Friday, 24 January 2014

Marcelo Donoso: 'Nameless' at Jamtrackcentral

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Marcelo Donoso is infectious. Musically, he is one of the most original and exciting players we have discovered at JTC and his debut 5 track Hipnotized EP showcases why.

Full of modern riffage and mazy runs, combined with an electronic edginess, this is a superb statement of intent from Marcelo and is worthy of a place in any guitar instrumental music fans collection.

This downloadable Deluxe EP edition comes with all 5 EP solo tracks and official backing tracks, TAB/notation for all 5 tracks and 3 bonus video performances of Sickness, D.U.B and Hipnotized to help you learn each mazy lick!
*NEW* Marcelo Donoso 'Nameless' at Jamtrackcentral com

Kiko Loureiro: 'Sounds Of Innocence' at jamtrackcentral

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Sounds Of Innocence is Kiko Loureiro's fourth studio album, and takes influences from jazz, blues, traditional Brazilian music, and mixes it with progressive metal to create an album full of fresh sounds while remaining true to his progressive metal roots. Felipe Andreoli and Virgil Donati provide bass and drums throughout.

Within the first few seconds of "Gray Stone Gateway" you can see why Loureiro has been ranked as one of the top guitarists in the world. This is a player who is at the top of both his creative and playing game, and the album shows why. He doesn't set out to give you ten tracks of pure shred, but take you on a musical journey with many vibes and excellently constructed solos throughout. This album is a great piece of progressive metal art.

This edition is for the guitar playing fan who doesnt't yet have the album and who wants to learn how to get it as well as learn to play it with the official album backings. Included is the full labum and artwork, plus 102 pages of TAB/notation for every track, as well as 5 bonus live video performances filmed by Kiko exclusively for this package. These include Gray Stone Gateway, Ray Of Life, Reflective, The Hymn and Mae D'Agua (making up over 22 minutes of footage) and are a wonderful addition to the package because they show you just how he cuts down some of the complex arrangements for live performance.

*NEW* Kiko Loureiro 'Sounds Of Innocence' at jamtrackcentral com

J S Begley: 6 String Theory 2014 Guitar Competition

"Tokyo Horizon" is an original composition written, arranged, performed & produced by
This video created for the 6 String Theory 2014 Guitar Competition.

A special thanks to Lee Ritenour, the 6 String Theory Crew & the Sponsors for hosting this event.

To hear more of J.s.Begley's work visit his sound cloud
link here-

6 String Theory 2014 Guitar Competition J.s.Begley's Tokyo Horizon (entry 1)

6 String Theory 2014 Guitar Competition J.s.Begley's Eyes of Fire (entry 2)

Gianluca Ferro: will be on the Dragoon Custom Speaker stand at NAMM

Gianluca Ferro, guitarist of progressive root will be at NAMM in Anaheim (CA, USA) from January 23 to 26 2014. He will be guest at the Dragoon Custom Speaker stand, for which he's an endorser.
NAMM, with Frankfurt Musikmesse are the world’s largest trade-only events for the music products industry.

SG Records staff congratulate Gianluca for this that will surely be an important showcase for him and for his releases, including the album Unheimlich published by SG Records in 2011.

Andy James: Legato Technique Exercise

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News: Loud Guitars - EVH Charvel Jackson-NAMM 2014

EVH Charvel Jackson-NAMM 2014
A quick walk through of Charvel, Jackson and EVH gear at NAMM 2014.
Music: Plastic Parade "Plastic Parade"

Mika Tyyskä: Mr. Fastfinger - Extra Wide Sweeping - Master the scary technique

Mr. Fastfinger's extra wide sweep picking tips for the advanced players. Some ninja skills required. Prepare for some super fast shifts. This lick is from the song Awaki-Waki ( Here's how to finger it and how to shift your hand to make it. Short fingers? The idea of moving your whole hand in wide strecth lines can really make a difference.

Before getting too deep with this video make sure you check out the previous Sweeping lesson (

This video will give you many tips on how to develop and master the sweeping technique. These ideas have been discovered during the many years while trying to master this challenging technique. The left hand "all hammering" exercise I found about a year ago. It's definetly worth trying!

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Extra Wide Sweeping - Master the scary technique 2 - Mr. Fastfinger

Devin Townsend: namm dates

Guitar virtuoso and musical genius Devin Townsend will be appearing at the 2014 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show in Anaheim, CA for signings at the following booths and times:

Framus/Warwick (booth #4576): Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26 @ 3PM
TC Electronic (booth #5932): Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26 @ various times (Devin will be making a "tone print" at the booth)
EMG Pickups (booth #4784): Friday, January 24 @ 12PM
Mackie (booth #209A): Saturday, January 25 @ 12PM

To attend the convention and the signings, you must have a badge (**NAMM is not open to the public**). For more information about NAMM and how to get entry into the trade show, please visit the event's official website:

The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released their latest CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, last year to critical acclaim. This epic recording of Hevy Devy's sold-out show at the Roundhouse in London includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. For a preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch the previously released DVD clips for "Kingdom", "Grace", and "War". To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

Read on for a few reviews of The Retinal Circus:

"A thrilling blend of standard concert fare, visual theatre, and wild stage antics, its absurdity, ambition, and staggering showmanship make ['The Retinal Circus'] an incredibly engaging experience." -- POP

"Anyone who is a fan of anything Devin Townsend should totally pick up 'Retinal Circus' in some form..." -- METAL

"['The Retinal Circus'] showcases [Devin Townsend's] passions, his theatricality, and, yes, his insane genius while being entirely playful and charming." -- BLOODY

"...a conceptual orgasm of the eyes." --

"...I would certainly recommend that fans pick up this live album. If I could, I would have given 'The Retinal Circus' a 6/5..." -- NEW NOISE

"'The Retinal Circus' is full of the energy and smart-ass antics Townsend has been giving to his live gigs since he began doing them again." -- HEAVY


Feb. 18-22--Progressive Nation At Sea 2014--Miami, FL

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Danny Bryant: announces tour dates and Blues Fan Survey

It's time to hit the road again! tour dates

This weekend we are heading to The Netherlands for three shows, two of which are special 'Blues Nights' with our good friends The Nimmo Brothers. Danny first played gigs with Alan & Stevie when he was just starting out (about 15 years ago now)! They are two of the nicest people on the music scene, not to mention two of the best musicians. It's going to be a fun weekend!

We have a string of Swiss/Austrian gigs from 22nd-26th February. Then in late February & early March we will do a small UK tour which includes shows in Southport, Derby, Grimsby, Kendal, Selby, Ebbw Vale, Devizes and Chislehurst. Full gig listing below and here.

Danny will be releasing a brand new album at the end of August. This will be followed by shows all across Europe. Some venues have already been announced, but where would you like to see Danny and the band play? Reply to this email and let us know!

Once again, thanks for supporting the Danny Bryant Team!

Are you a blues fan with 10 minutes to spare?
If you are a fan of the blues, you can help us find out more about what it is that makes the blues unique. A friend of mine is conducting research around the relevance of the blues in the 21st century. You can help by following the link below and taking the online survey. Afterwards, please share with friends, who also might be blues fans. Thanks for your help!

Paul Gilbert: Fireman - new model and the Ibanez RG9 Nine String NAMM

Brand new Ibanez Fireman model from Ibanez

NAMM 2014: Ibanez Paul Gilbert Fireman NEW MODEL


Not seven, not eight...NINE strings.
You asked to see it and here it is!

NAMM 2014: Ibanez RG9 Nine String Electric Guitar

Vinnie Moore: recording guitars for upcoming solo instrumental record

Vinnie Moore
I have been in my studio recording guitars for my upcoming solo instrumental record and am finally getting close to finishing. It was a busy year in 2013 and I didn't have a lot of time to work on it, but I have been going at it hard now since December. Below are a couple pics for you gear heads. My old JMP has been killin all my other amps. And I am totally loving Cubase. awesome program. Will post again when I have some new info about it. ROCK!!!!!!!

Geezer Butler: Black Sabbath bass man announces Signature EMG sets

EMG is thrilled to be working with a true metal legend, Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath. Hear Geezer talk about his new signature pickups for getting the classic Sabbath tones from his new EMG GZR-P and EMG GZR-PJ.

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News: PRS adds Floyd Rose equipped guitars to both SE and Custom series.

NAMM 2014: PRS adds Floyd Rose equipped guitars to both SE and Custom series.

PRS Press Release:
The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first Winter NAMM show in 1985 and has been a top seller ever since.

Always retaining its fundamental character, the Custom has been updated several times over the past 28 years. New for 2014, the Custom 24 will be offered with a Floyd Rose tremolo system in both the Core and SE product lines.

The Core “Floyd” Custom 24 is equipped with the time-tested Floyd Rose “Original” tremolo system and PRS’s \m/ (metal) pickups (uncovered). The Floyd Rose “Original” tremolo and locking nut tuning system, is a double-locking design precision-made from high quality steel, allows players to lock the guitar in tune at the nut and at the bridge which keeps the guitar in tune even during the heaviest dive-bombing sessions.

PRS will also offer the SE “Floyd” Custom 24 guitar for 2014 featuring the 1000 Series tremolo. Identical to the Floyd Rose Original, this tremolo is Korean-made with the same high-quality materials. The SE “Floyd” Custom boasts SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups paired with a push-pull tone control and 3-way blade pickup switch for coil tapping.

The Custom 24 will continue to be offered without the Floyd in both the Core and SE lines. The Core model features the choice of PRS’s 59/09 treble and bass pickups or HFS treble and Vintage Bass pickups and PRS’s patented tremolo system. For 2014, both Core Custom models are available in PRS’s six new maple top colours (Aquableux, Blood Orange, Faded Whale Blue, Leprechaun Tooth, Obsidian, and Violet) and feature a rosewood headstock veneer with inlaid “Paul Reed Smith” signature.

Guitarists looking to add additional options, colours, and enhanced features can order a Custom 24 Artist Package. The SE Custom features the PRS SE tremolo and SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups paired with a push-pull tone control and 3-way blade pickup switch for coil tapping. More info at:

News: Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus NAMM

NAMM 2014: Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus

We stopped by the Fender booth at NAMM 2014 to get the lowdown on the new American Deluxe Plus Strat, complete with Personality Card upgrade system.
NAMM 2014: Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus