Morning Session – Technique Expander
During the morning session the Monsters of Rock class learnt some new chord shapes. These included:
- Major / Minor
- Power chords
- Dominant 7
- Altered Dominant 7
- Major 7 #11
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.
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!
– 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
Today the drumming went a stage forward.
We looked at:
– 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