Tag Archives: Bath Guitar School

Monsters of Rock #5

This past weekend saw 17 of my budding Bath Guitar School students gather together for the fifth Monsters of Rock band workshop. The group were backed by a full band of vocals, drums and bass and honed their live performance … Continue reading

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Bath Bluegrass Orchestra | Sat 21st May 2011

The first ever Bath Bluegrass Orchestra was assembled as part of a free workshop for the Bath Americana Festival (18-22 May 2011). The workshop was held at Hayesfield Girls School in Upper Oldfield Park, Bath in their brand new and … Continue reading

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Monsters of Rock #4

This past weekend’s Monsters of Rock band workshop was a huge success, with 16 young rockers taking part and culminating in a rocking performance to an audience of family and friends. This, the fourth workshop of its kind, included learning the … 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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CofBC Pop 1 graded play-through #2

This was the second opportunity for my CofBC Pop 1s to perform solo to the class. Building on the lessons learned from their previous play-through, the students chose a song to perform in front of what will be one of their … 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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