Signature Sound Santa Rosa CA

A good way for you to incorporate this unusual chord into your own playing is to first substitute it for a maj7 chord. Next, you can start to use this color as a substitute forother types of chords. A good exercise is totake a standard, and change all the chordsto maj7#5 chords, using the original roots.

Sean M.
(877) 231-8505
Donahue St.
Santa Rosa, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Piano, Music Theory, Music Recording
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Visualization, transcribing music
Education
Colfax High School - High School Diploma - 08/1994-06/1999 (High School diploma received) SIerra College - General Education - 09/1999-06/2001 (not complete) CSU Chico - Music/Recording Arts - 08/2001-06/2004 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided by:
Robert H.
(877) 231-8505
Mission Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
7 to 74
Education
Cal State Hayward - music - 1980-1981 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided by:
Sam M.
(877) 231-8505
Avila Road
San Mateo, CA
Subjects
Music Performance, Songwriting, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Music Theory, Critical Listening, Music History, Free Expression
Education
Brandeis University - Studio Art; Anthropology - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided by:
Renee C.
(877) 231-8505
College Avenue
San Diego, CA
Subjects
Opera Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
Popular Styles, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Opera, Church Music
Education
San Diego State University - MM in Music/Voice - 1/07-12/08 (degree received) Point Loma Nazarene University - BM  in Music/Voice - 1/98-12/01 (degree received)  
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided by:
Alex L.
(877) 231-8505
Camllia Dr.,
Fontana, CA
Subjects
Accordion, Piano, Classical Guitar
Ages Taught
16 to 99
Specialties
Accordion, piano, classical guitar Traditional Russian School
Education
California Baptist University (MM) - Music, Conducting - 2007-2009 University of Culture - Music, Orchestration - 1977-1979 College of Music (BM) - Music, Performance - 1971-1975 Music School #4 - Music Performence, Music Theory, Music Literature, Orchestra - 1964-1971 High School #3 - Languauge, Math, Siense - 1963-1973
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided by:
Erin's Piano Studio
(707) 836-0600
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Cindy W.
(877) 231-8505
N 21st Street
San Jose, CA
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 17
Specialties
I have taught using the John Thompson and the Alfred piano course methods. I prefer using the Alfred method because it gets the students comfortable playing on the black keys from the start.
Education
San Jose State University - Psychology - 1977-1979 (Bachelor's Degree received) San Francisco State Univ. - Educational Psychology - 1980-1982 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided by:
Jeremiah H.
(877) 231-8505
Arrow Route W-
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Subjects
Music Performance, Piano, Songwriting, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
3 to 99
Specialties
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Composition, Instrument Repair, Music Theory, Keyboard Blues, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Progressive, Fusion, e.t.c.
Education
Eisenhower Senior HIgh - N/A - 09/1998-06/2002 Music Education - Music - 06/1998-Present
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided by:
Noah W.
(877) 231-8505
n. serrano
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Music Performance, Classical Guitar, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Fiddle, Songwriting, Violin, Singing, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in the classical and rock genres.
Education
UNC school of the arts - Violin, Composition - 1996-2000 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided by:
Jarel P.
(877) 231-8505
Alta View Dr
San Diego, CA
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I enjoy teaching techniques in improvisation, building chord vocabulary, employing the use of various scales for a greater grasp of the territory and potential of the keyboard, and helping students to understand the relationships between chords and progressions.
Education
Point Loma Nazarene University - Music Education - Fall 2006 - Spring 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Signature Sound

A good way for you to incorporate this unusual chord into your own playing is to first substitute it for a maj7 chord. Next, you can start to use this color as a substitute for other types of chords. A good exercise is to take a standard, and change all the chords to maj7#5 chords, using the original roots.You’ll be amazed how this radically changes the sound of the tune, while still maintaining the form and shape.

Ex. 1. Quick reference rule: To play a maj7#5, play a major triad a major third above the root of the chord, as shown with the E major triad over a C bass note in 1a. Three scales are good for playing over maj7#5 chords; the first, shown in 1b, is the third mode of the melodic minor scale, which in this case is the A melodic minor, starting on the third degree. It’s called C Lydian augmented. The left hand is playing a root position Cmaj7#5. Due to their unusual nature, maj7#5 chords can be voiced in root position, and sound and function just fine. Measure 1c shows the third mode of the A harmonic minor scale, called the C major augmented scale. Measure 1d shows the harmonic major scale. The #5 is en-harmonically a b6, so in this scale, we have a natural 5 and a #5, as well as the natural 4.

http://www.keyboardmag.com/uploadedImages/keyboardmagazine/Play/Key7.09_Play_Jazz_Ex.1.jpg

Ex. 2. Another good choice is the equally unusual symmetric hexatonic augmented scale, usually referred to simply as the augmented scale. Whatever you call it, it’s a six note-scale, composed of two augmented triads a half-step apart (Baug and Caug), as in 2a. The scale, shown in 2b, alternates minor thirds and half steps. A chromatic sounding scale when applied to the maj7#5 chord, it contains both the major and minor third, and the perfect and augmented fifth. Here are some two-hand comping voicings for Cmaj7#5. The first one, shown in 2c, contains an E major triad (in second inversion) in the right hand, over what could be interpreted as an Amin maj7 rootless voicing in the left hand. Of course it’s also a Cmaj7#5 in the second inversion. Next in 2d, we have the two augmented triads that comprise the augmented scale. Chick Corea played this voicing in “The Brain” (in another key). Finally in 2e we have the major triad pair from the C Lydian augmented scale (voicing contains the #4 and #5).

http://www.keyboardmag.com/uploadedImages/keyboardmagazine/Play/Key7.09_Play_Jazz_Ex.2.jpg

Ex. 3. Here in 3a are the triad pairs from the C Lydian augmented scale used as a melodic line. In 3b, the C augmented scale contains three major triads (as scale tone-triads) a major third apart: C, E, Ab. Here’s a line using those scale tone triads in root position with a chromatic approach to each.

http://www.keyboardmag.com/uploadedImages/keyboardmagazine/Play/Key7.09_Play_Jazz_Ex.3.jpg

Ex. 4. WEB EXCLUSIVE EXAMPLE! The descending scale tone major triad line from the augmented scale (4a) is based on a famous Oliver Nelson lick, over a left hand root position chord. The augmented scale also contains three scale tone minor triads. Here in 4b is one way of making a linear statement playing them in triplets over a left-hand open shell. Another interesting component found in the augmented scale are major thirds, a half step apart. They make for an i...

Click here to read the rest of the article from Keyboard Magazine

 
Subscribe Live Bookmarks Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions
 



 
Keybord Magazine is a trademark of New Bay Media, LLC. All material published on www.keyboardmag.com is copyrighted @2009 by New Bay Media, LLC. All rights reserved