Tuesday, 11 August 2015

I'm enjoying Classical Music at the moment

Reading this blog right now you will know it's August and this means for some people it is holiday time. In the UK we have a great music festival in London known as the Proms, the BBC gets involved in broadcasting every concert via Television and Radio, and it takes place at the Albert Hall and a couple of other venues such as Cadogan Hall. You can go along to a concert, see fantastic professional musicians play and the cheapest ticket starts at around £10.

I've been devoting a lot of time to practising and performing classical music at the moment, and recently underwent an assessment for music teaching based around the ABRSM graded syllabus which took place at Imperial College. I seem to like the ease with which I can pick up my guitar and play (quote from The Who) on an acoustic instrument, plus I like the range of sound you can get and really having to work on dynamics instead simply turning the dial to 11 (another quote there).

As it is the holidays I get a bit more time to devote to this blog. Here is a take down of Bach's famous "Air on the G string" played with a twist by Nigel Kennedy.  I wrote down the double bass part, try sight singing the part, or practice your bass clef reading on guitar.

I will put up the link to the performance shortly, for the time being try typing Nigel Kennedy - Air on G string into Google.

Air On G String - Bach
Air On G String - Bach

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