THE WAY OF THE NINJA…

  • Instrument technique: Guitar/Violin/Mandolin; Including: SCALES / CHORDS /ARPEGGIOS / STRUMMING / BOWINGS / SHIFTING / PICKING / TUNING / INTONATION
  • Rhythmic Awareness 101
  • Rhythm Boot Camp — Learning to keep a beat, subdivide and count rhythms
  • Groove School: develop a FEEL, internalize beats, beginning syncopation
  • Ear Training / LEVELS 1/2/3/4
  • Mastering Scale / 3 Octave Hurdles you gotta jump over
  • How Are Chords Built?
    Major & minor triads,
    7th chords/inversions
  • History of Blues Music & Blues Theory
  • History of Folk, Bluegrass & Country Music
  • History of Jazz & Swing
  • Intro to Jazz Harmony
  • Intro to Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Beginning Improvisation /ALL INSTRUMENTS
  • Required Listening List
  • Required Films List
  • Ensemble Skills — LEARN to PLAY IN A BAND
  • Reading Music LEVELS 1/2/3/4
  • Repertoire: GETTING ORGANIZED
  • Development of Personal Style: Where is this all going?
  • Intro To Writing Songs /ALL LEVELS
  • Singing
  • Writing Lyrics
  • playing rhythm and Lead
  • Songwriting, Co-Writing
  • Performance practice/tips/approaches
  • Equipment Basics
  • Band Dynamics
  • Memorization Techniques
  • Emotional and Spiritual Issues / BEING AT PEACE w/ YOURSELF & MUSIC
  • Poetry Workshop
  • 25 Classic songs you gotta know