Jarle Olsen Joins JTC
JTC is very pleased to be able to welcome Jarle H. Olsen to the JTC artist roster! Jarle is an absolutely fantastic prog-metal guitarist and we're very much looking forward to all the great content he is going to be bringing to JTC!
You can check out his album and his first 1 track pack by clicking here!
Johnny Hiland Joins JTC!
JTC is very pleased to welcome Nashville guitarist and Shrapnel Records recording artist Johnny Hiland to the JTC ranks! Johnny is a prestigious and world renowned country/blues/rock guitar picker and no-one plays quite like he does!
You can check out his artist page here: https://jamtrackcentral.com/artists/johnny-hiland/
His first JTC pack title 'Johnny Hiland's 20 Favourite Country Licks' is available here: https://jamtrackcentral.com/store/jamtracks/20-favourite-country-licks/
And you can keep up to date with Johnny by checking in periodically on his new website: http://www.johnnyhiland.net
It's a huge pleasure to have Johnny with us and we're excited for all the incredible content he will be bringing to you!
JTC is VERY proud to announce our brand new type of product called the 'Masterclass' series. This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of JTC's greatest players and learn their ideas, approaches and techniques directly from the artists themselves.
The content of these products can vary as we wanted to give our artists the creative freedom to bring you a product that they felt best explains the concepts that they wish to convey. Our very first masterclass package is by the incredible Al Joseph.
In his first masterclass package there are 6 main videos. Al starts with a quick introduction video moving onto 'Melodic Phrasing Essentials’ and 'Melodic Phrasing Utilities’. In these, Al gives you all the tools and tips you'll need to work through this course. He then follows up with 'Time Feel' (detailing how he uses rhythmic methods and time feel to generate creative melodic ideas) and 'Melodic Phrasing Motifs' in which he explains his methods behind actually creating his phrases.
Then you will find 10 awesome extended phrases for you to master. Each making great use of the tools and tips detailed in the masterclass section, and each coming with its own slow video and accompanying breakdown video where Al takes you through each lick step by step. We've even included some brief text notes alongside Al's explanations to help you work out what's happening in the phrases.
Once you've nailed all the extended phrases it's time to put all the material to the test and prove your newly earned skills over the highly jammable backing track. This is your chance to create your own licks and jam out the example phrases in the package. We’ve even included a slow version of the phrase backing track to help you get those tough lines up to speed!
All in all, it's a very exciting new product type at JTC which has a HUGE amount of potential for improving your playing with each and every masterclass package you download!
To check out Al's Melodic Phrasing Masterclass click the image below:
And The JTC Guitar Solo Contest Winner Is...
*1st Place* The JTC Guitar Solo Contest 2015 Winner Is....
To see the full results click here: https://jamtrackcentral.com/jtcguitarsolocontest2015/final/
The response has been phenominal to our very first guitar constest, we've seen some absolutely outstading performances and it's time to reveal the winner of the 2015 Guitar Solo Contest!
Vinai Trinateepakdee said 'Smart player indeed! He knows how to make interesting melodies with different variations.'
Jack Thammarat said 'He is a very good melodic player. I love his feeling and variation in his playing. This song is very interesting!'
Paul Wardingham said 'Nice tone, strong catchy melodies and interesting solos, what more could you want? Excellent musicality on display!'
Mr Fastfinger said 'Effortless and versatile player. Great composition!'
Rabea Massaad said 'He has a great sense of melody and rhythm, uses the entire fretboard to his advantage. He kept me interested with a well written piece that displayed both his tehcnique and melodic playing really well. He should definitely be a JTC artist in my opinion!
But who could they be talking about? Click to find out!
Pre-Order here: https://jamtrackcentral.com/store/jamtracks/sweet-euterpe/
JTC would like to extend our thanks to everyone who entered and all of our fantastic sponsors!
Please visit our sponsors websites:
Fractal Audio - http://www.fractalaudio.com/
Ernie Ball Music Man - http://www.music-man.com/
Alvarez - http://www.alvarezguitars.com/
Blackstar - http://www.blackstaramps.com/
EMG Pickups - http://www.emgpickups.co.uk/
Toontrack - http://www.toontrack.com/
Boss - http://www.bossus.com/
D'Addario - http://www.daddario.com/
Andertons Music - http://www.andertons.co.uk/
Martin Miller Joins Ibanez!
We have some great news for you all!
Martin Miller has announced that he will now be joining Ibanez as an endorsee! We would like to congratulate both Martin and Ibanez on their recent aquisitions and we think that great things will come from this partnership!
On his Facebook page Martin recently posted:
'Alright guys, I was eagerly waiting for a few weeks now to give you the official news:
I now endorse Ibanez Guitars exclusively! I'm super stoked about this relationship and can't tell you guys how excited I am to be part of this amazing family. I'm sure we as partners will have many great projects in the pipeline for the future.
The guitar you see in this picture is the brand new RG652k with DiMarzio humbuckers, original edge trem, basswood body, etc. What can I say? This thing plays and sounds like an utter dream. I got it along with a few other very nice axes, which I'm going to reveal very soon. Also, later in the year I'll receive some truly special instruments, watch this space!
It's funny how I've come full circle with Ibanez and Laney, as those were the brands I've been playing for ages since my early years. Feels good to be back home.
Special thanks to Hiroki Rocky Oda for putting his trust into me and Stephan Killermann and Meinl Distribution - Großhandel für Musikinstrumente for providing the best local support a lil' guitar player like me could ask for! Mad props go to Dirk Kaltenhäuser for his wonderful photography. Here's to the future!!!'
Round One Finalists Announced
Video Announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HeK8wNJvMw
The votes are in, and the JTC artist judges have made their decisions! All of the 2,022 entries were absolutely fantastic and the judges have had a very difficult time making their decisions. But, choices have to be made, and at the end of the day only 10 can advance to Round 2.
JTC would like to congratulate the 10 finalists, we were blown away by each of you and predict great things for the future!
So this means Round 2 is officially open! The 10 finalists will now go away and have until the 19th May 2015 to compose, perform and film a completely original piece of work. After this, the judges will return to the judging panel to decide on the grand prize winner and two runners up! The Round 2 winners will be announced on 2nd June 2015!
P.S - As a thank you, JTC would like to encourage all 2,022 Round 1 entrants to keep an eye on your emails over the next few days for a little thank you gift from us.