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Instruments
Composition, Electric Guitar, Songwriting, Music Production, and Music Theory
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Genres
jazz, pop, blues
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
18+

Ric Harris

Inspiration is not the only thing you need to write music.
Teaching Philosophy

Composition is more than waiting for a song to come to you, and a variety of things can lead to inspiration. Certain techniques can be applied to all aspects of a song - melody, harmony, rhythm, lyrics - and lead to the confidence that one needs to capture the attention of a listener.

Experience

I have been playing jazz professionally for the past four years after a hiatus and concentrate on compositions that use improvisation as a part of the song, not the center of it. Examples of my compositions are available on both my band website http://www.theharrisgrp.com/fr_home.cfm and CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheHarrisGroup

Credentials

Completed study at Musicians Institute in 1981

Affiliations

BMI

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