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Jay Parmar: Lynch Lycks - Guitar Lesson

Jay Parmar

Here it is folks! Lynch Lycks!!! This has been in the planning stages since January 2013 and I’m so, so glad to have finally gotten some time to record the videos. So, here ya go guitar player - Lynch Lyck 1! The second one will be be on my YouTube channel at the same time next week - Thursday 3pm GMT (10am EST - 7am PST) - this is gonna be an ongoing series so enjoy and happy shredding!!!

Welcome to my new series of video lessons 'Lynch Lycks' showing some of the George Lynch inspired licks that I use in my playing ever day. I have gone into as much detail as possible to help you get the sound, vibe and nuances down. Here is Lyck 1 - you can download the tab at this link:

My guitar is tuned half step down to E flat - Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb and Eb.
Any Q's or comments please leave them below and I'll reply as soon as possible :)


LYNCH LYCKS - LYCK 1 - JAY PARMAR GUITAR LESSON - George Lynch, Dokken, Lynch Mob


Mike Campese: "First Night 2014" Saratoga

Here is short clips of Mike Campese performing live at First Night 2014 in Saratoga Springs, NY on New Years Eve. For more info visit

Mike Campese "First Night 2014" Saratoga

Michael Lee Firkins: Talks About His New Album Yep! with Matt Blackett

Michael Lee Firkins has a killer new album, Yep, which is out now.

Michael Lee Firkins Talks About His New Album

John Huldt: New metal solo

Here's a solo for a song for this new band I'm in. Can't tell you too much yet but it's gonna be dope :)

You're hearing my J Gustavsson custom guitar with a Lundgren Sucker Bucker pickup in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates in the neck through a George El cable into a Kemper Profiler using a Diezel VH4 profile from TheAmpFactory. Oh, and the watch I'm wearing is from Oceanaut :)

New metal solo

Improv for dummies - 3 easy ways to instantly get better at improvising

Jojo Alves: Funk You - two hands, six and seven string unk

Jojo Alves plays an original track played on the 'six on seven' guitar .

Funk You!

Neal Morse,Roine Stolt, Mike Portnoy: Transatlantic To Release New Studio Album Kaleidoscope and start World Tour!

Transatlantic To Release New Studio Album Kaleidoscope on Jan 28, 2014 Announces World Tour Jan 31 - Mar 15, 2014
Cross Plains, TN - Good things come to those who wait. Transatlantic fans are accustomed to playing the waiting game, and their patience has been rewarded with the band's fourth official studio album, Kaleidoscope. Steeped in vibrant prog rock organics, it's a triumphant return to the band’s original creative style.

The beloved prog rock project featuring Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings) and Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Transatlantic's foundation was built in 1999 with the release of their debut album, SMPT:e, in 2000. A second studio album, Bridge Across Forever, solidified their position as prog’s definitive supergroup. It would be nine years before Transatlantic’s fans were rewarded with a new studio album: 2009’s The Whirlwind, the band’s most popular release to date. Following the subsequent tour, spawning two live DVDs, the band decided to record a new studio album as soon as they could.

""There was talk about a year ago about doing an album before we actually did it,"" reveals Morse. ""I was feeling it for a while. Some of the music that ended up on my Momentum album (2012) seemed like good material for Transatlantic. Roine and my schedules have a little more space in them, and Pete and Mike's schedules finally aligned, so we were able to put this together. I'm just glad we got to do it again and I'm really happy with the way the album came out.""

Morse, Portnoy, Stolt and Trewavas shared equally in the songwriting, with Portnoy ultimately sifting through the material and picking out what he felt was best. For the most part, the music that fans hear on Kaleidoscope (and all of their previous albums) was created for Transatlantic. There are, of course, exceptions. “I wrote the second song on Kaleidoscope, “Shine,” before my Momentum album came out,"" says Morse. ""I thought about recording it for myself, but it just smelled of Transatlantic. I presented it with two other acoustic songs, and that’s the one the other guys chose, as well.”

The band convened at Neal’s studio in Tennessee; writing, arranging, and laying down the final drums and bass. Morse offers, “At this stage, we sketch out the house and build the foundation. Then Roine and I go off to our respective studios and do what we need to. We send those parts, including vocals, back and forth via the internet; but the writing is done together in Tennessee. We just go from the gut, and I think it's an amazing process of trusting each other. There's no shortage of ideas; it's more like which ideas do we want to use?""

As the fans have come to expect, Kaleidoscope is also available as a Special Edition featuring eight uniquely Transatlantic cover songs. ""I don't know how it started,"" Morse says of the cover song tradition. ""But we've done it for every album. It's a lot of fun because most of the time it's simpler music than what we're mainly involved with.""

There are points during the journey through Kaleidoscope where the listener will be reminded of artists like Yes, early Genesis, and even Styx. But in the end, the album is distinctly Transatlantic before it can be compared to anyone else.

""I think that comes from the different ingredients,"" says Morse. ""It's the four of us from all over the world—with our different backgrounds, cultures and musical history—that makes this band totally unique.""

The band will embark on a six-week world tour January 31 – March 15, with an additional performance at the Sweden Rock festival June 4-7. They will be joined by Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw as a 5th touring member. The tour will include headlining the Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 Cruise,February 18-22, alongside 22 other leading prog acts including Adrian Belew Power Trio, Devin Townsend Project, King's X, Anathema and Spock’s Beard. The event will also feature a special performance of Yes material by Transatlantic with legendary singer Jon Anderson on vocals.

Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope (75:50)

1. Into The Blue (25:13)
I. Overture (Instrumental)
II. The Dreamer And The Healer
III. A New Beginning
IV. Written In Your Heart
V. The Dreamer And The Healer (Reprise)
2. Shine (07:28)
3. Black As The Sky (06:45)
4. Beyond The Sun (04:31)
5. Kaleidoscope (31:53)
I. Overture (Instrumental)
II. Ride The Lightning
III. Black Gold
IV. Walking The Road
V. Desolation Days
VI. Lemon Looking Glass (Instrumental) VII. Feel The Lightning (Reprise)

Bonus CD:

1. And You And I (Yes)
2. Can't Get It Out Of My Head (ELO)
3. Conquistador (ProcolHarum)
4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)
5. Tin Soldier (Small Faces)
6. Sylvia (Focus)
7. Indiscipline (King Crimson)
8. Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues)

Roine Stolt - Electric guitars, vocals
Pete Trewavas - Bass, Vocals
Neal Morse – Keys, Guitars, Vocals
Mike Portnoy - Drums,Vocals

An Evening With Transatlantic 2014 World Tour

Jan 31st - Los Angeles, CA - El Segundo Performing Arts Center
Feb 1st - San Francisco, CA
Feb 2nd - Seattle, WA
Feb 4th - Chicago, IL - The Arcada Theater
Feb 5th - Quebec City, Canada - Theatre Du Capitole
Feb 6th - Montreal, Canada - L'Olympia
Feb 7th - Boston, MA
Feb 8th - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theater
Feb 9th - New York City, NY - Highline Ballroom
Feb 11th - Mexico City, Mexico - Teatro Metropolitan
Feb 13th - São Paulo, Brazil
Feb 14th - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb 15th - Santiago, Chile
Feb 18th to 22nd - Progressive Nation At Sea
Feb 27th - Madrid, Spain - La Rivera
Feb 28th - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
March 2nd - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
March 3rd - Rome, Italy - Orion
March 5th - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
March 6th - Karlsruhe, Germany - Substage
March 7th - Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
March 8th - Berlin, Germany - Astra
March 9th - Cologne, Germany - E Werk
March 11th - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
March 12th - London, England - The Forum
March 13th - Tilburg, Holland - 013
March 14th - Tilburg, Holland - 013
March 15th - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
June 4th-7th - Sweden Rock Festival

Studio Album Discography
SMPT:e (2000)
Bridge Across Forever (2001)
The Whirlwind (2009)
Kaleidoscope (2014)

Transatlantic Online:

Progressive Nation Cruise

Radiant Records"

Jan Laurenz: Staying alive cover on Harpejii

a short cover of stayin' alive on Harpejii D1,sadly the highest string is missing,seems impossible to replace,they always break,so i had to change the fingering to slide techniques to reach the higer anyways :)

William Shatner: Heaven Below-Subdivisions

Los Angeles based band Heaven Below covers Subdivisions by Hall Of Fame Inductees Rush and features the legendary William Shatner. On iTunes now!!!

Heaven Below-Subdivisions (Featuring William Shatner)

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann: Aristocrats news update

Hello and happy 2014 to one and all!

After a break in the action late last year, the Aristocrats' "Culture Clash" World Tour rolls on, starting now. In less than a week, we fellow Aristocrats are going to kick off the new year with a 3-week tour of the U.S. West and Mexico, and then go immediately from that to a 10-week tour of Europe.

We've listed all of the dates below (all dates are current as of this writing; more European dates are still coming in). But we also wanted to focus on a couple of cool contests and promotions we're doing for our friends in the U.S. Southwest.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, you can win a chance to have "Donuts With The Aristocrats" at Rebel Donut - yes, really! - and also get a $100 gift certificate to Grandma's Music and Sound by clicking here. It's worth the click just to see the special artwork, trust us. :-)

MetalSucks is doing a different kind of contest, in which you need to be able to decipher a "completely unreadable band logo" in order to win tickets. Think you're up to it? Check it out here.

And Guitar World Magazine is helping us give away free tickets, plus a t-shirt and a deluxe version of Culture Clash. Click here to check out that contest.

Of course, we're working on getting all around the world, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates from the road, and on the latest tour dates. In the meantime, here's what we have on the calendar.

The Aristocrats "Culture Clash"
U.S. West/Mexico Tour 2014
(for details and ticket links, click here to see The Aristocrats Calendar page)

1/13 - Denver, CO - Quixote's True Blue
1/15 - Albuquerque, NM - The Dirty Bourbon
1/17 - Phoenix, AZ - Pub Rock Live
1/18 - Mexicali, Baja, MEXICO - Casa De La Cultura
1/19 - Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Country Saloon
1/21 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
1/24 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove (NAMM Jam sponsored by Charvel Guitars; credentials required for entry)
1/25 - Whittier, CA - The Center Theater (CalProg) -
double bill with The Stickmen (Tony Levin, Pat Mastellotto and Markus Reuter)
1/26 - San Pedro, CA - Alvas Showroom
1/28 - Mexico City, MEXICO - Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral
1/30 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brew
2/1 - San Francisco, CA - Biscuits & Blues

The Aristocrats "Culture Clash"
Europe Tour 2014
(for details and ticket links, click here to see The Aristocrats Calendar page)

February 6th – Bilbao, SP – Cafe Antkozia
February 7th – Madrid, SP – La Sala Live
February 8th – Valencia, SP – Sala Loco
February 9th – Barcelona, SP – Luz de Gas
February 11th – Nice, FR – B Spot
February 12th – La Valette du Var, FR – Le Vox
February 14th – Paris, FR – Le Zebre
February 15th – Eeklo, BE – JH de Route
February 17th – London, England, UK - The Garage
February 18th – Bristol, England, UK - The Fleece
February 19th – Leamington, England, UK - The Assembly
February 20th – Manchester, England, UK - Band on the Wall
February 21st – Newcastle, England, UK - The Cluny
February 23rd – Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Liquid Room
February 24th – Dublin, IE - The Grand Social
February 26th – Tilburg, NL – Paradox
February 27th – Verviers, BE – Spirit of 66
February 28th – Zoetermeer, NL – De Boerderij
March 1st – Esch Sur Alzette, LUX - Kulturfabrik
March 2nd – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk
March 4th – Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus
March 5th – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
March 6th – Worpswede, DE – Music Hall
March 9th – Dortmund, DE – Domicile
March 10th – Cologne, DE – Kantine
March 11th – Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE – Das Haus
March 12th – Reichenbach, DE – Bergkeller
March 13th – Dresden, DE – Tante Ju
March 15th – Warszaw, PL – Progresja
March 16th – Krakow, PL – Lizard King
March 17th – Olomouc, CZ – Jazz Tibet Club
March 20th – Milano, IT – Live Forum
March 21st – Rubigen, CH (Switzerland) – Muhle Hunziken
March 22nd – Castegnato, Brescia, IT – Gasoline Road Bar
March 23rd – San Giovanni alla Vena, Pisa, IT – Blitz Live Music Pub
April 4th and 5th – Athens, GR – Athina Live Club
April 7th – Roccaforzata (Taranto), IT – Saloon Public House
April 11th – Istanbul, TR – Roxy Club
April 13th – Herzliya (Tel Aviv), ISRAEL – Zappa-club Herzliya
March 18th through April 10th - ITALY/EASTERN EUROPE & MORE TBA

There's more in the works for later this year, so stay tuned, thanks as always for being on this list, and hopefully we'll see a lot of you out there soon.

Boing, we're on tour again,
The Aristocrats

Anthimos Manti: new album preview


song list:
1.deep liar
2.string in your mouth
3.dirty girl
4.private dance
5.pure love
6.there's a way
7.fake woman you fell in love
8.lick your lips for hooters
10.king koopa
11.touching heart

Anthimos Manti - Fake Woman [ALBUM PREVIEW]

Joe Chawki: another how does this cat do that moment!!

I always have the same feeling as Dave Thompson when watch Joe Chawki play... like watching Thorston Koehne.

Dave Thompson Always astounding. I wish I knew WTF you were doing mate :)

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Martin Miller,Tom Quayle: Solo over Invitation from an upcoming album with Tom Quayle

Martin Miller
One of my 2014 resolutions was to be a little more disciplined with my Youtube channel, so here's this years first video! It's a solo from Tom Quayle's and my upcoming record, that I improvised originally and now re-learned for the purpose of making a little video sneak peak for ya!

You're hearing me play along to the original recording (cam audio).
Anton Davidyants on bass, Ignat Kravtsov on drums. Enjoy

Martin Miller - Solo over Invitation (from album with Tom Quayle)

Tom Quayle: Legato Improvising - Melodic Minor Harmony - sounding just superb!

Working on my improvised legato creativity - here's one of my practice videos. Hope you enjoy! Remember that I have a huge, 3-part legato HD video tutorial on my website
Legato Improvising - Melodic Minor Harmony

Here's the last one for today - a very easy track in E major. Just I-VI-IV in the key. Hope you enjoy and here's the link to download the track.

E Major - Free Backing Track

Roberto Restuccia: Quick Jam over a TQ backing track thanks for the bt all the best to you TQ
Quick Jam over a TQ backing track

Rob Garland: Sweep Picking Arpeggios Guitar Lesson - Rock Metal Fusion

Check out Rob's TrueFire .com online classroom 'Guitar Babylon' for interactive guitar lessons-

In this lesson Rob explains one method of playing sweep picked arpeggios, using chord shapes, raking the pick through the strings hitting one note at a time before changing direction. Using this many sweep arpeggios is great for an exercise and to practice, but remember to mix things up and be tasteful when you're out playing! ;)

Examples of musicians that incorporate sweep picking include Frank Gambale, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen and many more.

Gear: Tom Anderson, Wampler, Fender, Boss.

Subscribe to Rob's channel RobGarlandLA and visit him at

Rob Garland - Sweep Picking Arpeggios Guitar Lesson - Rock Metal Fusion

Daniele Liverani: Fantasia the great new album is out today for digital download

Daniele Liverani: Fantasia
1 Unbreakable 4:18
2 Joke 3:21
3 Peacefully 4:22
4 Apocalypse 4:36
5 Daylight 5:24
6 Gigantic 4:02
7 Black Horse 3:16
8 Outstanding 4:46
9 Guilty 5:43
10 Heaven 3:59
11 Rage 6:56

Released 10 January 2014
Format CD
Type Studio
Genre Heavy Metal
Length 50:49
Barcode 8000130120403
Catalog Number SGCD065
Country Italy
Edition date October 2013
Distribution Andromeda / Bertus

Fantasia is the last Daniele Liverani work, an eclectic and mature album, a complex but intriguing work, with very catchy melodies. To achieve the best possible result Daniele strongly desired excellent musicians. In addition to Marco Zago (keyboards) and Nicolò Vese (bass), on drums there is a total revelation: Simon Ciccotti.

Guitars recorded at Twinspirit32 Studio (Alfonsine, Italy)
Keyboards recorded at The Hidden Factory Studio (Padova, Italy)
Bass recorded at Death Star VH Studio (Orbassano, Italy)
Drums recorded at Fear Studio (Alfonsine, Italy)
Vocals recorded by Tommy Hash
Mixing and Mastering: Daniele Liverani at Twinspirit32 Studio
Artwork: Nello Dell'Omo (Art for Music)
Produced by Daniele Liverani


Guitar videos - DANIELE LIVERANI - Unbreakable (Bass&Guitar)

Miguel Yépez: Djentstick - EMG81 and a massive 1 string!

This is the Djentstick, one stringed fretless low tune instrument i've made myself featuring an active EMG81 pickup thru a Line 6 Pod XT.
All the audio was recorded only using the Djentstick!
Believe it or not!

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After The Burial - A Wolf Amongst Ravens

Steve Lukather, Trevor Lukather: Turn It Up a Celebration of the electric guitar at NAMM 2014

"Turn It Up!" is a feature-length celebration of the electric guitar. Hosted by Kevin Bacon, the film explores mankind’s passion for the electric guitar, & its effect on artists, everyday players, pop culture, history, and even politics.  Turn it Up! is the STORY of the electric guitar, from the invention in the 1930s to its golden years, right through the phenomenon of the Guitar Hero video-game and digital guitars of the future.  But, it’s also a series of guitar STORIES, where we’ll meet all kinds of people from rock stars, to congressmen, CEOs, and teenage virtuosos, to try to understand their emotional connection to their guitars.

Find out more

Rune Berre: Winner of the Entrust Solo Contest!

I loved this solo competition a lot, great backing track from a great band and some great solo's. I'm so happy for Rune whose original playing style was recognised by the band in their review of his solo.

Entrust Solo Contest Winner

Rune Berre

Tymon KruidenierRune blew us away with his completely original and fresh solo style. It's unlike anything we heard before and it fits the solo section of this song so well!

The moment at 0.29 until 0.34 deserves some extra credit. It's so lovely and elegant how his melody floats over the chord changes there. Instant goosebumps! Rune's note choice is evocative and uplifting, his technique and performance are chaotic yet ethereal. As a band who values originality and character above anything else, we think Rune is the true winner of this contest.

Congratulations, Rune!
Find out the full list of winners

Tymon Kruidenier,Michel Nienhuis: Exivious - Liminal

All the solos 114 videos 2 hours, 21 minutes 3,236 views

Guthrie Govan,Billy Sheehan,James LoMenzo: to appear With Rotosound at Winter NAMM 2014

Billy Sheehan, Guthrie Govan and James LoMenzo Appear With
Rotosound at Winter NAMM 2014 

The legendary bass player, Billy Sheehan, guitar master Guthrie Govan and celebrated Metal bassist James LoMenzo are appearing on the Rotosound booth at the Winter NAMM 2014.

Billy, described by Classic Rock magazine as ‘one of the baddest bass players known to man’ has been busy touring with Winery Dogs and releasing not only an album with them, but one with Niacin as well. He will be at the Rotosound booth at 3pm on Saturday 25th January.

Fresh from the Steve Wilson tour, Guthrie Govan can be seen at 2pm on Thursday 23rd January. Talk to him about the new album from his band The Aristocrats, his diverse and sometimes unorthodox approach to guitar playing and of course his Rotosound strings.

Plus catch up with ex Megadeth/ White Lion/ Ozzy Osbourne/ David Lee Roth/ Black Label Society bassist, James LoMenzo, and find out the inside track on his latest project working with former Creedence member, John Fogerty's band. He will be at the Rotosound booth to answer questions and sign at 11.30am on Saturday 25th January.

Appearance Dates & Times:

Guthrie Govan Thursday 23rd January 2014 2.00pm

James LoMenzo Saturday 25th January 2014 11.30am

Billy Sheehan Saturday 25th January 2014 3.00pm

Catch up with your bass and guitar heroes, ask them a question or get their signature when you visit Rotosound on the OMG Booth ♯4278, Hall C. While there, check out all the new, exciting products as well.