Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Eric Johnson: small enough to fit on iPad :)

world-renowned musician to teach a master class for their best-selling iPad app, On The Music Path. Over the course of this 70-minute lesson shot in high-definition video by Academy award-winning cinematographer, Alan Kozlowski, Eric Johnson teaches students how to play his celebrated tune, 'Cliffs Of Dover', and breaks down the essential elements of his signature electric guitar style, including his use of hybrid rhythmic picking, tonal effects, arpeggios in solos and melodic choices. Students also get the chance to trade solos with Eric on number of his most well-loved tunes, including '40 Mile Town', 'Gem', and 'Last House on the Block'. Eric’s master class includes over 25 play along sessions with the man himself, accompanied by complete notation and guitar tablature, authorized by Eric and synchronized to Eric’s playing

Eric Johnson tour dates:

12 - Showcase Live - Foxborough, MA
13 - Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
14 - Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
16 - Arts Center - Carborro, NC
17 - McGlohon Theatre - Charlotte, NC
18 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta,GA
19 - Fire Club - Jackson, MS
20 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA

In this lesson, Eric Johnson teaches how to play his famous piece, "Cliffs of Dover", breaking down the entire piece section by section and, for the first time in his career, playing the entire piece at both half- and full-speed with full transcription.

Eric Johnson's lesson is available exclusively through the "On the Music Path" iPad app.
On the Music Path is an iPad app that features master classes from world-renowned musicians accompanied by complete notation and tab synchronized to the teacher's playing.
The app and a sample of the lesson can be downloaded for free from Apple's App Store.
For more info, go to http://onthepath.comTo download the app, go to: http://onthepath.com/AppStore.html

Eric Johnson playing "Cliffs of Dover" for iPad app, On the Music Path

Chantel McGregor: at the The Crawdaddy

Chantel McGregor - I'm No Good For You @ The Crawdaddy

Larry Coryell, Roman Miroshnichenko: Languedoc

Larry Coryell and Roman Miroshnichenko plays "Languedoc" by Gary Volnov

Jeff Thall: The Guitar Show 1989

Episode 33 Taped July 14, 1989

THE GUITAR SHOW with Jeff Thall

Johnny Fean: Horslips back and rocking

Smooth, original, guitar solo by Johnny Fean, when Horslips performed a superb set, at the Carnival Big Top in Galway, on Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 31st July.

From Wikipedia:
Horslips is an Irish Celtic rock band that compose, arrange and perform based on traditional Irish jigs and reels. The group is regarded as 'founding fathers of Celtic rock' for their fusion of traditional Irish music with rock music and went on to inspire many local and international acts.[2] The group formed in 1970 and 'retired' in 1980 for an extended period. The name originated from a spoonerism on The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse which became "The Four Poxmen on The Horslypse".
Horslips were one of Ireland's leading rock groups of their era. Although they had limited commercial success in their own lifetime, there was a revival of interest in their music in the late 1990s and they came to be regarded as one of the defining bands of the Celtic rock genre. There have since been small scale reunions including appearances on The Late Late Show and RTÉ's Other Voices. The band reformed for two Irish shows in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and the O2 Arena in Dublin respectively at the end of 2009. Four further dates have been

Barry Devlin: bass
Charles O'Connor: vocals, mandolin
Johnny Fean: guitar
Jim Lockhart: keyboards, tin whistle
Ray Fean: drums


Eric Gales: Musik-Schmidt 2007

Eric Gales at Musik-Schmidt, 13 Nov 2007

Jim Matheos: Brian Slagel interviews Arch / Matheos

Brian Slagel, CEO/Owner of Metal Blade Records, interviews John Arch and Jim Matheos about their "Sympathetic Resonance" album.

Arch / Matheos "Sympathetic Resonance" Interview

Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar: Kenny Aronoff to replace Smith

Sammy: We're trying out at the end of the week on Saturday and Sunday [August 6-7], [drummer] Kenny Aronoff is coming up and we're going to play with him for two days. If it works, we're going to go out in November, I think, and do a buzz tour, play small venues in five cities, [like] New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Then, we'll make sure that it works and the chemistry is good. If it is we'll go out with Kenny more

Bruno Lacerda: Morley Wha Competition

Morley Wha Competition - Bruno Lacerda

Michael Angelo Batio: A Tribute to Rock Guitar

http://www.metalmethod.com - On September 23rd and September 24th MAB will be appearing at the Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He'll be appearing at the aptly named Chrome Showroom. Make your reservations now: http://www.santafestationlasvegas.com/entertainment/chrome/

Michael Angelo Batio's latest DVD guitar lesson is available right now on DVD and instant download: http://www.metalmethod.com/speedkills2010/index.htm

Michael Angelo Batio - A Tribute to Rock Guitar

Vlada Jankovic: by Vlada Jankovic

Vlada Jankovic

Sam Coulson, Chris Geden: Rocking Monkeyfest

Chappers invited me up to jam with his band during his set at Monkey Fest.

I had an excellent time trading licks with the talented Chris Geden from live4guitar.com

Apologies for my level being particularly quite.


ROCKING out with Chris Geden

Gustavo Guerra: guitar idol revisited

I thought I would repost this from Guitar Idol in London with the eventual winner of the competition Gustavo Guerra. I still have a pelctrum that was given to me by his late father Bubby Guerra. Some great times always deserve to be revisited.
Gustavo Guerra and Laurie Monk LIMS 2008

Gustavo Guerra: guitar idol 2008

Bruce Bouillet: joins Asia tour!!!

ASIA Featuring John Payne Welcomes Grammy®-Winning Guitarist Bruce Bouillet on Summer Live Dates
Los Angeles, CA – Classic and progressive rock band ASIA Featuring John Payne announce a series of summer live dates with a new member, incredible virtuoso guitarist Bruce Bouillet:
  • August 12, 2011 Coconut Creek, Florida: Seminole Casino
  • August 13, 2011 Hollister, CA: Peppertree Ranch/Guerra Family Cellars
  • August 26, 2011 Lewiston Idaho: Hot August Nights at Pioneer Park
  • August 27, 2011 Moses Lake, WA: Moses Lake Centennial Amphitheater (FREE SHOW)
  • September 2, 2011 Denver, CO: A Taste of Colorado (FREE SHOW)
  • September 3, 2011 Dubuque, IA: Diamond Jo Casino, Mississippi Moon Bar
Bouillet made his name playing explosive, yet precise melodic guitar with Racer X and The Scream. Later he formed Epidemic, touring with acts including Nickelback and Seether. In 2005, Bouillet won a Grammy® award for his production work with Motorhead. He also works with Paul Gilbert, with whom he recently toured as part of G3, along with with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci. He has just finished his third solo instrumental album.
Bruce is now working with the band in the studio on their upcoming album “Americana”. “The band and myself are excited to welcome our good friend Bruce and look forward to a new chapter for us all,” remarked John Payne.

The ASIA Featuring John Payne lineup is:
John Payne (lead vocals, bass)
Bruce Bouillet (guitars, backing vocals)
Erik Norlander (keyboards, backing vocals)
Jay Schellen (drums, backing vocals)
John Payne became the frontman of the supergroup ASIA in 1992 at the invitation of keyboardist Geoff Downes, replacing vocalist/bassist John Wetton. With John Payne fronting the band, ASIA released 8 stunning studio albums, several live albums, a live DVD and toured the world extensively for 14 years.7 
In 2006, Geoff Downes left the band to reform the 1982 line up for their 25th anniversary. On the 9th of May 2006, John Payne, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Steve Howe contractually agreed that John Payne would continue his 14 year legacy with ASIA as “ASIA Featuring John Payne”. 
ASIA Featuring John Payne have been touring in North America since 2008, with noted keyboardist Erik Norlander and progressive rock drummer Jay Schellen. In 2009 the band released an EP entitled “Military Man”. A new studio album entitled “Americana” is planned for release in 2011. 
More information: http://www.theASIAband.com

For additional details on above mentioned shows:
August 12, 2011 Coconut Creek, Florida: Seminole Casino
info: http://www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com
August 13, 2011 Hollister, CA: Peppertree Ranch/Guerra Family Cellars
Info phone: 831-902-5354, http://www.HollisterConcerts.com
August 26, 2011 Lewiston Idaho: Hot August Nights at Pioneer Park
info: http://www.lewistonhan.com
August 27, 2011 Moses Lake, WA: Moses Lake Centennial Amphitheater (FREE SHOW)
info: http://mlrec.com/concert-series_312.html
September 2, 2011 Denver, CO: A Taste of Colorado (FREE SHOW)
info: http://www.atasteofcolorado.com
September 3, 2011 Dubuque, IA: The Mississippi Moon Bar at Diamond Jo’s Casino
info: http://dubuquetickets.diamondjo.com/

Peter Greier: Deeflexx - break test

Love this guys playing

When I play club gigs or on stage with the Deeflexx, everybody asks me 2 questions: "Wow man, your sound is warm and fat everywhere, what is this Deeflexx good for? & "Don´t you fear it will break?
I think I answered the first question with my video -- BEAM of speaker -- Deeflexx.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_BaO7Mg3oQNow I did these tough tests for you, please don't do the same.
imitations of the test occur on own danger; for an improper use of the Deeflexx no liability is assumed - OK? :)
It's just to show you that this piece of gear is made for professional use -- ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT!

Deeflexx -- break test -- Peter Greier

News: Rotosound distribute Cooperstand’s Professional Guitarstands

Rotosound is proud to announce the release and distribution of Cooperstand’s Professional Guitarstands in the UK! The Pro-G received a Best In Show Award at Summer NAMM 2010.

This is a guitar stand like no other! Cooperstand is a uniquely superior design, built from top quality materials to be a versatile, compact, and attractive wooden guitar stand. Unlike many of its competitors, its low centre of gravity with four points of contact on the floor makes it very stable. The lightweight, flexible gripping design means it can easily move along with the instrument if it is bumped, as a result it is very difficult to dislodge your instrument once it is in the stand. This makes it an extremely safe and secure place to keep even the finest stringed instrument. The stand is as effective for acoustic and electric guitars as it is for smaller stringed instruments like mandolins, violins, and most resonator back banjos.

In addition, the Cooperstand which weighs 16 ounces (500gms), can be opened with one hand, and folds up to fit conveniently in gig bags or the headstock area of most guitar cases. It has closed cell neoprene padding, inert silicone plugs at contact points to protect and hold your instrument snugly in place, and no exposed sharp metal edges. It’s the perfect choice for the performing musician looking for a professional stringed instrument stand. Users of Cooperstands include Steve Cropper (Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding, Blues Brothers, Booker T and the MG’s), Brian Ray (Paul McCartney Band) and Grammy award winner Carl Jackson.

Cooperstand is the most important thing inside a guitar case since the guitar (and your Rotosound strings of course!). It will retails for £39.95, is available on-line through the Rotosound website and through authorised UK dealers.

To find out more about the Cooperstand visit http://www.cooperstand.com/

To find out more about Rotosound, its strings and accessories and how to purchase them please visit http://www.rotosound.com/ .

News: ICMP partnership with Future Copyright

"The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is delighted to announce a partnership with Future Copyright, a leading and innovative web-based provider of secure copyright solutions for musicians and creative artists.

This partnership is designed to support Institute students and alumni with services designed and developed for protecting copyright of intellectual property - essential for any creative musician! The Institute’s Operations Director Pete Whittard said on the partnership: “This link up with Future Copyright will really enhance the education programme that we have at the Institute. Future Copyright is a great product and their team and their existing legal and educational partners will offer great support to our staff and students.”
Future Copyright director Darryl Sherborne said, “This is a great link up for Future Copyright. The Institute’s brand and ethos really fits with Future Copyright. Our users include a large number of music producers, musicians and song writers; and our focus on educating new artists can be delivered with the support of the Institute. With the world of media copyright changing with the UK Government’s announcement to implement the Hargreaves Review recommendations, it’s important for colleges like the Institute to bring the latest educational material to their students so they are equipped to enter the modern media industry.”
Amongst the many benefits that this will bring to Institute students are:

  • Special lecturing events covering the ‘truths and myths of copyright protection’
  • Sponsorship of selected Institute awards and events
  • Full-time Institute students will be offered a free Future Copyright account with free start-up credits

Paulo Schroeber: You'll Understand - Alma

Paulo Schroeber - You'll Understand - Almah - Solo Demonstration

Marcel Coenen: jams with Mats Olausson

Marcel Coenen jamming with Mats Olausson (Ark/Yngwie)

Lyle Watt: Chapman Guitars ML-1

Lyle Watt:
Here's my first video with my new Chapman Guitars ML-1. I'm delighted to announce that I am now a Chapman Guitars Artist, so you'll be seeing me with this guitar a lot more now!

OK, so the title for this is a bit silly really, but it's instrumental music, you can call it anything, and it's just a bit of fun. :D As the title might have suggested, this is a track I wrote a few years ago when I was going through my 1980's Yngwie/Paul Gilbert phase. It's not the kind of thing I do anymore, but I thought it would be cool to let you all hear this.

You can download the track from my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/lylewattguitar

Lyle Watt - ''Ode To Ripped Denim''

Chris Broderick: wearing a Jason Becker T-Shirt

Chris Broderick wearing a Jason Becker T-Shirt, playing the best guitar ever!!! [The NAMM Show - Anaheim, CA; Photo by Steph Cabral]

Brian May: with Tangerine Dream - We Will Rock You

The Grand Final - Tangerine Dream & Brian May


Alex Masi: talks new CD and new remasters

Alex Masi in the next few months along with the release of the new solo album i will be remixing and remastering my 2000's catalog (in the name of bach, mozart, beethoven, eternal struggle, late nights at desert rimrock) there'll be some bonus material and the albums will be available directly from me (except for the new album)

Chris Broderick: Examiner interview

Examiner: With the state of rock radio today, it's hard for more extreme bands to get airplay. How can newer bands work their way up?

Chris: Well there's no one way to work your way up. You can play what you love, and people will either like it or not. And for us, you talk about working your way up, it's really about the audiences saying "We're going to give them our attention." For me, I just do what I love, I play the guitar, I'm thankful for that, and I'll leave it up to the fans at that point

Continue reading on Examiner.com

Arnaldo Garcia: Suhr fire jams

Jam por Arnaldo garcia

Jam fusionera

Mark McGuigan: Monkeyfest - Beyond The Pentatonic

Mark McGuigan:
Hey Guys,

I thought I'd share a little snippet of the 'Beyond The Pentatonic' workshop I did at Monkeyfest 2011.

In this clip I talk about how you can approach modes by thinking of your Pentatonics as a framework and adding certain intervals to get those modal flavours.

If this kinda thing interests you hopefully I'll be adding lessons covering this, and much more, to the video lessons site in the near future.

Thanks for watching!

Monkeyfest 2011 - Beyond The Pentatonic Workshop Clip

Shaun Baxter: Ending to 'Snakes'

Featuring an ending to 'Snakes' by Bob Berg, performed during a master-class at The Academy of Music and Sound's Glasgow Centre on 7th April 2011.

Shaun Baxter (Live) Ending to 'Snakes'

Marco De Cave: Morley Power Wah Guitar Competion

Win a Morley Power Wah Guitar Competion entry by Marco De Cave

Eric Gales: Transformation on itunes

Eric Gales -1 - Public

OUT TODAY ON iTUNES YA'LL!!!!!Transformation by Eric Gales - Download Transformation on iTunes

Preview and download songs from Transformation by Eric Gales on iTunes. Buy Transformation for just $9.99.

News: always time to shred!

Игра на гитаре

Robbert Hanenberg: Staind Not AGain... better late than never!

Robbert Hanenberg:
I was too late to participate in this Guitar Showdown.

Staind Guitar Showdown Take 1 - Robbert Hanenberg

Staind - Guitar Showdown - Take 2 - Robbert Hanenberg

Robert Marcello: Torrins home of cool guitar lessons

Guitar preview lesson for the song Insomnia by Robert Marcello. Check out torrins.com for complete song lessons.

Insomnia http://www.torrins.com/Music/GuitarLesson/Songs-1/1169/1279/IntroPiece-1.html

Robert Marcello "Insomnia" Guitar Lesson

Pero Sesartić: tribute to Jason Becker

Jason Becker - Altitudes (by Pero Sesartić)

Joop Wolters: Sponge

thank you for ordering my new album FALSE POETRY
you can find the link to order via

guidetrack i use here is from my pre-productio and therefor the drums here are programmed..on the final on the album the drumpart are played by Patrick Eijdems



Elias Viljanen: Evil Rock

Some 9 years after original release “Taking The Lead” is still regarded as one as one of the best debuts of instrumental rock/metal guitar to have emerged in the 21st century from a then unknown guitarist, and Elias Viljanen has built a reputation that has seen him advance into the upper tier of hard rock shredders founded on the solid foundations of this debut solo release.

This new special edition re-release sees the original 12 track instrumental tour-de-force from the Sonata Arctica guitar whiz comes packaged with the added bonus of a professionally shot previously unreleased 7 track live DVD entitled “Evil Spirit Live” which contains material from Elias’ 2 solo albums released on Lion Music.

Elias Viljanen - Evil Rock by LionMusicRecordLabel

Mats Hedberg: Vargton Projekt - ProgXpriMetal

Lion Music are proud to introduce the debut release "ProgXpriMetal" from Vargton Projekt, a new band based around some of the finest musical talents to have emerged in recent years from Sweden in guitarist Mats Hedberg, Grammy winning drummer Morgan Ågren and vocalist Björn Jansson.

"ProgXpriMetal" as the title may suggest is a varied and special release that will satisfy the extremist metal and hard rock fan and Zappa freaks too with its wide ranging sound.

Vargton Projekt - Jaipur by LionMusicRecordLabel

Boguslaw Balcerak: Blood Of The Prophets

Exploding out of Poland comes a new powerhouse of metal. Lion Music are delighted to welcome Boguslaw Balcerak’s Crylord to the labels roster and will release the bands debut album "Blood Of The Prophets" on 14th October 2011.

Led by the prestigious talents of guitarist Boguslaw Balcerak, "Blood Of The Prophets" breathes new life into the neo-classical genre with 12 first class songs chock full of big riffs, dynamic rhythms, jaw dropping guitar solos and infectious vocal melodies from 3 of the most acclaimed vocalist in the field - Carsten ‘Lizard’ Schulz (Evidence One, ex Domain) and neo-classical legends Mark Boals (ex Malmsteen / Ring Of Fire) and Goran Edman (ex Malmsteen / Brazen Abbot / Time Requiem).

Boguslaw Balcerak's Crylord - Blood Of The Prophets album sampler by LionMusicRecordLabel

Dennis Chambers,Greg Howe,Stu Hamm: the drum solo Eddie Lang Jazz

Dennis Chambers drum solo w/Greg Howe & Stu Hamm @ Eddie Lang Jazz Festival 2011 (HD 720p)

Johnny Hiland: Stuart Bull lick library interview

http://www.licklibrary.com/lessons/569/johnny-hiland/johnny-hiland-interviewJohnny Hiland interview and guitar Jam With Stuart Bull available to watch in FULL by following http://www.licklibrary.com/lessons/569/johnny-hiland/johnny-hiland-interview
Stuart Bull interviews the country and rock guitar legend Johnny Hiland. Johnny Hiland gives us a insight into his playing across a 3 part interview special with Licklibrary.com
Johnny Hiland Interview & Jam With Stuart Bull Licklibrary