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Play Guitar Better – 5 Common Problems Solved

Written by Rhys Lett on February 2, 2019

It is not easy to play guitar. Over the 20 plus years of teaching guitar, I find common errors students make that can be easily addressed. Often students book into guitar lessons after some self-learning through YouTube or tab sites that have hit a road block. As a result, lessons can quickly help them solves these problems. […]

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Weezer – Teal Album – Review

Written by Rhys Lett on February 1, 2019

Weezer have released a surprise covers project album to start 2019. After their self titled debut album became known by fans as the Blue album, they have selectively named albums after colours. This self titled release has been dubbed the Teal album. A slick Miami Vice inspired cover hints towards the larger selection of 80s […]

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VCE Bass Music Solo Performance Exam Guide

Written by Rhys Lett on February 1, 2019

This guide will help you understand and prepare for the VCE Music Solo Performance Bass performance exam taking place at the end of unit 4. As a result, we hope giving you a clear understanding of the requirements of the exam will settle your nerves. You must perform a minimum of 5 songs within the […]

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Mastering VCE Music Group Performance Exam

Written by Rhys Lett on January 31, 2019

Hi I am Rhys Lett, owner of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music and a music instructor with over 20 years experience. I have helped hundreds of students over the last 15 years find amazing success in their VCE Music group performance exam. Much of this is down to understanding “the rules”. In other words, which the […]

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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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