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Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music Melbourne Concerts 2016

Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music Melbourne Concerts 2016

Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music concerts to be held in Melbourne during 2016. From Barcelona to Melbourne. 6 Guitar concerts . Cultural diversity in its pure state.

Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music Melbourne Concerts


Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music Melbourne Concerts 2016T

Book Full  Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music  Melbourne Concerts   2016

Who should attend:
Music lovers that wish to experience creative joy and beauty in an intimate concert setting.

Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143
(03) 9509 8958

Artist Insights

I believe music is a gift human nature has acquired, that allows us all to share emotions as  a peaceful social experience.

When I play, my guitar students that attend my  Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music concerts, note that they believe I fall in a sort of trance.

When I play, I need to flow with the rhythm of the composition. In that constant flow of time I add on tension and release that comes with melody and harmony. The overall effect is of pure pleasure, that does somewhat come though in my facial and body expression.

Audiences refer to my Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music concerts of that of joy. Yes, I totally agree with such. I  believe joy is as simple reflecting the beauty of nature.

We are sons of this planet.  Music is there to allow us to reflect upon our existence as part of this conscience perception of nature.

My goal, in all Melbourne Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music  concerts,  is to establish the most appropriate visual , acoustic setting. I wish to allow for the audience to be immersed in my humble flow and understanding of existence That is why the review of joy occurs after some of my  concerts.

When I perform guitar at my Melbourne concerts I do not perform alone. I share the stage with other Australian musicians. The way I tend to share is  establishing a context that allows each of the musicians to flow in the boundaries of the style and harmonic composition.

I do believe that pure expression can be obtained with limits and that a free form of musical expression, may at this time not be accessible to the majority of the audience, nor musicians as generally,  free forms of expression,  effect more upon feelings of anguish than of joy.

What I believe works well as a means of adhesion with fellow musicians,  is a common understanding of the groove and the tempo. Tempo flows . It increases and decreases over the length of a musical composition. It feels good and very natural to vary. I perform with talented Australian musicians , that have a deep understanding on how to share expression within the tempo and the groove.

The result is that of magic and once again joy, as perceived by the audience.

I welcomes you all to share Thomas Lorenzo Jazz World Music concerts 2016 , Melbourne,  with me and my special guests.

For upcoming concerts and ticket sales please refer to:

Melbourne Guitar concerts: Jazz and flamenco

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Libros de musica: El arreglo un puzzle de expresion musical

Thomas Lorenzo CD sales and downloads


Upcoming Jazz Guitar Masterclasses , World Music Concerts in Melbourne

Upcoming Jazz Masterclasses and World Music concerts in Melbourne

Thomas Lorenzo Trio, Mediterranean Jazz ( http://www.dreamlandmusic.com.au)

  • September 3rd 8.30 pm
  • When:  September 3rd , 2015,  at 8.30 pm
  • Where: Paris Cat ,  6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
  • Tickets: $20  BOOK NOW

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Performing Thomas Lorenzo , Tamara Murphy on Bass and Darryn Farrugia o drums


Thomas Lorenzo Portrait of Spain
Through Flamenco and Jazz. Part of 6 World Music Concerts

September 25th 7pm Book Now
Dedicated to Federico García Lorca
Special Guests : Carlos Sanchez: Narrator
Xanet Calbet: Guitar Percussion

Where: Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143


Thomas Lorenzo Guitar Masterclasses in Melbourne: Jazz Blues and Flamenco

Melbourne Guitra masterclasses thomas lorenzo

Where; Kathleen Syme Library
(Multi-purpose Room 2).
51 Faraday St, Carlton VIC.

Price: $65 per session


Jazz Guitar Masterclass 1
When: Wednesday Nov 11, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Jazz Guitar Masterclass 2
When: Thursday Nov 12, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Flamenco Guitar Masterclass 1
When: Wednesday Nov 25, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Flamenco Guitar Masterclass 2
When: Thursday Nov 26, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Blues Guitar Masterclass 1
When: Wednesday Nov 18, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM

Blues Guitar Masterclass 2
When: Thursday Nov 19, 2015.
6:30-9:00 PM


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CD sales: Direct link to CD Baby

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Being Safe When Going To Melbourne Music Festivals

There are a lot of great ways to have fun at Melbourne music festivals while being safe. Because there will be a lot of people, and many will be partying, you should learn how to deal with the situation. Below are some great tips to get you into a position to just have fun!

If there will be drinking, never take a drink from someone else that you don’t know. Even if you do know the person, you don’t want to take a risk if they had left the drink alone or got it from someone else. There are drugs people can add to a drink, and if you’re at a festival they may be trying to get you to come with them or carry you off when you are blacked out. That’s why you should just throw out a drink that was out of your sight, and if you feel way more intoxicated than you should be you need to get someone to watch over you that you know and trust.

Staying hydrated is important if you want to be sure that you’re able to last in a hot crowd for a long time to see a lot of music. The problem is that if you’re drinking or doing a lot of dancing even, you could become dehydrated pretty fast. That could end in you fainting or even having to go to a hospital. Even if you are drinking alcohol, you can stay more hydrated if you have a glass of water after every drink. Bring your own water if they are charging a lot of money for it.

Never take drugs that you’re given at a festival if you want to be safe. Getting a buzz may seem like a good idea, but there’s really no way to tell what you’re putting into your body. There are quite a few drugs that can do a lot of damage to you, and street drugs generally aren’t clean anyways. If you do feel the need to indulge, at least get a testing kit that can be used to tell you if the chemical is what someone says it is.

It’s best to make sure that you are planning to see only the acts you’re interested in. At a festival there may be more than one stage with musicians playing. That’s why it’s best to stick with a schedule that lets you know when you should switch groups and go to another stage if possible. When you’re able to plan out your trip, you’ll see a lot more great acts and can avoid those that may just be likely to bore you.

The key to working with Melbourne music festivals is to know how to be safe and what you can do in an emergency. There are quite a few options you can work with as you can see here. Make sure that if anything seems amiss, that you get out of the situation.

Melbourne Guitar lessons, Eastern Suburbs, Spanish , Acoustic

At the Creative Guitar School located in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs it is my objective to make sure all our guitar students can be exposed from the first lesson to making real music happen.

Guitar students are not only required to play other people´s music but they must create their own and also understand how this is done.

The following link will take your through criteria that is required to accomplish our first level or guitar learning at our Melbourne Guitar School.

Please enjoy the link;

Melbourne Guitar lessons, Music School

Melbourne Guitar Lessons. Studio Visit. The Professional World of Recording

At the Creative Guitar School here in Melbourne located in the Eastern Suburbs, we believe students should have insights into the professional world from early stages in their  guitar learning.

We encourage and thrive for strong relationships with the professional community to expose career opportunities that can develop and focus creative potential .

Over 20 students explored the world of music production and all it´s processes from tracking , overdubbing mixing and mastering. They acquired knowledge in microphone techniques, signal processing and digital media .

We all visited the Black Pear Studios in Moorabin: A state of the art complex featuring a 72 channel SSL 4000 E series console  The studio has a collection of over 350 microphones, 350 vintage and boutique pedals, more than 130 top quality guitars and an endless supply of outboard signal processing gear.

It was a successful rewarding Friday afternoon for all attendees. Stay tuned for more.

Melbourne Guitar, Live band

Melbourne Acoustic Guitar. Concert, Frankston Performance Center

Tomás Lorenzo, Acoustic Flamenco Guitarist in Concert:  “Memories de Barcelona” April 5th , 8 pm. Frankston Arts Centre, Victoria, Australia.

 “Memories de Barcelona ”
A series of compositions based upon Minimalistic contemplations in Flamenco, Jazz and Pop.  8 compositions that reflect upon values that bond our community.

The Suite

  1. Sunset on the Garraf, (Post del sol al Garraf)

  2. Treason and Courage, ( Traició i coratge)
  3. Children at Pla , (El riure de nadons)
  4. Mediterranean Ripples and Kipples
  5. Sweetness with Rage, (Duclura amb rabia)
  6. Buleria a les Rambles

  7. My Soul (La meva anima del dimoni)

  8. Nostalgia
  9. Dance with me( Bailas)

Thomas will be performing on spanish classical guitar a series of compositions that portray his experience as an Australian Immigrant in Spain.

Thomas believes  all human beings are similar when it comes to feeling good or bad about life. This suite encompasses those human emotions common to all humanity.


Tomas Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars: Alphonso Johnson , Bruce Sugar ( Ringo Star ), Dave Garfield( Benson)
Steve Falk, Percussion ( Melbourne Symphony)
Jordan Murray, Trombone ( Lecturer in Jazz Studies at Monash University)
Wominjika Vocal Quartet
Oscar Neyland: Upright Bass

Venue: Frankston Arts Centre
27-37 Davey Street (PO Box 490)
Frankston Victoria 3199 Australia
E: thefac@frankston.vic.gov.au
W: thefac.com.au

Date: April 5th at 8 pm.
Ticket:  $30

CONTACT DETAILS: Tomas Lorenzo, 0448348701,  info@dreamlandmusic.com.au


Melbourne Concerts, Guitar , Spanish Culture 


Melbourne Guitar Concerts, Lessons, Ensembles, Spanish Culture

Thomas Lorenzo  music teacher and composer will premier his suite Memories de Barcelona on October 6th at the Toorak Uniting Church. He will be accompanied by Jeremy Alsop on Bass, Steve Falk on Percussion, Jordan Murray on Trombone and the Wominjika Vocal Quartet.

Thomas will be performing on guitar a series of compositions that portray his experience as an Australian Immigrant in Spain.

Thomas believes  all human beings are similar when it comes to feeling good or bad about life. This suite encompasses those human emotions common to all humanity. Please follow the link for further details  on location, time, tickets. We are looking forward to sharing the event with you all.


Melbourne Concerts, Guitar , Spanish Culture 


Melbourne Guitar, concert, workshops, Eastern Suburbs

On October 15th  and 22nd from 5 till 7pm The Creative Guitar School located in Melbourne´s Eastern Suburbs and the TOORAK UNITING CHURCH will host a series of workshops targeting well being through music.

Contemporary lifestyle can limit personal interaction within the community there fore rendering a lack of expression and personal satisfaction.

I believe we all have a creative potential that can be expressed through music. When we express we feel better. When we interact with others as a team we feel better, when we accomplish a common goal with others we feel better.

These workshops target the stated outcomes. Participants will engage in a structured improvisation based on diatonic motif development striving to express through vocals, guitars percussion and other instruments they can produce at the workshop.

Please read more

Melbourne Creative Guitar Lessons

The Flamenco Sound

Generally since I have lived in Spain for over 32 years  I am considered  a flamenco guitarist. I must say that I love the flamenco melodic and harmonic colors but this is only one style of music that I thrive on.

I have learnt flamenco coming from a western background so I have had to relate to previous knowledge for it´s understanding.

Let´s make it real simple , you get the blues sound by playing the blue notes. Flamenco is very similar You get the flamenco sound by playing the flamenco notes. In Blues if you do not play the blues sound often then it sounds strange. In Flamenco if you do not play the flamenco sound, the notes that sound flamenco then it also sounds strange. Check out the following post . Advanced Flamenco, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar lessons

My Creative Guitar School  Courses develop on skills to achieve positive outcomes in all learning objectives.

Volando Voy, Volando Vengo

Melbourne is finally coming closer to home, Barcelona. La Rumba Catalana has arrived and is taking it by storm to help keep the cold away.

Please take a a peak the new track from


Jarrod is Australian bone but of Spanish descendants former lead vocalist of the famed Melbourne Group La Rumba.

Thomas and Jarrod join forces to further enrich the cultural diversity of Melbourne.  The Spanish Guitar can be such a melodic but also a powerful groove driving element in acoustic bands. Please enjoy the premier.


Melbourne Guitar lessons

Please follow this link  to view my latest post on learning how to play the guitar in a creative structured enviroment and the negative consequences of training based only upon imitation of other´s

Creative Guitar School Melbourne , Located in Eastern Suburbs

Melbourne Guitar School. Lessons on creative rhythmic accompaniments.

Discover how to be more more creative in your guitar playing.

Check out my new video on Melbourne Guitar lessons, Eastern Suburbs , Creative Guitar School

Rhythm guitar can just as fun as playing lead and it can contribute to a more powerful overall band sound.

Just check out Red Hot Chili Pepper, Police, The Eagles Pink Floyd.

On my video I share with you some basic insights on how to become so unique in your playing.



How to hold the guitar, beginner lessons and tips at Tom´s Studio. Melbourne

I believe we all must start off with the best tips that will assure us joy in our playing for a long time to come.

Guitarists engage in repetitive static positions. It is very common to suffer pains, strains, tennis elbow,cubital tunnel syndrome and many more injuries

Do not play in a manner you do not like as this will cause injury and please follow this link to my Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar Studio for all levels of guitar learning.


Melbourne Eastern Suburbs, Creative Guitar Learning

>In an effort to further explore the possibilities of creating accompaniments that allow clarity on our guitar I have created a series of videos that share some insights on how to achieve this outcome in your guitar playing.

It is our objective at Tom-s Music Studio here in Melbourne to help guitar students express themselves and also help guitar students in a manner where they achieve to play with ease .

Learning will never be an easy process as we all have experienced but the results of what we learn must be useful to our every day life.

Please take a look at the guitar video following this link. http://www.thomaslorenzo.com.au/creative-accompaniment-guitar-lessons-melbourne-eastern-suburbs/



Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar lessons and training

At Tom´s Studio all classes upon request are recorded and are available for download in your student folder.
File transfers between computers do take a lot of time so please feel free to stream your class and go back through all the exercises knowledge and skills we have given you .

In each individual folder you will find a:

A pdf with the all individual class outcomes
All mpeg recordings of in class work
All mp3 files, backing tracks that have been used during the student´s training
Charts and Scores
Jpeg images of scales, chords , arpeggios.
Class timetable

For further info please visit: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar lessons and training

Melbourne Spanish Electric Guitar Teacher

Guitar teachers should inspire your uniqueness.

When I play the guitar I like to feel as if I was writing a song?

In flamenco, rock, jazz, funk, Brazilian styles and no matter at what level we are at we are constantly creating melodies and rhythms. We are creating songs in a song.

At Tom ‘s music studio I teach my guitar students how to create memorable melodies, use counterpoint effectively in song construction, develop melodic ideas, incorporate melodies across chords into different song sections. Read more at   Melbourne Spanish Electric Guitar Teacher

Melbourne Guitar lessons. The Rhythm Guitar

The Rhythm Guitar. Melbourne Guitar Lessons
Posted on August 5, 2012 by tomas. Read more on the above link
“The guitar in a band can play the melody or accompany it. When we accompany a melody we give it support for such to convey it´ meaning to the audience. In the accompaniment we define the songs groove and harmony if associated. In other words we reinforce the ………………..”

Melbourne Guitar Lessons. Choosing the right Nylon String Gutar

Melbourne Guitar Lessons

I have created a list of tips that can help yoo choose the right guitar. In this case we start off with the nylon string guitar and a text based on 30 years of trial and error. Click on  Melbourne Guitar Lessons to read the full article.

Enjoy the tips

Rock Guitar Soloing. Melbourne Guitar Lessons by Thomas Lorenzo

Rock Guitar Soloing. Melbourne Guitar Lessons by Thomas Lorenzo

Learn to identify what makes a solo good effective by analysing guitarists: David Gilmour fromPink Floyd), , Joe Walsh fromThe Eagles, Duane Allman fromThe Allman Brothers, Keith Richards fromThe Rolling Stones, Steve Clark from Def Leppard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, and John Mayer.

Understand the harmonic concepts they use to develop their sound and improvisation. These can further apply to a larger variety of styles.

Learn to apply these concepts to your own playing.

Thomas Lorenzo Educational Services Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia

Please call 0448348701

Email info@thomaslorenzo.com.au


Melbourne guitar lessons, eastern suburbs by Thomas Lorenzo

Melbourne guitar lessons

This is an extract of the new post on my specialized music education.

Thomas teaches the tools and  solo techniques of  legendary funk guitarists, he teaches the scales they use , the effects , how they develop rhythm and solos,

Please

Melbourne Guitar Lessons. Tomas Lorenzo. Improvisation

Become a versatile guitar player in any style including blues, rock, jazz and funk, learn guitar chords, guitar scales and how to get a great guitar sound.

Learn the solo riffs and licks of the masters: Jimmy Page, BB King, Charlie Parker and others, and how to develop you own! “What notes do I play?” is the first question that comes to mind when a musician is asked to improvise. The answer is easy: notes that are within the key

Learn a step-by-step approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and any instrument.

Improve your character and tone and become more confident in your soloing ability by adding cohesiveness and variety to your playing.

Become a more natural and spontaneous stage musician.

Apply harmony to your improvisation by adding chord tones and chord scales

Thomas Lorenzo teaches guitar and music at his studio en Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia
Please call 0448348701

Email info@thomaslorenzo.com.au


Melbourne Guitar Lessons, Eastern Suburbs, Acoustic Guitar, Thomas Lorenzo

Melbourne Guitar Lessons. Acoustic Guitar by Thomas Lorenzo

Become a more effective player and learn to better express yourself on the acoustic guitar by in-depth exercise techniques directed at improving your fluency, tone, dynamics, and control.

Learn how to play modal sounds in open tunings, and how to use a variety of more complex tunings beyond major triads.

Learn how to practice techniques for fingerstyle melodies and arpeggios, and how to organize and track your fingerstyle technique workout.

Learn how to refine your right-hand position and be able to make educated decisions about it through knowledge of the pros and cons of various positions

Learn how to integrate melodic lines into a strumming or a fingerstyle accompaniment

Thomas Lorenzo teaches guitar and music at his studio en Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia
Please call 0448348701

Email info@thomaslorenzo.com.au


Melbourne Guitar Lessons , Thomas Lorenzo, Classic Rock Guitar

Classic Rock Guitar, Melbourne Guitar Lessons ,

Do you like Classic Rock Guitar

Do you like Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads” and “Layla, Hendrix’s “Little Wing”, Steve Vai´s “For the Love of God”, The Allman brother’s “Blue Sky” Steve Vai´s “For the Love of God”or Beck’s early blues work and later rock fusion tunes.

Would you like to get that sound and licks into your playing?

Together we can analise these songs and learn composition, melodic soloing, chords, and licks in the styles selected.

Take it one step further by learning methods of improvisation, phrasing, scales, chords, rhythms, fretboard mastery, and sound conception that are essential classic rock guitar techniques.

Thomas Lorenzo teaches guitar and music at his studio en Melbourne, Unit 25 , 630 Toorak Road . Vic , Australia
Please call 0448348701

Emai: l info@thomaslorenzo.com.au




Melbourne Guitar lessons, VIC, Thomas Lorenzo.

Melbourne Guitar lessons, VIC, Thomas Lorenzo.

Hello. Well I am up in Melbourne taking care of my music and of my students. I am dedicating some time to my passion which is teaching. Take a peak at the link to see what it is all about.