Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Vladimir Krylov: demonstrates AXE-FX II Russian NAMM 2012



Vladimir Krylov - demonstrates AXE-FX II Russian NAMM 2012

AXE FX II - Fusion Metal @ NAMM Musikmesse 2012, Russia

Sergey Golovin: TubeTone and Kemper sound tests



New teacher Guitar School TubeTone - one of the best guitarists of our country - Sergey Golovin!
Visit us learns a serious game for good sound!

Sergey Golovin - TubeTone's new guitar teacher!


Kemper 8-String Raw Sound Test

News: Jam Track Central Announce New Website

 
Jam Track Central Announce New Website
 
Jam Track Central, home of the ultimate backing tracks and multimedia products for guitarists, is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website. JTC invites guitarists everywhere to come and explore a host of great new features with improved layout and navigation.

The new Jam Track Central website is designed to enhance the user’s learning experience significantly. The Premium Membership option gives full access to a huge library of content via a platform focused on ease of use, however all customers can still purchase and download individual product choices.

Selecting a track from the vast archive, members immediately see clear and accurate TAB and notation scrolling in perfect synchronisation with the audio and video recordings. A marker moves through the music display, and the note currently being played is highlighted with a different colour. Sections can be isolated and looped for intensive study, and the user can choose to view tablature, standard notation or both.

Also, both the audio and video stream can be sped up or slowed down in real time while maintaining pitch. Guitarists can then practise effectively, gradually raising the speed as they gain fluency. You can seamlessly switch between full performances and backing tracks, and control what you see with the zoom functions. For the most precise analysis, Synthetic Mode allows you to hear a precise MIDI output of just the lead guitar.

 
Jonny Carpenter, Jam Track Central Manager, said ‘The new website layout, complete with new features and a new payment gateway, has been designed to make our customers experience even more enjoyable. It is now easier than ever to learn fantastic guitar techniques and solos from the impressive JTC artist roster, and to improve your playing ability what ever genre you are into.’
 
You can see a working demo of the new membership features https://jamtrackcentral.com/signup/.  Jam Track Central is also offering a fourteen-day free trial for everyone to come and experience the new features.
 
Jam Track Central works with some of the world’s best guitarists and teachers to provide its members with a depth and range of guitar playing knowledge and technical understanding. The JTC catalogue includes original artist jam tracks, online lessons and full album backing packages covering many music genres… rock, metal, blues, fusion, jazz. The artists and teachers are highly respected world-renowned players including Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings, Andy James, Jack Thammarat, Kiko Loureiro, Jeff Loomis and many, many more.
 
To find out more about learning from the best, go to https://jamtrackcentral.com/
where there are over 1000 original artist tracks available to learn. Plus, the site is updated with original content every week.

Steve Morse, Ron Thal,Reb Beach,Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey: Brian Tarquin's Guitars For Wounded Warriors

Steve Morse, Ron Thal,Reb Beach: Brian Tarquin's Guitars For Wounded Warriors
Los Angeles, CA - From veteran multi-Emmy Award winning producer/composer Brian Tarquin comes this very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for America’s fallen soldiers! Tarquin produced, engineered and composed 'Guitars For Wounded Warriors', which showcases Tarquin's guitar prowess on every song along side such world-class shredders as Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Gun n Roses), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Chuck Loeb. The album features exclusively released tracks inspired by those military soldiers who have fought for country.

The Multi Emmy Award winning composer/guitarist Brian Tarquin has established himself as a top rate TV composer/recording artist and owner of Jungle Room Studios. In 2002, 2003 and 2005 he won an “Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” and has been nominated for an Emmy 6 times. In 2006 SESAC honored him with the Network Television Performance Award. Tarquin first graced the Top 20 Billboard Charts back in 1997 with the commercial release; 'This is Acid Jazz, Vol. 2' on Instinct Records, followed by several solo jazz albums, which charted Top 10 at Contemporary Jazz Radio in the late 90's. From 1996 to 2001, Brian recorded four solo albums, 'Ghost Dance', 'Last Kiss Goodbye', 'Soft Touch' and 'High Life' and has appeared in over 32 releases, selling over 140,000 records in his career.

“What an honor to be part of this album, to play alongside many of the best players out there! Had a blast trading solos with Brian Tarquin!! And best of all, this album supports an important cause, Wounded Warriors. Love to our Warriors, and to everyone for their support.” - Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal of Guns N Roses

“Absolute perfection!!” - Reb Beach of Whitesnake & Winger

“It is an honor to be a part of this cause. I was just turning drafting age at the end of the Vietnam War, and I still remember that the returning military weren't  always treated with the greatest respect. For our modern, volunteer military, we hopefully have learned to show our respect and gratitude. They don't set the policy, but they set the standards.” - Steve Morse

“I had a blast playing bass on Black Hawk! It's a cool riff that pushes the song into a slick overdrive. Nice! Also, and more importantly, the cause it supports is supremely important to me and I'm honored to contribute to our brave soldiers in any way possible. Glad to be involved in this wonderful project!” - Billy Sheehan

“It's challenging, but always fun working with Brian. I feel we both have similar taste in music and in our approach to creating it. We are both searching for that elusive tone or phrase.” - Chris Poland of Megadeth

“I had a lot of fun playing on it, The Band killed....!” - Chuck Loeb

“When Brian Tarquin sent me the song 'Baghdad' to play on I instantly loved it, very Black Sabbath feel. Brian killed it! 5 Licks To Hell by Brian Tarquin is a very riff driven song ala Dio/Sabbath we do some crazy trade off leads Brian is the real deal!” - Gary Hoey

“I'm honored and proud to be part of this!” - Alex De Rosso of Dokken

“A huge credit to Brian for giving us…and the other artists appearing here…the ability to practice their craft freely.  That vibe resonates deeply with the concept behind this release: recognizing those who’ve fought and were wounded defending our freedom. Here’s to all the freedom fighters that enrich our lives…and our art.” - The Flyin' Ryan Brothers

“ 'Freedom' is freaking awesome...Love the tone from Brian Tarquin & Steve Morse. Thank you for giving Floyd Rose guitars that kind of exposure.” - Mike Plunkett from Floyd Rose

Tracks:

1. Black Hawk feat. Billy Sheehan
2. Taliban Terror feat. Bumblefoot & Rob Beach
3. Charlie Surfs feat. Chris Poland
4. 5 Klicks To Hell feat. Gary Hoey
5. Surgical Strike feat. The Flyin’ Ryan Brothers
6. Hunting feat. Chris Poland
7. Baghdad feat. Gary Hoey
8. Broken Arrow feat. Alex De Rosso
9. Sand & Blood feat. Hal Lindes
10. Escape Kabul feat. Chuck Loeb
11. Freedom feat. Steve Morse

iTunes pre-order link: http://geni.us/2qkS
Amazon pre-order link: http://geni.us/97c

Brian Tarquin: www.bohemianproductions.net

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Peppino D'Agostino: To Release Highly Anticipated New CD 'Penumbra'


San Francisco, CA - Much to the excitement of guitar players worldwide, acoustic guitar virtuoso Peppino D'Agostino will be releasing his eagerly awaited new album 'Penumbra' on Mesa/Bluemoon on August 5, 2014. Along with original material, the new CD features work by Roland Dyens, Maurizio Colonna, and two compositions written especially for D'Agostino by Latin Grammy award-winning Brazilian guitarist Sergio Assad.

http://www.peppinodagostino.com

Peppino D'Agostino doesn’t just play the guitar. He composes, arranges, collaborates, improvises and has even been known to sing a song here and there in both English and Italian. But what he does create on the guitar makes the difference between simply playing and truly making music apparent in the most wonderful ways. D'Agostino has been hailed as “a guitarist's guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine as well as “a giant of the acoustic guitar” (San Diego Reader), and holds many top guitar awards, but the San Francisco Chronicle encapsulated the essential difference that distinguishes D'Agostino’s music when it dubbed him “a poet.”

“Peppino's music is deep and beautiful.” - Tommy Emmanuel

A native of Italy, D'Agostino has made his considerable international mark as a musical artist on the guitar since he arrived in America a little over 25 years ago. The readers of Guitar Player voted him 'Best Acoustic Guitarist in 2007', and the following year in Acoustic Guitar's People's Choice Awards he won a Bronze medal for 'Best Acoustic Album of All Time' for his 2002 release 'Every Step Of The Way' (tying with Leo Kottke, one of his prime inspirations) and another Bronze award as 'Fingerstyle Guitarist of the Year'. Even his Peppino D'Agostino Seagull Signature Guitar model was ranked in June 2014 as one of the 10 best signature guitars by Guitar Player Magazine. But as said above, it's not just his talent that makes D'Agostino so notable, but also what he does with it.

Collaborations have been key to D'Agostino’s career. In 2010, D’Agostino co-founded with David Tanenbaum, The Pacific Guitar Ensemble – an eclectic group of six guitarists who play everything from nylon and steel-string guitars to electric basses and 17th century theorbos. At other times, he's on stage with musicians such as Stef Burns, electric guitarist for Huey Lewis and the News and Italian rock star Vasco Rossi, drummer Jeff Campitelli, one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time; legendary Paraguayan harpist and violinist Carlos Reyes; or Frank Martin, keyboardist extraordinaire who has played with everyone from Lady Gaga to Bruce Springsteen.

D'Agostino's simultaneous immersion in the classical guitar and rock worlds, has culminated in his new solo recording, 'Penumbra'. “There has been an evolution in my playing due to all the incredible musicians that I have met, and this new CD reflects that,” he says. “How can I not be influenced by such great players? I don't even recognize how much, because it goes into your brain, and you can't quantify that, but working with all these artists, and knowing what inspires them, has made a noticeable difference in my approach. I definitely feel that this record expresses all those various influences.” According to D'Agostino, 'Penumbra' is a mix of sophisticated yet melodic compositions that are technically complex.

“Peppino brings warm humanity to the acoustic.” - Adrian Legg

'Penumbra' includes two compositions written for D'Agostino by Latin Grammy Award winner and classical guitar legend Sergio Assad. Of this fateful collaboration D'Agostino says, “We became good friends when he started teaching at the Conservatory in San Francisco. I really admire what he does as a composer, so one night when we were having dinner in North Beach, I asked him, 'What’s your approach?' And he said, 'Well there's different things that I do. One of them is, I use numbers, like the dodecaphonic approach. For instance, if you give me your name, each letter, p-e-p-p-i-n-o, is a note.' And then, three weeks later, he came up with a tune based on my name which is very melodic and lyrical. On another night, David Tanenbaum, Sergio, and I went out and had some fun and three days later, Sergio said, 'Hey I wrote another one for you.' This one is more like a samba and it's pretty fast. Later David was telling me, 'Do you know how many classical guitarists constantly ask Sergio to write for them – and he just gave you two compositions - you're really lucky.' ”

“The latest CD release by Peppino D'Agostino brings us a repertoire typically associated with nylon guitar players. The beautiful sound of Peppino's steel strings makes us hear this repertoire with renewed interest. 'Penumbra' is a must for all kind of guitar lovers.” - Sergio Assad

The new CD also features compositions from two other contemporary classical guitarists, Roland Dyens and Maurizio Colonna. “I really admire Roland Dyens,” says D'Agostino. “He's one of my favorite guitarists, because he mixes classical and jazz. He has this mind that can go both places. And every concert he starts with an improvisation. I always loved his piece 'Valse des Anges' ('Angel's Waltz'). It's more of a jazz waltz - very melodic, but also jazzy.”

Like Assad, Italian guitarist Colonna contributed two pieces. D'Agostino explains, “I met Maurizio years ago, and he's interesting because he uses a classical technique, yet he has also recorded very complex arrangements of rock songs by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, but the two pieces I recorded are his original compositions. One is very melodic, with a lot of the classical tremolo technique. The challenge is to do it on steel-string, which is not easy. The other piece, 'Synchronized Movements', is an almost minimalist piece, where phrases are rhythmic yet change only slightly.”

While all these guitarists have clearly contributed to Peppino's continuing evolution, he returns the favor with compositions dedicated to Tanenbaum and Sergio Assad. Says D'Agostino, “I dedicated 'Penumbra', the title track of the CD, to David Tanenbaum. 'Penumbra' means between dark and light. Through David I learned about Baroque music and minimalism. So I was really trying to bring some of the Baroque and minimalist elements into the composition. I wrote it for him and he actually started performing it. So there's an even stronger connection with the classical world.”

“Peppino D'Agostino's new CD 'Penumbra' actually has very few shadows, but rather his usual bright, Italian, sunny charm. I was particularly happy to hear him play the wonderful piece he wrote for me, 'Penumbra', with its blend of Baroque music and minimalism.” - David Tannenbaum

The track “Penumbra” is also a perfect illustration of how D'Agostino is balancing his interest in classical guitar and his older steel-string style. Opening with a Baroque-sounding theme, played with great sensitivity and feeling, the piece, which is in one of D'Agostino's trademark open tunings, segues into a rhythmic section in 9/8 that references his rock and ethnic-influenced style.

“[a] phenom in the same league with John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Doc Watson and John Renbourn.” - Jazziz

Peppino D'Agostino will be performing with a variety of ensembles in support of 'Penumbra'. He'll continue playing with the Pacific Guitar Ensemble, longtime colleagues Tanenbaum and Burns as well as the duos with drummer Jeff Campitelli and harpist and violinist Carlos Reyes. Furthermore, he is also part of a 2014 - 2015 tour called “The Great Guitars”, with Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, and Vinny Raniolo. All these projects although different in nature and scope have one thing in common - D'Agostino's ongoing desire to expand the repertoire of the steel string guitar and to reaffirm the important role that music plays in our lives.

Watch Peppino D'Agostino's recent video for Guitar Player magazine:



Peppino D'Agostino 2014 Tour Dates:

July 6-12, 2014 - Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop - La Moreau, FRANCE
July 14, 2014 - Borgo Medievale - Torino, ITALY
July 25, 2014 - Festa di San Pantaleone - Ravello, ITALY
Aug 1, 2014 - Collegiata di Atrani - Atrani, ITALY
Aug 3, 2014 - (Private event) Basel, SWITZERLAND
Aug 5, 2014 - Music Festival TelĨ, - CZECH REPUBLIC
Aug 9, 2014 - Kultur im Mittelpunkt - Rohrbach, AUSTRIA
Aug 10, 2014 - (Workshop) Kobler Guitars - Haslach, AUSTRIA
Aug 15, 2014 - Coalesce Bookstore - Morro Bay, CA, USA
Aug 16, 2014 - Castoro Cellars - Templeton, CA, USA (Show Time: 7:30 pm)
Sept 27, 2014 - House Concert - Windsor, CA, USA
Oct 16, 2014 - The Ballroom at the Outer Space - Hamden, CT, USA
Oct 17, 2014 - Medallion Opera House - Gorham, NH, USA (Show Time: 7:30 pm)
Oct 18, 2014 - Harvard Public Library - Harvard, MA, USA (Show Time: 7:30pm)
Oct 23, 2014 - House Concert -Wheeling, WV, USA
Oct 26 & 27, 2014 - Via Vecchia Winery - Columbus, OH, USA (Show Time: 2:00pm)
Oct 30, 2014 - Foundry Hall - South Haven, MI, USA
Nov 1, 2014 - Taffy's - Eaton, OH, USA
Nov 8, 2014 - Blackstone River Theatre - Cumberland, RI, USA
Nov 15, 2014 - 21. Dresdner Gitarrenfest - Dresden, GERMANY
Nov 21, 2014 - Gaste Garage - Hasbergen, GERMANY
Nov 22, 2014 - Schalloch - Hamburg, GERMANY
Nov 27, 2014 - Bar D’Amato - Wolfratshausen, GERMANY

For more information: http://www.peppinodagostino.com

To purchase Peppino D'Agostino's 'Penumbra' CD:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/penumbra/id899741812
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Penumbra-Peppino-DAgostino/dp/B00LVG7YTW/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1407289137&sr=1-1&keywords=peppino+D%27agostino+Penumbra