How to Practice Harmony on Violin, Viola, & Cello

My six-step scale approach will help you internalize harmony and positively transform how you practice. 

If the book & videos below don’t make a big difference in your practice, I’ll publish a video playing Devil Went Down to Georgia-

in my underwear, on a cold snowy day.

To get the first five steps. watch the video below (or scroll down to read them.)

To get the final step, choose from these three options:

1) Purchase the Ebook below for $14.95

2) Leave your email below to get Part 2 of the video. (FREE)

 

 

 

3) Access the video, book, plus all of my premium books & instructional videos FREE (and take a free private lesson with me) here.

If for some reason you didn’t choose the option above, here’s the link to purchase the book:

Jazz Scales for Violin, Viola, and Cello eBook (Download Only - Click Below to add to cart)
A must-have for any improvising string player, this resource lays out scales commonly used in Jazz and other contemporary styles in extended range for violin, viola, and cello in all twelve keys. The introduction explains how to optimize practice to develop harmonic fluency while using this book as a visual aid and time saver.
Price: $19.95
Price: $14.95

To get access to part two of the video, either purchase the Ebook or enter your email address here:

 

 

Excerpts from the Ebook:


1) Play the scale in root position
jazz scale for violin viola and cello

 

 

2) Play the scale in extended range (first position):

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3) Play the scale in all inversions in extended range.

Practicing these jazz scales for violin, viola, and cello will allow you to improvise better

 

 

 

4) Play many patterns/sequences from the scale. For example:

Learn to improvise on violin, viola, and cello with these jazz scales

 

 

 

 

 

5) Play voice led “scale pairs” (Play a pattern which alternates between two scales. For example: Play one bar of a pattern in G melodic minor followed by one bar of D altered) Practice multiple jazz scales on violin, viola, and cello

 

 

 

 

 

These scale pairs could follow my recommended list of “chord pairs” including the following: 1-5, 1- 5min, 1-b7, 1-1dim, 1-4, 1-4min, 1-b2, etc.

6) Play voice led scale patterns in time while conforming to the harmonic rhythm of any chord progression in any tune.

Get your copy of Jazz Scales For Violin, Viola, & Cello!

Jazz Scales for Violin, Viola, and Cello eBook (Download Only - Click Below to add to cart)
A must-have for any improvising string player, this resource lays out scales commonly used in Jazz and other contemporary styles in extended range for violin, viola, and cello in all twelve keys. The introduction explains how to optimize practice to develop harmonic fluency while using this book as a visual aid and time saver.
Price: $19.95
Price: $14.95
 
 

 

Check out the companion book (and video):

Arpeggios for Jazz Violin, Viola, and Cello

 

The Smart Deal:

You could keep doing tired old scale exercises that fail to inspire you or create results,

or try my approach if you’re interested in creative self-expression, musical independence, and freedom.

Download both books (plus others) free when you try Creative Strings Academy (free for 30 days-cancel anytime) here.

****A free trial of Creative Strings Academy also sometimes entitles you to a free private lesson with me during special promotions. 

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Click “Free Resources” section in the upper navigation bar for videos, podcasts, and articles designed to help you become a more creative, versatile musician.

Gaining harmonic literacy can help you to express songs without accompaniment,  improvising freely like in this video here. Watch just two minutes of the video to see how the resources above can help.

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