eBook + Online Audio/Video
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Are you a violinist who is curious about "going electric" but have no idea where to begin? This book will walk you through the process of choosing an electric violin, shopping for an amplifier, and using effects pedals. The book also covers improvisation in the genres of blues, rock, and funk. Chopping and other rhythmic techniques for bowed string instruments are explored, as well as playing in a band, rock string arranging and working with DJs. "Plugging In" will open new worlds of creativity for you as a string player and help you find your own voice in this brave new world! Includes access to online audio and video.
Introduction: The Landscape Has Changed
Chapter 1: Electrifying Your Violin
Chapter 2: “I Can't Hear Myself!” A Word about Amplification and Monitoring
Chapter 3: Blues and Pentatonic
Chapter 4: Modal Madness!
Chapter 5: Fiddlefunk
Chapter 6: Rhytholin
Chapter 7: Rocking out!
Chapter 8: The “Effective” Violinist
Chapter 9: Putting it All Together
Chapter 10: Interview with Blaise Kielar
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