Thursday, 20 January 2011

Luke Fortini: Nu Metal Shred


Octavio Cabrera: tastful melodic rock guitar

Octavio Cabrera My guitar teacher, a great friend and my most important moral influence and Technical As a musician, The Modesto Hehehe But it truly is the best rock guitarist of the Northern Region of Edo De Guerrero ..... Perhaps he did not I agree, but has earned the respect and affection of his students and fans.


Schoen Guitars... made from dynamite box!


Victor Wooten: shredding 2011 NAMM

Victor Wooten 2011 NAMM

News: NAMM 2011 Morpheus Bomber Pedal

It does polyphonic pitch-shifting, with excellent fidelity - it's like adding a vibrato tailpiece to your guitar. Or bass, for that matter, as the virtuoso demo toward the end of the video demonstrates.

WNAMM 2011 Morpheus Bomber Pedal

Tom Richardson: Latin Rock style jam

Latin Rock style jam by Tom Richardson

Tomo Fujita,Matt Schofield: blues jam at NAMM

'57 Fender Duo Sonic Tomo Fujita & Matt Schofield blues jam at Two-Rock PBG booth NAMM 2011

Tosin Abasi: Strandberg Guitarworks EGS Pro 7-String NAMM

Tosin Abasi from Animals as Leaders Plays Strandberg Guitarworks EGS Pro 7-String Headless Guitar aka #6 in the Strandberg Booth at NAMM.

For more information about the EGS Pro guitar, see

For more information about Tosin Abasi and Animals as Leaders, see

This guy just blows me away!

Tosin Abasi Plays Strandberg Guitarworks EGS Pro 7-String in Strandberg Booth

Tosin Abasi Plays Strandberg Guitarworks EGS Pro 7-String

Tosin Abasi: Animals As Leaders NAMM Jam 2011

Next day the Band that literally tapped and dueled like some odd combo from the heyday of fusion rock. Animals as leaders?this band is taking up the torch and is running with the Return to Forever vibe. No vocals the fusion formula- todays version is harder= bass drum driven and could cause some fertility dance rights in some native tribes. The trio was joined by Mars Voltas Sax player for a spacey Al Dimeola on acid type jam that was so weird and cool that it made the hair on my arms stand up.Static pounding and crazy guitar runs

Animals As Leaders NAMM Jam 2011 Bay Area Backstage

Willian Matheus: Paraguay got tappers too!

Workshop em AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay. Janeiro de 2010.

Willian Matheus - Salmo 103

Larry Carlton: Tunings Accurate Bends video tutorial

The jazz legend and session ace gives some tips about performing accurate bends. Taken from Guitarist magazine issue 315. For more guitar news, advice and interviews, and to find out more about the magazine, visit

Larry Carlton Tunings Accurate Bends video tutorial Guitarist Magazine

Andrea Accorsi: Legato lesson in the style of Greg Howe

LEGATO LESSON - Greg Howe style!

Alex Peptanariu: Alex Hunter cover

You know you have arrived when somebody covers one of your tunes!

Alex Hunter Pacquiao cover by Alex Peptanariu

News: 40 years of Guitar Player Book

The Guitar Player Book
The Ultimate Resource for Guitarists
Series: Book
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover
Editor : Mike Molenda
A must-have for serious guitarists and guitar aficionados, and for the 160,000 readers of Guitar Player magazine! A best-of collection from the magazine's four-decade history, this book gives guitarists invaluable information for improving their playing and understanding the instrument's history, construction, and care. The exclusive interviews include words of wisdom from past masters such as Chet Atkins, Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix, and Frank Zappa, as well as from six-string stars like Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richards, and B. B. King. Readers will sharpen their technique in master classes with players such as John Scofield and Larry Carlton, learn the basics of repair, get professional advice on recording guitar, and learn about the 50 greatest guitar tones of all time and the 101 greatest moments in guitar history – including an interview with Leo Fender.
$24.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00331457
ISBN: 9780879307820
UPC: 884088090913
Publisher Code: 087930782X
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
256 pages


News: A Complete History of Fender Stratocaster Guitars

A Complete History of Fender Stratocaster Guitars
Series: Guitar Reference
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover
Author : Tony Bacon
Leo Fender's company changed the course of popular music in 1954 when they introduced the Stratocaster. Since then, the Strat has been played by countless guitarists, from Jimi Hendrix to Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck. In this book, interviews with important Strat players from every decade illustrate the instrument's versatility, playability, and continuing importance. This is the complete story of the Stratocaster and the Fender company, from the struggles of the 1950s to the new models, retro reissues, and luscious collectibles of the 21st century. The Stratocaster Guitar Book is a glorious compendium of beautiful pictures, a gripping history, and a detailed guide to all Strat models. A must for all guitar lovers!
$24.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00333046
ISBN: 9780879309961
UPC: 884088501334
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
160 pages


News: The Complete History of Guitar World

The Complete History of Guitar World
30 Years of Music, Magic, and Six-String Mayhem
Series: Book
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover
Author : Editors of Guitar World magazine
For 30 years, Guitar World magazine has served as North America's leading publication for rock guitarists – and with more than 325 issues under its belt, the world's bestselling guitar magazine is showing no signs of slowing down. In this extraordinary book, the complete history of Guitar World is chronicled – from July 1980, when the very first issue, which featured Johnny Winter on its cover, took the guitar-playing community by storm, to issues from 2010 featuring the likes of Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Keith Richards, and many other guitar icons.

Frank Zappa, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton are just some of the artists who have sat down with Guitar World over the years: the full transcripts of these legendary, revealing interviews are here. This lavishly illustrated edition takes you behind the scenes of such monumental events as Nirvana's Unplugged performance, Stevie Ray Vaughan's funeral, and the making of Led Zeppelin IV, and includes Guitar World's great dual interviews: Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi and James Hetfield, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, and more.

Rock music has gone through many changes since 1980 – bands have come and gone, musical styles have shifted dramatically, heroes have fallen – and through it all, Guitar World has been there, reporting on the events of the day and interviewing the musicians who keep the genre alive. It's all here, in The Complete History of Guitar World.
$29.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00333043
ISBN: 9780879309923
UPC: 884088501273
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
322 pages


Marshall Harrison: 8 String Hyper Guitar Lesson

Marshall Harrison:
Remember the KEY economic pattern for the right hand:

down middle up ring, down middle up pinky REPEAT

Please forgive the pseudo-drowsy nature. The hour was definitely late

8 String Hyper Guitar Lesson: Economic hybrid picking with Marshall Harrison

Quote of the week from Marshall Harrison in response to a comment about Marshall appearing with his own lesson column in Guitar World "Guitar World Column? I'm not nearly talented enough to be in that periodical...Isn't there another transcription on how to play Godowsky's Toccata Perpetual motion this month?"

Shawn Lane: with Joris Weimar 2002

Shawn Lane with Joris Weimar - Guitar Improv (Goudswaard - 31st May 2002).mpg

Eric Maldonado: Fusion On 10's

- Fusion On 10's - Eric Maldonado - Watch in 480p!

Ron Thal: Guitar International interview

Ron: Yeah, so with Guns what’ll happen is I’ll get a week’s notice. They’ll say, “All right. It’s happening. We’re FedExing your tickets.” The thing is, for the rest of the world, if you want to plan something, it’s months in advance.

What would happen is I would plan a tour for five months from now and by that point GNR would say, “All right. It’s time for us to do something,” and I would have to cancel. It just becomes impossible to make plans. All I can do is make very short-term plans that don’t require too much commitment and if I have to break them, it’s not gonna hurt a lot of people.

I’ve shied away from playing live and doing shows because of that, because if I have to cancel a show, it could disappoint hopefully only a few hundred people, okay maybe 100 [Both laughing]. If it’s just a meet-and-greet or something like that, it could be the same, but it’s not like they spent a lot of money and made a lot of plans.

It’s just not as big a thing to cancel. So, I’ve been doing more meet-and-greets and not doing any performances other than quick jams. Like I played in Sydney, Australia and jammed with Fozzy. I was supposed to do that tonight at Whiskey. We were gonna jam again, but I’m here

Khan Manuel: guitar international interview

Matt Warnock: You’ve recently started an endorsement deal with Ibanez. How did that deal come about, and why did you choose to work with Ibanez over other guitar companies such as Fender or Gibson?

Khan Manuel: I approached Ibanez a few years ago, but didn’t get a reply back from them. I think the reason was quite simple, in that I had only a few compositions and performing experiences under my belt. However, I continued to work harder and harder to achieve certain career goals, one being to compose enough material to record an album of all original songs.

By this time, I was fortunate enough to have write ups in various magazines and websites, from the album and concerts etc. I then gathered up everything I had and approached them with my expanded portfolio in hand. This time I was lucky enough to get a response, and the endorsement deal was worked out from there.

I’ve played Ibanez guitars most of my life, and have always regarded them as a top guitar company, so I was determined to endorse them and also to have them support me and my music.

Joe Bonamassa: Dust Bowl new CD details

Provogue Records is pleased to announce that world renowned guitarist Joe Bonamassa will release his 12th full-length solo album, DUST BOWL in the UK on Monday March 21st 2011 (US release is March 22nd). The album will coincide with Bonamassa’s forthcoming “Dust Bowl 2011 World Tour” that will take in cities across America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.
“I think Dust Bowl is the best album we’ve ever done,” says Bonamassa. “I’m finding more inspiration in storytelling in my 30s, in writing songs that are about something more profound than ‘my baby left me.’ I like albums that are made with the right intentions and sound organic and a little rough around the edges, like a great band playing live in the room.”
Dust Bowl is Joe Bonamassa’s sixth collaboration with producer Kevin “The Caveman” Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Black Country Communion) and features collaborations with Nashville legends Vince Gill and John Hiatt, female vocalist Beth Hart, and Joe’s Black Country Communion band-mate, Glenn Hughes.
To read the full UK press release –
DUST BOWL is the follow-up to 2010’s Black Rock, which entered the Official UK Album Chart at #14, and the self-titled debut album from Black Country Communion, the Bonamassa-helmed, British-American rock supergroup featuring Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian. BCC debuted at #1 on the UK Rock Album Chart and at #13 on the official UK Album Chart.