Day #3 | Wednesday 15th September

Session #1

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

This morning the class learnt how to play the rhythm parts to Cream’s rendition of the blues classic ‘Outside Woman Blues’.

The tune uses a E7#9 chord (dubbed the ‘Hendrix’ chord!) interspersed with a dominant riff, using the twelve-bar structure. Later the class will learn Eric Claptons live solo from Creams 2005 reunion tour.

The class jammed the song together as a group and will gather into small groups to perform the song.

Session #2

The class were given a detailed overview and demonstration of how to get an appropriate tone for ‘Outside Woman Blues’, usage of reverb, the difference between reverb and delay, what are the tone and volume knobs on the guitar, and EQ settings.

The class jam Creams 'Outside Woman Blues'

The class jam ‘Outside Woman Blues’ by Eric Clapton’s Cream

Afternoon

Cognac

Cognac

The class now have the afternoon free to either head into Cognac or Saintes, or stay on site and rest, laze by the pool or go for a relaxing walk alongside many of the sunflower fields, olive groves or grape vine plantations.

Weather Today

Sunny with Clouds

Sunny with Clouds

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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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