Monday, 15 April 2013

Misha Mansoor: D'Addario EXL140-8 Nickel Wound Strings

Misha Mansoor of Periphery talks about the D'Addario EXL140-8 Nickel Wound strings.

D'Addario: Misha Mansoor on EXL140-8 Nickel Wound Strings

Adrian Galysh: Pentatonic and Diatonic Workouts for Guitar

Adrian Galysh takes you through a bit of his diatonic scale workout, using 3-notes-per string scales. This is a great routine to help you increase dexterity, coordination, use sequences, string skipping, and help your phrasing.
Diatonic Scale Workout for Guitar

Pentatonic Scale Workout for Guitar

News: FREE Rockschool bass lesson: How to use rests to turn ordinary basslines into attention-grabbing hooks

Rockschool has released a FREE Bass Guitar Tutorial ideal for teachers to help beginner students play grooves. The new resource includes a free video, backing track and sheet music in PDF format, which are all available to download on the Rockschool news page. Plus you can watch a video demonstration of the lesson on YouTube.

This easy to follow lesson looks at the use of ‘rests’ to help you produce stronger musical parts for Bass players. The two backing tracks are both tabbed out giving you four different examples, demonstrating how the simple introduction of rests may affect the groove.
Also recommended are tracks for further listening from bands as varied as Pantera, The Rolling Stones and James Brown, which demonstrate similar bass parts to the examples and gives students additional song ideas to practice along to.

Further technical exercises, practice material, quick study pieces and sight-reading tests are available in the new Rockschool Companion Guides and Technical Handbooks, which come with audio CDs and are designed to be used alongside your Rockschool grade book.
Rockschool provides a wealth of material to help both students and teachers with maximising their exam performance. To find out more, visit as well as checking out the new Bass Guitar Tutorial page or catching the new video on YouTube.

Bartek Beben: Peavey Vypyr 15 - Mesa Dual Rectifier Metal

Compact metal amp, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier simulation,

Signal chain:
Fender Aerodyne - Peavey Vypyr 15 (Rec factory preset) - Suhr SM57 - Onyx Blackjack - Studio One,

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@ 2013 by Bartek Beben [drumbART]

Peavey Vypyr 15 - Mesa Dual Rectifier Metal

Pedro Pimentel: Guitarist releases first solo album

Guitarist and producer Pedro Pimentel has just released his first solo album (self-titled). The 10 original tracks were all performed, arranged, produced, mixed and mastered by the musician itself, and are all available for free streaming at his YouTube channel: , were you'll also find videos of live performances, interviews, videoclip and related websites.
In parallel, Pedro Pimentel continues its work as a freelancer musician (guitarist, producer and instructor) and as a member of rock band Morfinna.

"Guitarist Pedro Pimentel has an interesting solo work, in which his technique and playing skills are highlighted, but without the common exaggeration that is usual in projects of this nature. 'Strider' is a composition with a very modern theme and great guitar solos. Good quality recording and very tasteful tones."
[Guitar Player Magazine (Brazilian edition) - March 2013]


Student of well-known Brazilian musicians, Pedro Pimentel is a graduate in Fusion Guitar at Escola de Música e Tecnologia (EM&T), being elected the most promising student at the first edition of Nossos Talentos Top (“Our Top Talents”) festival.
Also graduated at Instituto de Áudio e Tecnologia (IAV), he produced and performed live and in CDs, singles and DVDs for various artists and bands, besides working as a jingle and soundtrack producer for several companies and as editor, producer and audio technician at TV Cia. Da Música (internet music channel with more than 300.000 views).
His work – as a solo musician or a member of rock band Morfinna – is being highlighted in TV shows, magazines, newspaper, radios and websites.
As well as promoting his first solo album (self-titled), in present times Pedro Pimentel works as a free-lancer musician, producer and music instructor.


Pedro Pimentel - First Instrumental album

Antonio Soncina: Waves of Shred competition

Antonio Soncina with his Waves of Shred Entry, some cool tapping licks

Waves of Shred Entry - Antonio Soncina

Tom Quayle,Yiannis Papadopoulos: Waves Of Shred Competition closes 1st June 2013

Ayman Mokdad: Waves Of Shred competition

Rock on my son! :)

Hugs and good luck to all of you shredders of this planet in this great contest ;)

I'm using a Magnus Olsson Ibanez model plugged into an old Pod XT :)

Waves Of Shred entry - Ayman

Tom Quayle,Yiannis Papadopoulos: Waves Of Shred Competition closes 1st June 2013

Listen Angel: Waves of Shred competition

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Waves of Shred 2013 Listen Angel Entry

Tom Quayle,Yiannis Papadopoulos: Waves Of Shred Competition closes 1st June 2013

Samuel George: French Guitar Contest 2

Hi everyone ! This this my entry for the 2nd French Guitar Contest,
I hope you like it. Feel free to comment. Don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel.

Enregistré à Guitar Axion ( Roazhon ) - Ecole des musiques Actuelles Rennes

Ibanez - Prestige 3120
Bogner - Brixton ( comme l' image l' indique ;) ... )
Two notes - Torpédo live

Bravo aux organisateurs : Kenny Serane et Nelly Tadjer

French Guitar Contest 2 - Samuel GEORGE - HD

French Guitar Contest 2013 ends May 11th

Doug Doppler: Wicked, Nu Instrametal - live

Doug Doppler - Wicked (live)
by atmaanur

Thanks to Atma Anur for posting this clip and reminding me what a great album Nu Instrametal is!

Atma Anur: A clip from one of Doug Doppler's live guitar clinics, the backing tracks are from his Favoured Nations release NU INSTRAMETAL. The CD also features bass players Stu Hamm and Billy Sheehan, and drummer Atma Anur

You can buy Nu Instrametal online

1. Fat Lip 5:30
2. Fire Down Below 4:41
3. Wicked 4:18
4. Grind 4:08
5. Wrecking Ball 4:40
6. Funky Armadillo 4:35
7. Like Father Like Son 4:36
8. Starcrossed Lovers 6:17
9. Bring It On 4:42
10. Bumpin' Grind 5:46
11. Five Hi 5:07

Oliver Eckelt: Chronicle of the lost kings - original track

Songname: Chronicle of the lost kings

© copyright 2013 by Oliver Eckelt aka trenchdevil

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Chronicle of the lost kings - original instrumental metal music

Jeff Loomis: Outrageous theft of gear from tour van! Your help required!!


"Last night after our show in St. Louis, our tour van was broken into as we were grabbing a bite to eat before our drive to Dallas. We were parked in a well-lit area in front of the restaurant. In the ten to fifteen minutes that it took for us to order our food and eat, all of our personal items such as laptops, cameras, musical equipment, cell phones, passports and money were stolen. We came outside to find the lock on the driver side door popped out of the van, and promptly called the police. A report has been filed and the van was fingerprinted, but the leads don't seem promising. The police stated that this is apparently a common occurrence in the area. We are all in disbelief, but are very fortunate for everyone to be okay.

After discussing the situation as a group, we would like to try to continue on with this tour, but to be able to do this, we will need your help. We have all taken a huge hit financially, and we cannot continue on without some sort of support. We have set up a paypal account for any amount of donations to assist us for the duration of the tour.

Below is the PayPal e-mail to make donations to.

Any and all support will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Jeff Loomis Band and crew

Morten Faerestrand: Chromatic And Altered Lick

Chromatic And Altered Lick - Jazz Guitar Lesson
On this channel you'll find many jazz guitar lessons, as well as some clips of jazz guitar performances, and some gear demos. For the full jazz guitar experience, please check out

Dudley Ross: Ozzy Osbourne gives the love to Vigier - yeah really!!

Ozzy Osbourne & Vigier Guitars
Comedian Bobby Davro does a great impression on Ozzy Osbourne while talking about Vigier Guitars, which belong to Dudley Ross @BobbyDavro1

Rick Graham: The Barry White Smooth Sexy Legato

10) Rick's Quick but Slick Licks - The Barry White Smooth Sexy Legato one
Please take a minute to enjoy the Barry White moment. Lick is taken from Dorian Xpansion Pack. More info here:

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Tom Quayle: Jamming with Hadrien Feraud and Damien Schmitt Musikmesse 2013

Jamming with Hadrien Feraud & Damien Schmitt Messe 2013
I got to jam with Hadrien Feraud and Damien Schmitt at the IQS booth at Musikmesse this year! Jamming with these two monsters was an incredible experience and has left me so inspired. We played 'Stella by Starlight' followed by an impromptu fusion jam. If I can become a tenth of the player that these guys are then I will be a happy man! I borrowed Martin Miller's Suhr Modern for this jam.
Thanks to Richard Laingard for the video.

Sebastian Persini,Alex Argento: Crystal Tears - great new track

composed, produced and mixed by Sebastian Persini. mastered by Alex Argento

Mike Philippov: Melodic Guitar Solo With Great Phrasing

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If enjoyed this melodic guitar solo video, click on the link above and I'll show you exactly how to make your guitar practicing MUCH more effective. Learn how to get better at guitar in less time and have fun playing guitar!

Melodic Guitar Solo With Great Phrasing Played By Mike Philippov

Thorsten Koehne: Eden’s Curse Third Studio Video Diary Released

Eden’s Curse Third Studio Video Diary Released 

Multinational melodic metal band EDEN’S CURSE is in the studio working on its as-yet-untitled fourth album for a late summer release via AFM Records. The third in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the new album recording sessions can be seen below:

Eden's Curse - 4th Album - Studio Diary - Episode Three

The 14-min video features German virtuoso guitarist Thorsten Koehne tracking his parts at COP Studio in Bielefeld, Germany.
Among the fourteen songs selected for recording are “Evil & Divine“, “Break The Silence“, “Unbreakable“, “Great Unknown” and “Devil In Disguise“.

Mixing duties will once be performed by the band’s longtime engineer, PINK CREAM 69 and UNISONIC bassist Dennis Ward, while German graphicdesigner Thomas Ewerhard (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, JORN) completes the same winning team who worked on the band’s previous album, 2011′s critically acclaimed “Trinity” record.

The fourth album will be the first to feature the band’s new vocalist, who at this point has yet to be named, from a meticulous audition process.

Andy James: Sacred Mother Tongue - Out Of The Darkness available from itunes

Exciting day for Team Transcend as the new SACRED MOTHER TONGUE album "OUT OF THE DARKNESS" is finally out today on iTunes!

The band are rising up through the iTunes Rock chart so keep downloading and sharing the links and help get them to the Top 10!

(For USA & Canada please note the album will not be available to Download until 30th April).

If you'd rather a CD copy of the new SMT album then pop over to our online store hereor the official SMT Merch store here to order a copy - we ship worldwide!!

Thanks for supporting home grown British metal!


Sacred Mother Tongue - Evolve / Become

Timo Somers,Barend Courbois: Aristides jamming at MusikMesse 2013

Timo Somers & Barend Courbois jamming at MusikMesse 2013 for Aristides Guitars.

Timo Somers & Barend Courbois MusikMesse 2013

Tom Hess: How To Succeed At Teaching Guitar By Showing Your Students How To Practice

How To Succeed At Teaching Guitar By Showing Your Students How To Practice
by Tom Hess
Have you ever had a hard time getting your guitar students to make significant progress from one lesson to the next? Almost every guitar teacher faces this problem at one time or another. Fortunately, you can overcome this issue by making one simple adjustment to your guitar teaching approach.

Although there are tons of reasons why most guitarists who take lessons never become great musicians, in the end a lot of your success as a guitar teacher will depend on your ability to effectively teach your students to practice.

You can be a great teacher at everything else in your guitar lessons, but until your students fully understand how to properly practice guitar they will never really be able to reach high levels in their guitar playing. In fact, they could stay with you for years at a time and never make any real progress. It is for this reason that you MUST show your guitar students how to practice and take this subject very seriously.

By doing this you will not only get better results for your guitar students, but you will simultaneously be setting yourself apart from the majority of mediocre guitar teachers in your local area.

Now, before I reveal the most effective ways for teaching your students to practice guitar, you need to measure your current guitar teaching skills. Fill out your responses on this assessment about how to get guitar students to practice more effectively.

The THREE Major Reasons Why So Many Guitar Students Don’t Know How To Practice

Reason 1: Many guitar teachers give guitar practice advice to their students in a generic, all-encompassing manner. That said, highly trained guitar teachers teach their students a variety of guitar practicing strategies that are specific to their goals and challenges. This helps guitar students of those teachers to make much faster progress than those students who only learn a few general guitar practice principles that they are supposed to apply to everything they learn.

Reason 2: Some guitar instructors do put ‘some’ effort to show their students how to practice guitar, but this effort comes in the form of a very short instruction (that the student quickly forgets). Take the following for example: While showing students how to play clean and articulated arpeggios, it is common for the student to struggle to separate one note from the other without ringing together. In many cases, the guitar teacher will advise the student to make sure not to allow the different notes to ring at the same time when they practice on their own in between lessons. They may even demonstrate how this is done a few times before the lesson is over. Unfortunately, this does not truly help the guitar student in a way that ‘sticks’ and the student ends up committing the same mistakes over again during the following entire week of practicing. When the next lesson comes, the problem is still there - but why? Why is it that many guitar students continue making the same mistakes while practicing even after being told/shown otherwise? Here are the reasons:
a) The student has already forgotten the main cause of the problem and continued to unknowingly play while making the same mistake over and over.
b) If the student even remembers you telling them about the mistake, it is still unlikely that they will remember ‘how’ you told them to practice in order to fix it.
c) Students often assume they understood how to practice something you showed them but will often do it incorrectly at home.
Because of these things, you will need to waste time going over what the student was supposed to have learned the previous week once again. This guitar teaching method totally fails for the following reasons:

1. You aren’t investing enough time into explaining how to practice guitar so that your guitar students truly understand.

2. During the guitar lesson, your student believes that he/she understands how to practice, but when they are on their own in between lessons they do it wrong or forget what to do.

3. You never check to assure that your guitar students are practicing properly because you have never actually observed the way that they practice. Watching your students ‘practice’ is different than just listening to them play. When you hear them play, you hear the ‘end result’, but you don’t actually see the process they used in order to produce it.

Reason 3 . The great majority of guitar teachers out there use up nearly every moment of each guitar lesson teaching their students new information such as new scales, licks, techniques and so forth. The reason why this happens so much is because most guitar teachers feel obligated to teach new material so that their students don’t feel like they are being “ripped off”. Because guitar teachers are so afraid of this, they overwhelm students with tons of new ideas but only spend a fraction of the time actually showing them how to practice what they learn on guitar.

Here Is What You Should Do
Now that you have better comprehension of why it is essential to show your guitar students HOW to practice and you have seen how traditional guitar teaching approaches fail, here are some solutions you can use to avoid the mistakes discussed above:

Solution One. Use no more than 75% of the guitar lesson time for showing your students something new - reserving the rest of the time to teach them how to practice that idea effectively on guitar. Simply showing them how to practice for one or two minutes will not help.

Solution Two. You must both SHOW your guitar students how to practice and WATCH them do it in front of you. Don’t make the mistake of expecting them to remember how to practice based on your words alone. Some guitar teachers feel uncomfortable with spending so much time having their students practice during the lesson rather than learn ‘new things’. If you have the same mindset, think about this: In the end, your guitar students really only want a great result from you when they come to you for lessons. Understanding how to properly practice guitar is a crucial part of getting great results and advancing on guitar. If the student goes home and practices improperly, then they essentially will have wasted an entire week’s worth of time, energy and money. This will only frustrate them as they make little to no progress only to repeat the same cycle again next week when they come back to relearn what they were supposed to learn last week. This is why you must make it your number one purpose to get your guitar students to practice properly and get the result they came to you for.

Solution Three. Don’t fall into the trap of making assumptions for your students. You are the expert for guitar, so naturally you will understand exactly why something doesn’t sound right, or what needs to be done in order to fix this or that issue. However, your students are NOT experts. You must show them precisely what to look and listen for when they practice guitar so that they do not forget. Additionally, write all of this information down for them so that when they get home they can easily identify all important steps and instructions.

Solution Four. Many guitar teachers feel pressured when they are trying to show their guitar students how to practice and the student says something like “Ok I get… can we talk about X already?” Don’t cave in when your guitar students try to take control of the lesson like this. Make sure that your students truly ‘get it’ 100% so that when they get home they don’t realize that they really don’t ‘get it’ and end up practicing wrong. Remind them that by learning how to properly practice guitar they will reach their guitar playing goals much faster.

Solution Five. Don’t make the same mistake that so many mediocre guitar teachers make by repeatedly asking your students to ‘play’ something several times so that you can observe what they are doing and ‘make corrections’. Truly successful guitar teachers have their students show them how they PRACTICED the material from the previous week so that they can see the root cause of any playing issues. Next, the guitar teacher will show the student in real time (as they are practicing) what needs to be fixed. This way the student gets the experience of correcting the mistake for himself/herself. When your guitar students can correct their own mistakes, they will quickly begin to make progress in their playing.

Now that you have read the information in this article, here is what you should do next:

1. See what you need to learn in order to get guitar students to practice and make fast progress.

2. Make it a priority for all of your guitar students to fully understand why knowing how to practice guitar effectively will get them the results they desire (in much less time).

3. Don’t ‘wait’ to use what you learned in this article - begin implementing the ideas from above into every guitar lesson that you teach from now on.

Once you have fully integrated the ideas of this article into your guitar teaching approach you will begin seeing progress in your guitar students like you’ve never seen before. On top of that, you will find yourself quickly becoming the most in demand guitar teacher around!

About The Author:
Tom Hess is a successful professional guitar teacher, composer and the guitarist of the band Rhapsody Of Fire. He also trains guitar teachers how to improve their guitar teaching methods. Get guitar teaching ideas, guitar teacher skill assessments and free guitar teaching resources on his musician website.

Daniele Liverani: Odd Valley - performance playthrough

Daniele Liverani - Odd Valley
Taken from the instrumental guitar album "DAILY TRAUMA"
Recorded on 1998 at Fear Studios
Released later on 2004 by Frontiers Records

All Guitars, Bass and Keyboards by Daniele Liverani
Drums by Dario Ciccioni


Ben Lacy: percussive guitar

Ben playing percussion on electric guitar - James Brown style. More at search for all star guitar night

Ben Lacy - guitar percussion

Carl Mörner Ringström: Neocolony - excellent upcoming fusion album

Carl Mörner Ringström
Carl Mörner Ringström's debut solo album will be out in May! Here's a taste of what you can expect. All music by Carl Mörner Ringström. Filmed and edited by Kriswontwo. Cover design by Mikkel S. Dysted.

Carl Mörner Ringström - Neocolony EPK

Dean Murphy: Dimarzio PAF 8 versus Alumitone X Bar

Dean Murphy - Dimarzio PAF 8/ Alumitone X Bar Comparison
so i finally had time to install my paf 8 so i did a comparison on a few riffs from my project "on the shoulders of giants" and then a riff from the first video i ever did cause..i like it.... but go to my personal facebook and the band facebook. ill be giving away the x bar in a competition so make sure you go like it