Monday, 7 January 2013

Morten Faerestrand: Carl Martin PlexiTone DEmo


The new "Single Channel" PlexiTone is not just for rock, it also can sound amazingly similar to a smooth vintage amp that just slightly cracks up when pushed, and as a fusion lead tone, with lots of both sustain and dynamics.

Check out Pete Thorn's demo of the PlexiTone here: http://youtu.be/XMmK0VwYR2M

Take jazz guitar lessons with Morten: http://www.MortensLessons.com

Read more about the PlexiTone: http://www.carlmartin.com/product_single_channel_plexitone.htm

Carl Martin PlexiTone (new 2012 model) Demo by Morten Faerestrand

Joe Bonamassa,Ron DeJesus: Rock Candy Funk Party announce debut jazz-funk album


Rock Candy Funk Party will release their debut jazz-funk album “We Want Groove” on the Provogue Records label on Monday January 28. RCFP is comprised of world renowned musicians including album producer Tal Bergman (drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Ron DeJesus (guitar), Mike Merritt(bass) and Renato Neto (keyboards). The album will be released as a 2-disc set (CD & DVD), and on double gatefold vinyl. With its classic ’70s /‘80s jazz-funk, Rock Candy Funk Party delivers a sound that’s as celebratory as the name suggests.

Fans can get a free download of the single “Octopus-e” http://rockcandyfunkparty.com/freesong/press-release/

Featuring nine tracks, eight originals and one cover, the album is full of space and texture, mashed up funk, jazz, rock and virtuoso musicianship. A bonus DVD is also included that features a making-of featurette, two in-the-studio featurettes and the official “Octopus-e” music video.

In title and spirit, the album tips its hat to Miles Davis’ classic 1982 live instrumental LP We Want Miles, its influence is one of many echoing through RCFP’sre-imagination of jazz-funk—the album opener, “Octopus-e,” boasts a sinewy funk groove that suggests a meeting between Jeff Beck and the Average White Band. “Tal did a great job making sure the album didn’t become over indulgent,” says Bonamassa. “The challenge was to keep it fresh without our influences overwhelming the music—to keep the band vibe without it becoming too many ideas from too many people. It was important to commit to the moment and keep it fresh, and fun.”

Full details http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/rcfp/wewantgroove.htm




Track listing:
CD
1. “Octopus-e”
2. “Spaztastic”
3. “Ode To Gee”
4. “We Want Groove”
5. “The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life”
6. “Animal/Work”
7. “Dope On A Rope”
8. “Root Down (and Get It)”
9. “New York Song”

DVD
1. “The Making of We Want Groove”
2. “In the Studio – Episode 1”
3. “In the Studio – Episode 2”
4. “Official Music Video for Octopus-e”

Rock Candy Funk Party - Webisode 1

Donna Grantis,Prince: Bambi!

Donna Grantis photo by Florentijn Bruning 
Donna Grantis appears with Prince on this new raw and gritty sounding track!

Bambi

Steve Lukather: "Transition" Sampler


Steve Lukather "Transition" Sampler

Desiree Bassett: Talks Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson with Dave Reffett


We recently spoke with Immortal World Tour lead guitarist Desiree Bassett, who is tasked with recreating a host of legendary guitar parts on Jackson's songs — night after night, city after city.

GUITAR WORLD: You've jammed with some of rock's elite, including Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar and others. What's your background, and how did you get to be where you are now?

I started playing guitar at age 3. My dad taught me how to play, everything from how to play chords, scales, how to change strings and how to tune. To this day, we still teach each other so much. If it wasn't for my dad, in terms of his being there for me and being so supportive, I probably never would have gotten this far in life with the one thing I love to do most.

In terms of exposure, it's a matter of constantly practicing, getting yourself out there (YouTube has been the best tool for sure) and having the right connections, someone to support you. For me, it's my dad. But the most important thing is to have a good, positive attitude and just have fun and do what you do best.

full interview http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-guitarist-desiree-bassett-talks-cirque-du-soleils-michael-jackson-immortal-world-tour

Roberto Restuccia: New Colours - Rick Graham Backing Track


This is me on a morning practise session trying to incorporate some new colour in to my playing and expand my palette, please let me know what you think :)

Backing track is from the very fantastic Rick Graham : follow the link below to check out his web site, you will not be disappointed :)
http://www.rick-graham.co.uk/

New Colours by Roberto Restuccia

Jeff Loomis,Gretchen Menn: Winners of the Shreddy Awards 2012

Full Shred Ahead


WINNERS OF THE SHREDDY AWARDS 2012(Nov2011-Dec2012)
Best Instrumental EP- Jeff Loomis Plains of Oblivion
Best Blues - Joe Bonamassa- Driving Towards Daylight
Best Thrash- Testament- Dark Roots of Earth
Best Prog- Animals As Leaders-Weightless
Breakout Artist- Gretchen Menn
Bay Area Instrumental Artist- Points North Road Less Traveled
Holiday/Seasonal album- Brian TD Clark Under the Tree

Dave Martone: Shredding the Blues


Shredding the Blues Released by Alfred Music Publishing

As the official music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, Alfred releases Shredding the Blues, an exciting Book & DVD set that brings together the blues and heavy metal shred guitar techniques. Perfect for any serious shredder, master shred guitarist and author Dave Martone goes through all the techniques needed to shred within the soulful, emotion-filled heart of the blues.

Written in standard music notation and TAB, Dave covers all of the most important techniques inShredding the Blues, including sweep picking, tapping, hybrid picking, and string skipping. Features include licks in the styles of master blues shredders, shred-style explanations of blues basics, useful blues chords and scales, and more. Easy-to-read neck diagrams help make learning chords, scales, and arpeggios effortless. The included DVD is hosted by Dave and features his unique, entertaining, and clear approach to expressing technical and musical ideas.

Dave Martone was named one of the top four underground shredders in North America by Guitar Onemagazine, and has been featured in Guitar Player, Guitar World, Muzik Etc., and Gonzo magazines. He has worked with artists Greg Howe, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and more, and has recorded six studio albums and two live concert videos. Dave has also been an educator and clinician for Berklee College of Music as well as various workshops.

Shredding the Blues (00-40331) Book & DVD is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/guitar.Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini, and Shredding the Composers are also available.

Andy Timmons: is on live from Irridium show



Andy Timmons is on live from Irridium now... http://www.livestream.com/iridiumlive


Watch live streaming video from iridiumlive at livestream.com

Chris Broderick: NAMM 2013 appearences

Miz Anthrope

Chris Broderick NAMM 2013 Appearances flyer


Paul Bielatowicz: Carl Palmer Band World Tour 2013


Paul Bielatowicz
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Bielatowicz/68797071299

Tour: Carl Palmer Band World Tour 2013
9th February, 2013Tokyo at Shimokitazawa Garden
10th February, 2013Tokyo at Takadanobaba Area
25th March, 2013 - 30th March, 2013Fort Lauderdale, FL at Cruise To The Edge
5th May, 2013Fall River, MA at Narrows Center

Brian Gore,Martin Taylor: International Guitar Night


International Guitar Night

LVPAC Presents
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:30PM
Bankhead Theater


For more than 15 years, guitarist Brian Gore has united some of the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists in a unique and intimate event that highlights collaboration and creativity. Joining Gore in 2013 are Scotland’s Martin Taylor, known for his smooth chord-melody style, rhythmic master Solorazaf from Madagascar has a unique Malagasy style, mixing vocalizations with rhythmic guitar patterns and foot percussion, and Celso Machado, an internationally acclaimed classical guitar composer who blends Brazilian music with jazz, folk and world music influences.

http://tickets.livermoreperformingarts.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2759

Mike Philippov: How To Get Better At Guitar When Your Guitar Progress Stops


http://PracticeGuitarNow.com/GuitarPracticeTechniquesVideo.htmlIn order to consistently get better at guitar, you must have an effective guitar practice approach that will help you to keep improving your guitar playing. Watch this video to learn how to keep getting better at guitar if your guitar progress stops.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ty34xmZ08Q

How To Get Better At Guitar When Your Guitar Progress Stops

MetalSir: Sandpaper Surprise - super January sale price!


*HAPPY NEW F**KING 2013 FROM SANDPAPER SURPRISE!!*
SpS are PROUD to announce a "CRISIS" release of them debut album!

Get a FULL* copy of “WIPE!!” for .-99$ HERE!:

Plus DOWNLOAD FOR FREE the 12th track of the album here!
*ALL the album songs + the complete BOOKLET (booklet available ONLY on this store).

Album Sampler: http://youtu.be/ClD8YnGznDQ
Dexter Morgan (Full Song): http://youtu.be/BGkG-L9fM78
Official Page: http://www.reverbnation.com/sandpapersurprise/

Sandpaper Surprise - WIPE!! (Album Sampler)

Uli Jon Roth: Live dates and Jason Becker Festival!


Uli Jon Roth: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=184471

"Greetings to all of you! I hope you had a great New Year.

"Here is a condensed list of some of the events that are planned for the first half of this year. 2013 is going to be a very busy and intensely productive year ahead, it seems.

"We will start off with a two-day Sky Academy in Los Angeles, at the Santa Monica Playhouse, January 21-22. This is a beautiful, intimate theatre, where we held one of the previous Sky Academies, of which we all have fond memories. I'm looking forward to being there again!

"On the next day, I will take part in Jason Becker's 'Not Dead Yet' concert in San Francisco, together with my friends Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), Richie Kotzen, Gus G. ) and several other great players. Jason is an inspiration to all of us and I feel honored to be part of this worthwhile cause.

"Following that, I shall be attending the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, and will do a signing event for the Sky Guitar limited edition at the Dean booth.

"At the end of January, we are embarking on my extensive 40th-anniversary tour of the U.S., which will take us all the way through February until the beginning of March.

The 40th-anniversary U.S. tour lineup will be:

* Uli Jon Roth: guitars, vocals
* Henning Basse: lead vocals
* Ali Clinton: guitars, vocals
* Niklas Turmann: guitars, lead vocals
* Ule W. Ritgen, Elliott Rubinson: - bass
* Jamie Little, Peter Holmes: drums
* Paul Rahme, Corvin Bahn: keyboards, vocals



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CALIFORNIA
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COLORADO

WISCONSIN
MICHIGAN
O H I O
NEW JERSEY
VIRGINIA
NEW  YORK
MARYLAND
C A N A D A
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PENNSYLVANIA
WISCONSIN
MINNESOTA
I L L I N O I S
A R I Z O N A
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N E V A D A
CALIFORNIA
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WASHINGTON
O R E G O N
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N O R T H   S E A

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SOUTH AMERICA

SOUTH AMERICA

G E R M A N Y
LOS ANGELES - Santa Monica Playhouse - Sky Academy
LOS ANGELES - Santa Monica Playhouse - Sky Academy
SAN FRANCISCO - Slim's - Jason Becker Event
H O L L Y W O O D - Whisky A Go Go
S A N T A   A N A - Malone's
S A N   D I E G O - Brick by Brick & Sky Academy
D E N V E R - Jammin' Joe's

M I L W A U K E E - Shank Hall  & Sky Academy
D E T R O I T - The Token Lounge
C L E V E L A N D  - Pirate's Cove/ Peabody's
OLD BRIDGE - Old Bridge Music Center: Sky Academy
C H A N T I L L Y - Sullys
N E W   Y O R K - Stage 48  (& SKY ACADEMY)
W H I T E  M A R S H - House of Rock - & Sky Academy
M O N T R E A L - Le National - & Sky Academy
T O R O N T O - The Rock Pile - & Sky Academy
T O R O N T O - The Rock Pile
O T T A W A - Brass Monkey - & Sky Academy

SELLERSVILLE - Sellersville Theater 1894 - & Sky Acad.
K E N O S H A - Hatrix
S A V A G E - Neisen's - & Sky Academy
C H I C A G O - Reggie's - & Sky Academy
T U C S O N -  The Rock
T E M P E - Club Red
L A S  V E G A S - Vamp'd - & Sky Academy
C O R O N A - Marquee 15
S A N T A  R O S A - The Last Day Saloon
S E A T T L E - El Corazon - & Sky Academy
P O R T L A N D - Hawthorne Theatre - & Sky Academy
C O N C O R D  - Vinnie's

R O T H E R H A M - Hard Rock Hell (Festival) 2 shows
C O L C H E S T E R - Arts Centre
I P S W I C H - The Railway

L O N D O N - Royal Albert Hall (guest with ALFIE BOE)
L O N D O N - Royal Albert Hall (guest with ALFIE BOE)
B I L S T O N - The Robin 2

F U L L  M E T A L  C R U I S E:
HAMBURG, SOUTHAMPTON,
LE HAVRE, AMSTERDAM

MEXICO CITY (t.b.a.)
6 shows in Mexico, Argentina,
Brazil and Chile



W A C K E N  Open  Air

Marcel Coenen: OSV Project Recording January 7th 2013


Dutch guitarist Marcel Coenen recorded this song on January the 7th 2013 in his studio, after getting the backing track from the initiator of OSV project Gary Oppert. Marcel recorded his guitars over it.

If you like this recording and want Marcel to record over your song as well, then don't hesitate to contact Marcel at marcel.coenen@gmail.com

Marcel Coenen - OSV Project Recording January 7th 2013 (HD)


plus an old live video with the band Lemur Voice

Here a treat for all you Lemur Voice fans, this was the last gig Lemur Voice played before the band disbanded. This video is shot at the Willem II venue in Den Bosch ('s Hertogenbosch) in The Netherlands on December 11th, 1999.

This is the whole concert (45 minutes)

Songs:

01 - Solilocide
02 - All Of Me
03 - Parvedian Trust
04 - When The Cradle Cries
05 - Divided
06 - Lethe's Bowl (Incl Fuck Up at the end ;)

Lemur Voice were:

Marcel Coenen - Guitars and Backing Vocals
Gregoor Van Der Loo - Vocals and add Keyboards
Barend Tromp - Bass and Chapman Stick
Franck Faber - Keyboards
Nathan vd Wouw - Drums

Have fun with this new year treat !

Lemur Voice - Willem II Den Bosch 11-12-1999

Raphael De Stefano: Mayones & Semour Duncan Competition


Here's my improvisation for this great competition!
www.raphaeldestefano.com
www.marceauguitars.com

Mayones & Semour Duncan Competition - Raphael De Stefano


Here's one of my new tracks!
Hope you like it!

"Pillars of Creation" by Raphael De Stefano

Leonardo Guzman: Mayones / Seymour Duncan Guitar Solo Contest


*** I've committed a lot of typos on the last video so decided to fix it and re upload it 'cause am a dumbass.

Hey! thanks for passing by! this is my entry to this great contest!, i have seen so many great players joining, so i took my chance and tried to make a song out of this KICKASS Backing Track. It took me weeks to get the final product so i really hope you like it and to not be breaking any sort of rule, if you just wanna see/heard the solo parts are here: 0:21 then 1:35

Backing Track: Keith Merrow (i think)
Lyrics/Voice Line: Leonardo Guzman
Video & Audio Edition: Leonardo Guzman
Vocals: Luis Fernando Chavez

Gear: Behringer Vamp 2, Mbox 2, LTD MH103QM, Canon T2i, Audition 3, Reason 4, Sony Vegas Pro 10.

"Stumbling" Lyrics:

{Verse}
For the first time
My life has changed
"Estranged!"
Need no money,
Got all my friends with me

{Chorus}
Stay Away!, Burn Inside!
Set my life free of this Fucking Nightmares!
Stumbling and Falling from old truths...

Mayones / Seymour Duncan Guitar Solo Contest - Leonardo Guzman - #MayonesDuncan

Kelly Simonz: will be playing at NAMM 2013


Kelly SIMONZ will be playing at NAMM 2013
January.24-27th,
at the Fujigen Guitar booth
(Booth Number: Hall-D #3190)

Kelly SIMONZ - See you at NAMM 2013 !!



Kelly SIMONZ - See you at NAMM 2013 !! part 2

Chris Brooks: Arpeggio Alchemy - lessons with tab


First lick for 2013! Works a treat over Dorian and Aeolian and as the 6th (13th) is the only note that doesn't make an appearance somewhere. Share it around if you dig! This Dm11-based arpeggio lick makes use of sweeping, hammers, pulls and slides, and also incorporates a few chromatic passing tones. Timing is important so be vigilant!

Get the transcription: http://tinyurl.com/alhcpeg

Enjoy!
http://chrisbrooks.com



Gear: 2012 FSR Strat into Wampler Pinnacle pedal, into a Roland 2w micro cube which was double tracked for stereo goodness.

Chris Brooks Guitar: Arpeggio Alchemy, lick #1 in the style of Richie Kotzen


Chris Brooks: Arpeggio Alchemy #2 ( Fender FSR Strat )

Allan Holdsworth: live in Germany 1987 - audio


ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - GUITARS
STEVE HUNT - KEYBOARDS
BOB WACKERMAN - BASS
CHAD WACKERMAN - DRUMS

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH LIVE IN GERMANY 1987 wmv

Johan Randén: Country maniac



From Johan Randén's new album Summary. New release from Reingold Records. Released May 4, 2012. Video Production of iFocus

Johan Randén - Country maniac




Tracklist
1. Tres hombres 
2. Country Mainiac 
3. Sky express 
4. Floating around 
5. Eclipse 
6. E.R.T 
7. Cheese and Miller 
8. Naga jolika 
9. Funk it 
10. Wind Trees. Produced by Johan Randén

order from Reingold Records 

Bryan Aspey: Racer X - Moonage Daydream 2009


Here's one from the vaults!
Recorded early 2009
http://bryanaspey.com

Racer X - Moonage Daydream Solos

Hussein Haddad,Henrique Filizzola: Funk/Fusion jam


Hope you enjoy this Jam with my friend Hussein Haddad (http://www.youtube.com/husseinhaddad).

Espero que gostem dessa Jam com meu amigo Hussein Haddad (http://www.youtube.com/husseinhaddad).

Henrique Filizzola & Hussein Haddad Jam (Funk/Fusion Backing Track)

Rob Balducci: recording clean guitars for the new album


Welcome to the new Lick Of The Week, I wanted to sahre some footage of me recording some tracks to the new CD, This tune is called Moonlight and has a great feel to it. I am using my Ibanez RG Prestige and for the amp I am plugged into a mesa boogie mini rectifier for the clean sound. I am runing into an Xotic compressor before going into a Vintech 273 mic pre and then into a Digi 003 modded by black Lion audio.

I hope you all enjoy!

Regards,
RB
Check out www.robbalducci.com

7-7-13 LICK OF THE WEEK RECORDING CLEAN GUITAR TRACKS TO SONG "MOONLIGHT"

Stacey Douglas: Steve Vai tributes

Stacey Douglas with Steve Vai
Stacey Douglas  Hi I'm a guitarist from London, and I play 6, 7 and 8 string guitars.
Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/stiatchy

Steve Vai - Fire Garden (Bull Whip) cover


Die To Live (Steve Vai cover)