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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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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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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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What We are Listening to – Winter 2016

Written by Rhys Lett on August 1, 2016

This week I asked the teachers of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music what they are currently listening to. It is always interesting to see the diverse music tastes among the 23 teachers of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music. Jason Fados – Guitar – Boronia I have currently been listening to the new Rival […]

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Current Musical Projects

Written by Rhys Lett on June 13, 2016

As well as being excellent instructors, our teachers are all involved in various musical projects and performances. Click the band name links, watch the YouTube clips and see the amazing talents of teachers from the Eastern Suburbs School of Music. Jason Fados – Guitar/Rock Band Workshop – Boronia My band Stevie & The Sleepers are ready to record […]

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The Reality of Television Music Competitions

Written by Rhys Lett on May 10, 2016

Who won the Voice last year? Who won the year before? Any Australia’s got Talent runners up you can name? Its the game of reality music television. A conveyor belt of very talented musicians. These musicians absolute deserve the exposure the shows afford them. The main problem that comes from reality music television is what […]

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