Monday, 23 March 2015

Thorsten Koehne: EDen Curse: No Holy Man 2015 - Live With The Curse

EDEN'S CURSE - No Holy Man (2015) // official live clip // AFM Records
Taken from the Live-Album "Live With The Curse", released on March 13th (EUR) and April 14th (USA)!

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EDEN'S CURSE - No Holy Man (2015) // official live clip // AFM Records

PJ d'Atri: Bach BMV 1001 - on the Bach burner

PJ d'Atri
Practicing this piece for my live Bach concert.... which will be in about a hundred years from now as it looks....

Marco Sfogli: Ibanez Day- Salumeria Della Musica | 2015

Recorded Live@Ibanez Day - Salumeria della Musica - Milan - Feb, 15th - #ibanezday

00:00-01:08 Intro
01:08-06:15 Jester's Tears
06:24-10:14 The Reaction
10:19-15:50 Nothing is Lost
15:55-22:26 Andromeda
22:35-26:05 Always With Me, Always With You (Joe Satriani Cover)

Ibanez Day | Marco Sfogli | Salumeria Della Musica | 2015

Tony MacAlpine: New "Concrete Gardens" North American tour dates added

Tony MacAlpine
New "Concrete Gardens" North American tour dates added in Phoenix, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh!

05/27 Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
05/28 Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato
05/29 Studio City, CA - The Baked Potato
05/30 Mexicali, B.C., MX - CEART Mexicali
05/31 Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
06/04 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven Seattle
06/08 Phoenix, AZ - Pub Rock Live
06/14 Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard Tulsa
06/18 Indianapolis, IN - Birdy's Live
06/20 Westland, MI - TOKEN LOUNGE
06/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
06/24 Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java
06/25 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar & Restaurant
06/26 New York, NY - The Iridium
06/27 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub

On sale now!
More dates coming soon! Tickets and more info:

Stephen Ross: archive solo footage from the vaults and new album details

Stephen's new CD is finished and a release date will be set in the next few weeks. The CD features a set of instrumental tracks rich in guitar playing, melody and virtuoso musicianship. Joe Nevolo is on Drums, John DeServio on bass and special guest bass solo from Bunny Brunel.

Track Listing (samples)

1. Adie's Song Play
2. Hamster Dance Play
3. March of the Wingnuts Play
4. Algorhythms Play
5. Distress Signal Play
6. Papercut Play
7. Jabberwhacky Play
8. Razzle Dazzle (Guitar Solo) Play
9. Shredi Play
10. Creepy Crawlies Play
11. Luke Play
12. Time & Space (Drum Solo) Play
13. Hypermani
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So time to review some archive solo footage from the vaults

Stephen Ross Footage

Pritesh Walia: rock fusion solo for JTC Solo Contest 2015

JTC Solo Contest 2015 'Pritesh Walia'
Pritesh Walia
Hey guys this is my entry for the JTC competition I hope you like it and please vote/like me on the jtc website thank you :D

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Oz Noy: Jams out with Some Maxon

Oz Noy Jams out with Some Maxon
We shot some demo footage of Oz Noy going through some Maxon pedals and explaining how he used them. The jams he did were so awesome we decided to post one of them. Enjoy!

Killer player and super nice guy.

Yuri Petrenko: burning solo for JTC Solo Contest 2015

Yuri Petrenko: burning solo for JTC Solo Contest 2015

JTC Solo Contest 2015 Yuri Petrenko

Chowy Fernandez: funky fusion solo for JTC solo contest 2015

Hi guitar friends! My name is Ignacio "chowy" Fernandez, i play guitar since the age of 10, now i have 32, i´m from Argentina, Buenos Aires, i want to thank the judges and jamtrackcentral for giving us this oportunity to show our skills, good luck to all the participants!! hope you like my video!!

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JTC solo contest 2015 - Chowy Fernandez

Karl Arheden: tasty strat solo JTC Solo Contest 2015

This is my entry for the JTC guitar solo contest!

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JTC Solo Contest 2015 - Karl Arheden

Daniele Di Caro: tappy solo for JTC Solo Contest 2015


This is my entry for Jtc Solo Contest 2015.

The guitar is an handmade by Gaetano Cappello.

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JTC Solo Contest 2015 - Daniele Di Caro

Vladimir Maisiuk: rock tapping solo JTC Guitar Solo Contest 2015

Vladimir Maisiuk: rocking solo JTC Guitar Solo Contest 2015

JTC Guitar Solo Contest 2015-Vladimir Maisiuk

Emily Hastings: rocking solo for JTC Solo Contest 2015

Hey guys, please like my video! I really would like to place in this contest!
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JTC Solo Contest 2015 - Emily Hastings

Charly Sahona: shredding solo for JTC Solo Contest 2015

Here's my entry for the JTC contest 2015, hope you'll like it :-)
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JTC Solo Contest 2015 - Charly Sahona

Ryan Carraher: Carvin HH1 Holdsworth signature - Practice Video: Improvisation with Drum Loop

Hey all!
I decided to share this video from a practice session. Focusing on using some outside concepts and using the whole fretboard. The drum loop is from the DrumGenius app. I am using my trusty Carvin HH1 Holdsworth signature. It is going strait into my axe-fx.

I hope you enjoy! Check out my website for free lessons or to schedule one-on-one Skype lessons (the first one is free!)

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Practice Video: Improvisation with Drum Loop

André Nieri: Trinity - Virgil Donati

Trinity (Virgil Donati) played by André Nieri

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André Nieri - Trinity (Virgil Donati)

Warah Mhaidee: tastful melodic solo for JTC Guitar Solo contest

Hey folk. I'm really love this rock style and would like to play on it. This is my Solo part on Rock style backing track in this contest but isn't entry to JTC. Hope you like it. Please share. Thank you so much. SoNg1508

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JTC Guitar Solo contest jam By SoNg1508

John Fogerty: 1969 - more tour dates

1969 - The Year Fogerty Wrote & Recorded - For CCR - Three Seminal Albums

(Los Angeles) Beginning May 2nd, JOHN FOGERTY’s highly-anticipated world-wide “1969” tour will launch its U.S. dates with a special appearance, May 2nd, at the Beale Street Music Festival. Newly announced dates include stops in Hawaii, Baltimore, NY’s legendary Radio City Music Hall, Philly, Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle and Denver. Previously announced dates include May shows in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and a July 15th stop in Los Angeles at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. The U.S. portion of the “1969” tour is set to conclude on August 9th in Albuquerque. A few additional dates will still be announced.

And, coming October 6, 2015, from Little, Brown and Company, is the long-anticipated memoir by JOHN FOGERTY, titled FORTUNATE SON: My Life, My Music. With JOHN FOGERTYwriting hit after hit, Creedence Clearwater Revival burst on the music scene with an energy so bright, his songs outsold The Beatles in 1969. Then, just as quickly, that CCR fire burned out in a series of internal band struggles that left the music world without the influence of one of its brightest stars for over two decades.

“I’m excited to share my story and my life with you,” said Fogerty. “You’re going to hear where it all started, my passion to become the best musician I could be. You’ll travel down some rough roads, but that road leads to something beautiful. My book won’t be sugar coated! It’s all in there.”

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of Rock ‘n Roll, and the story that JOHN FOGERTY’s memoir tells will keep music lovers and avid readers captivated. FOGERTY wrote, sang, and produced the iconic classics "Born on the Bayou," "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," and so many more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to the top of the charts and how, one year later, CCR was falling apart. Their amazing talents and culturally-prophetic songs, however, have endured for decades despite the series of personal and legal issues. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from FOGERTY’s Northern California roots, through Creedence's success, his retreat from music and public life, toFOGERTY’s hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally, through it all, found love.

JOHN FOGERTY was songwriter, lead singer, and lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival and is one of rock's most influential musicians and writers. FOGERTY has been named one of the 100 Greatest Singers and one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists by Rolling Stone and his most recent album was named one of RS's 10 Best Albums of 2013.

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“1969” World Tour Itinerary:
May 2 Beale Street Music Festival – Tom Lee Park Memphis, TN
May 3 Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater Whites Creek, TN
May 5 The Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC
May 6 The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory Charlotte, NC
May 8 The Amphitheater at The Wharf Orange Beach, AL
May 9 The Arena at Gwinnett Center Duluth, GA
May 10 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Tuscaloosa, AL
May 12 Bell Auditorium Augusta, GA
May 13 Charter Amphitheater Simpsonville, SC
May 15 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
May 16 Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
May 17 Coral Sky Amphitheatre W. Palm Beach, FL
June 5 Blaisdell Arena Honolulu, HI
June 22 Pier Six Pavillion Baltimore, MD
June 24 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
June 25 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
June 27 Mann Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA
June 30 Filene Center at Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
July 1 Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH
July 3 Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center New Buffalo, MI
July 4 City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration Dublin, OH
July 5 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
July 7 Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO
July 8 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Chicago, IL
July 15 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
July 24 Chateau Ste. Michelle Woodinville, WA
August 8 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
August 9 Sandia Casino Albuquerque, NM

More dates TBA

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Tom Hess: How To Quickly & Easily Play Difficult Guitar Licks And Solos

Tom Hess

How To Quickly & Easily Play Difficult Guitar Licks And Solos
By Tom Hess
You will not be able to play incredible guitar solos if you are a believer of this common, yet destructive and invalid myth:
“To play difficult guitar soloing licks that use different techniques, you must spend time practicing these techniques in isolation until they are mastered. Once you do this, you will be able to play through the entire solo accurately at lightning fast speeds.”
Even though you can practice advanced licks on their own and it CAN improve your skills for performing those licks - it won’t help you understand how to smoothly combine them together within an actual guitar solo. It is this problem that causes most guitarists struggle with playing complex guitar licks and it’s why their improvising often sounds more like a “collection of strung together licks” rather than a real “guitar solo”.

Notice:You need to begin practicing the skill of combining guitar techniques together in a smooth manner RIGHT NOW? not “later” after you have totally mastered them. This is why:

1. You don’t have to totally perfect a specific technique in order to use it in music (truth is, you won’t master some techniques until you’ve put in years of work)

2. Do you really want to not have the ability to play anything with a certain technique while you spend years mastering it?

Plus, by getting into the habit of learning how to apply and integrate different techniques you haven’t totally mastered into actual music, you will uncover new weaknesses you never knew you had (and would’ve missed while practicing only in isolation). Watch this video about guitar practice to learn specifically how and why this method is the best way to become a better guitarist. This new information will help you “master” the techniques in isolation 10 times faster than it would if you used the most common (yet ineffective) approaches.

Fortunately, being able to combine several techniques together in a musical manner is not hard - You’ll find out why in just a moment. First, check out this video for a demonstration of how this process works and how you can use it to quickly learn how to play advanced licks:

Now that you’ve checked out the video above, go through the steps below to see how to practice combining different techniques in a musical way. As you do this, utilizes any of the following example licks or think of your own licks:

Lead Guitar Solo Lick #1:

Lead Guitar Solo Lick #2:

Lead Guitar Solo Lick #3:

Step 1: Discover (Or Make) A Point Where The Two Licks Intersect
Play through the entire lick at a comfortable speed and find the note or general area where one part of the lick seems to end and the other lick starts.

For instance, in lead guitar lick #1 above, the final note of the arpeggio part of the lick ends on fret twelve of the high e string (followed by the scale starting on the seventeenth fret). This is where both licks intersect. It is important to locate this point, because this is where you generally must alter your picking motion (or playing mindset) to complete the second half of the lick. Going back to lead guitar solo lick #1, notice how the arpeggio part of the lick must be completed using a sweep picking motion, while the scale portion of the lick requires use of directional picking.

If you have not mastered sweep picking technique yet, don’t worry. It’s much easier to do than you might expect. Improve your skills for playing this technique by using the information in this article about how to play fast sweep picking licks.

Note: If you are using your own guitar licks that combine multiple techniques, you’ll need to locate this intersection point by yourself. Do this before you move on to step 2.

Step 2: Make A Smooth Transition By Refining The Main “Problem” Area
After finding the point where both parts of the lick join, isolate this part from the rest of the lick using this process:

*Go through the lick once again by playing it at a comfortable speed, only this time play the section from step 1 a few times when it comes up in the lick. The point of this is to strengthen the transition from one part of the lick to the next. By doing this, the entire lick will feel seamless and smooth (Note: don’t simply play with more speed to try to cover up mistakes).

*Next, play through the lick again (without any repeated notes) 3 times consecutively. Then on the 4th repetition, play the idea from step 1 several times as you did just a moment ago in the point above this one.

Go back and watch the video above one more time to see and hear the fast results that you get from using this guitar practice approach.

Don’t worry about playing as fast as you can right now, simply pay attention to emphasizing the note where both licks join together, and doing so smoothly and with great accuracy.

Step 3: Make Variations Of The Whole Lick Using Different Rhythms

After you feel more strong with combining different techniques into the lick you are practicing, you’re ready to make the lick feel as musical as possible. Do this by using the following ideas:
For several minutes, play the complete lick using varying note rhythms. For instance, if the original licks used only 8th or 16th notes, alter it by letting some notes ring out longer than others or using rhythms such as triplets. Force yourself to use as much variety from one repetition to the next (this will vastly improve your ability to be creative). Also, repeat notes if you like (you don’t have to play each note only once).

Learn more about playing rhythmic variations within your guitar licks by checking out this video on how to play lead guitar solos.

As you play through the variations in your lead guitar lick, observe the musical tension (drama) that is made when you hold certain notes longer than other ones. For instance, as you play guitar lick #1, contrast the tension built by holding the last note on the 13th fret of the G string to the tension created when holding the note on the 17th fret of the high E string... as you can tell, this difference is HUGE!
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Step 4: Make The Entire Lick Sound Better Using Creative Guitar Phrasing
The last step for making the main lick you began with sound musical and expressive is to enhance it using creative guitar phrasing techniques. Select any of the variations you made in step 3, and apply any of the following approaches to make it sound as musical as possible:

1.   Emphasize different notes in your lick by using different types of vibrato - from narrow to extra heavy. If you aren’t sure how this is done, read the information in this article on how to play vibrato on electric guitar.

2.   Play exclusively with hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and other legato techniques. Get various examples of how to do this by reading this article on the topic of how to play great blues guitar solos.

3.   Use the ideas in this article about how to play killer rock guitar solos to emphasize the notes in your licks that are a single fret apart.

Once you’ve completed the steps above, you’ll understand how to play awesome lead guitar licks by putting together any amount of guitar techniques. However, there is much more to becoming a great lead guitarist. To quickly become a better lead guitarist, work with the best online metal guitar teacher.

About The Author:

Tom Hess is a professional touring musician, recording artist and online guitar teacher who teaches guitarists from all over the world in his online guitar lessons. On his website,, you can get additional free tips about guitar playing, guitar playing resources , mini courses and surveys.

Bernie Beibl: Guitar Yoga course!

I'm more than happy to announce that my friend Marko Zirkovich and I finally released another Guitar Yoga course.
Level 3 - Advanced concludes our ground-breaking series.

Become a better player, no matter what level you are at, with the help of our unique courses that challenge you
both physically as well as mentally on the guitar.

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Guitar Yoga - Excerpts from Level 1 - Beginner

Guitar Yoga - Excerpts from Level 2 - Intermediate

Guitar Yoga - Excerpts from Level 3 - Advanced

Al Heslop: TesseracT Side-Project Heights - prog metal

I woke up to a nice surprise in my inbox today. No, it’s not a new Myrone song, but it’s still really sweet: a new jam by Heights, the progressive, instrumental three piece featuring TesseracT drummer Jamie Postones alongside guitarist Al Heslop and bassist John Hopkins. more

Michael Lee Firkins: Euro tour dates - more to follow


Short upcoming Michael Lee Firkins tour
(longer second leg Sept/Oct)

Michael Lee Firkins
Yep! Europe
27/4 Verviers BELGIUM - Spirit of 66
28/4 Zaltbommel NETHERLANDS - Het Hof
29/4 Hoofddorp NETHERLANDS - Duycker (clinic and concert)
1/5 Bochnia POLAND - Kino Regis / Bochnia Rocks
2/5 Kielce POLAND - Kielce Rockuja
3/5 Radzyn Podlaski POLAND - Oranzeria
5/5 Nice FRANCE - tba
6/5 Pisa ITALY - tba
7/5 Roma ITALY - clinic tba
8/5 Palermo Sicily ITALY - tba