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Getting into Gypsy Jazz Violin, Book /CD; Martin Norgaard (Mel Bay)

Violin with chord letters - Beginning-Intermediate

  • Composed by Martin Norgaard
  • Book and CD, publisher Mel Bay

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 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.

Book Type: Pop/Movie/Jazz, CD Included
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications