Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Enrique Martínez Oliva: T-Rex "Back On Track" Contest

T-Rex Back On Track

T-Rex "Back On Track" Contest // Enrique Martínez Oliva

Dmitriy Zhirnov: T-Rex "Back On Track" Contest

T-Rex Back On Track

T-Rex "Back On Track" Contest - Dmitriy Zhirnov

Igor Paspalj: A Neverending Dream

My new original acoustic instrumental song, in a specific style, which I didn't play for a long time, but these musical motives came to me recently, and I just couldn't get rid of them :) So, I guess everything comes with a reason, so as this song.

Anyway, the animation used in background is from beautifull short animated film ''Invention of Love'' 2010 - Graduation project, which is written & Directed by Andrey Shushkov. I don't own the copyright for this animated video, or any part of it.

Igor Paspalj - A Neverending Dream

Paul Wardingham: Lick Of The Week - Orbital Decay

Lick Of The Week #6: Orbital Decay Chorus Melody

Nothing too tricky about this weeks lick. I'm essentially using triad arpeggios to navigate an ascending chord progression to create an anthemic melody. Here's a link to the full track. Here Have fun! PW

Paul Wardingham - Orbital Decay

Ian Crichton: Saga 20/20 CD DVD available for pre order


01 Six Feet Under
02 Anywhere You Wanna Go
03 Ellery
04 Spin It Again
05 Another Day out of Sight
06 One of These Days
07 Ball and Chain
08 Lost for Words
09 Show and Tell
10 Till the Well Runs Dry

Michael Sadler
Hi Everyone, just got these links from the label - 20/20 is now available for pre-order, please pass it along, Thanks!!!


Belgium – Fnac


Bulgaria – SMF


Czech Republic - Bontonland


Denmark – iMusic/CDon
IMusic CD:

iMusic LTD:

CDon CD:


Bernhard Beibl: Tangerine Dream Guitar player announces an EP

Hughes and Kettner sponsored lead guitar player for Tangerine Dream has an EP out. https://www.facebook.com/bernhardbeibl

2012 - Bernhard Beibl & Martin Weninger - short demo

Tangerine Dream - Boat to China - Guitar Solo

Steve Morse,Rik Emmett: Acoustic Duets 1987

Guitar Legends Steve Morse & Rik Emmett perform Dixie dregs song Up in the Air 1987

Steve Morse Rik Emmett Up in the Air

Steve Morse Rik Emmett Midsummers Daydream

News: Guitar Greed Pick Punch Giveaway

FREE GIVEAWAY - PICK PUNCH - Make your own Guitar picks


Kiko Loureiro: tour dates

Kiko Loureiro

Three shows in the Northeast this weekend!

JUNE 29 2012
Picos/PI / Brazil (Terraçus bar)
Kiko Loureiro Trio
Terraçus bar
Start: 20:00 h
Info: 55.89.9979-0585

JUNE 30 2012
Teresina/PI / Brazil (Centro de Artesanato)
Kiko Loureiro Trio
Centro de Artesanato
Praça Rio Branco
Start: 21:00 h
Info: dalmirgomes@hotmail.com / 55.86.8828-8123

JULY 01 2012
São Luis/MA / Brazil (Circo da Cidade)
Kiko Loureiro Trio
Circo da Cidade
Start: 18:00 h

JULY 12 2012
Open: 18:00 Start 19:00
Ticket: 6,500yen (all standing, plus 1 drink)
Apr. 28 on sale
at: Ticket Pia/ e-plus/ Lawson Ticket/
Info: UMEDA CLUB QUATTRO 06-6311-8111

JULY 14 2012
Open: 18:00 Start 19:00
Ticket: 6,500yen (all standing, plus 1 drink)
Apr. 14 on sale
at: Ticket Pia/ e-plus/ Lawson Ticket/ UNIT
Info: UNIT 03-5459-8630

AUGUST 02 2012
Ashaffenburg (Bavaria) / Germany (Future Music School)
International Summer Guitar Camp
Kiko Loureiro Guitar clinic + various artists

AUGUST 03 2012
Ashaffenburg (Bavaria) / Germany (Future Music School)
International Summer Guitar Camp
Kiko Loureiro Guitar clinic + various artists

AUGUST 04 2012
Ashaffenburg (Bavaria) / Germany (Future Music School)
International Summer Guitar Camp
Kiko Loureiro Guitar clinic + various artists

AUGUST 05 2012
Ashaffenburg (Bavaria) / Germany (Future Music School)
International Summer Guitar Camp
Kiko Loureiro Guitar clinic + various artists

Gary Hoey: Kick Starter for new Deja Blues project


Hey gang, I am very excited to announce that I have just started recording my first blues CD titled "Deja Blues" and I'd like you to be a part of it! That's why I am teamimg up with one of the coolest inventions for indie artists ever: Kickstarter.com, where independent musicians can raise funds for their projects through contributions from their fans in exchange for music and some incredibly cool stuff. For example, $1.00 will get you a digital download of a new exclusive song, $10.00 will get you the whole album 2 weeks before it's released to the rest of the world, and for those wanting certain items or experiences that we've never offered before, you're in for some great surprises like dinner with the band, Skype with Gary, and house concerts.
Visit the Kickstarter page now for details on how to get involved. View the introductory VIDEO from Gary and PREVIEW THE NEW SONG!
Thanks for all your support,
Gary Hoey

Becoming a completely independent artist is liberating in that I'm able to make whatever kind of music I'm feeling without needing the approval from the record label. The downside is that it can take quite a while to come up with the funds necessary to do all the things that a record label does (cover recording costs, manufacturing, marketing, publicity, advertising, etc.). After "American Made" was released in 2006 (my last album with Surfdog Records), it took 4 years to get "Utopia" to the fans. Now there's a better way. By using Kickstarter, I'll be able to release more music more often, which is what we all want, right? We're in a new era, and I'm psyched that you can join me for the ride - GH

Nili Brosh: talks about new CD in Live4Guitar interview

You are working on your next album. These things are normally shrouded in secrecy, but perhaps you can tell us a little bit about it?

Well…it’s instrumental! Haha. It will certainly feature more rhythm section players than my debut album. It’s going to have some big names on it as far as drummers and bassists are concerned. It’s still in its early stages, but I’m very excited about this one. It is my primary focus for the next half a year or so. I’m hoping to have something by winter, but as I’ve learned with the last record, these things always take more time and cost more than you estimate!

full interview at Live4Guitar.com

Fernando Pareta: Complicado CD

Fernando Pareta is a fantastic guitarist and singer from Argentina. He began his solo project in 1999. His first CD Fernando Pareta Trío, was release in 2003 and participated of international samplers, The loner-Tribute to Jeff Beck and Get Jazzed of German`s label ESC Records. He has endorsements with important gear companies like Suhr guitars, Bogner amps and many others. Since 2004 he has been invited to the Jemfest festival in United States, organized to help “Make a noise foundation”, of the famous and admired guitarist Steve Vai.


1. Tio Kurt
2. Raro
3. Complicado
4. Funkito
5. Xotic Blues
6. J.B
7. #1
8. Te Voy a Extrañar
9. Mi Baño
10. Fuego En la Ruta

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Forrest Lee Jr: Telethon CD

Nashville superstar guitarist Forrest Lee Jr. makes his mark with his critically acclaimed album Telethon! Forrest has an extensive track list involving many live performances all over the world. Telethon is a album filled with drive and precision that makes Forrest one of a kind.

Forrest grew up in the music business. His father was an actor and recording artist in the 1950′s and had songs recorded by legendary Earl Scruggs, Jim Reeves and Billy Dee. Forrest has done guitar clinics all over the US and Canada showing his masterful techniques for speed twang, hyper blues, chicken picking and B bending.


1. Telethon
2. Smooth Sailing
3. Late For Work
4. Cowpoke
5. Lazy Fingers
6. I’m In Love With My Guitar
7. Telecate
8. Leaving Cheyenne
9. Booty
10. Second Hand Smoke

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JP Cervoni: LA Session CD

Guitarist JP Cervoni has the ability to grab your attention and hold it with the palm of his hand. His captivating phrasing and endless blues-rock-fusion riffs shows just how free he is in expressing his heartfelt music.

Jp has worked with some of the top players and producers that L.A. has to offer, such as Simon Phillips (The Who/Toto), Buddy Miles (Hendrix), Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Santana), Frank Gambale, Vinnie Colauta, Tony Levin, Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Jeff Babko, Marco Mendoza, Jimi Earl, Carl Verheyen, and Steve Lukather just to name a few, in a career spanning decades.

In Los Angeles, you need to be what JP calls a “Chameleon” player, to be able to handle the various gigs and sessions that come your way, rock, funk, blues, R&B, country, latin… It’s all here and you need to be able to mold your style & sound to the required work on hand.

This album is a sample of various sessions recorded in the last few years with various budgets and studio environments and for a variety of artists, featuring Mike Hansen, (Steve Vai, George Lynch), Ira Black (Metal Church), Tim Bogart (Vanilla Fudge), Carmen Grillo (Tower of Power), Albert Wing & Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), Phill Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Joey Heredia, Brandino (Joss Stone), Arnold McCuller (Phil Collins), Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Brock (Rod Stewart), Scott Henderson, Jude Gold (GIT Director), Kirk Convington (Tribal Tech), Simon Phillips, Michael Thompson, Vittorio Iue’, Michael Kang, Duane Waider, Kenny Wilkerson (Nova Rex), Douglas Polhamius, and others.

JP explains how each session came about, what featured musicians where part of each sessions and what equipment he used on the iTunes PDF.

JP is currently finishing a production for a new young asian/american rock band ( working with Simon Phillips) He is putting together a band with Ike Willis ( Frank Zappa ) and Mike Hansen ( George Lynch-Steve Vai ) that will perform Zappa music. JP’s Classic Rock documentary “Nova Rex: Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy” has been included in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Look out for JP Cervoni “Blues & Beyond Band” on Tour!

L.A. Sessions

1. J.P. Blues
2. Hendrix Riff
3. Funky Scott
4. Sweet You
5. Jazzmean
6. Sad Blues
7. Free Willie
8. One Kookie
9. Sanging the Blues
10. J.P. Groove
11. Sad State of Affairs
12. Brake Away
13. Mejor Sin Ti
14. Live Guitar Solo

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Richard Peikoff: fingerstyle guitarist solo CD

Richard Peikoff represents a truly unique voice on the guitar. His delicate and precise fingerstyle and slide
technique creates a sound that is at once hauntingly beautiful, contemplative and uplifting.
Throughout his musical life he has studied and collaborated with great musicians from all over the world, and his music is as textured and varied as the locations and people that have inspired it.
Richard’s teachers and collaborators include fingerstyle great Martin Simpson and renowned American guitarist Isaac Guillory, both of whom he met while living in London. During that time he also studied with Indian Sarod teacher Ratnakar Vyas. This was not his first exposure to Indian classical music however. Sitarist Hari Har Rao (an early student of Ravi Shankar and founder of the Ravi Shankar Music Circle), and 5 time Grammy nominated sarod virtuoso Ali Akbar Khan were teachers who would also have a profound influence on his slide guitar style. Other influences include John Fahey, The Beatles, Jerry Douglas, Ram Narayan, John McLaughlin, Ralph Towner, and Earl Scruggs.

Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of the musical traditions of both east and west, Richard Peikoff has created an expansive musical space in which to immerse ourselves.

Monsoon Season

1. One Hand Clapping
2. Gondar Gardens
3. Front Range
4. 100 Mile House
5. Arapaho
6. Waterlilies
7. Main Street
8. Anthem
9. Gentle Rain
10. Raga for Jimi
11. Gujarati Arti
12. Monsoon Season

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Brad Russell,Joe Satriani: Let’s Hear It! solo CD:

Born in Detroit, Brad Russell (aka Russo) was raised in a musically diverse household. He recalls, “my brothers listening to everything from James Brown to Aerosmith and my Mom spinning Bill Evans or Stan Getz records.” After studying acoustic bass in high school, Brad attented the University of Miami’s school of music and received a masters degree. He later moved to the San Francisco bay area and worked for Shrapnel/Blues Bureau records producer Mike Varney. He has performed/recorded with a variety of artists such as: Mariah Carey, Clarence Clemons, Neal Schon and jazz organist Lonnie Smith. Currently living in NYC Brad has also performed for the Broadway musicals Jersey Boys and Grease.

Fans of Billy Sheehan will not be disapointed in Brad Russell’s debut cd “Let’s Hear It!”

Russell taps,slaps and shreds his four string bass sounding more like a six string guitar! .On “Zattack” guitar great Joe Satriani joins Russell for a heavy shred fest; and drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth,Satriani,Santana) provides rhythmic genius on all tracks.Brad Russell is a true bass hero and this is a solid sampling of creative cutting edge “lead” rock

bass playing.

Here’s what people are saying about Brad Russell:

“Brad Russell is an amazing bass player and outrageous musician!”- Joe Satriani

“Brad Russell is among the best bassists in the world and is among an exclusive list of first call session bassists that my company has worked with over the years. . With an impressive list of contributors including Joe Satriani on guitar and a release through Steve Vai’s Digital Nations, it is apparent that Brad’s debut solo CD is on its way to finding an audience and is worthy of international recognition.”- Mike Varney (Shrapnel Label Group)

“Brad is an amazing bass player with tons of creativity and really musical chops!” - Gregg Bissonette ( David Lee Roth, Santana, Joe Satriani)

Let’s Hear It!

1. Seven Shred
2. Beat It
3. Zattack
4. Brothers
5. Hello Jeff
6. Native Tongue (feat. Steve Kindler)

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Rich Brymer: Tone King Baby

Guitar test with iphone 4s

Creating melodies in phrases.

Writing a melody section

Thiago Wesley, Alexandre Bicudo, Danilo Pereira: trio Jam Ballad Track

Second place jam! Wait for the next! Thiago Wesley Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user/simpous17 Danilo Pereira Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user/danalvez10 Alexandre Bicudo Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user / MrBico LIKE and SUBSCRIBE!

Jam Ballad Track- Thiago Wesley, Alexandre Bicudo, Danilo Pereira

Kermheat: improvisation - a spanner in the works

Kermheat Plays on ibanez Guitars and Elixir Strings at N.A.S.A:

a new impro every week !!!

listen Humanchico : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnDjaC9dL7s

Kermheat "webcam impro of the week" June 25, 2012 !!!!!

Maneli Jamal: Improvisation 10

There's nothing better than playing a peaceful improvisation during a time of reflection and absorbing life as is. I know I haven't played too much electric lately with the new acoustic guitar CD out now but I'm glad to be hitting it again with raw emotions and of course being free of any kind of stress. This is my goal in life, express what can't be through music.
My favorite part of this improvisation is at 0:04 - 0:58
Ever since I got my first guitar and sat with it for the first time in 2001, I improvised. I have been improvising and letting myself loose since then and thought this may be a cool new series to show you all not only my compositions but my present feelings as I improvise. Hope you can feel what I was trying to say with these.

Video recorded on an iPhone 4s and played on a Cole Clark Culprit I electric guitar.

Maneli Jamal - Improvisation 10 - Peaceful Guitar

Michael Angelo Batio: Speed of Light guitar - new for 2012

Michael Angelo Batio   http://angelo.com/html/home.html
The new MAB 1 "Speed of Light" Guitar is now in stock and shipping! My new MAB 7 Warrior Armor Flame 7 string guitar will be available in the fall. Also, I just received my brand new Double-Guitar. The first show debuting the "Speed of Light" and new Double-Guitar will be in L.A. at MI with my Tribute to Rock Guitar show! Dean Guitars RULE! YES!

NEW for 2012!  - Dean Guitars has just released a new MAB signature series guitar called the “Speed of Light.” It is amazing! The “Speed of Light” guitar is available and in stock now! Below is a photo of this incredible new guitar.

The second NEW MAB signature series guitar is called the “MAB 7 Warrior Armorflame.” As the name suggests, it is a 7 string guitar. The graphic was designed by famed graphics artist, photographer Stephen Jensen. This incredible new 7 string guitar will be available very soon. 

The MAB 4 “Gauntlet”

The USA MAB “Gloss Natural”

The USA “Batio MAB” in “Trans Black”
For mpre information go to Michael Angelo Batio's web site: http://angelo.com/html/home.html