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Jazz Violin by Matt Glaser and Stepháne Grappelli
MT279.7.G5 J3  Check Availability
Image:Strings_style_jazzviolin.jpg From the publisher:
"A comprehensive method for playing 'hot fiddle,' including accurate transcriptions of solos as played by Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Eddie South, Jean-Luc Ponty, and others. Plus revealing interviews and photos, many never-before published."
Berklee Practice Method: Violin: Get Your Band Together by Matt Glaser, Mimi Rabson and the Berklee faculty
MT278.G53 B4  Check Availability
Image:Strings_style_berkleepracticemethod.jpg From the publisher:
"Get your band together! This 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. Become the great violin player that everyone wants to have in their band! Part of the Berklee Practice Method, available for 12 different instruments."
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Reading Key Jazz Rhythms by Fred Lipsius
MT265.L56 R4 1997  Check Availability
Image:Strings_style_keyjazzrhythms.jpg From the publisher:
"With this book/CD set you will learn essential jazz rhythms first-hand from world-class professionals! Reading Key Jazz Rhythms is a collection of 24 easy to medium level jazz etudes, and 24 simplified guide tone versions of the etudes."
Easy Jazz Conception: 15 Solo Etudes for Jazz Phrasing, Interpretation and Improvisation: Viola by Jim Snidero
MT288.S65 E3  Check Availability
Image:Strings_style_easyjazzconceptionviola.jpg From the publisher:
"For jazz phrasing, interpretation and improvisation. A new and exciting way for violin players to learn and practice basic jazz style. This book/CD set features 15 solo etudes based on blues and standard chord progressions, demonstrated by Mark Feldman on violin along with a world-class rhythm section: Mike LeDonne, piano; Peter Washington, bass; and Kenny Washington, drums."



Easy Jazz Conception: 15 Solo Etudes for Jazz Phrasing, Interpretation and Improvisation: Cello by Jim Snidero
MT305.S65 E3  Check Availability
Image:Strings_style_easyjazzconceptioncello.jpg From the publisher:
"For jazz phrasing, interpretation and improvisation. A new and exciting way for cello players to learn and practice basic jazz style. This book/CD set features 15 solo etudes based on blues and standard chord progressions, demonstrated by Erik Friedlander on cello along with a world-class rhythm section: Mike LeDonne, piano; Peter Washington, bass; and Kenny Washington, drums."
Jazz Treble Clef Expressions & Explorations: A New and Innovative System for Learning to Improvise: For Treble Clef Instruments & Jazz Violin by David N. Baker
MT265.B35 J3 1995  Check Availability
Image:Strings_style_jazzexpressionsandexplorations.jpg From the publisher:
"Includes special notation, markings and info for string players. David's most innovative book yet on the art of Jazz Improvisation. David Baker is one of the most sought-after jazz educators in the world, and his influence on the giants of jazz can not be overestimated. Here, through systematic study, this text will allow more complete musical expression by emphasizing the patterns and phrases that work. He has brought together much of his decades of experience into one resource!"



A New and Innovative System for Learning to Improvise: For Jazz Cello and All Bass Clef Instruments by David N. Baker
MT310 .B35 1995  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-BOOKS.jpg From the book's preface:
"Although there are countless books dealing with virtually every aspect of jazz improvisation, very few - with the exception of bass books - are aimed at the problems of the improvising jazz string player. This book addresses many of the problems that confront all aspiring jazz players on bass clef instruments and is written specifically for cellists."
New Directions in Cello Playing: How to Make Cello Playing Easier--and Play without Pain by Victor Sazer
MT785 .S29 2003  Check Availability
Image:Strings_style_newdirectionsincelloplaying.jpg From the publisher:
"[This book] introduces natural, tension-free ways of playing. It presents anatomically-improved ways of sitting and holding the cello, a new approach to left arm and hand techniques and fundamentals of bowing. It also addresses musician' pain problems, including causes of pain and pain prevention."
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