Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Joe Feloni: Sound problems fixed... now were rocking the TRex competition

T-Rex Back On Track

I finally got the audio problem figured out thanks to RonGovan. I know this take sounds better than the first but the playing is eh! LOL It's all for fun anyways! Thanks for the opportunity Milan It was fun jamming over your tune!

T-Rex Back On Track Contest Joe Feloni 2

Jess Lewis: to release new Aristocrats 'Get It Like That' track

Thursday will see an amazing new jam track package release by the incredibly talented Jess Lewis. It is The Aristocrats 'Get It Like That' and she absolutely nails it! And...the download comes with the original backing track too!

Taka Minamino, Derek Sherinian: recording with fusion bass player

Taka Minamino
done guitars for upcoming fusion bass player record.
keys-derek sherinian, drums-virgil donati
cant wait to hear it after mixdown.

also set list for june 9th show.
1. AngelWing
2. Mercy of Evil
3. Blood Rain Intro
4. Blood Rain
5. Violence Breeds Violence

see you guys all!

News: Win every Boss compact pedal competition

Fancy winning each and every Boss pedal in the 2012 lineup? Thought so. We’re running an amazing competition with a prize of over £4000 which one lucky guitarist will win. Better still, the competition is for charity, supporting Music for All and Children in Need. Better make some room on the floor of your studio! http://threemenonabike.org/competitions/boss-text-to-win/

Top Ten: Djent bands on got-djent

Congratulations to Periphery who pip Tosin Abasi's Animals as leaders to the leader post


math metal, progressive, technical

Animals As Leaders
experimental, instrumental, progressive metal

experimental, math metal, post-thrash

atmospheric, math metal, progressive metal

ambient, math metal, progressive metal

instrumental, math metal, post-metal, progressive metal

experimental, groove metal, progressive metal

Chimp Spanner
ambient, instrumental, math metal, progressive metal

experimental, technical metal

math metal, technical metal

Full list of artists and bands http://got-djent.com/bands/ranking

Brian Sheu,Paul Gilbert : Jude Gold films the Sheu V Gilbert slugathon

Paul Gilbert and guitar student Brian Sheu duke it out during Brian's lesson with Paul at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA, in January 2011. Paul loves to teach guitar lessons and returns to his alma mater, Musicians Institute, regularly to do so. On this day, Paul was encouraging his students to learn how to groove and solo in 12/8 time.

iPhone footage by Jude Gold
Edited by Steven Odorica

Paul Gilbert Guitar Death Match with Brian Sheu

Lorn Leber: Study Habits: A Foggy Day - amazing piano transcription

Transcription of Red Garland's amazing solo from his version of A Foggy Day. Challenging and fun to play.

Study Habits: A Foggy Day

Stéphan Forté : Adagio and Solo Paris 2012 series

Kris Claerhout took some photos of Stéphan Forté at the recent Paris show.

Stéphan Forté: Adagio and Solo Paris 2012

Marjorie Coulin too a whole series of pro phtos: http://marjoriecoulin.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=11712

Lewis Cannon: sweeping major 9 arpeggios on 4 strings

Some pretty major 9 arpeggios, in a sweep picked fashion. Two arpeggios, G and D with the 9th added in both. Enjoy!
Find the free tab available here:

Maj 9 arpeggio sweeps

Jeff Ainsworth: Basement Rock Star

Welcome to the Show...…but you’re a bit early!!!
I’m still building the site and recording the video and audio.
This is a site by a guitar player, for guitar players of all levels. (all musicians are welcome though!!)
There will be plenty of free video lessons, as well as a members only section where you’ll be able to get access to some really crazy licks and lessons in a variety of styles.
I’ve been playing for 30+ years and now it’s time to share what I’ve learned.
BasementRockstar.com is for all the basement rockstars out there.
See you soon,


Jeff Ainsworth teaching some shredilicious licks!

Glen Drover "Ground Zero" entry

Lorn Leber: live and in the studio in the Seventies !!! (Ch'Pau)

Some tracks from the early 70's captured over on the zproject.

ch'pau live at michael's pub1976live recordingperformance, compositioncomplete
ch'pau studio demo

performance, compositiononline
ch'pau live 10-26-1978

performance, composition, productiononline
ch'pau live on WERS

performance, compositiononline
ch'pau rehearsal tapes

performance, compositiononline

In more recent times, classy Latin fusion.

Latin Tune by Lorn Leber

Les Paul: Guitar auction from The Estate of Les Paul.

Julien's Auctions is proud to present Property From The Estate of Les Paul. Les Paul not only revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar, but also the technology behind modern day sound recording. Les Paul pioneered innovative techniques with sound-on-sound recording and commissioned the first 8-track tape recorder, which would become the core technology behind multitrack recording still used today. The sale will include property equipment, memorabilia and instruments that span the entirety of Paul’s career from his days as Rhubarb Red to his weekly Monday night concerts at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. Some of the guitar and equipment highlights from the sale include:
  • 1968 Prototype Gibson Les Paul Custom Recording Model (Est. $60,000 - $80,000). White flat top with Bigsby tail piece and note in Paul’s hand reading, “Reward this is the property of Les Paul A.K.A. Lester William Polfuss…Mahwah, New Jersey USA…” The guitar is featured on page 350 of his autobiography Les Paul In His Own Words.
  • 1951 Fender Nocaster serial number 1751(Est. $40,000 - $60,000). Butterscotch with black pickguard, neck date “5-10-51 T.G.”, no body date, with original thermometer case. Guitar has replaced volume and one tone pot but originals are present. This guitar was personally gifted to Les Paul by Leo Fender who signed the back of the headstock “Leo Fender.” The guitar is uncharacteristically light weighing only 7.4 pounds.
  • Early 1940s Epiphone Zephyr serial number 7133– Klunker #3 (Est. $14,000 - $16,000) Blonde, electric trap door model arch top with two chicken head knobs, one volume and one a toggle switch, with bard door opening in the back and Paul’s aluminum support system which led him to use solid body construction. This is one of three early experimental models called the “Klunkers” by Paul, featured on pages 120 and 121 in his autobiographyLes Paul In His Own Words.
  • 1927 Gibson L-5 Sunburst Cremona serial number 87230 (Est. $10,000 - $15,000) Hole drilled through the original pickguard, back re-finished, no original case. This is one of the two L-5s purchased by Les Paul, then going by the name Rhubarb Red, at Gibson in Kalamazoo Michigan with his friend and band mate Sunny Joe Wolverton in 1933. Paul discusses the trip and purchasing this guitar extensively in his autobiography. He later gave this guitar to a friend Dave Moran requested the guitar be returned to Paul upon his death.
  • 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (Est. $14,000 - $16,000) No serial number, Trapeze tailpiece, tuners have been changed to Grover’s, pat. Pending with original case. This is one of the very first Les Paul guitars produced. The back of the headstock is hand signed, “Les Paul.” The guitar is pictured on page 238 of Paul’s autobiography Les Paul In His Own Words.
  • Boss BCB-6 Pedal Effects In Case (Est. $3,000 - $5,000). Six Boss pedals including: chromatic tuner TU-2 white, super chorus ch-1 blue, digital delay DD3 silver, digital reverb/delay RV3 grey. The case also contains tools including a pair of Les Paul’s sunglasses and has all of his settings recorded on masking tape. This is the gigging case used by Les Paul during his weekly shows at both Fat Tuesdays and the Iridium Jazz Club for decades. 3 ½ by 25 by 11 inches
  • 1955 Steinway B Grand Piano In Ebony (Est. $20,000 - $30,000) Steinway & Sons New York original piano, serial number 348128-B (NA-K1304 3035), from Les Paul’s legendary main recording studio in his home in Mahwah, New Jersey, this is the only piano used for recordings made in the house.
  • Early 1970s Ampex MM1000 (Est. $3,000 - $5,000) Sixteen track recording machine using two inch tape, with custom VSO, serial number 260, with AC cable and side block. Has been re-built in good condition. This was the first Ampex sixteen track machine and is one of the most sought after sixteen track machines to this day. This machine was used in the downstairs recording studio at Les Paul’s Mahwah, New Jersey home. 65 by 41 by 27 ½ inches
  • Late 1960s API Recording Mixing Console (Est. $40,000 - $60,000) Twenty eight by sixteen console believed to be one of the first few made with the desireable configuration of twenty eight mic line input channels and sixteen buss. Originally a twenty-channel mixer with an eight-channel side car added later, three 12 point patch bay main console and 144 patch bay on side car. Modules include: five – 558 EQs, one – 550 EQ, four – 553 EQs, 9 – Aengus 8 band EQs, one – old school audio mic pre 580 series size, two – 525 compressors, one – 575 oscillators, one – talk back module, four – 553 EQs, sixteen buss BU meters, and an elaborate master section with buss and cue system. The board is made by Automated Processes Inc. of Farmingdale New York, one of the most notable American made mixing consoles. Original masking tape label with channel identifications in Les Paul’s hand including, “channel 1 Les Guitar.” 45 by 99 1/8 by 35 ½ inches
  • Les Paul’s Touring Rig (Est. $5,000 - $7,000) Gibson LP1 guitar amplifier pre-amp controller, serial number 1038. A prototype designed by Les Paul featuring Plexiglass panel on front with “Les Paul” two channel amplifier with a normal and box switch, crossover switch, vibrola switch. Les Paul’s markings in red nail polish indicate his settings on the knobs and Plexiglass panel. Additional tape markings reading "Les Paul Road 1" and "#1 pre-amp" among others. Single fifteen Altec Lansing speaker with high frequency horn, power amp and Paulverizer attachment built into the cabinet. Topped with a Nakamichi 700, three head cassette player which Paul used to play along with tracks. This was Paul’s long-time tour rig and is features on page 291 of his autobiography Les Paul In His Own Words. Sold together with a spare Nakamichi 700 and identical Altex Lansing single fifteen cabinet. Head 5 ½ by 21 by 15 Cabinet 24 by 24 by 15 inches
The proceeds of the auction will benefit the Les Paul Foundation established by Les Paul who was encouraged at a young age by his mother to follow his instincts regardless of how unusual or different his approach. Paul felt that establishing a foundation, which could provide that same encouragement to so many others was the best way to perpetuate the areas most important to him in his lifetime. The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to honor and remember the life, spirit, and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. The Les Paul Foundation is an approved IRS 501(c)3 organization.
The Les Paul Estate Auction will be a moment to remember in the history of Rock N’ Roll. Be inspired by Paul’s innovations and see an unmatched collection of the most innovative electric guitars assembled in one place.
Tuesday, May 29th – Friday, June 8th
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (P.S.T.)
Closed Sundays)
Friday, June 8th, 2012
Session I: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session II: 2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Session III: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session IV: 2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
9665 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 150
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
For more information email
or call 310-836-1818.

Massimo Izzizzari: live date announced

Massimo Izzizzari Band Live a "La Cantina Mediterraneo"
Friend's Event · By Massimo Izzizzari
Saturday, 2 June 2012
22:00 in UTC+02

Massimo Izzizzari - Chitarra
Mario Mazzenga - Basso
Azeglio Izzizzari - Batteria

La Cantina Mediterraneo CasadellaMusicainFrosinone
Via Armando Fabi 341, 03100 Frosinone, Italy
View map · Get directions

Massimo Izzizzari - Plastic Theater

David Kontra: 10 year old rips, time to burn your guitar... again!

I guess I'm better late than never, thanks to Neal Nagaoka for spotting this young talent.

Extreme Neo Classical (cover)

David Kontra - As Far You Can See (Original Instrumental Song)

David Kontra - For Those Who Want To Hear A Story ( original song )

Racer X - Technical Difficulties Guitar cover

Kiko Loureiro: scola Musica Moderna clinic date

Workshop com Kiko Loureiro na Escola Musica Moderna (Niterói - RJ) - dia 16/06/2012

Neal Nagaoka: get on the terrifying shredder list!

Neal Nagaoka
OK I have finally decided to retire my young guns column and change the format to a regular spotlight type website instead. It's getting too hard to find new young talent each month so I decided to just make it a Terrifying Shredder column instead starting July. I think Im going to regret this but..... If anyone is interested in being listed and feel worthy enough to be on the top 5 list for July, feel free to send me a youtube video link and a short bio info. Thanks :-) http://www.shredguitarist.org/.

Joe Bonamassa: Dislocated Boy

Joe Bonamassa - Dislocated Boy - Driving Toward The Daylight

Following the May 21st release of Joe Bonamassa’s critically acclaimed 13th solo album Driving Towards The Daylight, which is currently #2 in the UK’s Official Album Chart, the renowned guitarist will perform a series of four significant London concerts that chronicles his rise from playing the intimate Borderline to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Blues rock fans will be able to purchase tickets to see Joe perform at four different London venues including The Borderline (March 26), 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (March 27), HMV Hammersmith Apollo (March 28) and the Royal Albert Hall (March 30). All concert tickets, including a very special Borderline ticket entry, go on sale on Friday June 1st from the 24 Hour Ticket Box Office: 0844 478 0898, or can be booked online from www.thegigcartel.com.

A special 48-hour ticket pre-sale on Planet Rock radio will start from Wednesday May 30th, two days before tickets go on sale to the general public.

For those fans that purchase a special VIP ticket, this will enable them to attend all four concerts, including admission to see Bonamassa perform at the Borderline inLondon on Tuesday 26th March 2013. The Borderline concert is restricted to a limited run of 200 tickets, and will showcase Joe’s atmospheric rise to the top of the guitar world, in an intimate and a reduced capacity setting of this famous London West End venue where it all began for the critically acclaimed blues rock guitarist.

Now’s your chance to get up close and personal in London with Joe Bonamassa at what is being hailed as “The Guitar Event of the Year.”

Read the official web announcement and download hi res photos HERE.

Pebber Brown: Deep Dive into Chromatic Scales

Pebber Brown provides some deep insights into his techniques ideas and provides the guitar player with ideas to use to change your playing. Check out his YouTube channel for more deep dives http://www.youtube.com/user/pebberbrown/videos

Chromatic Scales and the best methods for learning and practicing them. Helps you work on technique and timing skills.

Chromatic Practice Techniques

Joe Stump: set to release his 9th solo album

Metal Guitar Master Joe Stump will release his 9th solo album entitled "Revenge Of The Shredlord" through Lion Music on 17th August 2012.

The album was engineered and mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Ducky Carlise (Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Armored Saint, Angra, Sepultura) at Appelbaum mastering .

Joe comments:

"The new record's heavy, very dark and classically influenced, with the usual mix of strong melodies and fierce metal riffage that are a constant on all my previous releases. This is without a doubt my best effort both sonically and guitar playing wise . I can't wait til it's unleashed".

"Revenge Of The Shredlord" contains the following track listing.

01. The Ritual Begins.
02. Man Your Battlestations.
03. Pistoleros.
04. Shredlord's Sonata.
05. Master's Prelude.
06. In The Master's House.
07. The Black Knight's Castle.
08. Enter The Coven.
09. Evil Beasts Below.
10. Strat Outa Hell.
11. White Knuckle Mayhem.
12. The End Approaches.

Full album information and preview mp3 to follow soon.

Daniele Liverani: Eleven Mysteries - full detail

Perhaps better known as the keyboardist and musical mastermind behind Twinspirits, Genius Rock Opera, Cosmics and Khymera; the multi-talented Daniele Liverani is also a guitarist of considerable skill as his new instrumental album "Eleven Mysteries" will testify on 20th July 2012 (Lion Music).

While “Eleven Mysteries” is basically a guitar oriented album, the overall vibe of all the songs is definitely more like a “conceptual instrumental album” where guitar has the role of a “virtual singer”.

Musically there's some intense shred, but also some very melodic moments, and the musicianship and arrangements of the talented line up involved helped to create a wide variety of atmospheres and different musical moments; due to the skills and different influences of the various musicians - drummer Paco Barilla’, bassist Tony Dickinson and keyboardist Marco Zago.

However, this not only an album for guitar lovers, but for anyone that appreciates musical composition on a more general level with lots to discover in and each and every track along with a first class production.


Eleven Mysteries Track Listing
01. Mysterious Impulse.
02. Inspiration.
03. Nervous Forces.
04. Supreme Gladness.
05. All Is Pure.
06. Giving.
07. Humiliation.
08. Regeneration.
09. Freedom.
10. Survive.
11. Eternal.

Coming soon
Full album information and live performance video from Daniele Liverani.