Chops and Grooves

Casey Driessen, Darol Anger, Rushad Eggleston

Rhythmic Explorations for Bowed Instruments

Two hour video, includes music pdf file. With Darol Anger, Casey Driessen, Rushad Eggleston
  • Code:DLDCRFI21
  • Skill Level:Early Intermediate (3)

"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 ska, Latin to rock and funk. Darol, Casey and Rushad demonstrate each of these styles, sharing their ideas and abundant musicianship with fellow string players at all levels of expertise and ability.

The techniques you'll learn here - chopping, scraping, bouncing the bow, left hand pizzicato, rolling bass lines and more - allow you to get a variety of "feels" for providing a solid rhythmic groove. At the same time, you'll learn how to create syncopations by using strong and weak strokes, ghost beats, triplets and other important rhythm devices.

This nearly two-hour lesson will expand all string players' musical options, inspiring a wealth of ideas that will enable you to play more roles in different kinds of contemporary and traditional music.


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