6th Form

There's only one way to pass a course in Music, and that's to do it. A lot. If you're thinking you can turn up to lessons a bit and it'll be hunky dory then, brother / sister, this course isn't for you. You need to constantly be practising stuff, recording stuff, then record some more, then do some more etc etc, get playing places record, play, learn, eat, sleep, repeat; surrounded by some of the best quality gear in Sandwell, worrying whether there's too much reverb on the backing vocals, or if it's Em7 or G6. It won't make you cool or hard or more attractive or give you more friends. If you get it right , though, it will be the best thing you've ever done.

The good news is that a load of the stuff that you have to do in 6th form music is heavily supported on the internet. Youtube has a never ending supply of lessons in all the instruments you've ever heard of, plus some you haven't. The trick is, though, that it's not good enough to just sit and watch stuff with a cup of tea. You need your instru,ment handy (or voice) You need to follow the instructions as surely as if there was ateacher handy who was watching. And practice. Did I mention practice? You need to do loads. Bear in mind if you do Music at Uni, pretty much all day you'll be practising. Hours and hours.

The goal you are aiming for is to become near professional in your ability to play. Check the LINKS section of the website for more ways to learn. Also, check:

         Sound On Sound                                                Music Radar Magazines - Guitarist, Bass, Drums                                                              Modern Drummer

They are packed with excellent articles about how to do stuff, and can take you way beyond 6th Form level; which, let's face it, is where you want to be.

Doubtless you're all like "Enough Chat already - take me to the biz, website dude"  - Ok, you can choose:

Recording                     Live Sound                       What have the 6th Form Done?               Excellent Guide to Fender


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