Search Play Jazz Guitar.com

 

 




Music Classes Bristol TN

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Bristol that give access to music classes, along with music ensembles, early childhood music, music summer programs, percussion classes, guitar classes, piano classes, and guitar classes, as well as advice and content on learning music.

Judith Bays
Bristol Tennessee City Schools 615 Martin Luther King Junior BLVD 736 Austi
Bristol, TN
Instruments
Chorus, Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, Early Music, Music Therapy, Musicology, Piano, Recording, Suzuki Method, Theory, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$25
Years of Experience
21 Years

Data Provided By:
East Tennessee State University (Department of Music)
(423) 439-4270
101 Burgin E. Dossett Hall
Johnson City, TN
 
Matt Smiths Music
(276) 628-4226
422 W Main St
Abingdon, VA
 
John M.
(877) 231-8505
a Ashwood Avenue
Nashville, TN
Subjects
Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
I teach fundamentals and basic skills on the guitar that will help the student play the style they want to play. Well-versed in rock,pop, blues,r&b, and country. I teach music theory, and also encourage students to develop their own creativity. I can also introduce students to playing styles of guitar players from other genres. I have a well- detailed, organized plan.
Education
Belmont University - Music Business - 08/1985-12/1989 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
Joshua B.
(877) 231-8505
Benjamin St.
Nashville, TN
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Guitar, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have been trained in classical and contemporary styles. My areas of specialty are in the pop/rock category, with country and soul music as well.
Education
Belmont University - Music - 8-1996 to 5-1999 (Bachelor's degree received) Muscatine Community College - Music/Arts - 8-1993 to 5-1996 (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
Appalachian Institute of Healing Arts
(423) 915-6297
30 King Street
Bristol, VA
 
Music Doctors INC
(276) 669-0231
1922 Euclid Ave
Bristol, VA
 
Danika M.
(877) 231-8505
Drakes Drive
Lebanon, TN
Subjects
Music Recording, Singing, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I incorporate the entire body in learnign to sing, because I believe there is more to singing than the voice. The styles I specialize in are classical, gospel, jazz, R&B, show tunes, and folk tunes.
Education
Florida A&M University - Choral Music Education - 08/1996-05/1999 (not complete) Florida State University - Choral Music Education - 08/1999-05/2002 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
Amy Frederick
124 Jesse Brown Drive
Goodlettsville, TN
Instruments
Ear Training, Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
15 Years

Data Provided By:
Owen B.
(877) 231-8505
Angelin Cove
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have been trained in Suzuki and traditional styles. I can teach in either method.
Education
University of Memphis - Piano Performance - fall 2005 spring 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I was at the NAMM show recently, a massive trade show for musical products. If you've ever been into Guitar Center and witnessed that infernal noise made by guitarists and bass players 'trying out' instruments, then the NAMM show is that x 50,000. It can be hell, yet a necessary evil if you are in the business.

I spent some time walking around and of course made my way to many of the guitar and amp booths, after all it's always good to keep up with anything new and groundbreaking. I came across a few professional guitar players who had been hired to demonstrate guitars, and as good as these players were technically, there was always one aspect of their playing that stood out to me. I find this is the case with any guitar player that is not communicating. They play too much. Tons and tons of notes, in rapid succession, all brilliantly executed. But what is really being said? How can you enjoy music when you feel like you are having your teeth drilled?

Guitar players are notorious for doing this, simply because they can. If they were horn players things would be very different. You simply have to take a breath. Guitar players technically don't have to do this, so they don't, and as a result their music is compromised.

The first time I was aware of this was several years ago when I started using a digital vocoder. In order for the notes to be heard on my guitar, I would have to mouth something into the microphone to trigger them. Then of course you get to shape the sound with syllables and so on. I was in a rehearsal and my sax player said to me, "Chris you play different when you use that thing, because you have to take a breath". Perhaps that was a kind way of saying I sucked, but the talkbox thing was cool. It certainly struck a chord anyway. So from then on, and it took a while to really sink in, but I tried to really focus on phrasing. And not just as a guitar player, but compositionally, if my music doesn't breathe, I'm just not interested.

As jazz guitarists, there is a terrible tendency for us to play a lot of notes, firstly because the genre historically has given us permission to do so, and second, archtop jazz guitars don't generally lend themselves to sustaining notes, so in order to 'get over', guitarists fall into the trap of overplaying.

There are of course compromising situations which affect the way we play and it is important to be aware of these at the time. First, if you are taking a solo and the band behind you is not being particularly supportive, i.e.; playing busily and not listening to you, then this very often makes a player play more notes because they are fighting to speak, as it were. But if the band is just grooving, you as a soloist can play just a few notes and the spaces are music in themselves!

Another compromising situation might be a borrowed or rented amp that ju...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Play Jazz Guitar