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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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868 High St
Eugene, OR
 
Justin Price
6305 SE Aldercrest Ct
Milwaukie, OR
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Electric Bass, Guitar
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Blues, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
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Paul S.
(877) 231-8505
SE BOISE ST
Portland, OR
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Guitar, Drums
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12 to 18
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While I specialize in rock, experimental, electronic, noise, popular, folk, and art music, I do know some jazz. In order to pass my guitar jury to graduate with a B.A. in music, I had to demonstrate knowledge of all basic major and minor triads plus dominant, minor, major, half-diminished and fully diminished 7th chords. Additionally, 2-octave major and minor scales in 6 positions, in broken thirds and triad patterns were required, along with four memorized pieces within the jazz genre. The b…
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Moorhead State University - Music - 1996-2002 (Bachelor's degree received) Portland State University - Education: Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Language Arts - 2008-2010
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(877) 231-8505
Cedar Street
Fairview, OR
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Opera Voice, Guitar, Singing
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5 to 70
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National Conservatory of Music of Panama - Vocal Poliphony - 1994-1997 (completed)
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(877) 231-8505
Se 8th Ave
Portland, OR
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Cello, Classical Guitar, Organ, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Drums, Guitar, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Bass Guitar, Piano, Music Recording
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5 to 99
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Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Composition.
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Westmont College - Music - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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84737 S. Hideaway Hills Rd.
Eugene, OR
 
Jeremy N.
(877) 231-8505
SE Reedway St
Portland, OR
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Drums, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Recording, Music Performance, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Bass Guitar
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5 to 50
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Drum: beg to adv Piano: beg to adv Guitar and bass: beg to inter Piano: I teach a method that my father--a professional music teacher in the Phoenix valley--has developed for 37 years which includes original exercises, music and books by Pace, Noona, Faber, Minsky and more. Drums: I developed a creative approach to drumming incorporating reading from the beginning. I use Syncopation by Ted Reed and the Breeze Easy methods to start. Also have play along CD's and playlists. Guitar: I took lesso…
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Univ of Arizona - Music - 08/1992-06/1997 (Bachelor's degree received) Univ of Arizona - Music - 08/2001-06/2003 (Master's degree received)
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N Yale Street
Portland, OR
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I try to tailor my lesson plans to the musical interests of the student while focusing on music theory and pedagogy.
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Simsbury High School - - August 2000-June 2004 (High School diploma received) Hofstra University - Music - August 2004-May 2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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N Overlook Terrace
Portland, OR
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Music Theory, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance
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5 to 99
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I specialize in Classical Guitar, and I prefer to use the Aaron Shearer guitar method books to teach beginners proper technique and to read music. I am also extremely proficient in other styles, including Rock and Blues.
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University of Idaho - Music - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received) North Idaho College - General - 2002-2004 (Associate degree received)
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SW. Maverick Terrace
Beaverton, OR
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Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Guitar, Singing, Songwriting
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5 to 65
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Beginning to intermediate Guitar Voice and Bass lessons
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Portland Community - Music Major - 2010 (complete) Portland State - Masters Music Major - 2012 (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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