Friday, 20 July 2012

Tosin Abasi: Guitar World Lessons

From musikmesse 2012

The following content is related to the September 2012 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

Ethan Brosh, George Lynch: Downward Spiral performance video

Off of Ethan's first record Out of Oblivion. Please help spread the word.

Ethan Brosh Downward Spiral Music Video Featuring George Lynch Check It Out!!! This is a video of the Tune Ancient Land off of Ethan's debut instrumental album in title "Out of Oblivion". This tune features Mike Mangini on drums and Eyal Freeman on bass. Video by Seth c Brown. Tune Mixed by Chris Tsangarites (Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Dickinson, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, Anvil). Mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Rob Halford, Malmsteen, F5, Lita Ford). Video taken at Sanctum sound studios in Boston MA.

Ethan Brosh is on Magna Carta Records, His debut album Out of Oblivion can be found in music stores anywhere and all on line music retailers. Signed and personalized CDs are exclusive on Log on now for lots of other cool merchandise!

Out of Oblivion also features guest appearances by George Lynch, Greg Howe, Joe Stump and Mike Mangini. The artwork was made by Derek Riggs (Iron Maiden)

Ancient Land Official Music Video ETHAN BROSH 80s Metal Guitar Instrumental!!!

Joe Bonamassa: Acoustic North Sea Jazz 2012 series

Man I would love to have seen this live, Joe Bonamassa is just excellent

Joe Bonamassa Acoustic North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam 2012 HD

12 videos 1:02:30 duration

Joe Bonamassa: Acoustic North Sea Jazz 2012

Joe Satriani,Steve Vai,Steve Morse: G3 Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam

9 videos 43:30 duration

Joe Satriani,Steve Vai,Steve Morse: G3 Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam
G3 (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & Steve Mosre) @ Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam 20-7-2012

Joe Satriani,Steve Vai,Steve Morse: G3 HMH Amsterdam

Guthrie Govan: The Late Night Session 2 also available as EP

*NEW* Guthrie Govan's Late Night Sessions Series 2 at


After the huge success of Guthrie's Late Night Sessions 1 jam track series comes this very special follow up. This time it contains 5 tracks and includes Guthrie playing them in video performances which will help guide you through the learning process.

The superbly jammable backing tracks were written by another JTC artist, Martin Miller, and between his well groomed tracks and Guthrie's ever formidable soloing you have a perfect jam track package.

The package comes with solo tracks, backing tracks, extended jam tracks and video performances as well as complete TAB and notation.

This is sure to be one of the biggest sellers of 2012 so get your download now!

For those of you that use the amazing Axe FX II, which you will see Guthrie using throughout, you will find the presets used at the top of each TAB page.

This series is sponsored by Fractal Audio Systems


5 full length tracks in MP3
5 backing tracks in MP3
5 extended jam tracks in MP3
5 video performances by Guthrie in MP4
Complete TAB and notation of each solo in PDF and Powertab format

Track Details:
East City Northern Lights
Solo Length 1:52, Jam Track Length 6:51
The Open Highway
Solo Length 1:43, Jam Track Length 6:47
Seal The Feel
Solo Length 1:31, Jam Track length 5:29
The Best of Times
Solo Length 1:53, Jam Track Length 7:13
Time to Let Her Go
Solo Length 2:01, Jam Track length 7:29

Martin Miller
BIIIIG announcement: Guthrie Govan's new "Late Night Sessions Pt. 2" is out NOW no!

I had the pleasure of composing and producing the backing tracks for the master himself. Please support everyone involved by checking this out:

Michael Landau: Guitar Player interview

By age 20, Michael Landau had toured with Boz Scaggs and was a staple of the Los Angeles studio session scene. With a resume that runs from Julio Iglesias to Miles Davis, Landau’s list of credits fills ten pages of the All Music Guide. Over the last two decades, he has found time between sessions to release a stream of solo recordings. His latest, Organic Instrumentals[Tone Center], combines the guitarist’s distinctive brand of Strat strangling with the modern organ sounds of Larry Goldings to produce ten tunes ranging from the Howlin’ Wolfstyle blues “Wooly Mammoth” to the Bill Frisell-like introspection of “The Family Tree.” These disparate feels are knit together by Landau’s personal harmonic sense and intensely focused attention on the details of tone.

Could you read music when you started doing session work?
Yes. I’m a decent reader and got better at it the more I was forced to do it. I’m by no means a great reader, but on record dates it’s mainly chord charts and pretty simple stuff. I always focused more on the tone and playing.

Tom Quayle: Exquisite Fibenare Roadmaster '56

Tom Quayle
Okay - prepare yourselves. This is really something special! I CAN'T WAIT!!! The Fibenare Guitars chaps are far too talented! Insane...

Yep - check out the my logo at the 12th fret!

Tom Quayle

Fibenare Guitars Co.
Fibenare Guitars Co.(pronounced [fIbena:re]) is the Guitar Manufacturer

Roadmaster '56

650 mm scale length, 21 medium frets
296-520 mm conical fretboard radius
regular neck width, regular thickness,
brass nut
Vintage Kluson style keys
double-acting truss rod
rosewood fretboard with MoP dot inlays
maple bolt-on neck
matt finishBody:
solid alder
high-gloss finishBridge:
Fibenare Roadmaster bridge

3.3 kg
Fibenare Roadmaster hand-wound set
volume pot, tone potOptions:
figured maple top
figured maple neck
maple or ebony fretboard
other frets
other neck dimensions
V-shape or boat neck
graphite or bone nut
other Fibenare pickups
7 string construction
left-handed construction

Jason Becker: Live Album now released

Exclusive Live CD
New live album of the benefit festival for Jason Becker. Pledge for the live disc! Proceeds will go to Jason Becker!

This project is now released. Be sure to follow Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live to be the first to know next time a project is launched!

On November 13, 2011, a 6-hour guitar festival was held to honor Jason Becker, the incredible guitarist known for his extraordinary work with Cacophony, David Lee Roth and Marty Friedman, among others. Out of deep respect for Jason and love of his work, each guitarist featured at this tribute show waived their usual performance fees, playing that day simply to honor one of their contemporaries and source of great influence: Jason Becker, a modern day guitar great. All notes played that night were dedicated to the great Jason Becker in support of his struggle against the disease ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Contributing artists who played for Jason include: Guthrie Govan, Stuart Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale) , Michael Lee Firkins, Mattias Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie Band), Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Daniele Gottardo, Stéphan Forté (Adagio), Andy James, Atma Anur and more…

The live show was recorded on 24 tracks and now the tunes still need to be edited, mixed and mastered in the studio + design of the album needs to be made.

We need your help to finish the production on this live album. With your pledge, you will be helping to ensure that this amazing recording of a legendary concert gets released as well as defraying the cost of Jason’s growing medical expenses (

Thank you!

Regi Wooten: Framus - Diablo Progressive X #220

Regi Wooten, the oldest Wooten brother, is known as 'teacha' by many musicians in the Nashville area and beyond. Regi started the whole thing when he first taught Victor to play bass. If you're amazed by what you see Victor do on bass, wait until you see (and hear) Regi do it on guitar! Regi has many students in Nashville and has a unique teaching style. Victor says, "He's the best guitarist and one of the best bass players I know."

guitar shredding Regi Wooten (Long Version)

Diablo Progressive X #220

Construction: Bolt in
Matched Headstock: Yes
Machineheads: Framus standard
Nut: Graphtech Black Tusq low friction nut
Scale Length: 25.5"
Frets: 22
Fingerboard Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Inlays: No
Neck Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
LEDs: No
Body Wood: Mahogany body with AAA Flamed Maple top
Finish: Standard Airbrush
Pickups: EMG S/S/81
Electronics: Special EMG electronics
Control Knobs: Standard
Bridge System: Floyd Rose Tremolo
Strap Locks: Warwick S locks
Hardware colour: Chrome
Weight: 3,6 kg
Special Features:

Matched headstock and laquering
Alternate fingerboard wood and satin finish
Alternate body wood
Airbrush Finish
All fret scaloped
Alternate PU and electronics PU routing
Alternate Security Locks and hardware colour
Additional pot and push push button
Customer: Regi Wooten / The Victor Wooten Band

Pete Townshend: The Who announce Full US tour

THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced a major North American arena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals). **See a Q&A with Pete Townshend near the end of the release. More details about the tour

The Who Interview

Tue 11/1 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Sat 11/3 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Mon 11/5 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Thu 11/8 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
Fri 11/9 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Sun 11/11 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Arena
Tue 11/13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wed 11/14 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Fri 11/16 Boston, MA TD Garden
Tue 11/20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre (on sale 7/28)
Wed 11/21 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Fri 11/23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Sat 11/24 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Tue 11/27 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Thu 11/29 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Sun 12/2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Wed 12/5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thu 12/6 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat 12/8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sun 12/9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale 8/3)

Leg #2

Mon 1/28 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Wed 1/30 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Fri 2/1 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Sat 2/2 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Tue 2/5 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Wed 2/6 Glendale, AZ Arena
Fri 2/8 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tue 2/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thu 2/14 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Sat 2/16 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Arena
Sun 2/17 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Tue 2/19 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Thu 2/21 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Fri 2/22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Sun 2/24 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Tue 2/26 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center

Frank Gambale: Chopbuilder available on DVD

Chopbuilder - The Ultimate Guitar Workout - $29.95 Multi-regional DVD
This is like a Jane Fonda workout video for guitarists. The idea of this DVD is to put it in the machine, and play along for over an hour without stopping. It is a continuous workout with a warm-up, a workout and a cool-down. It pushes you through picking exercises ( alternate, sweeping and string-skipping ), and all the Modes of Major, Melodic Minor and Harmonic Minor, String-Skipping Pentatonics, mixing triplets and 16th notes, Arpeggios, Hammer-ons and Pull-Offs, and more. This video, three times a week will definitely keep your chops building. Comes with a 75 page booklet with every exercise written in music and tablature.
CLICK HERE for the DVD: HERE for the mp3 or TAB "Little Chamer":

Guitar Lessons Frank Gambale Chopbuilder Sample

Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G - Firewind Thessaloniki 18-7-12 on Fire!

Kostas Karamitroudis aka Gus G on Fire with Firewind in Thessaloniki!

11 videos 54:54 duration

Gus G: Firewind Thessaloniki 18-7-12