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Hi all, when I returned a few weeks ago, I mentioned that I had taken a 60s ensemble class Roberts Music Institute, where I take lessons. I had a lot of fun with the class. For our final class, we performed at a nearby jazz/blues club, along with about 8 other groups/individuals. There were at least 100 people at this club, many were friends and family, but I know some audience members were people just walking in off the street. Kind of nervewracking.

Anyway, I finally got the DVD from RMI this week, decided to take a 'mental health day' today, got the performance ripped, edited and posted. Here it is in all it's glory. 20 minutes of your life you'll never get back :-). You'll notice a large group of us in the first 2 songs. We had 6 people in the class, plus some vocal help from a 16 year old and the instructors helping out. We created 3 bands: 2 smaller 4-member bands and a large 6-member band. I didn't post the videos of the first 2 songs by the other guys, but they did Tales of Brave Ulysses by Cream and Something by the Beatles.

Here are the songs on which I play and a brief description. I was very nervous the first 2 songs, but settled down around the third song and started having fun. I'm the guy on the right-hand side of the stage with the red PRS. I didn't realize I was off in the dark.I'll check the stage lighting next time, step forward and make sure I'm visible :) . I also blocked out the drummer :oops:

Time Is On My Side - Rolling Stones
This is the entire class of 6 + Mike (instructor) on harmony

Funk #49 - James Gang
Entire class again + Chris on vocal. He is 16 years old. Two (2), 1 hour rehearsals with us. The kid killed it! OTOH... Ouch! I blew the intro big time. I knew it, but soldiered on.

Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo
Our group + Chris on vocal + Scott Ellsberry (instructor) on bass

I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group (Chicago version)
Our group + Chris on vocal + Mike (instructor) on harmony + Scott (instructor) on bass

Exodus - The Lively Ones
Our group + Scott (instructor) on bass; Paul had some problems early on and finally figured out his wah wah pedal was on.

I want to do some more ensembles, but I have too much on my plate right now with upcoming bicycle ride events, work and private lessons. That said, in the fall, my private lessons instructor is leading a Pink Floyd class. I'm going to sign up for that one!

Posted : 02/04/2010 8:43 pm
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looked like great fun. I liked the performances on Matchstick Man.
and the Rolling Stone song was excellent. one of my fav Stones songs.

Posted : 04/04/2010 12:24 pm
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Great job! Looked like you all had fun. 8)

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge

Posted : 04/04/2010 12:28 pm