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Here is a skill for you to learn in order to improve your music skills: while you're improvising with a scale, momentarily move your line a half-step up or down to create tension. If you want to get more details about this method, continue reading to find out how to take some music lessons in Anthony, NM.

Rocio R.
(877) 231-8505
Woodlark Wy.
El Paso, TX
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Music Theory, Opera Voice, Guitar, Music Performance, Singing, Classical Guitar, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Opera Voice Bel Canto Contemporary Singing Classical Piano Classical Guitar Folk Guitar Latin-American Styles Pop
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University of Texas at El Paso - Music - 08/2000-05/2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
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(505) 227-8521
3900, Rear
El Paso, TX
 
Marcs Guitar Center
(505) 265-3315
2324 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Bob Brown Guitar Studio
(505) 332-2585
8311 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
High Desert Guitars
(505) 983-8922
111 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM
 
Kelly B.
(877) 231-8505
Leo
El Paso, TX
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Trombone, Clarinet, Mandolin, Trumpet, Music Theory, Guitar, Flute, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Violin, Songwriting
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5 to 99
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Kelly has worked with various traditional band methods and enjoys teaching beginners. Because of his previous employment, he has the ability to teach students how to play in a band/church setting whether it is a contemporary band or choir w/ orchestra. He also specializes in teaching improve and music theory.
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Brandon P.
(877) 231-8505
bogie rd.
Rio Rancho, NM
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Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Performance
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5 to 85
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classical, rumba, metal, classic rock, hard rock, shred, Brazilian, fusion, blues, and most Latin styles.
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Musicians Institute - Music/Performing Arts - 2008-2010 (Associate degree received)
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Guitar For ALL Ages
(505) 831-7112
1821 Tovar Pl SW
Albuquerque, NM
 
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(505) 287-3820
300 W Santa Fe Ave
Grants, NM
 
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(505) 795-6965
17 Bisbee Ct, # H
Santa Fe, NM
 
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Half-Step Slips By Michael Hoffman

Here's a great way to spice up your solos. The concept is simple: While you're improvising with a scale, momentarily move your line a half-step up or down to create tension. Slipping back to the original scale releases the tension. Moving up or down -- going out -- is easy. Getting back in smoothly takes a little practice.

Outside in. This example illustrates the process. Begin by playing A Dorian (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) over Am7 as notated. Notice how the line shifts to B Dorian (B, C, D, E, F, G, A) on the and of beat four. This tension-producing "half-step higher" state lasts through bar 2, beat three. The F passing tone (labeled PT) adds even more drama within B Dorian. After returning to A Dorian, the line drops to A Dorian (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) for four beats and then rejoins A Dorian for one final note.

Other flavors. Once you've learned this phrase, try giving major and dominant scales the half-step slip. For best results, establish the sound of the inside scale before you move outside -- and be sure to wind up back inside!

Listen to the Example

 

 

For more information on scales, chords, progressions, harmony, and MICHAEL HOFFMAN's book Serious Guitar, visit his Web site at www.seriousguitar.com.

 

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