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Swing Jazz Violin with Hot-Club Rhythm
by Jeremy Cohen & Dix Bruce $24.95

Learn melodies and solos to 16 great jazz standards by practicing and improvising along with a recorded "Hot-Club" style band. Includes helpful and informative tips on playing jazz on the violin by Jeremy Cohen, one of America’s finest violinists.

Build your strength, stamina, focus, and improvising chops by jamming with the band. You’ll begin by learning melodies and solos to some of the greatest and best known jazz standards, by playing along with a wonderful recorded band playing in the "Hot Club" or "Gypsy jazz" style. Then you'll learn a solo written by Jeremy Cohen in one of a number of jazz violin styles referencing jazz violin super stars like Eddie South, Joe Venuti, and the great Stephane Grappelli.

Each melody and solo is recorded at both slow and regular speeds, and you’ll be able to practice them — along with your own improvised solos — all with extended band rhythm tracks. Let the band back you up as you practice soloing. We'll jam all night long! (Listen to the Intro & audio samples.) Just about every violinist at any level can play along with one speed or the other. Beginners can practice basic skills while more advanced players can hone their improvisation chops, each at their own individual learning pace.

"Swing Jazz Violin with Hot-Club Rhythm" is the violin version of Dix's "Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Guitar" and "Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Mandolin" but with four additional selections, solos on all sixteen songs, and two bonus jazz string quartets written by Quartet San Francisco's Jeremy Cohen!

If you're interested in playing jazz on the violin, this book is a must! 80-page book plus two CDs $24.95

Swing Jazz Violin with Hot-Club Rhythm
plus downloadable audio* set by Jeremy Cohen & Dix Bruce: $24.95. Add $2.98 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.45 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10)

* Publishers are currently moving away from CDs in favor of downloadable audio. We'll sell book/CD sets as long as we're able to get stock. As of 1/1/2016 "Swing Jazz Violin with Hot-Club Rhythm" will only be available with downloadable audio.

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Intro & audio samples

Click here for a Video Preview including a discussion about “Swing Jazz Violin” with Jeremy Cohen & Dix Bruce, playing tips, and brief performances of a few jazz songs and solos from the book.
Table of Contents:
Working with the Book and CDs
About the Authors
1 Chicago
2 Some of These Days
3 After You’ve Gone
4 Sheik of Araby
5 Margie
6 Swingin’ Like 42
7 My Melancholy Baby
8 Baby Won’t You Please Come Home?
9 Dark Eyes
10 China Boy
11 Swing in Minor
12 The Japanese Sandman
13 Rose Room
14 The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
15 Avalon
16 St. Louis Blues
17 St. Louis Blues (string quartet)
18 Some of These Days (string quartet)
Closing Notes
CD Track Index
Click here to watch a video performance by Jeremy Cohen's Violinjazz of “Dr. Groove” from Jeremy's CD “The Music of Eddie South.”
Check out Jeremy Cohen's brand new book/play-along audio set Make Your Fiddle Swing!

Learn 15 jazz classics, 19 solos and 10 duets. Click here for full details.


"I purchased this two book CD set and they are great! I'm learning by ear so I can't say if the written notes are right but the CDs are done well and they are a bunch of fun." —ed1540

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