Saturday, 27 August 2011

Band day in Warminster and Dillington

Thanks to all who made the band day such a success in Warminster last Saturday! We had Dobro, mandolin, guitar,ukulele etc. For anyone who missed it we'll be repeating something similar at Dillington. Speaking of which, we'll be performing for their Open Day next Sunday. Come along and see what a fantastic venue it is, chat to the friendly staff and get some information on the range of courses.

Our next course, Slide Guitar, is coming up soon; Friday 28th-Sunday 30th October.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Last weekend

Everyone enjoyed the Ukulele Day! It's a really fun and happy-sounding instrument and very easy to play for people with no experience (and an eye-opener for those of us who have!) with one or two finger chords enabling you to accompany songs. It can tackle all sorts of music; have a listen to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain for some interesting takes on things like the Dam-Buster's March for example. Did you know that George Harrison's last album was written almost exclusively using it? Give it a try. Inexpensive and portable and a great holiday instrument.

We played to a packed house at Jacqueline's restaurant last Saturday with some blues (but not on ukulele,although Gill was very tempted, she stuck to bass). A great evening and Mark and Jacqui served up some superb food. Many thanks to them for the opportunity.

This Saturday (20th August) we have an acoustic band workshop at the studio. It's an opportunity for novice players who want to experience playing with others. We'll be tackling accompaniment, soloing and improvisation. Still some spaces left for any guitarists, banjo players, mandolinists, dobro players and did I hear ukulele too? Ring for details, we'd be pleased to hear from you!

Acoustic Guitar Improvers Evening Class

We have one space left for this long-running popular class, starting on Thursday 22nd September. Come and join us at the Warminster studio from 7.30 onwards. Improve your technique learning with other like-minded enthusiasts in a friendly social atmosphere, with tea, coffee and the by now famous biscuit repertoire (a straw poll reveals that 95% of guitarists prefer dark chocolate coated gingers...)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Ukulele Day and Live Gig

We're doing a Ukulele day in Warminster for adults on Saturday (13th August). Still places available. Come and escape the gloom with a Uke!

Later on, we're playing a live blues night gig at Jacqueline's Restaurant, also in Warminster. Good food, good company and some music!