Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Ron Thal: Corfu Rock School Guitar Contest - Win a week in Beautiful Corfu Greece

Corfu Rock School Guitar Contest - Win a week in Beautiful Corfu Greece with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal...!!!

Enter to win a a week in Beautiful Corfu Greece with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal...!!!

Come spend a week with me at a resort on a Greek island jamming, doing workshops, and having fun!


1. Upload a video to YouTube playing electric guitar
to this backing track...

Bumblefoot "Don't Know Who To Pray To Anymore"
End Solo Jam Track


Please include keywords
"Session Corfu Rock Contest" on YouTube upload

2. Send an email to bumblefoot@session.de
Include your video link, YouTube user name,
and your full name


Submissions must be received between
March 9th 2015 and April 6th 2015

1st prize:
Tuition + accommodation & flight within Europe

2nd & 3rd prizes:
€ 200 and € 100 gift certificates

10% OFF tuition for everyone who enters the contest

For full details about our #CorfuRockContest go to

For more about Corfu Rock School go to

Looking forward to seeing you!

PJ d'Atri: metal solo for JTC Solo Contest 2015

My name is PJ d'Atri, I am a rock guitar player from Austria with a foible for JS Bach, Django Reinhardt ad 80s Shred. I released two instrumental guitar albums so far, this year I will release my JS Bach guitar Album, my 3rd Solo guitar album and I will appear on the upcoming album of Jason Becker.


JTC Solo Contest 2015 PJ d'Atri

Dimitri Carrer: tasty tapping solo for JTC Solo Contest 2015


Hi folks!
This is my entry for the JTC Solo contest!
I hope you enjoy! If you dig the solo please like and subscribe, I'm planning to release few more videos in the near future!


For guitar n3rdz:
The guitar is recorded directly with the Axe FX II FW 18.03 no DAW EQ added, just raw sound, just a limiter on the master to raise a bit the volume
JTC Solo Contest 2015 Dimitri Carrer Entry

Onur Taskan: tasty Suhr solo for JTC Solo Contest 201

Vote for me here: https://jamtrackcentral.com/jtcguitar...

my contest video, click like button
https://www.facebook.com/beckeronur - add me on FB
I hope you enjoy ;)

JTC Solo Contest 2015 -Onur Taskan

Fred Brum: Taurus Dexter Octaver - Machina - super play through

My new album Transcendence is out now! :) Do consider getting it at:

Official site: http://www.fredbrum.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FredTheShred...

This is the demo of my Taurus Dexter Mk2 Octaver (the Mk2 has a smaller footprint and accepts both 9 and 12V power supplies for greater convenience.

Full specs:

The Dexter is a polyphonic octaver with an independent octave above the original signal and another one below, both with their dedicated level and range controls. The "range" control effectively narrows or widens the bandwidth to control the occurrence of artifacts generated often by this type of unit, and you can go from a tight, precise tracking effect to the well known "organ like" sounds with a lot of useful ground in between.

Tracking on the unit is excellent even when playing quick chord sequences, and there's more to the unit than just the well known exaggerated octaver effects that have been around for a while.

Recording was done using my Caparison Brocken 8-string with stock DiMarzios into a Kemper with profiles of both my Laney Ironheart 60 with a Tubescreamer boosting it and a EVH 50W. No post production other than customary basic mastering was used the Dexter is in the Kemper's loop set as a normal series mono FX loop.

Here are two demos of the Dexter showcasing the more pronounced / extreme uses of it excellently:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9unA... - Darek using a MkI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaF0_... - Dennis Kayzer creating some fantastic ambient sounds and textures.

As always, if you have any questions, ask away!
Fred Brum - Taurus Dexter Octaver - Machina

This is the digital edition of Transcendence, in 320K format. Upon completion of the order process, an email with the link is sent to the PayPal address used to buy the album, so careful with spam folders and the like!

1. Serenity(Prologue)
2. Stranded
3. Katana
4. Wanderer (feat. Per Nilsson)
5. Transcendence
6. Machina
7. Frozen Soul (feat. Francesco Filigoi)
8. Ryujin
9. Roland's Last Stand
10. Eclipse
11. Through The Mists (Epilogue)

Drums on Transcendence, Machina and Eclipse by Kevin Talley
Drums on Stranded by Rich Psonak
Guest lead on Wanderer by Per Nilsson
Guest lead on Frozen Soul by Francesco Filigoi

All instruments and programming by Fred Brum except where noted.

Copyright 2014 Fred Brum http://fredbrum.bigcartel.com/product/trascendence-digital-download

Prashant Aswani: ESP - Indian clinic tour dates

Furtados Music

Here are the details for Prashant Aswani's clinic in Kolkata and Delhi. If that wasn't enough we have Nishith Hegde from Demonic Resurrection/ The Minerva Conduct/ Albatross joining him as well. It's going to be a guitar players paradise. Don't miss this!!!

News: Sky Arts guitar competition - deadline is 31st March!

We're looking for a guitar superstar - could it be you?

We're searching for guitar players to jam, strum and pluck their way to victory in our major new competition. Whether you're into rock, classical, jazz or folk... if you're good at guitar, we want you.

Read more and APPLY NOW: http://bit.ly/1ydHylh

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Nita Strauss: Canada clinic tour announced

BIG NEWS: CANADA EDITION!!! I'm excited to finally be able to announce that I'll be coming up there to talk about guitars, playing guitars, and whatever else (probably not much else) at the end of April!! Thank youIbanez Guitars for this opportunity!! Clinic dates here:

Apr 20 Gendreau Musique Quebec City, Canada
Apr 21 Steve's Music Montreal, Canada
Apr 22 Fleet Pro Sound and Lighting Ottawa, Canada
Apr 23 Long & McQuade Toronto, Canada
Apr 24 Cosmo Music Richmond Hill, Canada
Apr 25 Long & McQuade Winnipeg, Canada
Apr 27 Long & McQuade Calgary, Canada
Apr 28 Long & McQuade Edmonton, Canada
Apr 29 Long & McQuade Vancouver, Canada

And as always all the up to date information can be found here:http://nitastrauss.com/tour/

Thank you and hope to see lots of you at the clinics!

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Tosin Abasi: Host Benefit Concert -- Special Guests -- Animals As Leaders...

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Tosin Abasi:  Host Benefit Concert

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Tosin Abasi:  Host Benefit Concert -- Special Guests -- Animals As Leaders...




(Los Angeles, CA – March 24, 2015) Legendary guitarists JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI announce plans for a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and good friend, Cliff Cultreri.
“A Benefit for Cliff III” will take place on Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.  This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders.

In addition to this extraordinary musical event, Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, have graciously donated various items to be auctioned at the event.  Among these items are autographed guitars as well as a chance to join Satriani’s “G4 Camp” taking place June 28 – July 2  in Cambria, CA and a package to attend Vai’s camp, “Vai Academy 2015 - All About The Guitar” in Vail, CO, August 2-6 as well.

Cliff Cultreri is the A&R executive who ‘discovered’ Satriani and Vai, as well as many other popular recording artists, while working at Relativity Records and Koch Entertainment. Cultreri is suffering from a host of Auto-Immune and Connective-Tissue disorders that are simultaneously attacking his immune system, a 1 in 100 million occurrence that causes severe pain and physical debilitations.  During his years in the industry, Cultreri has served as A&R for a number of top names including Allan Holdsworth, Billy Sheehan & Talas, Peter Frampton, Megadeth, Corrosion Of Conformity, Exodus, Anthrax, Death, Venom, Slash's Snakepit, My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Modern English, Gene Loves Jezebel, Fat Joe, Common, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, 3-6 Mafia, KRS1, Beatnuts, C Murder, Kurupt, Soulja Slim, RZA, and many others in all genres of music.

In 2006, Satriani and Vai joined forces for the first Cultreri benefit show and in 2011, came together again for the second.  Through both benefits, the duo have raised money and brought attention to the devastation this disease takes on both the patient and their family.

Satriani and Vai hope to raise even more funds with this year’s benefit to help Cultreri and his family’s financial needs. "I'm looking forward to sharing the stage with my good friends Steve Vai and Animals as Leaders for a night of unforgettable music,” said Satriani.  With Vai adding, “It’s a great privilege to take to the stage with my friends Joe and Tosin (of Animals As Leaders) in support of our dear buddy Cliff.  It’s a great cause and will be a magical evening of guitar extravaganza."

Reserved tickets start at $45 and are on sale now through ticketmaster.com/.  A limited number of VIP packages, including a meet and greet with Satriani and Vai, are also available.  Doors will be at 7 pm with the show set to begin at 8 pm.

Joe Satriani: confirms Dan Patlansky as special guest on November UK Tour

Legendary artist and performer and the hardest working guitarist in the business, Joe Satriani, is proud to announce that Award-winning South African guitarist and singer-songwriter Dan Patlanskywill be special guest on his Shockwave November 2015 UK Tour.

The news follows the UK release Dan Patlansky’s new album Dear Silence Thieves on April 27the same day he performs a special album launch showcase concert at London’s The Borderline, followed by dates at Sheffield Greystones (April 28), York Fibbers (April 30) and Poole’s Mr Kyps (May 7).

To celebrate the news, today Patlansky launches the official music video for Backbite, the first single taken from the Dear Silence Thieves album.  

In December 2014, Dear Silence Thieves was voted #1 in Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Blues Rock Albums of 2014 online poll. Earlier that year, Patlansky opened for Bruce Springsteen at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in front of 64,000 people.

Joe Satriani November 2015 UK Tour
with special guest Dan Patlansky

Manchester o2 Apollo                                                   Sunday November 1
Birmingham Symphony Hall                                       Monday November 2
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall                                        Tuesday November 3
Sheffield City Hall                                                           Wednesday November 4
Cardiff St. David’s Hall                                                  Thursday November 5
Southend Cliffs Pavilion                                               Saturday November 7
Bristol Colston Hall                                                         Sunday November 8
Portsmouth Guildhall                                                    Monday November 9
London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo                 Tuesday November 10

Ticket hotline: 0844 888 9991, Book online: ticketline.co.uk

Widek: Journey To The Stars - album pre order features Per Nilsson, Sithu Aye, Plini, Chris Letchford and Piotrek Gruszka

Widek: Journey To The Stars
1. Mira (feat. Chris Letchford)
2. Earthshine (feat. Plini) 04:32
3. Chara (feat. Gru)
4. Orion II (feat. Sithu Aye)
5. Nova
6. Space Horizon
7. Sirius
8. Parallax (feat. Owane)
9. Rana
10. Canis Majoris (feat. Per Nilsson)
11. Pillars of Creation
12. ION (feat. Ricky Davenport) 


Limited Edition Compact Disc + Digital  https://widekmusic.bandcamp.com/album/journey-to-the-stars
Compact Disc (CD)
Includes digital pre-order of Journey To The Stars. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
shipping out on or around 09 April 2015