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Skyhooks – Living in the 70s Guitar Lessons

Written by Rhys Lett on March 25, 2016

Over the past year I have created video guitar lessons for all songs on the classic Skyhooks album Living in the 70s. This album received a deluxe reissue last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this and the Ego is Not a Dirty Word albums. The band changed the Australian rock music scene through […]

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David Bowie – 10 Must Learn Songs on Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on January 14, 2016

David Bowie touched on every musical style and instrument in his 50 years making music. In wake of his recent passing, we look back at the Bowie songs that guitarists will love and should learn. Bowie recorded many guitar parts himself as well as hiring the best of the best. Guitarists such as Mick Ronson, […]

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How to Play Open Chords on Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on January 4, 2016

Open chords are the richest sounding chords to play on guitar. When people imagine a guitarist playing they usually conjure the image of open chords being strummed. They can frustrate beginners due to the physical demands required to play them. In this article we will help eliminate some of that frustration with tips to learn and […]

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Buying a Guitar – Electric

Written by Rhys Lett on December 9, 2015

Buying a guitar? So many guitars to chose from? So which one is for you. Mistakes are made when buying a guitar that do not suit the style of music you intend to play. It is important you understand what each different guitar model will sound like. Understand what music you will want to play and […]

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Buying Guitar Strings

Written by Rhys Lett on November 30, 2015

So what gauge guitar strings do you want? Electric? Acoustic? Nylon? Bronze? Nickel? Single string or full set? This can be the questions you are interrogated with when going to buy new guitar strings for the first time. In this post Eastern Suburbs School of Music guitar teacher Rhys Lett will unlock the secrets of […]

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Alternate Tuning for Guitar

Written by Rhys Lett on November 23, 2015

The Guitar has a standard tuning that allows the player to comfortably shape chords. This is not the only way a tune the instrument. Much music has been created in alternate tunings. Any time you change the tuning of one string of the guitar you are playing in alternate tuning. The Standard Tuning of a Guitar from lowest […]

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ANZCA Guitar Exams

Written by Rhys Lett on September 19, 2015

Each year Eastern Suburbs School of Music students are invited to take part in guitar exams held by the ANZCA music board. We have chosen this company for its excellent repertoire for modern guitar students. The examiners are always amazingly supportive of nervous students. Eastern Suburbs School of Music students have the amazing record of […]

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BB King – King of the Blues

Written by Rhys Lett on May 19, 2015

This week we lost one of the remaining pioneers of the Blues, Mr Riley B King better known as BB King. He invented the approach that modern blues players use on the electric guitar. He would do more with one single note than any other musician His earliest guitar influences were local preacher Reverend Archie Fair and […]

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