Improve Your Improv – the first online Gypsy Jazz Zoom masterclass *

The current Friday and Saturday classes (7:30PM Amsterdam time) are full but new classes are being added.

Sign up to be invited for the next Improve your Improv masterclass:

Do you:
– need some golden practice tips?
– struggle with certain tunes?
– want to be inspired by fellow students?

Then this masterclass is for you! One song per class, carefully selected with student feedback. Tim Kliphuis’ treatment of these songs followed by one-on-one lessons with each participant (15 players maximum).

* You get:
– an invitation to attend the Zoom meetings with a link, no download required.
– the chance to vote for your favourite songs

– workshops lasting 2 to 3 hours depending on number of participants.
– the song charts with correct chords, and backing track links for personal study.
– a video of Tim playing the song.
– the full recording of the masterclass.

“Improvisation for Strings – a Practical Guide for Classical Players” is a complete introduction to all the concepts of improv in different styles, with technical (bowing) tips, lots of practical exercises to improve timing, melodic and harmonic awareness, as well as sound and video clips. A creative tool for classical string players.

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ONLINE news: all In the Style of Tim Kliphuis online videos available for download here, 4 volumes worth 5 hours of one-on-one tuition.

The Vocabulary of Gypsy Jazz ViolinBUY : The Grappelli Licks book. With over 250 classic gypsy jazz licks, sample solos and backing tracks in the popular keys, this is THE most direct way to sound like Grappelli. Add the best-seller Gypsy Jazz Violin for a full introduction into the style.

HotJazzViolin-Vol1&2BUY the Hot Jazz Violin DVD series for 6 hours of video lessons covering all practical aspects of gypsy jazz violin. This series comes highly recommended by many students across the globe.

Gypsy Jazz Violin EtudesDOWNLOAD the Gypsy Jazz etudes for practice routines on standard songs, check out the Harmony & Accompaniment videos about using the violin in a band setting.

Grappelli-Django Camp

Sign up for the popular Grappelli-Django Camp in Holland for a full immersion in the style, invite Tim for a workshop in your country or discuss private lessons in Holland or via Skype.

BUY two inspiring gypsy jazz CDs: “The Grappelli Album(the best repertoire from the Django years PLUS 5 Grappelli originals) and Rock Django (Django Reinhardt’s approach to the hits of the seventies).

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