Music Lessons Near Los Angeles, CA

Music Lessons Near Los Angeles, CA

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Oboe and English Horn performance

Tips & Ideas

Being a Jazz improviser I use an improvised approach to warming up. Set a metronome to a moderate pace. Begin improvising quarter notes. Focus on even notes and control the volume. Stay as relaxed... Read More
If the guitar had only one string, it would be quite easy to understand the mechanics of the guitar fretboard. It would be laid out just like a piano, where the further to the right you go, the... Read More

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The most recognizable chord progression is the "Dominant" to the "Tonic". In the key of Cmajor, G7 resolves to Cma7. This 4th movement is the Dominant-Tonic relationship, it defines how we hear... Read More
My approach to teaching jazz starts with a fundamental understanding of chords, scales and arpeggios. Additionally an understanding functional harmony is necessary. Once all of these things are... Read More
If the guitar had only one string, it would be quite easy to understand the mechanics of the guitar fretboard. It would be laid out just like a piano, where the further to the right you go, the... Read More