About Nothin’ But the Blues: 102:
This lesson introduces the basics of blues playing on violin/fiddle, viola and cello, and is an extension of Nothin’ But The Blues: 101.
- We will do some call and response, introducing the idea of blues as three related phrases per 12 bars;
- Still using the 3 phrases idea, we will try patterns which introduce the major and minor blues scales;
- Playing by ear, I will play 2 bar phrases which you can repeat over the 12 bar sequence;
- We will try using these ideas over three different songs which are not strictly blues; namely House of the Rising Sun, Black Magic Woman, and Move it on Over.
Chris Haigh has played on over 100 albums, working with artists as diverse as Bob Geldof, Morcheeba, Alison Moyet, Najma Akhtar, Michael Ball, and Oumou Sangari. He has played at private parties for Paul McCartney, Sting and Elton John, has filled the Albert Hall with goth rockers All about Eve, and appeared at the Hammersmith Apollo with Riverdance. Read More About Chris→