Instructor: Andy Reiner
All Levels; Bowed Stringed Instruments
This class combines both chopping techniques as well as the Strum Bowing Method. Both are described below:
Chopping – unpitched bow noises that turn the violin into a drumset. Learn the technique and feeling at an incremental pace. Take the oath and learn how to chop wisely, musically, and tastefully. You will emerge with the tools and strategies to practice your chopping into the future, and employ the technique wherever your creativity takes you.
Tracy Silverman’s recently developed Strum Bowing method encompasses all the different alternative bow techniques – shuffles, ghost notes and chops – by targeting the common thread linking grooves in all styles: the subdivision of the beat. With Strum Bowing, you physicalize the subdivision with your bow as if you were strumming a guitar, creating grooves by bringing out accents and ghost notes. In this class, Andy will take you on a strum bowing journey – get ready to groove!