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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 Danville, CA.

Mike G.
(877) 231-8505
tassajara
Dublin, CA
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Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Music Theory, Guitar
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5 to 85
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Guitar: beg to inter Bass: beg I specialize in Metal, jazz fusion, acoustic , tapping , easy listening, and many others. I have recorded 3 albums , I have done a nation wide tour and have made a professional music video with the current band that I am in
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hough ave,
Lafayette, CA
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Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance
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1 to 99
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My focus is in classical guitar, but I have my BA in music theory/history.
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Oceana High School - - FA 2001-SPR 2005 (High School diploma received) St Mary's College of CA - Performing Arts: Music - FA 2005-SPR 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Andrew V.
(877) 231-8505
Summit St.
Oakland, CA
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Music Theory, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
7 to 25
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I was taught using the Suzuki Method and I adapt it to my students needs. I was classically trained at UC Santa Cruz, and I am most familiar with music from the Baroque and Romantic Eras.
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UC Santa Cruz - B. A. Music - September 2004 - June 2008 (Bachelor's degree received) Chadwick High School - High School Diploma - September 2000- June 2004 (High School diploma received)
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Guitar Playe Planet
(925) 935-3934
1528 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA
 
Jack Eskridge Guitar Studio
(925) 933-3111
1700 Locust St
Walnut Creek, CA
 
Mike G.
(877) 231-8505
Brisa St.
Pleasanton, CA
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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 85
Specialties
Guitar: beg to inter Bass: beg I specialize in Metal, jazz fusion, acoustic , tapping , easy listening, and many others. I have recorded 3 albums , I have done a nation wide tour and have made a professional music video with the current band that I am in
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Alex S.
(877) 231-8505
Valencia Rd.
Orinda, CA
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Piano, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting
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5 to 99
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I primarily specialize in rock and classical music. In teaching rock music, I focus at first on playing by ear using basic chords and scales. As the student progresses, I focus more on expanding their knowledge of the fretboard using chord in versions. I personally play a lot of finger style guitar, so that can be a big part of my lessons with students who are interested. When teaching students to read, I will use the Berklee Guitar Method series. For classical guitar students, I use the Roya…
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UC Santa Cruz - Music, guitar focus - 02-06 (Bachelor's degree received) Mannes College of Music - Music composition - 06-08 (Master's degree received)
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Stannage Ave, Berkeley, CA
Berkeley, CA
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Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
8 to 99
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I teach fundamental singing techniques from voice training books. I work with jazz, popular music, blues, gospel, folk, ethnic music, and broadway singing, I have had rap, hip hop, soul and r & B students, I work with beginning classical piano books as well as books for blues and jazz piano for new students.
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CSU Sonaoma - Music/Jazz Studies - 1989-1992 (Bachelor's degree received) UC Berkeley - Adult Education Teaching Credential - 2004-2006 (Degree received)
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(925) 937-7807
Walnut Creek, CA
 
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(925) 398-8683
5460 Sunol Blvd
Pleasanton, CA
 
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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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