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If you have difficulties improvising over the chord changes in "Purple Haze", the techniques of Indian Raga would help you to improvise more effectively. If you want to know how to do it, keep on reading to find the answers.

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Andre L.
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Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory
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Usually I use any easy method for kids to initiation as a base material.
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Escola de Musica e Belas Artes do Parana - Perfomance - Classical Guitar - 1992/1997 (Bachelor's degree received) Conservatorio de Musica Villa Lobos - Classical Guitar/Music theory - 1985/1992 (Degree received)
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I have been taught, on a college level, of classical, jazz, ethnic musics. I specialize in guitar, theory, composition.
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Clearwater, FL
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Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Music Theory
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Guitar and Bass: Beg. to Advanced banjo and piano: Beg. - intermediate All Styles (except Flamenco) to include Folk, Acoustic Fingerstyle, Rock, Punk, Blues, Country, Church, Bluegrass, Soul, Ragtime and Classical.
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Excelsior College - Psychology - 1984-1986 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Maryland - Liberal arts - 1981-1983 (Associate degree received)
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all styles of rock, metal, blues, neo-classical, pop. have personally studied alot of medieval-rennaisance music as well as classical, but don't feel qualified to teach classical guitar, as I use an unorthodox fingerstyle approach when playing fingerstyle.
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I specialize in fretboard theory, songwriting, improvisation, finger-picking, chord theory, and chart reading. I like to think of myself as a very well rounded player who shows interest in several genres of music including anything from Pop and RnB to Alternative Rock and Progressive Death-Metal. I'm open to all genres of music and hope to share similar musical interest's with my future students.
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Visualization method of practicing guitar: classical style, rock style, contemporary christian song style.
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1 to 99
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I love all music and have had at least some experience with almost all styles/genres. I have done classical, rap, metal, rock, jazz, Latin, Irish, Chinese, Balinese, Peruvian, Caribbean, bluegrass, country, video game music, you name it...
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Fort Walton Beach High School - Music- Guitar/ Percussion - 2000-2004 (High School diploma received) Okaloosa Walton College - Music- Classical guitar - 2004-2006 (Associate degree received) Florida State University - Music- Classical guitar - 2007-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Miami, FL
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5 to 99
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My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.
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Miami-Dade College - Music Education - 2004-2006 (Degree received)
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SW 15th Ln.
Miami, FL
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Singing, Guitar
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5 to 18
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Blues, Rock, Pop
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Valencia College - General Studies - Jan 2006-Dec 2008 (Associate degree received) Florida International University - Music - Aug 2010-Present (not complete)
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The Music of Jimi Hendrix Applied to Indian Raga

The Music of Jimi Hendrix Applied to Indian Raga By Matthew Montfort

I began to think about the intersection between raga the music of Jimi Hendrix after seeing a photograph of Jimi in the front row of an Indian music concert, his mouth agape in awe of what he was experiencing.

One day a student of mine was having difficulty improvising over the chord changes in "Purple Haze," and I had the idea that the techniques learned by studying Indian music would help my student to improvise more effectively.

An Indian raga is a melodic recipe for a mood: a “super scale” using a set of notes in ascending and descending order, a hierarchy of note importance, and a key phrase that shows the heart of the movement of the raga. I was inspired to create a modern raga based on the guitar solo in "Purple Haze." Before I explain how to use this raga to create your own music that is tonally related to Hendrix’s solo, some explanation of the Indian system of music is necessary.

North Indian raga uses a system of solfeggio (i.e “do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do”) known as sargam with seven note names per octave, starting with Sa (the tonic and main drone note) followed by Re (2), Ga (3), ma (4), Pa (5), Dha (6) and Ni (7). Indian music does not utilize the concept of perfect pitch where absolute note values are recognized. Sa can be set to any note, and is normally set to the most convenient place for the instrumentalist or vocalist. Just as in Western music, there are 12 main tones per octave, but there are also microtonal ornaments similar to the use of quarter tones in the blues. Indian raga uses a non-tempered tuning system where Sa and Pa are tuned a perfect just fifth apart. The other notes are close to the Western just tuning system, but the tuning of individual notes can vary from raga to raga. The word komal refers to the minor or flat version of a note, shuddh refers the natural or major version, and tivra refers to sharp or augmented version. Sa (1) and Pa (5) cannot be modified. Re (2), Ga (3) Dha (6) and Ni (7) can be either shuddh Re (M2), Ga (M3) Dha (M6) or Ni (M7), which correspond to the Western major intervals, or komal re (m2), ga (m3) dha (m6) or ni (m7), which correspond to the Western minor intervals. The note ma (4) can be either shuddh ma (P4), the natural perfect 4th, or tivra Ma (#4), which corresponds to the Western augmented fourth. In a common North Indian notation system, capital letter abbreviations are used for the version of the note that is highest in pitch and lower case letters for the note version lowest in pitch. For example, using this notation system, this is how a Western chromatic scale would be written:
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S r R g G m M P d D n N S

Purple Raga
To improvise within Purple Raga, one should first practice the ascending and descending scales. Notice that the patterns zig zag: they don’t simply go straight up and down a scale. This allows a raga to prescribe more than simply a mode and to include melodic instruct...

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