Saturday, 25 April 2015

Steph Goyer: Beyond All Reason - progressive tapping etude

Steph Goyer is a guitarist, composer and teacher from Boston, MA. She studied at Berklee College of Music and plays in progressive metal band Protean Collective.

Gear Brian Moore C55 7 and an Axe-Fx Ultra

Twitter/Instagram- @steph_goyer

Protean Collective's new album "The Red and The Grey" is out on Itunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, and Spotify.

Steph Goyer: Beyond All Reason

Giacomo Castellano, Gianni Rojatti: RACER CAFE track by track

Video by Giacomo Castellano
Music by Racer Cafe (Giacomo Castellano, Gianni Rojatti) all rights reserved ©2014

I've uploaded this video again because the official RACER CAFE version had some editing issues!

Original version:

RACER CAFE TRACK BY TRACK is a journey through the 4 songs of the EP, a chat about our first work.

Giacomo Castellano (Guitar)
Gianni Rojatti (Guitar)
Erick Tulissio (Drums)
Dado Neri (Bass)

This EP is produced by Giacomo Castellano and Dolcetti
Mixed by Giacomo Castellano
Available on iTunes, Amazon, etc.. ;-)



Martin Miller: RG652K, RG3727FZ, AT100 Joins Forces with Ibanez Guitars!

Alright guys, I was eagerly waiting for a few weeks now to give you the official news:

I now endorse Ibanez Guitars exclusively! I'm super stoked about this relationship and can't tell you guys how excited I am to be part of this amazing family. I'm sure we as partners will have many great projects in the pipeline for the future.

The guitar you see in this picture is the brand new RG652k with DiMarzio humbuckers, original edge trem, basswood body, etc. What can I say? This thing plays and sounds like an utter dream. I got it along with a few other very nice axes, which I'm going to reveal very soon. Also, later in the year I'll receive some truly special instruments, watch this space!

It's funny how I've come full circle with Ibanez and Laney, as those were the brands I've been playing for ages since my early years. Feels good to be back home.

Special thanks to Hiroki Rocky Oda for putting his trust into me and Stephan Killermann and Meinl Distribution for providing the best local support a lil' guitar player like me could ask for! Here's to the future!!!

Martin Miller Joins Forces with Ibanez Guitars! (RG652K, RG3727FZ, AT100)

Gavin Iedema: Frames of life - promo video - very tasty soloing

Gavin Iedema: Frames of life - promo video... very tasty soloing ...

Thanks to Shami, Oka, Erik

Gavin iedema - Frames of life (Video Clip)

Hans Van Even: Siggi Braun HVE Stardust Custom N-Land and Blues Theme

Here's a good example of how well the Siggi Braun HVE Stardust Custom ( reacts playing Jeff Beck style soloing on my tune N-Land, the combination of the Hipshot Contour tremolo, LSR roller nut and Sperzel locking tuners keep everything perfectly in tune, this is without doubt the smoothest and best tremolo I've used so far and string changes are easy.

You can buy my CD from here :!shop/clrj

Leo Isnard - Drums
Goran Vujic - Bass

Read the review and interview

N-Land - solo snippet (with Siggi Braun "Stardust" & Hipshot Contour tremolo)

Hans' Blues - theme (with Siggi Braun "Stardust")

Chris Brooks: Penta Power - Preview of Picking Systems and Sequences

Preview. Coming soon to

Chris Brooks' Penta Power: Picking Systems and Sequences

Phi Yaan-Zek: has just released the new 'Ley Lines' CD

Phi Yaan-Zek

Here it is in my very hands - just released the new 'Ley Lines' CD by Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards & myself. Now available to buy on CD:

And to download right now at Bandcamp: — with Steve Lawson and Andy Edwards Drummer.

Scott Jones: available for recording on your album or project

Scott Jones

I wanted to make known to anyone who is interested, that I am available for recording GUITAR PARTS and SOLOS on your project.

If it's a Fusion project, Pop, R&B, Gospel, Rock...whatever...I can handle the gig for you at a reasonable rate on a deadline, if needed.

Message me here if interested.

Here are some reviews of my work from clients and supporters:

Reece Fullwood: announces endorsement with ESP Guitars

Reece Fullwood

I'm really stoked and proud to announce that I am now endorsed by ESP Guitars The quality of these instruments is on another level!
I'll be posting some YouTube videos in the week to come reviewing and demoing some of their 7 and 8 string models.
I received this beautiful LTD H-1007fr in see through black today. The first thing I thought was how well balanced the guitar was and how well in really resonated in your hands. — with ESP Guitars and ESP Guitars UK.

Kurt James: Radio Interview Guitar Hero Tour Japan Purple Express

I hooked up with Kurt James at NAMM... here's a photo.!

Live interview and in studio performance broadcast from Japan during the Guitar Hero's tour 1988. Kurt James is one of the great guitarists from the era of shred.

Kurt James Radio Interview Guitar Hero Tour Japan Purple Express Narumo Dr. Seigel

Kurt James' OnTheRocks 'OnTheRocks'.wmv

Kurt James - Sound Check

News: Line up for Carolina Rock Rebellion announecd


Band performance times for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion are as follows (subject to change):

Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party
(for those with hotel and camping packages)

Jägermeister Stage

7:30 PM21st Century Goliath
8:40 PMFailure Anthem
9:50 PMBrown Sabbath

Saturday, May 2
Doors open at 11am

Monster Energy Rebellion Stage

12:30 PMWe Are Harlot
2:00 PMOf Mice & Men
4:00 PMHollywood Undead
6:10 PMPapa Roach
7:40 PMSammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PMKorn

Monster Energy Carolina Stage

1:00 PMNonpoint
2:40 PMScott Weiland & the Wildabouts
4:45 PMChevelle
6:55 PMRise Against
8:45 PMMarilyn Manson

ReverbNation Stage

11:15 AMReverbNation Winner TBA
1:30 PMStars In Stereo
3:20 PMJackyl
5:30 PMCheap Trick

Jägermeister Stage

11:15 AMLola Black
NoonSons Of Texas
1:30 PMBeartooth
3:30 PMPeriphery
5:40 PMMotionless In White

Sunday, May 3
Doors open at Noon

Monster Energy Carolina Stage

1:30 PMYoung Guns
3:00 PMIn This Moment
4:50 PMHalestorm
6:20 PMSlash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
8:30 PMGodsmack

Monster Energy Rebellion Stage

2:00 PMButcher Babies
3:35 PMThe Pretty Reckless
5:35 PMBreaking Benjamin
7:25 PMSlayer
9:35 PMSlipknot

ReverbNation Stage

12:15 PMExodus
1:00 PMTestament
2:30 PMSuicidal Tendencies
4:10 PMQueensrÿche

Jägermeister Stage

12:15 PMStarset
1:00 PMHatebreed
2:30 PMTremonti
4:20 PMIn Flames

A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase at
Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway is located at 7301 Bruton Smith Blvd. in Concord, NC, just outside Charlotte, and less than two hours from Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro. For those who have purchased camping packages, camping is open from Noon on Friday, May 1 through Noon on Monday, May 4.
For more information on Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, visit:

Alex Hutchings: Minor Rock Fusion The Bonus Licks

Minor Rock Fusion The Bonus Licks

The response to Alex's 20 Minor Rock Fusion Licks was so great, that we decided to treat you all to some extra bonus content! In this pack you will find 5 incredible bonus licks, ALL with Deluxe breakdown videos. We've also thrown in an incredible breakdown lesson by Alex for the jamtrack, where he explains exactly what's going on and how you can approach soloing over the jamtrack yourself. Piecing all of the tools featured in the licks together, Alex plays a very melodic improvisation which provides the perfect ‘context’ for the licks and functions as the perfect backdrop for the package.

Alex's licks feature some of the most prominent techniques in the world of rock fusion including smooth flowing legato notes, chromatic passing tones, economy picking, arpeggios, minor pentatonics, sweep picking, arpeggios and symmetrical patterns which generate a very cool and unexpected 'outside' sound.

Alex say 'It's a great compliment to the original series but it actually functions as a standalone pack. So if you didn't have the first one, this is a great tester or teaser for you to get your teeth into. I hope you enjoy it!'

If you love Alex's playing, Rock Fusion jamming, or even just want to test the Deluxe format of JTC packs for a lower price, this is the pack for you!

As ever, we have accurately transcribed every note and included the TAB/notation in the download, full backing tracks, audio solos and track notes.