Saturday, 26 February 2011

George Marios: Sound Cloud is calling you

Improvisation over a backing track i made by George Marios Official

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Misha Mansoor,Alex Bois: Periphery - Rig Rundown

Misha Mansoor and Alex Bois from Periphery show you their gear they use when on the road. For more videos like this, check out

Periphery - Rig Rundown

Glen Tipton, KK Downing: Judas Priest final "Epitaph" world tour dates announced

After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST - one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!

However, the mighty PRIEST will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive EPITAPH tour - hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name JUDAS PRIEST synonymous with heavy metal!

With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is JUDAS PRIEST!

JUDAS PRIEST will be starting their world tour in Europe.

Stay tuned as we announce more dates - information will be forthcoming soon - so start getting prepared to rock one final time with the incomparable JUDAS PRIEST!!

7th June Eindhaar, Tilburg, Holland
9th June Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
11th June Sauna Festival, Finland
14th June Oslo, Norway Spektrum
15th June Bergen, Norway Edward Greig Plass
17th June Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
19th June Hellfest, Nantes, France
20th June Le Zenith, Paris, France
22nd June Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy
23rd June Sonisphere Festival, Basel - St. Jakobs, Switzerland
25th June Graspop Festival, Belgium
27th June Zenith, Munich, Germany
28th June 02 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
29th June Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
1st July Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, Serbia
3rd July Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania
8th July Akademik Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria
10th July Kazlicesme Festival Site, Istanbul, Turkey
15th July Newport, UK @ Centre [TBC with Queensryche]
16th July Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo [TBC with Queensryche]
17th July Doncaster, UK @ The Dome [TBC with Queensryche]
19th July Glasgow, UK @ SECC [TBC with Queensryche]
20th July Newcastle, UK @ Metro Arena [TBC with Queensryche]
21st July Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall [TBC with Queensryche]
23rd July High Voltage Festival, London, UK
24th July Bournemouth, UK @ BICBournemouth, UK @ BIC [TBC with Queensryche]
27th July Atlantico Pavillion, Lisbon, Portugal
29th July Coliseum, La Coruna, Spain (with Motorhead and Saxon)
30th July La Cubierta, Madrid, Spain (with Motorhead and Saxon)
31st July Bec, Bilbao, Spain (with Motorhead and Saxon)
2nd August Badalona, Barcelona, Spain (with Motorhead and Saxon)
5th August Wacken Festival, Germany
7th August Colmar Wine Festival, Colmar, France
10th August Spodek - Metal Hammer Festival, Katowice, Poland

more to come:

Daniele Gregolin: Euro Groove Department Milan Guitar Day 6 #1 1080p

Daniele Gregolin: Euro Groove Department Milan Guitar Day 6 #1 1080p

Euro Groove Department and Michael Manring live Buy the DVD

The trio meets in winter 2004 when dutch bass player Joeri Hommerson who had just finished taping some pieces with X3 (Denny Seiwell drummer past member of Paul Mc.Carthney's Wings and Chris Currel Guitarist past member of Michael Jackson band), decides to form an all european band (most of all Italian) signing Marco Maggiore on drums and Daniele Gregolin on guitar (session guitarist for many Italian pop stars and solo artist).

They started working as a band on pieces already written in the past by Hommerson rearranging everything in new key tones giving birth to the Euro Groove Department!

In March 2005 they recoreded Optical Illusion in four days, arranged eleven original Hommerson's pieces were recorded, plus a very flashing version of Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia".

Euro Groove Department also collaborate live and studio with the great bass icon Michael Manring who leaves his marks on the moving ballad "Aliyah", dedicated to homonym R&B singer who died prematurely on a plane crash.

Emanuele Cisi, well known Italian Jazz saxophonist appears in the track "Out for Lunch".

Eurogroove Department has also played with Michael Manring Adam Nitti (Dave Weckl band) Bryan Beller (Steve Vai Band, Deathclock and solo artist) and with the italian guitar player William Stravato at "Villa Arconati's Noi bassisti in Villa Festival and "Groove Festival" 2005 and 2006. On the disc moreover appears as authors Daniele Gregolin and Marco Maggiore in "Song For A Bad Bunny" ballad solo on guitar and "Hands Up" drum solo.

Euro Groove Department played in many european festivals included the Euro Bass Day 2nd and 3rd edition (2004-05), they shared the stage with some of the best muicians around such as Michael Manring,Adam Nitti, Bryan Beller, Dominique Di Piazza , Jeff Berlin, Stanley Jordan, Mike Pope among others...

Daniele Gregolin is a Music Man/Ernie Ball and DiMarzio brands and use Mesa/Boogie amplifications.

Lukasz Kulczak: Jean Paul Agnesod competition

MySoloGuitarCompetition2011 - Łukasz LuKi Kulczak

Jean Paul Agnesod competition

Halcyon: Pasture solos

Robot Butterfly - outro and solo

The Helix Nebula - Track 1 intro (cover)

album name
Pastures EP
band name
by Halcyon

Immediate download of the 9-track EP in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Buy Now $5 AUD

t-cophony: acoustic guitar tapping

T-cophony acoustic guitar tapping (2011)

Anthimos Manti: Guitar Control competition Solo Contest

Guitar Control competition

Anthimos Manti: Jean Paul Agnesod competition

My Solo Guitar Competition 2011 - Anthimos Manti Entry

Jean Paul Agnesod competition

Anthimos Manti: Gus G LTD Competition

Crank it like Gus G. (CONTEST)-Anthimos Manti Entry

Gus G LTD Competition

Scott Henderson: video lessons

The January video lessons were very successful and I've received all positive responses from my students. I'm doing another shoot in April.

If you'd like a lesson, write me at
I'll only respond to serious inquiries about lessons. Tell me specifically what you want in the lesson. It has to be specific - "jazz improvisation" is not specific enough. You could choose from the following topics:

major and melodic minor scales and their modes
how to use diminished ideas
how to use augmented ideas
chord voicings
chord melody
rock and blues playing
jazz phrasing
dog training (not a good choice)
motific development
learning the fingerboard
making money in jazz (really bad choice)
playing outside
recording and tone
guitars and amps
how to set up a strat
how to use guitar polish (discounted price)

These are just a few suggestions. If I get a request for something that isn't listed, I'll make the lesson and add it to the above list.

All lessons will be a combination of verbal explanation and music examples played over backing tracks.

I'll send the video to you with YouSendIt, and you'll pay me through PayPal. You will have to sign an agreement which states that you will use the video for yourself only. Breaking the agreement will get you a visit from Larry the lawyer. I have the right to send the same lesson multiple times if I get more than one request for that specific lesson, so don't expect to hear your name mentioned in the video.

The lesson will be around half an hour and will cost 150.00 US

Hope to see you in April!

Joop Wolters: interview and album review

Joop Wolters interview and album review on shred knowledge
Allan Holdsworth,: biggest influence, creator of new music
Scott Henderson, :what avibe and control over tone
Steve Vai,:ingenious musician,flamboyant
Steve Morse,:to me the most diverse composer in the guitarworld
Al di Meola, :fire, passion
John McLaughlin, :love his acoustic solo-work,experimental
Birilee Lagrene, super,django
Greg Howe, :soul, technic
Joe Satriani, :how to make instrumental music for everybody
jeff Beck, : tone and attitude
Zappa: mad scientist,own sound
Hendrix:trendsetter,all time guitar hero
Srv: sad that he’s gone on of my altime fav bluesplayers

Kelly Simonz: Opus 1 and 2



Rob Chappers: Marshall YJM100 Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Head Demo

Marshall YJM100 Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Head Demo

David Locke: The Evil That Men Do

The Evil That Men Do - Iron Maiden - David Locke

Daniele Gottardo: Play with three notes

This is an example taken from the very first part of the new DVD "Superfingering" the Daniele Gottardo's guitar method. This example shows how to control three notes of a minor triad in a blues contest
Daniele Gottardo - Play with three notes, from Superfingering DVD

Jack Thammarat: Tribute to Joe Satriani

Starry Night Cover

Timo Somers: The Loner

Timo Somers - The Loner

JP Stratoblogster: Joe got that Shuffle Swing Thing goin' on!

"Sloppy Joe Shuffle Swing Thing"

Cesar Huesca: Arkitecht - Through Broken Glass djentalmen take note

This is track #3 of The Arkitecht's first album called Hyperstructure. I collaborated with Genaro Ochoa doing most guitar solos throughout the record. Check more songs and info at:, Buy the album Hyperstructure at these following sites and online stores:

The Arkitecht is a one-man band created by Genaro Ochoa in Mexico City. The idea of the project is to be non-dependable on other musicians to accomplish a "band" sound. It is a blend of metal and progressive sub-genres thus resulting in an intrincated combination of styles.

The Album Hyperstructure was recorded in Genaro's homestudio in Mexico City and was mixed and mastered in Montepellier, France by the upcoming producer Brett Caldas-Lima (Freak Kitchen, To-Mera, Cynic). The package comes with a beautiful 24 page Booklet with designs and images by very talented artist from Chile and Germany

Hyperstructure is an album with two concepts inside:
The first half of the album which consists of six songs, are housed by the actual Hyperstrucutre concept. It is a short tale about a common man, a John Doe, who suddenly starts questioning the world around him and seeks to find an answer to why things are so messed up in the times we live in.

The second half of the album consists of just one song called Face Thief. This song is a complex progressive death metal epic. It has a full classical choir singing in spanish and a full size orchestra reminiscent to contemporary soundtracks on the vein of motion pictures like Matrix, Avalon, etc. The song lasts 32 minutes of an everchanging and breathtaking journey. The story is about a serial killer who seeks to bring the life of a gifted artist to its very ashes. A thriller on the vein of movies like Se7en, Fight Club, Lost Highway, etc.

The project although a solo effort in many ways, has the brilliant contributions of very talented people. Among them, the YouTube sensation Cesar Huesca on guitar solos, Dante Díaz and Alvaro Lamadrid on the vocals and Lila Nieto behind the lyrics.

The Arkitecht draws a new line between progressive music and metal, taking both currents even closer by blending contemporary forms of metal with atypical progressive approaches. Besides, the influence of classical and contemporary orchetral works give it a whole new sound that redefines symphonic metal in many ways.

Through Broken Glass by Cesar Huesca (Song by The Arkitecht)

Atanas Shishkov: "Blue Vision"

Atanas Shishkov - "Blue Vision"

Phi Yaan-Zek: live gig Elephant & Castle

Phi Yaan-Zek:
I'm playing some solo guitar at the 5 Rhythms Sunday Sweat at Elephant & Castle tomorrow 6pm-8pm - come along! Also with Richard on drums and Guy on didj : )

Jason Becker: filming Jason's show on March 26th

Jason Becker Movie:
Perpetual Burn
A huge thank you to Justin Fredricks, Jack Rose, and Anthony Hubert for making a donation and helping us get back out to California next month so we can film Jason's show on March 26th for the documentary.


Jason Becker:
Matt, thank you so much for putting me in your first online issue!
And, for talking about me in the video. You da man! The great Di Meola and I share the same birthday.

Andy Timmons: The Resolution Complete Guitar Transcriptions

Andy Timmons:
Andy Timmons The Resolution Complete Guitar Transcriptions Book is finally available on the website. First 100 copies will be signed by me!!!


Now available! The Resolution Complete Guitar Transcriptions Book is now ready for pre-order. The collection was transcribed by Dallas guitarist Clint Franzen and personally edited by Andy to ensure maximum accuracy. The book also includes Andy's descriptions and notes about each song on the recording. The first 100 copies will be signed by Andy so order now! Sample

Books will begin shipping on March 8th.

News: Birmingham Guitar show today and tomorrow!

Sat 26 FebruaryThe New Bingley Hall
1 Hockley Circus Hockley
Birmingham B18 5BE
The world’s greatest guitar brands are to descend on Birmingham’s New Bingley Hall between 26-27 February 2011 at the inaugural Birmingham Guitar Show. A celebration of all things six-string, from electric and acoustic models to amplification and recording technology, the BGS is designed to give visitors – whether serious players or beginners – the chance to get their hands on the latest instruments from across the globe.
Brands already confirmed for the show include Gibson, Marshall, Peavey, Orange, Paul Reed Smith, BC Rich, Ibanez, Laney, Patrick Eggle and JJ Guitars, with retailers Professional Music Technology, Fairdeal Music and Guitars4You also on hand to offer some special show deals.
With more exhibitors to be confirmed, manager Jason Hunt says of the event, “The Midlands has always proved a great location for rock’n’roll shows and we’re very excited to be bringing the guitar show to Birmingham. It’s the perfect chance for those who have always wanted to play to come and try and for experienced players to see the industry’s newest innovations. And everyone will leave inspired to play more and play better.”

Tickets for the Birmingham Guitar Show are priced at £8.50 in advance (£10 on the door), with no advance booking fee and free parking at New Bingley Hall.
For more information and to book tickets visit

Andres Ludmer: Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn - five star version!

Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn - played by Andres Ludmer

Ruggero Robin: Robin Mathisen Millot Trio - sensational new band

eight videos from a warm up session from Ruggero Robin's new outfit " Robin Mathisen Millot Trio". I hope to catch up with Ruggero Robin in Frankfurt Musikmesse in April 2011. Subscribe to their new YouTube Channel:

Ruggero Robin: Robin Mathisen Millot Trio

Ruggero Robin: New Expression Trio

Ruggero Robin: New Expression Trio

David Wallimann: Guitar Pro 6 Giveaway!

I am giving away two full licensed copies of Guitar Pro 6!
Simply review one of the items from to be entered to the drawing that will be taking place here on Youtube on March the 12th!
You have until March the 10th to submit your review.
If you have not purchased anything yet, simply get a free backing track of your choice and enter the promo code "FREETRACK" at checkout.
Good luck!

Guitar Pro 6 Giveaway!

John Browne: Blackstar Series One 200

John Browne of Monuments demonstrates how easy it is to track guitars using the Series One 200 emulated output. John Dropped by the office with drum/bass tracks taken from Monuments forthcoming album and recorded guitar tracks for the song 'The Uncollective'

Monuments are an upcoming British band, pioneering the new wave of progressive metal, nicknamed 'djent'. Born from the ashes of breaking UK band FellSilent, guitarist John Browne has developed their signature sound of low drop tunings, staccato rhythms and strong melody with a new group of amazing musicians and are definitely one to watch!

Currenty signed to Basick Records, you will see Monuments on the British 'League of xtraordinary djentlemen' tour alongside Periphery and Tesseract. They are also in the studio, currently completing their debut album.

Blackstar Series One 200 emulated output demo with John Browne of Monuments

Massimo Varini: finding triads

notes from lessons - find the triads on the guitar neck

Cheryl Pyle: new CD from jazz flute shredder

cd promo video for the new cd INSIDE DIALOGUE - cheryl pyle -flute & bass, cover graphics- leenstarAileen graphics and cover photo by tanya truong. -2011-14 new compositions by cheryl pyle -@11th street music -bmi-
write me to order mp3s -direct :- thanks for supporting new flute jazz. -  buy
INSIDE DIALOGUE-cheryl pyle-flute & bass NEW CD PROMO-2011

Eric Maldonado: Fernandes Revolver X

Fernandes Revolver X Shred - Eric Maldonado

Rob Chappers: AFD100 Sexy Bits

AFD100 Sexy Bits - that we missed off the last video...