Guitar Sessions Nevada City CA

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 Nevada City, CA.

Rick Kirkpatrick Guitar Lssns
(530) 205-5821
314 Spring St
Nevada City, CA
 
Richard F.
(877) 231-8505
Begonia Way
Alpine, CA
Subjects
Drums, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Basic to Advanced Drumming. Proper grip and posture, to stick control and learning songs. Trap set, hand drum and percussion. Metronome/ear training Basic theory and notation Defining Melody, Harmony and Rhythm and bringing them together as one. Strumming, finger exercise and songs.
Education
Grossmont/Cuyumaca - Gen Ed/Music - 95-98 (not complete) SD Christian College - Human Development - 2003-2006 (not complete)
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robert v.
(877) 231-8505
Stansfield Lane
Santa Clarita, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Songwriting, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
13 to 50
Specialties
specialize in kodally method,advanced knowledge in hybrid picking,finger picking,travis picking,chicken picking,cross picking,flat picking,slide guitar and open tunings.Knowledge in styles like blues,swing,rockabilly,western swing,country, Nassville sound,southern rock,honky-tonk and rock.
Education
university of Oviedo - Kodally method - graduated in 1993 (Associate degree received) musicians institute - guitar,music theory,harmony,ear training,songwriting - graduated in 1995 (Associate degree received)
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Erich D.
(877) 231-8505
Fostoria Court
San Diego, CA
Subjects
Trombone, Guitar, Tuba, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
10 to 50
Specialties
For trombone- classical literature, some jazz and blues, solid focus on fundamentals of tone, technique, and breathing For guitar- beginning techniques, theory, rhythm playing For bass- beginning and intermediate techniques, blues and jazz are specialties
Education
Victor J. Andrew High School - Gen. Ed - 8/91-6/95 (High School diploma received) Illinois State University - Music - 8/95-6/2000 (Bachelor's degree received) Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - Music Ministry - 3/02-5/06 (Master's degree received) Fuller Theological Seminary - Theology - 9/09-present (not complete)
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Tim K.
(877) 231-8505
Princess Anne Dr
San Jose, CA
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Folk, Rock, Americana, Country, Blues
Education
West Valley College - Music, Business - 9/74 thru 6/75 (not complete)
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Soundcheck Music
(530) 272-7236
671 Maltman Dr Ste 5
Grass Valley, CA
 
Brian J.
(877) 231-8505
37th St.
San Diego, CA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Piano, Songwriting, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
6 to 60
Specialties
guitar, bass, sax, beginning to intermediate piano, songwriting, music theory, sight reading Progressive methods for Guitar and Bass. Bastien Methods for Piano. Rock, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Metal, Blues, and Classical. Some Funk, Jazz, and R&B.
Education
Patterson High School - General Education - 1996-2000 (degree received) Point Loma Nazarene University - Music Business - 2000-2005 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Roger Y.
(877) 231-8505
Emperor Way
Sunnyvale, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 40
Specialties
Pop. Rock, Country, Blues, and Hip Hop
Education
University of Washington - Business Finance/Music - September 2003 - August 2007 (Bachelor's degree received) Musician's Institute - Guitar - April 2008 - March 2009 (Degree received)
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David Irelan
Los Angeles, CA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Business, Theory
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Intermediate
Rate
$65
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Nick P.
(877) 231-8505
Carlton Way
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Songwriting, Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 70
Specialties
My specialties are rock, jazz, acoustic, and blues
Education
Musicians Institute - Guitar - 2004-2007 (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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