Thursday, 27 June 2013

Virgil Donati,Alex Argento,Marco Sfogli,Brett Garsed,Alex Machacek: Donati delivers a cornucopia of guitar and drums for In This Life CD!


Alex Argento Hey friends, The time has come!

over a year in the making, the much anticipated solo record from Virgil Donati entitled "In This Life" will be available for purchase and download on July 23rd.

I'm extremely proud of have being involved on this project as main keyboardist and mixing engineer together with some amazing musicians like:

Doug Shreeve, Marco Sfogli, Dennis Hamm, Brett Garsed, Irwin Thomas, Alex Machacek, Paul Sherman, Anthony Crawford, Tom Kennedy, Jeff Babko, Rafael Moreira, Simon Hosford.

Click here to for a FREE download of one of the tracks from the record: "Red Air".
Featuring on this track: Alex Argento (keyboards), Marco Sfogli (guitars).

Virgil Donati:  Red Air
Free Track: http://t.opsp.in/p0ctR

Enjoy!

Allan Holdsworth: the tour widens to include USA, Mexico, UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium!


ALLAN HOLDSWORTH BAND

2013 confirmed dates, more dates to come
with
ALLAN HOLDWORTH guitar
JIMMY HASLIP bass
VIRGIL DONATI drums
www.therealallanholdsworth.com

August 2, 2013 - San Diego, CA, USA (Brick By Brick)
www.brickbybrick.com
August 3, 2014 - Mexicali, Mexico (Teatro de la Casa de Cultura)
www.mexicaliprog.com
August 4, 2014 - Rosarito, Mexico (Salon Acuario at Hotel Las Rocas)
www.mexicaliprog.com
November 4, 2013 - Chesterfield, UK (Real Time Live)
www.realtimelive.moonfruit.com
November 5, 2013 - Manchester, UK (Band On The Wall)
www.bandonthewall.org
November 6, 2013 - New Brighton, UK (Floral Pavillion)
www.floralpavilion.com
November 7, 2013 - London, UK (Borderline)
www.mamacolive.com/theborderline
November 8, 2013 - High Wycombe, UK (Arts4Every1)
www.arts4every1.com
November 9, 2013 - Fletching, UK (Trading Boundaries)
www.tradingboundaries.com
November 10, 2013 - Amstelveen, The Netherlands (P60)
www.p60.nl
November 12, 2013 - Marcq en Barouel, France (Jazz en Nord at Charcot Theater)
www.jazzenord.com
November 13, 2013 - Unna, Germany (Kulturzentrum Lindenbrauerei)
www.lindenbrauerei.de
November 14, 2013 - Verviers, Belgium (Spirit Of 66)
www.spiritof66.be
November 15, 2013 - Ozoir La Ferriere, France (OLF Festival Jazz et Blues)
www.talentsdozoir.net
November 28, 2013
Playa del Carmen, Mexico (Riviera Maya Jazz Festival)
www.rivieramayajazzfestival.com

Ivan Chopik: Painted In Exile - Guitar Messenger guru posts new track

Painted In Exile - Ivan Chopik Tracking Guitars for 2013 Single
http://www.paintedinexile.com - Quick clip of Ivan tracking some guitars for an upcoming single from Painted In Exile. Stay tuned for more clips and an official update video.

Marco De Francesco: MDF1-The wizard - new album available


Marco De Francesco - "MDF1_the wizard" promo album
Hello everybody!!
My first album "MDF1-The wizard" is now available on all web store!!!
You can find it on iTunes,CdBaby,Shazam,Amazon.mp3,Google play,Rhapsody,Spotify..and many more!!
I hope you enjoy,share and support!!!
FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Marco-De-Francesco/526088520749626

Sergio Paganini: Soul Groove Cm7/9


Soul Groove Cm7/9 Backingtrack - Sergio Paganini
Parte isolada da Jam Session com Bruno Mello.

Jacky Vincent: String Skipping and Sweeping



The following content is related to the August 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store:http://store.guitarworld.com/collecti...

String skipping is a technique I use in a handful of solos that I've recorded with my band, Falling in Reverse. Some of my guitar students have erroneously assumed that certain phrases were performed using sweep picking, but in fact I used string skipping, along with alternate and economy picking, to create a similar effect. If you're a fan of the sound of fast alternate- and sweep/economy-picked phrases, the string-skipping techniques I demonstrate in this month's lesson will appeal to you.

One great advantage to string skipping is that it allows you to get the aggressive sound of steady alternate picking, as all the notes are picked. Another benefit is that it lets you perform the big intervallic "jumps" often associated with sweeps by moving very quickly from, say, the fifth to the third to the first string and then back down again, leaping from one octave to another instantly. This results in exciting phrases that sound more difficult to play than they actually are.

United Stringdom w/Jacky Vincent - Aug 2013 - String Skipping & Sweeping

Dreamfullofzen: "Maximus" Theme from Gladiator


"Maximus" Theme from Gladiator
From the more music soundtrack. not 100% of the original since the guitar part towards the end goes really low (not sure if he's using a regular 6 string nylon or what...).
Found it quite fitting with all that's going on at the moment.

Elmo Karjalainen: Jimi Hendrix stylings




Elmo Karjalainen playing to a Jimi Hendrix style Backing Track.
To download this backing track for free, go to http://musicbackingtracks.net
For two free songs from Elmo, go to http://elmojk.net
Recorded using an Axe-FX Ultra.
Recorded at http://kcsoundfinland.com
Jimi Hendrix. Does one need to say anything else. He made rock guitar what it is today. Hope you all enjoy this little tribute! And if you do, please share it with your friends.
Sign up for the Elmo Karjalainen mailing list at elmojk.net to be sure to get the news when it happens. You'll get two free songs when you do.


Elmo Karjalainen: Unintelligent Designs

Eric Gales: 3 Guitars stolen from his home! Lets get them back to Eric!!



Kudos to http://www.stratoblogster.com/

STOLEN GEAR ALERT!!! 6/26/13 - 3 Guitars stolen from the home of ERIC GALES in North Carolina (Greensboro area).

1) Magneto Sonnet "Raw Dog" (featured in above images) a gold Strat type with gold hardware, a one-off signature.

2) Xotic Strat Type, Blue finish

3) St. Blues, Orange finish - Strat type. Please contact police if you see anything, as well as Eric Gales via Facebook!

Gales Links:

www.ericgalesband.com - See more pics and info on the new guitar.


www.facebook.com/EricGales

FOXY LADY Billy Cox on bass, Eric Gales guitar and Rich on the drum's... FOXY LADY

Allan Holdsworth,Virgil Donati,Jimmy Haslip: UK tour dates!

From NAMM 2013

Allan Holdsworth has confirmed a short British tour for November.

The celebrated guitarist, who is cited as a major influence by Alex Lifeson and was regarded by Frank Zappa as, ”One of the most interesting guys on guitar on the planet”, is to play Chesterfield Real Time Live November 4, Manchester Band On The Wall 5, Brighton Floral Pavilion 6, London Borderline 7 (supported by Matt Stevens), Wycombe Arts4every1 Centre 8, Fletching Trading Boundaries 9.

His band will feature Jimmy Haslip on bass and Virgil Donati on drums.

Find out more at http://www.therealallanholdsworth.com/

News: Grooveyard latest new guitar releases

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05. BIRTH OF THE BLUES
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02. SHOT DOWN
03. HONEY BABY
04. I USED TO HAVE SOMETHING
05. ALL THE SAME
06. I CAN SEE THROUGH YOU
07. LAST THING I DO
08. COOL LOOKIN' WOMAN
09. MAYBE
10. FUZZ SIX SIX SIX

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06. BROKEN MAN
07. ALL THAT WE WERE
08. CAPTURE ME
09. SO MUCH MORE
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06. THE TRAVELLER
07. GAUDI'S RUN
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02. THE GREAT DIVORCE
03. THE CAVEMAN'S CRIB
04. ELEVEN MAIDS
05. SOUL
06. IN MY HOUR OF DYING
07. MAROONED IN SPACE
08. WHENEVER I FALL
09. JUST LIKE ROBERT JOHNSON
10. THE DEATH OF THE LAST MERMAID
11. FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT
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Janek Gwizdala: New improvisation video #3! the bass man is back!


New improvisation video #3!

We're getting really close to launching our new 12 week improvisation course atvideobasslessons.tv this weekend. It's our third full semester of the year, and to lead into that we still have a couple of free lessons to give away!

This lesson, the third in our series, looks at using a rhythmic density scale to create interest and dynamics in your playing. Does rhythmic density sound too complicated? don't worry,fancy name for a very simple concept, and you're going to pick it up immediately!

Alex Lifeson: Will we ever hear "Save my ship of freedom I'm lashed helpless to the mast" again in a live concert?!?


You celebrated your 30th anniversary with the covers album, 'Feedback'. Have you thought how you'll celebrate your 40th next year?
We'll do a special tour and we'll look closely at some of the songs we haven't played for a long, long time. As for a new record we haven't really thought that far ahead yet.

Would 'The Fountain of Lamneth' be in contention for that tour?
That might be stretching it a bit. That's no comment about the 'Caress of Steel' record. I hear things that we are embarrassed about that record but I'm very proud of it. It was a major stepping stone for us. It's a very youthful record but we were barely twenty years old at the time. There's some good playing on it and some good arrangements, but it doesn't mean we want to play much stuff off it.

Max Sokolov,Leonardo Guzman,Thiago Trinsi: Top 3 or the Top 9 French Guitar Contest 2013 announced.


THE FRENCH GUITAR CONTEST 2013 - THE RESULTS
This is the official results of the French Guitar Contest 2013
Thanx to all guitar players from all around the world. For us you are all winners.
You can download for free the mp3 compilation from the winners.
http://www.frenchguitarcontest.com
If you are pre-selected and you want your notation, please write us tofrench_guitar@mail.com

This is the winners :

1) Max Sokolov : 239 pts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGBvXxt0Zaw
2) Leonardo Guzman  : 236,5 pts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcshATbSzoA
3) Thiago Trinsi : 223 pts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS1dfVqPv1A
4) Theo hoarau : 221 pts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_OOKhmTGW0
5) Jon Neto : 218,5 pts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQej1FKDIf8
6) Morgan Reid : 218 pts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL8uQWnTvIc
7) Kazuki Tsurube : 216 pts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyhl31DooIE
8) Nikolay Karageorgiev : 215 pts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5O8_ux-8s
9) Dhalif Ali : 209 pts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkqGHa...