Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Marty Friedman,Jason Becker: Slims Devil Take Tommorrow

Marty steels the show with his las tminute guest appearence playing a fantastic, heart felt, version of Devil Take Tommorrow. I think we had tears in our eyes at this point...

Marty Friedman Jason Beckers Not Dead Yet Festival 3/26/2011 Slims Devil Take Tommorrow


Marty Friedman: live at the Bibelot Dordrecht

Marty Friedman -Guitar Battle HQ Live 05-05-11

Marty Friedman -Bad D.N.A HQ Live 05-05-11

Guthrie Govan: the Aristocrat makes it to the big time!

Besides working on getting the debut album from this super power trio finished, I've been super busy planning and organizing short regional tours for this band and here's what I have so far. A short US west coast tour in late-June and a Far East tour of Korea and Japan in July-August are essentially set in stone.


June 18 Sat 6PM - Wild West Guitars / Voodoo Lounge in Riverside, CA

June 19 Sun 6PM - Alva's Showroom in San Pedro, CA (60 seats only)

June 21 Tue 9PM and 11PM (two sets) - The Baked Potato in Studio City, CA
June 22 Wed 9PM and 11PM (two sets) - The Baked Potato in Studio City, CA
June 24 Fri 8PM and 10PM (two sets) - Biscuits & Blues' Union Room in San Francisco, CA

July 18 ~ July 23 - Two concerts and two TV show concerts in Seoul, Korea
July 25 ~ Aug 2 - Seven shows in Sendai, Koriyama, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kochi

U.S. / CANADA NORTHEAST - Dates, venues and showtimes to be announced
Sep 24 Sat - Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show in Raleigh, NC

We're working on the exact dates and other details for the following cities and we expect to have everything finalized by the end of May.

Washington DC
New York City
Boston (Berklee Performance Center)
Burlington, VT
Montreal, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Chicago, Illinois
This US/Canada tour will cover Sep 24 ~ Oct 9. More info to come. Stay tuned!

We're shooting for early-November but other things will need to fall into place first. The countries we're looking at for Europe are:

UK, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Can't guarantee that we'll make it to all of 'em but we're starting to get the feelers out now.

Guthrie is finally getting the recognition he deserves in the mainstream guitar press. The July issue of Guitar Player will feature Guthrie on the cover with a big article/interview story that heralds the arrival of a major talent in the guitar scene. The issue will hit the newsstands in early-June.

It's been a long time coming but better late than never and this is only the beginning because Guthrie's career is still at the early stages with just one solo album and the Aristocrats super power trio album still in the works. I'm planning a lot of clinic-concert tours for the remainder of this year and all of 2012.

The attendance during these tours has been rising steadily over the past few years and that last show of the tour in January culminated with nearly 1,000 people at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Jan 28, '11. Here is a pic of the venue around 10 minutes before the start of Guthrie's concert with the Jon Finn Group. The Guthrie Era has arrived, folks, and it's only getting started...

Steve Hackett: interview and live classics

On the Guitars & Equipment page you also mention that you use “a Zoom 9050 unit for some of the more extreme effects.” Provide a few examples.
The material on Live Rails doesn't feature as much zoom stuff. The DigiTech Whammy Pedal has largely superseded it. From past tracks, "Mechanical Bride" from To Watch the Storms album used the zoom extensively.

You’ve made extensive use of the Fernandes Sustainer over the years. Describe the ways in which you have had to modify your playing to adapt to both the possibilities and the limitations inherent in the device.
Some guitarists mute naturally by resting their hand on the bridge between phrases. You have to do this if you're using the Sustainer pick-up, especially in high harmonic mode. It can run away with you, but it's the nearest thing to playing through the whirlwind of feedback so familiar to Hendrix fans, with the benefit of achieving the same effect at low volume.

The Floyd Rose appears to be your vibrato of choice. Why?
I find it the most durable of all the systems I've tried.

Firth of Fifth, Steve Hackett Live at Exeter, 2009

one for Shred Junior... he loves this track.. .great taste... a chip off the old block!

Spectral Mornings, Steve Hackett Live at Exeter, 2009

News: Truth In Shredding 1,200,000 visits!

Nearing two million page views folks!


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Steve Vai: Personal guitar lesson on ebay!

Personal guitar lesson from Steve Vai! http://cgi.ebay.com/220778844265#ht_687wt_952
This is truly a one of a kind auction! The winning bidder will receive a one-on-one guitar lesson from Steve Vai. 100% of the proceeds from this auction will go to benefit Hollywood Arts, a 501(3)c organization.
What is Hollywood Arts and why is Steve doing this?
Hollywood Arts was established in 2006 to help homeless young people in Los Angeles through an arts-based curriculum. Steve is an ardent supporter of Hollywood Arts and its mission as well a member of the organizations Board of Directors.
If you would like to find out more about Hollywood Arts, what we do and how you can help beyond this auction, please visit www.Hollywood-Arts.org
Winning Bidder:
This is very important –it may take some time to coordinate the lesson. Don’t worry, it will happen, it’s just that Steve is extremely busy and you’ll need to be able to work with his schedule to make this happen. Any arrangements related to the guitar lesson, such as travel or lodging will be the responsibility of the winning bidder.
We aren’t a high end music instrument retailer, we are a non-profit that helps young people, so we may have left out some information that you feel is important. Please don’t hesitate to ask us questions and we’ll do our best to find the answer.
From Steve, Hollywood Arts and our students, thank you for looking at this auction and happy bidding!

See our separate auction for a guitar from Steve’s personal collection:
About The Guitar:
The guitar is signed (twice) by Steve as well as featuring Steve’s personal name for this guitar “HAL”. Ibanez made this guitar specifically for Steve as a prototype of future production models. The guitar is in great shape and comes with a flight case. This isn’t just a guitar signed by Steve Vai, it’s one he has owned and played!

Hedras Ramos: Atoms and Space on cd baby

Atoms and Space - Hedras Ramos
Virtuoso Super-Shredder 19 year old guitar prodigy has caught the attention and collaboration of guitar greats like Jennifer Batten (ex-guitarist for Michael Jackson), Andy James and other European virtuosos. Just check out his insane tapping technique! Buy:


News: Japanese Benefit CD details

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Dedicated to the victims of the Tsunami and Earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011. All artists and composers as well the record label and publishing company are donating their profits from the material included to the victims in hope of a better world. All profits will be donated to the Japan Red Cross.

We thank all involved for taking the time to give a little back to those that have lost so much in the aftermath of devastation in Japan. The response was simply overwhelming and we are proud to present this double CD 28 track album featuring many of the most popular acts on the Lion Music roster, along with some extra special guests.

Confirmed track listing:

01. Mattsson – Mother
02. Milan Polak – End Of Time
03. Anthriel – Circle Of Life
04. Airless – Second Chance
05. Dreyelands – Life Is Worth The Pain
06. Ashent - Disappearance
07. Mastercastle - Sakura
08. Locomotive Breath - Rise Up (Perspective of The Common Man)
09. Grönholm - Believe
10. Marco Sfogli - Stand Alone
11. Mindsplit - Guardian Angel
12. Missing Tide - Falling
13. Infinity Overture - Do You Care?
14. Jennifer Batten - Sakura Season

01. Overdrive - New Beginning (Arata Na Staato)
02. Emir Hot - Fear of the Storm
03. Venturia - On the Brink
04. Mistheria - Kibou
05. Section A - Survive
06. Status Minor - Drama
07. Mastermind - Time Stands Still
08. Tomorrow's Eve - Black Barren Lands
09. Iron Mask - Sons of the Sun
10. Astra - Voice from Within
11. Benny Jansson- Savior
12. Early Cross - Cairn
13. Winterlong - Failed Connection
14. The Lions - Embrace the Sun

All artists that appear on this benefit album have in most cases written and recorded their songs especially for ‘Embrace The Sun’, and in a number of cases these tracks represent the first recorded output with new band line-ups i.e. Ashent (new vocalist Titta Tani), Astra (new vocalist Andrea Casali), Venturia (new vocalistFlorine Acquisto and drummer Frédéric Marchal) and Iron Mask (new vocalist Carsten ‘Lizard’ Schulzand drummer Ramy Ali).

Milan Polak is joined by some special guests in guitarists Peter Lesperance (Harem Scarem) and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N’ Roses), whilst Kip Winger (Winger) performs bass guitar and drums come courtesy of Dennis Leeflang (Bumblefoot / Lita Ford) for the track ‘End Of Time’ which is completed by background vocals from Harry Hess (Harem Scarem).

The album also showcases some home-grown Japanese talent in new label signing, progressive rockers Early Cross, whilst the direct influence of the aftermath in Japan can be heard on Jennifer Batten’s track ‘Sakura Season’ was written after her visit to the country in April 2011.

Virtuoso guitarists unite for the closing title track which sees solos from Milan Polak, Francesco Fareri,Daniel Palmqvist (The Murder Of My Sweet), Simone Fiorletta (No Gravity), Dave Martone, Borislav Mitic, Franck Ribiere (Double Heart Project) and Lars Eric Mattsson.

Elsewhere the album is full of excellent new tracks that run the gamut from heavy and powerful to tender and emotional across a number of rock and metal styles.

Millions have been affected by the tsunami following the massive earthquake off the coast of Japan and all artists involved and all staff at Lion Music hope that the revenue generated from this release will hopefully make some difference to those affected who look to ‘Embrace The Future’.

Marty Friedman: Bilbao a blast!

Marty Friedman Bilbao Spain show was a blast! Biggest venue on the tour yet and it was completely packed. The audience was great and it really made us all glad we came. First solo show in Spain ever! Muchas gracias, amigos!
 11-05 Sala Heineken, Madrid (SP)
12-05 Salamandra, Barcelona (SP)
14-05 Jailbreak, Rome (IT)
15-05 Bloom, Mezzago (IT)
17-05 Exit Chmelnice, Prague (CZ)
18-05 Randall, Bratislava (SK)
19-05 A38, Budapest (HUN)
20-05 SKC, Belgrade (SER)
21-05 RBF Club, Sofia (BUL)
22-05 Romeo & Juliet, Istanbul (TUR)
23-05 312 Arena, Ankara (TUR)
24-05 Noxx, Izmir (TUR)
26-05 Eightball Club, Thessaloniki (GR)
27-05 AN Club, Athens (GR)
28-05 Tochka, Moscow (RUS)
29-05 Jagger Club, St. Petersburg (RUS)
31-05 Reading 3, Tel-Aviv (ISR)

Annie Grunwald: On Sound Cloud

This girl can play!

Latest tracks by annieshred

Ronny Heimdal: on Sound cloud

You dig fusion? Well Ronny Heimdal has some cool fusion licks for you.

Latest tracks by Ronny Heimdal

Byron Fry: on Sound Cloud

Really tasteful player... check out these tracks!

Latest tracks by Byron Fry

Dragianni: introduction to two handed tapping

introduction to two handed tapping

you can order the complete lesson with tab very cheap on live4guitar: more

Rob Chappers: Win the chance to play at MonkeyFest 2011

Win the chance to play at MonkeyFest 2011

Rob Chappers reports from the future - Part 1

Rob Chappers reports from the future - part 2

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Steve Vai: live NOW


Richie Kotzen: Live in Taipei 2011

Richie Kotzen Live in Taipei 2011/5/8

News: Guitar Addiction list of reviews for cool Lick Library DVD's

Speed soloing andy james http://goo.gl/FbZzr
Contempry Lines george marios http://goo.gl/iJZrM
Wim Roelants guitar Experience http://goo.gl/0ZZVW
James Taylor http://goo.gl/ST7kU
Jam with dream Theater http://goo.gl/KpjGj
String Skipping http://goo.gl/rVWfE
quick licks albert lee + Dime bag Darrel http://goo.gl/QAnFt
JAm with sabbath http://goo.gl/OwYsj
Synyster Gates http://goo.gl/WMxpg
Metal Soloing http://goo.gl/q3rYk
Learn to play ACDC http://goo.gl/7r6Gy
Learn to play Jeff beck http://goo.gl/PpKhH

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Jason Becker: new question posed for Amsterdam

A new question posed which female guitarist would you love to see playing for Jason Becker in Amsterdam?... please join us by beconing friends and help out Jason Becker with promoting your favourite player.

Jim Politis: demos track from upcoming CD.

Jim Politis "space trap"

Milan Polak: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Milan Polak has teamed up with Ernie Ball Music Man to present to you the ultimate Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge!
The Judges:
Derek Brooks: http://www.facebook.com/ernieballincLaurie Monk: http://truthinshredding.com/Julian Puttins: http://www.youtube.com/petruccifeverMilan Polak: http://www.facebook.com/milanpolakofficial
The Prizes:
1st prize: Wah Pedal ($249 retail)
2nd prize: Retail Gig Bag Amp-Powered By Marshall ($199 retail)
3rd prize: Volume Pedal JR ($120 retail)
added bonus prize: 1 year Ernie Ball strings endorsement - just upload your entry to http://www.facebook.com/ernieballinc
The Steps you need to take to enter:
1) Subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/milanpolak2) Then download the backing track (feat. Thomas Lang on drums)http://goo.gl/LLoz23) Video your response solo
4) and then post your video in response to this video (put name of the competition and your full REAL name in the title!):
http://www.youtube.com/video_response_upload?v=LlNZQGuzWo05) Promote your video
6) Win!
Backing Track chord sequence is:
part a) Amaj7/#11 - Emaj9 (E Ionian)
part b) F#min11 - Bmaj/add4 (F# Dorian)
What we are looking for: great improvisation or composition, great tone, note selection, a ONE TAKE solo, no harmonies, no double tracking, just you with the backing track.
Multiple submissions are allowed and there are no country or age limits!
IMPORTANT: please DON'T delete your entry once it is posted and approved!!! Each entry goes through a process of being watched, commented, approved and added to a list for the jury. This is a very time consuming act and deleting your entry afterwards messes up that list (apart from the time wasted)! Also, DON'T post your video as a response to any other video as it won't be on here anymore due to YT spam policies...!
Problems with video response:
It can take a number of hours for your response to appear. This is because they have to be approved first.
Watch Milan Polak perform "Dreamscapes" live:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9iAYRL-Xxs
All video Responses: http://www.youtube.com/video_response_view_all?v=LlNZQGuzWo0
Milan Polak's music: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/milan-polak/id23227961?uo=6
Song in this Video:
"Dreamscapes" from Milan Polak's CD Dreamscapes (Lion Music) feat. Thomas Lang on drums:
Competition closes 26 June 2011 at 23:00 BST. We'll then shortlist as soon as we can, but it does take some time.
Milan Polak wants to thank Derek Brooks & Kevin Scoles at Ernie Ball Music Man, Laurie Monk and Julian Puttins.

Join Ernie Ball on Facebook to get a chance at the special prize http://www.facebook.com/ernieballinc

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Enter Ernie Ball competition

Gisle Torvik: tranquil fjord - chill out to this super clean jazz tone

Gisle Torvik - tranquil fjord

Tim Carter: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition - Entry for Tim Carter.wmv

Rati Prachayanuporn: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition (Hut's entry).

Cris Bertini: Daniele Gottado comeptition

Cris Bertini Jammin on Guitar Sbrego.mpg

Fernando Parra: Daniele Gottardo´s Competition

FernandoParra - Daniele Gottardo´s Competition

George Kam: Daniele Gottardo Contest

Daniele Gottardo Contest - George Kam

Ozeias Rodrigues: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Ozeias Rodrigues - The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition.wmv

Nicolas Waldo: Daniele Gottardo solo competition - shredding version!


Marty Friedman: Camden Town, London 2011

MARTY FRIEDMAN Camden Town, London 06/05/2011