Friday, 24 September 2010

Dave Martone: ZC3 king of shred comedy?

Ziua Chitarelor was my first chance to see Dave ripping it up live. I think Dave Martone might have stumbled onto something with these clinics, will he be the first shred comedian? Ask him the meaning of his name in China and Romania and you'll be regaled with a suitable anecdote. The clinic presentation is littered with genuinely funny expressions and quips aided by his trust powerpoint loaded with funny sound snippets. It's no wonder that Joe Satriani has picked up Dave Martone for his tour of the US!!! Visit. It's clear also after the show that Dave is a real down to earth guy and great company. So if you get a chance to see him with Joe, prepare for some humour and some damn hot guitar.

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You can also pick up Dave's music:

Dave Martone: ZC3 clinician demo #1

Dave Martone: ZC3 clinician demo #2

Dave Martone: ZC3 clinician demo #3

Lorenzo Venza: venza time!

Venza's time

Plus hyperspace invaders just reached 1000 views... lets add a few more for this tour de force of hybrid picking!

Hybrid picking studio by Lorenzo Venza - hyperspace invaders!

Karolina Sustova: guitar idol 2010

Karolina Sustova - The Tree of Hopes (Guitar Idol 2010)

Gerson Antezana: Bolivian Burning with the Best of them!

impro gerson

News: Guitar Nation tickets on sale

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Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Black Country secret London gig to be broadcast again

Black Country Communion’s acclaimed secret London gig, that was originally broadcast on Monday September 20th, will get a repeat airing on Planet Rock Radio at 8pm tonight (Friday September 24th).

Fans in the UK can tune into Planet Rock on DAB radio, Sky 0110, Virgin Media 924, Freesat 730 and via the Planet Rock iPhone app, while fans outside of the UK can tune in online at

The band’s debut recording “Black Country Communion” debuted at #5 on this week’s official UK mid-week album chart ( Black Country Communion consists of Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass), Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals), Jason Bonham (drums) and Derek Sherinian (keyboards). The album is produced and mixed by Kevin Shirley (RUSH, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes).

Official album press release -

Ben Wilshire: tractor style malmsteen run!

Guitar Lesson - Malmsteen Style Run In A Minor

Hedras Ramos: ZC3 appearance covered by Guatamalan guitar blogs


After the trials, Hedra for Guatemala won an honorable second place. Hedra's score was 53, one point behind Ignazzio D Salvo Italian, who earned 54 points. Really a minimal difference that shows the couple that competition was and the demonstrated high-level Guatemalan.

Hedra Ramos also won second place in the Guitar Idol held in London.


In this competition, 1st place winner has the right to participate in the version 4 of ZC, Instructional DVD filming and 1-year subscription to the magazine AXE.

With the second place, Hedra Ramos, hiazo creditor BLACKSTAR amp tubes made in England of three channels with a value of approximately U.S. $ 1,000 to $ 1,100. And a 1 year subscription to the magazine Axe.
Spanish or translated

Ziua Chitarelor 3 - Hedras Ramos, Bucharest, Romania

Nahuel Schiumarini: live and Stern!

Nahuel Schiumarini Band - hope you don't mind(Stern)

Joe Bonamassa,Derek Sherinian: Black Country Communion interview

Black Country Communion - Video Interview with Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian

Brian Bolle: I came here to shred!

Brian Bolle Dean Dimebag Shred Entry

Upside Down Trial and Error

Martin Goulding: Sweep Arpeggio Lick of Doom

Sweep Arpeggio Lick of Doom - Guitar Techniques

Bryan Aspey: guitar fountain

Bryan Aspey posted this on his flickr account, a cool guitar fountain!

Prashant Aswani: live at the cat club

Who: Prashant Aswani
When: Thursday, September 30, 20109:30 PM - 10:30 PM PDT
Where: The Cat Club- Southern California Music Awards
8911 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood California 90069 Get Directions
Prashant Aswani - Guitar
Jeff Marshall - Guitar
Daniel Pearson - Bass
Jake Hayden - Drums

Joe Pinnavaia: mobile guitar lesson


Andreas Oberg: ZC3 stealthy night sights on the master technician

Ziua Chitarelor was my first chance to see this great player live. His clinician demonstration was packed full of musical ideas and concepts. Each of these was then demonstrated in a small improvised vignette. You can get on line lessons: or just buy his incredible CD's.

Andreas Oberg: ZC3 clinician demo #1

Andreas Oberg: ZC3 clinician demo #2

Andreas Oberg: ZC3 clinician demo #3

BIO: Andreas Oberg was born in Stockholm Sweden and is a graduate of the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm. Andreas has quickly become one the fastest-rising guitar sensations in the world, recording and touring throughout the US, Europe, Sweden and Asia.
He is one of the famed "Benedetto Players" and his most recent CD is "Six String Evolution" was released by Resonance Records in May 2010, rising quickly in the Jazz charts to #15. Andreas is joined on the CD by John Pattitucci, Lewis Nash, Dave Kikoski, and Darmon Meader. This is the follow up release to Oberg's acclaimed Resonance debut, "My Favorite Guitars".
During recent years Andreas Oberg has been working with his own projects as well as performing with artists in many different styles such as Les Paul, Toots Thielemans, Bireli Lagrene, Larry Coryell, Barbara Hendricks, John Pisano, Martin Taylor, Stuart Hamm, Danny Gottlieb, Jimmy Rosenberg, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Ulf Wakenius, Joey DeFrancesco, Mark Murphy, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, and Florin Nicolescu just to name a few.
Andreas now presides over the groundbreaking Andreas Oberg Guitar Universe, a video exchange based guitar instruction site where he teaches an international student body.

buy music:

Richie Blackmore: the difference between night and day?

I know which one I prefer... do you?... comments please.

Deep Purple - Child in Time Live BBC

Blackmore's Night - Child in Time

Vladimir Maisiuk: guitar idol 2010

Guitar Idol is all about the song, not just about the playing... Vladimir Maisiuk is here to show you how it's done.

Vladimir Maisiuk " Pilgrim " (Guitar Idol 2010 Entry)

Eric Clapton: back to 1970 and a guitar player interview

Sitting in bare feet on the edge of a massive bed with a carved wood headboard, Eric Clapton talked with Guitar Player. His soft-spoken manner made it difficult to hear his words clearly over the noise of conga drums and tourist chatter rising from Sausalito’s main street. Eric’s hotel room overlooked the park where so many of San Francisco’s freaks and hip-types spend pleasant Marin County afternoons watching the tourists watch them.

With thin, sculptured fingers and fine, collar-length hair parted in the middle, Eric has the reserved bearing common to most Englishmen. He was born a quarter of a century ago to a working class family in a small town 30 miles south of London. Soon after his short-lived art school education, he was playing lead guitar for the Yardbirds. That was the beginning of a career that has netted Eric Clapton fame, fortune, and—strangely enough—humility. In the midst of the whirlwind madness of first-line appearances at San Francisco’s Fillmore West and elsewhere, Eric has preserved a quiet dignity.

Eric left the Yardbirds to join John Mayall, England’s foremost patron of American blues. He stayed with Mayall for two years. During that period, he mastered the blues idiom, and that training has been the cornerstone of the Clapton sound ever since. After the Mayall band, Eric got together with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. The result was the phenomenal Cream. Particularly for underground audiences, the Cream was a dynasty of sound. Through four unbelievable record albums and as many tours, no rock group had more charisma with audiences than the Cream. Cream followers were cultish in their enthusiasm. Eric’s entrancingly sustained notes were an apex of rock-guitar solos.

Since the Cream, Eric formed and toured with Blind Faith, and has played guitar behind Delaney and Bonnie and the Beatles. He sings, plays guitar, and has written most of the tunes on a record album, Eric Clapton Sings, recorded in Los Angeles on the Atlantic label.

When I saw you recently with Delaney and Bonnie, I noticed you weren’t using the Les Paul you used with the Cream.

I still play a Les Paul. But with Delaney and Bonnie, I used an old Stratocaster I’d acquired. It’s really, really good—a great sound. It’s just right for the kind of bag I was playing with them. more

Brad Paisley: country picker

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