Monday, 14 February 2011

German Schauss: Total Shred Guitarist

The Total Shred Guitarist: A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Shred Guitar Playing:
The Total Shred Guitarist is an exciting journey through the world of heavy metal guitar playing. Author and master shredder German Schauss provides a step-by-step approach to shred guitar that makes it easy to understand, proving that it's not rocket science. You just need some basic tools, some basic theory, and a lot of practice! Through simple chromatic patterns and warm-up exercises, you'll develop finger independence, conditioning, and speed. Learn patterns and sequences in a variety of scales, while developing technical fluency in alternate picking, tapping, multi-finger tapping, sweep picking, string skipping, and more. This book is for guitarists of all genres who are ready to break through the limitations of their technique and start shredding like they have always imagined. The included CD features backing tracks so you can hone your soloing skills and develop your own unique sound and style.

Tom Quayle, George Marios: clinic date announced T42 in the house!!

George Marios and Tom Quayle will be performing a clinic in the Concervatory of 'Diiho' in the city of Patra on the 19th of March as well as will be available for bookings for private lessons the day before(18th). For more info contact those numbers 2610273970 - 6946336883-6989753327

Tom Quayle and George Marios: T42 musikmesse day1 part 1

Steve Saluto: new CD release set for 2011

Italian guitarist STEVE GREETING back in the music market with the new album "Brown Eyed Soul", composed of 10 songs from the seventies and taste influences Melodic Hard Rock and Funk, sounds that have become a trademark of the talented Steve.

They participated in various incision high-sounding names from the international rock vocals entirely entrusted to the sci-fi Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent), the battery, the acrobatic ATMA Anura (La Famiglia Superstar, Cacophony, Greg Howe) and low , the fantastic DOUG WHIMBISH (Living Colors, Madonna, Michael Bolton), for a stellar line-up!

The album produced by Steve Greetings will be published by EMMECIESSE MUSIC PUBLISHING through its own label Hard'n'Heavy the HEART OF STEEL RECORDS. The mixing and mastering were performed by the legendary guitarist of Dokken and Dark Lord, Alex De Rosso.

Steve greet in recent years has published 8 albums by great artists and have received much critical acclaim, has collaborated with the best musicians of the world of rock, more recently, with Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Mark Cross (Firewind , Halloween), Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford, Angel).

"Brown Eyed Soul" is an album that will surprise fans of the Rock with a capital r, which captures the music's afficionados adult oozing melody, determination and class!
A precious gem that will elevate and illuminate our noble and utterly decadent "Italian style". from

Marco Sfogli: Shred On Steroids - alternate picking lesson

Didattica: Shred On Steroids - Costruire una buona plettrata alternata, di Marco Sfogli

Greg Howe: working with

Greg Howe has taken on Stus for a series of one to one lessons in a customized study programme designed to elevate their personal musical goals. Over the past year they have covered, technique, musical improvisation, harmony concepts, using chops, recording techniques and much more …stayed tuned for more info….

Stus says “ It is an honour and a complete joy to be accepted into the Greg Howe manifold to colaborate and learn from a living guitar legend.. more

Bill Ruppert: Electro-Harmonix Caribbean Steel Drum on guitar

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.20 "The Caribbean Steel Drum Effect."
By Bill Ruppert
Welcome to Electro-Harmonix's "Effectology" series, in which we create a remarkable collection of impossible sounds using just a regular guitar and EHX effect pedals!
No keyboards, samplers or midi pickups were used.
In this episode I show how to turn a regular guitar into a Caribbean Steel Drum.
For pedal settings for this video visit the user forum at :

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.20 "The Caribbean Steel Drum Effect." By Bill Ruppert

News: free Classic Rock Lead Guitar now live

The free digital edition of Classic Rock Lead Guitar is now available!

The digital issue of Classic Rock Lead Guitar will reveal the secrets of the masters. In this jam-packed lessons issues you will get insight and techniques from Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore, Pete Townshend, and many, many more. Plus, six killer classic rock rigs for any budget!

Chris Brooks: I LOVE living in Australia

Chris Brooks:
Well, thanks for the big words - much appreciated! I LOVE living in Australia. It really is the best! With the market being global these days, I don't really see the benefits of starting all over again in another country since the people who support me are spread all over the world. There's only going to be a limited local following in whatever city I live in. Right now I'm all about the power of the talent we have right here. With guys like Garsed, Dolce, Barnes, Muller right here, not to mention all the sensational drummers and bass players here, rather than thinking about moving to the "world stage", I'm gonna try and convince the world that the stage is right here in Oz!

Marcos De Ros,Guglielmo Malusardi: the guitar9 meeting of minds

Guglielmo Malusardi: So Marcos, introduce yourself to the G9 readers.

Marcos De Ros: OK, my name is Marcos, but all my friends call me by my last name, De Ros. I'm a 39-year-old Brazilian guitar player and it's an honor to talk with you!

I started to play at 9, and when I was 11, I bought my first guitar (Brazilian-made, not so bad). Then I start to play with my first band, "Garganthuae".

A little later I started taking violin lessons and at 15, I joined the Symphonic Orchestra of my city, Caxias do Sul. After a few years, I choose to play just one instrument, and guitar won! I don't know where my violin is - I believe it's under my bed, but I'm not sure (laughs)!

Guglielmo Malusardi: In 1991, you teamed up with bass player Fabio Alves and drummer Sandro Stecanela.

Marcos De Ros: With Fabio and Sandro I started an instrumental rock trio with the creative name "De Ros"! (laughs) With this power-trio, we recorded "Ad Dei Gloriam" (1994), a CD with lots of humor and some nice songs and later, "Universe" (1997), where you can hear some very different influences, from Indian music ("Para-Bhatki") and jazz-fusion ("Stressing Out"). Of course, there's a lot of instrumental prog-metal there! more:

Kermheat: "Cosmos 2009"

Kermheat "Cosmos 2009"

Marcel Yammouni: Electicity - a must buy for every guitarist!

Jon Bloomer at guitar noize:
I’m always a fan of the rock tracks so ‘Full Dirties’ is one of my favourite tracks, it’s very Satriani/Petrucci with a strong theme carried throughout and a brilliant breakdown halfway through that has lots of interesting layered guitars before launching into a blazing solo with a touch of Wah.

The best way I can describe Marcel’s music is the way he describes himself in the title of the last track, he really is Van Beckather! He has the melodic sensibilities of Jeff Beck and Steve Lukather but the incredible flair of Van Halen. This album is a must buy for every guitarist! full review

Michael Gilinsky: plus unknown NGW Shredoff 2010

NGW Shredoff 2010