Thursday, 9 February 2012

Roberto Restuccia: My time to Jam with Joop

Jam with Joop' CrossGroove ' by Roberto Restuccia


Joop Wolters: Jam with Joop

Timo Somers: Broken Side on Smitty Telecaster

Timo Somers - Broken Side on Smitty Telecaster

Arnaud: The French Guitar Contest

French Guitar Contest - Neogeofanatic (improvisation solo) (Full HD





To participate, visit Kenny Serane: French Guitar Contest

David Wallimann: The French Guitar Contest

The French Guitar Contest: David Wallimann





To participate, visit Kenny Serane: French Guitar Contest

Matthieu Teisseire: The French Guitar Contest

French Guitar Contest_Matthieu-B Teisseire.wmv




To participate, visit Kenny Serane: French Guitar Contest

Anthimos Manti: The French Guitar Contest

THE FRENCH GUITAR CONTEST 2012 - Anthimos Manti Entry




To participate, visit Kenny Serane: French Guitar Contest

Fredrik Pihl: The French guitar contest

The French guitar contest entry - Fredrik Pihl




To participate, visit Kenny Serane: French Guitar Contest

Ron Thal: Bravewords Vigier guitar interview NAMM

Bumblefoot of Guns N Roses talks to Erica Chase for BraveWords.com at the 2012 NAMM show

Pedro Molina: The French Guitar Contest

THE FRENCH GUITAR CONTEST Pedro Molina



To participate, visit Kenny Serane: French Guitar Contest

Todor Peev: The French Guitar Contest

The French Guitar Contest: Blue2you

Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre Live from New York DVD

Joe Bonamassa Beacon Theatre Live from New York DVD Official Trailer
Click here to pre-order your copy today! - http://bit.ly/zigQxC
Get your FREE Download of Joe Bonamassa's single "Slow Train" Live at the Beacon Theatre
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Awarded by Billboard Magazine as the #1 Blues Artist of 2010, watch blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa perform Live at The Beacon Theatre with special guest appearances by Paul Rodgers, John Hiatt and Beth Hart.

His 2011 release Dust Bowl debuted at #1, the 3rd consecutive album by Bonamassa to debut #1 on Billboards Blues Albums, and #37 on Billboard's Top 200, making it his highest-selling and chart-ranking U.S. debut to date

72nd Street Subway Blues - Joe Bonamassa Beacon Theatre Live From New York

Rik Emmett: Lay It On The Line - classy acoustic

Rik Emmett singing one of my favorite Triumph songs of all time, "Lay It On The Line" at Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX. Seeing just this was worth the price of admission alone!

I do apologize for the shaky camera early on... was just getting settled into a good spot for viewing.
RIK EMMETT - "Lay It On The Line" - 6/11/11

Kristen Castro: Koa 12-string NAMM

Kristen Castro - Koa 12-string (NAMM Sessions)

David Myhre,Josh Gooch: Evertune NAMM 2012

http://evertune.com David Myhre jams with Josh Gooch in the Evertune booth at NAMM. David is playing an Evertune-equipped SG while Josh gives a prototype Evetune bass bridge a try.
http://joshgooch.com


David Myhre and Josh Gooch at Evertune NAMM 2012

Stéphan Forté: "Shadows Compendium" Songbook

 "Shadows Compendium" Songbook ...This is one BIG motherfuckerof almost 200 pages !!! Thanks to Max Michel (http://www.facebook.com/maxmichel) for his incredible work ! If you guys need some transcriptions, he's the guy !!! You can buy the songbook HERE : http://www.adagio-online.com/shop/product.php?id_product=66
by: Stéphan Forté

Adam Ironside: Special Dunlop giveaway!!

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Latest DirtBox Giveaway!

Sebastien Cloutier: Sparkle - Candy Rat class

CD & Guitar Tabs available at http://www.candyrat.com

Visit Sebastien Cloutier at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1440570015 and http://www.myspace.com/sebastiencloutier

Sebastien Cloutier - Sparkle

Guthrie Govan: Shout out to Jeb... I know how Jeb must feel!

Guthrie Govan at the Vigier Booth at NAMM 2012 giving a shout out to my friend Jeb.

NAMM 2012 Guthrie Govan gives a shout out to Jeb

John 5: Rebecca Dirks talks Red Monkey Straps with the 5



http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Red Monkey Straps booth. In this segment, we get an interview with Red Monkey founder Torry Pendergrass and Red Monkey endorsee John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson).

For more NAMM 2012 videos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1500 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video

NAMM '12 - Red Monkey Straps John 5 Interview

Richard Lainegard: PRS 25th Anniversary demoed

Long name, for a great guitar =) Short it's simply SAS. I did a short playthrough of it, no backings or fancy recordings, just me and the guitar going through some clean and dirty tones.

Video Playthrough of the PRS 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Narrowfield Special

Nita Strauss, Courtney Cox: Boss bash with the Iron Maidens NAMM

2012 NAMM BOSS Booth "The Iron Maidens"

Joop Wolters: Jam with Joop

Joop Wolters: 3 jam tracks for you!

JAM WITH JOOP WOLTERS-80TIESVIBE IN E MIN


JAM WITH JOOP WOLTERS-FUNKSTYLE


JAM WITH JOOP WOLTERS PROGMETALFUNK

Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert: What It Is And What Should Never Be

Winter NAMM 2012 - Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Randy Jackson - What It Is And What Should Never Be

Johnny Hiland: NAMM 2012 Playing his Signature Pickups

Johnny Hiland Live at NAMM 2012 Playing his Signature Pickups

Andy Timmons, Seymour Duncan: NAMM Jam

Seymour Jams with Andy Timmons

George Marios: funk it!

Funkynit up init!?

Ignazio Di Salvo: acoustic Improv on Very Early

Ignazio Di Salvo - Improvising on Very Early (Bill Evans)

Eddie Van Halen: Dress Rehearsal in Los Angeles

HD - Van Halen Live! - Tattoo - 2012-02-08 - Dress Rehearsal in Los Angeles, CA

Fabrizio Leo: Live at the Blueshouse

Live@Blueshouse (Mi)
Fabrizio "Bicio" Leo
Flavio Scopaz
Francesco Corvino

Promo CD LSC LIVE.mov

Eddie Van Halen: - Live at the FORUM in Los Angeles 2012

VAN HALEN - Everybody Wants Some!

Jason Becker: needs your help and only 33 days left!



Jason Becker still needs your help and only 33 days left! find out more

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/jasonbeckernotdeadyet-live

News: Guitar 9 special discount on 150 Lion Music CD's


Lion Music, based in Finland, wants to sell out in February!  They`ve authorized special pricing on their over 150 CD releases (and even and few DVDs and CD/DVD combos).  Everything must go!  Once these sell out, they won`t be available on CD at any price:

http://www.guitar9.com/lionmusic.html

To view additional bargains and special pricing:

http://www.guitar9.com/pricelistbargain.html

Tony MacAlpine, Nili Brosh: Full Dream Mechanism tour details


TONY MACALPINE - DREAM MECHANISM TOUR 2012, CALIFORNIA, USA
February 11: Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA - Buy Tickets
February 12: The Avalon - Santa Clara, CA - Buy Tickets
TONY MACALPINE - DREAM MECHANISM TOUR 2012 – EUROPE
Aquiles Priester - Drums | Bjorn Englen - Bass | Nili Brosh - Guitar
With supports: Agent Cooper and Daniel Pique
21.02.12 Moho Live - Manchester, UK - Buy Tickets
22.02.12 The Underworld - London, UK - Buy Tickets
24.02.12 Rock Temple - Kerkrade, The Netherlands - Buy Tickets
25.02.12 Het Bolwerk - Sneek, The Netherlands - Buy Tickets
26.02.12 Crystal - Berlin, Germany - Buy Tickets
27.02.12 Hirsch - Nürnberg, Germany - Buy Tickets
28.02.12 Luxor - Cologne, Germany - Buy Tickets
29.02.12 Matrix - Prague, Czech Republic - Buy Tickets
03.03.12 Randal - Bratislava, Slovakia - Buy Tickets
04.03.12 Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary - Buy Tickets
05.03.12 Silver Church - Bucharest, Romania - Buy Tickets
06.03.12 Sofia Live Club - Sofia, Bulgaria - Buy Tickets
07.03.12 ROXY - Istanbul, Turkey - Buy Tickets
08.03.12 Eight Ball - Thessaloníki, Greece - Buy Tickets
09.03.12 Kyttaro Live - Athens, Greece - Buy Tickets
11.03.12 Bloom Club - Mezzago, Italy - Buy Tickets
12.03.12 Galery - Pratteln, Switzerland - Buy Tickets
14.03.12 Razzmatazz3 - Barcelona, Spain - Buy Tickets
15.03.12 Ritmo & Compas - Madrid, Spain - Buy Tickets
16.03.12 Stereo - Murcia, Spain - Buy Tickets
17.03.12 Fanatic - Sevilla, Spain - Buy Tickets
18.03.12 El Infierno - Vigo, Spain - Buy Tickets
19.03.12 DOKA - San Sebastián, Spain - Buy Tickets
21.03.12 Divan du Monde - Paris, France - Buy Tickets
23.03.12 KKZ Moskva – Moscow, Russian Federation - Buy Tickets

VIP Soundcheck & Master Class Upgrade Packages for Tony MacAlpine’s “Dream Mechanism Tour” 2012 are ON SALE NOW. Read more about the two different packages below….

Tony MacAlpine Dream Mechanism Tour Master Class VIP Package

PACKAGE #1: VIP GUITAR MASTER CLASS PLUS SOUNDCHECK MEET & GREET – US$155 (Est. start time: 3:30pm) BUY NOW

Limited to 7 participants per show. VIP Package #1 upgrades a regular ticket (purchased separately through venue or local outlets) allowing you to participate in the following:
  • A 45 minute guitar master class with Tony
  • Early access to the venue to watch soundcheck
  • Meet and greet/photo op with Tony
  • Tour of Tony’s guitar setup
  • VIP T-shirt (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
  • Collectable VIP laminate with free song/content download
  • Autographed poster


Tony MacAlpine Dream Mechanism Tour Soundcheck VIP Package

PACKAGE #2: VIP SOUNDCHECK MEET & GREET – US$55 (Est. start time: 4:30pm) BUY NOW

VIP Package #2 upgrades a regular ticket (purchased separately through venue or local outlets) allowing you the following:
  • Early access to the venue to watch soundcheck
  • Meet and greet/photo op with Tony
  • Tour of Tony’s guitar setup
  • VIP T-shirt (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
  • Collectable VIP laminate with free song/content download
  • Autographed poster


VIP Packages for the Dream Mechanism Tour 2012 are only available through the TonyMacAlpine.com ticket store and on sale now.
Please note: Both the VIP Soundcheck Meet & Greet and VIP Guitar Master Class upgrade packages do not include a ticket to the concert. Tickets should be purchased separately through venue or local ticket outlets. You need a ticket to the concert in addition to the upgrade packages to gain entry.
T-shirt, poster and laminate will be given to you on the afternoon of the show. If you purchase the VIP Guitar Master Class package, you will need to arrive at the venue at 3:30pm (1530h). If you purchase the VIP Soundcheck Package you will need to arrive at the venue at 4:30pm (1630h).
Please note: The times listed above may change slightly from venue to venue. We will send any updates/changes about VIP package arrival times to you via email. You should also keep checking the TonyMacAlpine.com News page for updates and information on the Master Class and Soundcheck Packages in case you do not receive an email notification.
When you come to the show, please bring photo ID, and a printout of your purchase confirmation from our Topspin ticket store.


General Policies:

  • No video cameras or recording devices
  • No flash photography
  • All sales are final
  • Passes are not transferable
  • Persons who appear drunk or intoxicated will be denied entry


Age Policies:

  • No babes in arms
  • No children under 12
  • Please observe venue policy for age restrictions. If a venue is 18+ and you are younger than 18, you will not be able to come to the show or the Guitar Masterclass or Soundcheck. This is very important.

Ticket Sales Policies:

All sales are final: There are no cancellations or exchanges and all sales are final.
Event Postponement: If an event is rescheduled, your tickets will be good for the rescheduled performance.
Event Cancellation: If an event is completely cancelled, a refund will be issued.
Packages are non-transferable: Packages/laminates may not be resold whole or in part for any reason.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to arrive early?
Yes. If you purchase the VIP Master Class Package, you will need to arrive at the venue at 3:30pm (1530h). If you purchase the VIP Soundcheck Package you will need to arrive at the venue at 4:30pm (1630h). Please be on time.
What do I need to bring with me in order to collect my Masterclass or Soundcheck passes?
You will need to bring valid photo ID, and a printout of your Topspin Ticket Store purchase confirmation.
Do I also need to buy a ticket to the show? 
Yes – for both upgrade packages you need to purchase a regular ticket to the show separately through the venue or local ticket outlets.
When will I receive the t-shirt, poster and laminate in the package?
You will receive the merchandise and laminate on the day of the show.
What happens after soundcheck?
After soundcheck you will need to leave the venue. You will only be given access to the venue again after doors have opened, and via the usual entrance procedure with your valid show ticket.
Can I resell my passes?
No. The original purchaser must show identification. Substitutions will not be allowed into the venue.
How do I cancel if I can’t attend? 
Sorry, but we cannot accept cancellations.
Is flash photography OK? 
It’s okay if you want to take photos with small cameras, but please do not use a flash during soundcheck or the concert. No professional gear without a photo pass.
Can I take video/recording of the masterclass, soundcheck, or concert? 
No. Please leave recording devices and video cameras at home.
Does either VIP package get me backstage after the show? 
No. The backstage area is strictly for band and crew only.
Can Tony autograph my guitar, CD etc.? 
Sure – Tony is happy to autograph CDs, vinyl, and guitars, however you are responsible for the items you bring to the venue. You should only bring a couple of items at most. Please do not bring your entire CD collection with you. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.
Please note that while you can bring a guitar or CDs/vinyl to the master class/soundcheck, some venues may not let you bring large items such as guitars into the concert, so you may have to put these items in your car or other safe location before doors open for the show. If you have questions please contact us or post on Tony’s Facebook Page.

News: guitar idol review special






Guitar Idol III - The world waited with baited breath. Who would be voted the third ever Guitar Idol? iGuitar was there and brings you the result and the videos!

Michael Angelo Batio,Jamie Humphries,Rick Graham,Tom Quayle,Andy James: iguitar lessons


Michael Angelo Batio -continues his exclusive iGuitar series
Jamie Humphries The Rhythm Method Part 6.
Rick Graham - Creative pentatonics
Tom Quayle - Expanding chord voicings
Michael Casswell - Pro Concepts: how to be a Pro guitarist Part 6.
Andy James - Metal Edge Part 7
Stuart Bull - Hybrid picking continued

Eddie Van Halen: Eruption - LA Forum -2012

Van Halen LA Forum Feburary 8 2012

Mattias IA Eklundh: Freak Guitar Series 1 - available now


Time To Get FreakyMattias 'IA' Eklundh is the latest artist to join the ever expanding JTC roster, and if you haven't already crossed his musical path or seen his immense technical playing then you are in a for a real treat.

Odd time signatures, monstrous tuplets, extreme tapping, picking, string skipping, harmonics, wild riffs, finger picking, arpeggios and exotic modes should just about sum up nearly every track that Mattias creates. His Freak Guitar Vol.1 package, which is now available at JTC, most definitely contains all of the aforementioned! 


Mattias 'IA' Eklundh - Freak Guitar Series 1


This incredible package contains 22 (yes, that's 22!!!) tracks that will help you practice or learn these incredible playing techniques. Each track comes with and without lead guitar and includes accurate TAB, giving you the ability to either learn Mattias' incredible techniques or use as a platform for which you can create your own insane riffs. Mattias has also recorded 3 video performances of select tracks too, as an extra bonus for JTC customers.

The follow up volumes 2 + 3 will be coming soon as well....giving you just enough time to get your teeth stuck into this one first!

: Jess Lewis, Alex HutchingsFree Key to Room 335


Free Key to Room 335

It has been a month since we gave you a sneak peek of the incredible talented Jess Lewis playing a cover of Larry Carlton's Room 335. We hope you are sat comfortably as the full version is now ready to be watched and we are giving the track away as a completely free download!! Are we mad?? Most probably, but we believe in supporting incredible talent and we hope that you will too by checking out the other tracks that Jess now has available for purchase, including covers of Guthrie's 'Wonderful Slippery Thing' and Alex's 'Feel The Vibe'. Jess gets royalties on every single sale, so you will be helping to support her by adding her packages to your collection!
The full length video of Room 335 is now available to watch on our YouTube channel, and has very special guest Mr. Alex Hutchings playing an amazing improvised solo right in the middle. The free download also includes the TAB for Alex's solo in both standard and 4th tunings as well (we can't include the full TAB for copyright reasons). So head on over to the site and grab your free copy now!

Eddie Van Halen: live L.A. Forum 2012

Van Halen "You Really Got Me" L.A. Forum 2-8-12

Guthrie Govan, Kiko Loureiro, Greg Howe, Patrick Rondat, Dave Martone: announced for guitar summer school


02 to 05 August 2012, twelve hours daily lessons with the guitar - the world's elite. More guitar is not! From 02nd to the 05th of August 2012 twelfe hours per day lessons with world class guitar players. You can not have more guitar!

list of players (in German)


Main office and administration:
Hanauer Str 15,
63739 Aschaffenburg Tel :06021-25 575 Fax: 06021-26796 Email: office@futuremusicschool.de

Ruggero Robin: Quartet Sound Check

Ruggero Robin Quartet Sound Check avi

Dave Martone: live in Vancouver today!


Dave Martone
Martone Live Today on Urban Rush... 5pm, 7pm and 11pm Channel 4 Vancouver! — with Gary Grace and David Edward Valentine Spidel.

Mike Portnoy,Mike Orlando: Omerta details

Mike Portnoy, vocalist Russell Allen and Mike Orlando - will release their debut full-length album, Omertá, on March 13th. Serving as the follow-up to Adrenaline Mob's self-titled EP, Omertá will be released in North America by the newly formed Elm City Music in conjunction with EMI Label Services. Century Media Records has announce a licensing deal to release the album on March 19th in Europe.

Omertá was produced by Adrenaline Mob and mixed by Jay Ruston, and will feature the following 11

'Undaunted'
'Psychosane'
'Indifferent'
'All On The Line'
'Hit The Wall'
'Feelin' Me'
'Come Undone' (DURAN DURAN cover ft. Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM)
'Believe Me'
'Down To The Floor'
'Angel Sky'
'Freight Train'

Check out Mike Orlandos new web site http://www.mikeorlandomusic.com/

Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Tony MacAlpine, Mike Portnoy: Billy "hopefully this project will come off!"

RMS: Thanks. I also heard that you are working on a new project with Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen. Can you give us an update on that one?
BS: Well, there really is no news at this point. Mike is a dear friend of mine, and we’ve worked together a lot at, and same with Richie, he’s a dear friend of mine and with everyone in Mr. Big. And we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. There’s some demos floating around and we have talked, but nothing has been set in stone yet. I love to play, and this year we are not doing much with Mr. Big. We just spent a whole year together, so this year we are just going to go off and do our own thing. I just spoke with Paul and Pat recently, and they’re doing well. I heard that Eric is out doing some shows, and he’s doing great. So, I’m glad that everyone’s doing well. I’m sure that we will get together again and play. But, in the meantime, I’m going to do a new Niacin record. But, any opportunity to go out and play with Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen, I would love to do. more
Recently, at NAMM (the musicians trade show in L.A.) I got up and played with Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Tony MacAlpine. We played a couple of shows and it was a lot of fun, we had a real blast. I love playing live with Mike Portnoy; he is a great, great drummer. He is a great rock drummer and a master of the new progressive music, but I love when he hits just straight rock. But hopefully this project will come off.

Paul Gilbert,Tony MacAlpine,Guthrie Govan,Sam Coulson: The Great Guitar Escape details



http://www.greatguitarescape.com/schedule.html



3:00 PM Sign In
4:30 – 5:15 PM Meet and Greet with Instructors
5:30 – 6:30 PM Paul Gilbert – Introduction Seminar
6:45 – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Concert with Paul Gilbert Band



8:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:15 – 11:15 AM Scotty Johnson - Crash Course in Music Theory: The Language of Musicians
11:30 – 12:45 PM Paul Gilbert - 5 Steps to Alternate Picking
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:15 – 3:30 PM Kid Anderson - Rock ‘n’ Blues Vocabulary I, Paul Gilbert - Hands-On Beginners Course I
3:45 – 5:00 PM Tony MacAlpine - Advanced Heavy Rock I
5:15 – 6:30 PM Guthrie Govan - Choose Your Notes Wisely: Note Choice and Improvisation
6:45 – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Concert/Jam with Paul Gilbert and all instructors



8:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:15 – 11:15 AM Sam Coulson - Vibrato, Sustain, and Ripping Tone I
11:30 – 12:45 PM Paul Gilbert - Stuck Technique - Unstuck!: Break through your technique barriers. Bring your guitar!
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:15 – 3:30 PM Rodney Holmes - Groove Inventions I, Mike Arellano - Guitar Tech 101, Paul Gilbert - Hands-On Beginner’s Course II
3:45 – 5:00 PM Scotty Johnson - Essential Skills for the Working Guitarist I, Tom Size - Crash Course in Modern Mixing
5:15 – 6:30 PM Kid Andersen - Rock ‘n’ Blues Vocabulary II, Kelly LeMieux - Bass Guitar On Tour I
6:45 – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Concert/Jam with Paul Gilbert and all instructors



8:00 – 10:00 AMBreakfast
10:15 – 11:15 AM Sam Coulson - Vibrato, Sustain, and Ripping Tone II, Scotty Johnson - Essential Skills for the Working Guitarist II
11:30 – 12:45 PM Paul Gilbert - Melodic Phrasing with Arpeggios and ‘Arscalios’
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:15 – 3:30 PM Tony MacAlpine - Adv. Heavy Rock II, Rodney Holmes - Groove Inventions II, Paul Gilbert - Beginner’s Course III
3:45 – 5:00 PM Guthrie Govan - It’s All In the Details: A guide to articulation and control, Kelly LeMieux - Bass Guitar On Tour II
6:45 – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Concert/Jam with Paul Gilbert and all instructors





8:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 AM Paul Gilbert Speech / Meet and Greet with Photo
11:00 AM Check Out

News: Institute Launches 2012 Shure Songwriting Award with Anna Calvi and BMI


The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and Shure are delighted to announce the launch of the 2012 Shure Songwriting Award (www.ShureSongwritingAward.com). Also for the first time this year the competition will be supported by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Previously judged by Amy McDonald, K.T. Tunstall, Paloma Faith and Everything Everything, this year’s competition will be judged by Anna Calvi. 
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Anna Calvi’s music accomplishments include being selected for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 list as well as gaining critical acclaim for her poetic filled album A Velvet Wall of Sound. This ultimately led to her Mercury Music Award and BRIT Award nominations. Her musicianship has been compared to the likes of Nick Cave and PJ Harvey. Inspired by the films of David Lynch and Gus Van Sant, her music encompasses elements of mystery and cinematic effects which blends the sounds of flamenco, blues, rock and country music. 
If you are a songwriter looking to make a career out of your talent, why not take part in this year’s award competition? First prize is a unique opportunity to attend, free of charge, the fantastic one-year Cert HE in Songwriting course at the Institute worth over £5,000! Studying at the Institute, you will be able to take part in regular live showcase events, professionally develop your talent and have direct access to leading industry professionals.
Institute director Paul Kirkham had this to say about the award: 
“We are delighted to once again be launching the Shure Songwriting Award supported by BMI. For many years now we have been committed to offering scholarships to the most talented and deserving musicians. This competition, and the course of study that the winners attend, has a fantastic reputation for developing successful songwriters and we know this year will be no different.” 
To enter, all you have to do is upload an original song to the award website before 16th March 2012. You will then have four weeks to try and gain as many public votes as possible. Finally a combination of an expert panel of judges will select a top 8 and then Anna Calvi will be making her selection for this year’s winner 
This could be your chance - it could be your song chosen this year! For further details on entry guidelines, terms and conditions or for further information visit the award website www.ShureSongwritingAward.com, or contact the Institute directly on:
- www.icmp.co.uk
- 0207 328 0222
- enquiries@icmp.co.uk
http://www.shuresongwritingaward.com

Kenny Serane: talks about his awesome competition prizes!


Kenny Serane presents the first edition of the open worldwide competition:
The FRENCH GUITAR CONTEST

Share your passion around the world with this big project organized by France, and win very cool prizes: a Lâg Guitar, a Torpedo Live, a 4 effect pedals bundle, high-end in-ear, some guitar pro licences and many other great prizes!

This will take place since February 8, ending april 8th.
Here's the event link:
www.frenchguitarcontest.com

And this is the official video link on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dqtDQ_VzK8

It is totally free, and an occasion to show to the world your cool playing (originality and feeling are the more important skills)

To participate and perform, everything is in the website.
For any other relevant details
please contact nellyrose@mail.com

Keep playing and good luck!
Kenny Serane

Eddie Van Halen: A Different Kind Of Truth on Red Vinyl!

VAN HALEN are offering up A Different Kind Of Truth: Tour Collector's Edition vinyl at their official store

Tracklisting:
'Tattoo'
'She's The Woman'
'You and Your Blues'
'China Town'
'Blood and Fire'
'Bullethead'
'As Is'
'Honeybabysweetiedoll'
'The Trouble With Never'
'Outta Space'
'Stay Frosty'
'Big River'
'Beats Workin''

Scott Mishoe: stretching some fingers for a jam just yesterday!

Scott Mishoe Improv Feb, 07 2012.MP4


Scott Mishoe Improv 1 Feb, 07 2012.MP4