Guitar Themed TBT Part Two

Welcome to part 2 in our Guitar-themed TBT (Throwback Thursday) mini series.

You can find part 1 here.

Again, we’re featuring 3 great Guitar videos from days gone by.  Just as part 1 contained performances from 1959, 1969 and 1979, now’s the time for 1989, 1999 and 2009.  So here we go!

1) 1989 – Night Of The Guitar

2) 1999 – Guitar Boogie – Tommy Emmanuel

3) 2009 – Joe Bonamassa Live 

Enjoy!

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Guitar Themed TBT Part One

Here’s part one in a two-part TBT (Throwback Thursday) mini series.  Over the next 2 weeks we’ll bring you some classic live Guitar-centred performances from the last 60 years.  This week begins with 1959, 1969 and 1979.  Next week = 1989, 1999 and 2009.

1) 1959 – The Drifters/Shadows Live at Saturday Club

2) 1969 – Jimi Hendrix live in Stockholm

3) 1979 – Led Zeppelin live at Knebworth

Enjoy, and let us know your thoughts and suggestions for next week’s feature on 1989, 1999 and 2009 – We’re open to contributions!

-Alex

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Easter Special Offer!

Welcome to the latest Bruce Music blog post.  This post is to tell you all about some great Easter Discount offers on Guitar Lesson and Piano Lesson bookings!

On April Fools Day, Wednesday 1st April, we are offering 50% discount on any lessons booked, for any point in time, as long as the booking is made on April Fools Day.  (We really, seriously, actually are, I promise!)

The same offer of half price lessons is then running all Easter Weekend.  Friday 3rd April – Monday 6th April.

We have some fantastic Guitar Teachers and Piano Teachers who travel to you, anywhere in Greater London and the surrounding areas.

To discuss further or to book, please call Alex Bruce on 07749 918143, or visit our website here:

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Happy Easter!

New Teacher: Welcome Isabel Torres!

We’ve recently welcomed Portuguese Guitarist Isabel Torres on board at Bruce Music.

Isabel relocated to London a few years ago to study for a Music Degree, and has joined our team of London Guitar Teachers in early 2015.  She is a virtuoso Guitarist and performer and an experienced teacher, having started teaching at a very young age in her native Portugal.  She has particularly impressive experience with SEN (Special Educational Needs) students, and groups of young children.

She has performed live on Portuguese Television when aged just 16, and since moving to the UK has become a regular performer on the touring and festival circuits.

She’s comfortable playing just about any style of music, but is a specialist in Rock, Blues and Jazz

Here she is last month, performing some super-cool Jazz guitar!

To book a lesson with Isabel, or any other of our teachers, Get in touch!

-Alex

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Music & London Part 2

Here’s part 2 of our Music & London blog series, celebrating where Music and London meet in a selection of the best videos on the internet.  Here are today’s two offerings:

1) London in 1927

This incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William – a noted cinematographer – was experimenting with.

The film is set to two unbelievably beautiful pieces of music, made all the move moving by the accompanying cinematic, historic footage.

They are:

1 – “Parasol” by Jonquil

2 – Comptine d’un autre ete – yann tiersen

2)  Busker Jack Broadbent

Great footage of hip-flask-slide-guitar busker Jack Broadbent doing his thing on the streets of London.  His intense, deeply bluesy performances make his busking style one of the coolest, most Guitar-centric around.

Please share your own Music & London videos with us!

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Music & London Part 1

London is arguably the centre of Music in the UK.  The biggest gigs, the iconic, historic locations, Denmark street, buskers and Bruce Music!

This is Part 1 in a series of blogs linking you to the most amazing videos depicting where Music and London meet.

1)  London Glows In Slo-mo Music video.

This is “Friday Night” by The Grizzly Folk.  The video was filmed and edited entirely using an iPhone 6, using slow motion and hyperlapse.

2)  St. Pancras station wowed by 8 year old Piano prodigy.

Pianos decorated with the phrase “Play me, I’m yours” appeared at various London stations and landmarks over the last few years.  This recent clip shows an 8 year old boy blasting out Chopin’s “Fantasie Impromptu” at St. Pancras station.

Please share your Music & London clips with us, and look out for Part 2 coming soon!

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