Meet The Teachers – Jon

Hi everyone, welcome to the latest post in our Meet The Teachers series, inviting you to get to know our London Guitar Teachers.

Jon

Jon has a First Class Honours degree from The Brighton Institute Of Modern Music and a Postgraduate Certificate in Music Education.  He is experienced as both a private guitar teacher and a classroom Music teacher.  He has performed with members of the seminal Ska group The Specials for TheTeenage Cancer Trust and at a number of major venues and events, including The Olympic Park and The Tate Modern.

Jon’s thorough education, vast teaching experience and great attitude make him among the most popular guitar teachers in London.

In 2014, Jon is busy every week with an ever-expanding student base, due to his reputation.  He’s also active across London as performer and accompanist alike.

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Meet The Teachers – Jack

Here’s the next part in our Meet The Teachers series, inviting you to read about our London Guitar Teachers and watch them in action.

Jack
Jack gained an honours degree in Music and is now an experienced and popular Guitar teacher in London.  He is also an in-demand Acoustic accompanist, with perfect playing technique.  He has toured the UK with various bands and supported huge acts such as the world famous Blondie.

Jack’s fantastic attitude is always noted and his students are always quick learners.

2014 sees Jack busy teaching across London and performing up and down the country for function and original bands such as Alejandro Toledo and The Magic tombolinos.

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Meet The Teachers – Pedro

Welcome to the next post in our Meet The Teachers series, inviting you to meet our London Guitar Teachers.

Pedro
Pedro is an experienced, versatile guitarist who specialises particularly in Flamenco, Metal and Rock.  He studied at The Luthier Guitar School in Barcelona and now teaches all over London.   As a performer, he has had UK Chart singles and played the main stage at Download Festival with the bandBREED77.

His students always note his obvious dedication and his ability to make seemingly complex styles accessible to beginners.

2014 sees Pedro expanding his roster of students alongside touring the UK in support of the 10th anniversary of his band’s biggest hit album, “Cultura”.

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Meet The Teachers – Nina

Here’s the next part in our Meet The Teachers series, inviting you to meet our London Guitar Teachers

Nina is a dedicated guitar teacher and experienced touring musician who is a graduate of Brighton’s Institute of Modern Music.  She is currently lead guitarist for iconic 60′s/70′s rockstar Arthur Brown, who had a UK no.1 single with “Fire”.  She has performed on UK and european tours and at festivals including the world famous Glastonbury festival.

Nina’s teaching draws on experience at the very forefront of the UK Music Industry.  She teaches with a practical, modern approach and her kind, friendly nature makes her a very popular guitar teacher

Summer 2014 sees Nina playing the major venues and festivals on the UK and Europe circuits.

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Meet The Teachers – James

Welcome to the next post in our Meet The Teachers series, in which we invite you to meet our guitar teachers.

James
James is a dedicated Guitar teacher and session musician who has an HND in Guitar performance with Distinction.  He has been a performer for many years and has played at London’s famous Somerset House.  He is a virtuoso guitarist in a wide range of styles, with a wealth of experience teaching students of all ages and levels.

James’ approach to lessons is impeccable, he provides a thorough musical grounding, with fun engaging application

In 2014 James is busy with teaching, sessions, gigs and studio work and is a growing presence in the music industry

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Meet The Teachers – Vic

Welcome to Bruce Music‘s new series inviting you to meet our Guitar Teachers.

Vic
Vic is an experienced, dedicated Guitar teacher and session musician.  He is a Music graduate who has performed live at the Royal Albert Hall and toured throughout the UK.  He has played for emerging UK star MNEK, the Grammy-nominated A*M*E and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra including performances live on ITV1, BBC3 and BBC Radio 1.

Teaching wise, Vic covers some of our students based in South and Central London and is hugely popular with his students due to his smiling, friendly attitude, thorough approach and industry-respected performance credentials.

As a performer, Summer 2014 sees Vic playing at most major UK Festivals including Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight and Parklife.

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Music Theory Part 9 – Minor Scale 4 Note Chords

Welcome to Part 9 in our series on Music Theory.  This time it’s about Forming 4 note chords in a minor key.

This is where we refer back to the post about Relative Major/minor scales and keys, and 3 note chord formation: Major and minor.

In exactly the same way that we would jump to degree 6 of the Major scale to begin the minor scale,

eg.  Major  C   D   E   F   G   A   B
minor  A   B   C   D   E   F   G

We can do the same when extracting 4 note chords.

ie.  The formula for 4 note chord types in a minor key is the same as in the major key starting from step 6

Therefore,  Major Key –     Imaj7     IImin7     IIImin7     IVmaj7     V7     VImin7     VIImin7b5

minor key –     Imin7    IImin7b5  IIImaj7     IVmin7    Vmin7  VImaj7    VII7

 

It is important to learn and know these formulas from memory and independently of each other.  Their relativity is purely something to fall back on if you forget something about them, and something to understand of their origin.

Next time in the Music Theory Series – What are Sus chords?

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