboards com. We are doing this as proboards recently added the ability to change the url of a forum and we feel that ‘mabforum’ … better represents our forum and will be easier to remember than ‘deb13’ is.

Below is a FAQ on the url change:

Other than the change in website address (url), is anything else changing? No.

Will I lose my account, post count, posts? No, no & no.

Why is the url changing? To better brand the forum and make it easier to remember.

Why not make it or Both of those url are currently taken and unavailable.

Once the change happens, how long will the old url redirect me to the forum? One week (7 days). After that, you will need to use the new web address.

Why not move the whole forum to XXX forum hosting company or host it on Proboards had been very good to us and we are very happy with them. We do not want to lose the current posts or have to have members re-register.

I don’t use a bookmark, I use xxx websites link or Google/Yahoo/Bing/other search engine. Will it be updated? The search engines will take a week or two, but will fix themselves automatically. In addition, the link on and will be revised once the change happens. We suggest you bookmark the new address, or write down the new url so you don’t forget it.

Is there anything I can do to help? If you have links to the MAB forum either on a website, MySpace, Facebook or in any forum signature lines you have. If you could change it to the new location once we alert you that the change has happened that would be very much appreciated.

News: lest we forget the power of music

90-year-old man recounts a remarkable experience he had in WWII.

Dario Cortese: Chet Atkins/Merle Travis style

Dario Cortese - Secret Lick of the Week: 06 September 2010 (Chet Atkins/Merle Travis style)

News: shredding bullets?


Tony Waka: Intervalic lick

Tony Waka:
Hey people .... I am workin in some andy james licks that he explained in his webcast ... so difficult stuff here, when he plays it it seems easy but it´s not!!!! So it´s not clean yet but I am workin in ---

Intervalic lick into Andy James style

Jake Reichbart: solo jazz fingerstyle guitar

Stevie Wonder, Golden Lady, solo jazz fingerstyle guitar by Jake Reichbart

Anikina Kate:Touch Style Etude

Touch Style Etude

Mel Booker: blue noize

Blue Noize Solo Contest-Mel Booker

Rusty Cooley: currently leading Guitar Player fastest guitar player poll

Vote bottom right hand corner of GP home page:
The Great Kat - 17.56%
Yngwie Malmsteen - 12.98%
Michael Angelo Batio - 9.92%
Synyster Gates - 1.53%
Alexi Laiho - 1.53%
Rusty Cooley - 42.75%
Brendon Small/Skwisgaar Skwigelf - 0.95%
Paul Gilbert - 12.79%
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Robbert Hanenberg: soloing over Steve Vai backing track!

Soloing over 'Still My Bleeding Heart' - Robbert Hanenberg

Dimitar Nalbantov: RAMMFIRE demo


John Petrucci: Mike Portney quits Dream Theater.

Mike Portnoy has announced he is quitting the band.

The drummer formed the group in 1985 with John Myung and John Petrucci and, though there have been various line-up changes, Portnoy is the first founder to leave the band.

Portnoy said that he wanted to take a break and was "hurt" when his bandmates refused and indicated that they would carry on without him, though he has said he will not "stand in their way".

"It is with profound sadness – regret – we announce that Mike Portnoy, our lifelong drummer and friend, has decided to leave Dream Theater," the band explained in a statement. "Mike's stature in the band has meant the world to all of us professionally, musically and personally over the years. There is no dispute: Mike has been a major force within this band." more

Thiago Trinsi: relight the fire!

More crazy two handed licks, originally posted back in 2008, but well worth another view!


Gerson Antezana: crazy arpeggio work out


Milan Polak: Circular Arpeggio

Circular Arpeggio - Milan Polak Lesson

News: National Guitar Workshop on YouTube

National Guitar Workshop: Watch us on YouTube 
That's right, National Guitar Workshop has its own YouTube Channel.  You can come here and check out performances by our faculty, guest artists, and students.  Or you can upload your own video.  We are always interested in the music our students are creating outside the workshop, so feel free to share with us.  Who know's, you may get discovered!