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Sheryl Bailey at the SJGS

We are excited to announce that Sheryl Bailey, the renowned and highly regarded American guitarist, will be performing at the Southern Jazz Guitar Society on Sunday, June 23rd. This is a rare opportunity to see her outside the USA or London so be sure to put the date in your diary. The concert will start at 8:00pm and the location is the Lantern Theatre at Mountbatten School in Romsey. See the Contact Us page for directions. As usual, there will be a licensed bar.

 

Sheryl will also give a clinic at 3.30. If you are interested in coming please use the contact page to get in touch with us.

   

Ken's Blog

By kenlawson, Mar 9 2018 09:23AM

My Experiences with Henry Johnson's "Jazz Expressions" Course


In this past week I have been further consolidating or committing to what memory I have left the four Gm7 inversions, the relivant scales, arpeggio shapes, notes, and intervals. I have also studied similar information for the minor inversions. This is slow going but I'm driven on in the belief that I will reap the rewards in future when I improvise. The expectation is that this work will facilitate more melodic improvisation whilst following the harmony instead of just using the home scale of a song or section of a song as my free improvisation does currently.


The video I've posted this week is a free samplier for the course that Truefire.com have posted on Youtube. In it Mr Johson explains his "Areas of Activity" concept.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxChqqZ7hM4


Next week I will be practicing the major and minor information and using a few of Mr Johnson licks to play over these chords.

1 comments
Mar 9 2018 12:34PM by Eric

Good job, Ken. It nice to compare your own progress with others as well as inspirational when you find difficulty or progress seems to be slow.. Keep up the good work.

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