Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Richard Hallebeek: instructional DVD to get an earlier release date

Richard Hallebeek

Good news! The release date for my instructional DVD came in today and it’s pushed a bit forward;-)

TRUEFIRE: RICHARD HALLEBEEK-SCALE CREATIVITY will be released nov 23, 2015. Preorders will be accepted from nov. 2, 2015. Happy to get the music out to you…soon! Go to: https://truefire.com/

(Thanks to Matt Picone for the great Fractal Audio Axe FX used exclusively on this dvd)

Nick Johnston: Masterclass - Andertons UK

Nick Johnston Masterclass

Nick Johnston has shot to incredible levels of popularity in recent years. After producing a handful of incredible guitar related albums with artists like Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann and Bryan Beller he is now known as one of the worlds best guitarists.

He has a touch and feel like no other guitarist that allows him to mix modern shred styles without the aggressive backing tracks or in your face high gain tone. Instead he relies on his impeccable technique and feel to deliver the right sound every time.

Now the big news is that thanks to Schecter Guitars, Nick will be down for a clinic on 9th November 2015! He will talk about all the gear he has used throughout the years and what made him pick up a Schecter as well his technique and playing.

So if you want to find out more about how he gets his incredible tone, plays the way he does or just want to see one of the worlds best for a couple of hours you need to be at The Raddison in Guildford on 9th November 2015!

Jack Gardiner: An Evening with Suhr Guitars

Jack Gardiner
I'm going to be performing a few tracks at this event in Birmingham tomorrow evening, for Suhr Custom - Guitars | Amplifiers | Pedals | PickupsIt's going to be loads of fun! If you're around the area, don't miss it.
On Wednesday Sept 16th at 18:30 in our Birmingham Store you can hear from the Suhr experts themselves on how they created the concept of 'The Collection' Guitars and see for yourself what these stunning guitars have to offer.

Take the opportunity to try out a custom guitar or hear how you can get the best from any of our Suhr Products.

We will have a Skype LIVE Link-up to the Suhr Factory in the USA which will allow attendees to ask direct questions to the people who design and build the guitars, and to get a superb level of insight into these world class instruments.

Those in attendance will also have the chance to win a free Suhr Pedal in a prize draw.

Reserve your space now http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/news/article.asp?id=127220

Attendance is free but as there is limited space we ask that you reserve a spot on the guest list via email or telephone as soon as possible as numbers are limited.

To reserve your space please call us on 0121 456 1904 or email birmingham@guitarguitar.co.uk

Ron Thal: Interview Ron Bumblefoot Thal - BendNote

interview with Mr. Ron Thal, the incredible American guitarist, dedicated again Bumblefoot his career after joining for a few years the legendary Guns n 'Roses. We interviewed him at the masterclass that we organized in Paris on 8 September for students BendNote. Interview by Marjorie Alias. Registered with the Zoom H1 Handy Recorder

Interview Ron Bumblefoot Thal - BendNote - Part 1

Interview Ron Bumblefoot Thal - BendNote - Part 2

Steve Vai: Leg 8 (Vegas, Singapore, Malaysia, Israel, Europe, Ukraine) - SBTN DVD

Presenting Leg 8 of "The Space Between The Notes" DVD! These are FULL chapters from the DVD & will be shared in their highest resolution every TUESDAY 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 8!

Click here to purchase Stillness in Motion & The Space Between The Notes: http://amzn.com/B00TJF3Q9O
Steve Vai - Leg 8 (Vegas, Singapore, Malaysia, Israel, Europe, Ukraine) - SBTN DVD

News: Drum Workshop reopens Iconic USA Ovation guitar factory!


Legendary Brand to Resume Production of American-Made Guitars, Basses, Mandolins and Ukuleles

(9.16.2015 - Oxnard, CA) The previously shuttered Ovation Guitar factory in New Hartford Oxnard, will resume USA production of its iconic, round back acoustic electric guitars, basses, mandolins and ukuleles, it was announced today by the company’s new owner, Oxnard, California-based drum and hardware manufacturer Drum Workshop, Inc. Under its previous ownership, the innovative “acoustic/electric” guitar brand made famous by such legendary artists as Glen Campbell, Melissa Etheridge, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Richie Sambora and Kevin Cronin among others closed the New Hartford factory in June of 2014. Ovation was acquired by Drum Workshop in December, 2014 and under its new ownership, the factory will resume production in October, 2015. New models are expected to be available at select U.S. retailers and online in time for the holidays.

“Reopening the same factory where these guitars have been handcrafted for nearly 50 years was essential to the heart and soul of Ovation,” said Ovation product manager, Bill Xavier. “Among our four key luthiers at the New Hartford factory, there are over 120 years of combined knowledge of the brand, as well as the skill, artistry, craftsmanship and integrity that Ovation fans demand of our instruments.”

2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of Ovation and the company plans a rollout of new models that will retain many of the brand’s classic features including the distinctive parabolic shape, Sitka spruce soundboards and innovative onboard electronics which allow the artist to move around the stage. The new models will also feature wood and mother of pearl inlays, as well as Ovation’s emblematic inlaid wood epaulets and multiple sound holes that increase the instrument’s volume and further reduce feedback during amplification.

“Ovation and Drum Workshop share a mutual history of innovation and creating solutions for musicians,” said Ovation brand manager, Bill Xavier. “In our product development we now have access to exotic woods, and other materials that Drum Workshop uses in the manufacturing of its drums and hardware that we never would have had access to before. It is sparking a lot of creative and exciting ideas for new designs.”

Drum Workshop is working with GEWA to distribute the Ovation brand in Europe and additional partners for worldwide distribution of Ovation products.

Ovation plans to celebrate the opening of the New Hartford factory in October as the first of the new production models come off the line with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and performances from some of its top artists.


Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW and PDP banner. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands such as Gretsch Drums®, Latin Percussion®, Toca Percussion®, KAT® Technologies, Gibraltar® hardware and Ovation® guitars. DW’s wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Charlie Watts, Phil Collins, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Mick Fleetwood, Don Henley and Dave Grohl, among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California.

For more information on Drum Workshop, visit www.dwdrums.com

For more information on Ovation guitars, visit www.ovationguitars.com

Leslie West: New Album "Soundcheck" - Trailer

Leslie West of Mountain returns with 16th album Soundcheck. Out November 20 on Provogue Records

Soundcheck is the sixteenth solo album by legendary rock guitarist Leslie West. It follows 2011’s critically acclaimed Unusual Suspects, which featured contributions from such accomplished guitarists and close friends as Billy Gibbons, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather and Joe Bonamassa, and 2013’s Still Climbing, which included blistering duets with the late, great Johnny Winter, Jonny Lang and Mark Tremonti.

Leslie West New Album "Soundcheck" - Trailer

Scott Henderson: Talks About Jazz Fusion

Musicians Institute, in Hollywood, California, offers a comprehensive, hands-on education in contemporary music performance, recording, guitar making and music business. If you're serious about your music, your education, and your career, take a look around the site to see what MI has to offer, then contact us for more information about how we can help you reach your goals.
(800) 255-7529 (US/Canada)
(323) 462-1384 (International/Direct)

Scott Henderson Talks About Jazz Fusion

Stéphan Forté: BIAS FX / METAL presets tutorial

Song: Stéphan Forté - ZETA NEMESIS (Feat. Marty Friedman)

Here's a quick tour/tutorial of my main presets on the amazing BIAS FX by Positive Grid.
Those three presets are available for immediate FREE download on Tonecloud !

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BIAS FX / METAL presets tutorial

Arsafes, David Maxim Micic: Revolt Full Album 2015 - Moscow's finest returns

Arsafes - Revolt (Full Album) 2015

1. Fly Away 00:00
2. On The Wings Of The Wind 01:21
3. FYA 06:35
4. Sanguine Saints 10:30
5. Wake Me Up 15:26
6. Jade 19:57
7. Revolt 23:49
8. 404 29:45
9. The Nihilist 30:04
10. Horde 32:16
11. Save The World 37:11
12. Don't Let It Go 41:19
13. Angels 46:27
14. Dark Force (Katy Perry "Dark Horse" Cover, Bonus Track) 54:00


released 01 September 2015

Roman Arsafes - Vocals, All Instruments, Programming

Guest Musicians:
David Maxim Micic (Destiny Potato, Bilo) - Solo guitar (track 7)
Aleksandra Radosavljevic (Above The Earth) - Vocals (track 12)
Shravan Sridhar - Solo Violin (track 6)
Ivan Axenov (Multiverse) - Piano (tracks 1, 2, 7, 13)
Dardanise - Album Outro (track 13)

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered at Arsafes Records, Moscow, Russia, 2015

All music by Roman Arsafes, except 1,2 tracks - Roman Arsafes/A.P.Borodin, 7 track - Roman Arsafes/G.V.Sviridov, 13 track - Roman Arsafes/Dardanise and 14 track - Roman Arsafes/Katy Perry

All lyrics by Roman Arsafes, except 14 track - Roman Arsafes/Katy Perry
Cover artwork by Darius Alas (Midiankai-Arts)

"Dark Force" is a free "Katy Perry - Dark Horse" cover version bonus track and is not made for commercial use. All rights for "Katy Perry - Dark Horse" belong to their respective owners.

Alex Martinho: Power Jam - from the Alex Martinho na Toca do Bandido DVD

Alex Martinho - Guitarra
Jorge Mathias - Baixo
Rodrigo Martinho - Bateria

05 "Power Jam" - DVD "Alex Martinho na Toca do Bandido"

Kenny Serane: "Clapton Smoky" Jam Of The Month Sept. 2015 -

My demo solo to the Jam Of The Month by Jamtrackcentral.

Lâg Guitars
Fractal Audio AxeFX II
EMG Pickups

Video editing: Nelly Tadjer

"Clapton Smoky" Jam Of The Month Sept. 2015 - Kenny Serane

Chris Bieniek: Odd time Guitar Solo featuring the Taurus Stomp-Head 4.SL

I actually recorded this clip/ audio over a year a go and hadn't got around to uploading it until now. This clip has actually been 'reamped' through the mighty Taurus Stomp-Head 4.SL. For those not familiar with 're-amping' this is how it works (or at least how I did it) I originally recorded the guitar straight into the DI at the front end of protools. Then I played the recording from an output on the back of the protools rack through a Radial Reamp box (this corrects the impedance apparently so it doesn't sound all grainy and weird). The recorded dry signal is then played directly through the Taurus Stomp-Head and recorded again into protools.

The solo is over a song 'Replica' written by a drummer friend Chris Broomhead off his album. The solo didn't actually make it to the album in the end, BOOOOH! ;) Not to worry as it was replaced with a fantastic keys solo. The track was fun to blow over, stuff flying everywhere!

Odd time Guitar Solo featuring the Taurus Stomp-Head 4.SL

James Norbert Ivanyi: The Matter Circumvention Official Video

Official playthrough video of the song 'The Matter Circumvention' from James Norbert Ivanyi's sophomore album 'The Matter Circumvention'. Filmed and edited by Jamie Mcvicker (Monomyth Film) at Gigpiglet studios in Sydney, Australia. 'The Matter Circumvention' is available NOW from www.jamesnorbertivanyi.bandcamp.com

James Norbert Ivanyi | The Matter Circumvention Official Video

News: Orange Amplification To Auction One Of A Kind Amp For Charity

Orange Amplification To Auction One Of A Kind Amp For Charity

Orange Amplification are offering the chance to own a Crush Pro 120 Guitar Combo (RRP $949) signed by some of the biggest names in the music industry, making it a one of a kind. The combo will be auctioned on eBay with ALL PROCEEDS going to Little Kids Rock, an organization that works to ensure the continuation and revitalization of music education in economically challenged public schools across the country through teacher trainings, instrument donations, and offering curricula rooted in popular music.

See the eBay auction here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/121759877101

Back in November 2014, Orange sponsored the Classic Rock Awards in Los Angeles, California. Artists walking down the red carpet were invited to sign the Orange Crush Pro 120 Guitar Combo. You can view the rockstars signing the amplifier here: https://youtu.be/ldWmlklC6vI.

Autographs on the Combo include:

  • Brain May (Queen) 
  • Matt Sorum (Guns & Roses)
  • Joe Perry (Aerosmith) 
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Sammy Haga (Van Halen) 
  • Billy Duffy (The Cult)
  • Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) 
  • Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
  • Greg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) 
  • Scott Holiday (Rival Sons)
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) 
  • Jay Buchanan (Rival Sons)
  • Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) 
  • Monte Pittman (Madonna, Prong)
  • Eric Idle (Monty Python) 
  • John Varvatos ( Fashion Designer)
  • Henry Rollins (Black Flag) 
  • Andrew Watt (California Breed)
The Crush Pro Series marks Orange’s first foray into the realm of high powered, stage-ready solid state amplifiers. Taking inspiration from the twin channel circuit in the prestigious Orange Rockerverb series. They embrace analogue technology and honed it to the point of perfection. The result is amplifiers that deliver the warm, rich tonal characteristics that have been our hallmark from the very beginning, coupled with extraordinary levels of versatility and construction to match.

"Little Kids Rock is so grateful for Orange Amplifiers' continued support of our kids' access to music education," says Little Kids Rock founder and CEO David Wish. "It is so fitting that so many notable rock stars signed this amp to help us bring the transformational gift of music to tomorrow's rock stars!"

Since 2002 it has been the mission of Little Kids Rock to ensure all students have the opportunity to unlock their inner music-maker. In that time they have given more than 400,000 schoolchildren across the U.S. access to fun, engaging, modern band music classes by training public school teachers, donating brand new instruments and building lasting music education programs. To find out more about Little Kids Rock go to littlekidsrock .org.

For a chance to own a little piece of history, signed by some of the most important classic and modern rock stars please go to orangeamps.com.

Derryl Gabel: Sidestepping Jazz Guitar Exercise

http://www.derrylgabel Here's a short clip from my instructional video called "Inside Out". In this video I show you exercises that help you develop the technique of using "sidestepping" to give tension to your lines. Go here to order the video with transcriptions

Sidestepping Jazz Guitar Exercise

Paul Wardingham: Shredapocalypse Tab Pack

After receiving lots of requests for guitar tabs from The Human Affliction, I decided to transcribe the 4 most requested songs and bundle them into one new pack for you!

The Shredapocalypse Tab Pack

The pack includes:
1. Earth 2.0 - Lead & rhythm guitar tab + 2 backing track MP3s
2. Simulated Reality - Lead & rhythm guitar tab + 2 backing tracks MP3s
3. Destroy The Artilect - Lead & rhythm guitar tab + 2 backing tracks MP3s
4. The End Is The Beginning - Lead guitar tab + backing track
5. BONUS: Burning Arpeggios - Excerpt from Burning Chrome

I thought it'd be fun to include 2 backing tracks for 3 of the songs, so you can jam both lead and rhythm guitar parts with a backing track. Especially, Simulated Reality which is a rhythm guitar heavy song, and Earth 2.0 with that super low 8 string rhythm tuning!

I think all 4 tracks together make an excellent study of my music style on this album.

You can grab the pack here:

As always, the 4 song tabs are also available individually in the Cyberstore as well.

I look forward to seeing some covers on YouTube. Send me a link if you upload a video.

Stay cyber!

- Paul

Tony MacAlpine: cancellation of European tour confirmed after recent surgery

My best wishes to Tony MacAlpine in his recovery from recent surgery. Get well soon!

Tony MacAlpine: cancellation of European tour confirmed after recent surgery

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of Tony’s European tour which was slated for October/November.

Tony’s condition has not improved since the surgery to remove a tumor from his intestine, and he will need further treatment.

We are incredibly disappointed that the world tour dates are being postponed indefinitely, but Tony needs to focus completely on his recovery at this time.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to provide words of love, encouragement and support to Tony. It’s deeply appreciated. We will post further updates soon.