Sunday, 7 October 2012

Carson Brock: Eric Johnson approves this message

Recorded Live @ Saxon Pub in Austin, TX 2012
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Carson Brock - Promo Video

Here is a very Kind Message from Eric! We recently got together with him as part of the shoot for the Fender Video to have a quick chat, and here's a little outtake that i think would deliver the message of being Humorous and Beneficial at the same time :)

A Message From Eric Johnson!

News: Fender's private equity looking for an exit

More than macroeconomics, however, is at work here. Fender, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is also being buffeted by powerful forces on Wall Street.

A private investment firm, Weston Presidio, controls nearly half of the company and has been looking for an exit. It pushed to take Fender public in March, to howls in the guitar-o-sphere that Fender was selling out. But, to Fender’s embarrassment, investors balked. They were worried about the lofty price and, even more, about how Fender can keep growing.

And that, really, is the crux of the matter. Times have changed, and so has music. In the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, electric guitars powered rock and pop. Today, turntable rigs, drum machines and sampler synthesizers drive music like hip-hop. Electric guitars, huge as they are, have lost some of their old magic in this era of Jay-Z, Kanye West and “The Voice.”

Dean Murphy: RG2228 tapping and shredding on the 8

Ive decided this is going to be the title track off my upcoming EP which will be all clean 8 string guitar. again this a piece filled with emotion but pretty much just happiness, gone through allot of stuff lately and came out on top, never been happier but regardless, hope you enjoy it, dont forget to check out my personal facebook music page for constant updates on this project and all my other projects coming to materialize and feel free to ask me any questions. hope you enjoy

Dean Murphy RG2228 Clean Tapping Song - A Strange and Delightful Turn of Events

Started a new project with a few badass men accross the country we will have stuff up soon but i got really excited about this song so i decided to do a video run through of it, ill keep you all posted on the status of the group, it's going to be called On The Shoulders of Giants, hope you guys enjoy the song, its fun as hell to play.

Here is a link to my personal page where i will do videos breaking down certain techniques and such both for my solo clean music and for all projects im involved in

RG2228 8 string guitar - On The Shoulders of Giants song 1

Jean-Yves Braun: Next Bend Note Talents 2012

Next Bend Note Talents 2012 Jean-Yves Braun Entry

t-cophony: Two handed tapper demos two new tracks from the upcoming album

This track will be included on the new album in 2013.
You can listen to some full tracks (sample) from new album in 2013 !!!

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The ephemeral joys - T-cophony (2012 New song)

Blinking notifications - T-cophony (2012 New song)

Nick Kellie: Warmoth gets Nick's fusion touch

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You can also buy Nick Kellie's stuff online on his new YouTube store

fusion on my warmoth

My Warmoth C major improvisation

C major solo on both guitars


Eric Johnson: captures Eric at the Guitar Center in Pittsburgh

Eric Johnson answers questions from fans at Guitar Center in Pittsburgh, 9/30/12
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Eric Johnson Q & A session

Dalton Fonseca: Choro two handed chordal tapping guitar

Choro two handed chordal tapping guitar

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Rick Graham: tells Adam Ironside his favourite things

The mighty Rick Graham takes the time to tell us some of his favourite things!


Music is copyright of Adam Ironside. (used with permission)
Adam Ironside - Cosmology
Released 2012

Favourites - Rick Graham

Brian Autumn: Contrapuntal 8 string tapped Bach etudes

Brian Autumn... or should that be Awesome?

Here is Bach's 4th invention on 8 string guitar.
I'm playing a schecter atx c8 guitar, into an api preamp directly into the computer. Then used iZotope Alloy for multiband compression, and that's it.

find me at:
follow me at @brian_autumn

Brian Autumn : JS Bach Invention 4, tapped guitar

JS Bach, Invention 3 on 7 String Guitar BWV 774

Leonardo Guzman: Two Handed Player October 2012

To see Leonardo Guzman's series hop on over to :

Guitar Two Handed Player October

Tristan Klein: The Black Box - AVID MBOX PRO demo

Discover how Tristan Klein uses audio interface AVID MBOX PRO with Pro Tools and amp simulator AVID Eleven Rack.

La Mbox Pro et Pro Tools avec Tristan Klein (La Boite Noire)

Emir Hot: Cero Moja Mila - acoustic camera test

Cero Moja Mila

Adrian Belew: The Amsterdam Electric interview - excellent!

For the upcoming festival Amsterdam Electric Guitar Heaven 2012 (7-16 december) Meindert Bussink talked to Adrian Belew about guitars, guitarists, guitar technology and guitar education.

"Amsterdam Electric Guitar Heaven 2012 celebrates the electric guitar like no other festival in the world. Ten Amsterdam venues, including Paradiso, Bimhuis, Melkweg, Tropentheater, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, and the Conservatory of Amsterdam will present all styles of electric guitar music from 7 December to 16 December 2012.

For ten days, Amsterdam will be drenched in electric guitar music - rock, jazz, metal, world music, experiment, classical and more - performed by international guitar heroes like Andy Summers, John Mayall, Adrian Belew and Jan Akkerman, and by other excellent musicians, and guitar innovators.

In every show, there will be something extra - a surprise Second Act -, one which will contrast the main act with a different style. There will also be clinics, a guitar market, presentations, the "Plug & Play" orechestra with Adrian Belew and 200 guitarists, guitar films and the "Sena Young Talent Guitar Awards".

Skype interview Adrian Belew (Oct '12)

Yossi Sassi: Bouzoukitara

See Yossi Sassi on the Guitar Universe tour with the band

Join Bouzoukitara on FB @ & Yossi Sassi @

The first ever demo of a brand new instrument, first of it's kind in the world, the "BouZouKitara"!
This invention can be described as the instrumental embodiment of Yossi's musical journey, combining the Oriental and Exotic with the modern, acoustic soulful sounds with the incredible force of Rock Guitars.
It started out as an idea, written a piece of paper as a concept and with the help of a talented Luthier, Benjamin Millar, it came to life.
If you like the instrument, you are welcome to contact either Yossi Sassi on FB or Benjamin @

Hope you enjoy the video, feel free to share it and please subscribe :)

||World Premiere!|| The First Teaser Video of Yossi Sassi's "Bouzoukitara"

Yossi Sassi's GreenHouse Effects Demo Video

Matt Moliti: The Cleansing Fires - 14 seconds of high metal class arpeggio

Arpeggios of Death - Connecting Shapes to Form Huge Lines

For this week, I thought I'd focus more on an actual lesson style post. I'm still not really quite sure what direction this blog is going to go in (thoughts on musical subjects with the occasional lesson or vice versa) so if anyone is out there reading, please let me know what interests you more!

I wanted to showcase how I string together arpeggio shapes to come up with some pretty scary runs. The sample for today will be a lick I've been using live to start off the solo from the Dark Empire song Humanity Dethroned, the title track from our 2nd album. The lick as a whole encompasses nearly 4 full octaves, so the effect is pretty dramatic. Before getting started, I should note that I tune down one whole step on a 7 string guitar (ADGCFAD). You don't need a 7 string to play this lick, but I will be referring to the notes as they sound in pitch, not by position.

Matt Moliti - The Cleansing Fires First Solo

Keith Merrow: EMG 707/EMTY Blackout 7 Comparison

Playing around with the new Seymour Duncan EMTY Blackout pickup for 7-string to see how it compares to an EMG 707. As always, same guitar and amp settings for both pickups. The only post processing on the guitars is a high pass filter. Can you hear the subtleties between these pickups? The Blackouts- The EMG 707- Signal chain- Agile "Vader" 725 - ProTone Dead Horse OD - Rhodes Colossus H100 (lead 1, all knobs set to 12 o'clock) - Nomades 2x12 cab - SM57 mic - Presonus Firestudio interface - Presonus Studio One Pro DAW. Amp- Rhodes Colossus H-100 DAW- Presonus Studio One Pro (v2) ProTone Pedal- Cabinet- You can buy that super sexy shirt I'm wearing and support my good buddy Ola Englund- The Tuning on this is drop A, 9-62 strings, I do not have tabs for this song. Intro sample by Kevin McLeod at

Su mi Lee: Great Guthrie Govan tribute

Su mi Lee

Really great version of the Guthrie Govan classic from Su mi Lee

Daegu Maru Music Academy Su mi Lee
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Anouck André: In and out phrasing - Charlie Hunter style

Hi folks!
I tried to improve my 'in and out ' phrasing over a static groove.
I've been really influenced by the great Charlie Hunter and the nice Analog Playground album.
The guitar has been made by the french luthier Tom Marceau

Anouck André : In and out phrasing - Charlie Hunter style

Clayton Charles: clinic rock ballad instrumentals

Clayton Charles Ele Vive de Leonardo Gonçalves

Essência - Clayton Charles Instrumental

Emerson Lopes Marcondes: live clinic rock fusion instrumentals

Emerson Lopes Marcondes Instrumental

Emerson Lopes Marcondes Instrumental

Marcinho Eiras,Marcelo Barbosa,Felipe Andreoli: Brazilian Guitar Clinic

The first The Best Guitar Player of Recife designed by Diego with Richard workshow musicians Marcinho Eiras (Domingão Faustão), Marcelo Barbosa (Almah) and Felipe Andreoli (Angra)

Workshow Marcinho Eiras, Marcelo Barbosa e Felipe Andreoli The Best Guitar Players Brazil

Sylwia Urban: plays Gilmour Floyd solos

This is my friend's birthday and I decided to give her a gift.
It might seem strange but this solo is one of the hardest to play for me even though it does not require such technical skills. I hope she likes it and so do you! Feel free to leave your opinion.

To record it I used:
- my lovely friend who always put up with me even though we record something hundredth time
- Fender American Deluxe SSS
- Toneport GX

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb solo cover

Pink Floyd - Time solo

Pink Floyd - High Hopes solo with slide

Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond solos and improvisation

Russ Parrish: Steel Panther Sydney

Warning: Contains many many boobs


Russ Parrish: Steel Panther Sydney

Joe Bonamassa: Jethro Tull featured in Sydney Australia 2012


Joe Bonamassa: Sydney Australia 2012

Per Nilsson: Scar Symmetry, German dates announced

SCAR SYMMETRY returns to Germany!

Oct 17 - Hamburg, Logo
Oct 18 - Berlin, K17
Oct 19 - Muenchen, Backstage
Oct 20 - Ahaus, Logo
Oct 21 - Koeln, Euroblast Festival

Davide Perruzza,Gabriels Shiro,Simone Fiorletta: Metaphysics - Renaissance - top draw prog metal

The Metaphysics born in October 2005 and immediately began to compose original music. The main influences of the band can be found in the progressive metal of the 90s and in the progressive rock of the 70s and 80s. February 2007 saw the release of their first self-produced demo: "Evolution". The song "Evolution pt.1", taken from that demo is included in the compilation of the magazine Rock Hard, along with the likes of Turisas, At Vance, Circus Maximus, Lions Share feat.Bruce Kulick, Behemoth and others. In the summer of 2011 begin the recording of "Beyond The Nightfall", the first album, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered at SF Studios by Simone Fiorletta (No Gravity, Moonlight Comedy).

keyboards Special guest soloist Andrea De Paoli Labyrinth .

From our first album "Beyond The Nightfall", out July 27, 2012 on SG Records.
Produced by Simone Fiorletta and Metaphysics,
Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered at S.F. Studios by Simone Fiorletta.
Metaphysics: Beyond Nightfall

1 Fallin '6:09
2 Letter From A Dead Man5:48
3 Follow Your Desires4:39
4 Shadow Games3:30
5 Just A Dream?6:11
6 Searching For ...6:26
7 When Everything Comes To An End0:58
8 Renaissance5:39
9 Lifend9:00
10 Light ...3:02

- Davide Gabriele (VOCALS);
- Davide Perruzza (GUITARS);
- Matteo Raggi (BASS);
- Marco Aiello (DRUMS);
- Gabriels Shiro (KEYBOARDS);

Special guest: Andrea De Paoli (Labyrinth) on KEYBOARDS SOLO.

Official endorsements:
- Schecter Guitar Research;
- Gold Music;
- Ufip Earcreated Cymbals.
- InTune Guitar Picks

All rights reserved.

Metaphysics - Renaissance

Guthrie Govan: talks about Indian music and melt faces with the fellowship

Guthrie govan and the fellowship at bar hooga in Chelmsford on October 4th 2012!
Go's a bit crazy around 3:50 min in! Awesome!

The fellowship

Sound is low on this one

Guthrie Govan on Indian music

Greg Howe: Maragold - the new vocal band!

Meghan Krauss
Meghan Krauss
With Maragold, Kevin Vecchione, Gianluca Palmieriand Greg Howe.

Promotional Video for the new band 'Maragold' featuring Greg Howe, Meghan Krauss, Kevin Vecchione, and Gianluca Palmieri.
New album Coming Soon!
Video Edited by Cassandra Childs

Maragold Band - Promotion - New Album - New Band

Marco Mendoza, Soren Andersen: Marco announces UK tor dates

Dates include:

25 - Mansfield, UK - The Diamond
26 - Nuneaton, UK - Queens Hall
27 - Ipswich, UK - The Railway
28 - Workington, UK - The Vine Bar
31 - Southampton, UK - Talking Heads

1 - Bournemouth, UK - The Anvil

Ritchie Blackmore: Deep Purple - Machine Head at 40

I remember this as though it was yesterday...I was just nine years old, thanks to my older brothers for getting me into the music!

Deep Purple survived a seemingly endless series of lineup changes and a dramatic mid-career shift from grandiose progressive rock to ear-shattering heavy metal to emerge as a true institution of the British hard rock community; once credited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the globe's loudest band, their revolving-door roster launched the careers of performers including Ritchie Blackmore,… Read more in Amazon's Deep Purple Store

Deep Purple - The 40th Anniversary Edition of "MACHINE HEAD"

Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G and Firewind announces Aussie dates

25 - Melbourne/Richmond, Australia – The Corner Hotel
26 – Perth, Australia – Rosemount Hotel
27 - Sydney, Australia – The Bald Faced Stag
28 – Brisbane, Australia – Beetle Bar

FIREWIND - Falling To Pieces (Liv Kristine in crowd) + band taking a bow @Biebob

Hugo Hermosilla: Virtudes available for free download

Hugo Hermosilla: Virtudes

Here is my hard VIRTUES, is pleasing for me to show my work, which cost me a lot, but the fruits are given with great persistence and perseverance, friends hope you like my album, I ask you to disseminate and download the disk and can comment if you like my style, it was three years to get to this, I am really excited for the time will come and I hope to have Virtual CD format in case you want to buy with cover art and all, thank you again I am grateful of life for this to be created that is what I feel in my life, do not forget to spread the word! Hear VERHU is the last issue (Acoustic) dedicated to my beloved wife, thank you very much!

Ripping performance video


Michael Schenker: tour details

Michael Schenker announces two Guitar Center meet and greet sessions. The New York session will take place on October 22nd at Guitar Center Manhattan (25 W. 14th Street) at 7:00pm. The Los Angeles meet and greet will take place on November 7th at Guitar Center West LA (10831 West Pico Blvd.), also at 7:00pm.

9 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
11 - Houston, TX - Concert Pub North
12 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
13 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Gardens Amphitheater
14 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheater
18 - Toronto, ON - The Rock Pile
20 - W. Greenwich, RI - The Rock House
21 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
23 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
24 - White Marsh, MD - House Of Rock
25 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’S
26 - St. Charles, IL - The Arcada Theatre
27 - Savage, MN - Neisen’S Sports Bar & Grill
28 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
30 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues

2 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
4 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
7 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
8 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
9 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
10 - Corona, CA - Marquee 15