Glasgow Guitar Show Programme

Masterclasses

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Kenny McCaffrey 11:30Memorisation techniques for soloing
Ross Neil Reid12:25Pedal Power: Demystifying the pedal board
Dave Arcari13:20Bottleneck guitar: Starting out, tips and tricks
Chris Glen14:15Rock Bass with Chris Glen
Solea15:10Jazz/Latin Improvisation
Ben Smith Anderton’s TV16:05Fingerstyle and thumb picking tips and tricks

Demos, Interviews and Workshops

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ArtistTimeDetails
Rob Jackson Waverley Instruments and Ben Smith Anderton’s TV 12:45 Simulated Guitar Effects
Tom Russell ‘The Godfather of Rock’ 13:30 Interview: Rock Stars on the Radio
Marina Rolink 14:15 Songwriting Workshop with Marina Rolink
Chris Buck 15:15 Interview and Q&A
Sace Lockhart – The Scottish Music Centre 16:00 Interview: MusicPlus and Musicares
Carol Laula 16:30 Interview and a few tunes

Live Stage

To book your space email ron.mcleod@12guitars.org

ArtistTimeDetails
Dave Arcari11:30Bottleneck Maestro
Marina Rolink12:25 Acoustic Singer-Songwriter
Solea13:20 Latin/flamenco guitar Duo
Bartok Thins14:15 Acoustic Duo
Ben MacDonald15:10 Jazz Guitarist
Bringing Guitars Back to Life – ”The Scrapocaster”16:05 Innovative Landfill rescue and refurbishment programme for guitars

Masterclass: Memorisation techniques for soloing

Kenny will give you a short introductory overview of the issues and then a step-by-step guide of the principles you can use yourself in three graded examples whatever your own level of play. The class will feature how to approach memorise and play, note for note, three iconic solos:

  • for beginners, Slash’s intro to Guns n Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine”,
  • for intermediate players: Chuck Berry’s timeless intro to “Johnny B Goode”
  • and for more advanced players, the most difficult section of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” solo – voted recently as the number one solo of all time.

Three great solos, and as you will hear, they each need a different approach.

There will be audience participation including memory challenges you can try yourself in real time. Above all you will learn how to set about memorising and then playing from memory any guitar solo you choose. Just like, as Chuck Berry famously sang,  “just like a-ringing a bell”!

Kenny McCaffrey

Kenny McCaffrey

Glasgow musician, theory teacher, pro-transcriber and multi-instrumentalist Kenny McCaffrey is a friend of 12 Guitars. Kenny has long been fascinated with how musicians memorise material for performance. As a young musician who struggled to play solos note for note.

Kenny was blown away when he learnt that Bond film composer and arranger John Barrie could memorise a new piece of music including any solo in only ten minutes. Studying the methods of Barrie and those of top-rated memory athletes (such as people who can memorise a pack of cards in under a minute, recite Pi or any number to a hundred places from memory or learn a three-page script in under an hour) Kenny, along with others around the world ,has developed usable methods to help musicians get up-to-speed with new material.

Kenny has worked with many guitarists, singers, piano players and solo violinists helping them learn intricate music note-for-note. He has taught memory systems to not only musicians but to business people and language students as well as actors learning scripts.

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Masterclass: Pedal Power – Demystifying the Pedal Board

Ross Neil Reid is the Lead Guitarist in Glasgow Rock Band the Sankaras. Ross will be providing the perspective of a guitar player in a new up and coming band and where pedals fit in his live performance, recording and song writing.

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Ross Neil Reid

Masterclass: Rock Bass

Chris Glen is a titan of Rock Music. He is best known for playing with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band from 1972 to 1978, and Michael Schenker Group from 1980 to 1984, 2008 to 2010, and 2016 to present.

Chris’s band The Outfit plays a classic style of memorable hard rock, sure to be loved by all fans of this genre. Chris is delivering a Masterclass on Rock Bass. We are sure he’ll share a few tales from his extensive career in the business.

Chris Glen

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Masterclass: Bottleneck guitar: Starting out, tips and tricks

Dave Arcari

Bottleneck Maestro Dave Arcari will be delivering a masterclass and live set at the Glasgow Guitar Show.

SLIDE guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via six internationally acclaimed solo album releases.

Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” SEASICK STEVE.

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To book your place at this Masterclass, return to the summary page. Details

Masterclass: Improvisation

Solea are a new Glasgow based Latin/flamenco quartet comprising the cream of Scottish musicians.

Solea

Formed and fronted by the fiery guitar duo of David Sim and Gerry Magee, the line-up is completed by John Mulrine, renowned bass player extraordinaire and Colin Macgibbon, one of Scotland’s most in demand session drummers/percussionists. The group pulls on many influences from rock to jazz via Latin music and Flamenco, creating a style heavy on melody but with monster chops and the passion to go with it.

The group formed in 2020 during the recent lockdowns whilst touring and performing was on hold. To fulfil the desire all musicians have to create and play, Gerry and David began to compose for the quartet. They released their first single “Roads To Mijas” in March 2021. In June 2021, Solea were able to assemble at Sola Studios in Glasgow to record their EP ‘Sometime In June”, which has released on all major streaming platforms. This was followed by their first studio album “Chasing The Sun”.

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Masterclass: Fingerstyle and thumb picking tips and tricks

Ben Smith

Ben Smith is a professional guitarist, working as a touring and recording musician, songwriter, product demonstrator, teacher, and presenter for the Andertons YouTube channel.

Ben has been playing fingerstyle guitar since he first picked up the instrument nearly 35 years ago, and has developed a fairly unique/unusual thumbpicking style that also covers a lot of styles traditionally associated with flatpicking, on both acoustic and electric guitar. 

In this masterclass, Ben will cover some, maybe even all of the following topics:

  • Using a thumbpick – preparation and practice, especially if you’re used to using a flatpick.
  • Using right hand picking patterns as exercises, as well as creative jumping off points.
  • Developing right hand thumb and finger independence.
  • Exploring different tunings – Drop D and DADGAD.

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Demonstration: Simulated Guitar Effects

Waverley Instruments

Voltage Modular, by Cherry Audio is a feature-rich and sonically flexible software modular platform for Mac and PC. Waverley Instruments based in Edinburgh, are developing a range of Voltage Modular processors and utilities called Guitar Gig Bag Plus designed specifically for guitarists, inspired by classic tones and effects, but with a modern twist.

Using performance techniques normally associated with modular synthesis and relocating the “knob twiddling” to the floor, Waverley Instruments are on a mission to offer up a whole new dimension of hands-free expression and inspiration for the adventurous “control freak guitarist”.

 “Guitar Gig Bag Plus may be a budget product but it sounds a lot more expensive than it is, and the pedal emulations sound very ‘analogue’ to me. Given their smooth, analogue-like sound quality, the fact that they work just as well for processing synth and other sounds as they do for guitar, and the pricing, I have to conclude that the Guitar Gig Bag Plus collection offers good value for money, as well as plenty of creative potential. And if you prefer to buy individual modules, they come at beer money prices”.  Sound on Sound Magazine review.

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Interview: Tom Russell

Tom Russell

We are delighted that Rock Legend Tom Russell will be appearing at The Glasgow Guitar Show 22 to give a behind the scenes look at his life in rock and radio. Tom will be sharing stories from his book The Godfather of Rock which provides great insight into the emergence of rock through the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

Tom is still immersed in the business and remains a major influence right up to the present day.

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Marina Rolink

Singer-Songwriter and guitar player Marina Rolink will be delivering a song writing workshop at the Glasgow Guitar Show 2022.

Marina has been writing and performing her heartfelt material for 11 years. Taking influence from the likes of Laura Marling and Sufjan Stevens, Marina’s music goes through the motions of love, loss and everything in between.

Switching between guitar and piano, we hear folk and pop influences combine with a unique story telling narrative that allow Marina’s authenticity as an artist to pour out in every performance. She is currently working on her debut album, scheduled for release Spring 2023.

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Interview: Chris Buck

Chris Buck: Photo by Tina Korhonen, all rights reserved

This is your chance to join an intimate interview and Q&A with Blues guitar sensation Chris Buck.

As well as the Interview – and as a separate, non-bookable event, Chris will be playing two short sets in the main hall.  Your chance to see and hear him with his superb Yamaha Revstar up close.

This personal appearance will come soon after Cardinal Black’s debut album release “January Came Close” on October 28th.  It also follows the band’s current tour supporting Peter Frampton including performances in Glasgow on 6th November, and at the Royal Albert Hall on November 8th.

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Interview: MusicPlus and Musicares

Sace Lockhart

Sace Lockhart is the Project manager for the MusicPlus and MusiCares Programmes at the Scottish Music Centre. The Scottish Music Centre’s mission is to champion Scotland’s music: past, present and future and is a nationally and internationally recognised organisation at the heart of the Scotland’s music industry. Based in Glasgow’s City Halls, we’re active across all music genres and engage with creative people of all ages and abilities.

From preserving our music heritage with the ever-expanding archive to representing contemporary composers and musicians, we support, promote and champion the wealth of talent that abounds in Scotland’s music community. We provide essential services to Scotland’s music sector across several key areas and act as a conduit, a catalyst and a connector to those working in the sector and the public at home and abroad. Sace Lockhart is the 

MUSICARES is the first national music project for care experienced young people in Scotland. We provide free music tuition, workshops, mentoring and advice for care experienced young people all across the country. We can offer any type of music tuition, from DJ and sound production, to guitar, singing/song writing, drums, keyboard, or anything else that you might want to learn.

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Interview: Carol Laula

Carol Laula

We are thrilled that singer-songwriter and guitarist Carol Laula will be coming along to the Glasgow Guitar Show 2022 on Saturday Nov 12th.

Carol is ‘an undeniably passionate and whole-hearted singer-songwriter and will be sharing her experience and stories from her extensive career as a recording and performing artist.

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Live Stage: Dave Arcari

Dave Arcari

SLIDE guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via six internationally acclaimed solo album releases.

Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” SEASICK STEVE.

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Live Stage: Marina Rolink

Marina Rolink

Singer-Songwriter and guitar player Marina Rolink will be performing live at the Glasgow Guitar Show 2022.

Marina has been writing and performing her heartfelt material for 11 years. Taking influence from the likes of Laura Marling and Sufjan Stevens, Marina’s music goes through the motions of love, loss and everything in between.

Switching between guitar and piano, we hear folk and pop influences combine with a unique story telling narrative that allow Marina’s authenticity as an artist to pour out in every performance. She is currently working on her debut album, scheduled for release Spring 2023.

To book your place at this LiveStage performance, return to the summary page. Details

Live Stage: Solea

Solea

Solea are a new Glasgow based Latin/flamenco quartet comprising the cream of Scottish musicians.

Formed and fronted by the fiery guitar duo of David Sim and Gerry Magee, the line-up is completed by John Mulrine, renowned bass player extraordinaire and Colin Macgibbon, one of Scotland’s most in demand session drummers/percussionists. The group pulls on many influences from rock to jazz via Latin music and Flamenco, creating a style heavy on melody but with monster chops and the passion to go with it.

The group formed in 2020 during the recent lockdowns whilst touring and performing was on hold. To fulfil the desire all musicians have to create and play, Gerry and David began to compose for the quartet. They released their first single “Roads To Mijas” in March 2021. In June 2021, Solea were able to assemble at Sola Studios in Glasgow to record their EP ‘Sometime In June”, which has released on all major streaming platforms. This was followed by their first studio album “Chasing The Sun”.

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Live Stage: Bartok Thins

Bartok Thins

Peter Lennon and Helen Frater Lennon. Returned to Glasgow in 2017 after 7 years of working and performing in Southern California with the band Soundlounge, appearing at festivals and venues across the state.

After their return, as Bartok Thins, they have performed on stages at a number of festivals across the West of Scotland and opened for, HORSE McDonald on her Same Sky Album tour.

Between them Peter and Helen have 20 plus years of writing and performing, all original material.  They have toured with, and supported, acts including Bert Jansch, Paul Jones & The Blues Band, Dave Kelly Band, Manny Charlton, John Martin, Sensational Party Boys and Gun.

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Live Stage: Ben MacDonald

“Creative Glasgow-based guitarist Ben MacDonald is the leader of the impressive 4-piece vibrant jazz rock band the Animus Quartet. The band includes some of the country’s most highly accomplished jazz musicians, all of whom have performed at international level. Ben’s writing is a showcase of technically brilliant, high energy, original compositions, which, while respecting the jazz tradition, are also inspired by many other genres, producing interesting pieces with a progressive attitude and highly listenable format”.

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Live Stage: Bringing Guitars back to life: The “Scrapocaster”

Ken Morton is the Technical Director at 12 Guitars. He is the founder of Morton Guitars and is a highly experienced guitar technician and luthier. He has been playing, building, repairing, upgrading, buying and selling electric, acoustic and bass guitars for most of his life. Ken specialises in taking old, broken, unloved and un-played guitars and bringing them back to life so they play really well for someone new to cherish and make music on them again.

Along with our Guitar Tech Apprentice Ross Neil Reid who is also the Lead Guitarist with Glasgow Rock band The Sankaras, Ken will be giving a talk on our programme of rescuing guitars from Landfill in partnership with WEEE Solutions, refurbishing and bringing guitars back to life and putting them to good use in the community.

The talk is entitled the “Scrapocaster” and features one particular guitar, a Red Squier Stratocaster which Ken and Ross refurbished.

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