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Jazz Cello: Akua Dixon

Did I hear you say Jazz Cello?  I love it and want to talk about it.

I love the traditional study of Jazz leading to a free way of playing.  In other words learn the language of the music, the rhythm and phrasing that has come from it’s source.

Let’s go back and work on the Boogie Woogie.  This is a great bow exercise!!!

Approach practicing the new bowing with the same mode of study as learning a classical bowing.  I like to use a metronome initially but you should be able to keep the tempo up and swinging all by yourself.  Practicing is like dinner for one.  Invite some friends over to play with you!!!