Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Julia Kosterova: Lâg Guitars and Hughes & Kettner artist talks to Shreddelicious

Julia Kosterova at NAMM 2013 - Jim Belmont

Julia Kosterova: Lâg Guitars and Hughes & Kettner artist talks about guitar and her new album

[Julia Kosterova] I love gear, testing, experimenting etc. However, making music and working on my playing technique is on the first place. For a long time good instruments and gear had been a dream and that was holding me back, putting certain limits on my learning more technically advanced stuff, but it was great for developing an ability to make it all sound OK no matter what. I also had time to play / test some great guitars and gear and experiment with the sound. At this point I prefer keeping it as simple and straightforward as possible both live and recording. It may change if it is required by the music and I let the hi-tech part of me go wild, but in any case, a good instrument and a good tube head are the core.

My main instrument is 7-string Lâg Guitars from France (mahogany body, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, 27 frets, reversed headstock, Floyd Rose). It's great both on hi-gain and clean - with a coil splitting switch for sparkling clean tone.

I use a little monster Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18 Head in the studio and TM18 or TM36 live. Great amps, both on hi-gain and clean. Red Box (speaker emulation) output is a great feature in the home studio so I can record any time of day and night directly into Pro Tools, and is often helpful live. Power attenuator is also very handy for practicing and recording, providing great tone from the cab at a reasonable volume. TM18 Head is perfect 'cabin luggage' size and easy to carry around.

Full interview http://www.shreddelicious.com/2013/05/julia-kosterova-lag-guitars-and-hughes.html

Josep Suller: Waves Of Shred Entry

This is Josep Suller's entry to "waves of shred" 2013 competition, hosted by Wampler Pedals, Tsakalis Pedals, Tom Quayle, Yiannis Papadopoulos and Laurie Monk. Thanks for this great contest and this amazing backing track! Good luck to everybody and regards from Spain. Josep Suller.

Waves Of Shred Entry (JOSEP SULLER)

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

Babis BabV: Waves Of Shred competition

Waves Of Shred Guitar Competition By BabV!
Feel free to leave comments and let me know your opinion about it! :)
I hope you enjoy it...!
(Special thanks to my friend Kostas for his camera) ;)
You can find me here:
E-mail: Babv00@hotmail.com

Waves Of Shred Entry-Babis BabV

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

Leandro Farias: Waves of Shred competition

Hello guys, this is my participation in 'Waves of Shred' Guitar Competition, I hope you enjoy and subscribe to my channel, big hug to everyone.

'Waves of Shred' Guitar Competition- Leandro Farias

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

Mika Tyyskä: Mr Fastfinger - Stringweaver - New EP details announced

New Mr. Fastfinger EP – Stringweaver will be out 5 / 2013. 4 songs.  It’s a deluxe 17 minutes mini adventure. The EP has little bit similar vibe as “The Way of the Exploding Guitar”, in fact the opening song “Awaki-Waki” was originally planned for the debut album. Strong guitar music!
Will be able to give you the exact release date soon!

Jan Laurenz: A free song for all my friends from my ukulele cd

A free song for all my friends from my ukulele cd:)

Just want to share a song from my ukulele album,hope you enjoy:)

Sasha Kuznetsov: The Korea - Zion - Super Djent playthrough

Hi, it is Sasha's guitar playing the song Zion. Check this shit!!!

Rune Berre: Guitaronsky Shredding Contest II - shredding notes++

Rune Berre extracting note overload for the Guitaronsky Shredding Contest II

Guitaronsky Shredding Contest II -Rune Berre

Guitaronsky Shredding Contest II close May 12th 2013

Yngwie Malmsteen: he's got Wings!

Yngwie Malmsteen throwing RedBull while the Keyboard solo of Far Beyond The Sun at Wilbur Theater in Boston on April 29th 2013.
The show was absolutely excellent!!! So much fun!!!

Tour dates
5/3 Memphis, Tennessee Beale Street Festival
5/4 Chicago , Illinois House of Blues
5/5 St Charles, Illinois Arcada Theatre
5/7 Denver, Colorado Summit Music Hall
5/9 Anaheim, California House of Blues
5/10 West Hollywood, California House of Blues
5/11 Fresno, California Tower Theatre
5/12 Ventura, California Majestic Ventura Theater
5/13 San Francisco, California The Regency Ballroom
5/14 San Diego, California House of Blues
5/16 Dallas, Texas Granada Theater
5/17 San Antonio, Texas Backstage Live-Out Doors
5/18 Outdoors Houston Guitar Festival Houston - Headliner for Guitar Fest
5/21 Sauget, IL Pops
5/23 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
5/24 Orlando, Florida Plaza Theatre
5/25 Miami, Florida Grand Central
5/26 Tampa, Florida Orpheum Theatre
6/2 San Juan, PR Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré
6/7 Dubai City Dubai Rock Festival
7/13 Vizovice, Czech Republic Masters of Rock

Tony MacAlpine: Serpens Cauda - Free download version and live performance

"Serpens Cauda" - Tony MacAlpine live in the studio
Tony MacAlpine jams on the outro to "Serpens Cauda" from his 2011 self-titled album.

For a FREE download of the album version of this song, visit www.tonymacalpine.com

Tony plays Ibanez 7 & 8-string guitars; Huges & Kettner Tri-Amp & Coreblade amps.

Akihiko Onji: John Coltrane 8 Finger legato tapping

John Coltrane-Mr.PC-Akihiko Onji-8Finger tappin
John Coltrane-Mr.PC-8Finger tapping

Akihiko Onji: I've come to play two handed tapping style for a certain reason.

I had been playing guitar in a general style for more than 20 years.

But because I have a burn on my left hand, the middle finger and the little finger were not moving right, nor were they moving as I liked.

I consulted with a doctor 4 years ago in 2008 and was told that the burn has reached the nerve so it was unlikely to be cured and that it would be difficult for me to play guitar as I liked.

After deep consideration whether or not I should give up playing guitar, I started studying two handed tapping in 2008.

Thanks to two handed tapping, I can take on a new challenge for music.

In 2011, I won the first place in the Improvisation Competition presented by Mr. Makoto Kuriya, a jazz pianist who has been playing an active role in the world, and I was able to play with him in Billboard Live OSAKA.

I'd be most happy if I can broaden the arena of activities in the future.
Thanks for watching

Mika Tyyskä: Hughes & Kettner - Mr.Fastfinger explaining how to shred with TubeMeister

Mika Tyyskä: Hughes & Kettner - Mr.Fastfinger 
Mr.Fastfinger explaining the three pillar strategy of TubeMeister. Rock on Stage, Play at Home, Record at Night.  Here is the first. "Rock on Stage".

If you want to learn more about Mr.Fastfinger or TubeMeister check out the following links. http://www.MrFastfinger.net  Visit us on facebook: www.facebook.com/hughesandkettner

Mr. Fastfinger explaining how to "Rock on Stage" with TubeMeister | Hughes & Kettner

Mr.Fastfinger explaining the three pillar strategy of TubeMeister. Rock on Stage, Play at Home, Record at Night. Here is the third. "Record at Night". Stay tuned.

Mr. Fastfinger explaining how to "Record at Night" with TubeMeister | Hughes & Kettner

Mr. Fastfinger explaining how to "Play at Home" with TubeMeister | Hughes & Kettner

Matthew Mills: announces The Neoclassical Time Space Journey new album

Matthew Mills Neoclassical Guitarist 2013 New Album Preview
The is a preview of the upcoming Matthew Mills Neoclassical Album called The Neoclassical Time Space Journey. Its been three years since Matthew Mills has released a electric Neoclassical album. The album is to be released in May of 2013.

Roger Staffelbach,Mistheria,Chris Caffery: Artlantica - Across The Seven Seas the new album release dates announced


The debut album "Across The Seven Seas" will be released through SPV / Steamhammer in Germany on May 24th, in Europe on May 27th and in the US/Canada on June 4th (new) as CD and download (incl. 1 bonus track "Stormbringer").

SPV / Steamhammer signed a worldwide deal with new melodic metal outfit ARTLANTICA.

Guitarist Roger Staffelbach says about the signing: "After all the blood, sweat and tears we've put into making that album, we're more than happy and excited to see our album getting released by one of worlds finest companies, SPV/Steamhammer. It's a true pleasure to work with Olly Hahn and all at SPV and we're confident that this is only the beginning. A big hello and thank you go out to Olly Hahn, all at SPV and Peter Knorn from our Management (UTM) for sharing our vision and making this happen."

A&R Steamhammer Olly Hahn ads: "What do we have here: great melodies, awesome guitar virtuosity and a tight band which knows how to play melodic metal how it should be. We are more than happy to welcome Artlantica to the SPV family!"  https://www.facebook.com/artlanticamusic

John West - Vocals
Roger Staffelbach - Guitars
Mistheria - Keyboards
John Macaluso - Drums


Steve Digiorgio - Bass
Dani Löble - Drums
Chris Caffery - Guitars

News: Orange Amplification Announce Dark Terror Facebook Competition

Golden Ticket
Orange Amplification held a “Golden Ticket” promotion at this year’s Frankfurt Musikmesse, Germany. Each day - for four days - one lucky winner would find a ticket in their merch bag entitling them to a Dark Terror Guitar Amp Head.

Only two of the four tickets were claimed so now Orange Amplification can announce two competitions to win the remaining Dark Terrors, plus an extra Micro Terror as well:

1) Design Your Own Orange Amplification Logo!

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Orange Amplification. Our infamous bubble-letter logo has been redesigned many times over the years. Now we want to see how YOU would redesign it!

Follow the instructions posted on the Orange Amplification website and Facebook page to submit your original version of the Orange Amplification logo. We've provided you with some assets to get you started, but feel free to do whatever you'd like!

The top (5) five designs will be featured as a main banner on the homepage of OrangeAmps.com and Facebook.com/OrangeAmps, where fans will be voting for their favorite.

PRIZE: One winning design will receive a special Dark Terror signed by our Founder and CEO, Cliff Cooper, and a Micro Terror Head!

2) Just ‘like’ or ‘share’ our posts:

Simply “share” and “like” posts from our Facebook Fan Page (posts must be related to this contest). You can do it as many times as you want.

PRIZE: One lucky Facebook fan will win a Dark Terror from a random draw.

Hedras Ramos: Sir Christopher Lee, "The Omens of Death" album announced

The Omens Of Death The newest album of Sir Christopher Lee, "The Omens of Death", to be officially released on 27/May/2013, is a 100% Heavy Metal album, where I really had fun playing all guitars! My dad also collaborated playing bass on all tracks, I also had the honor of composing the music for the songs "The Devil's Advocate" and "The Ultimate Sacrifice" of this same album. - Hedras Ramos.

Plus you can now order the instructional series or just the music for the Land Of Mirrors set.

Hedras Ramos: Land of Mirrors 

Land of Mirrors (Instructional Package)

LAND OF MIRRORS is Hedras' latest Instructional Video Package, to be released on 01/May/2013. This project was made with the goal in mind of helping other guitar players to improve their own skills. The backing tracks are a great tool to jam along. This package also contains Guitar Pro files of all 5 tracks, Guitar Pro is a great tool to master these songs at your own pace, since you have the flexibility to learn/listen the licks at the tempo that you prefer.

This bundle material contains:

5 Backing Tracks
5 Accurate PDF Tabs
5 Guitar Pro files
5 HD Videos
5 Mp3s


News: BMP promotions announce new website and extensive client roster, including The Aristocrats!

Blue Mouth Promotions, LLC (BMP) announces significant growth through publication of a new website, www.bluemouthpromotions.com, and a thrilling list of new clients.

Music is art and deserves to reach an appreciative audience so brother and sister team, Rodney and Julie Cord, decided to get involved.  BMP began in 2007 as a vehicle to bring a French band, Mörglbl, to the US.  Over time BMP recognized their services also had great domestic need.  Further association with top-level talent like Freak Kitchen, The Aristocrats, and Mike Keneally helped open the door to wider possibilities.  BMP will continue to bring these four incredible artists to eager fans in the U.S.  In addition, we're excited to welcome eleven additional amazing artists to the BMP family:

LoNero (California)
Neil Zaza (Ohio)
Thank You Scientist (New Jersey)
Panzerballett (Germany)
Doug Johns (Ohio)
Cameron Allen (Atlanta)
Adam Nitti (Nashville)
Cut The Funk (England)
Sean O’Bryan Smith (Nashville)
OHM (California)
Hephystus (North Carolina)

Detailed information on all BMP artists, as well as booking requests, can be found at the new website.  Additionally, artist news and show dates will be available on Twitter @BlueMouthPromo and on Facebook at Blue Mouth Promotions.

For BMP, it’s all about the music.

Michael Brown: Tracer - El Pistolero - the new single and the UK tour!

To coincide with the release of their new album “El Pistolero” on Monday May 6, the Australian rock band TRACER, have just posted the video for their new single “El Pistolero” on YouTube.

The explosive, fast-moving, and graphic promo video is inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s film Desperado, and features Michael Brown (vocals, guitar), Dre Wise (drums) and bassist Jett Heysen-Hicks, performing the song  as if it’s their last night on earth.   

Tracer - El Pistolero Official Video

Tracer embark on a UK tour in June ending with an appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday June 16.

Sheffield Plug                    Saturday June 8
London Scala                      Monday June 10
Bristol Tunnels                  Wednesday June 12
York Fibbers                       Thursday June 13
Glasgow o2 ABC               Friday June 14
Isle of Wight Festival      Sunday June 16

Read the full press release for the album and tour here - www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/tracer/elpistolero.htm

Thomas Blug: Fret-King demos Musikmesse 2013

Premier Guitar's (http://www.premierguitar.com) Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Fret-King booth for a demo of their newest guitars--Espirit I Bass, Espirit III, & Vintage V6 Thomas Blug Signature model.

For more Musikmesse 2013 video demos or to view one of Premier Guitar's 1600 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video

Musikmesse '13 - Fret-King Espirit I Bass, Espirit III, & Vintage V6 Thomas Blug Signature Demos

Jeff Berlin: Low Standards

Jeff Berlin: Low Standards
Jeff Berlin: Low Standards http://www.abstractlogix.com/xcart/product.php?productid=25795
Jeff Berlin (bass); Richard Drexler (acoustic bass, piano); Mike Clark (drums)

A legend of the Electric Bass, JEFF BERLIN is considered by many to be THE finest Electric Bass virtuoso in the world. He is universally hailed as a true innovator by fellow musicians (like Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Billy Sheehan and countless others) and by listeners alike.

On his RANDOM ACT RECORDS debut, Jeff offers a set of sizzling standards from the jazz repertoire, including tunes by Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Benny Golson and Pat Metheny. Joined by the multi-talented RICHARD DREXLER (on Acoustic Bass and Piano) and renowned Drummer MIKE CLARK, the trio illustrates a complete knowledge of their instruments and of the songbook. The combination of Acoustic and Electric Basses presents a unique texture; Berlin's distinctive Electric voice ''sings'' the melodies. With Drexler switching to and from the Piano on each track, the trio has the sonic impact of four players.

Low Standards represents the HIGHEST standards of musicality, soulful energy and distinctive virtuosity. All music lovers will be enthralled by these standards - the project is a Bass wizard's ultimate nod to the Jazz masters.

Track 2 El Gaucho (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 3 Falling Grace (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 4 Fee Fi fo Fum (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 5 Vashkar (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 6 Very Early (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 7 Whisper Not (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 8 James (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

Alex Hutchings: Open air Concert, Bangkok 2013

Solo Clip of Open air Concert in Bangkok 2013. Filmed by Peter Sow from Guitar Thai.com

Alex Hutchings - Open air Concert, Bangkok 2013 with Kevin Inthawong Band. Solo clip

Alex Hutchings: announces Wishaw Guitar Lessons Masterclass

Alex Hutchings
Wishaw Guitar Lessons are very proud to announce that one of the best guitar players in the world, Alex Hutchings, will be giving an exclusive Scottish masterclass at your favourite guitar school on Saturday June 1st.

Bristol-based Alex Hutchings has extensive experience playing rock, funk, jazz and R&B and has toured throughout the UK, Europe and South Africa. He also composes music for BBC TV and radio, working on programmes such as I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Big Brother, Brainiac, and various documentaries and feature films with top producer/writers Grant Buckerfield, Sarah Class, Mark Collins to name a few. Alex has collaborated and toured with many top artists and musicians, making his television debut with the talented singer/songwriter Phil Barlow last year. Alex's focus in the coming years is to continue growing and developing as a writer and to become immersed in as many fun, and challenging projects as time will allow.

This is a rare chance to learn from one of the best in the business. Alex will be on hand to answer any guitar or music career related questions you may have and most importantly you will witness his virtuosity in the flesh.

Alex is very much a fun player and this is going to be one fun masterclass. Tickets cost £ 35 + £ 1.39 booking fee. The demand for tickets is high and so we strongly encourage you to book now to avoid disappointment. Spaces for the class are strictly limited to 20. Click Buy Now to secure your ticket or contact us for more information.

Please arrive at 1.30pm. The class will run until 4.30pm

Alex will also be performing live with the WGL house band, Chunga's Revenge at Girdwoods later that evening. Not to be missed!

Book online http://www.wishawguitarlessons.co.uk/events.php

Scott McGill,Michael Manring: new album at the outer realms of rock and fusion announced

Scott McGill,Michael Manring: new album
Scott McGill/Ritchie Decarlo/Dave Kloss with Michael Manring: Scott McGill/Ritchie Decarlo/Dave Kloss with Michael Manring


Scott McGill (guitar); Ritchie Decarlo (drums); Dave Kloss (stick/bass); Michael Manring (bass)

Scott McGill Dave Kloss & Ritchie DeCarlo continue to explore the outer realms of rock and fusion with this 2013 release. Michael Manring is the guest bassist on 1 track. These 8 songs go from driving Over-the Top Rock/Jazz/World arrangements to Moody pieces. Scott even reproduces a STRING QUARTET with his MIDI guitar on the song VARIANT - INVARIANCE. All of the performances on this disc are SECOND-TO-NONE!!!


Gary Husband,Alex Machacek: announce acoustic piano-guitar album

Gary Husband,Alex Machacek

Gary Husband and Alex Machacek, two of the most foremost musicians and composers of our times will be recording an acoustic piano-guitar album of original music for an upcoming studio project for Abstract Logix. On the third day of the recording, the musicians are going to open doors to a very limited number of music lovers to witness the recording process, interact with them as well as be treated to a very exclusive concert in the evening.

For more details, including studio location and schedule, contact:

Fidel de Jesus, Karlo Li: Dark Crayola - Guitar Duo Medley

Hi guys! Here's a new and upgraded version of our Dark Crayola Guitar Duo Medley we've posted a few months ago. We made this so you guys can have an idea of what would be coming out of our album....

...AND IT'S FREE FOR DOWNLOAD!!!! Feel free to share guys! Thank you in advance! :)

Medley sequence:
00:00-02:00 - Transcendence II: The Universe Within
02:01-02:35 - A Brother's Betrayal
02:36-02:53 - Race With Destiny
02:54-02:58 - Ascent Of Aquarius
02:59-03:00 - Race With Destiny
03:01-03:44 - Transcendence I: Sacred Unison
03:45-04:00 - *Purpose In Life
04:01-04:27 - A Brother's Betrayal
04:28-04:30 - Egg Asylum
04:31-05:02 - Transcendence I: Sacred Unison
05:03-05:55 - Transcendence II: The Universe Within
05:56-06:21 - Race With Destiny
06:22-07:12 - *Purpose In Life
07:13-07:37 - Egg Asylum
07:38-10:21 - Transcendence II: The Universe Within
10:22-END - Ascent Of Aquarius

Don't forget to check us out at these pages!!!


Thanks again for all your support guys! We love you all! Destroy! with love... ♥
Hope you enjoy! :)
-Dark Crayola (Fidel, Karlo, Francis, Tope)

*recorded at Fidel's home studio
*mixed and mastered by Fidel De Jesus

Artur Tadevosyan: learn Funky - Flamenco strumming

"Funky - Flamenco" Strumming Lesson 1

"Funky - Flamenco" Strumming Lesson 1

Victor Solis: Cesar Huesca - Bring your own Solo

"Bring your own Solo" Guitar contest .

Thank you for watching.

Cesar Huesca "Bring your own Solo" - Victor Solis