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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 […]

November Music Blog…

The Minor Scale In music theory, the term minor scale refers to three different scale formations.  The natural minor scale (or Aeolian mode), the harmonic minor scale, and the melodic minor scale.  I will be discussing the  natural minor scale in this blog. The natural minor scale is a diatonic scale that is built by […]

The Major Scale

The Major Scale The major scale (or Ionian scale) is probably the most commonly used musical scale. It is one of the diatonic scales. The major scale is made up of seven notes with the eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency. Which is referred to as being an octave higher from the starting note of […]

The Pentatonic Scale

A lot of may have heard of the pentatonic scale before, but what exactly makes up this scale?  A pentatonic scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave, in contrast to the more familiar heptatonic scale that has seven notes per octave (such as the major scale and minor scale). An example of […]

CSoM NEWSLETTER … August 2018

Welcome to the Colorado School of Music! Now in our twelfth year in Golden, we are committed to providing the best in private music lessons in Golden and the Denver area.  Closed on Labor Day – The school will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for the Labor Day Holiday. All Monday classes will resume […]

CSoM NEWSLETTER … Back to School 2018

Welcome to the Colorado School of Music! Proud to be in our twelfth year in Golden, we are committed to providing the best in private music lessons in Golden and the Denver area.  Back to School!    Summer may not be entirely gone, but the kids are already back in school! Although we’re located in […]

Guitar String Replacement

Is your guitar sitting in the corner and not getting played because of a broken string? Maybe you’ve got a replacement string, but aren’t sure how to change it out correctly? Let our Colorado School of Music guitar instructor, Dean Cutinelli, teach you how to properly replace that string and get you back to practicing, […]

On this date in Guitar History

Many things happened today, November 24th in musical and guitar history. 1964, The Who appeared at The Marquee Club London, England. 1966, The Beatles got together for the first time since their return from the summer tour of the United States, ready to record a new album. The first song selected for recording was John Lennon’s ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, which would end up […]