So…where did rock come from?

One thing’s for sure, it didn’t just arrive with Bill Haley and the Comets ‘Rock around the Clock’.

The roots of rock can be found in the Mississippi delta region of America with the birth of the blues. It’s really worth understanding how this music evolved and the key players as you work to develop your own playing. As Confucius says ‘Study the past if you would define the future’.

guitar lessons london guitar tutor,guitars,guitar ,guitar lesson,guitar lessons, free guitar lessons

Guitar Lessons
Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Rock, Blues, Finger-style, Jazz, Country
From Beginner to the Advancing Player
Private One on One-Guitar Lessons,London Guitar Lessons,Guitar teacher

I’ve recently been reading the book, ‘Delta Blues’ by Ted Gioia and recommend it as a well written history of the blues bringing to life the deep passion of the men and women who made the music. From the plantations, prisons and juke joints of the south and the music of Charlie Patton, Son House and Robert Johnson through to the migration north and the electric blues of Chicago featuring expats Muddy Waters and BB King among many others. It’s a great story well told and helps us understand the music we love to listen to.

While on this subject “The History of Jazz” is another great title by the same author written with the same insight and passion.

If you really love music and love to play then you should have a good understanding of what went before, all the great songwriters and players who stand the test of time do.

Personal, one-on-one guitar lessons with your own vocal coach – lessons consist of songs drawn from all contemporary styles with personalised attention to your technique, control, development and guitar maintenance!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

London Guitar Academy

The London Guitar Academy is London’s only dedicated Rock Pop and Blues guitar school specialising in one to one guitar tuition in either electric or acoustic guitar.

Each lesson is tailored to suit each students individual taste and ability; offering a fresh and innovative approach to learning the guitar.

London guitar lessons, Guitar Lessons in LondonGuitar Lessons London, london guitar school, London guitar academy, guitar lessons Queens Park, Guitar Tuition, guitar lessons nw london, guitar course, Beginners guitar lessons, guitar lessons, guitar lessons london, Notting hill guitar school,music school, bass lessons, guitar teacher, Play guitar

Rock Guitar Roots

Rate this post

Newsletter Sign up