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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 Inglewood, CA.

Pablo S.
(877) 231-8505
deane ave
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 60
Specialties
Jazz Rock Tango Bossa Nova and South american styles Orff Schulwerk-Kodaly-Dalcroze- Berklee Guitar Method Alfred's Method-Mel Bay-Hal Leonard etc
Education
Universtiy of El Salvador - Music Therapy - March 2000 (Bachelor's degree received) University of California - Music Therapy - In Progress (not complete)
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Brian P.
(877) 231-8505
Canterbury Drive,
Culver City, CA
Subjects
Piano, Music Performance, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Education
California State University, Los Angeles - Music (Piano, Classical Guitar Performance) - 1968-71, 1980-86 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Jan P.
(877) 231-8505
W 36th Street
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Drums, Singing, Guitar, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am mainly a funky rock and blues guitar player, and have been in bands on bass, drums and with my own project, Audiocination, on guitar and vox. There are so many different styles that get mixed into rock that I find it important to introduce my students to a lot of different styles, so they can find the one that suits them best.
Education
Musicians Institute - Guitar - 1999 -2001 (Degree received) Munich's University of Technology - Electrical Engineering - 1992-1998 (Master's degree received)
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Alexander M.
(877) 231-8505
W. 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Music Performance, Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Clarinet, Piano, French Horn, Music Theory, Trombone, Music Recording, Guitar, Flute, Classical Guitar, Percussion
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
I teach nearly every style of guitar: classical, jazz, rock, blues, metal, country, pop/contemporary, and folk. I feel that it is important for students to be able to read music, but I also teach students by rote. This improves their ear-training and can make learning songs much easier.
Education
University of Southern California - Music Performance - August 2010-Present (not complete) University of North Texas - Music Education - August 2006- May 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Andy S.
(877) 231-8505
West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Drums, Piano, Percussion, Music Performance, Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My percussion knowledge is vast and I can teach any genre My guitar knowledge is considerably less, but I can teach from beginners to intermediate levels. My piano knowledge is beginner to novice level
Education
Berklee College of Music - Professional Music - 9/1991-5/1995 (Bachelor's degree received) New York University - Music/Composition - 9/1995-5/1997 (Master's degree received)
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charles s.
(877) 231-8505
S DALTON
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
jazz, blues, soul, gospel, pop and rock.
Education
WISCONSIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC - JAZZ MAJOR - 1974-77 (not complete)
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Christian D.
(877) 231-8505
Hillcrest St.
El Segundo, CA
Subjects
Flamenco Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical guitar- Contemporary Repertoire Flamenco guitar- Solo playing Steel String Electric or Acoustic- Blues, Rock, and jazz
Education
University of Denver - Music, Guitar performance - 2002-2007 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Southern California - Music, Guitar performance - 2007-2010 (Master's degree received)
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Paul T.
(877) 231-8505
Charnock Road
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Recording, Songwriting, Piano, Guitar, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 55
Specialties
I excel at popular music genres such as pop, blues, R&B, rock, and jazz. I am also trained classically and enjoy the challenges of standard repertoire from Bach to Chopin. I began studying music as a student of the Suzuki method. However, today I find that my own practice resembles most closely, the Kodály, Dalcroze, and Orff-Schulwerk methodologies in philosophy and application.
Education
Santa Monica College - General Ed., Music - 08-1999 to 06-2001 (Associate degree received) UCLA - Ethnomusicology (World Music) - 09-2002 to 08-2004 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Bryan L.
(877) 231-8505
Pershing Dr
Playa del Rey, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
12 to 21
Specialties
I am particularly proficient in Rock Guitar and Music Theory. I specialize in songwriting as an application of Music Theory.
Education
Musicians Institute - Music/ Guitar - October 2008-September 2009 (Degree received) University Of Oregon - Music/ Science - 2001-2005 (Bachelor's degree received) Wilson - General - 1997-2001 (High School diploma received)
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Gabe W.
(877) 231-8505
S. Cochran Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
Music, Guitar, Music Theory Jazz, Blues, Funk, Folk, Rock, Punk, Metal, Acoustic, Classical, Jam Band, Improvisation, Shred, history, ear training, sight reading, transcribing
Education
Muhlenberg College - Music - Theory & Composition/Guitar Performance - 1997-2001 DePaul University - Jazz Studies - Guitar - 2001-2003 University of Southern California - Musicology/Ethnomusicology/Jazz Studies - 2003-Present
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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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