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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CofBC tutor play through #1

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. During this term … 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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