Swing Improv Workouts are what I would’ve dreamed of having when I was learning how to improvise. Or even once I knew how to improvise and I wanted to get out of my own creative rut. Instead, I had to live in France for a year to study with the Stephane Grapelli’s protege, Didier Lockwood. Now, you can learn from home! These classes are an incredible opportunity to learn how to improvise on swing, jazz, and Western Swing songs on the fiddle. I teach a particular type of playing influenced by Johnny Gimble, Louis Tierney, Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Kieth Coleman, Svend Assmussen, Paul Anastasio, and Didier Lockwood — to name a few.
Have you ever wondered how to go about learning a swing tune? How to improvise? How to learn how to improvise? How to sound tasteful playing swing?
A Swing Improv Archived Workout includes 2-3 classes (depending on the era that I taught the class, these have been so popular that I now do three classes each month). Each workout has a theme and is outlined by my 5 Elements of Improvisations:
Take some of my most popular and highly-requested classes, AND….
- Become an improviser and a swing fiddler!
- Learn how to embellish the melody
- Fine-tune your swing bowing style
- Learn how to tastefully create your own solo
- Take a deep dive into the dos and don’ts of the style whether it’s jazz, swing, or Western Swing
- Workout themes can include: melodic workouts, chord outlining, pattern workouts, lick workouts, rhythmic creativity workouts, and more.