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Melbourne Guitar Courses starting May 4

Melbourne Guitar Courses starting May 4

I have scheduled to start all Melbourne guitar courses on May 4.  At present, there is availability left for the following guitar group courses; all groups have 4 students, students that study privately, may by appointment, attend any group class.

 Guitar Level 1

  • One slot, Mondays at 6pm
  • Another slot left,  Tuesdays 6pm
  • One slot, Wednesdays 6pm

Creative Guitar Level 2

  • One slo,t Wednesdays 7 pm

Creative Guitar Level 3

  • One slot, Thursdays 7pm

I require al new students to undergo a short interview, so I may asses their skills for all Melbourne Guitar Courses starting May 4. I always like to  understand not only what a student knows, but also how they learn music, in the most effective manner. Some times, we tend to be more receptive to visual than aural cues.

Music learning will always require strong music recognition skills; students must also constantly develop performance skills, that will allow them to develop melodic and rhythmic variations of the composition, they choose to perform.

Melbourne Guitar Courses starting May 4

Music is fun

I like to play music because I enjoy myself and I am also able to share this enjoyment with others. I like to share with my students the general need of giving and receiving in life. We tend to enjoy music much more when we are able to give something we create, and perform it to others, as if it was a true gift that will be received with love; as a consequence, anxiety and other emotions that might impede this flow, disappear.

Upcoming Melbourne Concerts

I will be commencing my yearly series of Melbourne Concerts, this coming June. I will be producing the majority of the concerts, at the Armadale Uniting Church; showcasing prominent Australian World Music artists.

Flamenco Guitars for Sale

Please book an appointment to check out my collection of, flamenco guitars for sale, that I have in Melbourne. I personally have hand picked all theses guitars over the years; based upon the fact that when I come across a rare guitar that projects its spectrum, in a balanced manner, I  buy it.

Libros de Musica.

My book, “ libros de música,  el Arreglo, un Puzzle de Expresión Musical, “ will be featured for sale at the Feria del Libro, San Jordi, Libreria Bosch, on April 23, in Barcelona, Spain, 2017.

Guitar creativity on the rise

Guitar creativity on the rise

Students must compose their own songs in all courses and levels at our Melbourne Creative Guitar School. Music is a language we use to express emotions.  I trust, you agree that our language skills improve when we write an essay. In music, it is also the same, but in this case we write musical essays: compositions.

All students feel great joy when they hear how their emotions come to life in their guitar compositions.

Please enjoy both the the audio and video files of Jamie’s composition. It is based on the Ionian mode with modal interchange from the aeolian mode.


Creative Guitar School Social Club

Please join us and share with us your personal guitar creations.  We have also recently opened up our Creative Guitar School Social Club. These are the links for the Face book pages and the Instagram accounts.

Creative guitar social club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/guitar.clubinfo/

Instagram (creativeguitar.club): https://www.instagram.com/creativeguitar.club/?hl=en

All guitar students are also welcomed to showcase their talent at our regular guitar meet ups. Please take a a peak at our latest barbecue and guitar concerts.

Guitar creativity on the rise

Upcoming Guitar Courses

I have scheduled new guitar courses to commence the first week of May. There are very limited spaces available for all levels of learning. Please send me an email to book an appointment,  so I may recommend  the most appropriate group for your guitar learning adventure.

Melbourne Concerts

I am pleased to announce my next round of Melbourne concerts that I will produce at the Armadale Uniting Church.  I will be showcasing my latest compositions, and sharing the stage with unique representation of the great the Melbourne cultural diversity.

Please join us for a Celebration of Music from the Heart.

Flamenco Guitars for sale

My Flamenco Hermanos Conde Guitar guitar 2007,  is currently undergoing refurbishing in Barcelona, Spain. I will pick it up in a few weeks time and bring it back to Melbourne, where I will place this flamenco guitar for sale on my website. Please take a peak and book an appointment, to hear the beauty of matured artisan craftsmanship.

El Arreglo un Puzzle de Expresión Musical

I have on sale, through Amazon, my text book on arranging and orchestration: libros de música, arreglos y orquestación.  Amazon provides the best rates and service for international shipping, as they print on demand at the location of the buyer. Therefore, I can maintain the cost if the book at the lowest rate possible, since the cost of storage is reduced.

Melbourne Creative Guitar Social Club

Melbourne Creative Guitar Social Club

I am thrilled to share an exciting news. Our Student Melbourne Creative Guitar Social Club is now up and running. I could only dream of being part of something like this when I first started my guitar journey.

Melbourne Creative Guitar Social Club recital

Last weekend d we had our first big social gathering with over 50 attendees, a huge variety of world cuisines and our marvellous Melbourne Concert at the Melbourne University  Hall.

Melbourne Creative Guitar Social Club barbecue

Today, as I also reflect on my concert at the Paris Cat last Wednesday , with Ben on the Bass, I realise how much joy I get out of playing with someone else. When people sharing the same passion come together, something magical happens. This is a feeling I cannot describe in words. That’s why I want you all to experience it, no matter what your level is.

We often put aside the joy we can have now, thinking we will have more fun later when we can play better. I have been playing long enough to know that the future, as we foresee it, just never comes around. Today is where all good emotions reside. We talk about skill levels when there is something to measure. But when music is being created, the lines between levels fades away, giving way to pure joy. This is why I want you to be part of this, to experience it for yourself.

Please use the below links to get access to the Melbourne Creative Guitar social media pages. Like and follow the Social Club Facebook page and Instagram account, so you can actively participate in the club.

Melbourne Creative Guitar Social Club  trio

Melbourne Creative guitar social club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/guitar.clubinfo/ o ignored

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The Melbourne  Creative Guitar Social Club is a place for you to have a say, share tunes you play. So have it…have it your way! o ignored

I look forward to listen to your stories, sharing this wonderful experience!

 

Libros de Música

It is very important to have a set of hand tools to allow you to expand on the emotional impact of all our compositions. My book, Libros de Musica, El Arreglo un Puzzle de Expresión Musical ( in the Spanish language for now), focuses on developing your creative output.

Melbourne Flamenco Guitars for Sale

Please follow the Melbourne Flamenco Guitars for Sale for updates on  arrivals from Spain that I have  on sale.

Students Social Club Creative Guitar School

Students Social Club Creative Guitar School

‘The desire to give our best to others ultimately brings the best out of us’

Would you join us for some fun?

We are all different, all unique. We have one guitar, or a dozen guitars. You like big sounds or small sounds…a soft acoustic breeze or a storm full of electric sounds. We can play one chord or big harmonies. Yet we all share the same passion, the same love for music. We go to the same school, but we miss each other!!

No more of this! We are now part of a social club, created by us for us. A club embracing our differences, loving our uniqueness, sharing our passion…and igniting our talent!

Playing together, jamming together, creating together, giggling together…encouraging each other.

We now exist on:

And somewhere in Victoria, where the wind blows nothing short of fine tunes!

WARNING: Any use of the word ‘we’ in this document actually refers to and includes You!

Students Social Club Creative Guitar School

Why be part of this?

Wrong question! ‘Why not?’ is the right question. But if you insist, the answer is because we will;

  • have access to each other
  • have stronger purpose in our guitar learning,and above all
  • because it’s fun!

How does it work?

Well, pretty simple. Join the facebook page, subscribe to the youtube channel and follow the instagram account!

From there, we all get to participate, comment, ask questions and share the fun.

Students Social Club Creative Guitar School

What on earth will we be up to?

  • Team up with each other to jam on our favourite songs
  • Share videos of our latest team projects on social media (something to be proud of!)
  • Ask each other questions and bounce ideas (well hey, we’ve got each others’ back!)

Who is this really for?

Every student of the Creative Guitar School…Really, no kidding!

We are all coming together to support each other and make friends both virtually and for real!

Oh…Did we mention that this was going to be fun?!

 

Single note guitar solo

How to be creative in your single note guitar solo

In a guitar solo, we may outline a chordal progression, or reharmonisation of such.  One way of approaching a solo is to create a solid learning method focused on the aural understanding of the harmonic context.

I love to get acquainted, with any given tune or harmonic progression, by creating melodic lines that are a diatonic step away between them. These lines define the harmonic intention of my solo.

I also love to sing the bass lines and at the same time play these melodic lines.  After a few  practice sessions, I reach a point where I have a thorough understanding of the harmonic content. I am then able to modify, define, anticipate, delay or reharmonise such based upon the intention I wish to portray in my solo.

At the Melbourne Creative Guitar School I cater for all levels of learning. I believe music should help our thoughts flow. This ease of emotions will produce great personal satisfaction.

Please join us .Single note guitar solo

Melbourne Concerts and Events

During this upcoming month of March, I will be performing at the Paris Cat Jazz Club, in Melbourne CBD at 8 pm. I will have as special guest: Ben Robertson on Bass.  This will be my major Melbourne Concert during this month of March.

Please enjoy some of my new compositions. They are available for download through I-tunes.

Libros de Música

My text book, on arranging and orchestration,  is available for purchase through Amazon International. This book is in the Spanish language under the category of: “Libros de música, arreglos y orquestación.” A must for all professionals and students, who wish to broaden their knowledge of harmonic textures, timbres and acoustic balances between instruments. You may download all musical examples through this link.

Flamenco Guitar for Sale

I have been asked by students to extend my  selection of handmade flamenco guitars, for purchase. These flamenco guitars I have for sale, are part of my collection, bought while living in Spain until 2012. I have enjoyed collecting such beauties. We have decided to sell some of them, to make room for new arrivals that I may purchase on my regular trips to Spain.

New 2017 Guitar Courses

New 2017 Guitar Courses

New courses will be starting on January 17th. The 7pm slot if full at present. The 8 pm slot has two spots left and the 6 pm class has one left. Please hurry and sign up as I fill up the guitar classes on first serve, first come basis.

I have scheduled all group courses on weekday evenings between 6 and 9. Students that wish to join us, must first undertake a short interview,  to learn about the course and to commit, in advance, to the workload each course requires.

New 2017 Guitar Courses

Group Lessons

Group lessons can be very rewarding as we benefit from the learning process of our fellow musicians. However, we must commit to daily practice, to help move the group move forward efficiently, and therefore finish the course program, as detailed in the guitar levels link. 

My objective as a teacher, is to help you achieve your goals, in music, with the guitar. Music learning requires discipline. This discipline will soon unleash your creative side and definitely open the door to satisfaction and well being in your life.

Please hurry and join us. Send an email to: info@thomaslorenzo.com.au or give me a call on: 0448348701

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It seems that my site was hacked.  Users were directed readers to non exisiting pages. I have fixed this issue, but the warning that google gives out, will still be there for a few days yet.

Melbourne Sydney Guitar Concerts

I would love to have you all at my Melbourne and Sydney Concerts. Please follow the above link to keep updated on all events.

I believe music is a powerful language that brings together sensitive natures. In my concerts I tend to recreate unique feelings and I must applaud all those who join me in the adventure, and share with me this wonderful journey of life .

Libros de Musica: Arreglo y Orquestación

Please download all examples of my text book on arranging and orchestration through this link.  I have created zip files that compress all 300 music examples.

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar Lessons

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar Lessons

I am pleased to announce my new original flamenco jazz guitar release: Triste.

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar Lessons

It is an instrumental guitar composition that reflects on sadness.  The objective of all music is expression. My objective as a musician is to express: to deliver the expression in an understandable manner to the audience, so I may have the joy of a smile.

All students at my creative guitar school are immersed in music with this objective in mind: self expression.  Our daily lives may be rich and full of joy, but all our imperfections are thoroughly hidden. These imperfection are our real beauty. We should  bring them out in our music. They will be  rejoiced by us and the listener.

Guitar training and learning can be a very rewarding experience but it requires hard work. All courses  related to Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar Lessons are designed to help the student find self expression, and all these guitar courses require constant dedication. Your reward for dedication will definitely be that of joy .

Please take a peak at my new guitar track .

Nylon strings more lyrical

As a guitar student, you may choose to play electric, steel string or nylon string. In this recording I choose the nylon string  guitar because of the character of the instrument.  A nylon string guitar sounds great if played on its own. Electric guitars sound great when played in an ensemble.

I tend to choose the electric guitar when I wish my melodies to sing more, as the electric guitar has great sustain ( the notes last longer).  The Spanish, or nylon string guitar, produces notes that last less and there fore we have to play more times the melody note, to have it come out in a lyrical manner.  I would recommend to choose the guitar you feel best playing with.

Students at my creative guitar school learn to play the guitar. The style which you choose, is a latter consequence.

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More news Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar Lessons

However, if you wish to check on all 2017 Concerts coming up in Australia and overseas, be sure to visit my Melbourne Sydney Concerts web site.

I have had a few emails asking about where to find  the musical examples for my book on Orchestration and Arranging: Libros de Música:  El Arreglo un Puzzle de Expresión Musical. Please follow the link to download over 100 examples.

I have just sold a two of my handpicked flamenco guitars. There is one left: Eduardo Duran 2011. A hand crafted  flamenco guitar for sale from Granada, Spain. It is a must for all serious guitarists to have. An absolute high end reward.

 

Thomas Lorenzo

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar School 2017

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar School 2017

Methods of learning.

I believe the objective of any learning method, is that to allow you, as a  student,  to feel good about your playing.

What do you love about music?

Personally, I  love how it makes me feel, how it awakens those feelings that give meaning to life.  I love the intensity it can provoke, the flow of emotion and rhythm.  Whenever I play the guitar, I want to evoke this constant rhythm and flow of varied emotion.

 

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar School 2017

Would you like to join me on this journey?

Feeling good is based upon playing music in relation to a rhythm; a carrier wave for our portrait of melodic and harmonic emotion.  Music learning should focus on these goals at all stages.

Do you believe an endless repetition of a written musical piece, that tells us excatly what to do, will make us feel this way?

Do you think a composer, that breathes freedom in his thoughts as the only way to create, will play his composition in the same manner, every time he plays it ?

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar School 2017: 9 spots left

Discover your inner creative side and develop such through guitar learning. Please take a peak at my website and join us in our next round of guitar courses for the year 2017. Classes are starting on the week of January 5th. There are 5 spots left for levels one and two. There are 4 spots left for individual advanced students.

Flamenco Jazz New Release

Please listen and enjoy all my New Flamenco and Jazz guitar 2017 and 2016 new releases. Follow this link for preview of all tracks .

Melbourne Concerts 2017

I have just finalised my last concert of the year 2017,  in Melbourne, but there are more to come. Every year I produce a a series of 6 Melbourne concerts, dedicated to the guitar in different styles, and in collaboration with major Australian artists. Please take a peak at all upcoming 2017 Melbourne Concerts.

Flamenco Guitars for Sale.

I still have available the unique hand made Eduardo Duran 2011, valued at 7000 dollars.  I have already sold my other two hand picked artisan guitars, Ramirez 1962 and Conde 2002. Every year I travel back home to Spain and handpick two of the best guitars I can lay my hands on. I try all brands and price ranges and only select the best of the best.

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar School

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar School

Cycle of fourths in your learning

The cycle of fourths, or fifths, divides all temperate tuned musical notes, in constant proportions of intervals. This is the cycle of fourths or fifths. The notes align in a manner,  that may allow us to classify a relationship of ionian scales.

Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar School

I would like to ask you to fill in the number of sharps or flats. considering that the note you choose  is the tonal centre of an Ionian mode scale.

Can you identify a pattern in increments of sharps and flats?

Harmonic movement

I believe that the classification of what music is, in the written language, is subjective and relative to what the musician has played, and where he lives. Furthermore in our Western Society, we may feel that a cadence of chords,  where chords are ordered in fourths, creates forward movement as opposed to a chord progression in cycle of fifths.

Knowledge and music 

All my students, at my Melbourne Sydney Creative Guitar School, will always learn to create music based upon the feeling they wish to portray.  They use music theory as a method of understanding the bigger picture.

Upcoming Melbourne Concerts

Please follow this link to view and purchase tickets for my upcoming Melbourne Concerts.

I am very proud to announce my next major concert  on November 25 at 8 pm, at the Armadale Uniting Church. I will have as special guests: Angel Mellado on vocals interpreting Flamenco Fandangos and Alegrias, and Bernardo Soler on Guitar.

World Music Releases

I have recently returned from Spain where I have explored the Pyrenees, its culture and people. As a consequence, I have composed a series of guitar songs that I will be releasing on I-tunes. Please take a peak and my latest World Music Flamenco and Jazz guitar releases.

My book on arranging:  Libros de Música, Arreglos y Orquestación,  can be found for sale on the following link.Flamenco Guitar for SaleI handpicked a unique Artisan Flamenco guitar while I was in Spain and is now for sale. Please take a peak at my website through this link.