Get your band together! Learn how to listen, interact and respond, improvise, and become part of the groove. The book and play-along CD will help you improve your timing, technique and reading ability through examples in a wide variety of styles. The Berklee Practice Method is available for many instruments, and each book is based on the same songs, in the same key, to facilitate jamming with other players. Lessons throughout this book guide you through technique that is specific to playing the violin in a contemporary ensemble. Topics covered include: warming up; establishing a practice routine; learning by ear; theory and technique; rhythmic interpretation; reading; improvising; song form; interpreting lead sheets; and so much more! ©2004, 168 pages. Book & CD.