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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 Lamont, CA.

Bill ONeills Guitar Instruction
(661) 858-4397
2455 Pinon Springs Cir
Bakersfield, CA
 
Jard D.
(877) 231-8505
North Point
San Francisco, CA
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Songwriting, Music Theory, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Classical Guitar
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4 to 126
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Although I am fluent in an array of styles such as rock, metal, blues and jazz, I specialize in classical guitar performance.
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Plantation High School - Honors and AP courses - 1996-2000 (High School diploma received) University of Central Florida - Music Performance - 2000-2006 (Bachelor's degree received) San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Music Performance - 2006-2008 (Master's degree received)
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LaCrescenta Dr.
Shingle Springs, CA
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Songwriting, Music Theory, Guitar
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1 to 99
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Guitar: beg to adv. Rock, blues, country, gypsy style jazz
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California State University Sacramento - English - 2007-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Adam H.
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Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
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Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Recording, Songwriting
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10 to 99
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Music, Guitar, Bass, Recording, Songwriting Beginner and Intermediate Pop, Rock, Country, Folk. Songwriting using a variety of tools: Guitar, Piano, Midi, Garageband, Pro Tools, Apple Logic, etc.
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Steinert HS, NJ - Music - 1994-1998 Ithaca College, NY - Music Guitar - 1998-1999 University of North Carolina - Music Guitar/Production - 1999-2003
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hough ave,
Lafayette, CA
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Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance
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1 to 99
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My focus is in classical guitar, but I have my BA in music theory/history.
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Oceana High School - - FA 2001-SPR 2005 (High School diploma received) St Mary's College of CA - Performing Arts: Music - FA 2005-SPR 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Peddy Wayland Guitar Studio
(661) 393-7882
9903 Valerio Ct
Bakersfield, CA
 
Patrick T.
(877) 231-8505
North La Fayette Park Place
Los Angeles, CA
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Drums, Music Recording, Clarinet, Cello, Music Performance, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Theory
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5 to 80
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Having grown up in an academic environment, I find it imperative to begin students with the basics (unless they demonstrate a certain level of proficiency). With upright bass - my strongest instrument - I like to emphasize playing with a bow. As far as method books go, I'd start off with Rabbath vol. 1. It contains fun, short études that are relatively simple and easy to digest. I prefer this method rather than forcing students to play scales all day! For the acoustic bass, I specialize in Fo…
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Urban School of San Francisco - General Study - Sep. 2001 - May, 2005 (High School diploma received) University of Southern California - BM - Jazz Performance - Sep. 2005 - May 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Alexander M.
(877) 231-8505
W. 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA
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Music Performance, Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Clarinet, Piano, French Horn, Music Theory, Trombone, Music Recording, Guitar, Flute, Classical Guitar, Percussion
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8 to 99
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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.
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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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Bartholomew W.
(877) 231-8505
Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA
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Music Theory, Guitar
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1 to 99
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Guitar: beg to inter Jazz Fusion, Jazz, Alternate picking, hybrid picking, composition, modes for guitar, basic chords to advanced chords, Organizing the fretboard in an entire new way
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Musician's Institute - - Fall 08- Fall 09 (not complete)
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520 S Mariposa Ave
Los Angeles, CA
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Composition, Guitar, Theory
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Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
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Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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$35
Years of Experience
2 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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