Guitar Sessions Hastings MN

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 Hastings, MN.

Eric C.
(877) 231-8505
Pilotknob Road
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
Ukulele, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Pop, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Rock, Folk, basic music theory
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William Evan M.
(877) 231-8505
Holmes Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Flamenco Guitar, Music Recording, Songwriting, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Because of my training at Lawrence University, I'm well versed in both classical and jazz music, but have also studied composition and arranging, music recording techniques, and pedagogy. I have studied jazz the most extensively, but consider myself proficient in almost any style or genre that involves the guitar.
Education
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical - Guitar Building and Repair - 2009-2010 (Degree received) Lawrence University - Classical and Jazz Guitar Performance - 2004-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Jeff E.
(877) 231-8505
Robinwood Lane
Hopkins, MN
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Mostly rock and some blues. I aim mostly in fretboard theory. Once you show them how it all works and how the fret board works they can play anything.
Education
Rockfod East High - general studies - 80-84 (degree received) Guitar center - Guitar,music - 87-88 (degree received) Hennepin Tech colege - Electronics - 04-07 (degree received)
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Jason H.
(877) 231-8505
Russell Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Piano, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance, Music Recording, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 89
Specialties
Music theory and classical piano and guitar, funk bass, Motown style, Hip Hop, House & Dance music, Electronic Music - synthesizers, samplers, music software, production, arranging, engineering...awarded the Peter Gabriel Production Award at Berklee College of Music by the Music Synthesis faculty for a partial scholarship, 1994. Featured on iTunes Store - Jason/ Roomsa feat: Lady Sarah, Dance Music Top 20 charts. Awarded Top 100 Electronic Artists of the Year, URB magazine, 2004.
Education
Berklee College of Music - 1994 - 1989 (Bachelor's degree received)
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David Dahl
331 Dellwood sq. N.
Landfall, MN
Instruments
Guitar
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$20
Years of Experience
40 Years

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David Dahl
331 Dellwood sq. N.
Landfall, MN
Instruments
Guitar
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$20
Years of Experience
40 Years

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Kevin G.
(877) 231-8505
James Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach Rock, Hard Rock, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Metal, Shred Guitar. My methods are successful, interesting, and sometimes challenging to let the student find their potential of learning and playing original and creative music.
Education
Northmont High School - algebra, english, history - 89-93 (High School diploma received)
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Timothy B.
(877) 231-8505
Columbus Ave S.,
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Mostly Classical, Flamenco, Blues, and Rock. Lots of experience teaching young students
Education
University of Minnesota - Music Performance - 6/05-5/10 (not complete)
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Mark H.
(877) 231-8505
80th Cir N
Osseo, MN
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Speaking Voice, Acting, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Recording, Songwriting
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Pop, etc
Education
University of Minnesota - Journalism, Theatre Arts(minor) - 1983-1988 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Stephen J.
(877) 231-8505
Grandview Ave. W
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
The areas I gravitate to are blues, rock, and jazz, but I'm always up for a challenge if there's something that's caught your interest. Fusion of styles has also always fascinated me. I can teach basic chords to improvisation and modal scales with everything in between, including the theory to help put it all in proportion. I'll help you find the answers and techniques you're looking for to get to where you want to be. Wherever that is. I believe highly in the benefit of learning and understa…
Education
University of Minnesota Duluth - Music, Jazz Guitar - Sept. 2004 - May 2009 (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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