Learn some of the most important fiddle and violin styles in the world! With this book and the help of the practice CD, players will be guided through dozens of left- and right-hand exercises and tunes designed to help develop the feel of a variety of styles and ways they can be used for improvisation. Includes an introduction by Turtle Island String Quartet, and photos and quotes from dozens of musicians. Author Julie Lyonn Lieberman has also written Improvising Violin, A Festival of Violin & Fiddle Styles, Rockin' Out with Blues Fiddle, 12-Key Practice, The Creative Band and Orchestra, and You Are Your Instrument, and has taught thousands of string players worldwide how to improvise through her workshops and private lessons.
“Lieberman presents a veritable who's who of fiddle players that philosophize on the essence of their music. Reading The Contemporary Violinist, you are struck by what a kaleidoscope of string styles the 20th century has conjured up”
– American String Teacher
“...players are guided through dozens of exercises and tunes and how each can be used as a vehicle for improvisation.”
- Chamber Music America
“The book guides players through dozens of exercises designed to help develop the feel of each of sixteen styles.”
- School Band and Orchestra
“...a musical delight right from the start, opening up new musical horizons ... a landmark edition ... highly recommended.”
- Jazz Eduators Journal
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