Thursday, 28 June 2012

Jason Vieaux: Exclusive guitar lesson from ArtistWorks for Truth In Shredding

One of the “youngest stars of the guitar world” according to New York Times, Jason Vieaux won the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Competition at the age of nineteen. Jason has been Head of the Guitar Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2001, and in 2011 co-founded the classical guitar department at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music.

Aside from his years of teaching classical guitar, Jason has been an Artistic Ambassador of the US to Southeast Asia, a Naumburg Foundation Competition top prizewinner, a Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award recipient, a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant winner, and a former NPR Young-Artist-in-Residence.

As a recording artist Jason has 12 albums to his name, including “Bach Vol 1: Works for Lute” (2009), “Images of Metheny” (2005), and “Sevilla: the music of Isaac Albéniz” (2003). Widely recognized as a contemporary modern guitarist who specializes in Spanish and baroque music, Jason continues to perform for audiences worldwide. Prior to teaching online at the ArtistWorks Guitar Campus, Jason taught less than a dozen students each year.

Jason Vieaux: Exclusive guitar lesson for Truth In Shredding

Firman al Hakim: putting Indonesia on the shred map

Gitaris Indonesia, Firman al Hakim

Firman Al hakim - amazing guitar.flv

Firman Al Hakim | D'liquid Café Hotel Clarion | Guitar For Fun | 7 Juli 2011

Music Malaysia - Indonesian 8 String Insane Guitarist

John Patitucci,Nathan East,Missy Raines: join online ArtistWorks global learning community

Bass Campus Debuts with Schools from Virtuoso Jazz Bassist John Patitucci, Rock/Pop Bass Legend Nathan East & Bluegrass Bass Phenom Missy Raines
(JUNE 28TH - Los Angeles, California) ArtistWorks, the first collaborative, global learning community comprised of master musicians and ambitious amateurs, announces the June 29thlaunch of the online, interactive Bass Super School featuring theRock & Pop Bass School with GRAMMYTM award-winning Rock/Pop/R&B bassist Nathan East (Eric Clapton/Stevie Wonder/Fourplay), the Jazz Bass School from GRAMMYTMaward-winning Jazz bassist John Patitucci (Chick Corea/Herbie Hancock/Sting) and the Bluegrass Bass School from 7-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award-winner,Missy Raines. The new ArtistWorks Bass Campus offers the everyday bass player unprecedented access to a "triple threat" of the world's top bass players in three distinctly different musical genres and playing styles.

The Bass Campus utilizes ArtistWorks' revolutionary Video ExchangeTM Accelerated Learning Platform which enables members to film streaming video lessons at their own pace and then submit practice videos directly to their teaching artist for their feedback. Each submission is reviewed and responded to by the artist via video providing instruction on how the student can improve. These "Video Exchanges" are made available to the entire online community, creating a virtual classroom with an ever-evolving curriculum. 

Nathan East is one of the most recorded contemporary bassists of all time, and has received a range of awards including: The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors most prestigious Ivor Novello Award; Most Valuable Player (bass category) at the International Rock Awards; three time Bassist of the Year at the U.S. National Smooth Jazz Awards; National Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) MVP; as well as ASCAP Awards for most performed work. In 2007, Nathan was honored awarded a Congressional Record for his contribution to the worldwide music community.

"It's exciting to me to know that I will be interacting with students personally," says East. "When you record a DVD - it's done. Now I will get to respond to students' playing and be directly engaged in watching their progress."

John Patitucci is one of the world's most respected musicians and educators. He has toured with some of music's biggest names, and has served as Artistic Director of New York City's Bass Collective, and is involved with The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program. He currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music and his awards include: NARAS MVP (bass); two GRAMMYTM awards; Best Jazz Bassist in Guitar Player Magazine's Readers' Poll and Best Jazz Bassist in Bass Player Magazine's Readers' Poll and his debut solo recording, John Patitucci was number one on the Billboard Jazz chart.
"I enjoy teaching and sharing my passion for music with my students - but I am always limited to the amount of students who can come to me," says Patitucci. "My online bass school will me to teach students all over the world, without them ever having to leave home."

In addition to being one of the most awarded instrumentalists in her field, Missy Raines is the only woman to win more than one instrumental award from the prestigious IBMA. She has toured internationally with Jim Hurst and The Claire Lynch band and formed Missy Raines and the New Hip to explore fusions of Jazz, Bluegrass, Pop and Funk styles of bass and their debut record Inside Out was released in 2009 on Compass Records.

"The additions of both Nathan East and Jon Patitucci absolutely establish the ArtistWorks Bass Academy faculty as one of the most diverse and inspiring in the world," says Raines. "I cannot imagine being in better company."
Nathan East's School of Rock & Pop Bass, John Patitucci's Jazz Bass School and Missy Raines' Bluegrass Bass School are open to players of all ages and levels of proficiency. Subscription fees are reasonably priced at $90.00 for 3 months, $150.00 for 6 months and $240.00 for a 12-month subscription. For more information go to

Tom Richardson: Lick of the Week 29

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Carl Mörner: more super fusion just for you :)

Aren't I nice to you... Carl Mörner ripping on this tune.

Jason Sadites: East Amplification - excellent fusion alert

Jason performing the song FLUID from his 2009 CD WEVE. FLUID features the drumming of Gregg Bissonette and bass playing of his brother Matt Bissonette. Jason is playing his custom Michael Tuttle Bent Top guitar through an East Amplification Studio 2 1x10 combo. You can check out Michael's guitar at, East Amps at and Jason's music at Shop

Jason Sadites - FLUID East Amplification Studio 2

East Amplification Club 18 and Studio 2 Demo w/Jas

Andy James: Free Sacred Mother Tongue gig!

Free London @SacredMotherT gig in support of the new EP #ALightShineson July 5th, with @imicus @Cypher16 - Be there!

Jan Laurenz: UKE Summertime and the living is easy

Summertime and the living is easy by Jan Laurenz

Samuli Federley: Quest For Remedy new CD

Samuli Federley: Quest For Remedy

Finnish Metal Progressive band, Reversion's guitarist&composer Samuli Federley delivers his first instrumental solo album. Official endorser of finnish guitars AMFISOUND, you may have see him performing clinics at Frankfurt Mess. Quest For Remedy is a piece of guitar brutality melodic yet. Mostly instrumental it features 3 tracks with vocals that offer a wide range of tones to the guitars with Aleksi Parvinainen (progressive melodic), Keijo Niinimaa (grindcore) and Mari M. (female melodic) Federley's noticables influences are John Petrucci, Rusty Cooley and Jeff Loomis. In this album he doesn't only demonstrate his skills on his 8 strings guitar but his talent of song writer. Samuli Federley is a Mad Guitar Records artist!

Now you can buy my album also from here:

And as digital download from here:
Here's a quick sample of my debut solo album, Quest for Remedy (2012). You can order it from Check out also

Samuli Federley - Quest for Remedy Promo

Official video of my track called Colonoscopy which is the opening track of my solo album, Quest For Remedy (2012). The music is composed and played by Samuli Federley, mixed and mastered by Esa Orjatsalo, the video is shot and cut by Tero Jääskeläinen, edited by Markus Valtanen.

Samuli Federley - Colonoscopy (Official video)

Chris Gordon: jam time

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In a neo classical mood

Kenny Serane: Made In Rock

Made In Rock - Olivier Bedene and cie

And some super ripping... Enjoy!

Kenny Serane- Int-Eruption contest

Jon Bloomer: TC Electronic Spark Booster deep dive for guitarnoize

The TC Electronic Spark Booster has 3 different modes, Clean, Fat and Mid for totally different types of boost. The Clean is obviously a clean boost, the Fat and Mid have slightly different EQ characters and help push a clean amp into overdrive or create a solo tone from a crunch tone.

Signal chain is Taylor SB2-S into the TC Electronic Spark Booster into a Ceriatone Chupacabra 50 with a Strymon El Capistan in the effects loop. Single Audix i5 Mix on the cab which is loaded with an Eminence Governor speaker.

TC Electronic Spark Booster Demo

Andy James: Two Thousand Eight Hundred solo lesson Andy James shows how to play his solo from his band Sacred Mother Tongues song Two Thousand Eight Hundred. Learn more of Andy James own solos from more of his own songs online by heading to
This video is taken from the Andy James Full Shred Ahead series 5 which includes this lesson and how to play the solo from The Suffering another of Andy James solos. Also with these lessons comes lessons on Legato Technique Exercises and shredding with the pentatonic scale.

Check out all of the Full Shred Ahead series by heading to the 'Technique' section on licklibrary. Head to
Learn more of Andy James own material in Series 7 of Full Shred Ahead head to

Andy James is the lead guitarist in the band Sacred Mother Tongue find out more by heading to

Two Thousand Eight Hundred - Sacred Mother Tongue - Guitar Lesson With Andy James Licklibrary