New DVD Release!

Carl Roa Extreme Guitar Workout DVD

Carl Roa, acclaimed progressive / hard rock guitarist of the band MAGIC ELF, leads you through a comprehensive technical guitar workout, sure to challenge players of all levels.

In this action-packed DVD, you’ll find sections on Alternate, Hybrid and Sweep Picking, String Skipping, Legato Playing, Major and Pentatonic Sequences, Arpeggios and more. This program will arm the progressive / hard rock / fusion guitarist with the killer skills necessary to stay on top. Also includes great warm-ups, exciting song performances and an informative gear section.

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New CD Release!

Lord of the Strings

Lord of the Strings - Carl Roa
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Super intense instrumental / progressive / hard-rock by Carl Roa of MAGIC ELF, featuring guest artists:

  • TONY ROMBOLA of GODSMACK
  • MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO
  • ANDY WOOD
  • JEFF BABKO
  • TRAVIS LARSON
  • MAGIC ELF

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Elf Riffs - Video Lessons online at Guitar World!

Guitar World

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF's FOR THE ELF RIFF LESSONS

Latest News

MAGIC ELF JANUARY 2016 Tour Dates
January 14
The Bistro
1001 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541 (510) 886-8525
Show starts at 8pm with Magic Elf, Dave LaRue Band, Travis Larson Band

January 15
Vinnie's
2045 Mt. Diablo St., Concord, CA 94520 (925) 685-9515
Show starts at 9pm with Magic Elf, Dave LaRue Band, Travis Larson Band

January 16
Shine
1400 E St., Sacramento, CA 95814 916-551-1400
Show starts at 8pm with Magic Elf, Dave LaRue Band, Travis Larson Band

January 17
Planet Gemini
2110 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA (831) 540-8275
Show starts at 8pm with Magic Elf, Dave LaRue Band, Travis Larson Band

January 18
The Pour House
525 Pine St., Paso Robles, 93446 CA (805) 239-1000
Show starts at 7pm with Magic Elf, Dave LaRue Band, Travis Larson Band

January 19
Frog and Peach
728 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 595-3764
Show starts at 9pm with Magic Elf, Dave LaRue Band, Travis Larson Band

January 23
Chaser's Lounge
2765 N Orange Olive Rd., Orange, CA 92865 (714) 637-6530
Show starts at 7pm with Like Mind Protocol, Greg Marra, Nili Brosh, Pet Shark, Magic Elf, Travis Larson Band


MAGIC ELF LIVE! Mini-tour November 2015!

*Friday, November 6th Eccentric Studios - Albany area 522 Starr Rd Ravena NY 12143 9:00 Ad Astra 10:00 MAGIC ELF

*Saturday, November 7th Desmond's Tavern - Manhattan 433 Park Ave. South (@29th St.) (212) 685-0901 8:00 Eric Wollman Trio 9:00 MAGIC ELF 10:00 Ad Astra

*Sunday, November 8th Maxwell's Tavern - New Jersey 1039 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ (201) 653-7777 7:00 Orpheus Nine 8:00 Ad Astra 9:00 MAGIC ELF

*Tuesday, November 10th KJ Farrell's - Long Island, NY 242 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY (516) 804-9925 7:30 Ken Talve Trio 8:30 Ad Astra 9:30 MAGIC ELF

New Carl Roa album "Lord Of The Strings" is complete!
Purchase the CD at Big Shoe Music or download at iTunes

Ernie Ball / Music Man Endorsement
I am now endorsing Ernie Ball / Music Man! Will be playing the John Petrucci BFR 7 string guitar in black burst. And I am using Ernie Ball strings exclusively now! For more info check out my Ernie Ball / Music Man page.

Red Bear Picks Endorsement
I am now endorsing Red Bear picks! Recently discovered these awesome picks on a friends recommendation ... and what a find! The search for the ultimate pick is now over. :) These picks are as close to real Tortoise shell as it gets, and they last forever. For more info, check out my Red Bear page.

Carl finishes mixing and mastering on the new Rick Graham album "Insideout"!
Rick is a fellow Suhr guitar endorsee and a phenomenal guitarist! He dispays great versatility on this release ... from high tech electric solos to classical guitar masterpieces! The album is available from Steve Vai's Digital Nations, and also direct from Ricks website. Check it out here!

Carl finishes mixing and mastering on the new Mike Bauer's album "My Own World"!
Mike is an awesome guitar player, and I really enjoyed working with him on his first solo release. Great phrasing, chops and plenty of soul! Mike's band is top notch across the board. Please check it out at CD Baby. Mike Bauer - "My Own World"

Carl's CD's

Lord of the Strings eternity Heavy Meddle
Carl Roa
Lord of the Strings
Carl Roa Band
Eternity
Magic Elf
Heavy Meddle

Reviews

Ass-kickingly ferocious jazz fusion/progressive hard rock... Roa is an extremely formidable player.

- Guitar World

Carl Roa's playing on the new CD is phenomenal! Great work man!

- John Petrucci of Dream Theater

Hot all-instrumental progressive...prolific chops

- Progression Magazine