Sunday, 14 October 2012

Tom Quayle, Marco Sfogli: the best 25 bucks I spent in months

Tom Quayle
From Marco Sfogli - "Btw I suggest you hungry guitar players out there to check out Tom Quayle's "Modern Legato 2" volume. I did it myself and are the best 25 bucks I spent in months...helps a lot. Great job bro!!" Thanks mate!

Go to for more HD video lessons with me including Modern Legato - Part 1 and it's related practice session.

It's finally ready for release! Modern Legato Part 2 is here and will be available from my website from the 12th October 2012. Continuing where part 1 left off, topics include: -

Triplet phrasing and lines, Swung 16th note phrasing and lines, Legato Pentatonic scales and lines, learning to improvise utilising your full technique and more! Full backing tracks are provided and all lines and material is Tabbed in standard tuning and 4ths tuning.

This promo video highlights some of the phrases from the lines sections of the tutorial.

Modern Legato Part 2 - Lines Promo - Available 12th October 2012

Allan Holdsworth: current tour dates

Allan Holdsworth
On The Road Again...Nardini keeps me busy....

Oct 5 - Chorzów, Poland (Chorzowskie Centrum Kultury)
Oct 7 - Opole, Poland (Filharmonia Opolska)
Oct 9 - Oslo, Norway (Nasjonal Jazzscene)
Oct 11 - Uppsala, Sweden (Uppsala Gitarr Festival)
Oct 12 - Uppsala, Sweden (Uppsala Gitarr Festival)
Oct 14 - Malmö, Sweden (Kulturbolaget)
Oct 16 - Copenhagen, Denmark (Jazzhouse)
Oct 17 - Esbjerg, Denmark (Tobakken)
Oct 19 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands (Boerderij)
Oct 20 - Enschede, Netherlands (Atak)
Oct 21 - Münster, Germany (Hot Jazz)
Oct 22 - Verviers, Belgium (Spirit of 66)
Oct 25 - Paris, France (New Morning)
Oct 27 - Madrid, Spain (Sala Caracol)
Oct 29 - Barcelona, Spain (Sala Bikini)
Oct 31 - Nice, France (Cedac de Cimiez)
Nov 1 - Prato, Italy (Keller Platz)
Nov 2 - Ascoli Piceno, Italy (Break Live Club)
Nov 3 - Rome, Italy (XS Live)

Exclusive MoonJune's European agent except UK
(Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine Legacy, Terry Bozzio)
Allan will have a very limited touring and live activity after this tour and until the end of the first semester of 2013, with only sporadic and occasional gigs on the West Coast USA and NYC area in January and April and a possible Japan tour. Most likely no other tours/gigs to be booked for a while. (MGMT)

Rick Graham: Sunday Jam on toast

My website for HQ guitar lessons:
Hi guys, just a quick improv on this Sunday morning trying to get the blood into my freezing cold hands. I need more coffee!!!

Sunday Warmup Jam - Rick Graham

Hayden Hewitt,Ben Wilshire: Bristol Guitar show

Bristol Guitar show seemed busy today... plenty of guitars on show, bit not many amps. A few live demos including Hayden Hewitt,Ben Wilshire who were first up for a quick shredathon. We coould only stay for a couple of hours... here's some gear shots from Dan and the video from me.

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

From 14 October 2012 Bristol Guitar Show

Hayden Hewitt,Ben Wilshire: Jam at Bristol Guitar Show 2012

I had to miss Conrad Harpham because we ran out of time... this is an edited video pf Conrad from the same show.

Conrad Harpham at the Bristol Guitar Show 2012

Guthrie Govan,Jeff Watson: Docker's Guild talks about the project

"!The Mystic Technocracy" name, structure and contents
Docker's Guild Official YouTube Channel:
Docker's Guild Official Facebook Page:
Docker's Guild Official ReverbNation Page:

Buy the album from Lion Music LTD:
Buy the album on iTunes:

Watch the Season 1 Featurettes:

Watch the "Darwin's Tears" short film, backstage videos and trailers:

Subscribe today! There will be frequent new updates, including featurettes, trailers, backstage videos and full scale videos about the project:*dockersguild*
01. A Matter Of Energy.
02. The Mystic Technocracy.
03. Darwin's Tears.
04. Norse Cosmogony (Part 1).
05. Norse Cosmogony (Part 2).
06. Judeo-Christian Cosmogony.
07. The Divine Comedy.
08. Legion Of Aliens.
09. Loving The Alien.
10. The Gem Of Love.
11. The Secret of DNA (Part 1).
12. Purple Orb.
13. The Secret of DNA (Part 2).
14. Prophecy.
15. Black Swans. 

Douglas R Docker: Keyboards, lead vocals, backing vocals, spoken voice.
John Payne: Lead and backing vocals.
Göran Edman: Lead and backing vocals, spoken voice.
Tony Mills: Lead and backing vocals.
Amanda Somerville: Lead and backing vocals.
Guthrie Govan: Guitars.
Jeff Watson: Rhythm and lead guitar, 12-string guitar.
Gregg Bissonette: Drums.
Magnus Jacobson: Drums.
Tony Franklin: Bass.
Donald D. Docker: Alto and tenor sax, clarinet, spoken voice.
Additional spoken voices:
Silvana Momigliano / Touria Nouri / Andrea Rampa / Janthana Rodjakkhen / Davide Ronfetto.

Docker's Guild "The Order of the Universe" [Featurette 3]

Richie Kotzen: Euro tour dates

10 - People - Catanzaro, Italy
13 - XS Live Club - Roma, Italy
14 - Teatro Triaton - Napoli, Italy
16 - Black stuff - Udine, Italy
18 - Reigen - Vienna, Austria
19 - MMC- Bratislava, Slovakia
20 - Nova Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Republic
22 - Bluesiana - Velden, Austria
23 - Legend 54 - Milano, Italy
24 - Il Peocio - Trofarello, Italy
27 - Lindenbrauerei - Unna, Germany
28 - Uhlenspiegel - Rutesheim, Germany
30 - Borderline - Pisa, Italy

1 - Sala Caracol - Madrid, Spain
2 - Salamandra - Barcelona, Spain

Michael Schenker: Bay Area Backstage 2012

Bay Area Backstage- Michael Schenker-Oct 4 Rodeo Club -Man Down Presents

Ron Thal: talks projects in the Metality interview

What projects are you currently working on, and can we expect any releases in the near future?

Last year I released 9 Bumblefoot singles (, each with transcriptions, alternate mixes & recording stems. I produced and released debut albums from female rock artistsAlexa Vetere ( and Poc( and laid guitars and final mixing/mastering for rapper Scarface's soon-to-be-released “Work Ethic” album. Been touring since, and in breaks I've laid guest guitar solos for different albums (, have done fundraising shows, and will soon be hitting the road again. I would have liked to have been writing with GNR by now but life has a way of getting in the way of plans – I'm hoping to start writing with them when we get together. And hopefully can return to Dubai soon, I'd like to play a show to support theDubai Autism Center ( and will do my best to make this happen. A great deal of gratitude and respect to Nik Uzi (Point Of View vocalist) and everyone for showing me a wonderful world in Dubai. :)

Alex Lifeson,Geddy Lee: premier guitar interview

Some of the new songs—like the title track—have a really live, spontaneous feel. Did you track any parts together this time?

Lifeson: Sometimes, but not very often. Typically, Ged and I will work in [Apple] Logic with a drum machine or samples, and then we’ll give that to Neil and he’ll work on his drum arrangements, and then we’ll develop it from there. But with this record, we gave him the music and there ended up being a lot of changes in the lyrics as we went along. When it came to actually recording, Nick [Raskulinecz, co-producer] wanted to record off the floor from the first day forward—which was really unusual and a big surprise for Neil, but he embraced it and ended up loving it. His playing is just a lot wilder and less thought out. It’s more reactive to music that, in a lot of ways, he’s hearing for the first time. Nick really prodded him to take different approaches—so it was really quite a palette. Consequently, when he’d get drum tracks done at the end of the day, we’d import them back into Logic, and then redo our parts to what he’d done, and we’d bounce back and forth like that a couple of times … sometimes four or five versions. And then, once those drum parts were established, we’d go in and redo all our parts.

Alex Lifeson basks in the echoing glory of his favorite new signature Les Paul at a September 18 show in Auburn Hills, Michigan. “I gravitated to [it] for probably 60 percent of the record,” he says.

This is the way we’ve worked for a long time:

Full interview:

Joe Stump: Raven Lord announce album cover


* Csaba Zvekan
* Joe Stump
* Jamie Mallender
* Lawrence "Larry" Paterson
* George Karafotis
* [to be announced] – Keyboards