Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Romain "Roo" Chapus: Shred Riff Lesson

This is a sample of a new lesson viewable at Shred Academy.
This sample is taken from my tune "Inner Strength".

Shred Riff Lesson "Inner Strength" by Roo

Dhalif: Jam with VinnieMoore

Dhalif (Jam with VinnieMoore)

Panos F: Neptunes Funk's the videoclip of one of Ioannis' talented electric guitar students - Panos F (
Ioannis Anastassakis (Coach of the Guitar Champions) is Greece's foremost Electric guitar instructor.
Panos has been Ioannis' guitar student for 2 years

For more info on Ioannis and his talented students, please visit
Artist Promotion by Wild Rose Angel Productions
Panos F - Neptunes Funk (Student Spotlight #7 by Ioannis Anastassakis)

Dave Martone: Bossa Dorado Armenia 2009

Bossa Dorado Performed by Dave Martone at the 2009 Armenia Guitar Festival
Vahagn Amirkhanyan Rhy Guitar
Koryun Bobikyan Drums
Arthur Molitvin Bass

Bossa Dorado Performed by Dave Martone

Glen Drover: Metalusion nearing release

Glen Drover recently completed work on his debut solo album, "Metalusion", for an April 5 release via Magna Carta Records. In addition, he has put together a solo band consisting of the following musicians:

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

Zakk Wylde: Black Label Society - Interview

Black Label Society - Interview - O2 Academy

Niels Vejlyt: Sweep picking Multifinger tapping

Lick of the week #1

Jan Laurenz: Summer hit 2011

Summer hit 2011 by Jan Laurenz on acoustic guitar (Lag Tramontane)
song is under copyright,so please don't steal it...........

Summer hit 2011 by Jan Laurenz (acoustic guitar version)

Michel Top: Feeling blues

Michel Top - Nervoso Amp (blues)

Bryan Aspey: steal his tone!

Bryan Aspey:
I thought some of you might enjoy rocking out with the tone I created for the AmpKit contest, and am happy to share it here with you all.

All amp, pedal and mic settings are exact, the only difference being that I removed the delay pedal (used only at the end of my solo) for compatibility with the free app.

Here then, is a patch I hope will bring you as much shred-'till-dawn enjoyment as it has brought me:

Glen Drover: dean Booth. NAMM convention 2011

Glen Drover at the Dean Booth. NAMM convention 2011!!

Dweezil Zappa: Zappa plays Zappa 2007

Zappa plays Zappa - 02 Zoot Allures - Illinois Enema Bandit - Tilburg, 2007

Fran Alonso: Mesa Boogie Sound Demo

Fran Alonso - Mesa Boogie Sound Demo !!.mpg

Jace Parales: Obscura - Cosmogenesis

Obscura - Cosmogenesis - Ron Jarzombek solo

Fanalo Alaux,Ron Thal,Patrick Rondat, Mattias IA Eklundh,Jean Fontanille,Andy Timmons,Christophe Godin: new Plug-in CD does not feature Buckethead

New album "Hijack" coming in April 2011.
Produced by Mobo @ Conkrete Studio.
Featuring : Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), Patrick Rondat, Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Sylvain Coudret (Soilwork, Scarve), Andy Timmons, Christophe Godin (GNO, Morglbl Trio, Metal Kartoon...), Jean Fontanille, Pierre Belleville (Lofofora, The Do...).

People will recall that Fanalo Alaux has often times been accused of being Buckethead ... see the photos Brian Carroll: buckethead unmasked, is this for real?

Hijack by Plug-In

Fabrizio Leo, Alex Argento: new solo album in the works... Excitement mode engaged!

(ENG) I'm mixing the new Fabrizio Leo's solo album. The tracks are amazing and magistrally played by Bicio. I hope to do my best to achieve the best sound :)
More news soon!

Fabrizio "BICIO" Leo - Clinics for AMM National School 30/01/2011

Brett Garsed,Jonas Tamas: guest appearence on Jonas's upcoming CD

Brett Garsed appears on Jonas Tamas' upcoming instrumental guitar album 'Timeless Hour' as a guest guitar player. Brett will appear on the song Farewell. He has just recorded his guitar parts for this song, and his playing will be most certainly one of the highlights of the album Timeless Hour.

The upcoming second instrumental guitar album of Jonas Tamas will feature an "All-star" guest player lineup, including Brett Garsed, Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged), Thorsten Koehne (Eden's Curse), and the new keyboard wizard Sergey Boykov (Shadow Cry).

David Wallimann: new competitions coming

Upcoming Contests

David Weiner: Partial Picking!

Guitar Lesson - "Partial Picking!" Riff Of The Week® - 2/16/11 (S6:E13)

I can highly recommend these releases.

Zoran Starcevic,Nikola Starcevic, Jon Starcevich: Trio Balkan Strings tour dates

Trio Balkan Strings
‎08 Mar Belgrade-Serbia-Culture Centre Rakovica
26 Mar Leverkusen-DE
02 Apr London-UK
03 Apr London-Le QuecumBar
04 Apr London-Le QuecumBar
22-24 Apr Ptuj-Slovenia
28 Apr Vienna-Austria
29 Apr Luxembourg-L'INOUI
30 Apr Luxembourg-L'INOUI
01 May Bern-CH
10-14 Jun Turkey-Afyon Jazz Festival
04-10 Sep Perm-Russia, Planet of People (7 workshops)
05-25 Jun 2012 Perm -Russia, Festival "White Nights" (Gala concert)

t-cophony: The day you left

This is my favorite tune from "Load before departure" (2009-2010) Official website

The day you left (sample) - T-cophony

Gregor Hilden: light blue 69 Fender gets stroked

This Strat is fitted with a 69 Fender Custom Shop set (original Pickups in the case). Clean/ No Pedal but Boss RC-2 Looper, Okko Diablo Overdrive and amp-vibrato at the end, 1963 Fender Vibroverb (original vintage amp),

2010 Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop 59 Part1 Overdrive

Andy Wood: Down From Up - All hail the god of star wars

DFU days 6-8

Robbert Hanenberg: Song For Jeff

Song For Jeff (Steve Lukather) - Covered by Robbert Hanenberg

Byron Fry: Monster Jam Eastern Fried

MONSTER JAM by Byron Fry

News: Nevermore bassist to undergo brain surgery

Fingers crossed here at Truth In shredding

Jim Sheppard of Seattle metallers NEVERMORE will undergo surgery today (Wednesday, February 16) to remove a benign brain tumor. The band's vocalist, Warrel Dane, says, "Please, all metalhead brothers and sisters, send your positive energy for our brother."

Jason Becker: Perpetual Burn reaches target!

Perpetual Burn: The Story of Jason Becker The true story of a paralyzed musician who composes music with his eyes. Jason, a musical genius and prodigy, was diagnosed with ALS at just 19. has raised $26,136 RAISED OF $20,000 GOAL!!!

Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival March 26. Joining are Joe Satriani, Michael Lee Firkins, Steve Lukather, Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore, Marty Friedman, Greg Howe,Jeff Watson! Truth In Shredding will also be at the show... so see you there!!!

. Tickets are on Sale Now at:
Proceeds are going towards medical supplies for Jason as well as a trust fund to provide for his future security.

Stu Hamm: Jodi Stevens guitar video channel interview

JS-I just wanted to tell you that I love the new cd, it sounds so alive and fresh. I’m used to hearing this kind of creativity on a player or bands 1st or 2nd cd. How you have you kept your playing and writing so alive and fresh?

Stu-I make a real effort to remain active as far as different things, different appraches to music. I like to learn. I just hope that I always keep progressing.

This is certainly I think a bigger stretch compositionally than a lot of my other records. I think in some of my earlier records I was trying to be more like what people knew from my work with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani and in this record, I didn’t feel so trapped into trying to write music in that genre. I just wrote a bunch of pieces in varying musical styles so that it would be a really interesting experience hopefully for the listener…it would take them to a lot of different musical places.

JS-It seems that you gave yourself a lot of freedom here on this cd.

Stu-Oh, absolutely, yeah.

JS-Is this the cd you’ve always wanted to put out?

Stu-No, I think that every cd I put out was what I wanted to put out at that time. Like in the 90′s when I did the Urge and I had the tight jeans and crap all over the hair and sang. That’s just what was going on in my life at the time. At a certain point it is just a recording of the way yopur playing and composing at the time….I certainly had more influence on this record and just allowed my songs to progress slower, not such a hurry, just able to do some quiter stuff and not just think I’ve got to write some rock songs for people who are Satriani fans.

David Wallimann: high quality jam tracks

Church Modes Backing Trackswww.guitarplayback.comThis collection of high quality guitar jam tracks will help you master master the church modes.

Church Modes by Wallimann

Magnus Olsson: seriously injured in accident... Why God, Why?

My best wishes and get wells go out to Magnus Olsson who has been badly injured in an accident earlier this week. Magnus has slipped over on ice and badly broken his shoulder. The damage done has left Magnus unable to play guitar for at least the next couple of months according to doctors treating the likable fusion star. Upcoming clinics are likely to be covered by other players. Magnus will undergo surgery to rectify the problems.

Magnus explains the details of his shoulder operation:
The operation are that they will screw in plastic for the part that are gone now. I probably (and hopefully) get the operation on Thursday... I can move it a little and my fingers work fine as long as I don't move the shoulder.
I can even play a little if I get the guitar in the right position, but it is stupid to try more than I already have.

I have talked to 3 doctors and all say that I will be good, no lasting problems.
The last I heard are that it will take a month after operation to get well enough to start to play.

I know all guitar fans will want to wish Magnus all the best for a speedy recovery and I'll be following the ongoing saga.

I post an appropriately titled Magnus Olsson track

Why God, Why? Magnus Olsson

Derryl Gabel: Supersonic Sweeping Part 2 Blu Ray!
Here's an excerpt from the Blu-ray Edition of Supersonic Sweeping Part 2.
In part two of this series we will explore the melodic minor scale and all the modes, hybrids, and arpeggios in regards to economy and sweep picking ideas. We will also touch on some new concepts such as Tetratonics and I'll show you new and exciting ways to play arpeggios and seamlessly put this altogether to create a supersonic style. For more info visit the DVDs page of my site.
Go to my website and click on the Store page up at the top to place your order.

Supersonic Sweeping 2 Blu-ray Demo

The DVD is $35 plus $5 s/h. Derryl accepts paypal, credit card, money orders, check, and cash.
Derryl's paypal ID is


Melodic Minor Modes
1-3 Arpeggios
Melodic Minor Arps in Groups of 4 in Diatonic 3rds
Melodic Minor Arps in Groups of 4 in Diatonic 4ths
Melodic Minor Arps in Groups of 5 in Diatonic 4ths
Melodic Minor Arps in Groups of 5 in Diatonic 5ths
Melodic Minor Hybrids 1
Melodic Minor Hybrids 2
Melodic Minor Hybrid Extensions
Melodic Minor Six String Sweep Arpeggios
African Minor Blues

Jon Bloomer: Suhr S4 Vs. Suhr Modern Comparison

Suhr S4 Vs. Suhr Modern Comparison

John Kiefer: a stunning gigue


Neil Zaza: Carvin CT624M Interview

Neil Zaza Carvin CT624M Interview

Joe Satriani: La Cigale Paris 2010

Joe Satriani, live @ La Cigale, 10/25/2010 in Paris !


Darius Wave: Winner of Shred Off competition

2011 New Years Shred Off - Dariusz Wawrzyniak (VAWRZYN) Entry

News: Shred Off Competition winners announced

Please Read !!
Thanks to all of the musicians that entered the competition! Without you this competition would not have been possible. There were so many great entries, but unfortunately we had to narrow it down to 3 choices. We hope to make this a yearly event, as well.
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Winners of 2011 New Years Shred Off Competition

Neil Zaza: Carvin CT624M California Carved Top.

Neil Zaza plays on his CT624M California Carved Top.

Carvin - Neil Zaza "In My Dreams" played on his CT624M CA Carved Top

Carvin - Neil Zaza "I'm Alright" performed on his CT624M CA Carved Top

Jack Gardiner: debut EP promo

Jack Gardiner
Hey guys!
I've just started working on a load of new material for my EP. I'm lucky enough to work with Matt Nevin who's recording all of my stuff!
For this we used the Axe-FX Ultra modelling the Custom Audio 100 amplifier with my Rockbox Red Dog in front of it.

If you'd like to contact Matt Nevin for recordings of your own please check him out on Facebook or shoot me a message and I'll pass on his email address!
Also a major thanks to Ollie Graham for a massive help with all the drum parts! Check out his Youtube channel at
Cheers again guys and I hope you enjoy!

New Beginnings - Track from my debut EP

Daniele Liverani: Prime Suspect interview with Jason Saulnier

Daniele Liverani (PRIME SUSPECT) Interview with Jason Saulnier