Friday, 13 January 2012

Sam Coulson: double vision - Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Sam Coulson

Fredrik Pihl: Practicing a tapping and echo idea

Practicing a new song - Fredrik Pihl

Petey Graves: Red Sea Fires recording new album has started

Pete has been shut away in the country for a while, writing new things for the album, here is a snippet of something for you all to check out.

Writing the new record has begun.

News: Dean Guitars live web cast details for NAMM

DEAN GUITARS is going to give you a "Live from NAMM" Webcast like never before!Including live performance footage from the Dean NAMM JAM with TESTAMENT, JACKYL, WAYNE STATIC, VINNIE MOORE and the Dean Girl/Coffin Case Fashion Show as well as two-full days of exclusive Dean coverage from the Anaheim Convention Center.

Highlights include:
A first hand look at the new 2012 Dean Guitars 35th Anniversary Collection including the debut of the new Thoroughbred Single-cut electric guitar, the Dime Concrete Sledge and the Dave Mustaine Peace Sells VMNT. We have over 50 new guitars and it is OUR BEST COLLECTION EVER!
We are giving away an IPAD2 autographed by Dave Mustaine of Megadeth along with a great bundle of gear from our sponsor MONSTER CABLE.
Interviews with DEAN and DDRUM artists including Eric Peterson and Chuck Billy of Testament, Eric Bass of Shinedown, Michael Angelo Batio, Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH, Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch, Tim Yeung and David Vincent of Morbid Angel, Derrick Wright of Adele, Jesse James Dupree and the boys from Jackyl, Wayne Static of Static-X, Vinnie Moore of UFO and many others.
Plus, for the first time ever we will be offering you some super sick deals on in-stock Dean Guitars. So get ready for these exclusive NAMM webcast specials, it's a great chance to GET YOUR WINGS!

The Webcast schedule is as follows:

FRI. JAN 20th, 6:45pm to 11:30pm PST (Live from the Dean NAMM JAM at the Grove of Anaheim)
SAT. JAN 21st, 10am to 6pm PST (Live from the Dean Guitars NAMM booth, Anaheim Convention Center)
SUN. JAN 22nd, 10am to 5pm (Live from the Dean Guitars NAMM booth, Anaheim Convention Center)
You can even embed the Dean Video player on your own website!

Also, for the first time ever, the Dean NAMM Webcast is fully optimized for Iphone, Ipad and Android Mobile systems. This is going to be our biggest and best webcast ever and we do it FOR YOU! The DEAN GUITARS FAMILY is a worldwide group of guitar enthusiasts who are second to none.

NO OTHER BRAND, out of 1500 exhibitors at NAMM, goes the extra mile to give their customers the ALL ACCESS treatment that we do with the DEAN LIVE FROM NAMM WEBCAST.

We thank you for watching! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!


Oziel Zinho: Solo from Arpeggios with tab ( lesson in Portugese)

Back to channel SANTO ANGELO, our endorsee Ozielzinho carefully explains a solo Arpeggios, challenging exercises with our friends guitarists seemingly simple but laborious execution. For those who need it, we reported that the complete tablature of the exercises will be placed on our website the week of 16 to 20/01/12. Enjoy it.

Ozielzinho - Solo from Arpeggios

Sydnei Carvalho,: Sophia a masterclassin dynamics

This is another video tribute to the closure of a significant work done over the last two years. In this video I speak of the construction of the dynamics in the music Sophia and interpret the theme.

This video I made ​​with my great friend and artist Celso Wolfe to celebrate education, culture and service that we provide through my travels in Brazil. It has been a great honor and learning to do this event with my friend and brother Juninho Afram. My special thanks to Tagima NIG and who sponsored the events. By Celso and his production WolveStudios in the production of videos. When Juninho for the friendship and sharing the stage so noble and technique, and especially to all who attended the events and those who worked in the mission to become a reality this tour! I hope you all enjoy. Health and Peace, Sydnei.
Masterclass DYNAMICS II Plays Sydney Sophia Carvalho

Michael Angelo Batio: Alternate Picking insights Michael Angelo Batio free guitar lesson on Alternate Picking featured in Issue 6 of Guitar Interactive magazine. This is a sample lesson, for the FULL guitar lesson head to:
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Free Guitar Lesson - Michael Angelo Batio - Alternate Picking - Guitar Interactive Magazine

Elliot Noble: Buy 'A Song for 9/11' Please like!
Buy 'A Song for 9/11' on Itunes: guys, happy new year! Managed to finish this cover over the festive period so thought I would share it with you now :) If anyone likes I can make a free downloadable version! Hope you enjoy :)


Holocene: Bon Iver by Elliot Noble

Tom Quayle: Fusions Essentials a detailed description of the latest package
This latest tutorial in the 'Fusion Essentials' range is the longest yet covering the often complex and confusing topic of 'Soloing over Dominant 7th chords.' Dominant 7th's are the coner-stone of fusion and jazz in that they are the tension building devices used by musicians to create a multitude of fantastic sounding lines and phrases. However, there are many types of Dominant chord and knowing them all and when to use them can be a huge challenge. This tutorial guides you through all the information you need to be able to play over pretty much any Dominant chord you'll ever come across using advanced Mixolydian, Mixolydian b9, Altered, Lydian, Phrygian and Diminished Dominants allowing you to create some fantastic sounding new licks, progressions and sounds that are an essential part of every fusion player's arsenal!
This HUGE tutorial features: -
Highly Detailed 26 page PDF Document
Full 1080p HD Video With 20 Fantastic Tasty Licks
In Depth Theory and Concepts - Broken Down into Bite Size Chunks
Scale/Chord Charts for all Required Scales and Chords
15 Quality Backing Tracks to JAM Along To
Backing Track Guide Outlining All Required Scales

All this for only $25.00!
Fusions Essentials - Soloing Over Dominant 7th Chords -

Derryl Gabel: Rolling Zigzag shifts

Rolling Zigzag shifts

Rob Favotto: Dawning of the golden age new album

Download free @ or by Rob Favotto ©.
Heavenly Regions Track from the new CD , guitars , keys , bass , vocals = Rob Favotto . Drums percussion = Jim Yannieh . Progressive guitar , new age , metal power drumming off the hook....... by Rob Favotto ©.

Preview clips from Dawning of the golden age by Rob Favotto

Morten Faerestrand: Harmonized Run add another dimension to your playing Online Guitar Lessons with Morten Faerestrand: 12 LIVE streaming guitar lessons each month, and CORE lessons - guitar essensials that every guitarist should know.

Harmonized Run - Free Guitar Lesson with Morten Faerestrand

Gretchen Menn, Stuart Hamm, Gary Hoey: NAMM times

Allan Holdsworth: with new Carvin Guitar

Photo by ALEX SOLCA 

Scott Fernandez: Falcon Punch - ho do you avoid getting lost on a neck this size!?!

I can't even begin to think where you start on a neck like this! 

Scott Fernandez - Falcon Punch, in B flat

Akihiko Onji: Wonderful Slippery Thing - Stunning two handed tapping version

Guthrie Govan - Wonderful Slippery Thing - Akihiko Onji

News: Guitar World sold to NewBay media

In an effort to scale back its exposure in the U.S. market, the U.S. division ofFuture plc has sold its Music Division, which includes Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado and their related digital and live event assets, to New York-based NewBay Media for $3 million.

The deal significantly increases NewBay Media's enthusiast portfolio, especially its guitar-related brands. It already has a music group that includes titles such as Bass Player, Guitar Player and Keyboard. The company also has a b-to-b division serving the broadcast/video, professional audio and A/V and electronics markets. 
Under terms of the deal, $2.6 million in cash will be paid at close, $150,000 on September 30, 2012 and $250,000 in third quarter 2012 pending performance goals. more

Jason Becker: Exclusive Live CD

Exclusive Live CD
New live album of the benefit festival for Jason Becker. Pledge for the live disc! Proceeds will go to Jason Becker!
On November 13, 2011, a 6-hour guitar festival was held to honor Jason Becker, the incredible guitarist known for his extraordinary work with Cacophony, David Lee Roth and Marty Friedman, among others. Out of deep respect for Jason and love of his work, each guitarist featured at this tribute show waived their usual performance fees, playing that day simply to honor one of their contemporaries and source of great influence: Jason Becker, a modern day guitar great. All notes played that night were dedicated to the great Jason Becker in support of his struggle against the disease ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
Contributing artists who played for Jason include: Guthrie Govan, Stuart Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale) , Michael Lee Firkins, Mattias Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie Band), Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Daniele Gottardo, Stéphan Forté (Adagio), Andy James, Atma Anur and more… 
The live show was recorded on 24 tracks and now the tunes still need to be edited, mixed and mastered in the studio + design of the album needs to be made. 
We need your help to finish the production on this live album. With your pledge, you will be helping to ensure that this amazing recording of a legendary concert gets released as well as defraying the cost of Jason’s growing medical expenses (
Thank you!

Stéphan Forté,Nicolas Soulat: announces LAG guitar competition winner

"Hello, so first of all, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for being so likely to participate in this great contest organized by the black box and LAG. Furthermore, a mega "congratulations" as the level is huge! It was a nightmare to get to pick a winner (hence the reason for a result so late) I admit that having to designate one person is an exercise that I do not, because I think music is an art, a way of expressing themselves, and unlike a sport based on performance, should not be " deemed "..... But hey, it is also true that a little competition advances, so in the end, There are still good
:) ... And there's good in this case, it y 'will be mainly for one of you in particular, then I will not keep you in suspense any longer, the winner of the S1000SF is: Nicolas Soulat! 

Stéphan Forté LAG competition

Some explanations about the reasons for my choice: I took into account several parameters:

1 - The musical
2 - The inventiveness
3 - The expression / the touch
4 - Technical
5 - Respect the time limit set by Regulation

Nicolas: You knew all this together in less than a minute, and as you have all you know it is not easy.

It There's everything here, an excellent technical mastery, a really interesting choice of notes, a beautiful musicality, one piece construction of balanced super short, a big bravo to you.

Here at last is my top 5:
1 - Nicolas Soulat
2 - Julien Damotte
3 - Djul Lacharme
4 - Gabriel Palmieri
5 - Nils Courbaron

Voila, a big bravo to you all once again and of course congratulations to you Nicolas, I hope you will give your new LAG as much happiness as mine brings me.


Concours Lâg Stéphan Forté - Nicos