School Holiday Program

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School Holiday Program

School Holiday Program Rocked! Congratulations to everyone who participated in our School Holiday Program. Over the course of three days, everybody got the opportunity to play in a band, jam and compose their very own song. Enjoy the finished product!   The fun is never really over at The Guitar Gym. Check out our calendar […]

Nail Your Rehearsal!

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Nail Your Rehearsal!

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 […]

Session List, 2018 Performance Showcase

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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 […]

Performance Showcase Program 2018

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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 – […]

Tips For Learning Your Showcase Song

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Tips For Learning Your Showcase Song

  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 […]

Essential Metal Guitar Licks I

Essential Metal Guitar Licks I

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 […]

Pentatonic Scale Fragments II

Pentatonic Scale Fragments II

This video follows on from part I Ryan demonstrates some simple but great sounding pentatonic phrases you can use in the fretboard zones covered in part I.

Pentatonic Scale Fragments

Pentatonic Scale Fragments

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

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Practising to Perform: Getting Yourself Ready for the Stage

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 […]

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