Day #6 | Thursday 5th August

ROCK APPRENTICE

Class of 2010

Class of 2010

Back Row: Graham, Tom, Nick & Tyrian

Front Row: Richard, Lewis & Giuseppe

Final Morning

During the morning session the Rock Apprentices were given a recap of the weeks learning materials and an introduction on how to use the blog as a tool to help them continue to learn.

One question that was asked was; “How do you play a Bo Diddley Shuffle?”. Well… Like this:

Bo Diddley Shuffle

Bo Diddley Shuffle (click to enlarge)

…and sounds a little something like this:

Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley (1955)

The Rock Apprentices were also given some hints and tips for performing on stage and stage etiquette. This included:

  1. Setting up your amplifier
  2. Volume level
  3. Inter-band communication
  4. Communicating with the sound crew
  5. Getting on and off stage drill

Sound Check and Final Rehearsal

The Rock Apprentices sound check went very well, finishing on time and making the sound crew happy! The band performed:

  1. ‘Brain Stew’ – Green Day (Emily Harper & Ash Tucker – Vocals)
  2. ‘Rock & Roll Queen’ – The Subways (Luci Budd – Vocals)

The Rock Apprentices are on stage at 9.20pm.

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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