Tim Welvaars: your personalmusic trainer
Tim Welvaars: your personal music trainer
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With From Scratch to Star you learn to play 10 solo variations, progressing in Level, on one famous pop or jazz song

With From Scratch to Star you learn to play 10 solo variations, progressing in Level, on one famous pop or jazz song

For all instruments. Ideal for beginners, interesting for advanced musicians

Go from beginner to master player, step by step. Pick from up to 16 pop and jazz standards

Do you want to take your playing skills to a higher lever, step by step? Check out our From Scratch to Star method. The From Scratch to Star series consist of 16 well-known pop and jazz standards.

In each part Tim is playing the 10 self composed, solo variations of that particular pop or jazz standard on his chromatic harmonica. The first solo variation (out f 10) is basic level (Level 1), but it gets more challenging with every next solo, as the level is progressing. This way you finally will be able to master the song and your instrument. Once you get to solo variation nr. 10, you're playing at the highest level (Level 4).

Using the From Scratch to Star method will definitely bring your technique to a higher level. Also you will improve reading sheet music/notes, develop your rhythmical skills and gain a better understanding of the relationship between melody and harmony. And by playing the solo-variations, you will also be inspired to improvise on standards yourself.

On each track you first hear Tim play the solo variation on the chromatic harmonica, after which you play the same melody yourself, along with the music of the original tune, on your own instrument. The melody can be played on any instrument, as the sheet music that you receive is written for C, Eb and Bb instruments.

Eager to start with a From Scratch to Star standard? Or want to order multiple series with a discount? Click the order button below this page. You will receive all the study materials digitally. For each ordered From Scratch to Star part you get: 10 mp3 files with 10 play-along tracks and a pdf file with music scores of all 10 solos written in C, Eb and Bb.

Enjoy your musical adventure and development!

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The From Scratch to Star series: 16 standards/parts with 10 solo variations each, progressing in Level. Pick your song(s) here.

  1. All of Me
  2. Autumn Leaves
  3. Blue Bossa
  4. Doxy
  5. Fly me To the Moon
  6. Girl From Ipanema
  7. Isn't She Lovely
  8. Lullaby of Birdland
  9. Song for My Father
  10. Summertime
  11. Misty
  12. Tenor Madness
  13. Now's The Time
  14. One Note Samba
  15. There'll Never be another you
  16. There's No Greater Love

From Scratch to Star: this is how you progress from Level 1 to Level 4 by mastering 10 solo variations per standard.

  • Nr 1 and 2 of the solo variations/my specials = Level 1 (basic / beginning musician)
  • Nr 3, 4 and 5 of the solo variations/my specials = Level 2 (medium / intermediate musician)
  • Nr 6, 7 and 8 of the solo variations/my specials = Level 3 (advanced / advanced musician)
  • Nr. 9 and 10 of the solo variations/my specials = Level 4 (masterclass / master musician)

This is what you learn with the From Scratch to Star method

  • Improve your playing technique
  • How to play new melodies on existing jazz and pop standards
  • Improve your abilities to play and improvise
  • How to play along with a melody by ear
  • Develop your rythmical skills
  • How to read a score (musical notes)
  • Expand your melodic inspiration
  • Gain a better understanding of the relationship between melody and harmony.

For what instruments you can use the From Scratch to Star courses?

Wind instruments
  • Jazz harmonica (chromatic harmonica)
  • Diatonic bluesharp
  • Saxophone
  • Yamaha Venova
  • Sopranino
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Trombone
  • Recorder
  • Flute
  • Penny Whistle
  • Flutophone
  • Clarinet
  • French horn
Key instruments
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Accordion
  • Melodica
Snare instruments
  • Guitar
  • Ukelele
  • Guitalele
  • Mandoline
  • Banjo
Percussion instruments
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
Vocals

Instruments that are supported by T3 app
  • Diatonic blues Harmonica
  • Chromatic jazz harmonica
  • Seydel 6 hole harmonica
  • Hohner Chrometta
  • All 12 hole chromatic keys harmonicas
  • Lee Oskar Melody Maker
  • Lee Oskar Harmonic Minor
  • Lee Oskar Natural Minor
  • Saxophone
  • MiniSax
  • Sopranino
  • Yamaha Venova
  • Xaphoon
  • Flute
  • Flutophone
  • Penny Whistle
  • Clarinet
  • Recorder
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Horn
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Guitalele (6 string Ukulele)
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo