Day #5 | Friday 17th September

Modern Electric Blues Class of 2010

Class of 2010

Meet the Class of 2010

Back Row (L-R): Jeremy, Richard, Gunther, Edgar, Rod, Michael, Norman

Middle Row (L-R): Kate, Derek, Don, Alison, Trisha, Stuart

Front Row (L-R): Natalie, Richard

Session #1

After the class played through their warm ups this morning they learnt the first position of the Dorian and Mixolydian Modes.

Dorian & Mixolydian Modes (Position 1)

Dorian & Mixolydian Modes (Position 1)

The class jammed along to Dorian and Mixolydian chord vamps.

Session #2

The class gathered into their performance groups for session #2 – see Day #4 post – and rehearsed their songs for this afternoons recording session.

  1. Texas Strut – Gary Moore
  2. Outside Woman Blues – Eric Clapton (Cream)
  3. Crossroads – Eric Clapton (Cream)
  4. The Thrill Is Gone – BB King

One group have put together a blues arrangement of ‘Summertime’ by Gershwin.

Session #3

The class gathered into their group and made final preparations for the student showcase performance. At 3pm everyone readied themselves for the show and the groups each took turns to perform their tunes.

Weather Today

Sunny & Warm

Sunny & Warm

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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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