Progressive metal icons Dream Theater recently put out the call for fans to send in their videos for the band's song "Lost Not Forgotten," off their latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events. Yesterday, the band announced the winning video, which you can view below.
Earlier today, several websites picked up on the fact that an advertisement running in this month's issue of Revolver featured what appeared to be the official release date from Periphery's new album. The full-page ad also referenced a guest guitar solo from Dream Theater's John Petrucci.
Before Dream Theater took off I used to teach a lot, and one of the things my students often asked me was how to apply the chromatic scale to practical playing situations. You see, their other teachers would give them chromatic warm-up exercises without providing any explanation of how important and versatile this scale actually is. For the next few months, I'd like to show you how to use the chromatic scale, not just as a tool to build chops but as a melodic device to add color to your playing.
If you missed Dream Theater on their first run of North American dates in support of their new album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, they'll be giving you another chance to catch them on their current touring cycle. You can get all the dates for Dream Theater's 2012 summer tour below.
Last month, TC Electronic officially released the new John Petrucci Dreamscape Signature TonePrint Pedal, the first custom pedal to capture the Dream Theater guitarist's signature tones in one small package.
Here's a video of Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci playing and discussing Ernie Ball's new Cobalt guitar strings. Ernie Ball recently announced the new line of electric bass and guitar strings, which is made out of cobalt, the most magnetically active material. Ernie Ball's patent pending advancement in technology stems from a nine-year pursuit in researching materials that give guitarists and bassists a new-and-improved voice.
Well, gang, here it is: the final installment of Chopin's Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus No. 2. Those of you who have braved the storm of 16th notes over the past two columns have earned the right to pat yourselves on the back. You're going to get a bit of a reprieve this time, because, at the beginning of this section, Chopin restates the first six bars of the piece and then adds bars 15-17 of the opening section for good measure (use my column Romancing the Fretboard, Part 1 as a reference).