Monday, 5 January 2015

Hedras Ramos: gets a limited edition signature guitar

Hedras Ramos

Hi guys to start 2015 I want to share with you this information, This is a limited edition of my new signature guitar made by Cort Guitars and Bassesavailable only in 4 countries, I'm very excited and I feel very honoured about this, I've been playing this guitar for the past 2 weeks and it feels totally right for me. If you are in Guatemala, Peru, Vietnam or Singapore please go and check it out, the names of the stores appear on the photo! Special thanks to Manny Herrera for the awesome pic.

...year we had so many adventures like going to Asia that I still can't process on my brain, and so many things I understood about music during my dedication and transcription work during this year I'm really inspired and motivated, lots of great projects and music for next year, my best wishes to all my fellow guitar players and best wishes in your music and journey! 

Hedras Ramos is also expected to appear at NAMM.

Leonardo Guzman: NAMM appearance details

Leonardo Guzman
The NAMM Show 2015 appearances for Strandberg Guitarworks, Jim Dunlop Guitar Products & GRUV GEAR

Thu Jan. 22 2:00PM Gruv Gear #4192 (Hall C)
Fri Jan. 23 11:30PM Jim Dunlop #4568 (Hall C)
Fri Jan. 23 4:00PM .strandberg* #3383 (Hall D)
Sa Jan. 24 11:00AM Gruv Gear #4192 (Hall C)
Sa Jan. 24 1:00PM .strandberg* #3383 (Hall D)

+ some random appearances on 22nd and 25th at the .strandberg* booth
(during the Gruv Gear sessions I will jam with some well known bass players, more details soon)

Chris Geden: Cm Quayle Groove

For info on lessons or sessions, please visit my website:

Improvising over a backing track using C Dorian and C Melodic Minor - Special thanks to Tom Quayle for the backing track -

Special thanks to Dave Tawfik for mixing and mastering the audio -

Filming and editing by Chris Geden

Mattias IA Eklundh: Amphibians Night Out

Taken from the Favored Nations release Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord. Filmed in Mulshi, India. Amphibian art by Juanjo Guarnido and Anders Nyberg.

Mattias IA Eklundh - Amphibians Night Out

News: Fender announce Lean To Play Day 2015


LONDON (January 5th, 2015) – The 2015 Fender ‘Learn To Play Day’ will take place in the Weston Roof Pavilion at London’s Royal Festival Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Held in conjunction with the Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) and the Southbank Centre, Europe’s busiest arts centre, the free event is for anyone interested in taking up the electric or acoustic guitar, bass guitar or ukulele.

Visitors can enjoy a free introductory lesson from a qualified RGT tutor, meet the team from Fender, the world’s leading guitar manufacturer, and watch acoustic performances by Fender and Southbank affiliated artists. Celebrity guests will be announced soon.

Details of how to sign up for the free event will be posted on Fender GBI’s social media early in 2015.

Learn To Play Day is a national event organised by the Music for All charity to inspire new, or lapsed, musicians of all ages to take up playing an instrument. For more details visit

Full details of all the 2015 National LearnTo Play Day events and participating venues can be found at

The Weston Roof Pavilion is located on the 6th floor of the Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX.

Xander Demos: announces appearance details for NAMM

Xander Demos will be performing at the Mission Engineering booth during the January NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA. Xander is a Mission Engineering "Artist on a Mission."

His performance schedule for the upcoming NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA. Xander will perform at the Mission Engineering booth from Thursday, January 22nd through Sunday, January 25th, 2015, at 1pm daily. Xander, who is an “Artist on a Mission” endorsed artist, will show off his shredding skills, while demonstrating the latest gear from Mission Engineering. The NAMM Convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue in Anaheim. For more information on the NAMM Convention, visit

Xander will also be performing at the NAMM Metal Jam on January 21st, with current and former members of Anthrax, Racer X, Circle II Circle, Savatage, Lizzy Borden, Hurricane, Great White and many more.

According to their website, “Mission is the world’s only manufacturer of switching expression and volume pedals optimized for best performance with specific amplifiers, processors, and effects. We work directly with the engineers of the original equipment to optimize the design, and ensure that when you connect up your pedal it just plain works. Our Gemini Series amplifiers and speakers, and Mission controllers and effects pedals feature innovations you won’t find anywhere else.” Other “Artists on a Mission” include The Edge (U2), Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and a who’s who of guitar players. For more information, visit

Unknown: Amazing Bass Guitar Performance!

Amazing Bass Guitar Performance!

Bass Guitar
The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played
primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking,
slapping, popping, strumming, tapping, thumping,
or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.
The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction
to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length,
and four to six strings or courses.
The four-string bass, by far the most common,
is usually tuned the same as the double bass,
which corresponds to pitches one octave lower
than the four lowest pitched strings of a guitar (E, A, D, and G).
The bass guitar is a transposing instrument,
as it is notated in bass clef an octave higher than it
sounds to avoid excessive ledger lines.
Like the electric guitar, the bass guitar is plugged
into an amplifier and speaker for live performances.
In the 1930s, musician and inventor Paul Tutmarc from
Seattle, Washington, who was manufacturing lap steel guitars,
developed the first electric string bass in its modern form,
a fretted instrument designed to be played horizontally.

Amazing Bass Guitar Performance!

Gede Witsen: Balinese Mask - two handed tapped guitar

Intractive guitar, gamelan,mask, wayang and harmony with nature.

Gede Witsen: Balinese Mask, Wayang & Ethnic Music.

Gede Witsen Ethnic Music Bali