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Archive for November, 2015

Gareth Prepares for his Grade 8 Bass Exam

Posted: 17/11/15

We have been working on many aspects for Gareth’s Grade 8 Bass exam preparation. Here we see two of his three pieces at different stages. The Shuffle piece is almost polished. We have been working on the detail of dynamics and articulation. The Heavy Rock piece featured here was the first time played with the backing track. We still need […]

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Reece Learns How to Create Gaps in his Improvisations

Posted: 17/11/15

Many students, whilst improvising, think they have to fill every gap or silence in their music. It is an important technique to learn how to create those gaps to allow the listener to digest what is being played. Today Reece began to learn the art of not overfilling his Improvisations by using a simple question and answer technique. Here are […]

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Jack Prepares for his Grade 6 Drum Exam

Posted: 03/11/15

Jack is working really hard on his Rockschool grade 6 drum exam work. He lives Latin style pieces and therefore did not shy away from the difficult piece Flavella in the grade 6 book. He has almost got all the sections perfected still some sections to really perfect and tidy up to get a top mark but here is the […]

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