This four-session Intro to Swing Improvisation will teach you all the how-to’s of playing and interpreting a swing melody on fiddle (or mandolin)! The first — and most important — ingredient to become a strong improviser is to have a clear sense of how to interpret and bow (or pick) swing melodies. We’ll delve into the rich tradition of swing classics. Whether you’re an experienced swing player or just discovering the style, we’ll focus on learning the melodies and forms of songs such as Lady Be Good, Sweet Georgia Brown, and Boot Heel Drag. Learn the melody, the chord progression, and how to get that swing feel. This will give you a strong foundation for my follow-up course: Swing I. You will also gain the ability to join a swing jam!