Sunday, May 8, 2011

Learn to play jazz on the violin or fiddle

When practicing scales for jazz, do not play even eighth notes. “Swing” the eighth notes by playing the 1st eighth as 2 tied triplets and the next as the following triplet in a beat.
The importance of playing scales on an instrument can be compared to lifting weights for a human body. Become so familiar with the scales that you do not need to think. Practice them in both directions and different tempos.
Check out fiddlerman's new free jazz scales and studies.
More to come soon.

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