In Lesson 3, I practised playing a riff generated from the pentatonic scale into my teachers chords which he found that fitted in. (Am, F, G and C) We also went through some artists that he had stored on his laptop and I pointed out aspects of the songs and riffs that I would like to learn how to play. He also said to me that he would like to help me record some of my stuff onto a digital format which is a bonus that I wasn’t expecting.
The gig was not my gig – but my teacher’s. He was playing at a JB pub in West London and he was also there as the sound engineer. The line up was of a very good quality. The bands that where there were The Miracle Retreat (a country folk quartet with a Cobain-ish frontman)http://www.myspace.com/themiracleretreat and The Citizen Band (I’d describe them as upbeat punk for angry gentlemen) as well as two solo performers who included my teacher. As my teacher has only been in the UK for a month and is looking for gigs I told him about this unsigned bands night in Earls court that I gave him the link to the website so he could speak to the organisers and maybe do a gig at one of their venues.
This gig was absolutely free (though we did make a small donation into a pint glass going round)and I was glad to have gone. Even though the audience was made up of mostly other bands and was not really busy the atmosphere was great. My sister, who was with me, enjoyed it too and I’m definately going to come back (maybe even to do my own set!)