Friday, 19 February 2016

John Browne, Ivan Chopik: Dawid Dziewulski of Mayones talks about the NAMM guitars

John Browne, Ivan Chopik: Dawid Dziewulski of Mayones talks about the NAMM guitars - Dawid Dziewulski of Mayones and John Browne of Monuments talk about some of the company's newest additions to their guitar line-up. Be sure to check out their solo competition at

Ben Levin: New Album Announcement - "Life and Back"

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New Album Announcement - "Life and Back" by Ben Levin

Richard Daudé: JTC - JAM Of The Month February 2015 - OK let's shred it!

Richard Daudé: JTC - JAM Of The Month February 2015 - OK let's shred it!

JTC - JAM Of The Month February 2015 - Richard Daudé

Joe Bonamassa: Drive - Blues Of Desperation - Pre-order your copy on CD or vinyl

Official video of Drive, from Joe Bonamassa's new studio album "Blues Of Desperation" which is to be released by Provogue/Mascot Label Group on March 25.

Pre-order your copy on CD or vinyl from us:

Joe Bonamassa - Drive (Official Video)

Bona-Scope Rewind - Joe Demonstrates the new Way Huge Overrated Special Pedal

John Petrucci: Dream Theater series -The Palladium, London, 18.02.2016

Dream Theater - Series from the new album filmed The Palladium, London, 18.02.2016

John Petrucci: Dream Theater -The Palladium, London, 18.02.2016

Angel Vivaldi: way With Words Pt 1, The Complete Guitar Transcription

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Available in Physical tab book, print ready eBook PLUS Guitar Pro files!

NOW AVAILABLE! Away With Words Pt 1, The Complete Guitar Transcription

Dean Murphy: And She'll Never Be Alone Again - 8 String Chordal Piece

so this is the first song i ever wrote on 8 string many years ago and its come a long way but hope you enjoy
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Dean Murphy 8 String Chordal Piece - ... And She'll Never Be Alone Again

Marcelo Souza: The edge of Chaos - exotic shredding

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The edge of Chaos - MARCELO SOUZA

Virgil Donati, Andre Nieri, Anton Davidyants: Russia 2015 Behind The Scenes

Virgil Donati, Andre Nieri, Anton Davidyants: Russia 2015 Behind The Scenes

Some amusing moments behind the scenes, from my tour of Russia and Kazakhstan in October 2015

Virgil Donati Russia 2015 Behind The Scenes

Oz Noy: Who Gives a Funk pre order featuring Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, Dweezil Zappa and many more!!!

Who Gives a Funk
by Oz Noy

1. Come On (feat. Fred Wesley)
2. Flashback (feat. John Medeski)
3. Better Get it in your Soul (feat.Randy Brecker)
4. I Got You (feat. Chris Potter)
5. A Change is Gonna Come
6. Ice Man (feat. Robben Ford)
7. Zig Zag
8. Damn This Groove (feat. Dweezil Zappa)
9. Little Wing (feat. Corey Glover)
10. Five Spot Blues (feat. Joe Bonamassa)

Internationally acclaimed New York guitarist and composer Oz Noy follows his provocative two-volume exploration and reinvention of his blues roots (Twisted Blues) with Who Gives a Funk, due out April 15th – a examination of classic funk and R&B grooves, spiked with his uniquely unhinged improvisational instincts. “Simple, funky music – but soulful,” is how Noy describes it, while acknowledging that simple is not synonymous with easy: The discipline and clarity these classic structures demand put even the finest musicians to the test, and Noy and his all-star cohorts deliver a remarkable program that uncovers intriguing new pathways through timeless forms.

Inspired by the funk-blues nexus of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s music of artists like Freddie King, James Brown, Albert Collins, Who Gives a Funk mixes concise, compelling original compositions with reimagining of vintage standards by Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sam Cook, Charles Mingus, and even Thelonious Monk – mostly tracked live in the studio for maximum grit and spark. A core group of New York’s finest is augmented by an impressive array of guest appearances, including performances by John Medeski, Dweezil Zappa, funk pioneer Fred Wesley, Chris Potter, Robben Ford, Randy Brecker, Joe Bonamassa, members of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble, and Living Color vocalist Corey Glover. 

Through it all, Noy’s guitar is the connecting thread. Whether steering the band with incisive, stark rhythm work or soaring over the grooves with impeccable single-note leads that recall the graceful, nuanced inflection of a fine soul vocalist, Noy brilliantly walks a musical tightrope spanning the best of the past and the future. Surprising, danceable, and accessible, Who Gives a Funk is a powerfully heartfelt new statement from one of contemporary guitar’s great improvisational stylists.

releases April 13, 2016

Oz Noy (guitar); Will Lee, (Bass); Roscoe Beck (Bass); Rocky Bryant (Drums); Steve Wolf (drums); Chris Layton (drums); Jerry Z (organ); Danny Sadownick (Percussion). Guests: Joe Bonamasa, Robben Ford, Dweezil Zappa, John Medeski, Randy Brecker, Chris Potter, Fred Wesley

Tim And Pete's Guitar Show - Episode 3 feat. Oz Noy

Jane Getter: European shows begin this weekend

JANE GETTER PREMONITION – European shows begin this weekend
Progressive supergroup, Jane Getter Premonition, will begin their live shows in Europe this weekend – starting in Paris, on Sunday 21st before heading to Amsterdam, Manchester & London in support of the recent release On, via Madfish. Accompanying Jane Getter, who Guitar Player called "the fieriest fret boarding female ever to strap on a Stratocaster," will be keyboardist Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson), bassist Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai); guitarist Randy McStine, and drummer John Mader (Steve Miller, Pat Benatar).

Live Dates
Fri 19th Feb - Versmold Mühle
Sun 21st Feb – Paris, La Boule Noire
Mon 22nd Feb - Amsterdam, North Sea Jazz Club
Wed 24th Feb – Manchester, Academy 3
Thu 25th Feb – London, Borderline

News: PRS Guitars Private Stock Team Continues 20th Anniversary Celebration with February’s Guitar of the Month: The McCarty 594

PRS Guitars Private Stock Team Continues 20th Anniversary Celebration with February’s Guitar of the Month: The McCarty 594

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) February 16, 2016 – PRS Guitars Private Stock is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year with the return to the program that started it all: Guitars of the Month. Each month in 2016, the Private Stock team will deliver a unique design in limited numbers, highlighting the detailed craftsmanship and exquisite materials that define Private Stock.

“At the time [1996], the original Guitars of the Month program was a way for us to experiment with new designs and features. To this day, that innovation and specialization is still at the heart of the Private Stock program, and we are very excited to try out some new ideas for our 20th Anniversary this year,” said Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars founder and Managing General Partner.

February’s Guitar of the Month is the McCarty 594. Named after Paul’s mentor, Ted McCarty, the McCarty 594 pays homage to vintage “Golden Era” instruments while incorporating modern build techniques for an instrument that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable.

John Mayer has one of the early prototypes for this model, and has this to say: “The 594 is the best new guitar I've played in years. It has a vintage heart and soul but without the technical limitations that usually come along with an old instrument. What good is an old guitar if you can't get all that feel out of the upper frets, or the intonation is off?” When asked about the guitar’s tone, Mayer added, “To hear that old PAF sound but be able to articulate the notes in a way that only modern manufacturing could allow is so exciting. This one's going all over my new record, because it sits so nicely between all of the sonic identities we all know and love. And it plays like a dream.”

There are several details that PRS has incorporated into the 594’s design that contribute to the guitar’s tone and feel, including

- A 24.594” scale length, just slightly longer than 24.5” and where the model gets its name

- “58/15 LT” pickups. LT meaning low turns, which give this guitar a sweet lower output tone

- 2 volume and 2 push/pull tone controls positioned so players can roll off both volume knobs at the same time, and with the added versatility of coil splits for more tonal options

- A new Pattern Vintage neck carve. This neck carve shares the same width measurements as PRS’s Pattern neck, but is slightly thicker front to back and features an asymmetrical carve with a little less meat on the treble side, a little more on the bass side of the neck.

- Tweaked Phase III tuners that have an added set screw to pull the tuner’s shaft, gear, and worm together, but with the tuner button taken out of play, to promote tone transfer from the string directly into the guitar itself with a little energy as possible being detracted.

Twenty six of these instruments will be made for February 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary. For full specifications and to hear the McCarty 594 in action, please visit, For more information on the Guitars of the Month program, please visit

The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the creation of the Private Stock program, with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.

John 5: Announces New Video Teaser and Revised Tour Dates

John 5 Announces New Video Teaser and Revised Tour Dates

Guitarist John 5 releases a teaser for his upcoming new music video “Making Monsters”. The full video will debut March 1st on Guitar Player and Guitar World’s websites. Also announced are revised dates for his upcoming spring tour John 5’s Behind the Nut Love with the Creatures Tour beginning in March 2016. The tour will start in Westland, MI and conclude in Londonderry, NH with a total of 16 live shows. Tickets are available now on

Revised Tour Dates:

Mar 04- Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

Mar 05- Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue

Mar 06- Chicago, IL @ Reggies

Mar 08- Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter

Mar 09- Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage

Mar 10- Newport, KY @ Southgate House

Mar 11- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland

Mar 12- Hagerstown, MD @ Hard Times Cafe

Mar 13- Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theatre

Mar 14- Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock

Mar 15- Falls Church, VA @ The State Theatre

Mar 16- New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom

Mar 17- Rochester, NY @ Montage

Mar 18- Syracuse, NY @ Westcott

Mar 19- Stafford Springs, CT @ Palace

Mar 20- Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo

John has had an illustrious career collaborating with chart topping artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ricky Martin, and Rod Stewart. John has performed on critically acclaimed world tours with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. Later, John ventured into the world of film score composing for Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem and 31. In 2004 he branched out into a successful solo career and has since released eight studio albums.

To learn more about John 5, please visit

Li-sa-X: lullaby on the Guitar USING a debit card as a pick.

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Genius guitar girl Li-sa-X of the 11-year-old, recorded the raw sound of was actually played in the debit card "Metal Lullaby"!
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An 11-year-old Japanese girl, Li-sa-X, Plays a lullaby on the Guitar USING a debit card as a pick. Take a listen.


Dimitar Nalbantov: Insignia the new album available

Finally my new album "Insignia" is OUT!!! This last year was really bad for me. I've sold all my gear to support me and my family!
But at the end I hope everything will be fine.
This couldn't be possible if very close friends and
my wife wasn't gave me their best support in the last few months.
The new guitar I've got as a present from them, helped to finish them!
I tried to do everything to make it happen.

It is avaliable on iTunes, Google Music. Also you can get it on CD from my website!

Here is one of the tunes "Silent Sky" Backing track and the solo guitar patch for Overloud TH3

I hope you will like them and I'm sure you will
They're coming again from my hearth.

Morten Faerestrand: Guitar FX - Stop Getting it Wrong

Many so called experts get it all wrong when it comes to guitar effects. Learn what to tell them, and how to get it right.


GUITAR FX - Stop Getting it WRONG!

News: Steve White & Yamaha Support Learn To Play Day

Steve White & Yamaha Support Learn To Play Day
HUNDREDS Of FREE Music Lessons And Chance To Meet Artists

Billed as ‘Bigger and Better’ than ever before Learn to Play Weekend is a national event for adults and children organised by the Music for All charity to inspire new, or lapsed, musicians of all ages to take up or restart playing an instrument.

Steve White renowned as one of the greatest and most influential British drummers of his generation will be supporting the Learn to Play Day at Yamaha Music London on Sunday 13 March. Since turning professional at the age of 17, Steve White has remained at the pinnacle of his profession for over 30 years, playing with many iconic British artists and bands, including Style Council, Paul Weller, The Who, Oasis, Ian Dury and Jon Lord. 
Steve will be teaching an intimate class where basic sticking techniques will be explained along with some play along experience with Steve.This fun session will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to be taught by this legendary drummer and only available at Yamaha Music London.
Start Time: 2PM
Duration; 1 Hour
Please note: Places must be booked.
Yamaha Music London, the world-famous piano, musical instrument and musical equipment retail store in the heart of London's West End, are also offering hundreds of FREE Guitar, Violin, Viola, Pianos and Drums one-to-one and group Ukulele starter lessons for all the familyfrom 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday 12 March and from 11.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 13 March.

Booking any of the above lessons online is recommended. For more information and to book any of the above lessons visit here

Full details of all the 2016 National Learn To Play Day events and participating venues can be found

News: PRS Guitars Announces 8th “Experience PRS” Event

PRS Guitars Announces 8th “Experience PRS” Event

Guitar Manufacturer to host Ultimate Guitar Festival for Guitarists and Music Lovers

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) February 19, 2016 – PRS Guitars has announced the 8th Experience PRS event will be held at the PRS Guitars factory on June 3rd and 4th, 2016. The event, billed as the Ultimate Guitar Festival for Guitarists and Music Lovers, will bring together a unique combination of authorized PRS dealers and distributors, worldwide press, celebrated PRS artists, and PRS customers and enthusiasts for two days of fun, education, concerts, and appreciation. From its humble beginnings in 2007 with an attendance of around 800 people, the event is expected to attract close to 3,000 attendees this year from all over the globe.

This June, PRS will once again open its doors and create an exciting and interactive schedule, including factory tours, artist clinics, product demonstrations, hands-on opportunities (including staining your own piece of curly maple to take home), a jam stage for guests to sit in with the house band and show their skills, and star-studded evening concerts. With an incredible selection of PRS instruments and amplifiers on display, Experience has also become a destination event for players to pick their next PRS guitar or amplifier. Recognizing this, PRS is building several unique guitars and amplifiers for the 2016 event - details of which will be announced at a later date.

In addition to these opportunities, PRS is also booking two day stages for Saturday with alternating performances by a wide variety of PRS artists. By adding this more aggressive concert element, Experience PRS will expand beyond an open house for fans of the brand to have a “backstage pass” at the factory and become a unique concert destination for all music lovers.

“Experience PRS 2016 is going to be an extravaganza focused on the astounding array of musical instruments we offer and the opportunity to meet some of the people that make them. Add beer trucks, world class artists on multiple stages, opportunities to jam with the pros, and more PRS Guitars in one spot than you’ve ever seen before and I think it may be fair to say that this is one event you shouldn’t miss” stated PRS Sales Manager, Jim Cullen.

For more information on the event and registration, please visit

Brian Maillard: 20 Shuffle Building Licks

20 Shuffle Building Licks

Exceptional guitarist, Brian Maillard returns with a fantastic set of creative rock licks designed to up your shuffle-game and bring a new lease of rhythmic vitality to your rock solos!

Rhythmic control is one of the most important aspects of music, and being able to play to (or with) a shuffle groove is an integral part of being a well rounded musician.

Adrian Clark (the brain that brings you our wonderful transcriptions, and text notes) describes the shuffle in this pack: 'The groove in 'Feeling of Wellbeing' is a 16th note shuffle, so the swing feel is applied on 16th notes. That means instead of splitting each beat into 4 equal notes, we have long-short-long-short. That means you'll also see a lot of sextuplets - each half-beat is divided into triplets, giving six notes per beat.'

Brian's licks are designed to simultaneously have you practising how to play over a shuffle groove and at the same time integrate the ideas into a creative environment such as an awesome lick or solo. We often tend to practise ideas in an isolated and unmusical setting which then breeds unmusical and incomplete ideas when we try to apply them. These licks circumvent that issue by integrating them into usable ideas immediately!

Technique-wise these licks will have you practising string skipping, 3 note-per-string legato runs, pedal notes, creative slides, wide interval licks, bending, open strings, vibrato and much more! On the theory side we've got Mixolydian, Major and Minor Pentatonic, Aeolian and Chromatic scales, as well as phrase building and melodic variation, tension and release, following chord changes and a whole host of other creative melodic and rhythmic concepts!

Note that this is different from some of our previous packs that include play throughs, in that not ALL of the licks stitch together into the full song. In this package Brian has also taken half of the licks from this release and shown you how you can use them in the full context of a solo by including some of them in the full play through of his song 'Feeling of Wellbeing'.

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, and backing tracks for everything! We've even included some text notes to help you really get these parts down!

Joe Satriani: Flying In A Blue Dream - by Steven Lyttle

This amazing video is from long-time Joe Satriani fan, Steven Lyttle.
He long pictured this breathtaking visual to Joe's classic song "Flying In A Blue Dream" and after a few months of modeling, animating, and rendering he brought us this mind-blowing video to share with everyone.

Joe was blown away and will be including elements of it in the 2016 North American Surfing to Shockwave Tour.

Congratulations and thank you Steven!

For current tour dates, please visit

Have you made a fan video of one of Joe's songs? Send it to us at

JOE SATRIANI FAN VIDEO: "Flying In A Blue Dream" by Steven Lyttle

Renaud Louis-Servais: Master-Class Guitare - l'Atelier 58, Paris

Hi everybody!

I will hold a Guitar Master Class on saturday february the 27th at l'Atelier 58 (Paris suburb) collaboratively with The Guitar Channel, about my new album titled Epic Circus.

Rate: 30 €

Sign up now! Limited seats !

Info and booking:

Teaser Masterclass Renaud Louis Servais le 27/02/15 à L'Atelier 58

Simon King: Fred - Allan Holdsworth - one man fusion band

Simon King - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Congas. Overdubbed etc
Fred - Allan Holdsworth

Simon King: Fred - Allan Holdsworth - one man fusion band

Ray Riendeau: Zon Signature Bass - RR4

Quick promo video for the ZON Mosaic Ray Riendeau Signature bass, the RR4.
Some features include:
24 fret bolt on composite neck w/phenowood fingerboard
Poplar body w/offset cutaway & deep backside scoop
Satin black finish
Aguilar Dual coil soapbar pickups
Aguilar OPB-3 Active Electronics
Zon bass bridge
Goth Tuners
Goth D-tuner (optional)

ZON Ray Riendeau Signature Bass - RR4

Andy James: Ultimate Guitar Technique Live and Interactive Course

Ultimate Guitar Technique Live & Interactive Course with Andy James

Just under a year in production, this is my first course that contains actual Live and Interactivity direct with myself.

Over 200 exercises, all pre-recorded in full HD, downloadable MP3 files (slow, medium and up to speed), downloadable PPDf and Guitar Pro files.

Painstakingly put together - this is the most brutal thing I've attempted in my entire education career.

Each fortnight new content will be unlocked, and you will have two weeks to study the material. At the start of each section there will be a Live Webinar (with recorded replays) and at the end of each fortnight another Live Q&A Webinar where we can bring on each participant 'live on camera with myself to ask questions about the material on the course.

There will be a Private Facebook Group just for the course members where you can post as many questions as you like, post videos for help, assistance, feedback and motivation.

The aim is for you to not quit.
My aim is to coach and mentor you through everything so that you get the outcome which is to attain - Ultimate Guitar Technique.

At the end there is a Finale which will be a release of a brand new track called - Ever After.

Full video performance, track, backing track, notation.

At the end of the course you will of gained all the techniques, skill, accuracy, speed, endurance, stamina and mental focus to be able to learn this new track and then, progress forward with your own playing WITHOUT any Technical Limitations.

LIMITED TO JUST 30 PLACES and at the time of posting this video just 19 REMAIN......

Starts Monday 22nd February

Ultimate Guitar Technique Live & Interactive Course with Andy James

Ultimate Guitar Technique Live & Interactive Course with Andy James

Malek Ben Arbia: Myrath - Believer - Great progressive metal from France and Tunisia

MYRATH (meaning "Legacy") is a Metal band from France and Tunisia, a small country well known for its resort areas on the Mediterranean coast but certainly not for its Metal bands, yet in just few years what started out as a teenage cover band, has became a relatively well known and respected band by the international Metal community.

The first two years playing numerous area shows, mainly Death Metal covers, next two years exclusively SYMPHONY X covers.
Early 2005 creating and releasing independently "Double Face", a self produced fan EP.

Early 2006 the band got an opportunity to open for ROBERT PLANT and ADAGIO playing for over 7OOO rabid music fans and meeting their future producer Adagio’s keyboard player Kevin Codfert. With the valuable support of Kevin, MYRATH immediately recorded their first real album "Hope”, the band was signed by the French label Brennus-Music and “Hope” was released in 2007 to France being received very well by critics that predicted a bright future for the band and led to a number of high profile festival performances in Europe.

Their follow up album "Desert Call" released early 2010 by French label XIII BIS RECORDS (Sony distribution) and in the rest of the world by the prestigious American Label Nightmare Records (Sony/Red/MRI) was a second turning point in MYRATH carrier in terms of improved notoriety and increasing their fan base, garnering an even wider interest of media and promoters. "Desert Call" offered a new style of Progressive Power Metal consisting of a mix between traditional Tunisian music and Metal enhanced by a balanced Arabian and western was received exceptionally well by critics putting the band on yet another level.

Third MYRATH album "Tales Of the Sands" was released in late 2011, dubbing their new sound as “Oriental Metal” the band was again launched into even higher status, with sales and opportunities growing finding themselves on opening touring slots with major artists DREAM THEATER, HIM, WASP, ORPHAND LAND, TARJA and touring around the world (United Arab Emirates, USA, India, France, Spain, Morocco…) over a few years with many high profile festival performances, the band also made their first live appearance on US soil at ProgPowerUSA the premier progressive metal festival in 2013, and headlining ProgPowerEU in Netherlands to raving fans.

Their new album “Legacy” promises to rocket the band even higher! Myrath have already secured medium slot on the new SYMPHONY X tour in Europe for early 2016, and will secure a major tour for North America, Asia and the Middle East shortly.

MYRATH "BELIEVER" Official Music Video