LINDSEY STIRLING

Teaches Violin & Arranging

$12 /month (billed annually)
Course subtitles: English , French

LINDSEY STIRLING

Teaches Violin & Arranging 

$12 /month (billed annually)
Course subtitles: English, French

WHAT YOU LEARN IN THIS CLASS

WHAT YOU LEARN

Learn the steps to creating new and original music ideas!

Finally, learn how to make arranging your favorite songs fun and exciting!

Develop your skills by following our successful step-by-step practice strategy!

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15 Video lessons ( 1h 37m )   Only need basic violin skills
  Learn at your own pace    Step-by-step practice guide
  Music notation
Read Lindsey's Bio

Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer, and performer who took the world by storm with her unique approach to arranging and performance. In this class, Lindsey teaches her writing process, how she arranges covers, how to use technical vocabulary in a musical way, and the importance of soul searching so that your musical expression is an extension of who you are.

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1. Lindsey’s Influences

Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer, and performer who took the world by storm with her unique approach to arranging and performance. In this online violin lesson, Lindsey shares how she used her musical influences to find her musical identity and teaches you how to do the same.

2. Warm up Exercises

Having warm hands and properly stretching before playing the violin allows you to play more comfortably and maintain good physical health as a musician. Lindsey teaches you the best warm up exercises for making your practicing and performing more efficient. 

3. Songwriting Process

Songwriting can be fun when it’s made easy! Lindsey walks you through her step-by-step songwriting process, from finding her initial inspiration, choosing a mood, and creating melodies.

3. Lindsey’s Songwriting Process

Songwriting can be fun when it’s made easy! Lindsey walks you through her step-by-step songwriting process, from finding her initial inspiration, choosing a mood, and creating melodies.

4. Writing Instrumental Music

Unlike vocal music, which has the benefit of lyrics in order to convey a story, instrumental music must rely on other means. Learn how Lindsey uses song form structure, melodic motifs, and musical nuances to write instrumental music. Then, apply these songwriting lessons to your music.

5. Making A Melody Your Own

For Lindsey, her musical choices when writing a melody are dictated by the mood she wants to set. Whether melodies are played aggressively with staccato articulations or lightly with legato, this lesson teaches you Lindsey’s easy-to-follow steps to creating a melody that expresses the thoughts in your head.

6. Favorite Arranging Ideas

There are many ways to arrange a piece of music – it’s like choosing candy from a candy store! In this song arranging lesson, Lindsey teaches you how to use her favorite arranging tools and techniques to create your own cohesive musical arrangements. 

6. Lindsey’s Favorite Arranging Ideas

There are many ways to arrange a piece of music – it’s like choosing candy from a candy store! In this song arranging lesson, Lindsey teaches you how to use her favorite arranging tools and techniques to create your own cohesive musical arrangements. 

7. Arranging Covers

To Lindsey’s genuine surprise, she found that arranging covers of songs helped develop her craft in composing original music. From adding arpeggios, runs, slurs, different articulations, to octave shifts, Lindsey teaches you how to apply these expressive musical “tools” to arranging your own covers.

8. Lindsey’s Creative Process

At the start of every new creative process, Lindsey is faced with doubts of whether all her good ideas are already used up. To combat these doubts, Lindsey undergoes honest soul searching. Her first step is to ask herself, “What can I do to make my version different and interesting in a new way so that there’s a reason for someone to come listen?” In this violin lesson, you’ll learn how to use Lindsey’s step-by-step guide to her creative process for your own creations. 

9. The Dancing Violinist

Believe it or not, Lindsey didn’t start dancing until she was 23 years old. She began small by learning rudimentary steps that are in time with the music she played. This lesson teaches you Lindsey’s process for how she developed her ability to dance while playing the violin – so you can do the same.

10. From Classical To Pop

From the beginning, Lindsey has had a strong desire to be a performer. Having been brought up in a classical music tradition, Lindsey felt the pressure to play by the rules which restricted her creativity. In this lesson, Lindsey shares how she broke free from the traditional approach to playing the violin and transitioned to becoming a violin pop star! You’ll also learn the importance of being true to yourself and finding ways to express yourself without limitations. 

11. Collaborating With Artists

Collaborating with other musicians can be an amazing experience, especially when you’re both inspired and encourage each other to create new musical ideas. In order for this collaboration to work, Lindsey says you need to remain sensitive to other player’s nuances and be flexible in your own playing. In this lesson, Lindsey teaches the best ways for you to approach collaborating with a musician.

12. Dealing With Nerves

Does a global star musician like Lindsey Stirling still get nervous before performances? The answer is, Yes! In this lesson, Lindsey shares all of the things that make her nervous before a performance and teaches you her step-by-step process for how she deals with her nerves – so that you can do the same.

13. Preparing For A Show

Lindsey unapologetically states her unrelenting obsession with practicing prior to performing any piece of music. She will spend about a month rehearsing every minute detail including the notes, dance steps, and speeches. In this lesson, learn how Lindsey’s rituals provide her with the balance of both funny and seriousness that she needs in order to put on an amazing performance. 

14. Breakdown “The Arena”

“The Arena” is one of Lindsey’s most popular songs, but also one of the most difficult to perform. Learn Lindsey’s step-by-step breakdown of “The Arena” and how she uses the techniques discussed in the earlier chapters to create the song “The Arena”? 

14. Performance Breakdown “The Arena”

“The Arena” is one of Lindsey’s most popular songs, but also one of the most difficult to perform. Learn Lindsey’s step-by-step breakdown of “The Arena” and how she uses the techniques discussed in the earlier chapters to create the song “The Arena”? 

15. Advice For Violinist

For aspiring violinists, song arrangers or any other creative, Lindsey’s advice is to find inspiration to serve as a driving force for your art. In these closing remarks, Lindsey shares the importance of having fun throughout your musical journey and to be “ok” with making mistakes in composing and performing all in the spirit of eventually strengthening your craft.

15. Advice For Aspiring Violinist

For aspiring violinists, song arrangers or any other creative, Lindsey’s advice is to find inspiration to serve as a driving force for your art. In these closing remarks, Lindsey shares the importance of having fun throughout your musical journey and to be “ok” with making mistakes in composing and performing all in the spirit of eventually strengthening your craft.

   15 Video lessons ( 1h 37m )
   Only need basic violin skills
   Learn at your own pace

   Step-by-step practice guide
   Music notation
   Lifetime Access

Read Lindsey's Bio

Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer, and performer who took the world by storm with her unique approach to arranging and performance. In this class, Lindsey teaches her writing process, how she arranges covers, how to use technical vocabulary in a musical way, and the importance of soul searching so that your musical expression is an extension of who you are.

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