Monday, 29 April 2013

Tom Quayle,Georgios Karaspyros: ripping Hayden Amplification and Zivory guitar

Tom Quayle playing the MOFO 30 through vintage 30's.

Tom Quayle playing the MOFO 30(by Hayden Amplification)

MOFO 30 (Hand Made in the UK version)
The old MOFO 45 which now comes as Mofo55 (both channels modified by amp design connoisseur Dave Green!) but with JJ 6550s instead of JJ-EL 34's which have been used specifically for the videos.

Georgios Karaspyros & Tom Quayle jamming -Testing the MOFOS

Andy James: New Sacred Mother Tongue album available in the US

Which one of you said they didn't like my playing...
Andy James
New Sacred Mother Tongue album available in the States for download as of midnight tonight!. Go buy it and spread the word. If you want us to cross the pond n melt some faces, show us the support we need to do just that! All the available download places, you know where they are ;P

Sam Bell: Mask of Judas: AXIS new EP available for downoad

Sam Bell: Mask of Judas: AXIS 

Mask of Judas: AXIS (2013)

5 tracks and full mini album artwork and lyrics.

Photography and Artwork by Aaron Bennett Photography
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered at Envy Studios
released 29 April 2013
Music by Mask of Judas
Lyrics by Jo Challen
Recorded at Envy Studios
Artwork by Aaron Bennett Photography

1. Crown The Sun 03:00
2. Endeavour 04:47
3. Axis 03:34
4. The Ascension 03:25
5. Should You Leave with Nothing 03:46

Alexis Kraniou: 91 Fender Ultra stolen in London - please help!

Alexis Kraniou is a fantastic jazz player, he's well known in the London scene.
His beloved Fender Strat was stolen a few days ago...

My guitar got stolen,
It's a year 91 Fender Ultra,
U wont find any of them on gumtree , online or guitar shops,

Is an American Strat and the only model that comes with an ebony wood on the fretboard,
U won't even find many of them in London ( so far I only met one guitarist with an Ultra Stratocaster 91 model and I am here for 7 years)

Please help and if you see anything similar to it the next few months contact me immediately,
This guitar is part soft body ,

Can't play music without that instrument and I am not sure if there is anything that can replace it .
I am stupid I don't have the serial number it starts with N1 though ( that's for the year 91)

Vincenzo Avallone: Waves Of Shred Guitar Competition

Watch in HD for better audio quality.  Here is my entry to the Waves Of Shred Guitar Competition.  I've had great fun jamming on this backing track and i also took the freedom to add some space synths ahah i love them lol.  Recorded,mixed and mastered by me at Deep Water recordings studio. Here i've used:

  • Ernie Ball Music Man jp6
  • Lepou's Lextac vst head
  • Lecab 2.0 and some mesa rectifier impulses
  • Revalver MK 3.5 for delay
  • H-eq for eq
  • Omnisphere for the space synths
  • T-racks 3 and Ozone 5 for mixing and mastering
  • all hosted in Reaper 4.22

Waves Of Shred Guitar Competition - Vincenzo Avallone

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

André Sobral: Waves of Shred competition

Hello :) This is my first upload on youtube of all time i hope you guys enjoy it. Thanks!

Waves of Shred Entry - André Sobral

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

Walsuan Miterran: Waves of Shred competition
This is my participation in the contest Waves of Shred 'Guitar Competition
I hope you all enjoy, hugs

Waves of Shred' Guitar Competition - Walsuan Miterran

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

Dave Weiner: Only 2 days left to enter for your chance to win this one-of-a-kind Ibanez LACS 7-string!

Only 2 days left to enter for your chance to win this one-of-a-kind Ibanez LACS 7-string!

On Wednesday, May 1, Dave's going to give away this hand-built, one-of-a-kind, Ibanez Los Angeles Custom Shop "OnRevolute" 7-string guitar!

Simply purchase "OnRevolute", for a special price of only $10 (US), directly from Dave's online store. After Wednesday, the price goes back up to $15. Or for the free, no purchase necessary way to enter, simply sign up for Dave's newsletter on the same page.

This grand prize is part of Dave's generous campaign celebrating his epic, 76-minute, critically acclaimed, sophomore release, OnRevolute. He's given away many amazing prizes over the last 3 years (including an iPad, strings, pedals, lessons, guitar cables, software, etc.) and now it's time to give this special guitar away to one lucky winner.

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday May 1 and announced via Dave's FB page.

Good luck and happy listening!

Roger Pedersen: More is More on itunes

Roger Pedersen: More Is More

1 Circus
2 Antivirus
3 Hail in a Hurricane
4 Northern Lights
5 Wasps
6 More is More
7 The PingPongSong
8 Melody
9 Surfing With an Umbrella
10 Popcorn Anyone
11 Summerday
12 GuitarDrumBizarreThing
13 Say My Name

Roger Pedersen: More is More from the CD More is More- out now.

James Norbert Ivanyi: Solo album studio diary

Here is a little teaser of some of the stuff you can expect on my instrumental record that I'm currently working on, and is due for release this year. In the spirit of trying to capture more of a performance vibe, and less of an album vibe, I'm recording all the parts and solo's in rather long takes, and trying to cut them up in sections, as less as possible. This section is the third part of a solo for a track that I've recently completed.
I hope you enjoy this little snippet!
For more info and updates head over to:
- James.

Katalina González: excellent ascending and descending legato

LICK ROCK GUITARRA VERSÁTIL/ Katalina González guitar

Lick Legato technique used in ascending and descending
how to apply hammer and pull-off on guitar
Versatile Guitar School

Shaun Baxter,Joey Taffola,George Marios: Zivory Guitars announce new website and new endorsees

Zivory CustomGuitars
Good Morning at Zivory we are very pleased to announce that we are launching our all new super duper cool Website...please take a look at the Worlds Greatest Guitars...Zivory Custom Guitars, Enjoy!

Shaun Baxter: "I choose to play a Zivory as it has all the Vintage tonal qualities but plays like a modern day guitar."

George Marios: Zivory Guitars are simply the best sounding and looking guitars I have played.  I have been using them in various studio sessions and live performances and they never cease to amaze me with their versatility and quality of tone.  They are an extension of me and  I would urge everyone to check them out!

Joey Taffola:

George Marios: Hi guys, Here is another jam from Musikmesse 2013, where i performed on behalf of Zivory Custom Guitars and Hayden amps. Enjoy and make sure to visit my website for HD lessons and info on shows and lessons and check out Zivory Custom Guitars and Hayden Amps. Many thanks to Mark McGuigan for the video! All the best, George Marios

Musikmesse 2013 Jam -George Marios with Zivory Custom Guitars and Hayden Amps

Thiago Trinsi: Garry King : End section teaser for the song 'Kiss of the Dragon' for Darkyra Black's' debut album

by Garry King: End section teaser for the song 'Kiss of the Dragon' for Darkyra Black's' debut album with special guest guitar virtuoso Thiago Trinsi, Drums - Garry King, Guitars - Paul Jupe, Keys - Fab Jablonski and Bass from Betovani

Video by Thiago Trinsi

Garry King and Thiago Trinsi

Eric Gales, dUg Pinnick, Thomas Pridgen: Collateral Damage - new promo video sounding great!

Pinnick Gales Pridgen
1. Collateral Damage (5:09)
2. Angels and Aliens (6:16)
3. For Jasmine (1:18)
4. Hang On, Big Brother (5:08)
5. Wishing Well (5:57)
6. Hate Crime (3:09)
7. Lascivious (5:18)
8. Black Jeans (6:47)
9. Sunshine Of Your Love (6:53)
10. Been So High (The Only Place To Go Is Down) (10:23)
11. Me And You (4:45)
12. The Greatest Love (5:45)
13. Frightening (5:20)

It's often been said that three-piece bands are the most expressive and most balanced musical units known to the rock world. Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rush, The Police, ... These legendary acts struck upon the correct ratio of musicianship and progressive songwriting by exploring uncharted musical territories while highlighting the individual talents within their collective ranks.

Pinnick Gales Pridgen have joined these legendary bands. Here is their new video for the song, "Collateral Damage" from their self-titled debut album on Magna Carta Records.

More Sound Samples and Order The CD:

"Collateral Damage" by Pinnick Gales Pridgen

Tom Hess: 5 Creative Tactics That Will Transform Your 7 String Guitar Playing

Tom Hess

5 Creative Tactics That Will Transform Your 7 String Guitar Playing 
By Tom Hess Do you feel like your 7 string guitar playing is not as creative as you would like it to be? Chances are, you have not fully explored the instrument’s creative possibilities and limited your approach to simply trying make your 6 string ideas work with the low B string. Unlike most guitarists, truly great guitar players are well aware of the differences between 6 and 7 string guitar. As a result, they are able to play creatively on their instrument. In an past article I made, I covered several 7 string guitar ideas. This gave you many additional ideas for how to use your instrument as well as how to smoothly transition from 6 string guitar to 7 string guitar. This article will focus on some more specific ideas that will help you use 7 string guitar to improve your overall guitar playing ability. Implement these five concepts into your regular guitar practice routine in order to become much better and more creative in your 7 string guitar playing: 

Use Variety When Playing With Palm Muting In Your Rhythm Guitar Riffs You might think that palm muting is a very easy and basic guitar technique, however, developing it to a level of true mastery requires great skill and focus (as with most techniques). As discussed in this resource about how to record guitar parts, many guitarists use sloppy palm muting technique during their recordings. As a result, they have to buy more time in the studio just so they can redo their recordings. With this in mind, you know you have truly mastered palm muting when you have the ability to consciously adjust the precise amount of muting you apply while playing rhythm guitar ideas. A good illustration of this is when you use palm muting technique while playing a power chord and slowly decrease the pressure of your palm on the strings to allow them to ring out openly. This technique can sound really intense when applied on the low B string due to the natural ‘heaviness’ of the lower register. Applying this technique consistently and accurately requires practice, especially if you are going to ‘record’ a double tracked rhythm guitar part that uses it. This palm muting application is not at all the same as playing guitar with inconsistent muting without being aware of what you are doing. Learn how to play 7 string rhythm guitar using this palm muting style to enhance your guitar riffs. 

Use String Skipping To Enhance The Intensity Of Your Guitar Riffs One of the first things that guitar players are drawn to with 7 string guitar is playing rhythm patterns on the low B string. The expanded pitch range of this string gives you the opportunity to use string skipping as a tool to make really intense and killer rhythm guitar riffs. In many cases, string skipping would normally be used as a lead guitar technique. However, on 7 string guitar the low B string allows you to use string skipping while still remaining in the lower pitch range normally associated with rhythm guitar. When you begin skipping strings from the low B string, you give yourself more options to be creative as well as improve your ability to pick with a much higher degree of accuracy. Why is this? While playing on 7 string guitar, not only must you adjust for the wider neck, but you must overcome these two obstacles as well: 1. You have to move your picking hand a greater distance between each string. 2. The likeliness that extra noise will occur due to other strings ringing out increases with the additional string. You must use great focus to mute properly while skipping strings. Expand your understanding of this string skipping idea by using the free examples in this resource about how to play 7 string rhythm guitar

Utilize The Low 7th String To Enhance Your Picking Hand Accuracy One unique way to develop your picking hand accuracy is to take advantage of the thickness of the low B string. Here’s how to do this: First, think of several licks, scale patterns or riffs that only use the lowest two strings. Then take your time and develop the ability to play them fast with an emphasis on perfect accuracy for each note (use palm muting as well to improve your muting technique). Increase the difficulty of this exercise by temporarily turning your gain or distortion settings OFF so that it becomes harder to cleanly articulate each note. By doing this, you will expose any weaknesses in your picking attack and force yourself to make adjustments in order to get better. Once you return to your normal distortion settings you will quickly notice that it feels much easier to articulate and play each note more accurately than you could previously. 

Using Irregular Rhythms To Build Musical Intensity Many people associated the term ‘irregular rhythm’ with ‘irregular meter’. However, these terms are not interchangeable. While irregular meter refers specifically to the meter of the music (such as 7/4 or 5/8), irregular rhythm refers to how the beats are divided within a single measure. Generally speaking, irregular rhythm has to do with using unexpected syncopation, silence or note groupings that surprise the listener. Of course you can use irregular rhythms while playing 6 string guitar as well, however when you use them on the low 7th string it combines with the natural intensity of playing in the lower register to add MASSIVE tension and power to your music. For instance, I like to occasionally add in silence during the middle of a measure to create an irregular feel to the music. While doing this, I catch the listener off guard by changing their rhythmic expectations and create a lot of extra tension in the music with the intense feel of the low B string. Want to hear how this sounds? Listen to the mp3 examples in this 7 string guitar playing resource

Play Using A Higher Register By Stringing Your Guitar With A High “A” String It is overwhelmingly common for 7 string guitar players to use a low B string. After all, this is how most 7 string guitars are sold at guitar shops. However, this does not mean that you are limited to only playing with this string. It is perfectly acceptable to use a high “A” string (in standard tuning) that expands the higher register rather than a low B string. When you do this, you will open the door to creative lead guitar possibilities that are totally unavailable in both 6 string guitar and typical 7 string guitar set ups. Warning: Just like with the low B string, it is very easy to over-emphasize the high A string and cause your guitar playing to lose a sense of variety. Keep this in mind and use a balanced approach to keep your guitar playing fresh. As you have found out in this article, there are far more creative possibilities for 7 string guitar than you might first expect. Certainly 6 string and 7 string guitars are played very similarly, however when you think creatively you can use the 7 string guitar to enhance your guitar playing and musicianship in interesting ways. Get more information to help you get the maximum value out of this article and learn how to play 7 string rhythm guitar with more creativity. 

About The Author: Tom Hess is a highly successful guitar teacher, recording artist and the guitar player for the band Rhapsody Of Fire. He helps guitar players internationally to become better players with his customized guitar lessons. Check out free guitar playing videos and use a guitar practice guide on his website with effective guitar lessons to learn effective methods for improving your guitar playing.

Neal Nagaoka: Brahms Hungarian Dance #5

This is a rock version of Brahms Hungarian Dance #5 that I am arranging for guitar. It was done on the spot and a bit rough. I recorded this on video just in case I forget how to play it later! :-)

Brahms Hungarian Dance #5

Matt Moliti: Dark Empire - Plague in the Throne solo

The solo for A Plague in the Throne Room from the Dark Empire album "From Refuge to Ruin." From April 17th 2013 gig at Champs in Trenton, NJ. Thanks to Julian Cardazone for the video!

Matt Moliti of Dark Empire - live closeup solo footage

Tom Foley: Dean Razorback put through its paces - great original!

Tom Foley: A new song with a pretty guitar
A song on the Razorback

News: ATC Management to Sponsor Music Business Scholarship at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is proud to announce its partnership with leading artist management firm ATC Management to provide the ATC Music Business Scholarship. ATC’s forward thinking approach to artist management and development makes them the ideal partner for the Institute’s innovative music business curriculum. ATC’s artist roster includes Faithless, Eliza Doolittle, Hadouken, Fink, Laura Mvula, and Kwes.

The ATC Scholarship will provide one deserving student with a fully funded place on the one year Certificate of Higher Education in Music Business course (equivalent to the value of £5,650) to be taught at the Institute, London. The Music Business courses at the Institute are designed and delivered by leading music industry professionals and offer a unique opportunity to learn and apply management principles and business skills through working alongside talented artists and composers. The ATC Scholarship and wider collaboration brings the reality of the commercial music industry into the classroom from day one.

As part of the partnership, ATC will provide a panel of experts to judge and decide on the winner of the scholarship. The winning student will also get the opportunity to spend time working at the ATC London offices gaining experience and learning directly from the professionals.

In addition to the Scholarship, ATC will also be providing guest speakers throughout the year to teach on the Music Business course. Students will get the opportunity to learn first-hand about the processes specifically involved in the artist management side of the music industry.

Music Business Programme Leader Ken Foreman added: “ATC is one of the leading artist management companies at the forefront of the new music industry. They are driving huge changes in the methods by which young talent is scouted and how careers are driven forward from a business perspective. We are extremely pleased to welcome them as part of the fabric of the new business school.”

Hopeful applicants wishing to apply for the Scholarship will need to submit a 1000 word business case for a new music business idea or concept. Proposals will be judged on their creativity and viability. For more information about the ATC Music Business Scholarship or the Higher Diploma in Music Business course, please contact the Institute directly:

phone: 0207 328 0222