Guitar Sessions North Royalton OH

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 Royalton, OH.

Brian W.
(877) 231-8505
McKenzie Road
North Olmsted, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Tuba, Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Performance, Music Recording, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I am classically trained but also adept in improvisation. I play and teach all styles of American and Western European music, including but not limited to rock (classic, alt, metal), r&b/soul/funk, latin and Afro Cuban, popular/show, and contemporary Christian.
Education
Stonewall Jackson H.S. - College Prep - 8/73 to 5/77 (High School diploma received) Abilene Christian University - English Lit - 8/77 to 5/81 (Bachelor's degree received) Abilene Christian University - Marketing/Finance - 5/81 to 5/83 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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West Side Piano & Guitar
(440) 835-4670
Westlake, OH
 
Nicholas L.
(877) 231-8505
Indian Oaks Ln
Toledo, OH
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
The style that I specialize in is acoustic guitar and composing. My methods are a little different then most because I would have the student in my studio and we would work out songs together including: chord changes, tempo, measures, time signature, key, and strumming patterns. Then, through recording, I would show them how to layer multiple guitar, bass, drums, piano or vocal parts. Essentially they would be learning not just chords and scales but how instruments work together in a well com…
Education
Eastern Michigan University - Telecommunications/Marketing - 2000-2005 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Josh W.
(877) 231-8505
Heatherdowns
Toledo, OH
Subjects
Guitar, Drums, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Theory, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Blues, Jazz
Education
Owens Community College - Associate of Arts Creative Writing Concentration - 2001-2007 (Associate degree received) University of Toledo - Music Education Jazz Emphasis - August 2008- present (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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West Side Piano & Guitar
(440) 835-4670
Westlake, OH
 
Guitar Conservatory
(216) 226-3540
1398 Edwards Ave
Lakewood, OH
 
Brian W.
(877) 231-8505
McKenzie Road
North Olmsted, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Tuba, Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Performance, Music Recording, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I am classically trained but also adept in improvisation. I play and teach all styles of American and Western European music, including but not limited to rock (classic, alt, metal), r&b/soul/funk, latin and Afro Cuban, popular/show, and contemporary Christian.
Education
Stonewall Jackson H.S. - College Prep - 8/73 to 5/77 (High School diploma received) Abilene Christian University - English Lit - 8/77 to 5/81 (Bachelor's degree received) Abilene Christian University - Marketing/Finance - 5/81 to 5/83 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Brenda O.
(877) 231-8505
Butterfield Pl
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Flute, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My favorite methods to teach are Orff and Suzuki, but I prefer to adjust to the student needs. Latin music, classic and pop are my favorite genres.
Education
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico - Music Education - 2004-2006 (Master's degree received) Interamerican University of Puerto Rico - Music Education - 1986-1990 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Molly Young
3387 Garylane Dr.
Dublin, OH
Instruments
Audio Recording, Composition, Ear Training, Electric Bass, Flute, Guitar, Music Business, Piano, Recording, Stand Up Bass, Suzuki Method, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
8 Years

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Guitar Attention Center
(937) 323-0589
115 E Ward St
Springfield, OH
 
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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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