Allowing Yourself To Play 'Wrong': Mindset and Influences

Zach Brock Lesson time: (8min 5sec)

Zach talks about his journey and influences, and about not letting the traditional understanding of the violin dictate your style. He talks about his heros Stéphane Grappelli and Stuff Smith, whom you can hear on his spotify playlist.

About the instructor


Heralded as “the pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation,” Zach Brock is an violinist and composer whose music draws on the traditions of jazz, classical, world, and popular music. Zach received his first Grammy Award in 2017 for his work on Snarky Puppy’s album Culcha Vulcha. His acclaim as a bandleader has grown through appearances at venues such as Carnegie Hall and festivals like “Tudo é Jazz” in Brazil, while his reputation as a sideman has...  read more

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24 lessons (2h 35m) Advanced video features Bonus audio content Mobile, tablet & desktop access 100% satisfaction guarantee