In The Style Of Tcha Limberger — Violin


An in-depth study on the violin style of Belgian Gypsy violinist Tcha Limberger. Read full description…

An in-depth study on the violin style of Belgian Gypsy violinist Tcha Limberger.


-HD video performances of Tcha improvising on standard changes
-Rare performances of Romanian, Moldavian, Hungarian songs
-Lessons where Tcha shares his thoughts on various topics such as: accompaniment, -harmony, rhythm, improvisation, ear training, eastern European ornaments, etc...
-Fully transcribed in standard notation
-Backing tracks

List of songs:

Standard progressions:

All Of Me
Blues en Mineur
Blues in G
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Les Yeux Noirs
Minor Swing
Sweet Georgia Brown

Other songs:

Am Csardas (Hungarian)
Hora Mărțișorului (Romanian)
Corăgheasca Bătrânilor (Moldavian)
O Dewel Ko Wela Ap I Pup (Gypsy Song)
Transylvanian Suite
Magyar Nótá - Keresek Egy Csendes Zugot (Hungarian)

Recommended prerequesites:

-Basic knowledge of musical concepts (technique, harmony and improvisation)
-Good technical foundation on the violin

About the In The Style series:

The In The Style series focus strictly on the playing style of the artist. These are not general "how to" lessons. The goal of these lessons is to give insight on a wide range of topics relevant to the musical style of the artist. Advanced students will be able to immediately absorb and work on many of the concepts covered in the lessons. Beginner and intermediate level students will benefit greatly from the transcriptions of the numerous video performances with close ups when relevant. Music is like a language, and it is best learnt by surrounding yourself with better musicians. The goal of the "In The Style Series" is to give you this access, as much as possible, in the comfort of your own home!

About Tcha Limberger:

Tcha Limberger was born in a ‘Manouche’ family with a long-standing musical tradition (his grandfather was the legendary Piotto Limberger). Both his father Vivi, singer and guitar player, and his Flemish mother raised him to understand and appreciate their respective cultures. As a child, Tcha was determined to become a flamenco singer. At age twelve, he started playing the clarinet, joining the family orchestra ‘The Piotto’s’. Meanwhile, he studied the flamenco guitar, but because of a lack of good teachers, he switched to Django-style guitar playing, learning from masters such as Fapy Lafertin and Koen De Cauter. At that time, he worked with ‘Het Muziek Lod’, where he met Dick Vanderharst, who introduced him to contemporary classical music and modern jazz. Tcha’s good friend and colleague, Herman Schamp, exposed him even more deeply to classical music and composing. When Tcha was seventeen, he started studying the violin, inspired by stories on his grand-father and recordings of Toki Horvath. By the time he was twenty-one, he left Belgium for Budapest, where he took classical and tzigane classes from Horvath Bela.

IMPORTANT: Please note that these are streamed videos; only the PDF transcriptions can be downloaded. When access is purchased, you will have permanent access to this lesson and all updates/corrections (if any) will be free of charge!

128 minutes across 32 parts

1. Introduction
2. Harmony, Rhythm & Accompaniment
3. Intonation
4. Hungarian Style (Part 1)
5. Hungarian Style (Part 2)
6. Hungarian Style (Part 3)
7. Moldavian Style
8. Romanian Style
9. Eastern European Ornaments
10. Ear Training
11. Improvisation Exercises
12. Learning Melodies
13. Tone
Performance: “All Of Me”
Performance: “Blues en Mineur”
Performance: “Blues in G”
Performance: “Coquette”
Performance: “Daphne”
Performance: “Djangology”
Performance: “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”
Performance: “Les Yeux Noirs”
Performance: “Minor Swing”
Performance: “Sweet Georgia Brown”
Performance: “Am Csardas” (Hungarian)
Performance: “Am Csardas” (Hungarian) (accompaniment)
Performance: “Magyar Nótá - Keresek Egy Csendes Zugot” (Hungarian)
Performance: “Magyar Nótá - Keresek Egy Csendes Zugot” (Hungarian) (accompaniment)
Performance: Transylvanian Songs Medley
Performance: Transylvanian Songs Medley (accompaniment)
Performance: “Hora Mărțișorului” (Romanian)
Performance: “Corăgheasca Bătrânilor” (Moldavian)
Performance: “O Dewel” (Manouche)

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