Strum Bowing Etudes--Violin: Etude Companion to the Strum Bowing Method-How to Groove on Strings

Strum Bowing Etudes--Violin: Etude Companion to the Strum Bowing Method-How to Groove on Strings

by Tracy Silverman


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Strum Bowing Etudes is a set of 29 solo etudes for string instruments that reinforces and utilizes the techniques from The Strum Bowing Method: How to Groove on Strings. It is available for Violin, Viola and Cello/Bass. Grade Level 1-3.

These short solo etudes are designed to focus your practical application of Strum Bowing. techniques and concepts. They track along with each chapter of The Strum Bowing Method: How to Groove on Strings and many of the same etudes are arranged for string orchestra as 22 Groove Studies for Strings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732326699
Publisher: Tracy Silverman
Publication date: 03/20/2020
Series: Strum Bowing Etudes
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Tracy Silverman is a pioneer of the 6-string electric violin. The author of "The Strum Bowing Method: How to Groove on Strings", Silverman was first violinist of the Turtle Island String Quartet and named one of 100 distinguished alumni by The Juilliard School. He is called "the greatest living exponent of the electric violin" by BBC Radio and is the subject of several electric violin concertos composed specifically for him by John Adams, Terry Riley, Nico Muhly and Kenji Bunch, as well as the composer of 3 electric violin concertos of his own. A longstanding advocate for progressive string playing, Silverman holds that "strings must evolve or they will become endangered and finally extinct." His concept of post-classical string technique embraces the 400-year legacy of string playing while also speaking in the native tongue of our own contemporary popular musical culture: rock, jazz, hip-hop, etc. Silverman is on the faculty at Belmont University in Nashville, TN and conducts residencies and clinics internationally.

Table of Contents

Strum Etude 1: Step By Step 1

Strum Etude 2: Shades of the Ghost 6

Strum Etude 3: The Ghost of Grooves Past 10

Strum Etude 4: Groovin’ the Ghost 12

Strum Etude 5: Deck the Halls with Placekeeper Notes 14

Strum Etude 6: The Groovon in the Dell 18

Strum Etude 7: Talk to the Hand 20

Strum Etude 8: Dancin’ Fool 24

Strum Etude 9A: GPS (Groove Proficiency System) 26

Strum Etude 9B: The Strumming Waubonsies 30

Strum Etude 10: Down Down Down! 33

Strum Etude 11: Doin’ the Strum 39

Strum Etude 12: Variations on a Groove 44

Strum Etude 13A: Triplets and the 12/8 Shuffle 47

Strum Etude 13B: Magic Sixes 51

Strum Etude 13C: Cross Currents 54

Strum Etude 13D: Groovin’ the Seven 56

Strum Etude 13E: Smooth Fiver 59

Strum Etude 14: Chop ’Til You Drop 61

Strum Etude 15: Double-time It 66

Strum Etude 16: Hit It on the Back Beat 70

Strum Etude 17A: Groovin’ the Chop 73

Strum Etude 17B: Swingin’ the Chop 80

Strum Etude 18A: Changing Gears 82

Strum Etude 18B: Automatic Transmission– 86 Swingin’ the Chop 2

Strum Etude 19A: 3-D Barbecue 88 Strum Etude 19B: Compound Interest 93 Strum Etude 20: Groovin’ on the Vertizontal 96 Strum Etude 21: Freestylin’—A Groove Jam 99

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