Monday, 18 November 2013

Ron Thal: Bumblefoot participates in 1,000 Guitars for Indonesian Kids project on his recent clinic tour of Indonesia

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal was on hand in Jakarta recently as Rolling Stone Indonesia associate editor Ricky Siahaan and children’s creative community Kandank Jurank Doank (KJD) founder Dik Doank talked about their program to give guitars to deserving local kids. Read the full article:

Bumblefoot jam in with yoda idol "Sweet Child O Mine" 17/11/2013 at Fouerties Kemang

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal feat Yoda Idol - Sweet Child O Mine

PJ d'Atri: Johann Sebastian Bach - Recital for guitar - more excellent playing from a super talented player.

Johann Sebastian Bach - Recital for guitar - PJ d'Atri
I am recording a Bach album right now and as a preparation for the recording, this little recital for electric guitar was made. It features the only pieces for solo voice I put on the album, one off the cello suites and two of the violin partitas. Enjoy and forgive the mistakes. Thanks to Master Tommy Lovecraft for his patience and assistance.

Shane Gibson, Thomas Lang: StOrk - Broken Pieces - help them launch their 2nd studio album

LA-based Math Metal Monsters "StOrk" are asking YOU for support of their next release named "Broken Pieces". Please go to and check out the StOrk campaign and see what you can get in return for funding the release. There are plenty of fun, unique and interesting kickbacks for all StOrk fans and supporte

IndieGoGo pitch video for new StOrk album "Broken Pieces" go to

Dean Murphy: Improv over Tom Quayle Backing Track

Dean Murphy - Improv over Tom Quayle Backing Track - Fusion Guitar
so i decided to a quick video improvising over a tom quayle backing track... this is probably within about 5 minutes of hearing this track the first time. I'm pretty impressed personally especially if you've seen my other videos I feel I've grown a lot in my improv over the past few weeks

Kosta Varvatakis,Justin Cole: Hatriot In the Vault with Shanda Golden

The latest interview with the band Hatriot.
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Hatriot is:

Steve 'Zetro' Souza -- vocals
Kosta Varvatakis -- guitars
Miguel Esparza -- guitars
Cody Souza -- bass
Nick Souza -- drums

In the Vault with Shanda Golden-HATRIOT

Steve Zetro Souza has once again stepped into the thrash metal world, and has made an immediate impact on the thrash metal scene. The veteran metal singer from such proven bands, i.e., Exodus, Legacy (Testament), Dublin Death Patrol, Tenet, AC/DZ and now with his newest band Hatirot takes his musical roots back in time to the 1980's when metal was fast, furious, yet still melodic. Still from the Bay Area (which happens to be the evolutionary birthplace of thrash metal) is what sets Hatriot apart from today's metal world. Not many bands have been able to establish themselves as contenders in this genre since the biggest bands emerged from this time period, but few bands have the musical direction of Steve Zetro Souza, who have been there and done it with global success.

Steve Zetro Souza has a vocal style that few sings possess. He has the power and sting, yet at the same time, his fans can understand what lyric's he's actually singing. Not many singers in thrash metal can give you that. Most of all, Zetro delivers! He has his own style that has made him one of the premier singers in all of metal. As when he was with Legacy (now Testament), Steve Zetro Souza writes all of his own twisted lyrics, and with the help of his young guitar wizard, Kosta "V", the two of them collaborate to bring you the music of Hatriot. Few bands can be fast, loud, powerful and ferocious, while staying musical, melodical and crushing. Hatriot gives you that, along with the pure intensity of a hungry band that wants nothing more than to tour and play live music to fans.

Hatriot, never satisfied with the newer trends in the metal scene, has re-discovered that going back in time, making quality "old school" metal with a proven formula that only Steve Zetro Souza could form and re-invent for this modern era, has put together a band who understands this direction, has perfect chemistry and hits the stage light a freight train! Hatriot, faster than you'll ever live to be!!!

Thank you for visiting my website! If you came here to check it out, then you probably love music as much as I do. I am happily married to the man of my dreams, guitarist Greg Golden. Together we own Bizarre Guitar & Guns in Reno, NV. and are raising two teenage daughters. I am oftened asked what certain musicians  are really like, so with that  in mind, I created "In the Vault." I am not a journalist or an English major. What I am is a lady who loves music as much as I love to laugh. I hope my joy comes through in my interviews and that you  feel part of the conversation.

Nathan Frost,Taka Minamino: Nathan happy to Taka playing a song from his Synecron album

Nathan Frost,Taka Minamino
Nathan Frost Music‏@NathanFrostTwit

Seeing @TakaMinamino perform #metal was a joy -- I love his playing on synecron, but he's even more exciting live!

Nathan Frost,Marco Sfogli,Taka Minamino: Synecron

Jim Root: Proudly Uses Orange Amplifiers In His New DVD Jim Root, Sound & Story From Fret 12

Jim Root Proudly Uses Orange Amplifiers In His New DVD
Jim Root, Sound & Story From Fret 12

Long standing Orange Amplification endorsee, Jim Root, has just released a new DVD. Produced by Fret12, it features over three and half hours of guitar lessons and tutorials all with Jim using his Orange Rockerverb 100 amps.

Since he arrived on the metal scene, Jim Root has been refining his original signature guitar sound, a sound that has the driving force of Orange Amps behind it. This DVD shows Jim teaching eleven of his most popular songs from both the award winning Slipknot and the critically acclaimed Stone Sour across fifteen lessons. The lessons explain legato, neighbour notes, string skipping, sweep picking, tapping, triads, speed building and a whole host of other techniques. Also included on the 2-disc DVD set is an hour long documentary in which Jim shares his unbelievable journey, a back stage rig tour with of course the Legendary Orange Amps and live concert footage plus an interview with Corey Taylor and Martin Connors (Jim’s Guitar Tech).

This musical journey unmasks the secrets of one of the most iconic guitarists of the last fifteen years and showcases the awesome sound of the Orange Rockerverb 100 amp.

To find out more about the amps Jim Root uses, The Jim Root Signature Amp, and all Orange Amplification other product please go to

To pre-order a copy of Jim Root; The Sound And Story please visit 
Fret12 where orders will be shipped from 12th December 2013.

Tom Hess: How To Create Awesome Shred Guitar Ideas Without Playing Faster

Tom Hess
How To Create Awesome Shred Guitar Ideas Without Playing Faster
by Tom Hess
Do you love playing shred guitar licks but struggle to come up with cool ideas on your own? Chances are, you believe the myth that good shred guitar playing is only about playing fast. This approach is the same approach that keeps thousands of other lead guitarists from playing powerful and expressive guitar licks. Truth is, you must master the ability to play with both speed and creativity in order to make your licks stand out.
You are about to learn an effective lead guitar method that will immediately enhance your shred guitar licks and make your lead guitar playing much more intense and awe-inspiring. But first, watch the cool shred guitar licks video below so you will better understand the exercise on this page. By doing this, you will be able to integrate all of the concepts on this page into your playing to instantly play much better shred guitar licks. Watch the video right now:

Ok, now you have seen the demonstration in the video above and are ready to apply what you have learned.
First Step: Start with a three string A minor arpeggio. As you play this arpeggio, use a legato style by pulling off from the highest pitch to the next highest pitch while descending. This means, in an A minor arpeggio, use a pull off when descending from fret twelve to fret eight on the first string. Look at the following tablature to see how the arpeggio is played:
Second Step: Play the pattern from step one a few times at a speed you are accustomed to.
Third Step: Once you have played through the pattern from step one a few times, start repeating the highest two pitches every time the pattern begins again (as you saw me do in the demonstration above). For example, while playing the A minor pattern (A C E), the highest pitches are E on the twelfth fret and C on the eighth fret. Each time you play the arpeggio, repeat these two pitches as you are descending like this: E to C to E to C. Then keep playing through the pattern. As you observed in the video above, once you add these two extra notes you completely alter the contour of the musical phrase. This accents the notes in the lick in a much different way, giving the lick a new feel in comparison to the original one. This simple alteration will immediately change your shred guitar licks, making them sound totally killer. See the example below:
Fourth Step: After repeating the new idea from the previous step, you are going to start creating additional variations of the original lick. To do this, simply change the pitch of the highest note in the arpeggio. For instance, if the highest note is an “E” (on the 12th fret), change it to an “F” or a “D” note instead. Then repeat the same idea from the previous step to pull off from the new note onto the second highest note of the pattern (which remains the same as before). Play through these new variations several times.
Fifth Step: Play the original arpeggio lick from the first step and combine it together with the new variations you thought up just now. You will notice a MAJOR increase in the tension level and intensity of the new licks when compared to the original one. Look below to see one possibility of what you can come up with:
After completing this exercise, start to combine the concepts discussed with different kinds of licks (scales, tapping, rhythm ideas, etc.) So instead of using only an arpeggio pattern, use any type of lick in its place and integrate the idea of ‘changing contour’ into your playing to make it much more intense. Then begin creating countless shred guitar licks by completing steps two through five of the exercise above. This will not only give you tons of new shred guitar ideas, but make you a much more creative guitar player in the process!
To quickly enhance your shred guitar playing more interesting (and fully utilize the concepts of the exercise above), watch this creative lead guitar playing video.

About The Author:
Tom Hess is a successful professional guitar player, composer and international guitar teacher. He also helps musicians learn guitar online and reach their guitar playing goals. Visit his rock and metal guitar lessons site to read more articles about guitar playing, plus get free guitar tips and guitar playing resources.

Ron Thal,ChikaVe: ChikaVe joins Ron for Little Wing - Jakarta 2013

Hi.. my names Chika Ve, i'm from Indonesia...



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Ron Thal and ChikaVe ( girl guitarist ) played some tunes in a jam session ...Playing a gig at Fourties - Kemang, Jakarta. Nov 17, 2013 ..

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses) Feat ChikaVe - Little Wing

this is my guitar solo ' Mr.Cool '

ChikaVe -- Mr. Cool ( V-Klip ) Live

Jon Neto: crisp sweeping and picking from the Jon Trio

Jon Neto playing live with his trio. Exciting ,crisp sweeping and ultra tight picking from Jon as he plays live with the Jon Trio

Jon, Vini e Escobar (Jon Trio) - "Ela"

Francesco Congia: The Other Half - original composition

Francesco Plays original song-The Other Half
Drum: Alessandro Atzori
Bass & Arrangement Alberto Locci
MIx: Alberto Locci
home recording

Francesco Plays original song - The Other Half

Francesco Congia Plays original song-Feel "Punto G"

Frank Gambale,Alain Rieder: Live - Humid Beings (1992)

Frank Gambale & Alain Rieder Live - Humid Beings (1992) - live in Zurich... the sweep master delivers a classic

Frank Gambale & Alain Rieder Live - Humid Beings (1992)

Panos Arvanitis: Sad Ballad in AOR minor

Slow playing.I hope u like it.Comment,rate ,like,share,subscribe.Thank you all.
Watch it on HD.

Sad Ballad in A minor

Biréli Lagrène: Mouvements - electric heaven

Recorded July 19, 2012 in the International Guitar Festival of Patrimonio, Corsica. "Movements" from the eponymous album Bireli Lagrene output at Universal Music in September 2012.

Biréli Lagrène - Mouvements