Friday, 19 November 2010

Joe Satriani: live in Madrid


Will Kriski: sings Robert Conti's praises!

Will Kriski of New Brunswick, Canada talks about his experience with the Robert Conti line of highly effective jazz guitar learning DVDs:

"I'm a shredder and have played guitar for 29 years. I also teach rock, metal and blues soloing but jazz had this aura of difficulty, intimidation, elitism, years of boring scale practice, leading to a serious lack of progress and disappointment. When jazz became institutionalized in schools it somehow became a very intimidating and highly ineffective way to learn jazz. I cannot put into words how soul-destroying it was to go watch jazz players in the local pubs knowing that I wasn't able to do this after years of practice.

Thankfully, I found Robert Conti's website and DVDs and not only is his method highly effective, he also spends time debunking the myths surrounding jazz and provides a lot of encouragement. He's not just a teacher in my opinion, he's also a mentor and a coach. I've bought almost the entire library of products by Robert Conti and it's an amazingly educational and emotional experience. After years of frustration learning to play jazz in college and with other instructional material, I can't tell you how gratifying it is to now be able to play professional level jazz guitar solos and chord melodies. I also have to say that the customer service and support is the best I've ever seen."

Jazz Guitar Improv by A Robert Conti Student

Bryan Aspey: visits Cornwall UK for guitar inspiration!

Inspired by the dramatic scenery during my visit to Cornwall, I wrote this piece while looking out on the ocean from my room at the inn. Recorded a few days later in a London hotel room.
Gear: Steinberger ZT3 > Peavey AmpKit LiNK > iPhone 3GS > AmpKit
AmpKit Details: Peavey ValveKing, Lead Channel, Noise Gate Pedal, D-Delay Pedal (for final section) 4x12 cab w/ Off-axis 57 mic

Composed by the Sea in Cornwall from AmpKit by Bryan Aspey

Alex Lifeson: RUSH UK tour dates!

RUSH's 2011 U.K. dates are as follows:

May 14 - Glasgow - SECC
May 16 - Sheffield - Motorpoint Arena
May 19 - Manchester - MEN Arena
May 21 - Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena
May 22 - Birmingham - LG Arena
May 25 - London - O2

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 26 at 9:00 a.m. GMT.

Emanuil Mihaylov: guitar like ethnic bag pipe?

Emanuil Mihaylov plays guitar like an ethnic bag pipe

Charlie Shaughnessy: synth guitar solo

Charlie Shaughnessy - Fusion "Synthaxe" Solo 3

Paul Gilbert: Don't Fear The Reaper

Paul Gilbert Don't Fear The Reaper

News: Man these cats can play guitar!

Guitar Cat!

cat playing guitar

cat playing guitar

David Wallimann: NS Capo Tuner Review

Planet Waves NS Capo Tuner review.
Learn more at

Backing tracks and lessons at

NS Capo Tuner Review

Enter: Guitar Fusion Competition

Rob Chappers: demo Hufschmid Guitars - Albinodroid

Hufschmid Guitars - Albinodroid Clean Tones

Misha Mansoor: Periphery - New Snu

Periphery - New Snu

Silvio Gazquez: Blue bug competition

Blue bug competition by Milan Polak & T-Rex, Silvio Gazquez entry!

Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

News: Premier Guitar 12 Days of AXE-Mas!

Premier Guitar has announced its "12 Days of AXE-Mas" which will feature 12 guitar giveaways during December. Starting Wednesday, December 1, a new guitar giveaway will be posted every other day on The giveaway prizes consists of guitars made by B.C. Rich, Carvin, Epiphone, Flaxwood, Ibanez, MusicMan, Ovation, Recording King, Schecter,Seagull, Tanglewood, and Washburn. Make sure you head to starting December 1 to enter for your chance to win!

Alberto Rigoni: to appear at Euro Bass Day 2010

Italian bass player Alberto Rigoni will appear with his brand new project "Lady & the BASS" at Euro Bass Day 2010 (Verona, Italy) on November 28th 2010 (3:00 PM, "Palco Eventi Loggiato").
The duo will play songs from their upcoming full-lenght debut album (release expected in mid-2011).
Special guests of EBD 2010, among the others: Brian Bromberg, Billy Sheenan, Bobby Vega, Pippo Matino, Gianni Serino, Simone Vignola
More infos and tickes at: -
Lady & the BASS website:
Alberto Rigoni website:

Tommy Emmanuel: Little By Little CD available

Available now for exclusive worldwide pre-sale on

* Shipping in early December *
* Preorder your copy today *

This double disc is complete with solo tracks, special guest stars, brand new material, as well as fan favorites that Tommy has until now only performed live.

CLICK HERE to order. buy

Guthrie Govan: Masterclass and Guitar Clinic lined up for Birmingham UK

Location: Birmingham

GUITARGUITAR are proud to announce a very special clinic and masterclass with Guthrie Govan in association with Suhr Guitars.

We are very excited about both of these events, which will take place during the afternoon (Masterclass) and evening (Clinic) of the 6th December 2010 in Birmingham.

The Venue is: GUITARGUITAR Birmingham,
100 Hagley Road,
B16 8LA

The evening clinic will feature Guthrie Govan and Ed Yoon from Suhr Guitars in the USA. An array of topics will be covered including Suhr Guitars, guitar construction, tonewoods, guitar electronics, the new Suhr pedal range and Suhr Amplification . All of these demonstrated by Guthrie Govan.
The Clinic starts at 6:30pm and wraps up around 9pm.
The afternoon Masterclass offers the rare opportunity to get a lesson from a true guitar virtuoso. The masterclass starts at 3:30pm.

Standard Evening ticket price is £7.00 each (50 tickets available)

Masterclass tickets available for £35.00 each CALL FOR DETAILS! (20 tickets available)

Please call 0121 456 1904 or visit the Birmingham store for tickets today.
Note: These tickets are expected to go fast!

Yanming Yu: Blue bug competition

Blue bug competition by Milan Polak & T-Rex, Yanming Yu's Entry!

Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

Juanjo Pelegrín: Blue Bug Competition

blue bug contest Juanjo Pelegrín (good entry)

Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

Gustavo Bonfá: Blue Bug Competition

Gustavo Bonfá - Blue Bug Competition by Milan Polak & T-Rex

Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

Mark Thompson: Blue Bug Competition

The second jam from Mark Thompson


Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

Krisztian Lovrek: Guitar Fusion Competition

Guitar Fusion Contest by Krisztian Lovrek

Enter: Guitar Fusion Competition

Dreamfullofzen: Guitar Addiction Competition

Guitar Addiction Competition Entry - Dreamfullofzen

Enter: Guitar Addiction solo competition

Khan Manuel: Improvising

Khan Manuel - Improvising

Paulo Pacheco: Blue bug competition

Milan Polak and T-Rex - Blue Bug Competition Entry by:Paulo Pacheco 18 Years Old

Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

George GT Stergiou: String skipping triad arpeggios

Hi guys. This is my first lick of the week. The lick is in the key of C minor scale (Eb Major) and it's based on string skipping arpeggios:

Irene Ketikidi: Cool Advanced Sweeping and Tapping lesson

Welcome to this ALL IN ONE lesson on the sweep picking technique, combining left and right hand tapping! This lesson will give you advanced sweeping vocabulary, and provide you with all the common arpeggio sequences and patterns you hear in the neoclassical and modern metal style. You will also learn about superimposing the same shapes in order to create extended arpeggios. find out more

Advanced sweeping and tapping (live4guitar lesson)

Paul Gilbert: A Hard Day's Night

Paul Gilbert A Hard Day's Night

Nicolas Waldo: Vorpal Nomad


Andy James: Blackstar Series One 100 demo

Blackstar Series One 100 demo of suggested settings

Achilleas Diamantis: When the guitar is crying

Achilleas Diamantis When the guitar is crying

Dave Weiner: Half-Whole Diminished Made Easy

"Half-Whole Diminished Made Easy with Major Triads" - Riff Of The Week® - 11/17/10 (S5:E52)

Matte Johansson: how to play fast... just add water

How to Play Guitar Fast - No Instructions


Amazing Sweeps & Super Fast Arpeggios - Yngwie Malmsteen Relentless Style Joe Satriani Steve

Costas Politis: cool fusion project

first CD from the awesome greek guitar player Costas Politis

Fusion Session - Costas Politis Ahaivasa - Fusion

fusion session - Costas Politis Ahaivasa - Cajiu

John McLaughlin: The Fourth Dimension live