This book/CD set is the first method ever for learning Gypsy Jazz Violin in the style of Stéphane 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 Stéphane 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 Stéphane 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
INTRODUCTION ABOUT THE AUTHOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT STEPHANE GRAPPELLI GETTING READY Tuning Strings Stance Bow Right elbow Bridge Notation A LITTLE THEORY Chords Scales BASIC SKILLS Time The Grappelli Sound Bowing Exercises Chord Practice IMPROVISATION Staying on a Chord Chord Changes Blues for Steff Two Five Stomp TUNES Grappelli Improvisation No 1 Grappelli Improvisation No 2 Grappelli Improvisation No 3 Grappelli Improvisation No 4 Grappelli Improvisation No 5 Grappelli Improvisation No 6 DISCOGRAPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX