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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.
- Video #1 Blues Violin Why? (from the Free Video series)
- Video #2 EZ Blues Improv (from the Free Video series)
- Video #3 EZ Boogie Woogie Backups (from the Free Video series)
- Video #4 Everything You Need To Know (from the Free Video series)
- Video #5 Practice How Much? How Long? and, more.
- Video #6 Blues Philosophy The purposeful Player, the proper attitude.
- Video #7 Blues History: A brief history and geography of American Blues
- Video #8 Notation Systems: Staff, Note Names, Finger Numbers and Fiddler’s Tab
- Video #9 Blues Terms II: beyond Video #4
- Video #10 The Note Number System
- Video #11 The “Get Away With Murder” Scale
- Video #12 Scale Formulas major and minor pentatonic, and the blues scale
- Video #13 Bass Lines: Let’s put what you’ve been learning to Bass-ic use!
- Video #14 Chord Numbers: The basics
- Video #15 Advanced Chord Numbers: Beyond the I-IV-V
- Video #16 Shuffle vs. Straight Rhythm it’s all about groove
- Video #17 The Improviser’s Mindset focus vs thinking
- Video #18 Minor vs Major: when and why to use each
- Video #19 Epiphany Story #1: Albert Collins
- Video #20 Epiphany Story #2: Shakin Smith
- Video #21 Four-Bar Phrasing Exercises: lengthen your music awareness
Blues Violin Course Module One
Module One is part of the Blues Violin Express 1 purchase, and of course, the complete course purchase.
- Tune Lesson: The Box Blues
- Tune Lesson: BB Blues
- Tune Lesson: X-Ray Blues
- Tune Lesson: Low Down Blues
Blues Violin Course Module Two
Module Two is part of the Blues Violin Express 2 purchase, and of course, the complete course purchase.
Blues Violin Course Module Three
Module Three is part of the Blues Violin Express 3 Purchase, and of course, the complete course purchase.
- Tune Lesson: Black Tie Blues
- Tune Lesson: The Un-Ethical Blues
- Tune Lesson: Monday Blues
- Tune Lesson: Bop Blues
- Bonus One: Brother Blues
- Bonus Two: Charts of all EZ Zones
- Bonus Three: All Audio Play-Along Tracks
- Bonus Four: All Performance Videos
- Bonus Five: How-To Create Your Own ITSO Tracks