Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Keith Merrow: Demisery

Keith Merrow
Recording guitars for my Death Metal side project/collaboration with my friend Gord Olson.

Demisery!

Over the past few months, I've been working on an album with a very talented guitarist buddy, Gord Olson. This collaboration is extremely fun, and the music is in the traditional Death Metal vein. It's a bit different than my personal music, but I suspect that a lot of those who follow my music will enjoy it. I grew up playing this style of music, and it feels very comfortable and natural (did I mention, fun?). The project is called "Demisery", and it's pretty much a blatant tribute to old (and some newer) Death Metal tunes. Fans of bands like Grave, Death, Obituary, Malevolent Creation, Cannibal Corpse, Monstrosity, etc... will find a familiar sound and traditional DM feel. We're in pre-production at the moment, and already have over an hour of music written. It's packed full of blast beats, trem picking, guitar solos and guttural vocals. There's no core, no prog, no "djent", this is a 100% Death Metal album. Stay tuned!

Keith Merrow- "Demisery" - Guitar tracking

Kyle Glass,John Konesky: are guitarings!


"We wanted to let you know about the official launch of FRET12's newest series, Guitarings. The well-known duo of Kyle Glass and John Konesky (a.k.a. KG and Kones), who also help make up the famed comedy-rock group Tenacious D, have joined forces with the team at FRET12 to launch a weekly YouTube series. Throughout the series, KG and Kones will cover guitar instruction, interviews, and more of the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage that makes FRET12 famous. Already boasting over 11,000 views, the premier of the show was released on August 17th and is the first of many weekly episodes to come.

In addition to the viral series, the Guitarings duo is available on Twitter and Facebook to answer the questions that fans are itching to ask. Best of all, everything comes together at the Guitarings new home, Guitarings.com. Here, you’ll always be able to get the latest “Word from the Couch,” where KG and Kones will keep fans updated on all things Guitarings and the world of rock throughout the week.  Be sure to leave us a comment about the new show on our Twitter or Facebook page!


GUITARINGS - FRET12 :: The Metal Part 1


GUITARINGS - FRET 12 :: The Metal Part 2


Ali Genc: Mozart Requiem - Kyrie Eleison

Special Thanks to Kristin Kelly
Kyrie movement of Mozart's Requiem has been one of my favorite for a long time. Since I've first listened to Kyrie, idea to play it on guitar was in my mind. After almost 10 years, I started to record it on computer, as it turned out, it didn't sounded too bad and now i decided to put it on youtube.

First sorry about the video quality, recorded it with my laptop's built in camera, second, tried re-arrange the partitions for guitar, recorded separately each one and then combine them. Each individual track is doubled, recorded and panned again for a rich sound. I believe no one ever did this before and I know you'll enjoy this one.

Mozart Requiem - Kyrie Eleison (Electric Guitar)





Plus the great cover version of one of my favourite tracks ever posted on youtube,

Stay Crunchy Cover

Yes I have the CD from Ronald Jenkees... this guys is a genius! (thanks to Marshall Harrison for the tip)

"stay crunchy" - messin with an e-piano sound


MP3 download: http://www.ronaldjenkees.com/mp3-store/
Or get it from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/25pkerr

Alex Hutchings: new web site, lessons, t-shirts, CD


Alex Hutchings continues to work on an upcoming CD (in fact more than one CD from inside information)... You can sign up to be notified of all things Alex Hutchings http://www.alexhutchings.com/


ALEX HUTCHINGS
JAZZY JAMS SERIES 1
JAZZ / FUSION / ADVANCED
For this series, Alex has taken a more relaxed approach, using cool jazz/blues phrasing with lots of breathing space and deep, deep grooves. There's some more traditional jazz harmony here, so you can work on your bebop licks, as well as plenty of Alex's usual fiery fusion lines!
WHAT'S INCLUDED...

3 full videos
Audio files of all 3 solo's
3 solo backing tracks
3 extended audio jam tracks minus solo's
Tab and Powertab transcriptions of all 3 solo's in both standard and EADGCF tunings

Alex Hutchings - Brand New Bounce


And after that... you'll want the t-shirt right?!?!

he muscles and tendons in the human arm are complex things. When you think about it, playing guitar is a stunning ability and Alex is quite simply a master of the art.

This design showers Alex's name with the tools that are essential for him to do what he does best.

Designed by Joe Latham

PRE-ORDER NOW http://www.jtcmerch.com/shop/alex-hutchings/

Be one of the first to own this t-shirt by pre-ordering right now. Stock is due in the first quarter of September and will be allocated to all pre-orders. Notification will be emailed to you as soon as your pre-order has been despatched.



Richie Kotzen: official channel videos

Richie Kotzen: official channel videos http://www.youtube.com/user/RichieKotzenOfficial

Reece Fullwood: Eumeria... working on a mammoth video

Reece Fullwood  Planning on one long video for youtube, Live guitar parts for the whole EUMERIAalbum, 1 take '46' minutes...



Eumeria with Reece Fullwood

Andrei B Balog: Palmer Junction Guitar Contest

David Wallimann's Minor Smooth Jazz guitar playback. Very nice playback!
http://www.guitarplayback.com/

Palmer Junction Guitar Contest - Andrei B. Balog

Jane Smith: Fuzz Box Girl Zero Good "ZG" Fuzz Pedal

http://www.deviever.com or http://www.effector13.com andhttp://www.potvinguitars.com Such an underrated Devi pedal.... the Zero Good is an awesome little fuzz that is perfect for those looking for a crazy unique sound for killer solos or droning chords. To me, this pedal sounds like you are smashing an old Casio keyboard with a tank. Since this one is under $100, you really should just check it out!
Gear used:
Potvin Killer Bee
VOX AC30 combo with blue celestion speakers
Shure SM57
Fuzzbox Cocktail- "The Fruity Peg Leg"- two parts coconut rum, one part melon liquor, one part blue curacao

Zero Good "ZG" Fuzz Pedal by Devi Ever Demo- Synthy Fuzz


Coming Soon FuzzBoxGirl.com

Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan: Mr Big Live 8-20-11

Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan: Mr Big Live 8-20-11

Marty Friedman: Ballad Of Barbie Bandits

Marty Friedman - Ballad Of Barbie Bandits

Lorn Leber, Atma Anur: SWINGOCIDE-Diz Dizmore

Atma Anur so this is both Ray Sayre and Lorn Leber on this crazy track. Diz Dismore is just a killer player as well...and a good friend. enjoy!

SWINGOCIDE-Diz Dizmore by atma anur

Jamie Humphries ,Gavin Coulson: Bristol Guitar show 2011 announced


We had excellent feedback from both visitors and exhibitors after last years event so we’re pleased to announce that The Bristol Guitar Show will again take place at Ashton Gate Stadium – Bristol’s premier conference venue. 25th September 2011
  • Fretking with Gav Coulson
  • Jamie Humphries with Music Man
  • Jam with the BIMM tutors
  • Chris Woods – Martin Guitars, Timber Tones and Log Jam endorsee – see him here
  • Jam with Hayden and Tim from Play Music magazine

As the home of Bristol City Football Club, the stadium is the leading sports and leisure venue in the south west of England. Hosting the Coca-Cola Championship football and Premiership rugby in the winter we regularly attracts the biggest names in music in the summer – Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi and The Who are just some of the stars who have performed here at the stadium in recent years.

tickets http://www.ukguitarshows.co.uk/?page_id=277

Jerry Donahue: Cumbria Vintage and New Guitar Show



Cumbria Vintage and New Guitar Show
28th of August 2011, 10am till 5.30pm

Ticket available on door £5The North of England's premiere event for Guitar Enthusiasts now in it's 15th year. Now under new management with Ken Dixon.

www.b-visible.co.uk/mojoguitars

Still held at Rheged, an excellent Exhibition and Visitor centre just of junction 40 of the M6 it is easily accessible from all points of the UK. There is a large free car park at Rheged plus regular bus service from Penrith Rail station and Penrith Bus terminal. Rheged has lots to do for all the family as well with big Imax cinema with 3D films, shops, cafe and restaurant plus lots for the kids to do.

ENTER



Guitarists playing this year

Jerry Donahue
Adam Palma
Ken Nicol
Nigel ' Idolfrets ' Pickering
Hugh Holton
Adrian Ingram & Ian Wroe
Chickenbone John's Slide Guitar Workshop

Have your guitar valued -
Free guitar valuations.
Free Guitar Lessons.

Jani J Szentkiralyi, Atma Anur: to appear at Budapest Hangfoglalas festival







Atma Anur 

Jani J Szentkiralyi and i will be performing songs from our upcoming CD, live at the Budapest Hangfoglalas festival, sept 30- oct. 2...mad shredding!!

Gavin Coulson,Al Ridgway: Northern Guitar Show date




Northern Guitar Shows have announced details of their next Leeds/Bradford guitar show

Northern Guitar Shows' Leeds event is scheduled to take place on September 18th at Pudsey Civic Hall.

More than 50 exhibitors will be showing their selections of new and used equipment with special show bargains on offer too.

There will be live music all day from The Amazing Kappa Band featuring maestro guitarist Paul Kappa, acoustic master Chris Woods, blues virtuoso Gavin Coulson will be representingVintage and Fret-King and superb british soloist and session player Al Ridgway (the 'Spocktrometer) will be showcasing Patrick Eggle Guitars too.

Lastly there will be Twin Stomp effects demos on offer too.

Admission £5; www.guitarshows.co.uk

01925 813185

Joe Bonamassa: updated US tour dates

Joe Bonamassa collaborated with Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Beth Hart, known for her raw and powerful blues-rock sound, on a record of soul covers called Don't Explain, out Sept. 27, 2011 on J&R Adventures. The record features Hart's scorching interpretations of ten classic songs first made famous by artists including Billie Holiday, Etta James, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Delaney & Bonnie, Bill Withers, and Aretha Franklin with Bonamassa on guitar and his ace band filling out the tracks. Fans can get their first taste of the album by downloading the free track "Well, Well" at www.hartandbonamassa.com.

Joe Bonamassa Tour Dates:

10/25 MINNEAPOLIS, MN STATE THEATRE
10/27 CHICAGO, IL THE CHICAGO THEATRE
10/28 CLEVELAND, OH STATE THEATRE
10/29 DETROIT, MI FOX THEATRE
11/03 BOSTON, MA WANG THEATRE
11/04 NEW YORK, NY BEACON THEATRE
11/05 NEW YORK, NY BEACON THEATRE
11/08 ITHACA, NY STATE THEATRE
11/09 ALBANY, NY PALACE THEATRE
11/11 BALTIMORE, MD HIPPODROME
11/12 PHILADELPHIA, PA ACADEMY OF MUSIC
11/13 RICHMOND, VA LANDMARK THEATRE
11/15 LOUISVILLE, KY THE PALACE
11/16 GREENSBORO, NC WAR MEMORIAL AUD
11/18 CHARLOTTE, NC OVENS AUDITORIUM
11/19 COLUMBIA, SC TOWNSHIP AUDITORIUM
11/20 SAVANNAH, GA SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER
11/22 WEST PALM BEACH, FL KRAVIS CENTER
11/25 CLEARWATER, FL RUTH ECKERD HALL
11/26 ATLANTA, GA COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
11/27 KNOXVILLE, TN CIVIC AUDITORIUM
11/29 BIRMINGHAM, AL BIRMINGHAM JEFFERSON CONVENTION CENTER
12/01 HOUSTON, TX VERIZON WIRELESS THEATRE
12/02 AUSTIN, TX AUSTIN CITY LIVE
12/03 SAN ANTONIO, TX FREEMAN COLISEUM
12/05 PHOENIX, AZ ORPHEUM THEATRE
12/06 PHOENIX, AZ ORPHEUM THEATRE
12/08 BAKERSFIELD, CA FOX THEATRE
12/09 OAKLAND, CA PARAMOUNT THEATRE
12/11 YAKIMA, WA CAPITOL THEATRE
12/14 PORTLAND, OR ARLENE SCHNITZER
12/15 SEATTLE, WA THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE
12/17 VANCOUVER, BC ORPHEUM THEATRE

To get a free download of Joe Bonamassa's song "Dust Bowl," click here.

News: Guitar Fail... you know it makes sense


Lots of Great posts here, check out the particularly funny Jimi Bob Marlendrixhttp://www.guitarfail.com/jimi-bob-marlendrix/


http://www.guitarfail.com/

Jennifer Batten: Joins Zumanity


The summer tour is finished and it took about a week to recover and figure out what to do with myself. I then focused on finishing up a few steampunk art pieces for my first gallery showing at the Peculiarium in Portland OR. It will remain up until the end of August. I played my multimedia show for opening night and had a blast with loads of friends and newbies present.

And now for the newest exciting news. I'll be playing guitar in the Cirque Du Soleil show "Zumanity" in Las Vegas from October through February. It will be cool to remain in one city for that long and do something completely different from anything I've done previously. Just when I thought I was done with the desert living of Southern California, I'll be back with the scorpions and rattle snakes!



The summer tour had us driving down and back up the USA west coast, then heading east through Boise, Fort Collins, Denver, Kansas City's Knuckleheads Club (which was a fantastic audience thanks to the efforts of newbie promoter Brent Searing).

We then drove to Saint Louis and dropped off the dog to hang out at my pal guitarist and M.I. alumni Randy Hetledge's place with his pony sized Bermese Mountain dog, while we flew to the east coast for two huge and wonderful house concerts. New York City's Iridium was next, where they're still keeping Monday guitar nights alive after Les Paul's passing. Ah NYC. We paid $72 for one day of parking. Couldn't wait to get out of there and back to less stressful driving.

After a great time going through Graceland in Memphis, we took our cheesy Elvis souvenirs to Texas where we sweat like pigs in the record heat/humidity. Houston's Hard Rock Cafe was the best of the 3 HR's I played. The manager did it up right.



Travel mate Michael entering the Lisa Marie in Graceland

Following a couple Camp Jam workshops in Houston and Dallas, I flew to the absolute highlight of the tour in Poland. I toured the country for 8 days to enthusiastic crowds everywhere. I loved it, and also discovered the best vodka on the planet.

The last Polish show was on the beach and featured a daytime LED screen for my films, a wireless system, and a ramp they built for me so I could get up close and personal with the audience.



Fun times in Poland

I've recently had my steampunk art shot by photographer Sam Forencich, and the results are added to my shots on flickr (to look at) and etsy (for sale)

And last but not least, the "Embrace the Sun" CD project is out. It's available on iTunes. I offered an acoustic track entitled "Sakura Season" to benefit Japan relief, organized by my record company Lion Music. I've been flying to Japan every April for almost 10 years during Sakura (Cherry Blossom) time. These trips combined with many wonderful memories of being in Japan with Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck make it that much harder to see the devastation from the tsunami. They still need your help, so please check out the benefit CD and give what you can from clicking the Red Cross link below. Thanks!--JB



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Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings, Daniele Gottardo, Hedras Ramos: t-shirts now online!


JTC Artist Merchandise FINALLY the time has arrived!! You can get your hands on some tasty merchandise from your favourite Jam Track Central artists. JTCMerch.com is full of t-shirts designed for Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings, Jack Thammarat, Hedras Ramos and Daniele Gottardo. Alex even designed one of his t-shirts himself!

And t-shirts are just the beginning. Guitar straps, hooded sweatshirts, capos and much more merchandise will be coming soon.

Read on to find out more about this exciting new chapter in the JTC legacy.

Guthrie GovanFor all of you Guthrie fans (and let's face it, there are lots of you out there!) you can now wear Guthrie t-shirt's with pride. You will find three brand new Guthrie t-shirts as well as his stunning debut album Erotic Cakes on CD. Gone are the days of scouring online for a copy, when we have shiny new ones right here.

Guthrie merchandise is not available anywhere exceptJTCMerch.com, so what are you waiting for? Head over now and check it out!

Alex HutchingsAlex was so excited about finally launching his own merchandise range that he even designed a t-shirt himself. Is there anything this guy can't do?!?

With a range of three designs in place already, we are guarenteed even more t-shirts to come from the talented Mr Hutchings soon. Head on over to Alex's merch and check them out.

Jack T, Daniele G, Hedras RThese guys rock, and their brand new t-shirts have been designed to rock just as hard! There is a real eclectic mix to choose from here. Whatever your style you will find something that suits you. So now you get to support your favourite artist as well as look dapper along the way!

George Harrison: living in the material world


LITMW trailer

Get your first look at the "George Harrison: Living In The Material World" official trailer, at georgeharrison.com.
Coming this October, Martin Scorsese traces the life of George Harrison in an intensely personal film, weaving together previously unseen archival materials, home movies, and interviews with Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr, Jackie Stewart and others.
In the US, "George Harrison: Living In The Material World" debuts in two parts on October 5 and October 6, 2011, exclusively on HBO.
In the UK, the film is released as DVD, Blu-Ray and Deluxe packages on 10 October, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK.
The UK Deluxe Edition includes 2 DVDs, a Blu-ray, a 96-page booklet and a CD of never-before-released George Harrison tracks. Pre-order your copy on Amazon.co.uk, or check your local retailer.
Coinciding with the film, Abrams Books will publish Olivia Harrison's George 

Niels Vejlyt: impressive Legato Lesson

Learning to Shred #2

Davide Pagano: It's raining progressive guitar outside

Davide Pagano:
This is an excerpt from my song "It's raining outside" which will be included in the CD I am working on.

It's raining outside (excerpt) - Davide Pagano

Fred Brum: Di Marzio, Jaden Rose guitar star gets his own web site

http://fredbrum.com/

Fred Brum was studying to be a classical pianist when he was 15, and listened to Zakk Wylde for the first time. Months later, obsessing about getting those raw, visceral sounds out of a guitar himself, he picked up his first guitar, not knowing he’d be setting foot on a stage professionally one short year after and working as hired gun for many artists by the time he was 19.

A very busy session musician, he favours 7-strings and other extended range guitars, such as 8-strings and 36-fret monsters to perform his work and has developed his style and approach around such instruments. Currently, he’s endorsed by Jaden Rose Guitars, DiMarzio pickups, Sik Pik picks and Spectraflex cables.


Fred is scheduled to record with two of his bands this year and finish his own first solo record, amidst a heavy gigging schedule, and has been the lead guitarist for, among others, prog/goth metal band Ethereal.

Latest tracks by Fred Brum


You can also get t-shirt from his online store
http://fredbrum.com/store

I hope to catch up with Fred The Shred Brum at some point in the near future for a more in depth interview... he just doesn't know it yet :)

Nikita Mogilevtsev: Laguna guitar gets maximum funk + BT

Looking for a cool funky BT to jam over? yes please

Minimum solo - maximum funk

Lorenzo Venza: After silence - acoustic tune

Lorenzo Venza - After silence

Steve Smyth,Atma Anur: The Esseness Project

The first release from this progressive rock group writing in a Dream Theater/Genesis style. Well known guitar shredder Steve Smythe (Testament, Nevermore) leads this trio through a journey of his harmonic and melodic influences, supported by bassist Steve Hoffman, and of course Atma Anur on drums.

The Esseness Project - Reflection, Redemption, Rebirth



See and hear the amazing drumming of Atma Anur at the upcoming Jason Becker festival November 13th 2011.



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Richard Hurley: Jennifer Batten Style Lick #2

QUICK LICK 2, JENNIFER BATTEN STYLE 2

Chris Duarte: Gilly's Dayton Ohio 2011

Chris Duarte Group - Gilly's Dayton Ohio 2011 - Multi-cam #3 (w/ cool effects)


Chris Duarte Group - Gilly's Dayton Ohio 2011 - Multi-cam #2


Chris Duarte Group - Gilly's Dayton Ohio 2011 - Multi-cam

Guthrie Govan: Aristocrats - Sweaty Knockers


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