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Guitar In His Mouth!

Michael Winslow of 'Police Academy' shows off his amazing skills on a jam of Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love'.

Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Guitar Lesson - Acoustic ‪Tutorial‬

Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Guitar Lesson - Acoustic ‪Tutorial‬
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is a song recorded by American recording artist Taylor Swift. It was written by Swift with Max Martin and Shellback. Production was handled by Martin and Shellback, with Scott Borchetta serving as executive producer.

It was released as the lead single from Swift's fourth studio album Red (2012) on August 13, 2012 by Big Machine Records."We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is a pop and bubblegum pop song while the lyrics depict Swift's frustration at an ex-lover who wants to re-kindle their relationship.

The songwriters wrote the song after Swift's ex-boyfriend's friend spoke of rumors he heard that Swift and her former boyfriend were reuniting. The song received mixed reviews from music critics; some praised the catchy, radio-friendly hook while others felt the song lacked the thoughtfulness of Swift's previ…

Gangnam Style - ‪Psy‬ - ‪Guitar Lesson - How To Play ‬Korean Kpop Dance ‪Song ‬Acoustic ‪Tutorial‬

Gangnam Style - ‪Psy‬ - ‪Guitar Lesson - How To Play ‬Korean Kpop Dance ‪Song ‬Acoustic ‪Tutorial‬ "Gangnam Style" (Korean: 강남스타일, IPA: [kaŋnam sɯtʰail]) is a single by the South Korean pop artist PSY. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1. "Gangnam Style" debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart, the national record chart of South Korea.[3] As of November 4, 2012, the music video has been viewed over 650 million times on YouTube,[4] and is the site's second most watched video[5][6] and most watched K-pop video.[7] The phrase "Gangnam Style" is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district[8] of Seoul. The song and its accompanying music video went viral in August 2012 and have influenced popular culture since then. "Gangnam Style" is considered by some to be a worldwide phenomenon, while others have praised "Gangnam Style" …

Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Acoustic guitar Song Tutorial - Easy beginner chords lesson

"Free Bird" (often spelled "Freebird", including by the band itself on the cover of the single) is a song by the Americansouthern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It first featured on the band's debut album in 1973, and has been included on subsequent albums released by the band, including the previously unreleased, unfaded-ending version of the original recording (featured on Skynyrd's Innyrds). music reviewer Lorry Fleming calls it "the most-requested song in the history of rock music."[2]

Released as a single in November 1974, "Free Bird" became the band's second Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1975, where it peaked at No. 19.[3] A live version of the song also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977, peaking at No. 38.[3] Free Bird also achieved the No. 3 spot on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.[4]
It is used as a finale by Lynyrd Skynyrd during their live performances, and is their …

Diamonds - ‪Rihanna‬ ♫ Acoustic ‪Guitar Lesson - Easy Song Tutorial

"Diamonds" is a song recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna for her upcoming seventh studio album Unapologetic (2012). It was written by Sia Furler in collaboration with Benjamin "Benny Blanco" Levin, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen. It was produced by Blanco, as well as Eriksen and Hermansen under their production name StarGate. "Diamonds" premiered on September 26, 2012, during the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show and it was released the following day. Def Jam Recordings solicited the single to contemporary hit radio in the United States on October 2. "Diamonds" is a mid-tempo popballad with influences of electronic and soul music. The song is a departure from themes of "unhealthy relationships" that are evident in Rihanna's previous singles.[1]
Critical reception for "Diamonds" was generally mixed; some reviewers complimented Rihanna's different musical direction, while others criticized its …

Shimmer‬ - Fuel ♫ ‪Guitar Song Lessons - Intermediate 90's Rock Tutorial‬

Shimmer‬ - Fuel ♫ ‪Guitar Song Lesson - Intermediate 90's Rock Tutorial‬ 

"Shimmer" is Fuel's first single from their album Sunburn. It was released on August 25, 1998. Written by guitarist/songwriter Carl Bell, the single peaked at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Song Charts and at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This song is known for having a couple of verses each followed by a short chorus for the first minute and 30 seconds, then leading into a series of six verses sung "It's too far away for me to hold, too far away" with a short instrumental break coming in between the second and third of these "Too far away" verses. The last line in the song is then sung "Guess I'll let it go".

Watch Shimmer‬ Fuel Guitar Lesson on Youtube.

Bobby McFerrin plays... the audience!

In this fun, 3-min performance from the World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired. Listening to Bobby McFerrin sing may be hazardous to your preconceptions. Side effects may include unparalleled joy, a new perspective on creativity, rejection of the predictable, and a sudden, irreversible urge to lead a more spontaneous existence.

One Handed Guitarist

In this video the amazing Guthrie Govan shows off his one handed guitar skills and shows just how much can be done with just one hand.

World Guitar Speed Record

What can you say but wow. I cant even think at half that speed let alone getting your body to do that!World's Fastest Guitar Player Taylor Sterling demonstrates his abilities on the guitar at Allans Music/Billy Hydes in Melbourne. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS CLAIM I.D: 374497 At the current Time Guinness World Records has frozen the fastest guitar player world record due to the fact it is under-going new rules to verify the accuracy in the speeds being played and if no resolution is found the record will be discontinued.

Martin Miller Rips It Up!

Martin Miller just 'gets' what jam tracks are all about and with his brand new 'Rock Roots Vol.1' package he nails it once again.

John Mayer & Keith Urban LIVE

Damn! What a killer combination... Keith Urban and John Mayer ripping it up like no ones business! Sooo much soul...

John Mayer - Crossroads Guitar Lesson

This has a super funny intro and is followed by an awesome lesson by John Mayer looking at his spin on the classic 'Crossroads'. He looks at the finer details that arent normally looked at in guitar lessons.

Live Band Cover of 'Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites' by Skrillex

A performance from the original American Alternative/Rocktronica band, Pinn Panelle, demonstrating how to replicate an electronic artist's music on live instruments. This is "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" by Skrillex, his YouTube channel is: There are no sequences, or backing tracks playing behind the band.

Futulele app - iPad & iPhone

FUTULELE is an upcoming Ukulele synthesizer for iOS. Although it can work on a single iPad, similar to our well-known guitar synth OMGuitar (, Futulele really shines with a special guitar-shaped case that holds both an iPad and an iPhone, which are connected to each other via Bluetooth. iPhone is used to define the chords and iPad is used for strumming. We have managed to reduce the chord switch lag to a minimum level and capture every little nuance of a high-grade professional Ukulele instrument. You can use up to 12 chords for each song, and change chord sets on the fly. Full recording and sharing possibilities come straight from OMGuitar, as well as the effects section. We are currently looking for manufacturers who are willing to produce Futulele cases, preferrably with embedded speakers. Please contact us if you have any ideas!

Remote Control Orchestra

Imagine if you could have a remote control that controlled an orchestra. (Feel free to jump to 3:15, it is a little slow to get started.) Aleksey Igudesman & Sebastian Gürtler, together with the Upper Austrian Youth Orchestra in a project called "The Cyber Conductor".

Who is Steve Vai? in 4 mins...

This reel was played at the 27th Annual TEC Awards where Steve Vai received the Les Paul Award- a prestigious award honoring those who have achieved excellence in music and innovation.

U2's The Edge soundchecks his guitar rig (It Might Get Loud)

Taken from the awesome documentary guitar movie 'It Might Get Loud', U2's The Edge and his guitar tech Dallas Schoo soundchecking Edge's guitar rig. Deleted scene off It Might Get Loud. Songs performed: Until The End Of The World, Pride (In The Name Of Love), Bad

Robot Quadrotors Performs The Classic 'James Bond' Theme

Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this "couch guitar" by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame; plucking the strings with a stiff wire attached to the base of the quadrotor. A special microphone attached to the frame records the notes made by the "couch guitar". These flying quadrotors are completely autonomous, meaning humans are not controlling them; rather they are controlled by a computer programed with instructions to play the instruments.

Slash - You're A Lie (NEW)

Here's a quick taste of what's to come on Slash's upcoming album release 'Apocalyptic Love'. Its pretty rockin!Apocalyptic Love tracklisting The full tracklisting for Apocalyptic Love is as follows. All the songs were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy. 1) Apocalyptic Love
2) One Last Thrill
3) Standing In The Sun
4) You're A Lie
5) No More Heroes
6) Halo
7) We Will Roam
8) Anastasi
9) Not For Me
10) Bad Rain
11) Hard & Fast
12) Far And Away
13) Shots Fired In the UK the Classic Rock Fan Pack release will also feature two extra exclusive bonus tracks: 14) Carolina
15) Crazy Life

JEFF LOOMIS - The Ultimatum (featuring Tony MacAlpine)

Scary Nevermore guitarist JEFF LOOMIS is back with a new solo following his previous release 'Zero Order Phase'. The new album entitled "Plains of Oblivion" and will be available in April. This track 'The Ultimatum' features a guest solo by Tony MacAlpine.

EHX Effectology, Vol. 1: Electric Guitar plays Blues Harmonica

In this episode of Electro-Harmonix's "Effectology" series, effect pedal wizard and Chicago studio musician Bill Ruppert transforms his regular electric guitar into a blues harmonica (pedals used: HOG, Micro Synthesizer, Wiggler, Holiest Grail). For more details on pedals and settings, please visit:

New SLASH Album 2012!

Great news, the new Slash album featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, titled 'Apocolyptic Love' is due out May 22nd. If the last Slash album is anything to go by (my favorite rock album of 2010), this should be another awesome album! One of my faves from the previous album: 'Crucify the Dead' featuring Ozzy Osbourne.

Cowboys From Hell... on Ukulele!

This is what happens when you get a new ukulele and you only know how to play guitar!

Matt Corby Acoustic Soul Man

Matt Corby comes into Triple J radio to give the first Australian Like A Version performance of 2012. He starts of with a roaring acoustic version of his track 'Brother' and then slows it down for a cover of The Black Keys' latest song 'Lonely Boy'.

Ain't Nobody - Jon Gomm (Chaka Khan)

Song and guitar tab available only from You can Pay What You Want for the song, and a percentage of what you pay goes to STEPS, a charity that supports people with clubfoot, hip dysplasia and other lower limb conditions, in honour of my beautiful niece Freya. This is my cover of the Chaka Khan dancefloor classic from 1982. When I was a kid, I played gigs in pubs in Blackpool, and often my audience was mostly elderly ladies spending their pension money on bacardi! Quite often they'd tolerate my original songs and blues covers for only so long, and eventually a representative would be sent over to remonstrate with me. "Excuse me young man, please can you play something we can dance to?" So this is my emergency disco song.

OK Go - Needing/Getting - Official Video

The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they'd play the right note no matter where they were struck. For more information and behind-the-scenes footage, see and Many thanks to Chevy for believing in and supporting such an insane and ambitious project, and to Gretsch for providing the guitars and amps.

Jon Gomm Interview BBC + Passionflower

Great to see Jon Gomm getting the attention he deserves. As with many people, the first time I heard Passionflower my reaction also was 'wow'. An interesting little bit of insight into his thoughts and views aswell. You can check out more of Jon's work at

Best Gear Demo Ever? Boss RC300

A crazy yet talented European guy demos the Boss RC300.

Guitar Audio to MIDI - i2M musicport

If you think pitch-to-MIDI isn't for metal -- think again! Mat from DESTRAGE, shows what you can do with the Sonuus i2M musicport converter, Garage Band and some great musicianship. The i2M musicport is an ultra-fast monophonic MIDI converter for guitar and other instruments. It also includes a Hi-Z USB audio interface to give you an easy way to connect your musical instruments to your computer. Apple's Garage Band was used for MIDI sounds and tracking.

Andy James - Shred Metal Jams

The breathtakingly talented ANDY JAMES joins the ranks of the jamtrackcentral guitar wizard army with this debut series of mind blowing Metal jams. Andy James Custom Metal Series One is packed with more licks than you could ever dream of ever trying to shake a stick at! This package will contain.. 5 mp4 Video's of Andy playing Live in the jamtrackcentral Studio
5 Audio tracks of the solos
5 backing tracks of the actual performance
5 Long extended backing tracks
5 totally accurate transcription in notation and TAB format Sign up to our newsletter to be kept in the loop..

"War" by Joe Satriani - From "Satchurated"

This video gives you an exclusive look at the song "War" from the upcoming "SATCHURATED" release. This is the FIRST 3D THEATRICAL CONCERT FILM release with brilliant 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound and will preset the ultimate cinematic experience that you don't want to miss! IN SELECT US THEATRES IN MARCH, 2012 For more information visit and The film is directed by award-winning filmmakers François and Pierre Lamoureux and produced by Cinemusica and Fogolabs, The filmmakers have directed and/or produced concert films and music documentaries for RUSH, The Who, Harry Connick, Jr., Slipknot, Rihanna, The Pretenders, Zappa Plays Zappa, Branford Marsalis, Cowboy Junkies, Collective Soul, Ben Harper, Willie Nelson, Deep Purple, The Stray Cats and others.

8 Year Old Guitarist Shreds!

8 year old mini band guitarist Zoe Thomson working on Stratosphere! Check out this amazing little metal guitarist in action. Zoe has some seriously tidy technique for her age. Definitely one to look out for in the years to come.

Introducing DigiTech iStomp

The iStomp works like every other stompbox. Step on the footswitch to turn it on and off. Adjust the knobs to dial-in the sound you want. The biggest difference between the iStomp and other stompboxes is you can completely change the iStomp to any pedal in the entire pedal line. Simply connect your iPod touch®, iPhone®, or iPad® and choose a pedal to load to your iStomp. In about the same time it takes to download a song you can turn the iStomp from a distortion to a reverb, a phaser to an overdrive, or a delay to a chorus. iStomp includes two free pedal downloads ¬- DigiTech's Total Recall™ digital delay and Redline™ overdrive to get you started.

Joe Satriani - "Satchurated" Promotional Trailer

"Satchurated", Joe Satriani's 3D concert film was recorded and filmed live on "The Wormhole Tour" by award winning filmmakers Pierre and Francois Lamoureux. Ready to become a Blues Guitar Master like Satch? Click Here

Paul Gilbert - Two Types of Guitarists

Paul Gilbert talks about the importance of maintaining rhythm or specifically 'groove' in your playing. Ready to become a Blues Guitar Master like Satch? Click Here

Van Halen 'Tattoo' - Brand New Song 2012

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Joe Satriani - Chickenfoot 1/7/12 Hangout

Joe Satriani takes time out from rehearsal to do another Hangout with fans to answer some questions. At the end we also walk over and chat briefly with Sammy Hagar and take a quick tour into the studio with Kenny Aronoff and Mike Anthony. Ready to become a Blues Guitar Master like Satch? Click Here

5 People Play 1 Guitar Simultaneously!

The title says it all... this is pretty awesome! Ready to become a Blues Guitar Master? Click Here

Thomas Leeb CD Giveaway Competition!

To celebrate the launch of my good friend Thomas Leeb's Facebook page he is giving you not 1 but 3 chances to win a copy of his new album 'No Alibis'. All you need to do is like his Facebook page. Easy huh! Click the button below and you'll be in the running. Winners announced March 1st on the Thomas Leeb Facebook page.

I recently completed uploading the series of videos I shot with him. Check them out below!