NAMM: ArtistWorks Goes Over-The-Counter

artistworksYou may be familiar with ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform which features teachers such as Paul Gilbert, John Patitucci, and Nathan East. Well now ArtistWorks has launched a new retail program for credit card-sized cards which grant access to their 23 online interactive Video Exchange™ music schools. With these new tangible cards, musical instrument and supply resellers can now conveniently offer every advantage of a superior online subscription-based instruction with a physical card at the checkout counter. And you can buy a kickass gift for the guitarist in your life. Paul Gilbert, harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy and vocal coach to the stars Jeannie Deva joined forces for a great NAMM press conference to launch the new service and to talk about their experiences with the school.  Read More …

Martin Taylor Fingerstyle Guitar Live Online Workshop

martin taylorArtistWorks and present “Martin Taylor Fingerstyle Guitar Live,” a free online workshop with solo fingerstyle legend Martin Taylor. Martin Taylor performs live, teaches, and answers questions for fingerstyle guitar lovers in this hour-long online live workshop, which takes place online on October 1st at 8PM GMT /1 PM Pacific Daylight Time. This is a really cool opportunity to learn at the feet of a master!
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Exclusive Lesson: Paul Gilbert on Pentatonic Harmonies

Huge thanks to Paul Gilbert and Artistworks for providing this killer look at Paul’s online guitar school!

Paul’s heading to Australia soon for a masterclass tour thanks to Thump Music. Get your tickets here!

And don’t forget, his new album Vibrato is out next month. Here’s the UK press release:

Music Theories Recordings, a division of Mascot Label Group, is pleased to announce the 15thOctober UK release of Paul Gilbert’s 12th solo album “Vibrato”.  The album includes 4 new guitar and vocal compositions, 4 instrumentals, and 3 live cover songs from Gilbert’s 2010 “Fuzz”tour including Yes’ Roundabout, Muddy Waters’ I Want To Be Loved and AC/DC’s Go Down.


01 – Enemies (In Jail)

02 – Rain And Thunder And Lightning

03 – Vibrato

04 – Put It On The Char

05 – Bivalve Blues

06 – Blue Rondo A La Turk

07 – Atmosphere on the Moon

08 – The Pronghorn

09 – Roundabout

10 – I Want To Be Loved

11 – Go Down

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Learn to rock with Paul Gilbert & ArtistWorks!

Can’t make it to Paul Gilbert’s Australian Master Class tour? Or maybe you can, but you want a little extra instruction? Howzabout this?


Students of All Ages and Ability Levels to Watch, Question, Respond, and Learn With Legendary Mr. Big/Racer X/G3Guitarist

(May 23, 2012: Los Angeles) ArtistWorks, the first collaborative global learning community comprised of master artists and ambitious amateurs, announces the May 23rd launch of the online, interactive Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert. Most noted as a member acclaimed Heavy Metal band Racer X, platinum-selling Hard Rock band Mr. Big and a recent member of the G3 guitar super tour, “guitar deity” Paul Gilbert’s distinctive playing has influenced and inspired an entire generation of guitar players across the globe. Gilbert’s new Rock Guitar School will feature a complete course of beginner-to-advanced guitar lessons – ranging from classic riffs and guitar licks to Paul’s signature blazing arpeggios and string skipping.

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