Monday, 17 February 2014

Dean Murphy: Kickstarter - Trying to make my dream a reality of making this clean solo 8 string guitar CD

Trying to make my dream a reality of making this clean solo 8 string guitar CD utilizing ONLY the guitar itself

Since i first picked up this instrument its been a goal of mine to put together a truly unique sounding CD utilizing ONLY this guitar and am confident with the material i have written and am writing that i can put out something truly unique to the music community and show that this majestic instrument can be used for more than just low tuned chugging, but for gorgeous almost orchestral compositions showing a new side to the instrument itself.

Amaury Cruz: tackles Periphery Make total Destroy - impressive cover

Periphery Make total Destroy Cover
Amaury Cruz
Periphery Make total Destroy Cover
I decided to play something different on my new S7420, to be able to play this song You are gonna need a 7-string guitar with 24 frets, and the tuning to drop Ab Low to high: Ab Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. I'd recommend using heavy gauge strings and an extended-scale instrument if possible, in order to be able to achieve the necessary clarity when tuning so low.

George Bellas: Show Rileys Rock House 1998

1998 Archive with Mike McCarron,Dj- Nelson-Gtr,Jeff Kylloe-Bass
This unit only did 3 performances
1-Taste Of Roselle
2-Rileys Road house

The George Bellas Show Rileys Rock House)


Andy James, Kyriakos Bouloubasis: Joint 1st place in the competition

Prize #1 goes to Kiriakos GuitarPower who Andy chose as having the most potential for growth as an artist. Here is the video and he wins 12 months Access All Areas membership to the Academy, a Psychic Transfusiin (signed) EP and a handful of AJ signatureJim Dunlop Guitar Products picks!

Andy James Solo Competition - Kiriakos GuitarPower

Andy James,Borja Mintegiaga: joint 1st place in the competition

In joint 1st place we have Borja Mintegiaga who also wins 12 months Access All Areas membership, a signed EP and a handful of AJ signature picks! We decided to give away the 1st prize to two people - 1, most potential for growth/development and 2, the one who blew us away the most…

Borja Mintegiaga

Andy James Solo Competition - Borja Mintegiaga

Yasi Hofer: with her band - All along the watchtower

Im Roxy,8.2.2014, All along the watchtower

Yasi Hofer & Band

A little Steve Vai, for the Love of God

Yasi Hofer

Andy James: Over 100 videos are now uploaded into the Academy!

Andy James
Over 100 videos are now uploaded into the Academy! SO excited to reveal this to you all, I believe this is the best product ive came out with to date and we have spent alot of time making the Academy and all its features about YOU, to give the maximum benefit and value for money and create what so many people have asked for! The members area is literally a matter of days away. The EARLY BIRD entry will go out to those who have subscribed to our email list, so if you're not on it already, head over to now!

Byron Fry: Band Live in Long Beach "It All Turns 'Round"

This is the debut live performance of "Minor Changes", one of the most popular tunes from Byron's album "Combustible".
Written and arranged by Byron Fry.

Byron Fry Band Live in Long Beach "Minor Changes"

This is the debut performance of this song, and the only recorded version.
Written and arranged by Byron Fry.

Byron Fry Band Live in Long Beach "The Key"

Find out more abut Bryon's explosive new album

Byron Fry: Explosive new album

Important links
"Explosive" downloads, either .WAV or (if you must) mp3:

Byron Fry: Explosive

High-quality, factory-pressed CD in digipack:

Bryon's previous album and also highly recommended Combustible
Byron Fry: Combustible
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Shunsuke Watanabe: electronica, breakbeat, and post-rock pianist

Jazz and pop music of modern electronica, breakbeat, and post-rock pianist to express through the filter of classic, future tense piano by Shunsuke Watanabe Trio. Oh bass, drum spin around the piano lyrical play a beautiful melody and to build a music world full of originality fused and programming beats Ganikku Ru.

Tom Quayle: Guitar Jam Performance | Jam With Tom Quayle DVD | Licklibrary

Tom Quayle Guitar Jam Performance | Jam With Tom Quayle DVD | Licklibrary
Licklibrary - Online Guitar Lessons
Tom Quayle guitar jam performance! Jam along with Tom Quayle with our Jam With Tom Quayle DVD available here:

This superb DVD is a new and unique way to have fun, study and jam all at the same time. The DVD contains three top quality backing tracks, and can be approached in two ways, first you can "JAM" with the tracks flying solo, experimenting with different ideas, licks and solos. Alternatively you can trade solos with Tom, drawing inspiration from the ideas and techniques used in his solos.

Each track has three performances from Tom working across three levels of difficulty. Although the solos are improvised he has taken care to go for a basic intermediate and advanced level for each track. All the solos are transcribed and are available in pdf form along with the lessons. On screen graphics with chords and scales are provided when it's your turn to Jam.

Remy Hansen: Paul Gilbert/ RACER X Tribute band: "Fireman" Rehearsal

Paul Gilbert/ RACER X Tribute band: "Fireman" Rehearsal
Remy Hansen
Deze video gaat over Fireman Rehearsa

Menno Gootjes, Thijs van Leer: Dutch Rock Legends FOCUS’ Hit Song “Hocus Pocus” Featured In New 'RoboCop' Film

Dutch Rock Legends FOCUS’ Hit Song “Hocus Pocus” Featured In New 'RoboCop' Film

London, UK - Focus fans rejoice! The group's 1972 worldwide hit “Hocus Pocus” is now being featured in the major motion picture 'RoboCop' starring Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton. The song, which features the distinctive and virtuosic yodeling by keyboardist Thijs Van Leer, was originally released on the band's critically acclaimed second album 'Moving Waves'.

Says Thijs, “A good friend of mine was so lucky to be present at the pre-premiere of the new ROBOCOP and he called me WHILE 'Hocus Pocus' was played during the film, shouting, 'Hey Thijs, they put your genius song on the best sequence of the picture!!! Congratulations!!!!!' Since that very moment I am crazily happy about this luxurious feeling: as the composer, the yodeller, Hammond-organ player & flautist!! Halleluya!!!”

With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums 'Moving Waves', 'Focus 3' and 'Hamburger Concerto', the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!

After a comeback in the early 2000's, which resulted in the well-received albums 'Focus 8' and 'Focus 9', the band regrouped with a fantastic new line-up. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is beloved Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album 'Moving Waves' in 1972. Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound. Bassist Bobby Jacobs, who comes from a well-acclaimed Dutch musical family, and guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, complete the band's current line-up.

Focus has been performing select shows in support of their forthcoming 11th album 'Golden Oldies', which features re-recordings of classic Focus tracks. Thijs explains, “Producing 'Golden Oldies' is tricky. Both the die hard fans and the 2014 Focus-members were having doubts about this enterprise, because we didn't know if the recent recordings would match the original material, notwithstanding the fact that we had so much fun in doing the session, quick, romantic, virtuoso, full of funny moments & profoundness; But... the final mix turns out to be fantastic and we all are proud to release this album at our earliest convenience!!”

CD pre-order link:

For more information:

Focus is managed by QEDG Management

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA),

Dana deChaby: Escape Velocity - DNA

Dana deChaby: DNA
A guitarist for over 20 years, Dana deChaby has now completed what was surely his destiny, an all instrumental METAL album that features all of his diverse influences and study of music. From Mastodon to Mahler, it's all there in his debut solo album, DNA. Composed and recorded in his home studio, DNA features blistering seven string riffs and solos, advanced harmonies, crushing drums and acoustic and electronic interludes, while taking the listener on a journey. The destination?

Run through of Escape Velocity from Dana deChaby-DNA. Available on iTunes and everywhere else online to download.

Escape Velocity

Jack Gardiner,Andy James, Allan Marcus,Tony Martinez: Per Nilsson's new .strandberg* signature guitar getting all the attention

Day 4 NAMM 2014. Lots of cool things happened at the booth like Jack Gardiner playing Per Nilsson's new sig guitar, seeing Ola Strandberg himself, Per Nilsson, Andy James, Allan Marcus, and Tony Martinez. Check out my other NAMM 2014 vids on my channel.

NAMM 2014 - .strandberg* Booth: Jack Gardiner

Day 4 NAMM 2014. A little bit of extra footage with Tony Martinez. Check out my other NAMM 2014 vids on my channel.

NAMM 2014 - .strandberg* Booth Part 2: Tony Martinez Messing Around