Instructional videos: Study jazz violin, viola, cello and more
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Improvise to Pachelbel's Canon with the Pachelbel Canon Chord Stacks series!
This easy-to-use course includes eight instructional videos, six play-along accompaniment tracks, a worksheet including the easy-to-use "chord stacks" diagram, and instructions for completing the module.
Great for ALL levels of classically trained instrumentalists (with basic reading skills!) Through this course you will learn to improvise easily within the first five minutes!
By using the innovative "chord stacks" diagram, Christian gives you ready-made "training wheels" which allow you to glide easily through chord progressions. Connect the dots to select chord and scale tones that naturally form coherent and flawless melodies in many styles including classical, bluegrass, waltz, reggae, rock, and more!
This video series demonstrates the basics of Jazz Harmony as applied to playing the violin. This special bundle includes the Violin Harmony Handbook (usually $29.95!), which is a perfect companion for this series. Many of the concepts discussed in the handbook are explained and demonstrated in these videos. Become fluent in the science of Jazz Harmony today!
This video series demonstrates the basics of Jazz Harmony as applied to playing the violin. The Violin Harmony Handbook is a perfect companion item for this series, as many of the concepts included are all explained and demonstrated in these videos. Become fluent in the science of Jazz Harmony today!
Christian Howes shows you the secrets to blues improvisation with this easy lesson package. Jam some blues yourself in no time! Includes five lesson videos, two MP3's, and a worksheet.
Christian Howes shows you his secrets to improvisation! This bundle contains 5 lesson videos that show you everything you need to know. A great lesson that teaches the basics of improvisation so you can effectively unlock the key to many of the other lesson videos. Take your improvisation to the next level!
Christian Howes shows you how to teach improvisation in a clear and easy way! This series contains 7 lesson videos that show you the secrets to Christian Howes' unique approach to teaching improvisation to people of all ages. Step up your teaching game and even gain a different insight on the nature of improvisation!
Learn the diminished scale and how to use it in your playing and improvising! This bundle contains 3 lesson videos and an mp3 to give you everything you need to master this scale. Boost your musical vocabulary with the Diminished Scale Series!
Learn how to use the bebop scale in your playing and improvising! This bundle contains 3 lesson videos, a score of the bebop scale in all keys, and worksheets for each video. Make this scale part of your musical vocabulary!
Melodic Minor Series
Learn the ins-and-outs of the melodic minor scale with the Melodic Minor Series, consisting of four instructional videos and two practice charts for you to use to solidify your knowledge of the scale. The melodic minor scale is one of the many tools expert players use to spice up their improv solos, and with this series you'll become one step closer to sounding like a pro! ***This item is available for download ONLY.
For beginning improvisers. This lesson shows how to begin improvising only by using different methods and patterns of continuous 8th notes.
For beginning improvisers. This lesson shows how to begin improvising with methods such as changing the melody to familiar songs, changing motifs in common exercises, and improvising techniques to cure technical playing problems.
For intermediate improvisers. This lesson demonstrates the importance of knowing how to arpeggiate chords from all four chord tones, the root, the third, the fifth, and the seventh
For intermediate improvisers. This lesson shows how to create fast streams of 8th notes using the bebop scale.
For advanced improvisers. A continued lesson of the first lesson of bebop scales, this video shows more advanced ways to use the bebop scale to create fast streams of 8th notes while improvising.
Jason Anick shows you useful jazz techniques you can incorporate into your personal style. Includes 4 lesson videos!
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Learn the basics of improvising in the 2-5-1 progression. Creative String Player Jason Anick guides you through 3 lesson videos.