Saturday, 1 December 2012

Don Lappin: available for Skype lessons

Don Lappin
Hi everyone,

This is to let you know that I have a couple of slots now available for Skype Lessons. I teach mostly on Saturdays and Sundays but can make Tuesdays work as well. Skype lessons work amazingly well if you haven't tried it:)

Please visit and click on the "Lessons" tab for the latest pricing info.

Don Lappin
Assistant Professor
Berklee College of Music

Ayman Mokdad: Subatomic Revolution Competition

Ayman Mokdad: Subatomic Revolution Competition - Dec 31

Step 1: Subscribe to my channel

Step 2: Download the following backing track

Step 3: Record a video of yourself playing over the backing track

Step 4: Post your video as a video response to this video

Step 5: Participants that I appreciate most will receive a digital copy of my last album "Subatomic Revolution".

Contest is open until END OF DECEMBER

Subatomic Revolution Guitar Contest

Subatomic Revolution - Available 21-12-2012

Donna Grantis: Loud Guitars interview

Donna Grantis-Interview
Our Interview with Canadian Guitar Girl Donna Grantis.

Menno Gootjes: Focus Thijs Van Leer - Hocus Pocus 2012

A fine take of the rock classic 'Hocus Pocus' by Thijs van Leer and Focus, when the band performed to a delighted audience at the XENIX venue in Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands, on Friday, October 26th, 2012

Thijs van Leer - vocals, Hammond organ, flute
Menno Gootjes- guitar
Bobby Jacobs - bass guitar
Pierre van der Linden - drums


Andy James: New Pledge items up for grabs!

New Incentive Items added!14:23 01 December, 2012

Hi Guys

A huge thanks to all of you’ve pledged on items in our Live EP pledge.

We’ve had a busy past month as we hit the road on our UK tour with Revoker, followed by a string of dates supporting the mighty Anthax.

The pledge has been extended until January to give us more time to treat you to some exclusive updates, new items, and prepare to set up the recording of the Live EP after the New Year.

We’ve now added the following new items and bundles into the Pledge project that you can buy – every pledge will of course receive a download of the live EP when its completed!!

New Pledge items up for grabs:

Signed “A Light Shines…” EP on CD

Signed Andy James Solo Album CD

3 CD Bundle – all signed, includes: “A Light shines…” “Andy James” solo album and a copy of the Live EP on CD

T-Shirt/CD Bundle “A Light Shines…” EP on CD signed & Gas Mask Design T-Shirt

Thanks again for all your support, and stay tuned for some exclusives coming soon!

Sacred Mother Tongue
Darrin // Josh // Lee // Andy

Sacred Mother Tongue - Demons (live from The Intrepid Fox) 5th July 2012

Christophe Godin: Laney Iron heart - Frankfurt Musikmesse

Godin in Frankfurt / Laney stand

Christophe Godin @ Musikmesse 2012

Roberto Restuccia: 400th

Let's get to 500.... subscribe:

To celebrate 400 subscribers i have dedicated this to the 400th Subscriber (Paul)
Hope you enjoy and thanks for the support :D

400th by Roberto Restuccia

Midnight Jam by Roberto Restuccia

News: NAMM are you going?


The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, is your opportunity to build your brand and connect with the most important decision-makers in the music products industry.

Follow us on twitter @NAMMShow

Iphone app The NAMM Show
Download our app for everything you'd need to know about the upcoming NAMM Show

Andy Timmons: with Olivia Newton-John tour dates 2012/13

Tour dates

Newberry, SC
NewBerry Opera House
Dec 6 - 8pm
For more info, click here

Pittsburgh, PA
Heinz Hall
Dec 8 - 8pm
Link to more info to come

Cleveland, OH
Palace Theater
Dec 9 - 7:30pm
For more info, click here

Newark, NJ
Prudential Hall NJPAC
Dec 11 - 7:30pm
Click here for more info


Easton, PA
State Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 21 - 8pm
Link to venue website

Lancaster, PA
American Music Theatre
Feb 22 - 8PM
Link to venue website

Shippensburg, PA
H. Ric Luhrs PAC - Shippensburg University
Feb 23 - 8pm
Link to venue website

UK 2013 Tour Dates

Motorpoint Arena
March 10, 2013
Ticket info

Bournemouth International Centre
March 11. 2013
Ticket info

Royal Albert Hall
March 13, 2013
Ticket info

Brighton Centre
March 14, 2013
Ticket info

Nia Academy
March 15, 2013
Ticket info

O2 Apollo Manchester
March 17, 2013
Ticket info

Glasgow, Scotland
SECC Clyde Auditorium
March 18, 2013
Ticket info

Official Olivia Newton-John website:
Olivia Newton-John on Facebook:
Olivia Newton-John on Twitter:

"Physical" (Live) - Olivia Newton-John - San Francisco, GG Theatre - September 13, 2012

Ivan Mihaljevic: Side Effects - Time Travel live!

Recorded on June 17, 2012 at Hard Place, Zagreb, Croatia

Ivan Mihaljevic - guitar
Majkl Jagunic - bass
Alen Frljak - drums

Video crew: Mislav Muretić, Vedran Cecelja, Dea Čičković
Audio recorded on location by Viktor Grabar, mixed by Ivan Mihaljevic at Attic Room studio.

Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects - 7. Time Travel (CCW Live)

Stanley Jordan: Eleanor Rigby - Brazil

The Amazing Stanley Jordan Live at Vitoria Jazz 4 Estações festival in Vitoria ES, Brazil.


"When musicians reach certain ultra high levels, words like style, genre, form, rock, jazz, metal ,blues become meaninless. Its just a musician and his Music."( Claudio Passamani)

Stanley Jordan - Eleanor Rigby ( Beatles) - Live in Vitoria/ES Brazil concert

Joe Marro: Cosmic Licks - Holdsworthian Madness



Cosmic Licks - Holdsworthian Madness - Joe Marro - Guitar Lesson

Joe Marro - Quick Lick - Futuristic Shred Lick - ShredTricks

Angela Tapias: featured artist on

Angela Tapias: Guitarist - Musician with Emphasis in Teaching - Bogota / Colombia

I called this song "Thank You God" because my life is not long enough to thank him for everything he has done for me! I thank him for his huge LOVE, that i cannot reach to understand. and his fidelity regardless my faults... To thank God I made this composition, because it was HIM who made me play this instrument again!. Because HE gave me something to live for. Because HE made me realize that there's nothing i lack of. Because HE made me dream again, believe again, and care about every day i can breath and every person he put by my side...specially my family! ... The reasons to thank HIM are countless!! and I'm just able to try to say it with every single note....THANK YOU GOD!!

Thank You God - Angela Tapias

Angela Tapias is the featured artist on for December 2012


Stéphan Forté: Moonsand performance solo

Stéphan Forté - Recording of MOONSAND guitar solo
Hey Guys, as announced on my Facebook page, I've decided to release a song from my very first demo from 1999 called Moonsand. This song is the perfect Christmas guitar tune, and I hope you will enjoy it. It will be available as a digital download on Itunes and Amazon around mid December. Here's a little preview of the recording just for you ;)

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet director Jesse Vile interview

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet director Jesse Vile interview

Jesse Vile, director of a documentary about musician Jason Becker, describes the inspirational experience of working with the motor neurone disease survivor. Becker, one of the greatest rock guitarists of his generation, was diagnosed in 1989 and given five years to live. Unable to play guitar, walk and talk, he has nevertheless been composing music via computer ever since.


The review

Marshall Harrison: Paganini's 5th Caprice

Played to the best of MY ability. You might have to crank this one.
I might try and do as Liszt did with the 5th Caprice in the future...he just used the intro and coda and played a totally different caprice in the middle.
Dedicated to

Paganini's 5th Caprice for 7 string guitar: How to play the intro with Marshall Harrison

George Marios: "In session" HD Guitar Lesson Package

Trailer:"In session" HD Guitar Lesson Package by George Marios
Hey guys,

Here is the trailer for my soon to be released "In session" HD Guitar Tuition Package.

In the first instalment you are gonna get a chance to get your teeth into a live performance of my song 'Hope'.

In addition, the video includes some very helpful segments on improvisation in Rock, as well as the exploration of many interesting melodic ideas.

The lesson comes with a PDF file of the transcription and additional notes, as well as mp3 files of the backing track , the original album version of 'Hope" and the new transcribed take.

A must buy for anyone who is looking to enhance their playing and add many colourful ideas!

Out soon

Timo Somers,Barend Courbois: live band featuring Jelena Dobric on vocals

Fun jamming in Tunis. Timo Somers on guitar, Barend Courbois on bass, Hans in 't Zandt on drums. Guest vocals Jelena Dobric.

Timo Somers Band, featuring Jelena Dobric on vocals

Eric Clapton,Allan Holdsworth: Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013, now with added Holdsworth!

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

April 12, 13 at Madison Square Garden



(Note: Two Different Nights of Music. Not All Artists Will Perform Both Nights)

Albert Lee
Allan Holdsworth
Allman Brothers Band
Andy Fairweather Low
BB King
Blake Mills
Booker T
Brad Paisley
Buddy Guy
Citizen Cope
Dave Biller
Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr.
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Vaughan
John Mayer
John Scofield
Jonny Lang
Keb Mo
Keith Urban
Kurt Rosenwinkle
Los Lobos
Robbie Robertson
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sonny Landreth
Taj Mahal
Vince Gill

Chase customers get early access to purchase tickets on November 26 to November 29

Rick Marcel: Pink Strat Liquid Pickups

***Please try to use headphones or earbuds to hear the great sound quality.***

This is a demo by Rick Marcel of the new Liquid Pickups installed in his Pink Strat.
This set has the Red Glow in the Dark Acrylic tops and 2 different fluids.
(Neck & Bridge have same fluid and Mid has different).

BIG Note: This guitar is an $80.00 Rondo SX Strat with the original electronics.

Signal chain is direct into a Fender Blues Jr. with NO effects and recorded live on a Zoom Q3HD with no special audio processing.
(No other micing done other than the Zoom so the talking is a little low)

Recorded in one of the practice rooms at Magik Recording Studio / Houston, TX.
Please forgive the limited lighting and the low audio commentary by Rick. He was sick and hoarse.

See our other videos and Facebook page for more info...
or catch us on Twitter @ferrokings

Liquid Pickups™ with Fluid Sound Technology™
Brought to you by the boys at Ferro-Kings.

Special thanks to NASA for inventing such cool new concepts

Rick Marcel - Pink Strat with new Liquid Pickups.mpeg

Daniele Liverani: Supreme Gladness

DANIELE LIVERANI - Supreme Gladness (Drums&Guitar)

In this video:
Daniele Liverani: Guitars
Paco Barilla': Drums

Other musicians appearing on the song:
Marco Zago: Keyboards
Tony Dickinson: Bass

The song "Supreme Gladness" is taken from Daniele Liverani new guitar instrumental album "Eleven Mysteries" released on July 20th 2012 by LION MUSIC


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DANIELE LIVERANI - Supreme Gladness (Drums&Guitar)

Jan Bertil Pool: Exploring Frank Gambale tuning Blues in G

Exploring Frank Gambale tuning Blues in G for tabs.
I used the idea by Frank Gambale on his Album Raison D'etre. The first two strings are one octave down. So you have standard tuning and all your chord shapes remain the same only they sound different because of the octave shift. Just started this but I feel this is really great. Check out Frank Gambale!

Richard Hallebeek: The RHPII preorder booklet is ready now

Richard Hallebeek

The RHPII preorder booklet is ready now. It's a pretty luxury affair - a booklet with a 4 page lesson from me called 'Intervallic Designs' where I've transcribed some lines that were actually played on the album. There's a 4 page lesson from Lalle Larsson on his song 'Speed City Blues', three charts (I promised two, but threw in an extra one, what the heck ;-) for the songs 'Bring It On' (with Guthrie Govan), Third Phase (with Jose de Castro) and 'Think Of Something' (with Andy Timmons) a diminished lesson and a lesson on finding chords in scales. We hope to get everything out in december to the preorderers. Thanks all for your patience and support! — with Martin Verdonk, Lalle Larsson, Frans Vollink and Sebastiaan Cornelissen.

Morten Faerestrand: Bergen Travels

Short roadmovie by

Edu Ardanuy: Guitar Player Festival Niterói RJ 2012

Guitar Player Festival Niterói RJ 2012 - Resumo do evento (2º dia)

Guitar Player Festival Niterói RJ 2012 - Resumo do evento (2º dia)

Georgi Stanchev: Nick's 'Play Me Some Music' Contest

Nick's 'Play Me Some Music' Contest - Georgi Stanchev
Original music by Georgi Stanchev
Solo Guitar - Georgi Stanchev

Nick's 'Play Me Some Music' Contest - Georgi Stanchev

Alex Richie: Demo preview

Demo preview of guitarist Alex Richie.

I play variuos music, mostly everything i play is improvisation.
Music are from Neil Zaza, MISIA, Alex Richie, Andy James, Guthrie Govan, Eric Mantel, Alex Hutchings, Roben Ford.

However i`m play some cover music, 90% of this music is completly change, the only thing what is the same it`s backing track. Exept open song Higher & Higher which is pretty much same, with a small changes,and a tribute song.

Michael Angelo Batio: over $20,000 Kickstarter... still time to get s slice

156 backers
$20,004 pledged of $15,000 goal
14 days to go

Hi everyone. This clip is of the main melody of Intermezzo. What you are hearing are the drums and 7 string rhythms with me playing the melody "live" over the verse progression. There is no Bass Guitar on this or any of the songs yet. That's next! There is a lot more to this song than the verse melody, including an intricate, baroque sounding piano section as well as a lot of twists and turns in the music. The lead that I played is again, the main melody, but that was me playing live and that take will not be the one that is on the finished version. Thanks again for your support! Rock, Michael

Check out the demo track:

Josh Christian: Toxic Pop!

Josh Christian soloing, From the album by "Washers Field" "This Is Our Hope"

Josh Christian, Cutting a Solo for a Pop Tune...

News: More Christmas booty for the one who loves you :)

The Best Of The Best, Vol. 2
The truth is...where do you start?! We release incredible new tracks with superb solo examples every single week and every one could make it onto a 'best of' compilation! With 867 (and counting) tracks to choose from it wasn't easy. However, we sat down and negotiated for hours and came up with this incredible list of tracks for our second volume of 'The Best Of Jam Track Central' goodness.
10 talented artists and 10 incredible tracks. Featuring Alex Hutchings, Feodor Dosumov, Jess Lewis, Guthrie Govan amongst others this package shows off exactly what Jam Track Central is all about.....inspirational quality.
If you don't know where to start, or you would like a taster of what's available then this is the package for you. Individually these tracks make up £50 of jam tracks, but with this special compilation you get them for just £19.99.
Every single track comes with solo example track, solo backing track, extended jam track, video performance and complete TAB and notation. Come and check out the previews.
One other thing to mention. Check out the logo above. You will be seeing a lot more of this fella real soon. More news in next week's newsletter!


10 solo example tracks in MP3
10 solo backing tracks in MP3
10 extended jam tracks in MP3
10 video performances in MP4
Complete TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab format

Laurie Monk: as Movember close another door opens...

The mustache goes tomorrow... but there is still time to donate :)

News: More Christmas bounty from ThinkGeek for the guitar lover!

Lightsabers are best when the Jedi or Sith in question makes their own. Same with electric guitars. So, get this kit and build your own mini electric guitar. This fully playable--this ain't for show--mini axe is very fun to build. It's got a built-in speaker so you can play it right away, but it also has a standard line out jack to hook to your own amp, pedals, belly button, etc. You'll feel the power as you shred with this little axe of power, all while knowing you put it together yourself. You'll play prouder chords instead of power chords. Okay, that joke sort of didn't work. ROCK ON!
Mini Electric Guitar Kit - DIY axe

Mini Electric Guitar Kit from ThinkGeek