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 Melbourne Concerts Guitar: May 2015

Melbourne Concerts Guitar: Upcoming concerts by Thomas Lorenzo Guitar and Composer

It is a pleasure to announce my main local concerts to be held in Melbourne in May.

The guitar is an instrument that may be used in a broad range of musical styles. I love both my acoustic or nylon string Spanish Guitar and my electric. The electric guitar allows me to play in a more lyrical manner than the nylon string guitar and to project efficiently in an ensemble with instrumentation that produces long sustained notes as drums or piano.

Recently I have been exploring European musical traditions that were brought here to Australia through recent immigration as: Celtic, Irish, Scottish, Danish, Italian., Greek French and Spanish music.

Accompanied by Stephen Gilbert on violin we are offering day time concerts at the Phoenix Community Centre in East Malvern which I must say are going very well as we are drawing in nice crowds hungry for quality folk music. For further information please visit our Melbourne Concert website.

The concert:

An Afternoon Tour of European Musical Delights.?Concerto:  Violin Steve Gilbert  and Spanish Guitar Thomas Lorenzo

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When:  May 12th, 2015, 2.30 pm

Where: Phoenix Community Center East Malvern , 22 Rob Roy Road

Price : $15. Buy Tickets online

Call 0448348701 to reserve

I also love my jazz and my Mediterranean background. For this purpose playing electric guitar please feel to come along to my Parss Cat Concert on May 14th featuring two major local musicians. Darryn Farrugia on Drums and Tamara Murphy on bass. As a special guest we will have on vocals Christina del Mundo with which I generally play unique creative pop and jazz in an acoustic duo situation that is called Songful.

Thomas Lorenzo Trio

Melbourne Concerts guitar Thomas Lorenzo

When: May 14th, 2015,  at 8.30 pm

Where: Paris Cat ,  6 Goldie Place, Melbourne VIC 3000

http://www.pariscat.com.au/

Tickets: $20

Enjoy an evening of intimate Conversations in Jazz.

http://www.thomaslorenzo.com

Best way to learn guitar: What does a beginner guitar student really learn in their first course ?

Best way to learn guitar

Best way to learn guitarIt is my educational objective to make sure all guitar students in our lessons engage in educational outcomes that will allow them to enjoy music as they understand, create and reproduce what they hear and like.

How is this accomplished with new arrivals and beginners at our Guitar School?

The best way to learn guitar is to reproduce in class the real life musical context. We do not play segments of songs but we play full songs.   We play full songs by understanding tempo, song structure, chords, melody and accompaniment. At first we might not be able to play complex phrases or rhythms but from lesson one we will always be able to play a full song in a simple manner that makes us feel good and where music is constantly happening..

In a 10 week beginners guitar course all students will learn to:

  • Strum in subdivision following a tempo and create intensity throughout the accompaniment

  • Play a full diatonic melody in one scale at a solid tempo – (Verse Chorus)

  • Play along with a recording

  • Analyse the structure of choice of a song identifying: verse, chorus, introduction and endings.

  • Read with numbers a melody

  • Read notes in the first position

  • Read and write rhythms: Pages 1 to 10 a Paul Hindemith

  • Play scales with articulation: soft loud and accents

  • Play triads in open position creating bass lines and generating symmetries

  • Plays scales in various keys and the chords generated

  • Tune without a metronome

  • Transcribe a simple melody

  • Write an 8 bar melody with numbers

  • Explore the modes in major scale

 All above topics create a solid foundation of a course that proves to be the best way to learn guitar if you wish to play with others and understand what music is all about.

Further viewing

Click to view instructional videos on guitar riffs

Black Pearl Recording Studios Visited by Creative Guitar School

The Creative Guitar School Visits Black Pearl Recording Studios in Moorabin.

An educational experience allowing guitar students to explore music studio production, tracking, overdubbing mixing and mastering.

Music recording is an artificial process that allows musicians and guitarists to deliver music to their audiences in a consumable format, as CD or mp3.

Guitar students learnt:

  • How to record to achieve the desired emotional impact in the listener.
  • Why do we need an overdub session.
  • When should we correct mistakes.
  • What is sound production.
  • How to establish sound production goals in our mix.

Black Pearl Studios is a state of the art complex featuring a 72 channel SSL 4000 E series console with a G+ computer. The studio has a collection of over 350 microphones, more than 130 top quality guitars , 350 vintage boutique pedals, and much more.

Black Pearl Recording Studios Creative Guitar school Black Pearl Recording Studios Creative Guitar school VisitFor further info please visit : Black Pearl Recording Studios

 

 

Frankston Arts Centre Concert: Thomas Lorenzo

Frankston Arts Centre Concert: Thomas Lorenzo

Memories de Barçelona: Minimalistic Contemplations in Flamenco, Jazz and Pop, 8 compositions that reflect upon human values that bond our community.

Venue: Frankston Arts Centre
27-37 Davey Street (PO Box 490)
Frankston Victoria 3199 Australia
E: thefac@frankston.vic.gov.au
W: thefac.com.au

Performers

Thomás Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars

Thomás Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars. His latest CD, Spanish Breeze, has achieved top 30 in the USA World Music Charts. He performs with Grammy award winner Alphonso Johnson, Bruce Sugar (Ringo Star), Dave Garfield (Benson) and Walfredo Reyes (Santana).

  • Alejandro Vega, Percussion
  • Wominjika Vocal Quartet
  • One World Choir
  • Oscar Neyland: Upright Bass

Frankston Arts Centre Concert

Date: April 5th at 8 pm.
Tickets: $30

 

 

 

 

Please join me and share with me my musical portrait of my life in Spain. “The acoustic guitar, the nylon string guitar, is a hammer of beauty that breaks the silence of mother nature as a wave crashing on the sea cliff. The choir creates layers of sustained beauty where the performers outline their expression and convey distant lost Mediterranean thoughts and emotions”

Thomas Lorenzo

 

Music Workshops ( Melbourne ): Guitars, Vocals and Percussion

Creative Music Workshops ( Melbourne)

Targeting well-being through social interaction and self-expression in structured, creative music workshops. In two hours we will create, in a group performance, a composition using vocals, percussion and instruments. Participants will take home a video with studio quality audio of our final performance of the music workshops.

Musical Skills required: None
Limited spaces: 10 dollars registration fee.
Date: October 15th  and 22nd
Time: 5 till 7pm
Organisation: Thomas Lorenzo, TOORAK UNITING CHURCH

Location:

Kinross Arts and Spirituality Centre
TOORAK UNITING CHURCH
603 Toorak Road, Toorak
Victoria, Australia, 3142

Facilitated by; Thomas Lorenzo: composer, producer and music theorist. Ex-Lecturer Paul Mc Cartney College of Music. LIPA: UK . Director of Creative Guitar School, Melbourne

Extended  Information:

Outcome: To record a group composition on video and audio using body percussion, vocals, instruments, guitars -if applicable-, based on diatonic motif development.
Skills to be developed:

• Short and long memory
• Coordination
• Communication
• Team work

Music Workshops Melbourne

 The benefits: Participants will develop in these music workshops their understanding of artistic processes and contributions to the development of the aesthetic, cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. In other words, they will have a good time, they will create music, they will express themselves, and they will work in a team situation to achieve a group outcome.

Creative guitar accompaniment

Dear Friends.

I would like to invite you to view the first of my online tutorials that will share with you my insights on how to create an develop a creative guitar accompaniment  in contemporary music.

I state a possible method that allows the guitarist, pianist or bass player to develop his accompaniment in a manner where uniqueness will be heard in a clear manner in the overall mix.

This approach allows instruments in the background of an arrangement to be heard at a subjective higher volume. Your lines will stand out naturally adding groove, intensity and excitement to the overall arrangement.

All these tips are an example of the methodology we engage our guitar students upon at Thomas’ Music Studio located in Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs.

Learning should be a simple enjoyable experience that quickly must allow to express yourself and feel good about what you do.

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Guitar teacher | Be unique |Melbourne

Guitar TeacherA Guitar teacher should inspire your uniqueness

When I play the guitar, I like to feel as if I was writing a song.

In flamenco, rock, jazz, funk, Brazilian styles, and no matter at what level, we are constantly creating melodies and rhythms. We are creating songs in a song.

At Thomas’ music studio we teach guitar students how to create memorable melodies, use counterpoint effectively in song construction, develop melodic ideas, and incorporate melodies across chords into different song sections.

In other words, as a guitar teacher I will try to inspire their uniqueness in their solos and accompaniments. A guitar player can do more than scratch a chord, play a melody or a solo. We should make all our playing sound as if we were creating a composition. Let me show you how to tap into what you will find natural and easy.

Let me help you as a guitar teacher express yourself and learn to play the music you love.