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BOOKS:
Jazz  Wizard Junior book 1
(middle school)
Jazz  Wizard Junior book 2
(upper middle/high school)
Jazz Fiddle Wizard
(College)

ORCHESTRA MUSIC:
Stringin' the Blues
(grade 3.5)
Swing on a String
(grade 3)
Swing There, Done That
(grade 2.5)

STRING QUARTET MUSIC: Jammin' Jazz Standards

Workshops:
Descriptions
Schedule
Feedback
Pictures
Handouts

Education:
Syllabus 1
Syllabus 2
Students
Arrangements

History:
Seifert Interview
Discography

 

LINKS:

Schools:

http://www.music.gsu.edu/
(Information about Georgia State University where Dr. Norgaard is on faculty)

Audio:

http://www.onsiterecording.net
(Several of Norgaard's presentations and panels recorded at various IAJE conferences are available on CD from http://www.onsiterecording.net)

Organizations:

http://www.astaweb.com/
(American String Teachers Association always feature lots of eclectic styles sessions at their conferences)

http://www.stringscentral.com/
(Site featuring string music in all styles maintained by Julie Lyonn Lieberman)

http://www.newdirectionscello.com/
(The New Directions Cello Association web site)

http://www.fiddlers.org/
(Association of North Country Fiddlers, Inc. Great midi fiddle files)

Networking:

http://stringshub.com/
(Check out this cool new site where you can see and upload videos)

Magazines:

http://www.allthingsstrings.com/
(Articles about all aspects and all styles related to bowed strings)

http://www.fiddle.com
(Great magazine about all aspects of fiddling)

History and more:

http://www.abar.net
(Anthony Barnett's site, incredibly thorough jazz strings historian who's book include definitive discographies on Stuff Smith, Eddie South and others)

http://www.redhotjazz.com
(An online RealAudio archive of early jazz. Search for Joe Venuti or Stuff Smith. Under Smith you will find rare recordings with Alphonso Trent's territory band)

Music theory:

http://www.forwardmotionpdf.com/
(Hal Galper's ground breaking theory on Forward Motion is a real eye opener)

Individuals and groups:
(fairly random order)

http://www.ponty.com/
(Ponty's record Sunday Walk from 1967 has been an inspiration to me for 25 years)

http://www.johnblakejr.com/
(John is one of the most soulful jazz violinists on the scene)

http://www.jazzgeige.de/
(Mic Oechsner is a great Austrian jazz violinist. He offers an annual workshop in January)

http://dubicki-tripodi.skynetblogs.be/
(Check this great jazz violinist from Belgium)

http://sara-caswell.com/
(Great jazz and classical violinist from Bloomington, Indiana)

http://www.zachbrock.com
(Killer new jazz violinist from Chicago)

http://www.swingcatenterprises.com/
(Paul Anastasio's web site features both his own and other great recordings including Joe Venuti)

http://www.violinjazz.com/
(Jeremy keeps the swing sound alive on his latest recording Violin Jazz)

http://www.darolanger.com/
(Darol Anger invented the chop style accompaniment and has one of the most personal violin sounds fusing Bluegrass and Jazz)

http://randysabien.com/
(great jazz violinist and educator)

http://www.jonroseweb.com
(Wild site from avant-garde violinist Jon Rose. Includes interview with Harry Lookofsky)

http://www.luluk.com/
(Very interesting Indonesian jazz violinist)

http://www.fiddlesong.com/
(My former student Matt Wyatt is busy playing and teaching)

http://www.halgalper.com/
(Hal Galper is an incredible jazz pianist and educator. Check out his groundbreaking articles about improvising using forward motion)

http://www.gypsyhombres.com/
(Nashville's hot gypsy jazz trio and good friends of mine)

www.billythompson.co.uk
(Billy keeps that hot gypsy jazz alive in England)

http://www.hotnspicy.dk/
(Danish jazz violinist Bjarke Falgren is in this hot Scandinavian jazz trio)

http://www.erikfriedlander.com/
(Eric Friedlander's site has lessons and information about the cello in jazz)

http://www.monalisasound.com/
(The Hampton string quartet play and publish rock arrangements from groups such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin)

http://www.jvmaiko.com/
(Jazz Violin lives in Japan)

 

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