Bridging The Gap Part I: Integrating Improvisation, Theory, and Technique Through a Comprehensive Approach to Practice for the Contemporary, Creative String Player

Explore SIX modules of training related to contemporary, creative string playing. There is a gap between the skill set of classical players and that within the jazz studies paradigm and participatory culture. These modules will address this gap, and address how to consolidate your technical practice with rhythmic and harmonic internalization, blues, composition, song form, using modal improvisation, and applying voice leading. Become creatively self-expressed. Develop your musical voice..Become fluent in contemporary styles so you can jam. .Use amplification and effects. Teachers: Gain age-appropriate sequences to share with students