Sunday, 26 July 2015

Dr.Viossy: True Temperament - Dr.Viossy perfectly intonated guitar by GNG!

Today, Michele "Dr. Viossy" Vioni came to visit my workshop, and I couldn't wait to let him try out this Morgoth with True Temperament fretting system and Evertune Bridge. Other info about this guitar:

True Temperament: Dr.Viossy ASTONISHED, perfectly intonated guitar by GNG!

Sam Bell: back with a little funk fusion noodle

Sam Bell back with a little funk fusion noodle

Funk Fusion Improvisation

Brett Garced, Virgil Donati, Chris Buck: master jam session

A Perfect Jamming Session with the Masters! VD CB and BT!!


Virgil Donati Chris Buck And Brett Garced Jamming

Jason Sadites: slightly unorthodox D Major Pentatonic lick

This week Jason shows you another interesting and slightly unorthodox D Major Pentatonic lick. Enjoy...

Please be sure to check out the websites: to catch the latest episode and Jason Sadites weekly Quick Lick.

Thanks for watching!!!
Amps & Axes Quick Lick #28 with Jason Sadites

Samuli Federley: Swiss Picks - excellent picking demo

Samuli Federley - Swiss Picks demo

This is a demo video for Swiss Picks. They are awesome guitar picks and this song is the first thing that came out when I touched these cool tools. Check out also http://www.swisspicks.comand

Michael Lee Firkins, Stuart Hamm, Atma Anur: War Pigs Pro Shot - bootleg edition 2011

All rough editing & sound, not mixed at all - from the board
Recorded during the Jason Becker Not Dead Yet in Haarlem Nov. 11, 2011

Michael Lee Firkins - War Pigs (2011) bootleg edition

Sam Birchall: Saturday practice. Some new chord ideas

So this was just a bit of improv to work out lighting and camera angles for a new video. Conclusion - this is not a good camera angle or good lighting! But i thought there were a few cool ideas is the solo, and didn't want to delete it into oblivion, so here it is.

Saturday practice. Some new chord ideas

Guthrie Govan, Steven Wilson: signed Transience double vinyl preorder featuring Guthrie Govan

Steven Wilson - Transience (double vinyl preorder)

Exclusive - 100 copies of the album will be signed by Steven Wilson. The signed copies will be sent randomly across all of the preorders.

Featuring songs recorded between 2003-2015, Transience is a personally curated introduction to the more accessible side of Steven Wilson's monumental solo output.

A limited edition vinyl only issue scheduled to coincide with the second leg of the Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour, Transience contains a new recording of the Porcupine Tree classic Lazarus, which Steven has been performing on tour recently with his stellar live band. The new version is based on a live recording, subsequently overdubbed and edited in SW's private studio in July 2015.

Transience contains 13 tracks and totals over 1 hour of music. Pressed as a 3 sided LP in a lavish gatefold sleeve with black and white portraits of SW by Joe Del Tufo and Susana Moyaho, the fourth vinyl side features an etching of the original handwritten lyric sketches for Happy Returns.

This is a strictly limited one off pressing. Double heavyweight vinyl in gatefold cover with anti-static inner bags, the album comes with a download code.

An essential introduction to an essential artist.

Pre-order for September 4th (UK) and October 2nd (ROW) releases.

preorder (£17.99 GBP)

Side 1:

1) Transience - single version (3.10)
2) Harmony Korine (5.07)
3) Postcard (4.27)
4) Significant Other (4.31)
5) Insurgentes (3.54)

Side 2:

1) The Pin Drop (5.01)
2) Happy Returns - edit (5.11)
3) Deform to Form a Star - edit (5.53)
4) Thank You (4.39)

Side 3:

1) Index (4.47)
2) Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
3) Lazarus - 2015 recording (3.57)
4) Drive Home (7.33)

Side 4:

All songs written, produced and mixed by SW, published by Hands Off It's Mine administered by Universal Music Publishing Group Ltd, except Thank You written by Alanis Morrisette, published by Universal Music, MCA Music Publishing.

Front cover and gatefold photography by Joe Del Tufo
Back cover photograph by Susana Moyaho
Design by Carl Glover for Aleph

Lazarus backing track recorded on tour in March 2015, final studio overdubs and mix July 2015, performed by:

SW - vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Nick Beggs - chapman stick
Guthrie Govan - slide guitar
Adam Holzman - piano, hammond organ
Marco Minnemann - drums

Johnny Hiland: 20 Favourite Country Licks

20 Favourite Country Licks

JTC is incredibly pleased to bring you Nashville guitarist and Shrapnel Records artist Johnny Hiland’s first 20 Licks release!

'I will tell you this folks, these 20 licks will change your chicken picking life, that's for sure! – Johnny Hiland'

Johnny is a world renowned and prestigious country, rock, blues and bluegrass guitarist so when it comes to laying down some tasty country licks, this is the man you need to turn to!

Whether you are a seasoned country professional, or you'd like to take your first steps into the wide world of country guitar, this is THE pack that you need to download. Each lick comes complete with fast/slow videos, audio and bonus notes to help you pick apart and learn exactly how to achieve your favourite country guitar solos. Choosing DELUXE will equip you with 20 great breakdown lessons taught by Johnny himself, where he guides you through every note and technique to help you master these classic country licks.

Johnny says 'I have had an absolute blast making this package for you guys to learn. These are my favourite country licks that I use, and with this package we are going to study them one by one so that you can start using them in your own playing too! I want to say a big thanks to my studio engineer Jay Buchanan for all of his hard work, Jim Lightman for the studio access, and Steve Hardesty for the wonderful video work! I could not have done this without them, and I hope this series brings everyone a whole load of guitar picking fun!'

Inside these licks you will find plenty of country techniques such as double stops, chicken picking, multiple types of country bends and slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, open string licks, chromatic passing tones and rich melodic country themes.

On the theory front you can expect to be working with Mixolydian scales, Pentatonic scales and the Blues scale amongst others. In the second half of the licks (over a Western Swing track) Johnny also takes a more jazz approach to his lines and hints at Super-Locrian scales, Diminished 7th arpeggios, and half/whole Diminished scales.

Don't let the theory scare you though, as these licks are just as applicable for jamming even if you don't understand the scales behind the licks. We have 2 great jamtracks included in this package - one upbeat country track in A and a western swing track in G. So for an absolute bargain price of £19.99 (DELUXE) you can put all of these fantastic country licks to great use and enrich your guitar playing forever!

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