Sunday, 18 December 2011

Gretchen Menn, Jason Becker: visit's Jason and talks about the Collection CD

Gretchen MennI got to spend a few hours yesterday with a favorite guitarist and one of the most inspiring people on the planet, the incomparable Jason Becker. For anyone unfamiliar, you must check him out immediately. Though commonly known for his extraterrestrial chops and speed, he is also a true composer, and a profoundly amazing human. 
Jason's latest album, Collection, is a must have--everything from shred insanity to choral compositions. If you consider what goes into the creation of an album and the joy and inspiration music provides, it is one of the best ways out there to spend $10.

Jason Becker Auction

Rick Graham: Static Chord Soloing 2

Rick Graham:
Hi guys, I have a new lesson available from my website.

My website:

Head on over to my website for more info and I hope you enjoy this preview. Happy christmas!

Static Chord Soloing 2: Killer Legato Lines by Rick Graham

Tom Quayle, George Marios: T42 the pre xmas meal jam

Great to see these two great guys jamming again. Thanks to Tom and George for this cool pre xmas meal jam

George and I haven't played for so long it was awesome when George came round for a pre-christmas meal and jam and this was one of the spontaneous things that came out.

Hope you enjoy!

Tom and George

Tom Quayle & George Marios Reunion - the return of T42

A more rocky visitation at the Nemisis guitar school in Greece


Andy Timmons: melodic improvisations

A.Timmons -- melodia e improvvisazione -- Axe 169

Richie Kotzen: Unplugged, Hard Rock Cafe 2011



Roberto Restuccia: Suhr S2 ballad jam

Ballad Jam by Roberto Restuccia

Arnaud: Charvel Wildcart 8

Charvel Wildcart 8 Chrome Rod Flame sound test - Neogeofanatic (Full HD)

Stephen Ross: slow blues jam

Jamming on a slow blues

Ricardo Soares: Saudade from "Highway" CD

Saudade from "Highway" CD - Ricardo Soares

Marcelo Barbosa: Khallice 2008 - EP Inside your Head

Brazilian Prog Metal band Khallice
EP Inside Your Head - 2008
Track List
01. Inside Your Head
02. In The Fire
03. Letting Go
04. Reasons
05. Share A Little Something

Alírio Netto (vocals)
Marcelo Barbosa (guitars)
Michel Marciano (bass)
Pedro Assumpção (drums)
Renato Gomes (keyboards)

Khallice 2008 - EP Inside your Head

Simon Goldsmith: Cool jazz jam over Tom Quayle Backing Track

Esgi jam - Tom Quayle Backing Track

Jean-Dominique Leonelli, Tom Richardson, Vladimir Maisiuk, Richard Lainegard: Tom Quayle's Dm Funk Groove jam

Jam over Tom Quayle's Dm Funk Groove

News: he Guitar Collection: $3000 guitar book!

“The Guitar Collection: An Elite Gathering of 150 Exceptional Guitars” is published by Epic Ink Books (512 pages, $1,500; the first 10 numbered copies for each edition cost $3,000 and number 11 to 100 cost $2,000). © Bloomberg News 2011 more

Jasun Tipton: Abnormal Thought Patterns new CD

Abnormal Thought Patterns

Abnormal Thought Patterns is a mathematical instrumental trio that fuses heavy riffs, intricate time signatures and shredding solos. Abnormal Thought Patterns is comprised of the core and founding members of heralded technical act Zero Hour, the band was formed by Northern California-based brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton (both also of Cynthesis) and Mike Guy. In order to complete the live sound, the trio recruited longtime friend and talented guitarist Richard Sharman, a student of Jasun's for many years. The four-part epic "Velocity and Acceleration" and bass-only track "Ulnar Nerve Damage" were mixed by talented producer/engineer Dino Alden (Marty Friedman, Zero Hour), but due to Dino's carpal surgeries the band reached out to Matt LaPlant (Sikth, Nonpoint) to mix the tracks "The Machine Within" and "Electric Sun." The EP was mastered by Alan Douches (Between The Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan) and the cover artwork commissioned to Erick "Wurm" Pollard.

SHRED Abnormal Thought Patterns EP Clip.wmv

Jasun Tipton Kerly Strings Zero Hour band

Jay Greenberg: Bluejay a music savant

12 Year Old Prodigy Jay Greenberg, Compared To Mozart

There is a composer studying at New York's renowned Juilliard School who some say is the greatest talent to come along in 200 years. He's written five full-length symphonies, and he's only 12 years old.

His name is Jay Greenberg, although he likes the nickname "Bluejay" because, he says, blue jays are small and make a lot of noise.

Greenberg says music just fills his head and he has to write it down to get it out. What's going on in Bluejay's head? Correspondent Scott Pelley spoke with him.
Jay wrote a piece, "The Storm," in just a few hours. It was commissioned by the New Haven Symphony in Connecticut.

When the last note sailed into the night, Jay navigated an unfamiliar stage, and then took a bow.

"We are talking about a prodigy of the level of the greatest prodigies in history when it comes to composition," says Sam Zyman, a composer. "I am talking about the likes of Mozart, and Mendelssohn, and Saint-Sans."

Zyman teaches music theory to Jay at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he's been teaching for 18 years.

"This is an absolute fact. This is objective. This is not a subjective opinion," says Zyman. "Jay could be sitting here, and he could be composing right now. He could finish a piano sonata before our eyes in probably 25 minutes. And it would be a great piece."

How is it possible? Jay told Pelley he doesn't know where the music comes from, but it comes fully written -- playing like an orchestra in his head.

"It's as if the unconscious mind is giving orders at the speed of light," says Jay. "You know, I mean, so I just hear it as if it were a smooth performance of a work that is already written, when it isn't."
All the kids are downloading music these days. But Jay, with his composing program, is downloading it from his head.

The program records his notes and plays them back --- that's when the computer is up and running. Jay composes so rapidly that he often crashes his computer.

"It's as if he's looking at a picture of the score, and he's just taking it from the picture, basically," says Zyman.

12 Year Old Music Prodigy - Bluejay - 60 minutes