Saturday, 27 November 2010

News: Chinese Slide Guitar

Chinese Slide Guitar - Guqin - Wolong Yin

Mario Parga: band gets a new drummer.

Mario Parga is pleased to formally announce Mark Mendez as the new drummer for the Shadows & Light album and his band. Mark is from Guadalajara, Mexico and has toured and recorded with numerous Central American rock and metal bands more

Joe Stump: New York solo dates

Joe Stump, has announced solo shows for New York:

December 12 - Traxx - Ronkonkoma, NY
February 5 - Lulu's Pub - Port Jefferson, NY

New: WIN a prize sometime tonight... just grab an image of 1,000,000 visits

Nearly there!!! As per usual there will be a prize for that screen grab of 1,000,000 visitors. We are currently at 999,214 visitors... you know the deal... get a screen grap of the 1,000,000 visitors, submit you news... "Hey Mr Truth in Shredding!" I have the 1,000,000 visitors screen grab!!! ... I send a prize... I seem to recall a previous competition there were 3 people had 700,000 visitors! I have a feeling at the current rate of visits it will happen overnight for me, so if you capture the time it happened where you were that would be very cool too.

Remember no more no less. May be once you have that screen grab you could do a CTRL and F5 together... that way you'll bump the number past 1,000,000!

David Wallimann: session solo

My friends from Blowback asked me if I could record a solo on their newest track "Tears".
Here is my take.
I used my Parker Fly Deluxe using Guitar Rig.
Check out Blowback at

Going Metal?

Michael Romeo: Symphony X UK tour dates added to Euro and US dates

22 - London, UK - Scala
23 - Bilston, UK - Robin 2
24 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation

Euro dates
25 February, 2011 Stuttgart, DE LKA Longhorn
26 February, 2011 Oberhausen, DE Turbinenhalle
27 February, 2011 Antwerpen, BE Hof Ter Loo
28 February, 2011 Paris, FR Elysee Montmartre
01 March, 2011 Toulouse, FR Phare
03 March, 2011 Barcelona, ES Apollo
04 March, 2011 Lyon, FR Transbordeur
05 March, 2011 Florence, IT Viper
06 March, 2011 Pratteln, CH Z7
07 March, 2011 Milan, IT Magazzini Generali
08 March, 2011 Esch zur Alzette, LU Kulturfabrik
10 March, 2011 Ljubljana, SI Cvetlicarna
11 March, 2011 Munich, DE Backstage
12 March, 2011 Wien, AT Gasometer
13 March, 2011 Wörgl, AT Komma
14 March, 2011 Bad Arolsen, DE Outback
16 March, 2011 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
17 March, 2011 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
18 March, 2011 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
19 March, 2011 Geiselwind, DE Music Hall
20 March, 2011 Tilburg, NL 013

US dates
21 April, 2011 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
22 April, 2011 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
23 April, 2011 Worcester, MA The Palladium
25 April, 2011 Motreal, QC (Canada) Metropolis
26 April, 2011 Quebec City, QC (Canada) Salle Albert Rosseau
27 April, 2011 Toronto, ON (Canada) The Opera House
29 April, 2011 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
30 April, 2011 Detroit, MI Blondie's
01 May, 2011 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
02 May, 2011 St. Paul, MN The Station
04 May, 2011 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
06 May, 2011 Seattle, WA Showbox
07 May, 2011 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
08 May, 2011 San Francisco, CA The Grand Ballroom
10 May, 2011 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
11 May, 2011 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
13 May, 2011 Dallas, TX Trees
14 May, 2011 Houston, TX Scout Bar
15 May, 2011 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
17 May, 2011 Orlando, FL The Club at Firestone
18 May, 2011 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
19 May, 2011 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
20 May, 2011 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
21 May, 2011 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
22 May, 2011 Springfield, VA Jaxx

Rune Berre: Blue Bug competition.

Rune Berre Milan Polak`s Blue Bug competition.

Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

Dave Reeves: new web site

Web site launch video blog!!!

Hi folks. Dingle ere. My new web site and forum is now live. You can visit it at The video has info on the forum, what the site contains etc. There's still a couple of changes and tweeks to be made, and lots more to come in the future.
On behalf of myself and my manager who constructed the site and the forum, we would like to thank all our youtube friends for your loyalty and friendship. Look forward to chatting to you on the forum!!

Chris Feener: Threat Signal - Euro Tour VLOG #1

Threat Signal - Euro Tour VLOG 1

Robert Marcello: Musikmesse 2010

Robert Marcello: Musikmesse 2010

Marty Friedman: playing with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Marty Friedman's performance with conductor Yukata Sado and the spectacular Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra was filmed last night and will be broadcast in Japan on February 20 at 9 a.m. on TV Asahi, and rebroadcast on February 26 and February 27 on TV Asahi (BS). Those of you outside of Japan, check your satellite listings.

This is the third time Marty has appeared with the Philharmonic as a soloist; the first time he performed his own material, the second time he played the Bach Brandenburg Concerto and this time he will perform the Rachmaninoff Concerto #2 Opus 18. more


A-Mit (A-Mei) & Marty Friedman (Taiwan FTV News)

Marcel Yammouni: Electric Eclecticity.

Marcel Yammouni:
Marcel Yammouni is a professional composer, multi instrumentalist, producer and engineer living in the city of Melbourne Australia. Marcel is currently the bass player in Electric Empire featuring Dennis Dowlut, Aaron Mendoza, and Jason Heerah. He has worked with the likes of Vanessa Amorosi (toured with her worldwide for seven years), Anthony Callea (Celine Dion tour), Russell Morris, Mark Seymour (Hunters and collectors), Brian Canham (Psuedo Echo), Andrew De Silva(CDB), Gary Pinto (CDB)and Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera) to name a few.

Having had the pleasure of recording many artists over the years it was starting to become a classic case of “the chef always eats last” for Marcel and that’s when he began production on his debut album “Eclecticity” mid 2008. Now 2010 it’s finally here and it is Marcel’s finest work to date.

On July 6th Marcel will launch “Eclecticity” with a show at Spensers Live with his band Featuring Johnny Salerno (Vanessa Amorosi, John Stevens, Richard Clapton), Luke Hodgson (Josh Owen, Toni Childs) Aaron Mendoza (Electric Empire) and Ben Edgar (Missy Higgins)

Marcel Yammouni & James Ryan trading off @ Channel 31

Marcel Yammouni - New Beginning (Live @ Spensers)

Marcel Yammouni - Van Beckather (Live @ Spensers)

Marcel Yammouni - Heart Trouble (Live @ Spensers)

Bryan Aspey: wins AmpKit Ultimate Tone Contest judged by Rusty Cooley!!

Congratulations to Bryan Aspey for winning the Ampkit competition. No stranger to Truth In Shredding fans and it looks like he caught the eye of industry insiders from Peavy, Guitar World and uber shredder Rusty Cooley.

Bryan Aspey Wins Grand Prize in the AmpKit Ultimate Tone Contest!
"Agile Partners and Peavey Electronics are pleased to announce the AmpKit Ultimate Tone Contest Grand Prize winner, Bryan Aspey. Bryan wins the Peavey Classic 30/112 amp for his awesome Composed by the Sea in Cornwall recording from AmpKit!"

Selected by a distinguished panel of judges:
Rusty Cooley - Renowned shred guitarist and Peavey artist
Hartley Peavey - Founder & CEO, Peavey Electronics Corporation
Brad Tolinski - Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World Magazine
The judges applied the following criteria to select the Grand Prize winner: guitar playing quality, performance quality (i.e., played with passion, from your heart), and tone quality based on the creative use of AmpKit gear.
Read more about AmpKit and the Ultimate Tone Contest on

Check out the track

Composed by the Sea in Cornwall from AmpKit by Bryan Aspey. Uploaded with AmpKit

News: live4guitar guitar marketplace growing!

Six weeks ago to the day, Live4guitar launched The Guitar Lessons Marketplace, featuring 12 guitar instructors and 12 guitar lessons. Since then the number of people willing to teach guitar has more than doubled and so has the number of lessons. 160 guitar lessons were bought by 137 registered members.

When we look at these numbers in terms of growth, they present an encouraging trend. Let’s analyse them in more detail. more

Lucas Zembrzuski: Sunny fusion style- standard bridge pickup

sunny OLP standart bridge HB

Tim Morrison: more shred returned to the tube

Introduction of "Dash" by Theodore Ziras

Shane Gibson Style Shred

A nice PRS I used to own

Jan Laurenz: You rock guitar demo #2

You rock guitar fun with Jan Laurenz #2

Muris Varajic: Orange Jam

Orange Jam by Muris Varajic

Hey folks, this is my take on Orange Jam, hope you'll like it, cheers! :) get some lessons with the master!

Pedro Santos: A moment in the fusion

Pedro Santos - Tema "A moment in the fusion" 2011 - Colaboracion Alberto Barrero.

Pedro Santos - Tema A moment in the fusion 2011 - Colaboracion Alberto Barrero by Enicmatico

Angelo Lopes: Blue Bug competition

Blue Bug competition - Angelo Lopes entry

Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

Rokas Jackūnas: Blue Bug competition

Rokas Jackūnas - Blue Bug competition entry (HD)

Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

Richie Kotzen: Interview in Croatia (10/2010)

DonMichele1980 - Richie Kotzen Interview in Croatia (10/2010)

Niklas Johansson: Holdsworth solo

Sleipner-Nicke plays Holdsworth

djedjesan: guitar addiction solo competition

guitar addiction solo contest

Enter: Guitar Addiction solo competition

Jens Johansson: Jonas Hellborg and Anders Johansson

Jens Johansson, Jonas Hellborg and Anders Johansson

Sloth Chubsteen: cool jam over Frank Gambale passages

Frank Gambale passages - improvisation / cover

Allen Hinds: Fact Of The Matter at the Baked Potato

Allen playing slide on his composition "Fact Of The Matter", at the Baked Potato in Hollywood, Nov 2010

Allen Hinds Killer slide guitar on "Fact Of The Matter"

News: Institute Unveils 2011 Guitar Scholarship Worth Over £7,500

"The Guitar Institute, part of London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Yamaha and Total Guitar Magazine are proud to announce the launch of the 2011 guitar scholarships programme. These sought after scholarships are for study on the Guitar Institute’s renowned one-year Higher Diploma guitar course. There will be one fully-funded place for the winner (worth over £5,000) with a partially funded place for the runner-up (worth over £2,500).

The Higher Diploma is a specialist one-year full-time course, developed by the Institute to train and develop students of guitar, bass, drums and vocals for a career in the music industry. It was the first full-time course of its kind ever developed in the UK and achieving a place on the course continues to be an aspirational goal for young musicians. The Institute, widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music, counts on an unrivalled teaching and visiting faculty, many of whom regularly work and tour with some of the music industry’s greatest artists. This faculty includes such names as Hugh Burns, Martin Goulding and Dario Cortese.

Previous Guitar Institute students can be found throughout today’s music industry, working with high profile artists such as Radiohead, The Noisettes, Kylie Minogue, Paolo Nutini, Will Young and KT Tunstall.

Closing date for entries is 17th February 2011 and there is always a great demand. The scholarships are open to anyone from the UK or internationally and the application form is available to download from

This is a fantastic opportunity to win a free place on one of the most prestigious guitar courses in Europe and the winner of the scholarship will also have the support of Yamaha and the opportunity to write a regular column in

For more information on scholarships and courses at the Institute, contact us directly:


- 0207 328 0222


Eric Bickerstaffe: Dellinger 7 with new Dimarzios

Dellinger 7 with new Dimarzios!

Tof: "Blue Bug" Competition

"Blue Bug" Competition by Milan Polak & T-Rex - entry by Tof

Enter: Milan Polak: Blue Bug Competition

Lucas Zembrzuski: Sunny fusion style!

Greg Howe's Sunny backtrack, version with OLP Petrucci MM-4 with Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59, watch also version with standard bridge Humbucker of this guitar.

sunny OLP SH-1 '59 bridge HB.

Maranhão: 3EIXOS band playing live