Sunday, 11 December 2011

Vocal Warm Up to Improve Accuracy, Breathing and Confidence

This is not too fast and not too high - made for those who need to get the foundations in place before moving on to more callenging tasks.

Lip Trill Vocal Warm Up

A Lip Trill is like singing at the same time as blowing as rasberry sound. This is helpful for new singers who are overly self-concious or worried about the tone quality of their voice. By doing this "silly" sound everyone in the room is on a level playing field.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Variation of a 12 Bar Blues

Here is a variation of a 12 Bar Blues.

Monday, 17 October 2011

12 Bar Blues Pattern in A for Guitar


A 12 Bar Blues Pattern shown in the key of A with chord diagrams.

12 Bar Blues Pattern


The 12 Bar Blues pattern that I use with beginner guitarists.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Classic Youtube FL Studio Beats

These videos were strangley inspired by youtube user/Landmarkmusic. I say strangely because I've been a fan of Ronald Jenkees, Mysto and Pizzi, Ryan Leslie and Mike kalombo for quite some time but was never moved to actually make a beat video until watching some of his. My other explanation for the timing of these videos is that I've near enough covered all of the music theory that I've wanted to so most vids to folllow will be beats or backing tracks -(maybe!).

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Riffology Prototype Sheet

This sheet shows riffs which take place over 4 beats of swung 16th notes.
The notes are taken from the Dorian Mode Scale.
Sometimes the riffs spill into the next bar which is coloured grey.
Notes from the octave below are underlined.

Click the image to see a larger version.


Sunday, 31 July 2011

Reggae Trumpet Drill for all the Minor Keys

Note: If you are unfamiliar with the concept of concert pitch and transposing instruments or do not play a Bb instrument this video will not be helpful. If you do play the trumpet or a Bb instrument? I hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Beginner Guitar Lesson Flow Sheet

This sheet displays the flow of the key activities for my beginner guitar course. After learning a new chord then some time is spent perfecting a chord progression to a short piece or song before moving on to the next chord shape.


Click the image to enlarge and print.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

2-5-1-4 Chord Progression in G with Passing Chord


This progression introduces an inverted G Chord or Ghord over a B Bass.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Stand By Me Chord Progression in G

By playing this Chord progression in the key of G you can avoid using bar chords but this barrier has to be broken in order to achieve more freedom and enjoyment on the guitar. It's all about practice!!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

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A Mike Kalombo style beat.
This progression reaches outside of the usual diatonic chrods to create a nice soulful sound. when I was first introduced to Mike Kalombo this type of sound is what kept me watching.

Monday, 17 January 2011

If I Were A Boy Chord Progression

6-4-1-5 chord progression using easy guitar chords (Em-C-G-D).
The progression is shown on a circle of fifths diagram.