Saturday, 15 January 2011

Cheryl Pyle: inside dialogue CD

I hope 2011 is well you - i just wanted to let you know i have MP's for my new flute cd INSIDE DIALOGUE on 11th street music -out now!!
just $10-you can pay via pay pal to my e mail address
thanks for supporting new flute music!!


a little promo video - city video- spot video-
also you can listen to more music by cheryl pyle at :

Adrian Vandenberg: will be talking to Maximum Threshold tonight 9pm (EST).

Legendary Guitarist Adrian Vandenberg will be talking to Maximum Threshold tonight at 9pm (EST).
Adrian will be talking about his OIO (Arium Guitar) from Arisitides Instruments. Available at

Tim Donahue: Then and Now with fretless electric harp guitar

Tim Donahue performing at Kunitachi Music Academy

Tim Donahue - Norwegian Wood

Tim Donahue Interview

Rich Murray: Guitar Channel makes it to NAMM #2

Rich Murray:
Played lots of great guitars yesterday, and chatted with some great players including Alex Machacek, Gannin Arnold, and Ed DeGenaro. Here are my big takeaways from day two:

The Carvin booth was abuzz when Frank Gambale arrived to demo his new FG1 signature model guitar. Gambale played a short set with bassist Brian Bromberg.
Full review and photos

Tommy Ermolli, Daniele Liverani, , Alberto Rigoni: Twinspirits - Slave To This World

"Slave To This World" is taken from the album "Legacy" released by Lion Music 18/02/2011.
Directed by Salvatore "Xavy" Perrone.
Twinspirits are:
Göran Nyström: Vocals
Tommy Ermolli : Guitars
Alberto Rigoni: Bass
Daniele Liverani: Keyboards
Dario Ciccioni: Drums
Artist name: Twinspirits
Song: Slave To This World
Composer: Daniele Liverani
Year: 2010
ISRC: FI-LMC-11-00320
Country: Finland
All right reserved SIAE ITALY
Tommy Ermolli is endorsed by Mayones Guitars, Dogal Strings, Bogner Amplification.
Dario Ciccioni is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals, VicFirth Sticks, Evans Drumheads.
Alberto Rigoni is endorsed by: Elrick Guitars, Aguilar Amplification, Hipshot Products, Ernie Ball Strings, Evidence Audio cables, Comfort Strapp and Sonuus.

Twinspirits - Slave To This World

Jordan Rudess: NAMM synth demo with ipad

Namm Show 2011 - Rudess

News: NAMM Digital Kitara demo

Misa Digital Kitara Video Demo [NAMM 2011]

Victor Wooten: NAMM interview with Music Radar

MusicRadar meets bassist Victor Wooten

Yngwie Malmsteen: Noodling at NAMM

Yngwie Malmsteen Noodling in the Fender Green Room

Emir Hot: Legato in 16th triplets lesson

Emir Hot:
Hi and welcome to my 2nd lick of the week. This time I have a pretty fast pattern in A phrygian dominant which works well over many different grooves.

This lick is mostly in A phrygian dominant scale which is the 5th mode of D harmonic minor. I said mostly because you will find a minor 3rd in a couple of places (in the 1st bar). That note doesn't belong to the scale but it is a part of a strong unit so in this case it works well. You can replace that note with the major 3rd if you like (C#) but it will just be a bigger stretch for you. full lesson

News: Sanyo NEW Rechargeable battery for NAMM

Convenient rechargeable battery pack provides consistent, long-lasting sound quality with choice of signature eneloop white or new black version
ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) introduces a black version of its eneloop Pedal Juice, a rechargeable DC 9V battery unit for effects pedals and other music devices. The popular Pedal Juice rechargeable battery, introduced last year, is available immediately at music stores nationwide and the black version will be available in late spring 2011. Both versions have an MSRP of $199.99. The black and the white Pedal Juice will be displayed at the NAMM Show 2011, the world's largest musical instrument trade show, from January 13 to 16, 2011 in Booth 7013.
Pedal Juice was developed to meet the needs of both professional and entry-level musicians, delivering up to 50 hours of continuous power for a single analog pedal or up to 20 hours of continuous power to three digital pedals. Because the eneloop 9V rechargeable lithium-ion battery eliminates the need for AC power, the output voltage is more stable for longer periods of time without the possibility of AC ground looping noise. The battery can be recharged hundreds of times, thereby eliminating the waste and inconvenience of disposable 9V alkaline batteries. With two DC outputs, Pedal Juice can power multiple devices including pedals, multi-effect units, and portable recorders. Pedal Juice provides portable battery power to a single pedal or can be used to power several pedals at the same time.

Power management ranks at the top of issues faced by music performers, especially performances that use many portable music devices, including effects units, amps, graphic equalizers, and multi-track recorders, where power is typically provided through an AC adapter or a 9V dry cell battery (9V laminated battery). Rechargeable, portable, water-resistant, and rugged, Pedal Juice allows the freedom to play whenever and wherever the next gig might be.
"SANYO's Pedal Juice provides clean, portable 9V power to effects pedals and other music devices. We designed the new model with the same great performance musicians have come to expect from SANYO," said Tom Van Voy, General Manager of the Digital Solutions Division for SANYO North America. "Our new black-colored Pedal Juice will allow the musicians to decide which color best fits their rig."
Main Features
Portable, rechargeable lithium-ion 9V power supply (max output 2,000mA, or 1,000mA per port when using both power ports)
Stable voltage provides consistent, long-lasting sound quality
Three-stage power indicator shows remaining battery level at a glance, even during use
Easily turns on or off with one button
Can be used outside even in wet weather. Water-Resistant to JIS IPX3 compliance level (no damage when sprayed with water in vertical position at angles of up to 60 degrees on both sides)
No noise interference from surrounding electric equipment as occurs with AC power
Approximately 3.5 hour charging time
Standard usage times include approximately 50 hours for analog effects units (~10mA), up to 27 hours for digital effects units (~50mA), about 17 hours for digital multi effects units (~100mA), 7 hours for multi-track recorder or synthesizer (~300mA), and 2 hours for electronic drums or percussion (~1,000mA)
Built-in 3.7V, 7.35Ah Lithium-ion battery
Colors: White or Black
For more information about the SANYO 'eneloop' brand of products please visit

Steve Morse: vintage rock interview NAMM

NAMM 2011: Steve Morse Interview

Ruben Rubio,Jose de Castro,Juanjo Melero: Carles Benavent - Biondo new CD of fusion music

Biondo is the first album by Ruben Rubio featuring Carles Benavent, Jose de Castro, Juanjo Melero and many more artists.  The CD is also available from
iTunes and Napster,
Biondo is fusion Music (jazz, funk, flamenco,...).

Rafael Nery: Shred Off Competition

2011 New Year's Shred Off Competition by Rafael Nery

Shred Off Competition

Lindsey Boullt: funky fusion in San Pedro

Performing at the Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA on January 13, 2010.

Lindsey Boullt Band with Ryo Okumoto

Rusty Cooley: with the Coffinettes at NAMM

The Coffinettes HOT!

Janek Gwizdala: live at NAMM

Janek Gwizdala live at NAMM

Billy Sheehan: vintage rocker interview

NAMM 2011: Billy Sheehan Interview

Gianluca Ferro: progressive technical fusion 1080p

This is the first video I posted in 1080p in the native mt2s format. The files are bigger, this one 750Mb. But then you check the quality... watch full screen and 1080p mode for best format.

I met Gianluca Ferro at Guitar Day 6 in Milan. The guy is a perfect gentleman and delivered an exciting set of ultra technical, progressive fusion instrumentals on his trade mark 8 string Ibanez. Gianluca Ferro has just released his new CD, details in this post.

Gianluca Ferro: progressive technical fusion 1080p

State of the Art 8 string progressive two handed guitar!

1 Olympia's Strangely Mechanical Actions 3:43
2 Accelerating Future 6:26
3 Moroccan Dilemma 2:44
4 Crimson Robotron 1:56
5 Solaris 5:36
6 Metanfenasia 6:08
7 Life In A Raindrop 1:59
8 Cyclopic Overtone 5:34
9 Overture 1089 X 9 2:24
10 Bipolar Zombie 6:35
11 Black Lydian 1:58
12 On A Day Like Today 4:46
13 Ulam Spiral Dysporia 5:24
14 City Rises 5:05
15 The Bunraku Puppet 7:16

Shredding of progressive root, that Gianluca mixes with the most extravagant and difficults ingredients and gives much scope to experimentation.
Guitars, Bass and Keyboards: Gianluca Ferro
Guitar solo on Bipolar Zombie: Phi Yaan-Zek
Bass: Nicola, Angileri, Alberto Bollati, Dino Fiorenza
Drums: Lorenzo Milani, Edo Sala, Eugenio Ventimiglia
Recorded at Hidden Studios
Guitar reamping: Steve Crespi and Luke Ottoboni at Pathwaves studio
Additional Guitar reamping: Andrea DeBernardi
Mixing and Mastering: Andrea De Bernardi
Artwork: Fabio Bonetti
Art Director: SG Records Design Studio  BUY

Brandon Jacobs: Mutiny Within demos Ibanez RGD

The RGD Featuring Brandon Jacobs(Mutiny Within)

Keith Merrow: Far Sides interview

What gear was used in the making of the new album?

I use a pretty basic setup.

For guitars, I used my BRJ custom 7-strings (equipped with Bare Knuckle Painkiller pickups). The guitar tones all came from the Axe-Fx. I used my Peavey 5 string bass, running through Ampeg SVX. The drum samples were Steven Slate and some custom samples that I've had forever. I use Presonus Studio One Pro for a DAW, which I love. I use inexpensive M-Audio monitors and interface, and a KRK sub monitor. I record with a self-built custom PC.

How did you come to hook up with BRJ guitars? Do you and Bernie have anything interesting in the works?

A good friend of Bernie's, named Wes, told him to check out what I do. Bernie got in touch with me and offered me an endorsement deal. I was, and still am, completely excited about it. Bernie builds the most amazing guitars I've ever played, and he's become a great friend to me. I currently have three more guitars in production - a custom 6, a really awesome 7, and a REALLY cool acoustic guitar. more

Andy James: Blackstar Series suggested settings

Blackstar Series One 200 demo of suggested settings

Blackstar Series One 50 demo of suggested settings

Blackstar Series One 104EL34 demo of suggested settings

Zakk Wylde: Californication appearence


Yngwie Malmsteen: YJM 100 Marshall NAMM

Marshall Malmsteem YJM 100 Video Demo [NAMM 2011]

Yngwie Malmsteen Interview @ NAMM 2011

Dave Towsey: This is SHRED!

Shred Video By Dave Towsey

News: Blue Bug Competition My Top 40

Blue Bug Competition finished a week back, but I thought I would list out my top videos and give you some insight into the process. I check out each video at least once. I sometimes play a video many times but I don't count these in judging the playing. When it comes time to judging I then go through each video and listen to it a couple of times. If it works for me it goes through to the next round.  I continue until I have my top list of players.  NB the other judges in the competition might short list in completely different ways. When we get near the top, the debating takes place until we can agree on a winner.  This aspect is really tough. There are more than enough exciting solos that won't win, but this doesn't mean we didn't think they weren't great.  

So these are my Top 40 solos by number of times played in the process of elimination. The more times you get watched the more I liked the playing for the competition.


Five Times

Four Times

Three Times

Richie Kotzen: Stand for what you believe - The real version

When you carry the cross, do you know its true?
Your direction's lost - who do you run to?
In your wild race
When you win, you lose
How to shelter your baby blues

When it's said and done
You come out on top
Another hit and run
Where does it stop
In your wild race
You may come to find
The time has come now to draw the line

You've got to stand
Stand for what you believe
Oh, you've got to stand
Stand for what you believe

Express yourself
In the face of change
Repress yourself, you surely seal your fate
You gotta look inside, the answer lies in wait
Resurrect before its too late


Somebody rescue me
Come down and rescue me
I know the soul of this good man
Has got to be free
When you stand...
Stand for what you believe

[Chorus] / End

DonMichele1980 - Stand for what you believe! Alright, understood?

Kiko Loureiro: NAMM Zoom G2.1KL Signature Pedal Demo

Kiko Loureiro (Angra) Zoom G2.1KL Signature Pedal Demo at NAMM 2011 - Jan 13th 2011

Devin Townsend: Live at NAMM 2011 :- Devin Townsend Project performing "Fly" on day 2 of NAMM 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim CA on January 13th 2011. Video by Aniruddh Andrew Bansal for Metal Assault.

Devin Townsend Project - Fly - Live at NAMM 2011 - Jan 13th 2011

Devin Townsend Project - Coast - Live at NAMM 2011 - Jan 13th 2011

Johnny Hiland: Lectrosonics NAMM

Lectrosonics Hosts Johnny Hiland

Duilio Humberto de Lima: Super tribute to Guthrie Govan - Fives

Guthrie Govan - Fives