CVB1 Lesson 13

Creative Violin Book 1

In this lesson we will be playing Gypsy Jazz while we practice the second grip.
Let’s play along some nice “Hotclub De France” tunes, totally in style.
We will also cover an important note in the jazz, the “Blue-Note”.
The second grip is practiced to the fullest in this lesson too as well as syncopation in “swing” timing.

Lesson 13 Gypsy Jazz

In this lesson we will be playing Gypsy Jazz while we practice the second grip.
Let's play along some nice "Hotclub De France" tunes, totally in style.
We will also cover an important note in the jazz, the "Blue-Note".
The second grip is practiced to the fullest in this lesson too as well as syncopation in "swing" timing.

Am I playing too fast? Hover over the video and click on "-" to slow it down. (Down in the center).

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J'attendrai is a French song often played by the Hotclub de France, but is also very popular with players in the style to this day.

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Syncopation in swing

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Summertime, a classic Gershwin song covered by numerous jazz artists.
Let's play it Gypsy Style!

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The "Blue" note.
As practiced in the overview, let's do that one more time before heading to the song "Undecided"

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Undecided, one of the favorite up-tempo Gypsy Jazz songs.

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"It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing)"
Also a great jazz standard, covered in many different jazz styles.
We will stick to Manouch for now.

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Let's practice the jazz syncopation in this exercise a bit more.

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Let's improvise

We will do our improvisation using the second grip.
But now we will do it in the Gypsy Jazz style.
Let's go Manouch again!!

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