Dutchman Tim Kliphuis has often been named as Stéphane Grappelli’s successor, bringing Grappelli’s legacy into the 21st Century by infusing Gypsy Swing with Folk and Classical music. Tim’s spirit and style are reminiscent of Grappelli: virtuoso playing with a great love for melody.
"Tim pays great attention to detail as he dissects Grappelli’s unique approach to the violin."
In the second DVD of his Hot Jazz Violin series, Tim focuses on the style of Stéphane Grappelli. Tim pays great attention to detail as he dissects Grappelli’s unique approach to the violin. Guiding the student through Harmony, Chord Progressions, Melody, Timing and Taste, Tim helps the student understand and then integrate many aspects of Grappelli’s virtuoso style.
Almost 3 hrs of Instruction!
Topics covered include:
HARMONY: Dim Chord on V7, V7 Functions, Dim on Min Chord, Dim on Maj Chord, Diminished Scale, Augmented Chord, Ear Training, V7 Substitutions, CHORD PROGRESSIONS: II V I in Minor, IV IVm I VI II V I, IV #IVdim I VI II V I, Rhythm Changes Bridge, 4-Bar Dominant Chords, Rhythm Changes A Section, Implying Changes on Static Chord, MELODIES: Dark Eyes, Playing Melodically, TIMING: Starting After The Beat, Starting Before the Beat, Syncopation, TASTE: Shaping a Phrase, Dynamics, Gaps, Fast Blues, Ballads, Bossa Nova, SPECIAL EFFECTS.
Kliphuis recorded and performed with gypsy guitar maestros Angelo
Debarre, Fapy Lafertin, and Stochelo Rosenberg. He has performed at
North Sea Jazz, Edinburgh Jazz, Ottawa Jazz, La Villette Jazz,
Djangofests through the USA, Richard Strauss Festival, Ronnie Scott’s
Club and Iridium Jazz Club NYC. His debut CD ‘The Grappelli Tribute’
(2005) was released to rave reviews.
As a swing jazz educator, Kliphuis has an extensive class of students from Holland and abroad, has hosted dozens of workshops around the globe and was featured several times in American Fiddler Magazine.