Exploring Jazz Violin

Author: Chris Haigh
Editor: Schott & Company Limited
ISBN: 9781847612427
Size: 20,99 MB
Format: PDF
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(String). Jazz is one of the biggest challenges a violinist can face, with the thought of improvisation likely to strike fear into the heart of even the best classical player. This book demystifies the process, taking you step by step through everything you need to know about playing jazz violin. The work of players such as Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith and Jean-Luc Ponty is examined in detail, and styles including gypsy jazz, belop, modal and fusion are explored. Topics covered include: analyzing a chord sequence * bowing * chord symbols * double stopping * harmonics * how to construct your own solo * how to swing * pentatonic, bebop and blues scales * vibrato * and more. An accompanying CD with 65 tracks for listening or play-along is also included.

North American Fiddle Music

Author: Drew Beisswenger
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135847231
Size: 19,19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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North American Fiddle Music: A Research and Information Guide is the first large-scale annotated bibliography and research guide on the fiddle traditions of the United States and Canada. These countries, both of which have large immigrant populations as well as Native populations, have maintained fiddle traditions that, while sometimes faithful to old-world or Native styles, often feature blended elements from various traditions. Therefore, researchers of the fiddle traditions in these two countries can not only explore elements of fiddling practices drawn from various regions of the world, but also look at how different fiddle traditions can interact and change. In addition to including short essays and listings of resources about the full range of fiddle traditions in those two countries, it also discusses selected resources about fiddle traditions in other countries that have influenced the traditions in the United States and Canada.

Deluxe Anthology Of Jazz Violin Styles

Author: Glenn Asch and David Reiner
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619118866
Size: 18,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For more than a century, violinists have played jazz, swing, blues and similar improvisational styles. With its rich tone, considerable range, and bowed rhythms and phrasing, the violin offers a unique opportunity for a creative and personal statement as a musician. This book presents a broad sampling of the styles of major jazz violinists, from blues to bebop, from jug band to jazzgrass, from big-band swing to Texas swing. Tunes represent the styles of Stéphane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith, Eddie South, Mark O'Connor, Benny Thomasson, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Darol Anger. Helpful jazz theory sections with exercises alternate with tunes that show how the theory works in practice. This book has two objectives; first, to present a broad, roughly chronological sampling of major jazz violinists and the styles associated with them, and secondly, to introduce the basics of jazz theory as applied to the violin. Whether consciously or intuitively, through critical listening or by practicing jazz patterns and exercises, the more knowledge of jazz you acquire, the better you will be able to think about the content of your playing without being bound by technical and theoretical aspects. This anthology was written to help provide that foundation. Interspersed with pragmatic jazz theory lessons, you’ll find 28 original tunes in the style of various jazz violin luminaries. The book ends with an extensive discography of recommended jazz recordings with a violin focus. Mandolinists as well as other instrumentalists will find a wealth of useful information in this outstanding collection. Delightful broadcast-quality recordings of the repertoire are available online. Includes access to online audio. Wirtten for intermediate to advanced violinists.

Jazz Fiddle Wizard Junior Book 2

Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610652223
Size: 14,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Jazz Fiddle Wizard Junior 2 is a continuation of Jazz Fiddle Wizard Junior (Mel Bay, 2002) and is designed for upper middle school and high school string students. JFWjr 2 uses the same basic approach as JFWjr; students learn mainly through imitation, the same way we learn to speak our native tongue. It also introduces very easy optional chord theory but only AFTER the student has experienced improvising with chords aurally. the books come in three versions—violin, viola, and cello/bass—designed to be used together in studio and classroom situations. This volume introduces three basic concepts that are prerequisites to advanced jazz improvising: solo development, modes, and inner melodies - the single most potent technique to get students to improvise on advanced progressions immediately.

Jazz Fiddle Wizard

Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610656709
Size: 19,23 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Jazz Fiddle Wizard is a book/CD set tailored for advanced violinists who want to learn to improvise in the jazz tradition. the book contains practical theory lessons, presenting rhythms and scales that are immediately put to use. Concepts are introduced progressively, requiring comprehension of previously introduced techniques and terminology. Each lesson includes a theory section and an exercise or performance section.The book's companion play-along CD provides professional full rhythm section accompaniment for each exercise and tune. As the method was designed for college students and advanced players, no violin tracks are included on the CD. the Stuff Smith solo from "Knock, Knock- Who's There?" transcribed at the onset of the book is readily available at http://www.rhapsody.com/stuffsmith/tracks.htmlThis method assumes that the reader/player has a basic technical command of the instrument and reads standard music notation at an elementary level or higher. Jazz Fiddle Wizard is the most challenging of Martin Norgaard's fiddle improv books. If you are a novice jazz player, the author recommends beginning with Jazz Fiddle Wizard Junior, Books 1 & 2 followed by Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin, all of which include violin tracks on their respective companion CDs.Jazz Fiddle Wizard works in conjunction with the www.jazzfiddlewizard.com website, offering a unique interactive experience in which the reader is invited to pose questions directly to the author. This method has been field-tested with college students and other players from different musical backgrounds and at various levels of technical proficiency. the bottom line on this product is that IT WORKS!

Swing Jazz Violin With Hot Club Rhythm

Author: Jeremy Cohen
Editor: String Letter Press
ISBN: 9781890490621
Size: 17,35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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(String Letter Publishing). Explore the world of jazz violin with one of America's finest jazz and swing violinists, Jeremy Cohen. With this book/CD pack, violinists can: practice soloing and improvising along with a recorded Hot-Club-style band * learn melodies and solos to 16 great jazz standards * build strength, stamina, focus, and improvising skills by jamming with the band. Includes two audio CDs with variable-speed practice tracks and full-band accompaniment.

Exploring Early Jazz

Author: Daniel Hardie
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595218768
Size: 18,78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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About This Book One night around 1897 they say Buddy Bolden stood up in a New Orleans Dance Hall and played the first hot blues. It was not until 1917 that the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first jazz recording. By 1927, after becoming the popular hit music of the Jazz Age, what we now call Classic Jazz was giving way to a new type of hot music-big band Swing. This book tells the story of the hectic thirty years during which the basic jazz of Buddy Bolden developed into Classic Jazz and then passed into History. It uncovers the music of the twenty hidden years before first the recordings began to appear. It is also the saga of the first jazz bands, their struggle to adapt to the changing demands of their audiences and the impetus they gave to the roaring twenties.

A Guide To Non Jazz Improvisation Fiddle Edt

Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610652436
Size: 18,13 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The non-jazz improvisation series is a concept that germinated in Dick Weissman's mind while he was attending music school. He wrote a 15-piece arrangement of the old square dance tune, Cripple Creek, and wanted the trombone to take a solo as part of the arrangement. When the trombonist kept playing a bebop solo that was totally unsuitable for the chart, Dick realized that - in addition to the many musicians who do not improvise - there are even jazz musicians who don't know how to improvise outside the limits of their own stylistic backgrounds. the non-jazz improvisation series mostly includes new original tunes that are intended to show how to improvise in many musical styles, including;BluesCountryAmerican folkLatin-AmericanWorld music including South American, Eastern European and AsianOdd meters (playing in a variety of time signatures)New AgeClassicalFolk-RockIn short, the books are an encyclopedia of virtually every musical style, excluding jazz.


Size: 20,43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Interviews With The Jazz Greats And More

Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609743679
Size: 13,80 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 296

Here is a collection of insightful interviews with many of the most prominent figures in today's guitar world. Presents 25 articles selected from Charles Chapman's extensive work as a music journalist, including legends such as Johnny Smith, Tim May, Martin Taylor, John Abercrombie, George Benson, John Scofield, and Howard Alden. an interview with renowed luthier Robert Benedetto is included as an added bonus. This book illustrates the passion these guitarists have for their art, the respect they have for music and one other, and their desire to pass their art and sentiments on to others.