October 22, 2013

A good instructor should teach the following techniques! | Music Lesson Tips

A good instructor should teach the following techniques!

Vince Lauria
Submitted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 6:30pm
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Gold Medal Winner! By Vince Lauria
These are the must knows for anyone wanting to play music.
Play and understand your favorite songs!
Here are some of the topics covered:
Diatonic chords - three note triads though seven note for:
Natural major scale - major pentatonic (all neck positions)
Natural minor - minor pentatonic
Harmonic major
Harmonic Minor Scale
Jazz Melodic & Melodic Minor Scale
Blues Scale (all variations),
For guitar learn scales in all string groups.
i.e. two strings (EA-AD-GB-BE)
Then three strings (EAD-ADG-DGB-GBE)
Major Scale (Natural Minor Scale)
Harmonic Minor Scale
Harmonic Major
Melodic Minor Scale (Jazz Melodic Minor Scale)
Blues Scale (five variations),
For guitar:
Learn scales in all string groups.
two strings (EA-AD-GB-BE)
Then three strings (EAD-ADG-DGB-GBE)
Then four, five and six string groups.
Analyze and write out all your favorite songs and there interval
relationship and melodic structure. Transpose to all keys:
A, Bb, B, C, C# Db, D, D# Eb, E, F, F# Gb, G, G# Ab,
12 key Centers - 15 written keys: C no sharps or flats
Seven sharp keys - circle of fifths - G, D, A, E, B, F#, C#
Seven flat keys - circle of fourths - F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb
All Modes for all scales indicated – 28
Secondary Dominants tonicization,
Functioning and non functioning chords.
Common substitution principles = flat fifth etc.
Melodic Minor Scale subs.
Guitar all five positions of all chord types. Cage system
Maj, min, dim, aug, Dom, Alt Dom,
and minor 7, 9ths, 11ths and 13ths.
Altered dominant chords. b5, #5, b9, #9.
All inversions for every chord: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
One hundred and forty diatonic chords from four scales.
Transpose to all 15 written keys.
Sight Reading skills treble and bass clef
The ones used today are:
Create your own pieces from all music periods:
Renaissance, Classical, Romantic, Spanish, Impressionistic,
Modern, Blues, Blues Rock, Bebop, Jazz, Fusion. Modern Metalcore etc.
Become familiar with these styles:
Chord Melody and reharmonization of standards and any song.
For guitar - Speed picking, Metal, Altered tunings,
Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Slide Guitar, Two hand techniques and Traditional Classical guitar. Altered tunings for today’s sounds!
Ear Training, relative pitch recognition and doing take downs.
Recording techniques, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Acid loops, all digital recording techniques. Rehearsing and playing live with other students.
I will help you write, record your own song and put it on You Tube and iTunes!