An introduction to jazz harmony, technique and improvisationAusgabe mit CD - +CD - Violin - EnglishJazz is one of the biggest challenges a violinist can face, with the idea of improvisation likely to strike fear into even the best classical players. This book de-mystifies the whole process, taking you step by step through everything you need to know about playing jazz violin. Chris Haigh’s style has been described as humorous, entertaining and addictive. This book is anything but dull! Key areas covered include analyzing a chord sequence; bowing; chord symbols; how to construct your own solo and how the various different branches of jazz, including gypsy jazz, bebop, modal and fusion are explored. This book is packed with ‘bite-sized’ musical portions, all explained and placed in context. As well as a treasure chest full of licks and riffs to use in your improvisations, there are sample tunes with examples of solos. The accompanying CD has 65 tracks to listen to and play along with.Contenu - Introduction - 1: It Don´t Mean a Thing - 2: Starting to Improvise - 3: Pentatonic Scales - 4: The Blues - 5: Chords Part I - 6: Chords Part II - 7: Masters of Swing - 8: Stéphane Grappelli - 9: Running Wild - 10: Other Styles, Other Players - 11: The Big Night - 12: Final Thoughts
Beginning Jazz ViolinAn introduction to Style and Technique Editeur: Haigh, Chris Instrumentation: violon Édition: Edition with Online audio file Langue : anglaisContenu du texte: IntroductionGetting StartedPlaying with SwingStarting to ImprovisePentatonic ScalesBluesJazz Licks and How to Use ThemChords and ArpeggiosMore About Chords: II V I and the Cycle of FithsBallad, Gypsy Bossa and WaltzDifficulté: facile
Learn to improvise in the Gypsy Jazz style. Suitable even for violinists who have never improvised before, this method covers specific key aspects of the Gypsy jazz Violin style, as made famous by French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, who played with Gypsy jazz Guitar player Django Reinhardt. The techniques in this book are presented sequentially and the underlying music theory is introduced on a ´need to know´ basis.Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin includes charts of classic swing tunes such as Avalon, The Sheik of Araby and After You´ve Gone and includes online audio featuring authentic accompaniment tracks and model Violin performances. Because the Gypsy jazz Violin style maintains common elements of traditional classical Violin techniques such as vibrato and shifting, the book is a perfect vehicle for the classical violinist to learn to improvise without having to change their general approach to the instrument.• Any intermediate or advanced violinist can learn to improvise in the Gypsy jazz Violin style.• Perfectly suited to classically trained violinists because the Gypsy jazz Violin style is closely related to traditional classical Violin techniques.• Includes charts of classic swing tunes such as Avalon, The Sheik of Araby & After You´ve Gone.• The 21 lessons are carefully sequenced to introduce key components of the Gypsy jazz Violin style.• Includes online audio with sample solos and exercises in addition to authentic Gypsy jazz Guitar accompaniment tracks.
Media : Book/CDAuthor : by Usher AbellLevel : IntermediateDate published : 3/28/2000Style : JazzType : TechnicDescription :A complete study and reference book which gives string players experience with rhythmic concepts, bowing styles, syncopation, and other jazz violin effects. Includes licks of various lengths. The play-along stereo recording has select examples played at various speeds.
This method by Tim Kliphuis is the first book to teach Gypsy Jazz Violin in the style of Stephane Grappelli.Have you ever listened to Stephane Grappellis´ solos thinking ´I wish I could do that, but it is way over my head´? Here is the answer. Simple theory, licks and stylistic lessons point you towards your first authentic Gypsy Jazz improvisations, which you can try out with the swinging Guitar-Bass play-along downloadable audio rhythm section. Then, prepare to tackle six classic Stephane Grappelli solos, annotated and analyzed for your understanding. To grasp the finesses of sound and timing, there are many sample licks and solos by Tim Kliphuis on the online audio as well. It is assumed the student reads music and has a basic command of the instrument. First method ever for learning Gypsy Jazz Violin in the style of Stephane Grappelli. Theory and stylistic lessons lead up to improvisation in authentic Gypsy Jazz style. Six classic Grappelli solos fully analyzed for study and understanding. Playalong rhythm section as well as Violin licks and sample solos. Audio available for download online.
Favourite jazz arrangementsInstrument : violin and piano (2 violins, violin and guitar)Nombre de Pages : 64Most violinists long to play jazz - and then get left on the sidelines as the clarinets, trumpets or guitars boogie away. Yet the violin has always had a role in jazz, with its own virtuoso exponents like Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith and Stephane Grappelli. This collection of jazz, blues and ragtime standards includes some favourite melodies like Take Five, The Entertainer, House of the Rising Sun and Makin´ Whoopee arranged for violin. A flexible format and extra optional parts makes these ideal for solos, duets, or a larger folk band. The full range of traditional fiddle repertoire is now at your fingertips! Using these generous collections, you can create your own ceilidh, barn dance, jazz club, Sarajevo street-café or Gypsy gathering. Some of this music is familiar, some more exotic, but all of it is absolutely authentic, faithfully arranged and, above all, hugely enjoyable. Each title in the series is available in two formats: the violin edition (with an optional easy violin part and guitar chord); or the complete edition, which also includes both keyboard and violin accompaniments. Either format is hugely flexible, which means the music can be played as solos, duets or trios as well as with larger ensembles. Edward Huws Jones has travelled extensively researching fiddle-playing traditions. In each book he explains the background of the particular musical style, giving his own suggestions for a lively performance. And to help recreate the spirit of the music, every book in the series is beautifully illustrated.Content : Frankie and Johnny - Good Morning Blues - House of the Rising Sun - Lullaby of Birdland - Makin´ Whoopee - Number Twelve Train - Paragon Rag - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Take Five - The Entertainer - The Fascinator - Tuxedo Junction
Jazz is one of the biggest challenges a violinist can face, with the idea of improvisation likely to strike fear into even the best classical players. This book de-mystifies the whole process, taking you step by step through everything you need to know about playing jazz violin. Chris Haigh´s style has been described as humorous, entertaining and addictive. This book is anything but dull! Key areas covered include analyzing a chord sequence; bowing; chord symbols; how to construct your own solo and how the various different branches of jazz, including gypsy jazz, bebop, modal and fusion are explored. This book is packed with ´bite-sized´ musical portions, all explained and placed in context. As well as a treasure chest full of licks and riffs to use in your improvisations, there are sample tunes with examples of solos. The accompanying CD has 65 tracks to listen to and play along with. Instrumentation: Violin
´Intermediate Gypsy Jazz ´ sets off on another exotic tour of folk culture, concentrating on Eastern Europe. Adventurous violinists will travel as far afield as Hungary, Turkey, Russia, and Romania, and bring back a mixed bag of musical souvenirs.With accessible piano accompaniments, the seven contrasting pieces in ´Intermediate Gypsy Jazz´ are a must for all violinists.Cossack DanceBlack EyesHabañeraSun over San SofiaDragon DanceHoraVerbunk and Friss: Invitation to the Dance
Media : Book/CDAuthor : by Martin NorgaardLevel : AdvancedDate published : 8/8/2000Style : JazzType : MethodsDescription :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!