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Like a loyalty card, but without actually needing one, if a student comes for a trial session and references you, then you are one step closer to a free session.
FretRoom provides lessons no matter where you are.
You can have your lesson online, using Skype or FaceTime.
This saves you travel time and is more likely to be arranged at a time of your convenience.
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A fabulous boutique Festival in WA - Tickets are now selling fast to this SENSATIONAL 2 day Gypsy Jazz Festival at the "stunning" Drakesbrook Winery in Waroona. TICKETS ONLY $55! Full day events & Evening Concert. Chance to WIN $10,000 CASH Prize for all Festival Goers - Yay!
There are some good bands on for sure at the WA Gypsy Jazz Festival - Waroona and a cool prize to be sure!!
But wait, Gypsy Jazz eh?
Some people have never heard of this style of music.
It is a big scene though, and once you have found your way in to the genre, you will be hooked.
And then discover that many other people have ben equally hooked, if not more so.
All it takes is one song to make you think "holy cow", this is good stuff.
Sunday Sessions is changing.
If you want a jam, or you want to practise some songs, let me know, I will pass the message on to other students.
Playing music with others is a crucial part of improving as a player, and having fun, too
Come down to FretRoom on Sundays for a casual jam and a chance to experiment alongside other musicians.
This is for small groups so that everyone gets a go.
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Easy when you know, but the first time can be tricky.
Tip: Aim for Mojo's.....
HEY JOE was written by J J CALE and made really famous and popular by JIMI HENDRIX.
I use the song to demonstrate a few things, one of which is how to work out where to play your power chords.
This also extends to BARRE chords.
So my guitar nut broke the other day...
This analogy or concept is based on how the Knight moves on a chess board.
It moves in an 'L' shape.
This L shape will be superimposed on to the 3 NOTES PER STRING SCALE SHAPE to determine the Major Scale chords for a given key.
On a chess board the knight travels:
Students (and parents) now have access to the Members Area.
It's a one-stop-shop for all things FretRoom that relate to the Student:
Stumbled up on this cool drum machine
Not tried the paid version yet (costs $1.99), but I think you need this to be able to alter the time signature.
To be able to use drum machines you need to be able to count.
Can you count?
There are many ways to find determine what key you are in.
This method uses the minor triad, and assumes you know a little bit about the MAJOR SCALE CHORD FORMULA.