Saturday, 7 April 2012

Fran Alonso: Fender Stratocaster Richie Kotzen Custom given some love

Spanish guitarist of the rock band Canary Islands Krull. Use Guitar Richie Kotzen Custom Fender Stratocaster (STR-RK 145) and TH2 Overloud. - Translucent Yellow Vanilla (you can see the wood grain.) - Hardware Pickguard Gold and Pearl White. - DiMarzio Custom (Custom Single Coil serious and a half, The Chopper humbucker in Treble) - Vintage Tremolo Bridge Wilkinsson, - swtich to split the pill and make it sharp single, - Electronics Fender Custom Shop - Gotoh machine heads. - A volume control, pickup selector 5 positions. - Neck is one piece of maple with inlaid mother of pearl to mark the frets.

Fran Alonso - Fender Stratocaster Richie Kotzen Custom !!!.mpg

Larry Mitchell: lead melodic rock guitar soloing lesson click NOW for a FREE Video guitar lesson that is not on YouTube & a FREE Ebook from Next Level
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Larry Mitchell lead melodic rock guitar soloing lesson learn scales licks arpeggios part1

Larry Mitchell lead melodic rock guitar soloing lesson learn scales licks arpeggios part1

Vanny Tonon: two hands, two guitars, one piano tapped

Vanny Tonon -rehearsal for the new video.

Jess Lewis: Chinchilla - This Town Needs Guns

Spotted over on: Shreddelicious

Chinchilla - This Town Needs Guns - Attempt by Jess

Ben Levin: Ascending Minor Keys Autopsy

Download the free backing track and transcription at this link:
Practice playing over key changes with this backing track!
For music lessons via Skype, email Fake Dr. Ben Levin at

Ascending Minor Keys Backing Track Autopsy With Dr. Levin

David Gilmour: Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine

Directed by Gerald Scarfe, initially a backdrop film for when the band played the track Welcome To The Machine on its 1977 In the Flesh tour

Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine

Dennis Stratton: AeroRockStarz Dennis Stratton's band is DS Iron Maiden: Martin 'magic' Johnson (drums), Dave Edwards (guitar/vocals), Michael de Jager (guitar) and Laurie 'Loll' Dalzeil (bass)...this is the band doing the business at the AeroRockStarz concert in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

AeroRockStarz - Dennis Stratton

David Locke: unfinished business, shaping up for a 2012 release?

Dreaming 2012 (Unfinished)

Mauro Di Capua: classy rock fusion

My name is Mauro Di Capua I'm from Italy(near Rome)I'm a GIT graduated... studied with Henderson,Hinds,Verheyen.. ect.. I'm workin on my first cd....will be kind of fusion...Garsed meet Henderson meet Howe meet Hinds....
Maybe for the end of this year should be out....I will have some Usa session on bass and drums and maybe some guitarplayer guest solos...

Havin fun jamming' over this backing track.
Gear used:James Tyler Studio elite hd,Dr.z EZG 50,BB preamp,Line6 DL4
Sorry for the bad video quality
More videos are coming soon....

Buzzguitar Orange Jam (Guthrie Govan)

Christophe Godin: Bercy-2012

Christophe Godin: Bercy-2012

Kenny Serane: tough life being a guitar player...

Lena Mashkina: 8 finger tapping "Morose Melody" (Dmitriy Maloletov)

Лена Машкина "Грустная песня" (Дмитрий Малолетов)

Tuomas Seppälä,Kimmo Korhonen: Amberian Dawn

Keyboards, Guitars, Operatic female singers... sounds like prog metal made in heaven

Amberian Dawn is a Finnish metal band that honed their trademark sound with expert precision, making highly polished albums of symphonic melodic metal. Their songs and unique style are sure to be heralded as future classics by fans of the genre. The music is based on songwriting of the founder member of the band, guitar & keyboard virtuoso, Tuomas Seppälä. Classically trained soprano, Heidi Parviainen adds the finishing touch to the songs with her dramatic lyrics.

Tuomas Seppälä - guitar & keyboards
Tuomas is the man behind the music of Amberian Dawn. He composes all music for AD which he founded together with a longtime band mate Tommi Kuri in the summer of 2006. In the beginning, guitar was his main instrument but for the third album Tuomas changed his main instrument from guitar to keyboards.

Kimmo Korhonen - guitar
Kimmo is an aspiring new guitarist from Lahti, Finland. He joined the band after the recordings for their third album End of Eden were finished in 2010. He also plays guitar with Waltari, Solacide and Helion.

Taken from the album " End of Eden", Spinefarm Records 2010

Production credits:
Production company: Routafilmi,
Director: Markus Nieminen


Scott Henderson: Baked Potato Burning

Scott Henderson solo at the baked potatoe 2012

Fred Brum: Atonement - have you atoned yet?

My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track at - please give it a listen. :)
As I'll be doing a few demos with my friend Ola Englund in Guitar Candy (Belgium) on the 14th and 15th, it was time to give some of my old backing tracks a much needed overhaul. Since the first video of Atonement was lacking in a few departments, I just thought it was worth recording the rest of it and giving my black limba fanned fret 8 some well deserved camera time in the process.
All tracks are done with the Kemper Profiling Amp AKA the Cosmic Lunchbox, using a SND Redemptionist distortion for the melody lines. Patches used for the rhythm tracks are a modified version of Ola's Triple 6 profile into a profile of my own Zilla 2x12", and another of the AMT Electronics D2 into the same cab profile. Melodies are done with the Redemptionist driving a Vox AC30 profile and the lead line was done with a profile of my own Silverblade Hellhound 20 into the Zilla again.

Hope you guys enjoy the video and happy Easter! :)

Fred Brum - Jaden Rose FF8 #2 - Atonement Playthrough

Eric Calderone: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meets Metal

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meets Metal

Jan Laurenz: two handed walking on the moon

walking on the moon (cover) by jan laurenz

Tosin Abasi: Blur extended range 8-string guitar

Blur extended range 8-string guitar designed and built for Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders & T.R.A.M.). TOONE & TOWNSEND precision tuning system. Exoskeleton aircraft aluminum and Delrin neck with integrated capo. Stainless steel frets. Swamp ash body with spalted maple facing. Hand forged stainless steel access plates. Hand built by Rick Toone | Luthier @
 — with Tosin Abasi.

Olivér Lee: Minotaur Project - La fin absolue du monde

Minotaur Project - La fin absolue du monde (feat Olivér Lee)

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE (Téléchargeable gratuitement):
DOWNLOAD THE EP and support my work:
featuring OLIVÉR LEE on lead guitar
Cry Free (Deep Purple tribute): http://www.cryfree.huÜtött-Kopott Angyal: Lord Live Band:
"Minotaur Project is the music diary of the bass-killer Matt Gabnai, the multi-instrumentalist composer behind the yet one-man band." - Robbie Williamshakespear
I've a lot of stuff to tell, so to get to it quickly:
First of all, as I mentioned somewhere else before, the most criticism I get towards my music is the lack of guitar solos. I don't do those because I can't; but now I have one of the most professional and versatile session musician I know from my generation, doing what he does best.
Olivér and I met at the modern music college of Budapest, Kőbányai Zenei Stúdió, we actually started the same year. I vividly remember him playing unbelieveable runs with such accuracy and feel, which was not only uncommon among students of the first year (I couldn't yet play the bass well enough at that time), but rare amongst the professors as well. He was well-known after a short time with his left-handed white Fender Stratocaster, and even back then I looked upon his style of playing with great awe - every time. I never really felt worthy to play with such a guy.
For the hungarian scenery his name is well-known already: in 2010 he won a "new guitarist" talent competition in Budapest, and nowadays he plays with the very finest of musicians Hungary has to offer, not to mention that he's also the guitarist of Jon Lord among other projects.
For years I used Olivér as a prime example to show that good musicianship comes from the heart and the personality first. While he's truly one of the easiest person to work with (his commission to every project, and his famous submission toward fellow musicians made him this fame), his musical talent towards ANY kind of musican genre is just amazing for me. I never considered him a Metal-head before, I always thought he plays more blues-rock oriented things, or this hungarian folk with Bea Palya, but after we started to discuss the solo for this song and I had asked for the most bizarre, wild, disturbing and dark thing he could play there, after which he came up with what you hear on the song, my jaws were dropped. Perfect match to the atmosphere, it's the "Absolute end of the world" after all.
All-in-all, it was an unbelieveable pleasure and an even greater honor to have him on my music. I only can advise all of you to follow his name and work if you want the highest quality of music from my generation.
La fin absolue du monde, as a song is the final chapter of the work I've done last year, and a precursor of a new era. The song is the latest one I've written (I had to restart the whole process in january, because the song I've done before didn't work really - downwards of experimenting :D), it's been influenced by an episode of "Masters of Horror", namely "Cigarette Bruns" by John Carpenter. "La fin absolue du monde" is a title of a movie which we don't see in the episode, only parts of it, but it seemed to me as some kind of entrance to hell, or something even much worse. All the quotes are from that episode.
What I wanted to tell with the song is that the search for this fertile ground (check 77345_018 with Petra, she pretty much tells it) for humanity has failed, the traveling spaceship crashes, killing everyone on board, causing the end of the human race as we know it. I wanted to write the most bizarre, dark, confusing song I've done, and I think the feel of the song is close to that, however I hope it's a journey as always.
Vocal version is coming soon, the song will be downloadable into RockBand as well! :)
Technical stuff:
I used my Warwick Thumb 2011 SE Custom for bass, MEC pickups.
Tuning: B-E-A-D
Prolude BHV 450L bass amp (lineout output straight into my new M-Audio 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, Pro Tools 9 for the audio, Vegas 9 for the video.
Guitar (except for Oliver's solo):
A korean Squier Showmaster, B-E-A-G-Db-B tuning, D'addario Steel strings, light gauge, Line6 POD HD Pro modeling amplifier.
All the backgrounds are from
Coming up next: Horus with the drums of Matthew Hekker!

Francesco Bellagamba: Live Solo Shred Improvisation

Francesco Bellagamba Live Solo Shred Improvisation

Gary Hoey,Lita Ford: Studio and tour



Gary Hoey has been hard at work producing the legendary female metal icon, LITA FORD. HER new album, "Living Like A Runaway" will be released June 19th in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. "Working with Lita was a great experience. She is a bad ass guitar player and I'm very honored to have produced "Living Like A Runaway." Wait till the fans hear the CD. Lita is back and better than ever. Her voice, the guitar work, her songs are going to blow minds. Going on tour with her is the icing on the cake!!" says Hoey. Coinciding with the album's release, Gary Hoey is supporting LITA in her band as they hit the road this summer with Def Leppard and Poison on the "Rock of Ages Tour".

Gary Hoey Live!
April 14, 2012
Blue Ocean Music Hall
 4 Ocean Front North
 Salisbury Beach, MA
 All Ages 8:00pm

Tom Quayle, Andy James, Guthrie Govan: top three jam track lessons

With March all done and dusted, let's take a look back and see what are your to purchases of the month:
10 - Mattias 'IA' Eklundh's Freak Guitar Volume 3
9 - The Great Blues Blowout
8 - The Ultimate Blues Experience
7 - Martin Miller's Fusion Series 1
6 - Denny Ilett's Jazzin The Blues
5 - Guthrie Govan's Late Night Sessions Series 1
4 - Guthrie Govan's Oofficial Erotic Cakes Special Package
3 - Guthrie Govan's Complete Collection
2 - Andy James' Custom Metal Series 1
and the winner is...........
1- Tom Quayle's Fusion Essentials Vol.1
What an incredible debut result for Tom. When Tom sent us the tracks for this package we instantly knew they were special. Great performances mixed with great quality jam tracks are a recipe for success and Tom nailed both with Fusion Essentials. We look forward to his next release already.

Jack Thammarat: Melodic Freeway Series 1

Jack Thammarat, the king of melodic guitar, has returned with a brand new jam track series that includes five beautifully crafted tracks. There is a reason why Jack has over 10,000,000 views on his YouTube channel alone, and that is because not only is he a fabulous player but he has the ability to take you on a wonderful journey with his tracks. And he has absolutely done that over the five tracks that we sent him, which were created by one of our backing track maestros Paul Harvey.
With this package, entitled 'Melodic Freeway Series 1', learning Jack's solos will really help you master the art of playing well constructed solos over melodic tracks. But as always we have added the extended jam tracks for you to get creative and construct your own solos or improvisations too. The package also comes with the full length videos of Jack's performances as well as complete TAB in PDF and Powertab format.
This package is sure to be one of the biggest releases of this year, so don't hold back and grab your copy now!


5 full tracks in MP3
5 backing tracks in MP3
5 extended jam tracks in MP3
5 full length videos in MP4
5 complete TABS in PDF and Powertab format

Jack Thammarat 'Melodic Freeway Series 1' Promo

Joe Stump: completes his 8th solo album

Joe Stump has finished work on his 8th solo album whose title will be announced shortly.

On the new material Joe reveals, “This record is heavier, darker, more classically based and technical compared to “Virtuostic Vendetta”. With every record I try to step it up and challenge myself both playing-wise and compositionally, and I’ve certainly done that with this upcoming release”.

Fans of audacious fretwork keep an eye out for further news on Joe’s upcoming new release which packs a killer six string punch.

Marcel Coenen: John Macaluso has created "The Phoenix Project"

Sun Caged will support drummer John Macaluso’s new creation “The Phoenix Project” which also happens to feature members of Sun Caged!

John Macaluso has created "The Phoenix Project" a live collaboration with Marcel Coenen and other members of Sun Caged. The band will perform songs from John's illustrious career, including his work with TNT, RIOT, Yngwie Malmsteen, Starbreaker, and the ground breaking prog metal band ARK. Gig dates and further band member information will be announced at the Project's Facebook page:

In addition, Sun Caged will perform as support act. The bands first gigs featuring their new drummer Mick Gravéé. Sun Caged current release "The Lotus Effect" is out now with full info at

Copies of John Macaluso's solo album "John Macaluso & Union Radio - The Radio Waves Goodbye" which features amongst others James LaBrie, Vitalij Kuprij, Mike DiMeo and Marco Soflgi amongst others is still available from the webstore with full info at

News: Consortium Project Pentalogy is complete

March 23rd saw the final instalment of Lion Music's series of remastered and expanded versions of the first four Consortium Project releases, which along with Consortium Project IV - Species released back in 2011 saw the end of one of metal's most ambitious concept album series.

Band leader Ian Parry's comments, "Lion Music recently presented the worldwide release of the 4th part of my Consortium Project Quadrilogy remaster series marking this the last release from the Consortium Project Pentalogy".

"Consortium Project IV “Children Of Tomorrow” features some of the best musicians / singers from the Netherlands i.e. Ivar De Graaf (ex-Within Temptation drummer who also wrote the music and performed the acoustic guitars on one of the bonus tracks) and Female singer Judith Rijnveld (Kingfisher Sky).

"It has been a privilege and I am proud to have worked with some of the best musicians / singers from the world of Rock-Prog-Gothic Metal. I’d like to thanks all my colleagues for there incredible contribution during the past 12 years and also thanks our fans for their continued support. It has been an incredible journey and I will treasure the memories forevermore".

For those of you who haven’t yet heard anything from Consortium Project visit the Lion Music link.

Consortium Project V Species

Or visit my official Ian Parry Youtube page to see the videos from Consortium Project V Species.

Mantor Hays: Funk Fusion Jam - inspired by Scott Henderson at the Baked Potato

A fun day of jamming with Nigel Carnahan - Drums and August Arrowsmith - Bass. Was trying some outside stuff after seeing the amazing Scott Henderson last week at the Baked Potato.

Funk Fusion Jam

Sultry Groove

Joop Wolters: live on WEERT FM


Alexander Charles Bruno: Surfaces - Chapters Playthrough

Surfaces - Chapters Playthrough

Joe Bonamassa: new CD details revealed

Joe Bonamassa is pleased to announce that his lucky 13th studio album “Driving Towards The Daylight” will be released in the UK on Monday 21st May by Provogue Records.

Produced by Kevin Shirley, “Driving Towards The Daylight” highlights Bonamassa’s signature style of blues, roots, and rock & roll. The album features a unique group of musicians, including Aerosmith guitaristBrad Whitford (guitar), Blondie Chaplin (guitar), Anton Fig (drums and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboard), Michael Rhodes (bass), Carmine Rojas (bass), Jeff Bova and The Bovaland Brass, Pat Thrall (guitar), and Whitford’s son Harrison Whitford (guitar).

“Driving Towards The Daylight” includes five Bonamassa-penned originals, including bruising opener Dislocated Boy, the title track Driving Towards The Daylight, I Got All You Need, Heavenly Soul, andSomewhere Trouble Don’t Go. Other tracks include Joe’s versions of Tom Waits’ New Coat Of Paint, Bill Withers’ Lonely Town Lonely Street, and Bernie Marsden’s A Place In My Heart. On the album closer, Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes sings lead vocals on his 1987 hit Too Much Ain't Enough Love.

full details from

Lorn Leber: The Major Triad Part One

Exploring the Basics with Lorn Leber: The Major Triad Part One

Jeremy Barnes: super shred 020

Jeremy Barnes super shred 020

Chris Letchford: Guide To Tapping pre order

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Chris' new instructional book dedicated completely to ALL tapping styles for 6 string guitar! Over 60 unique-custom exercises! For those of you that want to learn more tapping licks and riffs in the style of "The Great Plains" and "The Levitated" or want to venture further into adding tapping in your soloing! This book has ALL of that!

Chris also breaks down the theory, keys, and instruction on how to practice and use each exercise!

All exercises are not only great for improving your tapping technique but are also musical and useful to real world guitar playing.

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Below is the Table Of Contents outline for the book!

Table Of Contents

• Warm Ups & Exercises for Independence
• Tapping in Scale Form
• Tapping with Slides
• Tapping with Legato
• Tapping in Odd Meter
• Tapping Arpeggios
• String Skipping with Tapping
• Outlining Chords
• Tapping Chords
• Tapping Harmonics
• Using Open Strings
• Moving Bass Lines
• Layering & Natural Delay
• From Picking to Tapping
• Negative Space Muting
• Sweeps with Tapping

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