weekend we will cover;
Develop a practice routine that is guaranteed
your performance and speed up your ability to learn.
Play what you hear - hear what you
play. Develop your listening
and aural skills: training your ear will make you a better
There is no music theory, just music
practice: how a little theory
goes a long way - a painless approach to understanding music
Blues Rhythm playing, from Texas to
Chicago the journey of the
blues shuffle. Using simple ideas to create great
Double stops combined with pedal notes and turnarounds.
Sliding chords which are perfect for slow blues, 'Less
is More' it
really can be.
Developing rhythmic accuracy.
Blues soloing and improvising.
The power of the pentatonic scale: major and minor, add
of the chromatic scale and stand back.
Phrasing 'It's not what you say it's how you say it'.
perfect note: String bending, vibrato, sliding and other
Open tunings for electric and acoustic slide playing.
A little old style rhythmic acoustic playing.
How to get started on slide playing.
On the Saturday evening you will get a chance to put
skills into practice when learning a tune to perform with
your half of
the group. Don't worry it's fairly simple stuff. We'll record
it as well.
A great holiday break where you will join other like-minded players
for an excellent social and informative weekend.
There is a
available on most Blues weekends
available from Rod Sinclair on Slide Playing
What would be handy to practice before coming on weekend
advice please ring me on
0844 272 4433
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