Pitches, Scales, Intervals, Chords, Meter & Rhythm, Conducting, Ear-Training & Sight-Singing, Solfège, Score-Reading, Dictation, Transposition, Chord Progressions / Roman Numerals, Form & Analysis, Applied Harmony (Diatonic & Chromatic), Guitar /Keyboard Harmony
Frank Axtell is now taking new students in Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced student Levels. Don't Miss Out! Also makes for a good holiday gift!
- Understand the "science" of music.
- Master practical musicianship skills. Ex. Rock gig, jazz gig, studio session,
- Read and analyze music scores; learn to conduct, to read the printed page with minimal effort and speed.
- Hear the score in your head when you read it; reproduce it vocally outloud!
- Document your musical ideas from your head to paper, without an instrument at your disposition.
- Memorize lengthy printed musical scores with minimal effort.
- Transpose written scores into different keys; harmonize with chords and chord progressions.
Beginner Student Overview:
- Note reading in first position
- Nicolo Pagannini's "Perpetual Motion"
- 15 major scales & their harmonizations / chords
- Proper techniques for both hands
- Rhythmic notation studies
Intermediate Student Overview:
- Note reading in all positions
- "The Two Part Inventions" by J. S. Bach
- 15 harmonic minor scales & their harmonizations / chords
- The Diatonic Modes
- More Rhythmic Notation Studies / triplet and sixteenth note syncopation
- Jazz and Pop standards
Advanced Student Overview:
- Joe Diorio "Fusion" jazz guitar solos
- Chord Melodies
- Classical guitar studies by J. S. Bach
- The synthetic modes
- The blues
- Charlie Parker's "The Omni Book"
- Diminished Half / Whole and Whole / Half Tone Scales
- Whole Tone Scales
- John Coltrane's "Giant Steps"