Composer NORGAARD, MARTIN
Voicing/Instrument JAZZ VIOLIN METHOD W/CD
Publisher MEL BAY PUBLICATIONS, INC
Learn to improvise in the Gypsy Jazz violin style even if you have never improvised before. The style is closely associated with French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, who played with Gypsy jazz guitar player Django Reinhardt. Each lesson in the book covers specific key aspects of the Gypsy jazz violin style. The techniques are presented sequentially and the underlying music theory is introduced on a "need to know" basis.
Includes classic swing tunes such as Avalon, The Sheik of Araby & After You've Gone -- includes a CD 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.