Matt Glaser on Music Education, Improvisation and Mindfulness – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 3

In this Episode with Matt Glaser:

– The diversity of creative string players in the newest generation, and how we arrived here

– How classical string/music teachers can adapt to a changing musical world

“Inevitably the classical world has had to come to grips (with) this tsunami of young players playing fiddle tunes”


and using skeletal melodies to develop comfort with improvisation…

– The “present moment” in performance..

– Performance psychology-

“I don’t care whether something is good or bad; music is inherently good.”

– The gift of mindfulness in music


Thanks to our friends at the Electric Violin Shop and Greater Columbus Arts Council and the City of Columbus for supporting this podcast series.

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Clip in this Episode:

All Clips are from Matt’s album with the Wayfaring Strangers entitled “This Train” unless otherwise noted


Matt Glaser has a new book entitled “Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes” – Get it here on Amazon.

“Develop jazz solos using melodic fragments from traditional fiddle tunes. These etudes show how melodic cells can be used to create extended improvisations.

… fragments of.. traditional fiddle tune(s) … are developed over jazz standard chord progressions.”

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