Listen to the latest Netlicks Nightly Bakes:
SHEET MUSIC: Download a PDF of the “Netlicks!” sheet music in Concert pitch,in B-flat and E-flat transpositions, as well as Treble, Alto, and Bass Clefs.
TEMPLATES: download the templates I made for Garageband (for iPad or iPhone or Desktop) ProTools and Reaper. Also – here’s a MIDI file! and an mp3 file of the baby fiddle guide.
Do you have any questions or requests? Get in touch!
THE NETLICKS BAND (so far):
Ljova, baby fiddle (NY)
Brian Hotchkin, countertenor (CA)
Steve Sandberg, VL-70 breath synthesizer (NY)
Ralph Mendoza, piano (NY)
Sxip Shirey, electronics (NY)
Louis Levitt, bass (NY)
Mathias Künzli, percussion (CA)
Jeremie Michael, keyboards (FL)
George Socolow (age 7), piano (NY)
Jude & Max S. (age 5&7), toys & whistles (NY)
Mack Scocca-Ho (age 12), viola (Manhattan, NY)
Amelia Krinke (age 16), viola (Bronx, NY)
Alex Fernández Figueroa, viola (Mexico)
Binyomin Ginzberg, MiniMoog & accordion samples (NJ)
Bryan Charles Wilson, cello (NJ)
Zisl Slepovitch, bass clarinet & sax (NY)
Hi – my name is Ljova!
You’re home — I’m home — we’re all home! You would like to make some music — and I would desperately love to make some music.
Here is a piece I wrote earlier today that I think we could play all together — right from our homes.
I give you — NetLicks!
Netlicks! is a bluesy chord progression, a juicy bass line, and a set of 21 “Licks” — small ideas that can be repeated and put together into a larger piece.
You can participate using any instrument or voice! Download the sheet music above, set your metronome to 112bpm and 3/4 time or download the templates I made for Garageband, ProTools and Reaper (also above).
Record as many licks as you like and send them back to me in any way that’s most convenient for you — email them to me at NetLicks@Ljova.com, post them on your Soundcloud or YouTube, Instagram or Facebook or Twitter, and I’ll find a way to incorporate whatever you send me into a large world-wide jam. Tag me (#Ljova and #netlicks) so I can find them easier.
Would your rather take a solo over the changes? Go right ahead! But one thing I can almost promise you — any recordings you send me will be edited in some way.
Looking forward to hearing and meeting you all!
Thank you for bringing your talent and voice — let’s make the best of it!
P.S. Some of these licks are rather fancy — if you’re a beginner, take a look at licks 17-20! Or feel free simply to open strings and I’ll find a way to fit you in. Additionally, I’ve recorded a video demo of all 21 original Netlicks, which you can watch here.
P.P.S. Like many of you, I’m sitting at home, with lots of work that was suddenly canceled. I am available for commissions, arranging, teaching and collaborative projects — read about everything I can do with some examples –> working through the outbreak. Thank you for considering!