Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sergey Golovin,Paul Gilbert: OK guys...seriously, not often I say this... but stop what you are doing and watch this!.



Sergey Golovin.Igrayu the guitar at age 12, graduated Prokopyevsk School of Music in classical guitar. During the study repeatedly became the laureate of the Siberian and Russian contests of young performers.
Mastered the electric guitar itself, copying the solos of guitarists such as Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde, Van Halen, later, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Eric Johnson and many others.
When you have finished musical school, I devoted myself entirely electric guitar and composing muzyki.V 2009 won the international competition "Leader of the guitarist in 2009" in Moscow.
Since the end of 2010 I am an official endorser of such firms, and kake CARVIN AMT ELECTRONICS.
At the moment I live in the city of Kemerovo and preparing material for a debut album,





Sergey Golovin Model
Deck:  Alder 
Neck:  Maple / Wenge, 5 parts, mounting bolts
Scale:  27 " 
Fingerboard:  ebony, 24 frets Jescar Stainless Steel, the radius of 20 " 
Markers:  point, 4mm. nacre
Side markings:  Luminlay 
Finish:  matte fine 
Hardware:  Black 
Bridge:  Hipshot Hardtail Bridge 8 strings through the body 
Tuners:  Hipshot Grip-Lock
Sensors:  Bare Knuckle 8 String Aftermath Set
Switch:  5 positions  Super Switch
Controls:  1 volume, 1 tone



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Lepsky Sergey Golovin Model "S8"


Paul Gilbert sends Sergey Golovin birthday wishes!

Happy birthday

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Keith Merrow: custom signature guitar arrives


Keith Merrow

Today, I will receive my first signature model guitar. To some people reading this, it's probably a "who cares" type thing. But to me, it feels like a major accomplishment... a milestone in my life. I don't feel worthy of it, but at the same time, I feel like all the years I've devoted to music are being rewarded in a big way. I have all of you people to thank for this. It means a lot to me.

In other words... if FedEx messes up this guitar, they're fucking DEAD. lol




Nili Brosh: Brush up on your chops with TMacs partner in crime guitarist!

Nili Brosh, Kerkrade, Netherlands
Nili Brosh
Hey everyone - I'm going to be taking new Skype students (all skill levels) beginning this September. Lessons tailored to each student, affordable rates. Please send me a FB message if interested! Thanks!

Mike Martin: 2 of 5 now on Digital Nations



Fozzy guitarist front mann Mike Martin releases his album 2 0f 5 with Digital Nations! This album is jam backed with hard riffs, ripping guitar solos and soothing melodies beautifully mixed by Mike Martin and Shawn Grove (Matchbox 20, Sevendust).
Mike foundations in Classical, Metal, Jazz, Folk, Rock and World music have allowed him dedicate his career to versatility and culture with the highest respect for art by any means necessary. Perhaps he is best described in the following way: Art with a purpose is a force to be reckoned with!
In 2004 Mike was approached by Sean Delson on behalf of Rich Ward and Fozzy to take over lead guitar responsibilities. The band ready to make a turn to becoming a real band and to begin a world tour to support their record “All That Remains, featuring guitar solos by Hard Rock and Metal guitar heroes Zakk Wylde, Mark Tremonti and Marty Friedman. The band was in need of a real guitar player to do the album justice on the road and Mike was more than up to the challenge, transcending “touring sideman” status to become a feature of the live shows.

Mike Martin: 2 of 5

2 of 5

Tracklisting:
1. 2 Of 5
2. Salute
3. Lavender
4. Living The Good Life
5. Prelude
6. Epiphany
7. The Trouser Trout
8. Infection
9. Peace Be With You

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Purchase on iTunes

Mike Martin - Prelude / Epiphany





Adrian Legg: Iridium live 2012 - amazing player!


Adrian Legg - IridiumLive Webcast 7.16.12

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Live mix by Doug Yoel

Adrian Legg - Chavon Kapoor - IridiumLive! 7.16.12



Adrian Legg - A Waltz for Leah - IridiumLive! 7.16.12

Steve Morse: Baroque 'n Dreams HMH Amsterdam 2012


Steve Morse performs Baroque 'n Dreams with Dave LaRue at Heineken's Music Hall in Amsterdam on 7/20/12. Don't expect any professional camera work here. I will tell you that the view gets better after the first 30 seconds.

G3: Steve Morse - Baroque 'n Dreams


another angle

G3: Steve Morse - Baroque 'n Dreams & On the Pipe - HMH Amsterdam




Guthrie Govan: Got GAS? you're going to love this!


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Created and narrated by Stephen Nugent, this documentary is all about the history of the collectible guitar from the vantage points of repairers, traders, players and collectors.

Guthrie is featured throughout and the included booklet contains the complete Guitar TAB and Notation of all the tracks he plays throughout the documentary.

Sounds Like A Vintage Guitar feat. Guthrie Govan

Tom Quayle: Axe FX II - Created My First clean patch


Hey guys,

Just got an Axe FX II and it's blowing my mind. This is the first clean tone I've actually sat down and created. It's a Vibrato Verb running into a 1x12 EMI Open Back Cab with a stereo tape delay. It's going direct into a pair of cheap Wharfedale powered monitors and being recorded by the Canon 550d's onboard mic. It really feels just like a loud Fender Twin!! Amazing!

Axe FX II - Created My First clean patch - Tom Quayle

Andy James: Custom Metal II Jam Tracks and EP


DOWNLOAD TAB, BACKING TRACK FOR ALL 5 TRACKS AT:
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DOWNLOAD EP VERSION AT:
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Following on from 2012's biggest selling JTC package so far comes Andy James' Custom Metal Series 2. Andy takes a more 'metal melodic' approach to this series yet still manages to come at it like a steam train with riffs and techniques that will keep you practising for weeks upon weeks.

The series contains 5 tracks which combine a mixture of a more rockier approach, with the occasional bit of funk and ballad thrown in yet always contains some meaty metal and pure emotion.

Time and Time Again is one of the stand out tracks from the series and here it is in all its glory!

Andy James 'Time and Time Again' (Full Length) from Custom Metal Series 2


Following on from 2012's biggest selling JTC package so far comes Andy James' Custom Metal Series 2. Andy takes a more 'metal melodic' approach to this series yet still manages to come at it like a steam train with riffs and techniques that will keep you practising for weeks upon weeks.
The series contains 5 tracks which combine a mixture of a more rockier approach, with the occasional bit of funk and ballad thrown in yet always contains some meaty metal and pure emotion.
This series is gonna be huge! Check out the preview below and get ready to press that 'Add to Basket' button as your fingers are not gonna be able to stop you!
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Stuart Hamm: Last year I had the pleasure of playing at a benefit concert for Jason Becker


Stuart Hamm
Last year I had the pleasure of playing at a benefit concert for Jason Becker and the live CD is now available
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jasonbeckersnotdeadyetli

I got to play with Guthrie Govan and Mattias Ia Eklundh among others...great CD for a great cause!



MP3 album download and CD to follow, get your copy to help Jason Becker.
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Ignazio Di Salvo: jams over Larry Carlton BT


Ignazio Di Salvo plays over a Larry Carlton style backing track

John McLaughlin: announces new album and tour



SET FOR OCTOBER 18TH RELEASE ON ABSTRACT LOGIX http://www.abstractlogix.com/news_view.php?idno=586

(Los Angeles, CA) – It has been nearly two years since world-renowned guitarist John McLaughlin released To the One, his highly acclaimed, first studio recording, with The 4th Dimension. The veteran guitar aficionado celebrates his 70th birthday year with the announcement of Now Here This (Abstract Logix) set for release on October 18th as he ups-the-ante even further with greater fire, finesse and freewheeling interplay.

McLaughlin’s musical influences carry over to many of the musical elite also declaring him to be “the best guitarist alive,” as Jeff Beck mused in 2010. In 2003, McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone magazine list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and in the summer of 2007, McLaughlin performed at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Bridgeview, Illinois. Chick Corea remarked to DownBeat Magazine that “…what John McLaughlin did with the electric guitar set the world on its ear. No one ever heard an electric guitar played like that before, and it certainly inspired me. John's band, more than my experience with Miles, led me to want to turn the volume up and write music that was more dramatic and made your hair stand on end.
McLaughlin’s latest creative venture with The 4th Dimension, reflects a slight, yet significant, alteration of the dynamic, specifically the recruitment of powerhouse Indian drummer Ranjit Barot. Cameroon-born/Paris-resident bassist Etienne M'Bappe is back from To the One, as is keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband. This 8-track set of McLaughlin originals testifies to the guitarist's decades-long fascination with Indian music, through his effortless virtuosity, and relentless lyricism, even when the guitarist is shredding at near-light speed.
As John himself simply states, “Now Here This is the culmination of my life's work till now.”
The critical praise for McLaughlin’s latest musical venture is cascading forth; John Fordham of The Guardian declares, …this tight 40-minute document hums with a collaborative energy. There is little doubt that McLaughlin's return to the electrified fusion he first innovated more than 40 years ago in groups led by trumpet icon Miles Davis and drum legend Tony Williams - and, of course, with his own earth-shattering Mahavishnu Orchestra - is as electrifying and exhilarating as ever. And for those new to the genre, Now Here This is the perfect introduction - one that will surely encourage them to also dive, head-first, into this legendary guitarist's lengthy and groundbreaking discography.

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Fred Brum: The Indigestion Collaboration - Volvulus solo

Fred Brum the likable enigmatic
My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track athttp://fredbrum.com/atonement/ - please give it a listen. :)

Official Website - http://www.fredbrum.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/FredTheShredBrum

-- The Indigestion Collaboration --
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Full song video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trhbt7FoQFk
First of all, apologies for the recent lack of videos, but moving to a new apartment most certainly takes its toll when it comes to editing and posting, especially with the current workload. :(

Matthijs, who is one of the guitarists for the Indigestion Collaboration, timidly asked me to record a guest lead for one of their tracks, which in spite of my unfortunate time limitations I did accept to do, as I really dig what these guys are doing - there's a "realness" to their songs I really enjoy, one that is becoming rarer these days - and here it is!

Guitar is my trusty blue Jaden Rose OS7 with DiMarzio Crunchlab / Liquifire set straight into the Kemper and from there to the Presonus 22SVL. Pick is a Hufschmid Drop, this one made of grey PHD material (a silly hard composite).

Fred Brum - The Indigestion Collaboration - Volvulus solo

Michael Schenker: UK tour dates


MICHAEL SCHENKER
Legendary German-born guitarist and founder member of the Scorpions who built his career on his temperamental relationship with the band UFO, which he left in 1979. He founded the Michael Schenker Group (MSG) later that year. Aside from a brief return to UFO, MSG survived in its various incarnations since, living past its 25th anniversary in 2005 to continue touring annually. In 2010 Michael Schenker received the Marshall '11' Award of the Classic Rock Magazine, in 2011 he rocked the High Voltage Festival; now he's back in 2012 with the "Temple of Rock" world tour.


See more info at michaelschenkerhimself.com
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Tom Hess: Guitar Soloing Solutions: Use The Power Of Your Favorite Singer's Voice To Turbo Charge Your Lead Guitar Playing


Guitar Soloing Solutions: Use The Power Of Your Favorite Singer's Voice To Turbo Charge Your Lead Guitar Playing

by Tom Hess
Do your guitar solos sound very similar to each other? Are you frustrated by your lack of ability to come up with fresh and inspiring lead guitar phrases? If so, then you are not alone. It is common for many guitarists to get into the habit of using similar melodies and musical ideas when creating guitar solos. Some of this difficulty comes from the habit of listening to the same guitar players on a daily basis and emulating their particular lead guitar soloing style. However, the biggest reason why guitar players tend to play solos that sound alike is due to continuously using the same process for creating lead guitar parts.
If you are like most guitarists, then you probably approach your guitar solos in the following way: you listen to the chords or riffs that you will play over, and then improvise some melodies until something feels right. This process continues until you have built a completed guitar solo.
Although this approach is a legitimate way to approach soloing on guitar, you need to realize that every time you use it, you are relying on the same guitar soloing process as most other guitarists. As a result, the guitar solos you create will have the same (or very similar) sound to other musicians you know.
Before I explain a new and very innovative way for you to solo, I'd like to further illustrate my point above with an example of a popular guitar player by the name of Yngwie Malmsteen. Yngwie has a career spanning several decades, which he has built on his reputation as an incredible lead guitar player. I bring this up to point out that he is an example of a guitarist who frequently uses the exact same approach to his guitar solos. I am not saying this in order to criticize him (in fact I love his guitar playing myself), but rather to point out what I have observed. The fact is, Yngwie is very content with his guitar playing, and his approach to creating music obviously works for him. However, if you find yourself frequently unhappy with the way your guitar solos sound similar to one another then a change needs to be made.
So what is a good way to solve this issue? Here is one of the methods for creating great guitar solos that I have found to work with great success.
Take a listen to all of the singers that you enjoy and choose one. For this exercise, you are going to compose a guitar solo based on the way your favorite singer sings his/her melodies. There exist many ways to go about doing this, and I'm going to outline one of them for you below. I've also provided you with a video to watch which gives a guitar demonstration of this.
There are 5 steps you need to do:
Step #1: Pick one of the vocal lines that your chosen singer sings in a song.
Step #2: Using your guitar, play this melody. Spend some time to really understand how the vocal melody works. Articulate the specific style that the singer uses as closely as you can (don't simply 'play the same pitches').
Step #3: Once you can play the melody in a very articulate manner, pick out the notes which seem to be the strongest points of the melody. Write this down in some form.
Step #4: Cut out all of the 'non essential' pitches, leaving only the most important notes of the melody.
Step #5: Now that you have created a foundation for your new guitar solo, you can start to get creative. Keep the main pitches that you've selected, and fill the space in between them with new guitar licks centered around those notes.
Watch the video below to see and hear how this all works. Oh, by the way, I brought Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire’s singer) all the way from Italy to Chicago to sing the vocal melody for this 2-hour guitar solo master class (here is a short excerpt of it).



When you practice using the information in this article, you will start to develop some seriously melodic guitar solos. By combining the power of your favorite singer's vocals with your guitar playing, you can stop making guitar solos that sound like every other solo, and start making highly unique guitar phrasing that really stands out.

About The Author:
Tom Hess is a successful professional guitar player, composer and the guitarist of the band Rhapsody Of Fire. With his online guitar lessons, he has helped guitarists worldwide improve their guitar skills. To improve your guitar skills go to his website about guitar instruction and see guitar playing video lessons, readguitar practice advice, and check out a free guitar soloing lesson.

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