Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Yvette Young: Nautilus - two handed tapped original

yvette young
experimenting with flow and tempo fluctuation and a lot of tapping (as usual).
I would really like a drummer to play shows with. If you're in the area and like banging on things with sticks.....


Alejandra Mesliuk: Pentatonic Lick in A minor - Shred Guitar Lesson

Pentatonic Lick in A minor - Shred Guitar Lesson
Guitar Control

Click on the link above to get the tabs for this video! GO!

Freya Pomfret: 10 Year Old Plays Hail To The King by Avenged Sevenfold

10 Year Old Freya Pomfret Plays Hail To The King by Avenged Sevenfold On Guitar.

10 Year Old Girl Freya Plays Hail To The King by Avenged Sevenfold On Guitar!

Nili Brosh: new album gets to mixing!

Nili Brosh
Tomorrow my new album - A Matter of Perception - goes to mixing, and today I shall have the greatest day off that's ever been had. Big sigh...

A Matter of Perception features: Alex Argento, Mike Ball, Bryan Beller, Anthony Crawford, Virgil Donati, Stu Hamm, Ameya Kalamdani, Eli Marcus, Marco Minnemann, and Aquiles Priester.

Nita Strauss: Premier Guitar - Drop Dead Shred - Sweep City!

So I’m guilty of one of the main sins of guitar playing. You know which one I mean. A lot of us do it. You spend all this time at home on a metronome working out these tricky licks and then you get on stage and you want to show them off—to everyone. Loudly. All the time. Tapping slides or pinch harmonics in between phrases of verses (cue dirty look from singer), unbelievably loud lead channel with ridiculous delay (dirty look from FOH), syncopated string-skipping nonsense (unison dirty looks from rhythm section), playing between songs when the singer is plugging the band’s website, etc, etc. I’ve lost count of how many times the other guitarist of the Iron Maidens has looked at me and said sternly: “Nita, Dave Murray does not do any dive bombs!” We do it because it makes us happy! And we feel like it’s appropriate—as in, all the time.

All of that goes to say this: Drop Dead Shred is going to be a column by one of us, for us. Guitarists who aren’t into this may not like it, but for the rest of you, I’m going to share some of my favorite fun techniques to integrate into your playing and spice things up a bit. It’ll be up to you to use your powers wisely and not get kicked out of bands for overplaying. What I plan to do in each installment is to show you a bit of the journey I went on technique-wise to get to the final version. Obviously everyone learns things in a different sequence and because I’m entirely self-taught, I’m in no way saying this is the only right way. This is what I did that worked for me. We’ll be starting with the basic version and working up to what I do now.

Check out the lessons with tab and sound samples: