Monday, 18 February 2013

Dariusz Słoma: two originals - posted 2010

Dariusz Słoma - Two nice originals posted a few years back

Brawl in the shop of China-solo

Chromatic Breath

Manu Livertout: private demo

demo manu personal private court ouaouuu! What madness!

manu livertout folie en cour privé !!!!

Truth In Shredding: passes 4,000,000 page views!

Wow... whilst my back was turned... we just went past 4,000,000 page views in google analytics... which did not appear until March 2006. The blog started officially in December 2004. Thanks for coming back and supporting the guitar players with your views, comments, buying of guitar lessons, guitar records, and any other merchandise that these guys can sell to keep guitar alive.

Martin Miller: Rhodes Artemis

First night of NAMM and a guitar cable was nowhere to be found! We improvised with a speaker cable, hence the noise you hear in the gaps between Martin's fantastic playing.

Martin Miller - Rhodes Artemis

Tony Waka: cooley demos Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe

Hey people, sorry I've been uploading some NAMM videos and have no time to record lately so ... here is a video playing an old rock solo I write long time ago..with my Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe ... The delay is the wampler tape echo btw ... everything into a Cornford Carrera and of course my lovely Suhr Modern !!!

Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe Solo ...

Ethan Brosh: jamming at NAMM 2013

Ethan Brosh jamming at NAMM

Shredder @ NAMM 2013

George Lynch: Sabian live - NAMM 2013

You can see the Drum angle by clicking the link in the video. Visit Sabian at

NAMM 2013 - Sabian live - George Lynch

Bruce Bouillet: Fujigen

NAMM 2013 - Bruce Bouillet - FGN (Fujigen) Guitars. Visit them at

NAMM 2013 - Bruce Bouillet - FGN Guitars

Steve Lukather: Yamaha NAMM party

YAMAHA 125TH PARTY W/ TOTO p.2 AT NAMM 2013 Jan 26, 2013 David Paitch, Steve Lukather provide extended soloing.

David appears to be playing a Yamaha U2, however it may very well be just a mockup for stage as it has also another keyboard inset where the harp and strings should be.

Steve is playing his Ernie Ball signature Luke model guitar through some boxes in the way of the microphone, on into a pair of mean-sounding Bogner Uberschall amps. They provided a decent clean-chime chorus sound too in "Africa" - check p.1


Jimmy Herring,Wayne Krantz,Michael Landau: The Ringers - rehearsal sounding awesome

The Ringers-Jimmy Herring-Wayne Krantz-Michael Landau-Etienne Mbappe-Keith Carlock Rehearsals

Jim Machairas: Relaxing through anxiety - original composition

This is an original track in a typical fusion form, with a metal outburst,somewhere in between...Everything, apart from the guitar, is programmed so...don't blame the sax player....
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Relaxing through anxiety - Jim Machairas

Roye Albrighton: Nektar's Debut Album 'Journey To The Centre Of The Eye' - reissue!

Special Collector's Re-issue Of Nektar's Debut Album 'Journey To The Centre Of The Eye' Featuring Guitarist Roye Albrighton To Be Released

Los Angeles, CA – Space Rock fans rejoice! Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing a Special Collector's Re-issue of 'Journey To The Centre Of The Eye', the classic 1971 debut album by UK progressive rock legends Nektar on February 26, 2013. This Sci-Fi themed masterpiece showcases a younger, spacier and more psychedelic Nektar. The CD will include the original album mix fully remastered, original liner notes by famed rock biographer Dave Thompson and a bonus CD featuring a vintage live performance of the entire album! This re-issue kicks off a series of Nektar catalog releases that will culminate with the release of a new studio album, 'Time Machine' coming this summer 2013.

Says guitarist/vocalist and founding member Roye Albrighton about 'Journey To The Centre Of The Eye', “Basically, it's a journey to one's inner-self, and to be able to see the world through your mind's eye. Recorded in the early years of multi-track tape recording...this whole album was recorded on an 8-track recorder. We had to record each 20-minute piece complete and hope we didn't make any mistakes... If we did, it was back to the beginning to start again.”

The Nektar story is a remarkable one. A British rock band that found stardom and major success in Germany and the USA, yet failed to make a significant breakthrough in their own country. With three gold albums under their belt ('Remember The Future', 'Down To Earth' and 'Recycled'), Nektar produced some of the most original work of the seventies and eighties. In virtuoso guitarist Roye Albrighton Nektar had a charismatic front man who had shared a stage with Jimi Hendrix, in Allan ""Taff"" Freeman a unique keyboard player, in Derek ""Mo"" Moore a bass playing powerhouse and in Ron Howden a fluidity rarely found in a drummer. Fifth member Mick Brockett was not a musician, but was responsible for one of the most stunning light and visual shows ever to grace a rock stage. Nektar's history appeared to have been written when they finally split in the eighties. Despite attempts to re-kindle the flame, the Nektar light, it seemed was out...until the year 2000. The new millenium saw the long awaited reunion tour of the classic line-up, to rave reviews and fantastic receptions. The light we thought was out, had in fact been kept aglow - by loyal fans across the globe!

An American tour in September 2004 saw Taff Freeman depart the band for personal reasons and his successor, Hammond virtuoso Tom Hughes, instantly earning a place in the hearts of the Nektar faithful. With continued concert dates, along with the remastering of the remainder of the Nektar back catalogue on CD, this legendary band has become once more a proud force to be reckoned with in the world of progressive music. In 2007 Nektar truly took over their own management, procured their official website as their own, became an entity entirely under their own control and went on a 22-date tour of Germany. The band released the critically acclaimed CDs 'Book of Days' in 2008 and the live DBL CD 'Fortyfied' in 2009. Signing with US label Cleopatra in 2011, the band competed it's first U.S. Tour in seven years by virtue of a successful month-long jaunt of the States, to the delight of their U.S. Fans both old and new. The final Los Angeles date on this tour was captured on the Cleopatra Records 2012 DVD release 'Space Rock Invasion'. In 2012, Nektar released 'A Spoonful Of Time' on Cleopatra Records; a psychedelic head trip through classic rock radio with artful twists on classics by The Doors, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Blind Faith, Steve Miller, 10cc and others. Nektar is set to make its mark once again with the release of their highly anticipated forthcoming studio album 'Time Machine' this summer!

As far as future plans for Nektar: ""To make more music, and to experiment more in different ways,” says Albrighton. Nektar will be a part of the Cruise to the Edge cruise in March with the Yes, Tangerine Dream, Saga, Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, UK and others.

In conclusion Roye expounds about 'Journey To The Centre Of The Eye', “It's a very unique album and stands alone in the Nektar archives. Many brand this as a 'spacerock' album...some a 'Krautrock' us it is a Nektar album written and performed as we were in 1970.”

Nektar 'Journey To The Centre Of The Eye' is available for pre-order now at Amazon:

For more information visit Nektar's official website:

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Jan Laurenz: Raclette song - mandolin and guitar

Raclette song by Jan Laurenz
Raclette song by Jan Laurenz
played on portuguese mandolin and electric guitar
dedicated to "raclette" one of the tastyest foods ever......

Miroslav Mirosavljev: Daily Solo - Hero of the Day

Daily Solo - Hero of the Day (No. 42, guitar)
One day - one solo!

Written and played by MICKYLEE.

Animation by Emanuela Bulatovic
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Claudio Pietronik: Engl Powerball just revalved

Testing my Engl Powerball just revalved
Many thanks to Matteo Macalli (Custom Works)!

Andy Aledort: Soloing and Improvising lesson

This exclusive lesson continues at:

The following content is related to the March 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store:
Over the years, students and fellow guitar players have often asked me how they can break out of their old licks and discover new territory for musical exploration. Like most of us, they want to play solos that sound creatively and emotionally inspired.

If this is your goal as well, there are two things you need to do. First, stop allowing your fingers to follow the patterns ingrained over the years through muscle memory and familiarity. Second, force yourself to see the fretboard in new and different ways that you have not yet investigated.

Sounds easy, right? In truth, it's much harder to put into action than it may seem. In this edition of In Deep, I'll show you a few practice techniques that I've used to help me break out of my patterns and phrases. These exercises have helped me discover fresh licks and sounds, and fortified my fretboard knowledge and soloing facility.

In Deep w/Andy Aledort - March 2013 - Soloing and Improvising on 1, 2, and 3 strings

Adam Ironside: demos Irontone - Cranked Combo

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- Hand Made in the U.K
- True Bypass
- Bright White LED
- Amp-Style Tagboard Construction
- High quality, 4% Silver Solder
- 9vDC Centre Negative (Boss-Style)

The Irontone Cranked Combo (or 'CC' for short) replicates those classic 1×12 combos cranked to breaking point. The gain is pretty much set and the knob controls output volume only, there is a lot of volume on tap and cranking the dial will result in more hair and compression from your amp.
The CC is very responsive to the signal it is seeing and thus very interactive with your guitar's volume control. The pedal will act just like a cranked amp, set your guitar volume low for 'on the edge' break-up sounds, wind it up and achieve those amps-on-the-edge-of-explosion sounds we all know and love.
The CC also works as a great lead boost and drives already crunchy amps into warm, fuzzy territory.

*Video was recorded with a Hughes & Kettner Trilogy into a Zilla 2x12 mic'd up with an SE Electronics X1. No post-processing other than volume limiting. Delay is from a TC Electronic Nova Repeater.

Irontone - Cranked Combo Trailer

A quick video explaining what my new company (Irontone) can do for guitar players. We can help with setting up / designing rigs, cabling etc, and we also make some FX pedals and interfacing with plenty more to come.

Announcing my Company - Irontone

David Wallimann: Modal Countries - the mystery explained in a simple way

Learn modes the easy way with my Applied Theory For Guitar Players video pack:

Modal Countries

Tom Quayle, Martin Miller: IQS jam Frankfurt 2012

Jam recorded during the MusikMesse 2012 at IQS

Copy of Tom Quayle, Martin Miller and friends jamming at MusikMesse 2012

Tristan Klein: Little Wing Live - Fryette Amps 2009

Playing for my friend J, from PRS on the deliverance 120. Hall was noisy so I put the volume to ...11 ? ;-)

Tristan Klein Playing Little Wing Live @ Fryette Amps Booth Musik Messe 2009

Nico Stufano: Faccende di casa+ top legato fusion

Cort ( Gibson 57 Plus Bridge)
Xotic AC
Yamaha Ud-Stomp ( bypass mode )
TC HOF Reverb
Amp Extreme (10 w.)
Prezzo: 50 euro!!
Proprietario: mio figlio

Nico Stufano - Faccende di casa - 17/01/2013

Nico Stufano - Casa - 11/01/2013

Leonardo Guzman,Paco Hernandez,Claudio Pietronik,Alberto Chao, Enrique Berdonce: Still My Heart - International Megajam

If you are not subscribed to his channels look up for this guys on youtube :) :
Leonardo Guzman
Claudio Pietronik
Alberto Chao
Paco Hernandez
Enriddick09 (Enrique Diaz Berdonce)

till My Heart - International Megajam

Tomasz Andrzejewski: Masotti X100M Classic, VGS Guitars

Tomasz Andrzejewski - Masotti X100M Classic, VGS Guitars

Tomasz Andrzejewski - Masotti X100M Classic, VGS Guitars

Mark Claytor: Uprising the new CD now available

Mark Claytor: Uprising

Mark Claytor: Uprising Preorder now! Follow this paypal link and order up! I will sign every preorder copy of my new cd "Uprising" $10.00 free shipping! Lets RAWK!!

Track Listing:
1. Madness
2. Distant And Deadly   #Bass, Mike "Bass" Geren, Second Lead guitar, Chris Bickley.
3. Groovestar Gravity
4. Uprising
5. Turning Point
6. Plum Crazy
7. Begin Again
8. Black Magic Blues (Jay Parmar mix) second lead guitar and drums, Jay Parmar.
9. It Is What It Is
10. GeoGraphic
11. Eminent Collision  Bass guitar, Mike "Bass" Geren.
12. Vengeance
13. Away From The Sun

All songs © Mark Claytor 2013
"Black Magic Blues" Mixed and mastered by Jay Parmar at sacred sound studio, UK

Pre Order Mark Claytor: Uprising

Keston Barker: Death of the earth, Dave Martone student

Dave Martone
New song from my student Keston Barker! Way to go Keston!

Death of the earth

Sarah Longfield: The Fine Constant - Revel in Realization

Here's a video of The Fine Constant playing Revel in Realization at the Regent Street Retreat on 2-15-13.

The Fine Constant - Revel in Realization (live)

Sarah Longfield: Myriad by The Fine Constant

Irene Ketikidi: scorching new solo CD nears release

Irene Ketikidi
First batch of Promo CDs just arrived :) The promo CDs are for sending to magazines and for online reviews, proper release will be through itunes and all major online retailers within the next 2-3 weeks, thank you guys.

I'll be posting more information on Truth In Shredding nearer the time.

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Alex Hutchings: records with his new trio

Alex playing a demo track with his new trio featuring Rob Brian - Drums & Bill Banwell - Bass..... This Video was shot at RS studios in Bristol, for ROLAND UK to Promote the GT-100 effects

Alex Hutchings - Live in the studio,