Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Two of my best-selling books, Rocking Out with Blues Fiddle and Improvising Violin will soon be available as VIDEO-BOOKS. You will now be able to learn by watching and listening, as well as through call and response. Each video-book will include downloadable PDFs with violin, viola, and cello notation as well as backing tracks to use for practice.

Here’s what reviewers have written …

Her words were as wise as her teaching style was warm, with plentiful laughter and insights that kept the mood light and productive …

 – Greg Olwell, Editor, STRINGS MAGAZINE

Julie Lyonn Lieberman can help you incorporate new approaches into your curriculum better than anyone I know. 
– Roberta Guaspari Tzavaras, Artistic Director, Opus 118, Harlem Center for Strings

My students have learned so much from your residency at our school. Thank you for opening their ears and minds to the music of the world!

– Beth Hankins, The Lakewood Project, Lakewood, Ohio

Rockin' Out with Blues Fiddle

ROCKIN’ OUT WITH BLUES FIDDLE —Now designed for violin,
viola and cello!

… a highly informative, historical anthology of the Art of Bluesing. – American String Teacher Magazine

… excellent… with ample explanation and musical examples.
– Frets Magazine

… a complete and well thought out book…a very fine and comprehensive work. – Jazz String Newsletter

… a first of its kind in the literature, a well researched text which covers the history of the blues fiddle.
– The Montclair Times

Improvising Violin

IMPROVISING VIOLIN —Now designed for violin,
viola and cello!

In an organized manner, Lieberman takes violinists by the hand for their first steps, and leads them into deeper waters.
– Bill Crow, Allegro Magazine (Local 802)

The ultimate collection of information about improvisation on the violin.
 – Suburbia Today, Gannet News

A comprehensive examination of violin improvisation styles in blues, swing, jazz, rock, and fusion.
– Downbeat Magazine

Lieberman’s book contains a wealth of information and is a gem of organization. 
– American Music Teacher

what you get

Here’s what you’ll learn from these videobooks!

Julie was recently described as a pedagogical trailblazer while teaching at the Paul Rolland Pedagogy Workshop (University of Illinois) as well as “one of the most compelling, articulate and vibrant advocates for multi-style playing.”

You will benefit from over 40 years of work in the field via these now updated resources.

Viola and bass clef will be added … now violists and cellists can take advantage of both books. 

Style-Specific Skills

• Right- and left-hand techniques.

• Tips on how to create introductions, endings, fills, and SO much more ...

• A thesaurus of chords, chordal scales, and patterns.

Warmups designed to build technique and musicianship.

• A historic overview as well as important players' contributions to the field.

And this is just some of what you'll learn!

Repertoire & New approaches to improvisation

The Blues Fiddle book will provide you with tunes "in the style of" many of the historic players. You will learn the structure, the harmonic changes, and some really cool ways to "dress up" your blues solos.
Improvising Violin is  a thesaurus of all the basics you'll need to solo in any genre!

a broad overview of a number of styles

The Blues Fiddle book  (+ Viola & Cello) will focus exclusively on the blues. Keep in mind that the blues evolved into R&B, Boogie Woogie, Swing, Pop, and Jazz.  Bill Monroe, founder of bluegrass loved the blues and utilized some of its features in the bluegrass style. 

Improvising Violin {+ Viola & Cello] will cover a number of styles, with a specific focus on the techniques and foundational skills you'll need for each.

About the Author

JULIE LYONN LIEBERMAN has helped develop the multi-style string field over the last forty+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, writer, recording artist, and performer. She has performed on- and off-Broadway as well as in folk and jazz clubs throughout the United States, and abroad.

Julie is the author of twelve music books, five instructional music videos, seven hours of programming for National Public Radio, over two dozen string orchestra scores published by Alfred, Kendor and Carl Fischer, as well as over fifty articles for music magazines.

Julie has presented master classes for American String Teachers Association (ASTA), European String Teachers Association (ESTA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), International Association for Jazz Educators (IAJE), The Suzuki Institute, National String Workshop, National Orchestra Festival, International String Workshop, National Young Audiences, and the Carnegie Hall LinkUp Program. She’s been on faculty as an adjunct at The Juilliard School, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, William Paterson College Jazz Department, Manhattan School of Music, New York University’s Gallatin Division, VanderCook College of Music, and Mercy College. In addition, she has worked as a guest clinician at the Eastman School of Music, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and many other schools and programs across the US, in Canada, and abroad.

Julie is the recipient of the 2014 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Kudos Award, over two-dozen ASCAP Plus Awards, eight Meet the Composer awards and three American String Teachers Association’s National Citation for Leadership & Merit awards. She produced four American Jazz String Summits in the 1980s and 1990s featuring many of the top improvising string players in America, and co-produced three multi-style string festivals within the American String Teachers Conference in 2003, 2004, and 2005, serving as the chair for the 2004 component.

Julie is the Artistic Director for the program, Strings Without Boundaries. She is also a D’Addario Orchestral Premiere Clinician through which she runs quarterly teacher training sessions in multi-style playing, an NS Design Performance Artist, as well as an Eastman Strings Ambassador.

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