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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 North Chicago, IL.

Randal K.
(877) 231-8505
Dunton Ct.
Mundelein, IL
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Reggae,Blues, and Folk. Travis Fingerstyle.
Education
SIU-Carbondale - advertising - 1988-1992 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Doug S.
(877) 231-8505
NW Highway
Palatine, IL
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Recording, Music Performance, Bass Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I have been told that I use the discovery method. I never realized there was a description for the way I teach. Generally I'll use what ever means I feel that are necessary to help the student discover what it is they think they need or more importantly what I think they need by helping them see the relevance of it.
Education
Harper College - Music - 1986-1988 (not complete)
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Jason W.
(877) 231-8505
Park Ln
Glenview, IL
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Classical Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My degrees are in classical guitar but I have experience teaching rock, jazz, blues, and folk as well. I can also teaching beginning electric bass.
Education
Southeast Missouri State - guitar - 9-01-01 to 5-15-06 (Bachelor's degree received) Northwestern University - guitar - 12-27-07 to 12-20/08 (Master's degree received)
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Lisa T.
(877) 231-8505
North Wille St.
Mount Prospect, IL
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
I can teach basic beginner and intermediate guitar. I can play most genres.
Education
Northeastern Illinois University - Elementary Ed,. k-8 and Middle School Endorsements - 2003-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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A-Major Music INC
(847) 623-8565
3701 Grand Ave Ste B
Gurnee, IL
 
Ian M.
(877) 231-8505
W. Grand Ave
Lake Villa, IL
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Flamenco Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Recording, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Again, I am very confident in my teaching skills. I love so many genres of music that its hard to say where my best talents lie. But no matter what the style, I will say one thing that I have always been strict about is proper technique and rhythm. I feel like timing is something that a lot of musicians lack and often have to learn the hard way later on. I try to incorporate it soon after and onward after a beginner's first lessons.
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Joseph L.
(877) 231-8505
W Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL
Subjects
Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Recording, Music Performance, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am pretty adaptive to any style, as I have interests that lie in many. As far as a specialty in genre, I would say those are rock, indie rock, reggae, and country.
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Kyle M.
(877) 231-8505
Greenleaf Ave
Wilmette, IL
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Trombone, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have a broad understanding of jazz and have been playing and teaching it for years. I also specialize in slap bass style, which I studied extensively at Berklee. I play in a rock band so I know about that style as well.
Education
Berklee College of Music - Professional Music - Electric Bass - 2004-2008 (not complete)
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Dan Robinson Guitar
(847) 615-2950
Lake Forest, IL
 
Marks Guitar & Piano Studio
(847) 247-0730
252 Hunter Ct
Vernon Hills, IL
 
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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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