Sunday, 8 December 2013

Marco Silvestri: Releasing Weeps - Universe's Touch

This is my new single which features the amazing Priscilla Arresti and Giacomo Campolo on lead vocals and the talented Alexandre Mauvais, Federico Thofern and Luca Innarella on backing and spoken vocals.
We worked very hard on this, I hope you guys like it!

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Universe's Touch - Marco Silvestri (Releasing Weeps) New Single!

Marco Sfogli: Melodic Custom Series

Melodic Custom Series

Marco Sfogli returns with another set of inspiring jam tracks and beautifully played solos. As you probably know, Marco mostly works in the worlds of prog metal and fusion, but don't be scared... this package contains 5 jam tracks designed to work with a wide range of melodic soloing styles. There's some epic uplifting modern rock, a moody ballad, classic rock riffs and some thoroughly old school heavy rock! As you'd expect from one of the finest studio players around, these jam tracks sound amazing!

Marco's stunning solos will give you lots of new ideas. His technique and phrasing are impeccable, but you don't have to be an advanced player to learn from this package. There are lots of cool melodic ideas within the capability of most players, and they can be applied to many types of music. But of course, if you are a shredder or fusion fan there are also plenty of scary licks and cool outside notes too! All solos are fully transcribed in notation and Tab, so you can see every detail of what Marco is playing.

5 solo tracks
5 solo backings
5 jam tracks
5 videos

*NEW* Marco Sfogli 'Melodic Custom Series' at

Luke Arsenault: Cruise Ship Audition

Want to get on that Cruise Ship, then you'll need to play better than this to get through the audition

Luke Arsenault - Cruise Ship Audition

Jack Gardiner: guitar up for sale.

Jack Gardiner: guitar up for sale.

This guitar is a beautiful, fine crafted instrument that I played as my main guitar for a over a year. One thing to point out, is that it does have an inlay with the name 'Jack G' on the 12th fret. When choosing custom options, I thought it'd look quite cool a few years ago, but I was actually quite dissapointed when it came. I loaned it out to a friend for over a year, and now i've decided to sell it on to someone who'll play the guitar more than me. It's a great instrument for various styles of music.
When he returned it back to me, I noticed that one of the headstock locks (for the fine tuners) has been replaced, as it was lost at a gig, and there are small scratches on the top of the headstock, but everything else is in top condition. I've listed the specifications below. Ideally, i'd prefer if somebody picked the instrument up, but I will post it within the UK in the original hardcase if needs be. Please note that the handle of the hardcase broke in the first few weeks of me owning this guitar (the Mayones hardcase didn't seem to be very durable), but that can be replaced.

Please feel free to contact me with any enquiries!


BODY - Mahogany Body
- Flamed Maple Top

Bolt - on

5-ply / Mahogany-Maple

Neck dimensions
Width at nut - 43 mm
Width XII fret - 51 mm
Width XXIV fret - 56 mm
Thickness I fret - 21 mm
Thickness XII fret - 23 mm


Fingerboard Radius
16" (406 mm)

25.4" (645 mm)

24 medium jumbo 18%NS Ferd Wagner 9665 2.64×1.20 mm (w×h)

Markers & inlays
Plain, no markers + side dots


Schaller M6 mini

Schaller Floyd Rose PRO

Pickups / Electronics
H-H / DiMarzio Air Norton (neck + bridge)

1xVolume (push-pull for coil splitting), 1xTone ; 5-way lever switch

Body finish (front)
Transparent Dirty Blue Burst / Gloss finish (T-DBLUB-G)

Bruno Monello: rock improvisation

Bruno Monello, rock guitar improvisation - armed with a Suhr guitar.

Bruno Monello rock improvisation

Ignazio Di Salvo: two snippets for mhis upcoming debut album

Ignazio Di Salvo

A little snippet from my debut album. This one will be the opening track :)

Here's the second snipped from my debut album. Enjoy!
Signs of time _ Snippet2

Yohei Kimura: super soloing good enough to win!

Excellent creamy tone for this solo... good enough to win?

The Mayones Regius/Seymour Duncan Competition // Yoppe #MayonesDuncan

Original Song "Scarlet"

TRIX "puma" cover

Jakub Żytecki: Bio video and UK Teckfest 2013 Jam

We are proud to announce officially our close collaboration with the great musician, phenomenal guitar player and composer Jakub Zytecki. It is a honour but also the big pleasure to have him joining our family. Jakub is supported by Ernie Ball / Music Man Company. He uses Music Man 7-String John Petrucci Signature Model, Ernie Ball custom sets strings and Randall amplifiers.

Jakub Żytecki

Jakub Żytecki UK Teckfest 2013 Jam

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*New* Jakub Zytecki 'Creative Fusion' at
3 solo tracks
3 solo backing tracks
3 extended jam tracks
3 video performances

Adrian Galysh: Rut Busters for Guitarists - Get Out Of Your Wheelhouse

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Guitarist and author of "Progressive Guitar Warm-ups and Exercises", Adrian Galysh, presents his video series meant to help guitarists get out of a rut and take their playing to the next level. This sixth video in the series, discusses how to take your playing to the next level by playing other musical styles.

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Rut Busters for Guitarists - Lesson 6 "Get Out Of Your Wheelhouse"

Rut Busters for Guitarists - Lesson 7 "Be a 'Well-Listened' Musician"

Rut Busters for Guitarists - Lesson 8 "I Sound Like What??"

Fabio Cerrone: Total Shred Guitar: Corso Rock/Fusion

Total Shred Guitar present guitar courses for all the people around the world. We offer live lessons by skype we have instructors specialized in all genres of music as jazz, rock, blues, fusion, metal, shred.

- Guitar course: Total Shred
- Guitar course: Technique and style of music

You can book a guitar course, based by 4 lessons of 1 hour, or a single lesson to test us.

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Total Shred Guitar: Corso Rock/Fusion

Francesco Fareri: Total Shred Guitar: Corso Metal, Progressive, 7 & 8 Corde

Total Shred Guitar present guitar courses for all the people around the world. We offer live lessons by skype we have instructors specialized in all genres of music as jazz, rock, blues, fusion, metal, shred.

- Guitar course: Total Shred
- Guitar course: Technique and style of music

You can book a guitar course, based by 4 lessons of 1 hour, or a single lesson to test us.

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Total Shred Guitar: Corso Metal, Progressive, 7 & 8 Corde

Total Shred Guitar: Corso di Tecnica

Gabriel Guardian,Jyro Alejo: Immortal Guardian

Immortal Guardian is proud to announce that we are now officially FENDER and JACKSON artists!!! It's been great working with them over the past year and we are happy to finally be an official part of the family. More great videos with great Fender/Jackson gear soon to come so stay tuned, subscribe, and share! '

The song being performed is of the solo section from Immortal Guardian's track "Desperation" off of their EP Super Metal: Edition Z available on iTunes and other online retailers.

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Guitars used:
Fender Road Worn Player Stratocaster HSS
Jackson SL2 Pro Soloist

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Video by: Brett Rivera
Filmed at the Fender Guitar Showroom in Austin, Texas

IMMORTAL GUARDIAN - Insane Shredding w/ Fender and Jackson Guitars

IMMORTAL GUARDIAN - Surface Guitar/Keyboard Solo (Gabriel Guardian)

Neal Schon: will wed Michaele Salahi in a he first-ever celebrity pay-per-view wedding and fundraiser for typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.

Journey guitarist and co-founder Neal Schon will wed “Real Housewives of D.C.” star Michaele Salahi in a star-studded wedding spectacular on Dec. 15 in San Francisco that will include rock singer Sammy Hagar among the groomsmen. The event is believed to be a series of firsts — the first wedding allowed at the Palace of Fine Arts, the first-ever celebrity pay-per-view wedding, and the first pay-per-view wedding to double as a concert and fundraiser for typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.

“Neal and Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event,” a three-hour event scheduled to air at 5 p.m. Pacific on Sunday for $14.95 on Pay Per View, will feature three celebrity carpet walk-ups, the ceremony, a reception with a jazz band, a choir, an orchestra, performances by Journey and Tower of Power, and a surprise guest. More than half the program, designed as family fare for the holidays, will feature music, an executive producer said.
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Matte Henderson,Marco Minneman: The Veneer Of Logic [CD + DVD]

Matte Henderson,Marco Minneman: The Veneer Of Logic [CD + DVD]
Debut disc from monster guitarist, Matte Henderson. Matte has worked with John Medeski, Screaming Headless Torsos, Henry Kaiser, Natalie Merchant and the late Mick Karn. One part electronica plus one part progressive rock, Matte mixes and stirs together an incredible team of players for "The Veneer of Logic": uber-drummer Marco Minnemann, Tony Levin, David Torn, Pat Mastelotto, Trey Gunn, Mary Pastorius and Doctor Know of Bad Brains.

"Advanced Music. Amazing!" -- James Valentine/Maroon 5
"He's at it again!" -- Vernon Reid

Matte Henderson with Marco Minnemann
The Veneer of Logic (CD+DVD)

"To Whom It May Concern: I am happy to recommend Matt Henderson to you. He is hard working, committed and has integrity."

-- Robert Fripp

That quote from a recommendation letter from the King Crimson founder kicked off what has been an extraordinary 28-year career for guitarist, composer, high end guitar designer and raconteur Matte Henderson. The former Fripp student has recorded or performed with an incredible diversity of artists including John Medeski, Mick Karn, David Torn, Bill Dixon, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Trey Gunn, Henry Kaiser, Rodney Holmes, Screaming Headless Torsos, and Natalie Merchant. Henderson is also intriguing for the bands he chose not to be a part of, such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Brand X. But those are stories for another time, and of course, interviews, should this pique your curiosity, dear media type.

Rather, we are gathered here today to celebrate the release of Henderson's first album, The Veneer of Logic, a collaborative effort with drummer Marco Minnemann, known for his work with Joe Satriani and Steven Wilson. Bad Brains co-founder/guitarist Doctor Know calls the album the world's first "muttcore" release, meaning it explores the universes of post-rock, industrial, metal, and ambient with equal aplomb.

Now, we assure you Henderson is an upstanding citizen, but we must inform you that while this is mostly an instrumental record, there are vocals. And those vocals were almost entirely derived from voicemails, surreptitiously recorded conversations, and prison parole hearings. When was the last time you heard a record with prison parole hearings? Right.

This is a wildly original album that will dazzle you, leave you breathless, and possibly result in delirium. But within these freewheeling compositions are the sonic blooms resulting from seeds earlier planted. "Several tracks are homages to my favorite guitarists," says Henderson. "'Myers Lane' is my bow to Exposure-era Fripp. 'Whirled' and 'ppgf' are nods to Bad Brains which saved me from a life of jazz-fusion treacle. 'Single Cell Shark' reflects my fascination with David Torn's boundary-breaking work. 'My Whirled' was written for the late Mick Karn, who was scheduled to work on it before his health crisis. As a tribute to him, I went with a Dali's Car vibe for that tune."

Minnemann's incredible, globally-renowned drumming is another highlight of the album. "Marco offers unparalleled discipline, focus, creativity, and sensitivity as a drummer and co-conspirator," says Henderson. "Those latter qualities are particularly important, because even though he has an exceptional amount of facility, he doesn't let it guide his musical decisions. He thinks compositionally and you hear that on this record. Together, we defined a meta-language that uniquely serves the needs of the music."

Accompanying the album is a bonus DVD of films Henderson created for every track. Surreal, psychedelic, hilarious, and frightening in equal parts, they offer an additional glimpse into Henderson's no-holds-barred creative impulse. "The videos were such a pleasure to create as they enabled me to tap into my deep background in the visual arts," says Henderson. "I was influenced by my friendships with Tom Sachs and Andrew Kromleow, who focus on reappropriation of cultural iconography as a means for social commentary. I also tapped into my love of '60s experimental film, including the work of Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, and Kenneth Anger for inspiration."

Henderson fought the good fight to bring you this record. Hard drive crashes, fickle record labels, and yes, management and publicity weenies all dared to try to step in between you and this disc. With steely resolve, he managed to get it into your hands right now. So, don't even think about tossing it on the pile with all that other bullshit people have sent you destined for Amazon Marketplace or Big Al's Record Barn. Put it in that goddamned CD player, iPad, iPod, Google brain-embed gizmo or whatever the hell else you use right now and find your next favorite thing.

"The music speaks for itself." -- Doctor Know/Bad Brains

"the veneer of logic" promo video


Phil Collen: Hard Rock Nights "The Queen Speaks" With Phil Collen & Simon Laffy

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen and former Girl bassist Simon Laffy visits with The Queen to talk about the new Manraze E.P. "I Surrender", new recordings from Def Leppard, the possibility of a Girl reunion, and Simon's two soon to be released books.

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Hard Rock Nights "The Queen Speaks" With Phil Collen & Simon Laffy (Manraze, Girl)