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E minor Tabla Jam

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

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Moonlight Drive Jam Track

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

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iFiddle Blues Scale Magic

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

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MM101-Moon Diggin’

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,

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MM101-Blue Suit in a ROADHOUSE BAR of 12

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. 

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New-Bee Jammer – Learning Path

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

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