Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Rob Garland: Jazz Fusion Improvisation Guitar Lesson




Jazz rock fusion improvisation guitar lesson with TrueFire artist Rob Garland. Visit Rob@ http://www.robgarland.net
In this lesson learn how to play over jazz chord changes & ideas to use over a modal static fusion vamp. Rob is plugged into his custom Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special amplifier. Share the video with friends, subscribe to Rob's channel - comments and questions welcome!


Jazz Fusion Improvisation Guitar Lesson Rob Garland TrueFire Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special Anderson

Joe Satriani: World Tour Begins September 17th in Europe – U.S. Tour Planned Early 2016

World Tour Begins September 17th in Europe – U.S. Tour Planned Early 2016
“CRYSTAL PLANET” – Satriani’s Sci-Fi Animation Series in the Works

(Los Angeles – May 12, 2015) Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album,Shockwave Supernova, on July 24th, making him one of the first to utilize the new “Friday, Global Release Day” for music. 

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a “masterpiece” or “the last word on guitar” from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer.  Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on September 18, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.

Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. “I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life,” says Satriani.

The album also sees Satriani once again joining forces co-producer and engineer John Cuniberti. Satch and Cuniberti share production on Shockwave Supernova, as they have on numerous albums – their shared history dates back to the guitar star’s 1986 debut album, Not Of This Earth and its follow- up, the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed, Surfing with the Alien.

Minnemann and Beller handle the bulk of Shockwave Supernova’s rhythmic dutieswith the exception of four cuts – the driving “Keep On Movin’,” full of wondrous Satch guitar wizardry and Keneally’s playful piano, “In My Pocket,” a deliciously greasy, souped-up take on Swing, along with “Crazy Joey” (a deliriously effervescent romp) and “Scarborough Stomp” (a relentless upbeat rocker) – find Satriani joined by another powerhouse rhythm section: the esteemed drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (whose work includes the likes of Frank Zappa, Sting, Paul Simon, among others) and Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney (whose resume includes Alanis Morrisette, Celine Dion and Rob Zombie, to name a few).

Recently, during the final performance of his two-year Unstoppable Momentum tour, Satriani had an epiphany; he found himself, “playing the guitar with my teeth an awful lot. I thought, ‘Why are you doing this?’ It’s as if something else, or somebody else, was driving me to do it.” Satriani seized upon this moment of self-realization as the springboard and creative center for his alter ego “Shockwave Supernova,” the outlandish and extroverted ‘performance side’ of the normally shy and reserved guitar virtuoso. With this new persona as partner, Satriani launched his wildly ambitious 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.

In a creative and engaging alternative venture, Satriania lifelong science fiction fan, has reached out to the future, through the medium of animation. Finally recognizing the on-stage symmetry with his alter ego allowed Satriani to also take a risk on this particular style of storytelling. He says, “Guitarist Ned Evett and I have created an animated series called Crystal Planet. The actualCrystal Planet is our very own Earth, set billions of years in the future. The hero of the show uses music generated by a unique electric guitar to travel through time while the show’s characters struggle to preserve the future and past of humankind.”  More information onCrystal Planet and how and where fans will view the series will be coming shortly.

Fans are now able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at satriani.com. Joe will be selecting art for the poster from fan submitted art – check Joe’s FB page for more details (facebook.com/joesatriani).  The album is available for pre-order on Amazon (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_amzn) and iTunes (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_itunes) and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl. 

As was previously announced, Satriani and Steve Vai, will perform at a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and their good friend, Cliff Cultreri. “A Benefit for Cliff III” is set for 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, 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.

News: AirTurn Introduces the DUO for Wireless Hands-Free Tablet Control



AirTurn Introduces the DUO for Wireless Hands-Free Tablet Control

DUO Pedal Control Features Faster Connectivity and Lower Price

NEDERLAND, Colorado – May 12
2015 – AirTurn, a leading manufacturer of wireless, hands-free controllers for tablets and computers, announced the DUO, a wireless 2-pedal foot controller for hands-free page turns, triggering effects and other applications.  The AirTurn DUO features updated electronics for faster connectivity and an easier interface for use by performers and presenters.  It will work with any Bluetooth tablet, smartphone or computer.
The DUO, featuring the BT-106 transceiver, replaces the BT-105 product series with many new features. The DUO’s new design places all controls and LEDs on top of the unit for better visibility.  The transceiver has a six button membrane switch that can be removed and used as a multimode handheld remote control.  The DUO works with over 100 applications for iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and Bluetooth-equipped Mac and PC computers for page turns, teleprompters, backing tracks among many other functions. 
AirTurn added additional modes so performers can have up to six options that can be programmed for ProTools, iTunes, camera controls or trigger effects, such as audio, video or lights. Cables were shortened to make a smaller foot print.  With the new micro USB charging port, most android phone/tablet chargers will charge the DUO battery.

“By using the same polycarbonate materials found in bullet-proof glass, the silent ATFS-2 pedals built into the DUO are nearly indestructible,” said Lester Karplus, Director at AirTurn.  “We had high octane performers in mind when developing the DUO.  AirTurn believes its role is to manage the technology so artists and presenters can have the freedom to perform.”

 The DUO package includes:
DUO BT-106 Bluetooth transceiver on pedal board with two ATFS-2 pedals
USB charging cable for rechargeable battery
Quick Start Guide
BT-106 (DUO) product family manual

 Pricing and Availability
The DUO is made in the USA and sells for $99 with a 1-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee. It is available now at the AirTurn Store and very soon at resellers worldwide.

About AirTurn 

Founded in 2008 in Boulder, CO, AirTurn, Inc. (http://www.airturn.com) develops cutting edge tools to enhance the wireless human interface with tablets and computers. Musicians all over the world use AirTurn products to manage effects, back tracks, metronomes, and turn digital sheet music pages hands-free. The company's growing community of over 150 partner developers is creating innovative applications for AirTurn's wireless controllers like the AirTurn PED and AirTurn BT-106 family of products.  AirTurn has also developed a family of mounting systems for tablets so they may be used in hands-free in multiple applications.

News: PRS Guitars Introduces Four All-Mahogany “SE Standard” Guitars

PRS Guitars Introduces Four All-Mahogany “SE Standard” Guitars

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) May 12, 2015 – PRS Guitars is proud to officially announce four SE Standard models, bringing the brand’s guitars to an exciting new price range. The all-mahogany SE Standards are designed to be the go-to instrument for beginning guitarists and budget-conscious players and will start at $499 USD. The most affordable PRS guitars to date, SE Standards are modeled after some of PRS’s most popular designs and carry familiar PRS appointments, including bird inlays, PRS stoptail and tremolo bridge designs, and a high-quality SE gig bag. All four models also share the classic combination of all-mahogany bodies (reminiscent of Paul’s pre-factory guitars) and set mahogany necks with rosewood fretboards. The four new SE Standard models are: the SE Standard 24, the SE Standard 22, the SE Standard 245, and the SE Santana Standard.
“The SE Series started with Carlos [Santana] and the desire to make PRS guitars available to a larger number of players. To be able to maintain the quality we demand and be able to get these sold through our dealers for less than $500 is remarkable,” Paul Reed Smith.

The SE Standard 24 is a modern instrument with a powerful voice. This guitar pairs 24-fret versatility with a PRS-Designed tremolo and PRS-Designed HFS and Vintage Bass pickups, resulting in a guitar that handles well and sounds as good plugged straight into an amp as it does run through a pedal board. The SE Standard 24 is the perfect choice for players who demand a rock-solid, reliable guitar. For full specifications and to hear the SE Standard 24 in action, visit www.prsguitars.com/sestandard24.
With 22 frets, a classic PRS Wide Fat neck, and stoptail bridge, the SE Standard 22 is a workhorse guitar that is ideal for the studio and the stage. This guitar has a warm, woody tone and focused midrange, allowing the SE Standard 22 to easily find a place in the mix. For full specifications and to hear the SE Standard 22 in action, visit www.prsguitars.com/sestandard22.

The SE Standard 245, named for its shorter scale length, has a classic voice that is eminently recordable and gig-ready. This instrument is instantly comfortable to players who prefer short-scale guitars and feature a classic control layout with volume and tone controls for each pickup and a 3-way toggle switch on the upper bout. For full specifications and to hear the SE Standard 245 in action, visit www.prsguitars.com/sestandard245.
The SE Santana Standard is a high-quality, articulate guitar for demanding players. With its shorter 24.5” scale length, this guitar has a buttery, sweet tone that can go from Santana’s signature lead tone to fat, hard rock rhythm chords. The SE Santana Standard is a tribute to Carlos Santana’s skill and style and offers players a great value and quality. For full specifications and to hear the SE Santana Standard in action, visit www.prsguitars.com/sesantanastandard.

“The hope with instruments like these is to make it possible for young or aspiring players to be able to buy a guitar that works, that is reliable, and that will give them a solid place to start,” Paul Reed Smith.
Since 2001, the SE Series has been offering incredible quality and great tone at affordable prices. The introduction of the SE Standard models represents a significant extension of the SE Series into the <$500 price point. The goal of the SE Series has always been to provide a quality instrument to players of all levels – one that would not fight the player, but encourage him or her to start and to keep playing. PRS is proud to extend this promise to an even more attainable price point with the SE Standard lineup.
Please visit www.PRSGuitars.com for a list of authorized PRS dealers and distributors. 

Doug Steele: How to play Dokken's Unchain the Night in the key of Lynch!


How to play Dokken's Unchain the Night
Doug Steele

Joe Satriani: announces 15th studio album "Shockwave Supernova"

JOE SATRIANI TO RELEASE 15th STUDIO ALBUM
“SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA” ON FRIDAY 24TH JULY
RELEASED ON CD, DOWNLOAD AND 2 LP VINYL

Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album, “SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA, on Friday 24th July, making him one of the first to utilise the new “Friday, Global Release Day” for music. 

The album will be released on CD, download and 2 LP vinyl.  Satriani’s World Tour begins 17th September in Europe (US Tour planned early 2016).  The UK leg of the European tour starts November 1st at the O2 Apollo Manchester with special guest Dan Patlansky.

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a “masterpiece” or “the last word on guitar” from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer.  Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on 18th September, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.  

Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, California, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. “I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life,” says Satriani.

The album also sees Satriani once again joining forces co-producer and engineer John Cuniberti. Satch and Cuniberti share production on Shockwave Supernova, as they have on numerous albums – their shared history dates back to the guitar star’s 1986 debut album, Not Of This Earth and its follow-up, the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed, Surfing with the Alien.  Click here to access the full online UK press release page - www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/joesatriani/shockwave-supernova.htm.

Album Tracklist

1.   Shockwave Supernova
2.   Lost In A Memory
3.   Crazy Joey
4.   In My Pocket
5    On Peregrine Wings
6.   Cataclysmic
7.   San Francisco Blue
8.   Keep On Movin’
9.   All of My Life
10. A Phase I’m Going Through
11. Scarborough Stomp
12. Butterfly and Zebra
13. If There Is No Heaven
14. Stars Race Across The Sky
15. Goodbye Supernova

Joey Alexander: Giant Steps - 12 years old - stunning!



Dear Friends in Music


Please welcome to Your world, Motéma's recording artist, and my Little Big (or my Big Little) friend, the most amazing, 12 years old Indonesian jazz piano prodigy, now residing in the world's jazz capital, New York City - JOEY ALEXANDER.


Joey has his debut album "My Favorite Things" featuring Larry Grenadier (Stan Getz, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny), Ulysses Owens Jr. (Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride), Russell Hall (bass), Sammy Miller (drums) and Alphonso Horne (trumpet). Official worldwide release date; May 12, 2015.


If You haven't heard his name by now, please memorize this name: JOEY ALEXANDER. Joey is one of today's most impressive musicians I am aware of.And again, he is only 12 years old (in June), and wow! I feel very honored to know Joey, to be friend with his great parents Danny and Fara, and it was an immense privilege for being able to organe Joey's first ever full performances in the USA, at the Paul Robeson Center For The Arts in Pricneton, NJ on May 4 and at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, New York City on May 7 of 2014. ​




If the word “genius” still means anything, it applies to this prodigy.” "(Joey) plays with breathtaking precocity and mastery of several decades of piano style." — DownBeat Magazine

“Technically fluent and harmonically astute.” — The New York Times

“Magnificent not only for the child’s virtuosity - plenty of prodigies have outsized chops - but for the maturity and perception he brought.” — Jazz Time


"Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock set Joey Alexander on a path to make some serious waves here in the U.S." — The JazzLine

For all inquiries about the publicity and more, please contact Joey's record label:
Motéma www.motema.com
(Motéma is NYC based jazz and world music label that has in their roster artists such as Ginger Baker, Arturo O'Farrill, Joe Locke, Charnett Moffett, Eldar Djangirov, Feoff Keezer, Marc Cary, Monty Alexander, Rufus Reid, Randy Weston, Will Calhoun and many others​.)

For all booking worldwide, please contact Joey's booking agency:
IMN - International Music Network www.imnworld.com/artists
(IMN is a premier jazz and world music booking agency that has in their roster artists such as Wayne Shorter, Joe Lovano, John Scofild, McCoy Tyner, Danilo Perez, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Avishai Cohen, Ladysmth Black Mambazo,Youssou N'Dour and many others​.)


An extraordinary and uniquely gifted young pianist from Indonesia (born in 2003), Joey Alexander marks his recording debut with the release of *My Favorite Things* (May 12, 2015). Joey brings a delicate, profound and soulful touch to his own interpretation of such classics as My Favorite Things, Giant Stepsand Over the Rainbow and showcases his talents as an arranger, composer and bandleader. Joey Alexander taught himself to play piano by listening with his father to classic jazz albums. An amateur musician, Alexander’s father soon recognized his son’s gift for jazz, as his technique and ability to grasp complicated musical concepts was beyond someone of his years. Due to the lack of jazz education where he lived, Alexander began attending jam sessions with senior musicians. From there, his musical intuition flourished, as did his love of playing jazz. In recognition of his talent, UNESCO invited Alexander to play solo piano in honor of his jazz idol Herbie Hancock, who provides enthusiastic support to Alexander’s budding career. Through festival appearances and awards for his improvisational brilliance, the world has taken notice of this phenomenal and exciting pianist with the astonishing technique and soulful sound.


For upcoming Joey's performance, please chek his website:
www.joeyalexandermusic.com




And above all, please get Joey's debut album, Joey is one of a kind.
On Amazon (CD) or iTunes (Digital, including 2 bonus tracks)


MoonJune Records is home for many amazing contemporary Indonesian progressive jazz and fusion artists which I promote gradually since 2007, such as Dewa Budjana, Dwiki Dharmawan, Tohpati, Riza Arshad's simakDialog, Tesla Manaf, I Know You Well Miss Clara, Agam Hamzah & Ligro, and more to come. And I am more than happy to see more and more In donesian musicians in different genres being more and more known around the world, it is an amazing country, full of amazing people and amazingly talented msuciians in all genres,a nd definitely Joey Alexander is possibly one of the Indonesian's greatest talents.
As they say in Indonesia, SUKSES MAS JOEY!


Yours truly
Leonardo/MoonJune

Kiko Loureiro: Latin Groove - new jam track




Latin Groove

Megadeath & ANGRA guitarist Kiko Loureiro returns to his Brazilian roots and interest in Jazz and Fusion music, combining this with his love for heavy progressive rock to create this track laced with Latin groove/melody and epic rock attitude and licks! Kiko has once again proved he is a versatile guitarist and a sheer musical force to be reckoned with!

By analysing and learning how to play this track you will be mastering the use of Harmonic minor scales, Dorian and Blues scales. Kiko plays some tasteful faster phrases too that will help you up your hybrid and alternate picking game. Plus you are going to learn how to incorporate a whole bunch of very musical bends, slides and vibrato! Better still.....all this and more can be yours for JUST £4.99!


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

https://jamtrackcentral.com/store/jamtracks/latin-groove