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Showing posts from November, 2010

Handy String Cleaner Gadget

This is one of those inventions that you look at and wonder why it wasnt made long ago, (or more to the point you didn't think of yourself!) Would make a great xmas or birthday present for any guitarist. Who doesnt want to make their strings last longer and feel better on the fingers?

You can buy them HERE

Dream Theater / Mr Fast Finger Animator For Hire

This is the animation show reel of the super (multi) talented Mika Tyyskä. Its mostly based on various projects he's done for Mr. Fastfinger and Dream Theater during the recent years.

He's keen on doing more animation projects so if you need an animator, get in touch with him at

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Guitar World's - Lick Of The Day

Guitar World Lick of the Day is a must-have app for guitar players who want to continuously improve their guitar playing skills and broaden their repertoire in a fun and engaging way. Developed by Agile Partners and Guitar World, the world’s best-selling guitar magazine, Lick of the Day is a universal app that provides a ground-breaking approach to guitar instruction on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Behind the scenes of Devin Townsend's 'Deconstruction'

Behind the scenes of Devin Townsend's Deconstruction. Devin says "This is a record I have been working up to for some time, and while doing it, I realize that not only am I in control of it (totally) but that this newfound control allows me to take it to places I would have never been able to a decade ago. I pretty much believe that this will be one of our finest hours, and although there is some funny moments, it's a pretty 'pointed' record (if ya know what I mean)...
Anyways, any stuff you hear on these clips are either demos with drum machine, scratch vocals and demo guitars etc... but at least it illustrates the process in the beginning."

[Video] Light Years Away - Joe Satriani

Satriani's 14th studio album, Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards, was produced and recorded by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica) and Satriani. Joe is joined once again by veteran bandmate Jeff Campitelli on drums, and newcomers, keyboardist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) and bassist Allen Whitman (Mermen) also adding to the sound. The first single from the album was Light Years Away.

Be sure also to check out my lesson for the song HERE

[Movie] The Guitar

'The Guitar' won raves at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Saffron Burrows stars as Mel, a young woman, existing in New York City, who loses her boyfriend and her job and is given a devastating terminal cancer diagnosis by her doctor all on the same day.
Mel's surprising response to her misfortunes includes renting a loft and the purchase of a special guitar.

Steve Vai Interview - Guitar Wisdom

Some awesome wisdom shared by Steve Vai in this interview. A must for all aspiring guitarists!

Even if your not a fan of practicing as such of of Steve's music there is some real gems of inspiration in here.

Kudos to Justin Sandercoe for this interview.

3 Fingerstle Legends Unite Onstage - Emmanuel, Mckee, Jung

Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee and Sungha Jung meet onstage to play Ebony Coast. An amazing meeting of guitarists Im sure you will agree!

To tell the truth though it looks like there was no rehearsal of any kinda so the guys float around without any clear direction. Tthe only time anyone really takes the bull by the horns is Tommy for his solo at 1:30. Regardless great to see these guys onstage together.

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