well I m not criticizng those picks, i've never tried them... i'm simply using the same logic as him... i will post more tonight...Gmajor wrote:Good point well made about the plectrum not enough said about this subject.I've tried the Wilton pick well crafted and nice in the hand but it makes your fingers swell up like sausages I think some reaction who know's.the dunlop pick big stubby i use.
i am not trying to attack anyone or insult anyone but i simply had to defend the pricing for the DVDs...
like i said, we spent so much time on the content.... i believe there is nothing in the market like the violin dvds that we produced, we checked out the other videos out there and the books... some were good some were misleading (superficial information, wrong information).... the best one out there is didier lockwood's book... but it's in french, and it's a book, video demonstrations would help a lot.... the tim kliphuis dvds are extremely extremely dense and are basically a video version of didier's book but more on the grappelli style... We really did our homework before doing this
tell me what other violin dvd covers practically everything from A to Z:
jazz violin bowings and all its variations
how to improvise on all chords
how to improvise on all the most important chord changes
grappelli style harmonics
grappelli double stops
etc.. etc... etc....
here's just a list of topics on the first DVD:
TECHNIQUE: Bow Position, Chain Bowing, Jazz Bowing, Timing Slides, Harmonics, Grappelli Harmonics, TONE: Variety of Tones, Jazz Tone, Ghost Notes, Slurred Ghost Notes, TIMING: Playing Behind the Beat, Playing Ahead of the Beat, Finding the Ideal Timing, Triplets, TASTE: Balance in Phrasing, Phrasing, Dynamics, Noise, LEARNING TUNES: Swing in Am, The 9th Note, Minor 6th, Dominant Chords, Blue Notes, Rhythm Changes, Licks, JAZZ CONCEPTS: Bluesy Licks, Syncopation, The Count-in, Trading Solos and more!
HARMONY: Dim Chord on V7, V7 Functions, Dim on Min Chord, Dim on Maj Chord, Diminished Scale, Augmented Chord, Ear Training, V7 Substitutions, CHORD PROGRESSIONS: II V I in Minor, IV IVm I VI II V I, IV #IVdim I VI II V I, Rhythm Changes Bridge, 4-Bar Dominant Chords, Rhythm Changes A Section, Implying Changes on Static Chord, MELODIES: Dark Eyes, Playing Melodically, TIMING: Starting After The Beat, Starting Before the Beat, Syncopation, TASTE: Shaping a Phrase, Dynamics, Gaps, Fast Blues, Ballads, Bossa Nova, SPECIAL EFFECTS.