Tag Archive: improv

Quick Practice Tips – Daily Blog – Day 2.

May 19, 2015 10:54 am Published by
Here’s part 2 of our new daily blog series offering you a quick practice tip each day, to improve your Guitar or Piano playing. Tip 2 – Little & Often 2 hours per week, split into 6 sessions of 20 minutes, is infinitely more valuable than 1 long 2 hour session. Breaks are important to process… View Article

Meet Our Guitar Teachers – Video Performances

May 14, 2015 12:16 pm Published by
Hi everyone, Here’s a chance to meet our guitar teachers who cover London and the surrounding areas. On our website we feature a page of Guitar Teacher profiles, listing our teachers’ information, qualifications, experience and successes. And here below is a video playlist featuring performances by a selection of our Guitar teachers – From home… 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

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