Thursday, 24 May 2012

Tony MacAlpine: Russian clinic dates start today

25 May. 2012 20:00pm - Town musical college of M.A. Balakirev 5, Beketova str. Nizhny Nogorod +7 (831) 412-03-23
27 May. 2012 18:00pm - Filarmonia hall 61, Lenina str. Syktyvkar +7 (8212) 20-18-78 -
28 May. 2012 19:00pm - The Rock Bar 104, Gorkogo str. Krasnodar +7 (861) 259-81-82 -
30 May. 2012 19:00pm - Club "Druzhba" 41/1, Leninskaya str. Orenburg +7 (3532) 24-25-97 -
31 May. 2012 19:00pm - Club "Metro" 235, Admirala Nakhimova str. Astrakan +7 (8512) 72-01-01 -
2 Jun. 2012 19:00pm - Art-club "Planetarium" 49, Moscovskoye highway Ryazan +7 (4912) 55-14-62 -
4 Jun. 2012 19:00pm - MuzTorg Shop - +3 (8044) 49-21-616 -
6 Jun. 2012 20:00pm - Free Blues Club Postancow, Wlkp. 20, 70-110 Szczecin, Polen - -
7 Jun. 2012 19:00pm - NABAKLAB Zigfrída Annas Meierovica bulváris 12, Ríga, Latvija, LV-1010 -

Steve Vai: Gravity Storm

Available for pre-order on
Steve Vai - "Gravity Storm" Preview from his upcoming solo album "The Story of Light"

Pre-order now - Album Available August 14th.

Platinum Package: $49.99
7'' Vinyl containing two tracks from the new album "John the Revelator" & "Book of The Seven Seals"
Set of 3 plantable “The Story of Light” seeded postcards
Set of Steve Vai guitar picks
The Story of Light CD
Custom 32 page booklet
Special Edition DVD
Containing never before seen interview with Steve Vai about “The Story of Light”.
Digital version of the album
Instant track download of ‘Gravity Storm’ from the new album

Steve Vai - "Gravity Storm" Preview from his upcoming solo album "The Story of Light"

Glenn Proudfoot: short, but the sickest of licks

Sick Licks No: 6. D Minor Pentatonic. Creating long legato lines to move all over the neck.
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Glenn Proudfoot - Sick Licks No: 6

Daniele Liverani: Inspiration album preview

(New ELEVEN MYSTERIES album preview)

Daniele Liverani: All guitars
Marco Zago: Keyboards
Tony Dickinson: Bass
Paco Barilla': Drums & Percussions

The song "Inspiration" is taken from Daniele Liverani new guitar instrumental album "Eleven Mysteries" will be released on July 20th 2012 by LION MUSIC

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DANIELE LIVERANI - Inspiration (New ELEVEN MYSTERIES album preview)

Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot House of Blues 2012 series

Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot House of Blues 2012

Ben Levin: Live Solo Performance: "Two Endings"

Ben Levin performs a piece called "Two Endings" from his solo set. Everything is performed and looped live. Thank you so much for watching! Check out for tour dates and albums.
This place looks familiar.
It's the space between two strange things.
Between waking and dreaming,
it's the space between two endings.

And I don't know which way to turn..

Ben Levin Live Solo Performance: "Two Endings"

Wojciech Hoffmann, Atma Anur: Atma walk around the recording studio

Hello Wojciech, from Atma @RED STUDIOS

Roomerfabi: Dream Theater "Repentance" Solo

one of my favorite John Petrucci solos

Hope you like it.

Roomerfabi-Dream Theater "Repentance" Solo

Milan Polak: "Party Hand" Solo pt. 1/2 (Paul Gilbert run) HAND - Single: HAND - Backing Track: PARTY HAND video: support me by purchasing my music:
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"Party Hand" Solo pt. 1/2 (Paul Gilbert run) - Milan Polak Lesson

Wilko Johnson: Wilko Johnson with Zoe Howe Looking Back At Me

Wilko Johnson will be signing copies of his official autobiography “Looking Back At Me” at an exclusive book signing at Rough Trade East at 7pm on Wednesday May 30th.  The signing will be followed by a Q&A and a 30-minute live set featuring Wilkoand his band. 
Hailed as a unique, vibrant and hotly anticipated autobiography of the former DrFeelgood guitarist, British R&B legend and proto-punk pioneer,  the autobiography is written and collated with acclaimed music writer Zoė Howe.  Funny, deeply personal and visually compelling, Looking Back At Me is a fascinating rock 'n' roll scrapbook and oral history, and genuine treasure trove, marking the first time Wilko has told his story, no holds barred. 
The book can be pre-ordered online from Cadiz Music HERE.
The Canvey Island raised guitarist shares his recollections on everything from his Essex childhood and his Indian odyssey as a hippy, to the wild, turbulent days of Dr Feelgoodand Ian Dury and The Blockheads, to his current band featuring Norman Watt-Roy(bass) and Dylan Howe (drums). Wilko also expands on his love for astronomy, art, literature, clouds, poetry, sci-fi, and Shakespeare; making him the ultimate Renaissance man of rock.  The book features previously unseen images of Wilko, plus ephemera and anecdotes from Wilko fans including Robert Plant, Alison Moyet, JJ Burnel, KeithLevene, Gavin Martin and Whispering Bob Harris. The book features a foreword by MickFarren.
Read the official press release and download the autobiography artwork HERE.
Wilko will also perform a concert at the Half Moon Putney in London on Thursday May 31st.  Prior to the concert, Wilko and Zoe Howe will participate in talk/Q&A/signing at 7pm followed by a full concert at 8:15. The two events are separately ticketed

Paul Gilbert: Artistworks guitar lessons open and with free lesson samples!

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Dino Fiorenza: Mark Bass Clinic

Bass performance to "Oasi della cultura" (CL) in collaboration to Liceum
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MB Clinic

Italian artist Dino Fiorenza shares his tapping expertise in a new Italian-language instructional book/CD called "Tap Me Up," published in Italy by Carisch.

The book presents all the concepts and techniques of tapping on electric bass. It's a creative method---unconventional, complex, progressive and experimental. It will take you step by step, through all the details of this fascinating technique, starting from the basics and progressing to more complex applications, including "melodic shred." This method is sutable for anyone from beginner to advanced. Included are 200 exercises, more than 100 tracks and 2 demo tracks in the original play-along CD.

Tap me up

Felix Martin: 14 string guitarist, pre order the new live album

Prosthetic Signs 14-String Guitarist Felix Martin
"Live In Boston" available for pre-order now!
PROSTHETIC RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of Venezuelan guitarist FELIX MARTIN. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music, MARTIN writes and performs an eclectic, exhilarating hybrid of instrumental prog-metal, jazz, fusion and world music on an instrument he invented himself – the 14-string guitar. His creation combines two left-handed 7-string guitars on one wide neck that allows him to play both guitars simultaneously, allowing for his unique system of 8-finger chords and slap-tapping techniques.

MARTIN commented on signing to PROSTHETIC thusly: “For me, the most important concepts in music (and life) are innovation and creativity. Prosthetic is one of the very few labels that works with artists who have unique visions of music, and who offer something different to the world. I can’t be more thankful with Prosthetic for supporting my vision and letting me be myself.”

MARTIN's PROSTHETIC debut, “Live in Boston,” will be released across digital platforms on June 5th. Physical copies are available for pre-order now at this location. The album, which features Guitar Center Drum-Off 2011 Champion JP Bouvet on several tracks, includes material from MARTIN's self-released debut, “Bizarre Rejection,” a handful of songs from his forthcoming studio album, and two tracks exclusive to this release. If you're a fan of bands like Animals As Leaders, Planet X, Liquid Tension Experiment and Scale The Summit, this is for you!

You can see MARTIN in action below performing “The Triangle Tune." The song, which sees Martin backed by Bouvet and fellow Berklee alumnus Kilian Duarte, will also be included on MARTIN's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which will feature Berklee alum Nathan Navarro (bass) and acclaimed drummer Marco Minnemann (Necrophagist, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats).

More information on that release will be revealed in the coming months.

Felix Martin - "The Triangle Tune"

Rob Chappers: Orange OR15H - 15 Watt Guitar Amplifer Head

Orange OR15H - 15 Watt Guitar Amplifer Head
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All audio was recorded & produced by Paul 'Stick' Annis/Maplewood Studio

Orange OR15H - 15 Watt Guitar Amplifer Head

Jason Becker: Real Screen note there's a distributor for the Canadian release

Cannes 2012: KinoSmith picks up “Jason Becker”... Distributor KinoSmith has picked up all Canadian rights for the documentary Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (pictured) from London-based Dogwoof Global.

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Gaspar Muntwyler: Little wing - Jimi Hendrix

Little wing - Jimi Hendrix - Gaspar Muntwyler

Facebook account:!/gaspar.muntwyler

Little wing - Jimi Hendrix - Gaspar Muntwyler


"The legend of the fairy and the magician (alone)" with Some Modifications and high Percentage of improvisation in the second one. As soon as the video Reaches 150 "likes" will be available the first part of the video tutorial on how to run It With tabs included. Hope you enjoy ...! "The Legend of Fairy and the magician (alone)" with some modification and improvisation high percentage especially in the second of the solos. As soon as you reached 150 "likes" (ON YOUTUBE) will be available the first part of the video tutorial regarding its execution with tabs included. You like it ;) #! / profile.php? id = 100003795485916

The legend of the fairy and wizard alone - Rata Blanca by George Muntwyler
"The legend of the fairy and the magician (alone)" with Some Modifications and high Percentage of improvisation in the second one. As soon as the video Reaches 150 "likes" will be available the first part of the video tutorial on how to run It With tabs included. Hope you enjoy ...! "The Legend of Fairy and the magician (alone)" with some modification and improvisation high percentage especially in the second of the solos. As soon as you reached 150 "likes" (ON YOUTUBE) will be available the first part of the video tutorial regarding its execution with tabs included. You like it ;) #! / profile.php? id = 100003795485916

Marco Sfogli: 'Essential Metal Vol.1' at Jam Track Central


3 full tracks in MP3
3 backing tracks in MP3
3 extended jam tracks in MP3
3 full length video performances by Marco
Complete Tab and Notation in PDF and Powertab forma


2012 has brought us a superb list of debut artists releasing jam track packages, so we are delighted to add another in the form of the metal machine that is Marco Sfogli. Marco is already a household name in the world of guitar players and has a superb following. His debut album 'There's Hope' was a phenomenal success and since then he has worked on numerous projects including albums with Dream Theater's James LaBrie.
His debut jam track package 'Essential Metal Vol.1' features three backing tracks that were created by another JTC artist, Martin Miller. Marco specifically wanted three styles of tracks to jam over including an 80's style track, an Andy Timmons style track and a John Petrucci style track. So Martin got creating and then Marco let rip over them. And the results speak for themselves. These tracks are immense, and we think that Martin and Marco are a jam track match made in heaven!

As ever, the package comes with the full tracks, backing tracks, extended jam tracks, full length videos and complete TAB and notation in both PDF and Powertab formats and is available to download for just £12.99.

Marco Sfogli - 'Essential Metal Vol.1' at Jam Track Central

Alen Šenkovski: Zagreb Guitar Master2012 competition

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Please complete the following form to enter your song into GuitarMaster2012 and BassMaster2012 competitions at Zagreb Guitar Show.

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Alen Šenkovski - Hora Martisor (Romanian dance)

Prashant Aswani: Live at Nu Image Studios

Prashant Aswani really is the king of groove... hear him playing live at Nu Image Studios



Daniele Gottardo: Tapping Arpeggios Lesson

A video-lesson of Daniele Gottardo about Guitar Tapping Arpeggios; extremely fast, it is worth to see it even if you don't understand Italian.

Daniele Gottardo Tapping Arpeggios Lesson