Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Sam Birchall: E.P. recording diary - Riff 1

Here's one of the first riffs on my E.P! My goal is to make the E.P. mostly improvised. Each riff is just a skeleton, and can be played in loads of different ways. There are definitely licks and ideas I re-use, but there's still a lot of freedom.

I'll be doing a video for each riff as I go along, and eventually (hopefully) finding a drummer and bassist to improvise all this stuff with (which will probably change things drastically)

Sam Birchall - E.P. recording diary - Riff 1

Alex Machacek: FAT Living The Dream Album Teaser

 Alex Machacek: FAT Living The Dream Album Teaser

FAT - new album (Living The Dream)
available on abstractlogix.com
Alex Machacek - guitar
Raphael Preuschl - bass
Herbert Pirker - drums

FAT Living The Dream Album Teaser

(October 14, 2015) Living the Dream is the second chapter of FAT – next-generation guitar modernist Alex Machacek's Fabulous Austrian Trio, featuring bassist Raphael Preuschl and drummer Herbert Pirker. With the sensitive touch of a jazz guitarist, the intervallic ingenuity and harmonic density of a post-serialist composer, and a seemingly endless capacity for improvisational empathy, Machecek has been turning heads on his own and when performing alongside such iconic musical forces as Terry Bozzio, Jeff Sipe, and Gary Husband. No less than the iconic John McLaughlin remarked that "Machacek's music starts where other music ends."

Buy: https://abstractlogix.bandcamp.com/album/fat-living-the-dream

Born in Austria – native nation of Haydn, Strauss, Webern, and Schoenberg – Machacek revels in the company of his countrymen throughout Living the Dream. In Preuschl and Pirker, Machacek has cultivated a trio of boundless resourcefulness, with the technical capacity to support and enrich his ecstatic flights and the depth and taste to keep the potentially demanding music emotionally grounded. Machacek’s deft hand as a producer further elevates the trio’s captivating dynamic with cunning electronic touches and subtle overdubs. Across a program of eleven original compositions (four by Preuschl, the rest Machacek’s), Living the Dream is a compelling document of a remarkable new ensemble as they fearlessly probe the boundaries of a post-fusion universe.

Living the Dream comes out on Abstract Logix Worldwide on November 20, 2015.

Bernhard Lackner: That Time Of The Year - teaser - featuring Derico Watson, Alex Machacek, Pete Lockett and Chris Stückelschweiger

Preview of me tracking "That Time Of the Year" (by Bernhard Lackner) feat. Derico Watson, Alex Machacek, Pete Lockett, Chris Stückelschweiger for www.JustAddBass.com!

"That Time Of The Year" - Teaser (Derico Watson, Bernhard Lackner, Alex Machacek, Pete Lockett

Paul Gilbert: Announcing The Great Guitar Escape 3.0!

Announcing The Great Guitar Escape 3.0!

Hey fans! I'm excited to announce that I will be hosting a 3rd Great Guitar Escape in 2016! Next year's event will be held at the beautiful Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, CA from July 25th-29th. I'll be handpicking his fellow instructors in the coming months - so it's only going to get better from here!

Each day will start with music theory classes followed by lessons in style and technique. After lunch in the garden, we'll move right into a massive jam session where everyone will have an opportunity to jam with me! After an amazing dinner, we'll move into the live concert with the instructors - which is always a favorite.

As I've said before - "The Great Guitar Escape offers a lot more than a handshake and an autograph. Anyone who wants to come on stage and jam with me can come up onstage and do it!" This event offers a chance to jam, eat and mingle one-on one with the instructors!

Registration is open now! Visit the website to learn more! I hope to see you next year!


Daniele Gottardo: Hansel and Gretel - Learn Every Note with Jam Track Central

Hansel & Gretel - Learn Every Note!

With an eclectic sense of melody and composition Daniele Gottardo's Hansel And Gretel combines passion, soul and dynamics with limitless technique and creativity to create a hauntingly beautiful track for you to learn.

This track has a lot to offer, studying the TAB and video together will reveal a whole host of interesting melodic and compositional gems that will inspire and inform your own solos. Daniele has an interesting approach to guitar; full of exciting twists, turns and patterns, this track will take you on a musical journey.

Learning this incredible track will empower you with the free form attitude Daniele plays with - and there are plenty of tasty licks and ideas for you to pick up along the way!

As ever, we have included everything you need to practise and perfect the material in this package. There are video and audio tracks for you to watch/listen and study, accurately transcribed TAB/notation for you to analyse and master as well as backing tracks for you to practise every lick to, and jam out your own solos!

Download right now, or Premium Members hit the +MyTracks button and get instant streaming access!


Chris Broderick: Act Of Defiance: Announce Holiday Shows Supporting Killswitch Engage

Heavy metal outfit ACT OF DEFIANCE will close out 2015 supporting Killswitch Engage on a handful of holiday shows at the end of December. This will wrap up what has been a landmark year for the band; which saw them release their debut album, Birth And The Burial. The record has been celebrated by fans and critics alike as an essential release for thrash and heavy metal fateful, and saw them on a headlining tour this Fall supporting the album. Dates for the Killswitch Engage shows can be found below, as well as the music video for their single, "Throwback"

In a time of endless sub-genre classifications being thrown at bands, Act Of Defiance cut to the quick, offering 100% in-your-face, uncompromising metal. "If you invited fans of all kinds of metal - from thrash to Scandinavian metal to modern American metal - and had them all in a mosh pit, Act Of Defiance would be their soundtrack," asserts guitarist Chris Broderick. With a hefty resumé that chronicles time spent riffing and shredding in Jag Panzer, Nevermore, and a seven-year stint in Megadeth, his pedigree speaks for itself. Furthermore, joined by powerhouse drummer - and fellow Megadeth alumnus - Shawn Drover, bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Times Of Grace) and vocalist Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) the band are a truly formidable metallic behemoth, and their debut album, Birth And The Burial, is ten tracks of armor-plated, state of the art heaviness.

ACT OF DEFIANCE - Headlining Shows w/Allegaeon

12/2/15 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
12/4/15 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12/5/15 Pomona, CA @ Glass House

ACT OF DEFIANCE - Holiday Shows w/Killswitch Engage
12/27/15 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/28/15 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
12/29/15 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Joe Bonamassa: Was a Question on Jeopardy!

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Steve Vai, Tony MacAlpine: donated his ibanez Jem 77BRMR for upcoming #BenefitForTony auction!

.@SteveVai donated his @ibanezofficial Jem 77BRMR for the upcoming #BenefitForTony auction! http://livemu.sc/1Ma3x6u