Sunday, 7 February 2016

Plini: Every Piece Matters - an extraordinary soul you need to hear

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In 2014, I released a song called "Ko Ki" in order to fundraise for a volunteering trip to Cambodia led by the wonderful non-profit organisation Raw Impact. At the beginning of 2015, I went to Cambodia, to help construct a community centre for the people of Ko Ki Village. This was an unforgettable experience – everything from the joy of playing games with some of the happiest kids I've ever seen, to the overwhelming realisation that I was able to use my love of music to benefit the lives of a community that barely even has access to clean water or electricity. Recently, I read that Raw Impact was embarking on its most ambitious project yet. After seeing the work that Raw Impact has done already, and being a part of one of their teams, there is no doubt in my mind that they can make this happen:

“This is the biggest thing we’ve ever done. 100 of the poorest families urgently need our help. The Cambodian Government have announced a bridge to join Phnom Penh with Gunty’s Island. This will force the relocation of 100 families currently living in slums. Every Piece Matters is about providing land for families so we can bring safe housing, primary education for their kids, rescue from debt slavery and provide a steady job for Mum and Dad. For every $5,000AUD pledged, one family can live on their own land.”

On that note, 100% of the proceeds generated by this song, from now until the end of June (when the fundraising campaign ends) will go directly to Raw Impact!

written, recorded & mixed by Plini in a bedroom in Sydney.
drums recorded by Troy Wright / Wright Drum School Studios :
bass recorded & drums mixed by Simon Grove / Nerve Studios :
mastered by Ermin Hamidovic / Systematic Productions :
artwork by Alex Pryle / Dead Crown Design :

And to my wonderful cyber-choir, you may not be able to distinguish your individual voice anymore, but it wouldn’t be the same without it!

An enormous thank you to – Francesco Domenichetti, Juan Simon Ramirez, Austin Schuyler, Chris Byron, Lachlan Barclay, Denis Balavac, Abhay Rao, Tade Whittaker, Chris Sopko, Sean Manning, Alex Basham, Mike Coleman, Matthew Reddy, Markus Neuwirth, Louie Pagan, Jorge Delgado, Christian San Agustin, Charlie Newton, David Freeman, Nick Wolfenbarger, Davis Natzle, Romain Porquet, Colin Smith, Brendan Gibson, Jessey Jorge Nikoletatos, Mitch Pew, Simmy, Stuart Packer, Tristan Zemtseff, Thomas Ryan-Allen, Brett Stewart, Sean Lowery, Tom Toy, Melissa Trendell, Siena Biales, Dylan Leonard, Marko Obradovic, Dom Robson-Tull, Fean Manthachitra, Gyorgy Henyei Neto, Daniel Lee, Brendan Gibson, Skippy Girl, Kyle Schaefer, Joni Mustonen, JosuĂ© Ferreira de Oliveira, Max Gilbert, Jonathan Fallat, Devin Axtman, Lichen Li, Andreas Nilsson, Karthik Ram Mamidala, Casey Tang, Wing Anh Luy, Josh Neumann, Erika De Guzman, Sergio Scibilia, Zachary Prihoda, Zed Kent, Zane Hawley, Bradley Nowland, Chris Auzenne, Cris Baz, Nicholas and Genie Sisti, Kyle Catalano, Rostislav Burkatskyy, Henri Zeiseler, Cutch from Synergist, Omri Moon, Tobias Ommer, Diego Meraviglia, Will Turner, Peter Wright, Austin Frankenfield, Ashley Kethley, Ryan Turchi, Zachary Prihoda, Taylor Sharp, and a few others who, for mysterious reasons, will remain unnamed!
Plini – "EVERY PIECE MATTERS" (2016)

Yvette Young: Covet - Nautilus - The Attic Suite Live

Covet live at The Attic Suite July, 20, 2015

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Covet are a math rock band from San Francisco, California. Featuring the talented Yvette Young, David Adamiak, and Keith Grimshaw, the trio have the technical precision of competent musicians while also maintaining the lush feel of post-rock and textural music. Having recently released a highly appraised album, the band is riding the momentum into the new year as they tour and continue to ramp up for their next release.
Covet - Nautilus - The Attic Suite Live

Lee Ritenour: Six String Theory Music Competition - amazing prizes!

Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour hosts the biennial Six String Theory Competition for the 5th time with applications accepted in Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboards and Drums. Registration is open from January 15, 2016 through May 15, 2016 on the website by submitting two YouTube videos. For Guitar, applicants may register in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic/Country, Classical/Flamenco and Rhythm Guitar which includes Pop, Funk, R&B, and World styles (Brazilian, Latin, African, Island, etc.). For Rhythm Players, any contemporary music style will be accepted such as jazz, fusion, R & B, rock, blues, etc.

Partnering again with Yamaha, Berklee College of Music, Premier Guitar, Blue Note Tokyo, Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival, Monster, Jazziz, D’Addario, True Fire and Guitar HD, the 2016 competition offers incredible professional opportunities and a total prize package value of over $700,000.

Prize highlights for the 2016 competition include: Berklee College of Music Scholarships; performance at the legendary Blue Note Tokyo with Lee Ritenour and up-and-coming All-Star musicians from Japan; recording on Lee Ritenour’s forthcoming album at the stunning Woodshed Recording Studio in Malibu and Scholarships and Performances at Crown Guitar Festival in scenic Montana. Other prizes include travel and hotel for performance and recording opportunities, Yamaha Instruments & Endorsements, Professional Mentoring with Lee Ritenour, Monster and D’Addario prizes.

The Six String Theory Competition is the inspiration of Ritenour, who debuted the International Competition in 2010 with the release of his all-star guitar CD, “6 String Theory.” The guitar-only contest was a great success and the winner, Shon Boublil, recorded a track on “6 String Theory” and won a 4 year scholarship to Berklee College of Music, in which he just graduated in 2015. The guitar contest continued to grow in popularity and scope with another competition in 2011, which guitarist David Murray Browne won. By 2012, the competition expanded to include 3 new instruments: Piano, Bass and Drums and attracted wonderful, diverse talent from over 70 countries. Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition also became an official non-profit organization with the mission of supporting aspiring musicians towards a professional music career through scholarships, recording, performing, mentoring and prizes.

The 2012 rhythm winners Selim Munir, Hans de Wild, Michael Feinberg, and Demetrius Nabors recorded a track on Lee Ritenour’s Grammy nominated “Rhythm Sessions” starring musicians Chick Corea, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen and more. The guitar winner, Karl Marino, is half way done with his Berklee College of Music four year scholarship. The 2014 winners performed at the illustrious Montreux Jazz Festival and the guitar grand prize winner, Tony Pusztai, recorded a track on Ritenour’s “Twist of Rit” album starring greats such as: Academy® & Grammy® winning Dave Grusin, Dave Weckl, John Beasley, and Ernie Watts.

Legendary Advisory Judges will work with Lee Ritenour to evaluate and determine the 2016 winners. Those judges include Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Keb' Mo', Vince Gill, Brent Masen, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Julian Lage, Guthrie Govan, Steve Lukather, Daryl Stuermer John Patitucci, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason, Patrice Rushen, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Will Kennedy, Dave Grusin, Nathan East and many others.

Senri Kawaguchi: playing Guthrie Govan's Ner Ner at soundcheck - Fukuoka 2015

Senri Kawaguchi playing Guthrie Govan's Ner Ner (soundcheck Dec. 28, 2015 Fukuoka)

Senri Kawaguchi playing Guthrie Govan's Ner Ner (soundcheck Dec. 28, 2015 Fukuoka)

Ruggero Robin: Ruggero e Nicola - drums and guitar improvisation 10 minutes

Finally.. I managed to lock my son on drums and playing 10 minutes of total improvisation with him..even if it cost him a lot of effort ...but he made his Father happy :-)

Ruggero Robin: Ruggero e Nicola - drums and guitar improvisation 10 minutes

Rob Balducci: Ruled By The Moon - 821 Monroe Drive - Track By Track

Greetings Friends and Fans,

This is the next track by track from my NEW CD 821 Monroe Drive. WE are up to track 10 Rulled By The Moon..

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Balducci 821 Monroe Drive Track By Track - Ruled By The Moon

Dean Murphy: River Country - Kalium Strings NAMM 2016

Dean Murphy: River Country - Kalium Strings NAMM 2016

this song is actually gonna be part of a duo im doing but i wrote it about water parks cause i love waterparks... and their awesome.

NAMM 2016 Kalium Strings - River Country by Dean Murphy

Congiu Francesco: JTC jam of the month february

suhr guitar
masotti amp
video recording ambient ZOOM Q4

JTC jam of the month february - Congiu Francesco

Peter Martinsson: No Grey 2nd edition album released!

Peter Martinsson: No Grey 2nd edition album released!

No Grey 2nd edition promo

German Schauss: Paganini's Moto Perpetuo - Excerpt

Excerpt of Paganini's Moto Perpetuo. Learn this piece and more with my book/DVD and iBook, Shredding Paganini.

Jason Richardson: Solo Album Studio Update 4 the guitarz - shredding speed!

Check out what's been happening in the studio so far while we are recording my solo album! Make sure to like and subscribe so you can stay up to date with all studio shenanigans.

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Jason Richardson Solo Album Studio Update 4 (GUITARZ!)

Rob Marcello: Serrana - Sweep picking, Arpeggios, Tapping, String skipping

This is one of my favourite "Sweep picking" Exercises/Pieces to practice. It's based on Jason Becker's absolutely AMAZING "Serrana" Arpeggios chord progression. Jason is my biggest influence and the coolest, most inspiring person i've ever had the pleasure to meet!

Rob Marcello - Lick Of The Day #8! (Sweep picking, Arpeggios, Tapping, String skipping) Lesson