Guitar Sessions Castle Rock CO

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 Castle Rock, CO.

Brandon N.
(877) 231-8505
Quartz Street
Castle Rock, CO
Subjects
Music Theory, Acting, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I generally can play any style of music that I hear. I enjoy rock/pop music and enjoy learning various finger-picking style of music. Most of my practice takes place on the acoustic guitar for finger strength and then I will apply that to electric guitar. I love blues music as well as R&B and have written several pieces in every genre.
Education
University of Colorado - Bachelors of Science in Music - 2002-2003 (degree received) Polk Community College - General Associate of Arts - 1999-2001 (degree received) Lake Region High School - Tri-Music Honor Society - 1997-2001 (degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kevin Z.
(877) 231-8505
E Belleview Pl
Aurora, CO
Subjects
Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
music, electric guitar, guitar, digital recording Shred metal, rock, acoustic.
Education
Westminster High - General - 1991-1995
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Tamminga Music Studio
(720) 842-0842
Parker, CO
 
Music & ARTS Center
(303) 973-0977
7421 W Bowles Ave Ste 16
Littleton, CO
 
Rockstar Guitar Piano Voice DRUM Lesson
(303) 586-4962
4363 S Grant St
Englewood, CO
 
Brandon N.
(877) 231-8505
E Summit Road
Parker, CO
Subjects
Music Theory, Acting, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I generally can play any style of music that I hear. I enjoy rock/pop music and enjoy learning various finger-picking style of music. Most of my practice takes place on the acoustic guitar for finger strength and then I will apply that to electric guitar. I love blues music as well as R&B and have written several pieces in every genre.
Education
University of Colorado - Bachelors of Science in Music - 2002-2003 (degree received) Polk Community College - General Associate of Arts - 1999-2001 (degree received) Lake Region High School - Tri-Music Honor Society - 1997-2001 (degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Joey I.
(877) 231-8505
S. Parker Rd.,
Aurora, CO
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Guitar, Drums Speed, Metal, Psychedelic Rock (Pink Floyd, The Beatles, etc.), Dexterity, Coordination, Synchronization, Writing Music, Interpreting music.
Education
Grandview Highschool - Music - 2004-2008 (degree received) Metro State College - Music - Spring 2009 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ron Jones Fiddle & Guitar Lessons
(303) 840-9594
Parker, CO
 
Denver Guitar School
(303) 806-9806
7950 S Lincoln St, Ste 111C
Littleton, CO
 
Kevin Z.
(877) 231-8505
E Belleview Pl
Aurora, CO
Subjects
Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
music, electric guitar, guitar, digital recording Shred metal, rock, acoustic.
Education
Westminster High - General - 1991-1995
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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