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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.
Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin includes charts of classic swing tunes such as Avalon, The Sheik of Araby & After You've Gone and includes online audio available for download online 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.with sample solos and exercises in addition to authentic Gypsy jazz guitar accompaniment tracks.
Lesson 1: Blanketing
Theory: Blanketing and Chords
Lesson 2: Inner Melodies
Theory: How did we find the Inner Melody?
Lesson 3: Arpeggios
Lesson 4: The Minor 6 Chord
Lesson 5: Chromatic Approach Notes
Lesson 6: Phrasing - Slides and Grace Notes
Summary: Lessons 1-6
Lesson 7: Melody Variation
Lesson 8: Arpeggios on Avalon
Theory: Tune Analysis
Theory: Melodic and Harmonic Minor
Lesson 9: Using Scales to Improvise on Avalon
Lesson 10: Incorporating the Chords in Scalar Motion
Summary: Lessons 7-10 and Avalon
Tune: The Sheik Of Araby
Lesson 11 Diminished and Augmented Chords
Theory: The Sheik of Araby Tune Analysis
Lesson 12: Inner Melodies on The Sheik of Araby
Lesson 13: Altering the V Chord
Theory: The Circle of Fifths and the Mixolydian Scale
Lesson 14: Altering the V in the Circle of Fifths
Theory: The Upper Extensions of the V Chord
Lesson 15: Arpeggio Shapes
Summary: Lessons 11-15 and The Sheik of Araby
Tune: After You've Gone
Lesson 16: How to Learn Tunes
Lesson 17: Arpeggio Shapes on Minor Chords and I Chords
Lesson 18: Working with Ideas
Lesson 19: Chord Additions
Lesson 20: Chord Substitutions
Lesson 21: Anticipating Chords
Summary: Lessons 16-21 and After You've Gone
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