How To Play: James Bay ‘Hold Back The River’ Like A Pro

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Ah, James Bay. What a guy. Right? Here are 5 interesting things you may not have known about James Bay: 1) Aged 11, Bay was inspired to play classical guitar after hearing Eric Clapton’s Layla. 2) His favourite Brighton record store is the famous Resident Music institution 3) He really, really loves Ryan Adams. Like.. he Read More

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Compose Yourself: Learning From The Rule-Breakers

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This week’s Compose Yourself demonstrates that many music students often forget that the best composers are also the best listeners.  That’s certainly where Richard gets all of his ideas from – other composers, past and present!  Here’s his list of 5 counter-intuitive genius ideas that should get you thinking…..and composing! The First Movement of Mahler’s Read More

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Learn To Play Day: 5 Books To Get You Going

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Learn To Play Day has been and gone, we were running some pretty mind blowing free taster lessons in our shops, hopefully you managed to get along to a shop near you – thank you to everyone that came along and had a blast. Check out our Twitter feed to see some of the lovely Read More

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