Workshops and Lessons
Eddie has invested a sizeable part of his life in studying the blues legacy and he is keen to pass this knowledge on to future musicians, not just as a performer and recording artist but also through masterclasses and workshops and online lessons.
Eddie teaches harmonica, slide and finger-style acoustic guitar, electric blues guitar and electric blues slide guitar, songwriting and band skills. He has authored several course books including “Roots of Rock Guitar” “Introduction to Country Blues Guitar” “Introduction to Slide Guitar”,”Intermediate / Advanced Blues Harmonica” which include original transcriptions of key stylists in the Afro-American Blues traditions.
As a songwriter Eddie is highly acclaimed and has over 200 songs published and is signed to top Publishing House Bucks Music (Rolling Stones, David Bowie etc).
All Online lessons are interactive, one-to-one, and tailored to individual student’s needs and include free videos of the lesson. All courses of 10 or more lessons include a free copy of Eddie’s tuition book.
Prices start from as little as £20 per session. mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org
What the students think:“Having met Eddie at a couple of blues courses I was delighted to have the opportunity given by lockdown to have one-to-one lessons with him over Zoom during the week. What Eddie brings to his teaching is (1) willingness to teach you what you would like to learn rather than imposing his own choices on you (though he’ll happily make suggestions) (2) if it’s a song he’s not already familiar with, an awesome (to me) ability to work out on the spot from a recording (YouTube or music file) what the performer is doing and break it down into chunks and (3) most important of all, great patience with your incompetence.”>After an initial demonstration he’ll take you through each section step by step, record it, and sens the recordings to you after the lesson so that you can practise for next time. In addition, while he can duplicate what is happening on the recording, he brings his years of performance skills to make suggestions about how he might play the song , which in turn means you can make it your own using ‘tricks’ brought from other styles. Highly recommended” Stuart, Guitar Student
Styles Covered include:
Sonny Terry, DeFord Bailey, Sonny Boy Williamson 1 and 11 (Rice Miller), James Cotton, Little Walter, Walter Horton, Junior Wells, Paul Butterfield, Paul Delay, Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza, Carey Bell, William Clarke
“BLOW THE BLUES AWAY” BEGINNERS HARMONICA WORKSHOP
Put on your own exciting, entertaining and skill-building harmonica event for a group of people at your conference. Eddie has given these “BLOW THE BLUES AWAY”energiser/ice breaker workshops for between 10 and 1000 people to top companies (DuPont/ Honda/ Siemens/ Price Waterhouse / Microsoft / Hyundai etc) all round the world teaching beginners blues harmonica with a train blues. Eddie can provide harmonicas and sunglasses to make this a very successful event.
“This was one of our most successful ice-breaker events ever” Sharon, Price Waterhouse.
Styles /Songs Covered include:
Son House Deathletter Blues, My Black Mama, Preacher Blues
Skip James. Whole Repertoire
Robert johnson Whole Repertoire
Robert Balfour Whole Repertoire
Lightning Hopkins Whole Repertoire
also Lonnie Johnson, Sam Jones, Mance Lipscombe, Bukka White, Blind Willie Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Kokomo Arnold, Brownie McGhee inter alia
Styles include Elmore James, Freddy – Albert and BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmie Vaughn, Albert Collins, Johnny Guitar Watson, T Bone Walker, Luther Tucker, David and Louis Myers, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters, Peter Green inter alia
Eddie teaches from complete novices to advanced level: coaching, critique, lyric-writing, all styles
.Workshops Coming Up..
2020 RESCHEDULED FOR 2021 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
This course combines Blues Guitar skills training – comprising sessions on the licks and set-up secrets of the Blues greats (from T Bone Walker through to the 3 Kings), tone, slide guitar, rhythm and improvisation – with Band skills workshops on Song-writing, Timing, Arranging a song, Dynamics, Set Construction, and further options such as Blues Harmonica Basics and Singing coaching. Participants rehearse and develop repertoire in various small group and duo formats working towards a concert performance on the Friday evening to a small invited audience.
August 1- 8 Blues Week: Blues Harmonica and Slide Guitar at Harpsbury College, Gloucester