Friday, 2 December 2011

Antonio Soncina: stunning 8 finger guitar interpretations of jazz classics

Antonio Soncina - Autumn leaves with 8 fingers tapping

Antonio Soncina - All the things You are w/8 fingers tapping - 300 bpm

Guthrie Govan,Brev Sullivan: country picking at NAMM 2011

At the 2011 Namm show in Anaheim California I had the unique pleasure to stand next to one of the greatest guitarist of all time. I took this footage and would like to share it with the world.

Guthrie Govan Namm show 2011

Jason Becker: the David Lee Roth rehearsals

Jason Becker recorded this when he was doin his 'warm up' thing before recorded a song with David Lee....he had record 3 Jam demo's that time in just 1 day....(Hot for Teacher,Skyscraper,Yankee Rose.)

Jason Becker - Skyscraper (Unreleased Demo)

Jason Becker - Yankee Rose (Unheard Demo)

Jason Becker : Hot for the teacher (demo)

Jason Becker - Drop in the Bucket (unrelease demo

Jason Becker Auction

Paul Gilbert,Bruce Bouillet: Racer X Private Party 1987

Paul Gilbert,Bruce Bouillet: Racer X Private Party 1987

Paul Gilbert,Bruce Bouillet: Racer X - Omni 1988

Paul Gilbert,Bruce Bouillet: Racer X - Omni 1988

Glen Drover: Russia tour dates

Glen Drover will be playing nine shows in Russia in December. Tour dates are as follows:

2 - Megapolis, Irkutsk
4 - Che Guevara, Krasnojarsk
5 - Moscow, Kemerovo
6 - Che Guevara, Barnaul
7 - Rock City, Novosibirsk
9 - Tele Club, Ekaterinburg
10 - DKZhD, Magnitogorsk
11 - Xleb, Moscow
12 - Planetaryi, Ryazan

The line-up for this tour features drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST), bassist James Lomenzo (ex-MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, WHITE LION) and newest member guitarist Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth, KING DIAMOND, Testament).

Neil Peart: Drum Channel Jammit promotion

Drum Channel and Jammit announce a special promotion offering exclusive free access to the RUSH track "YYZ" available only to Drum Channel members. Jammit allows users to isolate the drums from the rest of the instruments on the legendary "YYZ" track, learn the track and then record your own version. The promotion allows signed up members of Drum Channel to get the song free and download a free Neil Peart interview at the same time.

Russ Parrish: Steel Panther - "17 Girls in a Row"

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Today's lick is a ripping glam-metal solo from Satchel of the band Steel Panther. It's a portion of his solo from "17 Girls in a Row," off the album "Balls Out," and features a glitzy raked bend followed by some descending tapped pull-offs and hammer-ons, which cascade down a modified pentatonic scale.
Begin with confidence! The bend on the high E string's 13th fret should be struck with as much grit as you can muster and attacked with a rake. Raking is the process of striking the strings adjacent to the one you intend to play, but not fretting any notes on those strings and instead muting them with your fret hand. A rake adds a percussive "whack" to the note in question (the note you're going to bend), helping it leap off the neck even more. Follow this bent note with a C♯ (high E string, 10th fret), and give it a good shake--the vibrato is your attitude multiplier here, so the more you give, the more you get!
Bar 3 begins the descending tapping run. Tap all notes marked with a T in the notation with your pick-hand index or middle finger, whichever feels more comfortable to you, and pull them off perpendicular to the fretboard to make sure that the following note sounds just as loud as the tapped note. From there, hammer-on to the next note with your fret hand while your tapping hand moves to the next string to begin the process over again.
The final two taps will be on the same note but pulled-off to different fretted notes. Hold that last hammered note and give it some nice, hearty vibrato to round off this kickin' lick!
The tempo is 100 beats per minute, 75 for slow practice.

Lick of the Day - Steel Panther - "17 Girls in a Row" Solo

Hedras Ramos: Live In Zagreb

Hedras Ramos with Hedras Ramos SR (bass) & Tomislav Marich (drums)
@ Zagreb Guitar Show (Sax!, Zagreb, Croatia, 8.-10.11.2011.)
by PolakMedia & MIXER.HR

Hedras Ramos - Stellar Crash (Live)

Hedras Ramos - Insanity of the Atoms (Live)

See Hedras Ramos this weekend at the Guitar Idol Final in London, tickets still available.

Guitar Idol tickets

Greg Howe, Eddie Jobson,Tony Levin: UK - Carrying No Cross 2009

Wspaniały koncert w klubie Palladium w Warszawie. Oby takich więcej. Eddie Jobson i John Wetton w doskonałej formie. November 2009

UK - Carrying No Cross live in Warsaw Poland 11-04-2009

Eric Johnson: Cliffs Of Dover - Canyon Club 2011


Dinx: Neung Vinai - Alive Solo Competition

Neung Vinai - Alive Solo Competition - Dinx

Dhalif Ali: classy Neung Vinai Alive GuitarSolo Competition

Neung Vinai Alive GuitarSolo Competition - Dhalif Ali

Jake Reichbart: Christmas Album

Here are the clickable links for your convenience:

Announcements: New Christmas recording, new lessons at, CD "16 Songs" +

Joe Bonamassa: Rig Rundown

Joe Bonamassa Rig Rundown

Richie Kotzen: The Holland Tapes - Baked Potato 2011

Richie Kotzen: The Holland Tapes - Baked Potato 2011

Alex Mihajlichenko: Misia Aitakute Ima

Misia Aitakute Ima live concert version, cover played on guitar by Alex Mihajlichenko.
I'm play guitar instrumental version of Misia Aitakute Ima great song.
Video quality not very clean, but i hope you enjoy it.
Thank you for watching!!

Misia Aitakute Ima (live cover)

Ethan Brosh: Live at Namm 2010

Ethan Brosh Performing songs from his solo album "Out of Oblivion" Live at the Nady Wireless Booth at Namm 2010 in Anaheim California.

Ethan Brosh "Night City" From "Out of Oblivion" Live at Nady 2010 Namm

Ethan Brosh "Downward Spiral" From "Out of Oblivion" Live at Namm 2010

Kenny Serane: Int-ERUPTION Guitar Solo Contest

Hello, bonjour!
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This is my entry to the Benjamin Teacher's Int-ERUPTION Guitar solo Contest
Gear used: Tom Anderson Drop top, Blackstar HT-Dual, Two Notes PI-101 WOS Beta (Mix of VHT and Peavey Cabs - Blue® Dragonfly mic
Thanx to Nelly Tadjer for VFX and video editing

Int-ERUPTION Guitar Solo Contest - KENNY SERANE

Ethan Brosh: Angels Of Babylon audio interview

Boe sits down with ANGELS OF BABYLON "Lead Guitarist" ETHAN BROSH to discuss techniques & playing styles, studying at the "Berklee College of Music", Yngwie Malmsteen, Iron Maiden, & the AOB smash debut "KINGDOM OF EVIL". Ethan describes his journey from Israel to the US, & working with Derek Riggs on the cover art for solo instrumental album "Out of Oblivion".





Glen Drover: Metalusion RUR audio interview

Glen speaks about his former days with Megadeth & how they spawned a self-indulgent, inward journey to release his solo instrumental album "METALUSION". Interview conducted by: Bonita Patoine (RUR Editor)

GLEN DROVER Interview (Part 1) - Discussions of a "Metalusion"

In "Part 2" of our recorded interview, Glen shares some studio secrets & discusses the "LIVE @ METALWORKS" webcast - which aired to over 64 countries from the official Magna Carta website on September 25th, 2011. Plans for a DVD release (of the performance) are also scheduled for early 2012. Interview conducted by: Bonita Patoine (RUR Editor)

GLEN DROVER Interview (Part 2) - Discussions of a "Metalusion"

The final part...where Glen speaks of future plans & more industry chat. Interview conducted by: Bonita Patoine (RUR Editor)
GLEN DROVER Interview (Part 3) - Discussions of a "Metalusion"

Michael Schenker: Japan Tour Dates

Michael Schenker will play four shows in Japan in March. The dates are as follows:

March 27 - Namba Hatch - Osaka, Japan
March 28 - Diamond Hall - Nagoya, Japan
March 29 - Nakano Sun Plaza - Tokyo, Japan
March 30 - Nakano Sun Plaza - Tokyo, Japan

Schenker promises to "perform lots of classics from SCORPIONS, UFO and MSG" during the trek.

Michael's band for the tour will consist of the following musicians:

Michael Schenker - Guitar
Michael Voss - Vocals
Herman Rarebell - Drums
Elliott Rubinson - Bass
Wayne Findlay - Keyboards

Eric Sous: finger picking good - A Onda

Eric Sous - A Onda ( musica própria )

Allan Holdsworth, Tony Levin: Holdsworth, Bozzio, Levin, Mastelotto

Allan Holdsworth: Holdsworth, Bozzio, Levin, Mastelotto

Oz Noy, David Fiuczynski: New Morning II

Jeroen Vrolijk: New Morning II - a NY project by Jeroen Vrolijk with Oz Noy & David 'Fuze' Fiuczynski

Jeroen Vrolijk (drums); Oz Noy (guitar); David 'Fuze' Fiuczynski (guitar); Tim Lefebvre (bass); Reggie Washington (bass); Iwan van Hetten, David Mast (trumpet); Guido Nys, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, David Wiltschut (sax); Maarten Helsloot (keys); Ruben Mulder (organ)

NEW MORNING, a NY project emerged in 2007. Drummer, composer & producer Jeroen Vrolijk assembled his favorite musicians for two memorable studiosessions in New York to record the debut fusion album New Morning.

This next album, New Morning II, release nov. 15th2011, brings together for the first time guitarists Oz Noy and David Fiuczynski both featuring on the same track. David “Fuze” Fiuzcynski playing his doubleneck- special sounding- guitar and his unique 'MicroTonal' musical approach. Oz Noy creates his unique, melodic and harmonic sounds through the special use of his pedalboard. They both bring their flavour and colour to the groove oriented pieces written by Jeroen Vrolijk. This album features a daring cover of British alternative rockband Muse but also covers one of Thelonious Monks' standards Hackensack featuring saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart (RHfactor, D'Angelo).

The NEW MORNING TRIO, consisting of Oz Noy, Buckshot Lefonque/RHfactor bassist Reggie Washington, and Jeroen Vrolijk toured the Netherlands with their powerhouse funk. The second tour included the famous Amsterdam Bimhuis where live recordings were made. These recordings recently added to the re-release of the first album called New Morning,the 2011 Exclusive Edition. After this successful debut album we celebrate the birth of New Morning II: Electrifying & Funky!!

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Track 1 New Morning
Track 2 Its Not What Is
Track 3 Herbie
Track 4 050
Track 5 Falling Away With You
Track 6 Hackensack
Track 7 The Optimist
Track 8 Funk for Marcus
Track 9 S,D,C

Gustavo Assis-Brasil: Hybrid picking book, used by the masters
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 (Standard Notation and Tablature). Chapters include: Triads, Arpeggios, Pentatonics, Scales and Modes, Atonal, Intervallic, and Octave Displacement Lines and Licks.

"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!"

GUTHRIE GOVAN (virtuoso guitarist)

"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."


Perfect Paperback: 110 pages
Publisher: Gustavo Assis-Brasil Music; 1st edition (December 6, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1450781282

Jonathan Kreisberg: Trioing

Jonathan Kreisberg with Johannes Weidenmueller & Ari Hoeniig: Trioing

Jonathan Kreisberg (guitar); Johannes Weidenmueller (bass); Ari Hoeniig (drums)

Nearly ten years since it's original release in 2002, the reissue of Trioing documents the meeting of three young jazz voices who would go on to become major influences in their field. Jonathan Kreisberg was the leader on a session featuring drum phenomena Ari Hoenig (who became a respected leader in his own right, with several discs featuring Kreisberg as well). Completing the trio was Johannes Weidenmueller, a bassist known for his beautiful tone and melodic sense, as well as his ability to make complex ideas feel organic and natural. Trioing stands the test of time as a "new classic" session. Capturing the three young master improvisers defining a new approach to standard tunes.

Track 1 Countdown
Track 2 All of You
Track 3 Sweet and Lovely
Track 4 I Fall in Love Too Easily
Track 5 Sorcerer
Track 6 Old Devil Moon
Track 7 A Child Is Born
Track 8 Have You Met Mrs. Jones
Track 9 Ugly Beauty

Tony Levin,David Torn: Levin Torn and White

Tony Levin (Bass and Chapman Stick); David Torn (Guitar and Textural Events); Alan White (Drums and Percussion)

A collaborative beat down of original progressive rock instrumentals by three legendary musicians . . .##

1. No Warning Lights
2. Ultra Mullett
3. White Noise
4. The Hood Fell
5. Monkey Mind
6. Cheese It, The Corpse
7. Convergence
8. Pillowfull of Dark
9. The Eggman Cometh
10. Sleeping Horse
11. Prom Night of the Centipedes
12. Crunch Time
13. Brain Tattoo
14. Lights Out

Vinnie Moore: solo tour and UFO release update

UFO will release their new album, "Seven Deadly", on February 28, 2012 (one day earlier internationally) via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort, which was recorded with producer Tommy Newton at his Area 51 studio in Celle, Germany, will be made available as a limited-edition digipack (including two bonus tracks), a double gatefold LP with printed innersleeves and colored vinyl, standard-edition CD and as a digital download.

According to a press release, "Seven Deadly" is "an atmospherically dense fabric consisting of classy guitars, tight rock grooves and vocals which are unique to UFO. The classic rock of 'Burn Your House Down' features all the important UFO strengths, 'Going Down To Mojotown' sees the musicians sound tougher than ever, and last but not least, 'Wonderland' features a pointed reference to UFO's early days. 'Angel Station' sees the band prove how classic rock music is complemented perfectly with epic elements, while 'Fight Night' is an excellent track to be performed in a live context."

Vinnie Moore performing Ridin High on his current Tour
Vinnie Moore (guitar) - Roberto Pirami (drums) - Simone Massimi (bass) - Fulvio Feliciano (vocals, Rhythm guitar)

Vinnie Moore Ridin High on the 2011 Tour.m4v

Mylos Club - Theesaloniki (Greece)
Roberto Pirami (drums) - Fulvio Feliciano (vocals, Rhythm guitar) - Simone Massimi (bass)

Vinnie Moore - The Maze LIVE in Greece 2011

Vinnie Moore CHECK IT OUT in Bulgaria 2011.m4v

Eddie Jobson: demos his dual VAX77 - UK fans treat!

Eddie Jobson demos his dual VAX77 / dual MacBook Pro rig at NAMM 2010 in Anaheim, CA. For more information on the VAX77, please visit us at

Eddie Jobson plays VAX77

Allan Holdsworth: this is what I was brought up on... In The Dead Of Night -1978

U K - In The Dead Of Night -1978

Post Allan Holdsworth...


Chris Impellitteri: Space Battleship Yamato

2011 version of "Space Battleship Yamato" by suergroup AnimetalUSA starring Chris Impellitteri (guitar) Michael Vescera (vocals) Rudy Sarzo (bass) Scott Travis (drums).

AnimetalUSA 2011 Space Battleship Yamato (Full Version)

Fernando Miyata: interview and insanely amazing guitar solo

Interview is in Portuguese... so you can fast forward to the guitar solo at 45:55