Friday, 17 May 2013

David Valdes: Shred Guitar Exercise #1

Hello and welcome to my section SHRED GUITAR EXERCISES.

In this first example we will see, we will use strings 1 and 2, is an exercise in speed and accuracy so we have to start playing it slowly and precisely by looking good in how they pick the shots, we started with the technique of legato in the first three notes and then mix with the following three Picking, sliding to the next position as you see in the video. The tone in which we are doing this exercise is in A and as almost all will see we are using the classic scale of D. Let's work this exercise with the metronome and each day will increase the speed that exercise can until we get it fast and clean.

You can find more exercises like this, in my dvd's teaching:

-IniciaciĆ³n a la Guitarra Solista.
-Ejercicios 1.
-Jam Tracks Improvisation 1

All and moore in WWW.DAVIDVALDES.NET

tabs & info:


Dmitry Maloletov: TouchStyle - classy two handed tapping display

TouchStyle (two-handed tapping)

Tony Smotherman,Scott Mishoe: Tony's soundtrack to a photo slideshow of Scott and Tony

Tony Smotherman Video & Slide Show Of Scott Mishoe & Tony

Dallton Santos: Tom and Jerry Guitar

Tom and Jerry Guitar

Joe Bonamassa: On the Road to Vienna

"On the Road to Vienna" Bonus Features PART 2
Get FREE song download here:

Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. He continues this role with his first-ever entirely acoustic concert, recorded at the venerable Vienna Opera House with a global ensemble put together by longtime creative partner Kevin Shirley. The 2CD/2DVD/Blu-ray, An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, comes out March 26, 2013 on Bonamassa's label J&R Adventures.

Bonamassa -- a predominantly electric guitar player -- was ready for a complete departure from his usual projects. For years, he had been wowing audiences with his flagship acoustic song "Woke Up Dreaming," which has become an iconic staple of his world tour and a fan favorite. Building on the popularity of this song, Bonamassa and producer Shirley set out to design an entirely new and intimate "unplugged" concert experience

Chris Gordon: Closet Chronicles Two Outside - great Stream Of Consciousness improvisation

Closet Chronicles Two Outside
Stream Of Consciousness improv over a static groove

Greg Koch: Wildwood Fender Custom Shop "10" 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic

There's something about a Shell Pink Stratocaster that's been beat to crap that screams "I will slay your heart with my unbridled tone!" From the Fender Custom Shop we bring you this stunning Dealer Select Wildwood "10" 1957 Stratocaster! Check it out!

Greg Koch:

Serial Number: R66834
Brand: Fender Custom Shop
Model: Dealer Select Wildwood "10" '57 Strat Heavy Relic
Type: Stratocaster
Year: 1957
Finish Color: Faded Shell Pink
Aging: Relic
Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight: 7.12 lbs.
Body Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Quarter-Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: Mid 60s "C" (.790 1st-.930 12th)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: Exclusive Wildwood Custom "10" Radius
Inlays: Dot
Scale Length: 25.5"
Width at Nut: 1.650"
Nut Material: Bone
Frets: Dunlop 6105
Pickups: 3 John Cruz Limited Single-Coils
Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Switch
Hardware : Nickel
Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
Tuners: Vintage Style with N...

Jan Laurenz: World music on tenor guitar

World music on tenor guitar by Jan laurenz
my new composition on the very special and unique "tenor guitar"
the darbuka sound is a loop taken from a real sample
hope you enjoy:

Jan Laurenz: Ukulele

Chris Letchford,Travis LeVrier: Scale The Summit pre orders and tour dates

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT have unveiled a guitar playthrough video for new song “Odyssey,” posted below. The track appears on the band’s June 11 release, “The Migration,” alongside nine other stimulating soundscapes recorded earlier this year at North Carolina’s Basement Studios with Jamie King (BTBAM, For Today, He is Legend). You can download “Odyssey” immediately when you purchase any “Migration” pre-order package from the PROSTHETIC web store or by pre-ordering the album digitally on either iTunes or Bandcamp.

“The Migration” is the follow-up to 2011′s “The Collective,” dubbed “essential prog” by Guitar World and supported by tours alongside the likes of Periphery, Cynic, Fair To Midland, The Contortionist, The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Trioscapes. SCALE THE SUMMIT will kick off “The Migration” touring cycle shortly when they hit the road with Intronaut; dates are listed below.

"Odyssey" Dual Guitar Play Through w/ Chris Letchford & Travis LeVrier • Scale the Summit

5/31     Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
6/2       Caldwell, ID – The Venue
6/3       Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
6/4      Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater #
6/5      Seattle, WA – Highline*
6/6      Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater*
6/7      Calgary, AB – Calgary Metalfest*
6/8      Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop*
6/10     Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn*
6/11     St. Paul, MN – Station 4
6/12     Chicago, IL – Double Door*
6/13     Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*
6/14     Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
6/15     Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
6/16     Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon*
6/17     Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
6/18     Toronto, ON – Wreck Room*
6/19     West Chester, PA – The Note*
6/20     Boston, MA – Great Scott*
6/21     Baltimore, MD – Metro*
6/22     Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
6/23     Nashville, TN – The End*
6/24     Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
6/25     Orlando, FL – The Social*
6/26     Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
6/27     Metairie, LA – Cypress *
6/28     Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
6/29     Austin, TX – Red 7*
6/30     Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
7/1      Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe ^
7/2      Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21 ^
7/3      Denver, CO – Marquis Theater ^
7/5      San Francisco, CA – Slim’s ^
7/6      Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy ^
7/7      San Diego, CA – Soda Bar %
7/8      Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut, Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut, Castle
% with Castle

Matthias Young: Fender Standard Stratocaster to Yngwie Malmsteen Modification

Fender Standard Stratocaster to Yngwie Malmsteen Modification

Having a classical music background alongside my love for rock and metal, the influence of Yngwie Malmsteen has been significant in my development as a guitarist and composer. Not only is he one of the world’s greatest guitarists, but his sound is extremely unique. In the many genres of Metal, much of the guitar tone becomes very thin and over-compressed, even with heavy detuning. Not that there is anything “wrong” with that, but the vintage-style tone of a Fender Stratocaster allows for great dynamics and clarity.
In my quest for killer tone, I wanted something similar to the Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster (Model : 010711), but without the hefty price tag. Here’s what I did:

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart: RUSH - itunes adds the albums from Mercury and Atlantic!

Mercury Records
Rush (1974)
Fly by Night (1975)
Caress of Steel (1975)
2112 (1976)
All The World’s A Stage (1976)
A Farewell to Kings (1977)
Hemispheres (1978)
Permanent Waves (1980)
Moving Pictures (1981)
Exit…Stage Left (1981
Signals (1982)
Grace Under Pressure (1984)
Power Windows (1985)
Hold Your Fire (1987)
A Show Of Hands (1989)

Atlantic Records
Presto (1989)
Roll the Bones (1991)
Counterparts (1993)
Test for Echo (1996)
Vapor Trails (2002)
Feedback (2004)
Snakes & Arrows (2007)

Daniele Gottardo: Little Matchgirl

Daniele Gottardo: Golden Gate pensivity

Daniele Gottardo:

Hello my friends!

Thank you again for your support.

These past weeks were very productive. I have just recorded the woodwinds for all of the songs of the album. Drums, bass, rhythm guitars, percussion instruments and strings are already done, as well as vocals.
We are now in the middle of recording the clarinet, English horn, contrabassoon, the piano and my electric lead guitar.

I want you to listen to one of the 10 tracks of my new album, it’s a short extract and only a demo of work in progress. Woodwinds are still “Virtual Instruments” and my guitar just the rough guiding tracks. Featuring Archimia String Quartet and soprano Kirsten Menn.

I am very excited about this project and cannot wait to share some other original tunes with you soon!
I appreciate all of you who have contributed so far and shared the project on Facebook and Twitter. Please keep on sharing with your friends!

Daniele Gottardo is currently recording the new second CD. Little Matchgirl will be on this second CD. Here is a demo version of the song that is currently being recorded in the studio.
Guests musicians: Archimia String Quartet and soprano Kirsten Menn.

Gary Hoey: Deja Blues on itunes and tour dates

Fri 5/17
Chesterfield, MI
New York New York
18+ 9:00pm

Sat 5/18

St. Charles, IL
Arcada Theater
All Ages 7:00pm

Fri 5/24

Coventry, RI
The Rock Junction
Sun 5/26

Hampton, NH
Wally's Pub
18+ 7:00pm

Fri 6/14

Nashua, NH
Rib Fest
All Ages 9:00pm
Sat 6/15

Sellersville, PA
Sellersville Theater
All Ages 8:00pm
Fri 6/21 & Sat 6/22

Fort Wayne, IN
Sweetwater Gear Fest
Pro Tools Clinic
Thur 6/27

Hermosa Beach, CA
Saint Rocke
21+ 8:00pm

Fri 6/28

San Juan Capistrano, CA
The Coach House
All Ages 7:00pm

Sat 6/29

Ramona, CA
Ramona Mainstage
All Ages 7:00pm
Fri 7/12

Portsmouth, NH
The Flying Monkey
w/ Johhny A

Sun 7/14-7/17

Las Vegas, NV
Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp
w/ Yes
Wed 7/24

Southborough, MA
Camp Jam
Guitar Clinic
Fri 7/26

Orangevale, CA
The Boardwalk

Sat 7/27

Visalia, CA
The Fox Theater
w/ Johhny Winter
Sun 7/28

Long Beach, CA
The Gaslamp7:00pm
Thu 8/01

San Jose, CA
Club Milano 21+ 9:00pm
Fri 8/02

Mammoth Lakes, CA
All Ages 3:30pmSat 8/14

Squamish, BC
Guitar Workshop Plus
Guitar Clinic 1:00pm
Sat 8/24

Westford, MA
Blues N Brews Nashoba Valley

Lee Hodgson: Country Essentials 2


Country guitar playing fanatics listen up! Over the 12 jam track lessons in series 2 of Lee Hodgson's Country Essentials you will be locked in and learning multitudes of string bending, double stopping, hybrid picking and chicken picking. On top of this, there are tracks in the style of Jerry Donahue, Chet Atkins, Dann Huff, James Burton and Albert Lee for you to learn and jam along with. As the title states, Lee covers everything you require to get deep down and dirty with your country guitar playing.

Included are the 12 solo example tracks by Lee and the solo backings so you can learn his exact solos. Plus, 10 of the tracks come with extended jam tracks for you to jam along with until your hearts content! Add in the TAB, notation and bonus track notes and you have everyting you need to take your Country guitar playing to the next level!

Check out the examples below....

This package is in association with Phil Hilborne/WM Studios

12 solo example tracks in high quality 320K MP3 format
12 solo backing tracks in high quality 320K MP3 format
10 extended jam tracks in high quality 320K MP3 format
Accurate TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab format
Bonus track notes

Derryl Gabel: Dweezilla and news update.

Hi Guitar Friends,
Hope you all are having a great week. Just wanted to let you know that we still have some available spots at the Dweezilla Music Masters Camp and that there's still time to register.

The Dweezilla Music Masters Camp is the week of July 4th in Big Indian, New York. This camp is nestled in the Catskill mountains so the scenery is absolutely beautiful. Besides myself, Dweezil Zappa has hand selected some of the best and brightest guitarist in the world to teach there as well. This includes the amazing James Santiago, Tom Quayle, Oz Noy, Dave Walliman, and Chris Buono. I am very honored to be among this caliber of teachers and players. If you are interested in joining us for a fun filled guitar learning experience please go to to get more info and to register. Looking forward to meeting you all there.

On a side note Dweezil has asked all the instructors to hand in a tune for an album that will be released this year. We are about half way through the project. I'm very excited with the results so far. Each player will guest solo on the other's tune so this will be very interesting. Each tune is superbly crafted and will take you on an audio adventure ride! By the way I need to correct something I said in the previous email. I found out that the Dweezilla album will be released but not under the Favored Nations label. I apologize for the confusion on my part.

If there's any of you out there that are interested in helping sponsor the event or contributing toward a scholarship for students please let me know and I will put you in touch with Dweezil.

Thanks for your support and hope to see you all at Dweezilla.

Best regards,
Derryl Gabel