Saturday, 23 November 2013

Alexander Davis: Synchronic Design - Allan Holdsworth Style Improv Jam - AXE FX II

Just me jamming over a little holdsworth style track I put together, using an Epiphone Les Paul with Dimarzio D-Activator in the bridge, going direct into AXE FX II then straight into PreSonus Studio One, no post production.

Guthrie Govan: do not adjust your sets, normal service will be resumed shortly

Do not adjust your sets, normal service will be resumed shortly... hopefully!

YTP: Guthrie Govan Musically Masturbates the Air

Mika Tyyskä: Mr. Fastfinger - Only 2 weeks until Expressive Lead Guitar and two tickets left!

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Only 2 weeks until Expressive Lead Guitar with Mike Tyyska! And only 2 tickets left!
Mr. Fastfinger
Grab your guitar. Screenshot from yesterdays Rockway online clinic at shot F-musiikki.

Marc Playle: Guthrie Govan The Persuader

Marc Playle from Sky Red covering Guthrie Govan's "The Persuader" from Jam Track Central

Sky Red

Marc Playle's cover of Guthrie Govan The Persuader jam track

News: ESP Guitars: Making of "Ghost Soldier" - if you have a dream - ESP can build it!

If you can dream it, ESP can build it! In this amazing time-lapse video, you'll see the start-to-finish creation of an intricate guitar in the famous ESP Custom Shop in Tokyo, Japan. Created by master luthier Masao Ohmuro, the "Ghost Soldier" shows off the detail and intricacy involved in a handmade ESP custom. More info on the ESP Custom Shop:

ESP Guitars: Making of "Ghost Soldier" Custom Shop guitar

Steve Vai: Ibanez UV70PBIC - Signature guitar signed by Steve Vai up for charity auction

Take home an Ibanez UV70PBIC Steve Vai Signature guitar signed by Steve Vai!

While many musicians fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai's unique musical vision remains unclassifiable. After more than 20 years, Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion. Starting his professional career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai also recorded and toured in Zappa's band, starting in 1980. The guitarist began a solo career in 1984 and has released eight studio albums (including his latest, The Story of Light), in addition to two EP's, and several live albums. He has also appeared on 12 soundtracks. Apart from his work with Frank Zappa, Vai has also recorded and toured with Alcatrazz, G3, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake.

Donated By: Steve Vai

Michael Schenker: US tour dates for 2014

9 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
10 - Corona, CA - M -15 Concert Theatre
11 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Main Stage Theatre
14 - Denver, CO - Ecks Saloon
16 - Libertyville, IL - Austins
17 - Libertyville, IL - Austins
18 - Toronto, ON - Rockpile West
19 - Toronto, ON - Rockpile East
20 - Englewood, NJ - Bergan Performing Arts Center
21 - Londonberry, NH - Tuepelo Music Hall
22 - New York, NY - Bb Kings Concert Hall
24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
25 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Chance Theatre
27 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theatre
28 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chameleon Ballroom
31 - Houston, TX - Concert Pub North

1 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
6 - San Francisco, CA - Yoshi'S
7 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
8 - Portland, OR - Tba
9 - Seattle, Wa - EL Corazon
12 - Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
15 - San Juan, Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
16 - Hermosa Beach, CA - St Rocke

David Locke: Fret-King Corona 60 Stvdio - Dreaming

I've been re-working this song recently and I thought I'd make a quick video jamming over it. I'm playing the mighty Fret-King Corona 60 Stvdio through my Kemper and I'm using a Marshall JCM800 profile purchased from TheAmpFactory Marshall Tool Kit. Enjoy!

Dreaming - David Locke - Fret-King Corona 60 Stvdio

I've re-worked this song for the forthcoming album, and I've also included a link to a Free Download. If you like, please visit my website and any donations are welcome. Thanks in advance, here are the links

David Locke:  Riding Out Youth

Dreaming (Album Version) Plus Free Download! - David Locke

Vitor Campos,Aquiles Priester: Midas fate talk about the upcoming release with El cuartel del metal


Midas Fate is a progressive metal/virtuoso band, founded by the guitar player Vitor Campos in 2009. The band has released one single entitled "What Dreams May Come" in 2011 with Mike DiMeo, former singer of the bands Riot and Masterplan through CodiShift Records. In 2013 they announced their new drummer, Aquiles Priester[6][7][2][8] (Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Hangar, ex-Angra). A full-length album, called "Magnificent Rebel" is set to be released by the end of 2013.

The announcement of the new drummer followed the release of the music video of the song "Stillborn Reason" taken from the DVD - Aquiles Priester's 100 TOP DRUM FILLS (2013). This music video features an exclusive instrumental version of the song, to be released in the "Magnificent Rebel" album with vocals.

Band members
Mike DiMeo - lead vocals (2010–present)
Aquiles Priester - drums (2013–present)
Vitor Campos - guitars (2009–present)
Renato Videira - bass (2009–present)

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About The Interview
Midas Fate was interviewed by the peruvian site El cuartel del metal. Mike DiMeo, Aquiles Priester, Renato Videira and Vitor Campos talked about the upcoming album, the challenge of the recordings, the joining of Aquiles Priester and also how is for Mike DiMeo and Aquiles Priester work together again since their tour with Vinnie Moore. El cuartel del Metal: How is for Mike and Aquiles to be working together again? Aquiles Priester: Since we first met on Vinnie Moore's tour in 2011, I got along with Mike immediately. Everything is easier now with Internet, and even though we are working together in Midas Fate, haven't got the chance to meet in person and talk about our work in this band, but we can see through the songs what everyone has been doing and that it is all in favour of the music and the band Midas Fate.

Mike DiMeo: It is great working with Aquiles again.... we had a great time touring in the past... I look forward to it again.

El cuartel del Metal: What do you can comment on their first full length album "Magnificent Rebel"? Is it a concept album?

Vitor Campos: It's not a concept album but we do have some links between some songs. The main theme in the album is, for sure, religion. We make serious critics about the religious fanaticism, faith and superstitions in general. This theme appears in songs such as: Liars In The Name Of Faith, Stillborn Reason and The Man Who Murdered God.

Mike DiMeo: The album is amazing , I love every song... it's hard to tell which I prefer. "Silent Scream" is one of my favorites. I still listen to all the songs, even the first one I did "History repeats itself".

Aquiles Priester: I’m actually a bit scared with the result so far, because there are some stuff that can be scary in terms of arrangements and composition, and now I’m preparing myself to record the second part of the tracks and there’s some very difficult stuff to arrange and record. But I’m very excited, it is a way for me to go the extra mile as a musician. The song Stillborn Reason was also included in my new DVD Aquiles Priester's 100 Top Drum Fills, released worldwide by Mel Bay Publishing.

AQUILES PRIESTER - Stillborn Reason/Midas Fate (HD Resolution)

El cuartel del Metal: How was contact with Aquiles Priester?

Vitor Campos: When the old drummer left we had to find us another one for the upcoming tour. Mike told me to invite Aquiles, since they had worked together with Vinnie Moore and they got along very well. I got in touch with him and he enjoyed the music and the challenge, so the line-up was complete again.

El cuartel del Metal: Why is it taking so long time to record? Since the album was scheduled for the second semester of 2012.

Vitor Campos: We had some problems with the line-up. We had the album done in august 2012 but then we had a big line-up change so we decided to record everything again with Aquiles, so this album was recorded twice. But now is for sure, It will be released in the first semester of 2014.

Aquiles Priester: Ever since I received Midas Fate’s material, I realized it would be something completely different from everything I've’ve had done in my musical career so far, and it would be a big challenge for me to work on the arrangements and memorizing them to play it all in a good take. I spent a long time listening to the tracks in the first moment, just trying to memorize them, but I realized that I could only do it by playing the songs themselves, and that’s what I did... I spent hours and hours learning part by part to put it all together later. It was a big personal challenge and

Full Interview
I’m very pleased with the result! To read the complete interview, in Spanish, follow this link: to read the complete interview in English, follow this link

Nita Strauss,Courtney Cox,Wanda Ortiz: The Iron Maidens @ Shamrocks 09-15-13 Jack Lue Series - The best series yet!

The Iron Maidens is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2001[2] as an all-female tribute act to English heavy metal band Iron Maiden.[3]

Hailed as "The World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden",[4] the band currently consists of vocalist Kirsten Rosenberg, bassist Wanda Ortiz, drummer Linda McDonald and a rotating cast of guitarists including Nita Strauss, Courtney Cox, Nikki Stringfield, Nili Brosh and others, all of whom have adopted separate aliases to mirror their Iron Maiden counterparts – "Bruce Chickinson", "Steph Harris", "Nikki McBurrain", "Adriana Smith" and "Mega Murray", respectively.

Current members[15]
Kirsten Rosenberg ("Bruce Chickinson"), vocals
Nita Strauss ("Mega Murray"), guitar[1]
Nikki Stringfield ("Mega Murray"), guitar[1]
Courtney Cox ("Adriana Smith"), guitar
Wanda Ortiz ("Steph Harris"), bass
Linda McDonald ("Nikki McBurrain"), drums

Strauss and Stringfield play Dave Murray's parts alternately between tours.[1]

Former members
Nili Brosh, guitar
Melanie Sisneros ("Steve Heiress"),[16] bass
Jenny Warren ("Bruce Chickinson"), vocals
Jojo Draven ("Adrienne Smith"), guitar
Aja Kim ("Bruce Lee Chickinson"),[17] vocals
Elizabeth Schall ("Adrianne Smith" and "Deena Murray"), guitar
Sara Marsh ("Mini Murray"), guitar
Heather Baker ("Dee Murray" and "Adrienne Smith"), guitar

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Jake Reichbart: Allan Holdsworth - Atavachron, solo fingerstyle guitar arrangement + "Lesson"

Allan Holdsworth - Atavachron, solo fingerstyle guitar arrangement + "Lesson" - Jake Reichbart

Check out my guitar DVD lessons:
The majority of the DVDs are lessons on my specific song arrangements, check out these samples:
Also check out my lesson "How To Arrange Any Song For Solo Guitar":

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1) Creepin' by Stevie Wonder
2) Lately by Stevie Wonder
3) Steppin' Out by Joe Jackson
4) Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
5) Maxine by Donald Fagen
6) Deacon Blues by Steely Dan
7) Save a prayer by Duran Duran
8) A jazz harmony for the guitar DVD
9) Feel Like Flying by Gino Vannelli
10) Lead electric blues guitar, 90 min., based on my guitar work on the accompanying CD to the Hal Leonard book Bass Grooves: The Ultimate Collection by Jon Liebman
11) Lead Jazz Guitar: The Art of Phrasing with Rhythmic Figures and Patterns. If you know scales, arpeggios and chords but somehow can't quite seem to put together a satisfying solo, this DVD will show you how. An hour and 20 minutes. Intermed/Adv.
12) Every Summer Night by Pat Metheny, 1 hour and 50 minutes
13) This Masquerade (Leon Russel/George Benson), complete arrangement, including a lengthy improvisation section. One hour and 30 min.
14) After The Love Has Gone by EW&F, an hour and 45 minutes
15) Moonlight in Vermont, an hour and 40 minutes
16) Us and Them, Pink Floyd
17) Bird of Beauty, Stevie Wonder
18) Taking A Chance On Love, an hour and 35 minutes. Chord substitutions, walking bass, improvisation and much more!
19) The Wind Cries Mary, one hour and 30 min. Includes an extended lesson segment on how to play intervals Jimi Hendrix style!
20) Babylon Sisters by Steely Dan, nearly two hours long!
21) With a Little Help From My Friends, The Beatles, 90 minutes
22) Hall & Oates "Double Feature", two songs on one DVD, Sara Smile and One on One! An hour and 40 minutes. Samples from these lessons are available online
23) Michael Jackson - Jackson Five "Double Feature", two songs on one DVD, I'll Be There & Never Can Say Goodbye! An hour and 40 minutes.
24) Blues in G, 80 minutes, learn how to play the blues for solo guitar in the style of Joe Pass!
25) Emily, Chord substitutions, lead, bass lines... 80 minutes. From here out, all DVDs are in widescreen!
26) My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder, one hour and 15 minutes. Widescreen
27) Blue In Green - one hour and 35 minutes. Heavily focused on chord substitutions. Not for the harmonically faint of heart - advanced!! Widescreen
28) All The Things You Are - an hour and 20 minutes. Chord melody, chord substitutions, lead... One of my best! intermed/adv. Widescreen
29) How Deep Is Your Love - my most viewed solo guitar performance on YouTube is finally available as a 90 minute DVD lesson in widescreen!
30) I'm Not In Love by 10CC, Widescreen
31) The theme from the James Bond film Goldfinger, Widescreen
32) So May It Secretly Begin, Pat Metheny, Widescreen
33) Change The World, Eric Clapton, Widescreen
34) Through The fire, Chaka Khan - an hour and 20 minutes, Widescreen
35) Hey Nineteen, Steely Dan - an hour and 20 minutes, Widescreen
36) Make Me Smile, Chicago - an hour and 25 minutes, Widescreen
37) I Talk To The Wind, King Crimson, Widescreen
38) Baby Come Back, Player - an hour and 20 minutes, Widescreen
39) Just You 'N' Me, Chicago - an hour and 20 minutes, Widescreen
40) Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion, an hour and 10 minutes, Widescreen
41) Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith, Steve Winwood - In Widescreen
42) Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police - In Widescreen
43) I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner - In Widescreen
44) "If you leave me now" by Chicago, Widescreen
45) Third world Man, Steely Dan, Widescreen
46) Something, The Beatles, George Harrison, Widescreen, an hour and 25 minutes
47) "Don't you (forget about me)", Simple Minds, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes
48) Witchcraft, Widescreen, an hour and 25 minutes
49) Travels, Pat Metheny Group, Widescreen, an hour and 10 minutes
50) And I Love Her, The Beatles, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
51) Kid Charlemagne, Steely Dan, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
52) Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes
53) Badge, Cream, Widescreen, an hour and 5 minutes
54) Greatest Love Of All, Whitney Houston, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
55) Unbreak My Heart, Toni Braxton, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes
56) The Crystal Ship, The Doors, Widescreen, an hour and 15 minutes
57) Thank You, Led Zeppelin, Widescreen, an hour and 15 minutes
58) Dream Of The Return, Pat Metheny Group, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
59) Big Log, Robert Plant, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
60) Affirmation, George Benson, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes
61) Nuages, Django Reinhardt, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes
62) Joy Spring, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
63) New Frontier, Donald Fagen, Widescreen, an hour and 40 minutes
64) Over the Rainbow, Widescreen, an hour and 35 minutes

Mikko Lindström: HIM @ The Hollywood Palladium on 09-16-13 Jack Lue Series

HIM is a Finnish rock band from Helsinki. Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen,[2] HIM's current lineup consists of Valo, Linde, Migé, Janne "Emerson Burton" Puurtinenon keyboards and Mika Karppinen on drums.

They have released eight studio albums to date, their latest, titled Tears on Tape, was released April 26, 2013. On September 5, 2006, HIM's fifth studio album Dark Light was certified gold by theRIAA, making HIM the first Finnish band to have a gold album in the United States.[3]

HIM had five of their studio albums certified platinum in Finland with Razorblade Romance being certified double platinum in Finland and platinum in Germany

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Oli Herbert,Mike Martin: All That Remains taken on 09-16-13 at the Hollywood Palladium Jack Lue Series

All That Remains are an American metalcore band from Springfield, Massachusetts formed in 1998.[1] They have released six studio albums, a live CD/DVD, and have sold nearly 800,000 records worldwide.

The group consists of guitarists Oli Herbert and Mike Martin, vocalist Philip Labonte, bassist Jeanne Sagan and former Diecast drummer Jason Costa with Labonte and Herbert being the only two original members.

Current members

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All That Remains / Oli Herbert - TOUR TIPS (Top 5) Ep. 54