Tag Archive: Improvisation

Blues Guitar Lessons From The Stars

August 25, 2015 4:49 pm Published by
Welcome to a special blog post which pulls together some of the best rockstar masterclasses available online.  Today we’re focusing on Blues Guitar, with 4 great video lessons from 3 of the best Blues guitarists of all time, between them spanning the last 7 decades of Guitar music. First up, B.B. King, with 2 great… View Article

Quick Practice Tips – Daily Blog – Day 3

May 20, 2015 11:54 am Published by
Welcome to the third day in our new daily blog series offering you expert practice tips, to maximise your time and your improvement on Guitar or Piano You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here Tip 3:  Slow Down! Learning and practising new material at slow tempos is advised so often that most… View Article

Quick Practice Tips – Daily Blog – Day 1:

May 18, 2015 10:47 am Published by
Hi everyone and welcome to our new series of daily blog posts offering you professional practice trips to maximise your Guitar or Piano practice time. Each day we’ll offer you a professional, insightful tip that will help you notice an improvement in your playing, fast. Tip 1:  Stop Practising What You Already Know! Don’t stop… 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

New Teacher: Welcome Isabel Torres!

February 24, 2015 12:22 pm Published by
We’ve recently welcomed Portuguese Guitarist Isabel Torres on board at Bruce Music. Isabel relocated to London a few years ago to study for a Music Degree, and has joined our team of London Guitar Teachers in early 2015.  She is a virtuoso Guitarist and performer and an experienced teacher, having started teaching at a very young… 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 4

September 11, 2013 10:42 am Published by
This is the 4th and final part in Bruce Music‘s Improvisation mini-series.  It’s about Listening.   “‎Listening is the key to everything good in music” – Pat Metheny Listening is a huge part of your improvising process as a Guitarist.  Listening to recorded and live music, and listening to the rest of your band while… 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 2

September 2, 2013 4:56 pm Published by
Welcome to part 2 of Bruce Music‘s mini series on improvisation.  (Click here for part 1) Today’s topic is Improvisation Exercises.  The exercises are designed to stop you getting stuck in a rut with your playing.  (Or help you out of a rut you’re already in!)  They’re also good for general practice, and you should… 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