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Vol. 1

Natalie Haas

Style:  Celtic/Groove

 

This week's artist is the AMAZING Natalie Haas.

Natalie is one of the most sought after cellists playing traditional music today.  She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for over 15 years,wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound.  Their first album together, Fire & Grace, was awarded Best Album of the Year inthe Scots Trad Music Awards 2004. Natalie has also toured with Mark O'Connor as a member of his Appalachia Waltz Trio.

In this video, Natalie teaches a really cool groove, while dropping hints on how to finger like a guitarist, how to ghost, how to avoid killing the funkiness in your chopping, and more!

Vol. 2

Mark Summer

Style:  Funk/Rock

 

This week's artist needs no introduction.

Mark is a hero and household name to all creative cellists.  This week's groove comes from TISQ's seminal recording of Who do We Think We Are? by Tower Of Power.  I remember trying to transcribe this as a 14 year old and not being able to figure out what Mark was doing.  Seeing this video has already led to tons of great groove Ideas, and I know it will inspire you as well!!!!

For more on Mark, go to www.MarkSummer.net

 

 

Vol. 3

Zachary Brown

Style:  Funk

The 3rd volume of our groove of the week series featuring Young gun Zachary Brown.  I got to meet Zachary at The New Directions festival last year and can't wait to introduce him to you all.... He's fantastic, and I'm sure we'll all be hearing many more great grooves from him in the future! 

 

In this video, you'll learn:

 *A "Go-To" groove

*Tips for embellishing any basic pattern

*The secret to the dreaded triplet chop!

 For more info about Zach, Click Here! (IGC Members Only Access)

 

Vol. 4

Rushad Eggleston

Style:  Funk/????

The 4th volume of our groove of the week series featuring the great Rushad Eggleston. In this power packed lesson, you'll learn "The Beyown" bowing (which is super cool), the "Wet Towel" muting concept, and a really awesome power chord voicing that's really been inspiring me since I checked it out!

Be Forewarned:  This groove has a 3+5 feel and is pretty advanced for the left hand!

 

 

 

Vol. 5

Artyom Manukyan

Style:  Motown/Groove

The 5th volume of our groove of the week series features one of the world's funkiest cellists:  Artyom Manukyan!  If you are into the cello bass thing, you know Artyom as the most influential player in that realm since Mark Summer!
In this video, Artyom gets into some sweet left and right-hand ghosting techniques that will take your groove concept to the next level!