Nine progressive scale-based improvisations written especially for string players, from early beginners through advanced improvisors. Engaging play-along recordings feature professional jazz and classical musicians, making practicing fun and inspired. The wide-ranging styles in this collection include not only blues, Latin, swing and funk, but also music based on Japanese and Eastern European scales. Developed in close collaboration with cellist, Suzuki clinician, and improvisation coach Sera Smolen, these tunes have been workshopped at clinics and music festivals all around the world. With clear practice strategies, creative tips, and a philosophy grounded in joyful listening, "Off the Page" includes everything adventurous musicians need to let their imaginations soar. Also available in woodwind and brass keys.