Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Rune Berre: Spain

" Spain" (Chick Corea)

Richard Hurley: metal soloing


News: Gigs Hand Carved Guitars

Gigs Hand Carved Guitars

Rafael Bittencourt: Guitar Clinic Hong Kong 2007

Rafael Bittencourt: Guitar Clinic Hong Kong 2007

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Festival @Patronaat 2011 #2

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Festival @Patronaat 2011 #2

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Festival @Patronaat 2011

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Festival @Patronaat 2011

Kiko Loureiro: Manila, Philippines 2011 series

Kiko Loureiro: Manila, Philippines 2011 series

Andy James: Jason Becker fest

Andy James... like the terminator... absolutely will not stop... EVER!

Daniele Gottardo, Jason Becker: Beckerfest Marrakech Market

Daniele Gottardo proceeded to set fire to the fingerboard of his guitar (or so it seemed), when he performed a blistering set at the 'Jason Becker's not Dead' festival at the Patronaat venue in Haarlem, The Netherlands, on November 13th, 2011. Truly awesome guitar work, in this take of 'Marrakech Market"! The festival was a mind blowing, near six hour marathon of world class guitar performances.

This clip is a single camera view from audience position, but a professional camera crew was also present to record the event in full, so watch out for the official HD video, to be released in the near future.
About Daniele Gottardo (from the festival webpage):
Daniele Gottardo was born on August 26th 1983 in Rovigo, Italy and is a talented guitarist and composer. Daniele started playing the guitar at the age of 14 and was inspired by his father's red Fender Stratocaster, which is still his favorite guitar.

In 2004, Daniele started his experience as lead guitarist for the international pop singer Alexia and toured accross the globe. In four years later, Daniele won the "Guitar Idol Award" and the Steve Vai Award for his two hand tapping technique. Frenzy of Ecstasy is Daniele's first studio album where he displays his amazing jazz, nu-metal and classical music influences"
About the festival (from the festival webpage):
The first 'Not Dead Yet' Festival happened in San Francisco March 26, 2011. Guitar heroes like Joe Satriani, Steve Hunter, Greg Howe, Steve Lukather, Richie Kotzen, Michael Lee Firkins, Jeff Watson and others honored Jason Becker that night. This was very unique and touching.
In November 2011 Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival will be held in Amsterdam.
Well respected guitar players and friends from Jason will perform during this unique special event. Proceeds from the evening go towards medical supplies for Jason as well as a trust fund to provide for his future security.
We have great guitar players like Guthrie Govan (Aristocrats), Michael Lee Firkins, Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Andy James (Secret Mother Tongue and Lick Library teacher), Daniele Gottardo, Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie), Stephan Forte (Adagio), Joop Wolters, Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged), Timo Somers (Delain).
On the drums we have a drummer who has played like with all possible guitar players you ever heard off, on bass we have the well renowned Stuart Hamm (Satriani, Vai, G3, Frank Gambale), Barend Courbois and Franck Hermanny (Adagio), on keys Rene Kroon (Sun Caged, Barstool Philosophers).
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Jason Becker, Daniele Gottardo: Becker Fest photo Gallery

Some excellent photos posted from Jason Becker show by Dian Marini 

Nick Johnston: Public Display of Infection

Public Display Of Infection was created out of a need to hear instrumental guitar music where melody and songwriting come first. I wanted to have an album that could showcase guitar and still be full of hooks, melody lines and strong grooves. A song has to speak to you, even when there are no lyrics. This album features mind blowing drum performances from the amazing Travis Orbin. Rounding out the line up is Matt King: a long time musician, a huge part of my sound and an incredible bass player. With the help of these two stellar musicians, I was able to create a monster of an album
1. The Uncomfortable Relationship of Gawker and Gawkee
2. Black Eye
3. Public Display of Infection
4. Bulletproof
5. Wander
6. Night of the Living Dance
7. Devil's Dancing Shoes
8. Blue Blood
9. Moon Waltz
10. Drive it Like it's Stolen

Jennifer Batten: Two Handed player for December 2011

Guitar twohandedplayer.com DECEMBER twohandedplayer.com

Andy James: day long lesson sessions available

Andy James I am now accepting bookings for one on one full day and half day tuition sessions. A full day in a studio atmosphere where i am open to teaching, answering questions, helping with technique and more. If interested email carl.sewell@thelegacyagency.co.uk

Ben Poole: announced for Rhodes Rock 2012

Sun, Sea, Sand and a whole lotta SOUND - Rhodes Rock 2012 is the holiday destination of the year for any discerning rock music fan. This fantastic holiday is organised by Classic Rock fans for Classic Rock fans & is now entering its 7th year

Rhodes Rock 2012 is going to be bigger and better than ever, with the best rocking entertainment anywhere in Europe. Fourteen of the world's greatest tribute and cover bands and over 30 live performances.

And you can be there...
It all kicks off on 16 June for the 2 week holiday or 20 June for the 1 week package.
There are top tribute & covers bands such as Think Floyd, The Bohemians, Live Wire - the AC/DC Show, Are You Experienced, The Stones, Who's Next, Fleetwood Bac and the Thin Lizzy Experience in a celebration of the best in Classic Rock.
It’s all very relaxed, days on the beach and nights listening to some of the greatest tribute bands in Europe in the stunning Greek Village of Lindos, whose links with Classic Rock go back to Pink Floyd who hung out on the island after recording Dark Side of the Moon. It is a very chilled with beautiful beaches and great restaurants, with in the evening great Rock performances in bars and in outdoor locations such as the 5,000 year old Ancient Amphitheatre.
To get a full breakdown of prices and to get a quote head to the link below.

Kiko Loureiro: Hong Kong 2011 clinic series [HD]

Kiko Loureiro: Hong Kong 2011 clinic series [HD]

Ronnie Montrose, Michael Lee Firkins: Guitar Player Magazine concerts

Thursday at 20:00 - Friday at 23:30

Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center 4444 Railroad Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566

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Nov 17 & 18 Guitar Player Magazine Presents RONNIE MONTROSE & MICHAEL LEE FIRKINS
Purchase Tickets here: http://www.firehousearts.org/events/events-list

Andy James: Jason Becker Fest rehearsals

loudguitars.com Andy James Direct from Amsterdam Jason Becker "Not Dead Yet" Clips from the amazing rehearsals. STay tuned for more direct from the festival. Thanks for watching You rock!!!!!

Andy James.mp4

Daniele Gottardo,Stéphan Forté: Jason Becker Fest

Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet Festival @Patronaat - Daniele Gottardo

Thomas Bressel: Neapolitan minor scale

Guitar Xtreme - May 2008. A course of 25 minutes in which Thomas addresses the Neapolitan minor scale and Romanian as well as techniques like string skipping, alternate picking, sweeping, tapping fingers, etc. to 8, 4 notes per string legato ...

Xtreme Guitar Magazine # 26 - Thomas Bressel Xtreme Contest

Jeff Loomis: new V shape - sneak peek

*NEW* Jeff Loomis signature model -sneak peek-

Fred Brum: Jaden Rose 8-string multiscale proto

My album Atonement will be out November 29. If you enjoy my songs, please consider getting it on iTunes or directly from www.FredBrum.com - thank you so much!

After a lot of experimentation, here's the proto for what is to become my sig guitar (fear not, no tacky Fred logos and the like anywhere). Another close collaboration with Jaden brought forth this fantastic instrument, of which you'll see example #2 at NAMM. :)

This is a playthrough of my song Retribution, with all guitar parts re-recorded using the proto and nearly no post-processing. Everything went through the Eleven Rack into Reaper.

Also features a botched finger which I managed to slice open with a X-acto knife yesterday. Nice way to celebrate a NGD... excuse the odd faces here and there, but my already hideous guitar faces are composed by some painful moments.

Fred Brum - Jaden Rose 8-string multiscale proto - Retribution playthrough

Carlo Losavio: Rebel yell

Rebel yell (B.Idol) by Carlo Losavio

Gianluca Ferro, Jon Bloomer: Watts Up - The Guitar Show #4

In Episode 4 of the 'Watts Up' guitar show, Rich speaks to Jon Bloomer from Guitar Noize, Gianluca Ferro gives an expert lesson on improvisation, and Rob and Rich give their guide to getting cheaper deals online.


Watts Up - The Guitar Show - Episode 4

Sam Bell: Solo Compilation

Guitar Solo Compilation by Sam Bell by Sam Bell Guitarist