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In The Style Of Christian Howes, Vol.1

November 24th, 2019: ALL TRANSCRIPTIONS UPLOADED! All lesson and performances transcribed using Soundslice Notation.
$39.99 (Canadian dollars)

An in-depth study on the Jazz style of violinist Christian Howes. Read full description…

An in-depth study on the Jazz style of violinist Christian Howes.

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-HD video performances of Christian Howes improvising on standard changes
-Lessons where Christian shares his approach to music.
-Fully transcribed in standard notation.
-Includes downloadable mp3 of all lessons and etude performances.

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How I Started
Learning Chords
Jazz Harmony
Arpeggios and Voice Leading
Voice Leading With Scales

Standard progressions:

All The Things You Are
Blue Bossa
Cherokee 1
Cherokee 2
Donna Lee
Just Friends
Rhythm Changes 180
Rhythm Changes 200
Rhythm Changes 230
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
The Chicken

Recommended prerequisites:

-Knowledge of Jazz concepts (technique, accompaniment and improvisation)
-Basic knowledge of violin techniques

About the In The Style series:

The In The Style series focus strictly on the playing style of the artist. These are not general "how to" lessons. The goal of these lessons is to give insight on a wide range of topics relevant to the musical style of the artist. Advanced students will be able to immediately absorb and work on many of the concepts covered in the lessons. Beginner and intermediate level students will benefit greatly from the transcriptions of the numerous video performances with close ups when relevant. Music is like a language, and it is best learnt by surrounding yourself with better musicians. The goal of the "In The Style Series" is to give you this access, as much as possible, in the comfort of your own home!

About Christian Howes:

Violinist, educator and composer, Christian Howes was voted #1 in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“Rising Stars/Violin”), named among the top three jazz violinists in the JazzTimes critics poll, and nominated for Violinist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. He received the Residency Partner Award through Chamber Music America, earned a USArtists grant through the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and was invited by the U.S. State department to teach and perform as a cultural ambassador twice, in Ukraine and Montenegro. His release on Resonance Records, “Southern Exposure” earned recognition in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Downbeat, Jazz Times, as well as a six-night run at Lincoln Center. His release, “American Spirit” was named among the Best Jazz Albums of 2015″ by the Huffington Post. Howes is the founder of “Creative Strings“, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to expand music education through the creation of online curriculum, an annual summer conference, and dozens of visits to schools annually teaching improvisation, contemporary styles, and related subjects. He endorses Yamaha violins and D’Addario strings.

IMPORTANT: Please note that these are streamed videos. Downloads, if any, will be found under the DOWNLOADS section. When access is purchased, you will have permanent access to this lesson, and all updates/corrections (if any) will be free of charge!

61 minutes across 20 parts

1. How I Started
2. Learning Chords
3. Jazz Harmony
4. Basslines
5. Arpeggios and Voice Leading
6. Scales
7. Voice Leading With Scales
8. Transcribing
9. Licks
All The Things You Are
Blue Bossa
Cherokee Fast
Donna Lee
Just Friends
Rhythm Changes 180
Rhythm Changes 200
Rhythm Changes 230
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
The Chicken

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