Guitar Sessions Hixson TN

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 Hixson, TN.

Musician Training Center
(423) 326-3476
5515 Highway 58
Harrison, TN
 
Greg Nipps Guitar Instruction
(423) 227-8284
3240 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN
 
Scott N.
(877) 231-8505
carolyn ave
Nashville, TN
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in technique, rhythm, improvisation and music theory
Education
niagara county comm. college - music - 85-86 (not complete)
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BOB B.
(877) 231-8505
N. THOMPSON
Murfreesboro, TN
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
All areas including Special Ed.
Education
SEAHOLM - COLLEGE PREP - 1963-67 (High School diploma received) EASTERN MICH UNIVERSITY - MUSIC - 1967-71 (Bachelor's degree received) MTSU - SPECIAL ED - 2007-CURRENT
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Chris D.
(877) 231-8505
Middle Tennesse State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Subjects
Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Performance, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
The biggest part of my rep. is romantic era guitar (albeniz- Tango no.2, Mallorco 'Barcarola' [and others]) but I also have passion for baroque and renaissance guitar. However, I am capable of learning and performing with modern electric instruments and the musical styles and techniques they utilize. Apart from guitar I have exp. with Pro Tools, Reason, and DP. My song writing, arranging, and editing skills are, along with guitar, part of my double major and I am constantly working on and ref…
Education
MTSU - music theory/composition and guitar performance - '06-10 (not complete)
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Classical Guitar Society
(423) 266-2628
2768 Tanglewood Dr
Chattanooga, TN
 
Mountain Music
(423) 875-5250
3304 Dayton Blvd
Chattanooga, TN
 
William K.
(877) 231-8505
B Columbia Ave.
Franklin, TN
Subjects
Songwriting, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Flamenco Guitar, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 85
Specialties
I specialize in classical guitar and flamenco guitar (as was my main focus in college). My methods of technique is a contemporary adaptation of Andres Segovia. I play a lot of jazz guitar, which I like to put into a lot of my lessons because it is a fun way to teach music theory instead of playing Mary Had a Little Lamb. It also is a great way to introduce and demonstrate how to play scales and improvise.
Education
Keene State College - Music Technology specializing in Music Theory and Composition - 8-2005 to 12-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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John S.
(877) 231-8505
West Almadale Ct
Collierville, TN
Subjects
Guitar, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I play keyboards professionally in jazz, RnB, rock, reggae, Latin rock and other styles. I can help the student who has only had traditional lessons branch out and learn how to read chord charts, which in turn teaches them theory. I am a certified Orff teacher as well.
Education
Univ of Memphis - Music Composttion - 1980 - 1983 (Master's degree received) East Texas State Univ - Music Composition - 1977 - 1980 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Carlos Enrique Gonzalez
3720 Yelton Dr.
Nashville, TN
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Guitar, Other
Styles
Classical, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
30 Years

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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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