Black Gospel or Praise music on violin

October 18, 2004 at 12:23 AM · I appreciate all of the wonderful comments on the board about me as a black female thinking I was being discriminated against. Things are going wonderful; I have a great teacher and I am learning a lot. I want to ask one question. I like to play Black Gospel on the violin. Is it possible? Have you heard of anyone who plays that type of music on the violin? I have on some praise strings albums- but they sounds sort of cheesy?

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October 18, 2004 at 02:21 AM · i've never heard it, the closest thing i can think of is regina carter, thats not gospel at all but its closer than classical. and she is a black female like you.

October 18, 2004 at 07:39 AM · Theresa, regina carter plays a song called "there is a god" on a album called "Detroit Expirement", the sound she gets from her violin has that southern gospel sound. Its just her and a piano player named Geri Allen, and its really pretty. YOu can also try listening to a blues fiddler named Claude "fiddler" williams, who sometimes dabbles into a gospel sound, he even has a song titled "preacher".

October 19, 2004 at 12:35 AM · Fiddler just recently passed away earlier this year. He will be missed.

Charlie Daniels has a 2-disc gospel album called "How Sweet The Sound". I haven't personally listened to it, but the cover photo has him holding his fiddle which suggests that he plays it in one or more songs.

October 19, 2004 at 01:46 AM ·

October 19, 2004 at 01:42 AM · A quick google search for "gospei violin" yeilded...

something to work from?

by Bill Guest

Level: Intermediate

Pub: Mel Bay

Gospel Violin Book

Fourteen beautiful solos based on favorite hymns and sacred melodies. Selections are appropriate throughout the church year and are easy to moderate in difficulty. Keyboard accompaniment is included with each selection.

CD - This is a companion recording for the book of the same title. It is a listening CD featuring each solo as played by author Bill Guest.

Also Available in other formats.

Book - $8.95

Book/CD Set - $18.95

CD - $14.98

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