How to improvise on violin
A proven formula for classically trained violinists to start improvising step by step
Are you a classical trained violinist?
Learn to improvise on violin with our simple new method.
Play your first improvisation on violin today!
Improvise on Pop, Jazz, Latin, Country…
(A good knowledge of the first position is required)
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Improvising on a violin?
Most violinists are originally Classical trained, just like me.
That mostly means playing violin from sheet music.
But what if you would want to close the books?
Reveal your creative potential?
There are many teachers out there who started posting improvisation lessons for violinists, but none of them start at the very beginning.
This makes it particularly hard because advanced knowledge of chords and progressions are required.
I decided to roll out a course for absolute beginners in the field of improvisation.
So, no knowledge or any improvisation experience is required, we will build this up right from the start.
Sonya B. about the improvisation course:
“I think you should try it, I’m really glad that I did”.
Violinist Xander Nichting:
“I have found the perfect way to help you find your way in improvisation “
Everyone can learn how to improvise.
Ever dreamed of playing freely on your violin? Joining jam-sessions?
Play other styles of music without the need of sheet music?
Can you do this?
“I may be too old, or I have no musical talent enough to play improvise…”
“I know absolutely NOTHING about improvisation, not even about chords!”
I hear this a lot, and yes, it can be overwhelming, but…
…I have GOOD news for you!
Yes, improvising can be quite challenging to learn, especially when you decide to do it alone.
Be sure that no experience is required, nor any knowledge of chords or chord-progressions.
We will deal with this from the very start, in easy steps so you can put it all into practice right away.
What you need is a good method, and someone looking over your shoulder. This is quite crucial too.
This is why we offer you personal guidance all the way!
Post your progress in our dedicated Facebook Group and get our professional feedback (free!) or attend the weekly live classes online for 1-on-1 time with your personal teacher!
We have seen students of all ages coming in and following the course with huge succes.
So don’t let age or experience hold you back, go for the dream you have been procrastinating for so long.
My 30 years of experience at your fingertips!.
Many students asked me to give them improvisation lessons, they wanted to explore more than just Classical music, they wanted to be able to join jam-sessions, play freely…
All I could do at that time was to share some tips and tricks, but that was not enough.
It missed the target completely because the student didn’t have enough theoretical background for it.
I know it took me years.
This is the reason I started working on a new course for trained Classical players who wanted to explore their creative capacity, the Creative Violin Improvisation Course.
We start right from the very beginning, not theoretical, but “hands on”!!
This is the best way to understand the theory behind it, you will learn it in a fun and easy way.
You could start right away!
- We start from scratch, no improvisation experience required
- “Hands-on”, meaning no boring theory, learn it all in practice
- Clear videos with detailed explanation, chronologically ordered
- Practice along with the videos, and after that the downloadable backing-tracks.
- Weekly LIVE online lessons (premium account) for personal 1-on-1 guidance
- Join the Creative Violin Community
- Share your progress and get personal feedback
– 4000+ students have already proven that the Creative Violin method works, for all ages.
– 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: We care about you and aim to give you the best violin-experience possible. if this is not for you, let us know within 14 days and we will refund you right away, no questions asked.
“Xander gets his pupils to improve their playing rapidly, in a fun and motivating way.
My son loves it.”
“Thank you for not only teaching me the violin but also making the experience enjoyable with your cheerful and encouraging demeanor.”
“Not only are the lessons well developed, but he also puts on free seminars to help grasp the basic and more advanced concepts.
Practice all exercises with the videos and “play-alongs” on all devices.
The website is built for the use on mobile devices.
This way you can study wherever and whenever you wish.You can always practice along with me in the interactive videos.
After that, start playing on the downloadable backing tracks.
What we’ll do in the improvisation course:
A complete new way of listening.
You will be able to anticipate on what you hear, what your band members are playing and play the best fills.
Obviously, but how?
You will learn a few different approaches to creating your improvisation, with knowledge of chord progressions, with chord stacks…
No worries, it will be easier than you think!
To know what you are doing you need to learn the theory.
Theory is best learnt the “hands-on” way.
This is exactly how we get you to understand the theory with ease: in practice.
Some want to play the blues or rock music, others just gypsy swing, and some want to dive into country-bluegrass.
It’s all there, don’t just stick to one style.
So much fun to explore.
“Learning online is quite the challenge,
I never knew if I was doing it right”
That is the downside of online learning, you can do it alone and get lost quickly.
I did not only create this new course, I am also personally involved in your progress.
You should not (and don’t have to) do it alone.
I am here, all the way.
What is the key to improvisation?
To appeal to your creative side?
What I see a lot is improvisers playing the same scales on everything, they know it works and leave it to that.
True, but how about expanding your musical vocabulary?
Find more ways to approach your improvisation?
Can you do it all alone?
Probably, yes, but only to some point.
You need somebody to guide you in your creative process, so you don’t get stuck.
This is the reason I started with the Live 1-on-1 online lessons.
To help you find more paths to explore.
The perks of this course:
- An actual method to get you improvising quickly, right from the beginning
- Weekly Live 1-on-1 online lessons (about 40 lessons per year)
- Improvise on different music styles, join jam-sessions before you know it
- Learn the theory the “hands-on” way.
Your questions answered
You are never too old !!
The oldest student (as far as I know) is 70 and just started a few years ago.
Of course you should not expect to become a world class soloist, but that is not the point.
Having fun in what you do makes the level you are at completely unimportant.
Progress may be a little slower compared to children, but the fun you get out of it is what it’s all about, priceless!
And yes, feel free to challenge yourself, it is possible endlessly!
Motivation problems are everywhere.
If a method does not offer variety, it can quickly become boring and the student drops out.
At Creative Violin you will immediately come across different music styles, such as Classical (of course), but also Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Balkan, World music, Irish, Gypsy …
And, last but not least: you will learn to improvise on the violin, from the very first lesson !!
In addition, there are accompaniments for ALL songs and exercises, even the scales have accompaniments.
These are the Backing Tracks (BTs), not only piano accompaniments, but also orchestras, bands, gypsy orchestras, string quartets …
Variety, lots of variety. Great fun to do.
We have a Creative Violin Facebook group with over 6000 members.
This is intended for the students who can post their progress videos there.
This is where we will give you the feedback you need.
In the beginning I mainly pay attention to the posture (crucial for correct progress!), you will be sure that you are on the right track.
If you really get stuck, I can invite you to come online 1 on 1.
In any case, you will never be studying alone.