and Bass lessons
Learn how to...
- Properly hold and
play your instrument to maximize your ability to play both immediately
and in the future.
- Play chords, scales,
arpeggios and all the riffs and licks you need to shred with the best
- Not only play chords,
but fully understand them by learning the secret of how chords are created
on the guitar - what we call Guitar Inversion!™
- Create chords you
don't technically "know" by learning how to alter chords you
- Understand and
apply scales to soloing and improvisation - simply knowing a scale is
worthless unless you know how to properly apply it!
- Play with hammer-ons,
pull-offs and tapping, pinch harmonics, and more.
- Read either standard
notation or tablature, or both, or how to get the most out of your instrument
without reading at all.
- How to do what
you want to do with your instrument (refinement of YOUR technique).
has the experience only a fulltime, lifetime, professional guitarist
can give you. Self taught on guitar but refined in school, Gene
understands how to get you where you are going in the fastest way
possible. As a professional player in a weekly performing group,
Gene is able to immediately adapt his style and sound and can help
you learn how to do the same.
Learn how to...
- Employ the European
Vocal Method (or "Lower Costal Diaphragmatic Breathing") to
achieve a wider and more modern range of ability than the traditional
Bel canto vocal method employed in most academic choir departments.
or equalize the sound and frequencies of your voice through control
of your "Resonance".
- Modify the tone
and character of your voice with proper "Placement".
- Use "Vowel
Modification" to correct problems in your ability to sing certain
words in certain melodies.
- Increase your range
through proper control of breathing and body.
- Use "Stylization",
"Density", "Texturing" and more to become the singer
you have always wanted to be!
- Properly prepare
your mind and your body for going into the studio to record.
- Use recording as
an invaluable vocal learning tool.
been singing longer thanhe has played any other instrument in his arsenal. While
he has only been teaching Vocal Performance for a short time, he has
spent literally a lifetime in its study. Gene has coached countless
clients through vocal recording sessions in his studio
since 1997. His outstanding vocal production ability is one of the draws
for many clients. Let Gene help you take your vocal ability to new heights
you never thought you could achieve!
Theory, Ear Training, Improvisation, Songwriting and Performance Coaching
- Music interrelates
- Scales and modes
- Chord theory works
so you can instantly know how to play any chord anywhere
- To improvise and
solo in and around keys and how to anticipate where a piece of music
is likely to move
- To achieve Relative
Pitch - much more useful and practical than Perfect Pitch and actually
- To learn songs
by ear to teach yourself the music you want to know
- To refine your
songwriting skills or develop new ones
- To actually produce
your own song demos in a fully professional studio, Audio
- To refine your
performance on stage from a weekly professional performer and front
man in his own band
throughout his life, Gene has been studying songwriting and composition
from day one. He refined those skills through his Composition degree,
then even further in composing and producing for games, radio, television
and web. Fronting his own band, America
Gomorrah, and working weekly in the worship team at West
Bowles Community Church, Gene fully understands the intricacies
of arrangement, instrumental interaction, dynamics and drama in
a performance. As an Engineer and Producer of multiple commercial
CD releases, Gene knows how to draw the best performance out of
a player and produce a quality product. He can help you learn those
same skills too!
Learn how to...
- Design and setup
your own home studio on virtually any budget
- Use MIDI (Musical
Instrument Digital Interface) to compose music or connect your studio
- Record in the digital
or analog domain
- Achieve the best
recording results from any setup
- Properly use standard
recording and production techniques like Gain Staging, Compression,
Equalization (EQ), and Effects processing
- Actually use
your own home studio!
- Click here to download the current Audio Production Syllabus.
has been working with MIDI since 1988, a mere 5 years since its
inception. Beginning with Cakewalk 2.0 for DOS, upgrading all the
way to Cakewalk Pro Audio before jumping from PC to MAC. Learning
Mark of the Unicorn's Performer and Digital Performer and Digidesign
ProTools 2.0, before TDM, before realtime anything. Then upgrading
through ProTools III, TDM and then RTAS, finally settling in on
the latest and greatest Digidesign's ProTools HD, Gene has been
doing digital audio since its been done. Gene has the experience
and expertise to help you learn to use and maximize any
piece of gear you own.
all these things from the ground up, on his own, has given Gene
a passion for helping others to learn how to produce their own music.
If you have a question, Gene most likely has an answer. And if he
doesn't he'll tell you straight up, then after being overcome by
an overwheming need to find the answer, you will learn it together!