Tag Archives: Guitar Lesson

Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen ~ Total Guitar Video Lesson

Total Guitar have put together an awesome eight-part video tuition package of the Queen track ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’, which can be found on the bands 1978 album ‘Jazz’ and has recently been performed live on Brian May’s Anthems tour of … Continue reading

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Rock And Roll – Led Zeppelin ~ Total Guitar Video Lesson

The guys at Total Guitar have put together another great five-part video tuition package. This time we have Led Zeppelin’s awesome ‘Rock And Roll’, which can be found on the bands fourth album entitled Led Zeppelin IV, originally released in … Continue reading

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Live And Let Die – Guns N’ Roses ~ Total Guitar Video Lesson

The guys at Total Guitar have put together a great six-part video tuition package of the Guns N’ Roses cover of Paul McCartney and Wing’s James Bond movie theme ‘Live And Let Die’. These videos accompany Issue 214 of Total Guitar … Continue reading

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CofBC tutor play through #2

As part of the students learning at City of Bath College the instrumental tutors perform to the class presenting them with a close look at the structures, techniques and musical approaches that different genres of music demand. This term we are … Continue reading

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RIP John Barry ~ 1933-2011

Renowned composer John Barry has died in New York of a heart attack aged 77. John was famous for his work composing music for 11 James Bond movies including: From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever. His work … Continue reading

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The E A D G C F Tuning For Guitar | An Introductory Guide

The guys over at Jam Track Central recently interviewed Alex Hutchings, a long time collaborator with JTC and a great jazz/rock/fusion guitarist from the UK, who is local to the South West and I have seen him play in Bath … Continue reading

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CofBC Pop 1 graded play-through #1

My Pop 1 guitar students at the City of Bath College were set a task to learn a song to performance standard for a play-through to a classroom of their peers on their return to college this term. The class … Continue reading

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CAGED System: Arpeggios

This post is for my students at the City of Bath College. This is the third installment of the CAGED system and like the CAGED chord and scale shapes in my previous blog posts this CAGED arpeggio system creates five … Continue reading

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CAGED System: Scales

This post is for my students at the City of Bath College. This is the second installment of the CAGED system and like the CAGED chord shapes in my previous blog post this CAGED scale system creates five scale shapes … Continue reading

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CAGED System: Chords

This post is for my students at the City of Bath College. The CAGED system is a very useful way to find your way around the fretboard. The system uses the five main chord shapes played in the open position – … Continue reading

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