Scott’s new Truefire instructional course, 50 Rock Virtuoso Licks You Must know, is now available. In this wide ranging instructional course Scott covers everything from speed picking, sweeps, tapping and everything in between. Learn licks in the style of such players as Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani, Jeff Loomis, Marty Friedman, Reb Beach, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde, Greg Howe and many others. The course comes in two forms: a Data Disc with backing tracks, tabs, and commentary as well as an instant download. Check out the link to get your copy!
Scott’s new Truefire workshop, Rock Chops, is now available. This eight week course will cover everything from Pentatonic scales, licks and sequences, to Diatonic scales and sequences. Arpeggios and sweep picking, as well as, Two handed tapping! Check out the link below to find out more.
Scott Allen Project will be supporting the Aristocrats featuring: Guitarist Guthrie Govan, Bassist Bryan Bellar, and Drummer Marco Minnemen on February 2nd, 2013 at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Advance tickets are $20 for this all ages show.
Scott Allen will be doing a new Rock Guitar 101 clinic/performance at Main Street Music Studios in Woodland, California on December, 13th 2012 at 6 pm. Scott will be discussing fundamental rock lead guitar techniques, performing songs from What Lies Beyond Words and From the Blindside, and taking part in a Q&A. Admission is free.
Scott Allen Project will be supporting rock legends UFO, featuring guitar god Vinnie Moore, on November 20th at the Boardwalk in Orangevale! Advanced tickets are $25 and can be purchased via paypal by emailing the contact page!
Be sure to check out Truefire.com and Truefire TV to see Scott’s weekly video lesson blog. During this 5 part series Scott will cover blending Pentatonic and Diatonic scales, Van Halen style two handed tapping, advanced tapping, sweep picking, and applying scale sequences for shredding solos! Check them out! http://lnk.ms/cB7VZ http://lnk.ms/cB7Vc
Scott will be doing a Rock Guitar 101 guitar clinic at Main Street Music Studios in Woodland on Wednesday, June 13th from 6-8 pm. Admission is free and is open to players of all levels. During this performance/clinic Scott will be performing several songs from his albums What Lies Beyond Words and From the Blindside, as well as demonstrating techniques such as alternate and sweep picking, two handed tapping, harmonics, developing speed, rock rhythm guitar techniques and much more.
Hey guys, my new online classroom with Truefire’s Guitar Sherpa is up. This means anyone can take lessons from me from anywhere in the world on their own schedule. Check out this link for details!
A new interview with Scott is now up at Chaotic Riffs magazine. In it Scott discusses the next SAP record, his plans for a vocal project, and his new involvement with Truefire’s Guitar Sherpa program. Check it out!
Scott will be featured on Steve Vai’s Guitar TV show Fresh Talent tonight at 7 pm pacific! Check out www.guitartv.com to tune in!
Scott Allen Project is opening for legendary Deep Purple/Dixie Dregs guitarist Steve Morse on January, 23rd 2012 at the Boardwalk in Orangevale California. Check out the calendar page for details!
Scott’s newest column about attention getting licks is now up at Guitar 9! Also please check out the latest interview over at the Rock Zone Blog. http://guitar9.com/columnist803.html
Scott Allen Project will be rocking Shenanigans in Sacramento on Friday, October 7th. Tickets are available at the door. Don’t miss the fretboard fireworks, be sure to mark your calendars now!
Scott Allen Project now has a profile on Purevolume, a new music based social media site. Check out the new profile and hear the song From the Blindside as well as some other SAP classics.
Scott’s latest articles are now up at Shredaholic.com and Guitar9.com. The Shredaholic column focuses on the Melodic Minor scale, and the Guitar 9 column delves into blazing attention grabbing licks!
There are still some tickets available for Scott Allen Project/Montrose show on August 26th, use the contact page to get your tickets for this exciting show!
There is also a new interview up at the Rock Zone blog. Check out the links below for the articles and interview.
Mark your calendars, Scott Allen Project will be opening for legendary rockers Montrose on August 26th. Check the calendar page for details!
Scott is also proud to announce that he is now teaching guitar at Sacramento’s premiere school of rock, Rock Inc.. Visit www.rockincmusic.com for more info and to book your lesson time!
Lastly, Scott’s latest Under The Gun interview is up at the Rock Zone blog. Check it out!
Scott Allen Project will be opening for heavy blues rock phenom Eric Gales at the Boardwalk in Sacramento on Saturday, May 28th. Check out the calendar page for more info on this and other upcoming shows!
Scott Allen Project will be opening for guitar legend George Lynch and his band Lynch Mob at the Boardwalk in Sacramento, California on March 4th 2011. Discount advanced tickets can be purchased by emailing email@example.com!
Scott’s latest Under the Gun interview and top ten most influential albums list is now up at the Rock Zone.
Scott’s Under the Gun interview part 9 is now up at The Rock Zone Blog. In this part Scott discusses the legendary Randy Rhoads!
Scott’s new column, Extended Arpeggios part 1 is now up at Guitar 9. Stay tuned for part 2 in the next issue!
A new event to kick off the new year has been added to the calendar page: Rock guitar 101 clinic, on January 6, 2011 at Northridge Music Center in Citrus Heights, CA. Join guitar virtuoso Scott Allen as he walks you through all the basics of rock guitar playing. Scott will also be performing songs from his CD’s What Lies beyond Words, and From the Blindside, and taking questions. Admission is $20 for general, $10 for Northridge Music students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat! More details are available on the Calendar page.
Under the Gun interview #6 is up at The Rock Zone. In this one Scott discusses guitar god Joe Satriani.
Scott’s new article, Getting in Sequence is now up at Shredaholic.com. Click the link to view.
Under the Gun part 3 and 4 now up at the Rock Zone
Part 3 and 4 of Scott’s Under the Gun interviews are now up at the Rock Zone Blog. Check em out!
A new interview with Scott is now up at The Rock Zone blog. Scott answers the Under the Gun questions and gives some props to one of his faves, and in part 1 of the interview gives a preview of what’s next for SAP! Check it out!
Scott Allen Project rocks Marilyns, September 26! Don’t miss the fret-burning action! View the Calendar page for more info about this Sacramento show.
Scott is featured in a new interview in Chaotic Riffs magazine. Scott discusses his gear, influences, and the creative process behind From the Blindside. In the same issue he also takes part in a tribute to the late great Ronnie James Dio. Check out the interview here: www.chaoticriffs.com.
Scott Allen Project will be hitting the boards in support of Guitar legend Michael Schenker at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, California on August 17th. Details are on the Calendar page, email email@example.com to get discounted advance tickets.
Also, Scott’s July 30th clinic on Sweep Picking has been moved to Aug. 26th.
Check out a new interview that Scott did with Guitarz Forever, here.
Check out some great new reviews of From the Blindside at www.seaoftranquility.org, www.cashboxmagazine.com, as well as, www.shredaholic.com. Scott’s new article, A Turn of Phrase, is also now up on www.guitar9.com.
Guitar virtuoso Scott Allen’s new release, From the Blindside, will be featured on Metal Express Radio on Wednesday, January 6th on their daily album premiere show at 12:00 east coast time. Scott is also featured in the new compilation release from Mad Guitar Records entitled, Melodic Soloists, which is available at www.guitareuroshop.com and features 17 tracks from some of the worlds best guitarists.
The new Scott Allen Project album, From the Blindside, is available now! Go to the store page and click the link to hear some samples and pick up this burnin’ new record!
We are just days away from the release of Scott Allen Projects new album, From the Blindside. Check out www.guitar9.com and www.shredaholic.com for a preview from Scott called behind From the Blindside. Scott talks you through the entire CD track by track explaining the inspiration and techniques behind the new album. Scott will also continue his Shred on Arrival clinic/performance series in January. Check out the calendar page for details and go to www.northridgemusic.com to reserve your seat.
Scott Allen Project has been nominated for a 2009 JPF award in the catagory of Best Instrumental Rock Song for “The Grind” off of What Lies Beyond Words. Big thanks to the folks at Just Plain Folks for the nod!
Scott is currently doing a series of clinics on mastering lead guitar at Northridge Music in Citrus Heights, California. Admission is $20 and seating is limited so please contact Northridge Music to reserve your seat. Scott will be covering the fine details of sweep picking as well as performing many songs from both What Lies Beyond Words and the upcoming From the Blindside. Don’t miss this exciting clinic/concert. Check out the calendar page for more info. Also be sure to swing by Guitar 9 to see Scott’s new column on symmetrical scales. It’s the most fun you can have while still learning something.
Scott’s new Guitar Instructional DVD is now available from chopsfromhell.com. In his Art of Rock Guitar DVD, Scott takes you through all the tools you need to get shredding. Topics include: Developing Speed, Diatonic Sequences, Unorthodox Pentatonics, Tapping, Sweep Picking, Key Centers, a gear run through, and much more! Check out the store page for a link to check out this new DVD!
A new interview with Scott is now posted at myspace.com/rockzoneone. Check out the press page for a link.
New articles by Scott are now up on Guitarz-For-Ever, and Guitar Nine. Check out Scott’s article on Odd time signatures at Guitarz-For-Ever, and his third installment of Touring the Arps at Guitar Nine. See the links page for links to both sites. Also be sure to check out the official Scott Allen myspace page at: myspace.com/scottallenprojectband. There you can find some demos of tunes that will be on the new CD. Stay tuned for more cool developments as the year progresses. Keep on rockin’
Check out youtube.com to see the first clips of the new Scott Allen Instructional Video, as well as, some bootleg footage of some shows from the 2000-2001 era, including a cool jam between Scott, Frank Hannon of Tesla, Gary Hoey and Tommy Mills. Enjoy!
Scott Allen Project is finally back in the 21st century. Check out the new Scott Allen Project myspace page at: myspace.com/scottallenprojectband. There you can check out some samples of the tunes on the upcoming SAP record, and hear an old favorite. Also be sure to swing by Guitarz-for-ever to check out Scott latest articles on soloing with Diatonic scales, you’ll be glad you did.
Scott Allen Project’s album, What Lies Beyond Words, is now also available at Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Scott’s column, Touring the Arps, at Guitar Nine Records. Also, as noted on the forum, Scott Allen Project is now looking for a new drummer, so if you are in the Northern California or Western Nevada areas please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just post any questions on the forum, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Be sure to check out new coverage of SAP in Strutter Magazine, as well as, Tarkus Magazine, Norway’s only Progressive Rock Mag. The editing of the new instructional DVD is progressing well, and proofs should be approved by Scott very soon, which means it will be available to you guys in the very near future. Meanwhile, keep an eye out for some new articles by Scott in the next issue of Guitar Nine Records webzine, and at Guitarz-for-ever too. Links can be found on the links page.
Special update: The forum is back! Take a minute to create your profile and you’ll be up and running in no time. There’s no need to become a member if you just want to read what others post; but we’d love for everyone to take part in the message-posting action. It’s the best place for building communities among advocates of the same instrument.
Check out two cool new reviews on Ytsejam.com, and Music Morsels this month. Also, click on the guitar9.com link on the links page to check out Scott’s new interview in the current web magazine of Guitar Nine Records. Scott discusses his thoughts on What Lies Beyond Words, the current music scene, and the next record. Be sure to also hang out long enough to read Scott’s current article in the same webmag.
Scott Allen Project is featured in two new webzines this month! Check out Progressive Newsletter at progressive-newsletter.de, and Progressiverockbr.com, to see reviews of the band. Also swing by guitar9.com to see Scott’s latest article on lead guitar entitled Killer Sequences. What Lies Beyond Words has just been added to Metal Express Radio’s playlist, so be sure to visit metalexpressradio.com to request more SAP. Also, look for a new instructional video by Scott for Chops From Hell in the very near future.
Be sure to check out the new reviews of WLBW at Progscape.com, MusicTap.net, Roughedge.com, and Metal Express Radio, for some great insights into the record. Also, visit progrock.com and click on progrock radio to hear some tracks from this very same CD.
Endorsement news: Hi Guys, I proudly want to announce that I am now endorsing Vigier Guitars. I played these incredible guitars at NAMM this year, and was blown away. I have never found a guitar that plays as well, or was as well made as these fine instruments. Check out vigierguitars.com to see what I’m talking about. I will be filling up the gear page with Vigiers very soon, and can’t wait to use them on the new album we will be recording this year.
Endorsement news to start off the new year. Scott would like to announce his endorsement with Dimarzio Pickups. He has used their pickups on every recording project and live show that he has ever done, and now couldn’t be happier to endorse these amazing pickups. Check out Dimarzio.com to see some new pics, as well as, hear some great sound clips. Also, be sure to check out Scott’s article on Rehearsing at Guitar Nine Records.
Happy New Year!! Be sure to check out the review of What Lies Beyond Words at 21st Century Metal Net. Also, big thanks to Randy Allar’s Fusion show on WCSB in Cleveland for featuring some of the music from this very same record. Check out the music page if you can’t wait to hear these tunes on the radio! You’ll be glad you did.
Reviews: Check out some great new reviews of What Lies Beyond Words at: theguitarzone.com, www26.brinkster.com/guitarchef/ the official website for Italy’s Guitar Chef webzine, and HardRockHaven.com. All of these reviews give some good insight in to the record. Also be sure to check out Scott’s new article on Key Centers and Modes at guitarz-for-ever.com. It’s the most fun you can have while learning some important music theory. Last but not least be sure to check out KRXQ 98 Rocks new making of the Bod Squad calendar DVD. Scott Allen Project provides much of the music for this great new DVD. You are going to pay attention to the music right?
Check out the calendar page folks, we just added some new Sacramento shows!
Lots of news to kick off the Fall: Look out for Scott in upcoming issues of Rise Music Magazine and Unsigned Music Magazine. Scott is also now contributing to the guitar instructional site Guitars-for-ever.com. Visit the site to see his article on influences and practicing. Also, the band is still auditioning Drummers, but look for some more live shows in December. More on this when dates are confirmed.
In other SAP news: Scott would like to announce his endorsement with George L cables. We’ve all seen the ads in Guitar Player, and Guitar World, and Scott couldn’t be happier to be associated with the fine instrument cables made by George L.
Lineup change: Huge thanks to Marty Cresci who has recently left Scott Allen Project to follow his muse to play jazz. Also, thanks to Broc Franks who has filled in for Tom Frost on drums for the last few live shows, good luck to him in his new band. That means that we need a new drummer, and this is your chance to get in on the action. If you are a drummer in the northern california area, and have the chops and passion to play some seriously challenging music, please contact Scott. Cheers!!
Don’t be shy, join the S.A.P. forum today! I did it, and I feel great! Also, check out the store page to see actual CD art (finally!).
New video. Be sure to stop by the music page to see a new video of our April performance at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. The footage is bootleg quality, but it does give you a sneak peek at the song, “The Bastard Son of Disco Dan”, one of the tracks from the upcoming self titled Scott Allen Project CD. Enjoy!
Seattle and Portland shows cancelled; Reno show moved: Sorry to all of the fans in the Pacific Northwest, but it looks like we will have to cancel our shows at the Paris Theater, and Central Saloon at this time. Not to worry though, we will find time to play in your area very soon. Thanks so much for your support and keep on rockin’. Also note that the Reno show has been postponed to July 29th.
Scott Allen Project is being featured in the current Northeast In-Tune magazine. There you can read a great review of the band, and catch up on all your favorite new bands.
In other SAP news, What Lies Beyond Words is currently available at: CD Baby, Guitar Nine Records, New Artists Online, Indie Music Store online, and soon to be available on I-Tunes. Or of course you could just click on the store page, and have a copy of WLBW in your hands in just a couple of days.
Also, Scott would like to give a shout out to our international fans in: Romania, Serbia & Montenegro, Argentina, Italy, and the U.K. Look for exciting developments in these wonderful countries in the coming months (more on this later)
Lastly, be sure to check out the newly established Scott Allen Project MySpace page at: myspace.com/scottallanproject. Why “allan?” you might ask. Consider it a tribute to the imitators.
The wait is over!
Scott Allen Project’s debut album, What Lies Beyond Words, is finally available in the Scott Allen Project online store. Just click music to check out some of the tracks, and go to the store page to purchase.
Album Review: Shredaholic.com has just posted a review of the upcoming album What Lies Beyond Words on their website. It has some great insights into the record. By the way, WLBW will be available in the online store in mid-April ‘06. Look for it in a store near you soon thereafter, but in the meantime see the review if you need more convincing. Also, a few more shows have been added to the calendar page.
Pack your other bags! We are playing the Central Saloon in Seattle, Washington on September 6th.
More endorsement news: Scott is happy to announce his endorsement with Peavey! He is now a Friends of Peavey endorser, which is the beginning of what will surely be a very fruitful relationship with this maker of fine Amps and Guitars. Scott is very proud of his association with Peavey and looks forward to filling the gear page with their products very soon.
Pack your bags! We are playing the Paris Theater in Portland, Oregon on September 1st.
Scott Allen would like to announce his endorsement with Morley pedals! He has already been playing their Wah/Volume pedals for years and has recently added their A/B splitters to his arsenal. Scott is very excited about this endorsement and looks forward to many creative years with Morley.
The Boardwalk called. Apparently Orangevale saw some snow this weekend, although that’s not what the Boardwalk called about. They called to talk show dates: Instead of March 30, SAP will be playing there April 13. See the calendar page if you’re not convinced!
The forum has officially been resurrected thanks to our good* friends at yabbers.com. (* not that good).
We’ve got shows! Check the Calendar page if you feel like clicking something– but I’ll tell you here. SAP has gigs upcoming at the Boardwalk on March 30th, at the Roadhouse on April 7th, and The Whisky in Hollywood on April 29th. More to come soon…
The first update of the new year. The Links page is officially up and running. On your way out, stop by a website or two from our links page. To potentially have your link added to the Scott Allen Project website, contact the webmaster.
Scott Allen is being featured in the current issue of Guitar Player Magazine (January 2006) in Mike Varney’s spotlight column! This is a major honor, given that previous spotlight guitarists include: Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore, and Yngwie Malmsteen. Check out ernieball.com to hear two tracks from What Lies Beyond Words (WLBW), as well as tracks by other spotlight guitarists on ernie ball radio. In other SAP news, the band has begun rehearsals for upcoming shows in support of the re-release of WLBW. Look for SAP in a town near you beginning in Spring 2006!
Website news: the Store section of the website is now up and running. You can access it on the left navigation bar, or through the Music page.
This winter holds more than a few huge surprises for the SAP crew. For starters, Guitar Nine Records has featured the Scott Allen Project as their Undiscovered Artist of The Month of November. Check it out here: Click on “More info,” then “Undiscovered Artists” and finally, select Scott Allen Project to see the feature (where you can also download a few MP3s).
In other news, SAP is finally in collaboration with CCNow.com, allowing sales of the Sampler CD via the website. Also, keep your eyes peeled for some new photos on the site. That’s all for today!
98Rock! The Scott Allen Project was played on 98 Rock (98.5 FM for most of Northern California) a couple weeks ago and we aim to turn such occurrences into a more regular deal. If you’d like to play your part, put in a good word to 98 Rock’s open ears at email@example.com. Send them an email requesting that more SAP be played on Sacramento’s Rock Radio and tell them God sent you.
Get your shoes out of the trash can and mark your calendars! The original Scott Allen Project album, What Lies Beyond Words, will be making an early 2006 debut to the masses! You’ll be able to purchase the album along with accompanying SAP merchandise here on the website. Look for SAP in a town near you and the self-titled Scott Allen Project album due out Winter ‘06!