Saturday, 5 May 2012

Pier Gonella: Baroque and roll!

Baroque and Roll (Yngwie Malmsteen) played by italian guitar player Pier Gonella (Necrodeath, Labyrinth, Odyssea , Mastercastle) during a guitar clinic

Pier Gonella - Baroque and roll (by Yngwie Malmsteen)

pier gonella assolo roma jailbreak

Necrodeath solo Pier Gonella live @united club Torino

Tom Quayle,Jack Gardiner: MusikMesse Frankfurt 2012

Tom Quayle - Musikmesse 2012 - Leqtique Booth

Tom Quayle plays Fibernare at the MusikMesse Frankfurt 2012

Tom Quayle improvisation on Fibernare MusikMesse Frankfurt 2012

Tom Quayle and Jack Gardiner, MusikMesse Frankfurt 2012

Tony MacAlpine: CAB Baked Potato

Tony MacAlpine: CAB Baked Potato

Milan Polak: Party Hand - pre chorus lesson HAND - Single: HAND - Backing Track: PARTY HAND video: support me by purchasing my music:
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"Party Hand" Pre-Chorus - Milan Polak Lesson

Claudio Pietronik: Circus Maximus solo cover

Claudio Pietronik - Reach Within guitar solo (Circus Maximus)

Morten Faerestrand: 4 short arpeggios before lunch - lessons

Jazz guitar lesson by

Tabs/Backing Tracks:

4 short arpeggios before lunch - Jazz Guitar Lesson by

Panos Arvanitis: classy hyperspeed shredding alternate picking

Hyperspeed shredding alternate picking Part II

Rick Graham: Trying some Landau tones

Trying some Landau type tones

Andy James: Sacred Mother Tongue - Seven - new album on the way

Sacred Mother Tongue - Seven - Official Lyric Music Video - Album Teaser Track

Donna Grantis: Rex Hotel, Toronto 2012 - this girls kicks ass!

Donna Grantis Electric Band
Filmed: Rex Hotel, Toronto (Jan 14, 2012)
Song: "Stratus"
Album available at:
Donna Grantis Electric Band - "Stratus" (Rex Hotel, Toronto)

Donna Grantis- If 6 was 9. (Jimi Hendrix cover)

Donna Grantis Electric Band
Filmed: Rex Hotel, Toronto (Jan 14, 2012)
Song: "If 6 Was 9" (Jimi Hendrix)
Album available at:

Donna Grantis Electric Band - "If 6 Was 9" (Rex Hotel, Toronto)

Dragianni: live on Omis guitar fest 2012

Dragianni live on Omis guitar fest 2012

Davide Montorsi: three jams in time

Groovy Blues Jam

Davide Montorsi - Jam over changes

Greg Howe - Bach Mock COVER

Dave Martone: The Drummer Audition sessions

Martone had an overseas gig booked that Daniel Adair was tied up for so he held (very limited) auditions for the job. I've been a fan of Martone's trio for a long time so it was a awesome challenge to learn and perform these songs and intricate drum parts. I had 1 week to get these 3 songs together. It's not all note-for-note, there are some creations/interpretations. Here are my efforts, recorded live at the audition. Comments/critiques are welcome. Enjoy!

1. Goodie Squeegie - MARTONE Drummer Audition (Chris Warunki)

2. Moron Face - MARTONE Drummer Audition (Chris Warunki)

3. Dinky Pinky - MARTONE Drummer Audition (Chris Warunki)

Raj Krishna: OmnisighT live

On Sept.15 2011 OmnisighT performed as part of Prog Party II at the Railway Club in Vancouver. This is the instrumental known as "Heavy Weather" and the album version features guest guitarist Dave Martone. Check it out at

OmnisighT live is:
Raj Krishna - Lead/Rhythm Guitar and Lead Vocals
Chris Warunki - Lead Drums and Cymbals
Dave Shannon - Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals
Joseph Henderson McCance - Bass

OmnisighT - Heavy Weather (instrumental) live 2011 @ Prog Party II *HD*

Lewis Cannon: Learn Melodic Minor Modes

Here are all seven melodic minor modes in the key of G.
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Learn Melodic Minor Modes

Brian Hunsaker: mwe3 in depth interview

mwe3: You were greatly influenced by guitarists such as Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani while growing up. Can you add in some other information about your musical influences while growing up, and what about some other factors that convinced you to go into the rock instrumental music genre?

BH: Yeah, in the beginning Satch was untouchable to me. Later I got into Steve Vai (Passion And Warfare), Eric Johnson, Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Andy LaRocque and just about every new shredder that came out. At that time in the early 1990’s when my style was still forming, I hadn’t figured out what made certain melodic virtuosos such as Satriani and Neal Schon so much more popular and more pleasing to the ear than others. It wasn’t the blinding licks, it was the melodies between those and how they blended the two together so seamlessly. I used to be all about speed for the first five or so years I was playing. People said I played like a robot and had no feeling at all. In hindsight, that was pretty much true. But it did really hone my technicality for later when I’d concentrate on using it wisely and in context.

In college I took a lot of music classes including jazz improvisation and music theory. I met some really amazing players during that time, and it really humbled me. I continued to find new influences like Ritchie Blackmore and Trevor Rabin and further refined and expanded my technique by making up songs targeting techniques I wasn’t good at. This worked amazingly and I recommend it! full interview

Tomasz Andrzejewski, Arkadiusz Gałka: Seventh Week live in Poland

Tomasz Andrzejewski Band & Arkadiusz Gałka - Seventh Week Live in Radzyń Podlaski

Joey Tafolla: on Facebook

Joey Tafolla: It's been a while... make friends at :

Steve Morse, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue, Mike Portnoy: Flying Colors 2012 Tour Dates

Steve Morse: Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Casey McPherson: Vocals, Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar
Neal Morse: Keyboard, Vocals
Dave LaRue: Bass Guitar
Mike Portnoy: Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Interview with Steve Morse on iGuitar

Flying Colors 2012 Tour Dates

Tuesday, September 4th – Torrance, CA – James Armstrong Theater
Special Guests: New World Martyr | Tickets available ONLY at:

Thursday, September 6th – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
Special Guests: Jolly | Tickets: (tix on sale May 11th)

Sunday, September 9th – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:

Monday, September 10th – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:

Tuesday, September 11th – Munich, Germany – Theaterfabrik
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:

Thursday, September 13th – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:,

Friday, September 14th – Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:,

Saturday, September 15th – Stuttgart, Germany – Longhorn
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:

Sunday, September 16th – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:

Monday, September 17th – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:

Wednesday, September 19th – Paris, France – Le Trianon
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:

Thursday, September 20th – Tilburg, Holland – 013
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:

Friday, September 21st – London, England – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Special Guests: Beardfish | Tickets:

Greg Howe,Eddie Jobson: Ultimate Zero-Live double CD

Eddie Jobson (keyboards and electric violin); John Wetton ( vocals, bass and acoustic guitar); Tony Levin (Stick Bass); Greg Howe (Guitar); Trey Gunn (touch guitar) Ric Fierabracci (bass);Simon Phillips (Drums); Marco Minnemann (Drums)

Ultimate Zero-Live is a 103-minute collection from U-Z's Poland, Russia and US tours. U-Z deliver an action packed rendition of UK classics from its acclaimed debut, U.K. and Danger Money , also performing Mahavishnu Orchestra's "Awakening," from Inner Mounting Flame .

The album features a range of musical tour de force - John Wetton, Tony Levin and Ric Fierabracci on bass, Greg Howe and Trey Gunn on guitars and the two exceptional drummers - Simon Phillips and Marco Minnemann.
Track Listings1. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] Alaska (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
2. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] Presto Vivace
3. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] In The Dead Of Night (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
4. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] Starless (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
5. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] Zero 1 (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] Book of Saturday (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
7. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] Zero 2 [Marco] (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
8. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] One More Red Nightmare (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
9. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] Caesar's Palace Blues (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
10. [Disc 1 (Disc U)] Sahara of Snow Pt.II (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
11. [Disc 2 (Disc Z)] Zero 3 [Tony]
12. [Disc 2 (Disc Z)] Red
13. [Disc 2 (Disc Z)] Zero 4 [Trey]
14. [Disc 2 (Disc Z)] Awakening
15. [Disc 2 (Disc Z)] Zero 5 [Eddie] - Ice Festival - Theme of Secrets - Prelude
16. [Disc 2 (Disc Z)] Carrying No Cross
17. [Disc 2 (Disc Z)] The Only Thing She Needs
18. [Disc 2 (Disc Z)] Nevermore (Ending)

Fabrizio Leo, Tomasz Andrzejewski: Live in Poland

Tomasz Andrzejewski Band & Fabrizio Bicio Leo - Mr.Funky Live in Poland

Fabrizio Bicio Leo & Tomasz Andrzejewski-Money Zero live in Poland

Fabrizio Leo: Poland photo gallery

Great photo Gallery from Fabrizio Leo's trip to Poland from Michał Kubicki
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Eric Calderone: Metal meets the Mamas & the Papas

California Dreamin' by The Mamas & the Papas Meets Metal

Lee Ritenour: 6-String Theory Global Music Competiton date extended

Lee Ritenour has extended the deadline to enter the 6-String Theory Global Music Competiton to May 10th. This extension applies to both The Inaugural Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin Rhythm Section Competition and 3rd Annual Yamaha 6 String Theory Guitar Competition.
The Rhythm Section Competition will award three winners, one winner each for their respective instrument of piano, bass and drums the opportunity to record a track with Ritenour on his forthcoming album RHYTHM SESSIONS, scheduled for an autumn release on Concord Records. Winners will join the likes of special guest artists on the album, including: Oscar€and Grammy Award winning musician/composer/producer Dave Grusin, (head of the advisory board of the Rhythm Section Competition), George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Zamajobe, Nathan East, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Larry Goldings, and more.

Prizes for the Guitar Competition include a Berklee College of Music Scholarship, a weeklong stay at the four-star Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT for a party of two ($8,000 value), a potential Concord Records recording contract, 36 National Guitar Workshop scholarships, 6 Crown of the Continent Scholarships, Cash, Yamaha Guitars & endorsements as well as prizes from Monster, D’Addario Strings, and others. There is a special cash prize of $2,500 awarded to the Classical Guitar Finalist (courtesy of sponsor James Stroud), as well as $500 cash prize to each of the 6 Guitar Finalists.
Rhythm Section prizes, in addition to recording with Lee on his new album, include Berklee College of Music Scholarships, Yamaha instruments; an opportunity to perform at the esteemed Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival in Montana Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2012. prizes from Monster and more. The total value of 4 prize packages is over $600,000.

For further information, to register and for complete contest rules, regulations and prizes

News: Numubu - online social network designed for musicians

As one of the most music orientated websites currently available that costs nothing to join, we require just a few minutes of your time to upload your profile, photos and music if you have any, we have many of the worlds greatest musical instrument manufactures  listed as well as publishers, managers, agents distributors and of course the artists them selves as well as the numerous fans of music.

What NuMuBu offers to Artists:

1. Sell more downloads with NuMuBu Coupons

As a music creator, you may have songs that you'd like to sell. Attaching a name-brand coupon to your song will give your friends and fans savings on everyday purchases thus giving them incentive to pay for your downloads. This patent-pending feature will In essence ask them to spend a little bit of money on your download in exchange for a money-saving deal that saves them many times the amount they'll spend on your download.

What's more is that every artist needs sponsors. The companies offering the coupons for you to attach to your songs will in essence function as your sponsors in support of increasing your downloads revenue.

2. Write yourself into the news

Almost everyone and every business is looking for more publicity. NuMuBu's global news feed is viewable by all members and visitors to the site which means you get exposure to all kinds of people who don't yet know you. Stand up and be counted by regularly posting your songs, updates, tips, photos, events, etc. This will allow you to become more known to the entire network of pros and listeners with the potential of bringing you more opportunities, fans and recognition.

3. Get more exposure using NuMuBu Live!

Most artists aim for more exposure to support sales and to get more bookings. NuMuBu Live! allows you to stream live video to the entire planet. This means you can show off your music and your skills by broadcasting live performances, rehearsals, sessions, master classes and anything else you think will help to bring you more attention. It's as simple as pressing "Go" from your profile and with as little as a laptop with a built-in camera. The world is your audience.

4. Network with the pros

What better way is there to find bookings of all kinds - offers for online session gigs, performances, collaboration and more. NuMuBu's network includes professionals from dozens of categories, and many of them are big-name award winners, all accessible to you on NuMuBu. Other members may be looking to buy your talents, or they may have the talents you need to complete your projects. Reach out to them and they will reach out to you. And your profile functions as a full-fledged EPK.

There's lots more you can do on NuMuBu:

§ Sync up your posts with Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and MySpace
§ Advertise products and items you have for sale
§ Get even more exposure with full membership ad space
§ Sell your online session tracks by using the NuMuBu Collaborations feature (coming soon)
§ Engage in real time chat (coming soon)
and more...

NuMuBu exists to support artists and their music through patronage, sponsorship, sharing and assistance. Our site aims to provide all of the tools necessary to enable musicians to establish a relationship with those who love music in an effective, lucrative and enjoyable way.
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Jason Becker: Toronto gets a chance to see the hotest ticket in town!

Jason BeckerHey Toronto! Your last chance to see 'Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet' is on Sunday, May 6th at 4pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox cinema. Click on the link for info and tickets