Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Don Lappin: two handed tappers posts free modal backing Tracks For Guitar

I have openings for private lessons via Skype. Monthly, Bi-Weekly, and Weekly slots available!

This is the fifth of my Guitar Backing Track YouTube series. All of these backing tracks will begin with a quick demonstration of me playing. After that I will run through the scale. Then, the actual backing track will begin for you to jam to. I have also provided the scale diagram and chord chart so you know what the chords are. If you do not know how to read the music chart, no worries. You can just use your ear and play along. Be sure to subscribe to my channel because there are going to be a lot of these! Good luck!

Free G Mixolydian Backing Track For Guitar

Free F Lydian Backing Track For Guitar

Free E Phrygian Backing Track For Guitar

Free A Aeolian Backing Track For Guitar

Tomáš Raclavský: Skervesen Raptor MDB8 test

https://www.facebook.com/skervesenguitars - great custom instruments
if you want some our music/merch check our bandcamp:

Skervesen raptor spec:
-Ash body,burl poplar top
-5-piece rosewood/ebony neck, Scale 28-26"
-fanned frets (stainless)
-Bare Knuckle Pickups (Painkiller + Coldsweat)
-locking tuners, white binding, ebony truss rod cover, copper shielded cavity
push-pull vol. knob,3-way switch with combinations: standard, Petrucci mod, acoustic mod

-custom markers layout

Skervesen Raptor MDB8 test

#MayonesDuncan solo contest entry by Tomas Raclavsky

Ola Englund: MerrowMetal, Seymour Duncan Black Winter pickups

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JamUp Pro - MerrowMetal

Seymour Duncan Black Winter pickups

Akihiko Onji: 8 finger tapping fusion solos

Akihiko Onji: https://www.facebook.com/akihiko.onji

2012 Guitar Magazine Championship vol.6 - The Bitter End - Akihiko Onji

II-V-I tapping lines Akihiko Onji

Blue Bossa - Improvisation - two handed tapping - Akihiko Onji

Floyd Fernandes: playing outside, inside

playing outside, inside.
These are some lines that I play.This is over a static vamp and its like open seasons,but I try to make some things happen.Gear used is my trusted Carvin H2 into a Maxxon SD9, Zoom B2 (with a little room reverb) into a Fender Rumble solid state amp. The backing track is a loop I cut and runs into the same amp so I get an illusion like I'm in the same space,I am delusional that way.

Tom Quayle, Jack Gardiner: NAMM jam and guitar playback interview

Tom Quayle and Jack Gardiner Jaming at NAMM-2013
Thanks to Toni Martinez for this cool vid of Jack and I jamming at Namm this year. I can't believe how great Jack is getting. Toni is an amazing player too so be sure to check out his channel here for some unbelievable playing.

Catching up with Tom Quayle - NAMM 2013

Tom Quayle

Hotel booked for Frankfurt Musikmesse! I should be sporting a new guitar for the show too! ;-)

Doug Steele, James Ryan: mayones comp - Shred Fests are always better late than never!

mayones comp

Yes, we know comp is done, we just wanna jam over shit!!

Mayones comp massive shredfest with James Ryan

Cherry Blossom: Deep Purple - Burn

by topladymovie

I play for Deep Purple's Burn Richie teacher. I had a little practice at the age of 9, ~ § that I once played to the end. Fender Japan ST72-55, guitar (o ^ ∇ ^ o)ノbut tattered favorite guitar amp with Marshall YJM100.

Martin Miller: Pre Order the exciting new fusion album




We are more than proud to have the ever impressive Martin Miller join the ranks of our JTC Records label with his debut album 'The Other End'.

This long awaited album is an hour long masterclass of musical styles and hi-end production. You are immediately catapulted into it from the second the opening track 'Nervous Opus' starts through to the final note of 'Vista 'Cruiser'.

Martin says:

"I'm so excited, that after all these years, this album finally sees the light of the day. Looking back, I can't believe how many hours of work and dedication the contributing members and I have put into this product. It's like half my life so far has been captured on a CD. I genuinely hope you guys like the album and you can feel the passion and emotion that went into it."

This album stretches the boundaries of what instrumental guitar music is about. Get your copy now!

Miroslav Mirosavljev: Daily Solo - Dreaming

Daily Solo - Dreaming (No. 26, guitar)
One day - one solo!

Written and played by MICKYLEE.

Animation by Emanuela Bulatovic
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Rony Janecek: Conserve - original composition

Recorded in Rocksanna Studios, Praha.

Join Rony´s official fanpage and feel free to message him.http://www.facebook.com/rony.janecek.fanpage?fref=ts


Eric Johnson: UK tour and Up Close - Another Look - special release

Provogue Records (a division of Mascot Label Group) is pleased to announce the UK release of Eric Johnson’s special edition album "Up Close - Another Look" on Monday 1st April. The album coincides withJohnson’s nationwide UK tour which starts at London’s o2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Wednesday 3rd April (full tour dates listed below).

Grammy award winning guitarist, songwriter and singer Eric Johnson brings listeners up close to his stunning musicality with the release of this custom European version of his sixth studio album. The 13-track affair presents 12 new Johnson compositions, plus his version of the Electric Flag song ‘Texas’. The special edition includes revised and remixed tracks featuring guest appearances from Steve Miller, Jimmie Vaughan,Johnny Lang and Sonny Landreth.

London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire (April 3)
Harrogate Theatre (April 4)
Edinburgh Queen's Hall (April 5)
Manchester Royal Northern College of Music (April 6)
Birmingham Town Hall (April 7)
Salisbury City Hall (April 8)

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com
All Tickets £25 (except £30, London)

London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 3rd April
Tickets: £30 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Doors 7pm/ Stage 8pm
Shepherd's Bush Green, London W12 8TT

Harrogate Theatre
Thursday 4th April
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 01423 502 116
Doors 7pm / Stage 7.30pm
Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QF

Edinburgh Queen's Hall
Friday 5th April
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 0131 668 2019
85 - 89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Doors 6.30pm / Stage 7.30pm

Manchester Royal Northern College of Music
Saturday 6th April
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 0161 907 5555
Doors: 7pm / Stage: 7:30pm
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD

Birmingham Town Hall
Sunday 7th April
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 0121 345 0600
Doors: 7:30pm / Stage: 8pm
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ

Salisbury City Hall
Monday 8th April
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 01722 434 434
Doors: 7:30pm / Stage: 8pm
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7TU

Zoe Thomson: Youth Arts Forum Featured Artist Of The Month

9 year old Zoe Thomson is very pleased to be the Youth Arts Forum Featured Artist Of The Month for February 2013. Here is a video of Zoe talking about playing her guitar and The Mini Band.
Please visit the Youth Arts Forum web site at:


Don Lappin: How To Play Fine Lines - get the best guitar lessons now on Skype

This is the 2nd excerpt from my Tapping DVD. Here I teach you how to play one of my most popular songs,"Fine Lines"! The tablature is available as a FREE download by visiting my website. Also, for a limited time, you can also download "Fine Lines" for FREE TOO!!!

Here is a quick video I did letting you all know that I offer guitar lessons on Skype. I've been working with students from around the world on Skype for the past few years and it is an incredibly effective way of studying with someone when you live away from them.

Please email me at don@donlappinmusic.com or dlappin@berklee.edu if you are interested.

Guitar Lessons On Skype

Billy McLaughlin,Rhett Butler: No One Succeeds Alone - acoustic stars promo

Billy McLaughlin and Rhett Butler - No One Succeeds Alone

Samuli Federley: 8th Live4guitar competition - classy soloing

8th Live4guitar competition - Samuli Federley
Here's my entry, I hope you enjoy it. Please check out also www.samulifederley.com

Callum Williams: John Mayer - Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room - John Mayer (Cover)
My stripped down Instrumental cover of John Mayer's song Slow Dancing in a Burning room.
I recorded all four guitar tracks for this cover. Hope you enjoy. Cal:)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Callum-williams/225315094208268

Petey Graves: Red Seas Fire - news update

Huge thanks to Andrew Helps and Nicole Lloyd for letting us borrow their cameras and filming talents for this video!

Band Links:


Red Seas Fire | Introducing Jake & Other News.

Morgan Pettersson: Good Bye Apex with Mark Miller + Ian Pellow

Good Bye Apex feat. Mark Miller & Ian Pellow
Morgan Pettersson Composition & Guitars.
Mark Miller Drums.
Ian Pellow Bass.
We all hang out on kompoz dot com

Akihiko Onji: Great two handed legato fusion tapping

Miroslav Mirosavljev: Andy's Tune - acoustic tappathon

Daily Solo - Andy's Tune (No. 28, acoustic guitar)
One day - one solo!

Written and played by MICKYLEE.

Animation by Emanuela Bulatovic
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Marcos De Ros: Delicado - Choro'n'Roll

De Ros plays "Delicado", from Waldir Azevedo. Choro'n'Roll.
De Ros plays "Delicado", from Waldir Azevedo. Choro'n'Roll. The title says it all.

Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G - World On Fire, Masquerade - Kelly S. Carpenter handling the vocal duties

FIREWIND - World On Fire, Masquerade, Atlanta w Kelly S. Carpenter
The "new" Firewind with Kelly S. Carpenter handling the vocal duties. Touring with Turisas.

Cherry Blossom: Ouka - allegro from "New Century"

Yngwie Malmsteen ALLEGRO 桜花 10 Years old ギター少女

Hello, it is Ouka.
I tried playing the allegro of the "New Century" favorite album of Yngwie.
Adagio is in practice now.
I will come to you again UP popping as Suite.
It was found that the severity of the world sooo classic.
The timing to take a completely different tempo and lock,
I thought it was the world that does not completely valid if it can not play perfectly.
Due to the low degree of perfection at all, I'd been training yell.

Alex Machacek: fusion solo - Stroke Ars School of Music

Impressions (Part II) of guitar music school workshop Sam Šalamon - Stroke Ars, in an ECC Maribor 2012 September 2012 invited one of the best jazz / rock / fusion guitarists in the world - ALEX Machacek (USA). More information about the School of Music Stroke Ars on: http://www.taktars.si More information about Sam Šalamonu to: http://www.samosalamon.com

Alex Machacek - kitarska delavnica glasbene šole Takt Ars - 2. del

Daniele Liverani: Morning Grace - four guitars in HD

Daniele Liverani - Morning Grace (4 voices inv.) HD
Written by Daniele Liverani

Taken from the instrumental guitar album "VIEWPOINT"
Recorded on 1994 at 56 Studios (S.Monica California)
Released later on 1999 by Virtuoso Records / Legend
Original version appeared on demo tape "The Wheel Of Emotions" 1991
All Guitars and Keys: Daniele Liverani

DANIELE LIVERANI - Morning Grace (4 voices inv.) HD

Hassan Hajdi: preparing a new album, we recall the secret of shred.

Thanks to Kermheat who informs me that Hassan Hajdi is in the process of preparing a new album !!!
This his his new web site (in French) http://www.hassanhajdi.com

For those with shorter memories... enjoy the secret of shredding

Hassan Hajdi - Shred Guitar SECRET

Ben Badenhorst: Humus Bang - cool Progressive World Metal

Ben Badenhorst:
A unique and challenging collection of Progressive World Metal.
These tracks combine many diverse elements, including Indian,
Middle Eastern and North African influences, blended with Metal, Psychedelic and Avant-Garde concept's.
released 08 December 2012
Recorded and produced by Ben Bad.
All instruments and arrangements by Ben Bad.
All compositions by Ben Bad except;
Flunkey Town based on 'Funky Town' written by Steven Greenberg,
Seven Gnats written by Martin Wolfhaardt.
Recorded between September and October 2012.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Neil Thunderbolt....
Special thanks to:
Brian Fanner, BFOC Guitars, Django Flaherty, Brit Horowitz,
Raven Sklair, Chris & Mikayla Badenhorst,
Avi & Einat Horowitz, Eric Johnson, Virgil Donati, Tom Kennedy,
Allan Holdsworth, Al Di Meola, Mike Einziger, L. Shankar, U. Shrinivas....


Chris Gordon: scalloped Strat Maude gets a spanking

My neighbor kindly scalloped an old guitar neck of mine. When he brought it over I quickly slapped it on my main Strat Maude and started shredding!

Maude Scallop

Dani Rabin: Marbin - Live at DBGB's 2012

Some great solos by Dani and Danny! A song from their new album: Last Chapter of Dreaming

Marbin is an all instrumental band based in Chicago IL.
Marbin first started in 2007 as an improvised music duo consisting of Israeli-American guitarist Dani Rabin and Israeli saxophonist Danny Markovitch.[1] Markovitch and Rabin met shortly after Markovitch had completed his military service as an infantry sergeant and Rabin had graduated from Berklee College of Music.[2][3] Since 2008, Marbin has been living in Chicago and performing all over the United States, playing over 300 shows a year with the accompaniment of drummer Justyn Lawrence and Bassist Jae Gentile, making Marbin one of the busiest bands in the states. They have released three albums: Impressions of a City, as part of Paul Wertico's Mideast-Midwest Alliance, and two under the name Marbin,[4] Marbin as a duo, and Breaking the Cycle with drummer Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny Group), bassist Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group), and Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon). Marbin is currently signed to Moonjune Records and Management.
more info at http://marbinmusic.com/
Watch it in 720 HD for best results. Shot by K-Dawg.

Marbin - Live at DBGB's, Buffalo, NY 12-14-2012 - On The Square

Bruno Palma: 8th Live4guitar contest

Bruno Palma: It´s my improvisation over this awesome backing track Thanks for watching
cheers from Brazil

8th Live4guitar contest - Bruno Palma

Mateus Starling: guitar solo - Pro Helvius

Unfortunately I don't have the video of the whole song, but only the solo.
Sala Baden Powell, 31/01/2013 at the CD release show guitar project. Pascoal Meirelles, Sergio Barroso, Cliff Korman, Altair Martins, Arimatheia, Julio Merlino, Mauro Senise, Replaced Fernando, Marcelo Martins and Matthew Starling.

Mateus Starling guitar solo - Pro Helvius - Pascoal Meirelles guitar project

Paul Gilbert,Thomas Lang: Vibrato - House of Blues Hollywood 2013

Paul Gilbert, Emi Gilbert, Kelly Lemieux, and Thomas Lang make up Paul Gilbert's band on his Vibrato tour. This is his first show of the tour which was held at House of Blues Hollywood on 1/9/13. It was an AMAZING show that everyone should see, especially those who love guitar. Check out the other videos for the whole show.

Paul Gilbert - VIBRATO at House of Blues Hollywood 1/4

Paul Gilbert - VIBRATO at House of Blues Hollywood 2/4

Paul Gilbert - VIBRATO at House of Blues Hollywood 3/4

Paul Gilbert - VIBRATO at House of Blues Hollywood 4/4

Paul Gilbert: Enemies (In Jail) - Official Video

From the album VIBRATO - http://paulgilbert.com/
Illustrated by Ben Dewey - http://www.benjamindewey.com/
Video Editing by Vicente and Fernando Cordero -http://industrialismfilms.com/

Watch in HD and crank up the volume!

Paul Gilbert: Guitar and Vocals
Emi Gilbert: Keyboards and Vocals
Kelly LeMieux: Bass and "In Jail" shouts
Thomas Lang: Drums and "In Jail" shouts
Engineered by Jun Murakawa
Mixed by Jay Ruston
Mastered by Paul Logus

Paul Gilbert - Enemies (In Jail) - Official Video

Bartek Woźniak,Daniel Wręczycki: Song For Jeff

Song For Jeff (Steve Lukather cover) by Bartek Woźniak and Daniel Wręczycki

Bartek Woźniak, Daniel Wręczycki - Song For Jeff (Solo Życia 2012)

Ben Kuzay: Neo-classical bassist announces Introspection US tour dates

Ben Kuzay (Ex-Monstrosity, Ex-Wykked Wytch) To Tour United States As Solo Performer

Neo-classical bassist Ben Kuzay will embark upon his "Introspection" U.S. Tour as a one-man show on February 28th, and continue on the road through April 6th. About the upcoming jaunt, Kuzay had this to say: "I'm going to be giving my fans a fully-organic show with no backing tracks. Most of the concert will consist of solo bass pieces, and the rest will be comprised of solo keyboard and solo guitar pieces."

Kuzay has played alongside musical masterminds such as Richard Christy (Death, Howard Stern Show, Ex-Iced Earth), David Harbour (Michael Harris, Ex-King Diamond, Ex-Chastain), and Duane Timlin (Divine Empire, Forest Of Impaled). Kuzay has toured the United States as a member of bands such as Monstrosity, and toured the Mid-West with his solo project (as a two-piece), but this is going to be the first full U.S. tour that he has done in the context of his solo project. "A lot of my fans from all over the world have been, for years now, requesting me to tour. Last year, we hit the Mid-West, this year I'll hit the U.S., then next year, hopefully the world."

Ben Kuzay "Introspection" U.S. Tour:

Feb 28 Superior, WI The Thirsty Pagan
Mar 1 Duluth, MN Sir Benedict’s Tavern On The Lake
Mar 2 Winona, MN Acoustic Café
Mar 3 Yankton, SD Rounding Third Bar & Casino
Mar 4 Aberdeen, SD Red Rooster
Mar 8 Hudsonville, MI Mocha N’ Music
Mar 9 Indianapolis, IN Lazy Daze
Mar 10 Fort Wayne, IN Berlin Music Pub
Mar 14 Cedar Rapids, IA Java Creek Café
Mar 15 Lincoln, NE Meadowlark
Mar 16 Omaha, NE Side Door Lounge
Mar 18 Jonesborro, AK The Edge Coffeehouse
Mar 19 Wichita, KS Artichoke
Mar 20 Tulsa, OK Tankz
Mar 21 Saint Joseph, MO Café Acoustic
Mar 22 Merino, CO Jumbalaya’s
Mar 23 Laramie, WY Coal Creek Coffeehouse
Mar 27 Springfield, IL Bourbon Street Rhythm & Ribs
Mar 28 Pineville, KY Bell Theater
Mar 29 South Charleston, WV The Daily Cup
Mar 30 Dayton, OH Hank’s Pub
Mar 31 Chicago, IL Penny Road Pub
Apr 5 Topeka, KS Celtic Fox

Here is Ben Kuzay performing his solo music live, as will be seen on this tour:



This is Ben Kuzay as a four-piece band: