Welcome to the exciting world of swing jazz with hot-club rhythm!
A 79 page book complete with 2 cds with full band accompaniment.
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.
Author: Dix Bruce
Author: Jeremy Cohen
80pp Illus. Soft cover 300mm X 230mm plus 2 CDs
Table of contents
In Depth Look at what this book is about
- AFTER YOU'VE GONE
- BABY WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
- CHINA BOY
- DARK EYES
- MY MELACNCHOLY BABY
- ROSE ROOM
- SHIEK OF ARABY
- SOME OF THESE DAYS
- ST LOUIS BLUES
- SWING IN MINOR
- SWINGIN LIKE 42
- THE JAPANESE SANDMAN
- THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
This book and two-CD set explores many facets of jazz violin. You'll begin by learning melodies and solos to some of the greatest and best-known jazz standards. You'll learn by playing along with a recorded band performing in the "hot-club" or "Gypsy jazz" style popularized during the mid-1930s and '40s by violinist Stephane Grappelli and guitarist Django Reinhardt, and their legendary Quintet of the Hot Club of France.
Each melody and solo is recorded at both slow and regular speed, and you'll have the opportunity to practice them all with extended band-rhythm tracks (you'll find more on that in the "Working with the Book and CDs" section). Any violinist at any level of development should be able to play along with one speed or the other.
You'll start by learning the melody to each song on the violin. Once you've mastered playing the melody along with the recorded music, including guitar accompaniment, you'll explore a range of additional projects for each song. You'll also learn solos in the style of such jazz-violin greats as Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith, Svend Asmussen, Ray Nance, Johnny Frigo, and Eddie South. Some of these are based on the melody while others are more abstract improvisations. You'll learn three-part ensemble solos and tips on playing backup jazz violin.
At the end of the book, you'll find two bonus string-quartet arrangements: "St. Louis Blues" and "Some of These Days." Along the way, you'll find many opportunities to discuss the concepts of building thematic solos, and pra cticing your "rhythmization" skills. These are tools necessary to understand and play jazz on the violin. You'll also explore additional techniques that will give you more flexibility in accompanying other players as they solo.
These useful and productive elements will help you to become a supportive band member.
The songs in this book are carefully chosen standards that the vast majority of players in these genres know and perform. The songs are in a variety of keys, some with built-in modulations, and all sorts of different chord progressions. Learning this material will prepare you to play with a wide range of jazz, swing, and Gypsy jazz bands that share this repertoire. Not only will you encounter these exact songs on the bandstand, but all of them share chord progressions with hundreds, if not thousands, of similar songs.
Gypsy-Jazz Master: Stephane Grappelli
For example, the chord changes to "St. Louis Blues" are present, at least in a generic form, in every standard blues tune you'll encounter. That alone covers thousands of tunes!TIPS ON SOLOING
The solos to the songs in this book are based on the melodic material presented by the song itself. You'll use the melody as a starting point to build your own melodic and rhythmic interpretations of these songs.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 06 August, 2008.