Friday, 17 February 2012

Lee Ritenour: Six String Theory competition 2012 - Total value of prizes, over $600,000!

Enter competition 

Guitar Entries are now being accepted for Lee Ritenour's 3rd Annual SIX STRING THEORY COMPETITION in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic, Classical/Flamenco or Country. You can win prizes ranging from cash to scholarships-even a recording contract!! Total value of prize packages is over $600,000!

NEW THIS YEAR! 2012 marks the expansion of the competition to include the Inaugural Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin Rhythm Section Competition that adds 3 new instruments to the competition: Piano, Bass and Drums. Oscar® award winning and 2012 Grammy® nominated, Dave Grusin, heads up the Advisory Board for the Rhythm Section competition.

The Competition is a partnership between Yamaha, Berklee College of Music, Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation and the National Guitar Workshop. Prizes for the Guitar Competition include a Berklee College of Music Scholarship, professional recording and mentoring opportunities, a week-long stay at the four-star Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT for a party of two ($6,750 value), a potential Concord Records recording contract, 36 National Guitar Workshop scholarships, six Crown of the Continent Scholarships, Cash, Yamaha Guitars & endorsements, as well as other prizes from Monster, D'Addario Strings and others. A special cash prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the Classical Guitar Finalist, as well as a $500 cash prize to each of the six Guitar Finalists.

Enter Now!
Apply in Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Bass, or Drums by May 1, 2012 with an online video submission at

Thomas Wilcock: Samurai Fingers Solo Competition

Samurai Fingers Ep1: Solo Competition - Thomas Wilcock

Samurai Fingers competition

Dhalif Ali: Samurai Fingers Solo Competition

Samurai Fingers Solo Competition Dhalif Ali

Samurai Fingers competition

News: Samurai Fingers Solo Competition Win a Dragon

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4) Make a video of yourself playing over the backing track-melodic line, jazz solo, chord solo, fingerstyle, effects heavy, or shred! Any instrument as well!
5) Upload your video response to this video
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Samurai Fingers Ep1: Solo Competition Win a Dragon II Wah by Morley! 日本語字幕ある

Samurai Fingers competition

Bagus Nugroho: For those about to shred - blazing!

For those about to shred - Bagus Nugroho

Shred Solo competition

Dhalif Ali: For Those About To Shred - smoking!

For Those About To Shred Dhalif Ali 2

Shred Solo competition

Dave Weckl,Gregg Bissonette,Ginger Baker: Buddy Rich 25th Anniversary Memorial Concert

The Buddy Rich 25th Anniversary Memorial Concert takes place for the first time in the UK at the world-famous London Palladium on 2nd April 2012. The world-class lineup is confirmed as Dave Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, John Blackwell and Gregg Potter from the USA with Ian Paice, Ginger Baker, Gavin Harrison and Elliott Henshaw from the UK. Plus singing supremo Tony Christie will also appear.

One of legendary drummer Buddy Rich’s last requests to his daughter, Cathy, was to keep his band working, his music alive, and to do something for young people. No easy task, but eventually Cathy decided that an annual memorial concert seemed the way to go. The first sellout memorial concert was in 1988 at the celebrated Carnegie Hall in New York. Since then, shows have followed in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Boston with the who’s who of the drumming world taking part and the shows being described as the ‘The Greatest Drum Show Of All Time’. Artists to grace the stage in previous years have included Mel Tormé, Joe Williams, Stan Getz, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta and Dennis Chambers.

This year, on the exact date of the 25th anniversary of Buddy’s death, it is the turn of the London Palladium to host this prestigious event. The show, co-hosted by Cathy herself, features the US-based Buddy Rich Big Band supported by UK session musicians who used to play with Buddy. Cathy will also present Lifetime Achievement Awards to three rock drumming legends.
On his involvement, the highly-respected Dave Weckl said, “anytime I get to pay tribute to one of the greatest players of our instrument, I am first in line. To be able to play with a great Big Band and play songs from the Buddy Rich book is one of my favourite things to do as a drummer.” Joining Dave Weckl are Gregg Bissonette, known most recently for his work with the Ringo Starr band; John Blackwell, currently playing with Prince; and Gregg Potter from the Buddy Rich Big Band. From the UK, Deep Purple’s distinguished drummer, Ian Paice; the renowned Cream drummer, Ginger Baker; respected session drummer Gavin Harrison; and Elliott Henshaw, veteran of over 20 West End shows and drummer for Tony Christie.

Tickets are available from the Box Office on 0844 412 4657 or online at and are priced from £25 to £60. VIP tickets are available on a strictly limited basis only. They include the best seats in the house, an opportunity to meet the headline artists, admission to the after-show party and signed merchandise.

This is one show not to be missed - the world’s greatest musicians in the world’s greatest theatre paying tribute to “the world’s greatest drummer”. Be there!

Claudio Pietronik, Kenny Serane,Nikolay Karageorgiev‬: top three winners for Neung Vinai Alive GuitarSolo Competition

Neung Vinai Alive

**Every winners please send your full name and the address to me again.
1.‪ Claudio Pietronik‬
3. ‪Nikolay Karageorgiev‬
4. ‪Yiannis Papadopoulos‬
5.‪ Aof 3D
6.‪ Dhalif Ali‬
7.‪ Nuttawut Jensubsin‬
8.‪ OliverMazur‬

9.‪ Nuno Pinto‬
10. ‪Vinci Bluesky‬
Popular vote : Andry Cemplon

Thank you for all the support.

See you on our next competition.
Neung Vinai Alive GuitarSolo Competition the Result!!!!

The winning improvisation/composition

Neung Vinai Alive Guitar Solo Competition - Claudio Pietronik (1st place!!)

Molnár Dénes: Guitar Solo Contest 2012

Guitar Solo Contest 2012 (Entry by Molnár Dénes)

Anthony McCloud Boss pedal competition

Roberto Restuccia: Guitar Solo Contest 2012

Guitar Solo Contest 2012 Entry by Roberto Restuccia

Anthony McCloud Boss pedal competition

Északi Szabolcs: Guitar Solo Contest 2012

Guitar Solo Contest 2012

Anthony McCloud Boss pedal competition

Petrik Nándor: Guitar Solo Contest 2012

Guitar Solo Contest 2012: Petrik Nándor's entry

Anthony McCloud Boss pedal competition

Łukasz Kulczak: The French Guitar Contest

The French Guitar Contest - Łukasz Kulczak

To participate, visit Kenny Serane: French Guitar Contest

Adrian Galysh, Tony Franklin: live show series

Adrian Galysh with Tony Franklin (bass), Charlie Waymire (drums), and Maureen Baker (keys).
Visit: and for more lessons, CDs, downloads, and concert dates. Order CDs/download music here: &
Adrian Galysh: Drifting Memories

Adrian Galysh: Green Eyed Lady

Alexander Pozdnyakov: Guitar Idol 2011 final

Alexander Pozdnyakov: Guitar Idol 2011 final

Joe Stump: Shred Guitar 101 - Shred Academy

On his 6th historical instructional DVD for the Shred Academy, metal guitar master Joe Stump presents a wide variety of Techniques and practice tips will appeal to players That on all Levels.

While much of the material on Many of Joe `s previous dvds Towards more geared WAS Experienced metal / shred guitarists, the content on Guitar Shred 101 is a great learning source for all players.

Speed ​​chop building scale studies, open string techniques / soloing ideas, basic arpeggio play, just breakdowns, technique building etudes and more are all included in the latest installment for the Shredlord.

"Shred Guitar 101" DVD Trailer, Joe Stump / Shred Academy

George Lynch: 25 Years with ESP cool interview

ESP Guitars: George Lynch's 25 Years with ESP (part 1/2)

ESP Guitars: George Lynch's 25 Years with ESP (part 2/2)

Rock Oryon: Wonderful Slippery Thing - great cover

Guthrie Govan - Wonderful Slippery Thing - Rockoryon Cover

Aman Khosla: 'Pilgrimage' guitar solo

Hey folks,
Here's a little snippet from the most recent show I had with Dave Mackay Group. This is the solo I played on the song 'Pilgrimage' and it's a gorgeous piece of music to embark on my very own journey over, even if just for a few minutes.

Dave writes some wonderful music and as a band the guys just bring it to a whole new level. Bringing this journey to you with me are the other members of the band; Dave Mackay ofcourse, on piano and keys, Antoine Katz on the bass, and JP Bouvet on drums. It is a privilege to play with such talented folks, such wonderful musicians and such great friends.
So, that's that. More to come soon. For now, enjoy!
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Aman Khosla - 'Pilgrimage' guitar solo

News: Alien -> Prometheus a match made in heaven?

Just got all the Alien movies in Blu-ray HD including directors cuts for £18. I'm hoping Ridley Scott really delivers with the new prequel Prometheus... looking and sounding on the money... so lets hope it is

Prometheus - Trailer 1b (HD)