Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Arnaldo Garcia: Burning jam

Burning Jam by Arnaldo Garcia

Victor de Andres: Dinosaur Rock?

Jurassic Park soundtrack by John Williams arranged on rock guitar by the spanish guitarist Victor de Andres.

Jurassic Park rock version by Victor de Andres

Travis Montgomery: shows one of the tips from Top Ten ti[s for youtube videos

Travis Montgomery:
I got a few lights for better lighting in my videos, so here's a little test. I also bought the official Erotic Cakes backing tracks today, so I'm giving those a go too ;)

This is just meant as a video quality test, so it's quick and I didn't record the audio like I usually do. I just used my camera's mic.

Let me know if the video looks alright!

Lighting test

Dhalif: Guthrie Govan Fives with ripping improvised middle section

Guthrie Govan Fives Jam Dhalif

Bub Zulu: Shred Off competition

Shred Off

Dave Weiner: dynamically move major and minor 3rds

Guitar Lesson - "How to dynamically move major and minor 3rds" Riff Of The Week® - 1/26/11

Miki Kato: Around The World (Mr.Big)

Miki Kato - Around The World (Mr.Big)

Dimitar Nalbantov: demo's new song solo

Dimi = New Song Solo

David Locke: Hollow Years improvised solo

David Locke:
Playing an Improvised solo over Dream Theater's Hollow Years (Live version) using my new VGS Eruption Ravenblood through my Laboga Alligator 50 head.

VGS Eruption Demo - David Locke

Gerson Antezana: Bolivian note blur

impro gerson

Tristan Klein: Great performance of Little Wing

little wing with eleven rack ONLY and jackson adrian smith

little wing

Manu Livertout: live Doggy punk

Manu livertout live Doggy punk !!:!::!:!

Lyle Watt: Home Grown new CD

1. The Heavy Metal Shuffle 2:46
2. Homegrown 4:20
3. Far Away 5:15
4. Now Or Never 5:12
5. Slowdown 6:33

Album Notes

Lyle Watt is an up-and-coming 18 year old guitarist from Scotland. Obsessed with guitar from a very young age, he got his first guitar when he was just 3, and has played ever since. Influenced by the likes of Joe Satriani, David Gilmour, Rory Gallagher and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle's style is a unique mix of old school blues and modern instrumental rock, with influences from the worlds of country and fusion.

Lyle quickly began to build a reputation as a guitarist in his hometown of Thurso, and at the age of 15, he won a place in the live final of the international Guitar Idol competition, in which he came second, against guitarists from all over the world, gaining Lyle some much deserved recognition.

He has also steadily built a worldwide fanbase thanks to his Youtube channel, viewed by over 250,000 people.

''Homegrown'' is Lyle's long awaited debut EP. Written and recorded entirely in his bedroom studio, it showcases not only his ability, but his influences and his songwriting skills too. From the breakneck speed of ''The Heavy Metal Shuffle'' to the slow laidback blues of ''Slowdown'', there's something here for everyone.

Frank Gambale,Brian Bromberg: Carvin NAMM 2011 #2

Carvin at NAMM 2011. New products included SB 4001 and 5001 basses, Brian Brombers signature bass, TLB60 and Frank Gambales FG1 guitars, V3M tube micro amp and much more.


Larry Reinhardt: Iron Butterfly 'Rhino' Releases New CD

Legendary Iron Butterfly / Captain Beyond Member Larry 'Rhino' Reinhardt Releases New CD Featuring Original Great Southern Members

1/25/2011 - Florida - When you speak of real classic rock legends, Larry 'Rhino' Reinhardt, founder of legendary '70s rock group Captain Beyond and former member of heavy metal prototypes Iron Butterfly, is a firmly established constituent of this elite group. Guitarist, songwriter and producer Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt started in the Georgia based bands The Load (1967-69) and The Second Coming (1969-70), with Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley, who went on to help form The Allman Brothers Band. Rhino would join Iron Butterfly in late 1969, and recorded the highly acclaimed 'Metamorphosis' album as well as touring with the band worldwide. After Iron Butterfly split at the end 1971, Rhino wasted no time and formed Captain Beyond, together with Lee Dorman (bass) from Iron Butterfly, Rod Evans (vocals) from Deep Purple and Bobby Caldwell (drums) from Johnny Winter. Captain Beyond was called a super group, given that pedigree and skills of the individual members. Their first self-titled album left the world breathless and continues to sell, being an influence of a whole new generation of bands. Rhino‘s unique guitar playing and songwriting skills can be heard on all three Captain Beyond albums: the first, self titled album 'Captain Beyond' (1972) and their second album 'Sufficiently Breathless' (1973) were released on Capricorn, while their third album 'Dawn Explosion', released on Warner Bros. In 1977. The first two Captain Beyond albums are considered 'classics' and have been since remastered and reissued on CD.

Rhino made some selected guest appearances through the years: he appeared on two Bobby Womack songs,“Don‘t Let Me Down” and “I Don‘t Want To Get Hurt By Your Love Again” from 'Lookin' For A Love Again' album (United Artists 1974). The Robert Tepper album 'No Rest For The Wounded Heart' was released in 1996, having been recorded in 1991 as Iron Butterfly. After Captain Beyond split in 1977, Rhino formed his own band Rhino in 1979, which included former Tucky Buzzard singer Jimi Henderson. The band toured the US in support of Stephen Stills. Through the years, Rhino has been in several reformed versions of Iron Butterfly with Lee Dorman (1978, 80, 84, 89 and 92), that also included original lead vocalist Doug Ingle (1978, 84), drummer Ron Bushy (1978, 92) and guitarist Erik Keith Brann (1989). In 1998 he reformed Captain Beyond with original drummer Bobby Caldwell. After a fantastic debut at Sweden Rock Festival in 1999, sharing the stage with Deep Purple, Dio and Budgie, Captain Beyond recorded an EP, that contains the potential hit “Don’t Cry Over Me”. Unfortunately, due to management issues, Captain Beyond was discontinued in 2002. Rhino then joined Blue Swamp in 2003 also playing selected shows locally with Rhino & Doss.

In August 2008 Rhino Reinhardt released his first solo album in Florida, called 'Rhino's Last Dance'. The CD received critical acclaim, but, due to distribution problems the CD was hard to obtain. Unsupported by management he pondered what to do, and then in early 2010 Dicky Betts sudden retirement opened the door to get together with old friends, Mike Koch (keyboards), Frankie Lombardi (drums), Pedro Arevalo (bass) and Don Bonzi (guitar) from Dicky Betts band Great Southern. Rhino formed Rhino and the Posse and a lot of songs and a new concept started a new album 'Back in the Day' based on the idea of music that was familiar sounding but with a fresh new approach.

Rhino says, “We will just have see what the fans have to say about it. If the concept is not misunderstood, we just may have a winner here!!!”

Rhino and the Posse 'Back in the Day' CD can be purchased through

Jimi Hendrix: Guoman Hotels - win a fantastic break at Jimi Hendrix’s special hotel room!

Guoman Hotels are offering you the chance to win a fantastic break for two at The Cumberland hotel, Jimi Hendrix’s luxurious place of residence.

One lucky winner will receive a night’s stay in the stunning Hendrix suite, enjoy a bottle of Jack Daniels, an evening turndown treat and breakfast the following morning.

In addition, you’ll also receive an evening of complimentary cocktails in the glamorous Carbon Bar for you and your visitor of choice.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix on September 18, we launched our own adaptation of Hendrix’s style with a Hendrix-inspired Suite paying homage to the legend and his iconic persona.

This inspirational suite will provide you with an unrivalled Hendrix Experience in the centre of London!

To stand a chance of winning all you need to do is answer the following question:

Why should you win a night in a luxury Cumberland hotel Jimi Hendrix suite this February?

The most deserving entry judged by Guoman will win. The close date for this competition is 14th February 2011 at 5pm. You must be 18yrs or over to enter this competition. For details of our terms and conditions, please click here. Only one entry per person is allowed.

Check it out and enter

The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands aged 18 years or over at the time of entering the competition, unless specified otherwise.

Photo Gallery

Martin Goulding: working on metal lead techniques

Martin Goulding:
I've just been invited to present the Guitar Techniques magazine DVD special on Metal lead techniques! Will be available worldwide from around May, filming takes place mid-march, better step up the practice! Rock! |

Becky Langan: acoustic tapper

Graces Roam Free - Becky Langan Live (Original)

With or Without You - U2 Guitar Cover Live

Rylynn - Andy Mckee Guitar Cover

Ron Thal,Misha Mansoor,Guthrie Govan: NAMM 2011

Bumblefoot, Guthrie Govan, Misha Mansoor and I get my hair done at NAMM 2011

Stanley Jordan: Trio at the Iridium Jazz Club

Stanley Jordan Trio at the Iridium Jazz Club.m2t

Andy James: ESP Guitar interviews at NAMM


Andy James at the ESP Guitars booth - NAMM 2011

Daniele Gottardo: The Eleven Electrix Distortion Test

Daniele Gottardo The Eleven Electrix Distortion Test

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Daniele Gottardo The Eleven Electrix N2O Boost Test

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