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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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Fresno, CA
 
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Palo Alto, CA
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Milpitas, CA
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Specialize in fervent, lively music playing. Styles: all-around. Genres: Christian, contemporary, mellow/peaceful, and rock.
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San Jose State University - Kinesiology - 2010 (not complete)
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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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Fresno, CA
 
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Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Performance
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I teach fundamental singing techniques from voice training books. I work with jazz, popular music, blues, gospel, folk, ethnic music, and broadway singing, I have had rap, hip hop, soul and r & B students, I work with beginning classical piano books as well as books for blues and jazz piano for new students.
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Voice: I teach a combination of Bel Canto and Speech level singing. I teach pop, musical theatre, Jazz, rock and blues styles. Voice: I teach rock, pop, jazz, folk, pop. I teach both electric and acoustic. Guitar: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Folk.
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San Diego State University - Electro-Acoustic Music Composition - 2008-present (not complete) Eastern Washington University - Music Composition - 2007-2008 (not complete) Roosevelt H. S. - Arts/ General - 1998-1999 (degree received)
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My private instructor at Berklee was Oscar Stagnaro, a renowned Peruvian bassist who specialized in Latin and Brazilian rhythms. Also, I was a member of the nationally touring ska band, Jonny vs. the Ninjas, from 2004-2007. Most recently, I have been a member of Nifty Gizmo, the house band that ran the open mic night at the Dume Room in downtown Ventura from January through June.
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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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