Suzuki Violin School Volume 1 Book & CD
Teach violin with the popular Suzuki Violin School.
Titles: Principles of Study and Guidance * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * O Come, Little Children (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Long, Long Ago (T. H. Bayly) * Allegro (Shinichi Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion (Shinichi Suzuki) * Allegretto (Shinichi Suzuki) * Andantino (Shinichi Suzuki) * Etude (Shinichi Suzuki) * Minuet 1, Minuett III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J. S. Bach) * Minuet 2, Minuet, BWV Anh. II 116 from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (J. S. Bach) * Minuet 3, Minuet BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183 (J. S. Bach) * The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (R. Schumann) * Gavotte (F. J. Gossec).
Revised edition features:
New engravings in a 9" x 12" format
New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings
16 additional pages
Additional exercises, some from Dr. Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers
Glossary of terms in English, French, German and Spanish
Musical notation guide
CD features new recordings by Bill Preucil, Jr and piano accompaniments recorded without the violin part.
We now offer one of the most widely used violin education courses. These books are highly effective at teaching violin and developing the necessary techniques that will be invaluable down the road. I had the pleasure of using these in my early violin education, and while they can be somewhat dry (emphasizing repetition, utilizing classical music, and bare of cute clipart that other programs use), they are very direct and efficient in teaching while building a strong foundation of necessary skills.
This program, when compared to the Ebaru series we carry by Eden Vaning-Rosen, has a less fun but more direct and streamlined approach. The Ebaru series caters to younger children (which has its own merits) whereas the Suzuki method has a little stricter feel and more structure for a more mature child. Each book has approx. 25-45 softcover pages and includes a CD for play-along practice. - Laura