What a superb weekend that was! Thanks to all of you for your excellent company, not to mention that endless line of glasses of red wine that seemed to come my way on the Saturday night (from what I can remember). Rod, inspirational. Its interesting how the great players simplify it all down.
See you all in the musical future, I hope.
I to would like to thank you all for making my weekend
one I will not forget.
It was so good to be one of a group of whom I can now
I lost my son last year in a tragic accident and have
been in a very dark place, one of the main things that
kept me going was my guitar, and coming on your weekend
put some light back into my life and that's the truth,
such good company.
Many thanks to you all, Phil [Blues]
Yes - a really great weekend. I met up with some
ex-colleagues for a pub lunch today and bored them
senseless telling them all about
What am I going to do? Well I had already been making
enquiries see if there was interest in forming a blues
group based in our area just south of Cambridge.
Yesterday I contacted the five people I had lined up and
they are all keen - we have a band
so to speak. If it works out I'll be inviting you
all to to make guest appearance!
But seriously it was a special weekend and I should
really like to thank Rod, Ronnie, Malcolm and of course
all my partners in crime for making it so good.
And if I come on another course I promise to learn a
second bass line..........
Thanks Malcolm, it was a great weekend. The tuition was
excellent and the company of like minded guitarists made
it a very special memory.
For information, I have already converted a spare
acoustic into a dedicated slide guitar ready to play
Walking Man by Seasick Steve (Open D tuning).
Unfortunately, I may have to buy another
electric!!!!!!!!! - I am only following instructions and
adhering to the excellent advice on the course about
having spare guitars.
Regards and best wishes, John
from me Malcolm. Had a great weekend and I too am about
to get an acoustic to use for slide. Thought everyone
involved were fine people, and most of all, everyone was
pulling for each other!
That can only breed success. I'm hoping to be in touch
with all at some time or another and maybe meet again?
Very best regards to you all. Steve
I'd like to second John A's comments. Beautiful venue,
superb tuition, excellent event organisation, and great
Thanks for posting pics.
Looking forward to the next one.
All the best, Colin
Thanks for the e mail, good
Thanks for sending my phone charger back.
Had a great time and learned loads.
Many thanks Rob
...Thank you once again, for spending an unforgettable
weekend in Beckfoot.I write to tell you that I�m
interested in attending the second part of the guitar
maintenance course. I was really pleased with everyone
and everything up there during the first part, including
Chris, Mrs. Lesley, course program, organization, room
and food service and last but not least you of course.
Just a quick email to say a massive "Thank you" to
yourself, Gary, Lesley and all the rest of the Beckfoot
Team for yet another brilliant weekend. A fantastic
bunch of fellow improvers, too. Let's hope at least some
of us will meet up again at a future weekend
The challenge now will be to practise the practice! (or
is it practice the practise?)
There is always a sense of anticlimax on the way home
after a Beckfoot session so here is the "A66 Blues". A
choon what I wrote after the last Strugglers II weekend
Thanks again Kev [Improvers]
Thanks for the stuff you've been sending - reminds me of
a great weekend. Very entertaining and challenging as
well. Lee was up to his usual standard with quality
teaching, examples and materials as well. You really can
come home with it and carry on practising where you left
off getting properly into some of the things that you
couldn't really do right off the bat sitting round the
table. And his set on the Sat. night was quality as
well. People would pay good money for what was a bonus
to us! So thanks again!
We never did sit down properly and talk about the
alternative approach to scales/solo technique you
mentioned (wasn't really time) - is there any thing you
can send me or a direction you can point me in. Not like
I haven't got enough to keep me occupied but it sounded
interesting to me and I'd be grateful.
Best regards Martyn Ellison. [Country]
No problem from my point of view.
I feel I learned a lot this time. A few �lightbulb�
moments. Thanks Lee and Malcolm.
A big thanks to Chris, John and Derek for various pieces
of useful advice and playing tips over the weekend � it
I hope some or all of this particular collection of
country enthusiasts can get together sometime in the
future and murder a few more tunes.
Regards to all