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Suzuki Violin School, Book 6

♫  Technical advices: Allegro by Fiocco (video)
♫  Teaching Points: Allegro by Fiocco (download)
  Musical imagination: LA FOLIA
♫   Attentive listening: Handel Sonata in D Major (HWV 371)
♫   Playing in church: Handel Sonata in F Major (HWV 370)
♫   Teaching Points: Handel Sonata in F Major (HWV 370)
♫   LA FOLIA arranged for three violins
♫  
LA FOLIA: Teaching points and Exercises
♫   Rameau Gavotte I and II
♫   Teaching Points: Handel Sonata in D Major (HWV 371)

♫   Supplemental Duets

 

Todd Ehle:
How to study the Allegro by Fiocco for violin and piano

Charles Krigbaum: Teaching Points of Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Allegro

 

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La Folia Music Video

Music is a flight to the imagination …
Plato
Five of my Suzuki violin students and I made this music video for La Folia by Corelli. Although this music video is of La Folia, the ending credits are set to the Hampster Dance. Growing up in Provo, Utah, my teacher, Hiroko Primrose, taught La Folia to us with each variation depicting something you might see in a forest. The theme asks the question, “What’s inside a big forest?” The variations represent the following (some you have to use your imagination): trees blowing in the wind, a stubborn mule, the storm, ski jumps, an old man with a cane, bunnies hopping, bike riders, a polar bear, frogs jumping, bull horns locking, a mama bear, a river, Niagara Falls, and finally, the whole forest! We had a lot of fun making this…we hope you enjoy watching!

 


Handel Violin Sonata in D Major (HWV 371)

Isaac Stern, violin
Alexander Zakin, piano

Recorded 1953

Listen to Isaac Stern’s most beautiful playing. Dr Suzuki liked this recording very much and asked his students to listen attentively to the tiniest of details: to every note, every phrase, every rest.
During the lesson he often asked his students: “Who is your teacher?”
He wanted to know which recording the student is listening to. If Dr Suzuki was quite pleased, he said: “Please, give my regards to …Kreisler, Elman or Stern! He taught you well!”

The Violin Sonata in D major was composed (circa 1749-50) by George Frideric Handel, for violin and b.c. This sonata represents Handel’s last piece of chamber music.

 

Another wonderful experience for our students:
Playing in Church

Listen to the MP3 of Handel Violin Sonata in F Major (HWV 370)
Mvmt 1: Adagio
Arranged for 2 violins or violin and viola with organ by Kerstin Wartberg

Rudolf Gaehler, violin
Kerstin Wartberg, viola (= b.c.)
Tobias Kunst, organ
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Teaching points of
Georg Friedrich Handel, Sonata in F Major, 2nd movement (HWV 370)

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Arcangelo Corelli, LA Folia
Arranged for Three Violins by Kerstin Wartberg

Violin 1: You can use the violin part in book 6
Free Download
La Folia (Score)
Corelli_La_Folia_Vl_2
Corelli_La_Folia_Vl_3

This piece was successfully performed at the European Teachers Convention in 2011.
Bela Detreköy conducts the Suzuki teachers orchestra.

Teaching points and Exercises of LA FOLIA (18 pages)
by Kerstin Wartberg (German Suzuki Institute)

Arcangelo Corelli, La Folia 

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Rameau: Gavottes I and II, Teaching points
Rameau: Gavotte I, Arr. for Three Violins by Kerstin Wartberg

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Teaching points of Georg Friedrich Handel,
Sonata in D Major, 1st movement


Georg Friedrich Handel,
Sonata in D Major, 4th movement

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Supplemental Duets for Students in Book 6 and up:

Jean-Marie LeClair
Sonata No. 5 in E Major from “Six Sonatas for Two Violins”
Pinchas Zuckerman & Itzhak Perlman, Violins

 

Dmitri Shostakovich
Five Pieces for 2 violins & piano, op. 97
Janine Jansen & Julian Rachlin, Violins

Dear Colleagues!
Please tell us about
your favourite teaching ideas for book 6
and send us a short note with your name and email address.
Please click here. We’ll contact you as soon as possible.

Best wishes,
Kerstin Warberg
German Suzuki Association

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Web Resources Nos. 1-39

GREAT WEB RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS and PARENTS
These web pages contain very useful material to assist your efforts in educating and teaching. There is a lot in this list that can be used as the basis for parents and teacher training.

If you know of a good link that belongs in this list, please click here to tell us about it.

No. 1: SHINICHI SUZUKI: Pioneer of Music Education

Short description:
The greater part of the information used in this biography was contributed by Shinichi Suzuki himself and his wife. All photographs shown here were given to me by Mrs Waltraud Suzuki in 1995. Unless otherwise stated, the quotations are excerpts from Dr. Suzuki’s work.

CONTENTS

  • Suzuki’s Family Background – Life between Tradition and Progress
  • Childhood and Youth – “First Character, then Ability”
  • Decisive Years – “I felt that something was always leading me”
  • Waltraud – His great Help behind the Scenes
  • Saino-Kyoiku – “Teaching” may lead to Failure, “Helping on” not
  • America – The Country of unlimited Opportunities
  • Japan – A Country striving for a better World
  • International Cooperation – A Contribution towards international Understanding

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language(s): German and English
Download size: 44 pages 1150 Kb


No. 2: 
The first 10 teaching steps for a young violin student

English Translation: Dietmar Paul Roehrig
Short description: Introductory Lessons for Pre-Twinklers

1. Positioning the feet and bowing
2. Holding the bow
3. Holding the violin
4. First Twinkle Rhythm
5. String crossing from E to A & Rhythm on A
6. Left hand posture & positioning the fingers
7. Preparation technique & the rhythm with three fingers
8. Expanding the tonal range
9. The first Twinkle variation
10. We all play the Twinkle variation and the theme

Autor: Kerstin Wartberg
Language: English
Download size: 12 pages, 1228 Kb

 


No. 3: The Parent-Child Relationship
by Sharron Beamer
In this article, reproduced from Suzuki Word magazine, Sharron Beamer explains the parent-child relationship that must be developed for a joyful and mutually beneficial Suzuki experience.


No. 4: Dear Suzuki Parent

by Sharron Beamer
This article provides advice to the new Suzuki parent and starts with the words:
“Dear Suzuki Parent, Welcome to the Suzuki family. This advice is based on nearly twenty years of teaching experience. I offer it to you only because I know it works.”


No. 5:
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)


Concerto in G Minor for violin op. 12, no. 1, R.V. 317
Malipiero Edition Violin solo: Liana Mosca Piano accompaniment: Natalia Kotsioubinskaia Piano arrangement: Arturo Sacchetti Recorded: January 2010 This download contains a play along set with MP3 files in high quality and sheet music with PDF files.


Free download, Audio files:
MP3 (14145 Kb)
Free download, Sheet music: PDF (145 Kb)

Vivaldi CD now available!

Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concertos in G Minor (R.V. 317) and A Minor (R.V. 356) Malipiero Edition. The A Minor Concerto, Op. 3, No. 6,is recorded in two versions, one of them is a slow version for practicing.

Sheet music
Free download,first mvt.
: PDF (49 KB)
Free download, second mvt.
: PDF (29 KB)
Free download, third mvt. :PDF (42 KB)

Listen to this beautiful recording and be inspired by the spirit of Vivaldi in the Malipiero version! Violin solo: Liana Mosca Piano accompaniment: Natalia Kotsioubinskaia Piano arrangement: Arturo Sacchetti
To buy the CD please contact info@smcrecords.it or www.smcrecords.it


No. 6:
MY FIRST VIOLIN SONGS (12,2 MB)

PRE-TWINKLE (PACK 1)
Edited by Kerstin Wartberg
These Pre-Twinkle Songs are similar to the first songs in the Step-by-Step series.
In Pack 1 you will find new songs, old ones rerecorded in a slightly slower tempo or with some other small changes.

Rudolf Gaehler, violin
Gino Romero Ramirez, djembé (african drum)
David Andruss, piano and piano arrangements for all recorded pieces

Listen to the example audio file (here only in low quality):
Violin Song No. 7 (violin and piano)
Example pages: FREE DOWNLOAD
Pre-Twinkle Songs (Pack 1) contains a play along set with MP3 files in high quality and sheet music (12,2 MB):

  • The Tuning Notes
  • 9 Songs with the First Twinkle Rhythm
  • MP3 Files: Sheet music

Related items:
My First Violin Songs
Pre-Twinkle Songs (Pack 2)
Pre-Twinkle Songs (Pack 3)

 

No. 7: 18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

By Michael Matthewshttp://www.effectivemusicteaching.com/articles/directors/18-benefits-of-playing-a-musical-instrument/

The Chinese philosopher Confucius said long ago that “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Playing a musical instrument has many benefits and can bring joy to you and to everyone around you. This article will provide you with 18 benefits of playing an instrument (in no particular order) and will hopefully give you a better sense of appreciation and pride for music.


No. 8:
Interview with John Kendall

Suzuki Method pioneer in the United States
http://www.classicalmusiccity.com/search/video.php?vars=1654%2FJohn-Kendall-Interview.html

In this interview, Mr. Kendall speaks on a variety of topics, both musical and non-musical:
Biographical: From Farming to Violin

Spirituality
About Suzuki Teachers
About Teaching
On Etudes
About Waldorf Education
What are you learning?

 

No.9: Lasting Impressions


Short description:
Memories of my studies with Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto (Japan) with numerous photographs.

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 4 pages, 615 Kb

 

No. 10: Fortschritt durch Wiederholung (German text)

Kurzbeschreibung:
Dieser Aufsatz richtet sich an Schülereltern und will ihnen Anregungen zu dem Thema Wiederholung geben.

Autor: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
German
Download size: 3 pages, 78 Kb

 

No. 11: Progress Through Repetition (English)
Translation: Mike Hoover

Short description:
This article is directed towards the students’ parents and attemps to stimulate ideas for repetition.

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 3 pages, 78 Kb

 

No. 12: PROGRESAR A TRAVÉS DE LA REPETICIÓN (Spanish)

Translation: PIANO SUZUKI VALENCIA ORRIOLS
Kurzbeschreibung:
Dieser Aufsatz richtet sich an Schülereltern und will ihnen Anregungen zu dem Thema Wiederholung geben.

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
Spanish
Download size: 3 pages , 78 Kb

 

No. 13: Nur was gepflegt wird, kann sich auch entfalten! (German)

Short description: Auszüge einer Ansprache von Dr. Suzuki an Schülereltern, Matsumoto (Japan) im August 1982. Seine Themen waren

1. Die Bedeutung des täglichen Übens
2. Die regelmäßige Wiederholung der bereits erlernten Stücke
3. Die Bedeutung des Musikhörens für die musikalische Entwicklung

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language: German
Download size: 2 pages, 126 Kb


No. 14:
Only that which is cultivated can also develop! (English)

Translation: Mike Hoover

Short description:
1. The Importance of Daily Practice
2. The Regular Review of Previously Learned Pieces
3. The importance of musical listening for the musical development

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 2 pages, 126 Kb


No. 15: Die Muttersprachenmethode – Kurzfassung

Kurzbeschreibung: Handzettel, geeignet als Presseinformation oder für einen Elternabend

Author: Kerstin Wartberg

Language: German
Download size: 2 pages, 392 Kb

No. 16: The Mother-Tongue Method (English)

Translation: Mike Hoover
Short description: Flyer suitable a parental meeting.
Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 2 pages, 351 Kb


No. 17:
Welchen Einfluß hat Musikerziehung auf die Entwicklung Ihres Kindes? (German)

Kurzbeschreibung: Folgende Aspekte werden beleuchtet:

1. Was sagt die heutige Wissenschaft dazu?
2. Was sagen die Eltern musizierender Kinder dazu?
3. Welchen Samen möchtest Du aussäen?

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
German
Download size: 3 pages, 126 Kb


No. 18:
What influence does music education have on your child’s development? (English)

Translation: Mike Hoover

1. What does the current scientific research say?
2. What do parents of children who actively participate in music say?
3. Which seed do you want to sow?

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 3 pages, 218 Kb

 

No. 19: Johann Sebastian Bach in der Suzuki Violinschule (German)

Short description: Johann Sebastian Bach ist der am häufigsten vertretene Komponist in der Suzuki Violinschule. Seine Kompositionen finden wir in den meisten Heften, also auf jeder Entwicklungsstufe. Suzuki war davon überzeugt, daß Kinder, die der Musik von Johann Sebastian Bach lauschen, einige seiner Wesenszüge und Empfindungen spüren: „Wenn ein Kind mit der Musik von Bach aufwächst, so steht die Seele des Kindes unter dem direkten Einfluß von Bachs kraftvoller Persönlichkeit, seinem tief religiösen Ernst, seinem Ordnungswillen und seinem noblen Charakter. Die Lebenskraft des Kindes bewirkt, daß es die Charakterzüge des Komponisten empfinden und in sich lebendig machen kann. Ich bin sicher, daß jedes Herz, das sich seiner Musik öffnet, auch Bachs besondere Ausstrahlung und seine klare Botschaft in sich aufnehmen wird.“

Auch die Themen Original und Bearbeitung in der Barockzeit sowie Bearbeitungen im Instrumentalunterricht finden in diesem Artikel Beachtung.

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
German
Download size: 4 pages, 573 Kb


No. 20: Johann Sebastian Bach in the Suzuki Violin School (English)

Translation: Mike Hoover

Short description: Johann Sebastian Bach is the most frequently encountered composer in the Suzuki Violin School, appearing in most of the books, and consequently at each developmental level. Suzuki was convinced that children who listened to music by Johann Sebastian Bach would absorb some of his character traits and feelings: “When children grow up with the music of Bach, their souls will be directly influenced by Bach’s spirit with its strong personality, deep religious earnestness, desire for order, and noble character. The life forces of children sense the traits of a composer and absorb them to bring them to life in themselves. I am certain that every heart capable of feeling music will assimilate its special radiance and its clear message.”

Further topics are:
Original Compositions and Arrangements in the Baroque Period
Arrangements in Instrumental Pedagogy

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 4 pages, 454 Kb

 

No. 21: Zeitreise in Johann Sebastians Welt (German)

Short description: Um diese lebendige Begegnung mit dem Komponisten Johann Sebastian Bach zu fördern, finden Kinder und ihre Eltern im Artikel Zeitreise in Johann Sebastian Bachs Welt Geschichten, Ratespiele und Informationen über ihn und seine Lebensumstände. Diese Texte sollten Eltern mit ihren Kindern gemeinsam lesen, denn sicherlich werden bei Kindern, je nach Altersstufe, ganz unterschiedliche Fragen auftauchen und Erläuterungen notwendig sein. Manche werden die Rätsel nur mit Unterstützung ihrer Eltern lösen können, andere werden sie als sehr leicht empfinden. Der Gruppenunterricht bietet eine gute Gelegenheit, Geschichten näher zu beleuchten, Rätsel aufzulösen oder einzelne Aspekte in gemeinsamen Gesprächen mit Kindern und Eltern zu vertiefen.

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
German
Download size: 6 Seiten, 878 Kb


No. 22:
A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME TO THE WORLD OF JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (English)

Translation: Mike Hoover

Short description: Presenting a vivid encounter with the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, the article A Journey Back in Time to the World of Johann Sebastian Bach will provide parents and students with anecdotes, challenging tasks and information about Bach and his personal circumstances. Students and parents should read this text together. Depending on the students’ ages, the article is likely to raise many questions requiring explanation. While some students will only be able to complete the assignments with parental help, others may find them very easy. Group lessons are also an ideal forum for answering these questions, completing the assignments, or discussing particular aspects of Bach’s life in more depth.

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 6 pages, 967 Kb


No. 23:
The Art of Suzuki Graduation (English)

Short description: Dr Suzuki devised the graduation level system to reward children for a job well done. The teacher decides if a child is ready to graduate at a particular level, and then works together with child and parent to produce a tape that can be presented to Dr Suzuki for his comments…

Autor: Cathy Shepheard
Language: English
Download size: 3 pages, 16 Kb

 

No. 24: Übeplan (Schritt für Schritt, Band 1A und 1B)

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language;
German
Download size: 1 page, 142 Kb

 
No. 25: Practice Plan (Step by Step, vol. 1A and 1B)

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size:
1 page, 98 Kb


No. 26:
Übeplan (Schritt für Schritt, Band 2A)

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
German
Download size: 1 page, 108 Kb

 

No. 27: Practice Plan (Step by Step, vol. 2A)

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 1 page, 108 Kb

 

No. 28: Übeplan (Schritt für Schritt, Band 2B)

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
German
Download size: 1 page, 142 Kb


No. 29:
Practice Plan (Step by Step, vol. 2B)

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language(s):
English
Download size: 1 page, 86 Kb


No. 30:
Übeplan (Schritt für Schritt, Band 3A)

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
German
Download size: 1 page, 86Kb

 

No. 31: Practice Plan (Step by Step, vol. 3A)

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 1 page, 80 Kb


No. 32:
URKUNDE (Schritt für Schritt, Band 3B)

Kurzbeschreibung:(Schülername)… hat alle technischen Basisübungen der Unterstufe (Heft 1-3) mit Erfolg abgeschlossen und darf nun zur Mittelstufe (Heft 4-7 = Vorspiel-Training 1-3) übergehen.
1. Ton- und Vibratoübungen
2. Lagenübungen
3. Übungen für die linke Hand
4. Bogenübungen
5. Doppelgriff- und Akkordübungen
6. Paganini Motion

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
German
Download size: 1 page, 176 Kb


No. 33:
GRADUATION CERTIFICATE (Step by Step, vol. 3B)

Short description:

(Student’s Name)… has successfully completed all fundamental technical exercises for the elementary level (Books 1-3) and can now proceed to the intermediate level (Books 4-7 = Recital Training 1-3).

1. Tone and Vibrato exercises
2. Position Exercises
3. Exercises for the Left Hand
4. Bow Exercises
5. Double Stop and Chord Exercises
6. Paganini Motion

Author: Kerstin Wartberg
Language:
English
Download size: 1 page, 165 Kb


No. 34:
Die musikalische Erziehungsmethode Shinichi Suzukis und die moderne Gehirnforschung (German)

Short description: Immer wieder wird nach der Übertragbarkeit der Suzuki-Methode gefragt.

Peter Heitkämper untersucht die verschiedenen Aspekte in der fernöstlichen und westlichen Erziehungsweise und setzt sich mit folgenden Themen auseinander:

1. Suzuki und die musikalische Sozialisation
2. Selbstdisziplin, Genauigkeit, Üben und Gehirnforschung
3. Motorik, Intelligenz, Musik und Gehirnforschung
4. Gedächtnis
5. Nachahmung und Kreativität

Autor: Der Verfasser des Artikels ist Prof. Dr. Peter Heitkämper. Er lehrt an der Universität Münster

Pädagogische Anthropologie im Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaft.

Language(s): German
Download size: 5 Pages, 112 Kb


No. 35:
Comparisation: Veracini Gigue
Compare two editions and see the differences between them:

First system = the Original Suzuki Violin School (Edition 1978)
Second system = the Revised Suzuki Violin School (Edition 2010)

This document will help you to learn the new bowings of the revised edition. There are 56 measures in Veracini Gigue. In 36 measures bowings have changed.

PDF-File: 3 pages


No. 36:
Test file: G Major Scale (3 octaves)

Short description:1. Half notes2. Quarter notes3. One quarter + 6 eighth notesPlease test this scale with your students and give me a feedback!

This arrangement is composed by David Andruss and is a test file for Recital Training, vol. 2 (based on Suzuki, vol. 5)

Download:
Mp3 Scale_3_Oktaves_G Major

 

No. 37: Arcangelo Corelli, LA Folia

Arranged for Three Violins by Kerstin Wartberg
Short description
Violin 1: You can use the violin part in book 6

Free Download

La Folia (Score)
Corelli_La_Folia_Vl_2
Corelli_La_Folia_Vl_3

This piece was successfully performed at the European Teachers Convention in 2011. Bela Detreköy conducts the Suzuki teachers orchestra.

 

No. 38: Bowed violin string in slow motion

This movie shows the Helmholtz corner traveling back and forth along the string. The G string was tuned down in order to increase the amplitude of motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6JeyiM0YNo4 * *

 

No. 39: Enjoying Violin Technique, Vol. 2A
by Kerstin Wartberg

ONE and TWO Octave Scales & Arpeggios for Suzuki Violin Students in Books 3-5
Piano Arrangements by David Andruss

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Violin book (35 pages) and piano accompaniments (95 pages)

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