It’s almost rehearsal time for The Guitar Gym and Sono Music Performance Showcase. The organised rehearsal is an amazing opportunity to meet the rest of your band and practice playing your song in a full band context. This can be a daunting time, between meeting your bandmates for the first time and for some of […]
Please refer to this list and to the event program to ensure your performance details are correct and you know which session to purchase tickets for. There is one session Friday evening Dec 7, as indicated by “Friday” There are 3 sessions on Saturday Dec 8, as indicated by Session 1, 2, 3. If you are […]
Friday December 7. Doors 7pm Ed Sheeran – Small Bump Charlie Print Anthem – Chess Andrea Betarani Vincita You Raise Me Up – Celtic Women Noriko Yamaguchi with Madelyn (piano) & Katie (bass) Mean Ol’ Moon – Norah Jones (Ted 2 Soundtrack) Cherie Van Wensveen, Coen Blue with Matthew (gtr) Better Be Home Soon – […]
So you’ve registered for the concert and you’ve been placed in a band with other musos, and you’ve been given the song that you’re going to play on the day. Now all you have to do is learn the song! Easy enough, right? Just to keep the pressure off, let’s have a look at […]
For all you aspiring metal guitarists out there, our resident metal man Ryan has some essential metal guitar licks for you in our Essential Metal Licks series. We hope you enjoy our first video, and be sure to tune back in for more in this series. If you’d like to request a particular metal style […]
Do you get stuck in your pentatonic box shapes and find it difficult to play THROUGH positions on your guitar? You’re not alone! In this video, Ryan demonstrates how you can break out of the vertical “box” positions and play the pentatonic scale horizontally through positions on the neck. Want more? Check out our video Understanding […]
Practising to Perform: Getting Yourself Ready for the Stage One of the best parts about learning to play an instrument is the prospect of eventually getting up on stage and performing. This can happen in a variety of places, from small shows at local venues to bigger concert events like The Guitar Gym and Sono […]
Understanding Keys and Scales What defines scale? What defines a key? How do you know what key a song is in? In this video, Darren answers all these questions. He takes you through understanding what scales and keys are. Discover how a clearer understanding of keys and scales can support your everyday guitar playing.