Thursday, 22 May 2014

Sithu Aye: Oceania - new track available

Oceania by Sithu Aye

News: Rotosound Sponsor UK Premiere: Rhys Chatham’s A Secret Rose For 100 Guitars

Rotosound are sponsoring the UK Premiere of Rhys Chatham’s A Secret Rose for 100 Guitars, on the 7th June 2014 at 7.00pm in the Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ. Rotosound is providing the strings and picks for all one hundred guitars taking part in the performance of this mesmerising piece.

The strings to be used in this awe-inspiring performance by the one hundred electric guitarists are from Rotosound’s celebrated RH10’s Nickel on Steel range. They will be using a wide selection of gauges specifically requested by the composer for their ability to be tuned in a variety of different ways. Rhys Chatham chose the strings for their consistency, tuning stability and durability, all of which will be needed to ensure this performance rocks! The guitarists taking part will also be using one hundred orange Rotosound PG2 Tortex Pro Grip 0.60mm teardrop guitar picks. These Tortex picks are specially designed and manufactured to ensure the maximum memory and minimum wear that is so characteristic of the original tortoise shell ones.

Rhys Chatham is a composer and guitarist from Manhattan. He has been working for more than thirty years to make use of armies of electric guitars in special tunings to merge the music of the sixties and the seventies with serious hard rock. ‘A Secret Rose’ for 100 Guitars is Rhys Chatham’s latest composition, premiered in San Francisco in November 2013. Its UK premier will be performed as part of the Frontiers Festival in Birmingham. Joining him and the one hundred local electric guitarists will be David Daniell, Seth Olinsky and Toby Summerfield, plus Birmingham based rhythm section Laurence Hunt of Pram and bassist Sebastiano Dessaney. Visual projections, ‘Pictures for Music’ by Robert Longo will accompany the performance.

To find out more about Rotosound’s Nickel on Steel string range go to, where you can see the gauge and string set sizes available, hear how they sound as Simon McBride puts them through their paces and find out which artists use them in their music. To find out more about the UK Premiere of Rhys Chatham’s A Secret Rose for 100 Guitars, on the 7th June 2014 at Birmingham’s Town Hall go to

Sergio Fraga: Space And Stars Full EP

Sergio Fraga: Space And Stars Full EP

Allen Van Wert: V Picks - Detailed Pick Review

ROBOT REVIEW S1E1: Detailed pick review of Dimension V-Picks. Containing electric, acoustic and 7 string guitars. Five different picks and 4x slow motion.

Keep in touch and win free stuff by adding Allen on the internet! The Allen facebook The Allen Twitter For Lessons Check out V-Picks as featured in this video.

Detailed Pick Review and Demo ROBOT REVIEW V PICKS

Alessandro Benvenuti: Just Ibanez Shreddin'!

Alessandro Benvenuti: Just Ibanez Shreddin'!

Just Shreddin'! - Alessandro Benvenuti

Richard Daudé: Michel Camilo's "Caribe" and "Giant Steps" guitar improvisation

Richard Daudé guitar-covering Michel Camilo's "Caribe" @ Guitar Academy

"Caribe" (Michel Camilo)

"Giant Steps" guitar improvisation

Hugh Myrone: my virtual island paradise

Hugh Myrone: my virtual island paradise
+ free download

Fabrizio Chiruzzi: God's Garden (George Bellas Cover )

Here is a cover of the song "God's Garden" by one of my favorite guitar players: George Bellas. From the album Mind Over Matter. I had not a precise transcription of this song so it could maybe sounds slightly different. Sorry for the not so excellent audio quality, but there was no way to find a backing track so I decided to cut the middle sequence in a sort of karaoke way. Hope you will enjoy it anyway.Check out my web site for further info.

Fabrizio Chiruzzi - God's Garden (George Bellas Cover )

Chris Brasil: #StringHeroes - competition entry

Hi there, this is my solo over the funk backingtrack for this competition, I hope u like it!
#StringHeroes - Chris Brasil

Paul Gilbert: Celebrates 2000 Video Exchanges

Find out more about the Paul Gilbert Rock Online Guitar School at

Over 2000 Video Exchanges with students in just two years. Join now to expand your guitar playing with Paul Gilbert.

Paul Gilbert and ArtistWorks Celebrate 2000 Video Exchanges

Nita Strauss,Paul Gilbert: Every time I go to the Ibanez LACS I see the coolest stuff

Nita Strauss
Every time I go to the Ibanez LACS I see the coolest stuff!!!! I'm so thankful and blown away that I get to work with such an amazing company alongside some of my favorite guitar players. I walked in and my new guitars were sitting next to two of PAUL GILBERT'S!!!?! Such honor! Many wow!

Allen Hinds: '60 Tele Baked Potato

Allen Hinds at the Baked Potato with Matt Rhode keys, JV Collier bass, and Joel Taylor drums. April 29, 2014. This is a little snippet of Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground. Shot by Peter Hastings

Allen Hinds '60 Tele Baked Potato

Lita Ford: Meet and Greet at Sam Ash Hollywood by Dean Markley USA

GLENDALE, AZ – Dean Markley USA is hosting a Lita Ford meet and greet this Saturday 4PM, May 24 at the Sam Ash Music Store in Hollywood , California. The event is open to the public.

Lita Ford’s legendary career began in 1975 as a member of the Runaways. For five years, the all-girl band tour around the world on a wave of international success molding and setting the landscape for future female rockers. By the 80’s the band had parted ways and she celebrated a solo career full of chart topping hits. Today, she is back touring the world with new music, a new band and drive like never before.

Sam Ash music stores are an integral part of the fabric that makes up musical instrument sales. As one of the largest retailers in the industry, Sam Ash stores have pioneered musicians throughout its history. As a longtime fixture of the Hollywood music scene, there is no better place to host a Lita Ford appearance.

Established in 1972, Dean Markley USA has been producing guitar strings and accessories for the world’s greatest musicians since the beginning. Their ground breaking designs and build concepts such as the Blue Steel and Helix strings are benchmarks in the evolution rock and roll.

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