String players have been asking me for a long time about improvisation and alternative styles.
So, after working as an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, teaching thousands of string players in schools around the world,
I’ve decided to share everything I know about improvisation, via comprehensive videos that go straight to the heart of things.
With my new Creative String Lesson Videos, you’ll learn how to improvise fluently, with confidence, in many styles of music.
By getting in now you’ll receive the early bird’s locked in price of under $20 per month.
Accessible Music Theory
Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, Blues, Latin styles, and more..
Hear, Understand, and Articulate Harmony
– Recognize chord progressions
– Form chord scales, learn how and when to combine scales
– Accompany, harmonize, and play songs unaccompanied
Improvise Immediately, whether or not you know tunes, chord progressions, or fancy licks…
-Develop confidence and overcome self-consciousness
-Jam freely with other musicians whether you’re playing jazz, blues, rock, folk styles, and more on viola, violin, or cello.
-How to amplify violins, cellos, and violas
-How to use effects
Career and Music Business Tips
-Get more gigs
-Enjoy more variety of work
-Run your own business
MultiMedia Series- “Easy Tonal Improvisation”-
(8 videos, 5 mp3 backing tracks and a worksheet )
-Learn secrets to help you play notes that ALWAYS sound right!!
-Bass lines, loops, comping patterns in rock, bluegrass, reggae, and more
The Violin Harmony Handbook– 75-page ebook
– Practical harmony tips and comprehensive break down.
-Chord Glossary: Hundres of jazz chords on violin
-Jazzy unaccompanied arrangements
Content tailored at your request monthly
-new videos every month
-exclusive interviews with amazing guests
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http://christianhowes.com/2011/05/27/finally-online-jazz-violin-lessons/ 30 day money back guarantee
Here’s what people are saying:
The Creative Strings video lessons are a great tool for learning improvisation and harmony on the violin for beginning and more advanced improvisers, and for everyone in between (like me!). The videos and Violin Harmony handbook really help fill in the gaps that other traditional improvisational systems leave. It’s wonderful to finally have a method specifically tailored to improvising on the violin that really understands the nuances of the instrument and can deliver the content in a fun, easy and creative way. Thank you Christian for sharing your knowledge and making this available to anyone who wishes to learn to improvis
e! Andrea Baker, (Professional creative violinist/fiddler)
This stuff pertains directly to my life and career as a professional violinist and I love how you cut right to the chase with the theory and make it so accessible. Internalizing chords is EXACTLY what I need in my diet. Please keep the information coming!
professional Nashville-based violinist/fiddler
p.s. feel free to email me with any questions related to any and all of these topics including:
jazz violin, jazz viola, jazz cello
blues violin, blues cello, blues viola
rock violin, rock cello, rock cello
improvisation for violin, viola, or cello