Monday, 10 March 2014

Morten Faerestrand: Checking Out New Ride Cymbal

Just a little clip checking out the Byzance 22" Jazz Big Apple Ride.

Checking Out New Ride Cymbal (In my new studio..)

Bugra Sisman,David Locke: The Trees Made It - new track featuring David Locke

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Composition: Bugra Sisman
Drum - Synt - Bass programming: Bugra Sisman
Guitar: Bugra Sisman
Guest Solo: David Locke
Mixing & Mastering: Ozan Esen
Artwork: Cemal U─čurel

The Trees Made It - Bugra Sisman (Feat. David Locke)

Daniel Realpe: Queen - Friends Will Be Friends (Guitar Version)

I recently heard this song and thought of it as a guitar instrumental...I think it works pretty good,

Some improv parts on it as well, :)

Thanks for watching,

Queen - Friends Will Be Friends (Guitar Version)

Tony MacAlpine,Nili Brosh: Edge Of Insanity + Ramona Mainstage gig highlights

The super Nili Brosh with Tony MacAlpine

Ramona Mainstage - 626 Main St. Ramona Ca 92064

Tony MacAlpine - Edge Of Insanity ( 3-7-2014 )

Tony MacAlpine - The Raven ( 3-7-2014 )

Tony MacAlpine - The Witch And The Priest ( 3-7-2014 )

Jeff Loomis,Keith Merrow: Schecter Artists' release Conquering Dystopia

The highly anticipated debut release from CONQUERING DYSTOPIA is NOW AVAILABLE! The group features Schecter Artists' and guitar phenoms, JEFF LOOMIS and KEITH MERROW. Pick up your copy of one of the most anticipated guitar albums of the year and experience Jeff and Keith’s virtuosity and unequivocal technique.

Jeff talk about his new Signature JL-7,

Jeff Loomis JL-7 Artist Spotlight 2014, Schecter Guitars

Keith discuss the KM-7. 

Schecter Artist Spotlight, Keith Merrow introduces the KM-7

Guitars are shipping so make sure to check with your local dealer today and place your order now.

Dewa Budjana: extremely talented Balinese guitarist releases Surya Namaskar

The seventh solo album from Indonesian progressive guitar legend Dewa Budjana (his third for MoonJune Records) sees the maestro cast aside the dense, meticulously-arranged approach that defined his previous MJR releases (last year's critically-acclaimed efforts: Dawai In Paradise, and Joged Kahyangan), in favor of a more streamlined set that burns with a rare intensity and squarely places Dewa's formidable chops front and center. Supported by progressive fretless bass legend Jimmy Johnson and the undeniably world-class rhythms of renowned drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, Budjana's fretwork is as delightfully unpredictable as it is soulful and compelling.

Full of twists and turns you could never see coming, Surya Namaskar provides ample evidence that Dewa is just as much at home in moments of pure spontanity, ripping over a killer groove, as he is in denser, more orchestrated settings. Exploring previously-unrevealed facets of his artistic mystique, this album highlights a more instinctive, uninhibited approach to both his guitar playing and music making. Served up just-out-of-the-oven fresh and delivered with conviction and urgency, each song is its own unique, engulfing cosmic voyage.

While this is unquestionably more of a "guitarist's album" than his previous MJR output, Dewa proves that he is more than up to the task of dawning the six-string superhero cape -- making a strong case to not only be included among the world's most elite axemen, but also among its most diverse and accomplished. There is an expansive palette of styles on display here in a set that's brimming with playful abandon, but never at the expense of either emotion or cohesion. This is polished progressive music, at its most brilliantly creative, far-reaching and convincing.

Featuring inspired guest performances from Allan Holdsworth' and John McLaughlin's veteran sideman, Gary Husband (on synth), and L.A. studio guitar icon, Michael Landau, Surya Namaskar is the most personal statement yet from one of the world's most complete guitarists and unique composers -- a brilliant, vital release.
Dewa Budjana: Surya Namaskar
1. Fifty (7:28)
2. Duaji & Guruji (6:55)
3. Capistrano Road (5:32)
4. Lamboya (6:16)
5. Kalingga (9:07)

6. Campuhan Hill (5:30)
7. Surya Namaskar (7:45)
8. Dalem Waturenggong (7:20)


DEWA BUDJANA: electric and acoustic guitars
JIMMY JOHNSON: bass guitar
GARY HUSBAND: synthesizers (Track 1)
MICHAEL LANDAU: electric guitar solos (Track 7)
Dang Hyang Story (from "Joged Kahyangan" album, MoonJune Records)

Dang Hyang Story (from "Joged Kahyangan" album, MoonJune Records)

News: JTC Degree - The World's First Online Degree for Innovative Guitarists

JTC Degree - The World's First Online Degree for Innovative Guitarists

Find out more and request a prospectus here:

Continue in your uncompromising pursuit of musical excellence with Jam Track Central and E-MU Education. The founders of both companies, passionate about high standards in music, have designed the first online degree for technical guitar players in partnership with Falmouth University. The JTC degree offers you the chance to obtain a UK Honours degree in Creative Music Performance, which is fully validated and quality assured by Falmouth University.

Our aim is to expand the vocabulary of the electric guitar. The course is taught by some of the finest guitarists in the world, as seen on The JTC degree stands alone in its dedication to musical excellence and makes no concession to fashion or pop culture; Jam Track Central and E-MU work together to unite exceptional musicianship with serious career potential. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of being a student of The Academy of Music & Theatre Arts at Falmouth University, a dynamic and aspirational scholarly community with a legacy for producing some of the finest graduates in the creative arts.

Joe Satriani: Pre-order Joe's book "Strange Beautiful Music"

Joe Satriani

Pre-order Joe's book "Strange Beautiful Music" with the new "Complete Studio Recordings" in the Chrome Dome USB version and save $20! Both of these will be signed by Joe himself! Order

Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Dunlop authentic line of Jimi Hendrix effects pedals

Dunlop is not only honored and proud to be the manufactures of the authentic line of Jimi Hendrix effects pedals but also to be one of the co-presenters of this year's 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour. In connection with the tour, we proudly present an intimate interview with one of the tour's featured artists, Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd was kind enough to hang out, play some guitar, and share with us how the legacy of Hendrix and his pioneering use of effects has influenced him and his music.

Be sure to catch Kenny along with other greats such as Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Eric Gales, Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, Johnny Lang, and Billy Cox on this year's Experience Hendrix Tour, show dates available at:

For more information on the Authentic Analog Series of Jimi Hendrix effects pedals, please visit:

Experience Hendrix: Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Adrian Galysh: announces new live gig

Adrian Galysh
Next gig: at Lucy's 51 on Saturday, March 15th. Free parking, no cover, great food, music all evening, and drink specials. RSVP below!

News: Music Institute Joins Forces With Wembley Music Centre For Learn to Play Day 2014

Music Institute Joins Forces With Wembley Music Centre For Learn to Play Day 2014

On Saturday 12th April 2014 the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in association with the Wembley Music Centre will offer free music lessons for all ages at the renowned London music store.
National Learn to Play Day, which was set up by Music for All in partnership with the Musicians Union,, Art’s Council England, Take it Away and, is an initiative to encourage more people to take up an instrument by providing people of any age an opportunity to engage in a free music lessons. Shops all over the country will be opening their doors for the day and offering complimentary lessons in a wide range of instruments. 
This year the Institute is partnering with the Wembley Music Centre, which incorporates four specialist stores under one roof, covering guitar, keyboards, PAs, drums and percussion, the school hopes to significantly increase its opportunity to promote music education.
Four of the Institute’s most highly acclaimed tutors, all of which are active professional musicians, will be offering taster sessions in Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Bass and Vocals, alongside solo and group performances. Institute students will also be on hand to assist with the teaching, and provide entertainment throughout the day. 
The event will run from 11.00am to 4:00pm, at the centre near Wembley Park Station, and participants will be able to take advantage of special Learn To Play Day discounts on instruments/equipment in the store and part-time courses at the Institute. There will also be a raffle to raise money for Music For All, with prizes including a guitar and bass from WMC, and a free part time course at the Institute, as well as smaller prizes through out the day.
To get involved with National Learn to Play Day with the Institute at Wembley Music Centre, please email to reserve your space. For more information please visit:
-0207 328 0222

Tom Hess: Transform Your Blues Guitar Licks With Killer Double Stop Technique

Transform Your Blues Guitar Licks With Killer Double Stop Technique
By Tom Hess
One of the most important things you need to learn and develop as a blues guitar player is solid double stop guitar technique (playing two notes at one time). Most commonly you will use this in the context of a minor/blues pentatonic scale. For example, these are 2 very common double stops:
Even though these double stop patterns sound good, there are various issues that most guitarists have while trying to integrate them into their lead guitar phrases:
1. These types of double stops are very common and have been used countless times by blues guitar players. This makes your playing sound very unoriginal if you use them too many times.
2. Most people exclusively use these patterns whenever they want to play double stops so they never think of new ways to apply this concept into their blues playing. In a second, you will see how there are tons of ways to use double stops to make your playing sound more unique and expressive.
3. The unique intensity created by double stops is usually resolved as both notes in the lick are played in unison after the bend is finished. This takes away from the expressive potential of the technique to sound extremely intense and aggressive.
Before you learn various ways to start using creative double stops in your blues guitar playing, check out the video below so you can see and hear the ideas discussed below (in order to get trel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>
Now that you have checked out the video above, read the information below to learn the specific elements that make double stop licks sound creative and intense:
Intense Blues Guitar Double Stops Element #1: Prolonging the dissonance in the lick
In general, blues double stop licks start with a tense feeling created when two notes a whole step apart sound simultaneously before the lower note is bent to match the pitch of the higher note (relieving the tension). As you saw in the video above, I played double stops using an opposite approach to this. The double stop lick begins with a note in the scale that sounds very stable and is then played together with another note to create a very harsh, intense sound. However, this tension is never eliminated as I allow it to continue until I am done playing the lick. This really emphasizes the intensity in the lick and builds up MASSIVE musical tension.
Creative Blues Guitar Double Stops Element #2: Heavy vibrato technique
Usually guitar players only consider adding vibrato to a single note of their licks and phrases. However, it is very easy to use vibrato on both the notes in your double stop as well. Listen to both of the samples below: In the first part of the audio you will hear a double stop played using no vibrato. In the second, you will hear the same lick played using vibrato on both pitches.
Note: While applying vibrato to the note in your double stop lick, your vibrato needs to be very even and controlled (you must accomplish this using either your fingers or the vibrato bar/floating bridge). Keep your lick in tune and mute any strings that are not being played to prevent it from sounding sloppy. Learn how to keep your blues licks more clean as you play with great intensity by reading this blues guitar article.
Intense Blues Guitar Double Stops Element #3: Using various notes of the scale
Most guitar players play double stops in the exact same way, using two notes to essentially ornament the same note. A much more creative way to perform double stop technique is to incorporate various notes from the scale you are using. For instance, check out the tablature below:

Begin by bending a note on the 3rd string followed by playing a note on either the B string or E string. This creates the double stop effect. When you add this additional note into the lick, this is what makes it sound so intense and aggressive.
In the first tablature example above, you can allow the B string to sound since it is part of the scale. However, if you were playing in a different key you would need to mute this string by using the pointer finger of your fretting hand (while the notes of the G and E string sounded together). Find out how you can do this by studying the information and images in this article about how to mute unwanted guitar string noise.
Advanced Blues Guitar Technique: Using a barre to create more notes
To add an additional layer of depth to your intense double stop lick, use a barre to play more than two notes at once (as seen in the video above). An easy way to do this is to first bend the note on the G string and then play two additional notes on the B and E strings. Here is what this will sound like:
You can use your third finger or small finger to barre the two notes on the B and E strings above.
Here are some additional examples of what this sounds like:

It will be much easier to use vibrato technique to enhance these double stop licks with a floating bridge. Simply use your picking hand to push the bridge up and down (as seen in the video above). However, if you don’t own a guitar with a floating bridge, that is fine too. You can still implement the concepts discussed in this article to enhance your blues guitar playing.
At first, use these double stop licks only in isolation until you become more comfortable with them. Then begin applying them into your playing during the moments when you want to create the most intensity in your phrases.
The more you work on thinking of new variations the faster you will be able to easily integrate them into your playing. But remember: knowing how to play cool blues guitar licks is just the beginning to becoming a great player. Discover how you can become a much better guitarist in all areas of your playing by studying the information in this no cost guitar practice resource.

About The Author:
Tom Hess is a highly successful guitar teacher, recording artist and professional guitarist. He helps guitar players internationally to become better players with his customized guitar lessons. Check out free guitar playing videos and use a guitar practice guide on his website with effective guitar lessons to learn effective methods for improving your guitar playing.

News: Martin & Co.will unveil four outstanding new models at Musikmesse 2014, Hall 3.1 Stand F81,


Nazareth, PA – March 10, 2014 – C. F. Martin & Co. ( will unveil four outstanding new models at Musikmesse 2014, Hall 3.1 Stand F81, in Frankfurt, Germany March 12-15.  Two new retro-inspired models, the 000-18 and OM-28, both highlight distinct vintage design and include features that can be found on coveted Martin pre-war era guitars.  Additionally, two new cutaway models are being introduced, the DC-Aura GT and GPC-Aura GT, both of which will come equipped with Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics.

 •              000-18 and OM-28: The 000-18, which has a beautiful aging toned top in Sitka spruce with ¼” scalloped “X” bracing, is married with mahogany back and sides. The body is edged with tortoise color binding and complemented with a polished finish.  The 24.9” short scale model’s neck features a modified low oval profile with Performing Artist taper, with a width of 1-3/4” at the nut and 2-3/16” string spacing for easy playability. Nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs are found with a rosewood headplate, which displays a large old style Martin logo.MSRP $2,899.00

The OM-28 is constructed with all the features of the OM-28E Retro without the electronics package.  Aging toner and a polished gloss finish are applied to the Sitka spruce top which features ¼” “X” scalloped bracing.  The polished gloss East Indian rosewood body is edged with ivoroid binding.  Like the 000-18, the model’s neck features a modified low oval profile with performing artist taper with a width of 1-3/4” at the nut and 2-3/16” string spacing for easy playability.   The 25.4” long scale produces powerful notes which are great for a variety of playing styles.  Nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs are found with a rosewood headplate, which displays a large old style Martin logo. MSRP $3,799.00

 •             DC-Aura GT and GPC-Aura GT: The new Dreadnought and Grand Performance are special models consisting of East Indian rosewood bodies with a satin finish and a polished gloss Sitka spruce top featuring a two ring pearl rosette.   Added features for both models include certified African blackwood bridges and fingerboards with hexagon pearl inlays.  The chrome ratio tuners with skeleton knobs allow each string to have its own gear ratio, making tuning easier.  The skeleton button adds a jewel like appearance and lessens the weight of the tuners.  Both models come equipped with Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics and a hard shell case. MSRP $2,699.00

About Martin Guitar & Strings
C.F Martin & Co. ( has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years.  Martin continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings.  These include the Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line, the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, and the Martin SP line, which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.

Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers.  They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies, on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and via