Blues Violin Course

Non-members: This course is a stand-alone product from our School Store.  You will only be able to access the lessons below after purchase.  See the School Store for more info: Blues Violin Course

BVC Members: Welcome to the Blues Violin Course! Bookmark this page as your starting page for access to your course materials.

Blues Violin Primer Lessons

Check out these introductory “primer” lessons to learn the basics about everything you’ll need to know to get the most out of the full “Tune Lessons” in Modules One, Two & Three below.

  1. Video #1 Blues Violin Why? (from the Free Video series)
  2. Video #2 EZ Blues Improv (from the Free Video series)
  3. Video #3 EZ Boogie Woogie Backups (from the Free Video series)
  4. Video #4 Everything You Need To Know (from the Free Video series)
  5. Video #5 Practice How Much?  How Long?  and, more.
  6. Video #6 Blues Philosophy The purposeful Player, the proper attitude.
  7. Video #7 Blues History: A brief history and geography of American Blues
  8. Video #8 Notation Systems: Staff, Note Names, Finger Numbers and Fiddler’s Tab
  9. Video #9 Blues Terms II: beyond Video #4
  10. Video #10 The Note Number System
  11. Video #11 The “Get Away With Murder” Scale
  12. Video #12 Scale Formulas major and minor pentatonic, and the blues scale
  13. Video #13 Bass Lines: Let’s put what you’ve been learning to Bass-ic use!
  14. Video #14 Chord Numbers: The basics
  15. Video #15 Advanced Chord Numbers: Beyond the I-IV-V
  16. Video #16 Shuffle vs. Straight Rhythm it’s all about groove
  17. Video #17 The Improviser’s Mindset focus vs thinking
  18. Video #18 Minor vs Major: when and why to use each
  19. Video #19 Epiphany Story #1: Albert Collins
  20. Video #20 Epiphany Story #2: Shakin Smith
  21. Video #21 Four-Bar Phrasing Exercises: lengthen your music awareness

Blues Violin Course Module One

In our inaugural run of this course, these deep-dive “Tune Lessons” will be released one per week starting April 20, 2017!

  1. Tune Lesson: The Box Blues Available now!
  2. Tune Lesson: BB Blues Available now!
  3. Tune Lesson: X-Ray Blues Available now!
  4. Tune Lesson: Low Down Blues Available now!

Blues Violin Course Module Two

  1. Tune Lesson: Blimp Blues Available now!
  2. Tune Lesson: Bug Blues Available now!
  3. Tune Lesson: Cat Gut Blues Available now!
  4. Tune Lesson: Blind Blues Available now!

Blues Violin Course Module Three

  1. Tune Lesson: Black Tie Blues Available now!
  2. Tune Lesson: Been Wronged Blues
  3. Tune Lesson: Monday Blues
  4. Tune Lesson: Bop Blues
  5. Bonus One: Brother Blues
  6. Bonus Two: charts of all EZ Zones




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