The penultimate day of Sussex Rocks 2013 saw bands in all-day rehearsals to fine-tune the song arrangements for Friday’s end of week performance.
The started with a band with a mega 2-hour full-band rehearsal session before lunch. All bands had the opportunity to perform alongside head tutor Richard and drum tutor Phil.
This session was a huge success and many students benefited (esp. the drummers) from having an expert on hand to guide them through the tracks.
Bands rehearsed the following:
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Wishing Well by Free
School’s Out by Alice Cooper
Highway to Hell by AC/DC
Don’t Believe a Word by Thin Lizzy
Come Together by The Beatle
Dakota by Stereophonics
Intro Riff: ‘Dakota’ by Stereophonics
The intro to ‘Dakota’ begins with a synth riff playing the fifth of each chord (E-B, C#-G#, and A-E). A guitar can emulate this sound with a light delay and phaser set to a slow and deep sweep. Have a go!
After lunch bands continued to rehearse their songs with the extra help of Jason Stocker.
The student concert will begin at 4:30pm on Friday 2nd August at Willingdon Community School, Eastbourne, East Sussex. Entry is free and we welcome anyone to come and show their support.
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