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SESSION 5: Fun with Patterns and Scales

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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In this video, Alisa uses the concepts she introduced in Part 1 to improvise on ’Ida Red’ and ‘Cacklin’ Hen.’”

 

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“Ida Red” 

“Cacklin’ Hen” 

 

Also see the Apple Music playlist on the main Improvising for Fiddlers and Violinists page.

 
 
 
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SESSION 5: Fun with Patterns and Scales  
 
SESSION 5: Fun with Patterns and Scales  
 
SESSION 5: Fun with Patterns and Scales
SESSION 5: Fun with Patterns and Scales
 

This week you’ll learn to improvise with scales and arpeggios!  You’ll look at how to practice patterns on scales and then incorporate the patterns into “Blackberry Blossom” and “Goodbye Liza Jane.” 

 

Here are some links to recordings of “Blackberry Blossom”:

 

“Blackberry Blossom” Craig Duncan

“Blackberry Blossom” J.T. Perkins

“Blackberry Blossom” Benny Thomasson

“Blackberry Blossom” Natalie MacMaster

“Blackberry Blossom” Byron Berline

“Blackberry Blossom”  Tony Rice (Sam Bush on fiddle)

 

Also see the Apple Music playlist on the main Improvising for Fiddlers and Violinists page.


  “Blackberry Blossom” Notation (Available to subscribers)
 
  Circle of Fifths Diagram (Available to subscribers)
 
 
 
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