Day #5 ~ Friday 6th July 2012

Morning Session

The final day of the course has arrived and the students will soon be preparing for their performance later this evening. First thing the group consolidate this weeks technical exercises to form the basis of a thorough warm up routine that addresses both right and left hand technique, coordination and accuracy.

During the mid-morning session the class learned some stock blues turnarounds.

Example #1

Example #2

Afternoon Session

After lunch the students split up into small groups and worked on their performance pieces for the evenings concert, which included; Stormy Monday (T Bone Walker), Need Your Love So Bad (Peter Green), Texas Flodd (SRV) and some surprises!

The Blues & Beyond ~ Class of 2012

The Blues & Beyond ~ Class of 2012

Final Setlist

Brian, Don & David – Stormy Monday Blues
Jon & Richard – Feel Like Makin’ Love
Kate, Michael & David – Need Your Love So Bad
Kate, Michael & Greg – Texas Flood
Chris & Gunther – Stormy Monday Blues
Chris & Gunther – The Blues (Original)
Emma, Bo, Ben & Greg – Born Under A Bad Sign
Emma, Bo, Ben & Greg – Calk Dust Man (Original)


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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