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CSoM NEWSLETTER … June 2019

CSoM NEWSLETTER …  June 2019

The Colorado School of Music provides private music lessons for all ages and levels in piano lesssons, get link guitar lessons, violin lessons, see drums lessons, voice lessons and band/orchestra instruments. Located in the heart of downtown Golden, our current roster is comprised of musicians from all over the Denver Metro area and includes students from Golden, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Littleton and Boulder! 

Colorado School of Music 2019 Recital

Congratulations to all of our performers and thank you to our audience for making this year’s recital a big success! We had over 70 participants performing this year!  Special thanks to the Arvada Center and Schmitt Music in Denver, who provided our grand piano. See you same time next year!

Summer Music Lessons

The Colorado School of Music is open year-round and we offer our normal schedule of private lessons throughout the warm months. Summer is a great time to begin youth piano lessons or guitar lessons – or perhaps you’re interested in trying something new like ukulele lessons or drums. School band members – get ahead of your section by taking some private instrument lessons during the break! Great slots are still available – email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call us at 303-526-9865 to set up a summer music lesson today!    

Too Young For Music?

We often receive questions from parents regarding the appropriate/best age to start young children in formal music lessons. Of course, all children are different and there are always exceptions, but here are the general guidelines we use:

First, consider the instrument in relation to the age of the student. Piano lessons and Violin lessons are great choices for young children, as both violin and piano lessons have excellent curriculum for young beginners. Piano, in particular, provides a general overview of music theory and makes it easy to pick up other instruments as the student gets older. Some instruments can be difficult for beginners and aren’t as good for young children based on size, complexity, etc..       

Four years old is generally too young for formal music lessons. Progress is very slow and it can be difficult to maintain the focus required for practicing. Four year old hands are also often still too small for pianos.

We feel that six years old is generally the best age for young children to begin formal lessons. Many lesson books and methods are geared toward this age for beginners, and the progress made at this age is both faster than younger students and better learned, as lessons and concepts seem to ‘stick.’

Five year olds music students are in the middle – at this age, it seems to depend on the child. If motivated and interested, the progress with a five year old will be a bit slower, but nonetheless valuable. We’re always willing to try lessons with five year olds – please ask if you have more questions about beginners or you’d like to take an introductory lesson with your young musician. As always, Parents are welcome in all lessons!  

Never Too Old…music lessons for adults!

Music lessons are for the young at heart, not just the young. If you’ve been thinking of renewing your love of piano or taking your guitar playing to the next level, try a private lesson with us! At the Colorado School of Music we are proud to have many adult students on our roster, studying all different disciplines. Our instructors are experienced with students of all ages, and will be happy to work with you to be sure that your lessons meet your individual needs. 

Adult music lessons are available for all instruments, including guitar lessons, piano lessons, singing lessons, drums lessons, violin lessons, and more. To try an introductory lesson, just call 303-526-9865 or email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com

Happy Summer! See you next month!

Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons

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 or mode as it is more commonly referred to is the 4th mode of the seven modes that are derived from ancient greek music. If you were to play a  C major scale starting on the 4th scale degree you would be playing F Lydian. The notes for the scale would be F, G, A, B, C, D, and E. Yes this can be theorized by say this is just a C major scale starting on F.  When you put an F major chord behind the C major scale you now create the model sound of F Lydian. In this example if we think of F as our key center we could also say we are playing and F major scale with a raised or sharp fourth in it. Our notes would be F, G, A, B,C,D and E. Remembering that our key signature for F major is Bb, there for we now have B natural or a major scale with a sharp 4th. You now have again the Lydian scale. This scale is a perfect fit when you see a Major 7th chord with a sharp 4th. Vamp on a F major chord followed by  F Major 7th #4 or try F to G13.  Both progressions will give you A chance to test out your F Lydian scale.

The History of Lydian 

The name Lydian refers to the ancient kingdom of Lydia in Anatolia. In Greek music theory, there was a Lydian scale or “octave species” extending from parhypate hypaton to trite diezeugmenon, equivalent in the diatonic genus to the medieval and modern Ionian mode. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, this mode was described in two ways. The first way is the diatonic octave species from F up to F an octave above, divided at C to produce two segments. The second is as a mode with a final on F and an ambitus extending to F an octave higher and in which the note C was regarded as having an important melodic function. 

Who uses the Lydian Mode

The Lydian mode is defiantly a particular sound. You don’t hear it used as wide as you would the Mixolydian mode, but it still has its place. An example from the middle of the century is the scherzo movement of Carlos Chávez‘s Symphony No. 3. In the jazz world the Lydian mode inspired the works of people such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. In popular music the passage beginning at the words “Much as I definitely enjoy solitude” in the song “Possibly Maybe” by Björk shows of the sound of the Lydian scale.The bass line in The Police‘s 1983 song “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” again incorporates the Lydian sound. Many Polish folksongs, including the mazurka, are in the Lydian mode; the first six notes of this mode were sometimes known as the “Polish mode”.

I hope after reading this you have a better Idea on what a mode is and in particular the Lydian mode. Please feel free to contact us and come in for a music lesson to learn all about the modes and anything else pertaining to music from one of our great instructor at the Colorado School of Music in Golden CO. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons and vocal lessons as wells as orchestral instruments. 

Thanks for reading!

music blog

Dean Cutinelli

CSoM NEWSLETTER … May 2019

CSoM NEWSLETTER … May 2019

 The Colorado School of Music provides private music lessons for all ages and levels in piano, guitar, violin, drums, voice and band/orchestra instruments. Located in the heart of downtown Golden, our current roster is comprised of musicians from all over the Denver Metro area and includes students from Golden, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Evergreen, Littleton and Boulder! 

Colorado School of Music 2019 Recital this month!

Preparations are in full gear for this year’s recital!  The recital will take place on Saturday, May 18th at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, with performances at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Last year, we had over 70 participants performing on piano, guitar, violin, viola, drums, saxophone and singing. We welcome students of all ages and ability levels. Admission is free, so bring as many family members as you’d like to support our young performers!  

Stay for the Show…

Due to our large number of performers at this year’s recital, we’ve divided the event into two performances (12 and 2pm) to accommodate time and our large audience. While students are only performing in one section, we’d like to welcome/encourage any and all of our students and parents to stay for the show and support our young musicians!

Summer Music

The Colorado School of Music is open year-round and we offer our normal schedule of private lessons throughout the warm months. Summer is a great time to begin youth piano lessons or guitar lessons – or perhaps you’re interested in trying something new like ukulele lessons or drums lessons. School band members – get ahead of your orchestra by taking some private instrument lessons during the break! Great slots are still available – email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call us to set up a summer music lesson today!    

Lost And Found…mostly Lost

Have you misplaced your favorite water bottle or your piano lesson book? We may have it in our lost and found.  We have a large selection of items that have been left behind by our students and their families, and, with the exception of phones, most of these items remain unclaimed.  If you think you may have left something behind, please ask one of our staff members.

Odd Instrument?  – They’re not really odd, just interesting! The Colorado School of Music has talented instructors who specialize in many instruments. Do you play the trombone or the glockenspiel? Is it difficult finding a djembe teacher? If you play an unconventional instrument and are looking for direction, send us an email at info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com and let us know what you’re looking for – chances are, we have an instructor that can help you!

School Closed Memorial Day – Just a reminder – the school will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Keep practicing, and we’ll see you at the recital!

Colorado School of Music

Adult music lessons are available for all instruments, including guitar lessons, piano lessons, drums lessons, violin lessons, and more. Please visit us at www.coloradoschoolofmusic.com

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 School of Music. Now on to our discussion of the Mixolydian scale.

The Mixolydian  Scale

The Mixolydian scale or mode as it is more commonly referred to is the 5th mode of the seven modes that are derived from ancient greek music. If you were to play a C major scale starting on the 5th scale degree you would be playing G Mixolydian. The notes for the scale would be G, A, B, C, D, E, and F. Yes this can be theorized by say this is just a C major scale starting on G. The model sound can also be described as a major scale with a flatted 7th degree. Again If we take the notes G, A, B, C, D, E and F again you would have the G Mixolydian scale. This mode is great for improvising over a dominant 7th chord. The dominant 7th chord is comprised of a root major third, perfect 5th, and minor 7th interval. There for our notes for G7 are G, B, D and F. Try playing the G Mixolydian scale over the G7 chord to hear how well these fit together.

The History of Mixolydian 

The idea of a Mixolydian mode comes from the music theory of ancient Greece. The invention of the ancient Greek Mixolydian mode was attributed to Sappho, the 7th-century-B.C. poet and musician.[1] However, what the ancient Greeks thought of as Mixolydian was very different from the modern interpretation of the mode.

Who uses the Mixolydian Mode

You can hear this scale used in traditional music, pop, rock, blues Jazz and classical music.  As we are discussing music it’s always best to listen to some different songs that incorporate this scale or sound in there music. A traditional song would be Old Joe Clark. In a classical setting Bach uses this sound in “Fughetta super: Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot” in G Major. In popular music give a listen to Clocks by Cold play. In All Blues by Miles Davis you can here it used in a blues context. 

I hope after reading this you have a better Idea on what a mode is and in particular the Mixolydian mode. Please feel free to contact us and come in for a music lesson to learn all about the modes and anything else pertaining to music from one of our great instructor at the Colorado School of Music in Golden CO. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons and vocal lessons as wells as orchestral instruments. 

Thanks for reading!

Dean Cutinelli

Dean Cutinelli - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele & Mandolin
Colorado School of Music

CSoM NEWSLETTER … April 2019

CSoM NEWSLETTER … April 2019

The Colorado School of Music provides private music lessons for all ages and levels in piano lesson, guitar lesson, violin lessons, drums lessons, voice lessons and band/orchestra instruments. Now in our fourteenth year in Golden, our current roster is comprised of musicians from all over the Denver Metro area and includes students from Golden, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Evergreen, Littleton and Boulder!   

Colorado School of Music 2019 Recital next month!

Preparations are in full gear for this year’s recital!  The recital will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, with performances at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Last year, we had over 70 participants singing and performing on piano, guitar, violin, drums, and brass! The school recital is open to CSoM students of all ages and ability levels. Admission is free for family and friends, so bring as many family members as you’d like to support our young performers.  

Recital Registration Materials now available!

Students and Parents, if you’re interested in the recital but haven’t received your recital registration, please pick one up from the front desk at the school or ask your instructor.  

!!Due Date for Recital Registration!!

If you’re planning on performing in our Recital this year, please complete your registration form and return by May 1st, 2019!

Please Leave a Message-

During the course of a week we field many phone calls from students and parents regarding lessons, scheduling and cancellations. During the afternoon, we often let the answering machine retrieve our messages so as not to disrupt class sessions. Please know that we are very conscientious about retrieving our missed calls and we always listen to our messages. We do not, however, make return calls for lesson cancellations unless requested. If you need to cancel for the week, please call 303-526-9865 and leave a message. Thank you! 

Never Too Old…music lessons for adults!

Music lessons are for the young at heart, not just the young. If you’ve been thinking of renewing your piano lessons or taking your guitar playing to the next level, try a private lesson with us! At the Colorado School of Music we are proud to have many adult students on our roster, studying all different disciplines. Our instructors are experienced with students of all ages, and will be happy to work with you to be sure that your lessons meet your individual needs.

Leaving for Summer?

If you’re planning on taking a break for summer vacation, please remember to inform two weeks in advance of discontinuance. You can call 303-526-9865 or email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com to let us know. When you’re ready to start lessons again, just call or email and we’ll get you back on schedule! 

Adult music lessons are available for all instruments, including guitar lessons, piano lessons, drums lessons, violin lessons, and more.

Practice, practice, practice! We’ll see you next month!

Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons

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 variation on either the major scale or minor scale. There are seven modes, Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian. This month we will be discussing the Dorian mode. The Dorian mode is easiest to understand when comparing it to the natural minor scale. If you played an A natural minor scale your note are A,B,C,D,E,F,G. The Dorian mode takes the natural minor scale an augments one note. The Dorian mode has a raised 6th if compared to the natural minor scale. If we stay with A being the root of our Dorian scale your note would now be A,B,C,D,E,F#,G. By change just one note in the scale you can create whole new sound. IF you Are familiar with your key signatures you may be saying to your self well that’s just a G major scale starting on A. Yes this is another way to theorize the Dorian scale. 

The History of the Dorian Mode

The early Byzantine church developed a system of eight musical modes (the octoechos), which served as a model for medieval European chant theorists when they developed their own modal classification system starting in the 9th century.[3] The success of the Western synthesis of this system with elements from the fourth book of De institutione musica of Boethius, created the false impression that the Byzantine octoechos was inherited directly from ancient Greece.[4]Originally used to designate one of the traditional harmoniai of Greek theory the name was appropriated (along with six others) by the 2nd-century theorist Ptolemy to designate his seven tonoi, or transposition keys.

Who uses the Dorian Mode

You can hear this scale used in rock, jazz, blues, classical and pop as well as other styles of music. In the blues rock vain Carlos Santana makes the Dorian mode a big part of his sound. Oye Como Va has a very strong Dorian sound. In a classical setting Beethoven‘s Missa Solemnis incorporates the Dorian scale. Milestones by Miles Davis will give An example of this sound in a jazz context. Last give a listen to Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles to hear it used very cleverly in a pop song.

I hope after reading this you have a better Idea on what a mode is and in particular the Dorian mode. Please feel free to contact us and come in for a music lesson to learn all about the modes and anything else pertaining to music from one of our great instructor at the Colorado School of Music in Golden CO. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons and vocal lessons as wells as orchestral instruments. 

Thanks for reading!

Dean Cutinelli

music blog

CSoM NEWSLETTER … March 2019

Thank you for choosing the Colorado School of Music for music lessons! Now in our fourteenth year in Golden, we are committed to providing the best in private music lessons in Golden and the Denver area. Music lessons are available for all instruments, including guitar lessons, piano lessons, drums lessons, violin lessons, and more.

Colorado School of Music 2019 Recital coming in May!

Preparations are in full gear for this year’s recital!  The recital will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, with performances at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Last year, we had over 70 participants performing on piano, guitar, violin, drums, saxophone, and singing! We welcome students of all ages and ability levels. Admission is free, so bring as many family members as you’d like to support our young performers.  

Recital Registration Materials now available!

Students and Parents, if you’re interested in the recital but haven’t received your recital registration from your instructor, please pick one up from the front desk at the school or ask your instructor.  

Due Date for Recital Registration-

If you’re interested in performing in our Recital this year, please complete your registration form and return by May 1st, 2019.

Too Young For Music?

We often receive questions from parents regarding the appropriate/best age to start young children in formal music lessons. Of course, all children are different and there are always exceptions, but here are the general guidelines we use:

First, consider the instrument in relation to the age of the student. Piano lessons, Guitar lessons and Violin lessons are great choices for young children, as both violin and piano lessons have excellent curriculum for young beginners. Piano, in particular, provides a general overview of music theory and makes it easy to pick up other instruments as the student gets older. Some instruments can be difficult for beginners and aren’t as good for young children based on size, complexity, etc..       

Four years old is generally too young for formal lessons. Progress is very slow and it can be difficult to maintain the focus required for practicing. Four year old hands are also often too small.

We feel that six years old is generally the best age for young children to begin formal lessons. Many lesson books and methods are geared toward this age for beginners, and the progress made at this age is both faster than younger students and better learned, as lessons and concepts seem to ‘stick.’

Five year olds are in the middle – at this age, it seems to depend on the child. If motivated and interested, the progress with a five year old will be a bit slower, but nonetheless valuable. We’re always willing to try lessons with five year olds – please ask if you have more questions about beginners or you’d like to take an introductory lesson with your young musician. Parents/Guardians are welcome in all lessons!      

Please Leave a Message-

During the course of a week we field many phone calls from students and parents regarding lessons, scheduling and cancellations. During the afternoon, we often let the answering machine retrieve our messages so as not to disrupt class sessions. Please know that we are very conscientious about retrieving our missed calls and we always listen to our messages. We do not, however, make return calls for lesson cancellations unless requested. If you need to cancel for the week, please call 303-526-9865 and leave a message. Thank you! 

Never Too Old…music lessons for adults!

Music lessons are for the young at heart, not just the young. If you’ve been thinking of renewing your piano lessons or taking your guitar playing to the next level, try a private lesson with us! At the Colorado School of Music we are proud to have many adult students on our roster, studying all different disciplines. Our instructors are experienced with students of all ages, and will be happy to work with you to be sure that your lessons meet your individual needs. 

Adult music lessons are available for all instruments, including guitar lessons, piano lessons, drums lessons, violin lessons, and more.

Practice, practice, practice! We’ll see you next month!

Colorado School of Music

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 the a harmonic minor scale would be A, B, C, D, E, F# and G#. In classical theory the 6th and the 7th are raised on the way up the scale and then Made natural on the way down. If you talk to someone is the jazz realm they will tell you that you keep the raised 6th and 7th both ascending and descending when playing this scale.

How Uses the Melodic Minor Scale

You will hear the melodic minor scale used primarily in classical and jazz music. It has a dissonant sound so you really won’t hear it in popular music. Composers frequently require the lowered 7th degree found in the natural minor in order to avoid the augmented triad (III+) that arises in the ascending form of the scale. In jazz, only the ascending form of the scale is usually used.

Please feel free to contact us and come in for a music lesson to learn all about the melodic minor scale and anything else pertaining to music from one of our great instructor at the Colorado School of Music in Golden CO. 

Thanks for reading!

Dean Cutinelli

We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons and vocal lessons as wells as orchestral instruments

CSoM NEWS … February 2019

CSoM NEWS … February 2019

The Colorado School of Music offers private one-on-one music lessons in piano, guitar, violin, drums, singing, as well as orchestra and band instruments! Call 303-526-9865 to book a $10 introductory lesson today!

CSoM 12th Anniversary 2007-2019!   

February 2017 marks the twelfth anniversary of our school here in Golden! We’re very grateful to the City of Golden and the Golden community, our dedicated staff and all of our students and customers, past and present! We’re proud to be entering our thirteenth year providing private music lessons to the Golden community and the Denver Metro Area. Thank you for your continued support! Keep reading in 2019 for information about the2019 CSoM Recital!

2019 Recital – Set the Date!

We are happy to announce the date for our annual music recital!  The 2019 recital will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities from Noon to 4 p.m. Last year, we had over 80 participants performing on piano, guitar, violin and singing! We welcome CSoM students of all ages and ability levels.  Registration materials will be available in March!

Need to Move?

Did your soccer coach just re-structure practice times and throw your schedule into chaos? You’re probably not alone.  We understand the rigors of fall scheduling…so if you find that your music lesson time slot doesn’t fit, call us at 303-526-9865 and leave your name, current time slot and any days and times that work for your schedule and we’ll do our best to re-locate you!

Please Leave a Message-

During the course of a week we field many phone calls from students and parents regarding lessons, scheduling and cancellations. During the afternoon, we often let the answering machine retrieve our messages so as not to disrupt class sessions. Please know that we are very conscientious about retrieving our missed calls and we always listen to our messages. We do not, however, make return calls for lesson cancellations unless requested. If you need to cancel for the week, please call 303-526-9865 and leave a message. Thank you!

The Snow is Here…   

Now entrenched in the cold months, we get questions regarding our policy for winter concerning snow closures. In the event of a snow closure, The Colorado School of Music will post an announcement on our website: www.coloradoschoolofmusic.com the morning of the day in question to announce the closure. Due to our large schedules we don’t always make personal calls regarding snow days, so please check the website when in doubt.

Please contact us to sign up for private piano lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, drums lessons, singing lessons.

Practice, practice, practice! See you next month!

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 is one of the first scales I teach, as it is the easiest to superimpose over chord changes. What makes this scale user friendly is that its comprised of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th scale degrees from the major scale. Leaving out the 4th and 7th degrees give the pentatonic scale its sound, which in turn usually makes this the easiest scale to start learning how to improvise with. The best way to start learning to improvise is to pick two chords from a key and play a simple 2 bar phrase. Record yourself doing this for 4 or 5 minutes. Then go back and start playing the pentatonic scale from the same key the chord progression is from over the chords. You can start out by playing 1/4 notes with the scale and progressing to 1/8 notes. Listen carefully to how each scale degree sounds over the chords. An example of this would be to play C to G with a 1/4 note rhythm. Your pentatonic scale notes would C,D,E,G and A. 

 Some easy improvising concepts are call-and-answer and repeating yourself. Call-and-answer can best be compared to a phone call. You call some one and say “hello this is so-and-so” and then you pause and let the other person respond. How this relates to improvising is if you play a group of notes and then pause and respond with another group of notes that compliment the first group of notes. You can use long or short phrases and your call-and-answers should usually be similar in length. Repeating yourself is just that. If you play something you like, play it again and even a third time. These two concepts are good starting techniques to get you going on your long journey of learning how to improvise. 

Please feel free to contact us to come in a learn all about  improvising and anything else pertaining to music from one of our great instructors at the Colorado School of Music in Golden CO. 

Dean Cutinelli - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele & Mandolin
Colorado School of Music

Thanks for reading!

Dean Cutinelli

info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com

303-526-9865

www.coloradoschoolofmusic.com