20 BLUES VIOLIN LICKS
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To play blues violin, you need to learn a heap of blues licks which you can draw on at any time. This blues violin tutorial gives you 20 of the best, in a variety of styles; up-tempo swing, boogie, gypsy jazz and bluegrass. All the blues fiddle licks are short and easy to learn, and are presented with on-screen sheet music.
A free sheet music pdf of all the licks is available to subscribers. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on blues fiddle is available on my website http://www.fiddlingaround.co.uk/blues
To learn more licks, and more about the theory, see my book "Exploring jazz violin", published by Schott http://www.fiddlingaround.co.uk/exploringjazzviolin
Exploring Jazz Violin
To look at or buy these and my other books, go to
Exploring Folk Fiddle
Discovering Rock Violin
Exploring Klezmer Fiddle
French Fiddle Tunes
Hungarian Fiddle Tunes
I also have an online jazz course with musicgurus
It comes in two parts, each including 26 short lessons. Course 1 covers swing bowing, scales and finger patterns, playing and developing a melody, using riffs, pentatonic and blues scales, and the playing styles of Grappelli and Venuti.
Part 2 covers chords, 251’s, the cycle of fifths, chord substitution, and the playing styles of Stuff Smith and Jean luc Ponty. Parts 1 and 2 are both just $30 each!
Please use the following link if you're interested;
There are a couple of free lessons you can try out before buying.
I will be posting lots more on jazz, blues and rock violin. Let me know if you have any requests for things you'd like me to cover.
I also have a wide-ranging series of subscription videos"
The Academy of Folk, which includes a fiddle foundation course, and an Irish Fiddle course. Many more courses will be added month by month. A single subscription gets you everything on the site!
Band in a Box
The backing tracks on this video, and indeed all my Fiddle Channel videos, are produced using software called Band in a Box. I have been using this for at least 20 years and have found it an invaluable tool. Recently they have greatly expanded the "Real Instruments", which enables me to reproduce, for example, the authentic Honky Tonk band sound here, or others such as Gypsy Jazz quintet, bluegrass band, Western Swing, Delta blues, and hundreds of other niche styles.
It comes for Mac or PC, and in lots of different sizes and versions.Check it out with the links below!
BAND IN A BOX
My website is www.fiddlingaround.co.uk, with links to almost every fiddle style you can think of.
To ask a question, or request pdf's, contact me at