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John Savvides

Submitted by: John Savvides

For this solo I used my fender deluxe guitar through a telegun stompbox going into a marshall class 5!

Comments (204)

Anastasios Papachristoforou said:

Posted 3 years 49 weeks ago

Gampre mou, best congragulations. You have made all our family, all your friends and our small CYPRUS so Proud.

George Masouras said:

Posted 3 years 49 weeks ago

for all you haters really...

George Masouras said:

Posted 3 years 49 weeks ago

Elijah Lucas Wadley

...and that's what's up!

Vitya Bobrovsky said:

Posted 3 years 50 weeks ago

Philip Zilfo
ahahahahahahahah

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 3 years 50 weeks ago

"in our minds, you are all metal guitar gods"... wow.. that's what you tell 9 yr old kids at sports day.. you're all winners today woohoo! Well in that case, in my mind I'm a little pink butterfly lol :-P

Vitya Bobrovsky said:

Posted 3 years 50 weeks ago

Toontrack posted:
"We're close to having the final verdict in from the judges in the Metal Guitar God 2013 competition. We aim to announce the winners next week, so stay tuned! Thanks again to each and every amazing contestant – in our minds, you are all metal guitar gods!"

Rafael Minga said:

Posted 3 years 50 weeks ago

Hi Jhon, I really respect the way you play guitar, you´re amazing... I´m writting you just to ask if you know something about the winners.....? Cheers from Ecuador.

Vitya Bobrovsky said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

who knows when winners will be declared?

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

It's the final countdown! So excited to hear the result!!

jonathan said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

John You're the real winner !!!!!!!!!!!

Jim Xristodoulou said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Probably the best..!

xhuge said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Not bad but for sure not the best

Iacovos Argyrides said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Well played John, Best of luck!

Ashton Wave said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

@Stavros Afx : thought everyone is soloing over the same song :P also the heart of Periphery Misha Mansoor is one of the judges along with Chris Broderick and Corey Beaulieu of Trivium :) how about that ? guess you are a fan of Periphery?

Stavros Afx said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

How come you chose Periphery John?

Stavros Afx said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

How come you chose Periphery John?

Ashton Wave said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Hope you make it first by the end of this! Rock on! ;)

Chris J's Page said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Last vote from me also. Best of luck John !!

Sara Vanan said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

I am from India, I like johan performance

George Georgiades said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

I think it's safe to say you are in the 15! :) I wish you the best of luck with the judges and congratulations once again for your excellent solo, for being an amazing musician and for being the person you are! GOOD LUCK !!!!!!!

Dimitris Kyriakidis said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

My 'last' vote John although I don't think you really 'need' it anymore! Good luck!!!

Anthos Eliades said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

John...Haters gonna hate... who gives a fuck... What you have offered to so many musicians on this island is just priceless and we owe you so much for that... Thank you. You are THE guitar god!

Phivos Stylianides said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

I agree with Akis, make a YouTube account and upload more solos!!

Vassilis said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Dear ALL
keep voting as we must keep up our position :-)
And a small note for my friend Elijah: you do not have to be in Facebook to send a vote. i.e. the comment that he has only 350 friends and thus does not make any sense is completely wrong. Anyway Yiannos friends are REAL and go many years back and are not virtual Facebook friends.
Go Johny go go :-)

Akis Bfmv said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

PLEASE MAKE A YOUTUBE ACCOUNT and upload more of your stuff, we want more :D

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Just kidding man.. John stopped working on the live gig circuit in Cyprus about 7 years ago so that he could concentrate his efforts in other fields.. I think he's done one of gigs here and there on the island.. can't confirm.. I worked with him playing 2 nights weekly at a local greek rock club for a few months before he stopped. He was the band's maestro and lead guitarist. One could clearly see the depth of his musical background through his arrangements and through his musical performance :-) It was an honor to work with him. in the last 2 years I've taken music lessons with him. Helped me to break out of the musical cage I had built for myself.

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Blake.. right above the comment section there should be a video.. press play.. make sure your speakers are on and at an audible volume :-P

blake said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Where can we hear you playing john?

gabriella said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Here is my vote too. Gabrielle AD

gabriella said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Here is my vote too. Gabrielle AD

makayla said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

We will be all there tomorrow as well, be happy guys :)

Sumon Sumon said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

John and one vote by me! !!

nora said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Guys don't forget, one more vote tomorrow.

lyla said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

And one by me. ;)

andreas said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

And one more vote by me ...
You're the best JOHN !!!!!

reagan said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Hey everyone. Reagan is voting here.:)

elizabeth said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Let them say. :D

levi said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

And one more vote by me. :)

levi said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

And one more vote by me. :)

evelyn said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

John, one more vote by Evelyn. :)

jonathan said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

ELIJAHHH...
Sing with me now...
JOHN SAVVIDES...
OLE OLEE OLEEEEE !!!!!!!!
GIVE UP MEN....

Marios Charalambous said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

It is STATISTICALLY perfectly possible for this solo to get so many votes 'cause it is STATISTICALLY superior to the rest of the solos!... In all aspects!... And believe me... I know what I 'm talking about... I 've listened to over a 100 of them!...

aahna said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

One more vote by me dear john Savvides.

scarlett1 said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Just voted you.

lillian said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Dear John, your solo is amazing. Regards Lillian, Dubai

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Amen...

Memnon Arestis said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Dear John, please don't allow these hateful comments get to you.. Keep your head up high and keep inspiring us fellow musicians and students.. This space here is starting to sicken me...it's turning into a goddamn warzone.. To all of you douchebag haters.. a great musical composition gains respect and attention in no time.. votes keep adding up.. friends keep posting for support, thus more friends keep voting.. There were also examples of competitors who promoted this video on their profiles, thus earning more support and votes.. Thanks once again John, nearly there and you're a winner anyway, no matter what.. Hang on there dude, and nevermind the bollocks!

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Yes Elijah.. He's a 43 year old music teacher here in Cyprus that you'd be lucky to take lessons with.. and he just made a Facebook account ever so recently because of the competition.. which is why his number of friends is just 350.. You think this guy has time to waste on Facebook or the internet? He has a family with kids, he teaches full time and also runs a small studio where he produces music and jingles etc. Views are 18443 btw.. Buy some glasses, please.. Do it for us.

Elijah Lucas Wadley said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Name: John Savvides. Facebook: Yes. Friendes: About 350. Views: 1843 Votes: 6231. Record: He get over 1.500 votes in a day and get to 15 position to 1st in one week.
Really? FUCK THE LOGIC! I agree with William Thomas, it's statistically impossible that you have as many votes.
Hey Philip Zilfo, buy a friend, please. Do it for us.

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

We're so honoured to entertain your presence William Thomas. Everybody knows you are an authority on all things music and guitar-related. It's a shame you're not on the judging panel, they could really use somebody with your years of expertise. Not to mention your unquestionable understanding of statistics. How has the world gotten by so long without you I do not know.. Shame on them all.. every one of them.. we should anoint you our Lord and Saviour. Deliver us from the evil of this shameful solo that doesn't meet up to your stringent requirements! Our existence wanes as yours strengthens! DELIVER US OH WILLIAM THOMAS! I SHED BITTER TEARS FOR THE FATE OF MANKIND! HOW HAVE WE OVERLOOKED SUCH AWESOMENESS FOR SO LONG!! HOW HAS YOUR EXCEPTIONAL TALENT AND CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC AND MANKIND BEEN HIDDEN FOR SO LONG! DELIVER US OH WILLIAM THOMAS THAT NOBODY HERE REALLY GIVES 2 SHITS ABOUT...
p.s. I'd give 3 maximum.. but I've already been once today so you'll have to make do with 2..

Akis Bfmv said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

If any of you used your brains to try to comprehend what's happening instead of come up with conspiracy theories you'd realize that everything's going the way it should be. Admins of the contest said several times that the votes are constantly being kept track of, especially with the videos getting lots of traffic and votes. Now quit your whining and move on. Each person has different tastes. And statistics my friend are saying that this is currently the most liked solo. Now go finish your statistics class and hopefully you'll pass it.

William Thomas said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

You don't deserve that position, man. In my opinion the best contest are Anund Vikingstad, Tidloshet and maybe Felipe Braz or ED To shred. Is statistically impossible that you have as many votes. Scammer.

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

I agree.. your post is a cheap joke.. hopefully the the truth will come soon.. actually.. in about 32hrs it will :-) GIANNOS OLEEEE GIANNOS OLEEEEE!!!! OLEEEEE OLE OLE OLEEEEEE!!!!!

David Crockett said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

This is a cheap joke. The truth will come soon.

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

"There's a distant sound of a melodyyyyy..."
You see, even Periphery's lyricist, Spencer Sotelo, knew that a kick ass masterpiece of a solo was on its way ;-)

Akis Bfmv said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Enjoy living your life in delusion Charlie.

Phivos Stylianides said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

re Charlie, we've heard that before.. Didn't stop hundreds of people from voting!

julian said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Someone to reply to this gentleman please? :))

Charlie Von Gunton said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

This is a fucking lie. No cheaters, please.

Jim Xristodoulou said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

There is a distant sound of a melody... Release me from this plane!!!!

Gregoris Artemides said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Hang on John, you are almost there! Your discipline is paying off. Congrats.

Charilaos Papaioannou said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

ΜΠΡΑΒΩ ρε γιαννο μου χχ

Toulla Papachristoforou said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Bravo Gianno mas !! Our small Cyprus is so proud of you.

ahmedmoosa said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Bravo!!!

ashi said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Congrats Savvides.

paul said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

One day to go Bro...

george said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

I don't like to criticizes anyone but best of luck to all... John S. 12 Points from Canada

mark said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Awesome dude!!

Fer Ortega said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

Awesome solo man! Wish you the best of lucks!
Chack out my entry :) Greetings from México
http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/621057

Gage Trevisan said:

Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago

This is a very excellent entry. Impressive work here!

ella said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

When something is among the best, it is possible to be the first. Right Mr. Naser Eid ;)

Nader Eid said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Not at all, it completely makes sense. Dont get me wrong though, im not hating or anything.. just surprised...

zoe said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Nader Eid, did you understand that your comment is contradicting? Read it again and if you are smart enough you will understand what I mean. :D

Nader Eid said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Surprised by the sudden burst in amount of votes.. this is suspicious. But who am I to judge? Its an exceptional entry, but definitely not the best. Best of luck to those who deserve it.

zainu said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

MABROUK..

dominic said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Perfect...!

ellie said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Well done.. bravo

brandon said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Harrison, I am same as you. Cheers.

Harrison said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Mr. Amin, I have never met or heard about this guy..I just adore his solo and keep voting it daily.

jonathan said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Amin Saffar just check your solo...

Antonis Kyranides said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

We heard your opinion, and the reality of people's voting disagrees with you. At this point I would like to say respect to all entries for their love of music, but also respect people's votes, and John, you are the man!

Akis Bfmv said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

My friend Amin Saffar, when you use the words "opinion" and "reality" in the same sentence the way you did ("i said something very near to the reality"), your comment stops being an opinion and starts being argumentative. I simply replied to your argument using my own. No nervousness, just trying to enlighten you, since you asked the same thing twice. Isn't that what you were looking for anyway? Good riddance :D

Micah said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Go Johnny go....

Antonis Kyranides said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Settle down, i think we can sort this out.. Bring your best guitarist and he will battle John on the streets!

Akis Bfmv said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

@Amin Saffar I don't know why you said the same thing 2 times when noone replied to you after your first comment, so I'm just gonna assume you're seeking attention and I'm gonna be the good guy and try to answer your concerns. There is a number of things that are taken in consideration when measuring how good a solo is. And a very important one, is what you are referring to as "style". The solo FITS the song. Simple as that. It has nothing to do with the original guitarist's solo, which I've listened to, and doesn't sound even remotely like this. And no, the goal of this competition isn't to play a Rock Blues 90's solo over this song and these chords because "it's different than the song's style and it will make my solo sound special". It will sound like shit because it simply does not fit the atmosphere. You've got all your facts wrong if you entered this competition with the mindset that your solo shouldn't fit the song to sound special and be something completely off.

There is your answer. I'm not criticizing you, just my 2 cents, 'cause I noticed you were desperately seeking a reply.

Antonis Kyranides said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

My friend, John has its own style. Style is John's way! And yes we think this entry deserves the 1st place! Bring it home!

Declan Mr. said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Addicted by your solo !!!

kylie said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Proud to be your voter.

gabriella said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Awesome. Let them say, let them say.. :)

Zifah Master Feel Rimas said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

awesome entry i really like the note selections! voted!
check out my entry too :)

http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/628184

tristan said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Very Well Done.

chris said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Great Solo Man..congrats

jonathan said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

John Savvides.i voted you today...because really you're the Best you're the winner....

Gregoris Artemides said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Incredibly musical and mature. Once again, Bravo John!

George Georgiades said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Such a shame all the top contenders of this competition have to take this abuse by conspiracy theorists and whoever else has ulterior motives. The site has capable administrators which are able to detect any cheating!... it's as simple as that! As for the rest that cannot recognize this musicians talent, i have nothing else to suggest other than a visit to their ear doctor and maybe a bit more musical education. Good luck John, you deserve this.

david said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Akis, thank you for explaining us about where is Cyprus. Hope one day we will visit your country and meet Savvides in person as well as you. David and his friends wish Savvides the first place in this contest. David

Sumon Sumon said:

Posted 3 years 52 weeks ago

Jakarta.......me and my friends voting John Savvides...it's real votes don't worry ...from UAE..with love...

Akis Bfmv said:

Posted 4 years 2 min ago

Cyprus is a tiny island in the Mediterranean sea of a population barely a million. You can imagine how a talented and well-known musician/music instructor would be getting the maximum amount of support from his fellow people of an island so small that is literally a community. Not to mention the votes he gets from any kind of random regular person who simply browses through entries and vote for what they like best (*notice the word "neutral", unlike half the people in this comment section attempting to undermine this person's efforts in desperate hopes that it will help their entry). People who fail to realize this probably fail some IQ tests too.

anthony said:

Posted 4 years 17 min ago

David, I totally agree with you. I am like you. Never met or heard about the guy here.. I just love good Music. There are lots of good entries, but this one is a WoW one as simple as that. Good luck my unknown friend.

david said:

Posted 4 years 25 min ago

We the voters of Savvides, are ready to support ur entry also MR. Jakarta, with a condition we like ur entry more than Savvides and give you the first place.. here is your challenge.. I don't know Savvides personally and I have come to know about this contest by chance.. once I heard for first time his entry I got mad.. me and all my friends Voting Savvides. Where is Cyprus by the way? Can someone explain us.??

jakarta said:

Posted 4 years 36 min ago

This guy has 350 friends on facebook and no follower on youtube channel.
His facebook post receive 30 likes or so....http://www.facebook.com/john.savvides.79
***Someone could explain how the hell did he get over 1.500 votes in a day and get to 15 position to 1st in one week?!?***
What a shame, this is not fair.
PS: Me too, I think that this entry is mediocre.

charlie said:

Posted 4 years 36 min ago

The best entry by far... WOW MAN. DUBAI voting here.. we want to have you here. Tell us how to contact you..

adreas said:

Posted 4 years 1 hour ago

All Cyprus voting John Savvides men....wake up....

Simon Mailhot said:

Posted 4 years 1 hour ago

I'm not taking any credits from you man, you're really good but you gotta REALLY check this out, this is my friend : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8vEJHK0K4A. He doesn't know I'm doing this, but he's way too skillfull. He is one of the best man I've ever known and I'm not even talking about his skills. NOW VOTE !

Sadek Saad said:

Posted 4 years 1 hour ago

yesterday you were at 3800 votes and today iy's 5000+ ... it's impossible ! did u buy your votes ??

Τεύκρος Νεοκλέους said:

Posted 4 years 3 hours ago

I will not get into the process of commenting any of the ridiculous comments written below. John Savvides is not only a phenomenon - guitarist and musician (proud to be his student) but one of the best and modest men i have ever met (proud to be his friend). He is a real inspiration for all the musicians here in Cyprus. We simply adore him. Go Johnny go go go.... :)

Alexis Kasinos said:

Posted 4 years 5 hours ago

mediocre entry?? Seriously?? Dear Furrell open your ears dude! If you need to listen cliche licks and tricks to be impressed is good to know that the point is to play musical!This solo is just 30 seconds and this guy manage to show his musicality in such a short time. There is everything inside! Technique, Beautiful melodies, Speed , Great connection with every line and a great built up. And the most important thing is that it doesn't sound like an exercise of licks connected! It sounds like MUSIC should sound!
And of course if you doesn't like the solo there is nothing wrong with it because not everyone has the same taste in music.
But if you say that this is a mediocre entry this is ridiculous my friend!

dorinos said:

Posted 4 years 5 hours ago

Question, how does the guitarist stand up over time? A great guitarist will have not one but many masterpieces, and will play well until the day they hang up their guitar. A great guitarist will improve with time, because they will constantly be pushing their limits. Keep up the good work!

paul said:

Posted 4 years 6 hours ago

The man is a god of the guitar! Pure genius don't have to say any more, his playing speaks for itself, Keep up the good work. ROCK"ON!!

Dannys Iacovou said:

Posted 4 years 6 hours ago

John Savvides is not only the greatest guitarist/musician I have ever met in my life but also one of the nicest and down to earth people I have the honor to know...
He really doesn't deserve all these hateful comments..
Anyone with ears can tell that this is not a mediocre entry..He really deserve to be in the first place..Nobody has the right to undermine years of hard work and practice, also pure talent for the sake of a competition...

Nickie Constantinidou B said:

Posted 4 years 9 hours ago

furrel, have you heard of the word: jealousy?????? give it up... he is just the best
deal with it

Kyr said:

Posted 4 years 10 hours ago

I hope alll of you someday have the opportunity to meet this man ''John Savvides'' and speak with him just for 2minities!!! And you will understand that is not only a great musichian but also a great man.....And if someone don't understand why is one the 1st place please push the play button and you will understand...

Nicos Gavrielides said:

Posted 4 years 10 hours ago

Absolutely amazing solo!!! I am so proud of you and lucky that i know you!!!

sebastian said:

Posted 4 years 11 hours ago

I am so proud to have the chance to listen and vote such a wonderful melody.. SEB.

aakriti said:

Posted 4 years 11 hours ago

Best Luck.. You are the best of the best.

Tingi Tingi said:

Posted 4 years 19 hours ago

Some people in this comment section make me wish there was a 'flag as spam' button...

You may or may not like this entry - calling it, however, 'mediocre' leads me to the inevitable conclusion that you're an irresponsible voter who clearly can't be arsed to *listen* before casting vote or attempting to undermine an entry. In this example, an entry that in the eyes and hearts of many belongs to the top.

I suppose that the only reason so many people have responded to your trolling, is just to show how many people have been touched by this individual and are here to religiously and legitimately support him day after day.

Moreover, if one goes through the top 20 or so, one realises how many people are up there for all the wrong reasons. The fact that the top guy is exactly that - a top guy - is truly something special.

Yianno, please don't change, ever! Thanks for everything.

PS. From what I can recall John's entry oscillated between 2nd and 3rd place yesterday, not 5th as stated below.

furrell said:

Posted 4 years 20 hours ago

2000+ votes in such few days for this mediocre entry?!?! LOOOOOOL!!! XD XD
This guy known how to cheat hard!!!
Seriously, stop this sham for the love of good music and fair competition.

Antonis Kyranides said:

Posted 4 years 22 hours ago

Best solo, with soul, flow and power!

Panicos Loizides said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Vote mnipulation?????
What does he have to do ask people not to vote????
Is that what you guys do???

Panicos Loizides said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Vote mnipulation?????
What does he have to do ask people not to vote????
Is that what you guys do???

Omara Khaddaj said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Excellent playing John, all the luck :)

Technosound Cyprus said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Way to go Johny! I wish you stay on top where you deserve!!! Cyprus (and beyond) music community is by your side! I wish some people who gave those bad comments had the chance to meet you. I am sure if they were real rockers, they would have apologized.

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Panayiotis.. in Scarlett's defence.. he actually likes the solo heheheh.. so let's encourage him to vote too :-P

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Well said, Akis, Memnon and Natalie.. look the truth is.. in these kinds of voting systems, contestants will always have to depend on their friends voting for them.. to call this cheating is ridiculous.. I've heard enough entries in the top 15 that simply do not belong in the top 15.. thing is.. once an entry gets into the top 20 or so, it gets noticed by other people that aren't your friends or relatives etc. Hence the acceleration in the accumulation of votes.. I've been watching the progress of this entry on a daily basis because John Savvides has been my guitar/music theory teacher for the last 2 years. My observation is that until he finally got into the top15, the progress was quite slow. Once he got into the top 15, he automatically becomes more exposed to foreign votes and the votes really started to pick up. Voters are more likely to browse through the top entries because they wanna see the best solos.. Ain't nobody gonna be on page 208 checking out Bob Dillydoo playing his solo half drunk on an untuned banjo he picked up at the local junk shop.. meanwhile he's got 6 votes from people who really love him too much to tell him the truth.. Also.. to be making such accusation about cheating is hilarious.. coz as I said before.. the music speaks for itself.. I can sing this solo from memory.. it's beautifully written and expertly executed.. if you can't hear something so obvious then that's a pity.. Yes.. you need to get your friends to support you with their votes when you get into these competitions.. but once you get into the top 20, if you have a good solid entry then people will vote because.. the music speaks for itself.. ;-) so let's just keep it peaceful and enough with the name-calling and the finger-pointing.. just press play and enjoy the fruits of years of experience resulting from a solid eductation, tons of self-study and research plus years and years of teaching students here on the island of Cyprus. Students that all bear testimony of what a great musician and more importantly what a great guy John Savvides is.. cheers mate and I'm so happy to see you in first place.. you deserve it man!

Panayiotis Leonidou said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

This is what happens when you have bad losers in a competition. Before you open your mouth and saying things you don't even have the slightest clue about, learn to appreciate music and then judge a musician. If you only had the luck and honor to speak to John Savvides for just 2 minutes you would regret what you said in an instance. I feel sorry for you, you should be proud you are competing against musicians like him.

Nicholas K. said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Dear scarlet, if you feel this entry deserves to be on the top.. better you vote too and support him. NK

Scarlett Reeves said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

I do like the solo and really appreciate the talent this guy has. But I dislike the obvious cheating that's being done, it is really ruining everything!!

Elena Photiou said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Scarlett first of all watch the video and guess why a man that has taught and influenced so many guitarists in our small island is getting the support he deserves. Second as when he started rising through the top 15 its logical that more people and contestants that are not in the top 15 are going to take notice and take the time to watch and appreciate the piece. Just accept facts and move on.

Scarlett Reeves said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

wooww guys you really have a big group working all together to do your vote maipulation thing. You are really ruining and disgracing such a nice solo by your reckless actions!

Akis Bfmv said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Scarlett, the amount of outrageous assumptions you make to reach your ridiculous and insulting conclusions based on pure envy makes normal and logical people who read your comments cringe. Please stay off of other people's entries if all you have to share is words of envy and other malicious remarks. The fact that you can't bring yourself to accept that a person can acquire the amount of votes this person is currently acquiring through the means everyone else is, is sad. The fact that you find yourself exhilarated by attempting to undermine that person's efforts, is disgusting.

natalie said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Dear anpapa and scarlet, it seems you both try to harm this entry. Shame on you both. That is all i can say. Let this contest end and the final decision will be on judges discretion. Let us all be patient. Judgement day is closed. Natalie

Memnon Arestis said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Everyone has an opinion and the right to express it.. However, it is unfair to impose negativity to professionals who have dedicated the majority of their lives to music, without valid reason. This is one of the most inspiring and musicaly mature solos that I've heard in the contest, and it's worth every single vote! Thanks for the inspiration, wishing all the best ;)

guitarshark said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Here we have the winner. The winner among the C.H.E.A.T.E.R.S.
I think it's very sad that such an awesome and funny competition is ruined by some not fair competitors like you.

Scarlett Reeves said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Anpapa, jayden, George, and Τσαχπι, your fast comments just proves that you're an unprofessional group trying to manipulate votes. Plus I believe you did not read the rules of the competition well. You want to help your friend, don't let him get expelled.
Regards :)

Anpapa Chris said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Dear scarlett....
The reason is because it is the best solo and the people must vote John Savvides.... so check your solo again ha.ha.ha

Best regards

Anpapa Chris said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Dear scarlett....
The reason is because it is the best solo and the people must vote John Savvides.... so check your solo again ha.ha.ha

Best regards

Anpapa Chris said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Dear scarlett....
The reason is because it is the best solo and the people must vote John Savvides.... so check your solo again ha.ha.ha

Best regards

Anpapa Chris said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Dear scarlett....
The reason is because it is the best solo and the people must vote John Savvides.... so check your solo again ha.ha.ha

Best regards

Anpapa Chris said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Dear scarlett....
The reason is because it is the best solo and the people must vote John Savvides.... so check your solo again ha.ha.ha

Best regards

jayden said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Scarlet or whatever is your name, if you had a clue about Music, you should simply shut your mouth.. about.. this is the best solo of all and accept it and digest it.. :))))

George Georgiades said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

This is Cyprus... we are a family, get used to it!
Way to go John, you deserve this and we are all with you!

Τσαχπι Νιάρα said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Scarlett Reeves, Chauncey Braddy and perhaps Dolly Nasr: this is a great solo, and when a great solo catches attention it can accumulate votes within seconds..what's really "unprofessional" and "manipulating" is to post such comments, suggesting that something is dodgy about the competition itself. "Trolling" in the deep girls..

Dolly Nasr said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

that moment when this entry was 5th yesterday and now its the first ...just saying ;)

Scarlett Reeves said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

for real??!! please tell me how did you get more than 300 votes within couple of hours. This is really unprofessional!

Chauncey Braddy said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

Easy with manipulating votes boy, you'll get caught!!

Marios Economides said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

proud of you my friend ! ! ! you are where you belong. TOP

Akis Bfmv said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

The best entry in this competition by far. That perfect balance of musicality and technicality make this solo stand out from every other. And it fits the song perfectly. Beautiful all around. A well-deserved 1st place, calling it now!

Philip Zilfo said:

Posted 4 years 1 day ago

We're all voting religiously because the music simply speaks for itself.. just awesome.. I still listen to it again and again every time I vote :-)
P.S. the Savvinator is comin' ta get you! 1st place here we come :-P
P.P.S. dunno why but I hear the theme of Bonanza in my head.. it just fits the situation haha!

Charalambos Pohouzouris said:

Posted 4 years 2 days ago

polla kalos:))
kamw se vote ka8e mera...jai lalw jai se parees...opote nmzw enikises..:))

Abdulla Hussain said:

Posted 4 years 2 days ago

Victory belongs to the most persevering and u r the one...superb....All the best

Jad Abdallah said:

Posted 4 years 2 days ago

Beautiful playing and phrasing bro. Check me out here http://t.co/a2jHTwOP8A
Since I can't obviously go to the next round. I hope you do and win it. Its very obvious some people have manipulated the system to get votes and they play like shit! I hope you win I enjoyed your video :)

Arman Ho said:

Posted 4 years 3 days ago

You are the Legend!!!

Benjamin Durgin said:

Posted 4 years 4 days ago

I saw the keyboard and was hoping you were going to play it in addition to the guitar. Still cool, though. Good luck!

Check out my entry. http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/628044

Apostolos Skouroupathis said:

Posted 4 years 4 days ago

In every music contest the voting procedure may sometimes lie, but the ears never do.
You have always been an ispiration for so many of us, both as a guitar player as well as a musician.
Excellent solo, good luck Yianno!

Anastasios Papachristoforou said:

Posted 4 years 4 days ago

Gampre mas.. proxora dinata.. I ikogenia mas se agapa kai se stirizi me oles tis, tis dinamis.. Tasos and all family. :)

Χρηστος Νικολαου said:

Posted 4 years 4 days ago

you are the ambassador of our country in this world of music.it's an honor for our country to have such a great musician.you are a legend!!!i am so proud of you and lucky that i know you!!!

Kyr said:

Posted 4 years 4 days ago

You're all ready Guitar God for lot of people..
Yiannos is the greatest musician and guitarist player i ever met in me life..
Keep strum the Guitar ..
You're the best..

Kyriakos Timotheou.

Dimitris Kyriakidis said:

Posted 4 years 4 days ago

Great playing John!!! I enjoyed watching your solo!!!

Jean-Paul Sacy said:

Posted 4 years 5 days ago

There is talent, there is awesome talent and then there is genius.
John has the touch of genius!

Vicky Viru said:

Posted 4 years 5 days ago

Mr. John Savvide your awesome ............ Definitely we will support and you will win ...............

Christoforos Michael said:

Posted 4 years 6 days ago

Very nice, your licks are awewsome.....you will be the winner

Dennis Lauritzen said:

Posted 4 years 6 days ago

That is some amazing licks! Really like the tone on this one as well... is it a custom Fender Deluxe?

Sumon Sumon said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

Hey John Savvides....really you're the best....!!!!

Dasa Grego said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

your're the best.................

Toulla Papachristoforou said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

U will be the winner.. Tasos says so..:)

Anpapa Chris said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

JOHN SAVVIDE YOU'RE THE BEST...!!!!!!!!!

Sprig Chan said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

VOTE THIS good play. My arranged on classic guitAR. watching and vote please. I have to win VOTE THIS

Toulla Papachristoforou said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

Amazingggggg

Chris Bonham-Carter said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

Yup. definitely awesome. Its gonna be a tough competition! You get a vote from me!
http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/628733

Alexander G Varghese said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

u r just awsome ....

Arif Sadab Khan said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

You have one of the best legato's in this competition. Really really nice. Check out my brother's solo
http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/628184

Phivos Stylianides said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

Wow what a great melody, vibrato, string-skipping all in one solo! And best of all with pure shredding techniques, no old-fashioned magician-like tricks! I hope you win!

Nickie Constantinidou B said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

WOW.... always impressed and amazed !!!!!!! JOHN SAVVIDES all the way

Felipe Braz said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

My entry! Cheers!
http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/629813

Zha She Lae said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

I love your guitar playing..
and I've given you vote..
I hope, you also give my vote..
This is my link..
http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/628618

Pedro González Álvarez said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

Honestly, you're one of my favorites :D. If you want, check my entry http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/623218

Cairn said:

Posted 4 years 1 week ago

Definitely the entry in the top 15 that I am most intimidated by ;) Very majestic solo

Gregoris Artemides said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

This is musical maturity embodied by an awesomely melodic solo. It breathes through pauses, it drives forward through variations in rhythm, it has contour, and it caries you to a climax on a note articulated with evocative vibrato.
The guitarist has all the technique in the world, but he has managed to stay laid back and let the musicality shine through as well. The choice of using a Strat instead of a more common metal guitar creates a unique sound and helps clearly articulate each note.
Every consideration for making the solo great is there, but the sum of the parts is even greater - it make it MAGICAL!

For me you are already a metal guitar god!

Paris Meletiou said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

John Savvides. No words. The ultimate combination of talent, extreme education (that mens that harmonise speaking he knows EXACTLY.what he's playing) and a lot of studying through his life. And I mean a lot. Bravo re Gianno. You really make us all very proud. The most amazing solo I listened in here and trust me I listened them all.

Alkis Kaimakis said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

Hey man, awsome solo!!! Really interesting harmony, very cool changes in tempo, and what a smooth buildup!! I really enjoyed it :))

Ayis Eliades said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

FANTASTIC SOLO !!IT HAVE EVERYTHING MELODY , TECHNIQUE AND SHOWING THE SKILLS OF THE PLAYER !! CONGRATULATIONS !!
AYIS ELIADES DISTRIBUTOR OF GIBSON & ESP & IBANEZ & MARTIN GUITARS IN CYPRUS

Sole von Ridder-Genua said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

I did enjoy your solo a lot! You have my vote today! Check out my entry here: http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/628942

Haris Christofides said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

impossible solo..!

George Georgiades said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

Johnny aaaaaaaaaall the way!!!!!!

Christina Argyri said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU MAKE MUSIC SOUND LIKE IT SHOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Frédéric Rétif said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

God !!! Definitely one of the best to me !! Thx for this beautiful piece of music :)

Louisa Michaelidou said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

Just amazing!!! Good luck!

Ναυτοπρόσκοπος Νπ. said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

you are so cool man. all the best

Marios Charalambous said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

You 've taken guitar playing to the next level man!!! Just amazing!!!

tc said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

easily the best solo i heard so far.. hope you go all the way

Τσαχπι Νιάρα said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

Awesome!

Kyr said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

Respect!!!!!!!!!!
Unbelievable solo...

Yiannos Georghiades said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

Simply awesome

Domenico Cinquegrana said:

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

Very good job! Check my entry here! :)
http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/627027

Τεύκρος Νεοκλέους said:

Posted 4 years 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing solo!!! It has that extra contemporary touch that makes it special! You have really taken it to the next level man! Well done!

Eliezy Silva said:

Posted 4 years 3 weeks ago

nice ideia bro..i enjoy your solo.. check out my video too

http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/629031

ED To Shred said:

Posted 4 years 3 weeks ago

Wow. That was a great performance! Great skills!
All the best to you!
Click Here To Check out my Entry!

Domenico Cinquegrana said:

Posted 4 years 3 weeks ago

Very good job man! Please check out my entry here! :) http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/627027

demetris makris said:

Posted 4 years 3 weeks ago

Respect definition...
respect
rɪˈspɛkt/Submit
noun
1.
a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

that's the feeling!!

Srijan Mridha said:

Posted 4 years 3 weeks ago

Awesome shredding man...gd luck...
You can check mine here if you really like to....
http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/628973

Χρηστος Νικολαου said:

Posted 4 years 3 weeks ago

the guitar legend!!!

Tony Vang said:

Posted 4 years 4 weeks ago

Woo. That is smooth.

Jake Scampini said:

Posted 4 years 5 weeks ago

Smooth shredding

daniel morrissey said:

Posted 4 years 5 weeks ago

really great.nice variation of rhythms and licks. fabulous feel too. check mine out. very different style tho

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