Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Jay Parmar: Dokken - Heaven Sent Solo Lesson

Guitar tuned to E flat (half step down).

Detailed walk through of the Dokken solo Heaven Sent - amazing song. Stunning playing by George Lynch. Always been a favourite :) Enjoy!!!


Dimitar Nalbantov: Ibanez RG Test

Dimitar Nalbantov: Happy Holidays friends!
I wish all the best for you and hope that all your dreams will come truer, because no one deserves it more than you!
More music and smiles during the holidays and the new year!

Testing my Ibanez that I bring back to life from parts that I had in spare. :)

Dimi Nalbantov - Ibanez RG Test

Jordan Rudess,Rod Morgenstein: The Philadelphia Experiment - "RA" Live

The Philadelphia Experiment- Ra (Live) - Performed by Jordan Rudess and Rod Morgenstein - Experimental Film by Matthew Smith (http://www.youtube.com/user/MatthewSm...) - Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Gianluca Trombetta

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The Philadelphia Experiment - "RA" Live

Paulo Schroeber: Almah - Zombies Dictator Lead Lesson

Lesson: Solo Paul Schroeber music Zombies Dictator of the band Almah Motion CD.,gl

Paulo Schroeber - Almah - Zombies Dictator Lead

Richard Tull: describes a mouth watering treat for the upcoming album

Richard Tull

Really excited about the new When Angels Die CD I'm working on. If you wondered what a band like Cacophony or RacerX would sound like if they came out today with modern influences, this is probably it. It's definitely the best thing I've ever done: sick, completely over-the-top musicianship with no apologies. Can't wait to get Neil Bertrand's bass solos and harmonies on there to kick this thing right over the edge.

Vinnie Moore: UFO guitarist talks to Guitarhoo.com

More interviews at: http://www.guitarhoo.com/interviews.html

Heavy metal guitarist and member of British rock group UFO, Vinnie Moore has released 9 solo albums and 3 DVD's to date.

In this interview Vinnie chats about his roots as a musician, making video game soundtracks, his signature "Vin Man" custom guitars by Dean Guitars, upcoming records and tours with UFO and more.

Check out more on Vinnie at:


Vinnie Moore Guitarist for UFO Interview | Guitarhoo.com

Matias Kupiainen, Jens Johansson: Stratovarius "Unbreakable" Official Music Video from the album "Nemesis"

Order the new album "Nemesis" here: http://on.fb.me/XgLKCj
Download the album on iTunes:http://smarturl.it/stratovarius_nemesis

Stratovarius are hailed as one of the most influential and successful Melodic Metal bands in the world and they have managed to establish themselves as one of metal scene's heavy names.
The new album "Nemesis" unites all the best traits of the band's melodic, powerful, fresh and technically elaborated metal, all spiced up with an incredible sense of melody.
The album was produced and mixed by Matias Kupiainen and mastered by Mika Jussila (Finnvox studios) who has a long history with the band.

"Nemesis" has a dark and more modern sound compared to the band's last album "Elysium". It clearly shows how much the band has matured and grown as songwriters. At the same time, the band focused all their attention and work into creating and recording "Nemesis". Singer Timo Kotipelto has spent three weeks recording the vocals in a cottage in the Finnish countryside.

Matias Kupiainen adds: "I have more or less lived in the studio for four months, obsessing over every detail. I feel very relieved that we are done and I am very happy with the material and the sound."
Timo Kotipelto agrees: "Making the album this time was easier because we gave it as much time as it needed. We have worked our asses off to make this and we hope the fans will like it."

Without doubt, the fans will love it! The album has it all. From the typical melodic and powerful Stratovarius sound in "Abandon", to the aggressive and energetic "Stand My Ground", the album represents the new style of the band mixed with good old melodic power metal.
Stratovarius´ musical approach is today wider and richer than ever. The song "Fantasy" sounds almost ABBA-esque with its catchy pop tune, but it´s powered by the famous Stratovarius metal sound, louder than ever.
"Out Of The Fog" integrates some folk music elements, with lyrics telling the story of a young person forced to march blindly into battle.
The only ballad on the album, "If The Story Is Over", is a very emotional song with a grand arrangement that builds up to using the full band and ends with a small female choir.

The title track "Nemesis" is a typical Stratovarius song, with echoes of medieval melodies with powerful double bass drumming and the catchy pop melodies from this side of the millennium.

Says Timo Kotipelto: "The title track of the album; with its modern twist on the myth of Nemesis, it tells a story of a preacher who gives each one what they deserve, good or bad. The song has a very nice riff, cool melodies and a great good old Stratovarius style chorus."

Standard Edition Tracklist:
1. Abandon
2. Unbreakable
3. Stand My Ground
4. Halcyon Days
5. Fantasy
6. Out Of The Fog
7. Castles In The Air
8. Dragons
9. One Must Fall
10. If The Story Is Over
11. Nemesis



Stratovarius "Unbreakable" Official Music Video from the album "Nemesis"

Stratovarius - "Halcyon Days" - Official Music Video (HD)

Amadeus Awad,Marco Minnemann: Marco to guest on Awad's Schizanimus album

MARCO MINNEMANN To Guest On AMADEUS AWAD's “Schizanimus” Album
Lebanese guitarist and composer Amadeus Awad have already worked with some of the greatest musicians from the world of prog in the past, including Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree Fame, Russell Allen, Amanda Somerville, Mark Boals, Kevin Moore, to mention but a few.

From everything mentioned, the comparison with Arjen Lucassen is justified and well deserved.
Awad has two studio albums under his belt, 2011's “Ghost Stories” and 2012's “The Equinox”.
Besides, as the annoucement of what is to be his third album “Schizanimus”, he already recorded three songs for an EP of the same name, featuring Elia I. Monsef on vocals, Dean Veall on bass, Danny Bou-Maroun on orchestration and already mentioned Gavin Harrison on drums. He has recently completed work on the upcoming album, adding more songs. The new songs feature Marco Minnemann on drums.
“The new songs being a bit on our heavy side, it required some intense drumming from one of the most interesting drummers on the international music scene. Our man for the job had to be the amazing Marco Minnemann who brought in some sick grooves to our already sick rollercoaster of prog,” says Awad.
Asked about working with Awad, Minnemann said: "The music is great and I had a lot of fun drumming to it, I want to thank Amadeus for being such an appreciative musical mind, I'll be happy to play for him anytime."

Noir - Amadeus Awad Feat. Gavin Harrison on drums

A Song For A Loner - Amadeus Awad Feat. Gavin Harrison On Drums

 Amadeus Awad: Schizanimus
1.A Song for a Loner 06:48
2.Noir 06:33
3.Poetry of Time 10:20

released 03 September 2013
Amadeus Awad ~ Guitars, Programming & Keyboards
Elia I. Monsef ~ Vocals
Gavin Harrison ~ Drums
Dan Veall ~ Bass &
Danny Bou-Maroun ~ Orchestration & Additional Keyboards.

Recorded at Broken Records Production Studios (Except drums and bass), mixed by Karim B. Sinno & Mastered by Simon Laham
Artwork by Bernard Bou Kheir

David Valdes: World In Obscure Ibanez RG 2627Ze - great track from new album

David Valdes: This is a videoclip of the second song of my third album "World In Obscure" ENJOY IT!

Recorded with my Ibanez RG 2627Ze

Nicolas Waldo: Dean Guitars Artist plays original Victory Shout

Composed and Interpreted by Nicolas Waldo - Copyright © 2013
DEAN GUITARS ARTIST -http://www.deanguitars.com/vorpal_nom...
Victory Shout - song from the Album "Higher Dimension" by Nicolas Waldo

Edited and Recorded at Meggido Records - Colombia, South America


NICOLAS WALDO - Victory Shout // Dean Guitars Artist

Kermheat: the Pony Ibanez gets a little Kevin Spacey

Kermheat Plays on tune "Kevin Spacey" from the band "Clouds" on album: "Old Space" (2013): https://soundcloud.com/clouds/4-cloud...
Buy kermheat at Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ker... or

Kermheat Plays on ibanez Guitars and Elixir Strings at N.A.S.A:
and my feet are on :

tags: guitar, shred, my little pony, improvisation, buckethead, steve vai.
Kermheat "imponysation of the week" Dec 23, 2013!!!!!! feat: Clouds & ibanez apex guitar

Annie Grunwald: interviews Evan Brewer of The Faceless for guitarmessenger.com

Annie Grunwald aka Annie Shred interviews Evan Brewer of The Faceless:

I could just sit here for all day and name a million different ways to be original, right off the bat. I always go outside of the instrument… If I hear a guitar player doing a crazy lead, I never say ‘well, I can’t do that.’ I’ve always been like ‘well, I want to be able to do that on my bass, who cares? It’s just a bass. There’s not any set way to play it. Just play it however.’ - Evan Brewer

Marius Pop, Mihai Ardelean, Roland Kiss: jamming with friends

Jamming with friends

Spain cover by Marius Pop, Mihai Ardelean, Roland Kiss

Marius Pop feat Roland Kiss- First Step

Kiko Loureiro: KIKO10P-TRR signature Ibanez guitar

Kiko Loureiro and his new signature Ibanez guitar, the KIKO10P-TRR
In this video, Kiko Loureiro, lead guitarist of Angra, demonstrates his new Ibanez signature model, the KIKO10P-TRR.

As a lead guitarist of the one of the most successful Brazilian progressive metal bands, Angra, Kiko has been highly praised internationally for his versatile and virtuosic guitar playing, gaining a reputation as a "player's player" in the international guitarist scene. In addition to Angra, Kiko is quickly forging his own solo career, and is turning heads worldwide - specifically in his new home base of the United States. Kiko has released four exceptional solo albums so far (his latest titled Sounds of Innocence), in which he displays his rich ethnic background and skills as a guitarist, ranging from Latin, traditional Brazilian jazz, fusion, as well as metal.

Rick Graham: Christmas Improv with my Fav axe - Ibanez JS2000 - father Christmas delivers the tone!

Improv with my Fav axe - Ibanez JS2000
Thanks to Daniel Saleh for the BT

Brian Larkin: Far Enough Into the Void - Preorder this killer release!

Far Enough Into the Void will be available January 14th, 2014.

Far Enough Into the Void is Brian Larkin's debut album featuring guest performances by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Chris Brooks, and Christophe Godin. Tracks include "Darkest Place", "Delete You", "Habit Magnet", "Disembodied Profanity", and 10 more. Total running time - 71:46. For full track listing and extensive album notes not included in the liner

Pre Order:  http://www.brianlarkin.net/shop

More information will be available soon, so follow me for updates:


Far Enough Into the Void - Album Trailer (Including Release Date and Guest Solo Previews)

"Habit Magnet" is from my album, Far Enough Into the Void, which will be released in early 2014. Album art by Diego Gedoz de Sousa: www.diegogedoz.com Follow www.brianlarkin.net and www.facebook.com/brianlarkinofficial for more updates and the official release date announcement.

Jake Guy: Full Tilt - Merry Shredding Christmas.

For those who enjoy what it is that I do here ...and without any more introduction... here it is, Merry Christmas.

NEW TRACK "Full Tilt" written by Jake Guy

Sam & Jake's "Chop Pizza"

Richard Daudé: Christmas came early for this legato fusion maestro!

Richard Daudé and Marshall fridge!
Richard Daudé hosts the Guitar Academy in Nime... Christmas is upon us, and so no surprise that Richard has picked up a most suitable fridge for the occasion.

To celebrate the opening of the Marshall fridge please enjoy a couple of camera phone videos from one of the best rock legato players I know.

Richard Daudé: a frisson of fluid fusion

Richard Daudé: a little light legato

Plus don't forget if you are in the area.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Richard Daudé has organised a clinic with the amazing Christophe Godin early in the new years

On January 29, 2014 - the Guitar Academy - see Christophe Godin Clinic

If you are interested, reserve your spot quickly by sending an email to contact@guitar-academy.fr

More details

Dave Brons: String Skipping and Tapping Arpeggios- Muting

http://www.davebrons.com STAR by Dave Brons.
Lesson on how to mute strings when performing String Skipping Arpeggios with Tapping. I also look at ideas for superimposing arpeggios to get maj9 and min9 and minor11 extensions by using standard minor and major arpeggios. For the tab, just contact me via my website or facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/davebronsmusic

I take the intro to a solo I performed for a song called STAR which can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDYR7l...
If you liked the music you can buy the single on CDbaby herehttps://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davebrons or just search for "Dave Brons" on ITunes or Amazon.

Dave Brons- String Skipping and Tapping Arpeggios- Muting

Star by Dave Brons - New single

Dave Brons: Star

Martin Miller: Red In Yellow (available at Jamtrackcentral.com)

Martin Miller - Red In Yellow (available at Jamtrackcentral.com)
Buy here http://www.jamtrackcentral.com/store/jamtracks/fusion-series-1/

Hey everyone, while I'm working on new music/releases/videos let me share this track from my debut JTC Package named "Fusion Series 1" with you.

Andy James: sign up and get your free Christmas present!

Andy James
As its now Xmas eve who wants an EXCLUSIVE NEW TRACK download which is part of the new album writing?

Get your details registered at https://andyjamesguitaracademy.com/ and we be sending this track out tomorrow morning, completely for FREE!!

Please help us spread the word, share and like! Merry Christmas! #andyjames

Andy James: What Lies Beneath - ESP Guitars Musikmesse 2013

Want to be Andy James, but don't want to go through the pain and indecision about your next sleeve?