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September Music Blog

September Music Blog Improvising over a two five chord progression Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. Now on to our discussion […]

August Music Blog

Improvising over the dominant 7th chord Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons,violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. Now on to our discussion on improvising over dominant 7th […]

July Music Blog

Performing as a Professional Musician Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons,Violin lessons, vocal lessons as well as orchestral instruments. Now on to our discussion on performing as a professional musician. There are many […]

June Music Blog

June Music Blog Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons,Violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. Now on to our discussion of the Phrygian scale. The Phrygain mode is like the […]

May Music Blog

May Music Blog Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons,Violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. Now on to our discussion of the Lydian scale. The Lydian Scale The Lydian scale […]

April Music Blog

Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, Violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. Students come from Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and even Evergreen to take lessons at the Colorado […]

March Music Blog

March Music Blog Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. Ok now on to the Dorian mode. The Dorian Mode The modes are a […]

February Music Blog

The Melodic Minor Scale I will be discussing the melodic minor scale today. There are three types of minor scales. There is the natural minor scale the harmonic minor scale and the melodic minor scale. The melodic minor differs from the natural minor scale as it has a raised 6th and 7th degree. For example […]

Improvising With The Pentatonic Scale

Improvising With The Pentatonic Scale When it comes to improvising, the pentatonic scale is one of the most widely used scales. You hear it used from blues to jazz to country to heavy metal. I will be discussing some basic ways to get started on improvising with this scale.   As a music teacher this […]

December Music Blog

The Harmonic Minor Scale In music theory the term minor scale refers to three scale patterns – The natural minor scale, the harmonic minor scale, and the melodic minor scale. This blog will be discussing the harmonic minor scale. The harmonic minor scale has the same notes as the natural minor scale accept the seventh scale degree is raised one […]