Friday, 21 March 2014

John F Klaver: The Classic Blues Sessions backing tracks

The Classic Blues Sessions

When John F. Klaver came to the JTC studios to film his debut 'John F Klaver Blues' series, we decided to also get him to jam over some of our classic jam tracks. We had seen John doing his thing live a few times and he has such a great classic bluesy feel about his playing. We knew he would be well suited to laying down some excellent solos over these tracks. John isn't afraid to let his guitar breathe, plus he always hits all the right notes. His BB King solo really stays true to the backing and each of the other solos are really inspiring.

This package is perfect for the novice/intermediate player and comes with the 5 live solo tracks and videos, the short and extended jam tracks, tab/notation and bonus track notes.

5 live solo tracks
5 solo backing tracks
5 extended jam tracks
5 live video performances
Tab/Notation (PDF/Powertab)
Bonus track notes

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Andreas Varady: performs with the SWR Big Band cond. by Klaus Wagenleiter - 15 years old!

the annual JazzGalaNight with the SWR Big Band at the Aalener Jazzfest.
Funky tune written by highly talented guitar-youngster (15years!) Andreas Varady and arr. by Roman Wasserfuhr
Featured soloist are Andreas Varady,g & Axel Kühn, ts.
Performed Aalener Jazzfest 2012.

SWR Big Band cond. by Klaus Wagenleiter

Martijn de Laat
Felice Civitareale
Nemanja Jovanovic
Karl Farrent
Rudi Reindl

Jürgen Neudert
Hans-Jörg Fink
Ian Cumming
Georg Maus

Klaus Graf,as
Matthias Erlewein, as
Axel Kühn, ts
Andi Maile, ts
Pierre Paquette, bs

Guido Jöris, dr
Decebal Badila, b
Klaus-Peter Schöpfer, g
Klaus Wageneleiter, p
Roland Peil, perc.

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SWR Big Band - feat. Andreas Varady - A day in New York, live

Joe Chawki: Incredible solo over Martin Miller's An End In Itself

Joe Chawki

Martin Miller Little take over Martin's An End In Itself. Extra thanks to Martin for the awesome backings!!!!!

The fundraiser:

Not sure how he gets these mind boggling licks out... now wouldn't these be great on a new guitar album... sure they would... so let's help make it!

Joe Chawki's 2014 Album
Joe Chawki is raising funds for recording and equipment to release his upcoming album.

Campaign Summary
I have been playing guitar for 19 years. In my teens I played in some local groups, played festivals and concerts receiving notable recognition. There are several random tracks I have released through the years, but none that have been produced or presented properly...for the most part I have been on my own as an artist-- seriously lacking adequate funding. I have written quite a bit of material which through this project, will finally be professionally recorded, produced and released to the public. Various circumstances have prevented me from putting this music out sooner, however I really feel now is the time in my life to do so. Please help me make this happen!! Many advanced thanks for your support!

What Is Needed
  • My goal is to raise $4500 through this campaign. As everyone knows, creative projects are expensive and most musicians are not exactly wealthy. The funds will be used as follows:
  • Professional equipment for home-studio recording
  • Studio time for production and mastering
  • Studio time for hired musicians (Bassist, Drummer & Keyboardist)
  • Printing, Packaging and Artwork for final release (Digital & CD)
  • 100% of the donated funds will go toward making the absolute best album possible
Please share this campaign, tell your friends, help to grow my fan-base. Donate creative services or equipment. Refer students near and far ( I offer lessons locally as well as online via Skype)
Send positive vibes :)

Robben Ford: Ain't Drinking Beer No More - Official Lyric Video

Robben Ford - Ain't Drinking Beer No More - Official Lyric Video
Lyric video for Robben Ford - Ain't Drinking Beer No More, taken of the new studio album "A Day In Nashville" which is available from Amazon, iTunes and directly from Mascot Label Group:

Morten Faerestrand: Jazz Guitar Lesson - Amazing Ideas from Joe Pass

Jazz Guitar Lesson - Amazing Ideas from Joe Pass - Start Using Immediately...
Morten Faerestrand
This is an excerpt from "Lesson 410 - Melodic Ideas from On A Clear Day by Joe Pass 1" fromhttp://www.MortensLessons.c­om

It demonstrates how you can take an idea from a vintage recording, and play around with it in a more modern setting, and on simpler chords.

Al Di Meola: Turquoise Rehearsal

Classy rehearsal with cello
Al Di Meola - Turquoise Rehearsal
Al Di Meola®

Rick Graham: Rick's Quick but Slick Arpeggios

Rick's Quick but Slick Arpeggios - Part 2
Rick Graham
Cool Arpeggio sequence for you to practice. Have FUNS!
Made as a quick reference rather than full lesson.
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Per Nilsson: .strandberg* - "The Anomaly" at Musikmesse 2014

SCAR SYMMETRY's PER NILSSON performs "The Anomaly" at Musikmesse 2014
Per Nilsson
"The Anomaly", from the Scar Symmetry album "The Unseen Empire", performed at Frankfurt's Musikmesse 2014.

The guitar is the Per Nilsson signature .strandberg* seven string guitar - SINGULARITY - featuring 27 True Temperament frets, EMG pickups and a smokin' hot swirl paint job from Livewire Guitars.

The amp used in this video is the Randall RD100, with a delay pedal in the loop for the leads. Instead of a traditional cab, the speaker output of the RD100 goes to a Torpedo VB-101, which is a loadbox and cabsim - a nifty little device from Two Notes Audio Engineering. The RD100 and the VB-101 is a deadly combo!

Rick Graham: Steve Vai 'The Riddle' BT - Improv

Steve Vai 'The Riddle' BT - Improv by Rick Graham
Rick Graham
Hey guys, recorded this vid to test my new BKP VH II's. Such a great track! Hope you enjoy :-)
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Tom Quayle: Fibenare Basic Jazz Gold Top Guitar - Musikmesse 2014

Fibenare Basic Jazz Gold Top Guitar - Musikmesse 2014
Tom Quayle
Visit for more info on this and other stunning hand made guitars. Video shot and edited by Zsolt Varadi.

Andy Powell: Wishbone Ash announce Blue Horizon North America Spring tour 2014

New London, CT - Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, returns to North America this Spring with brand new tunes from their upcoming release, Blue Horizon.

The group returns to these shores following last year’s annual tour through the the East, Midwest, Northwest and Western Canada, where they delighted fans with high-energy performances featuring a vast catalog spanning 45 continuous years of music-making.

The 2014 Spring tour has been nicknamed “The Blue Horizon Tour” to coincide with the March US release of Blue Horizon and celebrate the return of the band to areas not visited in many years.

“I thought, why not ring the bell to see if our fans in the South and Southwest would come out and join the party,” says bandleader and founding member Andy Powell.

The first leg of the tour begins April 15 in Florida and winds south and west before heading northward through the Pacific West Coast and Canada.

“We hope our long-lost fans will come check out what we’ve been doing, which has been continuously touring, recording and rehearsing,” said Powell. “The band has a fire in its belly, and we want to share that.”

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has to its credit 24 original studio recordings, 10 live albums and four live DVDs along with a DVD rockumentary (“This is Wishbone Ash”). The band is led by founding member Andy Powell on guitar and vocals, trading licks with Finland’s guitar wizard Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 17-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, sets the pace with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers whose performance credits include Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson.

“The band basically lives together year-round, so we have a very strong level of communication that translates in our performances and recordings,” says Powell.

Wishbone Ash’s new album, Blue Horizon (Solid Rockhouse Records), includes guest artist Pat McManus playing fiddle on two tracks. Fans will recall McManus made an appearance on 2011’s Elegant Stealth and also co-wrote one of the songs, “Can't Go It Alone,” with Andy Powell. Blue Horizon features two songs written by Aynsley Powell (Powell's son) and one by former Wishbone Ash guitarist Roger Filgate.

Elegant Stealth (ZYX Records) was enthusiastically received by fans and critics alike. Classic Rock Revisited’s Jeb Wright called it “One of the best albums in Wishbone Ash’s career.”

“This band is like a fine wine that just keeps getting better with age and this is one of their strongest studio releases in years,” said Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck of

“The songs are catchy, very technical, but there is a soul in what Wishbone Ash is doing!” said Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces of Rock.

Lynyrd Skynyrd cites Wishbone Ash as a primary influence on their style along with Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and, more recently, heavyweights like Opeth and some of the guitar-based Indie/Alternative bands. All have been transformed by the original, legendary twin-guitar approach of Wishbone Ash. There is no other rock band on the planet that has done more with the twin guitar concept than The Ash.

Longtime fans and new converts will find that Wishbone Ash offers an undeniable concert experience.

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