Practical Music Theory for the Traditional Fiddler PART 2
Practical Music Theory for the Traditional Fiddler PART 2 with Amy Alvey
This class will meet online - an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be sent by the instructor in advance of the first class meeting.
This will be a continuation of our level one class from last spring, but taking a deeper dive to focus on APPLICATION on your instrument. We'll be thinking about the violin neck from a theory perspective which will help with picking up melodies faster, playing over chords, and building solos. Whether you're an active jammer or a curious bystander to the world of improvisation, this class is for you!
Expect ear training drills, analyzing tune melodies, transposing to different keys, and chord tone exercises to demystify the improvisatory experience.
All are welcome to join in on Part 2, HOWEVER, it is recommended to have some prerequisite knowledge before signing up for this class including:
1. Confidence of note names on the fingerboard; i.e.: naming the note based on the finger(s) you're putting down across all four strings with little hesitancy
2. Memorization or major scales OR knowing how to build them confidently in at least two keys: D, G, A, and E