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Performance Videos

Karma Police – Radiohead Turn The Page – Bob Seger Before You Accuse Me – Eric Clapton It Don’t Mean A Thing – Duke Ellington You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Bob Dylan Load the playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PL647FF01FCF5B06A6 Well done to Paula, Dannae, … Continue reading

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Au Revoir!

Back Row: Glen, Dave, Gunther Middle Row: Dannae, Paula, Richard [Tutor], Michael, Brian Front Right: Chris

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Day #5 | Friday 22nd April (Trad. Irish Jig & Performances)

Session #2 After our break we began learning a traditional Irish Jig called ‘The Butterfly’. The jig, which is in 9/8 time and uses the D Minor Scale to create it melodies, is based around a simple rhythm figure and … Continue reading

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Day #4 | Thursday 21st April (Alt Tuning Day)

Session #3 After lunch the class gathered themselves outside in the garden, bathed in glorious afternoon sunshine, and began rehearsing their chosen songs for the student performance on the final day. Songs learnt this week: Before You Accuse Me – … Continue reading

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Day #3 | Wednesday 20th April (Intro to Jazz Day)

Special Interest The class were given an introduction to Gypsy Jazz as part of todays jazz style focus. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – Download the chord voicing sheet: It Don’t Mean A Thing … Continue reading

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Day #2 | Tuesday 19th April (Acoustic Strumming Day)

Session #3 After lunch the students assembled themselves into small groups and practiced the song from the morning sessions. One group also learnt another song from Eric Clapton’s MTV Unplugged; the acoustically swung version of ‘Layla’. Session#2 After our morning … Continue reading

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Day #1 | Monday 18th April (Acoustic Blues Day)

Session #3 This afternoons session was outside in the garden with students bathed in glorious sunshine (Air temp: 24°C). The class gathered themselves into three groups (2 duos and 1 trio) and played through Clapton’s ‘Before You Accuse Me’. Session … Continue reading

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