Tuesday, 6 December 2011

News: The Choob on YouTube

The Choob - A tubular electric guitar from a crashed alien spacecraft ;-). This one has 22 frets to the octave instead of the 12 that "normal" guitars have. Hutch had never played a 22-tone guitar before, or a cylindrical one! He plays Henry Mancini's theme from Peter Gunn (or Blues Brothers) followed by a basic 12 bar blues shuffle in E.
See http://www.handmademusicclubhouse.com/forum/topics/pic-of-homemade-abs-bass-i... for more info and photos.
I also co-designed the Sagittal microtonal notation system, seehttp://dkeenan.com/sagittal

For my electric car project see http://tinyURL.com/mxlightning
Alien electric guitar

Jonathan Reichert: Minor 7 Arpeggios of Doom

Jonathan Reichert - Minor 7 Arpeggios of Doom

Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot III UK shows

Following the release of their acclaimed second album ‘ChickenfootIII’, the hottest rock’n’roll band in the world, Chickenfoot featuringSammy Hagar (vocals), Joe Satriani (guitar) Michael Anthony(bass) and Kenny Aronoff (drums), will perform two rare concerts in the UK in January 2012 - Manchester Academy (Jan 12) and London o2 Brixton Academy (Jan 14).

The Manchester Academy concert on January 12th is now sold out. Tickets are still available for Chickenfoot’s London o2 Brixton Academy concert on Saturday January 14th, and can be orderedfrom www.livenation.co.uk/artist/chickenfoot-tickets.

Original Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith has temporarily handed his sticks over to the legendary Kenny Aronoff, who will join the band for the upcoming UK and European concerts in January.Chickenfoot will perform songs from their gold-selling, eponymous debut album, alongside tracks from ‘III’, for the very first time in Europe. The European tour also includes concerts at Paris Olympia (Jan 16), Tilburg O13 (Jan 17) and Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Hall (Jan 19).

Read the official Chickenfoot UK and European tour press release -www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/chickenfoot/tour.htm.

Joey Stuckey: Blind guitar player wins prestigious award

Macon Guitar Legend Joey Stuckey Receives Prestigious Award, Gains New Endorsers and Composes Radio Theme Song

12/6/2011 – Macon, GA – Truly one of the hardest working people in the music industry, 2011 has been a landmark year for blind recording artist, engineer, producer and inspirational speaker Joey Stuckey. With the release of his latest acclaimed CD 'The Shadow Sound' in February of this year, Stuckey has been hitting the road performing and speaking all over the country – October alone saw Stuckey in Hawaii, Los Angeles and Nashville. However, October was a landmark month because Joey was honored by a non-profit organization in his hometown of Macon, Georgia where he serves as the official music ambassador. The organization “New Town Macon”, a non-profit tasked with revitalizing the downtown area of Macon, presented Joey with a special recognition award for his contribution to his community. Joey has been instrumental in shaping Macon's musical landscape. Stuckey was also recognized for his active role in preparing for Macon's future.

“I'm honored to be recognized for my efforts in promoting the music and history of Macon,” says Stuckey. “I look forward to being of service to my community for the rest of my life. I feel like this area, and Macon in particular, has as much musical talent as New York City or Los Angeles. We just have to find a way to make sure the rest of the world knows about it and come together as a community to ensure our musical economy continues to prosper!”

Stuckey's father accepted the award on Joey's behalf, from Greg Dent, a New Town Macon board member. Dent presented the award and said: “As Macon's first official 'Ambassador of Music', Joey is a tireless and enthusiastic promoter of downtown, whose life work advances the city's musical legacy. Joey's business, Shadow Sound Studio on Third Street, brings musicians from around the globe to downtown Macon to record. Several of (Joey's) own recordings have been nominated for Grammys. Joey is a band leader, educator, and promoter of civic activities who leads with a powerful and generous spirit. He has donated his time and talent to area schools and local organizations and recently provided a young boy in hospice care with his wish of recording in Joey's studio. Anyone who knows Joey Stuckey knows that his enthusiasm and love of Macon never waivers.”

While October was a busy month with many exciting and amazing events for Stuckey, November has also been busy

and a month of growth. First, Joey welcomes two new endorsers to the family. To enhance his studio and live performances and take his music production ability to the 23rd century, Joey has partnered with Misa Digital makers of the “Kitara”. “The Kitara is one of the most remarkable instruments to come out since the advent of the electric guitar,” says Stuckey.

This amazing MIDI controller gives guitarists new and innovative ways to make music both live and in the studio. For more information please visit www.misadigital.com, www.facebook.com/misadigital, twitter: misadigital, YouTube: www.youtube.com/misadigital

To add even more reasons to come out to one of Joey's live performances, Joey has partnered with Kazoobie Kazoos. “As the official ambassador of music for Macon, Georgia – the birthplace of the kazoo – I am thrilled to partner with Kazoobie Kazoos to provide a limited number of souvenir kazoos to be given away and used during the audience participation parts of my concerts and inspirational talks,” says Joey. “I am excited that my fans will have this unique souvenir and fun musical instrument which truly allows us to share the gift of music! As a blind musician, sound is the only thing that I care about and Kazoobie Kazoos are unparalleled in their tonality and quality construction.” For more information or to acquire your own Kazoobie Kazoo go to www.kazoos.com

Stuckey's studio records theme song for Talent Watch Radio: “We are proud to be working with Talent Watch, the fastest growing source for new talent discovery on the internet! It's like 'American Idol' but better – and a great way for talent bookers, record labels, management firms and artists to connect.” Joey Stuckey, recording engineer, producer and owner of Shadow Sound Studio, was hired to compose and record the Talent Watch theme song being used to audio brand the Talent Watch radio show. Joey was also used to produce the most current episode of the radio show http://soundcloud.com/talent watch/talent watch-radio-show and train the staff of Talent Watch on producing future episodes of said show. Stuckey also has his voice heard in the intro of the show and the various promos for the show, both video and audio and throughout the program between songs branding the show.

Says Hugh Hession, Talent Watch radio host and partner of TalentWatch.net, “Talent Watch Radio decided to record and produce our latest show at Shadow Sound Studio with owner Joey Stuckey. We chose Shadow Sound because of Joey's reputation of being a results-oriented engineer and producer. He understood our vision and was able to transform that into the caliber of show we desired. Talent Watch highly recommends Joey to anyone who wishes to up their game.” To check out Talent Watch and what it has to offer to both artists and industry pros alike visit: www.talentwatch.net

For more information: www.JoeyStuckey.com

Joey Stuckey The Thrill Is Gone

News: Rotosound Launch Guitar Capo

Rotosound are proud to launch their new spring loaded Guitar Capo designed to be used with one hand for ultra quick changes whilst playing on stage.

Made from Magnesium alloy the Guitar Capo is small and light, in fact you would hardly know it was there once you have it positioned on your guitar. It is easily applied and removed simply by squeezing it into place. Once it is there – it stays there and you have complete control over where it is positioned. As with all things Rotosound, the Guitar Capos are made from the to exacting standards and are very affordable retailing at just £17.95 ($24.95)

Rotosound AC01 Guitar Capos are designed for all types of guitar players, from flamenco, to Irish Traditional music, folk and blues and rock. As with all Capo’s this new Rotosound model helps guitarist’s to play in a different key by adjusting the length of the fret board.

To find out more or to purchase website http://www.rotosound.com/

Peter Green: guitar collection

Peter Greens guitar collection 1

Peter Greens guitar collection 2

News: Top 10 World's most expensive guitars

Top 10 World's most expensive guitars

Jeff Beck: Guitar Collection

Jeff Beck Guitar Collection

Ritchie Blackmore: discusses his guitars and his special scalloped fret board

Ritchie's guitar colection part 1

Ritchie's guitar colection part 2

Gabriel Landim: Time Lapse

Gabriel Landim - Time Lapse (Original Song)

Dave Martone: EV shoot out

Dave Martone and EV Part 2 LISTENING TEST!!!

Vahe Sarkissian: 2 handed tapping Bohemian Rhapsody

This is the first half of Bohemian Rhapsody that I have arranged for 2 handed tapping on the guitar. It is a work in progress but I want to share it to get feedback. Thanks and hope you enjoy. Go to www.vahesarkissian.com and "like" my music page on facebook @ www.facebook.com/vahesarkissianmusic

Vahe Sarkissian 2 handed tapping Bohemian Rhapsody

Jack Gardiner: Guitar Idol III Finals

The amazing Jack Gardiner in the Guitar Idol finals yesterday! Jack is a student of mine and he is destined to be one of the future stars of the guitar world.
You're an inspiration to us all dude! Fantastic playing and a great tune.

Jack Gardiner - Guitar Idol III Finals