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Pragmatic and Actionable Approach to Improvisation
I‘ve tried a few approaches to learn improvisation on violin but Christian’s approach was by far the most pragmatic and immediately actionable, without being reductionist.
Recording with a Loop Pedal by the 6th Lesson
Rachel and I learned so much practicing through the modules. I started with no cello improv skills beyond 2 pentatonic scales and by the 6th lesson I was recording videos for YouTube with a looper and trying his techniques in my own teaching.
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Digital Books to download and keep forever including:
- Easy Tonal Improvisation Workbook
- Jazz Scales for VIolin, Viola, and Cello
- Jazz Arpeggios for Violin, Viola, and Cello
- The Chromatic Universe (Chromatic Etudes and Mini-Pieces)
- Easy Chords for Violin, VIola and Cello
- The Violin Harmony Handbook
- Quartal Etudes (Fourths)
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Act now to access my biggest course to date, “Playing Without A Net” as well as ALL premium courses below on this page.
“the only course I know that teaches you to accompany yourself with (bowed string) instruments, applied beyond classical music with elements for the complete understanding of musical activity (harmony, rhythm, melody, etc.)“
Imagine being able to create your own works like this:
What to Expect from the new course, “Playing Without a Net”
You’ll get Hours of sequential video training w/ PDFs teaching you how to improvise and arrange in:
-Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet
–classical, latin, jazz, pop, folk, R&B, et al
-bass, inner voices, melody, and rhythm
-How to arrange on the fly to make unaccompanied playing sound full
You’ll Also Get:
-Foundational exercises to ingrain harmonic concepts in your fingers quickly
-The 70-page Violin Harmony Handbook- “an incredible resource; really well thought-out, lot’s of great ideas & exercises.”
-fundamental approach to harmony for noobs
-Complex voicings and tricks for super advanced
-Rhythmic approach for different styles in duo, trio, and quartet
-three extended clinics that you can play along with.“it’s powerful that you were able to take a bunch of high school students, and take them as far as you did. So, anyone can learn this stuff.”
Here’s a final example:
Comments from the teachers and players who took the course:
-“A very hands-on method to help musicians who might have a fear of improvising..”
-“It showed me that unaccompanied playing is attainable- it’s comforting to have a great teacher organize the pieces for me.”
-“I see now that there is a path and logic to what seems to be totally talent-driven improvisation.”
-“Brilliant. Heartfelt and honest.”
This is just my latest course. You’ll get so much more, including:
Ultimate Scale Resource– Think, “Flesch, Galamian, and Kreutzer for contemporary players“. Scales are provided in extended range for violin, viola, and cello in all twelve keys. The forward explains how to optimize scale practice to develop harmonic fluency.
(Sells normally for $19.95)
Ultimate Arpeggio Resource: All commonly used seventh chords are provided in all inversions for violin, cello, and viola, in all keys. The extensive forward outlines how to use this book to expand your harmonic vocabulary and improvise with greater comfort and ease.
(Sells normally for $19.95)
The 70-page Violin Harmony Handbook is packed with practice exercises, a chord glossary, and solo transcriptions. It’s like Paganini for improvisers.
(Sells normally for $29.95)