Thursday, 13 October 2011

Peter Luha: classy classical idea in G

Classical idea in G - Peter Luha

Kimberly Allison: ripping jazz, rock and blues!

Jazz Guitar Solos 1

Rockin Guitar Solos

Blues Guitar

Ben Levin: working on the cycle of success - an insight

I think I understand how to succeed as an artist or musician. There seems to be only one way that works in the absence of being independently connected or wealthy. I believe that the only way to succeed is to truly feel as if you are in the process of succeeding. In other words, the way to succeed is to be successful. I know that sounds like bullshit, but humor me for a minute.

Being a creative person has a cyclical quality to it. First you want to learn, then you feel like you know something, then you realize you don’t and you want to learn again. The same goes for the business end of a career as an artist. First you try something, then you get attention, and then it’s not enough to last so you try something else. I have found this cycle to be comfortable with the music part but unbearable when it comes to the business. I am sick of it and it is making me feel weak. There is so much excitement that leads to nothing, so many empty promises, so many people coming and going, and it really sucks (not to mention I’m just getting started.) But you know what? Tonight right before I wrote this, I realized something that could possibly change the game for me. I think it will help you too. more

Morten Faerestrand: Composing, step by step, pt.2 for LIVE Online Guitar Lessons, Tabs, and Free Video Guitar Lessons

This is part 2 of my "tutorial" on composing a new piece, in this part I work on the chord sequence and melody.

Composing, step by step, pt.2 - Instructional video by Morten Faerestrand

Eric Calderone: Super Bass by Nicki Minaj Meets Metal

Super Bass by Nicki Minaj Meets Metal

Victor Santiago Gomez: Centrifugal Funk

TAsteful soloing over the famous backing track from Mark Varney's MVP project Centrifugal Funk. God I love that album.

Centrifugal Funk

Krisztian Lovrek: the new face of the Marshall in Hungary

Krisztian Lovrek won the hungarian Marshall competition, as part of the prize Krisztian has won a limited edition YJM (Malmsteen) Marshall Plexi Amp, and Krisztian Lovrek will be the face of the Marshall in 2012 in Hungary. ( Marshall will celebrate 50th anniversary! ). Krisztian Lovrek's band's 1st album will release this December!

Lovreč - Do you feel that? [Official Music Video HD]

Chris Brooks: The Axis of All Things sounding great

I'm really enjoying the new release from Chris Brooks... Have you got your copy yet? This release follows right on from the super classy The Master Plan (2002) . Top production, great rock songs and Chris's classic soloing.  Looking for a copy in Physical or Digital format? Then look no further...


PREFERRED RETAILERS: (physical and digital format)
Shinjuku Records (Tokyo) (physical CDs)


iTunes iTunes USA iTunes Japan iTunes Great Britain iTunes Australia Amazon Amazon Japan CD Baby
Let Chris introduce you to his release, track by track, giving you a flavour of each track

Chris Brooks: The Axis of All Things - track by track!

News: OVERLOUD TH2 GIVEAWAY CONTEST - extended date!

A great chance to win a cool prize from Todd the man behind the guitar lesson youtube channel |


Overloud Contest

Maranhão: iphone application

App Store - Maranhão

Andy James: NAMM 2011 - picking overloaded!

Andy James - NAMM 2011

You can see the licks flying at the upcoming Jason Becker Fest show in Amsterdam

Guthrie Govan
Stuart Hamm
Mattias IA Eklundh
Michael Lee Firkins
Kiko Loureiro
Atma Anur
Marco Sfogli
Daniele Gottardo
Stéphan Forté
Andy James
Joop Wolters
Marcel Coenen
Barend Courbois
Timo Somers
It's Show Time Band
Not Dead Yet site
Face Book Page
Buy Tickets

Ethan Brosh: NAMM 2011

@ NAMM 2011

Desiree Bassett,Annie Grunwald: duets

At Desiree's house jamming

Desiree' Bassett duet w/ Annie Grunwald What She Thinks

Two Girl Guitarists Jam Session 101 - Metal/Rock Improv

Two Girls Playing Some Mellow Blues Stuff

Where Eagles Fly - D& A

Eric Gales: Little Wing, Don't Fear the Reaper NAMM 2011

Eric Gales playing "Little Wing" - NAMM 2011 - b3 Metal XS - Premier Builders Guild

Eric Gales playing "Don't Fear the Reaper" - NAMM 2011 - Schroeder Edge - Premier Builders Guild

Elizabeth Schall,Stephanie Pickard: Roland CUBE-80XL demo and NAMM

I could not help but notice the number under the video... for it is a human number... it's number is six hundred and sixty six...

Roland CUBE-80XL Elizabeth Schall Demo

Elizabeth Schall - Fernandes Vortex showcase :- Dreaming Dead guitarists Elizabeth Schall & Stephanie Pickard performing at the Fernandes Guitars booth on Day 3 of NAMM 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Video by Aniruddh Andrew Bansal for Metal Assault.

Dreaming Dead performing at Fernandes Guitars booth at NAMM 2011 - Jan 14th 2011

Winter NAMM 2011 Fernandes Booth "Dreaming Dead" Demo

Jason Becker: rehearsal auctions a chance to see your favourite player up close

Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival Amsterdam (November 2011) 
Another special opportunity - share among interested people!!
Because this special Jason Becker’s NOT DEAD YET! festival is a benefit, we are giving you the opportunity to attend the full rehearsal of the guitar player you love! The rehearsal location is secret, nobody is allowed to attend beside the participating artists. So this is very unique!
But you get a chance to be part of this special event and attend one or more of the rehearsals of your favorite artists.
If you would love to attend one of the rehearsals (taking place 11th, 12th of November - so you need to be in the country), you are free to make a bid. The minimum starting bid is € 200,- per guitar player.
What will you get?
  • A ride with us to the rehearsals
  • Attend the rehearsal
  • have a chat with the artist(s)
  • Get a picture with the guys
  • Ask them some guitar tricks
How to make your bid?
  • Send an email to
  • Include name artist
  • Include bid
Currently we got quite some bids in by email! Most popular are Guthrie Govan and Andy James!

Alex Hutchings: Yamaha, Laney Bangkok 2011

Alex Hutchings - Live played - Yamaha & Laney Present Bangkok Music Fair 2011

Thanks to Laney for publishing a full set of photos from the show

The full photo gallery

Denny Ilett: Free Swing Lesson

If you've downloaded Denny Ilett's fantastic new Jazzin' The Blues package, you'll be hearing a whole new sound for Jam Track Central...Swing! The word 'swing' means more than just a style of old dance music though. In fact it's a whole new approach to RHYTHM that can be applied across all types of music.
In this free lesson, we are going to show you exactly how you can get a bit of swing in your playing....and we're not talking Status Quo!!

Denny Ilett 'Sirloin Shuffle' from Jam Track Central

Vanny Tonon: Jam Track Central New Talent Showcase

New Talent Showcase
We love to promote new players. In fact, many of our featured artists started their JTC careers this way. We have decided to make it formal from now on and are calling it our New Talent Showcase.
Our first showcase is the absolutely amazing Vanny Tonon. Vanny blew us away when he sent us links to his You Tube videos. We loved it so much we asked him to record an exclusive video just for us, which he obliged.
Vanny hails from Italy and his playing is out there with some of the quickest we think we have ever seen! The track he recorded for us 'Uncle Frenesy' is from his up and coming album and we think it is an absolute belter, mixing some tasty riffs with mind-boggling tempo changes. Vanny is a real star of the guitar virtuoso future in our eyes!
So who is going to be our next New Talent Showcase? Could it be you?!?

Vanny Live - Jam Track Central New Talent Showcase