Here are a few examples of direction violinists take as they progress.
Bachs’ Double Violin Concerto in D minor – Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrak, violins. This is typically played a 2 or 3 years into the repertoire. I chose this version because of the musicianship shown by the Menuhin. Truly one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.
Goat Rodeo Project – Stuart Duncan on violin. As far as I know, this is the pinnacle of virtuosity in American Music today. I call it “post genre” becasue every song is a different kind of music.
Django Reinhart and Stephan Grapelli – Minor Swing – This style is called gypsy jazz. Lots of fun to play!! Joyful and playful.
Dave Matthew Band – Ants Marching – Bord Tinsley, the violinist for Dave Matthews Band was an accomplished classical musician before his turn to popular music.
W.A. Mozart – Eine Kliene Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) One of the most recognizable classical tunes and a fine example of chamber music.
Mark O’Connor “In the Cluster Blues” – This has a jaw dropping solo at 4:50! Not to be missed. Playing the blues is great because it is very expressive. It has a simple structure that’s designed to allow players to improvise.