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Music Classes Concord NC

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Concord 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.

Rodney B.
(877) 231-8505
Hamilton Street
Charlotte, NC
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rudimental snare drum, Pop/Rock, Jazz, Funk, Brazilian, Caribbean, Afro-Cuban styles.
Education
Drummer's Collective - Private Lessons - various (not complete) Drummer's Collective - Drumming - 2007 (Degree received) Appalachian State Univ - Music - 1992-1995 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(704) 547-1616
The Shoppes At University Place, 9015 J.M. Keynes Dr
Charlotte, NC
 
Heliventures, LLC Helicopter Training School
(704) 792-1807
9000 Aviation Blvd Suite 219
Concord, NC
 
Kingdom Academy
(704) 298-0003
2212 Richard Street
Kannapolis, NC
 
Conflict Coaching & Consulting, PLLC
(704) 804-0841
10130 Mallard Creek Rd ste 300
Charlotte, NC
 
Page S.
(877) 231-8505
Peppercorn Lane
Charlotte, NC
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing, Dance, Speaking Voice, Music Performance
Ages Taught
13 to 22
Education
Duke University - Music - 8/2005-5/2009 (Bachelor's degree received) Northwest School of the Arts - Music/English - 8/2001-6/2005 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(704) 992-0225
Rosedale Commons Shopping Ctr, 9931 Rose Commons Dr Bldg 600 Ste B
Huntersville, NC
 
Confident Childbirth of Charlotte--Childbirth Classes for Natural Birth
(704) 956-7670
www.ccmethod.com/charlotte_nc
Charlotte, NC
 
Dogs Behaving Badly
(704) 305-3783
29709 Herrin Grove Rd
Charlotte , NC
 
Music49 Inc
(704) 599-1230
8535 Hankins Rd Ste B
Charlotte, NC

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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...

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