Good beginning swing violin books?

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polkat
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Good beginning swing violin books?

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For an early intermediate violinist with basic reading and playing skills and some limited improvisation experience, what are some good method books for swing jazz? I've gone through the Jazz Fiddle Wizard book, but it concentrates primarily on the be bop scale, which seems limiting to me. Any ideas? Thanks!
DennisC
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Post by DennisC »

if you can wait until december we 're going to release a massive DVD set for jazz violin with tim kliphuis (www.myspace.com/timkliphuis) . it's over 6 hours of instruction !
polkat
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Dennis, where will the Kliphius DVD set be available for purchase?
polkat
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Kliphuis book/DVD?

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A few months ago I asked about good swing jazz violin books, and DennisC responded that I should wait until December for the Kliphuis Grappelli book/CD which would offer 6 hours of instruction.

I see now that there is a Mel Bay book in the stores by Tim, with a sort of photo/drawing of Stephane on the cover, but it contains only 1 CD. Is this the book mentioned? And if not, is this one any good? Thanks!
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