Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sam Bell: Ibanez RG1527 camera test

"Naked" Guitar Solo to Click - Ibanez RG1527 Kodak HD Camera Test

Bill Berends: Streams - sounds awesome

Dr.Viossy: Dream Theater The Best of Times Guitar

Dream Theater The Best of Times Guitar Solo by Dr Viossy

Misha Mansoor, Adam Nolly Getgood: Adam snaps the stunning Strandberg Guitarworks #23

Got some shots of Misha Mansoor's Strandberg Guitarworks #23 today

Full series

Allan Holdsworth: free Carvin clinic starting within one hour

Join Carvin in welcoming legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth to our San Diego facility on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 PM. Joining Allan will be Jimmy Haslip on bass and Virgil Donati on drums, making this more than just a clinic - it's a performance! If you're in the San Diego area, stop by the factory - it's free! And if you're not in San Diego, watch this space - Carvin will be streaming the clinic live!

Joe Satriani: Guitarist TV Directors Award

Joe Satriani: Guitarist TV Directors Award - series

Claudio Pietronik: Richie Kotzen - Paying Dues solo - great!

Richie Kotzen - Paying Dues (solo)

Karpenko Stas: Rock ballad guitar improvisation

Rock ballad guitar improvisation

Tosin Abasi: guitar lesson

Get the TABS here


Chris Poland: guitar lesson

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CHRIS POLAND (ex-MEGADETH) Guitar Lesson for

Frank Gambale, Jaco Pastorius: blues


Eric Calderone: Transformers Meets Metal

Transformers Meets Metal

News: I lost 163 subscribers from my YouTube channel

In case you were not aware, looks like YouTube has been doing some cleaning up... in my case I lost 163 subscribers in one go.

YouTube says:
On 2/9/2012, we deleted subscriptions from all inactive YouTube accounts. If any of your subscriptions were removed in this process, they are attributed to the Geography "Unknown region"

Scott Jones: Orchestral and Film Scores

Jason Becker: just 25 days left to fund the live CD

Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live posted a new update for "Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live: Exclusive Live CD":
25 more days to reserve your own copy of this CD (and get some exclusive)
We still have some unique items like signed Vigier GV Rock by Guthrie Govan, Michael Lee Firkins, Marco Sfogli, Atma Anur, Daniele Gottardo, Stephan Forte, Andy James, Franck Hermanny and others

Fabrizio Leo: Jams on FGN guitar Frankfurt 2011

Fabrizio Leo: Jams on FGN guitar Frankfurt 2011

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller,Marco Minneman: Aristocrats Costa Rica show cancellation beyond their control

The Aristocrats

Bryan here. It is with great regret that I must announce that our February 25 show in Costa Rica has been cancelled, due to circumstances completely beyond our control - the person who was backing the show simply pulled out last week without warning and has now stopped communicating with us. We are just as shocked and surprised as you are, and we are truly sorry to anyone who made plans to attend the event.

I know I speak for Guthrie and Marco when I say that we were very much looking forward to coming and playing for our fans in Costa Rica. But there was simply no show for us to play. We look forward to hopefully visiting Costa Rica under better circumstances in the future.

(To be perfectly honest, it's a bit of a financial blow to us, so if anyone out there was holding off on buying something from our spiffy webstore, now would be a good time to pull the trigger. :-) )

But in the likely event you're a fan who already has the record, we can at least say we're all looking forward to our two gigs in Southern California (San Diego at Brick By Brick on 3/2, and the big WesFest 7 benefit concert in Los Angeles at The Roxy on 3/4), and the very exciting tour of the U.K., Europe and the Middle East right behind it. Plus we will have some more exciting news for the U.S. Midwest fairly soon (hint hint).

Check out our website calendar for all of the latest details, and hope to see you out there soon. - BB

The official website for The Aristocrats - Bryan Beller, Guthrie Govan and Marco Minneman

Alex Hutchings: Ripping the Laney Iron Heart Frankfurt 2011

Alex Hutchings: Laney Iron Heart at full stretch Frankfurt -n 08.04.2011 Yet again Laney had the best stand at the Frankfurt Musikmesse. Good news folks... Alex Hutchings has two albums in progress.

Alex Hutchings: Ripping the Laney Iron Heart Frankfurt 2011

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet - needs your vote!

Please vote for 'Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet' to win the fan favorite award at the Memphis International Film and Music Fest. All it takes is clicking on the link below, selecting 'Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet' and clicking submit -
If you could please help to spread the word to others that would be much appreciated.

Ricky Furlani: demos NIG pedals (English subtitles)

Ricky Furlani - Pedais Pocket NIG / GNI 2011

Gustavo Di Padua: NIG Hot Drive pedal demo (with subtitles)

Gustavo Di Padua demonstra o pedal NIG HOT DRIVE da nova linha Pocket

Karolina Sustova: The Fight Inside - really great new vocal

Karolina Sustova:
An experimental music video to my composition for rock group and string orchestra called The Fight Inside made of videos and pictures with onscreen lyrics. I have written this track for my GCEA level at the Prague Conservatory. Hope you like it. :)

Karolina Sustova - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Michal Jiran - drums
Matous Peruska - I. violin
Veronika Linhartova - II. violin
Dorota Rybkova - viola
Kristina Vocetkova - cello
The bass guitar and the double bass are sampled.
Videos and pictures are taken by me and my mum.
Equipment: Nikon Coolpix S210
Software: Windows Movie Maker

The Fight Inside

News: Volos Electric Guitar Competition! FAQ

The time for the 2012 International Volos Electric Guitar Competition!
This will take place on February 19, starting at 14.00 at the
Art Gallery of Foudoulis Conservatory,
Antonopoulou 17, VĂ³los, Greece
Here's the event link
If you want to perform at the competition, there is a 25 euro fee.
IF you want to just come and hang out and watch, this is FREE!
To participate and perform, contact the Foudoulis
Conservatory at info@foudoulis.grFor any other relevant details and the Rules of the competition,
please contact
Come join us and see the most promising electric guitar stars
of Greece - for FREE!


Volos Competition, answering some questions that several people asked
1) What time do we have to be there if we are participating?
The competition starts at 14.00 with the soundcheck. Performances will start at 15.00
2) Do we need to bring own own guitar/amps/effects etc?
Bring your guitar and a cable - amplification & effects are provided by Line6
3) Can we use a backing track?
YES!!!! Definitely use a backing track - bring it in MP3 format a USB stick or even a CDR
4) I like playing but do not like Competing. CAn i play?
YES!!!! YOu can perfomr at the 2nd part of the Competition , where people will play without competing against each other - just to get the feedback of the judges on their playing.
1) What time should we show up if we are NOT participating and are just there to see the competition?
I suggest you come at 15.00
2) Is there an entrance cost to watch?
Nope- it is totally FREE :-)