Saturday, 11 July 2015

Silvio Gazquez: new album samples fro classy fusion release


Track List

1.Night Sky
2.City Lights
3.The Promise
4.Cry of Hope
5.Spring Day
6.Summer of 09
7.You Are My Life
9.In My Dreams

Silvio Gázquez: Electric, Nylon String and Synth Guitar - Keyboards
Damián Righi: Bass
Tulio Gázquez: Drums
William Catena: Sax
Carlo Peluso: Piano/Keyboard Solos
David Catena: Percussion Programming

All songs were written and arranged by Silvio Gázquez

Mixed and Mastered at by David Catena
Cover Artwork by Betina Colombo
Produced by Silvio Gázquez

Co-Produced by David Catena

Silvio Gazquez Project - New Solo Album (Audio Samples)

Murilo Morello: nuages - Django classic from old time favourite of TIS

nuages (Django)

bando de nuvens que passa ligeiro

Cameron Allen: Bebop Blues in C

Shedding a jazz blues in preparation for my column in Guitar Interactive Magazine

Cameron Allen - Bebop Blues in C

Joey Tafolla: interviewed on NHK "Rock Sound" in '88 - Must Listen for guitar history fans

NHK stands for Nippon Housou Kyokai, which is Japan Broadcasting Corporation.
This program was broadcasted nationwide in Japan.

Joey Tafolla on NHK "Rock Sound" in '88.

Ciro Manna: XY Backings from Jam Track Central

Ciro Manna XY Backings

JTC is very pleased to bring Ciro Manna’s latest album ‘XY’. When Ciro releases a new product it’s obvious that it’s going to be incredible, and this full length album takes it one step further! This exceptional record shows Ciro at his best; musically, technically, melodically and creatively, Ciro and his band are on top form!

So what can you expect to hear in these tracks? Overall we’re looking at a top shelf instrumental Jazz-Rock vibe but the experience goes much deeper than that. With style influences such as Rock/Ballads, Funk, hard hitting driving Rock grooves, singing melodies and screaming solos this record will appeal to the masses and musicians alike.

It also features guest work by many of Ciros friends, including global superstar guitarists Guthrie Govan, Andy Timmons and Paul Gilbert! With Toto drummer Simon Phillips (Jeff Beck, The Who, Judas Priest, Tears for Fears, Mike Oldfield, and Gary Moore) and Leland Sklar (a prolific session bassist with over 2,000 session credits) playing on most tracks, not only are you going to get an outstanding performance on every track but the official backing tracks will allow you to take Ciro’s place and jam out with the greats!

Ciro has transcribed everything too so you can learn every lick, riff, solo and guest solo from the official TAB/notation.

Check out the playthrough video of the title track 'XY' below!

Tom Hess: Harmful Mistakes You Must Avoid On Your Guitar Lesson Ads

Harmful Mistakes You Must Avoid On Your Guitar Lesson Ads

by Tom Hess
Are you having troubles catching new students with your guitar lesson ads? Well, you are not the sole one. Many guitar teachers face this common issue, most of them consider their lesson ads aren't meeting a considerable amount of people but in reality the problem is their lesson ads not being effective.
The followings are the common mistakes many guitar teachers make in their guitar lesson ads and how you can avoid them to get more new guitar students:

Mistake #1: Lacking A Clear Understanding Of Who You Are Creating Your Guitar Lesson Ads For
Most guitar teachers try to promote their lessons to as many different people as possible, attempting to attract a diverse groups of guitar students. They think that trying to attract all types (beginners, advanced and intermediate guitar students) will be more effective for getting more guitar students to take lessons. In reality, you get the attention of potential students only when you become more specific in your ad. Students who are committed to learning guitar only want to take lessons with a specialist.
For instance, when you suffer from a toothache, do you go to see a general doctor at the clinic or a dentist? I don’t even have to answer this question, right? Well, this is the way your potential students think about taking lessons from a specialist vs a “general” guitar teacher.
Quick fix: Design Your Guitar Lesson Ads For Unique Groups Of Guitar Students Only
You can make this even more efficient by designing several different ads focusing on unique groups of guitar students. This will help you get a lot more new guitar students.

Mistake #2: Concentrating Too Much On You
When writing guitar lesson ads, many guitar teachers tends to focus too much on themselves (their backgrounds and teaching experience) This is harmful for your ads for two reasons: First, all other guitar lesson ads are written in this way - they mention the exact same things, as if all teachers are the same. Writing your lesson ads just like everyone else won’t persuade anyone to contact you over another guitar teacher and makes you lose students.
Second, people don’t care about you, your background, your teaching experience or the experience of anyone else... potential students want to learn to play guitar. Your credentials will never get them excited about taking lessons with you.

Quick fix: Write Your Guitar Lesson Ads Based On Your Students’ Desires
Make people feel like you really relate to them when writing you lesson ads. Make them feel like you truly understand the problems and frustrations they are experiencing.
Write down a list of the most common desires and frustrations guitar students usually have and address them in your guitar lesson ads. Write specifically about the challenges you are going to help them to overcome and the goals you will lead them to achieve. This way, those who read your ad will feel you are the one who understands what they really want... chances are they will contact you.

Warning: Don’t write untrue statements or claims. You must be able to show proof of your ability to teach guitar effectively. If you lack confidence in your teaching skills, get specialized training on the best way to teach guitar and become the best teacher in your local area.

Mistake #3: Failing To Show Students The Value They Will Get From Taking Guitar Lessons With You
Don’t fall into the trap that most guitar teachers fall into: listing too many details about what they are going to teach. They usually write about specific musical topics or guitar techniques. Avoid this if you want to attract new students. Here is why:
Prospective students don’t want you to teach them musical concepts or guitar techniques, what they really want is to play guitar the way they want or solve their musical frustrations. Writing about a bunch of topics will not fulfill their needs or desires and many of them will assume you are not the right guitar teacher for them.

Quick fix: Stop Writing About “Guitar Lessons” In Your Ads – Write About “Solving Their Guitar Playing Frustrations”
If you want your guitar lesson ads to be really effective, you need to get a clear understanding of what potential students seek in guitar lessons. Hint what students that are starting at guitar look for in guitar lessons is usually completely different from what advanced guitar students look for. Children, adults, teenagers, all and each of them have different and unique reasons for seeking guitar lessons. Find out which student type you are trying to target and write your ads based on their specific desires and challenges.

Mistake #4: Saying How Much Your Lessons Cost Right In The Ad
Most guitar lesson ads show the lesson price. This prevents you from getting new students, and here is why:

A. Almost all guitar students don’t really understand how to differentiate one guitar teacher from another. They guess (incorrectly) that all teachers are basically the same and that the one who is more affordable will be ideal for them (and their money).

These students’ assumptions hurt you. With this approach, the only way to win is by being the least expensive guitar teacher in your local area... causing you to end up working much harder while making less money. This also hurts your guitar students, since in the process of seeking an inexpensive guitar teacher, they are likely to end up with a low quality guitar teacher.

B. Guitar students who seek “affordable” guitar lessons are the ones who are not committed and serious enough to learn guitar, are not likely to stay longer with you and do not have a lot of money to spend in guitar lessons. On the contrary, the exemplary and ideal guitar students (those who are committed and serious about learning to play guitar, who want to study only with the best guitar teacher and also have lots of money to spend on guitar lessons) understand that affordable guitar lessons are equivalent to low quality education. They will NEVER select you as a teacher if they see your prices are low.

As a result, students lose and you lose “twice”, by failing to attract the ideal guitar students and
making way less money. Check out this great article and find out more reasons why guitar teachers struggle to earn a lot of money and what you can for earning lots of money teaching guitar.

Quick fix: Reveal The Cost Of NOT Taking Guitar Lessons
Forget about revealing the pricing of your lessons in the ad, instead, help potential students see the real cost of not taking guitar lessons with a guitar teacher that understands them and can help solve their musical frustrations.
You have now learned how to make your guitar lesson ads way more effective… but making your ads more effective is only one single part of the equation for getting huge amounts of new guitar students. To learn the other steps you must follow for transforming prospective students into paying students, check out this guide about how to have students taking guitar lessons with you.

About The Author: Tom Hess is an composer, tourist artist and guitar teaching coach. He helps many guitar teachers become highly successful with his guitar teaching program. On his website, you can get additional free tips about guitar teaching, mini courses, guitar teacher articles, and guitar teaching skill assessments.

Yvette Young: touring with Chon and Polyphia designs new .strandberg*

Yvette Young was asked by Ola Strandberg to create her own original design for a new .strandberg* guitar... check out what she created!

The clean body arrives

The Template with design in pencil

The stunning design

Catch Yvette Young live on tour with Chon and Polyphia

Jul 15
Brick & Mortar Music Hall - w/ Polyphia, Yvette Young San Francisco, CA Tickets RSVP
Jul 17 The Irenic - w/ Polyphia, Yvette Young San Diego, CA Tickets RSVP
Jul 18 Constellation Room - w/ Polyphia, Yvette Young Santa Ana, CA Tickets RSVP
Jul 19 The Echo - w/ Polyphia, Yvette Young Los Angeles, CA Tickets

Ritchie Blackmore: Blackmore's Night - Soldier Of Fortune - Deep Purple Paris 2015

Ritchie Blackmore not lost any of the magic - Blackmore's Night - Soldier Of Fortune - Deep Purple Paris 2015

Blackmore's Night - Soldier Of Fortune (Deep Purple cover) - Live Paris - 08/07/2015

Reb Beach, John Roth: Pull Me Under from 2009 album 'Karma' - Download Festival 2014

Pull Me Under from 2009 album 'Karma' - available to buy on cd

WINGER - Pull Me Under (Live At Download Festival 2014)

David Maxim Micic, Nick Johnston: EGO | Teaser #2… well kind of

EGO | July 12

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Jason Sadites: You're Gonna Feel That Tomorrow - Broken - lesson

This week Jason features an excerpt from his song "You're Gonna Feel That Tomorrow" featuring the amazing rhythm section of The Aristocrats, Marco Minnemann on drums and Bryan Beller on bass. The song is from Jason's CD 'Broken' which is available here:

Please be sure to check out the websites: to catch the latest episode and Jason Sadites weekly Quick Lick.
Amps & Axes Quick Lick #26 with Jason Sadites

Mark Tremonti: Interview - The Prog Report

Mark Tremonti talks about the new Tremonti album - Cauterize, having his own label, and the struggles of the new music biz.

Mark Tremonti Interview - The Prog Report

Chris Letchford: Scale the Summit - "Stolas" - tribute to 1980's?

Scale the Summit debut the first single, "Stolas", from their upcomingalbum "V" (out 9/18/15 via Prosthetic Records) in a satirical 80's influenced music video!

Members Chris Letchford
Mark Michell
J.C. Bryant
Travis Levrier

Video directed by Eddie Zapata .

Scale the Summit - "Stolas" Official Music Video

Eddie Van Halen: 10 minute Eruption Concord, 2015

Eddie Van Halen: 10 minute Eruption Concord, CA 7/9/15

Eddie Van Halen Eruption Concord, CA 7/9/15

Jeff Kollman: announces July 18 show feat. Danny Carey of TOOL!

Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUADBOMBASTIC MEATBATSGLENN HUGHES), who is currently on tour withSEBASTIAN BACH, has announced a July 18 Baked Potato show featuring a special line-up.  Kollman will be joined by long-time compadre and co-guitarist, Jeff "Big Red" Marshall, bassist Jesse Stern, and drummer Danny Carey of TOOL.  UK-born harmonica virtuoso Paul Vallis will sit in as special guest.

States Kollman: “We are superstoked that Danny has agreed to join us for the occasion – gonna be fun even though we won’t have a lot of time to rehearse the set.  It’ll be flying by the seats of our pants and hoping for the best!  Originally, we were gonna do the gig withGlen Sobel, who’s played with us a ton over the years, but when Glen had to bow out due to his commitments with ALICE COOPER we had to find a sub and quick.  Enter: Mr. Carey!  The only time I've had the opportunity to jam with Danny was an encore guest appearance with reggae greats STEEL PULSE when I saw him in the audience and pulled him up on stage to join the jam.  So great we’re finally getting a chance to play together for real.  I cannot wait!”

In other Kollman news, the guitarist will also be back with Japanese superstar Eikicki Yazawa later this fall.  Confirmed tour dates include the ‘Rock In Dome’ show at Tokyo’s giant Tokyo Dome on September 5.

Last but not least, Kollman has announced a demo archives compilation of early recordings from his pre-EDWIN DARE days, set to be released sometime in the fall.  Tentatively titled ‘Jeff & Tommy Kollman – the Heavy Metal Teenage Years’; the album is set to contain 18 songs from the brothers’ formative years in Toledo, OH before they set out to conquer the world with their first band VXN.
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Billy Zoom: Undergoing Chemotherapy for Cancer Will Miss Summer Dates

Zoom Undergoing Chemo for Cancer Will Miss Summer Dates
Texas Guitarist – JESSE DAYTON – To Sit-In for Zoom

(Los Angeles – July 10, 2015)  It was announced yesterday, Billy Zoom - the legendary guitarist for the seminal punk band X will not be joining his bandmates on their July and August dates as he seeks immediate medical treatment for bladder cancer.
Texas guitar player, Jesse Dayton (Waylon Jennings, Supersuckers) will be sitting in for the iconic guitarist temporarily.

Dates beginning on July 17th in Ridgefield, CT and continuing through August 3 in NY at City Winery will feature Dayton stepping in for Billy.  Remaining festival dates in August and September are yet to be determined.

As was previously announced, X, the long-time leaders of the L.A. Punk Scene,  will perform at the KCRW “Sound in Focus” Annenberg Live Series on August 8th with Dwight Yoakam.  The concert is free for all ages; those interested in attending need to RSVP at  X have also been confirmed to perform at this year’s Hopscotch festival on September 12th in Raleigh, NC as well as September 19th at the Kaaboo Festival held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA.

Beginning yesterday and continuing through the weekend, X bring their 4-Album Show plays to The Observatory in Orange County with Billy in his original position, Cheshire grin and all. 

Formed in 1977, quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in LA's flourishing first wave punk scene. Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978. While these songs were later re-recorded for their second album, the versions on Adult Books / We're Desperate reveal X's raw talent for totally sincere songwriting and stripped-down rock n' roll.  This past April, the band re-issued that first single, in its original 7-inch format, as limited edition colored vinyl.

The original line-up of X remains John DoeExene CervenkaBilly Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.  Jesse Dayton fills in for Billy Zoom from July 17 – August 3.

X Summer 2015 “How I Learned My Lesson Tour”

July 17                   Ridgefield Playhouse                                      Ridgefield, CT
July 18                   Underground Arts                                           Philadelphia, PA
July 19                   The State Theatre                                            Falls Church, VA
July 22                   Music Box Supper Club                                  Cleveland, OH
July 24                   The Magic Bag                                                   Ferndale, MI
July 26                   City Winery                                                         Chicago, IL
July 27                   City Winery                                                         Chicago, IL
July 28                   City Winery                                                         Chicago, IL
July 30                   The Sinclair                                                         Cambridge, MA

Aug 1                     City Winery                                                         New York City, NY
Aug 2                     City Winery                                                         New York City, NY
Aug 3                     City Winery                                                         New York City, NY
Aug 8                     Annenberg Space for Photography                     Los Angeles, CA
                                (KCRW sponsored show)
Aug 28                  Shank Hall                                                           Milwaukee, WI

Sep 12                   Hopscotch Fest                                                 Raleigh, NC
Sep 19                   KAABOO Fest                                                    Del Mar, CA

Please donate to Support “Billy Zoom’s Kick Cancer’s Butt” Fight by visiting:

Neal Morse: announces Morsefest 2014 Testimony And One Live


Progressive Rock icon Neal Morse, (also of Flying Colours and Transatlantic and ex-Spock’s Beard) is pleased to announce his new live album Neal Morse -Morsefest 2014 Testimony And One Live.

Released on Friday August 21, the live album is available as a 2-Blu-Ray or Special Edition 2 DVD/4 CD set, and will be up for pre-order from Tuesday July 21from

The album was recorded live in Nashville on November 14 and 15, 2014. Long-time collaborators Mike Portnoy and Randy George, as well as Neal Morse Bandanchors Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette, joined Neal to perform his renowned classic albums Testimony and One. Complete with 4-piece horn section, 6-member female background vocal section, violin and cello, full orchestra percussion with timpani and chimes, dancers, special guests and special staging; this is the most elaborate live release of Neal’s career.

This stunning live album concert features over 5 hours of great performances including the entire Testimony and One albums, plus special encores of the Spock's Beard classic “The Light” featuring Alan Morse, and the Transatlantic epic “Stranger In Your Soul.” Also included is a behind-the-scenes documentary with footage of Neal's exclusive acoustic concert, the rehearsal footage, "Name That Prog Tune" game with Mike Portnoy, and lots more.

To access the official online press release and downloadable Hi-res artwork and photos, click here –