Monday, 6 August 2012

Per Nilsson,Jonas Reingold: Kaipa - Vittjar neo progressive folk-rock-fusion

Wow, this band sound like a post modernist Yes, Tull with awesome musicianship and tons of great guitar.

Kaipa - Vittjar 

The Swedish progressive folk-rock-fusion-band KAIPA recently recorded a new album, called "Vittjar", set for release on August 27th 2012 Europe and August 28th 2012 US on Inside Out Music. The unique music of KAIPA constantly continues to evolve but no matter what direction it takes it always carries a profound breath from the innermost depths of the ancient Swedish primeval forest. This time they even use the Swedish language in the title track to further express and stress these close bonds with their mother country.

Seemingly at odds with the warmth of the music, Vittjar was made using several different studios, with the musicians recording their parts separately. As the motor of the band, Lundin called the shots with regards to how the songs were assembled, giving credence to the old school belief that present day technology - no matter how useful it may be in the studio - is no substitute for experience. Lundin is as experienced as they come, having recorded his first single in 1965.

Vittjar ultimately puts Kaipa outside the genre box. Or perhaps the album gives new and true meaning to the "progressive" stamp. It's a label that Lundin has lived with for years, and he sees no reason to fight it even as Kaipa's music continues to evolve.

"It doesn't matter what we do, we'll always be placed in progressive rock," says Lundin. "When I'm writing songs I actually try to avoid a traditional way of writing and playing progressive rock, but at the same time those elements are a part of me and my history. So, I hope the result is something new and fresh. Of course, the special influence of Swedish folk music helps accomplish that, and I think it grows with every Kaipa album."

Release Date:
August 27th 2012 in EU, August 28th 2012 in US

180g 2 LP Gatefold Vinyl & Ltd. Ed. Digipak

Track Listing:
First Distraction
Lightblue and Green
Our Silent Ballroom Band
A Universe of Tinyness
The Crowned Hillsides
Second Distraktion

Line Up:
Hans Lundin: Electric and acoustic keyboards, vocals
Per Nilsson: Electric and acoustic guitars (Scar Symmetry)
Morgan Ågren: Drums (Mats & Morgan, Zappa)
Jonas Reingold: Electric basses (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic)
Patrik Lundström: Vocals (Ritual)
Aleena Gibson: Vocals

Special guests:
Fredrik Lindqvist: Recorders & whistles (Ritual)
Elin Rubinsztein: Violin

KAIPA Online:

KAIPA - An introduction to the new album "VITTJAR".mp4

Darius Wave, Claudio Pietronik,Felipe Praino,Yiannis Papadopoulos: the smoothest guitar guys on YouTube got together and made something very smooth indeed...

Hello guys!!

Long time now I had in mind to make a guitar jam.I found some time and with the help of my guitar buddies we made this happen.

The guitarists (in order of appearence):

Darius Wave:
Claudio Pietronik:
Felipe Praino:
Yiannis Papadopoulos:

Special thanks to coffebreakgrooves for providing us with this wonderful backing track.

Enjoy the video and thanks for watching this!!

Kermheat: Curiosity about that little old Red Mars

No pony... only that red planet of Mars
Kermheat Plays on ibanez Guitars and Elixir Strings at N.A.S.A:
a new impro every week !!!

listen Humanchico :

Kermheat "impro of the week on Mars" August 6, 2012 !!!!! feat: Curiosity !!!

Tristan Klein: Baby Dragon got the blues!

A Gibson, a long summer day, a good's good.

nothing but the blues

Morgan MV45 by Tristan Klein

Nikolay Sokolov: another hot Russian player

video lessons electric guitar
lessons guitar on Skype skype

Various playing techniques (tremolo, legato, tapping, sweep ...)
Study of various styles: rock, fusion, metal, blues, jazz.
Riffovaya technique.
High-speed technics of game.
The study of the various modes and their application in practice.
Fingering thinking.
Can leave the house.
Age does not matter!

2000-2004 Muz.uchilische them. M.A.Balakireva pop otdeleniepo class electric guitar.
2004-2007 NGPU Department "Musical Education "

2010 Winner of the Regional Competition and Festival
2011 Winner of the Regional Competition and Festival
2011 Winner of International Competition and Festival
2011 II place in the All-Russian competition "The best music singer Joe Satriani"

Phone: 8-908-165-1055
skype: NikolaySokolovGuitar


Nikolay Sokolov - Under The Moon

Nikolay Sokolov - My Dreams

Nikolay Sokolov - Quiet Night

Morten Faerestrand: Wordless guitar and Carvin SH 575

Wordless guitar demonstration by . Jammin on a drum groove similar to the one on Scott Henderson and Tribal Tech's "Bofat". Other equipment: Fulltone Full-drive 2 overdrive pedal and Fender Blues Junior amp.

Carvin SH 575 High Energy Jam Examples from lessons on Melodic Ideas, Altered Scales, Wes Montgomery on "Road Song", How to solo over "I Love You", Reharmonisation, Pat Metheny Group on "Third Wind"

Summer is Over, Time to Play Guitar Again!

Remy Hansen: Freak Guitar Camp Tunes

This here's actually just to test if my " new " way of recording works...
I used a Shure SM 57 mic to Mic the Cab, and mixed that to a Clean Backing track.
I'll probably do some more " freak Guitar Camp " tunes soon!
Since they're inspiring in techniques, melodies, Odd Groupings, Reduction, Tapping, Harmonics etc!



So! This is not my regular thing.....But I like it! I arranged the main melody a few years ago, and recently after carefully listening to the Theme Performed by Pianists and Orchestra performances I was able to Arrange the rest! I don't have tabs/ tablature/ notes for this arrangment because I'm basically to lazy to write down Tablature and I can't read notes
Since I didn't have an acoustic guitar of any kind in my possession while shooting this video, I borrowed one from my good friend and musical wonder boy Robin Kern! Check him out in the iTunes store!!

James Bond Theme

Miki Kato,Miyuki Yagi: Waves and Technical Difficulties Kyoto 2012

I played "Technical Difficulties"and "Waves" on 2012/8/5 @Kyoto.
Band Member:
Guitar:Miki Kato(Suhr Standard/Modern guitar)
Guitar:Miyuki Yagi(Fender Strat)
Bass:Satoko Arima(Fender Jazz Bass)
Drum:Syoko Okada(Pearl Drum/DW Snare and Pedals)

Miki Kato - Waves(Guthrie Govan) Live@Kyoto2012

Miki Kato - Technical Difficulties(Racer X) Live@Kyoto2012

Robert Marcello: Hughes Kettner TubeMeister 36

In Robert Marcello's inimitable style :)

TubeMeister 36

Marcos De Ros: Milonga de Furia

Marcos De Ros - Milonga de Furia (Milonga of Fury). Éder Bergozza at the piano.

Song from "Peças de Bravura".

In this song Marcos De Ros plays a "milonga" with guitar and piano.
Milonga can refer to an Argentine, Uruguayan, and Southern Brazilian form of music which preceded the tango.

Milonga de Furia - Peças de Bravura - Marcos De Ros (guitar) & Éder Bergozza (piano).

Roger Pedersen: More is More and Dirty Loops

Roger Pedersen is just playing and having a good time, and this time no tapping or distortion whatsoever :-). My second solo album is coming out during the fall/winter 2012/2013. The title is "More is More". I wonder why? :-))

More is More, no speed limit - Roger Pedersen

Dirty Loops, Circus- Roger Pedersen (arrangement and guitar solo)

Joanne Shaw Taylor: Blues Angel back with a new album and UK tour


Annie Lennox Live @ The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012 [HD]

Following her acclaimed performance alongside Annie Lennox at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in June, blues rock sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor will release a brand new studio album Almost Always Never on Monday September 17th

Produced Recorded and Mixed by Mike McCarthy
Additional engineering by Jim Vollentine
Mastered by Howie Weinberg and Dan Gerbarg

Piano, Wurli, Rhodes, RMI, Hammond, Mandolin and Gordon by David Garza
Precision bass, and acoustic slide by Billy White
All drums by J.J. Johnson
All electric guitars, vocals and Gordon on tracks 4 and 12 by JST


Released by Ruf Records, Almost Always Never is Joanne’s third studio album, it coincides with a 13-date nationwide tour of the UK, which kicks-off on October 11th at the Bristol Tunnels.

Thursday 11 October
Bristol The Tunnels
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 0845 605 0255
Temple Meads, Bristol, City of Bristol BS1 6QS

Friday 12 October
Tavistock, Wharf
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 01822 611 166
The Wharf, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT

Saturday 13 October
Falmouth Princess Pavilion
Blues In The Bay Festival
Box Office: 01326 211 222
41 Melvill Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4AR

Sunday 14 October
Poole Mr Kyps
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 01202 748
8a Parr Street, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 0JY

Tuesday 16th October
London Leicester Square Theatre
Tickets: £17.00 / Box Office: 08448 733 433
6 Leicester Place, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7BX

Friday 19 October 
Brighton: The Haunt
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 08444 780 898
10 Pool Valley Coach Station, Brighton, BN1 1NJ

Saturday 20 October 
Norwich: Arts Centre
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 01603 660 352
St. Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4PG

Sunday 21 October
Sale: Waterside
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 0161 912 5616
1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Manchester, Lancashire, M33 7ZF

Tuesday 23 October
York: Duchess
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 01904 641 413
Stonebow House, The Stonebow, York, YO1 7NP

Wednesday 24 October
Newcastle: Cluny
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 0191 230 4474
34-36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ

Friday 26 October
Glasgow O2 ABC
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000
330 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JB

Saturday 27 October
Stockton ArcTickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 01642 525 199
Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 1LL

Sunday 28 October 
Nottingham Rescue Rooms 
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 0845 413 4444
Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT

Michael Angelo Batio: Live at Pearl Harbor announced

Dean Guitars presents
Live at Pearl Harbor!

Live Concert: Hands without Shadows - A Tribute to Rock Guitar
7pm to 8:30pm Saturday September 1st 2012
Guitar Clinic:
10am to 11am Sunday September 2nd 2012
NEX Pearl Harbor
4725 Bougainville Drive
Honolulu HI 96818
A Labor Day weekend special event for the U.S.Navy, friends and family!
Michael Angelo Batio Live at Pearl Harbor

Michael Angelo Batio Live at Pearl Harbor

Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G - Lita77777 interview
A collaboration between and
Blog about this meeting:
GUS G - interview @ Mylos - Thessaloniki 18.07.2012

Milan Polak: Winners of T-Rex Back On Track competition announced

The winners:
1st prize (T-Rex Gull Wah): Santiago Pagura (
2nd prize (T-Rex Hobo Drive): Rune Berre (
3rd prize (T-Rex ToneBug Sensewah): Dave Price (
Thanks again to:
T-Rex Effects (
Julian Puttins (
Laurie Monk (
Please support me by purchasing my music:
Milan Polak's albums are available on iTunes, CDBaby, amazon and guitar9.
For further order links please visit

T-Rex "Back On Track" TOP 3 Winners!

T-Rex "Back On Track Contest" - Santiago Pagura

Rune Berre - T-Rex "Back on track" Contest.

Dave Price - T Rex 'Back on Track' Contest

David T Chastain: three new compilation ablums

Progressive Metal Axiom
Guitar World states: "As a player Chastain ranks with Steve Morse, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai," and this collection of David's progressive metal tracks shows why! These tracks were culled from David's instrumental releases through the years and offers up a full Cd of nothing but Progressive Metal. This release showcases David's original creativity and well as his guitar prowess. A must for all fans of Progressive Metal.
Buy this Cd now at for $9.99!!

Fusion Delusion

A collection of David T. Chastain's fusion influenced instrumental tracks. Guitar For The Practicing Musician: "It's a full blown jazz/rock album in the mold of Return To Forever, Allan Holdsworth and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, with superlative progressive work from Chastain." Guitar Shop: "A feisty metal-fusion affair laced with complex instrumentals and stylistic nods to such jazz-rock greats as Allan Holdsworth and Al Di Meola." 

Neoclassical Compositions No. 1This collection of neoclassical influenced tracks from David T. Chastain is impressive and original. These tracks were taken from David's vast catalog of instrumental releases. Included are 2 Bonus Tracks never before available on Leviathan Records. David has been favorably compared to all of the great guitarist of the "Neoclassical golden era" of the late 80s and early 90s. His "Instrumental Variations" Cd is considered one of the best ever of the genre.

Bartek Woźniak: Larry Carlton style backing track

Hey there! This is my take on "Fives" from Guthrie Govan's solo album - "Erotic Cakes". Hope you gonna like it!

Gear used: Suhr Pro S3 (but with SSH bridge pickup - not SSH+) - Eleven Rack - Pro Tools.

Backing track from

Bartek Woźniak - Larry Carlton style backing track

Guthrie Govan - Fives cover by Bartek Woźniak

Pietro Quilichini: Em Fusion groove

impro Em groove

Andy James: Sacred Mother Tongue - Evolve / Become

"From the forthcoming "A Light Shines..." EP -- out Sept 3rd. Pre-order your copy at

Subscribe to Sacred Mother Tongue videos at

More Sacred Mother Tongue info at:
Music video by Sacred Mother Tongue performing Evolve / Become. (P) 2012 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Transcend Music

Sacred Mother Tongue - Evolve / Become

Paul Gilbert: Guitar Noice Podcast interview

Welcome once again to another episode of The Guitar Noize Podcast. In this episode I talk to the legendary Paul Gilbert who has been stunning guitar players for decades with his fretboard antics first with Racer Xand then and still with Mr. Big. Paul has just launched an Online Rock Guitar School with ArtistWorks so I wanted to catch up with Paul to talk about what students can expect. I also talk to Paul about his upcomingMasterclass Clinic tour of Australia hosted by Thump Music and sponsored by
To sign up with Paul Gilbert’s Online Rock Guitar School head over to –
If you want to check out the singer/songwriter Paul talks about in the interview here is Melody Gardot’s website –

Check out the podcast and special video

John Norum: Europe - Firebox single and UK tour details

EUROPE have just launched the promo video for their new single “FIREBOX” on their official website here –

“FIREBOX” is the second single taken from Europe’s critically acclaimed album “Bag of Bones” produced by Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry).

Please help spread the word about this amazing video by embedding it on your website.

Here’s the embed code from Vimeo –

Europe will be embark on their “Bag of Bones” UK tour on November 21st at the o2 Birmingham Academy. Special guest on on the UK tour is U.S. rock band “StoneRider”.

full details

Gonçalo Pereira: new web site, new CD

Hi Guys

Gonçalo Pereira's website is under construction.
To receive his newsletters go to and subscribe it.
Soon you will be able to buy his new cd "serviçosecretos" online.
How cool is that? :)

Keep rockin' \m/
Gp Management 

Mean time some older videos

Movimento Perpetuo

Goncalo Pereira - Haberdashery Knitting

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse: G3 Moscow 2012 series

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse: G3 Moscow 2012 series Crocus City Hall, Moscow, 05.08.2012)



Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse: G3 Moscow 2012

Joe Satriani: G3 Moscow 2012 series

Joe Satriani: G3 Moscow, Crocus City Hall, Moscow, 05.08.2012


Joe Satriani: G3 Moscow 2012

Steve Vai: G3 Moscow 2012 series

Steve Vai: G3 Moscow 2012, Crocus City Hall, Moscow, 05.08.201


Steve Vai: G3 Moscow 2012

Gary Hoey: Live In Studio 94HJY

Guitar god Gary Hoey stops by the 94HJY studio to shred, "Frankenstein," and "Hocus Pocus," for Paul and Al.
Shot and Edited by Sam Valorose
For more videos go to

Gary Hoey LIVE IN THE 94HJY STUDIO 7-24-2012

Masato Itoh: Dream Theater and Van Halen keyboard intro on guitar

Have Been wanting to play Dream Theatre's 6:00 super cool keyboard intro with guitar. While I was trying That, Somehow I wanted to play the guitar part as well. I know I did it. And ... I wanted to play the bass part as well ... I know I did it. But for me to be Able to do that, i had to use my 10 fingers in an unusual way. I hope you like it.

Both Hand Tapping Dream Theater "6:00" Intro Cover in Guitar by Masato Itoh

"Jump" Van Halen Guitar and Keyboard on Guitar

Niels Vejlyt: tapping concepts and ideas lesson

Get your FREE 2 hour shred guitar program and tablature plus charts for this lesson at:

By public demand ;) I created this video showing you some of the concepts and ideas that make up licks, chops and phrases that are possible on the guitar. Of course there are endless resources available as soon as you start to get your mind going on what you can do with the concet of guitar tapping. In this video im showing you a few basic concepts from the Pentatonic scale in the key of E minor. I touch upon the subject playing the full scale and then both minor triad arpeggios and four note arpeggios and some different techniques to execute those ideas. In this video I use the index finger to tap with because that seems to be what the majority of guitar players are using even though I find that it makes it easier to shift between different techniques when I tap with the long finger because then I can keep the pick between the index finger and thumb. But try to experiment with both ways and see for yourself what feels the best before you decide. Among some of the challenges you will experience in this tutorial is string skipping and also the fact the you jump quite far between the notes or the intervals that you are playing makes you jump far if you dont skip strings and if you do skip strings then that in itself is a challenge. The thing I hear the most that can be a challenge is how to mute the strings and it just so happens that I created a video regarding just that matter. So please look through my videos for a video with the title string dampening if you want to go more into detail with that. Good luck !

How To Tap Guitar Concepts and Ideas

Jace Parales: Paul Wardingham - Ghost in the Machine solo

Paul Wardingham - Ghost in the Machine solo

Scar Symmetry - Trapezoid solo

Jihad Doğan: Toccata and Fugue in d minor 8 finger tapping

Toccata and Fugue in d minor, Guitar Tapping, J S Bach

Aleksandar Sukovic: Fantasie Impromptu, 8-finger tapping and then some!

In a few days there will be a full lesson available for purchase at
The guitar is a hand-made sevenstring by Radomir Petrovic.
Hope you enjoy my work :)

Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu, 8-finger tapping cover by Aleksandar Sukovic