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Session #1 – Technique Focus
After the morning warm ups (physical stretches and technicals: 2-4 finger, caterpillar, five positions of the minor pentatonic and minor scale) a Q&A was held before pushing on with preparing for the days end of holiday performance.
The songs chosen to perform were:
- Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
- Red House – Jimi Hendrix
- Killing Floor – Howlin’ Wolf
- Going Down – Freddie King
Session #2 – Performance Skills/Practice
The class learnt the rhythm parts and twelve bar structures to the four chosen performance songs. The keys for these were:
1. E, 2. B, 3. A, 4. G
A number of scale options were discussed for improvising. The key point being; where does the first position of the scale start in relation to the key? Answer: The root note. i.e. If the key is A, you start the first position of the scale from fret 5 of string 6 and so on.
After a long lunch the class jumped into the pool to cool off under the crystal clear blue skies and 28° sunshine.
Rehearsals began at 5pm in preparation for the performance later in the evening…