Thursday, 4 July 2013

Jason Sadites: start work on fifth studio album.

Jason Sadites
Jason Sadites has begun working on his fifth studio album. The as-of-yet untitled project will be a stream of consciousness style rock/jazz/fusion project made up of a continuous piece of music divided into separate movements. Compositionally it will be based around poly-rhythmic ideas that will offer something new with each listen. Jason has launched a donation campaign through his website for those willing to help out to cover the costs of having the world class musicians that Jason has worked with before perform this music. Thanks in advance to all who help out!

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Synyster Gates: Guitar Center and Schecter Guitar Research presents Master Class

Avenged Sevenfold has released seven tracks for fan submissions that run from July 15 to September 15 and will be judged by Synyster Gates, Synyster will listen to the submissions that are ranked highest by social media audience. Synyster will then personally select the winners and their guests to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend an incredible master class by the Avenged Sevenfold shredder himself.
Winners will receive:

  • VIP Trip to Los Angeles with a guest to attend a master class with Synyster Gates in the historic Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room
  • Schecter Guitars Synyster Gates special electric guitar
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Schecter factory and custom shop
  • Ernie Ball accessory prize pack

For rules and more information on how to enter The Master Class contest with Synyster Gates, visit:

Guitar Center and Schecter Guitar Research presents Master Class with Synyster Gates

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart: Rush - Sarstock Complete Performance 2003

Rush - Sarstock Complete Performance 2003. A few songs from this show are already posted and on dvd but this is the full set they did on July 30th, 2003. It's a little sloppy since they weren't touring at the time but still pretty cool for those who haven't seen the whole thing.

Rush - Sarstock Complete Performance 2003

Tony Waka: Sweep Picking Lesson
Hey guys, Tony here. Some of you ask me a sweep lesson, so first of all I wanna say I m not a great sweeper, but I hope I can help you with my advices :) ... keep rocking !!

Sweep Picking Lesson with Tony

Simão Cardoso: Super Smooth Sik Guitar

Simão Cardoso

Sik Guitar Improvising from the Heart!!!

Sik Guitar - Ibanez JEM Replica Impro

Claudio Pietronik: full shred ahead!

Free shred trying white screen background

It's time to shred!

Rob Chappers: JammerStream's Dark Matters interview - great detail on Chapman guitars

Rob Chapman
My interview on JammerStream's Dark Matters show is now live at

It is also broadcasting live on their show at 9am & 9pm EST today & Saturday.

The interview also features music my Dorje, and my new single "Holy Fire"

Many thanks to Ryan and the Jammer Direct team for the interview

Matt Raines: Inner City new album Just me playing through a pretty cheezy amp at NAMM..Had a lot of fun! The guitar is the Raines CHI, due out Summer 2013 along with the CHI CD available at my site or mid May 2013. Email me if interested in Skype lessons.

Matt Raines CHI Guitar Winter NAMM Show 2012 Shred Sweep Picking Legato

Matt Raines Game On from the CHI CD Shred Guitar Fractal Axefx 2 II Suhr Ibanez Carvin Fender Gibson

Inner City - by Matt Raines

Inner City is the latest release from guitarist Matt Raines. Many of you may know him from his many years as a veteran of the East Coast jazz scene. Others may remember him from various rock and fusion bands. If you have not heard Matt Raines play the guitar, you should do yourself a favor and buy this CD. This recording showcases Matt's composition, lyrical playing and excellent sense of feel and dynamics-and did I mention possibly the most flawless technique you may have ever heard? Although Inner City can be categorized as "smooth jazz", these songs are deep and interesting with incredible performances from Matt as well as saxophone player Dave Guidi. This cd is an absolute must have for anyone who loves jazz, guitar or just great grooving music. Inner City will not leave your cd player.

1. Coming Home Baby 3:28
2. Vibin' 3:35
3. Cantaloupe Island3:06
4. Moving On 3:26
5. Nardis 2:50
6. Giant Steps 4:17
7. On My Own 3:57
8. So What 3:52
9. Summertime 2:44
10. I Heard It Through the Grapevine 4:25
11. Inner City 4:05

Matt Raines: Inner City

Matt Raines Game On from the CHI cd. Take 2. Shred Guitar! Fractal Axefx 2 II

Bordertown CHI CD Matt Raines Guitar Shred Fractal Axe FX II 2 Jazz Rock

Florent Atem: Gruv Gear NAMM 2013

Written by Florent Atem, from the album "Dreamtown", released in 2005, featuring Florent Atem on guitar, Jeff Campitelli on drums, Matt Bissonette on bass and Carole Atem on keyboards and Hammond-B3. Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA. Produced by John Cuniberti.

Florent Atem:Gruv Gear NAMM 2013

Alexander Menshikov: Anamnesis lead playing Mayones NAMM 2013

SONG: Anamnesis - Prometheus

Alex - Guitarist of Anamnesis Band Playing Mayones Guitar NAMM 2013

Alex - Guitarist of Anamnesis Band Playing Mayones Guitar NAMM 2013

Ethan Brosh,Boosty Collins: Sneak peak inside NAMM 2012

Sneak peak inside NAMM 2012. Video features Ethan Brosh and Boosty Collins.

NAMM 2012 with Ethan Brosh

Nili Brosh: Ibanez interviews about her Premium and Prestige 7-string Guitars

Nili Brosh was born in Israel and moved to Boston at age 12 with her family. She attended Berklee College of Music, and has performed with many artists including Guthrie Govan, Stu Hamm, Andy Timmons, the Iron Maidens and Tony MacAlpine. She is currently working on her second solo CD. Ibanez sat down with her to discuss how she uses 7-string models in her music and live performances.

Ibanez interviews Nili Brosh about her Premium and Prestige 7-string Guitars

Wilko Johnson:portrait added to his local pub.

Wilko Johnson
Sign of the times: Wilko outside the pub
Wilko Johnson’s portrait has been added to the signage of his local pub.
The Railway Hotel in Southend now features an image of the terminally-ill guitarist

Marco Sfogli,Ray Riendeau,Peter Wildoer: James LaBrie gets a cover and release date for his new album

James LaBrie returns with a new studio album, entitled Impermanent Resonance, to be released August 6th in North America and July 29th in Europe via InsideOutMusic.

The album's lineup is intact from the previous recording, featuring Marco Sfogli from Italy on guitar, Ray Riendeau on bass and Swedish drummer Peter Wildoer , who was a finalist in the Dream Theater drum auditions. more details

Nita Strauss: Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier

Nita Strauss: Roland MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier
The New Standard in Ultra-Compact Amps
A top-seller worldwide for nearly 10 years running, the MICRO CUBE is the most popular battery-powered amp of all time.

MICRO CUBE GX Guitar Amplifier

Rick Graham: 50 essential pentatonic sequences available in HD format

Rick's Quick but Slick Lick Series

Join me for the first lesson of this new series as I take you through 50 essential pentatonic sequences! In the first of this two part lesson, I take you through 25 of my most used pentatonic sequences that I use in my improvisations time and time again. In the 43 min FULL HD video, I guide you note for note through every sequence with clear and concise explanations of the unique way that I articulate them.

The lesson download consists of:
  • 43 minutes of 1080p HD Video 
  • 9 backings at 3 different tempos and in 3 different keys
  • High Quality PDF covering everything in the video
  • Full transcriptions in PDF format