Blues & Beyond 2012

Study the techniques of some of the Electric Guitar’s great players

So you want to become a better blues guitarist and raise your playing to the next level? Our Blues and Beyond course will do just that, giving you the blues licks and tricks to change the way you play forever!

Topics covered will include:

  • The pentatonic scale inside and out
  • The modes blues players need to know: the Dorian and the Mixolydian
  • Altered pentantonic scales- break out of the blues box
  • Playing over chord changes using arpeggios
  • Work modern rock techniques into your blues playing
  • Crack those chords maj/min/dom extensions
  • Rhythm and grooves in 12/8 and 4/4 time

Style focus, technique, theory and group jamming will all be covered during this fantastic week focused solely on you playing guitar in the beautiful and relaxing French countryside of La Moreau.

Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins, one of the UK’s foremost Guitar educators, from the International Guitar Foundation, will help you increase your scale, chord and phrasing knowledge so you can leave this magical week with a greater confidence, and rhythm chops!

Structure

The course is structured so that the morning tutorials are relaxed and informal creating a supportive group atmosphere with plenty of time set aside in the afternoon for you to practice and consolidate what you have been learning.  Richard is always on hand to help, giving advice and expert tips.

Level

The typical level for a student best suited for this course is lower/higher intermediate – You can play your basic chords (incl. barre chords), you know your pentatonic box shapes and you’re ready for a fresh new challenge. If you have any questions about the level of this course please do not hesitate to contact us.

What to bring?

To bring – guitar, amp, lead and note book. Please feel free to use audio and video recording equipment during the day. Headphones are recommended for your own playback. You will be provided with course material as well as blank tab and chord box sheets.

Blog

Your course tutor, Richard Perkins, will keep an online daily blog throughout your holiday that will document your daily learning with detailed explanations, photos and videos. The perfect virtual postcard for friends and family back home as well as a fantastic learning resource on your return!

More info

http://www.richardperkins.me.uk
http://www.bathgiutarschool.com
http://www.imaguitarist.com

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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