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How to Play Jazz & Tango > Improvisation and Jazz, Rock, & Pop for String Players

Jazz Workshop for 4-12 participants

How can you groove on a string instrument? How can you learn how to improvise? This workshop focusses on these questions.

The workshop includes rhythm games and body percussion – it's fun and also a great way to train basic rhythmic skills. We'll explore special playing techniques and tricks that can make string instruments sound groovy, heavy, bluesy or funky. Participants will learn how to improvise, using games, exercises and some basic music theory.
This workshop is designed to introduce classically trained string players to jazz, rock, & pop

This workshop includes:

Groove and rhythm play a central role in jazz and popular styles. How does rhythm work in these styles? How can you groove on a string instrument?
The performance practice of jazz, rock, and pop is different than the classical approach in string playing. Jazz phrasing, articulation, special playing techniques (such as chopping and bossa bowing), and notation will be discussed and studied playing written ensemble music.
An introduction to improvisation using various approaches: free improvisation, improvisation with scales, harmonic improvisation

Further Workshops: »Teaching Jazz, Rock, and Pop for Strings - »Tango - »JazzRockPop String Orchestra