May 21, 2013

Improvisation for Classical Players: Blues Overview

Blues Improvisation Series

Are you a classical player who’s been feeling blue? This series will have you playing the blues in no time.

For more on the blues read my article: Blues Violin Improvisation- Context for Classical Musicians

In this package:

•Gain an understanding of blues scales

•Work through my easy improvisation method

•This five lesson video series with corresponding MP3 backing tracks and worksheet will transform you into a competent blues player

Blues Improvisation (Video Series + Additional Materials)(Video Series + Additional Materials)
  • Learn how to play this bedrock style of contemporary American music from which Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop, and others draw.
  • Create tension and richness in your playing, both rhythmically and harmonically.
  • This course includes 5 lesson videos, 2 mp3s and a worksheet to get you started on things like:
    1. Translating the blues literary form into effective melodic expression
    2. Generating rhythmic tension through the manipulation of triplets
    3. Creating bass lines & comping patterns in 12 bar blues within various grooves
  • Level: Intermediate and Up.
Also included in our Creative Strings Academy
Price: $24.95