Although the violin has been considered a major instrument in serious music, it has not attained as much importance in rhythm music due to the lack of authoritative instructions in this highly developed art.
But now, Joe Venuti, the foremost exponent of hot violin music, presents the most comprehensive study of modern rhythmic violin playing ever published.
As the first important violin method book issued in more than a decade, it establishes a progressive step in modern music because it deals largely with the many advances made in this field during the present era.
Touching upon every significant phase of violin performance the book places stress on syncopated rhythms, phrasing, bowing, blues, improvisations and tricks-all augmented with extensive explanations and exercises.
As a special feature, the volume also contains some of Joe Venutis original compositions together with his own violin conceptions of famous songs. In deference to Venutis international reputation, the book has been written in three languages-English, French and Spanish.
Book/CD set. Paul Anastasio who studied with Venuti says this represents Joe’s "best recorded work" and that Massey "has done a terrific job of writing spot-on, highly accurate transcriptions."
A swinging collection of 11 great foot-taping jazz violin solos with piano accompaniment. Selection include Darktown Strutter’s Ball; Ballin’ the Jack; and St. Louis Blues. 28 p.
A complete study and reference book which gives string players experience with rhythmic concepts, bowing styles, syncopation, and other jazz violin effects. Includes "licks" of various lengths. The play-along stereo recording has select examples played at various speeds.