Today was no different…happily!!

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!!

Andy ūüôā

Check out the incredible video

Gav’s Music Night¬†March 2016

-My 10th year running mic nights-

click the picture for the video

Gav and Ben

Comments:

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