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Bluegrass Fiddle and Beyond

Etudes and Ideas for the Modern Fiddler

By Matt Glaser

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Fiddle, Violin
Etudes and Ideas for the Modern Fiddler. Berklee Guide. Bluegrass, Instruction. Softcover with CD. 50 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449602).

Item Number: HL.50449602

ISBN 9780876391082. 9x12 inches.

Improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises, and etudes will help you expand your palette of improvisational techniques and sounds. Develop your fingerboard versatility, and master harmonic and rhythmic ideas on the violin. The CD has demonstration and play-along tracks, performed by an all-star bluegrass band. You will learn to build solos using techniques such as: uncovering a melody's most defining notes, and using them in a new context; reharmonizing chords and changing modes; breaking down, rearranging and varying melodic and rhythmic cells; using position shifts, string crossings and double stops; drawing from tetrachords, guide-tone lines, and other constructs.

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