Celebrated jazz player Arthur Lipner has devised a set of books that will be terrific for introducing players with a desire to improvise in a group to the basic musical requirements of the jazz arts. Covering a wide range of concepts, Lipner's books touch on ear training, chords and basic voicings, the groove and connecting chords with solo lines. The books contain: lead sheets to ten tunes, including two by Charlie Parker and one each by Mongo Santamaria and Ze Luis Olivera; a great play-along CD with a really smokin' band; graduated difficulty of charts and solos beginning with two tunes using one chord each; transciptions of nine Lipner solos for playing along with; discussion of the elements, chord details and solo ideas for each tune; a hip mix of styles including soca, funk, bossa, samba and swing.
Title: From Lead Sheets to Hip Solos, By Lipner, Arthur, Published by Carl Fischer
This collection of violin solos comprises 34 solos for violin and piano for the intermediate violin student. It features a collection of transcriptions from familiar classics and solos written specifically for the violin from the Baroque to the twentieth century. Included are works by Bach, Handel,Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, as well as violin classics such as Kol Nidre, and Wieniawski's Legende.
Title: Solos for Violin: 34 Solos, Edited by Eric Wen, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: ATF147
The Joseph Szigeti Collection for Violin and Piano
This collection includes: Concerto in d minor by Tartini, Passepied from Castor et Pollux by Rameau, Danse de Meunier from The Three Cornered Hat by da Falla and four excerpts from Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock. 64 pgs. piano part and 40 pgs. for the violin part.
Title: The Joseph Szigeti Collection for Violin and Piano, Edited by Joseph Szigeti, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: ATF128
Contains 24 classic transcriptions for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz as well as his cadenzas to Mozart's Concerto No. 4, K. 218 and Brahms' Concerto in D, Op. 77. Also includes notes about the transcriptions and a discography.
Title: The Heifetz Collection for Violin and Piano, Edited by Jascha Heifetz, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: ATF116
Maestro Jascha Heifetz, becomes Professor Heifetz in these rare filmed master classes from the early 1960s. Taken from his legendary sessions at USC, Los Angeles, this brilliant musician can be seen demonstrating, cajoling, inspiring and occasionally-terrifying his pupils as he imparts his unquestioned genius and lifetime of musical experience. 2-disc set, 221 minutes, black & white, 4:3 full screen picture.
1. Wieniawski: Polonaise Brilante No. 2
Valle: Ao pe da fogueira
Varoujon Kodjian; Brooks Smith, piano
2. Brahms: Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (First Movement)
Erick Friedman; Brooks Smith, piano
Bach: Double Concerto in D Minor (Third Movement)
Erick Friedman and Jascha Heifetz; Brooks Smith, piano
Trio for Harp, Flute and Viola. (Cello Part included as substitute for the Viola). A fun encore piece with a hint of Latin and jazz flavorings. Meter alternates between 6/8 and 5/8, with intricate counting in some sections. Each instrument is "featured" at some point in the piece. Late intermediate to early advanced ability.
Title: Cruisin' With the Top Down, By Burnette, Sonny, Published by Pine Castle Music Publications, Item number: PCMP115