Tim Kliphuis:Grappelli Licks - The Vocabulary of Gypsy Jazz Violin OUT OF STOCK
Grappelli Licks – The Vocabulary of Gypsy Jazz Violin Learn to play Gypsy Jazz violin with this in-depth study of the style of Stéphane Grappelli. In this practical guide, the author presents over 250 classic Grappelli“licks” (short phrases of 2 to 4 bars duration) for you to learn. Applying simple chord theory and tips on timing and style, you can start playing these licks on songs immediately. After introductory advice on bowing, syncopation, ghost notes and basic chord theory, the author identifies forty Universal Licks and variations which are used widely in Gypsy Jazz. These include the “9” lick, the Pentatonic lick, Arpeggiated Melodies, the Chromatic Dominant lick, the Honeysuckle Rose Dominant lick, the Flat 9 Dominant lick and the Diminished lick – all easy to play and clearly explained so that you know where and how to use them. The main section of the book looks at how Grappelli uses his own personal licks on songs in specific keys, with nine chapters of tonic and dominant licks in G major, C major, A minor, D major, F major, D minor, Bb major, G minor and A major. Each chapter opens with a list of the Grappelli recordings from which the licks are transcribed. Between 15 and 25 licks are featured with commentary on each lick plus variations and tips on their application. The chapter closes with a play-along solo written over the chord progression of a popular Gypsy Jazz song and featuring licks from the chapter, for you to play along with the backing track on the CD. The final chapter of the book “Building Your Own Solos” offers examples and advice on how to play breaks, pickups, introductions and endings. The play-along solos are on the chords of the following songs: It Had to Be You (G); Shine (C); Minor Swing (A minor); Coquette (D); Honeysuckle Rose (F); I’ve Found a New Baby (D minor) The Sheik of Araby (Bb); Minor Blues (G minor); Django’s Tiger (A). The 63-track CD contains 9 play-along tracks, and 9 tracks on which Tim Kliphuis (violin) and Paulus Schȁfer (rhythm guitar) perform the play-along solos, plus over 40 of the licks featured in the book .