String Meets Swing CD


String Meets Swing CD

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An Introduction to Jazz Violin
By Stanley M. Seale
Commentary by renowned violinist Robert Barekyan
Bonwhit House of Music, © 2008

Hello, my name is Stan Seale. As a jazz educator and performer, I have created the String Meets Swing program at the request of many friends and colleagues in the string world who miss having the opportunity to experience being part of the jazz environment either in school, in professional life or as a hobbyist.

As in most worthwhile endeavors, attention to detail, dedication, perspiration and an example to follow are very important. Although this “first step” into the art, theory and craft of jazz won’t make you a consummate expert, we do hope that it will give you a good track to run on. Most jazz musicians have mastered the important bebop heads available in the “Real Fake Books” and have transcribed solos and practiced favorite “licks” in all 12 keys from the jazz masters. We, the creators of String Meets Swing sincerely hope that our humble endeavor will find a place in the music peda- gogy, and be a pleasant and educational experience for all who utilize it.

Music Titles in this CD:

• Satin Fall

• New Bossa

• Slumbertime

• Autumn Serenade

• Green Dolphin Speaks

• Three’s a Crowd

• Wildflowers

• Miles Smiles