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Win a Copy of Notion 4.0 with Rockschool

To get your creativity flowing this New Year, Rockschool have teamed up with Notion Music to give away 3 copies of their newest music editing software, Notion 4.0. Notion 4 is the latest in music editing, creation and playback software and offers teachers and students an unrivalled level of production features to help your playing ability and notation.

Notion 4.0

Compose, review, and edit music with a quality and ease of use that must be experienced. No endless menus to find what you need. Notion is the most efficient notation product, making it simple to write and edit your ideas quickly.

Notion gives you the best playback of any notation product. The orchestral samples are recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios; the guitar samples by Neil Zaza; the bass samples by Victor Wooten and the drum samples by Roy “Futureman” Wooten.

No other product allows you to create a score on your desktop and transfer it to your iPad, where you can continue to edit and review your music. If you have Notion and the Notion iPad app, you can send and open scores from each device and continue to work on your score, anywhere, anytime.  Further information on Notion 4 is available here:

To enter the competition and to find out further details visit The competition will end on the 14th January.

Rockschool Notion 4.0 Competition

The Institute unveils eight Music Performance Scholarships worth over £33,000

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is delighted to announce, in conjunction with its leading partners, the launch of over £33,000 worth of scholarships for deserving students to study on the Institute’s renowned one-year Higher Diploma course. The scholarship categories are as follows:

GUITAR: Supported by Yamaha Guitar and Total Guitar Magazine

BASS: Supported by Musicman Bass and  Bass Guitar Magazine

DRUMS: Supported by Mapex/Paiste and Drummer Magazine

VOCALS: Supported by Shure

Each category includes one full scholarship (worth £5650 to the winner) and one partial scholarship (worth £2,800 each). The Higher Diploma is a specialist one-year full-time course, developed by the Institute to train and develop students of guitar, bass, drums and vocals for a career in the music industry. It was the first full-time course of its kind ever developed in the UK and achieving a place on the course continues to be an aspirational goal for young musicians. The Institute, widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music, counts on an unrivalled teaching and visiting faculty, many of whom regularly work and tour with some of the music industry’s greatest artists.

Previous Institute students can be found throughout today’s music industry, working with high profile artists such as Radiohead, The Vaccines, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Reef, The Script and Paolo Nutini. Previous scholarship winners can be seen performing with successful artists across the world including Estelle, N-Dubz and Lauren Hill.

Closing date for entries is 22nd February 2013 and there is always a great demand. The scholarships are open to anyone from the UK or internationally and the application form is available to download from

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10% off All Rockschool Titles At Musicroom From Nov 12th – Dec 24th

Rockschool, the leading accredited provider of rock and pop exams worldwide is spreading the Christmas cheer early this year with a HUGE 10% off ALL its current titles on That’s more than a gigantic 90 titles!

This jaw-dropping offer incorporates all of Rockschool’s Grade books and Companion guides. This includes the new 2012 Syllabus books for Guitar, Bass and Drums as well as the popular Hot Rock editions for Guitar and Drums. Whether you’re a guitarist, vocalist, or drummer you can grab yourself a deal this Christmas.

Included titles:

  • 2012-2018 Guitar, Bass & Drums Syllabus (Grades Debut – 8)
  • 2000-2006 Guitar, Bass & Drums Syllabus (Grades Debut – 8)
  • Hot Rock Guitar (Grades 1 – 3)
  • Hot Rock Drums (Grades 1 – 5)
  • Male & Female Vocals (Grades 1- 8)
  • Band Based Keys (Grades Debut – 5)
  • Piano (Grades Debut – 8)
  • 2000-2006 Companion Guides (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals & BBK)
  • Guitar the movie (Grades Debut – 3)
  • Search and Reflect – John Stevens     

Visit to get shopping now!

10% off All Rockschool Titles

‘Like’ Rotosound On Facebook And Win a £1000 Amazon Voucher ‘With A Little Help From Your Friends’

Rotosound has launched a prize draw giving their Facebook fans the chance to win up to £1000 in Amazon gift vouchers – just in time for all that Christmas shopping or treating yourself!

Anybody that visits the Rotosound Facebook page over the next month and ‘Likes’ it will be entered into the prize draw and when Rotosound reaches 5000 one of the ‘likes’ will be drawn at random and win £500 in Amazon vouchers, when it reaches 10,000 ‘likes’ a draw will be made for £1000 in Amazon vouchers. What could you do with a gift card like that?

The Rotosound Facebook page is packed with regular updates on artist stories, product news, competitions, cool videos, new signings and an amazing collection of photos both vintage and current that’s added to all the time.

Here’s how to win the Amazon Gift cards: –

1. Visit
2. ‘Like’ Rotosound

Why not share the Rotosound competition on your personal profile wall – the more people who ‘Like’ our page, the bigger the prize to be won! Check back to see how many ‘likes’ are on the Rotosound page and see whether you can help get the prize up to £1000 Amazon vouchers by helping them reach 10,000 ‘likes’. Good luck!

So ‘With a little help from your friends’ you can win big with the Rotosound Facebook page.

Closing date is 30th November 2012

To find out more about Rotosound and its strings and accessories visit

Rotosound Facebook Promo

Orange Amplification Geddy Lee And Jim Root Signed Gear Giveaway

Orange Amplification has launched TWO FREE giveaway promotions to win a Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head signed by Jim Root and an AD200B Bass MK 3 Amp with an OBC410 cab signed by Geddy Lee.

Orange Amplification and Jim Root fans in the USA and Canada can go to and simply enter their email address to be in with a chance of winning the signed #4 Jim Root Terror Head. This amp is modelled after the Dirty Channel on the same amp that Jim Root plays in the studio and on the road with his bands Slipknot and Stone Sour.

To be in with a chance of winning the AD200B Bass MK 3 Amp with an OBC410 cab signed by Geddy Lee enter your email address at This giveaway is open to anyone worldwide. Geddy will use his AD200B Bass MK 3 Amp with an OBC410 cab on the forthcoming Clockwork Angel world tour with Rush, which starts in September 2012.

In both instances by entering your email address you are agreeing to sign up for the Orange Amplification monthly email newsletter containing all the hottest news, pictures, artist stories and promotions from Orange, with an opt-out-any-time option. The promotion finishes on the 27th July 2012.

Geddy Lee Jim Root

Celebrate Ten Years Of Download with Lick Library Guitar Tuition DVDs

Lick Library can help you celebrate ten years of the Download festival with a formidable collection of shredding heaven guitar tuition DVDs. Whether you are going to see and enjoy, or simply cannot make it you can to learn to play like all your heroes.

Download Festival is leader of the pack when it comes to rock festivals and this tenth anniversary year boasts rock superstars like Metallica, Black Sabbath and Megadeth.

Check out the Metallica collection at Lick Library which includes Metallica Jamtrax, volumes one, two and three, Learn to play Metallica volumes one, two and three. You can also find Learn to play Metallica: The Solos, and Quick Licks: Kirk Hammett.

You might also like Learn to Play Black Sabbath, Jam with Back Sabbath and Black Sabbath Jamtrax. Or take a look at Learn to Play Megadeth and the Megadeth Jamtrax to complete the collection.

There are also bargains to be had with the perfect partner sets, and books showing you how to play all the Metallica, Black Sabbath and Megadeth tracks you know and love.

Email a picture of your Download 2012 ticket/wristband to and get 20% discount off selected DVDs!

You can find all of these at where you can also find stacks of other heavy metal products.

Lick Library Jam with Back Sabbath DVD Lick Library Learn to play Metallica Vol. 3 DVD

Rotosound Launch Design A Pick Competition

To celebrate the launch of their new guitar pick range, Rotosound are launching their ‘Design A Pick’ competition with a main prize of 200 of your winning design picks, plus the honour of having your pick launched by Rotosound.

The competition is to design an image to fit on a standard pick shape. The design needs to be bright and creative, exciting and clearly show your passion for music. It will be a striking imaginative concept, well executed and have an originality and point of difference that makes it stand out from the others.

There are eight categories to enter: rock, metal, blues, folk, punk, psychedelic, pop and jazz. Each category will have six winners who will have the opportunity to see their creation put in to production and go on sale worldwide, as well as receiving a 200 of their winning Rotosound picks.

To enter simply download the pick template from design your pick and send your entry stating which category you are entering to You can also enter by post to Rotosound, Unit 3B, Morewood Close, Sevenoaks, Kent, TH13 2HU including your email address, first and last name, address including post code and telephone number. The closing date for entries is on the 30th June. See the Rotosound website for full entry rules.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges including the Rotosound CEO Jason How and will be announced on the 31st July.

To find our more about the competition and the guitar pick range visit

Rockschool announces Competition to win Fender Telecaster, Jazz Bass and Mapex Saturn Snare

Rockschool, the leading accredited provider of rock and pop exams worldwide, are giving three lucky winners the opportunity to win one of the three instruments used on their 2012 Syllabus Book covers. The new 2012-2018 Syllabus has just been launched and to help celebrate the introduction Rockschool are announcing this special competition with a chance to win the following top musical instruments:

  • Fender: Standard Telecaster – Arctic White with Maple Neck
  • Fender: Standard Jazz Bass Guitar – Arctic White with Maple Neck
  • Mapex 14 x 5.5 Saturn snare in Arctic white with black hardware

The new 2012-2018 Guitar, Bass and Drums Syllabus are the culmination of 21 years of experience and understanding of rock and pop music education. Material for the new Syllabus was recorded in one of the United Kingdom’s top studios and every track features live instrumentation and first-rate performances from world-class musicians. These include Grammy award winning legendary guitarist Larry Carlton, top session drummer Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter, Bullet For My Valentine) and session great percussionist Nir Z whose credits include Genesis, Chris Cornell and John Mayer to name a few!

To be in with a chance of winning one of the three instruments head to the Rockschool Site and answer the simple questions provided. The 2012-2018 Rockschool Guitar, Bass and Drums Syllabus is now available to buy from Music Room See

Get Connected at Ampeg’s NAMM 2012 Showroom

Ampeg’s move from the main floor of the Winter NAMM Show to a massive new showroom upstairs was a huge success last year. This year, the new location encourages interactivity with free Wi-Fi access, including dedicated iPad stations where visitors can enter Ampeg giveaways on Facebook and Twitter and share their NAMM experience with their friends and family.

“The Ampeg showroom has really become a social hub,” remarked Ampeg Social Network Manager, Ryan Cassady. “People can relax a bit, check their email or upload all the photos they have taken during the show. It doesn’t hurt that our endorsing artists also tend to hang around.”

This year’s giveaways are all about Ampeg’s return to guitar amplification with the announcement of the new Heritage R-12R Reverberocket and first showing of Ampeg’s GVT line of tube guitar amplifiers at Winter NAMM. A giveaway on Ampeg’s Facebook page offers a chance to win a GVT52-112 50-watt tube guitar combo. There’s also a Twitter contest in which followers’ re-tweets earn a chance to win an all-new Micro-CL Stack.

Visit Ampeg during NAMM at their massive showroom upstairs in Demo Room 209A/B during the 2012 Winter NAMM show January 19-22, 2012 in Anaheim, CA. Visit Ampeg on Facebook at or follow on Twitter (@ampeg). Full contest details also available at

Orange Amps OPC and Intel launch 2011 Superstars Competition

Orange Amplification are proud to announce they are co-sponsors of the Intel 2011 Superstars Competition, with the revolutionary musicians’ personal computer, the OPC, forming part of the $35,000 prize fund.

The Intel Corporation and along with sponsors Orange Amps, Cake Walk, Gibson Guitars and Blue Microphones, have got together to launch an exciting competition for emerging artists. The Intel Superstars competition invites musicians and producers to submit original music to one of six genres: Rock, Pop Country, Singer-Songwriter, Urban and Latin.  All submissions will be ranked by fans using the patented judging technology, OurStage, with prize packages being awarded to the First Place winners in each category. Plus, one Grand Prizewinner will be selected by a panel of industry experts from amongst the top ten overall ranked artists.

The Intel Core i7 processor-based Orange Amps OPC is the one-stop shop for musicians who want to play, record and edit their music using one piece of equipment with full computing and amplification capabilities. All you need to do is plug it in, play, record and share. The OPC along with Cakewalk’s SONAR X1 Production Suite Software, Gibson’s USA Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute Darkback Guitar and Blue Microphones’ Yeti Pro USB mic, form the bases of the prize packages. In addition, the Grand Prizewinner will receive $10,000 in cash to help them record, tour, or buy further equipment. Plus, one lucky fan who voted in the competition will win a Gibson USA Firebird X Guitar in a prize draw. For more details go to

To find out more about the OPC visit To find out more about the Intel 2011 Superstars Competition visit