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Music Classes Duluth MN

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

University of Minnesota - Duluth
(218) 726-8208
Duluth MN
Duluth, MN

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University of Wisconsin - Superior
Belknap & Catlin Box 2000
Superior, WI
 
University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD Department of Music)
(218) 726-8208
1201 Ordean Court - Humanities 231
Duluth, MN
 
Paul L.
(877) 231-8505
Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Classical Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Education
University of Wisconsin La Crosse - Music(Classical guitar) - 2004-2007 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Minnesota - Music(Classical guitar - 2007-2010 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Trent P.
(877) 231-8505
2nd Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Hip-Hop,R&B,Rock,Jazz,Funk,Blues,Reggae,
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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College of St Scholastica
(218) 723-6790
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN
 
University of Wisconsin - Superior
(715) 394-8230
Superior WI
Superior, WI

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College of St. Scholastica (Music Department)
(218) 723-6000
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN
 
Jeff E.
(877) 231-8505
Robinwood Lane
Hopkins, MN
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Mostly rock and some blues. I aim mostly in fretboard theory. Once you show them how it all works and how the fret board works they can play anything.
Education
Rockfod East High - general studies - 80-84 (degree received) Guitar center - Guitar,music - 87-88 (degree received) Hennepin Tech colege - Electronics - 04-07 (degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Thomas C.
(877) 231-8505
Smith Ave. St. Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
Violin, Piano, French Horn, Trombone, Speaking Voice, Drums, Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting, Tuba, Singing, Saxophone, Percussion, Clarinet, Trumpet, Opera Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Acting, Music Theory, Flute
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Kodaly and orff methods
Education
Sonoma State University - music - 9/76-6/84 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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