Day #4 | Thursday 2nd June | Modern Rock Day

Session #3 – Free Jam

The class gathered after lunch to jam through the tracks for tomorrows student performance. Simon and Richard ran through some of the changes in ‘Stormy Monday Blues’.

Stormy Blues

Session #2 – Style Focus

Today’s style focus is modern rock and the chosen track is ‘Time Is Running Out‘ by Muse, which is found on the bands 2003 album Absolution.

The track demonstrates the technical and stylistic evolution between the classic rock of the 60s and modern rock of the past 20 years.

Time Is Running Out – Muse

Session#1 – Technique Expander

The class completed their physical and technical exercises unprompted this morning. The exercises were extended to string-skipping through the positions of the minor/major pentatonic scale shapes.

Simon asked a question about a construction of Sus chords.

D Sus Chords

Theory:

  • D Maj – D F# A (R, 3, 5)
  • D Sus2 – D E A (R, 2, 5)
  • D Sus4 – D G A (R, 4, 5)

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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