Monday, 5 October 2015

Jen Majura: plays... Mattias IA Eklundh's "Big Machine"

Jen Majura plays... Mattias IA Eklundh's "Big Machine" (part one)

Jen Majura plays... Mattias IA Eklundh's "Big Machine" (part one)

Joe Bonamassa: Jäger Bomb? - guitar interactive interview

Check out this fantastic interview with Joe Bonamassa from the last edition of guitar interactive magazine.

In the current issue, GI 36 - we give a special welcome back to one of the world’s most influential guitarists - Joe Satriani! Joe is, as they say, a hard act to follow but we’re going to give it a try as in
addition to an interview with the great man, we also have a Tom Quayle Tech Session, showing you some of the tricks and techniques that help make Joe the phenomenon he is.

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Open your FREE copy of Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 35 here: Featuring Joe Satriani and introducing Laurence Jones. All of this plus all of our regular features, including Live Sound, The Bassment, Making tracks, the Quiet Room, Tech Reviews, Lessons and a special EMG Pickup and Guitar Competition. All this amazing content, absolutely free! Click here to read your copy now


Niko Tsonev: Lifesigns - "Live Under The Bridge" 2015 - Official DVD Trailer

"Lifesigns Live In London - Under The Bridge"-a high-definition 3 disc (DVD, 2cCD) audio-visual set available to order now!

Filmed at London's premier live music venue "Under The Bridge" on 23 January 2015 by award winning film director Paul Shammasian this set is a superb representation of the unique talents and spectacular live show of Lifesigns performing their debut album in its entirety along with four new, as yet unreleased tracks (Different being one of them).

Following the 2012 release of their exceptionally well received debut, Lifesigns have taken the show on the road across the UK, Europe and the first USA Prog Cruise "To The Edge Of The World" sharing bills with Yes, Thee Friends (Gentle Giant), Steve Hackett, Marillion and UK among others.

A true virtuoso band, the founding members John Young (Vocals/Keyboards), Frosty Beedle (Drums/Vocals) and Steve Rispin (Engineering/Production) joined forces with Jon Poole (ex-Cardiacs) on Bass/Vocals and Niko Tsonev (ex-Steven Wilson) on Guitars/Vocals to create a truly unique live show.

After only 26 shows (at the time of filming) Lifesigns are firing on all cylinders and the "Live Under The Bridge" show captures one of the key performances of the band's first year of touring, captivating fans with a rich visual experience and pristine quality sound.

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Every purchase will also include a 24bit /96kHz audiophile version of the audio mixes (link to follow).

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Lifesigns "Live Under The Bridge" 2015 - Official DVD Trailer

Bugra Sisman: Until Now - teaser for upcoming album

Bugra Sisman: Until Now - teaser for upcoming album

Until Now - Bugra Sisman | EP Teaser

Darius Wave: Seymour Duncan StagMag - neck position demo + coil split

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StagMag is a humbucker pickup literally made of 2 separated single coils - both have "height cut" pole pieces made of Alnico II magnets. It's a hot output pickup and basicly deticated for bridge position, but for me it works really fine on the neck position as well.

This is very subjective, but for my taste slightly hotter pickups work great for 24 fretted guitars, getting them a bit closer (tone-wise) to guitars with 22 frets.

Song - it's my original (not that original harmonic content, yet still all brought together by me). Ain't got no title yet but that's one of my wife's favorites - hope she'll figure out something :)

Guitar - Mayones Setius GTM6
Seymour Duncan StagMag - neck position demo (+ coil split)

Robin Burrows: super sweet and tasty tones - Tweedtone Pickup Demo

Robin Burrows, product Demo for Kent Armstrong pickups and WD Music UK.

To my ears, I hear a little Lane, a little Eric Johnson.. Yum


Robin Burrows Tweedtone Pickup Demo

Eric Calderone: Zelda - Song of Storms Meets Metal - plus The Dark Night Pre-order

Zelda - Song of Storms Meets Metal


"The Dark Night" 5$ Pre-order (only pre-orders include bonus track)

Be sure to include your email address in the "note". That is where I'll send the album link.

Hey guys!!

So those familiar with this melody know that it'll stick in your head for um....about a decade haha. Like a million other people too im sure, this could be my fave throughout the entire series. Simple, catchy, and perfect. I gave it my best shot to give it a couple variations. As always, thank you all so much for everything. It means the world. BIG ups for always rocking my casbah!

Best to ya

Pat Heath: LTD M1000SE VNS - seriously tasty chops!

Kudos to Rick Cartey for the heads up on these videos... Rick joins the list of serious guitar aficionados!

A full Jazz/Rock demonstration of the stunning LTD M1000VNS showcasing it's wide range of classic tones.


Pat Heath | LTD M1000SE VNS (Demonstration Video)

Pat Heath - ESP guitars artist; reviews and demonstrates the LTD EC 401 and the subject of metal soloing over major triads. Backing Track available : guitar

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Hedras Ramos, Fuminori Watanabe: "Jam 23" - killer fusion from across the globe

We both are 23 years old so we decided to do a mysterious jam over a Camilo Velandia BT!
Hope you enjoy!

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Hedras Ramos & Fuminori Watanabe "Jam 23"

Kenan Salazar: Strandberg Guitar Contest - "Pearl" by 14 yr old

I'm a 14 year old guitarist and this is my entry for the Strandberg/JamTrackcentral guitar competition. My entry is an excerpt from an original song I wrote entitled "Pearl". You can vote for me by clicking the thumbs up here Thank you very much for your support.

Currently number 3 in the popularity stakes

Strandberg Guitar Contest - "Pearl" by 14 yr old Kenan Salazar

Saeed Moghaddami: Strandberg Competition 2015

This is "Mislaid Paradigm", my entry for Strandberg guitar Competition 2015.
If you enjoyed my performance, please go and vote in the link below.
Voting opens on the 28th of September and ends on October 4th.

"Mislaid Paradigm" is an allusion to our chaotic world that is populated with misplaced ideals.

Currently number 2 in the popularity stakes

Strandberg Competition 2015 - Saeed Moghaddami

Luca Poma: Moon Reverie's album recordings excerpt - shredding pick exercises!

An excerpt from the recording's of Moon Reverie's debut album made at Alpha&Omega studios in Como (Italy)

Luca Poma - Moon Reverie's album recordings excerpt

DIY: soldering ring terminal for guitar pot ground connections ~ the guitar learner

instead of soldering pickups cables directly to guitar pots, we can solder ring terminal/(i got confused with term cable lug -_- ) on potentiometer and the ground will connects easier for each pickups..

I've made one for my fernandes guitar, here on this video i show you how to do it with unused pots, just for example. i used two Soldering iron to keep the tin stay melted on wide area such guitarpot

~ video: The guitar Learner

DIY soldering ring terminal for guitar pot ground connections ~ the guitar learner

News: National Learn to Play Day Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016

National Learn to Play Day Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016

Diary Date Event: National Learn to Play Day Activity: FREE Musical Instrument lessons for ALL Date: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016 Location: Nationwide over 100 participating music shops and venues Organiser: Music for All Ambassadors: Including Gareth Malone OBE, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Rodrigo y Gabriela, Rick Wakeman, Al Murray, Rick Astley, Howard Jones and patron, Jools Holland. Website: Description: Music for All’s national Learn to Play Day returns for its fifth successive year on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March 2016 at a music venue near you. Over the weekend, members of the public can participate in more than 12,000 FREE instrument ‘taster’ lessons at music shops, schools and venues throughout the UK. With so many organisations delivering literally thousands of free music lessons, people of all ages and experience will have the chance to make music. Whether they are complete beginners, lapsed players or want to have a go at something completely different, UK music shops, schools & venues will be welcoming them through their doors. Lending their support will be rock stars, musicians, celebrities and local dignitaries. In previous years, Harry Hill, Gareth Malone OBE, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Fearne Cotton, Ace (Skunk Anansie), Aaron Spears (Usher), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Lower Than Atlantis, Lawson, Al Murray, the Cast of Once, local MPs and many others, have joined in the fun. Full details of the event, including participating venues and local appearances, will be found at and over the coming months. To find out more about the charity, Music for All, go to or visit Music for All’s Facebook page at

Jason Becker: Riff Axelerator Application - Fundraiser is now live!

Jason Becker Application live

We are very proud and happy to say that the Jason Becker Fundraiser is now live!

This means that you can now download the trial version with two free licks, with the option to unlock the rest of the licks. Watch this video by Chris Buono explaining how it works

You get the chance to learn some of Jason Beckers toughest licks, taught by some of todays most sought after instructors, and using Riff Axelerator to really help you learn the licks. All the funds from this project are going directly to Pat Becker (Jasons mums) Paypal account, so you can be assured that all the money is going towards his care.

Thank you for your interest in the project, and we hope that you will take the next step and donate to Jason.

Jeff Berlin: Bass Icon Launches Pledge Music Campaign For New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce

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Available for bookings worldwide in 2016

Bass Icon Jeff Berlin Launches Pledge Music Campaign
For New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce

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Bass icon Jeff Berlin has launched 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 album, 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 album come from other periods in Jack’s musical life before and after Cream. 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
Dennis Chambers on drums
Paul Shaffer on Hammond organ
Allan Holdsworth on guitar
Joe Satriani on guitar
Ron Thal 'Bumblefoot' on guitar
Nick Moroch on guitar

Guest list is still being expanded. Final guest artist list to be announced soon.
JEFF BERLIN PLAYS JACK BRUCE touring band will be announced soon and will be different fromthe above list of already announced guest artists on the album.

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Known worldwide for his innovative style, Jeff Berlin has graced bandstands and recordings with legendary players like Bill Bruford, Dennis Chambers, Neil Peart, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Scott Henderson, Allan Holdsworth, and has led bands and recorded his own albums 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 o behalf Allan's manager Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune Music. 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.

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Mattias IA Eklundh: Growing Your Own Moustache - Volume 5 - astonishingly good educational series

Growing Your Own Moustache - Volume 5
Freak Guitar – Growing Your Own Moustache V is beyond a massive download package crammed with thirty useful and demanding tracks, each one with guitar as IA plays it and one stripped version for you to sink your teeth into and grow your own moustache, so to speak. The fifth volume of the popular series is designed for you to see the big picture, to add way more colours of your sonic palette, not just a pile of empty licks. All of it comes together with a groovy pdf booklet with super accurate notation. With epic tunes like Big Machine and Valhalla Vailankani Freak Guitar – Growing Your Own Moustache V is indeed pushing the envelope and will broaden your musical horizons.

Mattias IA Eklundh: Growing Your Own Moustache - Volume 5