Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Christian Muenzner: Obscura live in Tokyo 2012



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Christian Muenzner: Obscura live in Tokyo 2012

Brett Stine: Haji's Kitchen - Twenty Twelve - Sidhartha





RELEASE DETAILS: or... "Where and When can I get this $%&^#ing Album Already!"

DIGITAL (download) release will be JUNE 19 on cdbaby.com, Amazon.com (.de, .uk, .fr, .jp, etc) and iTunes (also should be all countries).

PHYSICAL (pretty plastic jewel case full of sweet artwork, lyrics and a shiny silver disc) release will be *about* a week after that on CDBaby.com only. I'm told they ship everywhere in the world for a reasonable price. We pressed 1,000 discs.. when they're gone, they're likely to be gone forever, so if you want one you should jump in. I'm supposed to pick them up here in Dallas early next week, and I'll get them shipped off to cdbaby's warehouse in Portland later that day. Be patient.. there may be stock interruptions until CDBaby gets the rate of demand figured out, but if our stock actually starts to get low, I'll let you all know here. I'll post updates when I get them picked up & shipped!

Final mixed, mastered version. "2012" releases June 19!

News: Suhr 80's Shred™ Neon Drip and Tiger Stripe

JS Technologies Inc. | Suhr Guitar is proud to introduce - 80's Shred™ Tiger Stripe - Suhr Limited Edition Custom Guitar
SPANDEX NOT INCLUDED
The Suhr 80's™ Shred will bring you back to the glory days when shred was king. When it was all about big hair, spandex and how many notes you could fit into one solo. Guitarists everywhere sought the ultimate in playability and over-the-top styling to set themselves apart. This my friends, is the culmination of that quest for shred.
Don't pull out the spandex just yet, there are only fifty available in each finish. This righteous axe will be available in the fall of 2012. So turn off that Atari, get off your waterbed and pre-order yours today because these will be gone faster than your uncle's Trans-Am.

To see product specs visit our website at www.Suhr.com.

For more information contact your local Suhr dealer or email us at SALES@SUHR.COM
80's Shred™ Tiger Stripe - Suhr Limited Edition Custom Guitar


JS Technologies Inc. | Suhr Guitar is proud to introduce - 80's Shred™ Neon Drip - Suhr Limited Edition Custom Guitar
SPANDEX NOT INCLUDED
The Suhr 80's™ Shred will bring you back to the glory days when shred was king. When it was all about big hair, spandex and how many notes you could fit into one solo. Guitarists everywhere sought the ultimate in playability and over-the-top styling to set themselves apart. This my friends, is the culmination of that quest for shred.
Don't pull out the spandex just yet, there are only fifty available in each finish. This righteous axe will be available in the fall of 2012. So turn off that Atari, get off your waterbed and pre-order yours today because these will be gone faster than your uncle's Trans-Am.

To see product specs visit our website at www.Suhr.com.


For more information contact your local Suhr dealer or email us at SALES@SUHR.COM


80's Shred™ Neon Drip - Suhr Limited Edition Custom Guitar

Rick Graham,Chris Brooks: Guest Solo with Chris Brooks



HD video guitar lessons with me: http://www.rick-graham.co.uk/hd-video-lessons.html

http://www.chrisbrooks.com/

Hi guys, I had the honour of playing a guest solo spot (trading solos with Chris) on the fantastic Chris Brooks' solo album - 'The Axis of All Things'. Check the video, hope you dig the solos and head on over to Chris' website to get your hands on the album. Cheers!

Rick Graham's Guest Solo Spot with Chris Brooks!





http://chrisbrooks.com/ "The Axis of All Things" - The second solo album from Australia's premier rock instrumentalist, featuring songs in the styles of funk-fusion, prog rock, acoustic and wailing ballad.
Order http://www.chrisbrooks.com/web_store
Nine years after the release of his successful indie debut "The Master Plan", the long-awaited new solo album from Australia's Chris Brooks is about to land! Showcasing a more mature-sounding Brooks in a variety of songs ranging from funk-fusion, progressive rock, wailing ballads and acoustic, "The Axis Of All Things" is an epic journey that will no doubt please existing fans, and also convert a great deal more! Featuring solos from Aussie great "Brett Garsed"

Features the songs: Prelude, The Axis of All Things, Transfiguration, Open Doors, Not the Day Nor the Hour, Wisdom Road, Hammer's Heart, Feeding the Myth, In and Out of Dreams, Velvet Claws. CD Packaging includes 6 page insert with liner notes and personal notes about the songs on the album.


Chris Brooks: The Axis of All Things - track by track!

Kip Winger: confirmed a collection of live acoustic tour dates

Life.com Photo Courtesy Denise Truscello  

Kip Winger: confirmed a collection of live acoustic tour dates

September
14 - London, England – The Borderline
15 – London, UK – Sadler’s Wells Theatre (Kip Winger's Ghosts, the Ballet UK Premier)
16 – London, UK – Sadler’s Wells Theatre (Kip Winger's Ghosts, the Ballet UK Premier)
19 – Munich Germany - Backstage Club
20 – Berlin, Germany - K17
21 - London, UK – Sadler’s Wells Theatre (Kip Winger's Ghosts, the Ballet UK Premier)
22 – Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
23 – Wien, Austria – Local Bar

October
26 - Centerville, OH - Soft Rock Cafe
27 - Akron, OH - Ripper Owens Tap House

Jani J Szentkiralyi,Atma Anur: New EP on the way



Jani J. Szentkiralyi - Atma Anur - Liviu Sorescu - YAH Media Promo
Summer 2012 - YAH Media proudly presents - a new song, a new EP, a new Band - of progressive professionals - Keyboards: Liviu Sorescu - Drums: Atma Anur - Guitars: Jani J. Szentkiralyi - Subscribe now for the updates - facebook.com/janijszentkiralyi - www.atmaanur.com - facebook.com/liviusorescu - Powered and Based on: Aquul

Jani J. Szentkiralyi - YAH Media Promo


Jani J. Szentkiralyi - Soundcheck - Mobilmánia PeCsa 2012.05.26.
http://www.facebook.com/janijszentkiralyiwww.janijszentkiralyi.com

Jani J. Szentkiralyi - Soundcheck - Mobilmánia - PeCsa 2012.05.26.


Jani J. Szentkiralyi interju 2012

Joop Wolters: demos Bo-El Guitar



Worked with:


Worked / recorded with artist like: Arabesque, Elysion, Lalu, Shadran e, Patrick Eijdems, Vivien Lalu, Nathan vd Wouw, Mike Roelofs, Barend Tromp, Rogier van Wegberg, Roel Kaller, Geert Keijzer, Alex Argento, Anders Johansson , Henrik Bath, Lance King, Chris Catena, Daniel Flores, Ian Haughland, Gary Wehrkamp, ​​Göran Edman, Gregg Bissonette, Hubi Meisel, John Macaluso, Marco Sfogli, Martin Lemar, Greg and Matt Bissonette, Mike Terrana, Russell Bergquist, Ryan Van Powder ewes Simon Phillips, Steve Walsh, Tony Franklin, Virgil Donati, Atma Anur, Sebastian Persini, Frank Bayens, Arthur Leiten, Peter Douwma, Jessie Galante, Yoger Mucci, ........ etc.. Welcome to Bo ~ EL Guitar Company. Specialized Customizing and building Guitars. Bo ~ EL Guitar Company is based in Zutphen. Owner and founder of the Bo ~ El Guitar Company is Huub Boel, born in The Hague in 1950. Huub is a music freak. This love was born in the 50s and 60s in the Hague-band circuit. He got himself in 1967 for the first guitar from a friend and joined in 1969 to 1971, the band "Yellow Butterfly" from Vlaardingen. After 20 years have been passive (and even all his equipment and guitars sold it) in September 1991 he bought an acoustic guitar and a few months later an electric. In particular, the electric guitar was an eyesore. The big ugly plastic plate and bolted neck is definitely not for the craftsmanship of construction tools. The technical background of Huub and carefully sifting through the history of this brand gave a clear conclusion: This guitar was developed solely from the viewpoint to a cheap "guitar" to build. A logical consequence because the currently available to many guitars were "destitute" musicians not to play.

Translated to English

Joop Wolters | Bo-El Guitar

Sam Bell,Jakub Żytecki: join us at UK Tech Metal Fest 2012 - stunning line up



Sam Bell
Don't miss out on these tickets for UK TECH-METAL FEST 2012they are going quickly, so many awesome bands playing, very unique event.

Jakub Żytecki
Sup guys!!

You can still get the tickets for UK Tech Metal Fest 2012 from the link below!
See you there!
More Information about UK Tech Metal Fest 2012 Tickets

A line-up of immense proportions:
  • TEXTURES
  • Sylosis
  • Monuments
  • Chimp Spanner
  • ALIASES
  • Uneven Structure
  • The Algorithm
  • Red Seas Fire
  • Visions
  • Xerath
  • Destiny Potato
  • Hacktivist
  • David Maxim Micic - Solo performance of "Bilo"
  • Devastating Enemy
  • DispersE
  • No Consequence
  • Cold Night For Alligators
  • Modern Day Babylon
  • Nexilva
  • Mask Of Judas
  • Shattered Skies
  • Chronographs
  • Entrosolet
  • Broken Torment
  • Sectioned
  • Vidina
  • Exist/Immortal
  • Invocation
  • The Nocturnal Chaos
  • Orion
  • Entro-P
  • Virtues
  • Drown In Entropy

More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Tech-Metal-Fest/238162749561208

https://www.facebook.com/LoungeBarAlton

Also featuring stalls from Invictus Guitars and many others:

http://www.facebook.com/Invictusguitars

The venue is here:

The Lounge Bar
Amery St
Alton
Hants
GU34 1HN

Mike Dawes: new acoustic tap



A solo arrangment of Gotye's tune, "Somebody That I Use To Know". Played without any ovedubs. Single and Guitar Tabs available at http://www.candyrat.com
Visit Mike Dawes at http://www.facebook.com/mikedawesofficial and http://www.mikedawes.com

Mike is teaching guitar, along with this arrangement, over Skype. Contact him on Facebook for more information.
Mike Dawes - Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye) - Solo Guitar

Tom Hess: How To Make Your Own Rock And Metal Guitar Riffs


How To Make Your Own Rock And Metal Guitar Riffs

by Tom Hess

Do you wish you could write cool rhythm guitar riffs for rock and metal? If you are like many rock guitarists, you have much stronger lead guitar skills than rhythm guitar skills. In most cases, guitar players only learn the basic power chords, open chords, or barre chords when learning to play rhythm guitar. As a result, they have great difficulty coming up with cool rhythm guitar riffs because they do not truly understand how to play rhythm guitar in a creative way. For the rest of this article, I will talk about how you can by use creative rhythm guitar practice methods to write your own rock and metal guitar riffs.

First, it is important to understand that being able to play interesting rhythm guitar ideas means focusing more on HOW you play what you play than WHAT specific notes you are using. The truth is that you can make any basic guitar chord sound great without adding in many new notes. In fact, you can probably already start writing good rhythm guitar ideas with just a fundamental understanding of power chords and open chords. However, in order to truly master the ability to play great rhythm guitar riffs, you will need to learn new guitar skills that you probably haven’t thought of before.

You probably already know that to truly master rhythm guitar playing, you must work on improving a variety of different skills and you may even know what some of those skills are. However, if you are still having a hard time writing rhythm guitar riffs that you are happy with, most likely your approach to practicing this area of guitar playing could use additional help (even if you aren’t aware specifically of “what” skills need to be improved). If you would like to understand exactly what needs to be done in order to improve all areas in your guitar playing, I recommend that you seek out a great guitar teacher who has already helped many other guitarists make significant progress toward their musical goals. In the meantime, there are 5 essential ideas that you can use to make great rhythm guitar riffs regardless of your current skill level. Once you have become comfortable with using these ideas in your rhythm guitar playing, you will be able to make creative guitar riffs any time you pick up the guitar:

1. Create multiple guitar riffs by using the rhythm of just one. Find an interesting rhythmic pattern that contains no actual pitches and apply it using any number of different sets of chords, notes, or chord progressions. By doing this, you will MASSIVELY improve your rhythm guitar creativity. Also you can do this the other way around: Take one chord, note, or chord progression and play guitar using a variety of different rhythmic patterns. This will give you a lot of material to use when coming up with new guitar riffs.

2. Think about the way the actual rhythms you play work together to make the guitar riff as a whole. Similar to lead guitar, many guitarists ‘overdo it’ when playing rhythm guitar riffs. That said, in order to make awesome rhythm guitar riffs, you only really need a few notes at most. Although it is fun to learn new ideas to use in your rhythm guitar playing, keep in mind that your number one focus is to play something with an interesting ‘rhythm’!

By stripping your guitar riffs of any excess notes, you will force yourself to think more about the actual rhythms being played. To practice this, start by writing down four measures worth of 8th notes on a piece of paper. Then remove 6 of these notes at random and replace them with rests. After doing this, play the rhythm you have just created using only a single note or chord on guitar. Once you give this exercise a try, you will quickly notice that you can create nearly endless rhythm ideas for your guitar riffs. Additionally, you can make things more interesting by using various time signatures or alternate note durations.

3. Practice making your rhythm guitar playing as clean and TIGHT as you can. Being able to do this is necessary for playing great sounding guitar riffs. The majority of guitarists know that you must be able to play consistently in time in order to play good rhythm guitar, however few guitarists know what it sounds like when someone is playing TIGHT rhythm guitar that locks in with the metronome. If you can’t consistently play in time, your rhythm guitar ideas will not sound good even if they are really cool ideas.

A good way to test your ability to play rhythm guitar ‘in time’ is to record yourself playing a row of quarter notes using any basic chord (that uses 3 strings or less). Record yourself over a quarter note drum track or metronome. If you can play with perfect rhythmic timing, you will notice that the beat seems to become silent as it matches up in unison with your guitar playing. If you are not playing tight, you will easily hear yourself falling behind or getting ahead of the beat.

Aside from having great timing when playing guitar to a beat, it is important to improve other areas in rhythm guitar playing such as palm muting control and pick attack articulation. Having the ability to play well in these areas will not only help improve your overall rhythm guitar skills, but it will save you A LOT of cash in the studio if you ever record an album. Learn how to master these aspects of rhythm guitar by checking out this free guide about learning how to record guitar.

4. Work to improve your pinch harmonics and vibrato skills. These two guitar techniques can make your guitar riffs sound very intense (especially in rock or metal guitar playing). Vibrato is useful for giving your guitar a voice-like quality, and when you combine it with pinch harmonics, the end result is a powerful guitar riff that is sure to get the attention of your audience. If you have not fully mastered these techniques, start by using them separately. Once you are more comfortable with each one, combine them both together at the end of your guitar riffs for an extra strong finish!

5. Learn creative ways to combine guitar chords together. This will enable you to think of many cool sounding groups of chords to use in your rhythm guitar riffs. If you are familiar with the idea of ‘keys’ when using chords, this will be much easier for you. However, if you don’t know about this yet, simply combine different major and minor chords together with power chords. For instance, if you are playing a guitar riff that contains an A power chord, you can add in the notes of an A minor chord to get a different sound. Experiment with this idea to expand power chords into full major or minor chords.

Mastering the ability to play creative rhythm guitar riffs does not happen overnight. However, as you have read, there are many things you can work on right now to make good progress in this area of your guitar playing. When you learn how to write your own rhythm guitar riffs, you will have a great time coming up with cool ideas on guitar with little effort. By practicing your rhythm guitar skills you will become a much better musician overall. On top of that, if you would like to become a professional guitarist, these skills will be very useful while performing live shows on stage and recording songs in the studio.

To learn more about becoming a really TIGHT rhythm guitar player, read this free guide about learning how to record guitar.

Get professional advice to help you improve your guitar playing on this page with tips on how to play guitar better.


About The Author:
Tom Hess is a guitar teacher online, composer and a touring musician. He plays guitar in the epic metal band Rhapsody Of Fire. He teaches guitar players in his rock guitar lessons online. Go to tomhess.net to get more guitar playing resourcesguitar playing eBooks, and to read more guitar playing articles.

Jess Loomis: added to Sweetwater Gear Fest







Best known for his stellar 7-string lead work with the progressive metal band Nevermore, Jeff Loomis is also an accomplished songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and guitar magazine columnist. At 16, Jeff won Wisconsin's Guitar Wars contest, auditioned for Megadeth (only his young age disqualified him), and began showcasing his skills for a worldwide audience with Nevermore in 1994. In addition to guest appearances on several albums, Jeff has released two solo albums and a pair of instructional DVDs.

Miz AnthropeJeff Loomis guest appearance on 6/22 @ Gearfest 2012 - Ft. Wayne, IN (signing @3p; clinic @5p):


http://www.sweetwater.com/feature/gearfest2012/speakers.php

Joe Bonamassa: Free Acoustic track


The Acoustic Event of the Decade | Joe Bonamassa
One Time Only! 2 Weeks, 7 Shows, This Summer Only! Get your FREE Joe’s acoustic song download. http://jbonamassa.com/acoustic/

Tour Dates

June 29 - Montreux, Switzerland | Buy Tickets
June 30 - Toulouse, France | Buy Tickets
July 1 - Lyon, France | Buy Tickets
July 3 - Vienna, Austria | Buy Tickets
July 5 - Zabrze, Poland | Buy Tickets
July 7 - Mainz, Germany | Buy Tickets
July 8 - Rotterdam, Holland | Buy Tickets
Joe Bonamassa Woke Up Dreaming Live From Royal Albert Hall

Danny Jones: on Facebook and Soundcloud


Danny Jones/Musician/Guitarist has a new Facebook and Soundcloud:


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Danny-JonesMusicianGuitarist/237045499667619


Guthrie Govan, Marco Sfogli, Daniele Gottardo: discuss practice regimes

"I personally believe that guitarists should practice with each type of guitar sound. Or at least with every guitar sound they might need for the style, or styles, musical sounding. Using an ultra clean sound musicians are encouraged to create a solid sound, and while this helps to improve the accuracy and precision techniques such as pull-offs, but practicing with a very distorted sound you are forced to put the maximum concentration in stopping the strings unused, which is translates in having a clean technique in particular the hand with the plectum. other hand use a crunch sound, a sort of cross between the two listed above, can help the guitarist to work carefully on the dynamics. But ultimately, everything is useful and beneficial. The most important thing is to make sure that whatever we're studying it and whatever you're doing is simply playing well! "  more translated

Jason Becker: new album cover revealed: awe so cute moment :)


Jason Becker
Cover of my new CD. It isn't out yet. It will be very soon. Thank you Benjamin Woods!


Plus an extra special item came in the post... man super collectors dream... but for a special guy...

Kris Claerhout

How sweet. Jason signed my Guitar Player copy!
— with Jason Becker.


Robert Cray: UK tour starts end June 2012




Five-time Grammy award winning legend and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee ROBERT CRAY will release a brand new studio album “Nothin But Love” on Monday August 27th, his UK tour kicks off on June 26th with a date at the Shepherds Bush Empire (as part of London Blues Fest). Robert will be available for face to face interviews in London the following day (June 27th).

“Nothin But Love” is Cray’s 16th studio album and marks the latest milestone in a career that has produced 15 Grammy award nominations, over 12 million record sales worldwide, thousands of sold out concerts across the globe, and his own signature line of Fender guitars. Since the release of his 1986 break-out album “Strong Persuader”, Cray has performed and recorded alongside Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt and John Lee Hooker. Cray was recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57; making him the youngest living legend to receive the prestigious honour.

In addition to his London Blues Fest concert at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 26th, Robert Cray other UK dates include; Glasgow 02 ABC (June 28), Birmingham Town Hall (June 29), Warrington Pyramid & Parr Hall (June 30), Holmfirth Picturedrome (July 2), Reading Sub89 (July 3) and Brighton Concorde 2 (July 4).

Full details and tickets

Tommy Emmanuel: UK tour dates 2013



UK Tour Dates March 2013-

Tickets on sale now...click below for details!

Mar 7th - Aylesbury - Waterside
Mar 12th - Barnstaple - The Queens Theatre
Mar 13th - Exeter - Corn Exchange
Mar 16th - London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Mar 17th - Folkestone - Leas Cliff Hall
Mar 18th - Crawley - The Hawth
Mar 20th - Ipswich - Corn Exchange
Mar 21st - Chesterfield - Winding Wheel
Mar 22nd - Halifax - Victoria Theatre
Mar 24th - Cumbria - Coronation Hall
Mar 26th - Aberdeen - The Lemon Tree
Mar 28th - Edinburgh - The Queens Hall