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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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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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Always With Me, Always with You – VCE Music Performance Solo Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on August 30, 2015

Joe Satriani was one of the premier guitarists to emerge during the 1980s. He was also the teacher of many of the era’s top players as well such as Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett. The album “Surfing With The Alien” popularised instrumental rock guitar music. The “hit” song from this album was “Always With Me, […]

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Cowboys From Hell – VCE Solo Performance Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on August 10, 2015

Pantera were the most popular metal band of the 90s. The instrumental skill of the band was driven by brothers Vinnie Paul on drums and Dimebag Darrell on guitar. This song signalled a change in their sound from glam power metal to modern thrash and groove. Cowboys from Hell features in the single note category […]

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Discovering Hair Metal

Written by Rhys Lett on July 15, 2015

Yes the fashion may have been embarrassing. The music certainly was not. The skill level for musicians during this era in pop was constantly being challenged. Who could play faster and louder? Singer higher? Acts were reborn in this era as well like Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake and an unmasked Kiss. The tag of being a hair metal band eventually became […]

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Playing Power Chords

Written by Rhys Lett on August 19, 2014

Always wanted to get started playing guitar? Not sure what to learn first? Try power chords!!! Power chords are physically the easiest chord to play on a guitar. It only requires the use of two fingers played on the lower strings of the guitar. These chords are used in rock, hard rock, punk and heavy metal. […]

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