How to Play Pop Music on Violin without sounding soo Classical

A bunch of you told me you wanted to know how to play pop music on violin without sounding so classical. So this is for that. I used the song Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa and cover: rhythm exercises (slow down the video if it’s too hard) how to play the vocal melody on Read more about How to Play Pop Music on Violin without sounding soo Classical[…]

Old Town Road Play-a-long Series

Creative Strings Play-Along Videos Lessons Old Town Road- Lil Nas X Level: All Levels Time: ~8 minutes per video Contents: 3 Play-Along Videos plus Backing Track Video Scales used: D dorian (C major) and/or D mixolydian (G major) Here’s a play-along series built on the hit song Old Town Road by Lil Nas X.  Videos are ordered Read more about Old Town Road Play-a-long Series[…]

Can you play in 7? | Play Along on Violin Viola Cello

Can you Play in 7/4? Want to try? Expand your rythmic language with the free play-along series below Level: All levels- but be ready to stretch your comfort zone. Time: 5-15 minutes Contents: 4 videos plus instructions Scales used: A major (3 sharps- F# C# G#) AKA B dorian mode D major (2 sharps- F# Read more about Can you play in 7? | Play Along on Violin Viola Cello[…]

Christian Howes VIolinist

Play & Improvise Your Own Soulful Melodies

If you’d like to be able to play melodies in a soulful style improvise your own melodies share ready-made fun lessons with students then grab your instrument, start the video below, and play along. The melodies are easy to play, but it's challenging for some to emulate the nuances of rhythm and articulation. The first Read more about Play & Improvise Your Own Soulful Melodies[…]