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Guitar Sessions Selma 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 Selma, CA.

Bentleys DRUM Shop
(559) 222-5011
4477 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Grant G.
(877) 231-8505
S. Elm Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA
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Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 65
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Mel Bay's modern guitar method grade 1-2, beginner to intermediate jazz guitar, songwriting with guitar, rock and folk guitar, music theory and composition from beginner to professional. Music recording/composing with Pro Tools, Logic, and Finale.
Education
College of Charleston - Music Composition/Theory - 2001-2005 (Bachelor's degree received) New York University - Music Composition/Film Scoring - 2007-2009 (Master's degree received)
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Victor Skidanenko
Manzana Lane and Los Robles
Palo Alto, CA
Instruments
Audio Recording, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Recording, Theory, Voice
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
5 Years

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Cliff R.
(877) 231-8505
17th ave
San Francisco, CA
Subjects
Songwriting, Music Theory, Drums, Guitar
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
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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Kristina B.
(877) 231-8505
Bush St.
San Francisco, CA
Subjects
Songwriting, Music Theory, Singing, Guitar
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
Voice, Guitar, Vocal Technique, Range, Improvisation, Music Theory, Songwriting I specialize in Pop/Rock/Jazz/Country/Indie Rock and Musical Theater genres.
Education
Boston University - Communications - 9/95 ~ 5/96 Berklee College of Music - Voice/Music Business/Music Therapy - 9/97 ~ 5/99 University of Massachusetts - Sociology/Psychology - 9/99 ~ 8/00 Barnstable High - All - 9/91 ~ 6/95
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Charles Mark Guitar Studio
(559) 229-2502
5832 E Pontiac Way
Fresno, CA
 
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…
Education
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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Tyler D.
(877) 231-8505
Samoa Dr
Huntington Beach, CA
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
rock, blues, metal, pop... etc. Chord theory, scales, arpeggios, improvising.
Education
Foothill High - - 1990 (High School diploma received) Utah Valley University - Business Management - 1993-1996 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Nicole W.
(877) 231-8505
Date Street
San Diego, CA
Subjects
Singing, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am completely self taught so i first find out what the student really wants to learn i.e.a great riff and i start there. I learn it myself then teach it to them. I am calm, and have a great sense of humor so i immediately put the student at ease, then we go from there.
Education
John Bowne - general - 06-1980- 06-1984 (not complete)
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David H.
(877) 231-8505
Bonita Rd.
Bonita, CA
Subjects
Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Saxophone
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
I enjoy teaching classical as well as jazz. I love working with musicians that are getting ready for a big audition or solo coming up, or if you just want to work on a special song for someone and beginning guitar Also, I teach in small and large combo groups/ensembles.
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Southwestern Col - Music, pre law - 76-78 (not complete) Castle Park HS - GE, music - 73-76 (not complete)
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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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