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These videos are for players just starting to improvise and players looking to improve their improvisation.  The videos demonstrate concepts on mandolin, but all of these are applicable to fiddle/violin as well.  I suggest starting with video #1 and going through the series in order as the videos build on each other.  For folks looking for jazz improvisation, see the Barry Harris Videos Series

 

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Improv From Scratch #1

Free improv - How to begin improvising

Improv From Scratch #2

Major scale outlines

Improv From Scratch #3

Nine pound hammer - putting outlines to a song

Improv From Scratch #4

Major scale practice - get comfortable with the scale

and learn some useful improvising phrases

Improv From Scratch #5

Major arpeggios

More useful phrases

Improv From Scratch #6

Major chord tone scale (CTS)

More useful improvising knowledge and phrases

Improv From Scratch #7

Major chord ideas

 

Improv From Scratch #8

How to use the material we've learned so far

Improv From Scratch #9

Introduce and practice the dominant scale

More useful phrases 

Improv From Scratch #10

Dominant arpeggios

More things to play on dominant chords

Improv From Scratch #11

Dominant CTS #1

Improv From Scratch #12

Dominant CTS #2

Many more ideas for dominant chord improvising

Improv From Scratch #13

Improv against I and V7 chords

Start improvising against a most common chord progression

using what we have learned so far

Improv From Scratch #14

Major chord improvisation practice

Improv From Scratch #15

Dominant chord improv practice

Improv From Scratch #16

Surround

Great sounds you can use when going from one chord to another chord

Improv From Scratch #17

M. O. U. S. E.

Strong ending phrase sounds

Improv From Scratch #18

Triplets

Add more variety to your improvising

Improv From Scratch #19

Quarter notes and rests

Adding more rhythmic variety and how to get out of trouble

 

 

More coming soon!

 

 

 

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