Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Guthrie Govan: filofax... show me the meaning of haste - strumming style!

Virtuoso Guthrie Govan demonstrates his amazing machine-gun strumming.

Guthrie Govan 32nd Note Strumming

Andy James: sneak peak at Andy's new guitar academy series

Andy James

So, heres a sneak peak of what we've been working hard on behind the scenes, this is just one small part of what will be inside the, a HUGE 8 Module course with 100+ videos and MP3's, over 20,000 words, PDF downloads, fretboard charts, and Guitar Pro files…PLUS a few awesome BONUSES too!!#newfrontierguitar

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News: The latest on internet and wifi access at the NAMM show 2014

This year, NAMM Show exhibitors and attendees have choices for purchasing internet connectivity during the show:

Exhibitor Internet: $79.99 per day per computer, three days for $139.99 or five days for $239.99 (speed = 512k up/1.5m down)
Instant Internet: $12.95 per day per computer (speed = 256K up/512k  down)
Please note: These wireless services are purchased once on show site.

Exhibitors and attendees requiring video stream and downloads are recommended to purchase a dedicated line (such as a TS @ 3,495.00 with 3M of dedicated bandwidth).

There will be Free WiFi (speed = 128k up/256k down) available on show site, but due to the high volume of attendees, connectivity may be slower. Free service may support basic services like checking email (no attachments) and texting. Faster network connections may be available at the R&B Club (Level 2, Room 206B) and the Loft Restaurant (Back of Hall D).

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Gary Husband,Alex Machacek: Now - the outstanding piano and guitar collaboration

Gary Husband,Alex Machacek: Now
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Now brings together two maverick voices of contemporary improvisation in a engaging, open-hearted conversation. Collaborating as a duo for the first time, pianist Gary Husband and guitarist Alex Machacek opt for a spare, stripped-down approach that highlights their intuitive, borderline-telepathic interplay across a program of original compositions. Whether locked in dazzling unison runs or gracefully yielding to evocative, sparse passages, Husband and Machacek prove to be both formidable performers and remarkably attuned listeners -- making their collaboration a vibrant, exchange in which one voice supports, enhances, and enriches the other.

"Before this session," Husband explains, "we had performed and recorded together just a few times—and it's been predominantly an electric situation that involved me as a drummer." With multi-instrumentalist Husband sticking to piano and Machacek on tastefully toned electric guitar and acoustic guitar, Now's nine resonant, exploratory tracks find immense common ground between the two players. "Once we started playing," Husband continues, "it became clear to me that we were going to be on the same page somewhat, with a quintessential European quality to the writing and playing, along with references to classical, folk, and even bluegrass idioms."

The result is a profound, stirring experience that is eminently accessible on the surface — but that also rewards deep listening.

Among the most renowned musical minds of Britain's fertile post-fusion instrumental improv scene, Gary Husband has won equal acclaim as a drummer, composer, and pianist — having performed and recorded alongside such visionaries as Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Beck, Robin Trower, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham, Andy Summers, Mike Stern, and many more. Since 2005, he has been seen on keyboards and second drum kit with John McLaughlin's band, the 4th Dimension. Hailing from Austria and now based in Los Angeles, guitarist Alex Machacek has rapidly emerged as a vital force in contemporary fusion circles as both a quick-witted improviser and a startlingly original composer. No less than John McLaughlin remarked that "Alex Machacek's music starts where other music ends." Working as a sideman and bandleader, he has been heard in the company Terry Bozzio, Eddie Jobson, Jeff Sipe, John Wetton, Virgil Donati and others.
Gary Husband and Alex Machacek: Now (EPK)

Leonardo Guzman: Here it is "Retina" the very first song of my EP get it now and Spread the word, thank you!

Leonardo Guzman: Now!
Leonardo Guzman
Here it is "Retina" the very first song of my EP Now!
I will stream this song for a couple of hours. Hope you like it and feel free to order my 5 track debut CD in our own store before it will be available on other channels. I will dedicate and sign it for you!


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Opening song of the debut EP 'Now!'
Leonardo Guzman - Now - Retina

Gianluca Ferro: ESP MoneyMaker solo now with added tab and interview

Gianluca Ferro
Massive thanks to my brodie Jonas Tamas , Gitarshop.HU and all the Hungarian shredders for this great interview and for the excellent transcriptions !!!
It's such a great honor to be part of the judge panel for the "Jonas Tamas Guitar Competition" "Gitarverseny", together with legendary guitarists as Steve Lukather, Brad Tolinski, Rick Graham and many others ! This is my solo contribution as member of the jury ! Hope you dig it

Gianluca Ferro - MoneyMaker Solo

Eric Calderone: Africa by Toto Meets Metal

Africa by Toto Meets Metal
Hey guys,

First off, happy 2014!! :) I've seen this one mentioned here and there and everytime i've see it i've always contemplated doing it. Currently I'm in "yes man" mode haha. I thought about and said YES MAN YES MAN YES! And p.s. I'm a HUGE Steve Lukather and Toto fan and I absolutely LOVE Andy Mckee's take on this so I figured I'd give it a shot. The request is long and fantastic, I can't wait to get to em for you guys this year. Thank you all so much for everything. It means the world. Big ups for all the comments, subs, messages, suggestions, donations, fan art, and support. You guys rock my casbah, all year long, ALWAYS!

Best to ya



Stuart Hamm: NAMM bass appearance 2014

Stu Hamm

To all that is asking…

Samson Artists To Take The NAMM Show By Storm With A Star-Studded Signing/Performance Schedule For The Ages

Hauppauge, NY — Samson Technologies has one of the industry’s most impressive and diverse rosters of renowned artist endorsees in the world. Many of those artists will be appearing at the 2014 NAMM Show from January 23 through January 26 in the company’s new location in Hall C, Booth 4828. This year, Samson and Hartke’s star-studded schedule will showcase over 20 artists from varying genres signing autographs and demonstrating products.

Artists scheduled to sign at the booth include Rex Brown (Pantera / Kill Devil Hill), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Glenn Hughes (Solo), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Kerry King (Slayer), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs), Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder), Victor Wooten (Solo) and many more. “This will be my first NAMM Show as part of the Samson/Hartke family, and I’m stoked to spend a lot of time at the Samson booth with all the fans and fellow artists that share my enthusiasm for killer music and kickass, rippin’ new gear,” states Rex Brown (Pantera / Kill Devil Hill), Samson/Hartke’s newest endorsee.

There will be a special Metal Masters signing on Thursday, January 23 at 4:00pm with members from Metal Masters 5 (clinic and concert to be held the night before at the House of Blues Anaheim) and the four previous lineups represented in one massive signing. In addition to the impressive signing schedule, Hartke endorsees Stu Hamm (Solo), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy / Black Star Riders) and Victor Wooten (Solo) will be performing and demonstrating Hartke’s newest offerings at the booth throughout the show.

“This is going to be a big year for Samson, Hartke and all of our amazing artists,” says Mark Menghi, Samson’s Director of Marketing. “And NAMM is the perfect time to come together with the musical instruments industry to kick-off a year that will bring more exciting products, promotions and events than ever before.”

Samson Technologies began in 1980 designing wireless microphone systems. Today, we are an industry leader in audio, wireless and bass amplification in both the consumer and MI global markets. Over 300 Samson and Hartke products are sold and distributed in over 140 countries around the world.

The complete performance and signing schedule is as follows:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

10:30am – 11:00am – Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy / Black Star Riders) – Hartke Demo
5:00pm – 5:30pm – Stu Hamm (Solo) – Hartke Demo

Metal Masters 5 Signing:
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Rex Brown (Pantera / Kill Devil Hill)
Gary Holt (Slayer / Exodus)
Kerry King (Slayer)
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs)
Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs)

Friday, January 24, 2014

10:00am – 10:30am – Stu Hamm (Solo) – Hartke Demo
10:30am – 11:00am – Victor Wooten (Solo) – Hartke Demo

11:00am – 12:00pm
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Rex Brown (Pantera / Kill Devil Hill)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Stu Hamm (Solo)
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy / Black Star Riders)
Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs)
Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder)
Victor Wooten (Solo)

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)
Glenn Hughes (Solo)
Mike Inez (Alice In Chains)
Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs)
John Moyer (Disturbed / Adenaline Mob)
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

10:30am – 10:00am – Victor Wooten (Solo) – Hartke Demo
5:00pm – 5:30pm – Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy / Black Star Riders) – Hartke Demo

Hartke Signing:
11:00am – 12:00pm
Alex Al (Arsenio Hall Show / Michael Jackson)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Rex Brown (Pantera / Kill Devil Hill)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Stu Hamm (Solo)
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy / Black Star Riders)
Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs)
Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder)
Victor Wooten (Solo)

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)
Glenn Hughes (Solo)
Mike Inez (Alice In Chains)
John Moyer (Disturbed / Adenaline Mob)
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

11:00am – 12:00pm – Stu Hamm (Solo) – Hartke Demo
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Victor Wooten (Solo) – Hartke Demo — with Victor Wooten and 13 others.

Marshall Harrison: Hooked on Classics I - Transcribed for Guitar

Special Thanks to Adrian Clark, and Lewis Clark
In Memoriam: Dr. Richard Swenson, Dr. Michael Economides, and Frederick C. "Rick" Doutel, Jr.
Also Many Thanks to Jamie Cee, Rickerson and Juniorson
Marshall Harrison - Hooked on Classics I - Transcribed for Guitar

Miroslav Mirosavljev: Daily Solo Is Dead!

Daily Solo Is Dead!
One day - one solo!

Composed by Frederic Chopin.

Played by MICKYLEE.

Animation by Emanuela Bulatovic
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Dallton Santos: Brazilian Rock Fusion

Brazilian Rock Fusion - Rock Fusion musical genre - Instrumental song - Guitar solo and original composition by Dallton Santos.

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Feodor Dosumov: My Friends - Take for Valeriy Stepanov

Take for Valeriy Stepanov's song "My Friends"

Bunny Brunel,Virgil Donati,Tony MacAlpine,Dennis Hamm: CAB - Live on Sunset

CAB/Bunny Brunel, Virgil Donati, Tony MacAlpine, Dennis Hamm: Live on Sunset

Bunny Brunel (Bass); Virgil Donati (Drums); Tony MacAlpine (Guitar); Dennis Hamm (Keys)

2011 Release from super band CAB. This explosive fusion disc was Recorded November 14, 2010 in front of a live audience at SIR Hollywood. Featured new music and scintillating performances by all members.

Track 1 Atamanashi (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 2 Cloud Ten (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 3 Katputli (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 4 Purple Mars (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 5 One for the Road (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 6 The Quiet One (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 7 The Pub (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 8 Song for My Friend (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 9 The Prankster (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 10 New Blues (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

Dave Haskell,Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip: Dave Haskell Group with guests Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante and more: Pivot Point

Dave Haskell Group with guests Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante and more: Pivot Point

Dave Haskell (guitar); Dan Zemelman Keys); Aaron Germain (bass); alan Hall (drums); Special Guests, Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante and Toss Panos

Produced by Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion), this recording features Dave's regular group; Dan Zemelman, piano and keyboards, Aaron Germain, basses, and Alan Hall, drums. Guest artists include long time friends and founding members of the Yellowjackets, Robben Ford, guitar; Russell Ferrante, piano and synthesizer; Jimmy Haslip, bass; along with Robben Ford Band veteran, Toss Panos on drums.

PIVOT POINT presents eight new compositions in the contemporary jazz/fusion genre composed by Dave Haskell, including one especially written for the reunion with Robben Ford. Robben Ford also contributes a composition from the seldom-highlighted part of his vocabulary influenced by Wes Montgomery. Rounding out the set is an arrangement of a Herbie Hancock up-tempo classic “Eye of the Hurricane”.

The material emphasizes the compositional and improvisational elements, highlighting all the players individually. It’s an explosive set of music with varied sonic textures including both electric and acoustic settings.

Pivot Point was selected one of the ten best jazz fusion records for the first half of 2013. Link to full review-Something Else Reviews/

Jazz Wax-by Marc Myers(July 27, 2013)
“Dave Haskell Group’s Pivot Point is terrific and Haskell is an enormously lyrical and mood drenched player. . . a hugely seductive album.” - Jazz Wax

Sea of Tranquility by Pete Pardo(March 9, 2013)
“Pivot Point is quite simply classy stuff from start to finish. Haskell is a remarkable guitarist who doesn't overplay, and his lyrical style shapes these melodic songs just perfectly- Sea of Tranquility

“Haskell’s musical voice in the writing and performances shines through brightly.The Jazz Page - by Glenn Daniels

“On Pivot Point you’ll find a mix of adventurous fusion, smooth jazz, and funk jazz with outstanding guitar playing throughout the

album.” -Progressive Rock Central- by Angel Romero(March 18, 2013)

Track 1 Agnes (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 2 For Barack (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 3 Mamab Samba (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 4 An Orchid for Emily (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 5 Second Look (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 6 Thirty West by Seventy (o' Something Hundred) (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 7 888 Watson (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 8 For the Moment (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 9 Montyn (Robben Ford) (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 10 Eye of the Hurricane (Herbie Hancock) (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

Robin Burrows: playing a creative rock study composed by Shaun Baxter - great playthrough

Robin Burrows playing a creative rock study composed by Shaun Baxter.

Robin Burrows (Harmonic Major Rock Study by Shaun Baxter)

Derryl Gabel: Allan Holdsworth Pud Wud

Allan Holdsworth Pud Wud
Here is a cover of Allan Holdsworth's "Pud Wud". This solo is from a live performance he did at the NAMM Show in '97. Please subscribe to my channel and visit my website. While there send me an email and I will email you back the transcription of this solo. If you like this style of playing check out my tutorial DVDs and other products at my website.

Here is a video of Allan's performance.

Allan Holdsworth - Pud Wud (NAMM 97)

Morgan Pettersson: demos the creamy sound of the Dimarzio HS-3 and Dimarzio YJM (HS-4)

Dimarzio HS-3 and Dimarzio YJM (HS-4)
Solo over one of our songs from our new CD Mayan Logic (2013).
I use my Fender 1979 Stratocaster with scalloped neck and Dimarzio pickups.
I use a Marshall YJM and a Dunlop Cry Baby. The sound is straight in to the camera.

Morgan Pettersson: Human Cometh - Mayan Logic

Dallton Santos: Space Guitar - Progressive instrumental rock guitar theme - Progressive instrumental rock guitar theme, maybe some science fiction movie trailer soundtrack.

Original song by Dallton Santos.

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