Day #3 | Wednesday 28th July


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:

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! “



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


About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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