By Tim Kliphuis
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Stephane Grappelli Gypsy Jazz Violin by Tim Kliphuis. For Violin. Solos. Jazz; Play Along. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 74 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21539BCD).
ISBN 9780786679584. Jazz; Play Along. 8.75" x 11.75" inches.
This book/CD set is the first method ever for learning Gypsy Jazz Violin in the style of Stephane Grappelli. Have you, too, often listened to Grappelli's solos thinking "I wish I could do that, but it is way over my head?" Here is the answer. 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 Stephane 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. First method ever for learning Gypsy Jazz Violin in the style of Stephane Grappelli; Theory and stylistic lessons lead up to improvisation in authentic Gypsy Jazz style; Six classic Grappelli solos fully analyzed for study and understanding; Playalong rhythm section as well as violin licks and sample solos.
Location: from Fallbrook, CA
February 14, 2013
A Great Resource
Mr. Kliphuis has done a great service to those who would understand and emulate the style of the brilliant violinist Stephane Grappelli (whom I was privileged to see perform live in Greenwich Village in the late '80s). He analyzes the harmonies and technical feats of Grappelli in a most accessible...
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Location: from Italy