Saturday, 24 March 2012

Rick Graham: Just A Dream - New HD website lesson

Available now at:
In this latest video lesson we take a bar by bar musical journey through my track 'Just A Dream' which is the third track on my debut album 'Insideout'. I also discuss the inspiration behind the track as well as a detailed description of the gear used for the album recording. This package contains a high quality promo studio video of the track as well as two different backing tracks and two different mixes of the album track. It features the amazing Sebastian Persini on drums.
'Just A Dream' - New HD website lesson available now

Sarah Longfield: talks new album and CAFO lesson

Watch in 720?! NEW ALBUM- I made another " please don't watch this " video. SO IN THIS TOTLA-RAD EPSODE you get to hear my new album! hope you guys dig it ! :D annddd! since I got so many questions about how I play the intro to CAFO by Animals as Leaders I figured I'd break it down. I'll be posting run-thrus of the songs all this week and next week and since i procrastinate lets stick within the ballpark of sometime in the next 3 months.

New album, CAFO intro lesson thing, ramblings & more!

News: Ampeg extends its Portaflex series

Ampeg today extends its Portaflex series, announcing two new cabinets — the PF-115LF and PF-410HLF. These new cabinets deliver the performance, looks and affordability of the popular Portaflex series in powerful, shelf-ported designs that offer additional low-frequency extension.

“While I don’t want to say we were shocked about the immense popularity of the Portaflex heads and cabs,” remarks Ampeg Product Manager, Zane Williams. “I do have to say we were pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response from bassists worldwide. These additional Portaflex cabinets are a direct response to customer requests.”

Capable of handling 400 watts, the PF-115LF does away with the compression driver, for a more vintage tone courtesy of a single 15″ Eminence® driver. The PF-410HLF delivers a much-sought-after 4x10″ configuration in a compact design that handles 800 watts. Their rugged poplar cabinet design looks great with Ampeg black diamond tolex and chrome logo, while integrated side handles and included casters are perfect for easy transportation. Just like the other Portaflex series cabinets, these new models both operate at 8 ohms, allowing the bassist to easily mix and match cabinets to get the exact speaker configuration they want.

The Ampeg Portaflex Series also includes the PF-350 and PF-500 bass heads and PF-115HE and PF-210HE bass enclosures. The PF-115LF and PF-410HLF will be available in Q2, 2012. The PF-115LF will have a U.S. MSRP of $489.99 and the PF-410HLF will have a U.S. MSRP of $769.99. Visit Ampeg during Prolight + Sound / Musikmesse from March 21-24, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany in Halle 6.1, Stand C30. For more detailed product information, please visit

Brad Russell: sweeping , tapping Bass lessons

Brad Russell-Bass Lesson

Brad Russell: "Zattack" solo w Kahler bass trem

Riccardo Cadamuro: ‪Baba O'Riley

‪Baba O'Riley‬ - The Who (Riccardo Cadamuro cover)

Damian Agurto: Region Metropolitana

77. Damian Agurto - Region Metropolitana - Ibanez

News: UK's National learn to play day

National Learn to Play Day, 31st March

The National Learn to Play Day, offering free musical instrument lessons to the public, is only seven days away. Its organisers, the charity Music For All, can now announce a huge range of free nationwide activities with support from rock stars and music organisations.

Just confirmed is comedian Al Murray giving free music lessons at Chappells of Bond Street, London and several local mayor’s (Southampton, Bournmouth, Eastbourne) are also attending events. Rock stars already publicised as helping out include Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Whitesnake (Doug Aldrich, Brian Tichy, Michael Devin) and further artists just announced include Mark Brzezicki (Big Country), Ric Sanders (Fairport Convention) and renowned saxophonist, Snake Davis (Eurythmics, Take That, Paul McCartney, BeyoncĂ©).

Almost 70 shops around the country are now taking part with new events confirmed in Nottingham, Metro Centre Gateshead, Eastbourne and Southampton. From samba bands, to brass bands, top buskers to acclaimed pianists, the general public will not only be entertained but provided with a golden opportunity to learn instruments themselves. Free lessons offered cover a wide range of instruments and styles and include electric and acoustic guitar, drums, ukulele, piano, saxophone, flute, trumpet, cornet, Bassoon, DJ Workshops, African drumming, singing, band jams and more!

Support has also been flooding in from the music industry with brands as varied as Yamaha, Fender, Gibson, Roland, Korg, Marshall Amps and Peavey providing demonstrators, prizes, goody bags, discount vouchers and technical support. Other organisations such as UK Music and partners the Musician’s union, Arts Council Take it Away scheme and have provided assistance, support and help in creating this exciting day.

National Learn to Play Day offers the perfect opportunity for members of the public to start playing or making the move back into music, no strings attached!

More music shops throughout the UK are joining in everyday, so to find out you’re nearest shop please visit, for the latest up to date news and venue details.

Demian Planiscig: Improvising in C minor

Improvisando en C menor

Dhalif Ali: Ibanez RG560 Jam

Improvised Jamming on a backing track with an old 1990 Japanese made Ibanez RG 560 in purple neon.
Was lucky enough to score on this guitar.
All pickups are stock S1, S1, V2
Played through a LINE 6 pod x3.

Ibanez RG560 Jam

Dallton Santos: Beatriz

Beatriz (Chico Buarque e Edu Lobo) - guitar solo Dallton Santos

News: iGuitar highlights

Michael Angelo Batio -continues his exclusive iGuitar series
Jamie Humphries- The Rhythm Method Part 7.
Rick Graham - Pentatonic double stops
Tom Quayle - Using modes to expand chord voicings
Michael Casswell - Pro Concepts: how to be a Pro guitarist Part 7
Stuart Bull - Hybrid picking continued

Joe Bonamassa: launches Soci@ble Apparel

Joe Bonamassa launches innovative clothing company Soci@ble Apparel.

Soci@ble Apparel is apparel you can wear physically and share digitally. Now with a fusion of art and technology, Soci@ble Apparel will lay the ground work for the first global & social art gallery. Each item of apparel will have its own social identity with its own unique web page, QR code and social pages that can connect with other people who love art, music and fashion. This will give each product its own unique identity and its own unique community of those who identify with the lifestyle of each Soci@ble Apparel design.

Tribut is Soci@ble Apparel's first collection and bases its concept on using stunning designs to give tribute to music, the original social network. Keep reading to get a quick peek or visit the website to learn more about Tribute by Soci@ble Apparel.

Sociable Apparel : Tribut : Manuel Urbano : Blue Notes

UK tour dates
UK tour dates detailed below. Tickets available from 0844 478,

23 March – Brighton Centre (SOLD OUT)
24 March – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
25 March – Newcastle Metro Arena
27 March – Edinburgh Usher Hall (SOLD OUT)
28 March – Liverpool Echo Arena
30 March – Bournemouth BIC
31 March – Birmingham NIA
02 April – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
04 April – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
05 April – Blackpool Opera House (SOLD OUT)