Friday, 29 April 2011

Kiko Loureiro: Brazil's finest spotted!

Kiko Loureiro - Dilemma.flv

Kiko Loureiro - Técnica e Versatilidade.flv

Alex Lifeson: Rush Rock Madison Square Garden

Steve Vai: to get a launch in May

Steve Vai Hi Folks. Some 10 years ago I purchased with a vision to one day launch an interactive 24-hour online video channel streaming performances of the world's greatest guitar players. Well, someday is here! On May 10th we're launching with a live event @ Musicians Institute. You could win an Ibanez JEM by RSVPing to the event & tuning in. Get early Peace

GuitarTV Official Launch Event with Steve Vai
Time: Tuesday, 10 May 2011 12:00

Rob Chappers: Fender Pawn Shop jam

Fender Pawn Shop 72 Guitar Demo - Plus Capt & Chappers Jam

Victor de Andres: the village

Victor de Andres the village

Volker Scheidt: Tribute to the Ibanez RG 550

Melodic guitar prayer / Tribute to the Ibanez RG 550 Volker Scheidt

Neil Zaza: rehearsal in Italy

Neil Zaza "Adagio" rehearsal in Italy

Annie Grunwald: Nevermore Tribute

Nevermore Tribute - This Godless Endeavor Sweeps

Horrid Obsession - Formless (Guitar)

Follow the Signs Solo Outro - Born of Osiris (The Discovery)

Horváth Andor: Guitar Idol III

Andor Horváth - GPower Guitar Idol 2011

Eugene Berger: Frankfurt Musikmesse Randall jam

Eugene Berger during Frankfurt Musikmesse on the Randall stand playing Funkissimo his guitar idol III competition entry
From Drop Box

Eugene Berger - Funkissimo, Musikmesse 2011

John Petrucci: Dream Theater drummer announced!!

Mike Mangini, the 48-year-old session artist who has played for ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE and STEVE VAI, has officially joined DREAM THEATER as the replacement for the recently departed Mike Portnoy.

Commented Mangini: "The day that I got the phone call to be in DREAM THEATER, it took my brain a minute to assemble what was going on, and when it sank in, the feeling was just of tremendous relief.

"It means so much to me, I almost felt like crying a couple of times. [Laughs] I didn't know what to do.

"What it means to me to be part of not only such a legendary band, but this band, is a sense of fulfillment and purpose. I feel like a puzzle piece, and with Mike [Portnoy] in particular, I feel really honored to carry on the torch for him; I'm carrying on his spirit." more

Watch session 3 video selecting the drummer

The drummers tested
* Aquiles Priester (age 39) (ANGRA, PAUL DI'ANNO)
* Peter Wildoer (age 36) (DARKANE)
* Virgil Donati (age 52) (PLANET X, SEVEN THE HARDWAY)
* Derek Roddy (age 38) (HATE ETERNAL, NILE, TODAY IS THE DAY)
* Mike Mangini (age 48) (STEVE VAI, EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR)

Dave Martone: Code Red live

Code Red Performed by Dave Martone at the 2009 Armenia Guitar Festival

Vahagn Amirkhanyan Rhy Guitar
Koryun Bobikyan Drums
Arthur Molitvin Bass

Code Red by Dave Martone

Alex Lifeson: Rush and Bubbles play Closer To The Heart!!

Bubbles plays "Closer To The Heart" with RUSH

Jarle H Olsen,Alex Argento: Quadrasonic new CD

New album to be released 10th May
Pre order limited signed edition now

Jarle Holsen - "Quadrasonic" - First Jarle's Instrumental solo album featuring Alex Argento on all keyboards. You can listen the album teaser - DON'T MISS IT!!

Jarle Holsen - "Quadrasonic" - First Jarle's Instrumental solo album featuring Alex Argento on all

Jarle H. Olsen - Random Improvisation 2011

Jarle H. Olsen - Sweeping Harmony: Lesson

Jarle H. Olsen:
I’m going to break down a segment of my song ‘Event Horizon,’ from my album Quadrasonic, for you to check out and study. For me, good composition always comes before anything else. I always try to paint the whole picture using all of the instruments. With this segment, I have added a lot of detail to the rhythm section and the chords underneath – otherwise it would just sound like a meaningless arpeggio sequence. What happens when you put all the elements of this arrangement in context is that the picture is completed, creating a strong melodic sense that sticks in your mind. more

Dave Martone: Bossa Dorado live!

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

Gretchen Menn: Oleo Strut new single available

The Stunning Gretchen Menn at San Francisco Jason Becker Not Dead Yet festival

Valentino's Victory Lap - Single

Oleo Strut

Doug Doppler, Guglielmo Malusardi, Laurie Monk: Messing around at Orange!

Doug Doppler, Guglielmo Malusardi, Laurie Monk at the Frankfurt Musikmesse on the Orange stand!

Orange Amps Rockerverb 100 with DIVO Musikmesse 2011 / Doug Doppler

Orange Amps Doug Doppler Betcha Can't Play This DIVO

2010 Orange Tiny Terror Demo

Ignacio Dominguez,Pedro Molina: Friends

FRIENDS.-Pedro Molina-Ignacio Dominguez

Lukasz Kulczak: Power of Strings competition

"Power of Strings" Guitar Solo Contest- Łukasz Kulczak

Richie Kotzen: heads to Costa Rica

Richie Kotzen de vuelta en Costa Rica

Atanas Shishkov: Chasing A Beat

Atanas Shishkov jammin` on "Chasing A Beat" (by Tom Quayle)

Guty: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Guty - The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

David Weiner: professional guidance

Get your songs done with professional guidance. Win a Maxon SD-9!

PJ Blakk: 13 Divertimenti CD

Here are the links of iTunes and, where one can purchase PJ Blakk's album:

and 13 Divertimenti: Pj Blakk: MP3 Downloads

PJ Blakk - "Amontillado" in HD

Gretchen Menn: Jas Obrecht interview

Gretchen Menn Interview:
Beyond Imitation Following graduation from Palo Alto High School, Gretchen attended Smith College, where she studied classical guitar with Phillip de Fremery, a former student of Andres Segovia. Her website notes that “Gretchen’s adventurous approach to her education would foreshadow her approach to the guitar. She convinced a professor to allow her to launch a special studies project on the intricate and unclassifiable music of Frank Zappa. Her analyses of ‘The Sheik Yerbouti Tango’ and ‘The Girl in the Magnesium Dress’ showed a love for epic, melodic, genre-shattering rock and roll composition that would manifest later in her original instrumentals.” She drew additional inspiration from Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Jeff Beck, as well as Baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century music.

Earning a music degree from Smith College in 1997, Gretchen launched her first band, the jazz/funk ensemble Sketch. Then she segued into two years of flight school and a year as a commercial jet pilot. This career choice was not altogether unprecedented: With the breakup of the Dregs, Steve Morse had also trained and worked as a commercial pilot. Like Morse, Menn found the lure of music too strong, so she hung up her wings and strapped on an electric guitar. In 2001 and ’02 she delved into the singer-songwriter scene with the Tori Amos- and Fiona Apple-influenced Black Hill Sky. Then she abruptly changed course. more

Rob Balducci: 821 Monroe Drive - live

4-29-11 Balducci Lick Of The Week 821 Monroe Dr.

Jason Becker: Jas Obrecht full guitar player interview

In 1990, Jason Becker was rapidly ascending the heights of guitar stardom. The 21-year-old had already released two Cacophony albums with co-guitarist Marty Friedman – the Shrapnel releases Go Off! and Speed Metal Symphony – and well as his acclaimed 1989 solo album, Perpetual Burn. Most notable of all, Jason had just completed the sessions for David Lee Roth’s A Little Ain’t Enough. Fans were anxiously anticipating Roth’s new album and upcoming tour – after all, Dave had previously performed alongside Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai. A Little Ain’t Enough was released and went gold, but a tour with Jason Becker on guitar was not to be. the full interview

Also Jason Becker updates for the Amsterdam show and associated information will be posted on the facebook page

Guthrie Govan: DunlopTV

DunlopTV Guthrie Govan

Andres Ludmer: 8 String Guitar-Bass and Por una cabeza

Maxera Luthier 8 String Guitar-Bass

Carlos Gardel - Por una cabeza