1 – A New Way Of Listening

A new way of listening is about hearing and responding to what is happening around you.

Suppose you are going to participate in a jam session, no one knows in advance what they are going to do.
Someone plays something, you respond to it.

In this video we will discover what a note sounds like in different chords.
We are going to practice recognizing chords.
You will hear a chord, you then have to find a tone on the violin that sounds good with it.
That can be the root note in the beginning, otherwise one of the chord notes…
Experiment with this as much as possible.

Why this exercise?
I have noticed that many classically trained violinists have little affinity with this.
By better recognizing chords you will be able to generate more expression in the right note choice and phrasing.