Violin: Improvisation with Chords

Lenny Solomon

Intermediate

26 videos

Improve your knowledge about violin chords in this intermediate course given by Lenny Solomon, and start to improvise with your instrument!

Violin: Improvisation with Chords

Lenny Solomon is a Canadian Jazz violinist. For many years, Lenny was participating in the worldwide show “BowFire” which has been very successful and met a large audience.

This intermediate course is about learning the mordern and jazz chords that are played on the violin, so you can learn also how to improvise.

  

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The main concepts taught

major seventh

minor seventh

dominant seventh

jazz blues

flat major

flat minor

Program proposed by Lenny Solomon

This course is divided into two main parts. The first part deals with the violin basic chords to know. The second one is more about the violin modern jazz chords and tones.

ChapterLessonNotions

Violin Basic Chords Playing Method

G Major Scale

Lenny starts by explaining what is jazz and how to improvise in jazz. Then, he shows you the scales of G major, G major seventh and G dominant seventh.

D Major Scale

Then, you will learn to play the D major seventh, D dominant seventh.

A Major Scale

Here, you will see the scale of A Major, and A major seventh scale.

E Major Scale

To finish this first chapter, you will study the scales of E major, E major seventh and E minor.

Violin Modern Jazz Tones

B Flat

In this part, you will study the scales that are mainly used in modern jazz violin.

First you will study the key of B flat, B flat, B flat major seventh and B flat dominant seventh.

C Major and minor

Here, see more in details the scales of C major, C minor, and C major seventh.

A Flat

In this session, discover the A flat major seventh and A flat dominant 7, A flat minor seventh.

E Flat

Then, discover the E flat major dominant seventh, and practice some exercises with Lenny.

B Major and minor

Finally, you will study the key of B major seventh and B dominant seventh and B minor 7.

ChapterLessonNotions

Violin Basic Chords Playing Method

G Major Scale

Lenny starts by explaining what is jazz and how to improvise in jazz. Then, he shows you the scales of G major, G major seventh and G dominant seventh.

D Major Scale

Then, you will learn to play the D major seventh, D dominant seventh.

A Major Scale

Here, you will see the scale of A Major, and A major seventh scale.

E Major Scale

To finish this first chapter, you will study the scales of E major, E major seventh and E minor.

Violin Modern Jazz Tones

B Flat

In this part, you will study the scales that are mainly used in modern jazz violin.

First you will study the key of B flat, B flat, B flat major seventh and B flat dominant seventh.

C Major and minor

Here, see more in details the scales of C major, C minor, and C major seventh.

A Flat

In this session, discover the A flat major seventh and A flat dominant 7, A flat minor seventh.

E Flat

Then, discover the E flat major dominant seventh, and practice some exercises with Lenny.

B Major and minor

Finally, you will study the key of B major seventh and B dominant seventh and B minor 7.