Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Joe Marro: Non-Material Space - the debut EP

Joe Marro: Non-Material Space
1. Beyond Earth: XPE 04:04
2. Star Tunnel 05:34
3. Into The Blue Light 02:07
4. The Human Obstacle 04:10

The debut EP from Joe Marro!

"well done!! You guys are capturing an otherworldly sonic environment. The vibe is beautiful. Will do more listening."-Paul Masvidal (Cynic, Aeon Spoke)

"....The scene is crammed with guitarists obsessing over fast playing, low tuning, and lacking mindset. Joe's music is full of outstanding song structure, atmosphere and guitar playing that you just won't hear from anyone else these days..."-Eric Maldonado (Solo Artist)

"...Joe spent a lot of time in getting his basics clear and later then he shifted his songwriting direction with his reading interests about aliens, universe and other things..."-Vishal J. Singh (Amogh Symphony/Robots Pulling Levers)
released 11 March 2013

MarroTech-"Non-Material Space" EP Preview

Joe Marro: Guitars, Compositions, Drum/Synth Programming, and Atmospheres.
Sagar Nadgir: Fretless Bass
John Walsh: Vocals and Vocoder
Damion Hill: Vocals, Mixing, and Mastering
Tracks 1, 2, and 4 were recorded at E-Mix Online Studios
"Into The Blue Light" was recorded at home
John Walsh sings on "Beyond Earth:XPE" and guests vocals on "Star Tunnel" and 'The Human Obstacle".
Damion Hill sings on "Star Tunnel" and "The Human Obstacle"
Artwork by Daniel de Valois
MarroTech logo by Cara Radom
Lyrics: Joe Marro/John Walsh

Tomáš Raclavský: Skervesen guitars - Modern Day Babylon - Travelers promo video

New song from the new album ''Travelers'' .The new album will be released later this year ...
equipment: skervesen guitars ( www.skervesen.eu ) ,axe fx ultra
audio/video edit: Tomáš Raclavský
camera : Ondřej Pomykal, Aleš Balon

Modern Day Babylon - TRAVELERS (2013)

Yusuke Nishikawa: You-Suke - Def Providence - now available from CD Baby


You-Suke now available from CD Baby https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/yousuke

You-Suke - Def Providence

1. The Awakening 1:45
2. Tribal Dance 4:46
3. Separated 4:55
4. Dispute 5:34
5. Beyond the Sky 4:43
6. Polovtsian Dances 5:06

Yusuke Nishikawa - You-Suke is from Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan and his new album is now available at CD Baby, initially as downloads but physical CD's are on the way.

You-suke Separated (Guitar instrumental) ESP HORIZON Ⅲ (EMG81.EMG85)

Ola Strandberg: talks to Seymour Duncan about his innovative guitars

How does your personal taste in music influence your designs?
Not so much, but the reverse is definitely true. I have expanded my musical tastes considerably from working with my customers. Having said that, I thought I was building a jazz/fusion guitar, but due to early adoption by Extended Range players like Chris Letchford (Scale the Summit), who was my first ever made-to-measure customer and who now has a recently announced signature model in the works, Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders) and Misha Mansoor (Periphery), the Extended Range segment is where it really took off. I had never listened to that type of music before when I met either of them, but was completely blown away. After receiving my first e-mail from Tosin, having never heard of him, I listened to Animals as Leaders on repeat for a whole day!

Recently getting Allan Holdsworth as a customer and having him record several songs on his new album with his [custom Seymour Duncan 59B equipped] .strandberg* guitar does bring the whole thing home though. It was really with a player like him in mind that it all started but I could not in my wildest dreams think that it would happen. Another headless guitar pioneer, Paul Masvidal (Cynic), recently joined the team of .strandberg* artists and we are bringing out a signature model for him, which is very exciting and totally in line with my personal tastes.

The feedback I receive from my customers and people who try the guitars is a continuous learning experience and an incredible kick. Coming up with well sounding 7- and 8-string guitars, where “well sounding” is to a large extent defined by the djent/technical metal genre, has evolved into a set of rules for material and pickup selection, where I guess personal taste is an element. This continues with many of my 6-string players, like Al Mu’min (the HAARP Machine), playing in drop tunings where similar rules apply.

Full interview http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the-tone-garage/ola-standberg-the-genius-behind-the-ergonomic-guitar-system/

Sarah Longfield: available for Skype lessons

Sarah Longfield - The Fine Constant
w/ her EMG-X loaded Strandberg Guitarworks
Boden 8...707X (Bridge) & 60-7X (Neck).
Sarah Longfield

Hey guys! So i've had quite a few people ask me about skype lessons and i've been super horrible at responding D: Well I've finally set up a new schedule and will be teaching Monday thru Thursday! (I can do in-person lessons as well if your around the madison area!) Email sarahlongfield.lessons@gmail.com to set up a time! Thanks! :)

Kevin Chown,Jeff Kollman,Jeffery Marshall: We Light The Way - stunning new EP - check it out!

L.A.-based bassist Kevin Chown (TARJA TURUNENBOMBASTIC MEATBATS) has posted a promotional video for the title track off his "Light The Way" EP, which was released digitally on May 8.  The clip, filmed and edited by Dalen Muster

"We Light The Way" features the talents of female lead vocalist Angel Travis, with additional vocals from Chown, as well as contributions from guitarist Jeff Kollman (BOMBASTIC MEATBATSCOSMOSQUADGLENN HUGHES), drummerJono Brown, and Marian Tomas Griffin on backing vocals.
"Light The Way", which was recorded and mixed by Kevin Chown at The Groove Bubble, Sherman Oaks, CA, with additional production by long-time friends Jono Brown and Jeff Kollman taking place at World of Mouth Recording, Agoura CA, features Chown on bass, cello and lead vocals on the opening cut "Alive"Kollman and Jeffery Marshall on guitars, drummers Adam Gust and Jono Brown, and Marian Tomas Griffin on backing vocals as well as co-lyrics on "Ties That Bind" from Chown's former TILES band mate, Chris Herin.  Physical copies of "Light The Way", all personalized by Chown, will be available from www.kevinchown.com starting May 21.

Kevin Chown is currently recuperating at his Los Angeles area home after undergoing brain surgery for epilepy May 2 at USC Medical Center.  A special video message from Kevin, recorded only 5 days after surgery, can be viewed on the Kevin Chown GoFundMe.com page at http://www.gofundme.com/Kevin-Chown-Brain-Surgery which so far has raised almost 25,000 dollars in contributions to help offset Chown's considerable out-of-pocket expenses form his recent medical procedures.  

A native of Escanaba, Michigan, Kevin Chown first made a name for himself as a member of highly regarded Midwest progressive hard rock quartet EDWIN DARE, who issued three albums in the 1990s, before becoming a much in demand session and touring musician with likes of TED NUGENTARTENSION, TONY MacALPINETILES andUNCLE KRACKER.  He teamed up with former Edwin Dare band mate Jeff Kollman and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSdrummer Chad Smith in the BOMBASTIC MEATBATS in 2008 and joined Finnish superstar TARJA TURUNEN's band in 2010.  He appears on Tarja's 2012 'Act I' live CD/DVD and tracked bass for her upcoming studio release, "Colours In The Dark", produced and mixed by Tim Palmer (PEARL JAMU2) and scheduled for an August/September release via earMUSIC.

Kevin Chown online:
"We Light The Way" purchase links:

Kevin Chown: Light the Way
1 Alive Kevin Chown 4:12 $0.99 View In iTunes
2 We Light the Way (feat. Angel Travis) Kevin Chown 5:54 $0.99 View In iTunes
3 Ties That Bind Kevin Chown 5:34 $0.99 View In iTunes
4 Fortified Bastions of Liberty

Daniele Gottardo: in the studio with the woodwind for the new album

Daniele Gottardo:  Hi!  ) preorder your CD
I just launched a crowdfunding 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.

Daniele Gottardo
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed so far to my Indiegogo campaign !

Grazie di cuore a tutti coloro che hanno contribuito finora alla mia campagna Indiegogo!

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!

Dreamfullofzen: do I dream in Dorian?

Title comes from the fact that the music is inspired from the intro music from the movie "The mighty Ducks". This is the second time I've been inspired by the music and composed something, first one ended up being the tune "Trust in me".
Dorian mode or Doric mode can refer to three very different but interrelated subjects: one of the Ancient Greek harmoniai (characteristic melodic behaviour, or the scale structure associated with it), one of the medieval musical modes, or one of the modern modal diatonic scales  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorian_mode

Masato Itoh: Super Mario RPG "Forest Maze"

Masato Itoh: I like to arrange and play songs which have been composed without being considered to be played by the guitar. I did Super Mario RPG Forest Maze this time. I hope you like it.


Super Mario RPG "Forest Maze" on Guitar Masato Itoh スーパーマリオRPG「森のキノコにご用心」

TAB → http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?se...
mp3 Download → http://soundcloud.com/masatoitoh/prelude
I played this song using the DigiTech Whammy pedal for the arpeggiate/melody, and overdubbed the harmony parts with the E-Bow for (0:48~). I played with 9 finger style (4 with left hand and 5 with right) on the arpeggiate part. The way Reb Beach moves to the other strings while he is tapping gave me a hint to develop this technique. If that music had not required that technique, I would have never used it. It was very enjoyable to play, I really like this prelude. Hope you guys like my version as much as I like playing it.
Masato Itoh

9 Finger Tapping Final Fantasy "Prelude" Guitar Cover Masato Itoh

Rick Graham: ascending pattern with arpeggio with add McFlurry!

Hi guys, please visit my website where you can subscribe to receive free guitar/music resources. This content will ONLY be available to subscribers: http://www.rick-graham.co.uk

You can also purchase high quality full HD video lessons in the HD Video Lessons section: http://www.rick-graham.co.uk/hd-video-guitar-lessons-store.html

I hope you enjoy this lesson and please leave a comment in the comments section if you have any requests. Tons more to come!

Temur Kvitelashvili,Dmitry Maloletov,Viktor Zinchuk: Top Russian guitar player series from the 1990's

In the end of the video in the credits you will see the names of the characters.
Video courtesy of Alexander Ignatiev
Because of the lack of available cameras in the credits were not included as well:
Viktor Zinchuk
Dmitry Maloletov
Dmitry Chetvergov
Temur Kvitelashvili
Jura Meylyan
Igor Plastinkin
Sergei Mavrin and others.
I think that you add to the list in the comments of their

Niko Tsonev: interesting non-diatonic min-maj-maj7 harmony transitions

Vid May
Improv 13.05.13 Tackling a few interesting non-diatonic min-maj-maj7 harmony transitions.

Tony Smotherman,Roosevelt Collier: trade licks, Jacksonville 2013

Extended jam session with Tony Smotherman and Roosevelt Collier trade licks @ 1904 Music Hallin Jacksonville, FL May 8, 2013

Tony Smotherman and Roosevelt Collier

Jan Laurenz: Happy colibri - tenor guitar

My new composition on tenor guitar
hope you enjoy it:)

Jan Laurenz: Ukulele

Alex Cherevkov: Waves Of Shred Guitar Competition 2013

Here's my entry for 'Waves Of Shred Guitar Competition 2013'
Enjoy it and thank you for watching.

Waves of shred Entry Alex Cherevkov

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

James RW: Waves of Shred Entry

This is my entry for the "Waves of Shred" Guitar Competition. Thanks! Really great backing track!

Suhr Modern LE Mahogany M7

Waves of Shred Entry - James RW

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

Alvin de Leon: Waves of Shred Entry

This is my humble entry to this competition. Kindly hit like if you like my work, Thanks for watching, subscribe :-)

Waves of Shred Entry - Alvin de Leon

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

Walsuan Miterran: Waves Of Shred Entry

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

Waves Of Shred Entry - Walsuan Miterran

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

Sergio Paganini: Waves of Shred competition

"Waves of Shred"Guitar Competition - Sergio Paganini

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

News: Jam Track central - 75 Tracks To Learn And Jam!

75 Tracks To Learn And Jam! http://www.jamtrackcentral.com/jamtracks

If you have been eyeing up some of the individual tracks from this year's package releases, then now is your time to pounce. We have just made available all of the single tracks from the following packages:
Alex Hutchings' Feel Good Grooves
Denny Ilett's Bourbon Street Blues Vol.1
Christophe Godin's High Octane Rock Vol.1
Martin Miller's Vintage Rock Series 1
The Oracle Vol.1 and Vol.2
Sergey Golovin's Ultimate Control
Gianluca Ferro's Metal Fusion Series 1
Modern Rock Series 1
Andy James' Modern Metal Series 1
All of the singles are priced at just £2.49 or £4.99 and come with everything that you get in the full package! Once purchased, head to the 'Singles' tab within your dashboard to download your files!
So if you want to pinpoint the specific tracks you want to learn and jam with, then this is the way to do it!

Jakub Zytecki: Guitar Messenger - Disperse - Living Mirror - lesson

Jakub Zytecki is a guitarist, composer, and producer of progressive rock band Disperse. Since picking up the guitar at the age of 12, the Polish native has released a diverse collection of solo material, as well as two full-length albums with Disperse. Jakub is also known for his guest appearances with artists like David Maxim Micic, Above The Earth, and others.
View other posts by Jakub Zytecki

Visit Jakub Zytecki's Website: http://www.facebook.com/disperseofficial

Welcome to my lesson at Guitar Messenger! Today, I'm going to talk about my approaches to songwriting and arrangements. I've taken a few examples from the Disperse album called Living Mirrors and would like to discuss how the instruments in those examples work together. At the end, I've got a solo section I would like to break down for you, as well.

Full lesson tab and samples: http://www.guitarmessenger.com/lessons/jakub-zytecki-songwriting-arrangements-lesson/

Jonas Reingold,Jakko M Jakszyk: Tangent CD "Le Sacre Du Travail" preorder

Pre-Order The new Tangent CD "Le Sacre Du Travail" here and get a signed copy from yours truly.

Pre-Order and more info: http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=8412&art=17808333
It´s been quite silent lately from Reingold Records but it´s been a crazy year with The Flowerkings. We have hit on the Banks of Eden tour Europe twice, Japan and US and next weekend we´re going to Canada. I believe we have played close to 50 shows. Between shows we recorded a new album as well.
When things slow down a bit I will take time to finish up the live DVD from the RosFest gig 2012 with Karmakanic plus I´m currently working on new material as well. 

Me and Nils Erikson from Karmakanic have been working on a duo project close to two years now, hopefully it will see the light of day this autumn. It´s a 70ish pop/prog album sounding like early Bowie/Genesis. The working title is Ellipsis.

Lalle Larsson will record a trio album later this summer featuring yours truly and Morgan Ågren. It will be a demanding job for me to play all those crazy tunes Lalle has written, add the spice from Ågrens drumming and a new universe will unfold.

And for now enjoy the spring and the sunshine. Hopefully good health will come and greet you all with the sunniest smile upon its face.

With love / Jonas Reingold

News: LOUD and POLAR Audio Announce Ampeg & Mackie Brand Distribution Agreement

LOUD and POLAR Audio Announce Ampeg & Mackie Brand Distribution Agreement

POLAR Audio to deliver expanded in-market sales, customer support and brand awareness

Woodinville, WA – 14th May 2013 – LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD”) and POLAR Audio Limited today announced a distribution agreement whereby POLAR Audio will serve as the distributor for the Ampeg and Mackie brands in the UK and Ireland, commencing June 1st 2013.

"Together, the Mackie & Ampeg brands have over sixty years of history in the UK and Ireland markets with one of the industry’s most loyal dealer and user bases,” explained Tony Williams, Director of Sales, EMEA. “POLAR Audio will build on this success by delivering improved local stock availability, excellent in-market sales, technical support, and elevated levels of marketing and brand awareness.”

“We are extremely excited and feel privileged to be chosen as the exclusive UK distributor of these market leading brands, “ stated John Midgley MD of POLAR Audio. “Mackie and Ampeg are at the core of the music industry and we are confident that with our local support and strong relationship to the dealer network we can gain further market share in the UK.”

POLAR Audio will show the Mackie and Ampeg brand lines at the MIRC event on June 26th and will be pleased to meet the MIA membership to discuss further details of this partnership.

News: Institute students are Hard Rock Rising champions

Institute students are Hard Rock Rising champions

The Carnabys, an unsigned rock band featuring two Institute alumni have won the Grand Prize in Hard Rock’s Global Battle of the Bands Competition - Hard Rock Rising.

This fantastic prize will see them embark on the opportunity of a lifetime: a World Tour in six renowned cities arranged by Hard Rock International; a spot on the bill at the Hard Rock Calling Festival (London), alongside the likes of Kasabian, Paul Weller and Bruce Springsteen; an album and music video produced through Hard Rock Records; and new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.

The Carnabys are a five-piece rock band with Institute alumni Jack Mercer on vocals and Ben Gittins on guitar. Both studied on the Institute’s intensive one-year Higher Diploma in Music Performance 2011-2012. Jack commented on his time at the school: "I really enjoyed my time at the Institute, studying there helped me hone my skills on and off the stage, and prepare for situations I have been in with The Carnabys".
Higher Diploma Programme Leader, Mike Sturgis congratulated the students, saying: “We are extremely proud of what Jack Mercer and Ben Gittins have achieved with The Carnabys. Their success is indicative of the huge amount of talent, drive and dedication found in Institute students.”  
Following several battle rounds against some of London’s top talent, The Carnabys were chosen to represent London and moved on to the global voting round in which they came 11th out of 25. In the final stage a panel of music industry professionals; including Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band), Toby Leighton-Pope (Live Nation’s Senior Vice President of Music), Hard Rock International’s Head of Music & Artist Relations, John Kirkpatrick, and Hard Rock Records Co-Heads of A&R, James Buell and Blake Smith, named The Carnabys as the Grand Prize winner. 
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Vitalij Kuprij,Mistheria,Christos Nikolaou: Mythodea symphonic - prog power metal

Vitalij Kuprij,Mistheria,Christos Nikolaou: Mythodea

Mythodea is a symphonic/prog power metal band created by Christos Nikolaou from Greece, featuring John West, Steve DiGiorgio,Charlie Zeleny,Vitalij Kuprij,Mistheria and many other talented musicians.

Mythodea's first album is now available only in digital format from the most known digital music stores, but soon it will be available also in physical form (digi pack cd) through our websites.
You can buy our album from the following links :
iTunes :
Amazon :
Spotify :

For more info please visit :

Pete Sklaroff: Mr PC Jazz Solo

This is from a home practice session on the minor jazz blues composition 'Mr PC'...I was trying out some new ideas which aren't fully formed as yet but getting there I hope. great tune to play on anyway and hope you like the video. Thanks, Pete

Mr PC Jazz Solo

Nick Kellie: hotel california jam

Nick Kellie in improvisation mode with a more fusion version hotel california jam

hotel california jam


Taylor Swift - We are never ever getting back together (guitar instrumental)

Morten Faerestrand: Dual Arpeggios and Tritone Subs

This is a lesson showing how to create an altered tonality using tritone subbed arpeggios. Pretty modern jazz guitar concept, learn more about it (among many other topics) athttp://www.MortensLessons.com , with tabs, backing tracks etc included.

Dual Arpeggios and Tritone Subs