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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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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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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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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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Back in Black – VCE Music Solo Performance

Written by Rhys Lett on August 27, 2015

Back in Black is the title track of AC/DC’s biggest selling album. With new singer Brian Johnson the band became the premier hard rock act on the planet. It is a popular choice to learn among guitar students of all ages and levels. This song is from the single note category of the VCE Music Solo […]

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Another Brick in the Wall – VCE Music Solo Performance Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on August 27, 2015

Another Brick in the Wall is one of the only hit singles the band Pink Floyd had in their long history. Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is noted as one of the premier rock guitarists of all time. This song contains an example of his style of using blues playing in pop music. Another Brick in the […]

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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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