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Villa Lobos Prelude Nº2 Arpeggios

Aside from the lush harmonies and hauntingly evocative melodies of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ music, the physicality of strumming or arpeggiating through all six strings, of sinking a fat thumb rest-stroke into a deep melody, of sliding all four left-hand fingers across the fretboard through diminished 7th chords produces a visceral joy unlike any other I experience when playing the guitar. 314 more words

ScaleTracks: on test and in action!

In the seven years since Apple first introduced the iPad we’ve seen a plethora of apps appear, including many designed for music education, giving users plenty to explore and consider adopting in their teaching studios. 1,432 more words

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4 Vocal Warms-Ups to Introduce Singers to Jazz Harmony

By Dr. Art Lapierre

Throughout the years, I have enjoyed working with singers who have a more traditional awareness of music. Oftentimes these singers have experience singing in classical choirs or pop/rock bands, and have little experience singing in four-part harmonies with upper extensions. 467 more words

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Top 5 Thursday: 5 Exotic And Unique Scales For You To Marinate on

 

Hirajoshi Scale 

     A tuning scale for the Japanese koto by way of the shamisen, this scale revolutionized the koto in Japan by the Andres Segovia of koto :  Yatsuhashi Kengyō. 94 more words

Education

Joni Mitchell: Painting With Altered Tunings

The prolific and often sourced Canadian Joni Mitchell has been constantly wrestled with harmonic riddles through her long time practice of searching for chord progressions under the influence of heavily altered tunings for decades. 196 more words

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Beginner Tuesdays: What To Practice- Chord Changes, Arpeggios, and Power Chords.

Practice is something that I’m asked about all the time and I understand why… ractice is action and asking is procrastination. Especially as a beginner, you need to execute;  ACTION! 752 more words

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