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One of These Nights – VCE Music Performance Solo Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on February 3, 2016

One of These Nights proved the Eagles could rock. When guitarist Don Felder joined the Eagles they gained a rock edge to their sound. He joined for the bands fourth album titled after this track. Other band guitarist Bernie Leadon was proficient in bluegrass and country skills. As the Eagles began pursuing a rock sound, Leadon […]

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Vce Music Performance Solo Guitar 2016 Guide

Written by Rhys Lett on January 3, 2016

NOTE: Updated for VCE Music Performance solo guitar subject for 2016. Welcome to the Eastern Suburbs School of Music guide to the VCE Music Performance Solo Guitar performance exam for 2016. This year has seen little change to the songlist, with one song (White Room in the single note category) to be deleted in 2017. You can […]

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The Wind Cries Mary – VCE Music Performance Solo Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on October 13, 2015

Jimi Hendrix changed the way rock guitar was played. His innovative approach to rhythm playing is highlighted in The Wind Cries Mary. This song comes from the album Are You Experienced? this album changed the way rock guitar was played forever. The Wind Cries Mary was one of the few ballads on this album. The […]

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VCE Guitar – Single Note Category

Written by Rhys Lett on October 13, 2015

ESSM owner Rhys Lett has reviewed songs from the 2015 Single Note category of the VCE Music Performance contemporary guitar song list. The links provided below will show you how to approach learning the song. It details appropriate equipment choices. The articles also provide suggested techniques to work on that will help you learn each […]

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Little Wing – VCE Music Performance Solo Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on September 10, 2015

Little Wing is an iconic guitar piece. Jimi Hendrix changed the way rock guitar was played. Not only was his lead guitar work influential. His approach to rhythm guitar was unique. Little Wing will provide you techniques commonly used by Hendrix in many of his songs. These styles have also been influential on other guitarists. The song Under […]

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Under the Bridge – VCE Music Performance Solo Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on September 10, 2015

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers found success with their fourth album containing this iconic 90s song. Under the Bridge contains guitar playing greatly influenced by the rhythm guitar style of Jimi Hendrix. RHCP guitarist at the time John Frusciante faithfully performs in this style to create a great guitar work. Under the Bridge is in […]

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Panama – VCE Music Performance Solo Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on September 10, 2015

Not only is Eddie Van Halen one of the most technically advanced guitar solo player. He also wrote great riffs and rhythm parts. This made Van Halen the premier hard rock act of the 1980s. Their sound and style was the template for rock bands of the era. “Panama” is from the album 1984. This […]

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Black Magic Woman – VCE Music Performance Solo Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on September 1, 2015

Carlos Santana used blues guitar skills mixed with Latin chord structures and rhythms to create a unique musical fusion. The song “Black Magic Woman” is one of his most recognisable songs. It is a cover of the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac song. This song is from the single note category of the VCE Music […]

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