Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Jeff Berlin: Launches Pledgemusic.com Campaign For New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce features Allan Holdsworth

Bass Icon Jeff Berlin To Launch Pledge Music Campaign For New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/jeffberlinplaysjackbruce

Clearwater, FL - Bass icon Jeff Berlin will be launching a Pledge Music Campaign on August 18th for a new tribute album to legendary Jack Bruce titled “Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce: Songs For A Wailer”! Jack Bruce, best known for his work with classic rock legends Cream, as well as his critically acclaimed solo work, sadly passed away in 2014. Jeff Berlin, who has been called “the greatest bass player in the world”, was a personal friend of Jack's and felt the time was right for a tribute.

Says Jeff, “Recording the music of Jack Bruce will be the most emotional recording project of my career. Jack was the greatest musical influence I ever had. As an impressionable 14 year old bass player, I was stunned by Cream, literally in awe of the music that came from them. And, in the center of the music were these strange and wonderful bass lines weaving in and out of the key, reaching for resolutions and finding them, again, and again. Jack’s playing was a living evolving improvisation. I simply never heard a bass player that had the breadth of originality like Jack had. In fact, I still haven’t!

“ 'Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce: Songs for a Wailer!' isn’t a cover CD, not in the literal sense. Except for a couple of tunes from his Cream period (arranged in ways that should surprise people) most of the songs on this CD come from other periods in Jack’s musical life before and after Cream. Jack's solo career represented a multitude of musical styles, so many in fact that his career reminded me of that famous quote from Forrest Gump: You never knew what you were going to get. This recording, to me, will be a new revamp of some of those songs, some of the best music that I heard from one of the greatest musicians of the last fifty years.”

Guest performers are:
Ginger Baker on drums
Chad Smith on drums
Paul Shaffer on Hammond organ
Allan Holdsworth on guitar

Guest list is still being expanded.

Jeff Berlin PledgeMusic from John McCracken on Vimeo.

Known worldwide for his innovative style, Jeff has graced bandstands and recordings with legendary players like Bill Bruford, Dennis Chambers, Neil Peart, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, and Allan Holdsworth, and has led bands and recorded his own CDs for nearly 30 years. He has recorded for vocalists Patti Austin and kd Lang; he has traversed the progressive rock realm with former YES members Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe and is the only electric bassist to have played with jazz pianist Bill Evans. Jeff famously turned down an offer to join rockers VAN HALEN. Jeff is also hailed outside the usual musician ranks: Actor Gary Sinise (also a bassist) is one of his biggest fans, and renowned boxing trainer and ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas refers to Jeff as “the best in the business.” Jaco Pastorius considered Berlin a better soloist than he was. Geddy Lee called Jeff “the best bass player on the planet”. Jack Bruce said that Jeff “was the greatest bass player I ever heard!” From straight ahead Jazz to Fusion to Prog-Rock, Jeff is famous for playing anything, always at the very highest level of proficiency and musicality.

“Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce: Songs For A Wailer” will be co-produced with Jeff Berlin by New York based producer John McCracken. John is a gold and platinum record producer/musician/engineer with over 100 recordings produced for major and independent record labels as well as TV and film. He has worked in all genres including rock, pop, jazz and classical/opera. John is also a former EMI Music Group Executive as Head of A&R/Staff Producer for EMI Music/Blue Note Label Group. There he worked with Norah Jones, Amos Lee, Rosanne Cash, Diana Ross, Sarah Brightman, Anouska Shankar (daughter of Ravi and half sister of Norah Jones), Robert Glasper and many others. John is currently spearheading guitar legend Allan Holdsworth’s Tales from the Vault PledgeMusic campaign. He is also an acclaimed guitarist and recording engineer and brings over 35+ years of experience at all levels of music production, A&R/project management and publishing.

Pledge Campaign Link: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/jeffberlinplaysjackbruce

Jeff Berlin's official website: www.jeffberlinbass.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JEFFPLAYSJACK
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jbplaysjb

Dave Paris: releases instrumental album "Jury of My Peers"

Jury of My Peers: The new album by Cedar Rapids, Iowa Guitarist Dave Paris
2015 is shaping up to be an epic year for Cedar Rapids, Iowa guitarist Dave Paris. Although not exactly a “rockstar”, Dave has a reputation of being a guitar players-guitar player. This under-the-radar guitarist has contributed to recordings that are garnishing national attention in genres as diverse as pop, country, jazz and gospel. Dave has worked with artists like Mitch Goudy andDiana Upton-Hill, and has been the go-to player for live dates in small clubs, coffeehouses, churches, and concert halls.

February marks the release of his new album Jury of My Peers which aspires to bring this versatile session player and private guitar instructor center stage. The new album combines hard and modern rock, blues, and a little funk in 13 original instrumental songs of melodic sensibility and top-notch musicianship, with just the right amount of technical precision.

The album opener and lead single “Roman’s Road“ is a wah-fueled shred fest with a driving low-end. This song has particular importance to Dave as it was inspired by and dedicated to his young nephew, Roman, who was born four months premature. Amusic video was filmed featuring Roman and Dave’s nieces intermingled with footage of Roman’s plight from the hospital to home, and proceeds from the sale of the single are being donated to charity.

This album is 100% guitar, but the musician’s track listing reads more like a Who’s Who of the Midwest’s finest musicians. Californian musicians relocating from the coast have become the recent trend, and Dave has grasped this opportunity to work with the best players he could find; not only to backup his arrangements, but to step into the forefront of the mix when needed.

Former LA drummer and Modern Drummer columnist Rick Long, now active in the Kansas City music scene, appears on three tracks including the blues-based “Seeds on Stones”, which also has Dave Paris Group member Barbe Paris pulling double-duty on keyboards and acoustic bass.

Before Brent Harknett, current drummer of The Dave Paris Group, took up residence in Iowa, he had an active career in the LA music scene. His musical resume includes work with Jeff Watson of Night Ranger, Blue Cheer, and most recently John Elefante formerly of Kansas. Harknett cuts loose with Barbe on bass for the 7-string, hard rock tune “Last 2nd.” He later adds a funky beat and energetic solo to the Talk Box-driven “Penguin Love.”

Other rock-blues highlights include the very raw, traditional blues piece “Wood, Wire, Wind.” Dave’s good friend and collaborator Cyprian Alexzander trade leads on this piece with Dave’s contribution from a three-string, fretless cigar box guitar and Cyprian on blues harp. “Chapter and Verse” features a guest appearance by world-renown, Kansas City-based guitarist Jeff Scheetz, with a reggae-like breakdown where Barbe lays down a keyboard solo.

“Night Before Last”, a symphonic rock arrangement too big to fit into earbuds, features violinists from the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra carrying the melody and backing Dave’s blistering solo. Dave utilizes the eBow guitar effect to emulate a Moog-style keyboard on the progressive rock of “The Author of Fate.” The straight-ahead, double-kick rhythms of “Free B“, is pure modern rock with a driving groove and singable lead line.

Musicians, particularly guitarists, are going to love this album, but non-musicians will lock into the melody-intense songs with its larger-than-life arrangements and production. Final mix down, editing, mastering, and design layout was handled by Doug Johnson at Cedar Rapids’ Recording Guy’s Studio. RGS Productions has worked on hundreds of internationally-known projects and artists over the years, and has a reputation for major-label quality and hometown ethics.

Jury of My Peers, as well as other singles, and the Dave Paris Group’s 2010 release “Words and Music” are available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and other outlets. Of course, you can hear it live when Dave and his band hit the road throughout 2015 to support the release; It’s going to be epic.

Visit the official website at daveparis.com for more info including music videos, free music downloads, and photos.

Atanas Shishkov: Rock Fusion Jam / Yamaha RGX421D - Test Drive - stunning tapping

Yamaha RGX421D test drive
Pick-ups configuration :
DiMarzio Paf Pro - Neck
DiMarzio Virtual Vintage - Middle
DiMarzio Evolution - Bridge
Fractal Audio Axe-Fx
Elixir Strings
Vovox cables
Bone pick

Atanas Shishkov - Rock Fusion Jam / Yamaha RGX421D - Test Drive /

Dave Martone: Nacimiento from his latest Nylon Album

Nacimiento Nylon Album from Dave Martone

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"Nacimiento" means birth or beginning. For Dave Martone, that means returning to his musical roots and revisiting his love of the nylon string guitar. The acoustic nylon string guitar has a warm, organic sound which fits the passion of the flamenco style on Dave’s new album. Dave brings his sense of style and musical energy to familiar movie and television tunes such as “Spider-Man”, “Rocky” and “The Godfather”; as well as hard rock favorites with Aerosmith’s “Dream On” and Europe’s “The Final Countdown”. Dave also performs guitar standards such as “Classical Gas”, “Maria Elena” and “Malagueña”. And, even Boney M’s lush disco classic “Rasputin” gets the flamenco treatment.

“My father started me off at age 6 on the nylon guitar and that is where I needed to return. I hope you can enjoy this album for what it means to me, and how I find the sound of the nylon guitar so inspiring, so raw, so pure, so beautiful."
Thank you
Dave Martone

"Rasputin" video Directed by Andrew Gerard

Track Listing

11 11 11
Spider Man
Classical Gas
Dream on
The Godfather
Maria Elena
The Final Count Down
Besame Mucho

NACIMIENTO by Dave Martone

Dave Martone - "Rasputin" performance video

Uli Jon Roth: delightful Nemesis Noodle 2013



PJ d'Atri: Bach Prelude - John Petrucci BFR Signature Model with amazing-sounding Piezo-System

Hello friends!

While I'm currently with Jason, Terry and a lot of my friends around the globe in the US, I wanted to share this short Bach Prelude with all of you - like an appetizer for my upcoming Bach-Album!

It's played on a friend's Ernie Ball Music Man, a John Petrucci BFR Signature Model with an amazing-sounding Piezo-System - hope you dig this short trip into the classical age of music!

If you enjoy my music and my playing, please suscribe to my channel and follow me on facebook!

Shred out,

Markus Kraus

(c) PJ d'Atri 2015

Dave Brons, Dave Bainbridge: Celestial Fire Tour 2015- Dave Bainbridge

September 30th The Robin, Bilston, West Midlands

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October 1st York,Fibbers - info / tickets


October 2nd Chepstow, Summers End Festival (headlining)

(N.B. You will need to select the "Friday Ticket" option.)
Celestial Fire Tour 2015- Dave Bainbridge

Cameron Allen: Jazz Blues Performance

Check out this stunning Jazz Blues Bebop performance By Cameron Allen from issue 35 of Guitar Interactive Managine. This performance is a masterclass in arpeggios, chromaticism and phrasing. You can learn the guitar techniques in his column available herehttp://bit.ly/CamAllen35

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Cameron Allen Jazz Blues Performance

Joel Hoekstra: 13 - Dying To Live Album Sampler

Taken from the album DYING TO LIVE. Order your copy from: iTunes - http://radi.al/JoelHoekstraiTunes / Amazon -http://radi.al/JoelHoekstraAmazon / Frontiers Records - http://www.frontiers.it/album/5279

Say Goodbye to The Sun (feat. Russell Allen) - 00:00
Anymore (feat. Russell Allen) - 00:49
Until I Left You (feat. Jeff Scott Soto) - 01:39
Long For The Days (feat. Russell Allen) - 02:26
Scream (feat. Jeff Scott Soto) - 03:16
Never Say Never (feat. Russell Allen) - 03:55
Changes (feat. Russell Allen) - 04:45
The Only Way to Go (feat. Jeff Scott Soto) - 05:32
Dying to Live (feat. Russell Allen) - 06:19
Start Again (feat. Jeff Scott Soto) - 07:03
What We Believe (feat. Jeff Scott Soto & Chloe Lowery) - 07:49
Never Want (feat. Jeff Scott Soto) [Japanese Bonus Track] - 08:39
Kill Or Be Killed (feat. Russell Allen) [Digital Bonus Track] - 09:24

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Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Dying To Live Album Sampler

News: PRS guitars debuts 58/15 Limited Edition Custom 24


(STEVENSVILLE, MD) August 25, 2015 – To know Paul Reed Smith, the working founder and Managing General Partner of PRS Guitars, is to know a man who is always pushing the proverbial envelope. His persistent desire to explore and discover is a huge part of PRS Guitars dynamism. So, when Paul and the R&D team ramped up their dissection and testing of pickups a couple years ago, it became very clear very quickly that something new was about to be born. Enter the PRS 58/15 pickups, introduced for PRS’s 30th Anniversary year.

The 58/15 Limited Edition is a culmination of various features that the Custom 24 has seen throughout the last thirty years and is built around these new vintage-voiced 58/15 pickups, which have exceptional clarity and a focused midrange. Paul describes 58/15 pickups as, “very consistent, ‘best-of’ PAF-style pickups.” Other unique appointments on these instruments include solid shell birds, similar to those found on Paul’s Pre-Factory and the early production guitars, fretboard binding, a preview of a new headstock signature inlay and the Gen III PRS patented tremolo, which has been updated to further support the fidelity of the guitar’s tone and maximize sustain.

Each 58/15 equipped Custom 24 guitar will have an artist grade figured maple top, mahogany back, 24-fret, 25” scale length ‘Pattern Regular’ or ‘Pattern Thin’ mahogany neck with gaboon ebony fretboard, Solid Shell “Blue Purple” Red Abalone Birds (Pattern Regular neck) or Solid Shell “Dark Special” Red Abalone Birds (Pattern Thin neck), gaboon ebony headstock veneer with green abalone signature, Phase III locking tuners, 58/15 treble and bass pickups, one volume and one push/pull tone control with a PRS 3-way toggle pickup selector. Guitars are set up with PRS 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings and are shipped in a PRS Black Paisley Hardshell Artist Case.

Each 58/15 equipped Custom 24 guitar will have an artist grade figured maple top, mahogany back, 24-fret, 25” scale length ‘Pattern Regular’ or ‘Pattern Thin’ mahogany neck with gaboon ebony fretboard, Solid Shell “Blue Purple” Red Abalone Birds (Pattern Regular neck) or Solid Shell “Dark Special” Red Abalone Birds (Pattern Thin neck), gaboon ebony headstock veneer with green abalone signature, Phase III locking tuners, 58/15 treble and bass pickups, one volume and one push/pull tone control with a PRS 3-way toggle pickup selector. Guitars are set up with PRS 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings and are shipped in a PRS Black Paisley Hardshell Artist Case.

The 58/15 Custom 24 limited run will total 150 pieces worldwide: 50 of each color (Faded Whale Blue with Natural Back, Black Gold Burst with natural binding, Charcoal Burst), 25 of each color having a Pattern Regular neck carve with Solid Shell “Blue Purple” Red Abalone Bird inlays and 25 having a Pattern Thin neck carve with Solid Shell “Dark Special” Red Abalone Bird inlays. For complete specifications and to hear Paul tell the 58/15 story, please visit http://www.prsguitars.com/5815.

Kevin Chesnais: Amber Sea - White Materia - djent play through

Matt Rouland Vocals -
Flavian Dutoit Bass -
Kevin Chesnais Guitar -
Guy Tornel Drums -


Amber Sea - White Materia (Guitar Playthrough)

Dave Weiner: Tracking a new jamtrack for Guitopia

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Tracking a new jamtrack for Guitopia

Richard Daudé: Dorian - Melodic minor super smooth legato

Music by Coffee Break Backing tracks, Cubase with Line 6 PodFarm Platinum edition , Vigier Bumblefoot signature model , hope you enjoy ! :)

Dorian - Melodic minor (improvisation)

Sam Bell: Power Picking - Lesson Samples from new lesson pack

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In this hour long video download, Sam Bell will take you through the fundamental techniques, motions and thoughts he uses when practicing Alternate Picking. Taking a deep look into foundation sequences and how to create your own intense picking runs using a few unique ideas for shifting around the neck, all the way to some unique sequences that Sam uses in his everyday playing. Sam talks about his approach to coming up with new exciting sequences and delves deep into the thought process behind it.

– 1 hour long 720p video
– 2 quality 5 minute long backing tracks
– Guitar Pro/PDF Tab of all examples
– Discount code for Skype lessons
– (4GB Download)

$25 (VAT/Sales Tax may be added depending on where you live)
Power Picking - Lesson Samples

Steve Vai: Leg 5 (Europe...Again)

Presenting Leg 5 of "The Space Between The Notes" DVD --and a dedicated playlist of the previous 4 legs! - These are FULL chapters from the DVD & will be shared in their highest resolution every TUESDAY for the next several weeks until all 9 Legs have been posted. You won't want to miss this exciting journey of Steve & band on their epic worldwide tour! - Please enjoy Leg 5!

Steve Vai: Leg 5 (Europe...Again)

Gianluca Ferro, Isao Fujita: Bridgwater Arts Centre UK clinic and live show

Virtuoso guitarists Gianluca Ferro (from Italy) and Isao Fujita (from Japan) will be appearing at Bridgwater Arts Centre on Saturday 26th September as part of their 2015 European tour.

Gianluca and Isao are both extremely talented and sought after session musicians in their home countries. Both have played guitar for countless bands, alongside teaching and making appearances at various clinics and industry shows around the world.

Gianluca currently plays guitar with supergroup Breath of Nibiru (feat Nick Pierce from Unearth).

Isao recently became the one of the guitarists for the backing band for the international phenomenon that is Babymetal.

Together, they will be playing original material from their recent collaboration together.

Special guests Subversion (Kents premier melodic tech metal export) will be the main support act.
Local stalwarts Kinasis and Death By Ki will be opening up proceedings.

Tickets are £7 adv, or £8 OTD.
Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets available online from Bridgwater Arts Centre's website:

Rick Graham: Try This Legato Line - more super slick Rick!

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Try This Legato Line

Jarle H Olsen: JTC Pro-10 - Quadrasonic - backing tracks, playthroughs, tab and audio - great album!

Jarle H. Olsen - Bergen, Norway
My friends! I'm pleased to introduce you to my first release at Jam Track Central. After a long time and many requests from them, I'm flattered to be the first norwegian guitarist included on their artist roster among todays top modern players such as; Guthrie Govan, Andy James, Kiko Loureiro, Jeff Loomis, Marco Sfogli, Mattias Eklundh, Zakk Wylde etc. just to mention a few.. So guitar enthusiasts, be sure to check out my new release at Jam Track Central!
Pro-10 https://jamtrackcentral.com/store/jamtracks/pro-10

JTC is very proud to debut Jarle H. Olsen with this insane play through video of the track Pro-10 from his album 'Quadrasonic' (available by clicking the link below)!

This brutal and epic progressive metal track is a technical and mental workout! Featuring massive bends, sweep picking, economy picking, alternate picking, tapping, pedal notes, legato, slides and so much more! But it's not just a purely technical shred-fest though; this track is musically and melodically solid, with searing guitar solos, hard-hitting rhythm sections and enough raw grit and emotion to keep you head banging throughout!

This package contains the play through video and audio, plus the official track backing and full TAB/Notation!

If you click the image below you can purchase the full 'Quadrasonic' album + all of the playthrough files in this pack by clicking on the 'Album Special' option on the right hand side. You can also just purchase the album only by clicking the 'Album' option (also at the link below)

Pro-10 Video Playthrough
Pro-10 MP3 Audio
Pro-10 Official Backing
Full TAB/Notation

Leonardo Guzman: Some Chilled Guest Solo

Leonardo Guzman: [this is] Some guest solo i recorded!

| Some Chilled Guest Solo - Leonardo Guzman |

Fabio Cerrone: announces New European tour with Marco Mendoza - check out the Masterclass videos

Fabio Cerrone Masterclass at Your Music Rome 22-05-2015 plays the song New Dance from Virtual Dream cd "Casuality"

Fabio Cerrone Masterclass plays the song "NEW DANCE"

Fabio Cerrone plays a ballad using a ESP E II Horizon guitar and Masotti Classic amp

Fabio Cerrone Guitar Clinic

Fabio Cerrone demostrating a crunch sound on his ESP EII Vintage Plus and Masotti Head

Ron Thal: Bumblefoot Guitars continue to suck unabated at the RMA

Ron Bumblefoot Thal begins his performance clinic on June 13, 2015 at the Raleigh Music Academy with two of his most brilliant tunes...Guitars Suck and Guitars Still Suck.

Bumblefoot plays Guitars Suck & Guitars Still Suck at the RMA

Sebastian Persini, Anton Davidyants, Marco Sfogli, Alex Argento, Alessandro Bertoni: new album demo

Sneak peek of my upcoming 2nd solo album, featuring: Anton Davidyants, Marco Sfogli, Alex Argento, Alessandro Bertoni, Martin Etcheverry. Stay tuned and feel free to follow me on facebook for more updates :)
Thanks for watching! http://facebook.com/sebastianpersini


Jim Seekford: Badass 6 - time for the blues

Jim Seekford: Badass 6 - time for the blues

Jake Guy: "Wheelspin" a new tune for 2015 - classy melodic shredding metal

Long time, YouTube! It seems like forever since I uploaded any solo material on here, and it's been bugging me for months... so here's to catharsis! If you can, please watch with the volume cranked up on your speakers/amp, and if you've got 3D glasses laying around, enjoy the (red/blue) twitching.

"Wheelspin" by Jake Guy (NEW TUNE 2015!!!)

Jack Gardiner: JTC Jam of the Month August - Friedman BE and Torpedo Reload - great job!

Hi guys,

I thought I'd do a quick tone test of my Friedman running through the Torpedo Reload. I'm using Two Notes WOSIII with the Fried25 and 30 impulses.

Let me know what you think!

JTC Jam of the Month August - Friedman BE and Torpedo Reload

Joey Tafolla: announces live appearance at Tribfest VIII in Arizona

Joey Tafolla announces live appearance at Tribfest VIII in Arizona. Joey is set to perform for the Randy Rhoads Experience on 29th August2015

Tomáš Raclavský: Modern Day Babylon - just 7 days left on the pre order

Tomáš Raclavský

Do u want one ? Just 7 days !