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peterothband
Mar 16, 2021
In Guitar Meisters
As we are always looking to find the most relevant players in a specific field, Ant Law is an obvious choice when talking about Fusion, modern Guitar language and technique in abundance. We are super excited to have him back for the third time and this time with the most detail he has ever explained his style and approach. He is a true master of the Instrument and has developed his own style despite the fact he is barely out of his teens. Please post about your ideas developed from the sessions, questions or anything else that you wanna share. Looking forward to see you all on the session on Wednesday.
Ant Law's Extreme Techniques

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peterothband
Feb 11, 2021
In Guitar Meisters
This series has been a long wish of mine. In my experience and judging from my own practice there is never enough emphasis on the rhythmic side of the playing. Considering that we are spending most our time comping and the only common junction between everybody we play with is the rhythm. It is almost the single strongest skill we need to succeed. (apart from not being a total douche.) After only two of the sessions I find myself thinking stuff like this: "Am I in time at all time?", "Are my downstrokes and upstrokes equal or does on push or pull the time?", "Am I grooving with just a metronome?", "Do I have enough rhythmic vocabulary to see me through a couple of minutes of soloing?" and most of all I am thinking: "What is the quality of the sound I am producing in the context of the style I am playing in?" What are your thoughts and if, how have the sessions influenced your own practice? I'll post a video of my practice over the weekend and see what you are thinking. Please post your little practice clips and share your experience on here. Happy playing to you all, Pete
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peterothband
Nov 06, 2020
In General Discussions
We are incredibly excited to have Tim Sanders, the leader of the famous Kick Horns as his CV as horn arranger and sax player is so phenomenal and he is also a thoroughly nice chap.  He and the Kick Horns have arranged horn sections and played on so many hits over the past few decades,  it's massive for us to have him. Tim's speciality is writing for commercial projects. This will take the focus from purely complex big band arranging to include a more commercially applicable approach. The sessions will also be dealing with the building blocks for writing great horn arrangements. We are super excited to have him with us and hope you are too. The first four sessions will be as follows: 1. Keeping It Simple Introduction to Tim and his background. Two-part voicings where the horns are embedded within the rhythm section. ‘Love That Burns’ – Fleetwood Mac ‘All Blues’ – Miles Davis ‘Crosscut Saw’ – Albert King ‘Reconsider Baby’ – Lowell Fulson Examine the voicings used and explore alternatives. Students will suggest possible amendments. Exercise will be to write an alternative arrangement for one of the songs. 2. Further On Up The Road Three-part voicings and the further options they offer. Again looking at horns as part of the rhythm section, but also exploring weight, texture and so on. ‘Reconsider Baby’ – Eric Clapton ‘Tore Down’ – Eric Clapton ‘Sincerely’ – Buster Brown 3.  The Bigger The Punch I’m Feeling Weight, texture, punctuation. Larger sections, maybe stepping outside the blues genre. ‘Walking the Backstreets and Crying’ – Albert King 4. Putting It All Together Songs that show the full range of possibilities. Examining a bare rhythm track with topline: where could this go? ‘Blues for Eileen’ – Count Basie Band ‘One O’Clock Jump’ – Count Basie Band
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