Monday, 21 July 2014

Robbin Blanco: Transition - Guitar Idol 4

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I composed this tune using my contemporary classical guitar and rock-jazz-fusion influences, exploring a polyphonique-voicing right hand technique (almost never used in electric guitar) combined with tradicional guitar techniques, always keeping the melody above everything. The rhythm is 4/4 almost all the time, I just like to change accents ;-)
I recorded this in McGill Studios (Montreal, Canada) and the bass and drums were recorded in Mexico city.
I hope you enjoy!
Robbin Blanco.

Guitar & composed by Robbin Blanco
Bass: Sergio Aguilar
Drums: Quique Escalante
Video produced by Nayro Productions in collaboration with Luis Aguirre.
Audio: Estudio 4:23 by Robbin Blanco (Original Rock-Fusion Composition), Guitar Idol 4

Guitar Idol 4

Bom Nuttee: Fly in Galaxy - Guitar Idol 4 Entry
Dear Judges and People

Here is my original composition in Rock Style for this Guitar Idol 4 contest. I called it "Fly in Galaxy"

I'm really hope you guys will like it.
If you like it, Please vote for me. :)

Feel free to leave any comment, Any comment is so mean to me to improve my guitar playing.

Best Regards,
Bom Nuttee.

"Fly in Galaxy" [Guitar Idol 4 Entry] - Bom Nuttee

Guitar Idol 4

Boi Haokip: Mosaic - Guitar Idol 4 entry

Here is an original piece , me performing live ,captured on video and Nuendo using Digitech GNX3000 for Guitar Idol 4 ... i hope you like it ... do vote for me...Thanks...

Guitar Idol 4 (Mosaic Boi Haokip)

Guitar Idol 4

Roberto Restuccia: Raw - Guitar Idol 4 Entry

This is my entry for Guitar Idol 4.It's an original song composed just 2 days ago :)
If you like it vote for me in the guitar idol 4 contest!!

The steps are easy

1-Click the link below and set up an account-it's free you only need an email.
2-Check your email (inbox and spam) for a confirmation email from Guitar idol
and confirm your account
3-Log in to your account and go here:
4-Press Vote and choose 10 and then press like.
That's all:-)

Raw - Roberto Restuccia - Guitar Idol 4 Entry

Guitar Idol 4

Haris Ioannidis: Seven Waves - Guitar Idol 4 Entry

Follow the link to vote for me :)

Giannis Karakasidis- Drums
Vassilis Prasodas- Bass
Waves Studio Giannis Ampa- Recording
Seven Waves - Haris Ioannidis - Guitar Idol 4 Entry

Guitar Idol 4

Sosao: Clocktower - Guitar Idol 4

Copyright 2014. New movie and track each month.

Guitar Idol 4 Clocktower of Sosao

Guitar Idol 4

Hidenori: Tranquilizer - Guitar Idol 4 Entry

Guitar Idol 4 Entry!
If you like this song, Please Vote and Like me!

Guitar Idol 4 エントリーしました。

Hidenori-Tranquilizer (Guitar Idol 4 Entry)

Guitar Idol 4

Keiji Kikuchi: Technical Difficulties - 9yrs old boy - special guest of Isao Fujita and SPARK 7 - killer!!!!!

Someone buy this kid a non pointy guitar, crazy mad skills for 9 years old!!

Please see the great play of super guitar kids Keiji by ZERO with a guest appearance by SPARK7 Japan Tour Final of the 20th July 2014, was held at Roppongi CLAPS. Will be playing in the live band of Keiji own the first time in my life, that person is this wonderful face it may be said that it is luck and talent that is also have his, (Kelly SIMONZ) future I look forward to very SPARK7 members ISAO (Gt) Takayuki Sakamoto (Ba) Kiyomi Otaka (Key, Org) Thomas Lang (Ds)

Technical Difficulties (Racer X Cover) by SPARK 7 with Keiji (9yrs old boy)

Tosin Abasi: Guitar Power ep. 1 interview

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Guitar Power ep. 1 featuring Tosin Abasi

Rob Chappers: 7 vs 8 vs 9 String Challenge with Schecter Guitars

With several guitar brands making 7 & 8 string guitars, and one or two even making 9 string guitars, we thought we'd try to explain the main differences in tone & feel between these types of guitar.

We choose to use the Schecter range, but do check out Ibanez too as they also have a 7, 8 & 9 string guitar range.

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Hope you like this video - please post your own thoughts or experiences with 7, 8 & 9 string guitars below.


Lee & Rob

Greetings I'm Rob Chapman, I am a guitarist from Brighton in the UK. I am the frontman and guitarist for Dorje, demonstrator for Andertons Music and I am also the founder/owner of Chapman Guitars.

I love making videos about guitar tuition, demonstration, reviews, and studio things like coffee/pizza and Diablo.

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7 vs 8 vs 9 String Challenge with Schecter Guitars

Ignazio Di Salvo: "A Gift To The World" Album Preview

Ignazio Di Salvo - "A Gift To The World" Album Preview
Ignazio Di Salvo
Here's the preview of my solo album

Gus Drax: Serrana Arpeggio Section - Jason Becker

Gus Drax - Serrana Arpeggio Section (Jason Becker)
Gus Drax
Hey guys and girls this is a quick video I did playing the arpeggio Section from "Serrana" by the legend Jason Becker.
Not the best camera quality(just my webcam) but you can see it in HD and tis decent.
Hope you enjoy.

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Milan Polak: play tests the new Ernie Ball M-Steel Strings

Milan Polak play tests the new Ernie Ball M-Steel Strings
Milan Polak

Ultra high output guitar strings: the core is defense grade military steel, the wrap is super cobalt which results in more magnetic interaction with the pickups and brighter highs & more pronounced lows.

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Milan Polak play tests the new Ernie Ball M-Steel Strings

Eric Maldonado: Hands To The Sky - original composition - promo video

Hands To The Sky • Eric Maldonado (Instrumental Guitar)
I think this is the first full original song I've ever uploaded to YouTube. Crazy to think about! Well, regardless of how long it took to finally get one up, I'm happy to share my music with you now. This one's called Hands To The Sky.

Influence for this one is all over the place. Musically, guitarists like Neil Zaza, Neal Schon, and Andy Timmons/artists like Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill and the Passion stuff come to mind. On a deeper level, it's called "Hands To The Sky" which is a metaphor for praising God. I've made it a staple in my life to make every victory and loss, big or small, positive or negative, a praise to God - with my hands to the sky. Living in the moment, making the best of the situation and not letting the environment dictate me. That's something most people forget to do, so hopefully this song can be a reminder of that :) I really enjoy the chord progressions of this song, though they are quite simple. I have been thinking of doing an acoustic version only because these chords sound great when they ring out. So that might pop up sometime soon.

I played everything on this tune and programmed a fair amount of things as well. If you have any questions about any of that, just ask! :) The guitar in this video is my Fernandes Revolver Classic.

Lastly, if you would like the tab for this song, I will be releasing it once it hits 50 likes here on YouTube. So be sure to like, comment, and share to spread it around and get the tab sooner! :D

Thanks for listening! Expect at least 2 more originals this summer!

Gustavo Assis-Brasil: Hybrid Picking Study on Giant Steps - the most insane picking ever?!

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Hybrid Picking Study on Giant Steps GUSTAVO ASSIS-BRASIL


Rob Garland: TrueFire Instructor has Free Guitar Newsletter BABYLON

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Josep Suller: They came from the North - Guitar Idol 4 entry

"Guitar Idol 4 entry". This song is called "They came from the North", composed and played by Josep Suller (
Please, vote for this song on I need as many votes as possible.
1) you have to go to
2) You need to register with your mail (after this you will have to validate it.
3) you go to my entry and vote, if possible, 10 points

Equipment used: Guitar: Yamaha RGX 420DZII, Amp: Yamaha THR10, Rotosound strings, Prodipe headphones and Spectraflex cables.
For the backing track, I programmed the drums using EZDrummer and I also recorded the bass myself using a Yamaha RBX374 through the THR10). Sequencer used: Cubase AI6. Video camera: Sony HDR-CX570E
I hope you like it. Thanks for watching.
Josep Suller
JOSEP SULLER -They came from the North- "Guitar Idol 4 entry".

Guitar Idol 4

Lucas Lee: Normalcy Bias - experimental and progressive concept album of mostly rock instrumentals

Lucas Lee: Normalcy Bias

"Normalcy Bias" (2013) is Lucas Lee's sophomore release. The music on this concept album is mostly rock instrumental (featuring guitars and keys), with hints of experimental and progressive elements. Featuring on the album is the legendary Pat Mastelotto (known for his work with King Crimson, Mr. Mister, XTC, Stick Men) on acoustic and electric drums. Lucas Lee resumes the role of producing, composing, arranging, playing all parts outside of drums (guitars, bass, keys, violins), as well as recording/mixing. The album is mastered at Veneto West by world renowned engineer Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Steve Morse, Terry Bozzio, Steve Stevens, Tony Levin).

1. Justice Injustice 06:20
2. Normalcy Bias 05:31
3. Unfazed 04:22
4.Drones 08:35
5. Nightfall and Mourning 03:53
6. Irreversible Logic 06:41
7. Institutionalized 11:20

"This album revolved around the Character's journey towards insanity. It started off with him witnessing the powers that be turning upon against its own people. The public was in denial and underestimated the possibility that these events would continue to impact their livelihoods in years to come. Citizens resumed their daily activities unperturbed, while grief and anger were expressed by some. During his escape, the Character was captured, then was admitted to a mental institution and forced to undergo rounds of therapy. The Character was rejuvenated with a false sense of purpose in life. "
released 01 October 2013

Lucas Lee - Electric/acoustic guitars, bass, piano, Rhodes, organ, synth, violins, recorder, voice over, percussion, background vocals, producer, composer, engineer, mixer, album art, liner notes
Pat Mastelotto - Drums, electronic drums, percussion, “Cymbow”, drums production, drums engineer
Jordan Reynolds - Voice over (all characters in Track 1 )
Ronan Chris Murphy - Mastering
Diego Lopez - PMCD compilation
Adrian Lee - Album back cover photo, editing (liner notes)

Recorded and mixed in San Diego, CA by Lucas Lee

Drums recorded at P@’s Worm Hole in Dripping Springs, TX by Pat Mastelotto

Mastered at Veneto West in Santa Monica, CA by
Ronan Chris Murphy
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Howie Simon: Never See Me Cry - new single released

Howie Simon - guitarist with Alcatrazz/ Nelson/ Talisman/ Jeff Scott Soto solo band/ many other sessions - has released his 1st ever solo single NEVER SEE ME CRY, now available for digital download. The track is a cover originally recorded by the cult Buffalo, NY hard rock band Talas, which featured bass legend Billy Sheehan. All vocals/ instruments/ production were handled by Howie himself. 

"I have always loved this song and wanted to do my own version of it. So this seemed like a perfect time to put it out there and see how much interest there is in me releasing more solo original material. Billy Sheehan, who wrote the track, was at my place for a recording session a little while back and really dug it, so that was the push over the cliff into getting it out there. Hopefully people will like it."

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Javier Viñas,dUg Pinnick,Doug Rappoport: I Want You (She's So Heavy) -enjoy!

Yet another advance track from my upcoming disc... enjoy!

dUg Pinnick: Vocals
Javier Viñas: Gtrs
Doug Rappoport: Middle Gtr solo
Edu Giardina: Drums
Cristian Tisselli: Bass
Silvio Marzolini: Keys

I Want You (She's So Heavy) feat dUg Pinnick & Doug Rappoport

Xander Demos: will open for Tony MacAlpine at Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh

Xander Demos will open for influential Guitar God, Tony MacAlpine at Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 13, 2014.

July 21, 2014 - PITTSBURGH, PA – MTS Management Group is proud to announce Xander Demos Band will be opening for influential Guitar God, Tony MacAlpine. The concert will take place on October 13, 2014 at Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets for the 21+ over show are $20, and discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at Also on the bill is Lo Nero.

“If you love guitar pyrotechnics and jaw-dropping fretwork, this is going to be your EVENT OF THE YEAR!” said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group, Xander’s manager. ”Xander has long considered Tony to be one of his greatest influences, and to have the opportunity to open for him, in Xander’s hometown, is quite an honor. We’re very grateful to Drusky Entertainment for giving Xander the slot. So, get your tickets today, before they sell out!”

The name Tony MacAlpine is synonymous with modern musical virtuosity. Whether performing as a solo artist, band member, session player, touring hired-gun, or as a producer, Tony MacAlpine continues to prove that he truly is one of rock’s most amazing and versatile musicians. He incorporates classical, jazz and fusion influences into the hard rock/metal genre on both guitar and keyboards. In his 25 year career he has produced, written and arranged eleven solo instrumental studio albums. Tony has also released four albums with his jazz-fusion band CAB, three albums with his progressive rock band Planet X, and a number of other band projects. In addition, MacAlpine has contributed both guitar and keyboards to a long list of records by other artists.

Percy Jones, Scott McGill, Ritchie DeCarlo: start a Kickstarter album campaign

We have finished recording our third album. Funds are needed for mixing, mastering & replication. It will be released December 2014

Hello, I am Ritchie DeCarlo and I have been putting out albums with Progressive Guitarist Scott McGill for the past 10 years. Two of those albums feature the Legendary Bassist PERCY JONES! We have completed the recording for our third album with him. Unfortunately, there is no label or financial backing for this release. So we need your help to put this album out independently. The goal is to raise $3000.00 to cover mixing, mastering, manufacturing and digital distribution costs. This may sound like a lot of Money, but we really hope to exceed this goal because we really want to give you something special in return for your support... So any extra funds will go towards making the final product much better! If we can get close to $5000.00 we will release a limited edition Vinyl version too!! Thanks to KickStarter, packages are available for any budget, as low as $1.00 for a digital download or as high as $800.00 for a producer credit & a SNARE DRUM! So please consider helping us out and being a part of this project. Every little bit helps, and we GREATLY appreciate any support you can offer.....

Paul Bielatowicz,Carl Palmer: Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Performing Fanfare for the Common Man

Welcome to the Official Carl Palmer Video Channel All video footage is property of Carl Kendall-Palmer Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Curator: Tony Ortiz

ELP Legacy Featuring Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick

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All video filmed by Tony Ortiz
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Performing Fanfare for the Common Man at Sun Center Studios

Timo Somers: Koch Powertone III - At Home

Koch Artist/Songwriter Timo Somers (Delain, Vengeance, Leah) plays his song "At Home" on a Koch Powertone III head through a Koch TS412 Cabinet.
Additional musicians: Barend Coirbois Bass, Atma Anur Drums.

Koch Powertone III Artist video Timo Somers - At Home

Jack Gardiner: High Impact - Guitar Idol 4 Entry

Hi guys,

So here's one of the original tracks I have been working on recently. I thought it might be a nice idea to enter Guitar Idol again while I'm at it!

I hope you guys enjoy this track! I kind of wanted a hard edge but still with a nice groove! If you like it, please vote for me over at:

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Guitar Idol 4 Entry - Jack Gardiner - High Impact

Guitar Idol 4

Ron Thal: visits Lestari Sayang Anak orphanage in Jakarta - what a gentleman!

Bumblefoot supports Lestari Sayang Anak orphanage. Your (small) contribution is very welcome too to help the children forward.
Thank you!
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The visit took place in November 2013 when Ron Thal toured across Indonesia for several guitar masterclasses.

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal visits Lestari Sayang Anak orphanage in Jakarta

Rick Graham: Fusion Improvisation - very classy

Two tasty improvs

Sunday Evening Improvisation - Rick Graham

First vid from my new home studio - Rick Graham improv

One year ago

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Hi guys, here's an improvisation on a backing track called 'The Void' which is taken from my lesson Epic Fusion. Hope you enjoy it :-)

Fusion Improvisation - Rick Graham

Fabrizio Leo: stunning new track from Spectrum Of My Past

PRE-ORDER your CD here:
"Spectrum Of My Past" out August 25 on jellybeard records.
Mixed & Mastered by Alex Argento

The album comes in a digipack.

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Release date:
25 August 2014