Exploring Jazz Violin
This book takes you step by step through everything you need to know about playing jazz violin. The work of players such as Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith and Jean-Luc Ponty is examined in detail, and styles including gypsy jazz, belop, modal and fusion are explored. Topics covered include: analyzing a chord sequence, bowing, chord symbols, double stopping, harmonics, how to construct your own solo, how to swing, pentatonic, bebop and blues scales, vibrato, and more. An accompanying CD with 65 tracks for listening or play-along is also included.