Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Isa Nielsen: Synthetic Inoxia - Expomusic 2015 and new EP

Isa Nielsen will be at Expomusic 2015 at the Boss and Santo Angelo booths. Look out for Isa Nielsen's EP will be which is due for release December 2015
This is my first authorial music, Synthetic inoxia. Production: Thiago Oliveira Bass: Fabio Carito Keyboard: Flavio Sallin Guitars: Isa Nielsen and Ibanez

Synthetic Inoxia

Clinic date

Jared Dines: All That Remains Guitar Solo Contest

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David Gilmour: Wish you were here - Firenze 15.09.2015

Rattle that lock world tour 2015 - Firenze Ippodromo del Visarno 15/09/2015 Wish you were here .... Brividi ed emozioni

Wish you were here - David Gilmour Firenze 15.09.2015

Marty Friedman: Devil Take Tomorrow / Tibet / Angel / Bass - Cleveland 2015

Marty Friedman - Live at The Beachland Ballroom on
September 15, 2015
(1) Devil Take Tomorrow
(2) Tibet
(3) Angel
Bass Solo

Marty Friedman - Devil Take Tomorrow / Tibet / Angel / Bass - Cleveland 2015

Allan Holdsworth: Tales from the Vault - plus new album and tour details

Tales from the Vault is a series of single bi-monthly releases from Allan Holdsworth digging into his vault of recorded material that has never been released or heard before. It spans many different trios and quartets (including Ernest Tibbs, Chad Wackerman, Jimmy Johnson, Gary Husband, Jimmy Haslip,Virgil Donati, Austin Peralta, Joel Taylor) recorded between 2000-2012. This campaign enables Allanto finish these tracks with new solos, track tweaks and mixing. Tracks are ONLY released viaPledgeMusic and you must pledge to receive them. Available in 320kbs MP3, FLAC via download fromAllan's PledgeMusic page and high res 96k24bit format via special download link.

$15 basic pledge level gets you digital tracks from Tales from the Vault (FLAC, MP3, WAV).
“Earth” was the first released track of this campaign (released August 22nd) and is now available to all pledgers who already pledged, And for those who didn't pledge yet, now is time to pledge, to support Allan Holdworth and to hear his amazing nw music, the first new recorded music in almost 15 years. “Earth” is composed by Virgil Donati (drums), arranged by Allan and features Jimmy Johnsonon bass with Allan on guitars and synthaxe. It’s a stunning 10 minute track with virtuoso performances by Virgil, Jimmy and Allan…a trio that has never recorded or played together before and now released for the first time.

Once Allan has finished at least 6 tracks and released them as “singles" to pledgers there will be a special booklet for Tales from the Vault. The booklet will have 12-16 full color pages and will be available via download in high res PDF once the entire Tales is completed as well as a limited version of the booklet in printed form on glossy high quality stock available ONLY to Pledgers who paid to have their names included in the booklet. This booklet is NOT part of any cd package. An updated version of the booklet will be available for a limited edition of Tales on CD and LP should Allan decide to release a physical version of Tales. This decision will be made in early 2016. The booklet will include in-depth recording notes from Allan, special rare photos and other bonus items for pledgers only.

New Tales from the Vault artwork is being revealed now!

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New merch coming in Phase 2 featuring new AH signature Carvin guitars, beer steins, new coffee mugs, t-shirt’s, effects pedals used and designed by Allan along with much more to be announced. We encourage all non-pledgers to be part of this great campaign that enables one of the greatest musicians of all time to join forces with his fans to release this amazing material never before heard. And ONLYavailable by pledging.

The PledgeMusic campaign runs through November 2015!

New Allan Holdsworth album to be released in 2016

Tales from the Vault is NOT the new album from Allan! There will be a new album (as yet untitled) coming from Allan slated for mid-2016. The new album features Virgil Donati on drums, Jimmy Johnson on bass, the late Austin Peralta on keyboards and Allan on guitars and synthaxe. This a completely separate project from Tales from the Vault and will be announced at the end of 2015. Allanis currently focusing on finishing Tales from the Vault and then will focus on finishing the new album in 2016.

Thanks for your patience and Allan says “hello" to everyone.

Leonardo Pavkovic (MoonJune Music, MoonJune Records & Management)
John McCracken (John McCracken Music Group, the AH Pledge campaign manager)

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Hot merch item available via AH Pledge only!

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH is doing a short tour in November 2015

with his current band featuring

JIMMY HASLIP on bass and VIRGIL DONATI on drums.

Nov 15-19 - Cruise To The Edge (Miami, Bahamas, Key West)
Nov 21 - Boca Raton, FL (Jazziz Nightlife)
Nov 22 - Largo, FL (Largo Cultural Center)
Nov 24 - Orlando (The Plaza Live)
Nov 26 - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (Riviera Maya Jazz Festival)

Ryuuta Sasaki: Strandberg Uppsala Competition - great solo

This is an entry for the Strandberg Uppsala Guitar Festival Contest.
Hope you enjoy!

Ryuuta Sasaki-TAKE IT EASY!【improvisation】(Strandberg Uppsala Competition)

Tom Hess: 9 Mistakes That Hurt Your Guitar Playing And How To Avoid Them

9 Mistakes That Hurt Your Guitar Playing And How To Avoid Them
by Tom Hess
Do you feel frustrated because you don’t get the results you want on guitar, even though you practice all the time? Chances are, you may be doing what most guitar players do. Many guitarists focus on finding the right things for becoming really great musicians, but they forget about one key step: finding the things you should avoid to become a killer player. Fact is, by stopping all the things that hurt your guitar playing progress, you will achieve much more progress than ever before.
Here are the 9 things you must avoid at all cost in order to become great at guitar:

1. Not Isolating Trouble Spots
“Practice makes perfect”, that is the favorite quote for most guitar players. Whenever they aren’t able to play a lick or technique, the only solution they find is to “keep practicing until you got it”, assuming this will solve their playing issues. Stop simply pushing harder and start identifying what the specific elements are that are giving you issues and isolate them. By doing so, you will be able to center on whatever is holding your guitar playing back, quickly eliminate it and become a better guitarist faster. Learn how you can do this in the following video about the secret to playing anything on guitar.

Note: Notice that building your guitar skills in isolation is very different from isolating a specific issue. By isolating a specific issue, you are practicing guitar effectively... while practicing guitar skills in isolation will ensure failure.

2. Not Having An Effective Guitar Practice Schedule
Most guitar players wrongly believe in:
Myth 1: How much progress you make on guitar has nothing or little to do with having a practice schedule. After more than 25 years of teaching experience, helping thousands of guitarists achieve their musical goals, I came to realize that guitar players who practice using effective guitar practice schedules improve more than 400% faster than those who don't use any schedule.
Myth 2: Creating effective guitar practice schedules is an easy task that anyone can do with a calculator, Excel spreadsheet and common sense. This is incorrect. Keeping in mind that your guitar skills don't improve in a simple linear way, dividing your practice time evenly for each practice item will only makes your overall guitar playing unbalanced, with some skills being more developed than others.
Learn how to create an effective guitar practice schedule for achieving your guitar playing goals.

3. Learning Guitar/Music From A Variety Of Sources
Another common (wrong) belief is that if you learn from many different sources, you are going to make faster progress. In reality, collecting a bunch of guitar playing knowledge will end up weakening your ability to play guitar, unless:
-The information is part of an efficient learning strategy tailored to your own guitar playing goals.
-The stream of new knowledge/lessons is stabilized by learning to blend your skills with each other and apply them.
-You have a deep understanding on how to practice anything you learn in the best way possible to make huge progress.
-Each source you are learning from is verified and proven to have helped many other guitar players achieve their musical goals.
Unless each of these components are present, beware of where you are learning things from to improve your guitar playing.

4. Studying With Guitar Teachers Who Aren't Experts
Many guitar players, especially beginners and intermediate players, tend to take advice from whoever seems to be playing at an advanced level. Truth is, playing guitar with excellent skills is not the same as teaching guitar effectively. There is a huge different between being able to play an instrument and being able to communicate, teach and train others how to play it. This is the key reason why you can't find a great guitar teacher by looking at his/her playing skills. Instead, start looking for how good and well developed the guitar skills his/her students are.
This kind of expert is the only person you must learn from. Learning from non-expert teachers will only hurt your playing and make your musical progress much more slow.

5. Forgetting To Track Your Guitar Playing Progress
When you track your guitar playing progress your will be able to find your weaknesses and your strengths, doing so you will understand what is the precise next step to take to improve your guitar playing faster.
Most guitar players believe that tracking their guitar playing progress won’t make them better guitarists. “The only way of becoming a better guitarist is by practicing more”, they think. In fact, by just tracking your guitar playing progress you can achieve on average seventy two percent more results in comparison to those who don’t track their progress. In order to achieve this, you must track every single element of your guitar playing, not just “what you’ve practiced”, “what is your maximum speed” or “how many hours you practice”.
Take a look at this amazing tool for tracking guitar playing progress and become a better guitarist fast.

6. Using The Same Practice Routine As Your Favorite Guitarists
It seems like common sense. If you want to play like your favorite guitarists you have to practice just like they are practicing, right? This belief is not only wrong but it actually going to slow down your guitar playing progress. In reality, your favorite guitarists use different practice routines because they have different needs and goals than you have now. The type of practice schedule that gives them results will often be dangerous to your guitar playing.
In order to accelerate your guitar playing progress, learn how to create guitar practice schedules that are specifically tailored towards your own needs and musical goals while being customized to your challenges and current skill level.

7. Procrastinating On Applying What You Learn
Taking knowledge and turning it into skill - that is what is called application. If you do not know how to use your knowledge to create actual music, it is worthless. If you just stopped learning new things and focused on the application of everything that you currently know, you will make huge progress in your guitar playing. Learn more about this by completing this mini course on how to reach all your musical goals.

8. Delaying Too Much Before Integrating Your Skills Together
What most guitar players do is try to improve on guitar one skill at a time. While practicing guitar in a linear way is needed in some situations, you still need to efficiently blend many skills together to play fluently.
If you don’t integrate your skills together, your guitar playing skills become like individual computer parts. It is irrelevant how good each of these parts are, you don’t have an actual computer until the parts are gathered together in the right order.
Regardless of whether your other skills are at higher levels, not integrating your guitar skills makes you feel and play like a novice in the weaker areas of your guitar playing. To prevent this from happening to you, learn how to integrate your guitar skills together and schedule a specific time for practicing this area of your guitar playing. Learn how to do this in the following video about the best method for practicing guitar.

9. Having Practice Sessions Without Specific Goals
Many guitar players set some specific goals for the long term, but very few have set clear, short term goals every time they practice. These guitarists are just practicing and thinking that their long term goals will eventually be reached while they do not reach any “micro” goals during every practice session. This mindless practice style is the primary reason why many guitar players never become as great as they want. In order to solve this problem, study with a proven guitar teacher who can teach you the best way to practice guitar to achieve your unique musical goals.
You now know the nine things that damage your guitar playing and are able to tweak your practicing approaches to become a better guitarist much faster. To have a better understanding of this, watch this free video about the number one way to practice guitar.

About The Author: Tom Hess is a guitar trainer, composer and a touring artist. He teaches guitar players in his rock guitar lessons online. Go to to get more guitar playing resources and read more articles about guitar playing.

Rob Chappers: Victory Kraken Amp Demo - Can it do stuff that isn't metal?

You can find out more about the Victory Kraken here - (we used the 6L6 loaded version)

Guitars used are a Chapman Ghostfret & a Squier Classic Vibe 50s Strat.


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Victory Kraken Amp Demo - Can it do stuff that isn't metal?

Victory Amplifiers VX The Kraken – full length official video with Rabea Massaad & Martin Kidd

Frank Gambale: Soulmine at Jazz Alley Oct 20,21 2015

Gambale Live with Soulmine at Seattle's Jazz Alley Oct 20 & 21, 2015. Please share it and tell all your friends in Seattle to go.

Frank Gambale Soulmine at Jazz Alley Oct 20,21 2015

Rick Nielsen: Gear Rundown - Seymour Duncan

Gear rundown of the guitar collection of Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, including the behemoth 5 neck Hamer that will make your chiropractor scream "get out of my office!"

Rick Nielsen's Gear Rundown

Gus Drax: In Presence Of The Dead - awesome shredathon

Morning Practice for "In Presence Of The Dead"

Gus Drax - In Presence Middle Shred Section Practice