Chops and Grooves

Casey Driessen, Darol Anger, Rushad Eggleston

Rhythmic Explorations for Bowed Instruments

"Feel the boogie!"- Rushad With the help of two of today's hottest young players, veteran violinist Darol Anger shows how you can create infectious, driving rhythms in a wide variety of musical styles. The percussive bowing techniques they teach produce exciting grooves that you'll be able to use to accompany musical genres from bluegrass to Celtic, swing to ... Read More

Grooves, Rhythms and Accompaniment Techniques for Celtic Cello

Natalie Haas

With Fiddlers Darol Anger and Alasdair Fraser

The vibrant young cellist Natalie Haas brings an arsenal of musical ideas, exercises, rhythms, chords, grooves and great tunes to this comprehensive lesson in how to back up melodic instruments playing Celtic music.  Natalie starts with the basics of rhythmic playing and how it differs from classical technique. She details the mechanics of hand and arm positions that provide ... Read More

Rhythmic Explorations on the Cello

Rushad Eggleston

Chops, Chords, Syncopations and Accompaniments

"Unleash your wild, internal cello monster." - Rushad The cello has been growing in popularity as a dynamic and exciting accompaniment instrument ever since Rushad Eggleston introduced it to fans of Crooked Still, Fiddlers 4, Tornado Rider and other cutting-edge string bands. He brings the cello out of the conservatory and squarely into the 21st Century with his uniquely powerful chopping ... Read More