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Dragon’s Fury neo-classical solo study now available from Live4guitar.com

My second solo study for Live4guitar.com, “Dragon’s Fury” is now available, inspired by Yngwie Malmsteen and the neo-classical rock players of the mid to late-1980s. Featuring alternate picking and sweeping techniques along with an emphasis on accurate bending and vibrato, the full package is available now at Live4guitar.com and includes high definition video demonstrations, extended multi-speed backing tracks, Guitar Pro tablature and PDF’s…

Posted in News | on December 7th, 2013

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Interview with Martin Goulding for Live4guitar.com

Earlier this month and to run alongside my first solo study “On the Beach,” i was interviewed by Emir Hot and the guys at Live4guitar. The Interview can be seen by clicking on this link.

The solo study can be seen here on the marketplace for free with the option to buy the package which includes full and slower speed HD video demonstrations, along with a 10 minute video breakdown and a batch of extended backing tracks at various different speeds. Tabs are provided in Guitar Pro format with additional PDF copies. There is also a free lick which is available for download here! The solo tries to capture the feel and phrasing of the mid to late 1980′s, built around sextuplet-orientated legato and tapping phrases…..(click article to read more)

Posted in News | on August 31st, 2013

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Martin Goulding new instructor for Live4guitar.com

I’m very pleased to announce that i have been invited to put some lessons together for my friends at Live4guitar.com. I have known Emir Hot since around 2004 when he came to study in London at The Guitar Institute, going on to win the Guitar Hero competition in 2005 and touring as an artist for Lion Music….
See my first solo study “On the Beach” here! Inspired by players like Reb Beach and in general hard-rock players of the mid to late 1980′s with an emphasis on legato, tapping and bending/ vibrato techniques and which is viewable for free and is sold as a package including HD videos of the solo at full speed, half speed, 10 minute long breakdown video lesson, all tabs as Guitar Pro files as well as PDFs, and a set of backing tracks at different speeds to be used as you work through the study.

Posted in News | on August 27th, 2013

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Martin Goulding to release Modern Rock/Metal App for iPad

After finishing a year’s worth of work for Guitar World magazine in December 2012, writing the monthly “Last Licks” column which i enjoyed (special thanks to Jeff Kitts and all at the magazine), i decided to take a break to concentrate on some other projects and was soon approached by Leafcutter Studios with a view to producing a modern-rock/metal course/app especially for the Apple iPad format.
Designed to develop timing, accuracy and tone, with speed being the natural by-product, this course will help you to streamline your technique and boost your vocabulary of ideas when writing and improvising. The app is going through it’s final stages and is now in prototype form with a release due by the Autumn 2013. More news soon!

Posted in News | on August 27th, 2013

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Guitar World “Last Licks” Video Lesson on Legato Licks by Martin Goulding

For the December 2012 edition of Guitar World magazine which features The Beatles on the front cover, I put together my back cover column “Last Licks” column, featuring five Legato runs. From the rapid-fire slurs of the 1970’s classic rock icons, to the birth of modern rock in the late 1970’s with players such as Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads, to the mid/late 1980’s virtuosos Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Richie Kotzen, legato playing has become a popular technique in rock guitar playing. Characterised by a fast, smooth tone, it provides contrast to the picking-based techniques, and will help develop fretting hand strength, stamina and accuracy.

For the audio I used an Axe FX II set up with a Marshall Brit 800 Mod type sound (boost set off) with TS808 tubescreamer overdrive with the drive set to half and….

Posted in News | on August 26th, 2013