Play 8 Classic Jazz Favorites with Sound-alike CD Tracks
The Violin Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs
quickly and easily. Just follow the music, listen to the CD to hear how
the violin should sound, and then play along using the separate backing
tracks. With the melody and lyrics included in the book, you may also
choose to sing along. Chord symbols are provided should you wish to
elaborate on the melody. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and
also enhanced so Mac & PC users can adjust the recording to any
tempo without changing pitch!
Contents: Body and Soul Dark Eyes The Hot Canary How High the Moon My Blue Heaven
Summertime Sweet Georgia Brown This Can't Be Love
This series contains a collection of tunes that can be taught equally well in class or private lessons. Each unit contains a tune, written out solos, backgrounds, bass lines and parts for piano and percussion (or use the play-along CD). Beginning improvisation is developed through the use of preparatory pages and aural echoes on the CD. Improvisation is possible, but not required, for a successful performance.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic, Edited by Sabien, Randy and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This is the follow-up to the original Jazz Philharmonic Series. It gives students even more beginning through advanced jazz charts to expose them to the world of jazz. Each unit contains a tune, notated solos, backgrounds, bass lines, and parts for piano and percussion. The optional CD provides a professional accompaniment for solos or improvisation.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic Second Set (Book 2), By Sabien, R. and Phillips, B., Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Exam Syllabus: GSMD Violin Grade: 5
Favourite jazz and blues numbers. A flexible format and extra optional parts makes these ideal for solos or duets. The Complete edition includes a violin part, keyboard accompaniment with optional violin accompaniment, easy violin and guitar.
Frankie and Johnny;
Good Morning Blues;
House of the Rising Sun;
Lullaby of Birdland;
Number Twelve Train;
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes;
Title: Jazz, Blues and Ragtime for Violin and Piano, Published by Boosey and Hawkes
Eight Jazz Transcriptions with authentic CD tracks. The Violin Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the music, listen to the CD to hear how the violin should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. With the melody and lyrics included in the book, you may also choose to sing along. Chord symbols are provided should you wish to elaborate on the melody. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so Mac & PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch!
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Ol' Man River
The Way You Look Tonight
Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) and George Gershwin (1898-1937), two of the best known figures in American music, were good friends and often played together. Heifetz had urged Gershwin to write a violin concerto for him, but unfortunately Gershwin died before the project got off the ground. These transcriptions by Heifetz are the next best thing. The five excerpts from Porgy and Bess® and the Three Preludes are well known and Heifetz often played them as encores, but the substantial concert excerpt from An American in ParisTM has never been published before and may not have been performed by Heifetz in public at all. The infectious rhythms and gorgeous tunes of this American classic are brilliantly served by Heifetz as transcriber, and the Porgy excerpts (which include "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "Summertime" and "My Man's Gone Now") sizzle with virtuoso pizzazz in these wonderful arrangements. This edition corrects all the past mistakes, and is a must-have for lovers of the violin and the music of Gershwin!
Title: Heifetz Plays Gershwin for Violin and Piano, By Gershwin, George, Edited by Jascha Heifetz, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: ATF134
This book/CD set is the first method ever for learning Gypsy Jazz Violin in the style of Stéphane Grappelli. Simple theory, licks and stylistic lessons point you towards your first authentic Gypsy Jazz improvisations, which you can try out with the swinging guitar-bass playalong CD rhythm section. Then prepare to tackle six classic Stéphane Grappelli solos, annotated and analyzed for your understanding. To grasp the finesses of sound and timing, there are many sample licks and solos by Tim Kliphuis on the CD as well. It is assumed the student reads music and has a basic command of the instrument.
14 songs complete with play-along CD, including: Bernie's Tune · Cry Me a River · Fever · Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) · God Bless' the Child · Harlem Nocturne · Moonglow · A Night in Tunisia · One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So) · Opus One · Satin Doll · Slightly Out of Tune (Desafinado) · Take the 'A' Train · Yardbird Suite.
Title: Jazz and Blues for Violin, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 841444
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
Explore the world of jazz violin with one of America's finest jazz and swing violinists, Jeremy Cohen. With this book/CD pack, violinists can: practice soloing and improvising along with a recorded Hot-Club-style band; learn melodies and solos to 16 great jazz standards; build strength, stamina, focus, and improvising skills by jamming with the band. Includes two audio CDs with variable-speed practice tracks and full-band accompaniment.
After You've Gone
Baby Won't You Please Come Home
My Melancholy Baby
Shiek of Araby
Some of These Days
St Louis Blues
Swing in Minor
Swingin Like 42
The Japanese Sandman
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise
Title: Swing, Jazz Violin with Hot-Club Rhythm, Edited by Jeremy Cohen and Dix Bruce, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 00331947
Finally, a method that teaches violinists how to improvise! Plug in and take your violin on a journey beyond the world of classical music with Mark Wood and Electrify Your Strings. With instruction right out of Mark's famous music education program, you'll learn about improvising solo and rhythm parts, modern string techniques, playing in a band, buying electric gear, and more! A CD is included with recorded examples plus jam tracks in different styles and previously unreleased material.
Title: Electrify Your Strings: Violin Instruction, By Wood, Mark, Published by Cherry Lane Music, Item number: 2500716
Doug Cameron's Alternative Styles series offers a unique look into solo jazz violin technique. In the introductory book, he offers tips on writing, arranging, recording, practicing, improvising, intonation, and much more. Volumes 1-3 contain original tunes and arrangements that encourage students to improvise using jazz and blues soloing techniques. Each book comes with a DVD of Doug performing each tune and offering performance advice. The set also includes a CD of accompaniments for each tune. Volumes 1-3 range in difficulty from Easier (Vol. 1) and Intermediate (Vol. 2) to Advanced (Vol. 3).