New play-along midi files for Knox, MGS, NBHS and East Lothian Guitar Ensembles have been added to the Guitar Group midis page.
New play-along midi files, for MGS Summer Concert (Thu 24 June) have been posted on the Guitar Group Midis page.
New play-along midis have been posted on the Guitar Group Midis page.
New pupil performance mp3s have been posted on the NBHS page.
New fingering guide video footage has been posted on the Video Page. Don’t forget to enjoy the 4-second long, deafening blast of Eb which serves as a bell at 2:24 in the Lower Part video – it adds so much to our lessons…..
New play-along midi files for the MGS Summer Concert have been placed on the Guitar Group Midis page.
This year’s East Lothian Showcase Concert took place last night in the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh. The evening showcases, to a packed house, the inter-school String, Wind, Jazz, Percussion & Guitar Ensembles.
I have to confess to loathing the acoustic of the Brunton Hall which constantly threatens to undermine the many, many hours of work put in by guitar pupils, as it’s virtually impossible for them to hear one another. Rhythmic cues necessary for timing are often inaudible as, for example, a cough by one member of the audience reverberates as loudly as the sound of 40 guitars. Our preference is the magnificent acoustic of Musselburgh Grammar School’s hall, where the event has been hosted in years when the Brunton Hall was mercifully unavailable.
That said, tragedy was averted for another year and the pupils turned in a commendable performance. You can hear mp3s of the East Lothian Guitar Ensemble’s contribution to this year’s event on the East Lothian Guitar Ensemble page.
Other ensembles seem to thrive in this acoutic. The magnificent Wind Ensemble nearly took the roof off!
New pupil performance mp3s have been posted on the North Berwick High School page.