Here’s a new one I created in GarageBand for a student’s Call & Answer session recently. It worked very well for her! This particular student is a super-smart teen who is going to college early and has a very developed left/logical side of her brain… so much so that she
I first created this jam-along track for inclusion in a lesson I did for iFiddle Magazine on the Magic of Blues Scales. It is “in-the-style-of” the great electric violin icon Jean Luc Ponty and a rough take-off of the tune “Sunset Drive” on his “Taste for Passion” album (with
In partnership with iFiddle Magazine, I’ve produced this lesson on two different, two-finger, two-string fingerboard patterns (I call “EZ-Zones”) that allow you to play 10 different Pentatonic scales very easily. Pentatonics are great for getting started with anything from creatively spicing up your fiddle tunes, to outright improvisation in
MOON DIGGIN’ It’s music to strip mine too! Jam Stuff: Cut 24 from Fiddle Jam Book/CD Example: Cut 25 from Fiddle Jam Book/CD (see video above) No Violin Backing Track:[ca_audio url_mp3=”http://fiddlejaminstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FJBk25-MoonDiggin-NoVln.mp3″ url_ogg=”” download=”true” skin=”regular” align=”none”] The Blast Off: Fun, pop rock, medium tempo. Scale: G Blues Key: G minor Notes: any,
BLUE SUIT in a ROADHOUSE BAR of 12 Standing out with the rough crowd. Jam Stuff: Cut 28 from the Fiddle Jam Book/CD Jam Example: Cut 29 from the Fiddle Jam Book/CD (see video above) No Violin Backing Track: The Jump Start: Cool, blue, straight forward and easy.
THE FIDDLE JAM BLUES OK, lets put it ALL together now. In Tune: Three in one. A simple melody, jamming, and Boogie Woogie example. Scale: D Blues Key: D universal (major notes in chords and minor notes in the scale). Jamming Notes: any, D, F, G,
The New-Bee Jammer (“Jammer” level 1) – Your private violin lessons just not fun enough? Don’t quit! Just add Fiddle Jam! For the student who just wants to experience the “Joy of the Jam” in the EZ-est “low impact,” fun, and un-scary way, and foster the prized “non-thinking creative