Make Your Fiddle Swing by Jeremy Cohen. The title pretty much says it all. Jeremy Cohen offers tips and exercises to help you get that swing feel in your fiddling. Along the way he teaches you fifteen jazz standards as you play along with a hot recorded band. You’ll also learn nineteen solos and ten duets! Jeremy Cohen’s 100-page book is packed cover to cover with information and fun. Book/online audio. (See Table of Contents below.)

$24.95

If you’d also like CD versions of the audio, click below to order the CD. $8.00

Additional Details

Make Your Fiddle Swing is:

  • Designed for intermediate players of all styles
  • Explore ideas for expressing swinging rhythms with your bow arm
  • Tips on improvising and playing swing and jazz
  • Streamable play-along audio lets you play along with Jeremy and the band.

Play along with Jeremy and jam with the band: Dix Bruce-guitar, Jason Vanderford-guitar, Marty Eggers-string bass. We’ll jam all night long!

Multiple Grammy nominee Jeremy Cohen has traveled the world performing, recording, and teaching in numerous genres from classical to jazz, from rock to tango. A former student of Itzhak Perlman and Anne Crowden, Cohen has performed at international festivals and in concert halls for over thirty years. His touring string group, Quartet San Francisco, features his compositions and arrangements. He also tours with his jazz quartet, Violinjazz, and is co-author with Dix Bruce of the best-selling book “Swing-Jazz Violin.”

Table of Contents:
Getting Started
Practicing for Tempo
Important Terms and Tips
Symbols: Articulation, Dynamics, and Tempo
What makes music swing?
Right (Bow) Arm
Tips for relaxing your bow arm
Tips for your right hand bow grip
Left Hand and Arm
Finger pressure
Intonation
Left thumb position
Left elbow position
Bow Use in Tripletted Swing Rhythms
What Is Improvisation?
Economy of Motion
Are you holding your instrument with tension?
Interpretation: Moving from Classical to Jazz
Vibrato
Rhythmization
21st Century Blues – Craft an improvisation
Limehouse Blues
Interpretation of melody, Retake of the bow
St. James Infirmary – Tripletted swing bowing
Clouds and Shadows – Creating a lyrical line
Whispering – Positioning the fingers for accurate intonation
El Choclo – Rhythmic solidarity
Indiana – Right arm and bow coordination
Django’s Djazz Blues – Transpositions
Hooked bowings
Red Wing Swing
Bow use for long and short notes
Balance point and weight of the bow
Stumbling – Springy energy right hand and arm
Tiger Rag – Light and active bow arm and wrist
Jeremy’s Jamboree – Developing your own solos
Have Pity – Legato playing and long bow strokes
I Ain’t Got Nobody – Rhythmizing the melody
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
Expressing solid time
Wrapping Things Up

If you live within the USA:
Priority Mail is the fastest option. It usually takes between two and three business days to arrive. That's an average and not guaranteed. If you need a guaranteed delivery, e-mail us about Express Mail. Contact@musixnow.com

If your order weighs just a few ounces, for example our Dawg Picks, we send it via First Class Mail unless you specify that you want it sent by Priority Mail. First Class Mail usually takes around three days to arrive. For slightly faster service, Priority Mail is the way to go. Most of our products (excluding "The Parking Lot Picker's Songbooks" which weigh two plus pounds) weigh under 16 oz. and can be shipped for the minimum Priority Mail rate, which is currently $7.75. For book/CD sets like our "Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm" we can usually ship two for one Flat Rate price.

If your order weighs over 16 oz., the Priority Mail rate is calculated both by weight and how far the package has to travel. For example, a two pound package shipped to Palo Alto, CA will cost $7.75. The same package shipped to Jacksonville, FL will cost over $13.00. But most of our book/CD sets can be sent at the Priority Mail Flat Rate of $7.75. Our shopping cart will calculate these amounts for you based upon where you live. We always double check these figures to make sure we are giving you the best value possible. If your shipping total is over $13.00, we can usually fit your order into a USPS Flat Rate box and the maximum shipping you pay is $15.05.

Media Mail is much less expensive than First Class or Priority mail: only $2.80 for the first pound. Media Mail takes ten days to two weeks to arrive. It's also restricted to printed matter such as books, CDs, DVDs, etc. Regular merchandise may not be mixed with books, CDs or DVDs and sent via Media Mail. For example, if you order, "Getting into Bluegrass Mandolin" book/CD set and Dawg Picks and click the "Media Mail" box in the shopping cart, we can ship the "Getting into Bluegrass Mandolin" book/CD set by Media Mail, but we'll have to send the picks via First Class and there will be an additional charge for the second package.

If you live outside the USA:
Air Mail (six to eight days to arrive) is the best option. Canadians should choose "Canada" for shipping their choice, Europeans should choose "E.U." Our shopping cart only calculates by the pound but we'll adjust your shipping rate down if at all possible. For example, if your package weighs 2lbs and 4oz, we may be alble to give you the 2lbs and 4oz rate rather than the 3lb rate, depending upon where you live and how the postal service calculates fees. If you'd like to know the cost of shipping BEFORE you order especially for PayPal customers, just drop us an e-mail ( Contact@musixnow.com ), tell us which products you want and where you live in the world. We'll calculate the amount and e-mail it back to you.

If you have questions on shipping, please e-mail us: Contact@musixnow.com