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
 
Jordan L.
(877) 231-8505
Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Music Performance, Bass Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Familiar with Mel Bay method and the standard Musician's Institute method/style as it pertains to guitar performance. Genres: Rock, Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz, Fusion, Rockabilly, Folk.
Education
Yuba Community College - Music - 2006-2008 Musician's Institute - Music - 2009-2010)
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Erik D.
(877) 231-8505
N Kingsely Dr.
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Music Theory, Upright Bass, Music Recording, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rock and Jazz.
Education
James Madison University - Music - 1994-1998 (Bachelor's degree received) New York University - Music - 2002-2004 (Master's degree received)
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Esther B.
(877) 231-8505
MarlinSeas CT.
Sacramento, CA
Subjects
Singing, Piano, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 80
Specialties
I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and, challenge them, as well. I also have new techniques for teaching voice and piano.
Education
Sacramento City College - Music(voice&piano) - 1999 (Associate degree received) C.S.U.S. - Voice &piano - 2001 (Bachelor's degree received) C.S.U.S. - Voice&Piano - 2004 (Master's degree received)
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Madelynn H.
(877) 231-8505
Temecula St
San Diego, CA
Subjects
Music Recording, Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Acting, Songwriting, Singing, Guitar, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Alexander Technique
Education
Berklee College of Music - Professional Music - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Soundcheck Music
(530) 272-7236
671 Maltman Dr Ste 5
Grass Valley, CA
 
Bartholomew W.
(877) 231-8505
Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
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
Education
Musician's Institute - - Fall 08- Fall 09 (not complete)
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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.
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Grossmont/Cuyumaca - Gen Ed/Music - 95-98 (not complete) SD Christian College - Human Development - 2003-2006 (not complete)
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Aaron L.
(877) 231-8505
Cherokee Avenue
Apple Valley, CA
Subjects
Singing, Percussion, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Piano, Music Theory, Organ, Music Recording, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Most popular styles such as: Reggae, Pop, Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, and classical. as well as foreign styles: Indian and middle eastern music theory and many latin styles like salsa, mambo, bossa nova, and samba. I teach the fundamentals of course but I tailor all my lessons to the individual student.
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Victor Valley College - Fine Arts/Music Liberal Arts/Music - 2005 - 2009 (Associate degree received)
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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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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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