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Guitar Lessons West Hampstead NW6

Guitar Lessons West Hampstead NW6 With Bruce Music

April 5, 2016 11:00 am Published by
Guitar Lessons West Hampstead NW6 With Bruce Music Guitar Lessons West Hampstead.  Here at Bruce Music:  Guitar Lessons London we provide Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele and Piano lessons to students all over London and the surrounding counties. In this new blog series, each post looks at a different part of London and tells you about our Guitar Lessons… View Article

Guitar Lessons Kilburn NW6 With Bruce Music

April 4, 2016 3:09 pm Published by
Guitar Lessons Kilburn NW6 With Bruce Music Guitar Lessons Kilburn.  Here at Bruce Music:  Guitar Lessons London we provide Guitar lessons, Bass Guitar lessons, Ukulele lessons and Piano lessons.  We have students all across Greater London and all the surrounding counties.  Our fantastic London Guitar Teachers and London Piano Teachers offer lessons to students of all… View Article

Guitar Beginners’ FAQ Part 2 – How Long Will It Take To Learn?

July 29, 2015 11:37 am Published by
Hi everyone, Here’s part 2 in our new series of answers to Guitar Beginners’ FAQ.  Find Part 1 here and General Guitar Lesson FAQ here. Onto question 2 then, “How Long Will It Take Me To Learn?” Just like Question 1, this is something you probably know the answer to better than we do.  If… View Article

Quick Practice Tips – Daily Blog – Day 5

May 22, 2015 2:02 pm Published by
Welcome to part 5, Friday’s final instalment in our daily blog series offering you a professional practice tip each day. Tip 5:  Don’t Always Play With Songs For some guitarists, this advice should be “Start Playing With Songs” but for most of us, it’s don’t always play with songs! Especially if you’re preparing for a… View Article

Guitar Themed TBT Part Two

April 23, 2015 4:36 pm Published by
Welcome to part 2 in our Guitar-themed TBT (Throwback Thursday) mini series. You can find part 1 here. Again, we’re featuring 3 great Guitar videos from days gone by.  Just as part 1 contained performances from 1959, 1969 and 1979, now’s the time for 1989, 1999 and 2009.  So here we go! 1) 1989 –… View Article

Lead Guitar Phrasing – Part 3 – Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits

December 11, 2014 6:10 pm Published by
Welcome to Part 3 in our series on Lead Guitar Phrasing.  The subject of today’s study is the Mark Knopfler‘s playing on Brothers In Arms.  First, here’s the track: So here are 5 key points we can take from this, to apply to our own Phrasing when soloing: 1) Leaving Space.   We’ve discussed leaving… View Article

Lead Guitar Phrasing Study – Part 1 – Bird of Paradise by Snowy White

December 8, 2014 4:13 pm Published by
Welcome to part 1 in our new blog series looking at Lead Guitar Phrasing.  We’ll be studying some of the most beautiful moments in soloing history, from the classic, unforgettables, to the unheard of, obscure gems. We’re breaking one of our own rules here, as for once, we’re not preaching that “it’s all about the… View Article

Piano Lessons Site Launch

October 28, 2014 4:45 pm Published by
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Piano Lessons London website, which you can find at www.pianolessons.london The Piano Tuition branch of Bruce Music continues our existing ethos of enjoyment, encouragement and motivation, and only employing the best, most personable teachers in London. So we are now offering both Piano AND Guitar lessons to… View Article

Meet The Teachers – James

June 23, 2014 3:33 pm Published by
Welcome to the next post in our Meet The Teachers series, in which we invite you to meet our guitar teachers. James James is a dedicated Guitar teacher and session musician who has an HND in Guitar performance with Distinction.  He has been a performer for many years and has played at London’s famous Somerset House…. View Article

Technology And Guitarists Part 2 – YouTube

October 23, 2013 1:36 pm Published by
Following on from last week’s blog about using technology to your advantage as a guitarist, now I want to talk to you about YouTube. If you can manage to navigate around the distraction of cats making cocktails and a Japanese football team’s physiotherapist scoring from the car park, there’s about 5 lifetimes’ worth of Guitar… View Article

Lead Guitar Improvisation – Part 3

September 6, 2013 2:48 pm Published by
Welcome to part 3 of our mini-series on improvisation.  Today’s post is 5 tips to improve your improvising ability and practice methods. 1)  Don’t just use instrumental backing tracks designed for soloing practice, use backing tracks of songs as well where possible, to practise soloing in context. 2) Record some of your improvisation sessions and… View Article

Lead Guitar Improvisation – Part 1

August 30, 2013 2:47 pm Published by
This is the first in a mini-series of posts about improvisation for lead Guitar. Today the issue is improvising over a song containing vocals and how to make your playing work.  Whether this is practising over a recorded song, or in a live band situation, the ideas concerned are exactly the same. Essentially, the art… View Article

How To (Properly) Learn To Play A Song

July 25, 2013 9:21 pm Published by
Learning to play a song on the guitar involves 3 stages.   Learning, Practice and Performance.  Below I’ll advise you on each of these stages, the best methods for each and how to get to that point at which you can definitively say that you’ve learnt to play a song. Stage 1: Learning  This means… View Article