Find out what's missing in your musical toolbox and bring your playing up to date. Modernize your capabilities to reflect the music and work opportunities of the 21st century. Classical pedagogy and contemporary skills are not mutually exclusive. The information and practice techniques presented in this book have been designed to enhance listening, playing, and ensemble expertise while serving to add dimension to traditional methods and repertoire. Creative musicianship, technology for strings, multi-style-ready contemporary techniques, as well as fluency with diverse musical structures from around the world are essential updates, whether you're teaching school orchestra or are an amateur or professional player. Discover your own voice on your own instrument!
“As always, Julie Lyonn Lieberman takes concepts that appear difficult and makes them accessible and understandable to the novice player or teacher. Her research and knowledge about American Roots music is stunning – this book is a must have for anyone who wants to include contemporary string concepts in their classroom or studio.” –Dr. Stephen Benham, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Music Education, Duquesne University
“I have studied with Julie for the past four years as an aspiring jazz violinist. Her approach to stringed instruments is unique and profound. Drawing on biology, kinesiology, neuroscience, as a well as a vast reservoir of experience and knowledge of world music, her teaching methods are beyond excellent. Every string teacher and student will benefit from her 21st century approach to mastering bowed string instruments.” –Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA, author, speaker, professor
“Today I received an unexpected surprise in my Berklee mail from publisher Hal Leonard: Julie Lyonn Lieberman's latest book! In the early 90's, Julie's books You Are Your Instrument and Improvising Violin opened many conceptual and perceptual doors for me. It's great to see how her latest opus presents a direct and user-friendly approach for musicians looking to explore creative musicianship, technology, and stylistically versatile technique. I also smiled to see shout-outs, photos, and references to leaders in the field like Darol Anger, Christian Howes, Donna Hebert, Bruce Molsky, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Tracy Silverman, and Mark O'Connor. Congratulations, Julie!” –Dr. David Wallace, Chair, Berklee College of Music String Department