Saturday, 14 May 2011

Lewis Cannon: great fusion backing tracks to download

Great quality backing tracks that don't sound cheesy!
Programs like band in a box and other backing track measures are great, but nothing beats a studio quality project to solo over. I have made hundreds of backing tracks and will continue making more and upload them. Check out the videos that demonstrate a quick improvisation over the backing tracks below.

Downloadable backing tracks are available

Confusion fusion backing track

Logical fusion backing track

Tommy Emmanuel: New UK tour dates

NEW UK December 2011 Tour Dates

12/1 - England - Hull City Hall, Hull
12/2 - England - International Centre, Harrogate
12/3 - England - The Opera House, Buxton
12/4 - England - Royal Philharmonic, Liverpool
12/5 - England - Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
12/6 - England - The Hove Centre, Brighton
12/7 - England - The Corn Exchange, Cambridge
12/8 - Ireland - Waterfront Hall, Belfast
12/10 - Ireland - The Helix, Dublin
12/11 - Ireland - The Opera House, Cork
12/13 - England - St. David's Hall, Cardiff
12/15 - England - Union Chapel, London
12/16 - England - Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury

Marty Friedman: heads up stunning line up for Milan Guitar Day 7

Milan Guitar Day 7 - June 11 - Milan Guitar Day 7
Marty Friedman
Alex Masi
Dave Martone
Luca Colombo
Dragon's Cave
Chicco Gussoni (L.Poli M.Orsi)
Fabrizio "Bicio" Leo
Marco Sfogli
Strings 24
Roberto Vanni

Bret Primack: The Jazz video guy - great minds think alike

I feel this is an interview I could have made... but mine would be the The shred video guy

Why Bret Primack Is the Jazz Video Guy

Tristan Klein: blue europa - classic playing

tristan klein : europa

Wayde Cooper: return of the shred festival - 5 year hiatus ends!

Back posting videos after a five year break... locked himself into a room and been shredding none stop!

Welcome! My name is Wayde Cooper, thank you for stopping by my channel. I'm a solo artist, formerly with the progressive band Inner Resonance and my band Wayde Cooper / Axis. I've released 5 CD's and two instructional works, one is a CD Rom on Chops From Hell called 32nd Note Festival of Shred and the other is a paperback version. I'm working on remaking the two instructions into one all out DVD (available 2011).

I'm a guitar teacher full time (moving my shop to Arizona by November 2010) and will be opening up a new location soon and enrolling students once my location is done. Please check my website for updates on when enrollment openshttp://www.extrememusicless...
If you have any question please email me at

Wayde Cooper: return of the shred festival

Rafael Nery: Insignia live original tune

Rafael Nery - Insignia LIVE (Workshop Heart of a Hero - Cemusc)

John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess: interviewed

What are your concerns about the fans? I'd say that most people are behind you guys all the way. But, as you know, there are Mike Portnoy supporters who are still quite upset.

Petrucci: "Sure. I understand that. As a fan, I can relate. There will be those people who go, 'No! You can't do this.' But I've been a fan of bands where members have left, and I've still been a fan of both incarnations. I grew up listening to Yes, and they had different lineups. Change can be good.

"And we've been very fortunate to get so much positive support from our fans. I know this is a big thing to them, as well. But we're still here, we're more dedicated than ever, and we're not going to let anybody down. We've been doing this too long to stop. I feel as though our best work is still ahead of us."

Rudess: "I think that balance of fan support might have shifted recently, and I would say the videos had a lot to do with it. People got a chance to look inside our world and see what this has meant to us. They saw the amazing drummers we auditioned and how good we all feel with Mike Mangini. You know, Mike Portnoy was great, and Mike Mangini is great. We're fired up, and we're a very happy band once again. I think the fans, even those who might still be doubting us, will see that we're moving forward with nothing but the best of intentions. Like John said, we're not going to let people down." more

Pete Pachio: Brett Garsed Shred This jam

Me jamming to the Brett Garsed Shred This contest backing.
Me jamming to the Brett Garsed Shred This contest backing. by pete-pachio

Adam Nolly Getgood: Spectres - The Thing - Djental machinations

My buddy Adrian Barnes came to visit from Canada, so we wrote a little ditty (essentially an excuse to get a bit proggy with some rock riffs). The mix is pretty basic, thrown together quickly but I don't want to change anything in case it all comes crumbling down...

Spectres - The Thing by Nolly

Ron Jarzombek,Christian Muenzner: Terrestial Exiled

Ron Jarzombek name for new project is Terrestial Exiled featuring co-guitarist Christian Münzner, bassist Pete Perez , and drummer Hannes Grossmann . The group's digital single, "Duodecimal Levorotation", produced and mixed by Ron Jarzombek and V. Santura and mastered by Jacob Hansen (, is available now

TERRESTRIAL EXILED - Duodecimal Levorotation_Clip by EclecticElectric

Vivian Campbell: new solo track

Seems So Real by Vivian Campbell

Harry Kapeliaris: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

HARRY KAPELIARIS - Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge entry

Fredrik Pihl: Daniele Gottardo Competition


Daniele Gottardo Competition
All responses

Juan Coronado: Animal live


Dreamfullofzen: TH2 Guitar Playback Contest

TH2 Guitar Playback Contest

David Wallimann: box competition

The Box Contest

Walliman box competition

Z-brother: Daniele Gottardo's the other half of the solo!

Z-brother - ENTRY The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

This song touches me dude...

Z-brother (half) entry - The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition - Feeling a lot

Tom Richardson: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition - Tom Richardson

David Gilmour: Roger Waters... need to wipe another tear from my eye.


Marco De Francesco: Daniele Gottardo's guitar competition

Daniele Gottardo's guitar competition - Marco De Francesco

Carlos Díaz: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition - Carlos Díaz

Roger Pedersen: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Roger Pedersen- GuitarSbrego improvisation

Jaime Marquez: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - JAIME J.MÁRQUEZ

Arnaldo Garcia: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge Arnaldo Garcia 1

Andrea Cesone: Ernie Ball Dreamscape Contest

Andrea Cesone Ernie Ball Dreamscape Contest

Bård Kvale: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Entry Bård Kvale

Fran Alonso: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - smoking!

Fran Alonso - Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge.mpg

Erick Henrique: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Erick Henrique

Nicolas Valade: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge nicolas valade

Nikita Mogilevtsev: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge Entry - Nikita Mogilevtsev

Bub Zulu: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Bub Zulu

Tony Waka: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Toni Martinez

Marty Friedman: RockStart Live Barakaldo

Marty Friedman - RockStart Live Barakaldo 10.05.2011

Marty Friedman II - RockStart Live Barakaldo 10.05.2011

John Norum: official facebook page

plus reverbnation

Jesus Chevron: wins Aurora competition

*Aurora Strings & Megara contest* Jesus Chevron. 1º premio

Glen Drover: Dean Guitar Contest

Glen Drover Dean Guitar Contest

Magna Carta recording artist Glen Drover in conjunction with Dean Guitars is having a contest in which he will choose a guitarist who will win a beautiful new Dean guitar along with a full package of goods including a box of D'Addario Strings, cables, tuner, guitar polish and cloth. All contestants must create a solo to a section from a song off of Glen's new album "Metalusion" and submit a video via Youtube. Winner to be chosen June 15, 2011.
Here is the page to download the MP3 clip of "Ground Zero" (on PC, Right Click and Save to your desktop):
Here are the official rules:
Here is the YouTube page for the contest:
For More Glen Drover sound samples visit:

Glen Drover contest

Tommy Ermolli: Live at NSR 2010

Tommy Ermolli Live at NSR 2010 - Magic