My student is learning bass and qualified last year, but recently took up the 6 string guitar.
Every lesson is different: sometimes I struggle with the formations of chords, and particularly the speed, rhythm and instant reconstruction across six strings with three not-exactly- slender fingertips yet…when that one chord sounds perfect, the swell within this poorly-tuned rib cage rises, momentarily, to meet the kaleidoscopic emotions released within that one down-thrust of emotive expression via this right hand.
I began, tentatively, playing the four strings of the bass, under Gavin’s auspices, many moons ago and have continued to enjoy very much the process and the successes but also the challenge of these journeys…and they are multiple…within the same arena, different styles, different moods, the same charged diversity.
Today was no different…happily!!
Gav’s Music Night March 2016
-My 10th year running mic nights-
click the picture for the video
“I’ve LOVED tonight.” Kim
“Thanks for a fantastic night you even got simon tapping the table to the rythm well done to all your students, done a great job.” Denise
“I can’t WAIT to perform on the next one!” Tom
“Just brilliant.” Phil
“The Irish song was OUTSTANDING, wow.” Craig
“It has helped him loads to have an interest. We all enjoyed it.” Anon.
“I loved it. Very bluesy.” Cormac.“Wow……………. LOVE the riffs and soloooooing and celtic / thin lizzy stuff.” David
“You sent be back to my childhood with ‘Rocky Road’.” Dennis
Source: Gav and Emelye
I went to the Hard Rock Cafe, would’ve been rude not to.
Listen to early rock ‘n’ roll recordings to hear what would shape more classic tracks to come.
One day a student brought this is in:
“This guy was playing a really old bluesy sound on his guitar and I instantly fell in love.” Eric Johnson
Often referred to as a guitarist who makes the instrument sound like a violin.
Performances by Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. (1985)