Monday, 13 December 2010

Robert Marcello: Extraction

Robert Marcello - Extraction (Young Guitar May 2010)

Stanley Clarke: joins the ampeg fold

Ampeg is proud to announce their latest and greatest signing -- bass icon Stanley Clarke. As a genuine pioneer, Stanley has been playing, recording, composing and innovating for more than four decades. Challenging most of the traditional notions of bass performance, he brought bass front-and-center in a huge way. From groundbreaking work in Return To Forever, right up through his modern solo endeavors, he has remained a unique and compelling artist.

Stanley spent most of 2010 touring with a new Ampeg PRO NEO rig, as well as an SVT rig (SVT-2Pro/SVT-410HLF). Most recently, the Stanley Clarke Band was nominated for two Grammys: Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Adding Stanley to Ampeg’s roster is clearly one of Ampeg’s most significant signings, among a sea of impressive endorsers. Stanley’s first official Ampeg appearance will be signing autographs at Ampeg’s new upstairs demo room at NAMM on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center - Demo Room 209A/B.

Victor Camargo: Guitar Fusion Contest

Guitar Fusion Contest - Victor Camargo

Lukasz Kulczak, Maciej Garbarek: ProgEnergy rock fusion live

ProgEnergy - Difficult Moments Live in Blue Note Jazz Club
Łukasz Kulczak - guitar,
Maciej Garbarek - guitar,
Łukasz Olenderek - bass,
Kacper Stachowiak - drums

ProgEnergy - Difficult Moments

ProgEnergy - Nothing

Niels Vejlyt: Infinity Overture new CD

RELEASED: 21-01-2011: Danish progressive metallers Infinity Overture return with their second album “The Infinite Overture pt.1”. Led by the superb guitar and compositional skills of Neils Vejlyt, the band have taken a step away from the symphonic metal slant of their debut to mark the start of altogether darker and more distinctive journey with enhanced progressive elements blended with gothic textures.

The listener will also notice the new album being more guitar driven due to the reduction of symphonic elements. The new material also showcases the virtuoso side of the band making great use of dynamically rich music wrapped around irresistible vocal melodies. Vejlyt must be applauded for managing to combine all these elements whilst still ensuring the song remains the main priority and these are 9 compelling compositions.

As a result of the slight change of musical direction Vejlyt saw fit to change the band line-up to best bring out the new music and also ensure the calibre of musicianship was high enough to perform the new material live.

New female vocalist Kimmie Tenna Nielsen is the most major change, with her moving and powerful voice driving on the new compositions, her performance is set to make her an upcoming talent in the metal world. Bassist Bernardo Fesch has brought awesome bass groves to the compositions whilst drummer Jakob Vand has adds his grand technical skills and ideas to the band making for a very exciting rhythm section.

Niels Vejlyt also secured the services of two of his favourite vocalists to perform some guest spots on the new release – namely Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire) and Amanda Somerville (Epica, Kamelot etc). Niels describes this as, “An honour to have such greats on the songs”.

In addition to these two household names are a number of other guest backing vocalists all adding further depth to the compositions.

Production guru Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot) once again oversaw the mix and master with the outcome being another full and rich sounding release from Infinity Overture.

01. The Hunger.
02. The Stand.
03. Angels.
04. Evernight.
05. Secrets.
06. Back From The Past.
07. Smoke and Mirrors.
08. The Infinite Overture pt. 1.
09. Darkness Of Mind.

Niels Vejlyt - Guitar, Orchestrations and growl.
Kimmie Tenna Nielsen- Vocals.
Jakob Vand - Drums.
Bernardo Fesch - Bass

Fabio Lione: Vocals, The Hunger
Amanda Somerville: Vocals, The Hunger, Secrets, The Infinite Overture pt. 1, Smoke and Mirrors
Marie Frifelt: Vocals, Back from the Past, Darkness of Mind
Simon Holm: Growl, Smoke and Mirrors, Darkness of Mind, Evernight
Hjalte Sejr Bertelsen: Growl, Smoke and Mirrors
Thomas Jensen: Vocals, Back from the Past, The Hunger
Mads Damgaard: Piano, Angels, Secrets, The Infinite Overture pt. 1

Produced by Niels Vejlyt.
Edits: Niels Vejlyt.
Mixed by Sascha Paeth.
Mastered by Sascha Paeth.
Orchestrations by Niels Vejlyt.

Infinity Overture - Smoke & Mirrors

Cesar Huesca: cesarhuescafacethiefouttake - super classy!


Vidar Solli: Random Guitar Outtakes of quality!

Random Guitar Outtakes viddelt

Adrian Vandenberg: Vandenberg classic gets a 2010 face lift


The original live

Vandenberg - Burning Heart ( live texel, holland )

News: Win a Dean ML XM guitar with Live4Guitar!!

Hi all. We've got something cool to keep you busy over the upcoming holidays. Here is the 3rd competition with even more exciting prizes and backing track. This time we have the famous theme from the "Godfather" for you to play it your own way. Again maestro Dragianni created the track. The prizes are now a bit more expensive. That's our Christmas and New Year present for 3 best takes. 1st place will get Dean ML XM guitar shipped directly from Dean, 2nd place will get Ampitube iRig and the 3rd place will get many useful things for the guitar (capo, srtings, the swipe, 5m lead). All 3 will get Live4guitar t-shirt as always.

3rd Live4Guitar competition

Puguh Kribo: Guitar Addiction contest.

Guitar addict by Puguh kribo 7th strings

Enter: Guitar Addiction solo competition

Jonas Tamas: download free the Jonas Tamas Pre-Christmas Gift Pack!

Surprise! For 7 days, you can download free the
Jonas Tamas Pre-Christmas Gift Pack!

If you are a guitar player, a guitar fan, a guitar geek, a guitar enthusiast, or you just love guitars, then you will love this too.

The package contains four songs from my 2009 debut album Sharp Guitars From a Flat Planet, plus a previously unreleased bonus track, two backing tracks for improvising, a greeting card, a banner, and the TAB of the main theme of Golden Sun.

This is my way of saying thank you for all the support and kind words in 2010 - it means a lot to me.

The download link is here:
When you download the package, then I'd like to ask you to share my website on your wall, on your friends' wall, and send this link to all your guitar playing friends too. And of course, feel free to share the package itself. Remember, if you share my link with a lot of people, then it means that I can have more opportunities for to creating music, recording and touring.

Kentarou Matsuura: a great tribute to Yngwie Malmsteen

Malmsteen's "FUGUE" cover【Revival】

Jan Laurenz: another cool you rock guitar demo

you rock guitar demo with jan laurenz

Krisztian Lovrek: new EP promo

Pre-promo video of the LOVRECK's EP.

You can support the band via PayPal

LOVRECK EP pre-promo video

Daniele Gottardo: Frenzy of Ecstasy on Axe Magazine 159 - Italian

In the Italian guitar magazine of choice
In the double issue of December / January will be on sale in the debut album by Daniele Gottardo "Frenzy of Ecstasy" full of special features:

- Full transcript of the original backing track and Guitar Sbrego

All 'inside the magazine:

- Harmonic and formal analysis of the song "Gardiology"
- Harmonic analysis of Guitar Sbrego

Daniele Gottardo's "Frenzy of Ecstasy" on Axe Magazine 159

Pete Pachio: Bernie Rico Jr. 30 Seconds Of Fame

Pete Pachio's Bernie Rico Jr. Guitars 30 Second Of Fame.... Twisted Walls Of Terror ( Preview Clip)

Pete Pachio's Bernie Rico Jr. 30 Seconds Of Fame Contest Entry(Twisted Walls)

Tim Morrison: from clean to melodic chop on new Ibanez RG 320 FA

My new Ibanez RG 320 FA

Tristan Klein: a little blue shredding on eleven rack lead 800

eleven rack lead 800 by Tristan klein

Tony Waka: a little late night shredding

Midnight Solo

Levi Clay: Guitar Fusion Contest - great solo

Levi Clay - Wallimann Fusion Contest (

Enter: Guitar Fusion Competition

Jon Bloomer: Fret-King Super-matic

Jon Bloomer:
I met Trevor Wilkinson a few months ago at the Australian International Music Show where he demonstrated the Fret-King Super-matic to me but the audio wasn't great on my video so it was good to get hold of the guitar and do a high quality demo of the self tuning bridge and innovative coil split blend functionality.

Tuning presets:

Demo: Fret-King Super-matic

David Wallimann: Minor Pentatonic Scales Lesson Pack Promo

Learn everything you need to know about the minor pentatonic scale.
This high quality downloadable video lesson comes with its backing track for you to apply what you learned and high quality scale diagram

Minor Pentatonic Scales Lesson Pack Promo

News: technology still a threat

Windows 7.... 23 minute boot time... still something wrong here!

Északi Szabolcs: Miki Birta competition #2

Birta Miki gitárverseny -Északi Szabolcs