Friday, 10 June 2016

Gianluca Ferro: ESP E-II - Breath Of Nibiru - A Djinns Illusion

ESP EII HRF NT8 B Presentation. This is the 1st of a series of video I'll release for ESP, hope you enjoy it!
The song is "A Djins Illusion" written by Nick Pierce and me for our project Breath Of Nibiru, check out our Amazon page:

Video Editing - Andrea De Bernardi
Mix - Aaron Smith
Mastering - Andrea De Bernatrdi

Gianluca Ferro presents ESP E-II - Breath Of Nibiru - A Djinns Illusion

Joe Satriani: kicks off European tour in France!


Little Kids Rock Raffle Winners Announced

G4 Experience Taking Place August 8-12 in Long Island, NY

When you watch Joe Satriani play guitar, at times you think you’re watching someone who could have invented guitar playing. – Washington Life

Joe Satriani spreads the Gospel of Shred. - The (Long Island) Observer

For more than 2 hours, he captivated the audience with his guitar genius and left everyone in awe. – Prog Report

Long before there was a “Guitar Hero” video game, Satriani defined the term. - The New Orleans Advocate

(Los Angeles, CA – April 26, 2016) Following on the footsteps of the hugely successful North American "Surfing to Shockwave" tour, Joe Satriani announces his upcoming European tour dates beginning June 18th in France. The tour will touch 11 countries in all, including Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy, Spain and and Switzerland - in just one month of touring. A few of these stops will be G3 dates featuring Satriani joined by Steve Vai and the Aristocrats (see below for details).

The North American leg wrapped up late April in Vancouver after a full-on 2-month tour where the hard working guitarist hit 48 dates in the U.S. and Canada, many of which were sold-out in advance. The “Surfing to Shockwave” tour is in celebration of the guitar icon’s “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry,” a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone. Each night, SATRIANI spotlights music from his first solo album, “Not of this Earth” through his latest release, his 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova”.

During the tour, concert going fans were able to enter the “Little Kids Rock” raffle with a chance to win a signed JS 20th Anniversary Ibanez guitar. Over 2000 concert fans purchased a tix with the grand prize winners, Brian & Debbie Currier, chosen last month. On June 4th, Brian & Debbie flew to meet Joe and receive the autographed guitar. The funds raised through the raffle will enable Little Kids Rock to bring the transformational gift of music to more than 700 public school children by helping launch Modern Band music programs in schools that may otherwise be in danger of having their music programming eliminated due to budget cuts. Little Kids Rock provides professional development training to music teachers and donates all of the instruments and curriculum they need to teach their students to play the popular musical styles that they know and love on day one! Little Kids Rock is proud to support music programs across the country, and specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the program was founded and currently impacts the lives of nearly 12,000 K-12 public school students in more than 100 schools.

In other live appearance news, the previously announced 2016 G4 Experience will take place at the Glen Cove Mansion on Long Island, NY, August 8-12, 2016. Now in its third year, the G4 Experience quite literally brings the Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum guitar legend and innovator back home. SATRIANI famously grew up in the Long Island area, even cutting his teeth at venues in the surrounding neighborhoods. One of his very first students was none other than best friend and fellow native Steve Vai. That makes Glen Cove Mansion the ultimate location for the G4 Experience. Once again, SATRIANI attracted some of the instrument’s foremost talents as instructors, including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, Mike Keneally, and more.

This past August, the world renowned guitarist released his 15th studio album, hitting Satriani’s highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at # 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard’s Top 200 in the SoundScan era.

For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others wentgold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

Joe’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.

Joe Satriani European Tour:
Joe Satriani European Tour:

Vicar St.
Cirque Royal

Amager Bio
Ippodromo Delle Capannelle
Paiazza Matteotti
Ascoli Piceno
Piazza Del Popolo
Gru Village
Teatro De la Laboral
Sala Custom
Santana 27
Circus Krone
Guitar en scene festival

8/8/16 –
Long Island, NY
United States
Glen Cove

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Martin Miller: Hybrid Picking Masterclass: Complete Box Set

Hybrid Picking Masterclass: Complete Box Set

Likely the most in-depth and powerful hybrid picking course ever made, Martin Miller returns to walk you step-by-step through the absolute basics all the way to complete expressive freedom using his approach to hybrid picking!

As this is a full course leading you from A to Z, it's strongly advised that you purchase the full box set so that you can work through the course in order (and benefit from a discounted price, too!). Each volume is also available individually if you would like to purchase in stages, but in order for the course to make sense, we recommend starting at Vol.1 and then working your way through to Vol.2, then Vol.3!

Martin Says 'I'm convinced that my hybrid picking masterclass is one of THE most in depth out there on the subject. You will get plenty of information whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro!

Over 3 volumes I'm going to be teaching you how I approach and utilise this technique in my own playing. We're going to have a look at the tonal and technical possibilities it has to offer, and how we practise those to put them in a musical context.

In volume one we'll be discussing the fundamentals of this technique in regards to single notes or lead playing. This volume comes with a huge PDF breakdown covering many topics from hand position and nails to tone etc. There's also a load of preliminary exercises demonstrated fast and slow to familiarise yourself with the technique.

Now, Volume 2 is all about patterns and exercises. We're going to be looking at how to incorporate hybrid picking into scale playing and pentatonic oriented playing. For that purpose I have created a huge amount of examples that provide many, many ideas for your lead playing that are going to boost your chops!

Volume 3 takes off where volume 2 ended; We're going to be looking at how to incorporate hybrid picking into arpeggio based playing. Now, once you feel that you have a good grasp on these patterns and exercises we'll be turning them into musical ideas by the way of a series of different licks. We'll be rounding things off with two solo examples that I've improvised, showing you how these things can be applied in a real life musical situation.

Each volume is available on it's own but I strongly advise you to check out [this] box set, as this is a full course leading you from A to Z and I suggest you work your way all the way through it.'

As you progress through each of the three in depth masterclass PDFs you will find a plethora of complete hybrid picking exercises fully tabbed out, with video/audio for every exercise (played fast and slow to help you break down and learn the techniques). Come the end of the course you will be perfectly prepared to tackle Martin's final 2 full solos, which you can practise over the 2 included back tracks. After this, it's time for you to step out into the spotlight by jamming over the 2 extended jamtracks, where you can put everything into practise by using the hybrid picking ideas from this complete course in your own solos!

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

N.B - As a special launch price offer, this pack is down from 44.97(GPB) down to just 34.99(GPB) for one month only!

News: PRS Guitars’ Eighth Experience PRS Open House: Music, Guitars, and Record Attendance

PRS Guitars’ Eighth Experience PRS Open House: Music, Guitars, and Record Attendance

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) June 10, 2016 – “Experience PRS” 2016, the PRS Guitars’ eighth open house event, saw an impressive roster of A-list artists plus a few special guests and record attendance of guitar and music lovers from around the world. The event kicked off at the PRS shop in Stevensville, Maryland on Friday, June 3 with a VIP event for PRS Signature Club Members and special guests. The intimate crowd was treated to a private cocktail hour and exclusive preview of the Experience PRS sales floor, where more than a dozen dealers were gathered with a selection of PRS gear for sale. Included in the event’s offerings was the, now traditional, Experience PRS Limited Edition guitar: this year a Custom 24-08, which adds a new electronics configuration to PRS Guitars’ most classic model.

“We are so grateful that when we open our doors so many people come out to support PRS...manufacturing and music. We love putting this event together and getting the opportunity to rub elbows with all the fans, players, neighbors, dealers, distributors, press, and artists who attend. I heard a lot of positive comments and had a lot of great conversations over two days. It’s amazing what we have all been able to create here,” said Judy Schaefer, Marketing Manager for PRS Guitars.

The doors opened to all for the main event on Friday night and all day Saturday, June 3 and 4. After a warm welcome from Paul Reed Smith on Friday night, guests were treated to a concert on the event’s main stage with Boscoe France Band and Black Stone Cherry. On Saturday, the gates opened and guests were able to attend clinics, front the house band on the Jam Stage, check out PRS guitars, basses, acoustics, and amplifiers firsthand (including the new McCarty 594), stain curly maple to take home, win prizes at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Charity Prize Wheel, tour the factory, chat with PRS staff from all areas of the shop, and enjoy all-day artist performances from Todd Bauchspies & Larry Melton, Hot Tub Limo, The Kelly Bell Band, Boscoe France Band, RDGLDGRN, and Lovebettie.

Experience PRS culminated Saturday night with a concert on the event’s main stage. John Hiatt kicked off the concert with a solo acoustic performance that weaved masterful lyrics with a passionate performance. Next, The Paul Reed Smith Band took the stage and unleashed a fun-filled set of their signature “Chesapeake Gumbo” style. No stranger to inviting artists to the stage to join the fun, Paul’s band was joined by Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), David Grissom, Emil Werstler, Simon McBride, and Mike Scott (Prince/Justin Timberlake) for a gripping rendition of “Purple Rain.” To close the event, Vernon Reid and Living Colour gave a high-energy, hour+ long performance, closing with their epic hit “Cult of Personality.”

During the course of the two-day event, attendees heard music from more than three dozen performers, consumed more than 600 pounds of BBQ and 400 pounds of French fries, and raised more than $8,000 for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Experience PRS is free to guitar aficionados and guests with timely registration and has seen visitors from every corner of the globe, including Canada, Australia, Brazil, Switzerland, the UK, Spain, Puerto Rico, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and more. Event attendance has tripled from around 700 people since the Experience PRS event debut in 2007. For an image-filled recap of this year’s event, head over to

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Jonathan Kreisberg: The Guitar Hour interviews

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The Guitar Hour crew (Tom Quayle, Dan Smith, David Beebee and Dave Brons) were lucky enough to interview the phenomenal jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg. Here we present part one of that interview for you - part two is available here -

Jonathan wanted to shoot this interview outside on this beautiful day in Oxford, UK - inevitably there is some wind and background noise. We're sure you'll agree that it's worth putting up with for the words of wisdom from this true master.

We really hope you enjoy this interview with one of the true geniuses of modern guitar playing. You can find out more information on Jonathan's music at

The Guitar Hour interviews Jonathan Kreisberg - Part 1

The Guitar Hour interviews Jonathan Kreisberg - Part 2

Rick Graham: New Tune 'I Can Feel You Breathe'

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New Tune 'I Can Feel You Breathe' - Rick Graham Guitar

Chuck Loeb: Throwback Thursday From the MI Vault

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David Maxim Micic: Q&A June 2016

I know I've answered just a small number of questions, so I'll go back to the previous video and try and answer some of them in the comment section :)
I also haven't answered the FB questions, so expect me in the comment section there as well!!

Q&A June 2016 || David Maxim Micic

Mateus Asato: Everybody's Changing...

Emma loves Keane. So do I.

Everybody's Changing...

Jeff Kiesel: Kiesel Guitars Q&A

Jeff sits down and answers some questions from you, the fans! More to come so stay tuned!

Kiesel Guitars Q&A with Jeff Kiesel - Round 1