Kris has a genre-defying sound: a high-energy hybrid of no-nonsense Rock, Blues and Country. Winner of ‘Best New Band’ in the 2018 Planet Rock awards, Kris was voted one of the ‘Top 20 Blues Guitarists in the World’ (Music Radar) and won the ‘Best Album’ accolade in the European Blues Awards. Kris is also frontman for USA super-group, Supersonic Blues Machine performing alongside legendary artists such as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather (Toto), Eric Gales, Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule) and Walter Trout.
Kris popped into our Studio 54 in Exeter, Devon to deliver his guitar masterclass covering his influences, gigging (and fighting!), songwriting and riffs, how to get on in the music industry, music theory, soloing & improvisation, practice regime and to teach his popular Hail Mary song.
Kris has kindly allowed us to offer his first few videos as Free To View. To watch the remainder of Kris’s classes on a 6-month streaming subscription basis costs only £9.99 (GBP)
What you’ll learn
Trailer fro Kris Barras Music MasterclassIn this video, Kris is in our Studio 54 Exeter with Kimwei McCarthy who outlines what Kris will be covering in his music masterclass.A selection of Kris's masterclass excerpts as a taster....introduced by Kris and covering the first riff he learned on guitar, relating the music industry similarities to that of Mixed Martial Arts for which kris also had a professional career, guitarists approach to songwriting, benefits of music theory knowledge in creating guitar solo's and a snapshot of not waiting for the music industry to come to you!Kris outlines his musical influences as a young boy, learning Gary Moore & Hendrix guitar riffs and solos and also plays his first riff.Kris outlines the similarities between his Mixed Martial Arts career and the music industryKris outlines his approach to songwriting and riff composition. He gives his top tips to help aspiring songwritersKris outlines his career success and how he managed to create a career as a performing musician working with some of the world's top blues musicians, getting signed and creating a brand. Kris also gives his top tips on the do's and don't's of getting on in the industry....no punches pulled!Kris teaches the use of modes and licks in his guitar solos, benefits of music theory knowledge and essential disciplined practice to help your music careerKris teaches the guitar riff to his popular song Hail Mary