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10 Classic Australian Guitar Riffs

Written by Rhys Lett on July 27, 2018

Rock music goes hand in hand with the beer and barbecue culture of Australia. Check out some of these Australian guitar classics to learn. Friday on My Mind – Easybeats – Classic Australian Guitar Riffs The band that started it all. The power chord intro kicks off one of the most important moments in Australian rock […]

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10 Classic Australian Bass Lines

Written by Rhys Lett on July 24, 2018

From pumping rock lines to melodic runs, the bass guitar is the most underrated instrument in music. These lines feature in some classic Australian songs. Learn these 10 great Australian bass lines to improve your skills. These bass lines demonstrate how the instrument can be used in so many different ways. Eagle Rock – Daddy […]

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Beginner Drum Songs

Written by Rhys Lett on May 31, 2018

Thanks to ESSM Boronia drum teacher Luke Shore for collaborating on this post. Here is something for all you aspiring drummers, yes you can do it! We are here to help you learn. In most contemporary music (pop, rock), drumming can be broken down into playing a drum beats and adding drum fills. Each plays a part in the […]

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Playing The Blues

Written by Rhys Lett on April 28, 2017

In this series exploring how to play styles of music we first look at playing the blues. These tips are designed to help you play this style of music. Guitar – Playing the Blues Guitar is a featured instrument in this style of music. Many rock guitar techniques are based in blues playing. Simple rhythm […]

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10 Common Song Mistakes

Written by Rhys Lett on March 21, 2017

Mistakes, we all make them. To avoid the kind of reactions seen in the movie Whiplash (is highly recommended) from your teachers and fellow performers , please don’t make these errors. Ever. If your band mates do please feel within your rights to hurl any musical equipment in their direction. Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple […]

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First Gig Experiences

Written by Rhys Lett on November 6, 2016

The most nervous performance of your life is always the first gig. It all gets easier from then onwards. Some of our students will be performing publicly for the first time in the next month. We have our Showcase concert on November 26th as well as our end of year performance nights. Here the Eastern Suburbs […]

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You Can Sing and Here is How

Written by Rhys Lett on October 24, 2016

In a series focusing on the Voice, ESSM singing teacher Days Hill shares why you have no excuse not to try singing lessons. We have a number of excellent singing teachers in our schools at Boronia and Carrum Downs. Here are some concerns that students have before booking into lessons. Dalys explains why these common myths are […]

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What We Teach

Written by Rhys Lett on September 15, 2016

I asked the teachers of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music “What has been their favourite songs to teach during 2016?”. It is wonderful to see the variety of musical styles we are capable of teaching. If you would like to take lessons with any of our excellent teachers click the enquiry tab to the […]

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