Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Hiromi Uehara, David Fiuczynski: Sonicbloom another album I'll have to get!



Reece Fullwood: Alternate Picking Explained - not just moving it up and down...

Alternate Picking Explained!!! - Reece Fullwood

Camila Simont: Rush YYZ and Bach, cantata 208, choro style

Camila Simont: http://www.facebook.com/camilasimont

Camila plays Rush, YYZ from Moving Pictures album

Camila plays Bach, cantata 208 in choro style

plus one of my favourite tracks...

Camila plays Jimi Hendrix, Little Wing (Instrumental version)

Scott Mishoe: hidden treasures part deux

" Rev's Per Minute" Guitar Scott Mishoe, Bass Chris Paul, Drums Randolph Powell

" Ei Ore " Guitar Scott Mishoe, Bass Chris Paul, Drums Randolph Powell

" Twilligh Elephants " Guitar Scott Mishoe, Bass Chris Paul, Drums Randolph Powell

" India Onion " Guitar Scott Mishoe, Drums Randolph Powell , Bass Chris Paul

Scott Mishoe: hidden demo jems uncovered

Lots of music and video posted: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottMishoeRocks

" Funk It " Written And Playedby By Scott Mishoe

" Out Of Control " By Scott Mishoe

" Chronic Insomniac " By Scott Mishoe

Mark Boals,Vitalij Kuprij: Ring Of Fire back... guitarist still to be named!

1. Mark Boals is writing the new songs for his Solo Album and it will be on Market this year.
2. RING OF FIRE new line-up is:
Mark Boals, vocals - John Macaluso, drums - Philip Bynoe, bass - Vitalij Kuprij, Keyboarder and I hope to announce in the next weeks the new legendary guitarist going to join ROF! I can assure you all, it is a very famous Artist.
3. Mark Boals Solo Tours will be soon announced.
4. Other big surprises coming soon
Thanks to Mark Boals/Ring Of Fire fans for your continue support and loving the Artist/Band. Mark and I love you all!
(\M/ark Boals Manager)

Shred Junior recommends this track!

Mark Boals - atlantis - Ring of Fire

Hussein Haddad,Tom Cykman,Paulo Pacheco,Duilio Humberto,Nano Silva: SRV Tribute

SRV Tribute Jam - Hussein Haddad, Tom Cykman, Paulo Pacheco, Duilio Humberto, Nano Silva

Allen Hinds: NAMM 2010

Allen Hinds Live@Behringer booth NAMM 2010,Jan 16 2010

Larry Mitchell: announces NAMM appearence

Larry MitchellIt's NAMM time coming up!! I'll be playing at show with Charlie Lorme on Drums and Erik Boyd on Bass Thursday January 19th 5pm at the Marriott Lobby for Tech 21. Stop by if you can. I'll also be around the Ibanez booth inside the NAMM show Friday and Saturday, come by and say hello if your there. :-)

Adam Nolly Getgood: Bad Ass Socks for World Domination

Adam Nolly Getgood
Would you like to increase your badassery by 40%? How about beating your personal best by at least 5? On an unrelated note, buy these socks!


Web ID: AdamNollyGetgood
Adam Nolly Getgood
High Gain Premium Socks
Will ship when back in stock

Approximately fits men's shoe 7-13.
Brand: Sock it to me
Wash cold with other like colors.
75% Cotton
20% Polyester
5% Spandex

Taylor George: tribute to Steve Vai

The Attitude Song by Steve Vai (Cover by Taylor)

Victor de Andres: Eternal love 2012

Eternal love (2012) Victor de Andres

Vincenzo Fiore: cool tones on a bluesy fusion solo

Vincenzo Fiore plays "Fusion Solo"

Frank Gambale: Live in Los Angeles1994.

Frank Gambale Live in Los Angeles1994.

Kyle Glass: Jack Black Deleted Scenes

Guitarings - Jack Black Deleted Scenes

The guys dive into guitars in the under 1k category to show you that there's plenty out there for players on a budget! Recording King FTW!

Guitarings - Norm's Inexpensive Guitars Part 3

Tenacious D - Kielbasa Sausage Part 2

Tenacious D - Kielbasa Sausage Part 1

Rob Chappers,Nick Ioannou: Chapman Guitars "Heart Of Fire" winner announced


A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the Chapman Guitars "Heart Of Fire" competition, I really appreciate the effort and passion that goes into your entries.

The Special Mentions are:

Mike Bradley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyh8G5AVjuo
Phil Braithwait http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYNUkuJU0_g
Danny Dee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-vmpgpn2dk
Daniel Realpe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2yV3XANR2Q
Atanas Shishkov http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwChIKZ8c7M
Ben Porter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWhPtb6hBEk
Fran Alonso http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZDMvXfM2sA
Adi Gorancic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM-A_BeTBWw
Paul Stenton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upeuK8nIRIw
Jesper Staun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUohgma4yRE

The Top Ten Were:

Nikolay Karageorgiev http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTOo168Ntuo
J.Furas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uHI8S3ZPX4
Leonardo Guzman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR2hQHX9-sM
Spacca189 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwpAtYWES6k
James Bell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrUK8qFDPzc
Morten Faerestrand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6FB1gTm1h8
nickguitarify http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZDF5S9aLsk
spongierocks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGXvepRZXXY
shredisnotdead1986 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyIp-CXnl1U
ChrisGedenGuitar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuZi8lWHNOw

The five finalists were:

ChrisGedenGuitar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuZi8lWHNOw
Nikolay Karageorgiev http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTOo168Ntuo
Rocco Pezzin - Spacca189 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwpAtYWES6k
Morten Faerestrand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6FB1gTm1h8
nickguitarify http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZDF5S9aLsk

And the winner as chosen by Rob Chapman, Eddie Kramer and Misha Mansoor is Nick Ioannou - http://www.youtube.com/nickguitarify

A huge congratulations to Nick form everyone at Chapman Guitars ;-)


The Chapman Guitars "Heart Of Fire" Competition Results

"Heart of Fire" Competition Entry - NickGuitarify

Anouck André: First lesson on live4guitar :)

This lesson will help you to spice your approach of one of the most important point in jazz and fusion playing, the II V I. 5 licks are shown and explained using modern ideas of thinking and playing. Interesting points of harmony like diatonic substitution are tackled.

Cool licks, BT,tabs and ressource at a killer price ! :)

Anouck André : First lesson on live4guitar :)

Allan Holdsworth: Headless Guitars from Carvin!

New Allan Holdsworth Headless Guitars from Carvin!
 — with Cak Ro.

Scott Henderson,Levi Clay: Bop n Roll

Levi Clay
My first column of the year! Scott Henderson, the Lydian Dominant scale and some slap guitar for good measure!


please share!

Levi Clay - Bop 'n' Roll Part 5 - Live4guitar | Online Guitar Community live4guitar.com
Ok, this might very well be deemed as cheating, as not all that many bop players were playing over funk grooves, but hopefully you're starting to see the point of this series now. We're using bop as a starting point for our phrasing ideas and exploring more

David Calabrés,Belial Baez: Slow Blues

Slow Blues Jam session. David Calabrés y Belial Baez

Chris Brooks: How to Measure success

 How to Measure success
If you’re out there plugging away at your music career, you already know that it’s hard, extremely time consuming, and exhaustive work trying to steer the attention of the distracted and time-starved folks out there towards whatever it is you do.
So how do you rate your success? What unit of measurement do you consult to judge how things are going? Is it the number of Facebook friends you have, or the number of Youtube subscribers, or how many hits your shred video has had? What about the number of people on your mailing list, or how many people read the thread you started at xyz gear forum?

Plus the Things I want For Every Guitar Player  
I want you to start on a crappy guitar, but be so happy you have one that you don’t realise for a couple of years.
I want your first band to suck, but that you won’t know it at first because you’re having too much fun.
I want you to be frustrated with your progress, but get regular breakthroughs that keep you motivated.
I want you to fail a few auditions horribly, and learn from each one.
I want you to struggle to find decent band members, or venues that will give you a shot.
I want you to make mistakes in front of a live audience that make you want to practise the second you get home.

Neil Zaza: New CD... Clyde the Cat!

from Clyde the Cat, released 12 February 2012
Neil Zaza-Guitar
Walter Cerasani-Bass
Steve Smith-Drums
Mark Leach-Hammond B3
Tim Bradford-Piano

Produced by Neil Zaza
Engineered by Neil Zaza, Joe Viers, Andrea Di Rocco, Michael Morales
Mixed by Rick Beato at Black Dog Sound (Stone Mountain, GA)
Assistant Mix Engineer: Ken “GL” Lanyon
Mastered by Dave "Sarge" Schultz at D2 Mastering (Los Angeles, CA)
CD Package Design: Rod Flauhaus
Photography: Neil Zaza and Rod Flauhaus
Front Cover Model: Clyde

Recorded at The Audio Kitchen (Akron, OH), John Schwab Recording (Columbus, OH), Mike’s Barn (Elyria, OH), The House of Todd (Las Vegas, NV), Studio M (San Antonio, TX), ADR Studio (Avezzano, Italy)

James Byrd: has a severe leg break. Ouch

Via LoudGuitars.com Mike BlackburnReally bad news about my friend James Byrd ,
"Hey everyone - just wanted to let all of James' friends know that he broke his leg the other day! It was a pretty bad fall and the break was in both lower bones. He's in the hospital and just got out of surgery tonight. They put a titanium rod vertically through the bone and it's held together with screws that will all stay in! He's hangin' in there, but recovery may be a while. I'll update as much as possible."
Godspeed James, love ya man :(

Get well soon buddy!

Misha Mansoor: Periphery studio update

Periphery Goes Here

Marty Friedman: Samurai Strong



Marty Friedman Kaeritakunattayo.flv

Marty Friedman - Simple Mystery

Allan Holdsworth: Tokyo Dreams 1984

Allan Holdsworth: Tokyo Dreams 1984

Greg Howe: Atina Club, Greece, 2007

Greg Howe: Atina Club, Greece, 2007

Dhalif Ali: jam over Niel Zaza track

Neil Zaza - The Wonder Of You IMPROV

Yuki: D_Drive - CassisOrange live

スゴ腕弾丸ツアー 名古屋公演! D_Drive / M16 ~ CassisOrange

Tom Richardson: E Dorian scale descending phrase

Lick 17 is based is on a descending phrase built from the E Dorian scale.
Each phrase is made up of 6 notes and one of the notes is played twice consecutively each time. Instead of playing the repeated note on the same fret of the same string, the repeated note is played on the next string down instead.

If you take the first phrase starting in bar 1, the third note at the 12th fret of the E string (E) is then repeated at the 17th fret of the B string. Doubling up the notes like this not only creates a more interesting sound, but it allows for a different fingering to be used which I find makes the lick much easier to play smoothly.

To play the first phrase, I start with my fourth finger and pull off from the 17th to the 15th fret. To play the third note at the 12th fret of the E String I use my middle finger (Hybrid picking) so that I don't have to move the pick, this way it is already in position to play the next note. Then there is pull off again this time landing on the 12th fret of the B string with the first finger. The same thing applies for each phrase with some slight adjustments to the notes in order to fit the scale.

The lick has some big stretches so make sure you are properly warmed up beforehand to avoid injury. If the stretches are a bit much to start with, transposing the lick to play it higher up the neck will make it easier without changing the sound of the lick. The good thing about this lick is that once you have the first phrase in your muscle memory, learning the rest of the lick will be much easier!

Lick of the Week 17 - Tom Richardson

Mirko Quaglio: Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 put through its' arpeggio paces

Mirko Quaglio: practice tapping arpeggios on Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 and a Roland Cube 80x. It's not music, only an exercise. Have a nice year! \m/

Check natinguitar.wordpress.com for tabs and boxes.

arpeggio practice Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Roland Cube 80x

Kentarou Matsuura: Year of the Dragon 2012

Year of the Dragon -Overture2012-

Sean Conklin: The Lens of Clarity - original

Metal Guitar Song - "The Lens of Clarity"

Larry Coryell,Roman Miroshnichenko

Larry Coryell&Roman Miroshnichenko guitar duo compilation

Joop Wolters: new clinic date

Joop Wolters
next Saturday Jan 7 2012 , I will be giving a clinic at musicstore JO JOOSTEN in Melick.. playing some music and talk on amps,pickups,guitars,writing and playing music..looking forward seeing you there ..cheers, joop

Ron Thal: Chopin Fantasie - the classic revisited in 2008

Ron Thal (bumblefoot) - Chopin Fantasie

Davide Montorsi: Fabrizio Bicio tribute

Davide Montorsi "E penso a te" - SOLO (Fabrizio Bicio Leo COVER)

Joe Satriani: Living Legends Music interview series

Joe Satriani: Living Legends Music interview series

Frank Steffen Mueller: Neung Vinai Alive Guitar Solo Competition

Neung Vinai Alive Guitar Solo Competition - Frank Steffen Mueller

Will Hansen: Jammin on Sunny!

Here's another jam - this time over the way cool track "Sunny" as played by Greg Howe. Please bear with me on the quality - the Kodak camera I've got at the moment isn't stellar. Enjoy!

Gear Used:
Suhr Modern Custom (Basswood/maple/maple, Aldrich pickups)
Bogner Ecstasy 101B (Class A, old style, full power, blue channel boosted)
Port City OS 2x12 (Celestion Vintage 30s)
Zoom G2.1Nu (In effects loop, adding some delay and reverb)

Will Hansen - Jammin on Sunny!