Rockschool Offer FREE Master Classes At Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival 2013

Published 8 years ago on May 1, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Rockschool Offer FREE Master Classes At Edinburgh Guitar& Music Festival 2013 -

Rockschool, the only exam board dedicated to offering accreditedqualifications in popular music, are delighted to be able to offerFREE, exclusive guitar and bass master classes, plus band workshopsat the inaugural Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival 2013.

The new Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival will be thelargest of its kind to be held in Scotland and will take place fromthe 25th to 27th May 2013 in the historic Corn Exchange. Aiming toattract participants and visitors from all over the world, therewill be an extensive programme of world-class performances,seminars and competitions as well as a trade exhibition. Headlineartists announced include Sandi Thom, Jan Akkerman and DonnieMunro.

Rockschool will be at the festival offering FREE guitar and bassmaster classes on Saturday 25th May. Rockschool's own rock andmetal specialist, Charlie Griffiths, who teaches at the ICMP andperforms with his own acclaimed metal band Haken, will bedemonstrating elements of metal technique and theory. Bassprofessional Stuart Clayton, who teaches at BIMM and has touredextensively with legendary drummer Carl Palmer, will be revealingtips on the techniques and theory of playing bass and discussingthe intricacies of slap bass. Both being will be able to guideparticipants on how to work their way through some of the morechallenging tunes in the Rockschool syllabus as well as performingsome of those tracks live and answering all your questions.

On Sunday the Rockschool band, featuring George Wood (guitar),Becky Baldwin (bass) and Miguel Andrews (drums), will be offeringband master classes. The guys will be playing all the best tunesfrom the 2012 syllabus and exclusively showcasing some of the newtracks from the hotly anticipated Hot Rock Guitar Grade 4 & 5books. They will be offering hints, tips and guidance about playingtogether as a band and learning to work as a group. These highenergy, innovative and interactive master-classes, will give youthe opportunity to get to grips with some of the jaw-droppingtracks on the new syllabus and listen to them played live. Plusthey'll be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet theband.

On top of all that, Rockschool will also be offering bigdiscounts across their whole study book range and the first chanceto preview the hotly anticipated new Hot Rocks Guitar grades 4 and5 books prior to their launch.

Rockschool uniquely offers top quality, bespoke tunes thatchallenge and develop the skills of today's musicians. To find outmore about Rockschool, its courses and where to study them go to


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