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Christiaan Van Hemert - Violin Workshop 2: Gypsy Jazz Improvisation

  • DFNW Campus 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

Christiaan Van Hemert of The Rosenberg Academy
Gypsy Jazz Improvisation System

During this workshop Christiaan will explain his system for violin improvisation.  The system is very different from the standard academic ways of learning improvisation.  It is based on exercises to outline four basic harmonic colors while integrating random chromaticism.  This will enable to the user to employ his creativity while still making (a lot) of harmonic sense.  It is recommended for participants to be familiar with chord symbols.

Christiaan van Hemert - The Rosenberg Academy -The ‘Dutch Style’

He is one of the premier violinists in the current gypsy jazz scene and often performs as a guest of the Rosenberg Trio and alongside Stochelo Rosenberg in different groups.  He has played with countless high profile gypsy jazz artists among which are, Mozes Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Fapy Lafertin, Tchavolo Schmitt, Roby Lakatos and many others.

Besides his activities as a performer he is well known as an educator, teaching at the Rotterdam University of the Arts and in a host of educational videos online. He often hosts workshops worldwide both on violin and guitar and is an expert in the so called ‘Dutch Style’ of gypsy jazz.  Together with Stochelo Rosenberg, he maintains and teaches at the online tuition site The Rosenberg Academy.

The Rosenberg Academy is an online tuition site on which thousands of students are taught the ins and outs of the ‘Dutch Style’ of gypsy jazz by Stochelo Rosenberg and Christiaan van Hemert.  Here at DFNW we are proud to present lessons from the Rosenberg Academy, live and in person, taught by primary instructor, Christiaan Van Hemert.

Workshop fee $50


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