Exploring Jazz Violin: An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique and Improvisation

Exploring Jazz Violin: An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique and Improvisation

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By (author) Chris Haigh

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  • Publisher: Schott Music Ltd
  • Format: Mixed media product | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 228mm x 302mm x 14mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847612423
  • ISBN 13: 9781847612427
  • Illustrations note: ports.
  • Sales rank: 302,087

Product description

(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.

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Table of contents

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