How do I teach my students to improvise, arrange, and compose? (For that matter, how can I learn those skills?) How do you do “the chop?” What’s a “lead sheet” and how do you play off of one? If you want clear, concrete answers to these questions, this session is a must! Come observe internationally respected string teachers Darol Anger, Matt Turner, and David Wallace as they work with local Pittsburgh string students and boost their musicianship and creativity.
Learn sequential steps for:
Soloing in 12-bar blues and internalizing the changes
Navigating lead sheets and chord charts
Learning the rhythmic art of chopping and grooving
Developing concrete skills for composing and improvising
Applying all of these skills in musical contexts, ranging from rock, jazz, blues, fiddling, and avant- garde new music
Presenters: Darol Anger, Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music, co-founder Turtle Island Quartet, David Grisman Quintet; Matt Turner, Yamaha Artist, Composition & Jazz Faculty, Lawrence University, prolific recording artist; Dr. David Wallace, Chair, Berklee College of Music String Department, co-founder The Doc Wallace Trio, Hat Trick, Teaching Artist Ensemble of the New York Philharmonic