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The Guitars of Eric Clapton

Written by Rhys Lett on September 10, 2018

Eric Clapton is one of the most influential guitar players of all time. He took the blues to the masses with The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and supergroup Cream. From the 1970s onwards Clapton has continued as a solo artist scoring hits in every . In this article we will look at the famous guitars […]

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Grade 2 ANZCA Guitar Exam

Written by Rhys Lett on July 27, 2018

Here are the skills that are required to be performed in the Grade 2 ANZCA guitar exam. students need to perform Technical work from memory. For assistance in preparation for the Grade 2 ANZCA guitar exam contact us on 0421 705 150 or via the contact page on this site to book a lesson. Technical […]

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10 Classic Australian Guitar Riffs

Written by Rhys Lett on July 27, 2018

Rock music goes hand in hand with the beer and barbecue culture of Australia. Check out some of these Australian guitar classics to learn. Friday on My Mind – Easybeats – Classic Australian Guitar Riffs The band that started it all. The power chord intro kicks off one of the most important moments in Australian rock […]

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10 Classic Australian Bass Lines

Written by Rhys Lett on July 24, 2018

From pumping rock lines to melodic runs, the bass guitar is the most underrated instrument in music. These lines feature in some classic Australian songs. Learn these 10 great Australian bass lines to improve your skills. These bass lines demonstrate how the instrument can be used in so many different ways. Eagle Rock – Daddy […]

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Mastering VCE Music Group Performance Exam

Written by Rhys Lett on July 21, 2018

Hi I am Rhys Lett, owner of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music and a music instructor with over 20 years experience. I have helped hundreds of students over the last 15 years find amazing success in their VCE Music group performance exam. Much of this is down to understanding “the rules”, which the criteria you are […]

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Beginner Drum Songs

Written by Rhys Lett on May 31, 2018

Thanks to ESSM Boronia drum teacher Luke Shore for collaborating on this post. Here is something for all you aspiring drummers, yes you can do it! We are here to help you learn. In most contemporary music (pop, rock), drumming can be broken down into playing a drum beats and adding drum fills. Each plays a part in the […]

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Playing The Blues

Written by Rhys Lett on April 28, 2017

In this series exploring how to play styles of music we first look at playing the blues. These tips are designed to help you play this style of music. Guitar – Playing the Blues Guitar is a featured instrument in this style of music. Many rock guitar techniques are based in blues playing. Simple rhythm […]

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10 Common Song Mistakes

Written by Rhys Lett on March 21, 2017

Mistakes, we all make them. To avoid the kind of reactions seen in the movie Whiplash (is highly recommended) from your teachers and fellow performers , please don’t make these errors. Ever. If your band mates do please feel within your rights to hurl any musical equipment in their direction. Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple […]

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