Category Archives: Violin – Supplemental Materials

K. Wartberg: My Trio Book


Published by Alfred

These books contain all the pieces from Volumes l and 2 of the Suzuki Violin School*, arranged for three violins. They can be played with or without piano accompaniment, which expands their performance range.

Score (00 -19640X)
Violin 2 (00 -19720X)
Violin 3 (00 -19800X)
Accompaniment CD (00 -19990X)

* Suzuki Violin Volumes 1 and 2 serve as the violin 1 part included in the My Trio Books.!1 1 1

 

HERE you find a downloadable version for 2 violins and cello.

 

The advantages:

  • Students at different levels of playing and reading ability can make music together.
  • Great learning material for the beginning reader.
  • Tables listing the grade and reading difficulty for each piece and part are provided so that the teacher can easily assign parts.
  • The CD includes the trio arrangements with harp introductions for all Volume l and 2 pieces, and is meant for listening as well as playing along with.

Listen to some audio example files (here only in low quality)

Track 06:
O Come, Little Children – Ihr Kinderlein kommet, Folk Song – Volkslied
Track 08:
Long, Long Ago – Lang, lang ist’s her, T. H. Bayly
Track 10:
Perpetual Motion, Shinichi Suzuki
Track 21:
Hunters Chorus – Jägerchor, C. M. v. Weber
Track 29:
Minuet – Menuett, L. v. Beethoven

VIOLINS: Rudolf GAEHLER, Susanne PATITZ, Kerstin WARTBERG
HARP: Ute BLAUMER

An unexpected application for the Trio Book CD!

Säuglingsstation2

Photo: Orquesta Sinfónica de Aragua

The CD was played several times in a newborn nursery. The nurses observed that the music helped babies calm down as well as soothed symptoms of colic. Needless to say, they were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the effect of the CD. Music has found a place in therapy for premature babies because research has found an association between listening to music and improved weight gain. Suzuki recognized the importance of EARLY LISTENING and advocated playing classical music for the unborn fetus and for newborns. He had observed that children who listen daily to one piece of music before birth, recognized it as their own music after birth. Studies today abound – extolling the benefits of such listening for both the parent and the child.

In 1998 a few states in America actually legislated applications of classical music for infants and young children. In Georgia, every newborn leaves the hospital with a classical CD or cassette — a present from the state! Florida now requires all its state-funded childcare facilities to play classical music every day. What was the genesis of this idea?

Scientists who have studied infant brain development say that infants can develop sensitivity to music as young as four months of age.

1. However, according to Dr. Tomatis, sound processing is not a new function at all for the newborn. He believes the unborn child has been hearing for four and a half months prior to birth.

2 Therefore, once the baby is born and the outer and middle ear switches from liquid to air induction, the baby’s auditory mechanism is 100 percent functional. READ MORE

****************************************************************

Alfred Author-Kerstin Wartberg

Kerstin Wartberg received her professional musical education at the Conservatory (Musikhochschule) of Cologne, earning violin performance and teaching degrees. After her graduation in Germany, she went to Japan for two years, where she was the first German to study at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. She graduated in 1981. In 1982 she became the director of the teacher-training program at the German Suzuki Institute, a position that she continues to hold today.

Kerstin Wartberg regularly organizes string workshops, courses and concerts. In 1987, she was the Director of the 8th Suzuki Method International Conference at the International Congress Center Berlin, which boasted 4000 active participants from more than 32 different countries. She is in demand to teach and lecture worldwide at universities, conservatories, conferences, workshops and festivals.

In addition to teaching in public forums, Kerstin Wartberg is the author of several teaching books and CDs, including the Step by Step series of violin exercise books and companion CDs (published by Alfred Music Publishing Co.) and Recital Training (published by Edition Peters). She drafted these series, based on Dr. Suzuki’s Method, at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan between 1981 and 1986, where they were approved by Dr. Suzuki and tested by numerous Suzuki teachers, their students and parents. Step by Step and Recital Training represent a source of Dr. Suzuki’s instrumental concepts as well as specific instructions concerning the individual pieces, in both written and audio form. Many of the publications are available in German, English, French and Spanish.

Print Friendly

K. Wartberg: Recital Training, vol. 2

Edition Peters (EP 11292)

ISMN: 979-0014-11145-8

Volume 2 is suitable for students in Suzuki Book 5.

The series RECITAL TRAINING consists of three repertoire volumes, each accompanied by two CDs. This collection will be useful as a supplement for Suzuki students and teachers (Books 4-6) and for students and teachers using other methods.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • This collection of progressive violin literature is currently the only one world-wide using the “Three-Tempo-Practice-Method.”
  • The repertoire ranges from Baroque solo concertos to foot-stomping fiddle pieces and includes pieces for one, two and three violins, predominantly with piano accompaniment. All of the pieces found in books 4-6 of the Suzuki Violin School are included in these volumes.
  • Preparatory exercises and supplemental practice tips are included with most of the pieces.
  • Numerous photographs with technical details will help clarify any theoretical explanations.
  • The CDs include the performance pieces with and without the violin part, as well as many of the most important preparatory exercises. Imaginative and lively piano accompaniments, composed specifically for these CDs by David Andruss, make such technical work both fun and inspirational.
    Violins: Rudolf Gaehler, Kathrin Averdung & Kerstin Wartberg

CONTENT

CD 2A & 2B

Tuning note

Gavotte I and II from Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012, Johann Sebastian Bach In slow practice tempo and performance tempo

A. Version for Violin & Piano, Piano Arrangement by David Andruss
B.
Version for Violin Solo

PDF File: FREE DOWNLOAD of the Piano Arrangement by David Andruss

MP3 Files: FREE DOWNLOAD
Gavotte I and II from the Suite No. 6 for Cello solo, BWV 1012A.
Edition for Violin & Piano

Tuning notes

Audio file 1a Performance tempo (violin & piano) 6,18 MB
Audio file 1b Performance tempo (piano accompaniment) 6,19 MB
Audio file 1c Slow practice tempo (piano accompaniment) 5,48 MB

Marionette Dance in 5th Position – Marionettentanz in der 5. Lage
Marionette Dance in 4th Position – Marionettentanz in der 4. Lage
(Arrangement Kerstin Wartberg & David Andruss)

Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6, 2nd Mvt., Antonio Vivaldi
In performance tempo with violin & piano
In performance tempo with violin in the background & piano

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Performance tempo (violin and piano)

Morning Stars – Morgensterne (Piano Arrangement David Andruss)

Concerto in G Minor, Op. 12, No. 1, Antonio Vivaldi
I: Allegro
In slow practice tempo, medium practice tempo and performance tempo

Shifting Exercises (Piano Arrangement David Andruss)
Intonation Exercises (Piano Arrangement David Andruss)

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)

II: Adagio
In performance tempo with violin & piano

In performance tempo with violin in the background & piano

III: Allegro
In slow practice tempo, medium practice tempo and performance tempo

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)

On Wings of Song, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
(Arrangement for 2 Violins & Piano by Kerstin Wartberg)
In performance tempo with violin & harp
In performance tempo with piano

PDF File – Piano Part: FREE DOWNLOAD

Country Dance, Carl Maria von Weber
In slow practice tempo, medium practice tempo and performance tempo

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)

Hungarian Dance No. 5, Johannes Brahms (Arrangement by Kerstin Wartberg)
In slow practice tempo and performance tempo

German Dance, Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
In slow practice tempo and performance tempo

Chord Study Gigue, Francesco Maria Veracini
In slow practice tempo, medium practice tempo and performance tempo

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)Performance tempo (piano)
Preparatory exercises for the chords

Veracini_chords2

Four Short Etudes, Kerstin Wartberg

Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043, 1st Mvt., Vl. 1, Johann Sebastian Bach
In slow practice tempo

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)

The performance tempo can be found in RECITAL TRAINING, vol. 1

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Performance tempo (2 violins and piano)

 

Alfred Author-Kerstin Wartberg

Kerstin Wartberg received her professional musical education at the Conservatory (Musikhochschule) of Cologne, earning violin performance and teaching degrees. After her graduation in Germany, she went to Japan for two years, where she was the first German to study at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. She graduated in 1981. In 1982 she became the director of the teacher-training program at the German Suzuki Institute, a position that she continues to hold today.

Kerstin Wartberg regularly organizes string workshops, courses and concerts. In 1987, she was the Director of the 8th Suzuki Method International Conference at the International Congress Center Berlin, which boasted 4000 active participants from more than 32 different countries. She is in demand to teach and lecture worldwide at universities, conservatories, conferences, workshops and festivals.

In addition to teaching in public forums, Kerstin Wartberg is the author of several teaching books and CDs, including the Step by Step series of violin exercise books and companion CDs (published by Alfred Music Publishing Co.) and Recital Training (published by Edition Peters). She drafted these series, based on Dr. Suzuki’s Method, at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan between 1981 and 1986, where they were approved by Dr. Suzuki and tested by numerous Suzuki teachers, their students and parents. Step by Step and Recital Training represent a source of Dr. Suzuki’s instrumental concepts as well as specific instructions concerning the individual pieces, in both written and audio form. Many of the publications are available in German, English, French and Spanish.

Print Friendly

K. Wartberg: Recital Training, vol. 1

Edition Peters (EP 11291)

Volume 1 is suitable for students in Suzuki Book 4.

The series RECITAL TRAINING consists of three repertoire volumes, each accompanied by two CDs. This collection will be useful as a supplement for Suzuki students and teachers (Books 4-6) and for students and teachers using other methods.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • This collection of progressive violin literature is currently the only one world-wide using the “Three-Tempo-Practice-Method.”
  • The repertoire ranges from Baroque solo concertos to foot-stomping fiddle pieces and includes pieces for one, two and three violins, predominantly with piano accompaniment. All of the pieces found in books 4-6 of the Suzuki Violin School are included in these volumes.
  • Preparatory exercises and supplemental practice tips are included with most of the pieces.
  • Numerous photographs with technical details will help clarify any theoretical explanations.
  • The CDs include the performance pieces with and without the violin part, as well as many of the most important preparatory exercises. Imaginative and lively piano accompaniments, composed specifically for these CDs by David Andruss, make such technical work both fun and inspirational.
    Violins: Rudolf Gaehler, Kathrin Averdung & Kerstin Wartberg

CONTENT

CD 1A
Tuning note

Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13, 3rd Mvt., Friedrich Seitz
In slow practice tempo, medium practice tempo and performance tempo

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Preparatory exercise
(violin and piano)

Medium practice te
mpo (piano accompaniment
)
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)

Example page: FREE DOWNLOAD

Irish Fiddler for Three Violins, Irish Folk Tune (Arrangement Kerstin Wartberg)

Concerto No. 5 in D Major, Op. 22, 1st Mvt., Friedrich Seitz
In slow practice tempo, medium practice tempo and performance tempo
Preparatory Exercises 1-3

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)
Preparatory exercise 1 (intonation E Major section)
Preparatory exercise 2 (phrasing)
Preparatory exercise 3 (combination of slurs and string crossings)
Medium practice tempo (piano accompaniment)
Example page: FREE DOWNLOAD

Western Fiddler for Three Violins, American Folk Tune (Arrangement Kerstin Wartberg)

Concerto No. 5 in D Major, Op. 22, 3rd Mvt., Friedrich Seitz
In slow practice tempo, medium practice tempo and performance tempo
Double-Stop Exercises

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Double-Stops exercise 2 (v
iolin and piano)
Double-Stops exercise 3 (violin and piano)
Performance tempo (violin and piano)
Performance tempo (piano accompaniment)
Example page: FREE DOWNLOAD

Lullaby – Wiegenlied, Franz Schubert
Evening Prayer, Engelbert Humperdinck

Example page:FREE DOWNLOAD

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Evening Prayer arranged for 2 Violins & Organ or Piano

1

CD 1B
Tuning note

Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6, 1st Mvt., Antonio Vivaldi
In slow practice tempo, medium practice tempo and performance tempo
Preparatory Exercises

Etude for String Crossings in the Style of Antonio Vivaldi, Kerstin Wartberg

Listen to an audio example file (here only in low quality)
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)
Preparatory exercise 1 (combination of slurs and string crossings)
Example page: FREE DOWNLOAD

Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6, 3rd Mvt., Antonio Vivaldi
In slow practice tempo, medium practice tempo and performance tempo
Preparatory Exercise

Listen to some audio example files (here only in low quality)
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)

Performance tempo (violin and piano)
Preparatory exercise (string crossings)

How do you like the idea of an OSSIA-PART?
Listen to the OSSIA-PART (measures 75-90)
Example page: FREE DOWNLOAD

Three Short Arpeggio Etudes, Kerstin Wartberg

Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043, 1st Mvt., Vl. 2, Johann Sebastian Bach
In slow practice tempo and performance tempo

Example page: FREE DOWNLOAD
Listen to some audio example files (here only in low quality)
Preparatory Exercise 1

Slow Practice Tempo (violin 2 and piano)

Perpetual Motion – from “Little Suite”, op. 6, Presto, Karl Boehm
In slow practice tempo and performance tempo

Listen to some audio example files (here only in low quality)
Violin and piano:
Beginning in Practice tempo – later in Performance tempo
Piano accompaniment: Practice tempo (with violin in the background)
Example page: FREE DOWNLOAD

 

****************************************************************

Alfred Author-Kerstin Wartberg

Kerstin Wartberg received her professional musical education at the Conservatory (Musikhochschule) of Cologne, earning violin performance and teaching degrees. After her graduation in Germany, she went to Japan for two years, where she was the first German to study at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. She graduated in 1981. In 1982 she became the director of the teacher-training program at the German Suzuki Institute, a position that she continues to hold today.

Kerstin Wartberg regularly organizes string workshops, courses and concerts. In 1987, she was the Director of the 8th Suzuki Method International Conference at the International Congress Center Berlin, which boasted 4000 active participants from more than 32 different countries. She is in demand to teach and lecture worldwide at universities, conservatories, conferences, workshops and festivals.

In addition to teaching in public forums, Kerstin Wartberg is the author of several teaching books and CDs, including the Step by Step series of violin exercise books and companion CDs (published by Alfred Music Publishing Co.) and Recital Training (published by Edition Peters). She drafted these series, based on Dr. Suzuki’s Method, at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan between 1981 and 1986, where they were approved by Dr. Suzuki and tested by numerous Suzuki teachers, their students and parents. Step by Step and Recital Training represent a source of Dr. Suzuki’s instrumental concepts as well as specific instructions concerning the individual pieces, in both written and audio form. Many of the publications are available in German, English, French and Spanish.

Print Friendly

K. Wartberg: STEP by STEP

An Introduction to Successful Practice

Violin Exercise Books with Companion CDs
for Suzuki Students of Books 1-3
Published by ALFRED

The only comprehensive string method world-wide, pointing out the individual teaching steps of the Suzuki program in written and audio form, and authorized by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.

  • Suitable for individual and class instruction.
  • First violin method world-wide using the three tempi approach.
  • Imaginative and exciting new piano arrangements by David Andruss.
  • Information for parents, and countless practice tips.
  • Suitable for Suzuki as well as for traditional violin students and teachers.

Listen and look inside!

STEP by STEP

The CDs include pieces from the Suzuki Violin School
as well as important preparatory exercises and additional pieces
in various tempi:

Listen!

Volume 1A

 

Track 2:
Track 3:
The First Twinkle Rhythm with Drum
Rhythm on E
  Track 6: Rhythm with Three Fingers
  Track 34: The Theme with Rests before the Third Finger
  Track 44: The Grasshopper Exercise (Preparatory Exercise for “Song of the Wind”)
  Track 45: Song of the Wind – in performance tempo (Violin and Piano)
  Track 46 Song of the Wind – in a slow practice tempo (Violin and Piano)
  Track 47: Song of the Wind – in a medium practice tempo (Piano Accompaniment)
  Track 48: Song of the Wind – in performance tempo (Piano Accompaniment)
     

Volume 1B

Track 48:
Track 49:
Gavotte (Second Section) – in a slow practice tempo
Gavotte (Third Section) – in a slow practice tempo
Volume 2A Track 9: The Bell Song (Tonalization) in G Major
  Track 28: The Bell Song (Tonalization) in G Minor
 

Track 15:

Track 29:

The Happy Squirrel (Three Violins and Piano)

Waltz on the open E string

  Track 41: Bourrée, G.F. Handel – in performance tempo (Piano Accompaniment)
Band 2B

Track 13:

Track 28:

The last four measures with STOP after each triplet group (Preparation for “Witches’ Dance) 
Hungarian Dance

Volume 3A Track 8: Marionette Dance in Third Position (Preparatory Exercise for Shifting)
    Vibrato Exercise
Volume 3B Track 53: Paganini Motion

The STRAD, world-renowned classical music magazine for string players, wrote:

“This fascinating series of tutor books is closely based on the Suzuki Violin Method. The series is suitable for teachers well versed in the Suzuki method, but will also be of interest to those coming to it fresh, because of Wartbergss detailed notes.

I liked the useful advice for teachers and parents, … and the descriptions of some effective technical exercises, which all looked great fun. The quality of the CD performances is good, with some interesting sound effects and drum rhythms that are sure to engage younger players… “

Jan Dobbins

****************************************************************

Alfred Author-Kerstin Wartberg

Kerstin Wartberg received her professional musical education at the Conservatory (Musikhochschule) of Cologne, earning violin performance and teaching degrees. After her graduation in Germany, she went to Japan for two years, where she was the first German to study at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. She graduated in 1981. In 1982 she became the director of the teacher-training program at the German Suzuki Institute, a position that she continues to hold today.

Kerstin Wartberg regularly organizes string workshops, courses and concerts. In 1987, she was the Director of the 8th Suzuki Method International Conference at the International Congress Center Berlin, which boasted 4000 active participants from more than 32 different countries. She is in demand to teach and lecture worldwide at universities, conservatories, conferences, workshops and festivals.

In addition to teaching in public forums, Kerstin Wartberg is the author of several teaching books and CDs, including the Step by Step series of violin exercise books and companion CDs (published by Alfred Music Publishing Co.) and Recital Training (published by Edition Peters). She drafted these series, based on Dr. Suzuki’s Method, at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan between 1981 and 1986, where they were approved by Dr. Suzuki and tested by numerous Suzuki teachers, their students and parents. Step by Step and Recital Training represent a source of Dr. Suzuki’s instrumental concepts as well as specific instructions concerning the individual pieces, in both written and audio form. Many of the publications are available in German, English, French and Spanish.

 

 

Print Friendly