Day #4 | Thursday 16th September

Session #1

Gary Moore

Gary Moore

In this mornings first session the class warmed up using their two, three and four finger exercises, Minor Pentatonic Scale shapes (1-5) and then learnt the five positions of the Major Pentatonic Scale.

After the warm up session the class learnt how to play Gary Moore’s ‘Texas Strut’, an up tempo blues shuffle in the Key of A.

A great first session this morning.

Session #2

After the tea break the class learnt the famous intro lick to ‘Crossroads’ by Eric Clapton.

Crossroads Lick

Crossroads Lick

The challenging lick involves hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends and vibrato.

Session #3

The class gathered into their bands this afternoon to begin rehearsing a song that will be recorded tomorrow (Friday – final day) as a memento of the holiday.

Band 1: (Crossroads – Cream)

  1. Gunther
  2. Edgar
  3. Norman
  4. Trisha
  5. Michael

Band 2: (Texas Strut – Gary Moore)

  1. Kate
  2. Rod
  3. Richard
  4. Natalie

Band 3: (Texas Strut – Gary Moore)

  1. Don
  2. Derek
  3. Jeremy
  4. Alison

A fantastic end to a great day! šŸ™‚

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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