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)
Pop, Rock, R and B, Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop, and other styles of contemporary American music (even Bluegrass) rely heavily on the Blues. If you feel like you come off a bit “too classical-sounding", this course on blues can help you hone your playing to sound more authentic within Blues-related idioms. 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 & comping patterns in 12 bar blues within various grooves This course includes five lesson videos, two MP3's, and a worksheet.
Price: $24.95