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Music Classes Salem OR

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

Atkinson Graduate School of Management
(503) 370-6440
900 State Street
Salem, OR
 
Santiam Valley Dance Academy
(503) 383-4359
3589 Fairview Industrial Dr.
Salem, OR
 
Willamette University
(877) 542-2787
Salem OR
Salem, OR

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Paul S.
(877) 231-8505
SE BOISE ST
Portland, OR
Subjects
Guitar, Drums
Ages Taught
12 to 18
Specialties
While I specialize in rock, experimental, electronic, noise, popular, folk, and art music, I do know some jazz. In order to pass my guitar jury to graduate with a B.A. in music, I had to demonstrate knowledge of all basic major and minor triads plus dominant, minor, major, half-diminished and fully diminished 7th chords. Additionally, 2-octave major and minor scales in 6 positions, in broken thirds and triad patterns were required, along with four memorized pieces within the jazz genre. The b…
Education
Moorhead State University - Music - 1996-2002 (Bachelor's degree received) Portland State University - Education: Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Language Arts - 2008-2010
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Marianne S.
(877) 231-8505
SW Kristin Ct
Beaverton, OR
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Composition: Modern Modal music, folk, and choral. Trained Bel Canto for vocal performance - so don't ask for rock. I can do Jazz, and can rock your world with classical art songs, as well as folk and Broadway show tunes.
Education
Columbia High School - General - 1996 - 1998 (High School diploma received) Warner Pacific College - Music Theory and Composition - Fall 1998 - Spring 2003 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Breaking Cycles Building Hope, LLC
(888) 453-3852
Salem Public Library
Salem, OR
 
Corrections Associates Ltd. (C.A.L. Services)
(503) 378-0572
525 Ferry Street SE Suite 303A
Salem, OR
 
A B C Music Company
(503) 363-1641
263 Chemeketa St NE
Salem, OR
 
Justin Price
6305 SE Aldercrest Ct
Milwaukie, OR
Instruments
Electric Bass, Guitar
Styles
Blues, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$35
Years of Experience
2 Years

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Lauren G.
(877) 231-8505
NE 19th Ave.
Portland, OR
Subjects
Singing, Speaking Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
7 to 70
Specialties
Belt and twang specialist, focus on pop music. Also classically trained, can teach towards operatic goals/art music interests.
Education
Marylhurst University - Vocal performance, pedagogy emphasis - 2007-2010 (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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