Sunday, 2 December 2012

George Marios: announces Wishaw day long guitar workshop

GUITAR WORKSHOP PROMO-George Marios-23/2 at Wishaw
Hey everyone,

Hope you are all well!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that i will be hosting a guitar Workshop at the prestigious 'Wishaw Guitar School'.

The workshop will take place on the 23rd of February 2013 and it will cover a plethora of topics , as well as questions that you have or issues you might be dealing with in terms of your development as a guitarist/musician.

So, I am looking forward to seeing you for a day full of guitar,music and a good vibe.

For reservations please visit

All the best ,
George Marios

Daniele Liverani: Unbreakable New drum and guitar performance video

DANIELE LIVERANI - Unbreakable (Drums&Guitar)
In this video:
Daniele Liverani: Guitars
Simon Ciccotti: Drums

The song "Unbreakable" is written by Daniele Liverani.

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DANIELE LIVERANI - Unbreakable (Drums&Guitar)

Daniele Liverani Eleven Mysteries

Dino Fiorenza,Chris Bickley,Mike Bidwell: Intuition - A Season To Rock CD

Intuition is a band formed by an international collection of musicians who spent the last year writing, arranging, and recording a new concept Christmas CD, A Season To Rock.

Gaetano Nicolosi - Drums and Percussion
Dino Fiorenza - Bass
Mike Bidwell - Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Chris Bickley - Lead Guitar
Luccio Nicolosi - Keyboards

Intuition - A Season To Rock CD

Thiago Larenttes,Cauê Leitão: Gangnam Style (강남스타일)

Artists: Larenttes and Cauê Leitão by AndragoniA
Music: Gangnam Style - Guitar Style (Version)
Music Production: Thiago Larenttes
Direction: Toni Laet

Metal Ladies: Jéssica Matoso (blonde) and Bruna Ramos (redhead) ( (
Shows and workshops: ( - Free Download Now!

Gangnam Style (강남스타일)

Mika Tyyskä: Mr Fastfinger Expressive Modes - Spirit Hunt

This jamtrack package available at Jam Track Central:

More video clips from each jam here at JTC channel

Mika Tyyskä -- Mr. Fastfinger -- Expressive Modes

EARTH GROOVES -- Mixolydian (2:25)
SPIRIT HUNT -- Dorian (2:50)

IN CIRCLES -- Lydian (2:57)

INVISIBLE WHIP -- Aeolian / Minor (2:58)

GREAT BLUE WAVE -- Ionian (2:37)

Jam Track Central package includes:
5 full length solo tracks in MP3
5 full length backing tracks in MP3

5 extended jam tracks in MP3
5 full length video performances by Mika in MP4

Complete TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab format

Expressive Modes - Modal explorations
I wanted to create a set of jams that are enjoyable to jam along. Nothing too difficult, but rather something that is inspirational for the leads in everypossible way. I also decided to focus on the major scale modes. You will find each track always focusing one main mode. But there's always more than one mode applied in each jam. Master the modes, as Mr. Fastfinger would say here!

The guitar solos were played in Mr. Fastfinger style ofcourse. There's plenty of melodies, cool licks, riffs, exposions, rhythmic playfulness, chase scenes, mystical feelings, emotions, fun and all sort of technical challenges for you to check out and study!

In the end I'm so very glad how the whole set of songs and jams came out. 5 brand new Mr. Fastfinger songs. Songs work well as stand alone listenable music. But they are also great cases to study and work your guitar playing too. Creating this whole set was a wonderful experience for me. Now I hope it will help you to fly your guitar playing to new dimensions!


Expressive Modes - Spirit Hunt - Dorian - Mr. Fastfinger - Jam Track Central - Jam tracks - Tabs

Guthrie Govan: Douglas Docker talks about Docker's Guild part 2

"The Mystic Technocracy: Season 1": a deeper look 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*

Docker's Guild "Diabolus in Musica" (Part 2) [Featurette 5]

Docker's Guild "Diabolus in Musica" (Part 1) [Featurette 4]

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.

Buy Dockers Guild

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.

Produced by Douglas R. Docker
Mixed by Simon Hanhart at The John and Ollie Music Facility, London, UK
Mastered by Mike Lind at Masterplant, Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden
Recorded at the Planet of Freedom Studio, Luserna San Giovanni, Italy

Reb Beach, John Roth: Winger Denver 2012 series

Winger live at Grizzley Rock Saturday, Dec 01, 2012 9:00 PM MST Reb Beach, John Roth: Winger Denver 2012


Reb Beach, John Roth: Winger Denver 2012

Jan Laurenz: baroque ukulele

My new composition on ukulele
ukulele composition by Jan Laurenz
sort of "baroque" influenced

Eric Calderone: Skyfall/007 Meets Metal

Hey guys,

So I saw this in a ton of places (especially on the FB page). How can one not love Bond haha. Thank you guys so much for everything. Big ups for all the suggestions, fan art, donations, comments, subs, messages, and support. You ALWAYS rock the casbah. Much apreesh!

Best to ya,


Timo Somers, Atma Anur, Barend Courbois: Tri-Head final demo

Final promo video for the upcoming TRI-HEAD CD, featuring Timo Somers, Barend Courbois and Atma Anur. The CD also includes many special guests and some ABSOLUTELY killer music! The future of instrumental music... TRI-HEAD

Simon Kinny-Lewis: performs Jack Thammarats 'Flying High' Check out my NEW Blues/Rock album " Behind the Blue Mask" that will be available on itunes and via my website December 2012. Click here to hear previews via my sound cloud. It's a mixture of some of my favorite guitarist's Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Frank Gambale.

This is my improvisation using the Boss eBand JS-8 over Jack Thammarats 'Melodic Freeway Series 1' 'Flying High' backing track. Jack Thammarat and Martin Miller have been really inspirational players to me of late. Jack's new 'Melodic Freeway Series 1' and 'Melodic Freeway Series 2' have loads of really great backing tracks that are harmonically rich and vibrant. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to be updated when new video's are posted... ENJOY!

Callum Williams: Drivin' Blues Jam Track

You can download this jam track package for FREE at:
It comes with solo example track, backing track, extended jam track, video performance and complete TAB and notation.

One of the most rewarding things at Jam Track Central is the ability to assist putting raw talent on the map. Recently, 13 year old guitarist Callum Williams came into the JTC studio to film his own original solo over one of our backing tracks, Drivin' Blues, taken from Guthrie Govan's Contemporary Series. His performance was so good and effortless that we just had to share it with you. Better still, Callum agreed with us to offer this track as a free download as well!Callum is most certainly one to watch out for. It is safe to say that he has an exciting career ahead of him.

This free download comes with the solo example track, solo backing track, extended jam track, video performance and complete TAB and notation.

Doug Steele, James Ryan: Vai The Riddle jam session

Jamming to Vai The Riddle E Lydian. Not a good day for me, ha ha. Ah well, it is what it is. We moved onto the crying game.

News: Virgil Guitars - Create The Most Elaborate Custom Made Guitars Ever Built

Virgil Guitars Create The Most Elaborate Custom Made Guitars Ever Built!

Tampa, FL - An artist and guitarist since the 1970's, Virgil Mandanici set out to make guitars that would be exceptional in tone and playability first and foremost. After 35 years of playing guitar, he decided it was time to craft guitars that would feel, play and look better than anything anyone has ever played before – thus Virgil Guitars was born! As a master craftsman,Virgil has drawn his building career from several luthiers over the past couple years to make these incredible guitars. The inlay and appointments on his guitars are simply a testament to his attention to detail.

Says Virgil, “After playing guitar for over 35 years, I knew what I was looking for in tone and how a neck should feel and had been willing to go to any length to achieve the 'perfect' guitar fit for myself, and ironically, other players. On my Signature & Artisan Series guitars, they come with a DVD that shows the birth of my guitars starting out with a chunk of wood all the way to a music video – I do every step of this process by myself, in-house. I am not aware of any other builder in the world that is doing this... Yet, I am also planning on making ALL unique guitars – there will NEVER be two guitars alike, so all owners of a Virgil Guitar will have their own unique tone and feel. I am also working on making guitars to fit different budgets.”

Virgil Guitars makes custom, one-of-a-kind boutique guitars in Tampa, Florida. Each guitar has it's own story, a one-of-a-kind inlay and certain models even come with a DVD of the build. Virgil carefully documents each build with amazing photography and videography assuring the buyer the guitar's tone/sound before purchase. Says Virgil, “The inspiration for all designs come naturally since I have been a guitarist and artist since the '70s. Watching the masters like Larry Robinson and Grit Laskin helped quite a bit as well – I was amazed at the detail. I love the fact that I can also 'paint' my designs with no paint... I use various shells, stone, prehistoric shark teeth, precious metals and natural wood for all the colors I would ever need.”

“As a player, the most important thing for me in a guitar is playability and sound. Virgil Guitars are the best playing and sounding electric guitars I have ever played. Honest. Then when you add the amazing beauty of the inlay and woodworking, you really have something special.” - Guitarist Todd Grubbs

Bottom line, why would someone want to purchase a custom crafted guitar from Virgil Guitars? Virgil explains, “They should buy them for their playability – don't let the fancy schmantzy inlay and detailing fool you – everyone who has played my guitars does the same thing; they first give some 'ooohs' and 'ahhhs' with the inlay or detailing and even some of them have said, 'Well, I'm not really into a lot of inlay...' But as soon as they put it in their laps, it's the exact same thing we all do as guitarists; we feel the balance of it in the lap, we feel the neck, how open chords and then barre chords feel, then we feel the action of the strings, then the accessibility to the higher frets. The next critique is focused on the tone. I am the same person who pays attention to the details on the inlays as much as every other aspects of my guitars. It would make no sense to spend all the time on the inlay and just blow off the IMPORTANT aspects of a guitar. I make all of my guitars as if it was my last guitar I was to build and have as a guitar!”

For more information visit the official Virgil Guitars website:

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158,

Dave Kilminster: Roger Water's Wall Tour guitarist release Scarlet – The Director's Cut'

Dave Kilminster: Scarlet – The Director's Cut
David Kilminster, Guitarist on Roger Waters’ The Wall Tour, Releases Debut Solo CD 'Scarlet – The Director's Cut'

London, UK - Guitar virtuoso David Kilminster, best known for his work with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson, has released his debut solo CD titled 'Scarlet – The Director's Cut'. David's radical techniques and mesmerizing sounds have captivated fans and fellow musicians alike worldwide. Named “Guitarist of the Year” by Guitar Magazine in 1991, the recognition propelled him on a super-charged career as a multifaceted guitarist, vocalist, writer, engineer, and producer. Credited by keyboard legend Keith Emerson for inspiring him to go on the road again, David is a familiar figure worldwide to fans of progressive rock. And now, much to the elation of his fans, David is releasing an innovative new CD that will amaze all who listen!!

Says David about his new CD, “I guess the album 'Scarlet – The Director's Cut' is just a reflection of all the wonderful music that I grew up listening to on the radio, along with some deeply personal lyrics. It also represents the first time that I've ever been let loose in a studio, so I was definitely like a kid in a candy store!!! Hence trying a whole bunch of things I've never done singing lead vocals, playing piano and even scoring for a string quartet!”

Fans and critics agree that David Kilminster is one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge from the UK. He is a sought after collaborator, band member and solo performer. After touring for a number of years with such luminaries as John Wetton, Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer, and ELP keyboard Keith Emerson, in 2006 David went on the road with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters as lead guitarist and vocalist in the extraordinary global staging of 'The Dark Side of the Moon'. More recently David was seen atop a thirty foot wall playing guitar on Roger Waters 'The Wall - Live' tour, which became the highest grossing tour of the year, playing to over 3 million people worldwide!!

David's work is in a class by itself, encompassing technical mastery and enormous power. His vast musical influences are strongly felt on his new album. Says David, “I have a very eclectic list of influences. Musically, it's anywhere from Debussy to Bjork, Chet Baker to Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley to's all in there, mixed up in my own unique way...” As far as the title goes, David explains, “I really love the provocative images that the word 'Scarlet' conjures up in my head... it's a very passionate color, and brings to mind characters such as 'Scarlet O'Hara' in 'Gone With The Wind', 'The Scarlet Woman' (the goddess from the mystical system of Thelema), Scarlet Johansson (very cute!!)... and also the Sir Conan Doyle book 'A Study In Scarlet', which I believe is where Sherlock Holmes was first introduced. In a way the last reference seems particularly apt, as I feel like this album is my first real introduction into the world of music...”

In closing David has this to impart to his fans and listeners, “There's so much of my heart, soul, passion and energy in this recording... you can almost see my DNA in the grooves of the CD!!! So I really hope you enjoy the listening experience...”

To purchase David Kilminster 'Scarlet – The Director's Cut':
Also available on iTunes:

For more information:

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158,

Zac Armgard: great cover of For The Love of God

For The Love of God (Steve Vai cover by Zac Armgard)

News: Iron Maiden's Steve Harris gets Signature Bass Strings

Top British string manufacturer, Rotosound have improved their Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings using a new burnishing process. The new upgraded strings have a smoother finish making them much easier to play at high speed.

Steve Harris is well known as a founding member of Iron Maiden and is the only member to play on all their albums. He is considered one of the best and most influential heavy metal bass players in the world today. He is known for his ‘galloping’ fleet fingered bass lines and his own unique tone. To get the sound he likes the best Steve has used Rotosound strings throughout his career.

The upgraded signature bass strings, have been developed using a new process that gives these flatwound strings a smooth, slicker feel that means you can easily glide from the 1st to 12th position without hearing the movement. Slightly brighter than traditional flatwound strings the Steve Harris signature set (Product code SH77) has a unique clear mellow tone, which brings up the bottom end whilst toning down the high to balance the bass nicely. If you appreciate quality – you will appreciate these. Oh – and each set comes with Steve Harris’ favourite West Ham colours on the silk ends. The four-string set comes in 50, 75, 95 and 110 gauges.

To find out more about the Steve Harris Signature Bass Stings, Rotosound and it’s other strings and accessories visit where you can buy them online.

Raghu: Warm Body smooth jazz / fusion

Raghu: Warm Body

Matti Hoffman: The Endless Journey - djental grunt

Matti Hoffman  - The Endless Journey

Sarah Longfield: Hand of Fate - awesome soloing

Sarah Longfield: with  Strandberg Boden 8 string

Hey guys! So i've been messing around working on my vocals some more in my spare time and made this fun little song :) New toy is the Strandberg Boden 8 string ;) I will probably get up a tone demo for it shortly, but i've been so busy writing that I keep forgetting to finish it xD Anyways, sorry about the contrast between HD and 3.893745 megapixels, hope you enjoy!


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Hand of Fate - Sarah Longfield (Original)

Daren Nicholson: SEEING - performance video

Daren Nicholson performing "Seeing", from his CD, "Residual Shimmer". Recorded in October 2012, Copyright 2012, Raydiem Records.

About "Seeing"...
"I had completed a version of this track about 5 years ago. The arrangement was pretty much the same. Back then, I felt that it would be adequate to improvise one take over the entire backing track and that would be the track. So, after I had a couple of decent takes, I began listening a lot closer. I realized quickly that spontaneity and exuberance didn't make up for sloppiness, or lack of cohesiveness in the bigger musical picture. So, I redid the entire backing sequence with some smoother transitions in the arrangement. I got pretty meticulous with each phrase on the guitar. I think the track has an almost classical feel, where a story about overcoming despair and finding ones way to the light, to redemption and vindication, is told solely through music. I would love to see this played live with an orchestra someday." - Daren Nicholson

Daren Nicholson - SEEING performance video

Steve Morse: at Slims, Sanfrancisco 2012

Steve Morse Band at Slims 1-23-12

Mike Varney: Sharpnel Records goes Drupal to deliver a digital future

Shrapnel Records, founded by Mike Varney in 1980 at the age of 22 as the United States' first dedicated heavy metal label, later becoming the record label that started the shred guitar movement, has launched a new web site at Hundreds of tracks are available from Shrapnel Records, Blues Bureau International and Tone Center. The downloadable Shrapnel music collection has been mastered for audiophiles at super-high 320kbps quality MP3 format, free of DRM nuisances. The Shrapnel catalog features the world's finest guitarists in the progressive metal, neo-classical guitar, jazz/fusion and blues guitar genres. Individual tracks as well as whole albums can besampled and downloaded. If theusers wish, they can also purchase tracks using iTunes, Amazon or purchase physical CD’s directly from the website.

Shrapnel Records
Shrapnel was at the forefront of the neo-classical electric guitar and shred movements in the 1980's. It as was the first label to bring renowned guitarists to world attention such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Marty Friedman ( Megadeth), Jason Becker (David Lee Roth), Paul Gilbert ( Mr. Big ), Racer X, Tony MacAlpine ( Steve Vai) , Vinnie Moore ( UFO), Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen ( Poison, Mr. Big ) and many others.

Blues Bureau International
Founded in 1991, Blues Bureau International is a label that has focused its attention on the bluesrock genre, owing more to 70's arena guitar icons than rootsy acoustic blues. Through the years the label has recorded many great artists including Pat Travers, Rick Derringer and Leslie West as well as records by other rock blues artists such as Indigenous, Eric Gales, Chris Duarte, Stoney Curtis Band, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple ), Neal Schon, The Outlaws, and Joe Louis Walker.

Tone Center
Tone Center is dedicated to recording high level, jazz, jazz/rock and fusion music. The roster is made up of some the most well known and respected names in the instrumental jazz/rock/fusion world. The catalog contains performances by legendary guitarists Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Bill Connors, Steve Khan, Robben Ford and Greg Howe, among many others.

Shrapnel Records continues to be the home of the metal guitar hero.

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