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Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum

SKU 9781574670899
What is alternative string playing? It the most important and exciting area for string players who want and need to expand their horizons beyond classical music by exploring other styles and learning varied approaches and techniques offered by these styles.

The string community is in the midst of a stylistic metamorphosis. Scores are incorporating scales, rhythms, ornaments and textual ideas from the music of the world. Over 18 string styles have surged in popularity, including blues, swing, rock, old time, Celtic, Cajun, Cape Breton, Flamenco, Gypsy and Latin, to name a few.

Whether you want to learn a new style, be ready for anything that comes up at a jam session, or meet the demands of new orchestral scores with ease, Alternative Strings will help you develop the necessary skills. CD contains musical examples as well as many interviews with top players.