Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Allen Van Wert: V-Pick contest and Allen Van Wert to give out a V-Pick starter set and ROBOT CD to the winner.

Video yourself playing the lick and your own ending phrase for it. Upload it to youtube as a video reply to this video and use the title "ROBOT and V-Picks finish the phrase guitar challenge entry".
You MUST be a fan of the robot facebook page ( ) and the v-picks facebook page ( )

Contest end date is 11/01/2011
Judges are Vinni from V-Picks and Allen...aka ME.

V-Pick finish the phrase contest with Allen ROBOT Van Wert

more crazy Allen Van Wert licks

Gypsy Jazz improvisation lead guitar shred

Diminished arpeggio lick

Reece Fullwood: Creating Lead Ideas

Reece Fullwood - Creating Lead Ideas

Tommy Emmanuel: The Adelaide Guitar Festival

The Adelaide Guitar Festival

Australia - August 2012

Tickets on sale October 26th!

Two-time Grammy nominee.

Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians with a professional career spanning five decades.

His unique style is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a band for melody, rhythm, bass and drum parts, Tommy plays all that - and more - on one guitar.

Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire young Emmanuel to try this 'fingerpicker' style. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans.

Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to witness the magic hands of the 'Guitar Wizard of Oz', but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. Tommy Emmanuel's message is pure love for the guitar and the music and his delight in sharing it with the world, one audience at a time.

Special guest, Frank Vignola is widely regarded as a monster player and composer, and has played with everyone from Les Paul and Madonna through to Donald Fagen and the Boston Pops. This will be Frank's first visit to Australia.

Jane Smith: Fuzz Box Girl Prunes and Custard

Prunes and Custard by Crowther Audio Effect Pedal Demo on Guitar and Bass

Derryl Gabel: Andy Mclaughlan audio interview for Shred Knowledge

New interview with Fusion maestro, Derryl Gabel for Enjoy!

Derryl Gabel Interview

News: Guitar Idol Live Final 2011 Licklibrary Live Event 2011 4th December 2011 at the Relentless Garage London - Get the chance to come meet & learn from the Licklibrary Team - thats Danny Gill, Jamie Humphries, Stuart Bull, Michael Casswell & Andy James!! You will get the chance get involved in Masterclasses with each of the tutors!
Masterclasses will be held throughout the day - so dont delay and book your tickets now by heading heading to
Aswell as the masterclasses you will get the chance to jam on stage with the tutors while the Licklibrary team film your performance!!!
Through out the day we will also be hosting the Guitar Idol Live final where 10 guitarists from around the world come to compete for the crown of the Guitar Idol and a whole bunch of prizes from Marshall, Paul Reed Smith, Faith Guitars and Rotosound to name a few!!
There will also be a round of performance from the Licklibrary team to round of the day with support from the Guitar Institute, Rock School, Jaden Rose Guitars, Rowland & Black Star!
Tickets are on sale now head to for tickets and to book your masterclass with one of the Licklibrary tutors!!
The Relentless Garage address:
20-26 Highbury Corner
London, N5 1RD
For more info head to

Licklibrary Live London Event & Guitar Idol Live Final 2011

Jason Becker: the man who composes with his eyes.

NOT DEAD YET: The Story of Jason Becker

The year is 1989, and 19-year old Jason Becker has the rock and roll world at his feet. He's just been offered the biggest rock guitar job on the planet, he's on the cover of every rock and guitar magazine, and he's being hailed by critics as a musical prodigy and the next greatest rock guitarist in the world. Jason’s childhood dream of making and performing music has come true. One week from now, Jason’s dream will turn into a nightmare when he is diagnosed with ALS and given just 3-5 years to live.

Now, 22 years later, and without the ability to move or speak, he continues to compose music note by note with his eyes.

‘NOT DEAD YET: The Story of Jason Becker’ is a new feature-length documentary that chronicles Jason's heroic story from his youth, to his days as a lightning fast guitar player and rock star, and to his present-day struggles with an incurable disease.

Jason's amazing story is told through interviews, never-before-seen archive footage of his performances; as well as unreleased family photos and footage from the Becker archives. The soundtrack is comprised of Jason's released and unreleased material including demos from his childhood and new material he has been working on. The film was shot using a combination of full 1080p HD cameras and 16mm film.

The film has been shot and now we are seeking completion funding for post-production. We've managed to keep the costs down very low however there is still a lot to do.

All funds raised will go towards the following -

- On-line editing and mastering
- Sound design, sound edit and mix
- Color correction
- Licensing rights for news and TV footage
- Music licensing for songs and performances not exclusively owned by Jason
- Graphics, animation, and additional artwork
- Film festival submissions
- IndieGoGo / PayPal processing fees

You can help by making a financial pledge of any size. You can make a donation on behalf of yourself, your company or your band. In exchange for your generous contributions, we are offering some rare Jason Becker memorabilia as well as advance copies of the Limited Edition DVD and Blu-Ray, Limited Edition Jason Becker Movie T-Shirts, Jason Becker CDs, and credits in the film.

We understand that times are tough for some people but even $5 will be an enormous help in making the dream of telling Jason's story to the world a reality.

We are making this film for Jason and for every brave and heroic person who has had a dream and didn't give up on it despite the worst odds imaginable. ALS is an orphan disease and receives very little research funding by comparison to most other diseases. Many sufferers and their families feel that not enough is being done and they're right. By making a contribution, you will be helping to raise awareness about ALS and therefore opening up new possibilities for the future.

We are supported by ALS TDI of North America and the MND Association of Great Britain.

For more information about Jason Becker and our work please visit

A documentary about a paralyzed musician who composes with his eyes.

This is about as real as it can get in life... help us help Jason. Tickets for the spectacular show are still available and all donations raised go to Jason.

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
Direct Tickets
Ticket Master
VIP tickets
Rehearsal tickets

Roy Marchbank: DiMarzio player

Roy Marchbank: DiMarzio player

Pickups: HS-3™, HS-4™, Virtual Vintage® 54 Pro
"No way as way, no style as style, regardless which path you take DiMarzio has it covered."

Rie aka Suzaku: 「Mother Earth」CD promo

Rie aka Suzaku:
I am a Japanese female guitarist. The name is Rie.
In 2010, "Messiah" has released a CD titled.
In August 2011, "Mother Earth" has released a CD titled.
Now, in Tokyo, Japan, and the gigs.
Great song also has a lot to make.
Thank you for your support if.

Rie a.k.a. Suzaku New CD「Mother Earth」Release!

Eric Gales: at Levitt Shell in Memphis

Eric Gales - LIVE at the Levitt Shell in Memphis - Wings of RnR

Perfecto De Castro: 10-string Guitars compared

PDC-TV: 10-string Guitar Comparison Video - Perfecto De Castro performs Bach Prelude in G

Michael Thames: Thirteen string Dresden guitar

Luthier Michael Thames playing a newly completed "Dresden guitar" Tuned in D minor baroque lute tuning.

Thirteen string guitar Weiss prelude in D minor

Janet Marlow: Ten String Guitar

Janet Marlow Ten String Guitar

Vinai Trinateepakdee: Thailand flooding extends closing date.

A nice gesture by Vinai Trinateepakdee, whose country is undergoing terrible flooding.

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Due to the current floods that are affecting Thailand at this time many guitarists are unable to submit their competition video entries. In the spirit of music we feel it's appropriate to extend the deadline so everyone has a chance. The new deadline for video entries is now "31 Dec 2011" and the new date for voting will be "10 Dec 2011 - 10 Jan 2012 "

God Bless you all

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Neung Vinai Alive

Joe Bonamassa: plays Rory Gallagher's guitar

Joe Bonamassa palys Rory Gallagher's 1961 Stratocaster on stage during his two-night stand at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Joe Bonamassa is a massive fan of the late Rory Gallagher playing the well-worn Strat for his three opening numbers, the instrument has been on display in Dublin since 2007.

Joe Bonamassa & Rory Gallagher's Stratocaster @ The Apollo

Dave Weiner: inversions for writing

"Songwriting Fuel: Inversions" Riff Of The Week® - 10/26/11 (S6:E49)

Joe Bonamassa,Eilidh McKellar,Bernie Marsden: Gimme One Reason

Joe Bonamassa-Bernie Marsden-Eilidh McKellar-Blues Deluxe

Joe Bonamassa-Bernie Marsden-Eilidh McKellar-Gimme One Reason

Classic Rock Jam by Eilidh Mckellar

Bill Hudson,John Slaughter: Coldera

COLDERA is a heavy metal band featuring guitarists Bill Hudson (CELLADOR/CIRCLE II CIRCLE/POWER QUEST) and John Slaughter (SKINDUSTRY/ex-EPICUREAN).

Their debut album is coming out in 2010. This is a short teaser of one of the songs in its demo version, titled "Melodicus Counterpointus".

COLDERA (Bill Hudson/John Slaughter) - Melodicus Counterpointus (teaser)

Ten Thousand Voices guitar solo

Badinerie - John Slaughter

Francesco Artusato: Guitar Lessons

Francesco Artusato shows you how to play the solo from 'Aktion T4' off his solo record "Chaos and the Primordial".
Buy the album:

Francesco Artusato Guitar Lesson Part 1 (Aktion T4)

Francesco Artusato shows you how to play parts from "Chaos and the Primordial" off his solo record Chaos and the Primordial.
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Francesco Artusato Guitar Lesson Part 2 (Chaos And The Primordial)

RG2011SC-BK Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish)

Francesco Artusato: Chaos And The Primordial