String Groove ® teaches improvisation to string players through written notation, listening examples, play along exercises and spoken instruction to students.
Musical styles: Jazz, Rock, Fiddle, Blues, Latin, Middle Eastern and more.
Notation: Treble, Alto (viola) and Bass clef and works for all members of the string family. String Groove can work for other C instruments outside of the string family such as flute and bassoon.
Audience: String students, teachers and professionals who want to learn how to improvise and teach improvisation.
Recommended Level: Ability to play:
Violin - Most notes in the first position
Viola – Some notes in the 3rd position
Cello - Some notes in the 5th position
Other - Students not familiar with flats (or upper registers for viola and cello) can still work with String Groove if they limit themselves to familiar notes.
String Groove is designed for the traditional string student and some music reading music is expected, however, it is possible to use String Groove entirely by ear.
The Advanced sections consist of technical etudes, rhythmic and bowing exercises in the styles associated with each chapter.
Throughout String Groove, Mr. Groove (or Mr. G) for short offers helpful ideas for improvising when selected.
Music Theory is utilized in a practical and fun way. The basic sections introduce key signatures, chords and intervals. The advanced sections introduce jazz theory with the understanding that the user comprehends basic music theory.
String Groove is ideal for music teachers who would like to teach improvisation to String Students. The App is an extension of the book and CD “String Groove, Ideas for Improvising” by Edgar Gabriel and is the result of his experience teaching improvisation workshops, courses and studio lessons.
Compatible with iPad.
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Ratings and Reviews
Fun and educational
Great app that helps you learn how to improvise! My daughter loves it.
Fun Improv Program
As a novice musician, I found this program fun and easy to use. Being able to hear the tunes and then see and study the related scales separately is very helpful. I was able to do some basic improvisation within about 20 minutes of opening the program.
Great for kids and adults
This App helps students have fun while learning to improvise. My daughter loves it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.