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 Series (Video and Backing Tracks Download)
If you like contemporary music and you come off a bit “too classical” sounding, exploring Christian’s course on blues can help you hone your playing to sound more authentic, and soulful within Blues-related idioms. Pop, Rock, R and B, Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop, and other styles of music rely on the Blues at their core. Blues can be examined from many sides, and Christian cuts right to the chase in this course, eliminating fluff and giving concrete steps to make immediate gains. In the course you’ll discover: -Blues as a literary form, and how this translates into effective melodic expression -Harmonic, Melodic, and Rhythmic applications -Creating harmonic tension and richness by combining two blues scales (this is a big thing many people miss out on!) -Generating rhythmic tension through the manipulation of triplets, and how to increase fluency with this under-used rhythmic muscle. -Bass lines & inner voice patterns in common iterations of 12 bar blues, and within various grooves Includes five lesson videos, two MP3's, and a worksheet.
Price: $24.95