Comprehensive guide to the art and science of successful string improvisation with clear, step-by-step explanations and instructions. Breaks down all of the components necessary to master improv. in jazz, blues, swing, folk, rock, and New Age styles. For the violinist who longs to leave the confines of the written page.Julie covers improvisation techniques in folk, blues, swing, jazz and New Age music as well as musicianship, theory and new mental and physical approaches to playing.
96 pages with pictures. A history of blues on violin, blues fiddle tunes with practice CD, and a full discography. Includes 17 original tunes by the author done in the style of early blues violin artists. (61pp, ppbk)
Valuable instruction on the left hand, bow arm, sight-reading, and memorization. This book is cerain to improve your practice quality. Illustrated. (110 pp. paperback)
"Inspired by a quote from Beethoven: 'Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets', this book is designed to teach the violinist to practice productively by going through time management, practicing of both hands, musical ideas and other elements of practicing. This is the ultimate practicing manual!" - Sarah Cranor, Shar Apprentice
First Position Scales and Arpeggios in Major and Minor Keys with a Student Practice Section. Beginning violin scale book that presents scales and scale theory in a fun and easy to master way. Also useful for advanced students who know scales aurally but not theoretically; adult beginners, and parents with limited knowledge of theory. (80 pp, sheet music)
27 essays on various aspects of violin teaching such as Introducing the Bow, Vibrato , The Adult Beginner, and Double Stopping. A very readable work by the 30-year professional of violin, viola, and string pedagogy at Michigan State University. (8 1/2 x 11 , 61 pp. paperback)
This visionary 430-page book has 575 photographs, 325 illustrations, and describes more than 200 sensational games in 24 joyful chapters of musical concepts and teaching techniques for music theory and reading. This book keeps any teacher brimming with ideas. (430 pp. paperback)