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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 Selma, CA.

Bentleys DRUM Shop
(559) 222-5011
4477 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Noah W.
(877) 231-8505
n. serrano
Los Angeles, CA
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Music Performance, Classical Guitar, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Fiddle, Songwriting, Violin, Singing, Music Recording
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5 to 99
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I specialize in the classical and rock genres.
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UNC school of the arts - Violin, Composition - 1996-2000 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Adam H.
(877) 231-8505
argyle av.
Los Angeles, CA
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Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Performance, Guitar, Flamenco Guitar
Ages Taught
8 to 80
Specialties
I Specialize in advanced electric guitar techniques and styles
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musicians institute - Guitar performance - 04/15/2009 -- 09/17/2010 (Associate degree received) Home schooled - - (Degree received)
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Cliff R.
(877) 231-8505
17th ave
San Francisco, CA
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Songwriting, Music Theory, Drums, Guitar
Ages Taught
10 to 99
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I'm trained in the Walden School method of music education, which is used at the Peabody Conservatory and Santa Clara University. The method utilizes sight singing, aural dictation, and piano fluency. Not only was I trained in this method, but I also attended the Walden School in August to learn how to instruct students in this method. As a guitarist, I specialize in metal, rock, blues, and other pop styles. My education has also provided me aptitude in jazz and classical. I have been playing…
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St. Ignatius College Prep - - 09/2000-06/2004 (High School diploma received) Gonzaga University - Education, English, Music - 09/2004-05/2006 (not complete) Santa Clara University - Music, English - 09/2006-06/2009 (Bachelor's degree received) Walden School - Music Education - 8/2009 (Degree received)
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David A.
(877) 231-8505
Brillantez
Irvine, CA
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Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Music Recording, Guitar, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 75
Specialties
Jazz, funk and rock guitar. Pop songwriting and production.
Education
Los Angeles City College - Music - Theory, harmony, Performance - 1976-1980 Guitar Institute of Technology - Music & Guitar - 1980s Irvine Valley College - Big Band Jazz Ensemble - Current
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Charles Mark Guitar Studio
(559) 229-2502
5832 E Pontiac Way
Fresno, CA
 
robert v.
(877) 231-8505
Stansfield Lane
Santa Clarita, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Songwriting, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
13 to 50
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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.
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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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Ian S.
(877) 231-8505
San Felipe Way
Novato, CA
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Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Pop, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Fusion, Solo Guitar (classical & fingerstyle)
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Musicians Institute - Guitar Performance - Graduated 2008 (Associate degree received) San Marin High School - -- - Graduated 2004 (High School diploma received)
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Michael C.
(877) 231-8505
Mirage Ave
Westminster, CA
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Singing, Music Theory, Songwriting, Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
Singer/songwriter, acoustic, fretless guitar. Teaching harmony in relation to the guitar fretboard. Professional Engineering
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The Hartt School - Voice, Education and Sound Engineering - 1994-1997 Berklee College of Music - Guitar, Voice, Sound Engineering - 1997-2000 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Patrick T.
(877) 231-8505
North La Fayette Park Place
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Drums, Music Recording, Clarinet, Cello, Music Performance, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 80
Specialties
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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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!

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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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