Author Archives: Richard Perkins

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.

The Blues & Beyond 2012 ~ The Performances

Chalk Dust Man – Emma, Bo, Ben & Greg Born Under A Bad Sign – Emma, Bo, Ben & Greg The Blues – Chris & Gunther Stormy Monday Blues – Chris & Gunther Texas Flood – Kate, Michael & Greg … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Day #4 ~ Thursday 5th July 2012

Today’s morning session began a usual with our physical and technical exercises. A discussion arose within the group that led us to the first written blues turnaround. W.C Handy, known as the “Father of the Blues”, published a song called “Memphis Blues” … Continue reading

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Day #3 ~ Wednesday 4th July 2012

Morning Session The rain was pouring down first thing this morning but the air was still surprisingly humid from the long hot day before. This meant that our morning stretches were done inside the music room rather than out on … Continue reading

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Day #2 ~ Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Morning Session The morning session began with the physical warm ups; hand, wrist, arm and full-body stretches, followed by the technical exercises, including; the five positions of the minor pentatonic scale and how to play them across the next in a single … Continue reading

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Day #1 ~ Monday 2nd July 2012

After a lovely meet and greet on Sunday evening followed by a delicious meal, the first morning descended upon us with many students swapping the suits, shirts and polished shoes for shorts, t-shirts and sunglasses. The day was warming up nicely with … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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