Tag Archives: Guitar Holiday

The Performances

On the final day of the Modern Electric Blues Guitar Holiday the students performed their arrangements of classic blues tracks. Enjoy! 🙂 Group 1 Outside Woman Blues – Eric Clapton The Thrill Is Gone – BB King The band: (L-R) … Continue reading

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Day #5 | Friday 17th September

Modern Electric Blues 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 … Continue reading

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Day #4 | Thursday 16th September

Session #1 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 … Continue reading

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Day #3 | Wednesday 15th September

Session #1 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 … Continue reading

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Day #2 | Tuesday 14th September

Good Morning 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 … Continue reading

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Day #1 | Monday 13th September

Session #1 During the first session this morning Stuart and Richard introduced themselves to the students, setting out the structure and the aims and objectives of the course. The session began with a gentle physical warm up using finger, hand … Continue reading

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Meet the Tutors

Stuart Ryan Award winning guitarist Stuart Ryan first came to prominence in 2002 when he won Guitarist Magazine’s prestigious “Acoustic Guitarist of the Year” competition. He soon gained the attention of Martin Taylor who described him as “One of the … Continue reading

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