MP3 Julie Lyonn Lieberman - The Contemporary Violinist
These tracks teach melodies and improvisation in sixteen styles: old-time, bluegrass, Franco-American, Celtic, Scandinavian, Cape Breton, Cajun, Latin, Flamenco, Gypsy, Tango, Klezmer, Blues, Rock, Swing, Bebop, and Country.
21 MP3 Songs in this album (61:11) !
Related styles: World: Folklore, Folk: Alternative Folk, Type: Acoustic
People who are interested in American & World Fiddle Styles should consider this download.
Accompanied by guitar and bass, Julie Lyonn Lieberman demonstrates one melody per style and the band provides backup for soloing across several choruses afterward. Each track is linked to an exercise or a tune; all accompaniments for the tunes provide the melody and then give the player support to create their own variations/improvisations “in the style.” Reviewers have stated, “…a musical delight right from the start…opens up new musical horizons…a landmark edition for contemporary violinists…highly recommended…a kaleidoscope of string styles…”
This audio was created to support and complement the instructional book of the same title, published in 1999. The audio series and groundbreaking book of the same title cover 16 styles for violinists and fiddlers. Accompaniments for exercises outlined in the companion book of the same title are included.
About Julie Lyonn Lieberman:
Julie Lyonn Lieberman is an eclectic styles violinist and vocalist, who specializes in playing healthy techniques as well as improvisation and American vernacular and world styles. She has helped build 21st century string education over the last thirty+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, recording artist, journalist, and performer.
Ms. Lieberman is the author of eight music books, six DVDs, two National Public Radio series, and over fifty magazine articles.
A dynamic, participatory clinician, she has presented for programs such as The Carnegie Hall Link-Up Program; “The Academy” at Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, Juilliard; Juilliard MAP Program; Juilliard L&M; Eastern String Educator Workshop at Villanova; The National String Workshop; The International String Workshop; ESTA: European String Teachers’ Institute; IAJE: International Association for Jazz Educators Conference; colleges and universities throughout America, and for MEA: Music Educators and ASTA: American String Teachers Association’s State & National conferences.
Parallel to her contributions to the string world, Julie Lyonn Lieberman has been a major proponent in the “playing healthy” movement for all musicians. Her internationally critically acclaimed book, “You Are Your Instrument,” came out in 1991; it was one of the first resource books for injured musicians. Since then, Ms. Lieberman has created four spin-off DVDs for string players, vocalists, and instrumentalists, and has worked with thousands of injured musicians in the U.S., Canada, and abroad in master classes and one-on-one.
Lieberman is a J.D’Addario Elite Clinician and is the Artistic Director for Duquesne University’s summer program, Strings Without Boundaries. Her eclectic-style scores are published by Alfred Music and Kendor Music, and her books and DVDs are distributed by Hal Leonard.
Ms. Lieberman’s national educational environmental project, The Green Anthem, offers a free eco-music curriculum to music educators (https://www.tradebit.com). MENC ran aspects of her program nationwide during 2010, including the use of Ms. Lieberman’s choral arrangement of “The Green Anthem,” in The World’s Largest Concert, reaching an estimated six million.
Book titles include: You Are Your Instrument; The Creative Band and Orchestra; Planet Musician; Alternative Styles: The New Curriculum; Improvising Violin; The Contemporary Violinist; Rockin’ Out with Blues Fiddle; and Twelve Rock String Lesson Plans. Co-author, ASTA String Curriculum Standards, Goals, Learning Sequences for Essential Skills and Knowledge in K-12.
DVD titles include: The Violin in Motion; Violin and Viola Ergonomics: Determine the Optimum Playing Position and Support For Your Body-Type; Techniques for the Contemporary String Player; Vocal Aerobics, and Rhythmizing the Bow. She also wrote and co-produced Improvising Violin: Four Personal Views as well as Alternative Styles in the Classroom, a project for American String Teachers Association.
String orchestra scores include: Lebedike Honga (Klezmer); Midnight’s Celtic Run (Celtic); Folk Dance from Provence (Provencal); Rockin’ It (rock); Hotter than Blues (blues); Blues Fiddle on the Fringe (blues); French Roast (Provencal); Twin Sisters (old-time); and Flop-Eared Mule (old-time).
National Public Radio series: The Talking Violin, hosted by Dr. Billy Taylor, five one-hour shows; and Jazz Profiles: Jazz Violin, hosted by Nancy Wilson, two one-hour shows.