Thursday, 17 October 2013

Janos Kallai,Atma Anur, Stuart Hamm: K3 - Key to Paradise - new project

Atma Anur
New project, quite groovy (some chops for good measure as well) Kállai János, Stuart Hamm and atma anur... K3/2013

Hungarian masterful, groove oriented, guitarist/composer Janos Kallai has a new version of his already well known project K3 featuring Stu Hamm and Atma Anur. This is the title track from the up coming EP release, Key to Paradise...

Atma Anur - Key to Paradise (Janos Kallai)

Leonardo Guzman: Metal Guitar God 2013 by Toontrack

Leonardo Guzman
Well. here its my entry, could not let this contest pass, I have with a shitload of work this weeks but lucky enough i found a couple of hours free to tackle this BT, hope you like it! and FELL FREE TO SHARE! SHARING ITS CARING GUYS Thanks for your time & Support! Much love

Metal Guitar God 2013 by Toontrack - Leonardo Guzman

George Marios: London Guitar Hangout announced

'Hey everyone,

I am really pleased to announce the launch of 'London Guitar Hangout'!

It is the ultimate guitar holiday, including 4 nights in London and 3 days of one on one tuition with me.

We'll also get a chance to experience London and go around sights, bars, open mic nights or anywhere else you wish.

For more information, feel free to head over to and download a PDF file with more details.

Looking forward to seeing you,


George Marios"

George Marios-London Guitar Hangout

George Marios Tuition- Student Testimonial.Khalil Habib(USA)

Tom Richardson: Guitar Solo on David Brent's Free Love Freeway!

Guitar Solo on David Brent's Free Love Freeway!
Already a great song but couldn't resist adding a nice, big guitar solo at the end! Everyone loves David Brent! I'm using my Suhr Modern Custom and a Wampler TQ Dual Fusion pedal!

Georgi Stanchev: Metal Guitar God Competition 2013

Metal Guitar God Competition 2013 - Georgi Stanchev

Ray Suhy: East Of The Wall "Arbiters Meet"

Ray Suhy
Here's the first song to be released from the new East Of The Wall CD(my first with the band). The song is synced up to some footage of the recording process. Check it out:

East Of The Wall "Arbiters Meet"

Dean Murphy: Toontrack/Periphery Erised Solo Competition and Chapman Guitars ML1 Review

Dean Murphy - Toontrack/Periphery Erised Solo Competition
so here is my entry... hope you enjoy

so i recently got a chapman guitars ML1 so i did an in depth review on it hopefully doing it justice :) we shall see. hope you guys enjoyed dont forget to like my facebook at

Bruce Bouillet: Epidemic - 2002 - great tracks from short lived band

Bruce Bouillet
Came across this today, so I decided to post up! Another one of my bands short lived but great album. The singer Boris Bouma has a new album releasing 11-11-2013 The Noise Within.


Boris Bouma vocals
Bruce Bouillet guitar
Jimmy McDaniel bass
Tim Ganard drums



Get Bruce Bouillet's latest album, chock full of guitar goodness
Bruce Bouillet: The Order of Control

Nili Brosh: final list of players for upcoming CD... days away

Nili Brosh with Beloved Ibanez

Nili Brosh

... I just love Ibanez. Always a good time!

... Next week I will announce the final list of players on my soon-to-be-released new record. Stay tuned!

Joe Chawki: music in the the key of idiot - insane Suhr chops blow out

Joe Chawki Andreas Jomisko Haukenes
This one I dedicate to Andreas lol

in the key of idiot

Sam Bell: Daedalus (Ambient Instrumental)

Sam Bell
In an effort to break my writers block, and overly alert inner critique when trying to come up with initial ideas for tunes, I am trying to write a tune everyday without judging what I am writing, whether or not I think it’s generic or cliché etc. I threw together this short instrumental this afternoon maybe somebody might enjoy it!

Andy James, Mark Tremonti: share a back room jam session

Awesome Jam with Mark, truly a nice guy n a pleasure to hang with \m/

Mark Tremonti's stage rig,

Tosin Abasi: Prog-Gnosis - Guitar World DVD

Guitar World

Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders, the undisputed master of the seven- and eight-string guitar, reveals his playing and practicing secrets in a new Guitar World DVD, 'Tosin Abasi: Prog-Gnosis.' Check out the details!


Animal Instinct - Getting a feel for picking techniques with the track "Somnarium"
Economies of Scale - Making effective use of economy picking, and how Tosin Abasi plays his solos in "Somnarium"
Inter-Planetary Exploration - How to play the outro guitar solo in "Earth Departure"
Double Up - Double picking, and the first solo in "An Infinite Regression"
Thumbs Up - How to play the thumb-slapped intro to "An Infinite Regression"
Lucky Sevens - Making odd meters feel natural, and how to play "Cylindrical Sea"
Six Sense - Playing 6/4, and the hybrid-picked arpeggios in "David"
Six of Another - More on playing in 6/4 meter, and how I perform the hybrid-picked arpeggios in "David," part 2.
Voicing Opinions - Devising chord voicings on the eight-string guitar
Turn on the Heat - Effective ways to warm up both hands
Rollercoaster Ride - Seven-string arpeggios
Two-Hand Touch - Examining the two-hand tapping and odd-meter phrasing in "Isolated Incidents"
Connect the Dots - Analyzing the harmonized melody lines in "Isolated Incidents"

Eugene Potekhin,Alexander Kuznetsov: The Korea - Saturnus (live clip) Tyumen 30.08.13

The Korea - Saturnus (live clip) Tyumen 30.08.13


1.Saturnus 04:02
2.Zion 04:42
3.Poles 02:42
4.Saturnus (Russian) 04:02
5.Zion (Russian) 04:42
6.Poles (Russian) 02:42

The brand new EP from St Petersburg's THE KOREA.

Rick Graham: How to play 'Spanish Fly' by Eddie Van Halen

A lesson showing how to play this amazing piece of guitar mastery by EVH! Hope you Enjoy! HD guitar Lessons with me here: Visit my T-Shirt store here: Like my Facebook Fan page: Subscribe to Lewis Cannon's youtube channel: Hi guys, please visit my website where you can subscribe to receive free guitar/music resources: You can also purchase high quality full HD video lessons in the HD Video Lessons section: I hope you enjoy this lesson and please leave a comment in the comments section if you have any requests. Tons more to come!

Hans Van Even: Stardust Requiem CD - Indiegogo 9 days to go - check out the guest list!

Hans Van Even
Still 9 days left for our online fundraising on Indiegogo, be sure to spread the word. Thanks to everyone for the help in and outside Indiegogo so far!
Here's a teaser to raise funds for the last phase and post-production of my upcoming CD "Stardust Requiem". If you are interested, please visit our indiegogo link

Featuring guest solos by:
  • Tony MacAlpine
  • Brett Garsed
  • Eugene Berger
  • Feodor Dosumov
  • Xavier Martinez
  • Jean Fontanille
  • Olivier Sousbie 
... and many others Goran Vujic on bass, Leo Isnard, Philippe Ravez & Michel Fourcade on Drums, and starring orchestral arrangements by film composer Marc Dall'Anese, "Vent de guitares" from Garlo!!! Be sure to check us out at or

Xander Demos: interviewed on Rockposer's Roulette Show

Metal shred guitarist, Xander Demos was recently interviewed on Rockposer's Roulette Show, broadcast on Firebrand Rock Radio, and the Homegrown Rocker Show, broadcast on Rocky 104.9 FM in Altoona, PA.

Just one week before his appearances at Skull Fest and Wolf Fest, metal shredmaster, Xander Demos was interviewed by the "Rockposer's Roulette" and "Homegrown Rocker" shows."Rockposer's Roulette" broadcasts on Firebrand Rock Radio, the UK's leading rock and metal internet radio station, while "Homegrown Rocker" airs on Rocky 104.9 FM in Altoona, PA. Xander spoke about his upcoming festival appearances, as well as his new track, "Dancing Through Daggers," which is slated for inclusion on the upcoming Guitar Wizards compilation.

"Rockposer's Roulette" is a weekly radio show on Firebrand Rock Radio, mixing the latest releases from new and existing artists with old favorites. It is hosted by Dan Mann. The interview with Xander was originally broadcast on October 12th. Hear it on demand at

"Homegrown Rocker" airs each Sunday night on Altoona's Rocky 104.9 FM. Hosted by Jim Price, the weekly show features two hours of local and regional music and interviews. Xander's interview was featured on October 13th. For more information, visit

Xander Demos is an International Music and Entertainment Association award-nominated metal guitarist, based in Pittsburgh, PA. His debut album, Guitarcadia received critical acclaim and landed him guest spots on releases by Modern Superstar, Ged Ryland's Rage of Angels, Liberty 'N' Justice and others. This weekend he will perform at Skull Fest and Wolf Fest, alongside headliners like Michael Sweet and Oz Fox of Stryper, Jack Russell of Great White, Faster Pussycat, Black N' Blue, Phil Lewis of LA Guns, and many more. For more information, visit

Stefanos Nikas: Guitar Thesaurus: The Complete Guide to Scales, Chords, Arpeggios

Guitar Thesaurus: The Complete Guide to Scales, Chords, Arpeggios

By Stefanos Nikas
There you have it at last! The most complete guide for scales, chords and arpeggios until now! In over 100 pages you will find EVERYTHING that you 'll EVER NEED in order to sound like your favorite guitar players. With a wide collection of scales, chords and arpeggios, demonstrated in easy-to-remember shapes through the neck, this groundbreaking method is what every guitarist always wanted but could never have. GUITAR THESAURUS is not only a true dictionary of every pattern used in today's music but it also includes an invaluable section about how you can use all these shapes to create music and become a better musician.

Derryl Gabel: uploades mp3s and transcriptions for new Fusion Solos project

Hi Guitar Friends,
I've uploaded mp3s of my solos to my website along with two transcriptions in the PDF format for you to check out. Just go here Fusion Solos
The mp3 of my solo on "Breath of Life" is located in the Media Player on the Home page of the site.

Contained in this CD-ROM are transcriptions of all my guest solos from the Dweezilla 2013 project. This includes the entire transcription of my tune "Breath of Life" (excluding the other guest soloists on that tune).
This is some of my best soloing ever recorded so I'm very pleased to share it with you and reveal how it was played. For the last couple of months I've worked very hard on meticulously capturing what was recorded so every pick stroke, hammer, pull-off, tap, and finger pluck is notated. Each transcription is beautifully done in the Guitar Pro 6 and PDF formats. Guitar Pro 6 allows you to loop and slow down individual licks and or sections to practice with. If you don't have Guitar Pro 6 software I have included all the parts in the PDF format as well. Each GP6 and PDF file contains the transcription of the guitar solo, the rhythm guitar, and bass parts in guitar tab and standard notation. I have also included liner notes and gear setup as well. Over 100 pages in all! Not only that but you will have mp3s of my guest solos, my new tune "Breath of Life" in it's entirety, and even some outtake mp3s! My tune "Breath of Life" features AMAZING playing by Chad Wackerman on drums, Jimmy Johnson on bass (yes, I transcribed his entire bass track), Chanan Hanspal on keys and synth, guest guitar solos by Tom Quayle, Oz Noy, Dweezil Zappa, Chanan Hanspal, James Santiago, and Chris Buono. Go to my website home page, to the media player for some audio clips.

The Solos
1. Forty Year Journey
2. Cinco Seis
3. Dinosaur
4. Funkzilla
5. Metric Overlap
6. No I Don't Know
7. Breath of Life (The entire tune minus the guest soloists)

When purchasing the CD-ROM version you will also get the download version. The download link will be sent once your order is processed. The download will include all the transcription files, mp3s, and liner notes. This will also be located on the CD-ROM as well. Click on a link below to order.

Click here to order the CD-ROM

Click here to order the Download Version

News: Hal Leonard Publishes The Invention of the American Guitar

Hal Leonard Publishes The Invention of the American Guitar
The Pre-Civil War Innovations of C. F. Martin and His Contemporaries edited by Robert Shaw and Peter Szego

Montclair, NJ (October 17, 2013) - In time for C. F. Martin and Co.'s 180th anniversary this October, Hal Leonard Books is publishing Inventing the American Guitar ($50), the first book to describe the early history of American guitar design in detail. With essays by prominent writers and spectacular color photographs of almost fifty guitars, many of which are newly discovered, this book tells the story of how a European instrument was transformed into one with all of the design and construction features that define the iconic American flat-top guitar - all within a mere twenty years.

The person who dominates this history is C. F. Martin Sr., America's first major guitar maker and the founder of the Martin Guitar Company, which continues to produce outstanding flat-top guitars today. After emigrating from his native Saxony to New York in 1833, Martin quickly established a guitar-making business, producing instruments modeled after those of his mentor, Johann Stauffer of Vienna. By the time he moved his family and business to rural Pennsylvania in 1839, Martin had absorbed and integrated the influence of Spanish guitars he had seen and heard in New York. In Pennsylvania, he evolved further, inventing a uniquely American guitar that was fully developed before the outbreak of the Civil War.Inventing the American Guitar traces Martin's evolution as a craftsman and entrepreneur and explores the influences and experiments that led to his creation of the American guitar that is recognized and played around the world today.

The book includes fold-out pages of schematic drawings of two early Martin guitars: the Austro-German Style Martin Guitar and the Spanish Style Martin Guitar. An additional forty-five two-page color profiles of important guitars, including detail photos, measurements, and bracing diagrams, fill this beautiful coffee table hardcover. Contributing essayists include David Gansz, an expert on early American guitar maker James Ashborn; Antiques Roadshow appraiser and Martin expert Richard Johnston; luthier and early Martin and Spanish guitar scholar David LaPlante; Arian Sheets, Curator of Stringed Instruments at the National Music Museum, University of South Dakota; and James Westbrook, a scholar of 19th-century European guitar making.

Filipe Paiva: Euphoria Music Video (Official)

Official Music Video for "Euphoria" album solo Filipe Paiva
Endorsements: Ibanez, Laney and Dean Markley.
Direction: Marcus Monte and Igor Almeida

Filipe Paiva - Euphoria Music Video (Official)

Steven Wilson: Jess Cope answers fan questions about working with Steven Wilson, and creating the video for 'Drive Home'.

Jess Cope answers fan questions about working with Steven Wilson, and creating the video for 'Drive Home'.

Order your Blu-ray + CD copy of Drive Home from the Kscope store:
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New 2 disc set from Steven Wilson featuring unreleased tracks, videos, live recordings and high-resolution audio -- available on Blu-ray & CD and CD & DVD
Available from October 21st (22nd in US/CA)

In February 2013 Steven Wilson released 'The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)', his third solo album. The album was a huge critical and commercial success, earning numerous 5 star reviews and charting well across the world, debuting at #3 in the German national chart, #28 in the UK top 40, #57 in the US Billboard top 200, #16 in Holland and #17 in Finland.

Prior to these dates, Drive Home, a new audio-visual package will be released as a Blu-ray & CD set and as a CD & DVD set.

The Blu-ray and DVD feature the new video for lead track 'Drive Home' along with the video for 'The Raven That Refused To Sing', both directed by Jess Cope. They also include four tracks recorded live in Frankfurt during the recent tour.

In addition, the Blu-ray and DVD feature audio recordings of two previously unreleased tracks, 'The Birthday Party' and an orchestral version of 'The Raven That Refused To Sing'. 'The Birthday Party' was recorded in LA at the same sessions as the tracks that made up the album while the version of 'The Raven That Refused To Sing' is a new mix that strips the track back to just the orchestra and vocals.

All the songs on the Blu-Ray and DVD are mixed in both stereo and 5.1 sound, including the two audio only titles. The audio on the Blu-Ray is full lossless 96/24 throughout. These tracks are also included on the CD, along with the audio from the live tracks and an edit of 'Drive Home'.

Tour Dates for 2013


15th - Bristol - Colston Hall - United Kingdom
17th - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall - United Kingdom
18th - Newcastle - City Hall - United Kingdom
20th - London - Royal Albert Hall - United Kingdom
23rd - Nijmegen - Concertgebouw De Vereeniging - Netherlands
24th - Leuven - Het Depot - Belgium
26th - Bremen - Pier 2 - Germany
27th - Bielefeld - Ringlokschuppen - Germany
28th - Hannover - Theatre am Aegi - Germany
30th - Dresden - Alter Schlachthof - Germany


1st - Leipzig - Theatrefabrik - Germany
2nd - Vienna - Gasometer - Austria
3rd - Erlangen - Heinrich Lades Halle - Germany
5th - Lyon - Le Transbordeur - France
6th - Bordeaux - Rock School Barbey - France
8th - Madrid - Auditorium Principe Felipe - Spain
10th - Marseille - Espace Julien - France
12th - Lausanne - Les Docks - Switzerland
13th - Bologna - Duse Theatre - Italy
14th - Padova - Geox Theatre - Italy
22nd - Luebeck - Rolling Stone Weekender - Germany
23rd - Aarhus - Train - Denmark
24th - Gothenburg - Tradgarn - Sweden
26th - Helsinki - The Circus - Finland
29th - Poznan - MTP2 Hall - Poland
30th - Zabrze - House Of Music And Dance -- Poland

To buy tickets, visit:

Steven Wilson - The Making of 'Drive Home'

Steven Wilson - Drive home

Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (Live)

Read my mini review... get tickets, sit back and enjoy the show!

Martin Goulding: Yngwie Solo 1 and 2 breakdown

Photo by Mademoiselle S (Sabrina Dersel) 
Martin Goulding
Very pleased to present Yngwie Malmsteen! Here is unseen footage of Yngwie improvising, taken from an interview i did with him back in 2005. Follow the links to my site underneath the video for a free downloadable transcription in PDF/GP6 format along with the same backing track Yngwie himself played over! Rooccckkkkk!.

Martin Goulding Please visit for the full article as well as features by Steve Vai, Greg Howe etc, plus a whole lesson section dedicated to high quality modern rock/metal tuition covering Alternate Picking Legato, Sweeping and Tapping techniques along with a comprehensive Riff and Solos area!
The amazing Yngwie Malmsteen captured in a video interview by Martin Goulding and Charlie Griffiths for Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar magazine back in September 2005. This is Solo 1, featuring Yngwie improvising over a neo-classical style backing. Visit for free downloadable lesson and solo transcription from 02.33-03.00, including the same backing track Yngwie played over transposed up to E to save tuning down a half step! For more free masterclasses, lessons and transcriptions please visit my site at
Yngwie Solo 1 presented by Martin Goulding

Yngwie Solo 2 presented by Martin Goulding

Guthrie Govan: talks to Guitarist about pedalboard,retro-style Floyd Rose and Victory Amplification V100

What? No locking nut? Guthrie explains why...
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In part two of a three-part video interview with Guitarist magazine, guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan talks us through the 'new' retro-style locking Floyd Rose vibrato on his latest Charvel prototype electric.

Guthrie's amplifier throughout is a brand new Victory V100 Duke, which he is currently using on tour with Steven Wilson. Stay tuned for Guthrie's full demo of the Victory V100.

Issue 374 of Guitarist magazine features a huge Guthrie Govan cover feature, in which the guitar star discusses his future plans with Charvel, technique and new musical horizons. Check it out in print and digital forms from 18 October 2013.

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Guthrie Govan on switching to a retro-style Floyd Rose on his latest Charvel prototype

Guthrie Govan talks and plays through his 2013 pedalboard

Guthrie Govan demos Victory Amplification V100 'The Duke' amp head

Leo Romero: Toontrack Metal Guitar God 2013

Hi this is my solo for the Toontrack Metal Guitar god Contest, hope you like it, and good luck to all the contestants! :D

Metal Guitar God 2013- Toontrack Contest Entry-Leo Romero

Alejandro Osorno: Toontrack Metal Guitar God 2013

Hey everyone!

Haven't upload anything since i moved to Canada so i thought i'd give this contest a quick go :)
Metal is not my forte but you can thank beer for this video, i'll upload a lot more acoustic videos in the near future!

Enjoy! #TYBG

Alejandro Osorno - Periphery - Erised Solo (Toontrack Competition)

Alessandro Ragazzo: Toontrack Metal Guitar God 2013

My entry for this great contest by Toontrack!
The Backing track is the song "Erisied" by Periphery!

Toontrack Metal Guitar God 2013 Competition (Periphery) - Alessandro Ragazzo

Vinnie Moore: Mike Blackburn interviews the master for

Vinnie Moore and the towering Mike Blackburn, 

Vinnie Moore of U.F.O. stopped by to talk to Mike Blackburn of about the current U.F.O. tour, solo records on the way, as well as other interesting projects currently on the go.

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Vinnie Moore Inteview

Andrew Jay,Jason Becker: live video from Jason's birthday party

Andrew Jay,Jason Becker:  this is a live video from Jason's birthday party. Andrew Jay was specifically asked by Jason to perform his composition.

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Andrew Jay,Jason Becker: live video from Jason's birthday party

In case you missed it.

Andrew Jay's original composition

and back two years ago