Category Archive: Guitar

Dec 04

DID YOU KNOW GUITAR AND BASS ARE TRANSPOSING INSTRUMENTS?

DID YOU KNOW GUITAR AND BASS ARE TRANSPOSING INSTRUMENTS?   WHAT IS A TRANSPOSING INSTRUMENT? A transposing instrument is any instrument that sounds at a different pitch to the music notation. Most of us are aware that saxes, clarinets and trumpets are transposing instruments. These instruments fall into 2 main categories Bb and Eb, This …

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Oct 02

THE GOLDEN ERA OF GUITAR?

THE GOLDEN ERA OF GUITAR?   The last post was entitled THE GOLDEN ERA OF SAX, and looked at the use of sax in popular music since the advent of Rock ‘n Roll in the 50’s, but specifically focusing on the 1980″s as the GOLDEN ERA OF SAX. You will notice in today’s title THE …

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Jul 14

WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE OF AXE?

WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE OF AXE? Somebody called Steve S asked the question on the internet search forum Yahoo answers When did the term axeman change to mean Guitar player? He posed the question in quite a humorous way, and I thought it would be a fun way to start today’s blog. “We needed some …

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May 07

KEYS THAT ARE POPULAR WITH GUITARISTS FOR TRANSPOSING INSTRUMENTS

KEYS THAT ARE POPULAR WITH GUITARISTS FOR TRANSPOSING INSTRUMENTS   Many modern church bands and pop bands are GUITAR DRIVEN. So as an instrumentalist playing a transposing instrument (sax, clarinet or trumpet) in a guitar driven band,it is very useful to know how a GUITARIST THINKS A piano is a very intuitive instrument where intervals …

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Feb 08

DANCING TO ‘TAKE 5’

Being a musician in various international hotels,  I have developed an uncanny skill of very quickly being able to identify different nationalities on sight.  This is a very useful skill to have as it helps to know what languages to focus on when speaking on the mic, but probably more importantly it determines what repertoire …

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