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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 Fort Collins, CO.

Acoustic Guitar Instruction
424 Guillemont St
Fort Collins, CO
 
Academy of Guitar
(970) 223-2466
5616 S College Ave, Unit A
Fort Collins, CO
 
Rockstar Lessons Presents Guitar DRUMS Voice AND Piano Lessons
(720) 984-2952
3521 Hearthfire Dr
Fort Collins, CO
 
Loveland Music
(970) 622-0080
214 E 4th St
Loveland, CO
 
Doug S.
(877) 231-8505
East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO
Subjects
Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Upright Bass, Music Theory, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in latin, jazz, popular and classical guitar. I teach all styles including rock, blues, folk and country. Focus on teaching chords, scales, theory and reading skills.
Education
Denver Institute of Technology - Drafting - July 1976-1977 (Associate degree received) University of Colorado At Denver - Music - 1982 (not complete) University of Denver - Music - 2009-Present (not complete)
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Summertown Music Studios
(970) 225-0771
2609 Amber Harvest Ln
Fort Collins, CO
 
Mountain Music
640 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
 
Magic Music
(970) 203-0432
2240 W. 1st St
Loveland, CO
 
Doug S.
(877) 231-8505
E 104 Drive
Commerce City, CO
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Upright Bass, Music Theory, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in latin, jazz, popular and classical guitar. I teach all styles including rock, blues, folk and country. Focus on teaching chords, scales, theory and reading skills.
Education
Denver Institute of Technology - Drafting - July 1976-1977 (Associate degree received) University of Colorado At Denver - Music - 1982 (not complete) University of Denver - Music - 2009-Present (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Wendy H.
(877) 231-8505
Academy Boulevard North
Colorado Springs, CO
Subjects
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical piano is my strenghts; however, I can teach any style from christian to contemporary to jazz. Vocal styles are basic classical, modern, and christian. Guitar styles include basic instruction on learning to play guitar, chording, fingerpicking, using different positions on the finger board. I can teach beginning to college level music theory.
Education
Nazarene Bible College - Music Ministry with emphasis on piano certification - 2003-2008 (Bachelor's degree received) Riverview Collegiate Institute - H.S. Diploma - 1971-1974 (High School diploma received)
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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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