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Improvisation Course
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CVI1 Lesson 1: 9 videos

CVI1 Lesson 1: 9 videos

Welcome to Lesson 1 in the Improvisation Series. As introduction we want to share with you the most important skill you should have (or develop): Listening. We need to know ...
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CVI1 Lesson 2: 13 videos

CVI1 Lesson 2: 13 videos

We will learn what chords are, from what they are made up of and how we use them. Chords take care of the "harmony"part of a song, putting chords one ...
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CVI1 Lesson 3: 7 videos

CVI1 Lesson 3: 7 videos

We will step into the blues in this lesson. You will learn how the blues is built up and the chord progressions that are common in this style. Major and ...
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CVI1 Lesson 4: 11 videos

CVI1 Lesson 4: 11 videos

Lesson 4 will be all about pentatonic scales, probably the most important scale to master. These scales are found in improvisation of ALL music styles, so master this and you ...
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CVI1 Lesson 5: 14 videos

CVI1 Lesson 5: 14 videos

Swing! For classical players this might be the most difficult part of improvising. When it is not in our genes, we can definitely work our way to it. That's what ...
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CVI1 Lesson 6: 7 videos

CVI1 Lesson 6: 7 videos

Swing, Gypsy Jazz. One of the most popular jazz styles for violin is of course the Gypsy Swing, which originated from Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli’s “Hot Club De France” ...
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CVI1 Lesson 7: 7 videos

CVI1 Lesson 7: 7 videos

The 7th Chords. Building from the triad (1-3-5) we can add another 3rd, that would give us the 7, (7th note in the scale). Adding this 7th note gives us ...
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CVI1 Lesson 8: 9 videos

CVI1 Lesson 8: 9 videos

II-V-I  (2-5-1) II-V-I is the most common chord progression. If you want to improvise in Jazz music this is one of the first things to know. Be sure to learn ...
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Overview Lesson Pages

Overview Lesson Pages

This video shows how the lesson pages work regarding the different tabs, AB looper and the download buttons ...
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"How To" The Circle Of Fifths Explained

“How To” The Circle Of Fifths Explained

Know how to determine in which key you are playing. Know everything you need to know about sharps and flats, key-signatures, parallel scales and how to use that on violin ...
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"How To" play Ghost Notes

“How To” play Ghost Notes

In the "How-To" series this is all about ghost notes.What are they, how do we play them, how do we use them? ...
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"How To" Adjust Audio Settings in ZOOM For Online Lessons

“How To” Adjust Audio Settings in ZOOM For Online Lessons

Using ZOOM for music lessons online, for teachers and students. I can recommend Zoom, but you have to adjust some audio settings. Let me show you here: ...
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