Tag Archive: soloing

Our Teacher Profiles, Pictures and Videos

August 28, 2015 11:42 am Published by
Hi everyone, At Bruce Music we have the best, most personable instrumental teachers in London.  We hire only the pick of London’s young musicians, those who match our ethos of enjoyment, encouragement and motivation, and who are active in the worlds of performance, composition and education. This post is to direct you to their profiles and… View Article

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 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

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

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

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