Monday, 28 July 2014

Vladimir Maisiuk: Memories - Guitar Idol 4 entry

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John Browne,Olly Steele: Monuments US tour dates updated

Chris Barretto | Vocals & Saxophone
John Browne | Guitar
Olly Steele | Guitar
Adam Swan | Bass
Mike Malyan | Drums & Samples

MONUMENTS have announced another string of North American dates. This run will be with POLYPHIA, VILLAINS and LIONFIGHT. See dates below.

Check out "The Alchemist" taken from the album THE AMANUENSIS

in stores now via Century Media:

Available now online:

07/25 @ Reggie's - Chicago, IL
07/26 @ The Garage - Burnsville, MN
07/27 @ West End Cultural Centre - Winnipeg, MB
07/28 @ The Exchange - Regina, SK
07/29 @ The Den, Calgary, AB
07/30 @ Kelowna, BC - Rutland Centennial Hall
07/31 @ The Rio Theatre, Vancouver, BC
08/01 @ Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
08/02 @ Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
08/03 @ Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
08/04 @ The Lyric - Los Angeles, CA
08/05 @ Southern Nevada Sports Centre - Las Vegas, NV

08/06 @ The Underground - Mesa, AZ
08/07 @ Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
08/08 @ Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
08/09 @ Jackpot - Lawrence, KS
08/10 @ Fubar - St. Louis, MO
08/11 @ Park Street Saloon - Columbus, OH
08/12 @ The Concourse - Knoxville, TN
08/13 @ Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
08/14 @ 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
08/15 @ Propaganda - Lake Worth, FL
08/16 @ Backbooth - Orlando, FL
08/17 @ Vinyl At Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
08/19 @ Tomcats - Fort Worth, TX
08/20 @ Red 7 - Austin, TX
08/21 @ Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX

9/12 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
9/13 Allentown, PA @ Planet Trog
9/14 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
9/15 Marietta, GA @ Swayze's
9/17 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
9/18 Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
9/19 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
9/20 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
9/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill
9/22 Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
9/23 Hamtramck, MI @ Paychecks Lounge
9/24 Springfield, VA @ Empire
9/25 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's
9/26 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
9/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66


Sacha Dunable: INTRONAUT announce new run of tour dates to celebrate band's 10 year anniversary

INTRONAUT will hit the road again after a short break and their recent tour with TesseracT. The band has been on the road in support of their current album Habitual Levitations ever since its release on Century Media in March of 2013. This special run of shows is in celebration of the band's 10 year anniversary!

Guitarist/singer Sacha Dunable had this to say about the tour:

"We're taking a break from writing a new record to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a band with this special run of shows. We haven't finalized a set list yet, but expect at least one song from every release, and maybe a special guest or two to come out and help us play them. Joining us on these shows will be our Canadian friends Anciients, and the LA show will feature Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes, and The Great Wall.

We are also planning a couple special 10th Anniversary releases, hopefully to be available by this tour, so keep an eye out for that. Thank you to everyone who has supported Intronaut for these past 10 years! We love you forever."

Check out "Harmonomicon" from Habitual Levitations:


11/6/14 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ Anciients
11/7/14 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge w/ Anciients
11/8/14 - Portland, OR @ Branx w/ Anciients
11/9/14 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ Anciients
11/10/14 - Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Anciients
11/12/14 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater w/ Anciients
11/14/14 - Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats w/ Anciients
11/15/14 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs w/ Anciients
11/16/14 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar w/ Anciients
11/18/14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Anciients
11/19/14 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red w/ Anciients
12/18/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy w/ Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes, and The Great Wall


Nick Andrew: Po Faced Fusion - Guitar Idol 4 entry

Here is my entry for the Guitar Idol 4 competition.
Po Faced Fusion!

Recorded at Robertson Music in Watford (big thanks!)

I used my MJS custom guitar, into a Blackstar HT Dual, with a bit of extra gain from the Providence Flame drive. The guitar signal then goes through a TC Nova system for FX and then was DI'd straight into my soundcard.
For the organ solo I used my Roland GR-33.

Hopefully see you all with my band, Zipper Tongue

Guitar Idol 4 Nick Andrew 'Po Faced Fusion'

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Adrian Galysh: Guitar Virtuoso's Best Tracks Get Stripped

Guitar Virtuoso Adrian Galysh’s Best Tracks Get Stripped

Los Angeles, CA, July 9, 2014 - Guitarist, composer, and session musician, Adrian Galysh, will release Stripped on September 2, 2014. Available as a digital download, Stripped includes 15 play-along tracks pulled from his last three solo releases. Taking the best parts of his albums King Friday, Earth Tones, and Tone Poet, this album strips away Galysh’s own lead guitar parts, leaving guitarists room to play their own leads over some of the most exciting tracks available.

“Being a guitar teacher for over 20 years, I know the benefit of wood shedding over play-along tracks. While jamming with other musicians is the best way to develop your musical vocabulary, sometimes that isn't always possible, and play along tracks are a great substitute.” Galysh continues, “Luckily with every album I've done, I’ve asked the engineer to mix a play along track version of select songs for me. These mixes would usually be used for solo performances and clinic situations, and are now available to everyone”.

Stripped gives guitarists the opportunity to improve their lead playing by letting the player practice and experiment with new techniques, scales, and arpeggios, wherever and when ever they want, making the most out of their practice time.

Track List:
Black Coffee
Green Eyed Lady
Lady Alaine
Just For Today
Earth Tones
Terrestrial Races
True Happiness
Defiance, Ohio
Ave Maria No Morro
Interstellar Cafe
La Dolce Vita
Tone Poet
Echoes of El Greco
Ur of the Chaldees
Spring (The Return)
Stripped will be available September 2nd, 2014 via as well as all major online music resources (iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon).

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann: Live in Bangkok - Music Workshop, this August 2014

Live in Bangkok & Music Workshop
17 August 2014
Aksara Theater King Power

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Hedras Ramos: High Gear Metal

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Alex Pinto: All India Permit - The Carnatic New Trio

Alex Pinto is a half-Indian, half-American guitarist currently based in the north west of the US. He was in India for 9 months on a Fulbright Scholarship, studying Carnatic music and teaching at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music outside of Chennai.

He has launched a new project while in India, All India Permit. The EP will be officially released this fall, and he is joined by the genius Tarun Balani on drums and Abhinav Khokhar on bass. We recorded this at Cotton Press Studios in Mumbai.

The music embraces the Carnatic music style that he was studying and reflects his chance to explore the new music tradition while connecting with his South Indian heritage and identity.

To listen to his playing

Jon Anderson,Jean-Luc Ponty: Announce Formation of New Music Ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band!

Music Legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Formation of New Music Ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band!

Los Angeles, CA - Music legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty announce the formation of a new ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International jazz superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music icons form a musical synergy that is unparalleled!

“A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean-Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is, music is God” - Jon Anderson

The Anderson Ponty Band also includes Jamie Dunlap on guitars - well known as a film and television composer, most notably 'South Park'; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tom Jones and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean-Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band will visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy, while creating new compositions as well.

The Anderson Ponty Band have been writing and arranging old favorites during the past three months. They will be in residence for three weeks in September at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado rehearsing, recording and playing a public performance on Saturday September 20th. An album will be finished in Los Angeles and is scheduled for release in early 2015. Also, a videography documenting the making of the album will be released as well as videos and performances. A world tour beginning in March 2015 is in the planning stages.

The Anderson Ponty Band announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign today July 25th beginning at 2PM Eastern. The campaign will encourage fans and friends to become a stakeholder in the project. Numerous tiers of donations will be rewarded by album downloads, premium CD/DVD packages, VIP ticket access, merchandising, special one of a kind collectibles, special meet and greets with the band and much more.

Kickstarter campaign:

Anderson Ponty Band Facebook:

Jon Anderson official website:
Jean-Luc Ponty official website:

Manager: Jim Lewis,

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158,

Tom Richardson: McFly Star Girl - Rock Version with Original Vocals

McFly Star Girl - Rock Version with Original Vocals
Tom Richardson
Here's my rock version of Star Girl by McFly. I used the isolated vocal tracks to keep the original vocals and worked everything else around that.

I have always been a McFly fan and Star Girl is a great track to arrange!

Twitter - @tomrguitar

Walsuan Miterran: announces Feelings o the sou- metal album

"Produced and arranged by: Walsuan Miterran

Guitarras: Walsuan Miterran
Baixo: Bruno Rejan
Bateria: Guilherme Santana
Acordion e teclados: Santhiago Lamass

Mixed and mastered by: Adair Daufembach
Photography by: Claudio Ferreira
Graphical work done by: Getulio Faria
Album recorded between January - April 2014


Mattias IA Eklundh: announces Caparison clinics Tokyo

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Tommaso Zillio: Intervals Are Boring - Let's Make Them Interesting

Tommaso Zillio: Intervals Are Boring - Let's Make Them Interesting
Most musicians find that intervals are one of the less enjoyable aspects of music theory to  work on. This is because they lack ways to make them immediately applicable in practice. Here I will show you one way to do that.

Intervals are one of the things that I see explained in all music theory books and websites (often as one of the first topics!) ­ and without exception they are explained with no practical applications. While I do agree that intervals ARE important in the long run, it is a shame that beginner/intermediate players are left with the sensation that intervals are something they "should" study but "they can't do anything with them".

Well, as it happens, it takes just a little bit of imagination to find a practical application for intervals that even a beginner can put into practice immediately. It also happen to sound awesome. I see people like John Petrucci using this kind of trick often in their solos ­ and  if it's good enough for Petrucci, it's good enough for me.

So without further ado, here's a video that explains how to make your solos way more interesting using one of the most "boring" concept in music theory: intervals. Only, once you apply them they are not boring anymore :­)

Well, that is probably enough to keep you playing for a while. Note that in the video I used only one interval (a perfect fifth) but you can also use all the other intervals to create a world of sonic possibilities. Enjoy!

About the Author:  A professional guitarist, teacher, and composer, Tommaso Zillio enjoys particularly writing  about music theory and its application to guitar playing

Ivano Icardi: Burning Wires with Gregg Bissonette and Bryan Beller - Guitar Idol 4 entry

"Burning Wires" Credits:
Guitars: Ivano Icardi
Bass: Bryan Beller
Drums: Gregg Bissonette
Publisher: Machiavelli Music Publishing
Mixed by: Fabrizio Grossi at Sound Of Pisces Studios Los Angeles
Mastered by: Peter Doell at Universal Mastering Studios Los Angeles
Video Director: Joey Tassello
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Easel Kandola-McNicholas: Far from custard - Guitar Idol 4 entry

Here is my slightly underwhelming guitar idol entry, enjoy.

Guitar Idol 4 entry - Easel Kandola-McNicholas - Far from custard

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