Friday, 21 January 2011

David Wallimann: New Picking Position courtesy of Rob Chappers!

After a talk with Chappers about my alternate picking frustration, he gave me a few pointers suggesting that the pick I used was not the best.
After a few hours of work I think he was right! :-)

New Picking Position

Tiago Della Vega,Randall Padilla: post NAMM meeting with a back cat!

Look out for the black cat on the amp!

Tiago Della Vega / Randall Padilla Modesto, CA 18th Jan, 2011

Mateus Nogueira: Concurso Double Vision DVD final

Mogueria Matthew was a finalist in the Contest Double Vision DVD. Here is the full version of the great performance that he offered them to everyone in the grand final of the competition. A special night for the guitar and Brazilian culture. Congratulations to Matthew and all the participants who made this event a national pride.

Mateus Nogueira na Grande Final do Concurso Double Vision DVD - Sydnei Carvalho e Alex

Wim den Herder: show me the meaning of haste

Wim den Herder on his technique and work the system

Marco Sfogli: Shred On Steroids - synchronize those hands!

Didattica - Shred On Steroids: Sincronizz. tra mano destra e sinistra (2a parte) - di Marco Sfogli

Alex Skolnick: Trio to release fourth album

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO returns with its fourth album, "Veritas", on March 29. "Veritas" (Latin for"Truth") is AST's first release on innovative jazz label Palmetto Records. The 11-track album contains nine original compositions, a cover of METALLICA's "Fade To Black" and a bonus remix of the song "Bollywood Jam" by Jay Sustain and Nik Chinboukas. The record was produced by Alex Skolnick and recorded at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, New York. more

Fabio Valdemarin: incredible one man band!

Fabio Valdemarin is a keyboard/piano player first and foremost... but looks to me like he can play pretty much any instrument.

Got a Match? - My personal tribute to TCCEB!!!

Daniele Gottardo: interview

Daniele: I’m inspired by so much, there’s so much good music in the world, you just need to look for it. It’s not easy in these times where we’re bombarded by so many things. I like to listen and study different things. I’m always going from jazz to classical, and I can’t decide between the two.

Jazz is easier to study, therefore I often concentrate on that, but the biggest inspiaration for my melodic and harmonic target comes from the classical music from the end of the 1800’s. I like Russian composers very much, such as Korsakov, Liadov, Stravinsky, Prokofiev. The French composers I like are Dukas, Satie and from Vienna I like Mozart, Schoenberg and also northern composers such as Grieg and [Jean] Sibelius.

Daniele Gottardo
Levi: The obvious aspect of your style that will turn heads is your unreal command of the 8 finger tapping technique. Could you tell us how long you’ve been doing that and where that idea came from?

Daniele: The first time I saw someone playing 8 finger tapping was in a vdeo by Dave Celentano. I immediately decided to adopt his method and learn the technique. I was particularly fascinated by the melodic possibilities it offers. Afterwards, I immediately started to work on the sounds I liked, trying out technical approaches that were more comfortable for my hands.

This technique is very creative from that point of view. At the same time I was trying to work out as many musical applications of the technique as possible. Personal technical solutions, melodic and harmonic implications and the musical application of the technique. These three elements make things work a lot better. full interview

Tommy Ermolli,Daniele Liverani,Alberto Rigoni: Twinspirits new CD full details!

Twinspirits - Slave To This World (Official video clip)

Lion Music Promo Page w/Streaming Audio

Italian progressive metal band Twinspirits return with their third album “Legacy” on 18th February 2011. “Legacy” takes all the best aspects of the bands previous two releases and adds a heavier dynamic and more cohesive sound thanks to a fixed line-up, the same that delivered the highly praised “The Forbidden City” and spent time on the road promoting that release.

“Legacy” marks the second album of vocalist Göran Nyström in the band, and his voice delivers another commanding performance over the material penned by band mastermind and keyboardist Daniele Liverani. Guitarist Tommy Ermolli takes a heavier role this time round whilst the rhythm section of bassist Alberto Rigoni and drummer Dario Ciccioni hold down the complex patterns with precision.

“Legacy” is divided in 2 main parts. In the first part we have 6 powerful straight ahead songs, still being progressive in nature and with a more direct feel to them than has been heard from the band before. The second part of the album is a multi suite movement, “The Endless Sleep”, divided in 5 songs (symphonic intro + 4 songs) that is more like an album within an album being very theatrical and visionary.

On the albums lyrical slant Liverani comments, “Lyrically the first 6 songs are independent to the suite, and are cover subject, including personal experiences, thoughts about life in this era, and different kind of reflections of human beings into this modern world we are living in”.

“The second part, the suite, is covering a concept story that runs through a journey that the main character is undertaking after a premature death, whereby he’s discovering a role that he's involved in after he passes away, and the meeting with a superior entity that is giving him a sort of second chance to get back to the human life to accomplish a human rescue mission as a second millennium messiah...a very struggling story that will be revealed part by part of “the endless sleep” 30 min. suite. The key points of the concept are in part “I'm leaving this world” where the main character describes the moment he passes away and his extra body experience, the song “Legacy” where we have the relationship between him and the superior entity that is explaining his new role in the afterlife, the songs “what am I supposed to do” is a very moving moment where he meets his parents while he's back to human life temporary, and the final part “tell me the truth” continues the description of the relationship of the main character with his afterlife guide mentor”.

Twinspirits will be getting back on the road in spring 2011 promoting the new album with a tour and some European festival appearances.

01. Senseless.
02. Pay For Their Art.
03. Blind Soul.
04. Slave To This World.
05. Don’t Kill Your Dreams.
06. Over And Over Again.
07. The Endless Sleep / The Endless Sleep.
08. The Endless Sleep / What Am I Supposed To Do.
09. The Endless Sleep / Legacy.
10. The Endless Sleep / I’m Leaving This World.
11. The Endless Sleep / Tell Me The Truth.

Göran Nyström : Lead and backing vocals
Tommy Ermolli : Guitars
Daniele Liverani : Keyboards
Alberto Rigoni : Bass
Dario Ciccioni : Drums

John 5: NAMM Jammit for ipad

WNAMM 2011 - John5 at Jammit

Stu Hamm: Going To California NAMM

Stu Hamm (Going To California)Namm 2011

Danie​le Grego​lin: Euro Groove Department new web site

Glen Drover: Metalusion album details

Glen Drover recently completed work on his debut solo album, "Metalusion", April 5th 2011 release via Magna Carta Records. The band:
Glen Drover - Guitar
Jim Gilmour - Keyboards
Chris Sutherland - Drums
Paul Yee - Bass

"Metalusion" track listing:
01. Ground Zero
02. Frozen Dream
03. Egyptian Danza
04. Colors Of Infinity
05. Illusions Of Starlight
06. Don't Let The World
07. Mirage
08. Ascension
09. The Purple Lagoon
10. Filthy Habits

Misha Mansoor: Periphery - Jetpacks Was Yes!

"Jetpacks Was Yes", the new video from the Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY, can be viewed below. The clip was produced by Eric Haviv, Richard Webb, and Brandon Morris of FUGO Studios. The song comes off the band's self-titled debut album, which sold around 4,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 128 on the Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Periphery - Jetpacks Was Yes!

Yngwie Malmsteen: NAMM 2011

Yngwie Malmsteen: NAMM 2011

Gitarowej Improwizacji: Kool Kramer jamming!


Misha Mansoor: NAMM 2011 with Misha "Bulb" Mansoor - Day #1

NAMM 2011 with Misha "Bulb" Mansoor - Day #1

Stelios Arnaoutoglou: Fusion vamp in g dorian

Fusion vamp in g dorian -

Allen Hinds: Xotic Day Live Phunkalotapus

Six great tunes with monster player Allen Hinds

Allen Hinds: Xotic Day Live Phunkalotapus

Daniel Owen: gets Dean Guitars Sponsorship

Fast Guitar Shredding with DEAN MAB1

GUITAR IDOL 2010 Freedom by Daniel Owen

News: Live4Guitar Win a Dean guitar- Now Judging!

We have reached the end of the 3nd competition. There are 67 video responses and we are very pleased with the quality of playing. The judges are now confirmed and the results will be published in 7 days.

The rules are the same as before. Each judge will choose the best 10 takes and give points from 1 to 10. All points will be summed up and the top 3 will be announced by the end of next week. We will publish the score table with all participants and points given by all judges for each of 10 chosen takes.

JUDGING!!!!Live4Guitar Win a Dean guitar


Laurie Monk
Emir Hot
Damir Puh
George GT Stergiou

Good luck everybody.

L4g team.