Improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises, and etudes will help you expand your palette of improvisational techniques and sounds. Develop your fingerboard versatility, and master harmonic and rhythmic ideas on the violin. The CD has demonstration and play-along tracks, performed by an all-star bluegrass band. You will learn to build solos using techniques such as: uncovering a melody's most defining notes, and using them in a new context; reharmonizing chords and changing modes; breaking down, rearranging and varying melodic and rhythmic cells; using position shifts, string crossings and double stops; drawing from tetrachords, guide-tone lines, and other constructs.
Matt Glaser developed this dynamic, interactive course specifically for early-intermediate fiddlers who want to start improvising in traditional swing and jazz styles. His lesson is filled with technical tips, theory and fascinating information on all aspects of swing/jazz music, as well as break-downs and analyses of important violin solos by Claude 'Fiddler' Williams and Stephane Grappelli. Includes music. 80 minutes.
Title: Swingin' Jazz Violin DVD, By Glaser, Matt, Published by Homespun Video, Item number: 00641880