GRADE PREP

SCROLL to the bottom of this page for Grade prep to find videos of your pieces!

Trinity Digital Exams

I am doing a variety of exams with ABRSM, mocks and now Trinity Online exams. Look in Guitar for some resources, here is info for PIANO and GUITAR exams :
DIGIAL GRADES
TECHNICAL WORK

NEW Trev's Introduction to Guitar Course

My Introduction to Guitar Course is HERE now released this Half Term Feb 2021!
Trev's Introduction to Guitar Course CLICK HERE

Course Outline video


I teach Classical, Electric, Rock and singer/songwriter Beginner to more advanced

Lessons

Here are some lessons from my YOUTUBE Channel :

The House of the Rising Sun

SHOTGUN

LOCKDOWN SONGS - Times Like These

LOCKDOWN SONGS - Stand By Me

LOCKDOWN SONGS - Rock around the Clock

Auld Lang Syne

HAPPY

Its Coming Home, Guitar Tuition Video

SINGING, SONGS and SONGWRITING

SOME SONGS WE SING!

Songswesing.html is a page I put links to songs we are singing/using in lessons! you can of course ask your parent to search the internet for them as well click here

SONGS and RIFFS

SONGS and RIFFS Compilation

My students picked their favourite songs to play this week on guitar.. Download the worksheet HERE TABSandSONGS2018.pdf

GUITAR

LOCKDOWN GUITAR - introduction, Prelude, Gmajor scale, Chinese Tune


Socially distanced Scales! GW1 and GW2

Daily Scales - Not just for fish!

ABRSM Grade 3 Scales

LOCKDOWN GUITAR - The Star / La Bergamasca


James Bond and Song of The Mountains

LOCKDOWN GUITAR - Frere Jacques / La Mantovana.


Classical Guitar - Joy to the World Grade 1


Classical Guitar - Legend GW3


JINGLE BELLS

Guitar - We Three Kings


try playing along with piano

Guitar - In The Bleak Midwinter


Half Term BUGS, Happy Birthday, Jingle Bells

Here is the half term sheet if you lost it! HalfTermWinter2017.pdf

Panto! Music sheet 2019

PantoMusicSheet.pdf

Guitar resources and Tuning

Reading a chord box

LOCKDOWN GUITAR CHORDS


Tune your guitar! with a tuner

There is also a good website to get the pitch of all strings HERE

Tuning guitar by Ear


There is a chart at the back of GW1, watch the video a few times, this is a difficult skill to master but very useful once you have!


Blues and Improvising

12 Bar Blues in A

Now is a great time to have a go at improvising and making stuff up around the blues. Here is a video of Needing a Rest and Jungle (from The Guitarist's Way, Book One published by Holley Music. Used with permission.).

Play along with the tunes, and have a go improvising using notes A, B, D, E, G in any order. Add some more when you get confident!

TIP! try changing the speed in the video i like .75 speed!

Blues in A - Improvising

January is a great time to delve into the blues! This video is to accompany lessons and covers improvisation in A pentatonic minor, A blues Riff, Backing Track and Chords with fingering. Do replay the video if needed and play along! Enjoy


Lost the worksheet? download it here

LOCKDOWN SONGWRITING

Songwriting - Your first song

The worksheet is here yoursongworksheet.pdf

TEMPO



Music Practice

Practice is one of the most important parts to learning an instrument! have a look here if you or your child is struggling..


Improvising

12 Bar Blues in A

Now is a great time to have a go at improvising and making stuff up around the blues. Here is a video of Needing a Rest and Jungle (from The Guitarist's Way, Book One published by Holley Music. Used with permission.).

Play along with the tunes, and have a go improvising using notes A, B, D, E, G in any order. Add some more when you get confident!

TIP! try changing the speed in the video i like .75 speed!

Blues in A - Improvising

January is a great time to delve into the blues! This video is to accompany lessons and covers improvisation in A pentatonic minor, A blues Riff, Backing Track and Chords with fingering. Do replay the video if needed and play along! Enjoy


Lost the worksheet? download it here

TEMPO



CLICK HERE TO BUY GUITARISTS WAY BOOK CLICK HERE

Sound files

My friend Oli Whitworth has recorded some excellent mp3s of the Guitarist Way tunes, I recommend buying these recordings to play along to.. here are the free samples from her website you can use to try! I sometimes use these in lessons mainly for timing. The link to buy is http://www.alisonbendy.com/

Waltz from "The Guitarist's Way Book 1 " pub.Holley Music
Unaccompanied version
Waltz from "The Guitarist's Way Book 1 "pub.Holley Music
Version with accompaniment
La Bergamasca from "The Guitarist's Way Book 1 " pub.Holley Music La Bergamasca mp3
Unaccompanied version
La Bergamasca from "The Guitarist's Way Book 1 " pub.Holley Music
Version with accompaniment
Jungle from "The Guitarist's Way Book 1 " pub.Holley Music
Unaccompanied version
Jungle from "The Guitarist's Way Book 1 " pub.Holley Music
Version with accompaniment
Carnival from "The Guitarist's Way Book 1 " pub.Holley Music
Unaccompanied version
Carnival from "The Guitarist's Way Book 1 "pub.Holley Music
Version with accompaniment
Got the Blues from "The Guitarist's Way Book 2 " pub.Holley Music
Version with accompaniment
Got the Blues faster ! from "The Guitarist's Way Book 2 " pub.Holley Music
Version with accompaniment
New World Theme from "The Guitarist's Way Book 2 " pub.Holley Music
Unaccompanied version
New World Theme from "The Guitarist's Way Book 2 " pub.Holley Music Going Home mp3
Version with accompaniment

GRADE WORK 2021

Here are some helpful videos by various Guitarists to help learn the ABRSM and Trinity pieces and scales

Grade 2 TRINITY

Paradetas

The Mojave

Waltz

Spanish Nocturne

La Paon

Barcarolle

A Rosa

In the Half Light

Danse Pay

Regular Reggae

Le Petit Rien

LA CUMPARSITA

Grade 2 Scales (same for 2021)

Grade 3 ABRSM

ABRSM Grade 3 Scales
Trev Williams

Saltarello Del Predetto Ballo - ABRSM Grade 3 Classical Guitar (2019)
Joseph Warwick

Suo Gan - ABRSM Grade 3 Classical Guitar (2019)
Joseph Warwick

Celtic Blue - Tim Pells - Abrsm Guitar Grade 3 List C no 2
Seth Chiow

Abrsm Guitar Grade 3 B:3 Menuetto

Air Italien

Menuetto

Grade 4 ABRSM

ABRSM Grade 4 Scales
Make The Grade

Down To The River To Pray - ABRSM Grade 4 Classical Guitar (2019)
Joseph Warwick

Vltava by Smetana - ABRSM Grade 4 Classical Guitar (2019)
Joseph Warwick

Nightfall - P.Michaeloudis - Abrsm Guitar Grade 4 List C no 1
Seth Chiow

Grade 6 TRINITY

Sarabande

Capriccio

El Afectuoso

Valse suisse

GROUP B

El viage

Lullaby

No Mans Land

Kalamatianos

Generals Mandate

Winter Story

Scales

Technical Work