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Boogie Woogie On Violin, Viola & Cello!
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April 14, 2022 - 1:08 am
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After watching/listening to @Worldfiddler play his "12-bar-shuffle", I wasn't sure why I like it SO much - then, I realized how much it reminded me of Boogie Woogie!   

I recently sat in on a few Blues-based Jazz workshops, as well as a 'Strum-bowing' workshop at Fiddle Hell.  Even though all this is fresh in my mind, I didn't quite make the connection until I ck'd with the 'Wiki God' tonight:

For the most part, boogie-woogie tunes are twelve-bar blues, although the style has been applied to popular songs such as "Swanee River" and hymns such as "Just a Closer Walk with Thee".

This must mean the chord progressions are important. 

The chord progressions are typically based on IIVVI (with many formal variations of it, such as I/iIV/ivv/I, as well as chords that lead into these ones).

I've always associated "Boogie Woogie" with dancing, which I don't with "The Blues" - maybe another reason why I didn't make the connection between the 2 earlier. 

Billy Contreras Boogie Woogie with Mark Schatz! 


Figuring It Out - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"


The "Strum Bowing" workshop at Fiddle Hell was beyond what I expected, so I highly recommend ANYTHING you can learn from Tracy Silverman

Tracy Silverman Violin - Playlists

Here's 2 quick Tutorials on Shuffle Bowing & a couple variations, from Johnathan H Warren. 

Booogie Woogie Shuffle Bowing

Boogie Woogie Bowing Part 2 - Variations

Here's simple Boogie Woogie to use for Blues backup from Fiddle Jam Institute. 

Simple Boogie Woogie for Blues Backup

Simple play-along video practice for Boogie Woogie, melody from the Mark O'Connor Violin Method Book 1 - with Amy Hotto. 

Practice Video for Violin - Boogie Woogie

TOO MUCH FUN - Replica Seeburg F Violin Pipes play "The Original Boogie Woogie" (DuoArtOrgan)! 

Bruce said: 

This is a set of violin pipes I built using a scale from a Seeburg F. Most Seeburg F's have 32 notes starting at middle C and running through G. My test chest has 37 notes C to C so I've inserted a few Wurlitzer violin pipes at the top. You'll notice that the Wurlitzer pipes are a very narrow scale compared to the Seeburgs.

The Original Boogie Woogie - Replica Seeburg F Violin Pipes




...might be addicted to this! 

- Emily

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