The Sunday Evening Project. (14/10/2018)

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Al Bampton

Leeds based musician, guitar teacher and music tutor

Hi there,

Another cracking gig alert, they are coming thick and fast at the moment and long may it continue.

I will be joined by the Latin American band Mestisa and the acoustic duo Siren and Strings on Sunday the 14th. This is a really strong line up so hopefully they will get the audience the gig deserves.

If you haven’t come across Mestisa yet check out the video below.

This is rather nice as well. Siren and Strings performing Fleetwood Mac’s Songbird.

Like I said, this is a really strong line up. I for one am looking forward to it.

Al Bampton’s Sunday Evening Project

East of Arcadia (Meanwood)

East of Arcadia


Siren and Strings

Al Bampton

Sunday 14th of October

7.00 pm

Be there or be somewhere else and enjoy whatever you end up doing.

See ya — Al.

Two down, eight hundred to go. (ish)

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Al Bampton

Leeds based musician, guitar teacher and music tutor

Hi there,

okay, I have finally uploaded my second theory video on to the YouTube channel AB – Music Theory

As the quick witted amongst you will note the video below is the first video and not the newly uploaded second. Intrigue?

This is because I truly believe that it is best to start any project at the very beginning. With music this is of paramount importance.

The first video deals with the five things I believe people should get their head around before the journey begins.

  1. We have twelve notes but there are only seven letter names. What happened to H,I, J,K and L?
  2. What actually is a scale?
  3. What creates the sound of any given scale?
  4. Why do we need sharps and flats to create scales?
  5. Why we don’t use H,I,J,K and L

Hopefully the following video will be of use to you.

Video number 2 can be found on the channel so click here if you are interested. AB – Music Theory

It deals with how to easily work out the sharps needed for all the Major keys that require them.

  1. G Major
  2. D Major
  3. A Major
  4. E Major
  5. B Major
  6. F# Major

A huge thank you to Lauren for the picture used for the video thumbnail. The young lady has just taken and passed the ABRSM grade VIII theory exam. Spot on Lauren you nailed it and all the best with your music course in York. Al’s world will miss you.

While we are at it my ABRSM grade V theory students achieved 97%, 96% and 92%. Vintage year. Well done guys you have been a pleasure to teach.

If after watching the video anybody has any comments feel free to drop me a line.(Comment as you wish)

I started teaching when I was fourteen and having now taught people for forty three years the one thing I have learnt is that we all can and will get better at what we do.

I am a better teacher than I was but not as good as the one I will be.

See ya —- Al.