For years, ''strumming'' and ''chopping'' have been invaluable rhythm techniques for string players in non-classical genres like jazz, rock, and pop. They are essential for giving such music its authentic groove and are even heard in today's contemporary classical music. Acclaimed electric violinist, composer, and educator Tracy Silverman has practiced and developed these techniques over 30 years and with his celebrated strum-bowing method series, opens new avenues for string players.
''Strum Bowing Etudes'' is a set of 29 solo etudes for string instruments that reinforces and utilizes strum-bowing techniques, available for violin, viola, or cello (Grade Level 1-3).
Also available is ''The Strum Bowing Method'', Silverman's in-depth book on the technique.