Day #2 | Tuesday 14th September

Good Morning

The dawn sunrise in France

The dawn sunrise in France

A beautiful dawn walk in France. A majestic mist stalks the fields as the sun rises this between the trees.

Session #1

The class expanded their repertoire of warm up exercises in this mornings first session. This included four-finger exercises, string skipping and alternating between ascending and descending patterns. This is both a physical and mental challenge, engaging the brain in thinking about which fingers to use and when.

Extended Warm Up Exercises

Extended Warm Up Exercises

Session #2

During the mornings second session the class learnt how to play the chords and rhythm section to BB King’s ‘The Thrill Is Gone’. The class played a staccato up-strum on beats 2 and 4 of the bar.

BB King - The Thrill Is Gone

BB King – The Thrill Is Gone

Session #3

Blues Legend BB King

Blues Legend BB King

After a wonderful lunch the class began the afternoon session playing through the chords and rhythm parts to the ‘The Thrill Is Gone’ and learning, note for note, BB Kings famous intro solo; playing along with the backing track.

Another fantastic day! 🙂

Weather Today

Sunny & Warm

Sunny & Warm

About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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