Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Merel Bechtold: Paladins of Deceit - MaYaN (Guitar Playthrough)


Paladins of Deceit - MaYaN (Guitar Playthrough)
Merel Bechtold
Guitar playthrough by Merel Bechtold
www.facebook.com/merelbechtold

Track: Paladins of Deceit
Band: MaYaN
Album: Antagonise

Order at:
Nuclear Blast: http://bit.ly/MayanAntagoniseNB
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MAYAN-ITUNES
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/MAYAN-AMZ

MaYaN:
http://www.facebook.com/mayanband
https://twitter.com/mayanofficial
http://www.youtube.com/mayanofficial

Tony MacAlpine: talks in detail about Maximum Security


Tony MacAlpine

It's ‪#‎TMacTuesday‬! Share some Tony MacAlpine! In light of his upcoming Maximum Security 2014 US Tour, Tony shares his recollections of the recording sessions for the album. Listen to the album while reading! Check out the tour dates here: www.tonymacalpine.com/tours/

(For those not old enough to remember - this is a vinyl LP)

TONY MACALPINE - The King's cup - (Maximum security - 1987)


"At the start of this period of creativity it was towards the end of the Eighties, and I had been writing plenty of tunes that displayed guitar prowess. But now as per the request of Cliff Burnstein who wanted me to explore deeper into what I figured was “safe,” I decided to push the limits of my playing as well as my writing. In other words, it was now time to play on the edge and completely forget about trying to put something commercially acceptable together.

On this record I had such a strong desire to work with some other musicans - guitar players, yes - that I admired. So two of my favorites at the time were George Lynch from Dokken and Jeff Watson from Night Ranger. The first song I wrote with George in mind was “Tears of Sahara” a very sultry ballad with a very spacious trade section for us both. The next song I wrote was the up-tempo piece called “The Kings Cup” with Jeff Watson in mind.

TONY MACALPINE - "Key To The City" (Official Video) HD


Many more songs quickly followed like “Hundreds of Thousands,” “Dreamstate,” and “Time and the Test,” so the need to round out the rhythm section was becoming more and more necessary. So we held some drum auditions up at the studio and the first drummer we listened to was Deen Castronova of Journey. We knew after he played it was really not necessary to continue the auditions, but then we weren’t counting on hearing the monster player that is Atma Anur. I heard him play and was so stunned we knew we had to have both of these great players on the album. So as it was, now we had two great drummers and for one reason or another we had no bassist for the actual sessions, so I found myself in the position of performing all bass duties myself.

The recordings started with the basic track formation and the tunes fell into shape. There were some setbacks, like when the green crackle B.C. Rich guitar (pictured on the back of the album) fell off a chair and the headstock snapped clean off. It was repaired but it was never the same after that - perhaps it was mental on my part but that’s how it went down. Then there was the time I was driving back to San Rafael very early in the morning listening to some of the mixes and I see this VW in flames burning on the 101 freeway and thought to myself “Wow that looks just like the engineer Steve Fontano’s wheels!” Well guess what - it was!

But overall there was this incredible musical energy around the studio at that time - with Paul Gilbert and the Racer X dudes in rehearsal next door and George Lynch in the control room - we felt like we could do no harm. Jeff Watson had a studio in his place in Mill Valley and it was amazing to go over there and hear his great work on “The Kings Cup” and still feel the energy. And you know, it was also very cool to have had the opportunity to see the eight-fingered technique up close. I thought Steve Fontano did a miraculous job of blending all of those different guitar sounds as well as the Chopin Etude #4, Opus 10 on tape and making it all fit.


Tony MacAlpine - Tears of Sahara - Official Clip (High Quality)


Armed with my latest array of B.C. Rich guitars, I was more than tempted to recreate the guitar lines exactly as they were from demo stage to album level. However it was during this time that I remembered that it was perfectly acceptable to explore and feel free to play many of the parts differently than I had when I first wrote them. So in essence, they really grew into these more aggressive guitar pieces with a purpose of their very own rather than just a collection of songs designed to pick up where Edge of Insanity left off. I was very pleased with the instrument playing and technical work of everyone on that release, as were Cliff Burnstein and Mike Varney.

For me it’s so very important to learn from each and every time you go into the studio, whether it’s a demo or master, and the things I learned from the Maximum Security sessions were not to be afraid to record music that might not be globally satisfying to all, but uplifting to those select players and listeners who desire that type of individual expression. As well as establishing a number of new and lasting friendships that have continued to this day, I have since begun to look at music as a true universal language that has its own unique message. And what we get from the message is not nearly as important as what we learn along the way to hearing it. For it’s these lessons of life that truly shape who we are and the musicians that we become."



Maximum Security in full as part of the set, along with a preview of my upcoming solo album Concrete Gardens. The band is: Aquiles Priester - Drums; Bjorn Englen - Bass. (Editor Note Nili Brosh is not playing on this leg of the tour)

Sep 21, 2014: Bogota, COLOMBIA - Metal Millennium 2014 @ Coliseo Cubierto El Campín TICKETS

MAXIMUM SECURITY 2014 US TOUR:
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 15, 2014: Dunellen, NJ - Roxy & Dukes 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
Oct 24, 2014: Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf TICKETS
Oct 25, 2014: Houston, TX - CPN Metal Fest @ Concert Pub North TICKETS
Oct 26, 2014: Austin, TX - Saxon Pub TICKETS
Oct 29, 2014: Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock Live TICKETS

Joe Chawki: Quayle Synth Backing and jamplay entry



Joe Chawki: Quayle Synth Backing - grooving over a free backing track created by TQ105.

QuayleSynthBacking


Joe Chawki also entered the Jamplay competition to become the latest of a long line of cool players to join the illustrious lesson web site.

You can vote for Joe http://geargods.net/video/one-of-these-5-shredders-will-be-the-next-jamplay-instructor-but-the-choice-is-in-your-hands/ and this is his advanced lesson.

This lesson is geared toward intermediate to advanced players and covers a whole tone sequenced lick.

Joe Chawki Jamplay Contest Entry Whole Tone Sequenced Lick

Andy Wood: details arrive abut the new album release





Andy Wood 
I have a special edition package that will be available, vinyl, digital code, and a behind the song DVD/blu ray. All signed and numbered

There are moments of "heavy". But it's most definitely not a metal record. Not nearly as shreddy as my first record. More about songs and tone

Ignazio Di Salvo: talks about his cool new album



Ignazio Di Salvo:

Hello!

I'm very happy to announce that finally my solo album "A Gift to the World" is available in both physical and digital copy.  For me it is a very important result, after more than a year of hard work!

This album means a lot to me: "A gift to the world" reflects my music vision: Music as a feeling, an emotion to give to the world with sincerity, passion and devotion in order to improve the society in which we live to make more informed, sensitive and spiritually evolved the people who come close to the music itself.

Music, like any form of art has still a deep influence in our society and musicians at first must never forget that our function may become important in order to bring positive value to the people who are next to us.

So, here's the meaning of the title of this album, and I am very happy to offer it to you all!

Here you can find the album preview:

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


Ignazio Di Salvo *NEW* ALBUM OUT NOW!!! - A night of Change -


Ignazio Di Salvo - "Flow Experience" *NEW ALBUM* OUT NOW!!!



You can order a signed copy by my website www.ignaziodisalvo.com

or download your digital copy from:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-gift-to-the-world/id897164458


http://www.amazon.com/Gift-World-Ignazio-Di-Salvo/dp/B00LM68TUY/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1406013871&sr=1-1&keywords=Ignazio+Di+Salvo


You can also find it in all the best digital music store, I hope you'll appreciate my music.

I wish you all the best

Tom Hess: How To Create Awesome Sweep Picking Licks While Improving Your Guitar Technique


How To Create Awesome Sweep Picking Licks While Improving Your Guitar Technique

If you are having problems playing your sweep picking arpeggios fast and clean then you are not alone. Many guitarists have the same problem. I suffered from the same problem, years ago. In fact, playing sweep picking arpeggios with poor technique is one of the most common problems that I encounter with my guitar students. After helping them overcome these challenges I have discovered 2 different approaches to improving your sweep picking technique. The first will keep you frustrated with bad technique while the second will allow your technique to improve exponentially.

Choose Your Approach

Guitar Practice Approach 1:
It may make sense to you that when your arpeggio playing is not clean or fast you need to practice MORE sweep picking arpeggios. The problem with this idea is that more practice is not what you need. With this approach you are ignoring the fundamental problems with your technique and simply playing a lot of different arpeggios poorly. This takes your focus away from the real problems of your guitar technique.

Guitar Practice Approach 2:
If you want to clean up your arpeggio playing then don't take your focus away from your technique problems with more arpeggios. Instead, make whatever lick you are currently working an independent exercise. Doing this will show you which notes are sloppy and you can see why and how these problems are happening. This will help you in 2 different ways:

· By fixing your technique problems in your first exercise, you will find that any and all sweep picking licks you practice in the future will be much cleaner and faster

· By changing these boring arpeggio shapes your new exercises will often become cool and unique on their own. You can use these new sweep picking guitar licks to add a new element to your guitar solos.

Watch this video about making your sweep picking faster and cleaner to see an example of this second guitar practice approach in action.


Check out the tab for the 5 string arpeggio lesson here.

How To Use These Ideas In Your Guitar Practice To Make You A Better Guitar Player:

It's important to realize that the lesson here is NOT the arpeggio exercise itself and NOT the concept of playing your arpeggio notes with tremolo. The
lesson here is that you need to adapt the right mindset so you can better approach solving the problems in ALL areas of your guitar technique:

1. If you are just looking for more guitar exercises, then you aren't improving. Understand exactly which notes aren't clean when you play your current exercise. This will help you make EVERYTHING you play cleaner and better.

2. Problems and mistakes in your guitar playing are not random – they are always caused by bigger problems. These causes must be identified. Then isolated and fixed. Settling for sloppy guitar technique will not help you reach your goals
at all.

3. You can modify even the most boring exercises in a creative way thus improving your guitar playing and creating awesome licks at the same time.

In the video I demonstrated just one of the many examples of how you can use this approach to greatly improve your guitar technique. For even more examples
on how to become a faster, cleaner and more accurate guitar player, check out how to increase your overall guitar speed.

About The Author:
Tom Hess is an electric guitar teacher and recording artist. He teaches guitarists from all over the world how to reach their musical goals in his correspondence guitar lessons online. Visit his website tomhess.net to check out many free guitar playing resources, mini courses, and to read more articles about guitar playing.

Wiratama Petir: one man - three instruments



Wiratama Petir: one man - three instruments

Same person playing 3 Instrument to achieve music harmony

Tragedi of Love

Daniele Gottardo: presentation for MMI guitar system



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Daniele Gottardo presenta il corso MMI Guitar System

Antoine Fafard, Jerry De Villiers Jr: Occultus Tramitis also features Vinnie Colaiuta,Jimmy Haslip and Gary Husband

Antoine Fafard - Occultus Tramitis
Antoine Fafard - Occultus Tramitis

01. Shuffle It!
02. Riff & Raft
03. PolySeven
04. Same but Different
05. Five Course Meal
06. D-Day
07. Eternal Loop
08. Slash One
09. The Egg
10. PreSilence

Ad Perpetuum, released in October 2014, is bass player Antoine Fafard’s third album of new work, and features Vinnie Colaiuta and Jerry De Villiers Jr throughout the collection. Colaiuta’s extraordinary performances show why he is a true drum legend, while De Villiers Jr’s beautiful tone and inspired guitar work will prove irresistible to all fans of jazz fusion.

Additional guests include keyboardist Gerry Etkins on three songs and saxophonist Jean-Pierre Zanella on another three tracks. Another significant contribution comes from Gary Husband, who features on the intense drum duet D-Day.

Vinnie Colaiuta and Jerry De Villiers Jr were involved in the Ad Perpetuum project from its inception. A two-day session booked with Vinnie for January 2014 provided the deadline for writing the material, giving Antoine a three-month window to compose all the pieces for the album. This was the first time that Antoine had been challenged to meet a specific deadline for a personal project.

The music on Ad Perpetuum encompasses a broad spectrum of grooves and atmospheres. A conscious effort was made to offer a multitude of tempos, time signatures, structures and harmonic variations in order to showcase the virtuosity of the players. De Villiers Jr’s incredible guitar playing and tone brings a deep vitality to the music, while Colaiuta’s playing is simply flawless.


“Antoine’s music is really cool… it’s very challenging… he’s a wonderful musician.” - Jimmy Haslip

Antoine Fafard's: Mini-documentary on the making of Ad Perpetuum now live!
Check out this new mini-documentary on the making of the album Ad Perpertuum featuring Antoine, Jerry De Villiers Jr, Jimmy Haslip and Gary Husband.

Tony MacAlpine: latest US tour dates



Hello friends,
I'm playing in Bogota, Colombia this coming Sunday, and embarking on our US Tour in 3 weeks!


This is my first US tour 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. The band is: Aquiles Priester - Drums; Bjorn Englen - Bass. (Editor Note Nili Brosh is not playing on this leg of the tour)


Sep 21, 2014: Bogota, COLOMBIA - Metal Millennium 2014 @ Coliseo Cubierto El Campín TICKETS

MAXIMUM SECURITY 2014 US TOUR:
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 15, 2014: Dunellen, NJ - Roxy & Dukes 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
Oct 24, 2014: Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf TICKETS
Oct 25, 2014: Houston, TX - CPN Metal Fest @ Concert Pub North TICKETS
Oct 26, 2014: Austin, TX - Saxon Pub TICKETS
Oct 29, 2014: Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock Live TICKETS




For the latest updates visit the Tour Dates page.


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Skype Lessons in September

I'm giving private one-to-one webcam guitar lessons through Skype between now and our US Tour in October. I accept any level of student, and lessons are tailored to fit the things you'd like to work on with your playing. Lessons are $100 for 60 minutes. $55 for 30 minutes. Payment via Paypal is accepted. Discounts available if you buy a block of 2 lessons or more.

Spaces are limited. Please email tmaclessons@gmail.com to book your lesson.

Alan Nimmo: King King multi-award winning British Blues band UK tour dates



KING KING, the multi-award winning British Blues band have confirmed a nationwide UK tour during February and March 2015 with special guest Laurence Jones. A special 48-hour pre-sale kick offs on www.ents24.com on Wednesday 17th September. Tickets will then go one sale to the general public from Friday 19th September via thegigcartel.com and the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898.

The UK tour follows last year’s release of King King’s critically acclaimed second studio album, Standing in the Shadows. Get Ready To Rock describes King King as, “One of the most explosive rock/blues bands on the planet.”

King King are the proud winners of the “Best Band” category at the British Blues Awards for the past three years (2012, 2013, 2014). What’s more, the band scooped several more awards at the 2014 British Blues Awards including “Album of the Year”, “Male Vocal of the Year”, “Bass Player of the Year” and “Drummer of the Year”.

Feb/March 2015 UK Tour Dates

Lincoln Drill Hall – Feb 20
Chester Live Rooms – Feb 21
Leamington Spa Assembly – Feb 26
Newbury Arlington Arts – Feb 27
Milton Keynes Stables – Feb 28
Reading The Bowery District – March 1
London Borderline – March 5
Exeter Phoenix – March 6
Bilston Robin – March 7
Cardiff The Globe – March 8
Norwich Epic – March 12
Sheffield City Ballroom – March 13
Manchester Band On The Wall – March 14
Leeds Wardrobe – March 18
Gateshead Sage- March 19
Stockton Arc – March 20
Glasgow O2 ABC – March 21
Aberdeen The Lemon Tree – March 22

Simone Dow: Voyager European tour dates

VOYAGER - European tour dates


1 Oct - HAMBURG, Germany - with Aeon of Horus and Brutai
2 Oct - COLOGNE, Germany - EUROBLAST festival (w SIkth & Tesseract)
4 Oct - NETHERLANDS - PROGPOWER EUROPE (w Pain of Salvation)
6 Oct - LONDON, UK - with Aeon Zen and Agent
9 Oct – BRISTOL - UK – with Aeon Zen, Agent (TBC)
10 Oct– BIRMINGHAM, UK - with Aeon Zen, Agent (TBC)
11 Oct– NORTHAMPTON, UK- with Aeon Zen, Agent
 (TBC)

Listen to the album http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-06-04/exclusive-stream-v-by-voyager-now

Michael Schenker: December 2014 UK Tour dates



The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour at the Newcastle O2 Academy on Wednesday 10th December. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office on 0844 478 0898 or from thegigcartel.com. Four days before his UK tour kicks off, Schenker will headline Planet Rockstock at Trecco Bay in South Wales on Saturday 6th December.

Schenker will perform songs from the new album, which features the new single, “Lord Of The Lost And Lonely,” plus all the MSG, UFO and Scorpions rock classics. The Bridge The Gap UK tour will feature Schenker’s “Temple of Rock” band, comprising ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards), and ex-Rainbow vocalist DoogieWhite.

Michael Schenker – December 2014 UK Tour

Planet Rockstock Saturday 6th December

Newcastle O2 Academy Wednesday 10th December

Glasgow O2 ABC Thursday 11th December

Nottingham Rock City Friday 12th December

Manchester Ritz Saturday 13th December

Leeds O2 Academy Monday 15th December

Bilston The Robin Tuesday 16th December

Norwich Waterfront Wednesday 17th December

Bristol O2 Academy Friday 19th December

London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Saturday 20th December

Timo Somers: Aristides 060 Anthem - Kick ass instrumental track posted


We're proud to introduce the Aristides 060 guitar!

Orders and custom enquiries: info@aristidesinstruments.com

For more info visit www.aristidesinstruments.com

In this video Timo uses:
Lead: Aristides 060 Deep Sky Blue Gold, with Official Floyd Rose bridge and EMG 57/66 pickups.

Rhythm: Aristides 060 Matte Black with Hisphot Hardtail bridge and Seymour Duncan SH2n & TB11 pickups.

Aristides 060 Anthem by Timo Somers

Antonello Giliberto: new instrumental album to be released





Antonello Giliberto 

My second solo album will be called "Journey Through My Memory". The new album will consist of 10 instrumental songs that contain many styles, neo-classical, progressive, orchestral and medieval interludes. Creative writing, lyrical melodies, counterpoint, expressive phrasing. Fans of instrumental music will find a multitude of songs to enjoy! http://antonellogiliberto.jimdo.com/news/

The previous album is available from CD Baby