Monday, 16 April 2012

Dragianni,Ivan Mihaljevic: Live at Omis Guitar Fest 2012

...featuring Frane Rogosic - vocal and Ivan Mihaljevic - guitar

Dragianni - Live at Omis Guitar Fest 2012.

Ivan Manoloff: Madrid Clinic date announced


Chris Broderick: just ‎4 More days! Auction for a guitar

Chris Broderick
‎4 More days! Auction for a guitar that Chris donated to the kids of Magnolia Elementary School:

Jeff Kollman: Shedules L.A. festival appearance; new solo and BOMBASTIC MEATBATS release

April 16, 2012 - Acclaimed guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY) is scheduled to perform at the One World Art and Music Festivalat Hummingbird Nest Ranch, 2940 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063 on Saturday April 21 at 7 p.m.. Proceeds from the appearance will benefit guitar legend Jason Becker who has been living with ALS for the past 20 years. Other performers include former MEGADETH lead guitarist Chris Poland and OHM, Kirk Fletcher, Edwin Alpanian, among others. More information is available from

On the release front, Kollman's new solo album, 'Silence In The Corridor', whose title track is a tribute to the late, great Gary Moore, available in streaming audio at this location, is receiving its worldwide digital release on April 16. Physical product is available throughKollman's long running label imprint Marmaduke Records. Contributing musicians on the album include drummers Shane Gaalaas (B'z, COSMOSQUAD), Jono Brown, and Joel Taylor (OHM, Allan Holdsworth), bassists Ric Fierabracci (COSMOSQUAD, PLANET X), Kevin Chown (Tarja Turunen, BOMBASTIC MEATBATS), and Jimmy Johnson (Allan Holdsworth, Roger Waters), as well as keyboardists Lao Tizer and Ed Roth (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, Glenn Hughes). The track listing reads as follows:

01. Cosmo Ray Vaughn
02. West Coast Swagger
03. One Last Remark
04. Silence In The Corridor (tribute to Gary Moore)
05. Steer Clear Of The Border Town
06. Song For James
07. The New Nightmare
08. Afghan Headtrip
09. Time And The Inevitable
10. A Day Of Mourning
11. Unforgettable (dedicated to Helen Kollman)

L.A. all-stars THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, featuring Jeff Kollman, Kevin Chown, Ed Roth and newly Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inducted drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Glenn Hughes) have set at a May 21 release date for their explosive double live CD set, titled 'Live Meat And Potatoes.' Recorded locally in 2011 at the legendary Baked Potato, the album includes tracks from both the band's studio albums, 'Meet The Meatbats' and 'More Meat', including a reinterpretation of the LED ZEPPELIN classic, 'Moby Dick.' Physical copies will be available from on April 23. The track listing reads as follows:

Disc 1:
01. Oops I Spilled My Beer
02. Passing the Ace
03. Mountain Of Meat
04. The Gunboat Is On!
05. Nightsweats
06. Tops Off
07. Pigs Feet
08. Need Strange

Disc 2:
09. Deathmatch
10. Battle For Ventura Blvd
11. Moby Dick
12. Shilo's Forbidden City Blues
13. Breadballs
14. Lobster Legs
15. Into The Floyd

Jeff Kollman online:

Ben Levin: Let's Learn Giant Steps

Download the backing track, charts, and chord voicings here: out this video to hear the original version of Giant Steps: how to improvise over Giant Steps with this series! The path to learning a tune as hard as Giant Steps involves a lot of patience and diligence, but I truly believe anyone can do it with the right amount of focus! In this lesson I talk about the importance of learning and internalizing the chords and melody, and also take a general look at how the piece is divided into three keys. Memorize the melody and chords and you'll be ready for the next lesson.

I teach private lessons on Skype so email me at if you'd like to sign up for some!
Let's Learn Giant Steps with Dr. Levin Part 1

Alex Vasilenko: blues in A lesson

next video will be in slow tempo
backing track

GUTHRIE GOVAN style - blues in A lesson normal tempo

Jake Hertzog: Jazz Guy - Writing Your Own Solo

Hey Jazz Guy talks about techniques for creating your own solo based on simple chord tone placement to ensure accuracy. As seen in Guitar Player Magazine. Visit for more! Thanks for watching! Jazz Hard!

Hey Jazz Guy - Writing Your Own Solo

Rune Berre: "Blues Matrix".

Always look forward to Rune Berre's original guitar styling... enjoy!

Hi! The guitar is recorded through a Carvin SC90, Brunetti Mercury Box, ClinchFX EP-PRE, Blackstar HT5(emulated output) into Logic Pro(effects).

I`m playing on a standard jazz-blues progression in C, trying to avoid my own clichè-filled ruts.

Rune Berre-"Blues Matrix".

Herman Li: Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer

Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer Herman Li Interview

Rick Graham: Octave Displacement - free lesson

To download this FREE HD VIDEO lesson package click on the following link:
For the first of a new series of FREE lesson packages I take you through my approach to using Octave Displacement techniques to improve your knowledge of intervals. This lesson requires a good knowledge of scales and their formulas although all examples given are contained within the PDF file within the package itself.

This package includes: 1 HD 1080P Video lesson with dual camera angles PDF file including tabs and scales/scale formulae used in the video.

FREE guitar lesson - Practicing scales using Octave Displacement

Sydnei Carvalho: bonus solo Double Vision DVD

Sydnei Carvalho solo completo em Notre Dame - Double Vision DVD - Alex Martinho

Mika Tyyskä: Mr. Fastfinger's "in Motion" gets nine stars!

Mr Fastfinger: in Motion
Mr. Fastfinger's new "in Motion" CD is now available directly from the artist. Sensei will sign the CD's for you and make sure you get some extra goodies not available from anywhere else.

In Motion is a hard rocking instrumental album. Featuring guests: Jordan Rudess, Thomas Blug, Timo Kämäräinen. Energy, expression, feeling, emotion and guitar! Also includes a fretboard game along with a lot of jam tracks to inspire your practicing and playing to new dimensions! 
“Well, first of all, clear your schedule. Once you push play the only thing you’ll be able to do for the next 59 minutes is feel the groove! For me that means involuntary head and feet movement plus copious amounts of air-instrumentation.” 9/9 stars from HOLLYWOOD METAL  Get your copy of Mr Fastfinger: in Motion and make it 10 stars!

I hope to catch up with Mr Fastfinger and  Mika Tyyskä in an upcoming interview for Truth In Shredding... I just have to make sure my Chi is aligned... yin and yang in balance and CD located in full 7.1 Feng shui surround sound.

Vinai Trinateepakdee: crafted melodic jam tracks available for purchase

Vinai Trinateepakdee - Feature Package - Amen

Vinai Trinateepakdee joined the JTC ranks a while back now and has two extremely well crafted melodic jam tracks available for purchase. Amen is a beautiful ballad, and even though Vinai can pull out some scary technique, you can play this track with only a moderate level of ability on the guitar. 

This jam track package is only £4.99 and is most definitely worth checking out. It comes with video, audio track and backing track as well as complete TAB.

New: Jam Track Central... looking for you?

Covert Special Ops

Do you fancy being part of a Covert Special Ops Group helping with a project we are working on at JTC? If so, then read on...
We need between 15-20 people who match any of the following criteria:
Guitar player who writes their own music
Guitar player who writes Jam Tracks
Guitar Music Teacher
If this is you, and you have access to Skype then we want to hear from you.
We can't yet tell you why, we can't yet tell you how and we can't tell you what you will get as a reward if you are chosen, but what we can tell you is that if you are picked then you will play a very important role in our plans and be well rewarded for it too.
If you are interested then please drop us an email by clickinghere and tell us a little bit about yourself. We will then select our Special Ops Group from the entries.
Good luck, and thanks in advance!

Feodor Dosumov: 'Angry Joe' at Jam Track Central

Incredible New Talent At JTC Every now and then you hear a guitar player that makes you stop what you are doing and take immediate notice. From then on you are completely lost in watching them play. This is exactly what happened when we were first introduced to Feodor Dosumov. Then, when he sent us the video for his debut jam track with us, entitled 'Angry Joe' we entered a state of shock! We knew that Feodor was a great player, but this performance (as well as another, soon to be released) was something else. This was special. Feodor has a very unique style and his sense of phrasing is quite simply incredible. Mix that with superb song writing skills and it is safe to say that he oozes talent in abundance.
Already a household name in his native Russia, we think that this track has the potential to make Feodor a hugely talked about guitarist for years to come.
As for the jam track....well, where do we start. Quite simply put, we think you need this jam track package in your life. For just £4.99 it is worth every single penny!

Feodor Dosumov - 'Angry Joe' at Jam Track Central

Jason Becker: Atma Anur working on drum mixes for live CD.

Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live posted a new update for Exclusive Live CD:
Atma Anur is editing/mixing the drums, here some tunes in a video!

Currently the drums are being edited by Atma Anur. He did play with all the guys and is preparing all the drums for the final mixes.

This update includes: 1 video.

View the full update.

Nuno Bettencourt: Early Years 1985

Nuno Bettencourt Early Years 1985

Marcel Coenen, Atma Anur: Sun Caged

Marcel Coenen, Atma Anur: Sun Caged

Callum Williams: tribute to Andy Timmons - Electric Gypsy

Andy Timmons Electric Gypsy played by Callum Williams ,Gear used in this video Orange Rockerverb 100 MKII Head with 4x12 Cab, Guitar Custom Made Vanquish Legend ,Delay Eleven Rack and recording Pro Tools

Andy Timmons Electric Gypsy ( Cover)

Jess Lewis, Callum Williams: The Mini Band Jam

Jess Lewis, Callum Williams & The Mini Band Jam

Mike Campese: at MI Reunion

Mike Campese at MI Reunion

Jennifer Batten: at MI Reunion

Jennifer Batten at MI Reunion

Richie Kotzen: Trieste Is Rock 2012

Richie Kotzen "Paying Dues" TRIESTE IS ROCK 19.03.2012

Richie Kotzen "Love is blind" TRIESTE IS ROCK 19.03.2012

Mattias IA Eklundh: Freak Kitchen - Cooking With Pagans

Full translated post
(laughs). "Yes, we have a good time, now go away! "(Laughs)
It's been a while since you no longer makes real big tour, I understand that a new album was on its way ...?
Mattias: Yes yes, even the batteries are already finished!
Bjorn: I'm done, I can relax! (Laughs)
Mattias: This is a good job, it'll be kickass as usual. We try to put the bar higher each time.
It will be released when?
Mattias: Later this year ... in October or November ... we decided to call it "Cooking With Pagans" ("Cooking with the Gentiles", ed.) It's gonna be tiptop (Mattias Eklundh favorite expression), and then hopefully return to Belgium, damn!
Chris: Maybe ... three concerts!

Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert: Gravity

Nuno Bettencourt & Paul Gilbert - Gravity (live)

Kiko Loureiro: Young Guitar demo

Kiko Loureiro