Sunday, 14 August 2011

Andy James: Performance

Burn It Down - Performance - Andy James

Return To The World - Performance - Andy James

New album out today people for download on itunes from this link​um/andy-james/id448530714 or pre-order a physical copy from this link
See Andy James live

Not Dead Yet site
Face Book Page
Book Tickets

Jakub Żytecki: the demos

Jakub Żytecki - Universal Love

Jakub Żytecki - Magic Box

Jakub Żytecki - Dancing with Endless Love

Jakub Żytecki - S.W.I.S. Song

Jane Smith: Fuzz Box Girl win a free MXR Micro Amp Pedal

Jane Smith NEW CONTEST! I'm giving away a free MXR Micro Amp Pedal....all you have to do to be entered into the contest is subscribe to my youtube channel..... if you already have, then you are already entered!!! Contest will run until the end of the month!​zzBoxGirl?feature=mhee

Svee: Competition: Win a £1500 custom airbrushed paint job for your guitar [UK]

To mark my 2000th subscriber i have decided to give away a paint job for a guitar. Rules as follows...
1) you must be a resident of the UK to win
2) you must be subscribed to my youtube channel (
3) leave a comment below or make a video response telling me why you should win a paint job for your guitar.

A winner will be chosen on October 1st 2011

Now the boring bit... The winner will be responsible for getting their guitar to me. I do not hold any responsibility for your guitar until i have it in my hands.
This prize only covers the cost of the paint job and courier back to the winner once the guitar is complete. The cost of shipping the guitar to me in the first place is down to the winner.
Told you that was boring, but it has to be said ;)

Music is by the awesome Rob Chapman ( The track is called "Majesty" and is track 11 on Rob's album "Barebones" which is available to buy at the link above.

Competition: Win a £1500 custom airbrushed paint job for your guitar

James Bell: Sad Melody

Sad Melody Guitar Improvisation - James Bell ( E minor )

Tom Richardson: quartal and sus2/sus4 shapes

Just practicing some ideas over a groove in C using mainly quartal and sus2/sus4 shapes.
I'm using my Ibanez RG into a Marshall JVM on the green mode of the clean channel with some chorus added.

Fusion Rhythm Practice Over A Groove In C

Carlo Losavio: acoustic Little wing (J.Hendrix)

Little wing (J.Hendrix) by Carlo Losavio

Bert Elliot, Stu Hamm, Atma Anur: Asylum In Playland

Atma Anur:
A great cover of one of fusion's foundational pieces , written by legendary drummer Billy Cobham. Atma does his best to honour a great drumming legacy and bring his improvisational spirit to the this recently released CD, also featuring Stu Hamm on bass.

Stratus - Asylum In Playland (Bert Elliot)

Joop Wolters, Atma Anur: Universal (Truth)

Atma Anur:
An unreleased mix by Atma of one of the killer progressive tracks from the recent CD False Poetry. Atma Anur on drums, Joop Wolters all other instruments.

Universal (Truth) - Joop Walters

Ed DeGenaro: Strat ino Atomic EL84

Strat ino Atomic EL84 proto amp

Nick Sandt,Jake Guy: "Magnetic Mind"

"Magnetic Mind" Nick Sandt featuring Jake Guy by Nick Sandt

Osvaldo Di Dio: improvisations

Osvaldo Di Dio - 'Spain' guitar solo

Osvaldo Di Dio : Modal Improvisation

Adam Nolly Getgood,Petey Graves: Red Seas Fire - Guitar Rig rundown

Red Seas Fire - Guitar Rig Demos

Sarah Longfield: wins All That Remains solo competition

Hey guys! This is my entry for 94.1 JJO's "Play with All That Remains" guitar contest, Sorry if the solo isn't perfect :/ I did it by ear. But All That Remains 'fall of ideals' was one of the first albums that got me into liking and playing metal, so it would be SO cool to play on stage with them :D -Sarah

Oh! if you wanna talk/ listen to some of my originals, find me on facebook! :D
\m/ Thanks so much for the kind words you guys! \m/

All That Remains - Hold On 94.1 JJO Guitar Contest

Please..don't watch this!

SO...I WASN'T GOING TO UPLOAD THIS VIDEO , but I just figured why not. I thought maybe I could try and be productive and answer questions, but that didn't work.. and this is kind of what happened... After reviewing it, I have come to the conclusion that:
a.) my moms mac hates me (for I do not normally sound like such a "bro") lol
b.) that I have REALLY BAD ADHD! swivel chairs+sarah= 0 concentration.

c.) I will (in all likelihood) still encounter all of the same questions, and this really doesn't bother me, I think I just like to talk.

Anyway, please don't hate me for this video, it was really just for fun and I love to mess around. But the questions at the end are serious, and I would be more than grateful for your insight! :D

Brian Larkin: awesome guest solos

Brian Larkin:
I was invited to play a few short bits in a trade-off solo section from a song on my friend's band's latest release. This is not from the final mix of the song, but these are the takes that will be used on the album. The 3rd one will not be used at all, but I thought this would be a good way of documenting its existence. I had fun with these, so I hope you enjoy!

I'm keeping everything nameless for the time being, but details on the band, the album, the people involved in making the album, a release date, links to where you can purchase the songs, etc. will be posted as they become available and as I'm given permission to release them...

Thanks for watching!

Brian Larkin: A few short guest solos for a friend...

Richard Hallebeek: Sebastiaan Cornelissen working on Richard Hallebeek Project II

Sebastiaan Cornelissen recording the track 'Pain In The Jazz' for the Richard Hallebeek Project II

Craig Spencer, Mattias IA Eklundh: applehorn rippages at Freak Guitar camp

My buddy craig spencer playing Mattias Eklundhs applehorn at Freak Guitar camp

Craig Shredding IA's Applehorn


Ayman Mokdad: cool backing track for you to jam over

This a new song that I composed this morning in order to jam over and have fun!

But why have fun alone?
Below you can find the link to download the backing track and have fun as well!
DON'T FORGET TO post your youtube video as a response to this video ;)
You can play bass, guitar or sing!

Cheers and rock on ... NB No prizes to win here


Alexandra Maiolo: Azzurri guitar!

Alexandra Maiolo "Couldn't Stand the Weather" S.R.V. (allievi di V.Grieco)

During the Texas hold 'em blues band concert Alexandra Maiolo went up on the stage and played a song with us. She's been studying for four years starting as an absolute beginner.


Jess Lewis: tribute to Steve Vai

Laurie Monk: Great job, how long did it take you to learn this one?

Jezzy Lewis: @lauriemonk Thanks Laurie! :) I started it a few days ago, really like it \m/

Time to burn your guitar folks...

Jess Lewis:
This song's Awesome! and it's very fun to play! :-D cover aint perfect.. but.. oh well ! :P lol.. Rock! \m/ \m/

Steve Vai - ''Die To Live'' - Cover By Jess

Stu Hamm: Great Hall of Pignatelli Castle Monteroduni, Italy 2011

Uploaded by HandEyeFamilyMusic on Aug 14, 2011
Eddie Lang Jazz Festival 2011: Stuart Hamm bass solo.
Masterclass in the Great Hall of Pignatelli Castle in Monteroduni, Isernia (Italy), August 1st, 2011.
Guitar Idols at the Castle series.

Stuart Hamm "Bass Solo" in the Great Hall of Pignatelli Castle (Monteroduni, Italy 2011)

Marius Pop: back top of the Guitar Idol leader board

Marius Pop
Marius Pop - Marbri
Alive inc. Tyler
Tyler from ALIVE INC.
Ignacio Torres
Ignacio Torres - Horus
Mario Ortiz
Tormenta de Sombras
Hugo Martin Hermosilla Courbis
Toomas Vanem
Lonely Proton
Fernando Parra
Fernando Parra - Start - (Guitar idol)
rodrigo rivera
Rodrigo Rivera - Fade Out
Hedras Ramos
Hedras Ramos - Stellar Crash
Richie Halmai
Halmai Richie - The Evil DAnce
Denis Warren
Denis Warren - A Whisper To My Soul
Giuseppe Ricciolino
Giuseppe Ricciolino - Synchronic Language
Franco Perla
Frank Pearl - The Neverendless Song
Luis Coelho
Luis Coelho - Undercover D Illusion
David Wallimann
Luna's Dream
Daniele Liverani
Daniele Liverani - All Is Pure
Eugene Berger
Eugene Berger - Funkissimo
Domenico, Francesco GALLO
Natural Space - Domenico GALLO
Marc Playle
Marc Playle - Dysfunction
Sergey Golovin
Sergey Golovin-Frosterica

Karolina Sustova: new vocal tune posted

If The Day Was Any Longer by KarolSustova

Jarle H Olsen: Guitar Noize reviews Quadrasonic

‘Quadrasonic‘ is a very atmospheric sounding album and features some amazing technical melodic playing I particularly liked the final 3 part suite (if I can call it that) called ‘Osiris‘, ‘The Omnipotence‘, ‘The Resurrection‘ and ‘Journey To Duat‘ all very distinct sounding and ‘Journey…‘ has an awesome odd time riff. Try this album if you like modern progressive shred instrumental albums by artists such as Jeff Loomis, John Petrucci and Marco Sfogli. more

Jarle H. Olsen - Quadrasonic 2011

Chris Broderick: visualise what your playing

You have such a wide variety of musical knowledge, whether we’re talking about your classical training or your metal experience. Can you suggest some particular methods or techniques that you feel will really take someone’s playing to the next level?
I think the big thing that I always discounted in the beginning even though I read studies on it was the idea of visual practice. A lot of studies have stated that visual practice is about 80 percent effective as doing real guitar in-hand practice. So whether you’re sitting down just listening to a metronome and visualizing yourself playing something or you’re actually doing it, it’s actually almost as beneficial. In a way, it’s actually started to really help me – even when I have the instrument on my hands. Instead of looking at my hands, I’ll be looking out at the crowd. I’ll be visualizing what I’m playing as I’m playing it instead of watching what I’m doing on the fretboard. I think that’s a huge thing that people can do or use as an aide. Not only that, in your mind you can play anything perfect, right? You want to make sure that when you do visual practice that you always visualize it being played perfectly.
Where did you originally hear about the idea of visual practice? 
There are studies that I had read about. Some of my prior classical instructors talked about it. I remember reading an article in which Eliot Fisk was on a plane to a gig. He had to play a piece that he had never played before. He gets on the plane and opens up the music, and he starts reading the music and starts to visualize playing it. By the time he landed, he was actually able to execute the piece and play the piece. It’s a huge benefit because you can’t pull your guitar out when you’re in coach! more

Jakub Zytecki: Neal Nagaoka's number one young gun

Jakub Zytecki is this months Young Gun on Neal Nagaoka's Young Gun's column.
Neal Nagaoka: 1. Jakub Zytecki from Poland: I was originally going to post his first video but thanks to Laurie Monk from for this gem.
Full list of this months young guns:

Jakub Żytecki Guitar Improvisation 2

The Official Site:

Submit your videos here:

Here are the rules:
Must be 17 or under for the student. Teachers can be any age of course.
Must be of good quality video.
Must be performed live. (No Overdubs!)
Must be an original solo. (Can be a jazz or classical piece that's within the public domain, but it has to be a unique interpretation) I don't want to hear "Stairway To Heaven" or Metallica solos! (I will accept original backing tracks, soloed over of course).
Only one submission for each student from the parents or teachers a month! If I get bulk, you are disqualified.
Each video submission must have some information in it like name, name and background of the student, who the teacher is and please tell me why this video is so impressive, or what's the point? Right?
No duplicate winners once they have won (but teachers can always submit new students.)
Please no reversed videos! If you play right-handed, I don't want to see someone playing left-handed!

Steve Lukather: Toto Live In Chile 2004

Toto 2004 Live In Chile (Viña Del Mar)

Jessica Miller: working on Jason Becker arpeggios

Jessica Miller with some late night noodling.

guitar junk

Black Opal

Tornado of souls solo cover

Sam Bell: Chromo Riff

Sam Bell:
A riff idea for project with Olly Steele from Monuments/Cyclamen, sorry for the sketchy playing, and vid quality. The drums are just there for reference... the chordy riff that comes in second probably might not be used..the real thing is going to sound a hell of a lot cooler, tighter, and bigger in your face

Chromo Riff

Sergey Golovin: Suhr and Carvin MTS3212

Carvin MTS3212.Demo by Sergey Golovin

Game Puttikorn Witayarat: Overdrive Guitar Contest

Game Puttikorn Witayarat Overdrive Guitar Contest 2011 By Game