Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Jack Gardiner, Tony Martinez: footage from recent guitar jam session

Jamin with Jack at home ! So fun to jam with this dude !!!

Jack Gardiner and Tony Martinez jam

Chris Bieniek: Guitar Solo Pick Study #2

This is a solo/study that focuses on picking. It makes use of alternate and economy/ sweep picking lines using 16ths at 180 BPM.
I often use these studies for students interested in developing their picking further.

If you want a transcription just send $9 AUD to
Just mark it as: 'Guitar Solo Pick Study #2' so I know which one to send
100% of the profit will be donated to Orangutan Conservation (Specifically Orangutan Foundation International). If you don't want this solo but would like to donate, go to: (Which is the Orangutan Official Website)

Other Solos for wildlife conservation:
Solo 1# (The Tassie Devil):
Solo 2# (The Mountain Gorilla):
Solo 4# The Lead Beaters Possum:

You will receive Tab/notation/picking strokes, backing track, audio etc within 24 hours.

The solo: A Blues Rock vibe with an up tempo 'Cold Sweat' feel . Technically theres a focus on Alternate and Economy/Sweep Picking lines.
I have found learning full solos rather then a 'bunch of licks' to be more beneficial in developing my own solo and improvised playing. Playing up and down scales is great practice for playing up and down scales but doesn't improve improvising/ soloing technique.
Learning entire solos is a more whole-istic approach and great way to develop your own playing, understanding of how to use scales, rhythm, phrasing etc. Putting patterns, phrases and lines into context is the key.

This solo was recorded through the amazing Taurus 4.SL Stomp Head. Check out for more info. Awesome amps! Try one!

Both orangutan species are considered to be Endangered, with the Sumatran orangutan being Critically Endangered. Human activities have caused severe declines in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild. I was lucky enough so see Orangutan's in Borneo a few years back so hopefully they will be around for future generations to appreciate.

Guitar Solo Pick Study #2

Kelly Simonz: Sunset from transcendence guitar seminars

July 23, 2016, from holding events in transcendence guitar seminars @ Shimamura instrument ion Mall Tendo shop.

SUNSET (GARY MOORE) performed by Kelly SIMONZ

Vincent Brzezinski: Kufra At Dusk and Totalitarian Sphere - Cover by a little guy

Kufra at Dusk by Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, Alex Webster (bass), Alex Rudinger (drums):
http://conqueringdystopia.comFor more of my musical projects and the rest of the my Conquering Dystopia covers visit:
Special thanks to Seymour Duncan and Keith Merrow for support.
Schecter Demon-7
Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky
Fender Mustang Floor pedal, Fuse editor
Seymour Duncan signature Jeff Loomis Blackouts pickups
Electro-Voice ZLX 12-P

Kufra At Dusk (Full cover) by Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow

Totalitarian Sphere (Full cover) by Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow

Jeff Kollman: Bedbucket - Cosmosquad Live 2016

Shane Gaalaas- Drums
Pete Griffin- Bass
Jeff Kollman- Guitar for more music

Bedbucket - Cosmosquad Live 2016

Bryan Baker: rocking an amazing Ibanez Talman for the latest tour

Bryan Baker

My rig for this tour, with the totally ridiculous and amazing Talman from @officialibanezguitars, the unparalleled SP compressor from @xoticusa, two of the best overdrives in the Looking Glass and Boneshaker from @digitechfx, the DL-3 from @bossfx_us and the amazing Topanga Reverb from @catalinbread! A seriously awesome sounding rig!— at Langnau CITY.Bryan Baker

Adam Ironside: .strandberg* creamily spanked for #JaredDinesShredWars

Adam Ironside: .strandberg* creamily spanked for #JaredDinesShredWars

#JaredDinesShredWars - Adam Ironside

Joe Calderone, Adam Rafowitz: Isometry - djentinstrumental progressive metal from Fort Myers

The immensely talented Joe Calderone, bassist of Sound Struggle, released an album today! Check it out he really hit it out of the park! Also, I have a solo on Aries, so, 😁😁😁

Isometry - by Joe Calderone
1. Aries 05:45
2. Elation 05:23
3. Time Traveller 02:17
4. A False Sense of Connection 06:14
5. Parallel Universe 03:54
6. Isometry 04:25

released July 27, 2016
Joe Calderone: Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
Adam Rafowitz: Guitar solo on "Aries"
Joey Izzo: Keyboard solo on "A False Sense of Connection"
Photography by Taras Kalapun
Album Art by Joe Calderone
Mixed and Mastered by Joe Calderone

Per Nilsson, Mattias IA Eklundh, Kee Marcello, John Norum: Axemen of Sweden - streaming options available

Per Nilsson

Finally, the documentary AXEMEN OF SWEDEN is out and about, and for a minor service charge it will be made available for your viewing and hearing pleasure! Basically it features me and a bunch of my heroes in personal and upclose interviews and off-the-cuff jams, it's pretty sweet really!

Please support this and help the filmmakers earn back a little of their expenses - they funded this out of their own pockets as a labor of love, and word on the street is that if they have some success with this documentary, chances are there will be a follow-up featuring more Swedish axemen!

Axemen of Sweden is a documentary about some of the greatest guitar heroes from Sweden. Featured guitar players: Kee Marcello (Europe, Easy Action, etc.), John Norum (Europe, Dokken, etc.), Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth, Talisman, etc.), Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen, Fate, etc.), Georg "Jojje" Wadenius (Made in Sweden, Blood Sweat & Tears, etc.), Andreas Öberg, Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry, Kaipa, etc.) and Jessica Gardlund.

Axemen of Sweden from Axemen of Sweden on Vimeo.

Ian Lorimer: Blazing Blues Solo with Coffee Break Grooves

Download the backing track Track # 6

Check out Ian Lorimer on YouTube

Blazing Blues Solo! Ian Lorimer with Coffee Break Grooves

Chris Broderick: Dives Deep on his Jackson USA Signature Soloist Hardtail Models

"The first thing that really intrigued me about Jackson was they were like the company that could," says Act of Defiance guitarist Chris Broderick in this exclusive interview with Jackson. "When I was talking to them I was like, 'is there any chance we could maybe do an asymmetrical body?' And they were like, 'yeah, sure.' 'What about stainless steel frets on my guitar?' 'Yeah, no problem.' 'What about the 12" continuous radius? I really want a continuous 12-inch radius.' 'Oh yeah, sure.' When you meet a company like that, that is so willing to experiment with you and really work on your design, something that is very personal to you, they can't be beat."

Together with Broderick, Jackson added a few new additions to his carefully designed signature lineup with the USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6 and HT 7 models.

Watch this video as Broderick dives deep into the specs for these USA hardtail models — from the Soloist shape to the killswitch and everything in between.

More product info on the HT6 here:

More product info on the HT7 here:

Chris Broderick Dives Deep on his Jackson USA Signature Soloist Hardtail Models

Jack Thammarat: Practicing "The Sky Was The Limit" ending part.

Practicing "The Sky Was The Limit" ending part in the hotel room somewhere in Kuala Lumpur with Yamaha REVSTAR RS620. Record by iPhone and BOSS BR-80.
Dear friends in Kota Kinabalu, See you tomorrow at Yamaha & Laney Clinic!
Get this song on iTunes here

Practicing "The Sky Was The Limit" ending part.

Jay Parmar: George Lynch - 35 Years, A Celebration of 'Scary' Music - Dokken, Lynch Mob, KXM, Project Nfidelikah

Hey Guys!!!!!
Thanks so much for watching! This video is a celebration of the music and guitarist that has shaped my playing most and I hope you enjoyed watching! Subscribe to the channel, share the video and hit the thumbs up - I'll be bringing you more real soon! Have an awesome day!

Check out previous Lynch Lycks on my channel :)
Jay Parmar:

George Lynch, 35 Years, A Celebration of 'Scary' Music - Dokken, Lynch Mob, KXM, Project Nfidelikah

Olivier Contat, Marc Guillermont, Frans Vollink: Meet Itself Along The Way - Olivier Contat Project - top notch fusion

Olivier Contat, Marc Guillermont, Frans Vollink: Olivier Contat Project 

A 2014 release, but do yourself a favour get a copy of the album

Album cover "Olivier Contat project" Feat: Marc Guillermont / Frans Vollink © Xavier Rey P h o t o g r a p h i e s |
— with Olivier Contat, Marc Guillermont, Frans Vollinkand Xavier Rey.

Amazing debut solo album from French composer Olivier Contat featuring Marc Guillermont and yours truly. Check Olivier out folks, his music deserves some attention and support.

Olivier Contat is a French composer, pianist & recording producer, born the 29th of December, 1968. He started studying classical music at age 9 on piano, with France Rose (pianist for Swiss Romande radio), studied jazz piano with Bob Revel and arrangement with Pierre Drevet. At 13 he began to play synth in his first band (all styles from rock, French traditional songs to pop, jazz...). Later on, he recorded for a well-known French rapper MC Solaar, engineered by his friend Phil Zdar (Cassius). He's been featured on several projects over the last 10 years. At age 30, he moved to the French Alps, and started working as a composer for TV. He's currently collaborating with several musicians such as Marc Guillermont, Frans Vollink, Dominique Di Piazza and more. He released his 1st CD as a leader in 2013.

Track 1 Meet Itself Along the Way
Track 2 Reflection
Track 3 16 Barbes
Track 4 Tapatah
Track 5 Footprints
Track 6 Last Day
Track 7 Happy Birthday
Track 8 Ouch Boud