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Berklee Practice Method: Violin

By Matt Glaser

Berklee Methods. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 168 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449434).

Item Number: HL.50449434

ISBN 0634007920. 9x12 inches. Matt Glaser and Mimi Rabson.

Get your band together! The Berklee Practice Method is the first-ever method that teaches you to play in a rock band. Learn how to listen, interact and respond, improvise, and become part of the groove. The book and play-along CD will help you improve your timing, technique and reading ability through examples in a wide variety of styles. The Berklee Practice Method is available for many instruments, and each book is based on the same songs, in the same key, to facilitate jamming with other players.

Lessons throughout this book guide you through technique that is specific to playing the violin in a contemporary ensemble. Topics covered include: warming up; establishing a practice routine; learning by ear; theory and technique; rhythmic interpretation; reading; improvising; song form; interpreting lead sheets; and so much more!

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  • January 22, 2009 Just what violin teachers need!

    This is a fabulous publication. As a violin teacher I know how dull the classical curriculum often seems for most teenage violinists. This text is ideal for helping well trained young violinists make the switch from classical (that's how most violinists are trained in primary and secondary school) into...

    rock and jazz band. Well trained yung violinists can use this book on their own or with their teacher's help. A good accompaniment to this text is Didier Lockwood's Cordes & Ame' (in french so a bit challenging for English speaking types.

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