Thursday, 9 May 2013

Stéphan Forté: The newsletter is out!

Stéphan Forté Photo courtesy of Jörg the Groot

Hey guys! The newsletter is out! For those of you who missed the Q and A on Sunday, here's your chance to catch up, for the others it will be a good summary.
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Julius Pabiona: French Guitar competition

Hope you guys like my entry.. n__n


Qtink Friesco: Super Two Handed Tapper from Indonesia

Qtink Friesco (Erik Agus Setiawan)

A slow start on this improvisation, but the fireworks start flying from 1 minute in! Reminds me a lot of the amazing Iwayan Balawan

LEARNING Rhythm Changes Bb


so what ? ???

Misha Mansoor: Periphery: Interview - Click link for complete interview with video, text, and pictures. Periphery's Misha Mansoor a.k.a. Bulb sits down with Guitar Messenger's Ivan Chopik for an in depth-interview at the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida stop of the 2012 Summer Slaughter Tour.

Misha Mansoor - Periphery: Interview

Ian Rockett: Strandberg Boden8 - Saviours - Shattered Skies

Playthrough of 'Saviours' by Ian Rockett, using his new Strandberg Boden8 8-string guitar. From the upcoming debut album 'The World We Used to Know'.

Filmed & edited by Ross McMahon

SHATTERED SKIES - Strandberg Guitar Playthrough of 'Saviours' with Boden8

Joezer Basilio: Heart Bleeds - very classy ballad solo

Music: Heart Bleeds - Fernanda Brum Santo Angelo - Thanks to all who attended! God bless you all! Abrasive! news soon! News are coming!
Bleeding heart (Fernanda Brum) - by Joezer Basilio (HD)

Bruce Bouillet: super stoked after Japan trip!

Bruce Bouillet
Like to thank Kei and ECO PICKS for all the support on the Japan trip! The return trip is already in the works complete with Live shows!!!!!
What a great way to end the two week run in Japan! Loudness in Tokyo, and hanging with the band after the show, pictured here with guitar legend Akira Takasaki. 
I'd like to thank all who made this trip a huge success, my wife Akiko, Keisuke Sekiguchi, Takuya Kato, Motoki Sagawa, MI Japan, Musette Japan, and all the bar's and clubs that we drank our selves into the next day at................ Zakoya "what up Hiro", Godz, and Dusk Till Dawn, just to name a few!

Great track just released featuring Greg Marra (LA based producer) on guitar, Ray Luzier (Korn) on drums and Bruce Bouillet (Racer X) on guitar!

Now what about that Racer X reunion?

Daniele Gottardo: crowd funding packages

Just imagine how great the new album will be... help make it happen!


I just launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds to finish the recordings in the studio and self-produce my second album. Please take a moment to watch the video and read the text, if you feel led to help, please make a contribution. Just sign up at Indiegogo and choose your perks or do a free donation. In return you can get for 10 Euro the digital download or for 20 Euro my new signed CD before it will be available through the regular channels. I will also give you some special rewards you cannot get anywhere else. You can pay through your PayPal account or credit cards.

I would love it if you would share this with your friends and on all of your social media platforms. So grateful for your support! Thank you!


Ho lanciato una campagna di raccolta fondi per terminare le registrazioni in studio e auto-produrre il mio secondo album! Se vuoi prenditi un momento per guardare il video e leggerne il testo e se ti va puoi aiutarmi a realizzare il mio progetto. Basta iscriversi a Indiegogo e con un contributo di 10 Euro potrai scaricare in digitale l'album. Con 20 Euro potrai ricevere direttamente a casa tua il CD autografato. Poi ci sono altre ricompense interessanti che non troverai da altre parti. Puoi fare anche una donazione libera. Si può pagare con PayPal, PostePay o carta di credito.

Sarei felice se tu potessi condividere il link con i tuoi amici e sui tuoi blog, twitter ecc.! Grazie mille !!


Daniele Gottardo - Second Album Recording project ( campaign)

Nick Kellie: Evertune bridge and beard for the win!

Nick Kellie demos the benefit for the gigging musician of the Evertune bridge, recently fitted to his guitar

Evertune bridge

Kelly Simonz: Blue Monday - the End of the Beginning - DVD

From "the End of the Beginning" DVD. Please click here If you would like a DVD. ...

Blue Monday - Kelly SIMONZ

Steve Vai: introduces his new signature model UV70

Steve Vai introduces his new signature model UV70P
The new Ibanez UV70P model pays tribute to the legendary UV7 introduced by Steve Vai in 1990. In this video, Steve discusses the various features of the guitar and the inspiration for this new model in his signature arsenal. Check it out at an Ibanez dealer near you!

Davide Montorsi: Mini Legato Fusion Jam on Rick Graham track

Mini Jam
A short rock/fusion jam.
Thanks to Rick Graham for this beautiful backing track! :)

Alejandra Mesliuk: alternate picking exercise for speed.

Click on the link above to get the tabs for this video! GO!

Hey guys,
In this guitar lesson we would like to introduce to you a great female guitarist from Argentina, she is called Alejandra Mesliuk. So, in today´s lesson, she gives you a cool exercise for developing the right hand technique, what we called alternate picking. This guitar technique consists in playing each note with all down and upstrokes. We will never play two notes with the same picking direction.
So, the idea is that you start this exercise very slow at first and then start adding some speed gradually with a metronome.

Ok, hope this helps and don´t forget to come up with your own ideas, which is the best advice for starting to find `your´ unique sound and style. That is all for today... Also I suggest that you keep enjoying and learning from Alejandra and all the staff from! Where? In our free guitar lessons at

Dallton Santos: Deconstructing - Beat It

"Beat It" Different Guitar Solo ▶ Michael Jackson - Beat It Guitar Improvisation - Michael Jackson Beat It Guitar Solo Improvisation

Ossi Maristo: Degree C Exam Concert

Fungii Mama (Jimmy Smith) - Degree C Exam Concert
Saxman - Ukko Heinonen
Guitar - Ossi Maristo
Keys - Saku Maristo
Bass - Jesse Mäläskä
Drums - Rolf Pilve

Misha Mansoor: Periphery - full Paris show 05/01/2013

Exclusive video.
1st show of the brand new european tour of Periphery with Syqem and Tesseract as support bands.

Periphery is an American metal band from Bethesda, Maryland (by way of Baltimore, Maryland), formed in 2005 by guitarist Misha Mansoor. The band is known for their heavy, modern, and progressive sound that includes polyrhythmic patterns and soaring melodies. Periphery features three guitar players and is also known as one of the forerunners of the progressive metal movement known as "djent," which is characterized by low to mid-gain, overdriven palm-muted guitar sound first created by the likes of the Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah

  • Misha Mansoor
  • Jake Bowen
  • Matt Halpern
  • Spencer Sotelo
  • Mark Holcomb
  • Adam(Nolly)Getgood
01:22 Ragnarok
07:04 Scarlet
12:03 Jetpacks Was Yes 2.0
16:54 Luck As A Constant
22:32 Have A Blast
29:09 Facepalm Mute
32:48 Make Total Destroy
37:15 Icarus Lives
43:45 RATM - Killing In The Name Of
46:12 Intro + Racecar!!

Jan Laurenz: Greensleeves on tenor guitar

tenor guitar,i tuned it like an uke,sounds fantastic!!
direct sound from the camera
hope you enjoy:)

Mick Sweda,David Michael-Philips,Carmine Appice: King Kobra - II - Official New Album 2013

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of KING KOBRA's new studio album "II" on July 5th in Europe and July 9th in North America

King Kobra - II EPK (Official New Album 2013)

Mirko Quaglio: legato fly tipping

phrasing on miles' changes with a '00 Parker Nitefly SA and Kemper KPA.

Fran Alonso: ByTheFace - Beat It - Las Palmas 2013

ByTheFace is a cover band from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, formed by Javier Gonzalez (bass), Paco Santana (Drums), Elisa Ruano (voice) and Fran Alonso (Guitar). They do covers of all time Hits from their particular perspective and rocker

ByTheFace - Beat It (Michael Jackson Cover)) La Guarida Del Blues, Las Palmas 04-05-2013

Chris Gordon: Rockett pedals - Shredding the Animal

Shredding it up with The Animal by Rockett pedals!

Shredding the Animal

Reb Beach, Doug Aldrich: Whitesnake's explosive new double live album “Made In Britain”/ “The World Record”

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce Whitesnake's explosive new double live album “Made In Britain”/ “The World Record”  officially released in the UK on Monday 8th July. The 2-disc live set coincides with the news of Whitesnake's UK Arena Tour with Journey and Thunder which kicks off at Glasgow SECC on Saturday 18th May
During 2011 the mighty Whitesnake embarked on one of their most successful world tours in recent times, performing 96 shows in over 35 countries, starting in North America in May right the way through until the 2nd UK run in December. The request for another live album came from Whitesnake’s loyal fans - never ones for being notoriously shy about insisting what they want from their favourite musical reptiles. Before heading out on the Forevermore World Tour 2011, the decision was made to record every performance on the tour.
After spending the early part of 2012 feverishly editing and mixing the Whitesnake: Made In Japan live DVD, the production team had the task of listening back to over 90 shows and 130 hours of 100% raw, muscular Whitesnake performances.Made In Britain” and The World Record” were inspired by the performances from 9 sold out UK concerts and 87 performances from around the world. 

1.            Best Years
2.            Give Me All Your Love Tonight
3.            Love Ain’t No Stranger
4.            Is This Love
5.            Steal Your Heart Away
6.            Forevermore
7.            Love Will Set You Free
8.            My Evil Ways
9.            Fare Thee Well
10.          Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
11.          Fool For Your Loving
12.          Here I Go Again
13.          Still Of The Night

1.            Bad Boys
2.            Slide It In
3.            Lay Down Your Love
4.            Pistols At Dawn
5.            Snake Dance
6.            Can You Hear The Wind Blow
7.            Fare Thee Well
8.            One Of These Days
9.            The Badger
10.          Deeper The Love
11.          Soldier Of Fortune
12.          Burn/Stormbringer

Alexis Kraniou: My Baby is Back! The guitar is returned!

Alexis Kraniou is a fantastic jazz player, he's well known in the London scene.His beloved Fender Strat was stolen at the end of April... well the good news:

Alexis Kraniou
My baby is back,
Thanks to my girlfriend Lina Sil and Matteo Grassi for chasing it those two weeks I was away and Claudio Mariola working on the serial number and many other guitarists I didn't know trying to help with posts on guitar websites...
Thanks to all my mates musicians, without your love and support that would have never happened

The day the guitar was abducted

Joop Wolters, Vivien Lalu: Dragonir - one word - Epic!

Excerpt from DRAGONIR's first keyboard drafts (feat. Joop Wolters on guitar). |

Dragonir draft 01

Milan Polak,Joey Tafolla: Vinka 611

"Vinka 611" (feat. Joey Tafolla) - Milan Polak
Milan Polak - guitars
Joey Tafolla - 2nd guitar solo (02:21 - 02:51)
Bernd Fuxa - bass
Stefan Jungmair - alto sax
Thomas Fend - drums

Joey's solo was originally recorded in '93 in my home studio for my first instrumental album "Guitar 2001" which was later on remastered and re-released as "Guitar Odyssey" by Lion Music.

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Eric Calderone: tribute to Jeff Hanneman

Raining Doom (Doom Meets Metal/Jeff Hanneman Tribute)

Hey guys,

So I was in the middle of a request (Doom in this case) and heard the tragic news of Jeff Hanneman's death. I'm a very big bay area thrash fan so I just wanted to give him a big ups for all the music he gave us. Can't even tell ya how many times I've jammed with a band to a Slayer tune. But i didn't want to abandon Doom so here we are with Raining Doom. Thank you guys so much for everything, it means the entire world to me. Big ups for all the comments, suggestions, subs, messages, donations, fan art, and support. You always rock my casbah!

P.s. extra big ups for those who are voting for me in the Golden God awards. Just being nominated is beyond words.

Best to ya


Chris Gordon: Rockett Animal - A mixolydian jam

A mixolydian jam with the Rockett Animal straight into the clean channel of my Marshall

Rockett demo one