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SESSION 3: Groove Loops, Part 1

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 3: Groove Loops
 

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

 

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SESSION 3: Groove Loops  
 
SESSION 3: Groove Loops  
 
SESSION 3: Groove Loops, Part 1
SESSION 3: Groove Loops, Part 1
 

In the third session of Improvising for Fiddlers and Violinists, Alisa focuses on improvising with pitch over repeated constant rhythms or “groove loops.” She says “We’ll find rad rhythms in parts of tunes and words. Over these rhythms, we’ll look at how to choose notes to create compelling shapes and melodies.” She shows you groove loops (or bow rhythms) based on fiddle tunes like “Wheel Hoss,” “Blackberry Blossom,” and Mississippi Sawyer.” She also shows you how to improvise with “word loops” (a rhythm pattern based on a phrase or sentence), “tune loops” (the rhythm of one phrase of a tune), and “doodle groove loops” (a rhythmic and melodic phrase based on a “doodle”).


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