Messing around on the Piano
At JTC we believe we have some of the best players around creating packages for you to download, learn and jam too. It appears that we are not the only ones who think this either. In a recent interview, John Petrucci was talking about some of the 'monster players' on the guitar scene and singled out and gave praise to five guitarists in particular. These were Andy James,Martin Miller, Andy Wood, Rick Graham and Tom Quayle.
Three of these 'monster players' already have packages available at JTC whilst Rick and Tom are currently working on their debut packages. These guys (as well as all of our other artists) are incredibly talented and always strive to make the best packages for you. Our philosophy at JTC is always to support our artists, which is why when you purchase a package, 50% goes straight to them.
So a massive congratulations to these guys for the praise and recognition they are getting for what they do and here is to their next packages at JTC!
Hot off the incredible reception of his collaborative album LULU with Metallica, Lou Reed will embark on a “FROM VU TO LULU” European tour during Summer 2012.
The tour will start in Luxembourg on Wednesday 6th June and will take in several festivals, including Switzerland’s CaribanaFestival, France's Montereau Festival, Berlin’s Citadel Music Festival and Slovakia’s renowned Pohoda Festival. Lou will also perform several concerts in France, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, and Germany.
Click here to read the full European 2012 Tour press release - www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/lou_reed/european-tour-2012.htm.
The tour will feature a 5-piece band, including Lou Reed, Tony ‘Thunder’ Smith (drums), Rob Wasserman (bass),Kevin Hearn (keyboards), and Aram Bajakian (guitar). Lou and band will perform material from Reed’s entire cannon of songs ranging from the Velvet Underground to his recent Metallica collaborative album LULU.
LOU REED – FROM VU TO LULU
EUROPEAN 2012 TOUR DATES
– Luxembourg – Rockhal (June 6)
– Nyon, Switzerland – Caribana Festival (June 8)
– France – Montereau Festival (June 9)
– Paris – Olympia (June 11)
– Lille, France – L'Aeronef (June 12)
– Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall (June 14)
– Brussels – Ancienne Belgique (June 15)
– Copenhagen – Falconer Salen (June 18)
– Berlin – Citadel Music Festival (June 20)
– Mainz, Germany – Zollhafen/Nordmole (June 23)
– Clermont Ferrand, France – Cooperative de Mai (June 25)
– Bordeaux, France – Fete le Vin (June 26)
– Bonn, Germany – Kunst!Rasen (June 29)
– Dresden – Filmnächte am Elbufer (June 30)
– Munich – Tollwood Festival, Olympic Park (July 1)
– Trencin, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival (July 5)
Online Shop: http://www.session.de The Facts of Ibanez RG1XXV-AWC: 25th Anniversary model series: RG Body: Basswood Neck: Wizard III, maple and walnut, 5-piece Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 24 jumbo Scale length: 672 mm Width: 43 mm Pickups: 2 x DiMarzio IBZ humbuckers, 1 x DiMarzio IBZ single coil Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x tone electronics: 5 -Way Bridge: Edge Zero II with ZPS3Fe Hardware: Black Color: Fluorescent Pink
Tom Kaiser, Duesenberg´s master luthier, explains the technique behind the Duesenberg Rezobro.Music: Jake Paland (http://www.myspace.com/jakepaland)
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Curtis Fornadley, Carl Verheyen record "Jerry's Breakdown":Curtis Fornadley has recently released a new single called "Jerry's Breakdown"
Curtis captured a great performance of this Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins Country Pickin' Classic which features legendary guitarist Carl Verheyen as a guest soloist (1:54). You can hear a sample of the track at http://www.curtisguitar.com/
Just a very quick note for you –
I have a new Facebook Fan Page for my international guitar coaching program, Elite
Every day, I post there guitar learning tips, as well as instructional videos and music business tips.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, I suggest you “Like” the page on Facebook. The link is
This is also the best place to ask me any questions you might have concerning your guitar playing development - our learning community already includes more than 2,000 people!
Hope to see you all there – email newsletters are cool, but in Facebook we can interact much more easily!!
Jaden Rose, founder and maker of Jaden Rose Guitars came by to let us know about his 8 String Multiscale along with a little bit of history. Fred Brum (aka http://youtube.com/Fredtheshred) on the demo.
Plastic Mind Frequencies are a solo project by guitarist Rocco Pezzin born in 2011. This song is taken from their first EP, due out in early spring.
Rocco proudly endorses Chapman Guitars http://www.chapmanguitars.co.uk/
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Guthrie Govan 'The Late Night Sessions - Series 1'
Buy NOW - http://www.jamtrackcentral.com/jamtracks/advanced/late-night-sessions-series-1 The last drunk has ambled home to bed, the bartender is waiting to clear the tables, but you just have to jam one more tune. What are you going to play? We think the mighty Guthrie Govan has the answers, and we recorded him playing five stunning solos with a chilled small-hours vibe. The five tracks cover a range of sophisticated soul, blues and relaxed funk styles, perfect for your next date in a smoky New York club!
This audio only series comes with the full length solo track, a solo backing track, an extended jam track and full Tab for each amazing improvised solo. Take this opportunity to listen and learn from one of the finest guitar improvisers in the world!
5 full length solo tracks in MP3
5 solo backing tracks in MP3
5 extended jam tracks in MP3
Completely accurate TAB in PDF and Powertab format
Pink Floyd | The Wall
Immersion, Experience and Vinyl editions
Out February 27 2012
For international release dates visit: bit.ly/xZYSEk
It's been 2 weeks since I uploaded the creative challenge video, which has received more responses than I expected, and also some really good ones! Remember you still have ONE WEEK remaning to submit your entries. The deadline is 9th february, included!
Once I receive all the responses, I will carefully watch them for the next week and decide the winners (maybe it will be more than one) and then I will feature everybody in one video and also say the winners who will be promoted on my channel and website for 1 month! :) That's everything!
About this video, it's a song I've been slowly creating and being inspired these last months and I finished it this week, hope you like the melodies :) Thanks for watching and take much care!
Download mp3: http://www.mediafire.com/?ee3rm2d6j1t7uie
Florian Hofer and I tracked 4 new songs for MOTHERSHIP this weekend in Krakow, Poland, at Red Studios, with Pawel Maciwoda (Scorpions) on bass. Most of the songs were one take and hugely grooving, here is a surprise cover song that will be on the full CD. The older I get the more I appreciate playing good songs with good friends and kicking a personal groove...Atma Anur tracking drums for new MOTHERSHIP songs (drums only from board)
DOWNLOAD FOR FREE (Téléchargeable gratuitement):
ISPÁN ANDRÁS (lead bass)
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
http://www.facebook.com/ArtAnnamariafor her painting.
Here's the second part of the Escape Solaris trilogy as the first original track of this year. To get around the same story I've shared with you so many times, let me shorten it: one main goal of the Minotaur Project was always to invite my friends, whom with I used to play, or those musicians, who left a major impact on me. I have a list in my head from the very beginning that consists a lot of names; András "Bandi" Ispán was one of the biggest among them.
I have to say this is a release I'm profoundly proud of for two main reasons: as first, musically I think this is the most settled and concrete piece I have written so far. Second of all, my all-time bass hero and my former teacher, who happens to be also a very good friend of mine, and probably the greatest influence on me musically, is involved.
I don't know if I could really express to all of you how I feel - I think maybe Steve Vai feels the same when he plays with Satriani. Bandi have seen me at the very beginning of my journey (I couldn't yet play a single note properly on bass), he taught me the very basics, also he's the ultimate reason why I got into bass from a technical aspect, as well as into sound engineering. His example has given me the courage to send my application to the same music school where he finished with a teacher-diploma before we even met (I actually went to the same bass teacher as he did), and gave also the courage to leave my home country, to pursue my fantasies of being a pro musician. It's a great honor to have him playing on my song, and also a big achievement for me. In short, he's my hero.
After years of studying in Budapest and being the member of one of the greatest blues band in the history of Hungary (Deák Bill Motoblues Band), he returned to his home, Novi Sad, Serbia a few years ago. His name can be found on a wide variety of albums amongst the doom-gothic Metal AMOK's debut release, on the CD of his former avant-garde group Corpus Delicti, and as a "specially thanked" on a LOT of CDs for recording basslines (or guitars even), for lending his remarkable collection of equipment, or helping out in the studio in some ways.
It's been years since we have actually met :)
To make this release even more interesting for us, instead of guitar solos I decided to include two bass solos, one done by him, and one done by me. We didn't discuss how they should be done - nothing at all. For all of you out there: this is a great chance to see where my bass sound originates from - also if you look closely we have a similar approach towards writing/playing a bass solo, which I find amazing, since both of us has done their solos, before having the chance to hear what the other came up with.
I also used quotes exclusively from the biggest impact of sci-fi movies that I have on my life, The Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
All-in-all I feel fortunate that this work of ours has finally comes to light. :)
The song is about the voyage of humanity leaving Earth, to find a new home planet. A vocal version is getting done, I think the lyrics will explain very well what I had in mind while composing this part.
The Escape Solaris returns with the 3rd instrumental part in february.
I used my Warwick Thumb 2011 SE Custom for most of the parts, and my newly-bought Warwick 2001 Streamer LX Custom Holoflash for the solo. Both has MEC pickups.
Tuning: Thumb: B-E-A-D, Streamer: E-A-D-G.
Prolude BHV 450L bass amp (lineout output straight into the Line6 interface).
I'm proudly using and being endorsed by
for all bass recordings (except for the solo by András Ispán).
For the solo I used TECH21 SansAmp, my newly-bought Soundblox Bass Envelope and Bass Ring, the track has got some (amp modeled) distrotion from my Line6 HD Pro.
Rotosound Swing60 strings in both cases, Planet Waves Pro and Monster cables, t.c. electronic tuner.
Equipment used by András Ispán:
Kramer 720 bass with Rotosound 40-100 steel strings.
Russian Big Muff Wah pedal, Vintage Morley Power Wah Fuzz distortion pedal, Klotz cables.
A korean Squier Showmaster, B-E-A-G-Db-B tuning, D'addario Steel strings, light gauge.
Coming up next: Rampage of Kronos with the vocals of Phil Ira. :)
My website: http://www.rick-graham.co.uk/hd-video-lessons.html Hi guys, sorry it's been so long since my last upload. Will be doing lots for feb I promise! Just messing around here testing my new Canon 550d .
UFO have had an amazing, 40-plus-year career, so we're excited to be able to bring you the opening track off their 20th studio album, Seven Deadly Sins. Scroll down to listen to "Fight Night" now.
Seven Deadly Sins is out February 28 in the U.S. and a day earlier worldwide via SPV/Steamhammer. http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-ufo-debut-new-song-fight-night
To guitar players of a certain generation, it may be hard to accept the following solos as ‘overlooked.’ After all, these songs were mostly hits by superstar acts—it’s difficult to imagine them not having a serious impact on anyone playing guitar back when the songs were new. But for some reason, in the years that followed, these solos would rarely come up in conversations amongst aspiring guitarists.
I’m not letting myself off the hook here. I can remember my pre-teen and teen years, being glued to Van Halen, Ozzy, and Yngwie albums, ignoring guitar playing that felt less ‘current.’ But eventually, I opened my eyes (and ears) to something very important: that in order to be a more complete, well-rounded and diverse musician, no matter what musical style one is drawn to, it is essential that one explore the music of previous eras. And for aspiring lead guitarists, this means listening to and studying some of the great guitar solos of the 1970s.
Still, to this very day, among a majority of guitar players my age—give or take a generation or two—I’ve found scant acknowledgment of guitar solos from this era.
Why is that? more
It's impossible to talk about Alex Lifeson without talking about about his band of the last three-plus decades—Rush. He makes up one third of this three-headed beast that has defied all musical, business, and cultural logic since its self-titled debut in 1974. It’s not fair to say that Lifeson has been overshadowed by his bandmates, bassist Geddy Lee and percussion professor Neil Peart.
All three of them have ruled players’ polls for many years, and each is an icon in his own right. But even in the most egalitarian band on the planet, some members are more equal than others, and, whether he knows it or not, Lifeson is the glue that holds Rush together. Alongside Lee’s frenetic bass lines and Peart’s hyperkinetic drum accents there is Lifeson—equal parts rock dude, sonic adventurer, and texturalist. His huge washes of chorused power chords and clever arpeggios have been the mortar between Lee and Peart’s bricks since the three first threw down together. And what they have built together is pretty damn impressive, with just about every record going platinum, every show sold out, and every fan totally diehard. more
For the very first time in their illustrious career, STYX performs two of their classic, triple-platinum albums back-to-back, live, in their entirety. The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight, iconic and ground-breaking albums that helped define a musical landscape for an entire generation, are as powerful and vibrant in this live performance as they have been at any point in the band's history.
Shot in High Definition with 11 cameras at the historic Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN, this epic performance features hits such as Renegade, Blue Collar Man, Fooling Yourself and Come Sail Away, as well as three songs never before performed in public.
The bonus features include "Putting on the Show", an in-depth look at the people and equipment behind the scenes.