My good friend Jon from GuitarNoize.com has been promoting a contest for the past 3 weeks.
He posted a 2-minute “ballad-style” backing track on YouTube.com and challenged guitar players worldwide to record their individual, improvised solo over the top of it and then post it back to YouTube for John to grade.
It’s kind of like the “American Idol” for guitar players (albeit with only one judge).
He specifically asked for entries that were nicely phrased, melodic, and not “shred-style” playing… with the winner receiving an MXR Micro Flanger Pedal as the grand prize.
The competition has ended… and the pedal-winner will be announced soon.
There were 194 total video entries and I have selected what I believe to be the clear and decisive winner that soars high above all the others.
If this solo does not “take home the pedal”… then just chalk it up the Judges personal taste.
For a link to the contest rules and backing track… CLICK HERE.
To watch the videos of all 194 entries, CLICK HERE.