Saturday, 20 October 2012

Fernando Pareta, Maycown Reichembach, Pat Tomaselli: announced for Guitar Experience Festival 2012



Yngwie Malmsteen: announces new album

Yngwie Malmsteen has set "Spell Bound" as the title of his new album December 5, 2012

Alex Skolnick: Geek To Guitar Hero - the book

Alex Skolnick has announced that his new book, Geek To Guitar Hero, will be available as a paperbook and e-book via Amazon, iBooks other retailers in November. more

Matias Kupiainen, Jens Johansson: Stratovarius Euro Tour Dates

Confirmed dates include:

20 - Backstagehalle - Munich, Germany
21 - Stadtgarten - Erfurt, Germany
22 - Masters Of Rock Cafe - Zlin, Czech Republic
23 - Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
24 - Majestic Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
26 - Szene - Vienna, Austria
27 - Hirsch - Nürnberg, Germany
28 - Matrix - Bochum, Germany
29 - Grünspan - Hamburg, Germany
30 - De Pul - Uden, Netherlands
31 - La Cigale - Paris, France

2 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, France
3 - Le Kao - Lyon, France
5 - Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
6 - Arena - Madrid, Spain
7 - Rock Star - Bilbao, Spain
9 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
10 - Alcatrazz - Milan, Italia
11 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany
13 - PPM Fest (Festival) - Mons, Belgium

Daniel Peroine: inline 8 Fingers tapping

An old guitar mag video for my album "renovatio" Available on Itunes, spotify, Deezer or guitareuroshop ...

Daniel PEROINE 8 Fingers tapping guitar Demo

Gilson Verde: 7 string guitar acoustic

Gilson Verde, brazilian guitarist specialist of choro and samba, testing a classical 7 string guitar made by french luthier Jean Paul Charles, in his workshop in Salvador Bahia - October 2012.
Gilson Verde especialista em choro e samba, testando um violão 7 cordas feito pelo luthier Jean Paul Charles em Salvador Bahia - Outubro 2012

Gilson Verde testing a 7 string guitar made by luthier Jean Paul Charles

Leigh Williams: shred guitar school web casts

Join for Free and unlock your playing today. Join me every Wednesday at 7pm pst for the free Webcast lessons.
Tonight's free live webcast guitar lesson I will be showing you how to Improvise and
how to Solo with tons of shred licks, arpeggio licks, tapping licks and tricks.

Free Guitar Lesson Live webcast lesson on how to Improvise and solo with tons of shred licks,

Jake Woodward: Desolate Dreams EP progressive teaser

Unmastered teaser of the upcoming debut EP from Desolate Dreams.
OUT 3/11/12. (Watch in 720p)

1. The Burning Leaves
2. I'm On a Boat
3. The Chinese Garden (featuring Ben Eames)
4. The Spider's Nest
5. Tempest
6. Idle Growth
7. ffopir!
Find me at:

Jake Woodward: Composition, guitar, engineer, producer
Ronnie Woodward: Drum programming
Mastered by Acle Kahney
Logo by Chris Horst at Horst Type Foundry

Art by Austin Peters at AIP | ART
Desolate Dreams is the project of guitarist Jake Woodward, from Edinburgh, Scotland. Encompassing many styles of progressive rock and metal, with some hints of fusion and other influences, Jake is just now releasing his debut EP. With influence from Dream Theater, Periphery, Tesseract, Symphony X and many more, this is set to be a release not to be missed! Jake also studies music in Edinburgh, and plays with a variety of different musicians on other musical projects.

Desolate Dreams: Debut EP TEASER

Vitaly Popeloff: using the bar for note shaping

Vitaly Popeloff (Fromuz) - Around Guitar Sound videos
Video#2 - Whammy bar licks
Vitaly Popeloff of Fromuz plays fusion style licks on his custom Godin Passion RG-3
Fromuz prog rock band official site:

Vitaly Popeloff - Around Guitar Sound - Whammy bar licks

Vitaly Popeloff - Fusion style licks - Around Guitar Sound videos

Sergey Golovin: the Lepsky Series - future guitar here right now!

Sergey Golovin demos various Lepsky Series guitars with his original sound and playing style. 25 minutes of modern guitar heaven.


Sergey Golovin: the Lepsky Series

Stephen Ross: Arpeggios for the Modern Guitarist... the winners

Arpeggios for the Modern Guitarist
Stephen Ross
Here are the winners to date selected randomly from the "Like" list of my music page
Darin Moore (Arpeggios for the Modern Guitarist)
Paul Wardingham (Arpeggios for the Modern Guitarist)
Marge Mosher (Leave the World Alone CD)
I appreciate the "Likes" and want to give back a little. Thanks guys.

Mike Portnoy, Tony MacAlpine, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian: Poland 2012 InstruMENTAL Inspirations

I fly to Amsterdam tomorrow to see this awesome band live at one of the best live venues for guitar that I know this side of the Atlantic - Boerderij Cultuurpodium!

To get me in the mood, just going to watch these sessions posted from Poland! I can't wait!!


Mike Portnoy, Tony MacAlpine, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian: Poland 2012 InstruMENTAL Inspirations

Allan Holdsworth, Anthony Crawford, Virgil Donati: awesome band, awesome sound Opole, Poland 2012

This is a short clip of the second gig of the Holdsworth tour, in Opole, Poland. The audio is very ambient, due to the acoustics of the concert hall, but nevertheless, the separation is good. This clip features the new 'geezer' (as Allan would say) in the line up - Anthony Crawford on bass...

Allan Holdsworth, Anthony Crawford, Virgil Donati Tour Highlights 2012

Anthony Crawford Bass Solo with Allan Holdsworth Band 2012

Axel Weiss,Cheryl Pyle: Dessert in Heaven

Cheryl Pyle (New York City / USA) - flute
Axel Weiss (Obernbreit / Germany) - guitars

© April 2012 Dessert in Heaven

Kenthelpyou: Sofia unleashes the Fury!

I'll let you know his real name when I find it :) Got the Malmsteen down 110%.

Location Sofia
Country Bulgaria
Malmsteen-Technical Influence ...

Malmsteen-Technical Influence ...

Bach Badinerie-Malmsteen style....

yngwie v technopolis-sofia

Jennifer Batten: talks 10 hour days with Private Jack

Old Interview on a french channel at the end of the 90's.

Mike Portnoy, Tony MacAlpine, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian: InstruMENTAL Inspirations

Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian - Instrumental Inspirations
Available Oct 2012 from

Rick Graham: It Never Rains - high performance play through

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Hi guys, hope you enjoy this track 'It Never Rains' which is from my debut album 'Insideout'. The track is essentially about having courage through dark times and how adversity is an aspect of life that we have to deal with in order to make us stronger. There is an old saying that goes: 'It never rains, it pours' also 'When it rains, it pours' and it is from the former that the title for the track is taken. Anway, enough babbling from me, hope you enjoy the music. Please like and share guys. Cheers!

Matt Moliti: Crazy Phrygian Dominant Diminished 7 String Skipping

Ok, this lick is pretty ridiculous and silly sounding, but its also pretty fun to play... Didn't really think this was worthy of blog content, but if anyone would want the tab let me know and I'll post it:

Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited II Full Album Stream

It has crept up rather quickly, but next week sees the release of Steve Hackett's eagerly awaited new Genesis Revisited II album.

In anticipation of the release, are streaming the entirety of this epic record on their website as a sneak peek. Head over there now and experience it for yourself:

Genesis Revisited II Full Album Stream -

Steve Hackett was the heart of Genesis. I think things started to go downhill when he left, so if anybody from Genesis has the right to revisit that music, I think it's Hackett. Loved the first one, can't wait for this! Some of my favorite musicians are playing on this too!

Title Genesis Revisited II (clear 4LP+2CD)
ArtistSteve Hackett
Format LP + CD
Release Date 10/22/2012
Packaging Group III
Item number 0IO01058
43,99 €
incl. 19.00% VAT excl. shipping costs

4LP on clear vinyl+2CD. The clear vinyl is strictly limited and only available at the insideoutshop. The entire album in CD format (in a transparent plastic sleeve) as a bonus.Tracklisting of the 2CDs same as tracklisting of the ltd. 2CD mediabook
If you love quality rock music, then you will certainly have heard Steve Hackett’s work on some of the greatest songs of the past four decades. On ‘Genesis Revisited II’ STEVE HACKETT is reinterpreting the golden era of Genesis while also remaining true to the original spirit which produced such a remarkable string of timeless songs. Guest appearances by Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Neal Morse (Transatlantic), Francis Dunnery, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Conrad Keely (And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead) and many many more… In all, you’ll hear around 35 guests!!!

PRE-ORDER WILL SHIP DURING THE WEEK OF 10/22/2012 (we ship pre-orders with the intention of street date arrival, but this is not guaranteed). ANY ITEMS ORDERED WITH THIS ITEM WILL BE HELD UNTIL THIS ITEM SHIPS!

Pete Sklaroff: BeBop Lines Practice Session

Just a quick video upload of a practice session I had taped a while back. I was just working with the metronome clicking on '2 and 4'.

BeBop Lines Practice Session

Marco Minnemann,Guthrie Govan: samples from the symbolic fox upcoming release

All compositions and noises by Marco Minnemann.
Plus a few much appreciated guitar solos by Guthrie Govan and a wonderful cover artwork by Tom Colbie. Release in Nov 2012.  Art by Tom Colbie

Richie Kotzen: global launch date for signature model telecaster

Richie Kotzen

Fender Guitars will be selling Richie Kotzen's signature model telecaster GLOBALLY starting this January... The guitar was previously only available in Japan and Europe... Good news for those interested parties in North and South America!
Richie Kotzen signature model telecaster

Europe Tour dates

november 10th - People - Catanzaro (Italy)
november 13th - XS Live Club - Roma (Italy)
november 14th - teatro triaton - napoli (italy)
november 16th - Black stuff - Udine (Italy)
november 18th - Reigen - Vienna (Austria)
november 19th - MMC- Bratislava ( Slovakia )
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)

Tomáš Raclavský: Skervesen Swan 8

great instruments ,amazing quality !

body: swamp ash
top: burl poplar
layer of bubbinga in-between
neck: 5-piece rosewood santos + ebony, matching headstock
fretboard: ebony
fanned frets, scale 28-25,4"
stainless frets
saddle: graphite
tuners: Hipshot open locking
bridge: ABM single saddles
pickups: Bare Knuckle Pickups -Aftermaths fanned frets black screws version
one volume pot with coil splitting, 3-way switch
Dunlop straplocks

Skervesen Swan 8 - fast test

Ola Englund: Seymour Duncan Distortion - Metal

You can get a free Seymour Duncan Distortion for 6 OR 7 string. Just go to:
and like the top post where the video is. Easy as that!
Winner will be announced next monday. Shipping worldwide...

Seymour Duncan Distortion - Metal

Pat McManus,Jude Gold: The Robin 2 solo!

Jude Gold is currently on tour across Europe, including the UK... and he managed to grab a little down time... what do you do with down time?... I know watch some more guitar :)

Pat McManus Raging Guitar Solo at The Robin 2, Bilston, England, Oct. 17, 2012

Chris Brooks: Transfiguration chords lesson

Here are those sparkly chords I often get asked about by those trying to figure out "Transfiguration" from The Axis of All Things. My cat Lily makes a cameo. If there's a more talkative cat than her, I'm yet to meet it!

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Since he was just here on a clinic tour in Australia, here's a Paul Gilbert lick that I found many years ago to be a great one for developing punchy right hand attack while still playing a fast sort of lick.

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Chris Brooks Quickies: Paul Gilbert pentatonic sequence

Pedro Molina: X-Rock - Rock Fusion

X-ROCK.Pedro Molina

Joanne Shaw Taylor: Jealousy - London 2012

Joanne detail and free song download on this link:

Joanne Shaw Taylor - Jealousy - London 2012

Mark Kroos: Down Along the Lines of Joy Promo

Mark Kroos: Down Along the Lines of Joy

Promo Video for Mark's new Album "Down Along the Lines of Joy," available NOW at!

Mark Kroos: Down Along the Lines of Joy Promo

Tommy Vitaly: Run with the Devil live

Tommy Vitaly - Run with the Devil LIVE

Diego Godoy: Bach Invention no.8 BWV 779 - two guitars

Diego Godoy - Invention no.8 BWV 779 (J.S. Bach)

Carlos Arcay: Axe Fx II, Ibanez 80´s Jam Track Central

Hey dudes! This video is a one take improvisation over a very cool backing track of JAM TRACK CENTRAL, in the Sfogli´s pack. This is the 80 style track. Live sound. Have some mistakes but here is! Hope you like it!

Gear: Axe Fx II, Ibanez AT 100, V Picks.

Peace and love.


Improvisation over a 80´s Jam Track Central

Nick Kellie: audition recording

Super playing from Nick Kellie in his recent audition tapes.

Cirque audition preparation part 2

Cirque Du Soleil audition preparation