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  • Writer's pictureKatie Jane

We were so proud of all the students that performed at the Jazz Fiddle Student Concert last Sunday! It was so much fun to hear everyone' tunes, and to put their pieces together with Adam on guitar!

During our semester on Jazz Fiddle, students learned about improvising. As a classical violinist, improvising is not something that is taught or experienced in the typical repertoire. In contrast, jazz music is all about improvising which is what makes the style so creative and expressive! Learning to improvise can feel scary at first since it is so different than reading notes and following the "rules" on sheet music, but it can be one of the most exhilarating ways to express one's self through playing music.

We look forward to exploring more improvisation techniques on the violin in future lessons with our students!

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The students have been working hard on learning their jazz tunes this quarter. It has been lots of fun teaching them how to improvise and how to explore their own creative musical ideas. We can't wait to hear the solos they've come with at our next student concert on May 15!

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Featuring some of the top Fiddle Lessons PDX students, this dazzling concert is the perfect way to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with the whole family!

Celtic Light Orchestra presents "Legends of the Emerald Isle"

March 27, 2022 at 4pm

McMenamins Mission Theater

1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR

The Celtic Light Orchestra performs Celtic fiddle tunes arranged for string orchestra and played on our revolutionary Glow Bowz (patent pending!) invention- violin bows that react to players' movements! Also featuring bagpipes, harp, bouzouki, bodhran, mandocello, and even Irish dancing, you won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind performance!

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