Friday, 1 August 2014

Per Nilsson: Training montage - getting ready for the Forsbacka Wedding

Training montage by Vince DiCola, Performed by Per Nilsson.
@ Forsbacka Wedding 31/5 2014

Filmed with Eos- M, Takumar 55 1.4

Training montage - With Per Nilsson

Joe Pinnavaia: New EP to be Released!

The month of July was busy with writing new material and then flying to Atlanta, Georgia to record it! I can't wait for all of you to hear it .

The EP is titled "Solace" and has 3 amazing tracks produced with Corey Lowery(Bassist, Writer - Dark New Day, Eye Empire, Sevendust, Stereomud, Stuck Mojo) featuring guest Drummer Garrett Whitlock (Mark Tremonti Project, Submersed). Both Corey and Garrett did an amazing job at elevating these compositions to a whole new level.

Again I am very excited and honored to have worked with such awesome musicians!
As always Stay True Stay on Fire!


Tony MacAlpine, Nili Brosh: Latest US Maximum Security tour dates

Hey friends,

We've added a bunch more dates to my first tour of the USA in over a decade. We'll be playing my classic album Maximum Security in full as part of the set, along with a preview of my upcoming solo album Concrete Gardens.

Aug 01, 2014: Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato (2 shows: 9:30 and 11:30) TICKETS
Aug 02, 2014: Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato (2 shows: 9:30 and 11:30) TICKETS
Aug 08, 2014: San Francisco, CA - Biscuits & Blues (2 shows: 7:30 and 10:00) TICKETS
Aug 09, 2014: Lebanon, OR - Guitars Under The Stars Festival TICKETS
Aug 13, 2014: Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke TICKETS
Aug 15, 2014: Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage TICKETS
Oct 06, 2014: Denver, CO - Quixote’s True Blue TICKETS
Oct 08, 2014: Kansas City, MO - Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club TICKETS
Oct 10, 2014: Chicago, IL - Reggies TICKETS
Oct 11, 2014: Westland, MI - Token Lounge TICKETS
Oct 12, 2014: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern TICKETS
Oct 13, 2014: Pittsburgh, PA - The Hard Rock Cafe TICKETS
Oct 14, 2014: Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar TICKETS
Oct 16, 2014: New York, NY - The Iridium (2 shows: 8:30 and 10:30) TICKETS
Oct 18, 2014: Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear's Place TICKETS
Oct 19, 2014: Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java TICKETS
Oct 20, 2014: Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music TICKETS
Oct 21, 2014: Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar TICKETS
Oct 22, 2014: Nashville, TN - The High Watt TICKETS

More tour dates will be announced soon. For the latest updates visit the Tour Dates page.

The band is: Aquiles Priester - Drums; Bjorn Englen - Bass*; Nili Brosh - Guitar. Click here to see the band in action.
*Pete Griffin will be playing bass at the Baked Potato shows on August 1 & 2.

Hope to see you on the road!


p.s. Don't forget to check out my Facebook page and Twitter profile where I check in regularly and keep you up to date with what I'm up to.

Derryl Gabel: Discount on DG Ultimate Virtuosity 15 Pack!

Hi Guitar Friends,
I hope you've enjoyed my instructional videos. Let me know if you have any questions about the material covered and your feedback is welcome.

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If you were to buy all the DVDs and the Ebook separately that would be over $500! If you are interested in this offer click here to send me an email.

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In Pentatonic Passages I show you how to use economy, sweep picking, and alternate picking to blaze up and down the fretboard with pentatonics using the 313 concept. I also show different rhythmic groupings and extended pentatonic lines using 3 note per string systems that traverse the entire fretboard.

In Supersonic Sweeping I show you interesting and exciting ways to use economy and sweep picking ideas with scales, hybrids, triads, and arpeggios. I will also cover ways to practice these to help you infuse them into your playing and glide effortlessly all over the neck.

In Supersonic Sweeping part 2 we get into the exotic melodic minor scale, modes, and arpeggios. I also cover new sweeping ideas not mentioned in part 1.

If legato is your thing check out my Cool Legato Phrases Part 1, 2, and Creative Tapping videos. Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders said he loved these.

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If all this is over your head check out my best selling DVD, Fretboard Intensive Training. In this 2 and a half hour video we cover a lot of basics and fundamentals that will get you prepared for my more advanced DVDs.

In Afternoon with DG I cover my guitar setup, settings of all my amps and fx, how I record, software that I use for practice and making backing tracks, recommended books, and more!

Visions and Dreams was my first performance DVD. I play 5 tunes from my album of the same name and all the rhythm and lead parts are transcribed in tab and standard notation.

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Allan Holdsworth, Virgil Donati, Jimmy Haslip: The latest west coast Holdsworth dates announced

Marie Takahashi

So this will be my FOURTH consecutive year (no shit!!) road-tripping the west coast with these geezers, and this year there are LOTS of Nocal dates! Hope to see some homies at these gigs!

AUGUST 14, THU - PHOENIX, AZ - Rhythm Room
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AUGUST 16, SAT - RAMONA, CA - Ramona's Mainstage
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AUGUST 28, THU - SANTA CRUZ, CA - Kuumbwa Jazz
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AUGUST 29, FRI - MODESTO, CA - State Theater
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AUGUST 31, SUN - FRESNO, CA - The Painted Table
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SEPTEMBER 2, TUE - SAN FRANCISCO, CA -Yoshi's San Francisco
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SEPTEMBER 3, WED - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Yoshi's San Francisco
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SEPTEMBER 4, THU - OAKLAND, CA - Yoshi's Oakland
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