Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Thomas Blug: announces a 2 CD best of plus some Musikmesse live footage

"Best of Thomas Blug" - 2 CD Album

The best songs from five of his albums now appear in a high-quality edition. On CD 1 there is an exquisite selection of 12 songs from four of his solo studio albums, "21st Century Guitar", "Electric Gallery", "The Beauty of Simplicity" and "Soul & Pepper". In addition, the handset with two bonus live tracks, the title "Paul's Blues" and "clubbing" will be rewarded. Disc 2 presents the "Stratking of Europe", the legendary live concert of the successful "Guitar From The Heart" tour of Raalte, Holland, newly edited and remastered.

"Best of Thomas Blug" - 2 CD album . the best songs from five of his albums now appear in a high-Edition on CD 1 is an exquisite range is from 12 songs from four of his solo studio albums, "21st Century Guitar", "Electric Gallery, "" The Beauty of Simplicity "and" Soul & Pepper. "is also the listener with two bonus live tracks, the title" Paul's Blues "and" clubbing "rewarded. On Disc 2 presents the" Stratking of Europe ", the legendary live Concert of the successful "Guitar From The Heart" tour of Raalte, Holland, newly edited and remastered.

The Best of Thomas Blug

From musikmesse 2012

Thomas Blug: Hughes and Kettner Musikmesse 2012... every year, without fail, Thomas Blug draws the crowds to see this Statocaster wielding fusion blues soloing,  and this year, 2012 was no exception. This time also Thomas Blug didn't need to fight it out against the boys from the Warwick Bass stand!

Thomas Blug: Hughes and Kettner Musikmesse 2012

Thomas Blug played an extensive range of tunes and finished with the classic Hendrix track... needless to say the crowd were very happy!

From musikmesse 2012

and here's Thomas Blug: Hughes and Kettner Musikmesse 2012... again every year, without fail, Thomas Blug draws the crowds to see this Statocaster wielding rock blues soloing, and this year, 2012 was no exception. Here he's ripping out some cool some Hendrix.

Thomas Blug: All along The Watchtower Hughes and Kettner Musikmesse 2012

News: Boss UK - special 3 for 2 pedal deal

To say thank you for an absolutely great month for Boss pedals:

BOSS 3-FOR-2 Starts now for a limited time only!!!
Buy two Boss compact pedals and get a third free
Click here for details: http://www.roland.co.uk/boss3for2/

Paul Gilbert: Special Sam Ash, Las Vegas, Clinic Announced

Paul Gilbert is, hands down, one of the most respected guitarists ever. His name consistently appears on lists of top players but is perhaps best known for his versatility and speed. As a member of Racer X, Mr Big and GTR, Gilbert has toured the world, thrilling fans around the globe with his distinctive style.

Now you have a chance to see this legendary player up-close and personal in this special Sam Ash event. Paul Gilbert will appear in clinic at the Sam Ash Music Store in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 5th. This is a free event and space is limited. http://www.samashmusic.com/events/paul-gilbert-clinic.asp

Tom Quayle: Lick Library announce From Rock To Fusion

Tom Quayle: From Rock To Fusion
Now this looks like a great DVD from Licklibrary.com, I have reviewed some of Tom’s personal lessons that he sells on his site and I can tell you he is a brilliant teacher as well as a phenomenal player so look forward to checking this out.

Develop killer fusion chops and theory knowledge in this exciting and easy to understand course with fusion guitar master Tom Quayle. This superb DVD takes metal, rock, blues and funk guitarists into the exciting and cutting edge world of fusion guitar playing. In this extensive course, Tom shows you how to develop your legato and hybrid picking to get an ultra- modern sound and performs awesome lines for you to learn and digest. Tom also shows you his scale and arpeggio approaches, pentatonic scale development, phrasing exercises and ways to tackle playing over chord changes.

From Rock to Fusion will push your playing to the next level and give you the tools you need to become the fusion player you always wanted to be.

Tom Quayle is a well respected guitarist and teacher whose influences include Greg Howe, Wayne Krantz, Tim Miller and Brett Garsed. He is a regular contributor to iGuitar digital magazine, view issues at iguitarmag.com. His blistering technique has been applauded by guitar legends such as Brett Garsed and John Petrucci.

You can pre-order the DVD which is due out in a couple of weeks from LickLibrary here.


Marcel Coenen: working on new Sun Caged and video lesson project

first day of the week of rehearsals for the up coming SUN CAGED show... with ARENA and HAKEN, at the Prog/Metal festival at THE ROCK TEMPLE in Ittervoort, NL.
Atma Anur - Day One rehearsal with Marcel Coenen for SUN CAGED....

Marcel Coenen has also indicated that he has been working on pro shot video lesson series, with multi cameras, tab etc. Marcel is an amazing technician and educator, so this series is sure to appeal to fans of quality guitar lessons. One of the reasons why Marcel was selected to play at the special Jason Becker show in Amsterdam.

Marcel Coenen illustrated true mastery of the guitar, with beautiful tone, when he performed during the 'Jason Becker's not Dead Yet' festival, at the Patronaat venue in Haarlem, The Netherlands, on November 13th, 2011.

The festival was a mind blowing, near six hour marathon of world class guitar performances.

This clip is a single camera view from audience position, but a professional camera crew was also present to record the event in full, so watch out for the official video, to be released in the near future.
About Marcel Coenen (extract from his YouTube page):
Marcel Coenen is a guitarist from The Netherlands, he currently plays in the bands Sun Caged, Stormrider, Time Machine and System Pilot and has a brilliant solo career.
He released two solo albums (Guitartalk (2003) and Colour Journey (2006)) and two DVD's (A Live Time Journey (2006) and Speed Up (Instructional DVD, 2006)). Currently Marcel is busy with his third solo album., & is also busy with his band Sun Caged, recording their third album. Marcel used to play in the band lemur Voice in the past.
About the festival (from the festival webpage):
The first 'Not Dead Yet' Festival happened in San Francisco March 26, 2011. Guitar heroes like Joe Satriani, Steve Hunter, Greg Howe, Steve Lukather, Richie Kotzen, Michael Lee Firkins, Jeff Watson and others honored Jason Becker that night. This was very unique and touching.
In November 2011 Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival will be held in Amsterdam. Well respected guitar players and friends from Jason will perform during this unique special event. Proceeds from the evening go towards medical supplies for Jason as well as a trust fund to provide for his future security.
We have great guitar players like Guthrie Govan (Aristocrats), Michael Lee Firkins, Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Andy James (Secret Mother Tongue and Lick Library teacher), Daniele Gottardo, Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie), Stephan Forte (Adagio), Joop Wolters, Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged), Timo Somers (Delain).
On the drums we have a drummer who has played like with all possible guitar players you ever heard off, on bass we have the well renowned Stuart Hamm (Satriani, Vai, G3, Frank Gambale), Barend Courbois and Franck Hermanny (Adagio), on keys Rene Kroon (Sun Caged, Barstool Philosophers).
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Andy James: moonlighting in Cheddar...SMT need your help to save Andy!

From musikmesse 2012

The master shredder, king of the metal melodic tap... well it's summer, times are hard, so is this Andy James spotted moonlighting in Cheddar Gorge, I don't know... you decide? Send me your photos of Andy moonlighting for inclusion on this blog.

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Pledge for a brand new exclusive live EP A brand new live EP recorded with help from you!


Hey guys,

Welcome to our PledgeMusic Page. We want to make a live EP and think we have found a great way to do it and include you guys directly in the process.

We have teamed up with PledgeMusic who help artists to interact with their fans in a brand new exciting way. With the help of PledgeMusic we’re asking you to get involved and help out with the live recording from beginning to end. We will record this in a private facility and we want you all to be there!

You can pledge on a copy of the CD, Signed Guitars, T-Shirts, Jam Sessions, Tickets to the Live show and much more. All your pledges will help to make this live EP become a reality once we hit 100%

Any of the items on the right that you choose from, you will automatically get the live EP on a Digital Download as soon as its available.

By pledging, you’ll unlock access to our pledgers-only ‘Updates’ section where you can check on the progress of the project as we go – we’ll be looking to upload various videos, photos, blogs and audio samples. All of this content will be exclusive to you as pledgers.

A percentage of the proceeds will also be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.

The more people pledge, the quicker we hit our target; the more we can give to charity. It’s simple.

We want to thank you all, Without you guys this wouldn’t be possible!!

Sacred Mother Tongue http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/sacredmothertongue
Darrin, Lee, Josh & Andy

Plus don't forget... help keep Andy out of Cheddar buy purchasing this damn fine EP and jam tracks

http://www.jamtrackcentral.com/jamtracks/andy-james/custom-metal-series-2/DOWNLOAD EP VERSION AT:
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


5 full tracks in MP3
5 backing tracks in MP3
5 extended jam tracks in MP3
5 full length videos in MP4
Complete TAB and Notation in PDF and Powertab formats
Bonus notes from Andy on how to approach each track

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

Christophe Godin: Jazz Metal Soloing Vol.1 on Jam Tracks

From musikmesse 2012

When we met up with Christophe Godin at the Frankfurt Musikmesse show back in March, we just new that he was the perfect fit for the JTC roster. Based on the 5 superb jam tracks that he has created for Jazz Metal Soloing Vol.1, then we were most definitely right.
This series contains 5 superb heavier jam tracks with Christophe showing you just how you can improvise over them. Filmed live in the JTC studio he shows off an array of techniques, such as string skipping and trem work, that will not only help improve your playing but give you inspiration for when you come to jam over the tracks yourself. The tracks were also recorded by Christophe's band and the quality of the backing and jam tracks are immense.
This package contains all 5 full tracks, backing tracks, extended jam tracks, videos and complete TAB and notation.



5 full length tracks in MP3
5 backing tracks in MP3
5 extended jam tracks in MP3
5 video performances in MP4
Complete TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab format

Christophe Godin 'Jazz Metal Soloing Vol.1' available at Jamtrackcetral.com

Marco Sfogli: new solo record update

Solo album update:
Remarcoble will feature 10 songs and 1 cover. This is the lineup for it:
Yours truly: all guitars, some keyboards and other crap
Drums: Salvyo Maiello, Peter Wildoer, Virgil Donati and Roberto Gualdi.
Bass: Andrea Casali, Adam Nitti, Ray Riendeau and Lorenzo Feliciati.
Keyboards: Alex Argento, Matt Guillory.
Sax: Pietro Ventrone.

You got it!

Plus the brand new jam track series


2012 has brought us a superb list of debut artists releasing jam track packages, so we are delighted to add another in the form of the metal machine that is Marco Sfogli. Marco is already a household name in the world of guitar players and has a superb following. His debut album 'There's Hope' was a phenomenal success and since then he has worked on numerous projects including albums with Dream Theater's James LaBrie.
His debut jam track package 'Essential Metal Vol.1' features three backing tracks that were created by another JTC artist, Martin Miller. Marco specifically wanted three styles of tracks to jam over including an 80's style track, an Andy Timmons style track and a John Petrucci style track. So Martin got creating and then Marco let rip over them. And the results speak for themselves. These tracks are immense, and we think that Martin and Marco are a jam track match made in heaven!
As ever, the package comes with the full tracks, backing tracks, extended jam tracks, full length videos and complete TAB and notation in both PDF and Powertab formats and is available to download for just £12.99.


3 full tracks in MP3
3 backing tracks in MP3
3 extended jam tracks in MP3
3 full length video performances by Marco
Complete Tab and Notation in PDF and Powertab format

Marco Sfogli - 'Essential Metal Vol.1' at Jam Track Central

Rafael Moreira: Magnetico Two Tone Sessions - alert this man has talent!

[Truth In shredding] What made you decide that you'd have a go at the audition for Pink when the audition actually called for a female guitar player?

[Rafael Moreira] First of all, I never wanted to do sideman gigs, unless it was with Ozzy, KISS (Paul Stanley – which was one of my favorite gigs to date!) , etc. … it just happened that I got the Christina
Aguilera gig a few years back and all these other gigs kept falling into my lap (fortunately). Well … the Pink audition was interesting; she usually likes to have a few women in her band and at the time I think she just had let go of her guitar player, so I think she wanted another woman on the guitar. Pink's Musical Director at the time Alex Alessandroni (who I had previously worked
with in Christina's band) told Pink that she should check me out … and that was that! I guess she liked me more than the forty women (no offense here, I love you women and sometimes hate you cause you make no sense … lol) that were there and ended up letting go of one of the keyboard players and hiring a girl for the second key position!
Read my interview with Christiana Aguilera's guitar player.

In this series of pro shot video: 5 videos 26:15 duration

Rafael Moreira: Magnetico  Two Tone Sessions

Fanalo Alaux: Plug-In live in Bordeaux (the person often mistaken for Buckethead)

Fanalo Alaux: Plug-In live in Bordeaux (the person often mistaken for Buckethead)... see the top most viewed blog post to see what I mean... of course it's not Buckethead... or is it? :)

Brian Carroll: buckethead unmasked, is this for real?

6 videos 40:29 duration

Fanalo Alaux: Plug-In live in Bordeaux

Joe Satriani: Live at Guitare en Scène series

Joe Satriani - Always With Me, Always With You Live at Guitare en Scène

Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien Live at Guitare en Scène

Joe Satriani - Ice 9 Live at Guitare en Scène

Steve Vai: superTender Surrender

Steve Vai " Live at Guitare en Scène Festival in Saint Julien en Genevois (France)

Steve Vai - Tender Surrender Live at Guitare en Scène

Steve Vai - The Audience Is Listening Live at Guitare en Scène

Allan Holdsworth: special article from GP available

(e-mail sent to/from Nardini from MOONJUNE RECORDS & Management) If You wish to receive 13 pages PDF of this great article in GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE about ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, April 2008 issue, please e-mail via e-mail address found on http://www.moonjune.com/contact which is the booking management of AH and also his current label (Blues For Tony, reissues of None Too Soon, Hard Hat Area and much much more coming soon). This pix is taken from the article written by Barry Cleveland.

Geddy Lee: Happy Birthday!

Geddy Lee - Happy Birthday, god bless you! Thanks for all the music and to the spirit that you deliver it with.

I got my tickets for 2013... this is Rush Time Machine Tour 2011 Birmingham 22-05-2011.

Rush: Leave that thing alone Time Machine Tour 2011 Birmingham

Martin Miller,Anton Davidyants: Donna Lee a tour De Force

I came late to this party, but it was well worth the wait!

Just 2 friends having some fun shredding over a Charlie Parker/Miles Davis classic!


Martin Miller & Anton Davidyants - "Donna Lee" (guitar + bass)

Roomerfabi: Tribute to Gary Moore

I thought it would be time to do this ,because Gary Moore is a big influence on me
Thanks Gary R.I.P

Roomerfabi-Jam Tribute to Gary Moore

Daniel Peroine: two handed inline tapping lesson

You can find the tab and commentary on my blog :http://danielperoine.blogspot.fr/2012/07/tapping-lesson-las-palmas-street.html

Excerpt From my album "Renovatio", you can listen it on Deezerhttp://www.deezer.com/fr/music/daniel-peroine/renovatio-481688 , or on Spotify
Album available on guitareuroshop.comhttp://www.guitareuroshop.com/catalog/daniel-peroine-renovatio-p-1286.html?os... or on Itunes

Tapping Lesson with backing track "Las Palmas Street" Daniel Peroine

John Gaimaro: classy South American fusion band

John Gaimaro: guitar and vocals. visual projections: Ezequiel Colombo, Lucio Maselli. Cameras: Agustin Aguilar Tau, Wanda Loureiro. Edition: John D: Landing said one day to record and film 6 projects: Something Fabricio / Today Chicken / John Gaimaro / Mati Mouzo / A PLANET / Yaz Huenchuman Performance, production, logistics, staging: DICE RECORDS. Technical Team Stage: Felipe Porro, Juan Gaimaro, Emiliano Coriale, Santiago Nogueira, Augustine Lafuente de Volder. Spiritual Counseling: Emiliano Coriale. Recording, mixing and mastering: Nicholas Carlino, Gaston Le, Fabricio Something. Photographic record: Martina Maselli, Dani Silicz, Florence Vendramin, Wanda Loureiro. Projections live visuals: Ezequiel Colombo and Lucio Maselli. Acknowledgements: Martin Lucesole, Fernando Utrera, Agustin Aguilar Tau.

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