Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Eric Johnson: Up Close CD pre order

Up Close [Import]
Eric Johnson (Rock) | Format: Audio CD

3. BRILLIANT ROOM (Malford Milligan -vocal)
4. TEXAS (Steve Miller -vocal, Jimmie Vaughan - guitar)
5. GEM
7. AUSTIN (Jonny Lang - vocal)
14. CHANGE - revisited
15. YOUR BOOK (Sonny Landreth - guitar)

Prashant Aswani: Win a signed copy of Prashant Aswani's new album!

Win a signed copy of Prashant Aswani's new album!

Time for another giveaway contest, and this one is really cool. Prashant Aswani, in association with The Guitar Channel, will be giving away two signed copies of his new disc Sonically Speaking. yes I want to win that!

If you don't win... you can get your copy at:

Prashant Aswani: Sonically Speaking, brilliant new CD buy

Masato Honda: jfusion 2004

Masato Honda - After School Like Sunday (2004)

Steve Vai: Guitar Nation 2010 details

13 - 14 November Olympia London: Guitar Nation Live 2010 is the U.K.'s biggest guitar show and has everything any guitarist or musician can wish for: top stars, fantastic exhibition of the best gear, concerts, masterclasses and seminars.

Whether you're buying, selling, trading or just browsing amongst the hundreds of new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, pedals, straps and strings, top retailers, manufacturers and music memorabilia — Guitar Nation Live is a dedicated guitar exhibition of over 120 stands where you can see the latest styles, the weird, the handmade and the newest technology. Exhibitors include Marshall amps, Bose, PRS guitars and many other famous brands, plus there's an amazing range of freebies included in your ticket price;

* Free guitar lessons from tech music schools
* Free to view: world-exclusive preview of Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitars to be auctioned for charity by Bonhams L.A. in March 2011. See up close some of the rarest most desirable guitar set-ups on the planet!
* Free set of Ernie Ball strings or Rotosound bass strings on advance ticket bookings
* Free guitar icons photographic exhibition (Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Brian May, etc.) from Proud Galleries
* Free instrument valuation from Allianz
* Free hearing test with the Musicians Union
* Free to enter competitions to win cool prizes including two Jet City 2112RC 20w guitar combo amps.

* Free performances and seminars from world class artists and key music industry pros:

- PINK FLOYD's Guy Pratt presents touring with "My Bass and Other Animals"
- Phil Hilborne live with his band
- THE HAMSTERS: See the U.K.'s best blues-rock band live in concert
- Guitar master Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes in concert
- Youth; Uber-producer (THE VERVE, U2) and KILLING JOKE bassist shows how to make music that matters
- Sting's guitarist Dominic Miller and percussionist Rhani Krija perform together with Guy Pratt
- Top jazz guitarist Martin Taylor talks about his academy and learning to play the guitar
- Hard-hitting discussion panels from Xfm with guest speakers and station DJs

The show organizers are also excited to have guitar god Steve Vai making his only U.K. appearance this year when he'll be appearing at two master classes at Guitar Nation 2010. These ticket-only events will be:

* "An Audience with Steve Vai" presented by London's top music school, the Guitar Institute
* "Where The Wild Songs Are" - Steve Vai presents a "Flex-Able"/"Passion and Warfare" recording session re-creating some of his most iconic guitar tracks.

For more information, visit www.guitarnation2010.com.

Derek Sherinian: Rockpages Exclusive Interview, Black Country Communion and more

Derek Sherinian Exclusive Interview

Ariel Ferreyrola: Autumn Leaves smooth jazz style

Ariel Ferreyrola Autumn Leaves

Steve Hackett: Tour Dates, time to get your tickets!

One of those solos that stood the test of time for me...

STEVE HACKETT Fifth of Fifth

Time to get that concert ticket!

Steve Hackett Band - Southampton, UK - 16th November
Tuesday 16th November - The Brook, Southampton
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: (023) 8055 5366

Steve Hackett Band - Glasgow, UK - 18th November
Thursday 18th November - The Ferry, Glasgow
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 01698 360085

Steve Hackett Band - Manchester, UK - 19th November
Friday 19th November - Manchester Academy, Manchester
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 0161 832 1111

Steve Hackett Band - Pontardawe, UK - 20th November
Saturday 20th November - Pontardawe Arts Centre, Pontardawe
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 01792 863722

Steve Hackett Band - Leamington Spa, UK - 21st November
Sunday 21st November - The Assembly, Leamington Spa
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 01926 523001

Steve Hackett Band - Brighton, UK - 23rd November
Tuesday 23rd November - Komedia, Brighton
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 0845 293 8480

Steve Hackett Band - Bath, UK - 25th November
Thursday 25th November - Komedia, Bath
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 0845 293 8480

Steve Hackett Band - Holmfirth, UK - 26th November
Friday 26th November - Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 0871 230 1101

Steve Hackett Band - Birkenhead, UK - 27th November
Saturday 27th November - Pacific Road Arts Centre, Birkenhead
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 0151 666 0000

Steve Hackett Band - Gateshead, UK - 28th November
Sunday 28th November - The Sage, Gateshead
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 0191 443 4661

Steve Hackett Band - Wolverhampton, UK - 29th November
Monday 29th November - Robin 2, Wolverhampton
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 01902 401211

Steve Hackett Band - London, UK - 30th November
Tuesday 30th November - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 0844 477 2000

December 2010
Steve Hackett Band - Cambridge, UK - 2nd December
Thursday 2nd December - The Junction, Cambridge
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 01223 511 511

Steve Hackett Band - Milton Keynes, UK - 3rd December
Friday 3rd December - The Stables, Milton Keynes
Info & Tickets at:
Box Office: 01908 280800

Steve Hackett Band - Farnham, UK - 16th December
Thursday 16th December - Farnham Maltings, Farnham
Info & Tickets at:
Maltings Box Office: 01252 745444
Ticketweb: 08444 77 1000

Joe Satriani: Guitar Player lesson

Tom Quayle,George Marios: Sunny Jam by the legendary tea swilling T42

Sunny Jam - T42 Tom Quayle & George Marios

Gannin Arnold: xotic original rock fusion song


Andre Tonelli: Canons of Shredding: Harmonic Minor Lick

GSWS Guitar Lesson 60 - Canons of Shredding: Harmonic Minor Lick

Dave Weiner: Fusion Blues Leads

"Fusion Blues Leads" - Riff Of The Week® - 10/20/10 (S5:E48)

Arjen Lucassen: Star One guitar sound

Arjen Lucassen Star One guitar sound

Luke Fortini: two handed diminished wide stretch shapes

Here is one of my new ideas for diminished shapes,using 8 finger tapping.
Crazy sound.


Tyler Reese: Blue Bossa

Tyler Reese Blue Bossa

Prashant Aswani: Sonically Speaking, brilliant new CD is available!

“Sonically Speaking” is about to prove why Prashant is a triple threat – as a player, a writer, and this time around a producer. Ten brilliant compositions and Prashant’s signature guitar playing make this third album his best yet. The new album features, Rhonda Smith (Jeff Beck, Prince) on Bass and Joey Heredia (Stevie Wonder, Tribal Tech, Steve Lukather) on Drums. His Indian roots shine through with the addition of Abhijit Banerjee on Tabla. buy:

Preview Song Name
1. Stephanie 4:09
2. Drive 4:25
3. Make it 14 4:39
4. 11 miles 4:24
5. 5 AM 4:47
6. Pardon Me 4:09
7. Narrow Path 4:02
8. Rain 5:30
9. Shades of Gray 4:25
10. Pure at Heart 5:05

Marco De Cave: the guitar lexicon extended

TTK Jet City Amplification Contest entry by marco de cave

Levi Clay: Pentatonic Substitution Licks

Levi Clay - Pentatonic Substitution Licks

Chris Brooks: new CD is sounding great!

Chris Brooks' upcoming single - teaser

Luke Fortini: two handed atonal tribute to the late Paul the Octopus

A new atonal composition performed by italian guitarist Luke Fortini,using 2 guitars and tapping technique.


Morten Faerestrand: super fusion from MFG live 2010

I'm up - MFG live 2010

Marshall Harrison: MUST SEE Perpetual Motion... a bit faster

Marshall Harrison:
I wish I could throw in more dynamics and expression but alas chronos limns an ever shorter interval thereby atomizing the surfeit of expression bursting from my heart. This performance is dedicated to Christopher Hitchens (Champion of all things rational and enemy of those who LIE TO CHILDREN)

Anyway, the encomia received so far for the last Paganini posting verily warms the heart. But someone wanted to hear the piece played up tempo so here you are.

To answer some questions about the technique behind this here goes: Yes my middle finger (RH) is definitely helping out. Why? well Here is another rule for picking (up there with Gambale's odd-even principle, I've found) Hybrid picking can take make the unsweepable sweepable. and yes I did employ some legato for the extended scalar sequence in order to give the pick a rest..

BY REQUEST, Marshall Harrison plays Paganini's Perpetual Motion - a bit faster

Guthrie Govan: the decateuch of Erotic Cakes

This is a VERY special product! Guthrie Govan's debut album 'Erotic Cakes' is one of the most celebrated guitar albums of the past decade and features some of the finest musicianship and compositional skills we've ever heard. Our special 'Fives' package is still
one of our most popular products, so we've worked together with Guthrie to create this... the complete set of Erotic Cakes backing tracks!

These are not backing tracks that we've recreated. This is the real thing... Guthrie's studio recordings, but with the lead guitar parts
removed. Included is a set of "Real Book" style transcriptions of all the composed parts, along with advice on what scales to
use for the improvised solo. All transcriptions were painstakingly checked by Guthrie, the bundle includes his tips and advice.

We believe in supporting our artists. When you buy this package, 50% of the money goes straight to Guthrie.

order the bible of erotic cakes

John Kiefer: join MONSTER MUSIK 2010!

scherzo Op. 94 sergei prokofiev
john kiefer guitar
paul boyd pian


Please join the COM electric guitar orchestra for MONSTER MUSIK 2010

Thursday 10-28 at 8:00 PM
fine arts recital hall F117
at the college of the mainland
john kiefer director

black sabbath, jaws, toccata in d, halloween suite, dies irae (premiere), marche macabre, haunted mansion,
in the hall of the mountain king

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Malina Moye, Eric Gales: Foxy Lady plays Sexxy Man

The morning after Malina Moye played the national anthem for the Vikings/Cowboys game, she performed Sexxy Man (Foxy Lady) live for Showcase Minnesota morning show. The band is Eric Gales on guitar, George Moye on bass, Erick Ballard on drums, and Toby Marshall on keys.

Malina Moye plays Sexxy Man (Foxy Lady) on Showcase Minnesota Live

Malina Moye Raw -- Blues Joint & Foxy Lady

Ignazio Di Salvo: super hot take on larry carlton style backing track

Ignazio Di Salvo plays larry carlton style backing track