Friday, 11 January 2013

Francesco Filigoi: Mayones / Seymour Duncan Solo Contest

Coming up to 1000 entries for this high profile competition!! Lord knows how you judge this one...

Francesco Filigoi - Mayones / Seymour Duncan Solo Contest #MayonesDuncan
Here's my entry for the Mayones Guitars / Seymour Duncan Pickups / Keith Merrow solo competition, hope you like it! :)

Yoppe: Mayones Regius/Seymour Duncan Competition - awesome smooth tapping

I tried to participate in this contest you are excited now.
I tried to aim the feeling visually interesting (^ O ^)

The Mayones Regius/Seymour Duncan Competition // Yoppe #MayonesDuncan

Ron_Thal bumblefoot "Chopin Fantasie" cover

Matt Moliti,Christian Colabelli: Dark Empire get a new guitar player

Matt Moliti introduces new guitarist, Christian Colabelli, and demonstrates some new riff ideas.

Samuli Federley: alternate picking to the nth degree!

Samuli Federley - alterante picking sampler
This is a little a sampler of my alternate picking ideas that I'm going to include on my instructional dvd which will be released in early 2014. Please check out my site at

Miroslav Mirosavljev: Posebno, posebno! - stunning fusion licks

Daily Solo - Posebno, posebno! (No. 4)
One day - one solo!

Written and played by MICKYLEE.

Animation by Emanuela Bulatovic

My album "deComposing Cats" is available for purchase!
Buy it on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon or any other major online music store!
You can also contact me ( if you want to purchase the cd!

I´m also available for guitar and music theory lessons in Vienna or via Skype from anywhere in the world

Levi Clay: B.B. King Style Blues Lick Lesson Levi Clay shows you how to play an B.B. King influenced Blues lick in this Free guitar lesson as featured on our facebook page.

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B.B. King Style Blues Lick Lesson With Levi Clay - FREE TAB - LickLibrary

Francisco Meza: Crimson Clouds EP available

**Upon downloading the EP from you will have access to the CD art and exclusive content**

Physical CD available here:

This EP is also available on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, BandCamp, eMusic, Napster and most online retailers worldwide.

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© Francisco Meza 2012. All rights reserved.

Unauthorized reproduction, copying and rental of this recording is prohibited by law.

All lyrics written by Francisco Meza
All music written and performed, produced and mixed by Francisco Meza
Except "Release Me" featuring Kelvin Lugo on vocals (
Mastered by Andre Sousa @ Minus3Audio, Toronto, ON, Canada
CD cover concept and design by Felix Tapia © 2012,

Tom Quayle: shredding fun

Just having some fun knocking out some kinks.

Lorenzo Venza: Passages - Frank Gambale

Lorenzo Venza - Passages (Frank Gambale)
Sweet uncle Frank's ballad, improvised solo.

Excuse bad video fault.

Only1Guitar: Guitar Grid - one guitar, 12 parts!

A tune I wrote divided into 12 guitar parts. All parts were recorded individually and then
played together in an amazing grid of guitars!

New videos are on the way, please subscribe to stay up to date.

The Amazing Guitar Grid

Carlos Osnaya: Olympia Strings announce NAMM details

OLYMPIA STRINGS We will be participating in the NAMM 2013 which will be held in Anaheim on Jan 24th~27th and we have own a booth (Hall C 4696).OLYMPIA STRINGS The preeminent provider of musical instrument strings and parts for many years and a leading producer of specialized musical instrument strings sold throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Olympia has grown into the biggest manufacturer of all kinds of musical instrument string items and they have been dominating a higher market share in Korea than all competitors since Olympia was established in 1984.

OLYMPIA STRINGS We will be participating in the NAMM 2013 which will be held in Anaheim on Jan 24th~27th and

we have own a booth (Hall C 4696).

Carlos Osnaya Artist Appearance.

demos at our booth at 4:00pm on Jan 25th & 26th.

Alex Masi: gets into Punch Pedals

Alex Masi - Punch Pedals.
‎...just got the SUCKA pedal from ROB at PUNCH PEDALS...this one is insanely good, endless gain, really warm harmonic distortion, lots of attack on each note...i will be making a video soon about this thing, meanwhile go to PUNCH PEDALS page and order your SUCKA!

News: Bandcamp - just added social, a chance to show your quality

Bandcamp adding social features 
Over the past six weeks we’ve combed through loads of feedback and tweaked and bug-fixed like crazy, and while we’re nowhere close to done (and never will be, for some value of never), we are ready to open fan accounts to the rest of the world. So that’s what we’ve just done. Please read the announcement over on our blog, and if you’ve been hesitating to share your collection with friends until we were open to the public, hesitate no longer.

Now of course this really only works if you start paying for downloads... so if you are someone who downloads but does not pay, please let me know why that is in response to this post... may be it's you don't have a paypal account, or something else, just let me know.

Yiannis Papadopoulos: One with the waves

One with the waves - Yiannis Papadopoulos
Hello guys!

It's been a while since the last video, but it was a quite creative
period. What came out of it is this video. This is the first song from
the album that I'm recording.

I'm offering a package with backing track, and the music sheet of the guitar solo with tab.For pricing and orders contact me at:

I want to thank Nene Santos for his wonderful and sentimental solo on
the sax. Check him out at his personal site

and on his facebook:

Also I would like to thank Leonidas Petropoulos who is responsible for
the brilliant bass lines, keys/drum programming and the crystal clear sound...
For recordings and productions or session work check him out here:

and mail:

Finally thank you all for your patience and your support with all the
messages and the kind words. I hope you like the song.

Thank you all,God ...

Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock , Etienne Mbappe: Exclusive Tour Dates

Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock , Etienne Mbappe

Exclusive Tour Dates: Tickets on Sale Now

Feb 19 - Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA - Tickets
Feb 20 - Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC - Tickets
Feb 21 - Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC - Tickets
Feb 22 - BB Kings Blues Club, New York, NY - Tickets
Feb 23 - Howard Theatre, Washington DC - Tickets

Talk about one of the most amazing group of musicians playing together, debuting in early 2013 – they are THE RINGERS featuring Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe. 

This super-group of talent, with such varying backgrounds, brings together 5 different genres; Rock, Funk, Jazz, Blues and African. The Ringers will be starting a very limited, exclusive tour on February 19th in Athens, GA before hitting Charlotte, Raleigh, New York and concluding on February 23rd in Washington, DC. 
The idea came from Abstract Logix label founder, Souvik Dutta. The concept was to bring five very strong voices together guys together, not to just perform as a super-group, but to work “as a unifying artistic force, one where people put music ahead of their egos to collectively create great music.” These five accomplished musicians will perform together on new material written exclusively for this band, as well as each individual’s solo material and covers tunes chosen by the players. 
The musical experience will be electrfying and explosive and promises to be one of the greatest organic musical bands. 

Jimmy Herring, as the founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z and Jazz is Dead, in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends, and Béla Fleck, has made his indelible impact on the music world. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American Band, Widespread Panic and released his second solo album, Subject To Change Without Notice, this past August 21st. 

Wayne Krantz released his tenth album, Howie 61, this past April to glowing critical praise. Krantz has played with Randy Brecker, Leni Stern and Steely Dan, among others. Through a succession of highly lauded solo recordings, Krantz has continuously evolved as an artist - pushing himself in new and exciting directions. Revered for his forward-thinking approach to improvisation (brilliantly documented in his 2004 book An Improviser’s OS), Krantz has fearlessly branched into new areas, while consistently skirting the edges of jazz, rock and fusion.

Michael Landau is a prolific session musician and guitarist who has played on a large number of albums since the early 1980s with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Richard Marx, Steve Perry, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis. In addition to his session work, Landau has also fronted several bands including Raging Honkies and Burning Water. 

Keith Carlock, an amazing drummer, has recorded and/or toured with such musical luminaries as John Mayer, Sting, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Diana Ross, Faith Hill, The Blues Brothers Band, Mike Stern, Leni Stern, David Johansen and the Harry Smiths, Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Wayne Krantz, Rudder, Harry Belafonte, Oz Noy, Larry Carlton, Clay Aiken, Rascal Flatts, Paula Abdul and Grover Washington, Jr, to name a few.

Bass player, Etienne Mbappe, is best known for his years with the Zawinul Syndicate. In the 80’s he was the masterpiece of the jazz fusion band Ultramarine which incorporated jazz with elements of African and Caribbean influences. He also played with Ray Charles on his last album and is currently a member of John McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension.

Alberto Rigoni: reviews the Sonuus Wahoo Pedal

Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni reviews "Wahoo", a new pedal by Sonuus. The Wahoo is a dual analogue filter stomp box where each filter can be configured as low-pass or band-pass and operate independently in wah pedal, envelope, LFO, and pitch-tracking modes. It's incredible how many sounds you can get from this pedal! Give it a try!
More info at
Artist website:

Sonuus Wahoo Pedal - Video review

Truth In Shredding: NAMM 2013 just days away

Truth In Shredding: We'll be at NAMM... pressing flesh and capturing the guitar goodness at NAMM.  We'll have a number of t-shirts and fridge magnets to give away to the lucky few. Stop me and say hello!

Sin Quirin: announces signing at Studio Devil Guitar Amp Technology NAMM

Sin Quirin

Hey guys I'll be doing 2 signings at NAMM with Studio Devil Guitar Amp Technology.
Friday Jan. 25th from 2-3pm.
Saturday Jan. 26th from 3-4pm.
Hall A Booth 6721
Come by and say hello

News: Splawn 22 Watt Super Sport 1X12 to be demoed at NAMM

Splawn Amplification

Make sure to check out our Splawn 22 Watt Super Sport 1X12 Combo in the Minarik Guitars booth at Winter NAMM, Jan. 24th - 27th, 2013!!! — with Splawn Amplification, Ace A Armstrong and Bethany Armstrong.

Neal Morse: live momentum DVD and tour dates

Neal Morse: live momentum DVD / CD
Neal Morse was preparing to tour his highly acclaimed 2012 studio release, "Momentum," he turned to YouTube to audition touring players to support his faithful duo

of Mike Portnoy (drums) and Randy George (bass). He had high hopes, but the final players selected from more than 70 applicants dramatically surpassed his expectations. They hit the road for an 8-stop North American tour. And now that band's epic New York performance is captured on the new "Live Momentum" 2DVD/3CD Box Set.

Fortified by the energetic live contributions of Eric Gillette (keyboards, guitars, vocals), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, violin, sax, vocals) and Adson Sodré (guitar and vocals), Morse, Portnoy and George blazed through

two lengthy sets that spanned Morse's entire, highly-heralded catalog, with the exception of material from "Testimony 2," which was previously captured in 2011's "Testimony 2: Live in Los Angeles" box set.

The setlist is mammoth. The players are virtuosic. Their performances are jaw-dropping. And this dynamic box set documents it all-including a special one-hour behind the scenes look at the tour.

It's a Morse tradition to go big, and this new release unquestionably extends his powerful legacy of merging musical madness with addictive melodies in epic compositions that showcase the masterful musicianship of every member on stage.
Neal Morse- LIVE MOMENTUM Promo

"Live Momentum" reveals the exceptionally inspired nature of this unique band and leaves listeners and viewers mimicking those in the audience on this tour-shaking their heads and wondering, "How could they possibly top that?"

G/S/A Release date: February 15th 2013
European Release date: February 18th, 2013

Recorded Live Oct. 11, 2012 at
The High Line Ballroom, New York, NY
Neal Morse: Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Portnoy: Drums, Vocals
Randy George: Bass, Vocals
Adson Sodré: Guitar, Vocals
Eric Gillette: Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Bill Hubauer: Keyboards, Violin, Sax, Vocals


1) Momentum
2) Weathering Sky
3) Author Of Confusion
4) The Distance To The Sun
5) Testimony Suite (Sleeping Jesus, Prince Of The Power Of The Air, The Promise, Wasted Life)
6) Thoughts Part 5
7) The Conflict (From Sola Scriptura)

1) Question Mark Suite (The Temple Of The Living God, Another World, Entrance, Inside His Presence)
2) Fly High
3) World Without End
4) Crazy Horses
5) Sing It High
6) King Jesus
Bonus Feature: A Long Strange Journey - Tour Documentary (Edited By Randy George)

CD 1
1) Momentum
2) Weathering Sky
3) Author Of Confusion
4) The Distance To The Sun
5) Testimony Suite (Sleeping Jesus, Prince Of The Power Of The Air, The Promise, Wasted Life)

CD 2
1) Thoughts Part 5
2) The Conflict (From Sola Scriptura)
3) Question Mark Suite (The Temple Of The Living God, Another World, Entrance, Inside His Presence)
4) Fly High

1) World Without End
2) Crazy Horses
3) Sing It High
4) King Jesus


22.02. SE Stockholm, Bryggarsalen TICKETS
23.02. SE Malmoe, KB TICKETS
25.02. GER Hamburg, Markthalle TICKETS
26.02. GER Köln, Live Music Hall TICKETS
27.02. CH Pratteln, Z7 TICKETS
28.02. ITA Milan, Live Club TICKETS
01.03. ES Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2 TICKETS
02.03. ES Madrid, Sala But TICKETS
05.03. GER Russelheim, Das Rind TICKETS
06.03. NL Zoetermeer, Boerderij TICKETS
07.03. UK London, The Electric Ballroom TICKETS

NEAL MORSE online:
www. twitter@nealmorse

Andy James: Psychic Transfusion EP Full Preview

Andy James: Psychic Transfusion
Get your copy from here:
Or the CD from here:
Or iTunes from here:

Andy James is back with his brutal new Psychic Transfusion EP, released through our JTC Records label.

This EP contains four brand new tracks and hits you like a sledge-hammer from start to finish. Filled with blistering shred throughout, this is Andy playing at his mind-blowing best!

Andy teamed up with Alan 'Sacha' Laskow to create these immense tracks, and Avidity is also witness to an insane guest solo from the incredible Paul Wardingham.

If you like your metal hard-hitting, mixed with pure emotion and riffs that you won't be able to get out of your head, then this EP is right up your street.
*NEW* Andy James Psychic Transfusion EP Full Preview

Phil Hilborne: The Oracle Volume I - Rut Busting Licks

Stuck in a rut with your playing?

Need a fresh approach to liven up your soloing?

Look no further. We approached the Mystical Music Master uncommonly known as 'The Oracle' and asked him to scour the dark recesses of his mind for techniques ancient and modern which would bring forth spice to our customers' fretboards.

This he did, for the price of total anonymity and honeyed wine…… and how?

'The Oracle's' unique lessons are mind-blowingly innovative and are guaranteed to make you raise your game once you have mastered the master's mastery of all matters guitar.

According to our mystery prophet, these epic tracks were played on strings forged from Valyrian steel and the transcriptions were hewn from the living rock tablets of the PDF mountains. Be that true or false, these audio masterpieces will echo through the next century as the sonic scriptures that busted a million ruts!

'The Oracle' has prophesied to return with a follow up series in a month or so when the mead and wine we gave him has run out.

This package is in association with Phil Hilborne/WM Studios
10 solo example tracks in MP3 format
10 solo backing tracks in MP3 format
Accurate TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab format
Bonus notes on each track

*NEW* The Oracle - Vol.1 Rut-Busting Guitar Licks at

Isaac Lewis: Seymour Duncan/Mayones Competition

Here's me puttin' some Mayones on it! I didn't realise so many people were getting all compositional with this backing track, so that's why this is so RAW!

Please like, rate, comment, and, of course, subscribe. Cheers

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Isaac Lewis - Seymour Duncan/Mayones Competition Entry #MayonesDuncan

Sarah Longfield: Seymour Duncan/Mayones Solo

Hey guys! Here's my entry for the Mayones/Seymour duncan solo contest with the backing track by Keith Merrow! :D I spent quite a while working on it so I hope you like it!

Sarah Longfield- Seymour Duncan/Mayones Solo #mayonesduncan

Kermheat: In Flagranti

Buy me at Itunes:

"Black & Grey stripped trousers" is a tune from the band "In Flagranti" from the album "Brash & Vulgar" buy it there:

Kermheat Plays on ibanez Guitars and Elixir Strings at N.A.S.A:
and my feet are on :

Kermheat "improny of the week" January 7, 2013 !!!!!!! feat: In Flagranti

Isaac Negrene: BR-Trio - great Brazilian Rock Fusion

BR-TRIO in Studio, Baião Sem Fole, Composition of Isaac Negrene. Musicians: Guitar - Isaac Negrene, Bass - Michael Pipoquinha, Drum - Elthon Dias. Recorded in January 7, 2013 for Hemerson Celtic in Estúdio Giba Favery.

BR-Trio - Baião Sem Fole

Fred Brum: Mayones / Seymour Duncan competition #MayonesDuncan

Hello, everyone! Here's my entry for the Seymour Duncan / Mayones competition, for I which I have not only the brands themselves to thank for. but also Keith for the kickass backing track, which I was often jamming over as opposed to doing something productive. If you happen to be the producer for the session in question, kindly ignore the last sentence.

This competition has showed some kickass new players, and also great entries from people I already knew and expected nothing but awesomeness from. Best of luck to everyone entering the competition and thanks for watching!

The tech stuff:
- Guitar: Jaden Rose Spaltiverse custom
- Rocktron Utopia G300 direct
- Sik Pik pick (D35)
- Reaper
- Soplica vodka from Poland. Polish vodka FTW!

Fred Brum - Mayones / Seymour Duncan competition #MayonesDuncan

Pete Sklaroff: Rock Guitar Solo - even bigger than huge!

I recorded something like this a while back (with the same BT from what I remember) and posted it up on YT, but then recently felt the desire to do something similar once again as a change from the jazz here is the result. Very 80's style rock ballad, but great fun to play on and record. Hope you enjoy it anyway. Thanks, Pete

Rock Guitar Solo

and some jazz... nice

'Alone Together' Jazz Guitar Solo