Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Dmitry Andrianov: from Russia with love.

Ekaterinburg: soundcheck, concert.

Todd Grubbs: Live in studio medley of 3 songs from Todd Grubbs Combination

Tod Grubs:
This is a Live in studio medley of 3 songs from Todd Grubbs Combination,Dreaming aboard an alien aircraft and Big Fig


Stu Box,Phil Brown: Energy: Red Baron 2010

Stu Box plays Red Baron in a rebirth of Tommy Bolin's 'Energy' at the Cross Town Station, Kansas City, USA, Aug 2010. The band is Phil Brown: Guitar, Stan Sheldon: Bass, Bobby Berge: Drums, Stu Box: Guitar

Energy: Red Baron 2010

Bill Berends: Mahavishnu Orchestra

G.Calvin Weston's Treasures of the Spirit - music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra
G. Calvin Weston - drums
Bill Berends - guitar
Elliot Garland - bass
Marina Vishnyakova - violin
David Dzubinski - keyboards
Triumph Brewery Philadelphia, November 18, 2011

Treasures of the Spirit - Trilogy

Gustavo Assis-Brasil, Guthrie Govan: Chirstmas is coming... get yourselves a nice Hybrid Pick lesson book.



Foreword by Guthrie Govan

Guitarist, composer, recording artist, educator and author Gustavo Assis-Brasil presents his third book about hybrid picking technique.
Recommended for intermediate to advanced guitarists, Hybrid Picking Lines & Licks is a collection of 284 modern phrases exclusively written for the pick and fingers combined.
Chapters include: Triads, Arpeggios, Pentatonics, Scales and Modes, Atonal, Intervallic, and Octave Displacement Lines and Licks.

Shipping date: 12/06/2011

Welcome to a very splendid new book on hybrid picking! Essentially this is the "Swiss army knife" approach to picking technique, combining the advantages of fingerstyle and "regular" picking to facilitate all sorts of crazy stuff (wide interval leaps, open chord voicings, polyphony, you name it...) which would otherwise be unplayable. Hybrid Picking Lines & Licks For Guitar offers an abundance of new ideas for your delectation... Perhaps the coolest thing about the examples in here is that they're not just technical exercises: the actual notes are interesting, too, so your fretting hand and musical ear are just as likely to benefit as your hybrid picking technique itself. I'm confident that any guitar player, regardless of his/her style and technique, will find something challenging and inspiring in the following pages. Nice one, Gustavo!


"Since working out of Gustavo Assis-Brasil's Hybrid Picking books I've definitely been graced with new and creative approaches to the guitar. I've always been a fan of wide intervallic lines, as well as voice leading, and hybrid picking seems to be the perfect technique encompassing both those things and more. I've literally been inspired to write new music directly after spending a little time with his books daily. Getting the Lines & Licks book pushed things even further as far as creative lines are concerned. Having use of my other fingers while still holding the pick is an ingenious way to approach the guitar!”

TOSIN ABASI (Animals as Leaders)

"Gustavo Assis Brasil's new book is an excellent resource for any guitarist looking to expand their melodic vocabulary with hybrid picking technique. Guitarists seeking to expand their palette will find a great deal of inspiring material throughout."


“Gustavo Assis-Brasil has authored a valuable resource for the serious guitarist looking to improve his or her abilities using hybrid picking. Gustavo clearly lays out many exercises to build and develop this crucial skill. Highly recommended.”


“Gustavo Assis-Brasil's Lines & Licks book is really useful for those interested in the hybrid picking technique and also a great tool for anyone interested in broadening the knowledge of the fingerboard.”


Dave Celentano: looking for a Christmas present?

Dave Celentano Guitarists: How about learning Christmas songs in a rock guitar style? Check out "Rockin' Christmas For Guitar" book/cd.

Rockin' Christmas for Guitar | Dave Celentano Guitar

Dhalif: Fusion Rock and Grooves

Fusion Blues Rock in Am

Groove Gm

Dmitry Maloletov: piano technique

Dmitry Maloletov piano technique

Dmitry Maloletov. Self-portrait

Dmitry Maloletov "Lady of the heart"

Dmitry Maloletov "The thread in the sky"

Lena Mashkina: "Bari Improv" (Kaki King)

Lena Mashkina "Bari Improv" (Kaki King)

News: Orange and Intel 2011 Superstars Competition

Orange Amplification are proud to announce they are co-sponsors of the Intel 2011 Superstars Competition, with the revolutionary musicians' personal computer, the OPC, forming part of the $35,000 prize fund.

The Intel Corporation and along with sponsors Orange Amps, Cake Walk, Gibson Guitars and Blue Microphones, have got together to launch an exciting competition for emerging artists. The Intel Superstars competition invites musicians and producers to submit original music to one of six genres: Rock, Pop Country, Singer-Songwriter, Urban and Latin. All submissions will be ranked by fans using the patented judging technology, OurStage, with prize packages being awarded to the First Place winners in each category. Plus, one Grand Prizewinner will be selected by a panel of industry experts from amongst the top ten overall ranked artists.

The Intel Core i7 processor-based Orange Amps OPC is the one-stop shop for musicians who want to play, record and edit their music using one piece of equipment with full computing and amplification capabilities. All you need to do is plug it in, play, record and share. The OPC along with Cakewalk’s SONAR X1 Production Suite Software, Gibson’s USA Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute Darkback Guitar and Blue Microphones’ Yeti Pro USB mic, form the bases of the prize packages. In addition, the Grand Prizewinner will receive $10,000 in cash to help them record, tour, or buy further equipment. Plus, one lucky fan who voted in the competition will win a Gibson USA Firebird X Guitar in a prize draw. For more details go to

To find out more about the OPC visit To find out more about the Intel 2011 Superstars Competition visit

Guthrie Govan, Stuart Hamm, Atma Anur: Jason Becker Rehearsals

Just a minute into the Jason Becker Rehearsals for these fine musicians. Amazing and Incredible, Thanks for watching, you rock!! for more cool media go to the site!!!!!!!

Guthrie Govan,Atma Anur & Stu Hamm

Ana Popovic: Vlissingen 2011

Guitar slinger Ana Popovic laid down some serious blues, when she and her band played a superb gig at the Arsenaal theatre, in Vlissingen, The Netherlands, on Friday, November 18th, 2011. Check out her brilliant new album, 'Unconditional', available now (link below).
From Ana's website:
2011: From January till March Ana moves to New Orleans to record her 6th studio album, and 3rd Eclecto Groove release. The back to the roots & blues album 'UNCONDITIONAL' is produced by Ana Popovic and Grammy Award winning John Porter. The record features New Orleans very best musicians like Ana's slide idol Sonny Landreth and Jon Cleary on B3 and piano. Also incredible harp player Jason Ricci makes a guest appearance.

In July Ana is honored to appear as a special guest at BB-King's German shows. During the summer The Ana Popovic band is scheduled for an impressive 35 summer festivals all over Europe and the USA. The song 'One Room Country Shack' recorded at Unconditional, is the Pick-Of-The-Week in US today, American's biggest national newspaper. Unconditional makes it to Billboard Blues Charts for 9 weeks peeking at #7. The album is at # 70 at Amazon's all music bestsellers list and # 1 at Amazon's contemporary Blues bestsellers list. Ana jams with Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth , John
Popper (Blues Traveler) Walter Trout and many others.
From Wikipedia:
Ana Popović's father first introduced her to the blues, through an extensive record collection and sessions hosted at the family home. Popović founded her first band at age nineteen. Within a year, she was playing outside of her home county Yugoslavia and opening shows for American blues musicians such as Junior Wells. Her band, Hush, released the album Hometown in 1998. The next year, Popović relocated to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to study jazz and world guitar at the Conservatory. In 2000, Popović formed the 'Ana Popovic Band' that became a fixture on the Dutch blues scene, and ventured into neighboring Germany. Popović signed with the German based Ruf Records, and released three albums; Hush! (2001), Comfort to the Soul (2003) and Ana! (2005: live CD & DVD).
In 2003, Popović was nominated for a W. C. Handy Award in the United States.
In 2006, Popović signed a recording contract with the Los Angeles, California, based EclectoGroove Records (a division of Delta Groove Music.) For EclectoGroove she recorded a further three albums: Still Making History (2007), Blind For Love (2009) and Unconditional (2011). Both Still Making History and Unconditional reached number one in the United States Billboard Blues Chart.
Today, Popović and her four-piece band are booked all over the globe, playing major blues / jazz and rock festivals. She has shared a stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Jonny Lang, Sonny Landreth, Ronnie Earl, Koko Taylor and Robert Cray.
Ana Popovic: guitar, vocals
Ronald Jonker: bass
Stephane Avellaneda: drums
Michele Papadia: keyboard, piano
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Rick Graham: Guitar Vlog - Ep#4

Rick's Guitar Vlog - Ep#4 (the vlog song and picking)

Ron Jarzombek: 'Ingesting Blattaria'

Acclaimed progressive extreme metal all-stars BLOTTED SCIENCE - featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER,TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA,TERRESTRIAL EXILED) - have posted the 'Ingesting Blattaria' visual companion piece, the third in a series of four 'scored' videos in conjuction with their newly released "The Animation Of Entomology" EP.

Commented Ron Jarzombek: "With everyone sitting down to eat their Thanksgiving turkey tomorrow, I can't think of anything better to go with the stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie than..... a swarm of roaches! Gobble, gobble!"

Released on Jarzombek's EclecticElectric label in most territories, "The Animation Of Entomology" will get a European release through UK-based Basick Records on November 28. The folllow-up to the band's highly acclaimed 2007"The Machinations Of Dementia" full-length album was produced and mixed byRon Jarzombek and recorded in San Antonio, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and V. Santura's (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON) Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany where the drums were cut. Mastering duties were once again handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark.


'Ingesting Blattaria' - Music by Blotted Science

News: RIP Auntie Anne...

Rest in peace

The Corrs - Little Wing (Unplugged)

Allan Holdsworth: A38 Budapest 2007

Allan Holdsworth: A38 Budapest 2007

Alex Milella: Third Major and Minor Modulation - Mixolidian Mode

Alex Milella - Third Major & Minor Modulation - Mixolidian Mode

Johnny Hiland: Guitar Player bending lessons

News: Rolling Stones Live in Texas 1978 Blu-Ray released


Continuing their partnership with the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world, Eagle Rock Entertainment have announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Rolling Stones Some Girls Live in Texas 1978. Available for the first time ever on November 21, Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman live in concert during the 1978 US tour which followed the release of their groundbreaking album Some Girls.

Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 comes hot on the heels of the huge success of 2010’s Stones in Exile and Ladies & Gentlemen and marks the next stage in the Eagle Vision / Rolling Stones enterprise. Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 will be available on four different formats: DVD, Blu-Ray, plus special edition DVD + CD and Blu-Ray + CD digipack presentations including a reproduction tour program. Bonus features on all formats will include a new interview with Mick Jagger.

Capturing The Rolling Stones at their live best, and fully restored to the highest level of picture and sound quality, Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 was filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Forth Worth, Texas on July 18, 1978 on what many fans consider to be one of the band’s greatest tours. This was due to the band’s ‘back to basics’ approach both musically and visually, as the shows were stripped back compared to previous tours, harnessing the new punk rock attitude of the late 70s.

Showcasing many songs from the Some Girls album, celebrated for being the Rolling Stones’ most direct and diverse collection of music, and which by the time the band arrived in Texas, had gone to the top of the US charts, this concert demonstrates the sheer force and raw energy of The Rolling Stones live on stage.

Some Girls songs like “Miss You,” “Respectable,” “Beast Of Burden,” “When The Whip Comes Down,” and “Shattered,” weave into a set list which also includes “All Down The Line,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Happy,” and “Brown Sugar.”

Originally shot on 16mm film, the concert footage has been carefully restored with the sound remixed and remastered by Bob Clearmountain from the original multi track tapes.

1) Let It Rock
2) All Down The Line
3) Honky Tonk Women
4) Star Star
5) When The Whip Comes Down
6) Beast Of Burden
7) Miss You
8) Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
9) Shattered
10) Respectable
11) Far Away Eyes
12) Love In Vain
13) Tumbling Dice
14) Happy
15) Sweet Little Sixteen
16) Brown Sugar
17) Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Chris Brasil,Hussein Haddad: Jam Session

JAM Session - Chris Brasil e Hussein Haddad (Funk Fusion)

Dweezil Zappa,Guthrie Govan: Manchester guest appearence

Dweezil Zappa:
Tonight in Manchester my friend Guthrie Govan played with us. He's a very fine guitarist with superhuman precision. I enjoyed having him onstage. I kept suggesting different musical styles for him to play over and he nailed all of them. Country, Lounge Jazz, super wristy funk and a Classical Etude. Then he let loose on a crazy yet musical solo before we played a few notes together.
Next on the agenda: File a Police report to block this weekend's UK auction of Frank's stolen Gold Top Gibson Les Paul. We have evidence that it was stolen and we hope to get this instrument back in the family's hands after all these years. more

News: Pointy Guitar blog

Pointy Guitar is designed to present a singularly sculpted vision of guitar-oriented music and to warehouse tasty bits from here and there. Pointy Guitar is the domain/hobby/vice of Troy Van Horn. He began obsessing over guitar in some other century—likely the 20th—and has yet to stop. In addition to Pointy, Troy’s music ravings can be found at Hardened Magazine and elsewhere on the web. He can be heard playing guitar around Kansas City, Mo. and beyond. As of this writing, Van Horn is listening to Savage Amusement by the Scorpions, a very questionable choice indeed.


Tony MacAlpine: two sides of the same coin

Tony MacAlpine with Ring of Fire - Guitar Solo

Tony MacAlpine Keyboard Solo

Roy Marchbank: Hayseed Yngwie lick

Roy Marchbank:
On request from good friend Mike Blackburn a Bluegrass lick with a bit of the fookin Fury

Hayseed Yngwie lick

Roy Marchbank:
written and improvised in Dadgad Pete, playing in open-tunings allows me to play intervals you normally wouldnt choose, its a handful working it out back in standard tuning but worth it from an inventive point of view.I write everything with this process in mind, it allows me to forget all patterns, live in the moment and enjoy the creative process, enjoy

Dadgad Ex1

Richie Kotzen: Europe tour 2012 live dates

2012 European Live Dates

29th Feb Kulturfabrik Esch Sur Alzette/Luxemburg
2th March Moonwalker club Aarburg/ Switzerland
3th March Forum Paris / France
5th March Islington Academy London /UK
6th March the Robin 2 Wolverhampton / UK
7th March Aeronef Lille / France
8th March Boerderij Zoetermeer /Holland
9th March Rock Temple Kerkrade / Holland
10th March Blues Garage Hannover / Germany
14th March Golem Club Zlin / Czech rep.
15th March Heineken Tower Stage Bratislava / Slovakia
16th March Fezen Club Budapest / Hungary
17th March Bluesiana Velden / Austria
18th March Boogaloo Club Zagreb / Croatia
19th March Teatro Miela Trieste / Italy
20th March Rock 'n Roll Arena Novara / Italy
22nd March Romeo Juliet Istanbul / Turkey
23rd March Noxx Stage Izmir / Turkey
24th March Yocul Live Ankara / Turkey

Tony Smotherman: performing "Dublin Jig"

Tony Smotherman "Universal Melody" CD Release Party 11/18/2011 Brewsters Pit Jacksonville, FL

Tony Smotherman-Guitars
Philip Pan-Violin
Charles Corcoran-Drums
Greg Miller- Bass
Ricky Alessi-Keys

Tony Smotherman performing "Dublin Jig"

Faca Crevaro: Shine On Through Impro (Andy James)

Shine On Through Impro (Andy James)