>>THE COOL SCHOOL<<
„The Cool School“
addresses all those, who want not
only to grasp their guitar, but moreso
want to understand what they grasp, what
they do. This is the condition to be able to
create your own music. But, it must be said,
first you have to learn how to walk and later
you can decide which game to play. This shows
the path leading from grasping to understanding
and only afterwards we can decide what to play.
He who understands this, only needs some
patience, conciousness and love.
“Creativity is innate”.
This is the way
“elders must be
„The Cool School“
is no classical school, it uses neither
purely classical nor purely modern material, it is no
intellectual, no mechanical, no pedagogical school. It aims
at an equal and balanced education of body, mind and soul by learning
music. Yet there is hardly another dis cipline that offers this in the same,
way. This is why music is termed the kings way, its masterworks culture.
We do only use specially composed material, following given principles
serving creative progressions. „The cool school“ considers every level
of evolution, be it technique, the ory or only classical interpretation.
It takes into consideration also the assiting talents that are involved,
on lower or higher levels. Creative life can only bloom if we
recognize and acknowledge that the coordination of different entities
and talents creates result, that would have not been possible for a single genius.
The spirit of a symphonic orchestra or a baseball team are obvious examples that teach us
symbolically about our own inherent trinity, where the entities of body and mind, the car and its
driver, could not manage their job without the heart, the owner who has to add meaning and harmony to
the otherwise incomplete manoeuvers. Luck and fulfillment only waits for him who gives each helper his
just reward. This is one of the most rewarding lessons we can learn by learning to play music in a wholistic
way. This is what we want to achieve on the guitar. Music rewards us on many levels when we first pay
attention. Music matching the needs of our trinity, progessive compositions between classical and
modern styles satisfy the soul, form the conciousness for quality and educate the body in
instrumental basics. Refined right hand technique creates 3 levels of controlled
sound as well as many unusual effects. Technique and scales gain
meaning through strageties of creative use. Thus
conciousness and personality grow.
Have fun !
LOVE ALL MUSIC
„The Cool School“ is the important educational contribution of a unique talent, giving us insights into his
profound, creative concepts of life and music. Out of the deep understanding of the historic development
of the music and cultures and his open minded, worldwide study, he contributes an important
contemporary chapter to the history of the guitar.
Part 1: Basics
Creative basics on the guitar: Instrument – Posture – Principle of Laziness
The dynamicpointtechnic (DPT)I Introduction – Method – Farmer and Jumper
The development of the right hand Halftone, whole tone scales– Diatonic scales – Fingerboard
From pentatonic to chromatic 5 fifth – Blues scale – Mixtures – Two voice scales
From scale to harmony Circle of fifth – Development of the churchtones (major / minor)
Basics of harmony Scale inherent triads (cadences) – Seventh chords (modulations) – Relations of thirds
Part 2: Applications
Accompaniment, Kunstlied Johnny guitar – Flowerpower – Winds are blowing – Beyond the clouds
Improvisation Blues – Two feet for time – Tigerrock – Juanito Flamenco – Moon
DPT II advanced Dynamic – Damping – Interpretation – La Folia
Preparations and effects Vibrato – Harmonics – Partial tones – String tricks – PerD#Cussion
From 12 months and 12 tones Overtone row – Laws – Intervals – spinal column
The composition Stiles – Treatments of a theme – Tristesse mathématique – Petit cénacle – Mimenspiel
You and the audience Psychology – The concert program
Epilogue Appreviations / Dictionary Literature Didacted works and studies for the guitar
Easy Solos for guitar
Tigerbaby dreams – Tigerreigen – Tigerswing – Rauf und Rondo – Tigerwalk – Popcornfields –
Kleines Latinum – Study (mindscape) – Tigerrag
7 nice price Duos
Schnuggi – Wooggi – Schocki – Rocki – Variations on „3 Chinese and the double bass” –
Moon (Vocal) – Twistin’ at Bee’s Bop – Dancing bottle – Flower Power 2
Appendix: Giuliani/Lawall 3rd movement of sonata op.15, Appendix, Worklist, CDs
„The Cool School“ offers a new way in many aspects on 150 pages.
Studies on creativity demonstrate that there really exists a measurable CQ (creativity quotient) the development
of which needs (besides intuition) material knowledge and experience. In order to master the material – and here
are the core ideas in this seemingly new stratagem - the different cooperators in the creative process have to be
recognized, understood and harmonized.
All existence, all appearances of our world have an inherent, „opening“ trinity:
man (body, spirit and soul),
music (rhythm, melody, harmony),
matter (solid, liquid, gas).
Real creativity must be conscious of the mutual penetration
of the three trinity-entities and use their talents according
to needs and purposes of a certain situation.
For this school this means:
There are no standard teaching procedures as given in routine teaching methods !!!
The acceptance of difficulties is strong in the beginning and should be
rewarded with music immediately.
Therefore we start with an emphasis on the sound forming, creative right hand.
This has been developed and verified during many lessons and the “Saitenspiele”
(ed.Peters, Frankfurt, New York) offer an effective, musically motivated path
to get the basics while playing (suite 1, 4, 3, 2, 9, 8).
At the same time it is more important to understand the fingerboard
and the mathematically simple relationships in music than to ponder on sightreading.
He who first understands music, will understand how to write it down easily,
whereas the brain – occupied with learning to write and read notes – is more occupied with the symbols than
with the creative logic of the music itself.
The value of the symbols themselves is merely intellectual,
serves the sightreader but obscures the creative logic, whereas tabulature serves only the body.
The musical trinity equations would be:
The guitar nearly forces us – if we want to comprehend at all – to think in creative terms,
since the chromatic logic of the fingerboard serves creativity better
than the diatonic logic of the black & white keyboard.
After all it cannot be the sense of a creative approach to give endless etudes, a full harmonic, compositional or
improvisers course. All this is looked at in a fundamental way,
on the background of a detailed and creatively thought through technique.
If the basics are grasped, an evolution is possible.
Different directions are indicated and literature for evolution is given
and omnipressent on the market.
Creativity likes to find it’s own ways.
LOVE ALL MUSIC
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