Guitar Sessions Bellingham WA

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 Bellingham, WA.

Deborah Anderson Guitar
(360) 733-4676
Bellingham, WA
 
Ray Wellborn Guitar Studio
(360) 293-0959
619 Commercial Ave
Anacortes, WA
 
Chris H.
(877) 231-8505
E. Roy St.
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Blues, and beginning-intermediate jazz and country.
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David S.
(877) 231-8505
N Cincinnati St
Spokane, WA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Music Performance, Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Education
Northern Illinois University - Guitar Performance - 2007-2008 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Brendan O'Donnell
768 Bellvue Ave East # 35
Seattle,, WA
Instruments
Ear Training, Guitar, Recording, Theory, Ukelele
Styles
Blues, Jazz, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$55
Years of Experience
7 Years

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Noisy Neighbor Music Inc
111 17th Street
Lynden, WA
 
Dan F.
(877) 231-8505
Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Music, Music Theory, Guitar Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Rock Guitar, Jazz Theory, Songwriting
Education
University of Washington - Music, Comparative History - 2004-2008 (degree received) Agoura High School - General - 2000-2004 (degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Brett R.
(877) 231-8505
Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Music Theory finger picking styles and chord progressions - guitar lead and rhythm patterns - electric guitar latin, blues, rock, jazz styles - drum kit & percussion classical & popular tunes - piano/keyboard
Education
U. of Puget Sound - B.S. Mathematics - 1991-1996 (degree received) Shoreline Comm. College - A.A.A.S. Audio Engineering/Music - 1999-2002 (degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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David S.
(877) 231-8505
West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Songwriting, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Education
Northern Illinois University - Guitar Performance - 2007-2008 (not complete)
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Michael H.
(877) 231-8505
126th Way NE
Kirkland, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Music Performance, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach multiple styles of guitar for all levels. I am very proficient in Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Pop guitar playing. I can also teach songwriting, rock/jazz piano, music theory, and general music performance.
Education
Seattle Pacific University - Music Theory - September 2006-June 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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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