Monthly Archives: January 2011

Upcoming Gig: Inspire Bar Wed 2nd Feb

Rob will be playing Double Bass with Pianist James Todd and guest saxophonist doing a set of Jazz favourites including tunes by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim. ¬†Swing, Bossas, and Ballads will be on the … Continue reading

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How to Get the Most from Your Practice

Most of my students will have heard me say how a small amount of practice each day is much better than a large amount once a week! It’s something you will hear me say a lot! A daily practice schedule … Continue reading

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Practice Track: Am7&E7

This practice track is suitable for beginning and intermediate guitar and bass players, in a funk – rock style. Here is the chord chart:There are many ways to tackle playing over the progression, here are a few suggestions for Guitarists.¬† … Continue reading

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Talking About the Blues

One of the styles of music I love to play, and love to teach, is the blues. Much of modern pop and rock music owes its distinctive sound to the rhythms, harmonies and scales used by the American blues musicians. … Continue reading

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Practice Track: Le Plume Part 1

Hi! Here is a practice track for intermediate guitar players interested in developing their jamming style, with application to jazz, especially Gypsy jazz, and similar styles. It is an example of a “ii-V-I” progression, with a passing diminished chord (I# … Continue reading

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Practice Track: Em Pentatonic on First Two Strings

This tune is great fun to play, and sounds good played in many different ways, from fast to slow. Most of my beginning students will spend some time on this tune, as it is a great introduction to jammimg and … Continue reading

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Practice track for beginning players – G major.

Here is a practice play along track for beginning guitar and bass players. The chords are G & D7. Download the MP3 from the link below: G&D7 To practice your improvisation, use the G major scale. There are only two … Continue reading

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Teaching Commences 24th Jan

Teaching will commence for first term 2011 on Monday January 24th. I will be teaching on Wednesday 26th January for Wednesday students who want a lesson, but attendance is at your option, seeing it is the Australia Day public holiday. … Continue reading

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New Web Site On Line!

Welcome to Rob’s Guitar School webpages! Rob’s guitar school teaches in Samford, The Gap and Mount Nebo, in Brisbane’s north west (Queensland, Australia), teaching all popular styles, including pop, rock, folk, blues and jazz. Rob has a police working with … Continue reading

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