Monday, 19 November 2012

Greg Koch: Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute

Greg Koch:

Serial Number: 106011365
Brand: Gibson
Model: Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute
Finish Color: Worn Satin Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Weight: 7.27 lbs
Top Wood: Maple
Body Wood: Chambered Mahogany
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 60's Slim Taper
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoid Inlays
Scale Length: 24.75"
Width at Nut: 1.695"
Frets: 22
Pickups: P-90
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Selector
Bridge: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuners: Vintage
Knobs: Gold Top Hat Knobs with Chrome Inserts
Pickguard: Aged Cream
Case: Gigbag

Lorenzo Venza: Marvit Guitar Very Classy Cmin Vamp

Lorenzo Venza - Cmin Vamp (R. Graham Backing)
A short "emotive" solo over one of the great Rick Graham Backing, using my Marvit khepri ( )

John Norum: UK tour dates - singing the blues for you

Europe’s Bag of Bones UK tour starts on Wednesday 21 November at Birmingham o2 Academy with special guests StoneRider. See full tour dates HERE.

Europe will perform songs from their new Bag of Bones album including Not Supposed To Sing The Blues and Demon Head, plus classics Rock The Night and The Final Countdown.

Tickets for the UK tour are available from, and or the 24-Hour Box Office: 0844 477 2000.

Europe’s November 2012 UK Tour / with very special guests StoneRider

Birmingham 02 Academy Wednesday 21 November
Glasgow 02 ABC Thursday 22 November
Manchester HMV Ritz Friday 23 November
Newcastle 02 Academy Sunday 25 November
Leeds 02 Academy Monday 26 November
Nottingham Rock City Tuesday 27 November
Bristol 02 Academy Thursday 29 November
Cardiff Coal Exchange Friday 30 November
London 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Saturday 1 December

"Europe" Official Video "Not Supposed To Sing The Blues" HD

Marty Friedman: 4 CD bundle available

Grab this 4- cd bundle pack of legendary ex-Megadeth guitarist,Marty Friedman's solo albums which have never before been released in the U.S. for only $40! The bundle includes the double-CD set "Tokyo Jukebox Vols. 1 & 2," plus "Loudspeaker," "Bad D.N.A." and "Future Addict."

Eli Santana,Alex Lee: Holy Grail - Exclusive pre Order

Heavy metaller's HOLY GRAIL are at it again! The band has finally announced they will be releasing their second cd "Ride The Void" on January 22, 2013 via PROSTHETIC RECORDS. We've just launched a set of EXCLUSIVE pre-order packages which you can purchase directly from! You can pick up several different bundles inclduing the album on either CD or LP format along with an exclusive t-shirt, long sleeved shirt, or hoodie! These will only be available for a limited time, so hurry up and get yours before it's too late!

HOLY GRAIL - "Ride The Void" track-by-track - 'Bestia Triumphans'

Eric Clapton: US tour dates

Eric Clapton 2013 U.S. dates will consist of Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (piano and keyboards), and Willie Weeks (bass), along with newcomers Paul Carrack (organ and keyboards) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar).

Thursday, March 14 Phoenix, AZ U.S. Airways Center
Saturday, March 16 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sunday, March 17 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Tuesday, March 19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Wednesday, March 20 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Friday, March 22 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Saturday, March 23 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Tuesday, March 26 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Wednesday, March 27 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Arena
Friday, March 29 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
Saturday, March 30 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
Tuesday, April 2 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Wednesday, April 3 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Friday, April 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, April 6 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
Friday, April 12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Saturday, April 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

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Jerry Garcia: The Movie - a Kick Starter project

JERRY: THE MOVIE is directed by celebrated Rock & Roll filmmaker Malcolm Leo, a critically acclaimed director and producer of feature films on Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The team also includes producers John Hartman and Aaron Godfred and associate producer Gina Podley. We've been working on this documentary for some time and need your help in finishing it!

Tom Hess: How To Gain The Power To Create Intense Musical Emotion

How To Gain The Power To Create Intense Musical Emotion

By Tom Hess

Have you ever wondered how your favorite musicians make such great music? The answer is this: They fully understand how musical emotion works, and how to use this to create intense emotions in YOU while you listen to them. Understanding musical expression is key to becoming a great guitar player and musician. When you control emotion in music, you will gain the power to greatly affect the listener’s experience.
Most guitarists want to be able to express themselves better with their guitar playing; however, the majority of guitar players have no idea how to actually practice this skill. This leads to a lot of time being wasted on practicing guitar in a way that does not produce big results. The solution to this problem is to develop a more accurate fundamental understanding of how to develop musical creativity.
Many guitar players try to enhance their musical creativity skills by searching the music of their favorite bands for cool riffs and guitar ideas and playing them over and over. This is certainly an enjoyable activity to do when playing guitar, but in reality it does not do very much to help you to learn musical expression. If you spend a great deal of time on this, you will be missing out on the two most critical parts of being able to create emotion in music:
  1. You have to understand the manner in which great guitar players and musicians ‘think’. More specifically, this means determining WHY they choose the specific notes and musical ideas that they do. This is something that you cannot learn if you simply copy the “notes” of your favorite songs and guitar solos. Rather than just playing the same notes as other musicians, you must spend time thinking about the musical emotions you want to express, and what specific musical choices you need to make to achieve that goal. Once you gain this level of musical creativity, you will develop your own unique sound as it relates to the ideas and emotions that come from your mind.
  2. You must know how specific musical emotions can be created and expressed by making certain musical choices while composing music or playing a guitar solo. Additionally, you need to be able to make your audience understand exactly what emotions you want to express with your music, without having to say a single word. Many guitarists struggle greatly with doing this and as a result they end up limited to only playing the music of others without ever really expressing themselves through their guitar playing.
There is a big divide between most guitar players when it comes to music theory. Many people avoid music theory, because they believe that it is a bunch of rules that restrict their freedom of musical expression. Other people think that music theory is required for knowing how to make music. Both of these views are incomplete when comes to the big picture of the purpose of music theory.
So what is the real purpose of music theory? Music theory is a tool to accurately describe the effects of musical ideas on the emotions of whoever listens to a piece of music.
Change Your Mindset About Music Theory
Understanding how music theory really works likely means changing your current idea of what music theory is used for. Forget about music theory as simply explaining the function of scales and chords in music. Instead, music theory is all about explaining why we feel certain emotions when certain musical ideas are used. Knowing this is instrumental to you developing great musical expression skills.

Here is an example to illustrate how you can use this idea. As a guitar teacher, I spend a lot of time showing my students how to increase their skills with musical creativity. One of the exercises I use is to have my guitar students write down specific emotions they want to express in their guitar music. Then, I have them write down the specific ways to accomplish these musical expressions using a variety of music theory ideas.
To see and hear a detailed explanation, check out this video:

What Is Music Theory? I Bet You Don't Really Know - Killer Music Theory For Guitar

Here are the most important skills you will get from learning music theory:
  1. You will gain an understanding of exactly WHY you enjoy listening to certain kinds of music. This will allow you to create the same musical emotions that you get from the music of your favorite artists without copying/cloning their exact guitar licks and solos. This skill will greatly enhance your musical creativity.
  2. You will be able to create music in a way that much more accurately expresses your ideas and emotions. It is common for most musicians (who are trying to write a song) to simply improvise on their instrument until something sounds “good enough.” This songwriting method is very limited and does not bring a lot of results consistently. However, if you have the knowledge of how to express specific musical emotions in music, it will be much easier to write great songs with less effort.
  3. Music theory gives you all the equipment you need to put together new musical ideas much more quickly, without having to rely on remembering the way something sounds. Having the ability to associate specific feelings and emotions with the musical tools needed to express them allows you to compose and organize entire sections of your music on paper (or by ear) before even playing any notes.
  4. When you understand exactly which musical choices to make in order to accurately convey a certain musical emotion, you will be able to anticipate how people will interpret your music.
What Do You Need To Do Right Now?
If your goal is to become highly skillful at musical expression, then you need to follow these steps to start achieving this on guitar:
  1. Expand your current thinking about music theory by watching this video:
  2. What Is Music Theory? I Bet You Don't Really Know - Killer Music Theory For Guitar

  3. Remember that although music theory is extremely important for maximizing your musical creativity, you need to also develop a variety of musical skills to achieve the most freedom in your musical expression.
  4. Understand that music theory skill is not developed by merely taking a certain number of music theory lessons, but rather by your ability to use your current knowledge to accurately bring out your emotions through your music. Use the exercise mentioned earlier in this article to see how well you can use theoretical music concepts to make music that is consistent with the ideas you want to express. If you struggle with this, this either means that your music theory skills are low or (most commonly) you do not understand how to use what you know in music theory in an actual musical context. If you play guitar while integrating together music theory and musical expression, you will notice a HUGE surge in musical creativity!
The most important thing I want you to take away from this article is the way I have defined music theory, and how you can use this understanding to enhance your own musical expression on guitar. If you keep all these things in mind, you will be able to take your musical creativity to a new level.

About The Author:
Tom Hess is a professional recording artist, composer, and the guitarist in the band Rhapsody Of Fire. He teaches and trains guitarists how to become great musicians in his online rock guitar lessons. Visit to receive additional free guitar playing resources and to read more guitar articles.

Mateusz Owczarek: live in Otwock, Poland 2012

Mateusz Owczarek was supporting Michael Lee Firkins on his tour of Poland. This show took place in the city of  Otwock on 16/09/2012, Close to Warshau. The video was filmed by guitar aficionado and music promoter Kris Claerhout.

Mateusz Owczarek: live in Otwock, Poland

Fredrik Thordendal: Meshuggah Euro tour dates

18 - Seinäjoki, Finland - Rytmikorjaamo
19 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
20 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi

5 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Lille Vega
6 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
8 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
9 - Stockholm, Sweden - Circus
10 - Umea, Sweden - Idun

Taiga Motoyoshi: A∀ band play live in Tokyo 2012 - JFusion

Live at Last Waltz in Tokyo.Composed by Taiga Motoyoshi.Taiga Motoyoshi(g),Shin-ichiro Mochizuki(pf,kb),Yoshimasa Otsuka(b),Ko Kanza(d), A∀〔ei ei〕is logo of this band. Please check

Gain Nothing / A∀ LIVE@Last Waltz in Tokyo 2012.9.9

Let him go / A∀ LIVE@Last Waltz in Tokyo 2012.9.

Torkia / A∀ LIVE@Last Waltz in Tokyo 2012.9.9