Friday, 16 November 2012

Jan Laurenz: Why i like the ukulele

Why i like the ukulele by Jan Laurenz part 1
Why i like the ukulele by Jan Laurenz part 1

Why i like the ukulele by Jan Laurenz part 1

Darius Wave: The wave gets djently funky

This is just a trailer of my new song that would be some kind of blend - djent and funky styles. Please consider there is no mix and there is going to be a solo guitar + many many details. I came with this while freestyle improvising on my experimental Low F Fretless guitar to a simple drums loop. Then I made some new drums plus added keyboards.

Guitar recorded through LePou (Poulin) Legion VST plug-in + some guitar impulse

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FUNKY DJENT BLEND on the Low F Fretless - experiment(work in progress) :: Darius Wave

Feodor Dosumov: 2012 - Electronic Brains

Feodor Dosumov 2012


Tom Quayle: Wampler Decibel + Pedal Demo

Wampler Decibel + Pedal Demo
The Wampler Pedals "Clean Buffer" was an extremely well-liked pedal during its production, known for its purity of tone and for offering fantastic buffering that allowed pretty much any gear to get along nicely. We've had constant requests since it was discontinued to make just a few more, or from people wondering when it would be coming back?

The Wampler Pedals "Talent Booster" is another favorite from the past, a pedal which could make your tone not just louder, but better, too. Calls for another Wampler Pedals boost intensified when the "SLOstortion" was released, with many users loving the boost side of that 2-in-1 pedal so much that they've been requesting Brian put his mind to making Wampler Pedals users a new boost pedal that they could put wherever they want.

With so many people asking for a buffer and so many people asking for a boost, what could we do? The only reasonable thing, of course: we listened! And true to 

Dimitar Nalbantov: announces new CD and demos track

A song from my new coming album
Called "please don't let the world end"
It will be released on Dec 20th,
Thanks for watching guys!!!

Dimi "Please Don't let the World End"

Nicolas Waldo: 4 All Americans competition solo

Santo Angelo Cultural Contest "4 All Americans" Brazil

Solo Guitar by Nicolas Waldo (Colombia - South America). Gracias for visiting this video! - Te invito the conocer but mi trabajo musical here:

Nicolas Waldo - Concurso Cultural Santo Angelo "4 All Americans" - 2012

Claudio Pietronik: Guthrie Govan - Country Road cover

Another cover from Guthrie Govan, this time from the 2009 Album MELODIC SERIES 1 (
Hope you enjoy it!

Guthrie Govan - Country Road cover by Claudio Pietronik

Michael Angelo Batio: Kickstarter for new CD - This Kickstarter program is for Michael Angelo Batio "Intermezzo" Album Project. Why Kickstarter? Unless you're an artist like Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you can no longer count on a record company to promote your project. That's why MAB has created a Kickstarter program to help record, master and promote his ground breaking new album, "Intermezzo." The Kickstarter program allows an artist's friends and fans the opportunity to financially back a project in exchange for some great prizes. Power to the people!

Prizes? Did somebody say prizes? This is your chance to support a guitarist that has contributed to your passion for guitar. So, it's your chance to give back to Michael and get a little something in return.

One of my favorite prizes is, if you contribute $100 you'll be listed as an "Executive Producer" of MAB's new album. That might not look too bad on your resume! Even better, you could make some money on a bar bet or two: "Hey dude, did you hear that I'm an executive producer on Michael Angelo Batio's new album? You don't believe me? Want to bet?"

Not into prestige and impressive titles? Okay, how about owning an MAB 1 Signature guitar that was actually used while recording the project? If that's not enough you can make more than one pledge. So, you can pledge $3,000 for the guitar, pledge another $1,200 and play on stage with Michael (with your new guitar), for another $2,500 he'll perform at your house for 30 of your friends. That's right, your chance to party like a rock star with a rock star!

The Kickstarter program lasts for 30 days and it starts today. Some of the prizes are limited so make your pledge right now. For as little as a $10 pledge you can own a Michael Angelo Batio Signature Blue Jazz 3 guitar pick - that has been used by MAB!
If the project isn't funded within 30 days your pledge will cost you nothing. Make your pledge today and be a part of history. Assume the shred position!

Let me make one thing clear, when you make a pledge for a prize you get the prize. In other words, if you pledge $100 YOU will be listed as an Executive Producer on the album credits. To learn all about this program and the many prizes offered follow this link:

Michael Angelo Batio Kickstarter Program

Guthrie Govan: Douglas Docker talks more about the new CD

"The Mystic Technocracy: Season 1": a deeper at the music in the first half of the album.

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Subscribe today! There will be frequent new updates, including featurettes, trailers, backstage videos and full scale videos about the project:*dockersguild*

Jason Becker: an interview with the director Jesse Vile

Piers McCarthy chats with filmmaker Jesse Vile about his directorial debut, the documentary Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet...

Piers McCarthy: When did you find out about Jason’s story and what made you want to make this documentary?

Jesse Vile: I first heard out about Jason when I was a teenager and I was taking guitar lessons and a guitar teacher of mine told me about Jason and gave me some of his music and I immediately fell in love with it. Then when I read more about his story and heard more about him I just became more and more interested in him as a musician and as a person. And so over the years [I] just loved his story and wanted other people to know about it. 

I would always try and introduce people to his music and show them songs and things like that and tell them, and they’d always go, “Wow, that’s amazing!” And I just wanted to do that visually and I have been involved in film for many years – I studied film – and so, naturally, making a film about him was the next step. 

PM: You’re producer of the Raindance Film Festival, which specialises in promoting new filmmakers, how long were you part of that?

JV: Well I was. I was from 2006-2008.

PM: When did you start prepping for Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet?

JV: It was under 2 years. Essentially I’ve been in the film industry for 10 years or but it was always in the position of helping other filmmakers and I wasn’t doing my own work and I went to film school, I want to be a director, and so I don’t want to take a back seat. I was at a point in my life where I decided I was going to make my own dreams hopefully come true, so that’s what really launched it. And I saw a lot of filmmakers, who I met, and I saw their work, and I saw that it was doing really well and I thought, “Well, I’ve met them and they’re not any smarter or more creative than I am; I’m sure I could do something just as good, if not better.” That’s the attitude you have to have in life – just go and try and do it. So, yeah, it was under two years.

Full interview

Mike Philippov: Here Is Exactly How To Practice Guitar Scales

Here Is Exactly How To Practice Guitar Scales
What is the first thing you do when you feel low on inspirational ideas in your guitar playing? Most guitar players attempt to solve this problem by seeking out new guitar scales to practice and play. Unfortunately, no sooner than they find the next new sale to practice, they realize that they are again feeling bored and out of creative options in their guitar playing. Ironically, rather than seeking a more effective and better way of practicing scales in general, these guitar players instead attempt to solve the problem by learning “even more” new scales. This creates a never-ending vicious cycle of frustration and disappointment.
The good news is that there is a superior way to learn scales on guitar that will enable you to make more progress in less time. The single most critical point you need to remember is that it is necessary to fully explore every creative option offered by a new scale before you move on to start learning more scales. By doing this, you will improve your guitar playing with scales much more quickly and will enjoy the process of practicing guitar a lot more.
Below I will outline for you several essential tips that will help you to get much more out of every scale you practice on guitar. Following this advice will enable you to not end up in the very common dilemma described above, and instead move forward much more quickly towards your guitar playing goals.
To see in more details how to use the advice from this article in your own guitar practicing, watch this free video on playing guitar scales.
1. Break Out Of “Box Patterns” And Master The Guitar Fretboard Fully
By far the most popular mistake the vast majority of guitarists make when learning to play scales is only playing them in a single area of the guitar. The most common example of this for blues/rock guitar players involves playing the A minor pentatonic scale in the fifth position on the fretboard (only) and completely neglecting to learn it in other areas of the guitar. The result of this is similar to watching a movie on TV and switching channels at the first commercial break to start watching a different program, and without ever coming back to finish the original movie continuing to switch channels to watch something brand new as soon as another commercial comes.
In guitar playing world, doing this leads to never being able to truly use the scales you have “learned” to their full potential in your music. To overcome this VERY common problem, you must make time in your practicing to learn to play every scale you want to master all over the guitar. Fact is, you can write much more music (much more expressively) with only a single scale that you know on the guitar inside and out than you can with dozens of scales that you can only play in one area of the guitar.
To watch me demonstrate several examples of how to practice scales around the guitar neck, watch this free video about playing guitar scales.
2. Avoid The CAGED System
Even though this system of playing guitar scales is quite popular among some guitar teachers, it is NEVER used by world class virtuoso guitar players because it places a huge number of restrictions on your ability to freely use scales in music.
Without writing a 100 page dissertation about all the flaws of the CAGED system, its single biggest weakness is that it is not based on “how scales ACTUALLY work in music” for all instruments and is instead intended to create a shortcut only for “guitar players” by exploiting several isolated and completely illogical visual shapes on guitar (that, by the way, only work in ‘standard tuning’ and become totally useless in drop tunings or open tunings). The result of such a crippling system is that guitarists remain forever restricted in the way they can use scales musically and cannot play scales all over the guitar on the same level as other musicians who have a real and complete understanding of how scales are supposed to work in music.
Fortunately, the complete and most efficient ways of practicing scales on guitar are not any more difficult to learn and understand than the (much flawed) CAGED system.
3. Find Out What Scales Your Favorite Guitar Players Use (And HOW They Use Them)
A great training exercise you should do in addition to your regular practice sessions of learning scales on guitar involves listening carefully to your favorite music (and guitar solos in particular) and studying what scales your favorite guitar players use. If you are less advanced in terms of your ear training, you can use someone else’s transcriptions (if you trust the transcriber) or figure the solos out by ear on your own.
On top of being a tremendous training drill for developing awesome ear training, this kind of practicing will show you ideas of how you can and should use scales in your style of music to write songs, guitar solos and improvisations.
4. Get Specific About Your Scale Needs
Depending on the style of music you play, there will be some scales that are much more common to your guitar playing style than others (for example: the Harmonic minor scale is much more common in Neo-classical metal guitar compared to the Blues scale, and vice versa for Blues/Classic Rock guitar players). With this in mind, you need to prioritize your guitar practice time by focusing your attention FIRST on getting the maximum creative potential out of the most important scales for your style. Only “after” doing that does it make sense to spend significant time to begin practicing exotic and unusual scales.
There is nothing wrong with knowing how to play lots of scales, but in order to truly get results from doing that, several things need to happen first: You need to have already done the work of mastering the most essential scales for your musical style (as described above), and you must have a reliable method for practicing that you can apply to quickly learn any scale on guitar.
You can use one of 2 ways (or preferably both) to achieve the goal above: you can either ask a guitar teacher to simply tell you what the most important scales for your musical style are, or you can improve your aural skills (ear training) and knowledge of how music works to hear what scales are used in your favorite music yourself.
5. Practice Playing Scales On Each Single String Of The Guitar In Addition To “Scale Shapes” 
Most musicians are comfortable with playing scales “vertically” (from the low E string to the high E string). Even though this is an important foundation of all playing of scales on guitar, it is equally important to learn how the scales are laid out on each of the 6 strings of the guitar from the first fret to the last fret (by playing “side to side” across the guitar neck). Training in this way will help to picture scale shapes in every position of the guitar more easily, even if you are starting to play a phrase from a string other than the 6th string.
What Is The Next Step?
Obviously, there are multiple ways to proceed regarding learning scales on guitar and certainly some are more effective than others. In order for you to determine which one is the more appropriate for your needs, observe the rate of progress you are experiencing as you go through the process of practicing. If you have struggled to get great results from the way you used to learn scales on guitar up to this point, apply the tips given in this article. In addition, use the advice presented in the free video on playing guitar scales that was discussed earlier. As you do this, you will see your rate of improvement skyrocket.
About the author:
Mike Philippov is a recording artist, guitar teacher and author. His articles on practicing guitar are read worldwide. Visit to find more free resources and lessons on improving your guitar playing.

Simon Lees: Hugh Porter - Full Track

The 13th track from my forthcoming instrumental album "Human Guitar". I've performed the full track as there is no solo as such. Guitar = Charvel FC375 going into my Boss GT-8 which in turn goes straight into my RME Fireface soundcard. The GT-8 providing all the tone.

Hugh Porter - Full Track by Simon Lees

The 12th track on my forthcoming Human Guitar album. This guitar solo features my Dave Gilmour side! Big, slow and echoey.

The Late Heavy Bombardment Guitar Solo

Promo video for the 11th track on my forthcoming Human Guitar album. This is the complete track rather than just the solo. Demonstrated using my Charvel FC375 guitar (standard fittings) and Boss GT-8 going straight into my RME Fireface using the co-ax digital connection. I use Jim Dunlop 3mm Small Stubby picks and D'Addario XL120 9-42 strings.

Maverick Full Track, by Simon Lees

Wes Hauch: VGS 7 D-Tune Test fail

We tried to make this VGS 7-string guitar go out of tune. Didn't happen....

This bridge is probably one of the coolest inventions for guitar...ever! I'll be doing a more in-depth demo of this guitar in the near future.
Wes Hauch of The Faceless- Evertune Guitar Bridge Demo