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Gypsy Violin Basics: A Beginner's Guide

By Mary Ann Harbar

Violin - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Mary Ann Harbar. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Gypsy. Book/CD Set. 60 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21351BCD).

Item Number: MB.21351BCD

ISBN 9780786674763. Gypsy. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This easy Gypsy-style introduction takes you on a musical journey along the Romany Trail, assimilating the musical idioms of Eastern Europe and the Mideast. Here are the core nuggets of the flashy and exotic Gypsy style, distilled to their essence. Fun, easy Gypsy-style tunes; Authentic Gypsy violin techniques, scales, bowings, ornaments and more; Play-along CD with slow lead tracks and slow accompaniment tracks; Glossary of techniques and terms.

  • Arabian Sands  
  • Campfire Dance  
  • Caravan To Krakow  
  • Crack The Whip!  
  • Fantasy 
  • Faster!  
  • Frenzy 
  • Good Fortune  
  • Greek Fishing Song  
  • Gypsy Wagon  
  • Klezmania  
  • Lightning 
  • Macedonia 
  • Scarves And Veils  
  • Starry Nights  
  • Stealing Away 
  • The Peddler  
  • Tzigane!  
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 23, 2011 Easy and well tuned

    Love this! with some experience in playing the violin you will get an easy intro to Gypsy music, and with the CD it will take you only a short while before you perform on stage yourself. :)

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  • 5

    San Antonio, Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 07, 2011 David's Mom

    My 12yr son has been taking private lessons once a week for 1 yr and now in 6th grade orchestra for 4 months. He is able to play the songs yet still very challenged. He is learning new scales with this book. The first song uses an A minor scale...

    . The music is just beautiful and so pretty. Very unique. He is happy I got him this book.

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  • 5

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  • April 06, 2009 Recommended.

    Beginner level still challenging with fun collection of songs. CD very helpful, showing how song supposed to be played as well as providing a slower version of song.

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