Wednesday, 2 March 2011

David Weiner: Country Riff

Guitar Lesson - "Must Learn! Country Riff" - Riff Of The Week®: 3/2/11 (S6:E15)

Niels Vejlyt: Lick of the week #3 - crazy tapping !

Niels Vejlyt´s Lick of the week #3

Antonio Soncina: live4guitar 4 competition

4h Live4guitar - Antonio Soncina

live4guitar 4 competition

Nicolas Waldo: the cover sessions




Robbert Hanenberg: Concerto - (classical) Tapping Etude

Concerto - (classical) Tapping Etude : Robbert Hanenberg

Daniele Gottardo: Gottyboy signature Stompbox

Daniele Gottardo Gottyboy signature Stompbox

Alex Bois: Periphery Interview

Periphery Interview - Hit The Floor Magazine

Devin Townsend: New York, New York

SIN-atra - New York, New York feat. Devin Townsend by Eagle Rock Entertainment

Luigi Rinaldi: J.S.Bach prelude and fugue n.5 D major BWV850

Luigi Rinaldi - J.S.Bach prelude and fugue n.5 D major BWV850.wmv

Roy Marchbank: Byrd Avanti Guitar - incredible picking technique

Byrd Avanti

Paganini 5th Caprice Part 1 Roy Marchbank with Byrd Avanti Guitar

News: Live 4 Guitar 4th Competition

Hi everybody. Here is the 4th competition with more cool prizes and quite simple backing track suitable for any style of playing. This backing track was created by David Wallimann who runs This website will give bundle of 100 backing tracks for the 2nd place. 1st place will get SKYVOX (2 channels overdrive pedal) exclusively hand made for this competition, and the 3rd place will get Korg CA 40 chromatic tuner plus a very useful book "The guitarist's guide to set-up and maintenance". All 3 will get Live4guitar t-shirt as always.

4th Live4Guitar competition

Lukasz Kulczak: Free Guitar Lesson with tab


Łukasz Luki Kulczak -Free Guitar Lesson

Alessandro Ragazzo: Aurora competition

Aurora contest & Megara - Alessandro Ragazzo (16 yrs)

Aurora competition

Andy Timmons: Euro Tour dates, including Musikmesse

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Mar 28, 2011
Andy Timmons Band Mesa Boogie Clinic/Concert
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Apr 8, 2011 12:00 AM
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Guthrie Govan: clinic tour audio

Alex Khan:
Guthrie and I went on another one of our clinic tours after NAMM and here is a clip of Guthrie performing 'Sevens' through an all-Suhr rig of his Signature Set-Neck guitar, a Koko Boost (for the saturated lead parts), the Badger 30 head and a pair of Suhr 1x12 cabs (one with V30 and one with the Heritage G12-65). Both cabs were mic'd and mixed for the recording. This was recorded on Jan 21 at a club called Biscuits & Blues in downtown San Francisco that was sponsored by our Bay Area dealer Nuts & Saddles.
You can also download the file from here to put into your iTunes library:
The outro solo beginning around 6:25 is pretty awesome in its combination of tone, feel, phrasing, creativity and his typically amazing technique. Guthrie himself was very pleased with the guitar sounds and said the Badger sounds "most splendid" here. He's bonded with this amp over the past few years. In fact, Guthrie just ordered the Badger 30 so he can use it for the Bassment gigs and tours in Europe. The only non-Suhr thing you hear on the guitar sound is the Eventide Time Factor delay plugged into the Badger's loop. Really cool!

Here's the second track from this gig. This is a jam on Billy Cobham's 'Red Baron' and there's some wah action with the Guyatone WR-3 Auto-Wah and the RMC Picture Wah. The chorus that Guthrie's been using lately is the Providence Anadime analog chorus. Peter Fujii plays the first solo and Guthrie starts his at around 4:00 afterwards. Peter is playing a Suhr Custom TS through a Mesa of some sort. Can't remember which one...

Wonderful Slippery Thing

Okay, here's the last track from this Friday night gig in San Francisco. It clocks in at over 18 minutes but the tune doesn't start until 2:30 or so with Guthrie chatting with the audience and tuning up his guitar. Little slip-ups here and there but that's what live performances with band members you met for the first time that day are all about.
Some of those audio files have expired so you can click on this link and download these re-mixed, re-mastered and even better sounding m4a files here:

Marco Sfogli: gets a brace of Ibanez guitars

Marco Sfogli has been trying out some new Ibanez guitars.

Marco Sfogli:
It's been indeed 5 awesome years with Rash, his guitars are awesome and always will be. I didn't moved to another company yet, I mean I got these two Ibanez guitars to try and have nothing but good things to say about. Great instruments and easy to play, plus they're damn solid. The problem is that at this stage of my life I need a bigger company that would eventually let me play more, doing clinics and showcases.

Get your There's hope backing tracks:

News: Shure Songwriting Award 2011

Everything Everything to judge the Institute’s 2011 Shure Songwriting Award
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and Shure are delighted to announce the launch of the 2011 Shure Songwriting Award. Previously supported by Amy McDonald, K.T. Tunstall and Paloma Faith, the competition will be judged this year by the band, Everything Everything.
Everything Everything’s music has been described as “pulsating, genre-defying beauty, filled with inventive, erudite twists and unexpected, thrilling turns. As capable as filling a dance floor as they are of sparking a thought, they're the sort of band that many an act will forever dream of being”. They were nominated as part of the BBC’s sound of 2010 and in August released their debut album ‘Man Alive’ through Geffen Records. This year they have already won the South Bank Sky Arts/The Times Breakthrough Award, been shortlisted for the XFM New Music Award and narrowly missed out on NME’s ‘Best New Band’ award. 2011 will also see the band embark on a European tour culminating in three UK headline shows!
If you are a songwriter looking to make a career out of your talent, why not take part in this year’s award competition? First prize is a unique opportunity to attend, free of charge, the fantastic one-year Professional Diploma in Songwriting course at the Institute worth over £5,000! And in addition, two runners up will win amazing gear from Shure. Studying at the Institute, you will be able to take part in regular live showcase events, professionally develop your talent and have direct access to leading industry professionals.
To enter, all you have to do is upload an original song to the award website before April 8th 2011. A combination of an expert panel of judges plus public voting will select a top 8 and then Everything Everything will be making their selection for this year’s winner! Commenting on the award, Everything Everything said:
“We're thrilled to be judging the Shure Songwriting Award and work with the Institute this year. Competitions such as this are vital for discovering and encouraging new musical talent and we can't wait to hear the entries.”
This could be your chance - it could be your song chosen this year! For further details on entry guidelines, terms and conditions or for further information visit the award website or contact the Institute directly on:
- 0207 328 0222

News: 21 Android apps are trojans... including a guitar application!

The offending apps from publisher Myournet:
Falling Down
Super Guitar Solo
Super History Eraser
Photo Editor
Super Ringtone Maker
Super Sex Positions
Hot Sexy Videos
Hilton Sex Sound
Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls
Falling Ball Dodge
Scientific Calculator
Dice Roller
Advanced Currency Converter
App Uninstaller
Funny Paint
Spider Man


Robbert Hanenberg: 2 solo takes over 'Tears Of Sahara'

2 solo takes over 'Tears Of Sahara' (George Lynch solo part)

Ignazio Di Salvo: Round Midnight Jazz Fingerstyle guitar

Ignazio Di Salvo - 'Round Midnight Jazz Fingerstyle guitar

Stu Hamm: Bass Performance Clinic today Hollywood Musicians Institute

Bass Performance Clinic with Stu Hamm
Location:Room 145, Musicians Institute, 6752 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Time:Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:00

George Marios: New Guide to Develop your phrasing

George Marios:
New lesson package available for sale! 'Guide to Develop your phrasing by George Marios' including an 8 page PDF file, a free backing track as well as 9 recorded demonstration solos.

Improvisation over a backing track i made by George Marios Official

Hi everyone!
Click on the 'buy now' button if you would like to purchase my 2009 debut Album, 'Between two worlds', along with all the Artwork and liner notes

News: ZenTapper Review

ZenTapper Review - Construction and Playing Characteristics

Richie Kotzen, Gary Hoey, Ace Frehley,George Lynch,Billy Sheehan: Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp

Here is part of the final jam at Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp in The Bahamas. "Cold Gin" featuring: Ace Frehley, Kip Winger, Rudy Sarzo, Sandy Gennaro, Mark Hudson, Richie Kotzen, Gary Hoey and George Lynch.

Richie Kotzen, Gary Hoey, Ace Frehley,George Lynch,Billy Sheehan: Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp

Jonny Death: Duke Nukem Theme

Duke Nukem back real soon

Guitar Zero Jonny Death shows you how to play Grabbag, the Duke Nukem theme, on Guitar.
Get a backing track for this song at
Ever since the beginning of GaMetal, when it was called 'Nintendo Experienced Shred', people have been asking me for tabs to the Duke Nukem theme. Well, finally, here it is, broken down for you. Enjoy!
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I'll try to answer as best as I can.

How to play 'Grabbag' (Duke Nukem Theme) on Guitar!

Ventrilo Harassment - Duke Nukem Style

Evka Tyy Chalupníková: Joe Satriani - Midnight

Joe Satriani - Midnight - Cover by Evvie