Hello, and welcome to my latest blog post in which there is a variety of topics.
Below is a review of the Jazz and Cabaret charity event as it appeared in the EDP newspaper. Laura and I had a great time playing at this event and there should be video footage coming soon.
Guitar Theory and Technique Website.
Any guitarists reading this blog post might be interested in a new website that I have recently put together. It is a site to help support my guitar theory and technique book which is available on iTunes. The new website features lessons inspired by my book, links to lesson videos on YouTube and a Forum. To visit the Guitar Theory and Technique website, click the button below:
Tuition Videos on YouTube.
As mentioned above, I have also uploaded some videos to YouTube that are designed to support The Paul Hill Guitar Theory and Technique book. Here is an example:
These are in addition to the existing videos in which I am playing a variety of solo guitar pieces on my BJH seven string guitar. I am hoping to add more videos demonstrating the various other projects in which I am involved, but in the meantime, here is an older video:
Wedding Music Requests
I am often asked to learn pieces of music for specific parts of the wedding day. As a solo guitarist or in a duo, music could be requested for the bridal entrance, signing of the register or exit music. With a band, a requested piece of music is commonly for the first dance.
One first dance request at a Summer wedding this year was for ‘Sex on Fire’ by Kings of Leon. This was to be played in the Claire Barker Band and Claire suggested to the bride that a more laid back version might be more appropriate. Claire and I decided to play the piece as a duo and the final arrangement worked perfectly for the first dance.
Here is our original arrangement of Sex on Fire:
I had a great time playing at the Brickmakers with the Claire Barker Band last week. Most of the gigs that we play are private functions and weddings, so it is great being able to invite friends and family to a gig. It is also helpful for brides to hear the band if they are looking for live music at their wedding.
Most of the gigs over the next few weeks are private functions or weddings, although there are a few gigs that are open to the public. These are as follows:
Tuesday 30th September: I am playing at the Wine Cellar in Norwich with Claire Barker as a duo. This is a regular solo gig for Claire, however she has asked me to accompany her on this occasion. It will be an evening of laid back jazz and pop songs.
Friday 10th October: The Claire Barker Band at the California Tavern.
Saturday 11th October: The Claire Barker Band at Horsford Social Club.
Sunday October 12th: The Claire Barker Band at the Blueberry in Norwich. This is a late afternoon gig starting at 5pm.
Friday 17th October: Jazz and Soul Evening at The Refectory, Norwich Cathedral. Jazz Quartet with Laura White, Andy Doyle and Cath Evans.
See you at a gig soon!
by Paul Hill