Tuition and Training

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Tuition and Training

Has been teaching and training both privately and within the UK FE (Further Education) sector for over 25 years.

Support and training ranges from 121 instrumental lessons on both bass guitar and Guitar, these sessions are generally delivered in 1 hour bi weekly blocks and include education in all the key areas of being a musician, this teaching methodology is gleaned from one of the great bass player/educators “Victor Wooten”

  1. Notes: Sometimes even the \right\ notes can sound wrong. But applying chromatic scales and playing within the musical context can make “wrong” notes sound right.
  2. Grooving: Why feel and emotion are important in music and an explanation of the elements that need to be present for a good groove to happen.
  3. Articulation/Duration: How changes in articulation can affect the feel and help create a more professional sound.
  4. Dynamics: How to use dynamics to connect with your audience.
  5. Rhythm/Tempo: Victor’s suggested rhythmic exercises along with the creative use of metronomes and drum machines will improve a player’s sense of time.
  6. Tone: Understanding the role of tone quality and how to adjust it for different situations.
  7. Phrasing: Utilizing singing, breathing and imagination to create more natural, more musical phrases.
  8. Space/Rest: A discussion and demonstration of why space is such an integral part of playing music.
  9. Music Theory: the interaction of scales chords and arpeggios where to use them.
  10. Listening: Learning to trust your ears and why listening may well be the most essential aspect of playing music.

Music technology training whether using a DAW (Cubase and Ableton) sampling and synthesis or building recording skills. Steve can create a set of training sessions to suit.

He has experience of writing material for national approved courses and has worked with many awarding bodies including: Pearson (Edexcel), Access to Music and The open College Network working on Level 1 to Level 4 qualifications.