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Christian Howes Creative Strings Academy
Learn to improvise fluently in rock, blues, jazz, fiddle styles, and more...
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Very Limited Time Offer:
For a limited time our subscribers have access to a free 7 days subscription to the Creative Strings Academy (learn more), during which you can download these ebooks and sample the extensive curriculum FREE, with no risk whatsoever. As an extra bonus for our subscribers only, Creative Strings Academy will also throw in a free downloadable video lesson course
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Renowned jazz performer, recording artist, and former associate professor at Berklee College of Music, Christian Howes now offers his Creative Strings Lessons to players everywhere through videos, interactive online group lessons, mp3′s, worksheets, Skype lessons, transcriptions and more.

String players have been asking me for a long time about improvisation and alternative styles.
So, after teaching as an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, teaching thousands of string players in schools around the world, and touring/recording with artists including Les Paul, Victor Wooten, Spyro Gyra, Blea Fleck, Bill Evans, Sam Bush and many more, I’ve decided to share what I know about improvisation and harmony in jazz, blues, rock, and more, via comprehensive videos that go right to the heart of creative string playing.

With Creative Strings Academy you can learn how to improvise fluently, with confidence, in many styles of music.


- Christian Howes
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Using the videos and online group lessons you’ll learn:

Improvisation
Even if you don’t know tunes, chord progressions, or stylized vocabulary, you will be able to develop confidence, overcome self-consciousness, and jam freely with other musicians whether you’re playing jazz, blues, rock, folk styles, and more on viola, violin, or cello.

Jazz, rock, bluegrass, blues, Latin styles, and more …
Hear, understand, and articulate harmony
You will learn to recognize chord progressions, form chord scales, learn how and when to combine scales and accompany, harmonize, and play songs unaccompanied.

Go electric
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Learn how to amplify violins, cellos, and violas and use effects.

Career and music business tips
How to get more gigs, enjoy a greater variety of work, and run your own business.
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Christian Howes in the classroom
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Bonus Materials:

Multimedia series: “Easy Tonal Improvisation”
(8 videos, 5 mp3 tracks and worksheet)
Learn secrets that will help you play notes that ALWAYS sound right!
Bass lines, loops, comping patterns in rock, bluegrass, reggae, and more

The Violin Harmony Handbook
75-page ebook with practical harmony tips and comprehensive break down
Chord glossary with hundreds of jazz chords for violin and jazzy unaccompanied arrangements
Practice outlines

Content tailored at your request monthly

New videos every month
Group calls
Exclusive interviews with amazing guests

Regular Interactive online lessons
Held on ustream.tv you can chat and ask questions live during regular group lessons with Christian Howes
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Very Limited Time Offer:
For a limited time our subscribers have access to a free 7 days subscription to the Creative Strings Academy (learn more), during which you can download these ebooks and sample the extensive curriculum FREE, with no risk whatsoever. As an extra bonus for our subscribers only, Creative Strings Academy will also throw in a free downloadable video lesson course
!

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This monthly subscription series is provided by and billed by Christian Howes.
It has a 30 day money back guarantee.

Musician's Testimonials:
Jeremy Kittel Victoria Weh
“In addition to being a masterful musician, Christian is a wonderful and articulate teacher. His guidance when I was starting to improvise was hugely positive.”
- Jeremy Kittel, Grammy Award winning member of the Turtle Island String Quartet
“As a classically trained violinist now working in pop, rock and jazz, I’ve always struggled with achieving certain things on my instrument. Until I signed up for Christian’s Creative Strings membership program, I couldn’t really put a finger on what it was that I was missing. But after only a handful of group lessons and videos, I’ve been amazed at how Chris can distill the essence of improvisation, stylistic harmony and technique into simple, methodical and logical terms that are specifically relevant to string players. The Creative Strings program has been that stepping stone I’ve been seeking for years. What’s even more is Christian’s generosity with his knowledge and insight not only into playing, but also into being and becoming a successful working musician.”
- Victoria Weh, Professional rock violinist and recording artist