Performances and transcriptions of jazz standard melodies featuring renowned jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis (Rosenberg Trio, Fapy Lafertin, Angelo Debarre, etc...).
When melodies are notated in lead sheets, they are often written in a simple way; both melodically, and rhythmically. It is standard practice, however, in jazz, to embellish the melodies. This can be done to varying degrees, and the possibilities are endless. In this free lesson, Tim Kliphuis demonstrates a typical authentic jazz violin approach to interpreting melodies.
Click here to download free backing tracks at 100 and 150bpm.
All Of Me
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Lady Be Good
[Section link=Minor Swing - Chapter 4: Extensions]
[Section link=Coquette - Chapter 1: Harmony]
[Section link=Coquette - Chapter 5: Voicings Extensions]
An in-depth study on harmony and accompaniment on the violin.
The violin is traditionally used as a melodic instrument; as such, harmonic confidence is generally a weak point for most fiddlers. This lesson series expands upon the concepts covered in the two Tim Kliphuis instructional videos (Hot Jazz Violin Vol.1 and 2) published by HyperHip Media.
In this first volume of Jazz Violin Harmony & Accompaniment, instructor Tim Kliphuis guides the student through a series of arpeggio exercises in order to build a solid harmonic foundation for accompaniment.
He demonstrates these concepts on both, a minor song, and a major song, respectively.
Summary of the lessons:
The main performance examples are meticulously transcribed in PDF notation, and lessons include detailed analyses of each concept.
Once the student has mastered these concepts, he/she should be able to use this knowledge on almost any other common jazz standard.
Backing tracks and extra mp3 support material are included in this lesson package.
[Section for=Minor Swing - Chapter 4: Extensions]
MINOR SWING - CHAPTER 4: EXTENSIONS
Click [file=Minor-Swing-PART-4.pdf title=here] to download the support material for this chapter. [/Section]
[Section for=Coquette - Chapter 1: Harmony]
COQUETTE - CHAPTER 1: HARMONY
Click [file=Coquette-PART-1.pdf title=here] to download the support material for this chapter. [/Section]
[Section for=Coquette - Chapter 5: Voicings Extensions]
COQUETTE - CHAPTER 5: VOICINGS EXTENSIONS
Click [file=Coquette-PART-5.pdf title=here] to download the support material for this chapter.
[Section link=Minor Swing - Advanced Harmony]
[Section link=Bongo Rhythm - Arco]
Volume 2 of Jazz Violin Harmony & Accompaniment picks up where volume 1 ended. By now, the student should have a solid understanding of basic harmony; he/she should be able to apply all the concepts covered in volume 1 on most popular jazz standards.
In this second installment, instructor Tim Kliphuis guides the student through more adventurous harmonies through the use of passing chords. Whereas the first volume focused on building harmonic confidence, the focus of volume 2 is on actual accompaniment.
This lesson package includes support material in the form of PDFs and mp3s, as well as backing tracks for your convenience.
[Section for=Minor Swing - Advanced Harmony]
[Section for=Bongo Rhythm - Arco]
Click [file=Coquette-Rhythms.pdf title=here] to download the transcription.
The following is one of the many transcribed demonstrations of the concepts covered in the video lessons. Remember, these are improvised; use these examples as guides to your own improvisations.
[file=Coquette-Misc-Rhythm.mp3 title=Coquette - All Rhythms]