Violin: Jazz Blues Chords

Lenny Solomon

Intermediate

19 videos

Learn all the chords to play blues and jazz on the violin. Take this intermediate course with Lenny Solomon, a jazz violinist!

Violin: Jazz Blues 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 has been made for jazz lovers who want to learn the main jazz blues chords, keys and techniques that can be played on the violin. At the end of these lessons, you will be able to improvise on jazz blues style and play the famous song “Exactly like you”.

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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 one deals with the blues style. The second part is more about the jazz chords and the improvisation. During the course, you will play the famous songs “After you’ve Gone” and “Exactly like you”.

ChapterDetailed Notions

Violin Blues

How to Play Blues on the Violin

In this first part, Lenny explains what is the blues and how keys and chords are modified in blues.

Blues in Different Keys

During four consecutive sessions, you will study the keys of D, E, F and A.

Chords and Jazz Blues

How to Play Chord note

Here, Lenny shows you how to play a chord note on a jazz music score. You will practice to play 8-note arpeggio to get used to play it, as well as the melody.

“After You’ve Gone” by Django Reinhardt

You will study the famous piece “After you’ve gone”.

Chord Changes

Here, Lenny shows you how to change from chord to another.

Chord Improvise

In this session, you will be how to improve with chords. It requieres to know well the chords.

“I Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin

Discover the song “I Got Rhytm” and practice your chords changes on it.

Jazz Blues and Swing

You will see the jazz blues and swing in the keys of F and C.

Improvising Chords

Learn how to improvise chords in this session.

“Exactly Like You”

Finally, practice your jazz techniques on the famous song “Exactly like you”.

ChapterDetailed Notions

Violin Blues

How to Play Blues on the Violin

In this first part, Lenny explains what is the blues and how keys and chords are modified in blues.

Blues in Different Keys

During four consecutive sessions, you will study the keys of D, E, F and A.

Chords and Jazz Blues

How to Play Chord note

Here, Lenny shows you how to play a chord note on a jazz music score. You will practice to play 8-note arpeggio to get used to play it, as well as the melody.

“After You’ve Gone” by Django Reinhardt

You will study the famous piece “After you’ve gone”.

Chord Changes

Here, Lenny shows you how to change from chord to another.

Chord Improvise

In this session, you will be how to improve with chords. It requieres to know well the chords.

“I Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin

Discover the song “I Got Rhytm” and practice your chords changes on it.

Jazz Blues and Swing

You will see the jazz blues and swing in the keys of F and C.

Improvising Chords

Learn how to improvise chords in this session.

“Exactly Like You”

Finally, practice your jazz techniques on the famous song “Exactly like you”.