FOOL, FOOL, FOOL – RAY BROWN AND THE WHISPERS – chords

FOOL, FOOL, FOOL v2 – RAY BROWN AND THE WHISPERS Fool fool fool released in July 1965, was a cover of Roosevelt Grier’s song. Lyrically, the song is pretty slight, being a rather melodramatic variant on the “Mockingbird” theme, with a dash of “I Fought The Law” thrown in. A former footballer, Ray was always known for his fit and …

20 Miles – Ray Brown – chords and words

Twenty Miles – Ray Brown and the Whispers Ray Brown & The Whispers burst onto the Australian charts in January 1965 with their debut single, a revival of “20 Miles” (also recorded by Chubby Checker – #15 in 1963.) Intro: |A    D    |A        D             | Twenty A     …

Playing opportunities – music theatre

Playing socially is the most satisfying activity one can engage in after acquiring some basic skills. Most people go to blackboard / whiteboard nights or jam sessions at pubs and cafes. Taking an instrument when camping or going to the beach. One area of live playing that people don’t usually think of is amateur music theatre. If you have some …

Classical guitar exams – AMEB, Trinity, ANZCA

There are three organisations offering classical guitar exams. They are – the Australian Music Education Board (AMEB); Trinity (based in the U.K.); and the Australian and New Zealand Cultural Awards (ANZCA). These organisations all provide high quality exams in technique and music theory. Successful completion of the syllabus to level 8 will greatly assist a student who wishes to enter …

Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts (ANZCA) exams – mandolin

ANZCA is the only examining body, that I am aware of, that offers exams in mandolin. So, if you think you’d like to get official recognition for your efforts studying this beautiful instrument, consider enrolling for exams. I would be very happy to assist you in your studies and preparation. I recommend learning to sight read for mandolin players as …

AMEB Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) exams

The Australian Music Education Board (AMEB) provides exams for students who wish to gain recognition for their efforts learning an instrument. One of the fields that students can study is Contemporary Popular Music (CPM). This consists of a four level syllabus that, if successfully completed, will deliver an academically recognised qualification. Students in years 10 and above gain credits towards …

Rockschool exams

The Australian Music Education Board is now providing exams for Rockschool.  This is great news as it  provides a better service than the previous one where examiners flew out to Australia from the U.K.  I am impressed with the Rockschool course and provide tuition using its syllabus and text books. Here is a link to the AMEB website – https://www.ameb.edu.au/rockschool