Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Lee Ritenour, Joe Bonamassa: 2012 Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival

2012 Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival August 26-Sept.2, 2012

Join us for a unique week of Master Classes, Workshops, Ensemble Time, and Performances with Lee Ritenour, Julian Lage (with Tupac Mantillo and Jorge Roeder), Jody Fisher, Marc Dziuba, Clipper Anderson, Brad Boal, Dave Overthrow, and Pete Sweeney.

- Four separate Master Classes taught by Julian Lage
- One Master Class taught by Lee Ritenour
- Daily practice time with a professional rhythm section

In addition to Jazz, there will also be workshops in Rock, Blues, Acoustic, Bass, Classical, and Singer-songwriter. Other artists in residence include Sonny Landreth, Patty Larkin, Dennis Koster, Dave Grusin, Melvin Davis, Sonny Emory, Chris Hillman, and Herb Pedersen.

The workshop and festival take place in the spectacular setting of Flathead Lake Lodge
in Bigfork, Montana, nestled along the shore of 30-mile-long Flathead Lake at the base of the Mission Mountains in Northwest Montana.
Sunset at the Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork, MT

For more information or to register, visit the COC homepage or call

The 2011 Guitar Workshop & Festival was a great success! Interviews with Masters of Guitar Lee Ritnour, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Lukather, Scott Tennant, David Wilcox, National Guitar Workshop faculty and workshop participants. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the guitar and the magical splendor of Montana. Want more info? Check out our website at cocguitarfoundation.org, email info@cocguitarfoundation.org or call 406-837-2574.
Highlights of the 2011 CoC Guitar Workshop & Festival

Lee Ritenour
Lee Ritenour, Grammy award winner and host of the Lee Ritenour/Yamaha Six String Theory International Guitar Competition, is one of the true multi-stylist guitarists from rock to jazz to blues. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart hits. One of his albums with Fourplay, a group he co-founded, spent an unprecedented 33 weeks at number one on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart.

Marcel Coenen: Guitar Talk limited edition with added bonus track of “Six String Souffle”

Marcel Coenen’s debut album “Guitartalk” is one of the most critically praised instrumental releases in Lion Music’s history and gets a special limited edition digipack reissue (500 copies only) with an additional bonus track!

Marcel Coenen’s debut album “Guitartalk” is one of the most critically praised instrumental releases in Lion Music’s history and gets a special limited edition digipack reissue with an additional bonus track on 19 May 2012.
Originally released back in 2003, and until now long out of print, “Guitartalk” marked the debut release from Dutch guitar master Marcel Coenen. Known for his work in progressive metal bands Sun Caged and Lemur Voice, Marcel is considered one of the worlds leading modern day rock/metal guitarists and has won a legion of fan worldwide thanks to his solo works, YouTube guitar videos and as a endorser and demonstrator of Laney amplification and Bo-E guitars who have 3 Marcel Coenen signature models in their range! 
Whatever the setting, Marcel Coenen is a player perfectly at ease with any chord progression or tempo and “Guitartalk” demonstrates his versatility throughout a myriad of rock guitar stylings. From the Haji's Kitchen meets Meshuggah 7 string drama of opener “Independence Day”, the Racer X like shred of “Race Against Time”, the tender melodic charm of “Inner Alchemy” and “Moira” or indeed the grandiose interpretation of the Dutch national anthem and beyond, “Guitartalk” serves up a master class in guitar expression.

 Marcel Coenen, born 21-9-1972, started to play guitar when he was 11 years old. He learned a lot of musical styles, everything from some jazz and classical to rock and blues. His first real band was thrash metal outfit Speedica. In 1993 he formed the band Lemur Voice with whom he recorded 2 albums (1996’s Insights & 1999’s Divided). When Lemur Voice disbanded Marcel formed Sun Caged in which he still plays today. In 1998 Marcel was voted “Best Rock Guitarist” at the Dutch National Guitar Awards. “Guitartalk” was originally released independently as a 7 track album in 1998. A year later he added 2 more tracks to it. This current and final version of “Guitartalk” contains all the tracks mentioned before, together with three extra tracks (10-12), all tracks were remastered by Marcel for the original 2003 Lion Music release. 
Marcel comments on “Guitartalk”. “This CD was the result of years of long hours of practising, writing, buying and learning how to program a drum machine, buying and learning how to use a 4-track and then recording all the music. It all started out as just 4 tracks. I recorded these songs to enter the Dutch National Guitar contests in 1998. Some songs were ready (some older ideas) and I just recorded those 4 songs to the contest, to my surprise I won “Best Rock Guitarist” of the Netherlands. Those four tracks also appeared on the first “Guitartalk” demo (on cassette). After this I wrote some more songs and put them on a CD edition. For the dutch guitar contest I had to rearrange the national anthem, which I did in a very heavy way. This lead to me getting an endorsement with Ibanez guitars who I played clinics for a few years afterwards before I got my own signature model with Bo-el guitars. The rest of the album is songs I wrote and performed during the early part of the new millennium at clinics around the world. Still today I get a lot of praise about this record and many new fans asking where they can get it on CD. Fortunately this reissue answers that question!” 
Now in 2012 for the limited edition digipack re-release we get the added bonus track of “Six String Souffle”, a cover of Shrapnel Records favourite Joey Tafolla.

Order at http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/guitartalk.htm

Altitudes by Jason Becker performed live by Marcel Coenen and Atma Anur Good Audio (HD)

Lars Eric Mattsson: Book Of Reflections - Relentless Fighter

Guitarist Lars Eric Mattsson is joined by vocalists Carsten Schulz (Evidence One / ex Domain) and Markku Kuikka (Status Minor) for 10 new tracks which are firmly rooted in a neo-classically tinted metal framework along with the usual ‘outside-the-box’ Mattsson musical trickery.

Order at http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/relentlessfighter.htm

Book Of Reflections - Relentless Fighter (album teaser)

Rusty Cooley: The History of Rusty's guitars

A great insight from Rusty on his use and selection of guitars. Follow Rusty http://www.youtube.com/user/GuitarAsylumTV

The History of Rusty Cooley's Guitars

Rusty Cooley nearly breaks his signature Dean in half as he freestyle shreds. Watch as a flame line runs the length of the fretboard after he's done like the tire tread of the DeLorean in Back to the Future.

Freestyle Shred 2: RC Supercharged

Scott Mishoe: back in the groove.

Scott Mishoe in a series of videos just jamming and improvising, great to see him playing live again. Subscribe to Scott's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottMishoeRocks/.

Scott Mishoe 05/21/12 At home, improvising with his RC-3 loop station pedal

Scott Improv 1 Feb, 07 2012

Scott Mishoe Improv Feb, 07 2012.MP4

Saggese Francesco Antonio: tests Washburn XM 12

washburn XM 12 GUITAR and MARSHALL JCM 900 TEST - PART 3


Adam Nolly Getgood, Petey Graves: Red Seas Fire - Malta Trip

In May of 2012 we took a trip to Malta to play a show with our friends in the band Insurgence. It was our first time out of the UK as a band and so we had to make a little bit of a video documenting it!

Red Seas Fire - Malta Trip

Joe Bonamassa: Driving Towards The Daylight Official

Get your FREE Download of Joe Bonamassa's new single "Driving Towards The Daylight" off his new studio album. http://bit.ly/IF3rjH
Follow Joe:
Twitter: @jbonamassa #jbonamassa #DTTD
Facebook: Facebook.com/JoeBonamassa
This is the Official EPK for his new studio album "Driving Towards The Daylight"
Guitar Superstar Joe Bonamassa worked with Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford on New Solo Album "Driving Towards The Daylight" - releasing May 22
Bonamassa also stars in a reality Web TV series "Driving Towards The Daylight" which will premiere 10 episodes featuring never-before-seen interviews and behind the scenes footage of Joe in the studio


Joe Bonamassa Driving Towards The Daylight Official EPK

Phil Emmanuel, Tommy Emmanuel: Irish And Scottish Medley 2001

Tommy and Phil playing "Irish And Scottish Medley" from Phil's solo album in Issoudun France in 2001. Tommy starts off with a solo tribute to Marcel Dadi... if anyone knows the name of the song please leave a comment.

Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, France 2001, playing an "Irish And Scottish Medley".GREAT!

News: Anna Calvi selects winner of the 2012 Shure Songwriting Award, supported by BMI

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Shure Songwriting Award supported by BMI, as chosen by the Mercury Prize and Brit Award nominee Anna Calvi. This innovative scholarship competition for aspiring singer-songwriters saw a record number of applicants compete for a place on the Institute’s prestigious BA in Songwriting degree course, worth £5,750.
Ten finalists were chosen through a combination of public voting and a panel of experts from the Institute’s impressive songwriting faculty. All the finalists and their videos were then presented to Anna Calvi, who has been making a notable impact in the music industry with her self-titled debut album. Anna was so impressed by the high level of the entries that she chose a winner and two runner-ups to also take partial scholarships. The winner of this year’s Shure Songwriting Award goes to Mairead Furlong, taking a full scholarship at the Institute.
Mairead now has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to professionally develop her talent and skills on this fantastic course. As well as enjoying this great opportunity to learn, Mairead will also benefit from the many opportunities that arise at the Institute to write, collaborate and perform in live London showcase events in front of the Institute’s unparalleled network of key industry professionals.
The highly successful competition is now in its fourth year of issuing places on Institute Songwriting courses. Last year successful songwriting students included Elena Tonra and Igor Haefeli - aka Daughter who are now signed to 4AD records, the home of artists such as Bon Iver, Iron & Wine and The National. 2012 promises to be a big year for Daughter with a busy summer playing various festivals across the UK and Europe.
If you are interested in applying for this competition in the future, the Shure Songwriting Award 2013 will be launched later this year; for further information visit www.shuresongwritingaward.com or contact the Institute directly on:
- www.icmp.co.uk
- 0207 328 0222
- enquiries@icmp.co.uk

Ola Englund: grabs the lead for Six Feet Under

eath metal ministers SIX FEET UNDER have announced the addition of Swedish rhythm guitarist Ola Englund (FEARED, SCARPOINT) to their legendary ranks. Englund, who will make his first official appearance with the band on the "18 Nights Of Blood Tour" next month, takes the place of Rob Arnold (CHIMAIRA).

Ola Englund - Peavey 5150 II Demo (ft. Guest Solo from Chris Feener)

Derryl Gabel: available for Skype lessons

Online Guitar Lessons

Hi Guitar Friends, I have a few more available openings for online guitar lessons via skype. Make an appointment soon before I'm booked up. My rate is $30 a half hour. If you want an hour or more that is fine. I can schedule you accordingly. You can take monthly, bi weekly, weekly, or daily. Those of you that have my DVDs and are struggling to digest the material I could help with a practice routine and coaching. Maybe you've been able to digest the material but need help with application in improvisation and composition. I can help in that area as well. If you need help setting up a studio, filming, guitar sound settings, or learning your favorite solos I can show you how.

  • Advantages to taking lessons online:
  • Use your own equipment
  • Take a lesson anywhere WIFI or internet is available
  • Be in the comfort of your own home
  • Convenience! Save gas and time
Some tools that I use to make the lessons easier to follow and more enjoyable are on screen neck diagrams, standard notation and tab of the material covered, mp3 backing tracks for you to practice with, and multi camera angles and close ups when needed.

If you are interested, please email me to set up an appointment. You can schedule just one lesson if you like to see if this works for you.

Maybe you just have a few questions or things you would like to go over. That is fine as well.
In order to take lessons online you will need to download and install Skype which is free. Just go here to get Skype for Windows Skype for Windows

Go here to get Skype for Mac Skype for Mac

You will also need a webcam and mic. If you need help getting setup, just let me know.

Your dedicated guitar teacher,

Derryl Gabel

Joop Wolters,Erik van Ittersum: Palpatine rehearsals.

Here's a new keyboard player to watch out for in the future. Erik van Ittersum. Tonight he will be playing in Amsterdam as part of his exams for the Conservatorium. His band, Palpatine, contains none other than Dutch guitar legend Joop Wolters.

Ron Thal: Dash - Bumblefoot

Dash - Bumblefoot (RBN v3 Preview)

Tom Quayle: May Day.. time for some free help with that tricky II-V-I Progression

Hey guys and welcome to May's free lessons. For all the TABS go to: -
This lesson is on enhancing basic II-V-I progressions using a more 'fusionistic' approach. It's very simple and uses nothing but major scale harmony so no scary melodic minor scales/chord required. This is a great way of making your II-V-I's sound more modern and fusion!
Hope you enjoy!

May 2012 Free Lesson - Enhancing II-V-I Progressions (Fusion Style)

Playing starts (Tap Mode) - 2:46Waveforms - 9:15Knob Mode - 13:17Stages & Resonance Switches - 17:55Auto Mode (Sub-modes 1-6) - 22:20Sub-mode 7 (Rhythmic Phasing) - 37:44Control Port - 45:30
This is an extensive demo of the incredible 'Empress Phaser' pedal from Empress Effects - Canada. This is an amazing pedal that requires a lengthy demo to outline all of the features so apologies for the length but it's worth it to see how great the sounds are from this thing. I go through all of the available features of the pedal and give sound clips of each mode. Here's the details from the Empress Effects website: -
'Redefining the phaser effect from the ground up, Empress Effects has created a phaser pedal unlike anything else on the market. Employing a unique VCA based design, the Empress Phaser Pedal offers unparalleled signal-to-noise ratio. Choose between 2 stage, 4 stage or an Empress exclusive 3 stage mode; all controllable via tap tempo sweeping through an impressive set of 8 waveforms.
The Empress Phaser Pedal is the next generation in the evolution of digitally-controlled analog technology. It features an all-analog signal path but is controlled by a microprocessor, allowing it to maintain all its character and analog flavor while adding a ton of possibilities for control and adaptability. Sure, it does the classic jet sounds, super funky auto-wah and ring modulators, as well as having vibrato and Univibe sounds on tap. But what really sets the Empress Phaser Pedal apart are the auto modes: envelope following, audio-triggered sweeps, rhythms and direct control are just a few of the settings found on the Empress Phaser Pedal.

It also offers unsurpassed connectivity by featuring expression pedal control as well as accepting control voltage, external tap, external audio control and MIDI. All of this comes in a rock solid die cast aluminum enclosure with true bypass keeping things clean.'
Check out the rest of their range at http://www.empresseffects.comFor lessons with me and information about my playing go tohttp://www.tomquayle.co.uk

Empress Effects Phaser - Extensive Demo - Tom Quayle

John Brown,Olly Steele: Monuments sign to Century Media Records

Century Media Records has announced the signing of the London, England-based tech-metal quintet MONUMENTS. The band's long-awaited debut album, "Gnosis", will be released in August. "Gnosis" was originally supposed to be released last year via Basick Records. MONUMENTS has since split with the U.K.-based label, which issued the band's debut EP, "We Are The Foundation", in 2010.

John Browne - Guitar
Olly Steele - Guitar
Adam Swan - Bass
Mike Malyan - Drums
Matt Rose - Vocals

Ron Thal: the bevy of babes is nothing to do with me...

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Hey all, I have nothing to do with this -http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/music-news/2012/05/21/rockers-guns-n-roses-request-20-models-to-fill-front-row-of-their-gig-at-glasgow-secc-86908-23867787/. Nor do I decide when the shows start - when you're waiting, so am I.

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart: announce a festival show in Sweden!!

RUSH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 5-8, 2013 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. It will mark the band's first appearance at a European festival in 34 years (since they played at Pinkpop in Holland in 1979).

Craig Goldy: Dio Disciples Euro Tour Dates

Dio Disciples Tour Dates

7 - Istanbul, Turkey - Tuborg Gold Festival
13 - Kavarna, Bulgaria - Kavarna Rock Festival

4 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Festival
5 - Lokeren, Belgium - Lokerse Festival
9 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
10 - Walton-upon-Trent, UK - Bloodstock Festival