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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 Gary, IN.

Music Laboratory INC
(708) 895-2218
17805 Burnham Ave
Lansing, IL
 
Blake Clilfford Music
(219) 945-9595
612 Shawnee Drive
Lowell, IN
 
Rick Wilhelm
56 Knoll Ct. Apt. B
Carmel, IN
Instruments
Ear Training, Electric Bass, Guitar, Theory
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
6 Years

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Marlas Music Lessons
(765) 420-9363
210 N 11th St
Lafayette, IN
 
Mc Guire Music & Sound
(765) 474-2942
11 Sagamore Pkwy S
Lafayette, IN
 
Melody Mart Inc
(708) 798-5500
18062 Dixie Hwy
Homewood, IL
 
JJ F.
(877) 231-8505
N. Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis, IN
Subjects
Music Recording, Music Performance, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Blues, Folk, Rock and Song Writing.
Education
Indiana University - Audio Technology - 1986-88 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Patton Music
(812) 842-0600
510 W Main St
Newburgh, IN
 
Mendozas Guitar Lessons
(574) 272-7510
241 N Dixie Way
South Bend, IN
 
The Guitar Teacher
(765) 664-2225
120 E 4th St
Marion, IN
 
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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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