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Berklee Practice Method Violin

by Matt Glaser, Mimi Rabson

BPM Violin

Get Your Band Together This is the first-ever method that teaches you how to play in a rock band. Learn what all the great musicians seem to know intuitively—how to listen, interact and respond, improvise, and become part of the groove. The book and play-along CD will help improve your timing, technique, and reading ability. Become the great player that everyone wants to have in their band. Lessons throughout this book guide you through technique that is specific to playing the violin in a contemporary ensemble. Learn to play melody and improvise over chord changes—essential techniques for any violinist playing with a band. Daily practice routines are designed for practicing by yourself or with other musicians. The accompanying CD features outstanding Berklee players and covers a variety of styles including rock, funk, jazz, blues, swing, and bossa nova. Topics include:

This series coordinates methods for many different instruments, and all are based on the same tunes, in the same keys. If you know a guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboardist, etc., have them pick up the Berklee Practice Method for their own instrument, and jam together!

Topics include:

  • warming up
  • establishing a practice routine
  • learning by ear
  • theory and technique
  • rhythmic interpretation
  • reading
  • improvisation
  • song form
  • interpreting lead sheets

This series coordinates methods for many different instruments, and all are based on the same tunes, in the same keys. If you know a guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboardist, etc., have them pick up the Berklee Practice Method for their own instrument, and jam together!

About the Authors

Matt Glaser Mimi Rabson

BUZZ

"A momentous publication sure to impact the string world. This book is a must-have for contemporary violinists no matter what style. It's wonderfully thought out and laid out, and well-organized, and accessible. I give this my highest recommendation and then some."

-Fiddler magazine

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