Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Marco Sfogli: DV Mark Amplification - Guitar Messenger - NAMM 2014

NAMM 2014: Marco Sfogli @ DV Mark Amplification
Guitar Messenger
http://bit.ly/1gEb15T - Click the link to read the full transcription of our interview with Marco! Soulful rock virtuoso Marco Sfogli (James Labrie, solo) gives us a taste of the new Triple Six III head he worked with DV Mark Amplification to create, and catches us up on his musical plans and conquests.

Samuli Federley: Hyper Active - Manne Taos Gloss Special demo - amazing play through

Samuli Federley - Hyper Active (Manne Taos Gloss Special demo)
Samuli Federley
I came up with this song after test driving this Manne guitar for few weeks. It's a very versatile instrument and is easy to handle. It just makes me to play like this.

On the track there's no any post processing at all, just some delay on the leads. I hope you dig it!

Check out also www.manne.comwww.nordsound.fi and www.samulifederley.c­om

Oz Noy: Trio live at the Iridium 2014

Oz Noy Trio featuring Oteil Burbridge (of The Allman Bros Band) & Keith Carlock. Great show last night, they are back again tonight.
Mixied by Lance McVickar
Video shot by Winston Mathis


Tom Quayle,Stuart Bull: Dual Fusion Guitar Lessons

Dual Fusion Guitar Lessons With Tom Quayle & Stuart Bull | Licklibrary
Licklibrary - Online Guitar Lessons
http://bit.ly/DualFusion_DVD In stock and available now from http://bit.ly/DualFusion_DVD
A Unique Opportunity to learn from two world class players! Includes lessons, jam tracks and tablature! All guitar lessons by Tom Quayle & Stuart Bull.

In this masterclass, you'll get to sit in with Tom Quayle and Stuart Bull as they demonstrate their unique approaches to a series of backing tracks. Taking you from a more traditional blues rock vocabulary to, as Stuart puts it, how to step on the jazz pedal.

Aside from the wonderful amount of jamming with the two players over the tracks and the PDF tab book featuring all the examples transcribed for your own study, this really is a one of a kind lesson in playing with another musician in a relaxed context and how bringing the approaches of others into your own playing can help take you to the next level. An essential skill for any improving guitarist.

Ignazio Di Salvo: new funky fusion performance

Ignazio Di Salvo
Ignazio Di Salvo
Ignazio Di Salvo: new funky fusion performance

Gus Drax: Sunburst - new sweeping solo performance

SUNBURST New Solo Practice
Gus Drax
A Solo for a Sunburst song that I FINALLY nailed. Hope you like it

John Huldt: Cascade Harmonics demo and lesson

Find a full description and tabs @http://thebestguitarplayer.com/lesson...
In this lesson John will explain how to use Cascade Harmonics
It's a very cool technique to apply into your playing and is widely used
by players like Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel
John will make it very easy to understand and practice!!
So what are harmonics?
A guitar harmonic is a musical note played by preventing or amplifying vibration of certain overtones of a guitar string.
Music using harmonics can contain very high pitch notes difficult or impossible to reach by fretting. Guitar harmonics also produce a different sound quality than fretted notes, and are one of many techniques used to create musical variety.
Harmonics are mainly generated manually by different playing techniques. Another method is sound wave feedback of a guitar amplifier at high volume, which causes an "infinite" vibration of certain string harmonics. A third method, magnetic string drivers like the EBow, can generate string harmonics.
Harmonics are most often played by lightly placing a finger on a string at a nodal point of one of the overtones at the moment when the string is driven. The finger immediately damps all overtones that do not have a node near the location touched. The lowest-pitch overtone dominates the resulting sound.
Harmonics are played every time you pluck a note. Most of the time, however, you do not hear them. What you hear is the fundamental (sometimes called the first harmonic). The fundamental is the loudest sound produced, but it is accompanied by several harmonics. "Playing harmonics" on guitar is actually playing "artificial harmonics." Basically, it is a way of eliminating the fundamental and the other overtones. It produces a nice effect that many guitarists like to use. There are several ways to play these.
When a guitar string is plucked normally, the ear tends to hear the fundamental frequency most prominently, colored by the presence of integer multiples of that frequency. The lowest frequency of vibration along the entire length of the string is known as the fundamental, while higher frequencies are referred to as overtones. The fundamental and overtones, when sounded together, are perceived by the listener as a single tone, though the relative prominence of the frequencies varies among instruments, contributing to timbre. A harmonic overtone has evenly spaced nodes along the string, where the string does not move from its resting position.
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Cascade Harmonics - John Huldt

Chris Brooks: Axiology - A Decade of Fire album full

Just $6.99 at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chrisbrooks6

Axiology: A Decade of Fire 2002-2011 brings the best of Chris Brooks instrumental output together on a single release, drawing from both his well-received solo albums, as well as the 2007 single "Unruly Elements".

Chris Brooks - Axiology:A Decade of Fire album full

Andy James: Alternate Picking Performance

Alternate Picking Performance | Online Guitar Lessons By Andy James...
Licklibrary - Online Guitar Lessons
http://bit.ly/FreeTrial_Licklibrar­y Andy James plays an example piece to demonstrate the alternate picking technique and how its sounds when used in as performance piece. Andy James series 1 Alternate Picking lessons now come with TAB and are available by heading to:

Alternate Picking Lesson 1 ; http://bit.ly/AlternatePicking_Les­son1
Alternate Picking Lesson 2 ; http://bit.ly/alternatepicking_les­son2
Alternate Picking Lesson 3 ; http://bit.ly/alternatepicking_Les­son3

Get all these lessons for FREE along with TAB by signing up for a FREE Licklibrary Trial head to: http://bit.ly/FreeTrial_Licklibrar­y

Floyd Fernandes: Nonlinear Linearity... a study.

Basically connecting a few scales and making some lines emerge. Just a sound scape using simple building blocks to generate musical ideas.If you learn an idea just move it around without any deep philosophy and try to make it work.

Nonlinear Linearity... a study.

Paul Masvidal,Sean Reinert,Sean Malone: Cynic US tour dates

Cynic is an American progressive rock band — incorporating experimental music, alternative, metal and jazz fusion[2][3][4][5] elements — founded in Miami, Florida, and currently based in Los Angeles, California. Their first album, Focus, released on September 14, 1993, is widely regarded as a landmark release of the progressive metal genre. Cynic disbanded in 1994, but reunited in 2006, and released their second album on November 17, 2008.[6] Traced in Air was released through French label Season of Mist,[7] followed up by an EP titled Re-Traced on May 18, 2010 and an EP titled Carbon-Based Anatomy on November 11, 2011. Their third studio album, Kindly Bent to Free Us, was released on February 14, 2014.

7/6 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial (CYNIC and LESSER KEY only)
7/8 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
7/10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
7/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
7/12 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

Shane Lentz: Reverse Horizons Full Album Stream - more bass insanity!

Shane Lentz
Debut EP, Reverse Horizons, is available for download today! Only $4.95 on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/album/reverse-horizons-ep/id865505017) and online music retailers everywhere. Download the album for FREE on Bandcamp (shanelentz.bandcamp.com)! You can also stream Reverse Horizons in its entirety on YouTube (Reverse Horizons Full Album Stream - Shane Lentz) and SoundCloud (soundcloud.com/shanelentz).

Reverse Horizons was recorded with bass only in standard tuning with no looping or layering. An Ibanez ATK800E bass was used for the entire recording

Reverse Horizons Full Album Stream - Shane Lentz


Parhelic Circles (Playthrough) - Shane Lentz

Wes Borland,Tina Guo: League of Legends Electric Cello Metal Rock

Download my music here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ti...


Live at the League of Legends World Championship Finals Season 3 at Staples Center, Los Angeles

- Wes Borland, Guitar
- Joe Letz, Drums
- Danny Lohner, Bass
- The Chrystal Method

- The Hollywood Scoring Orchestra

Tina Guo : League of Legends (Electric Cello Metal Rock) Live

Robin Burrows: Standing By - classy play through

+Robin Burrows 
I've been really impressed with Robin Burrows playing, check out his channel, enjoy

Robin Burrows playing through one of his tracks... if you like Eric Johnson you'll love this

Robin Burrows - Standing By

Vanny Tonon: #Stringheroes Contest entry

Vanny Tonon: #Stringheroes Contest entry

#Stringheroes Contest - Vanny Tonon

Zsolt Kaltenecker,Márton Kertész: Special Providence - Testing The Empathy - new video from classy prog fusion band

Listen to "Testing The Empathy". New single from Hungarian band Special Providence. One of the most well-known modern instrumental band in the central-eastern european region with their virtuoso, yet easily digestable style.

The band is currently working on their new album which should be released later this year.

Special Providence:

Zsolt Kaltenecker - keyboards
Márton Kertész - guitar
Attila Fehérvári - bass
Adam Markó - drums


Special Providence - "Testing the Empathy" Official Music Video

Jef Poremba, Eric Horton:Seventrain - former 24-7Spyz,Cage, Tourniquet members release new video


Southern California rockers Seventrain featuring former 24-7 Spyz (Atlantic Records) drummer Joel Maitoza, former Cage (Massacre Records) guitarist Eric Horton, guitarist Jef Poremba who previously played with Coffi Baker, former Tourniquet bassist Steve “Dino” Andino and vocalist Jon Campos (Dive Bomber) have just released the official video for their new single ‘Bittersweet Seduction’ available here:


The bands self-titled debut album was released in the US, Europe and Japan on February 18th, 2014 on So Cal Records / Alliance Entertainment and charted on the CMJ Top 40 Loud Rock charts at #36 it’s first week to radio. The album is currently available on iTunes at this location: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seventrain/id795963008

The track listing for Seventrain is as follows:
Rays Of The Sun
Bittersweet Seduction
How Does It Feel
Carry The Cross
Let It Out

Seventrain has recently been playing select dates with Michael Schenker, Black Star Riders, Skid Row and Pat Travers before heading out on a US tour this summer.

Tom Hess: The Best Way To Practice Guitar And Eliminate Mistakes

Tom Hess
The Best Way To Practice Guitar And Eliminate Mistakes
by Tom Hess

The greatest guitar players and the worst guitar players are all the same in that they share one common goal: they want to ‘play it correctly’. When you use effective guitar practice techniques, you eventually gain confidence and look forward to learning new skills. This is great except for one thing... After you begin seeing progress (and want to move your skills to a very high level – such as performing live), you will often feel a lot of anxiety around making mistakes that will cause many problems for you.

It’s weird how so many guitarists become much better players than they were previously, yet become fearful of making mistakes instead of inspired to keep getting better. These are the biggest guitar playing fears that keep all guitarists from becoming much better musicians. They keep intermediate players from taking action to become advanced players and sabotage the future careers of guitar players who are highly talented.

For example, I have a student I’ve been helping develop a music career who just got the opportunity to be part of a band and tour throughout many countries in Europe. Until recently, he had been preparing his whole life for this exact situation, but he almost missed out due to a fear of not being ‘good enough’. Once I confronted him on this issue, he began to understand the reasons why he felt the fear that he did. I then trained him to practice guitar in a much more effective manner than how he had been practicing before. I'm glad to say that he overcame his fears, met with the band and has been having the time of his life on tour while becoming the 'rock star' he always dreamed of becoming.

So how was he able to overcome his fears and succeed? And how can YOU do the same so that you get better and become a great musician?

The reason why guitar players become insecure about their playing as they advance is because they practice with the mindset of ‘playing things right’, vs. to ‘never play them wrong’. Here is how these two mindsets differ and what it means for your guitar playing:

Practicing To ‘Get It Right’ – this is the step everyone must take when they begin learning to play something for the firs time. Your first task is to play the notes correctly, gain confidence in yourself and play whatever you are trying to play. A lot of guitarists stall at this point (after making mistakes) and assume that their playing will just get better on its own. This is NOT how it works! Mastery will ONLY happen after you’ve begun a higher level of practice, such as:

Practicing To Never Get It Wrong’ - After you learn to play something in sterile isolation (such as in the sterile environment of your practice room), you must start practicing ‘for the real world’. To do this, you must become ready to perform on stage, make recordings of yourself and mix various guitar playing skills together. Once you are able to play something ‘right’ you need to ask yourself: “In what situation do I want to use this new skill?” This answer will help you understand how you should be practicing to fully master the skill you are working on and ‘never play it wrong’.
Here are some examples of how to practice guitar in this way:

Practice Using Your Musical Skills Together
Even if you aren’t going to be playing live or recording anytime soon, you still need to work on using your skills with other techniques as well as in ‘musical’ situations (such as guitar solos, songs, etc.). To do this, you need to stop practicing skills in isolation and start combining them together with other techniques. For instance, after you learn a new scale sequence, you should be practicing it together with other techniques, fast and slow, and with a variety of different rhythms. You also need to learn the best way to apply these sequences into a musical context. Study this free guitar practice video to find out more on this general process.

Note: You might have to practice a specific item in each of the above contexts (or possible just one or two) depending on your unique goals with each item in your practicing routine.

Practice Guitar For Playing Great On Stage:
To practice guitar for live performance, you need to prepare for the scenarios that occur most during your live shows by simulating them in your practice. Some of the most common things to prepare for include: playing while walking around, playing in dim/no lighting, tuning out distractions, playing while others watch you, playing outdoors and playing on with various types of guitars and amps. Of course, there are more things that can be added to this list. Once you’ve made your own list, incorporate it into your practicing time.
When you take anything that you’ve merely learned to ‘play right’ and played it in the scenarios mentioned above, you will often begin making mistakes. This is a good thing, because it helps you understand what you should be working on in your playing to ‘never play it wrong’ in any given situation.
As you practice, repeatedly put yourself in the scenarios above and start building your confidence to make your playing become more reliable.

Practice ‘Recording’ As A Separate Skill:
Many guitar players are afraid of making mistakes, so they avoid recording themselves. As a result, they never improve their skills in this area. Once you think you’ve mastered the ability to play something right, you go to record it and suddenly can’t stop making mistakes. Hey, we’ve all been there :)
To improve your recording skills, you need to do the following: Start working on ‘recording’ as a separate skill to be mastered in your guitar practice time (record using both audio and video). Work on playing/recording something ‘perfectly’ in only a few tries. This will drastically improve your ability to perform well in recording situations.
Additionally, learn all the ins and outs of making a great recording by mastering all the subtle nuances that most people don’t pay attention to. I talk about these things in this recording guide for guitar players. Study it, and begin improving in these areas on a continual basis.

How To Use This Information:
Here are the steps you must follow to integrate the above elements of effective guitar practicing into your playing:

Step One: Clearly identify your guitar playing goals by reading this article about setting big musical goals.

Step Two: Learn how everything you practice brings you closer to your musical goals. (read this article about what you should practice on guitar for help on this topic) Don’t waste time practicing things that don’t really matter!

Step Three: Learn how to build a guitar practice schedule that will help you get the very most out of your practice time.

Step Four: Always seek the answer to this question: “What is the main objective/scenario in which I will use this practice item or music in my guitar playing?” This will keep your guitar practice in line with your highest goals and help you make the transition from ‘playing it right’ to ‘never playing it wrong’.
When you integrate the ideas in this article into your guitar practice on a regular basis, you will stop being afraid of making mistakes and start practicing with confidence and excitement as you begin realizing your ultimate musical goals.

Learn how to build a guitar practice schedule that will get you the maximum benefit from every moment you spend practicing.

About The Author:
Tom Hess is a highly successful guitar teacher, songwriter and a pro guitarist. He teaches the best online guitar lessons and helps his students practice guitar effectively. Go to tomhess.net to get more guitar playing resources, guitar playing eBooks, and to read more guitar playing articles.

Brian Carroll: two more from the Buckethead factory

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - Citacis
1. Citacis 72 03:17
2. Citacis 73 03:05
3. Citacis 74 02:59
4. Citacis 75 03:01
5. Citacis 76 03:45
6. Citacis 77 04:33
7. Citacis 78 01:46
8. Citacis 79 02:00
9. Citacis 80 04:39
released 20 May 2014

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - Footsteps
1. Footsteps 29:15

Simone Dow,Scott Kay: Breaking Down - Guitar Play through

Australian progressive metal quintet, Voyager, has launched a guitar play-through video for the new song, “Breaking Down“, taken from the band’s upcoming album, V, due out June 2nd via Code 7 distribution. The video is streaming exclusively on GuitarWorld.com.
Simone Dow: “Scott and I just sat down and picked out the meatiest riffs and our best solos on the album to share with all our guitar-loving fans out there... Good melody, build-up/anticipation and a lot of wide vibrato is my key to writing solos. Hope you all enjoy!”

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Breaking Down - Guitar Play through Video

Kirk Fletcher, Dudley Ross: UK tour date details

Chrome Note
very excited to announce the Kirk Fletcher UK Tour dates are now all filled and tickets can be booked for most venus! Please share this poster, he's too good to miss!

Lars Eric Mattsson: New album "Hot and Able 1983-85"

Lars Eric Mattsson New album "Hot and Able 1983-85" out on June 20

Lars Eric Mattsson – Hot and Able 1983-85
Lion Music LMC352
EAN: 6419922003527
Release Date: June 20, 2014
Format: Digital Download
Genre: Classic Hard Rock

01. Hot and Able
02. Takes One Fool
03. Run Tonight

04. Left Out in the Cold
05. See the Stars
06. Scarlet
07. Don’t Think It’s Love
08. This Wolf Hunts Alone
09. Lay Down Your Sword
10. Rock the Nation
11. The Dream Has Gone
12. Don’t Throw Away
13. Enola Gay
14. Stranger in Your Own Land
15. Eyes of a Liar
16. Out on My Own

Guitar, Bass, Vocals - Lars Eric Mattsson

Drums – Christer Jansson

Hammond Organ – Alexander King

All music and lyrics written by Lars Eric Mattsson
between 1983-85
Recorded and mixed at the New Lion’s Cage March - May 2014

The influence of Deep Purple, Rainbow etc is never far away while neoclassical and progressive influences add spice to some of the more straight ahead rock material on this release which arguably is Lars best sounding album to date.

These songs represent Lars’ first serious compositions made for and originally performed by his band at the time, ”Joe Cool” which originally featured a female singer, later a male one when the band started adaping a more straight ahead hard rock style. A few minor updates to the lyrics and music were made during the recording but mostly this is what they were like originally. Original drummer Olle Sjöstrand’s fine ideas have remained as an inspiration throughout the years. Some of the songs on Lars’ debut album ”Eternity” were take from this period though most of that album and the following ”No Surrender” were written very fast in the studio while making those album and it is quite likely that these songs are superior having been road tested and developed over time while Lars was sick of them at the time and preferred not to include them on his debut and the following album. Lars recalls that going back to these songs was a decision made alrealy 6 years ago, but time did not permit this to happen sooner. So here they are, 30 years later!
The lyrics are not always to be taken too seriously while some of them had to be editied for this release. The song ”Takes One Fool” written in 1983 originally suggested that we world would go under in 1984J
Recording Details:
Lars played almost exclusively Fender Stratocasters through Soldano amplification with almost no pedals (just a phaser on a few rare spots) on this recording. The Bass was performed on an early 70-ies Rickenbacker and besides the Hammond organ there are very little keyboards on this album. The last tracks was played on a fretless Bass Maniac bass and a no name acoustic nylon string. (Originally this was a piano ballad).

Jakub Żytecki,Rafał Biernacki: Abandoned Planet guest solo Jakub Żytecki

Another excellent solo from JŻ

Abandoned Planet (quest solo Jakub Żytecki)

Jakub Żytecki: BILO III "Where Is Now?" solo play through

I definitely have to practice this shit more haha, sorry for some sloppiness here and there.
Tabs are on the way, I promise I'll finish them as soon as it's possible.
By the way, my solo album is coming out at the end of 2014 so make sure you will check it once it's finished!
You can go to my SoundCloud page, I'm posting some new clips there from time to time!


Thanks for watching and thanks to David for releasing one of the best piece of music ever written!

BILO III "Where Is Now?" solo playfru

Cameron Allen: "Sirocco" performance

Live-in-studio performance of the track, "Sirocco", from my album, Between The Lines.

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Cameron Allen - "Sirocco" performance