Wednesday, 26 September 2012

George Marios: Competition - Win a free Skype lesson!

Win a free Skype lesson!-New Competition (closes on the 10th of october)

Neal Schon: Experience PRS 2012

Neal Schon, of Santana, Journey, Bad English, Paul Rodgers, and The Neal Schon Band, plays at Experience PRS 2012.

Neal Schon at Experience PRS 2012

John McLaughlin: Experience PRS 2012

The great fusion legend John McLaughlin (Shakti, Mahavishnu Orchestra) plays on the mainstage at Experience PRS 2012 on September 14, 2012.

John McLaughlin Performs at Experience PRS 2012

Brent Mason,Paul Reed Smith: Experience PRS 2012

Paul Smith and Brent Mason play a classic John Lennon ballad.

Paul Reed Smith and Brent Mason Perform at Experience PRS 2012

Nashville-based country-guitarist extraordinaire Brent Mason tears it up on stage at Experience PRS 2012. There's some red-hot licks in this rip-roaring instrumental!

Brent Mason Performs at Experience PRS 2012

Jon Chappell of Harmony Central interviews Paul Smith of PRS Guitars at the PRS open house "Experience PRS 2012," on September 14, 2012. Paul discusses the company's new coverless pickup designs, his issues with selling pickups independently of guitars, and the role of the PRS SE line in education

Paul Reed Smith Interview

Marco Sfogli: clinic Caserta 2012

Marco Sfogli play Still Hurts from his first solo album "There's Hope". The video is recorded with Zoom Q3HD mode AUTO during a clinic.

Marco Sfogli - Still Hurts Live Best Version in Caserta HD

Marco Sfogli - The Reaction Live in Caserta

Dean Wells: Teramaze - Guitar Shred Solo

Ernie Ball Music Man Artist - Guitar Shred Solo - DEAN WELLS / TERAMAZE

Fumiyoshi Kamo: Fantasie Impromptu

Fumiyoshi Kamo - Fantasie Impromptu

Fumiyoshi Kamo - Shred Guitar Etude

Fumiyoshi Kamo - Chromatic Etude

Theodore Kalantzakos: Announces New Album Pattern Partner

TKG Announces New Album Pattern Partner [LP] and Music Video for "Shifting Sand (Dead End)"

The Metal-Fusion band TKG is thrilled to announce the release of the latest album “Pattern Partner [LP]”, available worldwide and new video clip for “Shifting Sand (Dead End)”.

“Pattern Partner [LP]” is an instrumental metal-fusion album, including three nu-jazz Bonus Tracks, two guest solos from Greek virtuosos Theodore Ziras and Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud) and a non instrumental track named "Shifting Sand (Dead End)", with guest vocals recorded by metal singer Chris Kounelis (Disharmony). "Shifting Sand (Dead End)" video clip has been directed by Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud).

Shows and Clinic Tour planned for winter 2012-2013 (November-February).

Pattern Partner [LP] Track Listing:

1. Microminiaturization (Micro)
2. Echoing Chemical Reactions
3. Shifting Sand (Dead End)
4. Pattern Partner
5. Human Parasitology
6. Fragments of Time
7. Run With Illness
8. Strength in Unity
-Bonus Tracks-
9. Separate Pathways
10. Juggling Act
11. Memories of a Friendship

Audio Samples are available at:

Shifting Sand (Dead End)Video Clip:
Shifting Sand (Dead End) - TKG OFFICIAL VIDEO CLIP | taken from the album Pattern Partner [LP]

Troy Stetina: announces free guitar masterclass workshop in Madison

Second Soul guitarist Troy Stetina will be giving a free guitar masterclass workshop in Madison on Thursday October 4th at 7pm, and the Grand Opening of SOSONIC Music, 3001 Latham Drive, Madison, WI.

Each attendee will receive a free set of guitar strings, and a chance to win a PRS SE Torero guitar! Must pre-register to attend, by emailing Must be present to win the guitar!

Come out and see one of the most successful music educators in the world! Troy offers an in depth perspective and tips for how to most quickly develop your skills. Plus, members on this mailing list will be exclusive access to video from the event!

Listen to the WJJO radio spot for the masterclass:

Tom Quayle: Axe FX II Shred Fusion - on Sound Cloud

Sound Cloud:

Rune Berre: Laurie's Leap on Sound Cloud

Rune Berre's soundcloud

Richie Kotzen: Euro tour dates 2012

november 13th - XS Live Club - Roma (Italy)
november 16th - Black stuff - Udine (Italy)
november 18th - Reigen - Wien (Austria)
november 20th - Nova Chmelnice - Prag (Czech rep.)
november 22th - Bluesiana - Velden (Austria)
november 23th - Legend 54 - Milano (Italy)
november 24th - Il Peocio - Trofarello (Italy)
november 27th - Lindenbrauerei - Unna (Germany)
november 28th - Uhlenspiegel - Rutesheim (Germany)
november 30th - Borderline - Pisa (Italy)
december 1st - Sala Caracol - Madrid (Spain)
december 2nd - Salamandra - Barcelona (Spain)

Paul Wardingham: Joins the EMG Family!

Paul Joins the EMG Family!

Australian metal guitar virtuoso Paul Wardingham, has officially announced he will be joining the likes of Jeff Loomis, Devin Townsend and Tosin Abasi on the EMG Pickups artist roster as the company's newest endorser" Check out Paul's profile on the EMG website here.

In-studio play-through of 'Futureshock' from my debut instrumental album 'Assimilate Regenerate', available on CD/Download from ‪ and worldwide on iTunes and Amazon.

Full guitar tab and backing track available at ‪




EMG Pickups:

Hufschmid Guitar Picks:
Futureshock - Paul Wardingham (In-Studio)

News: London guitar show cancelled

The organisers of the London Electric Guitar Show are sorry to announce the cancellation of the 2012 event, originally scheduled for 10/11 November at Olympia conference centre. Tickets bought will be refunded in full.

Rowan J Parker: G Lydian Improvisation and Steve Vai Tapping - ripping!

A little fusion solo on G Lydian which I recorded to test out the new camera. It's 1080p at 50 frames per second and a much better picture quality than the JVC camera I was using previously. Much more cool stuff to come.

Fusion Guitar Solo - G Lydian Improvisation

Lick Of The Week - 24th September 2012 - Steve Vai Tapping

Dweezil Zappa: talks about UK and Euro tour dates

Dweezil Zappa
A lot has been going on lately. In between spending time with my wife and kids I've been feverishly getting ready for the upcoming tour in between Insanity workouts. BTW Insanity is brutal when you get to month 2... anyway, on to the topic at hand.

I have been working on a lot of STUFF, the upcoming Zappa Plays Zappa tour as well as a new collection of songs from the F.O.H. series that will be available in time for the tour and for Christmas.

I am looking forward to returning to the UK and Europe as well as the new US locations. There are a number of fans we've heard from over the years who have asked if we could come closer to them so they don't have to travel as far from their self described "geographically challenged" locations. (Incidentally I heard that a lot from folks in Wales, UK and we're going there in November) We are excited about the opportunity to come play in some of these legendary locations for the first time ever. We could use a little help to spread the word as well. Anyone out there want to help with local radio or at the very least a megaphone?

We'll be trudging across the tundra hoping to entice the locals to join us for a great night of music in Fargo ND, Council Bluffs IA, Boise ID, and Missoula Montana! (complete tour dates can be found here: and

The latest:
Dweezil Zappa introduces theguitarvaults - a new website for guitar owners.
Visit us at and's free to join and upload your first guitar, so why not become a member of a new Global guitar community.

Dweezil Zappa Introduces theguitarvaults- Launch Date Monday 24th

News: Dean Thoroughbred series

Dean Thoroughbred
The Dean Thoroughbred Series! Classic-inspired guitars with high end components and modern rock flair. A bold new breed of single cut instruments, designed to be the ultimate workhorse for players of all styles. The Dean Thoroughbred Deluxe offers theperfect blend of price and performance with a solid mahogany body, set mahogany neck, all access heel joint & stunning Flame Maple Top. USA made DMT® Equalizer & Nostalgia humbucking pickups offer a satisfying array of tonal possibilities.

You deserve a guitar that works and plays as hard as you do.
The Dean Thoroughbred is it! IN STORES NOW!

More info:


• Flame Maple Top
• Mahogany Body
• 24-3/4" Scale
• 1-11/16" Nut
• Set Mahogany C Neck
• Ebony Fingerboard
• Pearl Block Inlays
• Grover Tuners
• Chrome Hardware
• Tune-O-Matic Bridge
• USA DMT "Equalizer" Bridge Pickup
• USA DMT "Nostalgia" Neck Pickup
• Multiply Body and Headstock Binding
• Finishes: Scary Cherry

James Ryan, Doug Steele: winning one for the Gipper

Here we go again, this week we started to create and refine some of our own licks with the intention of writing some badass guitar tunes.

sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper

John Sanders and James Ryan Shred Session Week 2