Social Media Highlights September 2015

Hi everyone,

Here’s the best of this month’s Social Media output, relating to all sorts, including Guitars, Pianos and Keyboards, Classical Music, Jazz Music, Concert Films, Art, Autumn, London and Writer’s Block!

Ed Sheeran’s debut concert film will be screened in late October Read More

Ed Sheeran

Pianist Bob Karty’s Kickstarter project reunites members Of Oregon And The Pat Metheny Group With an Imaginative Original Composition Check It Out

Next up, Beyond Blues – How to recreate slide guitar sounds – using only normal string bends! Here’s The Lesson!

Mozart (finally) goes to Newcastle and gets a Johnny Rotten makeover!  An explanation

Mozart

Here’s the ultimate guide to Autumn in London – Get Ready

Autumn

And finally – 14 ways to beat creative block

We’ll be back with more in October, and normal blogging resumes later this week!

-Alex

Guitar Lessons London

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Electric Guitar Masterclasses From The Stars

Hi Strummers,

Here’s another post linking you to some brilliant online Masterclass resources – Video lessons and talks from some of the world’s best Guitarists across all genres and eras.

In the spirit of this diversity, you can find below some videos by Mark Knopfler, Nile Rodgers, Synyster Gates and Steve Vai.  Happy viewing, (and subsequent practising) and we’ll be back next week with another selection!

-Alex

Guitar Lessons London

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Blues Guitar Lessons From The Stars

Welcome to a special blog post which pulls together some of the best rockstar masterclasses available online.  Today we’re focusing on Blues Guitar, with 4 great video lessons from 3 of the best Blues guitarists of all time, between them spanning the last 7 decades of Guitar music.

First up, B.B. King, with 2 great clips from 2012, in which he talks about his phrasing, famous vibrato, bending and stretching:

And this other one on soloing:

Here’s a short but sweet clip of someone B.B. King inspired heavily, Eric Clapton, from 1968:

And subsequently, someone Clapton inspired heavily, John Mayer.  Here’s a playlist of his visit to the famous Berklee music school, in which he offers insight into many aspects of Blues guitar, soloing and songwriting:

Enjoy!

-Alex Bruce

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