The Performances

Monsters of Rock

Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix

Slither – Velvet Revolver

Velvet Rose – Classic Rock Medley

Vice Versa – Classic Rock Medley

Out Of Order – Classic Rock Medley

Extreme Rock

Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne

Why – Joe Satriani

Tequila – The Champs

Classic Rock Moves & Poses

More videos to come! 🙂

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Day # 5 | Friday 30th July

GUITAR / DRUMS

All-Day Performance Classes & Band Rehearsals

Everyone began the morning in their class rehearsal groups – Monsters of Rock and Extreme Rock. During the late-morning session the Monsters of Rock stars reassembled their bands in the practice rooms and rehearsed with Richard (Bass) and Tim (Guitar) for their medley showcase.

After lunch the bands took turns to rehearse on stage and have a sound check. During the late afternoon session everyone readied themselves for a complete run through of their sets in order of appearance for the showcase performance later.

Throughout the day all students were prepped with hints and tips about performance skills and on-stage etiquette. This included:

  • Stage Left / Stage Right
  • Getting on and off the stage
  • Microphone technique
  • Mic-ing up amps for live sound
  • Stage management
  • On-stage safety
  • Live sound and lighting

…and finally.

  • Classic rock moves and poses! (video coming soon!)

Thank you

On behalf of the tutors, myself (Richard Perkins), Tim Baker and Tom Gardiner, I would like to thank all the students for their hard-work – all in the name of rock! I’d also like to extend the thank you to the parents for supporting the South West Rock Camp. See you in 2011!

The Performance

South West Rocks Class of 2010

South West Rocks Class of 2010

Videos will be added soon.

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Day #4 | Thursday 29th July

GUITAR

Morning Session – Group Performance Class

During this mornings performance session the Monsters of Rock class worked hard on their group set for the showcase performance tomorrow (Friday 30th July @ 4.30pm – MAPA Building, City of Bath College). The class rehearsed Velvet Revolver’s ‘Slither’ and Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Hey Joe’ with drummer Harry and singer Patrick.

Monsters of Rock learning Jimi's 'Hey Joe'

Monsters of Rock learning Jimi's 'Hey Joe'

Afternoon Session – Band Performance Class

After lunch the Monsters of Rock class gathered into their bands and rehearsed their medley sets in the practice rooms with the tutors stepping in as session musicians.

The Monsters of Rock class will be performing:

  1. Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
  2. Slither – Velvet Revolver

Vice Versa

Vice Versa

Vice Versa – Harry, Lloyd & Frankie

  1. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  2. Paranoid – Ozzy Osbourne
  3. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
  4. Iron Man – Ozzy Osbourne
  5. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
Out Of Order

Out Of Order

Out Of Order – Lawrence, Frank & Joe

  1. Back In Black – AC/DC
  2. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
  3. Turn Out The Night – Deep Purple
  4. Schools Out – Alice Cooper
  5. TNT – AC/DC

Velvet Rose Max & Harry

  1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Train – AC/DC

    Velvet Rose

    Velvet Rose

  2. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – Van Halen
  3. Had To Cry Today – Blind Faith/Joe Bonamassa
  4. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses
  5. Paradise City – Guns ‘n’ Roses

The bands then finalised their band logos for their back drop projector images for the showcase performance.

Extreme Rock

Extreme Rock Performance

Extreme Rock Performance

The Extreme Rock class will be performing:

  1. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
  2. Why – Joe Satriani
  3. Tequila – Wes Montgomery

Today the guys ditched their picks and learnt ‘Tequila’ Wes Montgomery style, whilst learning some tasty chords along the way. We had a blast at ” Mables Fatal Fable ” by Jason Becker for fun and a good technique workout, and finally focussed on polishing up the songs ready for tomorrows showcase performance.

DRUMS

Today we covered:

– Snare drum technique, with varied accents in single sixteenth notes.

– RLRL RLRL RLRL RLRL/ LRLR LRLR LRLR LRLR stick patterns.

This was an interesting challenge for the students, as it taught them how to play leading from both their right hands and then left. These exercises are great for building your chops and technique. Again we applied this to the drum kit moving the exercises around the toms and cymbals.

Well done to the boys, tomorrow will be all about rocking with the bands its gonna be ace! – Tom

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Day #3 | Wednesday 28th July

GUITAR

Morning Session – Technique Expander

During the morning session the Monsters of Rock class learnt how to play licks that would work over the chords that they learnt on Day #2. This included:

The class working hard on their licks

The class working hard on their licks

  1. Minor pentatonic licks
  2. Dominant pentatonic licks
  3. Lydian pentatonic licks
  4. Diminished licks

The class then learnt how to play Jimi Hendrix version of ‘Hey Joe’ and continued working on the performance of Velvet Revolver’s ‘Slither’. The class also submitted their band names:

  1. Vice Versa

    Max - Riffin'

    Max - Riffin'

  2. Out Of Order
  3. Velvet Rose

The class bands have now chosen their set lists and now have the task of choosing an image and designing a band logo.

Afternoon Session – Performance Class

During the afternoon session the class gathered into their bands and rehearsed their songs for the performance on Friday. In the final session of the day the class tried out some of the many rock hair styles.

Rock Star Hair Styles
Rock Star Hair Styles

Check out the mug shots from the Rock Hair Styles Class:

https://southwestrocks2010.wordpress.com/rock-hair-styles-class/

Extreme  Rock

Tim & Alessandro

Tim & Alessandro

– Intensive session on modes of the Melodic minor scale ( mainly super locrian and locrian #2)

– How to apply these scales over major and minor 2-5-1 progressions

– Brush up on the two performance pieces the students have learnt, performance tips – ” once more with feeling! “

Tim

DRUMS

We covered:

Tom & Harry

Tom & Harry

– Off beat high hat patterns

– Fill ideas

– Linear fill ideas

– More ghost’s notes

– Groove and time keeping

Well done the drummers, they all played the off beats very well,  Bring on Thursday! – Tom

Meet The Drummers!

Meet Lloyd, Harry and Joe

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Day #2 | Tuesday 27th July

GUITAR

Morning Session – Technique Expander

During the morning session the Monsters of Rock class learnt some new chord shapes. These included:

Lawrence & Frank

Lawrence & Frank

  1. Major / Minor
  2. Power chords
  3. Dominant 7
  4. Altered Dominant 7
  5. Major 7 #11
  6. Diminished

This exercise was then expanded into an A Dominant Blues Jam where the class learnt a descending turnaround and used their minor pentatonic licks and expressive techniques from Day #1. The group then rehearsed Velvet Revolver’s ‘Slither’ with vocalist Patrick.

The Monsters of Rock class hard at work!

The Monsters of Rock class hard at work!

Afternoon Session – Performance Class

Over lunch the class had formed bands – drums, guitars & vocals. They chose band names and will be working on their image and band logo over the next few days. Each band will be performing a medley of classic rock riffs and a full band cover version of a classic rock hit! Some students also began writing their own songs for the performance.

In the final session of the day the Monsters of Rock class had a chance to learn some classic rock moves and poses!

Video to follow!

Extreme Rock

Extreme Rock

Extreme Rock

– Salsa and Bossa Nova rhythms using stripped down Jazz chords and progressions ( 2-5-1 / 3-6-2-5-1 )

– Chord theory ( learning how to work out chord intervals and shapes from the chord name )

– We learnt ” Why ” by Joe Satriani

Tim

DRUMS

Today the drumming went a stage forward.

We looked at:

Llyod Howell

Llyod Howell

– sixteenths note hand patterns, with ghost notes

– samba and funk bass drum patterns

– basic 3 against 4 polyrhythmic ideas

– 4 way coordination

We brought all of these elements into the platform from day one, and moved them around the drum kit.  This encouraged the students to think of beats in new creative ways! which worked well. Well done to the drummers! and Bring on Day 3! – Tom

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Day #1 | Monday 26th July

SOUTH WEST ROCKS CLASS OF 2010

South West Rock Class of 2010

South West Rock Class of 2010

GUITAR

Morning Session – Technique Expander

During the morning session the Monsters of Rock class learnt positions 1 and 4 of the minor pentatonic scale and improvised over a static A minor rock groove. The class then worked through some of the various expressive techniques used in solos, including:

  1. Bends
  2. Slides
  3. Vibrato
  4. Hammers ons
  5. Pull offs
  6. Trills
  7. Pinched harmonics

After the break the class discussed possible songs to perform for the performance on Friday (30th July @ City of Bath College MAPA Building). The class chose to begin working on Velvet Underground’s (Slash) classic track ‘Slither’

Afternoon Session – Performance Class

In the afternoon session the Monsters of Rock class finished learning ‘Slither’ and, after working out the structure of the song, began rehearsing the song for the rest of the afternoon.

Extreme Rock

Today in class students learnt how to harmonise the Major scale and sweep pick the arpeggios, as one an exercise for technique but also to familiarise them with each chords tonal quality. There was a picking technique polish up with students learning licks in the styles of Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen and John Petrucci. To test out their modal knowledge we had several jams where the students had to change key whilst staying in the same position of the neck. We also ploughed through Ozzy Osbournes “Crazy Train”. – Tim

DRUMS

We started today by learning how to incorporate independence and technique into basic rock beats.  As the morning developed i was giving the students different variations on single stroke sixteenth notes, and showing them how to move them round the drum kit.

With this the students are learning how to utilise their creative ideas using a simple concept. The idea is for them to learn how the practice in a productive way bringing the technique, beats and independence and making it into one exercise.

Harry, Joe, and Lloyd are taking to its well, and I look forward to Day 2 for more Rock drums. – Tom

MEET THE CLASS

Listen to BBC Radio Bristol for an interview with course leader Richard Perkins today!

BBC Radio Bristol

BBC Radio Bristol

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South West Rocks 2010

26th – 30th July 2010 @ City of Bath College

Whether it’s playing for fun or a future career in music, South West Rocks is the place to be!

South West Rocks

South West Rocks

The Live music scene has exploded in the UK over recent years, and the thirst for quality live music is greater than ever. International Guitar Foundation (IGF) is proud to be at the forefront of this musical revolution presenting a series of performance based rock camps for young aspiring and accomplished musicians to learn, create and perform.

South West Rocks is a five-day rock camp jam packed with workshops and activities to challenge and inspire the stars of tomorrow. Set in the scenic back of Bath, students will have the opportunity to improve their technique and musicianship with other players, at the same time as learning about the music industry and session scene from a host of professionals. Students will also have the chance to take part in a range of live performances during the five days including jam sessions, band rehearsals and the student showcase on the final day.

This mixture of performance and education offers a unique benchmark opportunity for budding musicians to maximize their talents, network and socialise with new friends and become the next U2 or Foo Fighters!

Workshops take the form of open classes with something to suit every level of ability. For beginners, Rock Apprentice will ease you as you become a Guitar Hero in waiting, and the Monster of Rock programme will help train players to build power and effective solos. If you’re not a guitarist don’t fret there are also workshops for singers, bass players and drummers of all abilities.

So what are you waiting for? Come to IGF and live the dream! IGF brings you the regions best tutors, including Richard Perkins of Bath Guitar School, and state of the art facilities at City of Bath College. Whether you play solo or in a band this is a place for you to work hard have fun and take your music making to the next level. Join IGF on the front line and liberate people with your music!

http://www.ministryofguitar.co.uk

http://www.igf.org.uk

T: 08702406783 E: phil@igf.org.uk

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