Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Violin

Price: $21.95
Sale Price: $16.46
Format: Book/CD
Product Code: USJG-VN



Author: Andrew D. Gordon and Frank Villafranca
Publisher: A.D.G. Productions
Series: Educational Books
ISBN-10: 1-934163-26-0
Publisher SKU: ADG131
UPC-A: 663389113121

The smooth jazz grooves in this 50 page book feature a variety of contemporary rhythm section styles including R&B, Jazz, Funk, Top 40, Rock, Gospel, Hip Hop and Latin. These stylistic influences are frequently associated with smooth jazz. Popular artists in this genre include, The Super Groovers, David Sanborn, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G, David Benoit, Dave Koz, Tom Scott, Gerald Albright, Candy Dulfer, Wilton Felder, Boney James, Chris Botti, Chuck Mangione, Sade, George Benson, Peter White, Lee Ritenour, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, George Duke, Paul Hardcastle, Joe Sample, Spyro Gyra, Pat Metheny, Four Play, The Yellow Jackets and The Rippingtons. We suggest that you become acquainted with as many of these artists as possible by purchasing their CD's or mp3's via retailers such as itunes or Amazon.com

On each of the 20 tracks, the groove is separated into 3 melodic ideas. Each melodic idea (example or riff) is played first, by the violin with the groove, followed by just the rhythm section groove, without the violin. The 1st example is usually the easiest, the 2nd slightly harder and the 3rd the most difficult.

The Super Groovers were very fortunate to have violinist extraordinaire Christian Howes perform and record the violin examples in the book.


Sample 1
Sample 2

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