Monday, 23 April 2012

John Kiefer: Announces to Shows special guitar shows

Please join the COM guitar ensemble this Thursday evening for our spring concert.
Jethro Tull,  Johann Pachelbel, Black Sabbath, a world premiere and more.
The guitar ensemble will also be performing this Saturday @ 2:30 (4-28) for the Katy guitar fest at Katy High school.

Also we will be hosting a GCIC electric guitar masterclass with Paul Chester next Monday (4-30) at 3:00 PM.

All events on campus are free.

Both flyers attached.

john kiefer
assistant professor of music
director, COM electric guitar orchestra
College of the Mainland
1200 Amburn Road
Texas City Tx 77591

Łukasz Kulczak,Maciej Garbarek: ProgEnergy - Studio Report fror new EP

ProgEnergy was formed at the beginning of 2009 from the iniciative of guitarist Łukasz Kulczak (guitar). In next few months line up was completed with: Kacper Stachowiak (drums), Maciej Garbarek (guitar) and Łukasz Olenderek (bass guitar).

ProgEnergy creates an instrumental music, which is the combination of progressive metal and fusion elements. You can listen musicians from ProgEnergy also in ot...her projects, such as: Amaryllis, Mystic Circus, Kingdom Waves, The Company, Gabriel Fleszar, Pathfinder and Piotr Wiza.
EP "Nothing" coming soon

ProgEnergy - Studio Report pt.2 " Difficult Moments"

ProgEnergy - Studio Report pt.1 "Nothing"

Steve Hackett, Chris Squire: Squackett - full details

Album: "Squackett"
Release date: 28th May 2012

Limited edition 7" vinyl single to be released on the 21st April for International Record Store Day.

Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the hugely anticipated album by SQUACKETT, the collaborative project between two legends of Progressive Rock, Chris Squire and Steve Hackett.

With progressive rock (in its many forms) now seemingly more popular than ever, a collaboration from members of two godfathers of the genre is hugely exciting. Chris Squire has appeared on every YES album and is widely regarded as one of the most influential bass guitarists of all time. Now an established solo artist, Steve Hackett first came to prominence as the guitarist with GENESIS. He was in the band from 1971 to 1977 and played on six studio albums and three live albums before leaving to concentrate on his solo career.

The two met when Chris Squire was working on a solo album and needed some guitar parts. Chris was put in touch with Steve and through these sessions the idea for SQUACKETT was born. Over four years in the making, the "Squackett" album is very much more than the sum of its parts. "It was very much about a bunch of pals swapping notes and anecdotes," says Hackett "I would say if people are looking for uncountable time signatures, in the main that's not what this album holds. I think the songs are more simple and direct." "It has a flavour to it that is reminiscent of a few things from different artists," says Squire. "There is some clever prog rock stuff in there, some jazzy bits but there are parts that have vocal harmonies like Crosby, Stills and Nash"

Album tracklisting is as follows:

1. A Life Within a Day
2. Tall Ships
3. Divided Self
4. Aliens
5. Sea of Smiles
6. The Summer Backwards
7. Storm Chaser
8. Can't Stop the Rain
9. Perfect Love Song

The album will be released in the following formats - Standard CD - EANTCD 1002, Limited and Numbered Vinyl Edition - EANTLP 1002, Limited Edition 2 Disc Deluxe Edition (with hardback cover & 5.1 surround bonus disc) - EANTCD 2002.

On April 21st the band will release a limited edition 7" vinyl single to tie in with International Record Store Day - The single will be "Sea of Smiles" (single edit) b/w "Perfect Love Song" and Cat number is EANTS 1001

For further Info: National: Duff Battye @ Duff Press 020 7736 7611 / 07904 385308
Regional: Jon Jones @ Duff Press 020 7736 7611 / 07506 692018
Online: Chris Dean @ duff Press 020 7736 7611

Steve Hackett: Firth of Fifth from Italian tour 2012

Politeama Genovese, Genova, 22/04/2012

Steve Hackett Firth of Fifth

News: demo of new G-5 VG Stratocaster

Jonny Garner, guitarist for Wandsworth based four piece band fiN, talks with Roland & Boss TV about his thoughts on the new G-5 VG Stratocaster. Jonny used the guitar to perform two tracks live for Roland Sessions.
To watch a performance of fiN performing their track 'Twenty Three' go to -
To see fiN perform 'Everybody Dies Alone' go to -
The G-5 provides a new world of electric and acoustic guitar tones recreated by COSM — including instantly accessible alternate tunings and 12-string sounds for all COSM guitar tones! The G-5 also offers a built-in library of coveted modelled pickup tones, and, thanks to COSM technology, also enables unique "ideal-performance" pickups, such as a humbucker with ultra-wide tone and a single coil with full, bold tone.
To find out more about the Roland G5 VG Stratocaster go to:
Jonny Garner - fiN: Roland & Boss TV

Let me know if this was in anyway what you would expect to promote this sort of guitar?

Morten Faerestrand: Stepping outside the blues box

Transcription and backing track:

From the Jazz guitar lesson "Stepping outside the blues box" by

Solo Transcription from "Stepping outside the blues box"

Atma Anur, Marcel Coenen: Sun Caged live

Atma Anur - Sun Caged / PAREIDOLIZED

Dhalif Ali: smokes the opposition for MyGuitarForum.

Dhalif Ali:
My Friends from MyGuitarForum have put together a nice YouTube competition for all Indonesian Guitar Slingers!!
Do join up, show your skills and rock on!

MGF Guitar Battle 2012

Rick Graham: Suhr Classic Antique given a hybrid stroking session.

Rick Graham:
Hi guys, just threw together a quick tone test vid, feel free to leave comments and opinions on the tone. Will be putting a proper one up real soon, cheers!

Suhr Classic Antique - Bridge and Neck pickups

Brett Stine,Eddie Head: Haji's Kitchen - Define The Lie

Haji's Kitchen released their first new material in nearly a decade on October 9th 2011. The single "Define the Lie" was released to major music distributors such as Itunes and Amazon. They released the music video on November 12th 2011. They plan to release their new album, titled Twenty Twelve, "asap" according to their Facebook page. The album is reported to have 14 tracks. 5 brand new tracks (2 of which are instrumentals), 3 tracks re-recorded with their new vocalist and instrumental versions of all the tracks on the album.

Digital single available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon MP3 and!

Haji's Kitchen -- Define The Lie -- Official Video!

News: Marshall building the biggest wall of Marshall ever seen

Never before seen footage of the making of the biggest wall of Marshall ever seen! To celebrate our 30th Anniversary back in 1992, Jim and the rest of the team took a trip to the Hammersmith Apollo in London and built the impressive backline in celebration of Marshall's hitting the big three zero! Although photos of this event are in circulation, we have never released the video. We do so now in memory of our Guv'nor.

Marshall Amplification - 30th Anniversary

Kasia Maliszewska: C-4 Band in club "Bakery quiet woman"

The song "Walk" by Kasia Maliszewska, C-4 Band. Concert in club "Bakery quiet woman" in Zielona Gora, 03/31/2012

Spacer - C-4 Band

Jeff Loomis: cool tour photos posted by Shawn Evans

Posted by Shawn Evans

Steve Howe: Asia announce new album and UK concert

ASIA, featuring the original line-up of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (bass, lead vocals) will release a new studio album entitled “XXX” on Monday July 2nd. The new album dovetails the news of the band’s upcoming 30th Anniversary World Tour and the collectors’ edition of their eponymous debut album.

Planet Rock will launch an exclusive 48-hour ticket pre-sale for ASIA’s UK-leg of the 30th Anniversary tour at 9am on Wednesday April 25th. Fans can order their tickets from From Friday April 27th, tickets will go on sale to the general public from the 24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898,

ASIA will play the following UK concerts in December 2012:

  • Tavistock The Wharf Saturday 15th December
  • Holmfirth Picturedrome Sunday 16th December
  • Edinburgh Queen’s Hall Monday 17th December
  • Salisbury City Hall Wednesday 19th December
  • Birmingham Town Hall Thursday 20th December
  • Manchester Royal Northern College of Music Friday 21st December 
  • London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire Saturday 22nd December
Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, ASIA ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where the album remained No.1 for nine consecutive weeks). The new album, “XXX”, is produced by Mike Paxman, and features a stunning front cover illustration by the legendary Roger Dean. “XXX” has been hailed as ASIA’s best album since their classic early 80s releases. The album will be released on CD, collector’s edition CD/DVD (featuring new music videos and behind the scenes footage), and on a limited edition vinyl.

The first single taken from the new album is entitled Face On The Bridge, will be released digitally worldwide on Monday May 14th. “We wanted to recapture the energy of the first album,” says ASIA’s guitarist, Steve Howe. “ASIA has always been about great songs, fantastic musicianship and I am sure fans of the first album, will fall in love with XXX.”

Click here for the official online press release -

Keshav Dhar: Skyharbour available!

DISC ONE (Running Time: 34m 20s)

1) Illusion: Dots
2) Illusion: Order 66
3) Illusion: Catharsis
4) Illusion: Night
5) Illusion: Aurora
6) Illusion: Celestial
7) Illusion: Maeva

DISC TWO (Running Time: 13m 38s)

8) Chaos: Trayus
9) Chaos: Aphasia
10) Chaos: Insurrection

SKYHARBOR's breathtaking double disc, debut album, 'Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos', is released today and promises to be a landmark release for the Indian independent music scene, in no small part thanks to the incredible number of international guest appearances it will see, including the likes of Marty Friedman (ex Megadeth), Daniel Tompkins (ex TesseracT), Vishal J. Singh(Amogh Symphony) and Sunneith Revankar (Bhayanak Maut).

Spanning 2 discs the album reveals very different aspects of the band and is a mix of effortlessly mature, ambient soundscapes that intertwine playfully alongside densely layered guitar work, complex structures and experimental metal.
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Vincenzo Grieco: Tribute to Yngwie Malmsteen

Vincenzo Grieco "Back To Metal Years Impro" a Tribute to Yngwie Malmsteen

Jane Smith: rips Strange Master Treble Booster and the Tone Reaper Fuzz

Strange Master Treble Booster by Throbak Electronics Effect Pedal Demo - Dallas Rangemaster Clone

Tone Reaper Fuzz by Earthquaker Devices Effect Pedal Demo - 3 Knob Tone Bender

Strange Master Treble Booster by Throbak Electronics Effect Pedal Demo

News: Sibelius International Guitar Fest 2012 has begun.

The 3rd edition of the Sibelius International Guitar Fest has begun. To commemorate this stage, all users can listen and download the theme song entitled "Heart & Soul" through the following link:

Approach great prizes for the winners of this year courtesy of PINEAPPLE MUSIC ...

Yours is the electric guitar idol 2012 Venezuela!

Heart & Soul

Thiago Trinsi: Guitar Instructional Series

Hi folks this is the promo of the 1st video of the Guitar Instructional Series!!
in the first video I am covering the " Arpeggio Studies 1" showing many ways to play over the Arpeggios using Alternate Picking,Sweep,legato,Tapping combined with Jump notes and Open String! :D
Material Included:
Backingtrack, Tabs/PDF Files
You can purchase this video for $20.00

Request at

Thiago Trinsi - Guitar Instructional Series

Mark Claytor: announces his solo debut

Mark Claytor

Mark Claytor has rock and roll pumping from his heart into his guitar. His music is a clear
example of what great rock music is all about because he doesn't need a vocalist to
make his compositions sound great.
"Spider Bit" is a perfect example of why I said Mark doesn't need a vocalist to sound
good. Many instrumentalists will bore you to tears, but on this track Mark's guitar strings
are thrashing all over the place, gaining the one man band a certain level of respect from
me because he kept my attention throughout the entire track.
In addition to Spider Bit, Mark offers up more great rock instrumentals, including:
Memories Gone, Ice Flow, Pearlescent Dots, F5. Each of these tracks are oozing with
great rock guitars and overall production.
Overall, Mark's compilation of rock and roll instrumentals is some of the best guitar driven
music I've heard in recent months and explains his #1 ranking on Reverbnation for his
locale. You should check this guy out, I'm sure you'll agree if you're a rock fan.
Debut CD available now! Only $5 C'mon it rocks! While you're purchasing that one listen to these excerpts from my upcoming Cd. Pick up the debut here. 

Track One by Mark Claytor with added Bass by Mike Geren.wmv