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VCE Guitar – Single Note Category

Written by Rhys Lett on January 31, 2019

ESSM owner Rhys Lett has reviewed songs from the 2019 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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Discovering Devo

Written by Rhys Lett on January 28, 2019

Devo started as an art project. They grew to be the most successful band of the early 80s. Band leaders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale were joined by their brothers named Bob (earning band nick names Bob 1 and Bob 2). Adding incredibly talented drummer Alan Myers turned them into Early admirers were David Bowie, […]

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Dead and Company, Playing in The Sand, Night 3, January 20, 2019 Review

Written by Rhys Lett on January 27, 2019

Night 3. The last show of the weekend. Dead and Company have played this weekend in mid tour form. So this has been a thoroughly enjoyable time on the couch in Melbourne, Australia witnessing a weekend of good vibes and great playing. As close to the real thing as I’ll manage. For a recap of […]

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Dead and Company, Playing in the Sand Night 2, January 19, 2019 Review

Written by Rhys Lett on January 22, 2019

Time for the second show of Playing in the Sand 2019 version. After the buzz of my first “on the day of” webcast concert experience, technology let me down for 24 hours delaying getting to view show two. As mentioned in the night 1 review, I have gone from casual fan to full blown obsessive during […]

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Dead and Company – Playing in the Sand, Night 2

Written by Rhys Lett on January 21, 2019

After the buzz of experience my first “on the day of” webcast concert experience technology let me down for 24 hours delaying getting to view show two. I’ll be watching show 2 and 3 back to back. Expecting this show to have the feel of it being set 3 rather than set 1 of a […]

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Dead and Company, Playing in The Sand night 1, January 17, 2019 review

Written by Rhys Lett on January 18, 2019

Former Grateful Dead members formed Dead and Company in 2015. Joining guitarist singer Bob Weir, drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart are guitarist/vocalist John Mayer, keys player Jeff Chimenti and former Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge. This is the second year Dead and Company will host a weekend in Mexico playing three shows. I live […]

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The Guitars of Eric Clapton

Written by Rhys Lett on September 10, 2018

Eric Clapton is one of the most influential guitar players of all time. He took the blues to the masses with The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and supergroup Cream. From the 1970s onwards Clapton has continued as a solo artist scoring hits in every . In this article we will look at the famous guitars […]

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Grade 2 ANZCA Guitar Exam

Written by Rhys Lett on July 27, 2018

Here are the skills that are required to be performed in the Grade 2 ANZCA guitar exam. students need to perform Technical work from memory. For assistance in preparation for the Grade 2 ANZCA guitar exam contact us on 0421 705 150 or via the contact page on this site to book a lesson. Technical […]

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