Are you are a string player or instrumentalist who aspires to improvise, recognize chord progressions by ear, or play styles like jazz, blues, rock, and world music? Are you frustrated by feeling at a loss when it comes to creating your own music or learning new styles? Would you like to enjoy more variety in your musical career? If so, you’re probably in the right place. The Creative Strings Academy provides easy online training to help you become a more creative musician and develop a more creative musical lifestyle. We guarantee clear answers and practical approaches with a 30-day free trial. With 24/7 access to over 200+ instructional videos, e-books, backing tracks, and other course materials, you’ll benefit from the clear guidance of Christian Howes, a former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music and one of the world’s most respected improvising violinists.
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A versatile performer in rock, jazz, blues, classical, and fiddle styles, he was awarded First Place (“Rising Stars / Violin”) in the 2011 Downbeat Critics Poll and nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association. In 2012 he was named by the Jazz Times Critics Poll as one of the world’s top three jazz violinists. He has recorded 13 albums, tours the world extensively (including a recent 6-night run at Lincoln Center), and has performed/recorded with Les Paul, Bill Evans, Victor Wooten, Paquito D’Rivera, Bela Fleck, Dafnis Prieto, Robben Ford, Sam Bush, Richard Galliano, Spyro Gyra, and a long list of A-List musicians in jazz and other styles. As an educator specializing in teaching improvisation, harmony, and contemporary styles to classically trained string players, he has helped thousands of string players and teachers at schools, orchestras, and conferences worldwide.