foto: Shalan Alhamwy


when? 15th and 22nd April, 14th May 2024

where? online + Tübingen

who? Bojan Cvetrežnik



  • 1st online session: Monday, 15th of April 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
  • 2nd online session: Monday, 22nd of April 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
  • On-site workshop: Tuesday, 14th of May 2024, 17:30 – 20:30, followed by cosy eating, drinking and jamming!

Venue: Franzwerk Tübingen, bei den Pferdeställen 8

Costs: 45 € “online sessions only” or 70 € “online and on-site workshop”


Your place is secure if you have transferred the money to the specified account by 8th of April.


We will work on:

  • explanation of different approaches to learning chords
  • learning violin chords for some tunes
  • perfect cadence and tritone resolution in all violin keys
  • basics of building chords
  • basics of chord recognition by ear
  • 3 major and 3 minor keys in the diatonic system


Bojan’s thoughts:

‘As a violin player I always learned melodies, for that reason I decided one day to buy a mandolin. Later I started guitar, Irish bouzouki and playing more sophisticated chords also on the violin. With good basis in the music theory, it was a big challenge for me to start recognizing chords also by its sound. I was desperate to join jam sessions as an accompaniment player, also with tunes, that I didn’t learn in advance. It was a long journey, before I improved connecting what I hear with an actual chord relatively to the root tonality. Some people do this perfectly, but cannot name any note or chord they are playing. I have to improve in this direction a lot in the future. But this doesn’t have to stop us from learning chords, finger positions for tunes, we would like to play. Connecting the learned chords to established terminology and music theory is another side-process that can make our future investigations easier.’