ABOUT GED BROCKIE

Location – Edinburgh, Scotland

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Ged Brockie is the lead tutor and vision behind GMI – Guitar & Music Institute. A professional musician for over thirty five years, Ged has had the privilege of working with some of the finest musicians from around the world.

He has worked in a wide variety of musical situations throughout Scotland, the UK and Europe. With three CD releases to his name, he was also one of the main composers for the Scottish Guitar Quartet (three CD releases) as well as recording with various other acts and performers through the years.

He is the author of many books on various aspects of guitar technique and music arrangements which have sold across the world. Ged is active in performance, composition and tuition.

Performance: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestra Royal Scottish Ballet, Carl Davis, the Scottish Guitar Quartet, concert solo/band work, tours, West End shows on tour, pro/amateur shows, music festivals, TV/radio appearances, session work, educational workshops, music industry appearances, corporate music, cover band work. 

Education & Industry Programs: Tutored guitar, composition, writing for film and technology at all levels from high school through F.E. (further education colleges) to higher education (university), created an HND in Jazz guitar for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, commissioned by the SQA for bespoke theory papers as well as sample examples for Higher National qualifications.

Projects: Developed/co-ran the Jazz UK international summer school, pioneered the European arm of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program led by double Emmy winning composer Hummie Mann. Part of a small team that created the Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival in 2013.

Composition: Compositional work includes three albums to date (26 titles), three albums with the Scottish Guitar Quartet (11 titles), two indy feature films, a commission from the Scottish Parliament for music to accompany an HD film about the Scottish Parliament, a fringe show, various adverts for TV and media.

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PDF of chords/scales/arpeggios

Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas guitar arrangement
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Beginners Guitar Lessons

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Learning To Improvise

Understand the chord/scale relationships needed to effectively solo over chord changes

Just Jazz Guitar

An open ended lesson where you ask the questions you need answered

Chord Melody For Jazz Guitar

Learn how to harmonise melodic lines and create effective jazz arrangements

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