Monday, 4 July 2016

Luis Kalil: initial details for upcoming release



Luis Kalil

Muito orgulho em anunciar a capa do meu segundo disco.
Sunset Daredevil será lançado dia 20 de agosto.
Várias novidades estão por vir muito em breve!

Very proud to announce the cover artwork of my second album.
Sunset Daredevil will be out on August 20th.
Lots of new stuff are about to come out very soon!

Artwork by Tiago Masseti
Photo by Leko Machado

Sam Bell: Mr Jacket Rock with a little Yngwie shredding


MALMSTEEN


j a c k e t r o c k EP out NOW


Sam Bell
Here is the video I made for Positive Grid using their BIAS FX software. I currently use this for all my recordings. (watch in HD) For more of this music, please check out my brand new EP: https://jacketrock.bandcamp.com/

Eternal Guitars D'Addario UK Hot Rod Guitar Pickups Hawk Picks Guitar Interactive Magazine Premier Guitar LickLibrary NewRetroWave


1. w h o a m I ? 04:49
2. g h o s t s 04:08
3. l a n d z a r o t e '91 03:26
4. w a r e h o u s e N o. 8 05:02

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released June 27, 2016
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Gerald Gradwohl: Gradwohl/Lackner/Gustke/Wegscheider - "Melker Blues" - live



GL Projekt Bluegarage 2015
Gerald Gradwohl g, Bernhard Lackner b, Ralf Gustke dr, Christian Wegscheider org

Gradwohl/Lackner/Gustke/Wegscheider - "Melker Blues"

Tomasz Madzia, Adam Wiktor: Shredding Solo on Adam Wiktor's Destroy



My guest solo on my friends Adam new song "Destroy".
I really wanted to share only my solo with you but no doubt - the full version is worth it - Adam has done an amazing job as always so that's why I'm now asking you to visit his channel!

www.youtube.com/adi7002

Recorded with:
Ibanez RG350DX - Tube Screamer DIY (to clarify the shred sounds) - AmpliTube 3

Nikon d7000 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 @f/2.2 - that's why it's sometimes out of focus-

Tomasz Madzia Solo on Adam Wiktor's DESTROY

Kirk Fletcher: "Feels Good" and "Greasy Wobble" TonePrint for HyperGravity Compressor and Viscous Vibe NAMM



Kirk Fletcher plays his "Feels Good" TonePrint for HyperGravity Compressor.

During our trip to NAMM 2016 we met up with the incredible guitarist Kirk Fletcher. We dialed in the TonePrint "Feels Good" which you should try out - it just feels good!

Learn more about HyperGravity Compressor:
http://www.tcelectronic.com/hypergrav...

Learn more about Kirk Fletcher:
http://www.tcelectronic.com/kirk-flet...

Kirk Fletcher "Feels Good" TonePrint for HyperGravity Compressor


Kirk Fletcher "Greasy Wobble" TonePrint for Viscous Vibe

Steve Pruitt, Scott Jones: Snarky Puppy drummer on From Nothing with Scott's outstanding fusion lines



Snarky Puppy drummer Steve Pruitt and I are doing a play along series for drummers. A music minus one. Part of it will include Steve doing play through videos of tracks of mine. (I am the composer, guitarist for this track from my fusion release "Remember" copyright 2015, and all rights are reserved by me for use of this music).

Scott's FB: https://www.facebook.com/sjonesmusico...
Steve's FB: https://www.facebook.com/doittoitmusic/
Scott's Bandcamp: https://scottjonesmusic.bandcamp.com/...

From Nothing (Scott Jones w Snarky Puppy drummer Steve Pruitt)

pARTyzant: an original performance of Stuku Puku - Acoustic Tapping



pARTyzant: an original performance of Stuku Puku - Acoustic Tapping

STUKU PUKU by pARTyzant ( original )

Kevin Suter: releases Vigils and All That Settles Is Dust - ambient progressive metal from Florida




Vigils by Kevin Suter

1. Edax 04:48
2. Idol 05:25
3. Guru 04:58
4. Cognition 05:44
5. Stagnate 03:406. Theo 04:48

about
This is a reissue of a group of singles I put out in the later half of 2014.

I decided to compile them and put them out on iTunes/Spotify etc. and as such I wanted a similar bundle available here. (It's also cheaper direct!)
credits
released July 3, 2016




This is a reissue of a group of singles I put out in the later half of 2014.

I decided to compile them and put them out on iTunes/Spotify etc. and as such I wanted a similar bundle available here. (It's also cheaper direct!)


All That Settles Is Dust by Kevin Suter

1. Defunct Punctuation 02:20
2. Dualist Dogma 04:133. Wistful Atoll 04:17
4. Heretic's Vestige 02:21
5. Sigils Gate 00:58
6. Ritual Horizon 03:33
7. Under Devotion 04:08
8. Colorless Grief 02:29



about
A bit of an undertaking for me, this album has improved who I am in a lot of ways.

I hope you enjoy it.
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released June 17, 2016

Big thanks to family & friends, all who've shown nothing but support and love for me and what I do.

Tom Hess: How To Make Fast Guitar Playing Effortless With Directional Picking

How To Make Fast Guitar Playing Effortless With Directional Picking
by Tom Hess
Your guitar speed improves at a quicker pace as soon as you begin using efficient picking hand technique. By using directional picking, you make fast playing much easier. The motions used to pick reduce in size and become faster. This leads to faster guitar speed with minimal effort. The following video shows how directional picking helps you play fast on guitar with ease:


Note: watch the whole video to understand the remaining points in this article!
Commonly Asked Question: “Tom Hess, is directional picking only compatible with 3-note-per-string scales? Does it work with scales that use more than 3 notes on a single string... and/or pentatonic scales?

Answer: Directional picking technique will work in all cases. The main principle of directional picking is to use the shortest route from one note to the next. Occasionally this means using alternate picking. Sometimes, this means to only use sweep picking and NOT use alternate picking. By combining both mechanics together, you will achieve the fastest speed possible with the least amount of effort.

It is a mistake to use exclusively alternate picking, because this means sacrificing efficiency in some situations… leading to more effort to achieve less overall speed.
To completely master directional picking, you’ll have to learn how to seamlessly combine sweep picking and alternate picking together. By working on 3-note-per-string scales, you force yourself to improve this part of your playing and will master it much faster.



These are the five steps to follow in order to master directional picking with 3-note-per-string scales:

1. Focus Exclusively On The Picking Motion
First, mute all the strings with your fretting hand to keep them from making noise as you pick. This is essential for programming the correct picking motion into your picking hand and keeping your focus on the motion itself. Now do this:

  • -Play an upstroke on the high E string (the thinnest string) as you mute it.
  • -Play a downstroke on that same string.
  • -Play another upstroke on the string and pull the hand back towards the B string using a single sweep picking motion. Play an upstroke on the B string.
  • -Play a downstroke on the B string.
  • -Play an upstroke on the B string again, repeating the same sweep picking motion before towards the G string. Play an upstroke on the G string.
  • -Keep playing this pattern to complete the rest of the scale.
  • Play the video beginning at 50 seconds to observe a demonstration of how to correctly use these picking motions.

2. Play 3-Note-Per-String Chromatic Patterns
Once you can easily pick through the pattern from step 1, transition to playing 3-note-per-string chromatic patterns. As an example, use only your first three fingers to play frets 10, 11 and 12 on each string. This will both improve your 2-hand synchronization skills and help you stay focused on the motion being used in your picking hand.

3. Improve The Picking Motion Through Continuous Repetition
To form a good habit, you have to train yourself to repeat the correct movements. Use laser-like focus to get through this step as fast as possible. Focus on:

  • -Using Correct Pick Position: Hold the pick higher up to expose more of its surface area and dig it down deeper into the strings. Don’t merely use the tip. This makes the notes louder without having to pick harder.
  • -Using Correct Pick Angle: Pick the strings at a 45-degree angle. This will make picking easier and give you a nicer tone.
  • -Using Strong Articulation: Use more force to pick in order to give the notes more articulation and bring out inconsistencies in your 2-hand synchronization.

4. Put Directional Picking In Context Using Scales
Integrate directional picking into all the scales you already know. Having the ability to play string changes with 3-note-per-string chromatic patterns helps you play any 3-note-per string scale faster and with less effort.

5. Use Solid Speed Building Strategies To Become A Much Faster Player
Before you can play fast without much effort, you’ll need to have built a solid foundation with your technique. To fully reach your guitar speed potential, you need to have one or more effective speed building strategies in place.

This guitar player speed building resource shows you how to easily double your guitar speed while cutting your practice time in two.

About The Author:

Tom Hess is a successful professional guitar player, composer and international guitar teacher. He also helps musicians learn guitar online and reach their guitar playing goals. Visit his rock and metal guitar lessons site to read more articles about guitar playing, plus get free guitar tips and guitar playing resources.

Patrick Healy: Setting a Course for Tomorrow by orchestral prog rock from Halifax



Coming July 29, 2016, Setting a Course for Tomorrow is the fourth album in the continuum of Patrick Healy's celestial prog rock macroverse, melding dark matter melodies with an ethereal atmosphere, creating a binary that binds vintage prog with contemporary fusion.

A nebula of influence that clusters the cerebral candor of Yes, the quirky aura of Allan Holdsworth and the aggressive tonal density of John Coltrane, giving rise to a new landscape that Healy's cosmic symphony can call home.

https://patrickhealymusic.bandcamp.com/album/setting-a-course-for-tomorrow

1. The Emerald Horizon
2. Shadow over Innsmouth
3. The Villi People 04:36
4. The Backbone of Night
5. Battle of the Area Six
6. Setting a Course for Tomorrow
7. All Good Things...

about
Setting a Course for Tomorrow is the fourth album in the continuum of Patrick Healy's celestial prog rock macroverse, melding dark matter melodies with an ethereal atmosphere, creating a binary that binds vintage prog with contemporary fusion.

A nebula of influence that clusters the cerebral candor of Yes, the quirky aura of Allan Holdsworth and the aggressive tonal density of John Coltrane, giving rise to a new landscape that Healy's cosmic symphony can call home.
credits
releases July 29, 2016

All compositions by Patrick Healy

Produced by Andrew Wiseman and Patrick Healy
Mixed by Andrew Wiseman
Mastered by Andre Sousa at Geary Ave Studios, Toronto, ON

Artwork and design by Arthur Doyle
lazerhorse.com

Megan Chandler - Double bass
Michael Chisholm - French horn
Martin Davidson - Tenor saxophone (tracks 1 and 3)
Jon Epworth - Drums (tracks 2, 3, 4, and 6)
Patrick Healy - Electric guitar, mandolin, synthesizers
Warda Limaye - Viola
Evan Mahaney - Tenor saxophone (track 4)
Casey Thompson - Electric bass guitar (track 3)
Jordan Tunney - Flugelhorn
Charles Urich - Drums (tracks 1 and 2)
Lee Wanner - Acoustic guitar
Andrew Wiseman - Drums (track 5), percussion, electric guitar (track 2), electric bass guitar (track 5), synthesizer bass (tracks 4 and 6)