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Boogie Woogie On Violin, Viola & Cello!
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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"

 

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

 

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

 

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f5/c2/10/f5c210ae6196a2369bf8f5e3f3c0d297--boogie-woogie-neon-colors.jpg

 

...might be addicted to this! 

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

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

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

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Here's an excellent (the best I've found), easy video lesson from Jesse Maw - to not only learn "Fiddle Boogie", but also helps in understanding this fabulous music.

You can see there are 2 defining features - using the Blues scale/chords with the iconic Boogie Woogie rhythm. 

 

https://whatbrassplayerswant.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Blues-Scale-in-C.png

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Boogie Woogie on piano is wonderful because of the syncopation between both hands. 

But, what's really important - the rhythm in the left hand is the driving force. 

 

 

"Blue Boogie Blues" - VERY Easy Violin Tutorial for complete BEGINNERS.  (The Online Piano & Violin Tutor)

 

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Not too early to start on HALLOWEEN!

"Goblin Boogie" by Jeff Frizzi - play-along sheet music (Hal Leonard Orchestra). 

Easy Music for Strings - Grade 2

 

Alexandra Jackson has helpful "Goblin Boogie" practice tutorials for each instrument - even Dbl Bass! 

Goblin Boogie Parts Help at 85bpm - Video Playlist

Laughing My Butt Off Emoticons...did you notice the "Goblin Boogie" sounds amazingly like the Viking Sea Shanty - "My Mother Told Me"?  Except for the rhythm.

 

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