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First Gig Experiences

Written by Rhys Lett on November 6, 2016

The most nervous performance of your life is always the first gig. It all gets easier from then onwards. Some of our students will be performing publicly for the first time in the next month. We have our Showcase concert on November 26th as well as our end of year performance nights. Here the Eastern Suburbs […]

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You Can Sing and Here is How

Written by Rhys Lett on October 24, 2016

In a series focusing on the Voice, ESSM singing teacher Days Hill shares why you have no excuse not to try singing lessons. We have a number of excellent singing teachers in our schools at Boronia and Carrum Downs. Here are some concerns that students have before booking into lessons. Dalys explains why these common myths are […]

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What We Teach

Written by Rhys Lett on September 15, 2016

I asked the teachers of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music “What has been their favourite songs to teach during 2016?”. It is wonderful to see the variety of musical styles we are capable of teaching. If you would like to take lessons with any of our excellent teachers click the enquiry tab to the […]

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12 Bar Blues Explained

Written by Rhys Lett on September 14, 2016

The 12 bar blues is a song form. It is not only heard in blues style music. We hear this song form in rock, jazz and country. Understanding the structure of the 12 bar blues will lead you to learning thousands of songs. Here is what you need to learn. 12 Bar Blues Form The title […]

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Grade 3 ANZCA Guitar Exam

Written by Rhys Lett on August 24, 2016

This grade level sees a larger amount of material to be learned. Students need to maintain their skills learned in previous exams as many of the chords are resisted. This level introduces barre chords in the Technical work. Here is the required information students need to cover in preparing for the Grade 3 ANZCA Guitar exam. […]

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Grade 1 ANZCA Guitar Exam

Written by Rhys Lett on August 23, 2016

Here is the required work for the ANZCA guitar exam grade 1. There are five sections to the exam. Here is the material we teach to prepare our students. Included is a breakdown for the marks for each section. Technical Work – Grade 1 – 20 marks Technical work will include skills that will improve […]

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Preliminary Grade ANZCA Guitar Exam

Written by Rhys Lett on August 23, 2016

Here is the required work for the ANZCA guitar exam preliminary level. Students can choose to participate in the exams as a challenge of their skill level. To learn more about the ANZCA guitar exam program visit our post here. There are five sections to the exam. Here is the material we teach to prepare […]

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What We are Listening to – Winter 2016

Written by Rhys Lett on August 1, 2016

This week I asked the teachers of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music what they are currently listening to. It is always interesting to see the diverse music tastes among the 23 teachers of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music. Jason Fados – Guitar – Boronia I have currently been listening to the new Rival […]

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