Jazz Fiddle Wizard (eBook + Online Audio)
A Practical Guide To Jazz Improvising For Strings
Jazz Fiddle Wizard is a book and audio tailored for advanced violinists who want to learn to improvise in the jazz tradition. The book contains practical theory lessons, presenting rhythms and scales that are immediately put to use. Concepts are introduced progressively, requiring comprehension of previously introduced techniques and terminology. Each lesson includes a theory section and an exercise or performance section.

The book's companion play-along audio provides professional full rhythm secti ...more
Product Number:
98379BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Advanced
Pages:
96
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5670-9
ISBN13:
978-16106-5670-2
Series:
Jazz Wizard
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/11/2011
Jazz Fiddle Wizard is a book and audio tailored for advanced violinists who want to learn to improvise in the jazz tradition. The book contains practical theory lessons, presenting rhythms and scales that are immediately put to use. Concepts are introduced progressively, requiring comprehension of previously introduced techniques and terminology. Each lesson includes a theory section and an exercise or performance section.

The book's companion play-along audio provides professional full rhythm section accompaniment for each exercise and tune. As the method was designed for college students and advanced players, no violin tracks are included on the audio. The Stuff Smith solo from 'Knock, Knock- Who's There?'transcribed at the onset of the book is readily available at http://www.rhapsody.com/stuffsmith/tracks.html

This method assumes that the reader/player has a basic technical command of the instrument and reads standard music notation at an elementary level or higher. Jazz Fiddle Wizard is the most challenging of Martin Norgaard's fiddle improv books. If you are a novice jazz player, the author recommends beginning with Jazz Fiddle Wizard Junior, Books 1 & 2 followed by Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin, all of which include violin tracks on their respective companion audio.

Jazz Fiddle Wizard works in conjunction with the www.jazzfiddlewizard.com website, offering a unique interactive experience in which the reader is invited to pose questions directly to the author. This method has been field-tested with college students and other players from different musical backgrounds and at various levels of technical proficiency. The bottom line on this product is that IT WORKS! Includes access to online audio.

Tune 1 : Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

Lesson 1 : Rhythm

Lesson 2 : The Dominant Bebop Scale

Lesson 3 : The Bebop Scale with Stops

Lesson 4 : Transposing the Bebop Scale

Lesson 5 : The Bebop Scale in D, G, C, and F

Tune 2 : My House

 Lesson 6 : Tune Analysis

Lesson 7 : Using the Bebop Scale

Lesson 8 : Rhythm, Part 2

Tune 3 : Rose Room

Lesson 9 : Review and Rose Room

Lesson 10 : The Bebop Scale in Bf, Ef, Af, and Df

Lesson 11 : Inner Melodies

Lesson 12 : 2m-5-1 Arpeggios

Lesson 13 : Arpeggio Shapes

Lesson 14 : 2m-5-1 Scale and Melodies

Tune 4 : Good Lady

Lesson 15 : Chord Categories and Good Lady

Lesson 16 : The Bebop Scale in Gf, B, E, and A

Lesson 17 : The Circle of Fifths

Lesson 18 : The 2m-5-1 in All Keys

Tune 5 : Tune Down

Lesson 19 : Phrasing and Tune Down

Lesson 20 : Altering the 5, Part 1

Lesson 21 : Altering the 5, Part 2

Lesson 22 : The Minor 2ø -5-1m

Lesson 23 : The Minor 2ø -5-1m in All Keys

Tune 6 : You Can’t Appear Again

Lesson 24 : Passing Chords and You Can’t Appear Again

Tune 7 : Indiana (Back Home Again In)

Lesson 25 : Playing Fast and Indiana (Back Home Again In)

 
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