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"Devil On My Shoulder"

Charity single with Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (ex-Guns n' Roses), feat. David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Thomas lang (Paul Gilbert)


"This Time"

1st single off the album "Scarred To Perfection" (POWER PROG)


"The Last Goodbye"

2nd single off the album "Scarred To Perfection" (POWER PROG)


"Torn"

Song off the album "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music)


"Wannabes"

Song off the album "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music)


"Losing Me"

Song off the album "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music)


"All I Want"

Song off the album "Straight" (Lion Music)


"Murphy's Law" teaser

A teaser of a few songs from the upcoming Milan Polak album "Murphy's Law", released June 19th 2009 on Lion Music.


Hero

Promo video for the song "Hero" of the album "Straight".


Happy Now?

Live acoustic version of "Happy Now" of the album "Straight".


"Murphy's Law" solos

8 solos of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music) featuring the Ernie Ball/MusicMan guitar models "Axis Supersport" & "Luke".


Joyride

Milan Polak performing "Joyride" (Dreamscapes/Lion Music).


Shadowdance

Milan Polak performing "Shadowdance" (Dreamscapes/Lion Music).


Terrified

The Ultimate Shred Symphony.


"No God" solo

Milan Polak performing the solo of "No God" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


"Dreamscapes" finale

Milan Polak performing the ending solo of "Dreamscapes" (Lion Music).


Arpeggio Étude

Milan Polak performing a little arpeggio étude he quickly recorded for a new series of video lessons.


Absolutely Shred

The ending of a song called "Absolutely Positive" which originally appeared on one of M. Varney's "Guitar On The Edge - The World's Hottest Guitarists" compilations and later was re-recorded for the CD "Guitar Odyssey" (Lion Music).


Lights, Camera, Action!

Originally written in '93 this song is the opener of the album "Guitar Odyssey" (Lion Music). The video was a first take at bpm 300. The tune is actually meant to be funny, that's why it has this silly Mickey Mouse voice at the beginning and a Bavarian folks music part.


Sometimes I Still Miss You

This is a video actually recorded in 2007. It was a spontaneous 1st take 1 go performance. The song is the last tune of the album "Dreamscapes" (Lion Music) and also appeared on the sampler "The Alchemists" (Liquid Note Records).


Absolutely Positive

This is a song which originally appeared on one of M. Varney's "Guitar On The Edge - The World's Hottest Guitarists" compilations in '94. This actual version can be found on my CD "Guitar Odyssey" (Lion Music). The song had to be cut at the end - the 2nd part can be found as "Absolutely Shred".


Absolutely Shred

The ending of a song called "Absolutely Positive" which originally appeared on one of M. Varney's "Guitar On The Edge - The World's Hottest Guitarists" compilations and later was re-mastered for the CD "Guitar Odyssey" (Lion Music).


Absolutely Positive live @ The Gammon

Milan Polak performing "Absolutely Positive" live @ The Gammon.


Dreamscapes live @ The Gammon

Milan Polak performing "Dreamscapes" live @ The Gammon.


How Far Will We Go - Kip Winger & Milan Polak

Kip Winger & Milan Polak performing live @ Local, Vienna.


Down Incognito - Kip Winger & Milan Polak

Kip Winger & Milan Polak jamming live @ Local, Vienna.


"Not Again" Staind Guitar Solo Showdown - Milan Polak Entry

Milan Polak's entry for the "Not Again" guitar solo contest by Staind.


"Silhouette" Shred

Short clip of Milan Polak noodling around on his new Musicman "Silhouette".


"Shred That Riff"

Shout out for a competition called "Play That Riff" hosted by shredknowledge.com.


MSP Shred

This video was recorded for MSP Guitars featuring their custom built guitar. It's actually just a quick, little video to check out the guitar.


"Straight" riffs

Milan Polak playing riffs of his album 'Straight'.


The Usual Unusual

Opening track of the album "J.A.M." (Liquid Note Records)


Back On The Track

Another tune of the album "J.A.M." (Liquid Note Records).


Dreamscapes

Title track of Milan Polak's 2nd solo album "Dreamscapes"
(Lion Music)


"Dr. Stringfellow" spoof - extreme shred

This clip shows a very young and inspired Milan Polak together with his buddies Lale Larson & Phi Yaan-Zeek fooling around. It was recorded spontaneously around '92 on a tape recorder, so excuse the poor quality. Milan was the co-head of the rock dept. at the American Institute of Music in those days. Too bad no one could afford a video cam at that time...


Milan Polak demonstriert den Marshall MG2FX

Milan Polak erklärt den Marshall MG2FX combo und gibt Einstellungstipps mit Soundbeispielen.


T-Rex SpinDoctor - Milan Polak

Milan Polak plays the T-Rex SpinDoctor.


T-Rex Reptile 2 - Milan Polak

Milan Polak demonstrates the T-Rex Reptile 2.


T-Rex Twister 2 - Milan Polak

Milan Polak demonstrates the T-Rex Twister 2.


T-Rex ToneBug Reverb presented by Milan Polak

Milan Polak demonstrates and explains the T-Rex ToneBug Reverb pedal.


T-Rex ToneBug Overdrive presented by Milan Polak

Milan Polak demonstrates and explains the T-Rex ToneBug Overdrive pedal.


Ernie Ball Music Man Challenge

Lots of cool prizes.


"Blue Bug Competition" by Milan Polak & T-Rex

win a FREE ToneBug pedal.


"Strings On Fire 2" with Milan Polak - Guitar Solo Contest

in collaboration with T-Rex Effects.


Milan Polak's "T-Rex Monster Pedal Competition"

Your chance to win a FREE T-Rex ToneBug Overdrive, ToneBug Reverb or copy of "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music)!


Milan's Mega Marshall Competition Germany - Gewinne einen Marshall MG2FX!

Gewinne einen Marshall MG2FX combo, ein GV-2 Distortion Pedal oder eine Box Ernie Ball Saiten!


"Strings On Fire" Contest - Milan Polak (one of Guitar World's 50 fastest guitarists)

Quickly recorded entry.


"Shred This Too" Contest - Milan Polak (one of Guitar World's 50 fastest guitarists)

Milan Polak's entry.


"Anti-Shred" Competition - Milan Polak

Milan Polak's entry.


Shred This III - Milan Polak

Milan Polak's entry for the "Shred This III" competition in collaboration with DiMarzio & Brett Garsed.

Milan Polak live @ BalconyTV

Milan Polak performing "Rainbow" for BalconyTV in Hamburg


Alien Nation (live @ Bluesiana '09)

Milan Polak performing "Alien Nation" at Bluesiana with bassist Nic Angileri (Jorn Lande, Gotthard) & drummer Ramon Rossi (Glenn Hughes) at Bluesiana '09


Crosses (live @ Bluesiana '09)

Milan Polak performing his song "Crosses" live at Bluesiana '09 with bassist Nic Angileri (Jorn Lande, Gotthard) & drummer Ramon Rossi (Glenn Hughes)


Jam @ Bluesiana '09

Milan Polak jamming with bassist Nic Angileri (Jorn Lande, Gotthard) & drummer Ramon Rossi (Glenn Hughes) at Bluesiana '09


Todd Duane & Milan Polak (1995)

Milan Polak performing live at the Frankfurt Music Fair with Todd Duane.


Betcha Can't Play This

Promo video for the series "Lick of the Day".


Betcha Can't Play This #2 - Milan Polak (extreme pentatonic & string skipping)

Special Halloween edition


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #1 - "Murphy's Law" intro run (alternate picking, 3 notes/string pentatonic)

The intro run of the title track of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #2 - "Murphy's Law" interlude (arpeggios, string skipping, alternate picking)

Interlude of the title track of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #3 - "Murphy's Law" solo pt.1 (chromatic run, arpeggios)

The first part of the actual solo of the title track of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #4 - "Murphy's Law" solo pt.2 (alternate picking, 3 octave blues scale run)

The second part of the actual solo of the title track of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #5 - "No God" solo pt.1 (exotic scales, alternate picking)

The first part of the solo of "No God" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #6 - "No God" solo pt.2 (string skipping, sweeping, tapping)

The 2nd part of the solo of "No God" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #7 - "No God" solo pt.3 (alternate picking)

The 3rd part of the solo of "No God" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #8 - "Wannabes" (extreme 4 notes/string arpeggios)

This lesson explains the solo of "Wannabes" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #9 - "Sheeple" pt.1 (advanced pentatonic & intervallic concepts)

Breaking down & explaining in detail the 1st half of the solo of "Sheeple" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #10 - "Sheeple" pt.2 (extreme pentatonic string skipping)

Breaking down & explaining in detail the 2nd part of the solo of "Sheeple" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #11 - "Sheeple" pt.3 (diminished string skipping + harmonic minor)

Breaking down & explaining in detail the 3rd and final part of the solo of "Sheeple" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #12 - "Alien Nation" pt.1 (legato run)

Breaking down & explaining in detail the 1st part of the solo of "Alien Nation" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #13 - "Alien Nation" pt.2 (tapping arpeggios)

Breaking down & explaining in detail the 2nd part of the solo of "Alien Nation" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #14 - "Alien Nation" pt.3 (sweeping)

Breaking down & explaining in detail the 3rd and final part of the solo of "Alien Nation" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson - "Psychobitch" solo

Breaking down & explaining in detail the solo of "Psychobitch" of the '07 release "Straight" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson - "Torn" solo

Breaking down & explaining in detail the solo of "Torn" of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson - "Lights, Camera, Action!" pt. 1/4

Breaking down & explaining in detail the verse of "Lights, Camera, Action!" of the '05 release "Guitar Odyssey" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson - "Lights, Camera, Action!" pt. 2/4

Breaking down & explaining in detail the verse of "Lights, Camera, Action!" of the '05 release "Guitar Odyssey" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson - "Lights, Camera, Action!" pt. 3/4

Breaking down & explaining in detail the chorus of "Lights, Camera, Action!" of the '05 release "Guitar Odyssey" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson - "Lights, Camera, Action!" pt. 4/4

Breaking down & explaining in detail the bridge of "Lights, Camera, Action!" of the '05 release "Guitar Odyssey" (Lion Music).


Milan Polak Guitar Lesson - "All I Want" solo

Breaking down & explaining in detail the solo of "All I Want" (Straight/Lion Music).


Milan Polak Lick #1 - Pentatonic pedal tone lick

This is the first lick of a new series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #2 - E-minor idea covering the whole fretboard

This is the 2nd lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #3 - Extreme sweeping lick

This is the 3rd lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #4 - Pentatonic string skipping + tapping lick

This is the 4th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #5 - Pentatonic string skipping + 3 finger tapping lick

This is the 5th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #6 - 3 octave blues scale tapping lick

This is the 6th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #7 - pentatonic tapping + string skipping lick

This is the 7th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #8 - pentatonic 4 notes/string + string skipping lick

This is the 8th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #9 - whole tone scale 4 notes/string + string skipping lick

This is the 9th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #10 - Dorian string skipping + tapping lick

This is the 10th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #11 - Alternate picking (synchronizing left + right hand)

This is the 11th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #12 - Ascending picking run covering the whole fretboard

This is the 12th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #13 - Descending picking run covering the whole fretboard

This is the 13th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #14 - Descending 6-tuplet run covering the whole fretboard

This is the 14th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #15 - Speed picking

This is the 15th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lick #16 - the ultimate arpegggio workout

This is the 16th lick of a series by Milan Polak called "Lick of the Day".


Milan Polak Lesson - The Picking Hand

Milan Polak explains how to develop the picking hand.


Milan Polak Lesson - Picking Hand Exercise

Milan Polak shows a cool exercise for the picking hand.


Milan Polak Lesson - Picking Exercise Sequence

Milan Polak shows a cool sequence for the picking hand.


Milan Polak Lesson - Tapping Arpeggios

Milan Polak shows how to tap arpeggios.


Milan Polak Lesson - Arpeggio Tapping Etude

Milan Polak shows & explains his Arpeggio Tapping Etude.


Milan Polak Lesson - Circular Arpeggio

Milan Polak shows & explains Circular Arpeggios.


Milan Polak Lesson - The World's Biggest Arpeggio

Milan Polak shows & explains a huge sweeping lick.


Milan Polak Lesson - Breaking Out Of Patterns 1/3

Milan Polak shows & explains how to break out of patterns.


Milan Polak Lesson - Breaking Out Of Patterns 2/3

Milan Polak shows & explains how to break out of patterns.


Milan Polak Lesson - Breaking Out Of Patterns 3/3

Milan Polak shows & explains how to break out of patterns.