Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sarah Michelle: The Strut - Second single off upcoming EP

Sarah Michelle - The Strut Second single off upcoming EP

Brian Maillard: LIBERATION


Melody in CaptivityMelody in Captivity

Remy Hansen: How to play " Scarified"

How to play " Scarified" Part 1

How to play " Scarified" Part 2

Dallton Santos: Brazilian "Frevo" style, great picking

Guitar solo over brazilian music style "Frevo"

Sam Coulson: Hallelujah - really great version!

Hallelujah, Guitar Duet - Sam Coulson

Zack Kim: Zamotion (Original) - two handed echo tapping

Zamotion (Original)

Łukasz Kulczak: two handed tapping lesson A Dorian - A Aeolian

Łukasz Kulczak - Tapping Lick

Łukasz Kulczak - Tapping Lick A Dorian - A Aeolian
Free Guitar Lesson Free Tab :

Jan Akkerman: UK tour dates announced

Jan Akkerman: We are back in the UK so do come and visit us !Spread the news.

Jan akkerman playing UK

28 April-the brook- southhampton-
29 April-the stables- milton keynes
3 0April Bushhall-london.
1 may the globe - cardiff.
2 may cox'syard-stratford
3 may the brindley-runcorn
4 may the glee club-birmingham

News: Guitar Player 2011 Guitar Superstar 2011 FREE ENTRY!

It’s FREE! Big News! Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar 2011 will be held in Music City — yes, Nashville, Tennessee — during the Summer NAMM show on Saturday, July 23.
Five finalists will perform fronting a red-hot house band in the ballroom of the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, vying for the 2011 Guitar Superstar title in front of celebrity judges, the people who make the gear you love, the city’s guitar fans, and perhaps even a few label, management, and publishing executives. Hey, it’s that kind of music town — anything is possible!
Now in its seventh year, the annual Guitar Superstar competition seeks out transcendent guitarists across the United States to showcase their chops, tone, charisma, and compositional skills in a six-minute (or less) video of themselves performing an original instrumental song. Entries are FREE at www.truefire.com/gpgs2011.
All entries are viewed and rated by the staff of Guitar Player, and five finalists will be chosen to battle it out in Nashville. Only one will emerge as the 2011 Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar champ, winning a one-album deal on Guitar Player Records, as well as fabulous prizes from the event sponsors. (Two runner-ups will also win prize packages.)
To get the feel of this thrilling event, please CLICK HERE to view the performances and judges’ comments from last year’s Guitar Superstar competition.
The host, judges, and prize sponsors for Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar 2011 have not been confirmed yet, so please check back here often for updates.
Previous Guitar Superstar judges and hosts include guitar stars and legends such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Andy Summers, George Lynch, Steve Lukather, Nuno Bettencourt, Elliot Easton, Greg Howe, Jennifer Batten, Richie Kotzen, Greg Kihn, and Brendan Small(creator of Metalocalypse). Past event and prize sponsors have Mesa/Boogie, DigiTech, Framus, Mackie, PRS, Yamaha, Gibson,Epiphone, D’Addario, EMG Pickups, GHS Strings, Keith McMillen Instruments, Levy’s Leathers, Line 6, Samson, Sony, TC Electronic,Tech 21, Voyage-Air, Zoom, ZT Amplifiers, Digidesign, and TrueFire.com.
The staff of Guitar Player is always energized and honored to present its annual Guitar Superstar competition. The event not only spotlights some of the best unsigned guitar talent in the universe, it also shows off all that is cool and edgy and, yes, heroic about slinging a guitar across your shoulder, and blowing someone’s mind with a great riff or a stunning tone or lightning-fast solos or a beatific melody.
So what are you waiting for? This could be the break you’ve dreamed of! Click to the Official Rules page, or www.truefire.com/gpgs2011, and ENTER THIS COMPETITION! We’ll be waiting to hear — and see — what you’ve got, so BRING IT!
HURRY! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, June 15 at 11:59 pm.OFFICIAL RULES

Last year introduced the talented Jodee Frawlee to me.

Live4guitar Godfather 3rd Contest Jodee Frawlee

Marco De Cave: Dingle solo competition WINNER!

Guitar solo competition winner announcement.

Dingle solo competition

Arnaldo García, Angel Ruiz: internet jam session

Ángel Ruiz + Arnaldo García Jam Session

Rob Chappers: Blackstar HT 1R Jam

Coffee issues & Ironman the movie in 20 seconds - Plus Blackstar HT 1R Jam

Matias Rengel: 299 Guitar Licks + 10 Backing Tracks - Yes!

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- Major Licks
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- Penta/Mixo Licks
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- Mixolydian Licks
- Dorian Licks
- Locrian Licks
- Lydian b7 Licks
- Phrygian Licks
Get your eBook NOW for only $4.99!!!
Trailer Song: Mixolydian Backing Track from Licks for Everyone Book!

INSIDE the Book - 299 Guitar Licks + 10 Backing Tracks

News: Ampeg announces 2011 build U.S Heritage Series.

WOODINVILLE, WA – April 1, 2011 – Following the sell-out of all 2010 units, Ampeg today announces the 2011 build plan for the U.S.-built Heritage Series. First launched at NAMM in 2010, the Heritage SVT-CL, Heritage SVT-810E and Heritage SVT-410HLF represent the pinnacle of classic Ampeg tone, styling and construction.

“Ampeg customers wanted premium, U.S.-built Ampeg products, and we are pleased to see continued demand for this series,” remarks Ampeg’s director of amplification, Pyotr Belov. “We’ve re-jigged the production numbers to better reflect demand and are proud to be building Heritage SVT gear in a newly upgraded facility at our home office in Washington State.”

Ampeg’s Heritage Series heads deliver massive, all-tube power using premium JJ tubes for the preamp stage and power tubes. The Heritage SVT-CL pushes 300 watts of power, which is perfect for the companion cabinets. The Heritage SVT-810E and SVT-410HLF both feature custom U.S.-made Eminence® drivers and are built using rugged 15 mm birch plywood.

The Heritage SVT-CL has a U.S. MSRP of $3359.99, the Heritage SVT-810E has a U.S. MSRP of $1819.99 and the Heritage SVT-410HLF has a U.S. MSRP of $1259.99. http://www.loudtechinc.com/

News: Orange OPC - musician’s personal computer

Orange OPC, Upgraded and now Shipping
The much anticipated Orange OPC, the musician’s personal computer, has been upgraded and is ready for Pre-Order from the new website http://www.orangeopc.com/ for delivery within the UK by the end of April and will be shipping outside the UK shortly after.
Fresh from its triumphant demonstration at the CES Show on the INTEL stand, the OPC now features the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ series i3-2100 CPU (3M Cache, 3.10 GHz). Featuring the very latest Intel technology, the new platform uses less power and has vastly superior integrated graphics and raw power ideal for audio processing. Further improvements announced today include 1 VGA and 2 HDMI interfaces and a precision cut laser aluminium chassis.
The OPC hit the headlines last year when the revolutionary all-in-one hybrid was announced. The first computer of its kind to have built-in high powered speakers, the OPC delivers superb full range studio and authentic vintage guitar sounds. The OPC is designed for musicians and songwriters offering one stop playing, recording, editing and computing capabilities, with premium software pre-installed. The OPC works straight out of the box with no setting up necessary… just plug in, play, record and share!
The OPC comes with well over £700/$1000 of premium software, including the following packages;
IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 including Custom Shop Orange Amps – Amp and Effects Modelling Software
Presonus Studio One Custom Orange Edition - DAW
Acoustica Mixcraft 5 – DAW
Toontracks EZdrummer Lite
Lick Library Player – Guitar learning and jamming centre for included guitar lessons
The OPC retail price is £1020 + VAT (£1224 inc) with free delivery and can be ordered from the new website http://www.orangeopc.com/
The Orange OPC revolution starts here!
For further information news please see the website http://www.orangeopc.com/ or contact info@orangeusa.com

News: Orange Amps bring you Dark Terror - Musikmesse

Press Release – Musikmesse 2011 Orange Amps bring you Dark Terror:

Dark forces have been stirring at Orange Amps where mysterious alchemy has created the beast to be unleashed. Striding out of the shadows is the new Dark Terror, guitars amps will never be the same again!

Menacingly small, easily recognisable, this aggressive little amp comes with a mind blowing sound which combines the shape control of the Thunder series with the weight and size of the monster Terror family. This Frankenstein like amp has creepy amounts of gain on tap with disturbingly pleasurable responsiveness. It is uncompromisingly brutal, doubtless unhinged, even ferocious!

The Dark Terror rises from the ethereal depths to fulfill the every desire of the Heavy Metal and Rock guitar players. With its characteristic fearless Orange Amp looks, heavy duty construction and portability, guitar players everywhere will quickly become attuned to this scary dark force of nature.

The Dark Terror is highest gain Terror amp ever and comes with:-

• New High Gain Preamp 3 x ECC83/12AX7
• Valve Driven FX Loop 1 x ECC81/12AT7
• Four Stages of Gain
• 15 Watts Class A, Switchable to 7 Watts
• Weighs in at only 7kg/15lbs
• A Gig Bag

The Dark Terror is available from the end on May 2011 and priced at £399 (inc. VAT). Hear its distinctive Orange Amp sound and you will feel this mysteriously attractive force pulling you into the shadow of the Dark Terror. It’s everything you want from a Black Orange Amp. Prepare to ride the Dark Terror storm.

Antoine Prost: Two part invention in C major bwv 772

Two part invention in C major bwv 772

Lukasz Kulczak: Shred Metal Solo

Lukasz Kulczak- Shred Metal Solo

Matte Johansson: Wallimann Wah Competition

Morley Mark Tremonti Patriotic Wah Guitar Contest SHORT VERSION

Wallimann Wah Competition

Amazing Morley Mark Tremonti Patriotic Wah Guitar Contest by Matte Johansson

Steve Lukather, Marty Friedman: working on Japan relief project.

Steve Lukather:
Doin' a Japan relief session with Marty Friedman today. Should be a lot of fun. What a nice cat and a brilliant player! For the cause!

Toto tour dates
16 May 2011 Shi Kokaido , Nagoya (Japan)
Summer 2011 Tour
17 May 2011 Kagekiza , Kanazawa (Japan)
Summer 2011 Tour
19 May 2011 Archaic Hall , Osaka (Japan)
Summer 2011 Tour
20 May 2011 Archaic Hall , Osaka (Japan)
Summer 2011 Tour
23 May 2011 Pacifico , Yokohama (Japan)
Summer 2011 Tour
24 May 2011 Budokan , Tokyo (Japan)
Summer 2011 Tour
21 June 2011 Forest National , Bruxelles (Belgium)
Summer 2011 Tour
23 June 2011 Heineken Music Hall , Amsterdam (Holland)
Summer 2011 Tour
24 June 2011 Heineken Music Hall , Amsterdam (Holland)
Summer 2011 Tour
26 June 2011 HMV Hammersmith Apollo , London (United Kingdom)
Summer 2011 Tour
27 June 2011 Le Zenith , Paris (France)
Summer 2011 Tour
28 June 2011 Halle Tony Garnier , Lyon (France)
Summer 2011 Tour
30 June 2011 KB Hallen , Copenhagen (Denmark)
Summer 2011 Tour
01 July 2011 Skansen Solliden , Stockholm (Sweden)
Summer 2011 Tour
03 July 2011 Riihimakirock , Riihimaki / Helsinki (Finland)
Summer 2011 Tour
06 July 2011 Tradgardsforeningen , Gothenburg (Sweden)
Summer 2011 Tour
08 July 2011 Gjerstad Hovud Arena , Tysnesfest - Bergen (Norway)
Summer 2011 Tour
09 July 2011 Ravnedalen , Kristiansand (Norway)
Summer 2011 Tour
10 July 2011 Open Air , Vejle (Denmark)
Summer 2011 Tour
12 July 2011 Stadtpark Freilichtbühne , Hamburg (Germany)
Summer 2011 Tour
14 July 2011 Jazz an der Donau , Straubing (Germany)
Summer 2011 Tour
15 July 2011 Klosterhof Wiblingen , Ulm (Germany)
Summer 2011 Tour
16 July 2011 Live at Sunset , Zürich (Switzerland)
Summer 2011 Tour
17 July 2011 Castello Scaligero Di Villafranca , Verona (Italy)
Summer 2011 Tour

Max Ridgway, Cheryl Pyle: soul dust - cd 2011

cheryl pyle -flute, electric bass
max ridgway - guitar , acoustic bass
randall colbourne- drums

1. descending blue 3:05
2. saturn's moons 4:39
3. temporal gaze 4:14
4. portrait 5:52
5. around the edges 6:34
6. soul dust 6:00
7. new moon 7:30
8. medicine man dances in strange dreamscape 2:38
9. mambo for ides of march 8:45
10. book of secrets 5:59


News: guitar bloggers a chance to reach more people

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Andreia Gomez: MIND EP available

£2.99 - On Sale
Self produced EP.
Track listing;
1. Sacred Sin
2. Coma
3. Wake
4. Insight
5. Control

My EP is available for download!!
As you know I'm the guitarist and songwriter for the prog metal band M.I.N.D. Our self produced Ep "Insight" is now available for download on:

...And you can get a physical copy from our official merch store
Hope you like it! xx

Andreia Gomez: http://market.live4guitar.com/instructor/Andreia

Andreia Gomez: progressive guitar fusion soloing techniques

Gabriela Quintero,Alex Skolnick, Rodrigo Sánchez: live medly

RyGyA : Rodrigo y Gabriela play Atman together with their special guest Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio). They stop for an intense medley of different songs by Megadeath, Metallica or even the James Bond theme.

Rodrigo y Gabriela with Alex Skolnick - Atman + Medley (live in Avignon, France)

Rodrigo y Gabriela jam with Alex Skolnick at the Trianon, Paris 01/12/2010 - part 1

Rodrigo y Gabriela jam with Alex Skolnick solo at the Trianon, Paris 01/12/2010