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Online jazz violin lessons

Online jazz violin lessons

EXTRACTS FROM ONLINE JAZZ VIOLIN LESSONS Here are some extracts from online jazz violin lessons I gave in spring 2021! First of all, a first series of lessons in French where I talk about pentatonic scales, and then a series about the jazz sound on the violin, this...

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Which violin pickup to use to amplify?

Which violin pickup to use to amplify?

Choosing a pickup to amplify the violin   This is perhaps the question I've been asked the most... Which microphone do I use to amplify myself to play jazz on the violin? For me, there is no doubt: my preference is for SCHERTLER'S STAT V pickup, which Didier...

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The suzuki method to learn violin

The suzuki method to learn violin

Learn the violin with the Suzuki method   Some time ago on Instagram, I discovered Meghan Faw, a violinist who teaches the Suzuki method in English. I went to watch some videos, and I appreciated his way of transmitting. I want to propose his work to some of you...

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Autumn Leaves : how to play the melody?

Autumn Leaves : how to play the melody?

Autumn Leaves : how to play the melody?         ► 3 FREE LESSONS from my method : https://bit.ly/2TylXIz ► BLOG to LEARN JAZZ VIOLIN: https://www.apprendre-le-violon-jazz.com/en/ You have certainly already heard the melody of Autumn Leaves. You...

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Learn the violin : Interview with Marie Leloup

Learn the violin : Interview with Marie Leloup

The trainings to learn violin with Marie Leloup (only in French) : OBJECTIF VIOLON Level 1 (to begin the violin) OBJECTIF VIOLON Level 2 (intermediate) READ THE MUSIC IN 30 DAYS (20% discount with code EVA20) 100% VIBRATO (20% discount with code EVA20) IMPROVE THANKS...

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How to choose a violin, a bow and accessories ?

How to choose a violin, a bow and accessories ?

  You want to start learning the violin, and you want to choose good equipment.   As you know, I mainly devote myself to the teaching jazz violin, which has become a real vocation for me in recent years... thanks to you, my loyal subscribers! But it often...

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VIOLIN OR FIDDLE ? Interview with Raphael Maillet

VIOLIN OR FIDDLE ? Interview with Raphael Maillet

VIOLIN OR FIDDLE? Interview with Raphael Maillet   In this article and through three videos, the violinist RAPHAEL MAILLET will explain to us the history of FIDDLE, what is the difference between the words VIOLIN and FIDDLE, by giving us beautiful demonstrations...

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The violin in jazz history

The violin in jazz history

  The history of jazz also includes the violin!   This week, I had a specific request from a subscriber asking me to tell the history of the violin in jazz ... A big job! that I did not do ... Following that, I remembered a violinist of my acquaintance who...

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Use diminished scales for improvisation

Use diminished scales for improvisation

Diminished scales provide great color for improvisation! So why deprive yourself of it? I created two videos on diminished scales: In the first, I talk about how to play them on the violin, in first position and with the diagrams of Didier Lockwood In the second, I...

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Improvise with the blues scale

      How to improvise on a blues tune When you start learning jazz and try to improvise on the changes of a tune, it's possible to come up against the difficulty of not being able to follow all the chords right away. There are certain structures, like for example the...

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Didier Lockwood’s tip for playing out

Didier Lockwood’s tip for playing out

Didier Lockwood I had the great luck to be the student of Didier Lockwoodfor 2 years! It greatly influenced my way of playing jazz violin, and also my teaching pedagogy. Today,I miss Didier Lockwood a lot, it is a great loss for the world of jazz and the world of...

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How to work on hand coordination and intonation

okViolin lessons for hand coordination and intonation   You will find in this violin lesson two exercises to improve left and right hand coordination as well as a procedure to correct intonation, to be applied to exercise 1, but also to exercise 2 as well as to...

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Practice the swing feel with a metronome on 2 and 4

Tip: to work on the swing feel, nothing beats feeling the pulses of the 2nd and 4th beats which are the strong beats!   Why practice the swing feel with the metronome on 2 and 4?   When we play swing with a drummer, he will always accentuate beats 2 and 4. When we...

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Violin lesson: 2 vibrato exercises

Violin lesson: 2 vibrato exercises

Here you'll find a violin lesson on vibrato. There are 2 vibrato exercises that will help you find an effective gesture and vary the speed and extent of the movement!   Personally, I learned these exercises when I was studying in a professional violin class, at...

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Exercise to improvise on Minor Swing

Exercise to improvise on Minor Swing Bring out the major sixth over the minor chords of Minor Swing On the A minor chord, you can use different modes: Aeolian, Dorian, Melodic etc. Dorian and melodic modes are characterized by a MAJOR sixth (or thirteenth). This color...

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How to practice jazz licks

How to practice jazz licks

How should you practice jazz licks?   In this video, I'm going to show you a typical jazz phrase, how to practice it and how to transpose it. This video is for violinists who want to learn jazz phrasing, but it's also helpful for other instrumentalists! In jazz,...

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How I memorized a John Coltrane solo

John Coltrane's solo on "Blues to You"   Today I wanted to share the result of my recent work on John Coltrane's solo on "Blues to You", a track that is on the album "Coltrane Plays the Blues". John Coltrane is truly one of my favorite jazz musicians. I really like...

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Comping Minor Swing on the violin

  Comping Minor Swing on the violin In this video I explain how to accompany/comp Minor Swing on the violin, using the two lowest strings, according to Pierre Blanchard's method.         How I comp jazz standards on the violin The violin is not strictly speaking a...

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Jazz notation : the chords symbols

Jazz notation : the chords symbols

  This article is about jazz notation and chord symbols, which for the moment may still seem very mysterious to you... Indeed, if you are starting to take an interest in jazz, and you come from classical or world music, you have probably not yet had the...

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LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN…

LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN…

For this very first article, I decided to talk to you about listening. Indeed, to learn jazz or gypsy jazz, you must first listen to it. Since it is improvised music, to play it you must absolutely hear what is happening in the music, and this is not possible without...

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