Tag Archive: Lead guitar

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 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

Meet The Teachers: Introducing Daniel

September 23, 2014 2:26 pm Published by
We were recently delighted to welcome to our teaching staff Daniel Vildosola, an award-winning Classical Guitarist, educator and composer, originally from Arizona, USA. Having moved to London in Summer 2014, he has both BA and MA degrees in music to his name.  He has 9 years private and classroom teaching experience in the USA and… View Article

Meet The Teachers – Pedro

June 27, 2014 2:02 pm Published by
Welcome to the next post in our Meet The Teachers series, inviting you to meet our London Guitar Teachers. Pedro Pedro is an experienced, versatile guitarist who specialises particularly in Flamenco, Metal and Rock.  He studied at The Luthier Guitar School in Barcelona and now teaches all over London.   As a performer, he has had UK… View Article

Meet The Teachers – Nina

June 25, 2014 1:59 pm Published by
Here’s the next part in our Meet The Teachers series, inviting you to meet our London Guitar Teachers Nina is a dedicated guitar teacher and experienced touring musician who is a graduate of Brighton’s Institute of Modern Music.  She is currently lead guitarist for iconic 60’s/70’s rockstar Arthur Brown, who had a UK no.1 single with “Fire”.  She… 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

Masterclass 1 – Mark Knopfler

May 7, 2014 3:07 pm Published by
Welcome to the first of several posts linking you to masterclass resources online.  The first is a 3-part Mark Knopfler Masterclass.  It’s From the late 90’s and so is a bit retro looking now, but his tips are timeless!   – Guitar Lessons London –  

Using Technology To Your Guitar-playing Advantage

October 18, 2013 4:55 pm Published by
I’m going to tell you about a few ways to practice, progress, and be creative by recording yourself play Firstly, “Recording” here means just about anything – whether it’s recording software, a loop pedal, your phone’s voice record function, or a dodgy old relative’s dodgy old twin cassette deck.  Anything 1) Testing Out A Multi-Part… 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