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SESSION 4: Melodic Variations on “Goodbye Liza Jane”

This lesson is part of the course Improvising for Fiddlers and Violinists with Alisa Rose.
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Learn to improvise and connect to your own creative impulses through musical games, simple exercises, and fiddle tunes. You’ll explore improvisation fundamentals of rhythm and pitch, learn how to create and vary melodies, use small building blocks or motifs to build a solo, practice scales and arpeggios, and much more.
 
 
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SESSION 4: Melodic Variations on “Goodbye Liza Jane”  
 
SESSION 4: Melodic Variations on “Goodbye Liza Jane”  
 
SESSION 4: Melodic Variations on “Goodbye Liza Jane”
SESSION 4: Melodic Variations on “Goodbye Liza Jane”
 

In this session you’ll learn how to improvise over the popular fiddle tune “Goodbye Liza Jane.” Alisa also shows you how to decorate the melody using register shifts, double stops, bowing patterns, neighbor notes, melodic fragments, and other ways to create variations that are still recognizable as the melody. 

 

Here are some links to recordings of “Goodbye Liza Jane”:

 

“Goodbye Liza Jane” Bluegrass 95

“Goodbye Liza Jane” Grant Gordy

“Goodbye Liza Jane” Bobby Hicks

“Goodbye Liza Jane” David Grier



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